Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, January 8): Canvas Course Templates

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Canvas Course Templates” this Friday (1/8) @ 12:00pm. Topics to be covered include: Template Benefits, Template Options, Template Imports from Canvas Commons, and Template Customization. This session is primarily intended for faculty who are teaching in Spring 2021. What: Canvas Course Templates Virtual […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recording: Kaltura and YouTube Virtual Brown Bag (July 2nd)

Our second virtual brown bag was on July 2nd, and we had another great turnout. Neal Patwari gave a detailed demonstration of his process for recording, editing, and posting videos in iMovie and YouTube. Lori Setton explained why she used Kaltura in her spring course and how it helped her students. She also noted how […]

Virtual Brown Bag: Using Kaltura and iMovie (July 2)

Neal Patwari and Lori Setton will be joining our instructional design team to discuss how they and their students used video content in their Spring courses. Please join us on Thursday, July 2nd at noon to discuss the benefits and challenges of using iMovie, Youtube, and Kaltura for asynchronous lectures and student assignments. We’d also […]

Recording: SP2020 Lessons Learned (June 18)

Meghann and Jason hosted our first virtual brown bag on June 19th, and there were 49 attendees altogether. There was a robust discussion about student and faculty experiences during the spring 2020 remote session, and we surfaced a number of great topics for future brown bags. The session recording is linked below. You must be […]