Libraries website redesign

From Lauren Todd, Engineering Subject Librarian: The University Libraries will launch a redesigned website on February 18. You can see a preview and learn more details here. The primary goal is to make it easier and more intuitive for our users to connect and find what they need. The updates are based on long-term feedback, and […]

Kaltura Training Webinars

Kaltura has announced a series of masterclasses on how to use video for better educational outcomes (click to register). Please see the below message from Kaltura for details regarding this training opportunity: “This isn’t a “now click this button” technical training – the Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy series will focus on the pedagogical underpinnings of […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, December 11): Intermediate Zoom Features

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Intermediate Zoom Features” this Friday (12/11) @ 12:00pm. Topics to be covered include: Zoom/Canvas integration, co-hosts and alternative hosts, polling, reports, and managing Zoom recordings. This is primarily intended for faculty (or AIs/TAs) who have limited experience managing and hosting Zoom meetings.  […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, December 4): Advanced Testing Options

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Advanced Testing Options” this Friday (12/4) @ 12:00pm. Topics to be covered include: Kaltura vs Canvas Quizzes for video lecture assessment; extended time for accommodations; take home Canvas Quizzes; bonus questions; student-selected questions; and administering multiple exam versions.  What: Advanced Testing Options […]

Syllabus statements

This blog post will be pinned to the top of the blog for the first few weeks of the Fall semester. Here you will find suggested syllabus language regarding student resources and policies for this semester. We intend these statements to be easily adapted for inclusion as a section in your existing syllabus, a separate […]

Recording: Assessment Brown Bag (September 3)

Our eighth brown bag was a moderated discussion facilitated by Jay Turner on various topics related to assessment and academic integrity. Patty Weisensee, Emily Boyd, and Jim Feher shared their experiences with take-home tests, Zoom proctored exams, and Respondus Monitor. Jay also shared thoughts from Young-Shin Jin about using oral exams, and fielded questions and […]

Recording: Zoom moderator training (September 8)

Below is the recording of the Zoom moderator training. We addressed various Zoom settings and roles, and also discussed control of the pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras in university pooled classrooms. I’ve also linked to the slide deck for this presentation here. Click here to view Zoom moderator training. UDPATE: If you are trying to use the […]

Recording: Technology Tools Brown Bag (August 28th)

Our seventh virtual brown bag was held on August 28th. The instructional design team answered questions about Zoom, Kaltura, Gradescope, and Canvas. The recording is a Zoom recording that was processed and hosted in Kaltura. For your convenience, we’ve added Chapters to this recording that highlight when each topic was discussed. You can find the […]

Virtual Brown Bag (Thursday, September 3): Assessment and Academic Integrity

The instructional design team invites you to join us on Thursday for an moderated panel discussion on assessment and academic integrity. Jay Turner will moderate the discussion, with Patty Weisensee, Emily Boyd, Jim Feher, and the instructional design team serving as the panel. Each of these faculty will comment on their experiences with adapting assessments […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, August 28): Tech Tips

The instructional design team invites you to join us this Friday for an informal discussions on teaching technology tips. We’ll answer the questions you’ve asked in our workshops this summer about Kaltura, Canvas, Gradescope, Zoom, and classroom technology. Join us for step-by-step demonstrations or to have your own questions answered. To accommodate the McKelvey Education, […]

Recording: Classroom Teaching Technology Virtual Brown Bag (August 20)

Our sixth virtual brown bag was held on August 20th from one of the pooled classrooms on Danforth campus. During this demonstration, Emily Boyd showed how to use the pooled classroom technology to deliver a hybrid lecture to students in-person and online simultaneously. Emily modeled the use of a tablet, a doc cam, and a […]

Recording: Engaging Online Students Virtual Brown Bag (August 14)

Our fifth virtual brown bag was on August 14th. Meghann Pytka and Jason Crandall shared various tools and approaches to facilitating online student engagement, including discussion boards, Zoom office hours, and small group work. I’ve attached the presentation from this brown bag here: August 14 Slide Deck The session recording is linked below. You must […]

Virtual Brown Bag (Thursday, August 20): Classroom teaching technology

This week, Emily Boyd will be simulating a brief lecture (10-15 mins.) from a university pooled classroom in Jubel Hall. Jason Crandall will join her to act as production assistant, and there will be a few students in the classroom, as well as online to simulate the process of asking and answering questions. Following the […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, August 14): Engaging Online Students

The McKelvey Instructional Design team will be hosting a conversation about various methods of engaging with online students, including polling software, discussion boards, structured office hours/Q&A sessions, and small group work. In addition to sharing some best practices, we invite you to come prepared to share your own plans and questions. Please join us on Friday, […]

Recording: Gradescope Virtual Brown Bag (July 31)

Our fourth virtual brown bag was on July 31st. Bill Siever and Tsitsi Nussinov showed various ways they have used Gradescope to help with fairness, consistency, and efficiency in their grading workflows. Both Bill and Tsitsi have shared their slide decks and are willing to consult with other faculty if desired. I’ve posted all three […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, July 31): Gradescope

Tsitsi Nussinov and Bill Siever will be joining our instructional design team to discuss how they have used Gradescope to help with administering and grading various types of assignments and exams. Gradescope creates uniform grading rubrics, detailed student feedback, and an efficient grading for handwritten, electronic, and code submissions. Please join us on Friday, July 31st at noon […]

Upcoming CTL Zoom workshops (7/28, 7/29)

Hello, all. There are two workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning that I thought might be of interest to you. These are 30-minute workshop that can supplement the innovative ways many of you are already approaching your synchronous sessions in Zoom: Tuesday, July 28th, Noon-12:30 pm: Teaching with Zoom Whiteboard and Annotation […]

Recording: OneNote Virtual Brown Bag (July 16)

Our third virtual brown bag was on July 16th, and we had a great hands-on demonstration. Matt Lew and Janie Brennan shared tips on how to use OneNote for courses with significant calculation and derivation components. They demonstrated how a OneNote file can be combined with PowerPoint, .pdf files, and Canvas to capture free-form and […]

Virtual Brown Bag (July 16): OneNote

Janie Brennan and Matt Lew will be joining our instructional design team to discuss how they and their students used OneNote in their Spring courses. Please join us on Thursday, July 16th at noon to discuss the benefits and features of OneNote. There will be a hands-on, collaborative demonstration of a OneNote notebook during the […]