Walker Center Spring 2017 Seminars

To see more information on our upcoming seminars, click a seminar title. Listed under each title, you will find a description of the seminar, the dates and times when it will be offered, the instructor(s) who will be leading the seminar, and any additional information. Each seminar is 1 hour in length.

To register for a seminar, after viewing the description and availability, click the button associated with your preferred date and time.

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More than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia gives you the tools you need to truly customize and edit your videos. Record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, add captioning, and share high-quality, HD videos that your students can watch anytime, on nearly any device.

 

* It is recommended, but not required, that you complete the brief Camtasia training video before attending this seminar. By completing the training, Camtasia will be installed and licensed on your university managed computer by UTC IT. Click here for more information on the Camtasia training and installation process.

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Troy Carroll

Create an online instructional video that includes a digital recording of a screen, such as a course site tour, web-based application demonstration, or PowerPoint. This will be a hands on instructor led lab using the Camtasia software.

 

* It is recommended, but not required, that you complete the brief Camtasia training video before attending this seminar. By completing the training, Camtasia will be installed and licensed on your university managed computer by UTC IT. Click here for more information on the Camtasia training and installation process.

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Troy Carroll

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Kim McCroskey

Since 2012, the Beyond the Classroom Experiential Learning Designation has been added to over 100 classes here at UTC. This designation serves as a ready identifier of Experiential Learning for students who are seeking to become Think Achieve Graduates. The repository of these classes, available for viewing at http://www.utc.edu/think-achieve/beyond/courses.php, also serves faculty, staff, and administration who want to see where Experiential Learning is happening in various parts of campus. Not surprisingly, the list is not complete, and therefore we need you! Participants can come and share some aspect of their own or other work from the University and learn the process by which this work might be designated, including connection to Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes, integrating reflection, and examples from the currently designated list.

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Bengt Carlson

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses. This seminar will focus on developing learner interactions in your course. Participants will examine tools within UTC Learn that promote learner interaction including discussion forums, wikis, and peer assessments.

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Aisha McGriff


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Scott Seagle

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses. This seminar will focus on identifying and creating alignments in a course. Alignments need to exist between course objectives, module/unit objectives/outcomes, and course activities/assessments. Participants will utilize a course road map to identify and develop alignment within their courses.

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Aisha McGriff


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Scott Seagle

Are you interested in learning about new ways to engage your students? In this seminar participants will learn about high impact practices, some ideas about how to implement them in their courses, and possible sources of campus funding for developing high impact practices.

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Aisha McGriff

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses. Come learn more about the QM rubric and how it can help you create a better online experience for your students. Participants will review QM rubrics and standards, create an account if they choose to do so, and receive information about pursuing the QM certification for their course.

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Mary Marr

Let's try some sample Mid Term Survey questions, deploy a sample Mid Term survey to your course, and look at simple ways to help your students make the most of the second half of the semester! Participants will edit some sample survey questions, add a Midterm survey to their Spring course, and share ideas on how to use the feedback they will receive.

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Mary Marr

Want to instantly engage every student in your classroom with technology that you’re already using? How about engaging every student in critical thinking? In this session, learn how Plickers will allow you to capture real-time formative assessment data and transform your classroom into a memorable learning community.

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Scott Seagle

In this session, we will use the Quality Matters rubric to discuss best practices in online course design. Participants will create a outline for an online course that aligns course outcomes with course content, student activities, and assessments.

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Dawn Ford

In this session, we will discuss the basic differences between teaching online and teaching face-to-face. Participants will conduct a self-assessment for online teaching readiness and will be able to make a more informed decision about whether or not teaching online is a good fit for them.

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Dawn Ford

In this session, we will discuss methods to engage learners in an online environment - instructor-learner interaction, learner-content interaction, and learner-learning interaction. Participants will develop a plan for learner engagement in their online courses.

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Dawn Ford

In this session,we will use the Quality Matters rubric to discuss best practices in assessment, grading, and student feedback including test options, rubrics, and individual/class-level feedback. Participants will design an assessment, grading, and feedback plan for their next online course.

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Dawn Ford

It should appeal to anyone interested in improving instruction or simply knowing what students think, beyond the seeming randomness of teacher rating websites or the targeted feedback in student evaluations of teaching.

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Scott Seagle


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Charlene Simmons

Race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, politics… How do you teach students to think critically about topics that cause vericeral reactions? Come hear what other faculty members are doing, share what you have tried and what is working, as well as receive tips about how to teach these and other difficult topics.

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Aisha McGriff

What’s different about Milliennial students? What can we expect of GenZ students? How do professor reach these students? By the end of this seminar, participants will know the characteristics of Milliennial and GenZ students, methods for engaging these students, and strategies for achieve desired learning outcomes.

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Aisha McGriff

Join us for a hands-on session where you will create and grade online tests utilizing the UTC Learn assessment tool.

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Kim McCroskey

Join us for an interactive session using the UTC Learn assignment tool to create and grade online student assignments in your course.

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Kim McCroskey


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Scott Seagle

Need more engagement in your course? Online or in F2F, making use of the Discussion Board will help you and your students communicate more and in a format you can easily assess.

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Mary Marr


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Kim McCroskey

Come learn more about utilizing the UTC Learn grade center to manage student grades in your course. Activities during this session will include adding grades, organizing columns, creating calculated columns, and much more.

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Kim McCroskey

Come get started with UTC Learn basics: upload your completed Syllabus file, add a column to your Gradebook, and find the honor code and attendance tracking activity. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to login, upload content, and add columns to their gradebook.

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Mary Marr

Come get started with UTC Learn rubrics. Rubrics make grading quicker, clearer, and more objective. During this session, you will create a rubric in the LMS and grade an assignment using it.

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Kim McCroskey


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Scott Seagle

Come learn more about the Self and Peer Assessment tool in UTC Learn. Self and Peer Assessments can help distribute the workload and ensure that students receive feedback from several individuals. During this session, participants will participate in the grading of an assessment through the self and peer review process.

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Kim McCroskey

You may have heard the term "accessibility" but you're not sure what it means. This seminar will provide an overview of accessibility, efforts at UTC to increase accessibility, and what you can do to improve help make UTC accessible to everyone!

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Aisha McGriff

We will examine the benefits of using YouTube for storing video lectures for streaming anytime from anywhere using any device. Whether it’s lectures for your students or perhaps a multimedia assignment your students are required to turn in, YouTube’s benefits include privacy settings, unlimited storage, and easy-to-edit closed captioning.

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Troy Carroll

If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime for your teaching and learning needs, you’ll want to learn more about Zoom. Zoom enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom, and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration.

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Troy Carroll