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.

If you would like to request a seminar topic that is not listed below, click here: Request a seminar

 

 

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.

 

* This training does not replace either the online or the face-to-face training components required for the installation of Camtasia software 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.

 

* This training does not replace either the online or the face-to-face training components required for the installation of Camtasia software 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.

 

Register  September 7:  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Register  September 8:  12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

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Bengt Carlson

 

 

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.

 

Register - November 10th at 2:30 pm

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Aisha McGriff


 

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.

 

Register - August 23rd at 1:30 pm

Register - August 31st at 2:00 pm

Register - September 12th at 1:30 pm

Register - September 20th at 11:30 am

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Scott Seagle

 

 

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 visceral 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

 

 

Join us to learn how to create and manage online testing in the UTC Learn environment.

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Kim McCroskey

 

 

Join us to learn how to create and manage assignment submission in the UTC Learn environment.

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Kim McCroskey

 

 

 

Join us to learn how to manage your Grade Center in UTC Learn.  Topics will include creating columns, calculating averages, posting grades to Banner, and 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.

 

Register August 24th:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Register August 25: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Mary Marr



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