Events

Arts ISIT’s virtual drop-in sessions are now available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Oct
    27

    (WEBINAR) Kaltura Media in Canvas – October 27, 2020

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Kaltura is a video-hosting platform that allows you and your students to easily upload and embed videos in Canvas without contributing to your course storage limit. You can use Kaltura to upload video files that you have saved from other software, or to capture and upload video directly from your webcam or your screen.
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  • Oct
    28

    (WEBINAR) CLAS: Collaborative Learning Annotation System – October 28, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same time. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped media application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments.
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  • Oct
    30

    (Webinar) Virtual Lunch Social for Arts GAAs & TAs – Oct 30, 2020

    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    DESCRIPTION Join us for our second virtual lunch social for community building activities led by your fellow GAAs and more resource sharing. Learn about what other teaching assistants and graduate academic assistants in the Faculty of Arts have been implementing in their virtual classes, as well as success stories, challenges, and advice. In addition, you...
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  • Nov
    6

    (WEBINAR) Designing Effective Remote Final Assessments – November 6, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    This webinar will provide tips and guidance on how to implement successful remote final assessments. Topics covered in this session will include: Exams in large and small classes; Assessment types: in person/live formats, take home/open book options, and oral exams; Designing effective question types; How technology can help: Canvas Quizzes, Respondus Lockdown Browser, Proctorio; Addressing and resolving student exam anxiety; Fostering a culture of academic integrity. Join us in this webinar to learn more about how to create effective remote assessments and adapt traditional exams to the online context.
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  • Nov
    10

    (WEBINAR) Grading on Canvas – November 10, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Grade quickly and efficiently using internal Canvas tools. SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. In this webinar, we will learn how to best navigate these features. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.
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  • Nov
    12

    (WEBINAR) Navigating Collaborate Ultra – November 12, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and seminars with your students. It can be enabled through any Canvas course, and lectures can be facilitated easily through the use of screen sharing, uploading videos and presentations, and a collaborative whiteboard feature. This one-hour webinar will guide you through utilizing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra's main features, including hosting sessions, sharing media, raising hands, breakout groups, and making past sessions available for download.
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  • Nov
    13

    WEBINAR: Respondus Lockdown Browser – November 13, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
    Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks students' computers down so they are only able to access the Canvas assessment. These assessments set up for use with Lockdown Browser are not accessible with other browsers. Exams are displayed in full screen and the browser can not be minimized while the student is taking the exam. It prevents access to any external applications, websites, and resources while in the exam. There is no camera or live invigilation of the exam however other options could be combined with Lockdown Browser that fulfills all your needs. This online webinar will guide you through the essential features of Respondus Lockdown Browser, including enabling it for online quizzes in Canvas and adjusting it's settings to best fit your exam.
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  • Nov
    16

    WEBINAR: Kaltura Media in Canvas – November 16, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Kaltura is a video-hosting platform that allows you and your students to easily upload and embed videos in Canvas without contributing to your course storage limit. You can use Kaltura to upload video files that you have saved from other software, or to capture and upload video directly from your webcam or your screen.
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  • Nov
    17

    (WEBINAR) Engaging Students Through Annotations – November 17, 2020

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    With educational technologies, the age old use of annotations takes on new dimensions. More specifically, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) allows students to comment directly on PDFs, reply to other comments and organize their observations, leading them to engage with textual materials in a more meaningful way. The Collaborate Ultra whiteboard provides a space for students to annotate documents in real time, allowing them to build on each other's knowledge to make new connections, together. This workshop will explore the pedagogical use of annotation tools such as CLAS and Collaborate Ultra whiteboard. Participants will leave the session with new ideas on how social annotation can benefit their classes.
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  • Nov
    18

    (WEBINAR) Zoom Workshop – November 18, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    This one-hour webinar will guide you through utilizing Zoom’s main tools, best practices, and other neat features.
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  • Nov
    19

    (WEBINAR) Remote Online Exams with Proctorio – November 19, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Proctorio is a remote exam proctoring system integrated with Canvas. When setting up an exam, instructors may choose to lock down their students' computers to prevent them from accessing other browsers, websites, and tabs, and to monitor their activity including keyboard, screen, video, and audio. After the exam, recordings are stored privately for review by instructors and TAs. Proctorio's algorithms automatically flag moments of potentially suspicious activity, allowing instructors to make the final decision on whether academic misconduct has been committed. This online webinar will guide you through the essential features of Proctorio, including enabling it for online quizzes in Canvas, adjusting the settings to fit an individualized exam, and reviewing recordings after an exam has been taken.
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  • Nov
    19

    (WEBINAR) Canvas Essentials – November 19, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    This introductory online webinar will prepare you to work with all the basics in Canvas. In this hour-long intensive session, we will get an overview of course instruction in Canvas; become familiar with communications tools and the Course Home Page; create Discussions and Assignments.
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  • Nov
    20

    (WEBINAR) CLAS: Collaborative Learning Annotation System – November 20, 2020

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same time. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped media application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments.
    Register

  • Dec
    9

    (RESCHEDULED) Connecting Multimedia Course Content: A Panel Presentation on Tapestry – Dec 9, 2020

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Tapestry Tool, a TLEF-funded project led by Steven Barnes (Associate Professor of Teaching, Psychology), provides a solution by allowing users to share content in “nodes” that can be connected and displayed as a virtual “tapestry” of interrelated topics.
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