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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. 


29 September 2014

October Workshops

10/1/14 10am – 11am Interactive Video Conferencing and Lifesize Use for Archiving Classes 

Come and learn about the use of Interactive Video Conferencing for teaching remote students as well as for meetings. Topics such as Jabber/Movi uses for meetings and classes will be covered. Facilitated by Shane Flanigan.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 216, from 10am-11am Wednesday, October 1st.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


10/7/14 3pm – 4pm How to Teach with Nearpod

This SUU Online workshop is on the Nearpod app. This will be facilitated by Mark Atkinson, Dean of Continuing & Professional Studies-Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to teach with Nearpod so please bring a mobile device (Android, Apple [iOS], Surface, etc.) with the free Nearpod app installed. There will also be some devices that participants can borrow for the session.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, October 7th. 

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


10/14/14 3pm – 4pm New Canvas Updates

Come and learn about what the most recent Canvas updates are and how to use them.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, October 14th. 

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


10/16/14 3pm – 4pm App of the Month: Doceri

This week's SUU Online workshop is on Doceri which is a whiteboard app. The Doceri app allows you to write your lessons on a whiteboard before class even begins. You can share prerecorded videos in the class or in Canvas. You can also use Doceri live in the classroom and record the session. Doceri is free and available for iOS devices. Explain Everything another whiteboard app will also be demonstrated. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Kyle Bishop. This app has been spotlighted by SUU Online in their monthly app spotlight. Go to October App of the Month to view it.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Thursday, October 16th. 

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


10/23/14 3pm – 4pm 5 Core Competencies

SUU Online provides five core competencies of service and training. Attend this workshop to learn how SUU Online can facilitate the development and delivery of your Canvas-based course. Presented by Karl Stevens.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Thursday, October 23rd. 

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


10/28/14 3pm – 4pm Adobe Connect

Come learn about Adobe Connect. It is a conferencing tool that we have at SUU. It is easy to use and is even integrated with Canvas (Conferences). Adobe Connect allows hosts of the virtual conference room to meet with several individuals at once and present information. There are several features such as audio and video, chat box, polls, etc.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 206, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, October 28th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

24 September 2014

SUU Online’s App of the Month for October

Doceri

The Doceri app allows you to write your lessons on a whiteboard before class even begins. You can share prerecorded videos in the class or in Canvas. You can also use Doceri live in the classroom and record the session and share this in Canvas afterwards, if desired. Doceri is free and available for iOS devices.


Download the Doceri app to

  • Write on a whiteboard and record the strokes to present or share later.
  • Insert shapes and images.
  • Choose among several writing utensils, weights, colors, and styles.
  • Backtrack to specific strokes to edit the recording.



Attend the October App of the Month workshop for more instructions on the Doceri app and demonstrations of how to use it. This workshop will also demonstrate Explain Everything which is another whiteboard app. This workshop will be facilitated by Professor Kyle Bishop. This workshop will take place on October 16th from 3pm-4pm in ELC 206.


Get the app here:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canvas-by-instructure-cloud/id480883488?mt=8
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instructure.candroid&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.

29 August 2014

September Workshops

9/2/14 3pm-4pm New Canvas Updates Workshop

Come and learn about what the most recent Canvas updates are and how to use them.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, September 2nd.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/3/14 3pm – 4pm How to Teach with Nearpod

This SUU Online workshop is on the Nearpod app. This will be facilitated by Mark Atkinson, Dean of Continuing & Professional Studies-Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to teach with Nearpod so please bring a mobile device (Android, Apple [iOS], Surface, etc.) with the free Nearpod app installed. There will also be some devices that participants can borrow for the session.  

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Wednesday, September 3rd.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/4/14 2pm-5pm Teaching for Leaning Place Open House

SUU Online and the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning have created a joint learning place. We would like to welcome all faculty and staff to come and visit our new offices. Our open house is a perfect opportunity to get to know our staff, find out how we can offer assistance, and get your questions answered. Refreshments will be served. Come visit us in ED 338 from 2pm-5pm on Sept 4th.

9/9/14 3pm – 4pm App of the Month: Canvas/Speedgrader

This week's SUU Online workshop is on the Canvas and Speedgrader apps. The Canvas Mobile app is continuously being updated and improved. It is a convenient way to access content with your mobile device. The Speedgrader app allows you to review, comment and grade students’ work on the go. These apps have been spotlighted by SUU Online in their monthly app spotlight select the following link to view: http://suuonline.blogspot.com/2014/08/suu-onlines-app-of-month-for-september.html.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, September 9th.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/16/14 3pm-4pm Syllabus in Canvas
Has your department or college mandated your syllabus to be posted in Canvas? Come learn 3 easy ways to post just your syllabus. Those that have an adventurous nature are invited to stay for the second half hour and learn how assignments in Canvas will feed the Calendar AND Create a Gradebook AND publish grades at the end of the semester (the last item can be done in just 3 steps.) 

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 206, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, September 16th.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/18/14 3pm-4pm Slideshark

Convert your PowerPoint for easy presentation and editing using your mobile device. SlideShark makes it simple and fast!

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ED 338, from 3pm-4pm this Thursday, September 18th.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/24/14 12pm-1pm (webinar)  Best Practice in Online Course Design and Delivery 

Come learn about Best Practice in Online Course Design and Delivery in a webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Atkinson. 

All interested faculty and staff are invited to select the the following link and join as a guest at 12 pm on Wednesday, September 24th: https://suuonline.adobeconnect.com/onlinedesign 

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/25/14 ELOs

Has your department or college been discussing SUU’s Essential Learning Outcomes? Come learn how easy it is to import ELO’s into your courses. Presented by John Taylor.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 206, from 3pm-4pm this Thursday, September 25th.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

9/30/14 Kaltura

Kaltura, the Canvas Media System, was updated in July. Come see the improved graphics. Kaltura now presents three options, uploading existing video, web cam recording, and screen capture. All three options will be covered. 

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 206, from 3pm-4pm this Thursday, September 30th.
Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

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