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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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26 August 2014

SUU Online's App of the Month for September

Canvas and SpeedGrader

The Canvas and SpeedGrader apps work hand-in-hand to help make your Canvas experience as easy and convenient as possible. Both apps are free. The Canvas app is available for iOS and Android devices, and the SpeedGrader app is available for iOS.


Download the Canvas app to

  • Create discussions and view comments
  • View the course roster
  • Email students
  • Take attendance
  • Edit and preview quizzes
  • View files
  • View the syllabus
  • Chat in real time with students
  • Create announcements
  • View pages
  • View and add media


Download the SpeedGrader app to

  • View students’ file submissions
  • Review individual quiz results
  • Grade assignments
  • Add text or audio or video comments to assignments

Attend the September App of the Month workshop for more instructions on the Canvas and SpeedGrader apps and demonstrations of how to use them. This workshop will take place on September 9th from 3pm-4pm in ED 338.


Get the app here:


Canvas
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

SpeedGrader
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speedgrader/id418441195?mt=8

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.

25 August 2014

Uploading Video and Audio: Kaltura

Do you have any videos or audio in your Canvas course? If so, you need to be aware of a recent Canvas update that will make your life much easier as you upload media into your Canvas courses.

Kaltura is a third-party product integrated with Canvas. The main purpose of Kaltura is to hold all of the video and audio you include in your Canvas courses. Uploading your media to Kaltura rather than your course files saves a large amount of space in your course, leaving you enough room to upload Word documents, images, pdf files, etc. Additionally, your students do not have to download the video to view it.

Kaltura is not a a new addition to Canvas-- you may have used it already-- but it has undergone major updates that give you more features than before. Please visit Embedding Audio and Video into Canvas to learn how to use the new version of Kaltura.

Screenshot of Kaltura.



29 July 2014

SUU Online's App of the Month for August

Evernote

The Evernote app is a great resource for organizing and storing information from meetings, classes, etc. Evernote is free and available for iOS and Android devices. Any activity in the Evernote app synchs to your Evernote account online and on your desktop.

Download the Evernote app to

Create To Do lists
Take notes
Scan documents, pictures, and Post-Its and add them to your notes
Share notes with other people
Set reminders
Record audio and add it to your notes


Attend the August App of the Month workshop for more instructions on the Evernote app and demonstrations of how to use it. This workshop will take place on August 5th from 12pm-1pm in ED 338.

Get the app here:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8 
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote&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.