A&II/CIEL Workshops

A&II and CIEL present our March workshops!

We'll be continuing to offer new workshops, so check back soon!

If there’s a workshop you or your department would like but don’t see listed here, please contact A&II Director Ellie Hoffman.

Canvas Basics

This introductory workshop is designed for new faculty or faculty who are ready to take the next steps in adding and organizing content to a Canvas shell. SMU Canvas Best Practices will be introduced. Bring your laptop.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Build a course in Canvas that includes modules, assignments and assignment groups, and navigation.
  • Modify personal settings and notifications.

Sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 – 11:30 @ SAC, facilitated by Adriane Kiefling
  • Friday, March 22, 1:30 – 3:00 @ SFP 3rd floor conference room, facilitated by Liz Winer

Register here.

Canvas Quizzes

Create thought-provoking quiz questions you can use to assess student learning. Include images, websites, videos, and more in your quizzes. Provide immediate constructive feedback to students for each answer they select. Learn how you can build question banks and reuse questions you've created in any of the courses you teach.

We’re going to create a short Canvas quiz, so bring your laptop and a few questions for a quiz.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Determine how different types of quizzes can be created and used in Canvas.
  • Create quiz questions in various formats and include different types of media.
  • Build question banks for use with quizzes and exams.
  • Configure Canvas quizzes to require that students use Respondus LockDown Browser.
  • Find and view student quiz results.

Facilitator: Beverly Saar

Sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 – 10:00
  • Thursday, March 21, 11:00 – 12:00

Location: CIEL Conference Room, 3300 Webster Street, 3rd floor

Register here.

Canvas Best Practices

Take the first steps in re-organizing your courses using Canvas best practices. Learn how to save time updating your syllabus and the rest of your course for future terms. Discover how to enable your students to quickly find the content they're looking for. Familiarize yourself with Canvas features that clarify student expectations. Bring your laptop for this hands-on workshop.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Identify components of your course where Canvas best practices will offer greater student clarity.
  • Use Canvas features to save time in course setup and improve student understanding of expectations.

Facilitator: Christine Broz

Sessions:

  • Monday, March 18, 2:00 – 3:30

Location: CIEL Conference Room, 3300 Webster Street, 3rd floor

Register here.

Panopto Overview

Panopto is a robust, student-centered, one-stop video management system enabling you to record, store, edit, and share videos. You can add video quizzes, PDFs, weblinks, and embed YouTube videos in Panopto.

In this session you'll see how students can control their learning experience using the Panopto player’s interactive features and learn about Panopto’s features and tools that make learning with video active and engaging.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Navigate the Panopto video player’s features for engagement, interaction, and assessment
  • Become familiar with the Panopto recorder and recording scenarios
  • Identify resources for getting started with Panopto

Facilitator: Elba Rios

Sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 11:00 – 12:00, Online webinar
  • Friday, March 22, 11:00 – 12:00, CIEL conference room, 3300 Webster Street, 3rd floor, room 311
  • Friday, March 22, 12:00 – 1:00, CIEL conference room, 3300 Webster Street, 3rd floor, room 311

Location:

Register here.

Design & Deliver Impactful Presentations

Learn simple and proven strategies to make your PowerPoint presentations pop and engage your audience’s attention. Become the person known for clearly communicating your big ideas in ways your audience will remember.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Prioritize and organize presentation content for high impact
  • Use basic visual design principles to design effective presentations

Facilitators: Valerie Landau & Christine Broz

Sessions:

  • Thursday, March 21, 3:00 – 4:00

Location: CIEL conference room, 3300 Webster Street, 3rd floor, room 311

Register here.

A&II Office Hours in SAC & SFP

Meet individually or in groups to learn about instructional topics of your choice or to address questions about Canvas, Panopto, or other instructional topics. We'll contact you beforehand to find out what you'd like to explore and to schedule your time.

Sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 12:00 – 3:00 @ SAC, facilitated by Adriane Kiefling
  • Monday, March 18, 9:00 – 3:00 @ SAC, facilitated by Elba Rios
  • Friday, March 22, 10:00 – 12:30 @ SFP, facilitated by Liz Winer
  • Thursday, March 28, 9:00 – 3:00 @ SFP, facilitated by Elba Rios

Register here.

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