Workshops

A&II presents our catalog of workshops!

August workshops

See below for details, and sign up on our registration page.

If you're at the Sacramento or San Francisco Peninsula campus, see our calendar of workshops and office hours for our offerings on your campus.

To have us present one of these workshops for your group or department, please contact A&II Director Ellie Hoffman. And let us know if there’s a workshop you’d like but don’t see listed here.

Canvas

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.

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.

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.

Assignment Design

Explore the use of new digital course-level curriculum mapping and assignment design tools to visualize and provide insight for improving teaching and learning.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Evaluate an assignment using guidelines and student work to identify areas for improvement
  • Examine assignment to CLO alignment with visual mapping
  • Create assignment and course improvement plans

Panopto

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, enabling you to design your recordings to 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.

Flipping the Classroom with Panopto

Demystify the flipped classroom. Learn about different approaches to learning and learning techniques where the students uncover, practice, and explore the flipped classroom experience. We'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks, as well as tips for student buy-in of the flipped classroom, and explore the video features and tools that Panopto offers to make learning active and engaging.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Identify 3-4 methods for introducing content and concepts prior to class meetings.
  • Navigate the Panopto video player’s features for engagement, interaction, and assessment.

Beyond Lecture Capture: Content Reviews on Video

Produce engaging and educational video content that will stick with students. Learn how you can create supplemental material not covered in class, review complex concepts, or reinforce content. Learn about the time saving benefits for faculty and students, and how video makes a difference for “B” and “C” students. No previous video experience is required. We will get your computer set up for recording short videos, so be sure to bring your laptop and your ideas.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Install the Panopto Recorder on your laptop computer.
  • Set optimal Panopto Recorder preferences and settings for your video recordings.
  • Become familiar with Panopto video player features.
  • Record, upload, and view a Panopto video.

Anywhere, Anytime: Mobile Video with Panopto

Take advantage of mobile device efficiency, flexibility, anywhere, anytime. Discover the video apps and tools on your mobile device that can help mainstream your lectures, presentations, and skills demonstrations. See how you can do screen captures while speaking, annotating and marking content.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Install the Panopto Recorder app on your mobile device.
  • Record a short video using the Panopto Recorder app.
  • Record a screen capture with mobile device native app.
  • Upload video to Panopto.

Students Behind the Camera: Assess with Video Assignments

Assess student skills and knowledge with video assignments. Learn how students can demonstrate clinical skills, present clinical cases, or do a class presentation on video. Learn the easy steps for creating a video assignment in Canvas and the differences between Canvas Media and Panopto videos. Become familiar with how students submit videos. Learn how to grade video assignments in Speed Grader.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Activate the Panotpo “Assignment Folder.”
  • Create a video assignment in Canvas.
  • Review best practices for assessing videos in Speed Grader.

Flipped Learning

Intro to Flipped Learning

Flipped learning is more than putting lectures online. It is a pedagogical approach that invites and enables a vibrant, active classroom learning environment where students can engage in critical thinking instead of just absorbing content.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Identify the four pillars of flipped learning
  • Analyze a single challenging lesson or module in an existing class
  • Evaluate the challenge and how it can be taught differently using a flipped learning pillar
  • Create a flipped learning assignment plan

Presentations

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

Workshops for Students

Beyond Passive Viewing: Interact and Engage while Viewing Panopto Videos

Panopto is a robust, student-centered, one-stop video management system enabling you to view, take notes, discuss, and bookmark. You can take video quizzes, download PDFs, access web links, and even view embedded YouTube videos in Panopto. In addition, you can record, edit, and submit video assignments. In this session you'll learn how to control your own learning experience using the Panopto player’s interactive and engagement features.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Navigate the Panopto video player’s features for engagement, interaction, and collaboration.
  • Add and share notes to a video.
  • Engage in a video discussion.
  • Explore accessibility features.

Students Behind the Camera: Submit Video Assignments

Explore different tools for recording and submitting video assignments. Learn how you can demonstrate clinical skills, present clinical cases, or make a class presentation on video using your computer. Learn about best practices for making an impacting video.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Install the Panopto Recorder on your laptop computer.
  • Record and submit a short video.
  • Upload and submit a short video.
  • Comment and confirm.

Anywhere, Anytime: Mobile Video with Panopto

Explore different tools for recording and submitting video assignments. Learn how you can demonstrate clinical skills, present clinical cases, or make a class presentation on video using your mobile device. Learn about best practices for making an impacting video.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Install the Panopto Recorder app on your mobile device.
  • Record a short video using the Panopto Recorder app.
  • Submit a video assignment.