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Academic Technology

2022-2023 Faculty Workshops

Academic Technology regularly holds workshops to help faculty better integreate technology with their teaching. These workshops will focus on making in-person, hybrid, and online classes as engaging as possible for faculty-student interaction and student-student interaction using the resources and tools available at Santa Clara.

Winter 2022 Teaching and Technology Workshops

The last two years have shown us how effectively faculty leverage digital tools to improve student learning. To support your ongoing innovations, in December and January the Instructional Technology team will offer the workshop series listed below. 

View the calendar to sign up!

Some workshops will be held in person in the Learning Commons, and others will be held over Zoom. 

Each workshop will be offered several times during mid-December and early January.

Workshop Descriptions 

The Mobile Professor

A majority of SCU students use the Canvas mobile app to access content in their Camino courses, to engage with peers, and to submit assignments and assessments. Learn how you can use the app as an instructor to optimize your students' mobile Camino learning experience and to further engage with your students.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Design Camino course content with mobile-first users in mind
  • Use the Canvas mobile app to grade and engage with your students
  • Leverage mobile devices to enhance engagement in your courses

Creating Accessible Content 

Learn best practices for creating inclusive course materials by exploring key accessibility features of common formats for documents and media. Gain hands-on experience with Camino’s integrated accessibility tools. Consider how course content can be inclusive from the very beginning.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:   

  • Determine why many course materials are not accessible to students with disabilities
  • Create accessible Word documents and PDFs
  • Write an effective text alternative for visual content
  • Add captions to a video in Panopto
  • Assess a course using Camino’s Ally accessibility checker

Camino Workshops 

Camino Basics 

Learn the basics of Camino, SCU’s branded version of the Canvas Learning Management System. Topics include: how to log in, access courses, communicate with students, change your personal and course settings, upload a syllabus, and organize resources in Camino modules.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Access Camino and locate your courses
  • Explore the Camino interface for global and course navigation
  • Evaluate and select different ways to communicate with students
  • Upload content to your Camino course
  • Configure publishing settings for a Camino course, assignment, and module

Camino Course Design 

Well-designed Camino courses enhance student engagement while helping you stay organized. Using modules, students can find documents, slides, and assignments all in one place. This hands-on workshop focuses on the use of modules to structure course content effectively. 

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:   

  • Organize course content using modules
  • Add course content as external links, files, pages, or modules
  • Determine when and how students can see modules, and what is in them
  • Build a module structure and content for Week 1 of an upcoming course

Camino Quizzes 

Learn how to create, moderate, and grade quizzes in Camino's New Quizzes tool. This workshop focuses on the creation of different question types, the use of question banks, grading Camino quizzes, and how to interpret quiz result reports. 

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:   

  • Create different question types in New Quizzes
  • Grade different question types in SpeedGrader
  • Grant additional time and moderate attempts on quizzes

Camino Gradebook 

Make full use of Camino’s grading features to manage grade visibility and execute complex grading processes. Understand how you can set up your gradebook with a grade posting policy that matches your grading workflow, configure weighted grades, and show students where they can view instructor feedback.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Create assignment groups
  • Weight grades for different assignments
  • Understand how students view feedback and grades
  • Show/hide grades for individual assignments/quizzes
  • Create extra credit assignments (for participation, extra credit assignments, and quiz questions)

Instructional Technology Consulations 

Individual consultations with Instructional Technology staff or experienced faculty are available. Email to request to schedule a session to have your specific questions answered about technology and to get help with digital content, resources, and assignments. 


If you have any questions about the workshops or instructional technology support in general, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Eric HaynieColin Justin, Jeremy KempKeith Yocamor

Related Sites

Technology at SCU

Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation

Digital Resources for Teaching

Information Technology

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