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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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Using iPeer for Peer Assessment Activities – December 2, 2021

    Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
    iPeer is a UBC developed tool that enables students to assess their team members’ contributions to group assignments. Not only do iPeer evaluations ensure fair grading, but they can also help students to share their thoughts on team member’s participation, reflect on the teamwork process and how they could improve their own contributions. This webinar will be run by an Arts ISIT educational technologist and learning designer team, who will explore iPeer functionalities and provide tips on how to decide on the evaluation methods that best suit your group assignments, and best practices for integrating group participation assessment into assessment activities. We will also be walking through the steps needed to set up iPeer for your course and integrate it with Canvas Groups and Gradebook.
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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Exploring Peer Assessments – December 8, 2021

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Exploring Peer Assessments is the ideal session for instructors looking to better understand how peer reviews can work in their classrooms and the learning tools that can help implement these activities. This online webinar will present a comparative view of some of the Faculty of Arts’ best used peer assessment tools: Canvas Peer Review, iPeer, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) and ComPAIR.
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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Grading on Canvas – December 6, 2021

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Grade quickly and efficiently using internal Canvas tools. In this webinar, we will go through the steps for creating quizzes and assignments, and explore grading tools such as the SpeedGrader and the Gradebook. The SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. The Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.  *This webinar will also guide you through some of the new features of the new Canvas Gradebook including more filtering options and automatic late penalties. Register now to experience the updated, intuitive interface.
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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Preparing Assessments Using Formscanner – December 7, 2021

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    FormScanner offers an alternative to Scantron machines by not only scanning and scoring multiple-choice forms, but also providing detailed info on answer distributions and overall class performance. Users can scan forms on any scanner instead of having to borrow a designated machine, which improves efficiency, workflow, and accessibility. This workshop will focus on how to physically prepare assessment forms using the various templates available.
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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Engaging Students Through Annotations – December 14, 2021

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    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 Zoom 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 Zoom whiteboard. Participants will leave the session with new ideas on how social annotation can benefit their classes.
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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Audio/Visual Equipment in the Classroom – December 15, 2021

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    One of the benefits of remote learning has been the access to video lectures. As we transition back to the classroom, it is beneficial to know what options are available for lesson capture in the physical environment. These options will increase the ability for instructors to move around the classroom to engage students in the classroom while properly capturing relevant content in the form of a video. These video recordings can be implemented in the course at the discretion of the instructor. Lesson capture also supports live lecture streaming for students that are not able to physically able to attend the lecture. In this webinar, we will explore the different physical audio-visual equipment in the classroom and lecture capture options. There will also be a focus on how to make a request for equipment that is either already in the classroom or needs to be signed out.
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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) CLAS: Collaborative Learning Annotation System – December 16, 2021

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    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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  • Dec
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    (WEBINAR) Increase Student Participation & Track Attendance with iClicker Cloud – December 20, 2021

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    This workshop will explore how iClicker can be used to engage students in synchronous class meetings, both online and in person. Beyond the traditional classic iClicker remotes, which only allow multiple choice responses, the iClicker Cloud application helps track student participation, while also enabling students to interact with numerous types of activities, including multiple choice, short answer and hot spot/target question. In this session, we will provide a walk-through on how to set up iClicker for your class through Canvas, how to deliver iClicker questions in a lecture and how to sync student iClicker grades with the Canvas Gradebook.
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  • Dec
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    In-Person Drop-in Session: Lecture Capture Equipment Test Run – December 23, 2021

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Join our AV and educational technology experts in Buchanan A203 to try out different options for Lecture Capture equipment - built-in classroom lecture capture technologies, self-contained recording kits and temporary recording carts.
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