A&II Workshops

A&II presents our Spring 2020 workshops & office hours!

Here are the workshops and campus visits A&II is offering this spring. You can also browse our full catalog of workshops, and register here.

Canvas New Gradebook @ OAK and Online

SMU is adopting the new Canvas Gradebook in January 2020. The new gradebook offers enhancements to make grading easier, as well as a few changes. In this workshop, we'll show you all the new features, including the ability to:

  • Set a course-wide policy for late or missed assignments.
  • Color code assignments to easily spot struggling students.
  • Set a course-wide policy for muting assignments.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Learn about the New Gradebook features.
  • Practice New Gradebook functions.

For more info, see the New Gradebook Overview

Sessions (presented by Liz Winer and Adriane Kiefling):

  • Thursday, January 23, 2:00–3:00, Webex

Register here.

Poll Everywhere Introduction

SMU has replaced the Turning Point clicks with Poll Everywhere, an engagement tool available via the Web and mobile app. This flexible and easy-to-use tool:

  • Enables responding via mobile device, laptop, or text message, instead of clickers
  • Engages students
  • Gives everyone a "voice"
  • Helps faculty identify gaps in understanding
  • Encourages open feedback
  • Enables anonymous feedback
  • Offers a variety of poll types, including clickable images and competitions
  • Enables adding polls to PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides

Workshop outcomes:

  • Learn how Poll Everywhere can increase student engagement.
  • Create your Poll Everywhere account.
  • Create and test your first poll.

Sessions (presented by Adriane Kiefling):

  • Wednesday, January 29, 1:00–2:00, Oakland (3012 Summit Wing C conference room)
  • Thursday, February 6, 10:00–11:00, Webex
  • Tuesday, February 11, 12:00–1:00, Webex
  • Wednesday, February 19, 9:00–10:00, Oakland (3012 Summit Wing C conference room)
  • Thursday, February 27, 11:00–12:00, Sacramento (Third-floor conference room)
  • Tuesday, March 3, 10:00–11:00, Webex
  • Thursday, March 19, 9:00–10:00, Webex

Register here.

Office Hours @ Sacramento

Learn about instructional topics of your choice or get answers to your questions about Canvas or Panopto. Come by yourself, or bring a group! We'll contact you ahead of time to find out what you'd like to explore and to schedule your time.

Sessions (Third-floor conference room):

  • Thursday, January 23
  • Wednesday, February 5
  • Thursday, February 27
  • Wednesday, March 11
  • Thursday, March 26
  • Wednesday, April 15
  • Thursday, April 23
  • Wednesday, May 13
  • Thursday, May 28

Register here.

Office Hours @ San Francisco Peninsula

Learn about instructional topics of your choice or get answers to your questions about Canvas or Panopto. Come by yourself, or bring a group! We'll contact you ahead of time to find out what you'd like to explore and to schedule your time.

Sessions (Third-floor conference room):

  • Tuesday, January 28
  • Thursday, February 13
  • Tuesday, February 25
  • Thursday, March 12
  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Thursday, April 9
  • Tuesday, April 27
  • Thursday, May 14
  • Tuesday, May 26

Register here.