Events

This Week at ATLE

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Interactive Video Quizzes:  YouTube: Using annotations (text boxes) and making them hyperlinks to other uploaded videos, instructors can construct an on-screen "multiple choice" test leading to differentiated video reactions, depending on how the student answers. Requires filming multiple videos and some editing work.

See the larger collection of tips here: http://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/interactive-techniques.aspx. 

If you'd like to share tips with the listserv, let us know (kyee@usf.edu)!

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Workshop: Using the Canvas Survey Tool to Enhance Learning
Join us as we discuss how to get anonymous student impact data from our Canvas LMS that helps us identify what worked well in our courses and what needs some enhancements.
Mon., November 17, 9:30-10:30

Workshop: : Intrinsic Motivation – Ensuring there are Sufficient Motivational Facets in Your Courses
Keeping our students sufficiently motivated throughout our courses is a major teaching challenge. Join us in this intriguing conversation as we take a look at the concept – Intrinsic Motivation and Keller's Motivational Design model for courses – the ARCS model.
Mon., November 17, 11:00-12:00

Workshop: Designing Rubrics to Enhance Learning
Using rubrics in Canvas can be very useful and is relatively intuitive. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using rubrics to assess various assignment types, including quizzes and discussions. Using rubrics in Canvas can be very useful and is relatively intuitive. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using rubrics to assess various assignment types, including quizzes and discussions. Using rubrics in Canvas can be very useful and is relatively intuitive. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using rubrics to assess various assignment types, including quizzes and discussions.
Mon., November 17, 2:00-3:00

Workshop: Helping Your Students Become Self-Directed Learners
Self-directed learning is an important part of the academic experience in college. This workshop explores strategies that you can use to aid students in developing and improving the skills that they will need to be successful independent learners.
Tues., November 18, 12:00-1:00

Workshop: Course Design Basics
Talk with faculty colleagues about some of the best practices for designing (or perhaps redesigning) your course. This discussion will also highlight principles of backwards design and offer tools for ensuring that your course is aligned.
Tues., November 18, 2:00-3:00

Workshop: Canvas Best Practices
Learn how to get started in Canvas and explore what's new and different in this learning management system. We will also discuss best practices in using the software.
Tues., November 18, 3:00-4:00

Workshop: Enhancing Student Assessment of Instruction
Low response rates? Low ratings? In this workshop we will discuss various strategies that can be used to enhance the quality and quantity of feedback you receive from students regarding your instruction. We will specifically look at ways of motivating students to complete USF's eXplorance Blue online evaluations.
Wed., November 19, 2:00-3:00
Thurs., November 20, 12:30-1:30

Workshop: Flipping the Classroom
Learn how to deliver content via pre-recorded "lectures in a can" through Canvas, which frees up in-class time for case studies, activities, scenarios, role-plays, questions, reviews, and even games.
Wed., November 19, 3:30-4:30

Vendor Presentation: Increasing Student Performance, Engagement, and Attendance in the Classroom 
iclicker, USF's most-used student response system, has been proven to increase student engagement, attendance, and performance in the classroom. Known for its ease-of-use, faculty can use iclicker (for free) to generate real-time feedback, document effective teaching, and do intervention before exam time. This interactive demonstration will show the features, functionality, and pedagogical practices of i>clicker and its BYOD options: i>clickerGO and REEF Polling by i>clicker.
Thurs., November 20, 11:30-12:30

Workshop: Merging PowerPoint with Camtasia: Creating Engaging and Interactive Video Based Lectures
Sometimes we wish our students had a second and third opportunity to review our key lectures. Join us in this conversation as we take a look at using PowerPoint and Camtasia to create video based lectures that will intrigue and challenge our students with built in practice questions.
Fri., November 21, 11:00-12:00

Workshop: TA Life: Tips for an Effective and Fulfilling Teaching Assistant Experience
So you've got some training under your belt, but now you want to know how you can ensure that your time as a Teaching Assistant will be meaningful. Join us for a discussion that will provide you with advice for making the most of your position as a TA.
Fri., November 21, 1:00-2:00

 Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in SOC-025. Register online for all workshops: http://workshops.etg.usf.edu/.

 

                                                   ------------------------OLDER ANNOUNCEMENTS------------------------

iClicker Software Update

1. Download entirely new software from here – either Mac or PC (these are the same links as always, but just updated):
http://files.iclicker.com/support/USFlorida/USF_iclicker_Win.zip
http://files.iclicker.com/support/USFlorida/USF_iclicker_Mac.zip

2. Drag over the following, from the OLD software to the NEW software:
a. The entire "classes" folder (this will make ALL of your old i>clicker scores/registrations/data transfer over).
b. The following files that are found inside the "resources" folder (put these files into the "resources" folder of the new software):
i. CMS_Wizard

Announcement: Lecture Hall WiFi Upgrades
Recently most of the large lecture halls on campus have had their WiFi capabilities expanded, if needed, so that more simultaneous connections are possible. It should now be possible in most large lecture halls to implement "Bring Your Own Device" response systems, such as the free Polls For Canvas for smartphones (more info here: http://www.usf.edu/atle/technology/clickers.aspx), as well as the full-service clicker companies and their "use your own device" wireless products.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Workshop room has changed!
ATLE has been fortunate to use the workspace space owned by Innovative Education in the SVC building, but this space has unexpectedly needed to undergo sudden renovation, and we have to move all workshops effective immediately.  For the summer 2014 (and the remainder of this semester), we will be in SOC-025 (basement level of Social Science).

Download Your eXplorance PDFs from Fall before they disappear!
http://Blueprod.forest.usf.edu/Blue – Click on Dashboard (left side) then View Report (right side) for the PDFs.
These include helpful comparisons to department and college averages.

New Section of ATLE Web Site on Policies

ATLE's Web site has added a new section on "policies and procedures" to provide links to faculty all in one place.
Have a look: http://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/policies-and-procedures.aspx.

New ATLE page for ePortfolios
Learn how to use Google Sites to house your own teaching portfolio, or to ask students to create electronic portfolios for your class: http://www.usf.edu/atle/technology/eportfolios.aspx

New ATLE page for Higher Education Glossary
Joining our recent glossary of USF-specific terms (http://www.usf.edu/atle/services/faculty-glossary.aspx) we now have a glossary of terms for Higher Education in general. This is sure to be of use to instructors from outside the United States!
See http://www.usf.edu/atle/documents/handout-higher-education-glossary.pdf

Canvas Help Files

There are several help files to get you going with Canvas:

Canvas Listserv
We've created a faculty-to-faculty listserv so that you can email each other with ideas, news, announcements, tricks, tips and workarounds about using Canvas (or ask questions of other subscribers). Several support staff will also be part of the list. To subscribe, visit http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?INDEX and locate "Canvas" in the alphabetical list, then click it to find the link to JOIN CANVAS.

"Teaching Essentials" Online Guide to Teaching
This free online "course" on how to teach was developed by national leaders in the field of education, and includes many videos and interactive features. There is no sign-up date, as enrollment is ongoing. Open to faculty member, adjuncts, and teaching assistants. Visit http://www.usf.edu/atle/events/teaching-essentials.aspx to learn more and self-enroll.

Instructional Resource Guide
A fully-online guide to the policies, procedures, resources, and services available to instructional staff at USF.
Open to faculty member, adjuncts, and teaching assistants.
No registration needed: http://wiki.etg.usf.edu/groups/irg/wiki/51185/Table_of_Contents.html

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These also provide daily links of interest to teaching and learning: