C2S Summer Institute 2023 Workshop: Teaching with Notability

A workshop on teaching with the iPad.

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Workshop Time:   10:00 to10:50 AM (PDT)


Elizabeth Ferrer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences, Samuel Merritt University


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The session will focus on how the Notability app can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning in person and remotely.


With new technologies emerging, instructors are always seeking creative ways to keep their students engaged, provide resources, and interact with students inside and outside of the classroom. Notability is a great resource, with various abilities like recorded annotation functions and editability. The app can allow you to give engaging lectures, share notes with audio recordings, create assignments, provide feedback, screen record while using the app, and many others. The ability to modify content to provide accommodations to students, and allow them a resource which they can modify as well, makes it extremely flexible. The session will discuss and demonstrate using Notability with examples for lectures, recorded lectures, annotating and creating, and other functions for notes among others.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Annotations as a teaching tool.
  2. Live and recorded lectures with notability on an iPad.
  3. Share notes and recordings.

Workshop Tags

 Specialty Apps, Specialty app basic iPad functions

Required Participant Experience

 Intermediate (practical application)


 Demonstration, Interactive Exercise

Required Devices

 iPad, Apple Pencil

Required pre-installed apps


Presenter Biography

Dr. Ferrer is a faculty member in the department of Basic Sciences.She has taught anatomy to first year podiatric and physician assistant students at Samuel Merritt University. She is interested in the use of technology in anatomy teaching, whether in the lecture or the laboratory setting, and have experience teaching with Notability live, as well as synchronously and asynchronously through remote teaching.  

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