Instructional Workshops

The Center holds regular e-learning, Canvas and instructional workshops as well as teaching circles, roundtables and other special events. We can also arrange a special workshop or consultation for departments, groups or individuals upon request. For details and the current schedule, please reference our calendar.

To request enrollment or individual consultation, or to a arrange a special departmental or group workshop on any of our workshop topics, please call extension 7-8080 or email ctl@uncc.edu.

Making the Move to Canvas

 This two-hour, hands-on intensive workshop provides you with the perfect jumpstart to transition to Canvas. You will start fresh by understanding the interactivity of Canvas tools and how they influence your courses development. Then you will go next to developing your Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, and other resources.

Best practices on using Modules and Pages will support your course as you develop your course content in your Sandbox course.

Before You Attend

  1. Watch these three videos (total of 15 minutes)
    1. Course Layout
    2. Canvas Overview
    3. Canvas Modules
  2. Have your Sandbox course ready to use or request a Development Course Shell
  3. Have access (Google docs) to your syllabus, at least three to six course files, images, and list of assessment items  (Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes)

This 2-hour intensive workshop is presented as a guided, hands-on workshop.
 

Faculty Guide - Feedback

Welcome to this Webinar series based on Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide, collaboratively written by the Top 40 Academy, a faculty professional learning community at UNC Charlotte. The book helps prepare faculty who teach students new to the university how create a positive academic experience for both first-time students and students who transfer in. Join the authors to hear detailed synopses about their topics and have the opportunity to ask them questions.

This session will focus on the Student Feedback chapter. Feedback allows students the opportunity to identify what they have learned or mastered and what is yet to be learned or mastered. It allows instructors the opportunity to identify what has been mastered and what needs further instruction and attention.

Presenters: Desiré Taylor and Diane Cassidy

Desiré Taylor photoDesiré Taylor is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

 


 

Diane Cassidy photoDiane Cassidy is Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department. She has developed and taught several undergraduate courses for the College of Computing and Informatics and assisted in the revision and updating of key courses and curriculum plans.

 

 

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t09e35320102ec04a816484ae1ff84544  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your name and email address and click Join Now.
  • Login in 10 minutes before the start time to check your microphone.
  • If you experience any technical problems, please call WebEx Support at 866-229-3239

QM Check in for DE Faculty

This is your opportunity to provide a 3-5 minute tour of your online or hybrid course and make a plan for finishing the development. Small group pairings with common challenges will help to resolve issues with course design related to QM standards. Developers delivering in Fall 2017 will request an internal review by May 1 and developers who are already teaching should plan to have an internal review this semester. The goal is to move to completion and QM course certification and share information on the review process.

My Favorite Canvas Tools

Whether you're already teaching with Canvas or planning to transition in the Spring Semester, join us for this Webinar. Two "power users" will show you how they use their favorite tools and features to get more out of Canvas.

Julie Cook photoJulie Cook, University Writing Program, will focus on Tables, Kaltura Video Management, Analytics, Rubrics and Chat.

 

 


Lanny Inabnit photoLanny Inabnit, Department of Kinesiology, will show you how he uses SpeedGrader, Video and Document Embedding, Module layout, Quizzing and Syllabus/Calendar.

 

 


NOTE: This session will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tca85d37c78b6459e32310a948acc78bb  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your name and email address and click Join Now.
  • Login in 10 minutes before the start time to check your microphone.
  • If you experience any technical problems, please call WebEx Support at 866-229-3239.
     

Putting Reflection to Work: Practical Teaching Strategies

Whether one is entering the board room, the operating room, the lab, or the classroom, professionals are expected to engage in reflective practices. As such, reflection is widely acknowledged in multiple disciplines as essential for students to learn. Yet reflection is notoriously difficult to teach. In this workshop, we will discuss numerous practical teaching strategies, ranging from activities that require little to no time on your part to those that require more of your time, that will get your students reflecting. If you want reflective writing to be a centerpiece of your teaching or want reflection to be another option in your teaching strategies, this workshop is for you.     

Presenter: Heather Bastian is the Associate Director of the Communication Across the Curriculum Program (CxC). CxC works with departments and individual faculty to help them integrate writing and speaking into their curriculum and teaching. Heather received her PhD from the University of Kansas in English with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric. She joins CxC with twelve years of experience teaching university-level writing and with research interests in the teaching of writing and writing program administration.  

Portfolios: Public Health

UNC Charlotte has a growing community of portfolio users, and we want to show them off! This Webinar series includes faculty presenters who discuss how they implemented a portfolio project into their program and courses, what their success and struggles were, and some of their best student examples.

Presenters: Andrew Harver and Crystal Nicole Piper


Andrew Harver in labAndrew Harver, PhD, AE-C, is a Professor of Public Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte. For over 20 years Harver has been an advocate of “writing to learn” and incorporates substantive writing activities in all of his courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is active in the university’s Communication Across the Curriculum initiatives, and an adopter of eportfolios to evidence integrated learning experiences. Harver serves as co-editor of 
The Field Guide to ePortfolio, a publication driven by AAEEBL and targeted for fall 2016 from AAC&U Publications involving over 50 authors from the eportfolio field.
 
Crystal Nicole Piper is an Associate Professor of Public Heath Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte. In an attempt to better explain the multiple determinants associated with a specific condition, her research agenda integrates a life course approach to the study of chronic diseases and contributes to the advancement of her expertise in the field.
 
NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

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Critical Thinking Symposium

Join Key Stakeholders From Across the UNC System

The event has two goals:

  1. Engage faculty, academic leadership, and instructional staff in learning different ways to teach critical thinking across disciplines.
  2. Build capacity for faculty, librarians, faculty developers, student support services professionals, assessment and accreditation staff, and academic leaders to all play a key role in ensuring all students graduate with critical thinking skills.

Campuses are encouraged to send teams that include faculty, administrators, academic support staff, assessment and accreditation staff, general education faculty and leadership.  Individual participants are also welcome to attend.

Register for the Critical Thinking Symposium

 

DYBC

 The “Designing Your Blended Course” workshop explores the eight General Standards in the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to build a blended course. While QM recognizes that each institution will define "blended" in its own way, this framework will work with any combination of face-to-face and online elements. Participants use the QM Rubric to review key blended elements and develop a course development plan.

Lisa Clark, a QM Master Reviewer and APPQMR face-to-face and online trainer, will lead the workshop. Lisa was introduced to QM in 2010 while attending an APPQMR workshop and has been passionate about it ever since. She teaches a variety of English, communication, women's history, and media literacy courses. Lisa has a BA in English from the Ohio State University, an MA from the Union Institute & University/Vermont College in English & Women's Studies, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University. She currently serves as Dean of Online Programs at The University of Northwestern Ohio.

Note: Participants in this workshop need to have a blended course to work on throughout the session.

Taking Attendance in Canvas

The Attendance tool is used for taking attendance in Canvas courses. It can be used for online or face-to-face courses by tracking student presence and participation. This 30-minute webinar will show how to track attendance in the course, mark different categories, and how to integrate it into the Gradebook.

NOTE: This workshop will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

 

Folio Thinking and ePortfolios: Guiding Students into Integrated Learning

As students move through our courses, university experiences, community engagements, and into a discipline, how does “folio thinking” lead toward successfully making their learning visible to themselves, their discipline, and their future employers?  As faculty and advisors, how do we encourage and enable folio thinking?  The end product and goals are to foster self-sustained ownership of one’s own education.

This workshop will unpack the concept of “folio thinking,” and look at a variety of tactics we can use to create opportunities for the process of making and presenting learning using the eportfolio tool. These tactics might be highly focused in your course or live in the margins of your course.We will give an overview of Folio Thinking’s relation to Collection, Selection/Connection, Reflection, Projection abd tactics one might use in the various stages of portfolio work. Bring course descriptions and/or assignments to review, if you wish.  

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Connie G. Rothwell is a consultant in Communication across the Curriculum in the Office of Undergraduate Studies after a 27+ UNCC career teaching a variety of writing courses in English, First Year Writing, and the University Honors Program. She began her interest in portfolio work early in her career, learning from Kathleen Yancey, a professor at UNC Charlotte at the time.  She continued to develop her practice and understanding of portfolios, moving into eportfolios, through her own courses and the capstone Senior Portfolio in Honors.  Her goal is to help make eportfolio work engaging (not enraging) for faculty and often says, “We must be able to survive our own good ideas and intentions.”

 

Data Analytics and Research Methods for Your SOTL Grant

Unsure how to structure the research methodology of your SOTL grant?  Having a solid methodology section for your SOTL grant is essential to its success.

This workshop, led by Project Mosaic's Kailas Venkitasubramanian, will provide an overview of standard methodologies for SOTL projects. Project Mosaic works with researchers across campus and facilitates data-intensive social science research.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their research ideas and get feedback on cutting-edge tools for analytics-powered social science and behavioral research that they can use. Participants are encouraged to bring their research questions for discussion and will learn how they can partner with Project Mosaic to support their SOTL inquiry.

Adjunct Faculty Reading Group

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Join your fellow adjuncts for a reading and discussion group that focuses on successful teaching practices.  You’ll learn from each other and broaden your network too.

Teaching topics will be chosen by the group at the first meeting.  Dr. Meg Morgan, group facilitator, will share articles and chapters for each topic to guide the discussions. These articles will provide context that will enable you to discuss and debate the topics.  However, this is an informal and friendly group -- so it’s ok if you haven’t finished all the reading ;-)  

Possible topics might include:

  • Setting the tone of a class

  • Teaching styles and classroom communication

  • Strategies for teaching millennials and adults

  • Organizing your course and preparing lesson plans

  • Preparing and assessing assignments

  • Teaching large classes

Adjuncts are welcome to come to any meetings throughout the semester - so please join us for lively and engaged discussions.

Dr. Meg Morgan, Emeritus Associate Professor of English, Recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching and Recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence will facilitate this reading group.

Meetings will be held on Fridays in Kennedy 221:

Canvas Analytics

Learning management systems like Canvas capture various data that can help instructors to make teaching decisions. This workshop will explore student learning data available in Canvas and discuss how instructors can utilize the data. If you have any specific data you are interested in, bring along the idea to discuss and collaborate with other workshop participants.

Teaching Fully Online with Canvas

Facilitators of this workshop will demonstrate two online courses they have taught with Canvas. Discussion will range from how the course is structured and what a typical week looks like to tips on how to facilitate students’ quality work and active participation while managing the instructor’s own time. If you’d like to gather ideas for a smooth online teaching with Canvas, come join this workshop.

Putting Library Resource in Canvas

Find out how to incorporate library resources and services right into your Canvas course. You'll also learn how your personal librarian can support your instruction as well as your research.

Judy Walker photoJudy Walker, Education/Psychology Librarian in Atkins Library, will lead the session.

 

 

 

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7 Tips for Communicating in Canvas

Learn some tips about communicating with your students in Canvas using Inbox, Announcements and Notifications -- including some settings we weren't expecting!

NOTE: This workshop will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

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Martin - Effective Time Management

Online teaching is time consuming. We will discuss various strategies such as setting response times, creating clear grading rubrics, assigning discussion moderators, setting grading schedule, clarifying contact expectations that will assist in effectively managing time when teaching online.

Florence Martin photoDr. Florence Martin, Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program, will lead the session. She researches on technology tools that improve learning and performance (synchronous virtual classrooms, mobile technologies, learning analytics).

NOTE: This workshop will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

 

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Webinar Resources: "Effective Time Management Strategies to Teach Online" slides [PDF - 1.6 MB]

 

Organizing Content in Canvas

This workshop will discuss ways to organize course content and establish navigational pathways for students. In Canvas, one content can be accessed in multiple ways. Understanding how content can be accessed will help instructors to organize course content in a manner that’s clear and consistent for students. Another important aspect of content organization is managing students’ content access throughout the semester. Limiting access to future weeks' content can facilitate learning of the current week's materials. We will look into Modules and publishing options to manage the flow of student access to the course content.

Creating Videos in Canvas (Kaltura CaptureSpace)

Kaltura CaptureSpace allows you to add powerful media tools to Canvas, and combine the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more. Creating and sharing multimedia learning content is easier than ever using these intuitive tools.

This workshop will walk you through the most common features of Kaltura CaptureSpace in Canvas. It will also help establish a foundation for further exploration of sharing and using rich multimedia content across Canvas courses.

Active Learning: A Teacher's Toolkit

Faculty are increasingly using active learning in higher education and UNC Charlotte has several new Active Learning Classrooms.  When faculty make the shift from a teaching-centered approach that relies on lectures to a learning-centered classroom that focuses on active learning, they quickly realize that they need to change their approach in the classroom.  This can seem daunting - but it shouldn't! This workshop will provide instructors easy-to-adopt activities that can be used to engage students in their learning.  

Helping Adult Students Succeed in Your Classroom

Did you know adult students make up 22% of UNC Charlotte's undergraduate population? Adult students can be a valuable intellectual and experiential resource in classrooms across campus. In this workshop, we'll discuss best practices in adult education and strategies for building relationships with adult students while helping them to succeed in your course. 

 

Kimberly Rodgers is an academic advisor with the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES). OASES staff teach, advise, advocate for, and support adult students throughout their transition into the university. Kimberly received her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from James Madison University and is an alumna of UNC Charlotte having earned her master's degree from the College of Education in Community Counseling. She previously worked in Student Services at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and in Disability Services at UNC Charlotte. 

Universal Design Certificate Part II

This two-part certificate program will offer an understanding of the importance of Universal Design (UD) and how to build content that is universally accessible. An overview of common disabilities and strategies used to mediate barriers to access will be included. The program explains how to make materials universally designed to ensure access by the broadest range of individual needs.

With the completion of this certificate you will have a better understanding of Universal Design and disability. You will be able to make your content universally designed, so that it is more accessible, more readable, and more usable for the widest number of individuals. Moreover, the program will provide information that helps you build accessible web content.

The second session focuses on how to make MS Word documents and MS PowerPoint slides accessible. It will also review how to add Alternative Text to graphic content, how the use of styles contributes to the document and how to create accessible tables. This session also concentrates on how to make PDF files accessible. It will provide an understanding of PDF files, where they come from, which one is more accessible, and how to make them accessible.

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Universal Design Certificate Part I

This two-part certificate program will offer an understanding of the importance of Universal Design (UD) and how to build content that is universally accessible. An overview of common disabilities and strategies used to mediate barriers to access will be included. The program explains how to make materials universally designed to ensure access by the broadest range of individual needs.

With the completion of this certificate you will have a better understanding of Universal Design and disability. You will be able to make your content universally designed, so that it is more accessible, more readable, and more usable for the widest number of individuals. Moreover, the program will provide information that helps you build accessible web content.

The first session will explain universal design (UD) and discuss the importance of using this approach to ensure access for individuals on and off campus. Also discussed is the necessity of a UD perspective in the context of disability, the different types of disability and how accommodations, such as assistive technology, mediate the barriers to access. This session will also introduce the assistive technology commonly used on campus and how the AT intersects with Campus Information Technology. Moreover, an overview of web accessibility and Canvas accessibility is covered.

NOTE: Register for Universal Design Certificate Program

Integrating New Library Resources + Services into your Courses

 
This workshop will highlight new library resources and services available to you and your students, and will help you think of ways to easily and creatively integrate them into your courses.  During the workshop you will learn about the library's eTextbook program and streaming media resources.  You will also learn how to integrate new resources, including BrowZine and the New York Times in Education, into your curriculum. Finally, you will learn how subject librarians can help you think creatively about library instruction, assisting you with ideas for assignments, particularly with a scaffolding approach.  This will also be a great opportunity to explore the features of the new library website!

Transitioning to WebEx

WebEx TrainingIf you're a current Saba, Go To Meeting, or Adobe Connect user, this workshop is for you!

Beginning in August 2016, WebEx will be the University's fully-supported Web conferencing system and integrated with Canvas. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create WebEx events in Canvas, lead and manage interactive classes, use tools like desktop sharing, whiteboard, breakout rooms and polls, and record class sessions.

NOTE: Please bring a PowerPoint presentation, a Web site URL, and any other materials you use in your virtual classes.
 

WebEx Part II: Leading a Class

WebEx is our live, virtual classroom integrated with Canvas. In this workshop, you'll learn how to lead interactive classes, use tools like desktop sharing, whiteboard, polls and breakout rooms, and record class sessions. If you've been using Saba Meeting, Go To Meeting or another Web conferencing system, this workshop is for you!

Workshop Prerequisites: This workshop is part II of II. We strongly recommend that you attend the "WebEx Part I: Using WebEx in Canvas" workshop first to learn best practices for using WebEx in Canvas. This workshop will go into more depth of the features of WebEx Training Center.

NOTE: This is an online workshop using WebEx, the University's web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet and a microphone to participate fully. Please have a PowerPoint presentation, a Web site URL, and any other materials you might use in a class available. You will be sent a link the day before the workshop.
 

WebEx Part I: Online Introduction

Experience the collaborative features of this live, highly interactive virtual classroom that's integrated with Canvas in a one-hour, online demonstration. In Web Ex you can present and discuss learning materials using robust features that include two-way audio, video, content display, interactive whiteboard, application sharing, polls and breakout rooms for small group discussion.

Workshop Prerequisites: None. This workshop is part I of II.  We recommend that you to attend this session before the "WebEx Part II: Leading a Class" workshop, especially if you have never participated in a live Webinar.

NOTE: This is an online workshop. You will need access to the Internet and a microphone to participate fully. Please run the Test Meeting to verify that your computer can run WebEx. You will be sent a link the day before the workshop.

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  • We recommend using Firefox or Chrome. The first time you launch WebEx, you'll be prompted to install a plugin.
  • To attend, click on this link: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t8282d7c755344450998f4be9e93bf5ba (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • In the Join Session Now block on the right, enter your name and email address and click Join Now.
  • Login in 10 minutes before the start time for a microphone check.
  • If you have any technical problems, call WebEx Support: 1-866-229-3239

 

Using Video in Canvas (My Media & Kaltura)

Learn about extended tasks and flexibility of the Kaltura tool; access your My Media through the Rich Content Editor (RCE); provide assignments for student video projects; create new media in several ways via the My Media page; share your video through the Media Gallery; capture your presentation through CaptureSpace; access student engagement reports through Kaltura Analytics.

Modules: Organizing Course Content

Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. Add Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Files and more in an organized sequence of learning activities.

Canvas trainers will lead this session.

Canvas Communication Strategies

Learn about Canvas’ communication options, including Inbox, Notifications, Announcements, and Chat. You will learn best practices for using each communication option.

Canvas trainers will lead this session.

Canvas Full Migration

This two-hour, hands-on workshop helps you jumpstart your transition to Canvas. Migrate Assignments, Tests and Surveys, Forums, Resources (except URLs), and Modules over to a practice site in Canvas. From there, you can make adjustments, update settings, add new content, and get everything ready to go before you export it over to your “real” course site. Come prepared to develop your actual course content.

Canvas trainers will lead this session.

NOTE: This workshop is for faculty who have not yet logged into Canvas and moved their content into an active course site.

 

Canvas Quizzing

Giving frequent low-stake quizzes is considered a great student-centered learning technique facilitating students to become accountable for their learning. Are you looking for ways to manage a number of quizzes in time-efficient manner? Or, are you looking for alternatives to Opscan fill-in-the-bubble testing? Then this workshop is for you!

Canvas Webinar

Want to know where to start with Canvas?  Have a specific question that’s not in the Help guide?  This 30-minute webinar will provide you with information to get started using Canvas today and have time for Q&A.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

Cummunication Across the Curriculum - Presents Jose Antonio Bowen

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. Technology has fundamentally changed our relationship to knowledge and this increases the value of critical thinking, but we need to redesign our courses to deliver this value. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class. By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.

Sample keynote

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What It's Like to Redesign Large-Enrollment Courses

A faculty team of the First Year Writing program has been working on redesigning the UWRT 1101 and 1102 course sequence into a new UWRT 1104.  This course is the largest enrollment course at the university and its redesign aimed to meet diverse student needs. Similarly, a group of faculty members from the College of Arts and Architecture teamed up to offer general education courses in innovative formats. Please join this informal meeting with the two faculty teams to hear about the new course formats and the redesign process.

This workshop is a must for any program considering how they might approach redesigning a course to better meet student demand, to address classroom availability, to improve student success, and more!

 

Canvas Open Swim

Want to explore new areas of Canvas or new instructional techniques with personalized attention available? The Center for Teaching and Learning consultants will be on hand to work with you and answer your questions.

Please note: Open Swim is for Canvas users who have specific questions about Canvas tools and features. If you want to learn Canvas, please sign up for "Starting with a Fresh Canvas" or "Rebuilding My Moodle in Canvas".

Canvas Assignments and Gradebook

Would you like to make grades available to your students online?

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use the Canvas Assignments page to set up your Gradebook to calculate course grades. You’ll also learn how to create and grade assignments, enter grades with SpeedGrader, and use rubrics for communicating expectations of quality.

Starting with a Fresh Canvas

This workshop is for people who want to build their Canvas course from a clean slate.

You will explore the Canvas interface, learn how to set the Home Page and communicate with your students, and practice adding content and resources - including the syllabus - to your Canvas course. We will also guide you in setting up Assignments that report to the Gradebook.
 

Rebuilding My Moodle in Canvas

Are you a current Moodle user who is making the leap to Canvas? In this workshop, we’ll show you how to rebuild your courses in Canvas using your migrated Moodle course content and materials. We will discuss your options for reformatting this content and which pieces may be more difficult to reuse.

You’ll also learn how to communicate with your students, set the Home Page, add content and resources, and set up assignments for all graded activities that report to the Gradebook.

In this workshop you'll be reformatting a Moodle course that's been imported into Canvas. All Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Moodle courses have already been imported to Canvas. You just have to copy it as described below. If you want to use a course taught prior to Summer 2015 or a Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 Moodle course, you'll have to import a Moodle backup.

For this workshop, you MUST copy the Canvas course or import your Moodle backup into your Canvas Sandbox Course prior to attending. Note that there will not be time to import during the workshop. You MUST complete this step beforehand.

How to copy from a Canvas course
    •    How to copy a Canvas course into another Canvas course
    •    How to import content from another Canvas course

How to import from Moodle
    •    Video Guide - Backup a Moodle Course and Import into Canvas
    •    How do I backup my Moodle Course (UNC Charlotte FAQ)
    •    Step-by-step Guide on Importing from Moodle (Canvas Guide)

How to access Canvas

    •    URL: canvas.uncc.edu
    •    Use your NinerNET ID and password

    •    Not sure this is the workshop you need? See: Which Workshop is Right For Me?

 

Using Data Sources in Undergraduate Courses

Two students working on their laptopsWith the rise of the information age and an increasingly data driven society, it is important for students to understand, use, and manipulate various kinds of data. This workshop will provide examples of class discussion questions, group work activities, and low-stakes assignments to increase students’ ability to find and utilize major sources of data and statistics for almost any course.

These strategies will apply if you are assigning a major research project or if you only want to incorporate these skills on a smaller scale throughout a course. Two of the sources that will be discussed are Simply Map and Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States as well as other discipline specific resources.

Nicole Spoor, Assistant Professor and Business Librarian at J. Murrey Atkins Library, will lead the session.

CTL Common Read: Make It Stick

CTL COMMON READ: Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success

Mindset:  The New Psychology of SuccessJoin us for a brown bag discussion of readings related to teaching and learning. Our Fall 2016 reading will be Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014). By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.

"To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners." (From: makeitstick.com)

How we'll do it

Beginning September 14, we’ll meet once a month for four months from noon until 1:00 pm to informally discuss two chapters at a time of this powerful book by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, & Mark A. McDaniel  Please bring your own lunch or a snack to enjoy while we make connections with the book and our teaching practice.  All are welcome to attend, even if you haven’t read the chapters under discussion!

 

The discussion will be lead by Dr. Bobby Hobgood, Director of the Language Resource Center in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, and Foreign Language Methods Professor in the College of Education.  This will be Bobby’s third book study at UNC Charlotte.  

Fall 2016 Meetings (12-1 pm, Kennedy 221):  September 14, October 12, November 2, November 30

Copies of the book are on reserve in the library.

Interpreting and Using Student Feedback

This workshop is for faculty who are interested in implementing instructional changes in response to course feedback.

 

Forming and Managing Groups for Collaborative Learning

This workshop explores some of things faculty should consider when they form and manage groups in a collaborative learning environment.  Specifically, participants will learn some of the best practices for forming groups and different strategies for doing so.  We will also cover some strategies that faculty can use to manage groups, which can help group work go more smoothly.  Finally, we will talk about potential interventions for groups who are struggling.

 

The Active Learning Classroom: How to Get Student Buy-In

Faculty are increasingly using active learning in higher education.  When faculty make the shift from a teaching centered approach with relies on lectures to a learning centered classroom that focuses on active learning they quickly realize the importance of student buy-in.  If students do not come to class prepared and ready to engage, learning suffers.   This workshop will discuss some strategies that can be used to increase student buy-in for active learning and to incentivize student preparation and engagement.

W/O Community Conversations - April

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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W/O Conversations - Session 3

The final session of community building conversations for faculty in any discipline who teach W or O courses. As always, come with questions, ideas, and challenges around teaching and learning in a W/O course.

Fri., Apr. 15, 9:30 am - 10:15 am, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

 

W/O Community Conversations - March

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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W/O Conversations - Session 2

Continued community building conversations for faculty in any discipline who teach W or O courses. Come with questions, ideas, and challenges around teaching and learning in a W/O course.

Tues., Mar. 22, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

Co-Facilitator: Brandy Stamper, Communication Studies

 

 

W/O Community Conversations - February

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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W/O Conversations - Session 1

These are community building conversations for faculty in any discipline who teach W or O courses. Come with questions, ideas, and challenges around teaching and learning in a W/O course.

Fri., Feb. 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

Co-Facilitator: Craig Paddock, Communication Studies

 

 

Enhancing Student Learning - Quick but Constructive: Feedback Techniques

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.. Please join us for the final installment which will teach faculty how to give:

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Quick but Constructive:  Feedback Techniques

Participants will learn feedback techniques that are fast and effective

Thurs., Apr. 21, 1:15 am - 2:15 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

Co-Facilitator: Connie Rothwell, Lecturer, University Writing Program

Enhancing Student Learning - Improving Learning Through Writing

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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Improving Learning through Writing

Participants will engage in easy to implement writing to learn strategies that enhance student learning.

Wed., Mar. 23, 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

Co-Facilitator: Joan Mullin, Executive Director, University Writing Program

Enhancing Student Learning

Improving Learning through Speaking

Wed., Feb. 17, 12:30-1:20pm, Kennedy 221

Co- Facilitator: John Frederick, Director of Academic Planning and Assessment; Communication Studies Professor

Description: Participants will engage in easy to implement speaking to learn strategies that enhance student learning.