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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  • Aug
    10

    (WEBINAR) Navigating Collaborate Ultra – August 10, 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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  • Aug
    10

    (WEBINAR) Canvas Essentials – August 10, 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. Join us to get a jumpstart in Canvas.
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  • Aug
    11

    (WEBINAR) Grading on Canvas – August 11, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    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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  • Aug
    11

    (Webinar) Community Forum on Remote Teaching Preparation: Course Setup, Assignments/Rubrics, Student Management – August 11, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Join your fellow instructors in this open community discussion, hosted by Stefania Burk (Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Arts; Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Asian Studies). We invite instructors who have taught online to share their experiences with course setup, assignments/rubrics, student management, and more. For instructors who are new to online teaching this Fall, bring your questions and concerns and leave with ideas for your upcoming courses.
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  • Aug
    12

    (Webinar) Using the Arts Remote Teaching Template in Your Canvas Course: Setup Tips & Use Cases – August 12, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Teaching on Canvas for the first time can be a daunting process, especially when working with a blank course site. Although instructors already have to focus on moving syllabi and assessments to a virtual platform, they must also consider how to provide students with visually engaging and structurally consistent experiences across courses.
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  • Aug
    13

    (WEBINAR) Navigating Zoom – August 13, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Zoom Video Communications is a web conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and seminars with your students. Lectures can be facilitated easily through the use of screen sharing, hosting sessions, raising hands, and creating breakout groups.
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  • Aug
    14

    (WEBINAR) Exploring Peer Assessments: A Comparative View of Canvas Peer Review, CLAS, ComPAIR and iPeer – August 14, 2020

    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. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to set up activities with these tools and then try them out as students. This session is all you need to make confident decisions about the best peer assessment tools for your classes.
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  • Aug
    17

    (WEBINAR) CLNotes: Making teaching and learning more effective – August 17, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    This online webinar will showcase how the text-based activities of Collaborative Learning Notes (CLNotes) can be used to help students of different learning backgrounds work together to understand and engage with course materials.
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  • Aug
    18

    (WEBINAR) Recording Screencast Lectures with Camtasia – August 18, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Are you looking for a way to pre-record lectures or post video tutorials for your courses? Camtasia is a powerful video tool that supports screen recording with audio as well as editing in various multimedia formats. It is available to all faculty, staff and students. This online webinar will guide you through the essential features of Camtasia, including screen recording, editing and uploading recordings to Canvas for students to view.
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  • Aug
    19

    (WEBINAR) Top Hat – August 19, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Top Hat is a web based classroom response system that offers instructors the flexibility to customize their lecture experience to suit students' needs and bring out the best of their teaching styles. This tool provides the opportunity for interactive content, increasing students' engagement with the course. For example, instructors can enhance their slides through annotations, ask various types of questions that go beyond multiple choice, facilitate discussion in a large classroom, and manage class participation seamlessly.
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  • Aug
    20

    (WEBINAR) Kaltura Media in Canvas – August 20, 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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  • Aug
    26

    (WEBINAR) CLAS: Collaborative Learning Annotation System – August 26, 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.
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  • Aug
    27

    (WEBINAR) Canvas Essentials – August 27, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    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. Join us to get a jumpstart in Canvas.
    Register

  • Aug
    31

    (WEBINAR) Grading on Canvas – August 31, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    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.
    Register