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CU Online Winter Web Camp – January 13 – 17, 2014​​​

For the eighth year, CU Online will host its Winter Web Camp. A hybrid online and classroom experience, faculty can choose from a variety of sessions to attend, either at CU Online or remotely via the web.

This year, Winter Web Camp will offer six 90 minute sessions designed to help faculty make the most of tools inside Canvas and to better leverage the growing number of technologies available online.

For instructors interested in getting started with the basics of Canvas, we have pre-camp sessions designed to cover the basics of this online platform. And for anyone needing a place to work supported by Canvas experts, the CU Online team will offer open lab times all week. 
 

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Descriptions

Canvas Basics 
Two sessions - Monday, January 13 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructors: CU Online Team
 
This hands-on workshop is great for faculty just getting started with Canvas or someone who wants a refresher on developing their spring course. Learn how to add files to your course, create rich content pages, set up discussions and quizzes, and add grades and feedback with SpeedGrader. Also learn how to use Announcements and Messages to communicate with your class.

 
Enhancing Collaborations
Tuesday, January 14 @ 10-11:30 a.m. 
Instructor: David Lyons  

Tired of emailing copies of documents around? Is it hard to tell which version is the latest with file names like “document-final.doc” and “document-final-revised-FINAL.doc”? In Canvas, Collaborations allow students, TAs, and instructors to edit the one true document so everyone stays on the same page. Finished work can be easily downloaded or submitted into Canvas for grading.


 
Top LTI Apps for your Course
Tuesday, January 14 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Michael Edwards
 
What if adding tools to your Canvas course was as easy as installing apps on your iPhone? Built-in to every Canvas course is an “LTI App Store”, a collection of tools and integrations that you can easily add to your course.

Come learn how to add these “apps” and enhance your course, and see some of the best ones we’ve found in action!


 
Developing Communities
Wednesday, January 15 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
Instructor: Crystal Gasell
 
Wondering how to build community in your online or hybrid course? Not sure where to start or what tools to use? With a good strategy, you can foster an environment in which your students can engage in rich conversation, debate and discussion. This session will discuss keys to a successful online community and offer technology suggestions to make it work! 


 
Course Level Analytics in Canvas
Wednesday, January 15 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Instructor: David Paul
 
Course analytics in Canvas make it possible to measure the activity and performance of individual students and your class as a whole. From the analytics dashboard, you can see who is participating often and who is not. See who is succeeding and who might need extra help and motivation. With these tools, you can identify class trends and figure out a teaching intervention sooner rather than later in the semester.
 
Please note: This session will not require a computer. Instructors can only view analytics of an active course. Instructors can not view analytics for past courses or future courses. 

 
Introduction to TurnItIn
Thursday, January 16 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
Instructors: David Lyons and Michael Edwards
 
This spring, CU Online will be piloting TurnItIn, an online writing, annotation and plagiarism detection tool. With it, you can collaborate with students on their papers while encouraging academic honesty. Come see how to create a TurnItIn assignment and use it to provide writing tips or check for plagiarism in student work.


 
Stop Cheating Now
Thursday, January 16 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Instructor: David Thomas
 
Why do students cheat? How do we encourage academic honesty? Is there more to the solution to cheating than adding more technology to the mix? This session integrates current research on academic honesty with a perspective on how to best use technology as a part of an overall strategy to improve the quality of your courses.


 
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