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21 November 2014

SUU Online’s App of the Month for December

For this month's app spotlight, instead of spotlighting a specific app, we will be spotlighting a useful tool available on the iPad.

With addition of the My Media and Media Galley tools in Canvas it is now possible to upload a media file from your iPad directly into Canvas.  This is a great new feature as it is not necessary to email or otherwise export your media off of your iPad to embed it into Canvas later.

This is especially useful as it is resolves the common issue of video files being too large to email or otherwise export from an iPad.



Attend the December App of the Month workshop for more instructions on how to embed a video from your iPad directly into Canvas using My Media/Media Gallery. This workshop will take place on December 16th from 3pm-4pm in ED 338.

If you would like to learn how to use this or other apps, please contact Michelle Thayer at thayerm@suu.edu or 435.586.1994 for an appointment. You can also stop by ED 338.

29 October 2014

November Workshops


11/11/14  3pm-4pm  App of the Month: Polls for Canvas and MagicMarker

This week's SUU Online workshop is on Polls for Canvas and MagicMarker which are apps developed by Canvas. Polls for Canvas can be used for quick polls in class. MagicMarker can use outcomes to evaluate students. These apps has been spotlighted by SUU Online in their monthly app spotlight select the following link to view: http://suuonline.blogspot.com/2014/10/suu-onlines-app-of-month-for-november.html.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm Tuesday, November 11th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

11/13/14  12pm – 1pm  Best Practice in Online Course Design and Delivery

On Thursday, November 13th, a webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Atkinson, "Best Practice in Online Course Design and Delivery," will be available online at noon. All interested faculty and staff are invited to join as a guest.  (URL to access meeting: https://suuonline.adobeconnect.com/onlinedesign)

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

11/19/14  3pm-4pm Grades/Passback
This week’s SUU Online workshop is on Grades/Passback. Come and learn about how you, in just a few steps, can send your grades from Canvas to Banner.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to come to ED 339, from 3pm-4pm Wednesday, November 19th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


SUU Online’s App of the Month for November

Polls for Canvas & MagicMarker

Instructure has released the Polls for Canvas and MagicMarker apps to help you evaluate your students’ opinions and progress immediately in the classroom. Both apps are free. Polls for Canvas is available for iOS and Android devices, and MagicMarker is available for iOS devices.

Download the Polls for Canvas app to
• Ask your students a question
• View their completely anonymous answers
• Evaluate response statistics
• Share results with participants 

















Download the MagicMarker app to
• Organize your students into manageable groups
• Evaluate whether each student has not met, met, or exceeded expectations
• Synch your app activity with the outcomes in your courses

 
Attend the November App of the Month workshop for more instructions on the Polls for Canvas and MagicMarker apps and demonstrations of how to use them.

This workshop will take place on November 11 from 3pm-4pm in ED 338.

Get the app here:

iTunes:

MagicMarker: https://itunes.apple.com/tc/app/magicmarker-live-assessment/id887103888?mt=8

Polls for Canvas: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polls-for-canvas-create-take/id884329644?mt=8

Google Play:

Polls for Canvas: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instructure.androidpolling.app&hl=en

If you would like to learn how to use this or other apps, please contact Michelle Thayer at thayerm@suu.edu or 435.586.1994 for an appointment. You can also stop by ED 338.

07 October 2014

SUU Online Faculty Spotlight

Kyle Bishop, PhD. began teaching at SUU in 2000 as a part-time emergency hire in the business education program. In this program he taught business writing, grammar, and computer applications for three years before moving to the English Department. He taught in the English Department for a few years before he left to obtain his PhD from the University of Arizona. When he returned to SUU he was able to secure a tenure-track position in English. He is currently an Associate Professor of English and the English Department Chair.

When asked what Dr. Bishop likes about working at SUU, he stated, “The students are the best part of SUU. We get very bright, very gifted students who--with a little training and inspiring--are willing to work hard. I like the flexibility I have with my curriculum so I can teach them exactly what I want them to learn and what they are interested in studying. I particularly enjoy teaching in the Honors Program and taking students on study abroad programs.”

Dr. Bishop is actively using mobile technology in his classroom. There are two apps that he uses in particular, Doceri and Explain Everything,  that will be discussed in this article. Dr. Bishop indicates that he two years ago he part of the iPadagogy initiative that was funded by the Provost’s Office.  It was at this time that he began to use the iPad in the classroom to support his classroom teaching.

Both Doceri and Explain Everything are innovative whiteboard apps. Dr. Bishop began using both of these as virtual whiteboards for his classroom. While discussing Dr. Bishop's experience with these apps, he states that they allow him to “move more freely around the room while still posting material on the board. John Taylor then taught me how to record those lectures with Doceri and post them for students to review later. Working with Todd Petersen, I figured out how to use Explain Everything to record both video and audio commentary on student papers."

Note: Dr. Kyle Bishop will be demonstrating these apps in a workshop on October 16th, from 3pm-4pm in ELC 206.