Academic Technology

Getting started with PressbooksEDU Webinar

Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2024
Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This training session is open to all users of hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who are new to Pressbooks. Attendees will learn how to get started with Pressbooks, from creating a new book to publishing and exporting offline versions of the text. A more detailed description of webinar topics can be found in our guide.

Please be aware that this event is listed in CST here and EST on the google form. This webinar is open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks.

New VoiceThread Overview

Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

In this session, participants will see a full tour of the new VoiceThread interface. We will review the changes to the media player, including jump commenting, bulk actions, and the “one conversation” setting. We will also see the improved VoiceThread homepage and learn how to access assignments.

Intermediate Prompt Writing

Date: Thu, Jun 20, 2024
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Prompt Writing is a skill that many faculty and students now seek to master. This hands-on session is aimed at faculty who have begun to explore prompt writing and wish to progress to a higher level. The prompt writing techniques that this session will cover are:

  • Create a basic prompt, then use the AI itself to refine and optimize the prompt to get better results with that AI
  • Create and refine prompts for/from images or other media
  • Create prompt templates for common tasks a faculty member might have
  • Create or modify prompt templates for student use with AI, including for advanced interactions between students and AI

This is a hands-on session, and we request that participants have an AI tool open in a browser or app on a mobile device to try out prompts. 
 

Honorlock Overview

Date: Fri, Jun 21, 2024
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Online proctoring tools lock down some aspects of a student's computer and use advanced machine learning, face-detection technology, and other metrics to ensure test integrity. To prepare for the session we suggest you look through Honorlock's best practices for remote test taking information.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Is online proctoring right for my class? 
  • Setting up a Canvas quiz with Honorlock
  • Overview of Settings
  • Evaluating proctoring reports
  • Resolving accessibility and technical issues

Canvas Assignments, Quizzes and Grades

Date: Tue, Jun 25, 2024
Time: 09:00 AM - 09:55 AM

This session builds on the Canvas Overview class and provides more detail on the Assignments and Grades tools. Topics covered in this session include:

  • assignment submission types
  • assignments for integrated tools
  • creating quizzes
  • allowing extra credit
  • grading on a curve
  • grade book sorting and organization
  • using Speedgrader
  • understanding the student view of grades

Advanced PressbooksEDU Publishing Webinar

Date: Wed, Jun 26, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

This training session is open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who have some familiarity with Pressbooks and are ready to engage in more complex activities, like adding interactive elements or integrating Pressbooks with supported third-party tools. A more detailed description of webinar topics can be found in our guide.

Please be aware that this event is listed in CST here and EST on the google form. This webinar is open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks.

Canvas Gradebook Overview

Date: Thu, Jun 27, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

This session covers the basics of setting up and navigating through your Canvas Gradebook. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Arranging Gradebook Columns
  • Applying late/missing policies
  • Hiding and Posting Grades
  • Gradebook Management/Time Saving Strategies
  • Using "Notes" in your Gradebook

Canvas Overview

Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This session covers the basics of setting up your Canvas course shell. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Account & Notifications Settings
  • Editing the Course Navigation Menu
  • Understanding the difference between Modules, Pages, and Files
  • Basics of using Discussions
  • Assignments and Grades
  • Editing the Syllabus
  • Student view

iClicker : Events outside the classroom

Date: Mon, Jul 29, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

iClicker Events is designed to allow participants easy access without the need to create an iClicker account, register for a course, or purchase a subscription. In this 20-minute session learn more about how this latest feature works and how you may create Events outside the classroom. No iClicker account required! This session is vendor hosted and facilitated by Missouri Online.

Note: iClicker is free for MU but is a student cost at UMKC and UMSL.  It is not currently available at Missouri S&T.

iClicker: AI question generator & authentic assessment

Date: Thu, Aug 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rooted in modern pedagogy and enhanced by generative AI, the iClicker AI Question Creator enables instructors to effortlessly craft and deploy unique questions that facilitate an interactive and engaged classroom experience. Tailored to fit any discipline or topic, the question creator allows educators to specify the desired level of rigor, course level, and learning taxonomy, ensuring the questions align with their teaching goals, which we will cover in this 30-minute session. Additionally, we will touch on some other pedagogical practices to help you get the most out of the software. This session is vendor hosted and facilitated by Missouri Online.

Note: iClicker is free for MU but is a student cost at UMKC and UMSL.  It is not currently available at Missouri S&T.

iClicker: Asynchronous course use

Date: Fri, Aug 9, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

The new Assignments activity type in iClicker Cloud extends iClicker’s signature student engagement experience to asynchronous class meetings. The Assignments feature allows instructors to upload pre-authored questions to gather student feedback, encourage participation, and gauge understanding. Students can still feel like they are active participants in their courses by responding to Assignments at their own pace, from wherever they may be. Assignments are great for pre-class, post-class, breakout, or lab activities in synchronous classes, too! This session is vendor hosted and facilitated by Missouri Online.

Note: iClicker is free for MU but is a student cost at UMKC and UMSL.  It is not currently available at Missouri S&T.