28 January 2016

February Workshops

2/02/16 3pm-4pm Canvas – Beyond Basics
Come and learn about tools in Canvas that go beyond the basics like creating an assignment. Learn about collaboration tools, video conferencing, internal Canvas apps (LTI), embedding video and more. You can also learn about more grading options like dropping scores and adding extra credit to your course. 

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 311, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, February 2nd.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

2/09/16 3pm-4pm Canvas Updates

Come and learn about the new updates applied or coming soon to Canvas.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to come to AD 303 from 3pm-4pm Tuesday, February 9th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

02/18/16  3pm – 4pm  IVC- 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 ED 209, from 3pm-4pm Thursday, February 18th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

2/23/16 3pm – 4pm Nearpod - Interactive Presentations (App of the Month)

This SUU Online workshop is on using Nearpod which will be presented by Dr. Mark Atkinson. With Nearpod faculty members can present information, take, polls, have students watch videos, use drawing activities, and other interactive options that students can participate in all in one presentation. The presenter has control over what content is shown and how fast students’ progress through the presentation. There is also a homework option where students can complete the work at any time and the presenter can review the results at their convenience.

To read more about Nearpod please go to our full spotlight: http://suuonline.blogspot.com/2016/01/suu-onlines-app-of-month-for-february.html

All interested faculty and staff are to come to AD 304H, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, February 23rd.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


SUU Online's App of the Month for February



Nearpod


This app is free and available on Apple (iOS) and Android devices. This app allows teachers to use pre-created presentations or their own presentations and show them in class. The teacher can present information, give polls, have the students draw, and use other interactive options. Each session has a PIN code. Students can enter this pin code and enter the session. Teachers have complete control over what content is shown and how fast the students’ progress.

There is also a homework option so students can go through the presentation on their own time and the teacher can review their work later. 



With Nearpod the entire class is in sync. In additional to the mobile apps, Nearpod also has a web application. This makes it possible for students to access the session from an app, a regular computer/laptop, and even on the Microsoft Surface tablet (browser). Nearpod is truly a cross platform app.

To download the app select the following link:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nearpod/id523540409?mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.panareadigital.Nearpod

There is an associated training for this app this month will be on Tuesday, Feb 23rd at 3pm-4pm in AD 304H facilitated by Dr. Mark Atkinson.

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 AD 303A.






30 December 2015

January Workshops

1/05/16 10am-11am Preparing For The New Semester in Canvas (Importing content, etc.)

Come and learn about importing course content, the grading scheme and other Canvas assignment and gradebook tips, and the new Canvas look that was implemented on Dec 17th.

All interested faculty and staff are to come to ELC 310, from 10am-11am this Tuesday, January 5th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

1/12/16 3pm-4pm Quality Matters Presentation

SUU is a subscribing member of Quality Matters, the national standard for online course design. Come learn about SUU Online's implementation of QM standards.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to come to AD 303 from 3pm-4pm Tuesday, January 12th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

1/19/16 3pm – 4pm App on the Month: Poll Everywhere
This SUU Online workshop is on using Poll Everywhere, an app that allows presenters to show poll questions and have participants respond in several formats (i.e. text, browser, app). The Poll Everywhere app is a simple way to ask large groups of students, faculty and staff questions (as seen at the staff opening social – Family Feud). The Poll Everywhere app is free and it is available on both iOS and Android devices. To read more about Poll Everywhere please go to our full spotlight: http://suuonline.blogspot.com/2015/12/suu-onlines-app-of-month-for-january.html

All interested faculty and staff are to come to AD 303, from 3pm-4pm this Tuesday, January 19th

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

1/21/16 3pm-4pm Adobe Connect Tools

Need to do a phone conference but want to see the person on the other end? Adobe Connect is a web conferencing tool with some fun new twists. Come check out how easy it is to set up and run your own web conference. RSVP AT LEAST 24 hours in advance to hunter@suu.edu so that a FREE account is set up for you.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to come to ELC 311 from 3pm-4pm Thursday, January 21st.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu

1/25/16 3pm-4pm Canvas Updates


Come and learn about the new updates applied or coming soon to Canvas.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to come to AD 303 from 3pm-4pm Tuesday, January 25th.

Workshop queries can be sent to online@suu.edu


SUU Online's App of the Month for January



Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a free tool and app that allows you to create a poll either from a web browser or the Poll Everywhere app. Your audience can participate by responding using the app on their phone or tablet, by text, through Twitter, or in a web browser, and responses can be seen live by the poll creator. Polls can be set up in a true/false, multiple choice, open ended, or clickable image format.







Responses can be viewed in live time – the charts update automatically as responses come in.
With a free Poll Everywhere account, you can have up to 25 responses per poll. Poll Everywhere can also be set up to work with PowerPoint whether you want to show the live responses on a slide or only include the final results in your presentation.


Participating in a poll with Poll Everywhere is easy. You can respond to a poll on your phone or tablet by installing the Poll Everywhere app, texting, tweeting, or using a web browser on your device or you can participate on a computer by opening up a web browser and navigating to the provided URL (options may vary depending on what types of responses the presenter allows).




Download Poll Everywhere:
Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poll-everywhere/id893375312?mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.polleverywhere.mobile 

Attend the January App of the Month workshop for more instructions on how to use Poll Everywhere. This workshop will take place on January 19th from 3pm-4pm in AD 303.

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 AD 303A.