Teaching with Technology Webinars

The Center for Teaching & Learning offers a variety of professional development opportunities that you can attend from your office or home. These Webinars focus on different strategies and techniques you can use to more effectively integrate technology into your teaching. These live online sessions use WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system.

The Power of Embeddable Content in Canvas (30-min. Webinar)

Date: November 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Whether you've been teaching with Canvas for awhile or are just looking to add new features for next semester, join us for this Webinar. See how to get more out of Canvas.

You'll learn how to embed external content like:

  • YouTube videos
  • Soundcloud music
  • Padlet Walls for real time written collaboration
  • Custom image content such as slideshows and photo galleries 
  • Google Docs so they can be viewed and edited directly in Canvas instead of just using URL link
     

Photo of Justin CaryJustin Cary, a lecturer in the University Writing Program, will lead you on this adventure. 

 

 

 

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.


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Developing and Facilitating Peer Review (30-min Webinar)

Date: November 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn how to make the most of peer review with this webinar. Peer review can be a productive and time saving pedagogical practice. It can increase student learning and performance on written and oral assignments as well as reduce your time grading. However, developing and facilitating effective peer review is challenging.

This webinar will help you meet these challenges by 1) introducing you to strategies that help students provide useful feedback and then utilize that feedback for revision and  2) addressing practical concerns about implementing peer review in a course. Whether you want to try peer review in your class but don’t know where to start or you have tried peer review but want some new ideas, this webinar is for you. 

Heather BastianHeather Bastian, the Associate Director of Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), will lead the session. CxC is a faculty driven, student focused program that consults with departments and individual faculty on how to integrate communication into the curriculum in ways that best facilitate student learning. Heather received her PhD from the University of Kansas in English with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric. She joined CxC with twelve years of experience teaching university-level writing and with research interests in the teaching of writing and writing program administration.

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.


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Online Literacy: Enhancing the Readability of Canvas Assignments (Webinar)

Date: November 8, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Students enter the university with varied levels of skill in reading comprehension. Our shift toward digital course materials makes this skill gap even more prominent. We will discuss strategies for identifying problems and improving the readability of assignments in Canvas.

Image of Cat MahaffeyCat Mahaffey, Associate Director of First-Year Writing in the University Writing Program, will lead the session. She researches online literacy and online writing instruction (OWI) and serves as a Quality Matters (QM) Faculty Fellow at UNC Charlotte.

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.


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eBooks at Work (30-min. Webinar)

Date: October 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This webinar will go over important information about implementing eBooks in the classroom and in your research. We’ll take a look at different titles and demonstrate tools and tips for access and use in and out of the classroom.

Presenters:

Photo of Abby MooreAbby Moore, Interim Head of Research and Instruction Services as well as an Education Librarian at UNC Charlotte.

 

 

Photo of Liz SilerLiz Siler, Collection Development Librarian.

 

 

 

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.


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Hints & Tricks for your Accessible Canvas Course (30-min. Webinar)

Date: October 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Instructors are required to make online content accessible to all students. This workshop provides information about how to design your Canvas course so all students can access it easily and ensure they have a similar experience.

We will start by examining the concepts of accommodation, accessibility, and usability. We will also discuss challenges learners can encounter, creating accessible content, improving usability of content, and look at ways to incorporate best practices for multimedia.

Presenters:

Khalil Eksheir photoKhaleel Eksheir, Assistive Technology Specialist, Office of Disability Services, enjoys working with students who use Assistive Technology (AT). He provides consultation and support for their access to academic material and websites. Khalil has a MS in Engineering Systems Management with a concentration in Information Technology, and has been in the field of Assistive Technology since 2012.


 

Caryl Gordon photoCaryl Gordon, Technology Support Analyst - Advanced, Center for Teaching & Learning, provides technical support and training for faculty, staff, and students on the use of the current LMS and other academic technologies. She also works with the Adjunct Faculty Learning Community. Caryl is adjunct faculty with the American Studies department and uses Canvas to teach an online intensive writing course. 


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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.


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Active Learning in the STEM Classroom (30-min Webinar)

Date: September 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In this webinar, we will review active learning approaches with an emphasis on STEM courses. The session will highlight current state of research in active learning, and review some of the best practices. We will also discuss resources available around campus, that may be helpful in designing and implementing such approaches.

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

 


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Effective Assessment Practices for Online Learning (Webinar)

Date: September 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you worried about the effectiveness of your online course assessments? This webinar will provide research-based assessment tips and techniques that you can use immediately. Please come prepared to discuss at least one assessment used in your course.
 
Beth Oyarzun photoBeth Oyarzun, Educational Leadership Department, College of Education, will lead the session. She has been teaching online for over ten years, an online student for more than 5 years, and also researches effective instructional strategies for online learning. She will share assessment tips and techniques that she has learned from her teaching practice, research, and experience as an online student.
 
 
 
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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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Are Students Really Watching My Videos? (30-min. Webinar)

Date: September 20, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

 Forecasting screenshotYou have spent lots of time creating videos for your courses. But do you know if your students are actually watching them?

In this Webinar, you will learn how to find viewing statistics for your videos in Canvas and learn some best practices for making videos that your students will watch.

Sam Eneman, Instructional Technology Specialist in the Center for Teaching & Learning, will lead the session.

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend:  https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tf1f07117f8dcf432075d9bdca86e53d2  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your first & last 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.

 


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Date: February 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

 Forecasting screenshotYou have spent lots of time creating videos for your courses. But do you know if your students are actually watching them?

In this Webinar, you will learn how to find viewing statistics for your videos in Canvas and learn some best practices for making videos that your students will watch.

Sam Eneman, Instructional Technology Specialist in the Center for Teaching & Learning, will lead the session.

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend:  https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tf1f07117f8dcf432075d9bdca86e53d2  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your first & last 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.

 


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New Early Alert Process Using CONNECT (30-min. Webinar)

Date: September 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
During this session you will learn how to raise early alerts using CONNECT by identifying students at-risk of failing based on current performance. Instructors teaching TOP 40 or Prospect for Success courses will also learn how to complete progress reports within the system. However, all instructors teaching a current course can still utilize the system to raise alerts.
 
CONNECT is an academic early alert system that has replaced Starfish for advising appointments and notes. It allows instructors to send systematic notifications to students regarding their academic progress in their courses via email. The progress report is an email notification that is sent to all TOP 40 and Prospect For Success faculty instructing them to complete the report by identifying only the students at-risk of failing if they continue their current trajectory in your course.
 
Fred Bowen photoLeeFredrick Bowen, Director for Academic Advising Systems in the Office of Undergraduate Education will lead this session. He also advises for undecided/undeclared students in the University Advising Center and teaches a Prospect for Success course in the fall semester.
 
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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend:  https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tb53db9ef90deafecb46cf0f646919525  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your first & last 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.

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Facilitating Student Discussions and Developing Students as Facilitators (30-min. Webinar)

Date: September 12, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn how to facilitate engaging class discussions and how to develop students as facilitators in this webinar. Structured discussions can be a powerful instructional strategy that deepen engagement with course content. They allow students to explore new ideas, recognize the contributions of others, and synthesize diverse viewpoints and information. They also can be used to enhance students’ communication competencies, especially when they are given the opportunity to facilitate. Students, however, need preparation and guidance to develop and practice these abilities.

This webinar will help you plan for leading in-class discussions and for preparing students to facilitate by 1) outlining features of effective discussions and facilitation and 2) discussing strategies that encourage and support both. Join us to refresh your discussion facilitation skills or learn some new ones.

Stephanie Norander photoStephanie Norander, Executive Director of the Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) program, will lead the session. CxC is a faculty driven, student focused program that consults with departments and individual faculty on how to integrate communication into the curriculum in ways that best facilitate student learning. She joined CxC in 2015 with experience in creating communication centered faculty and organizational development programs, curriculum planning, and multi-section course administration. In addition, she has taught a wide range of communication courses in small, large, and online formats. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Ohio University with specializations in Organizational Communication and in Rhetoric.

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. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tf0c2e7bf32c803b086e03f3b0bb92d2b (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your first & last 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.

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WebEx Part II: Leading a Class (Webinar)

Date: August 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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.
 


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Date: May 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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.
 


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Date: April 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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.
 


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Final Grade Preparation in Canvas (30-min. Webinar)

Date: April 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

It's "that" time of the semester ... time to upload your final grades! Learn how the "Treat Ungraded as 0" option works and how it affects student grades - especially if you have muted assignments.

Join Nicole Harris, our Canvas Administrator, as she demonstrates the new process of uploading grades from either an individual or combined Canvas course into Banner. 

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. The day before the Webinar, you will be sent a link to attend.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tb355a5d625893e24d8d0a3fc4dbeddcb  (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.
     

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Presentation Materials That Pop! (Webinar)

Date: April 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

This webinar will present ways to “translate” visual materials from a face-to-face course for online delivery. Learn about design elements can enhance your students’ or audience’s understanding of the media you use in your online course.

Bobby Hobgood photoDr. Bobby Hobgood, Director of the Language Resource Center in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, will lead the session. In his role, he supports the use of technology by both faculty and students in the study of languages and world cultures. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Education where he teaches advanced foreign language methods online.



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.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t9616c6f22cc83b980ef43f9ffc2014f8  (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.

 


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Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide - Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Awareness (30 min. Webinar)

Date: April 7, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

C A N C E L L E D

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 Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness chapter. This chapter informs faculty on the purpose and use of diversity initiatives on UNC Charlotte’s campus. We promote a learning environment that contributes to the understanding of inclusion and equity in society. We address the unique challenges and issues that minority students face and provide faculty with pedagogical approaches and campus resources to address those challenges to foster student success.

Your presenters:

Tina Katsanos, Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, and Vaughn Schmutz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.

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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Research-Based Best Practices in Online Cooperative Learning (Webinar)

Date: March 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Do you teach online or are you interested in learning strategies for teaching in online environments? Looking for ways to increase or improve student collaboration online?

Join us in this Webinar that will focus on cooperative learning strategies for online environments, using research-based strategies that faculty can implement immediately. Participants are encouraged to have an assignment that could be used with student groupings handy – but feel free to join the conversation with or without an assignment in hand!

Beth Oyarzun photoBeth Oyarzun, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, will lead the session. Before joining UNCC, Beth worked as an instructional designer in the higher education environment for more than ten years. As an instructional designer, she taught online courses in instructional technology while providing professional development for faculty in online teaching pedagogy. Prior to working in higher education, Beth was a high school mathematics teacher for nine years.

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. You will be sent a login link the day before the Webinar.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t3a27b4fb405d252dd85fb62d155cdd7a  (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.
     

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Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide - Learning How to Learn (30 min. Webinar)

Date: March 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 Learning How to Learn: Basic Skills, Making Connections, and Self-Direction chapter. There are different kinds of goals we associate with learning how to learn: learning basic academic skills, learning to inquire and construct knowledge, and learning how to be a self-directed learner. In this chapter, we describe each of these distinct goals and offer a number of suggestions for accomplishing each of them.

Your presenters:

Jamie Strickland, Senior Lecturer and Geography Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, and Bill Garcia, Senior Lecturer and Earth Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator, also in the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences.

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.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=ted8d62d644ab8ef63d2f29cb0cd8dca5  (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.
     

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Design Beautiful Course Navigation Buttons (30-min. Webinar)

Date: March 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

It’s time to beautify your Canvas course! Spice up the “look and feel” of your home page by adding professional looking web page buttons to your course navigation. This webinar will demonstrate easy-to-follow steps on using Canva.com to set button dimensions, select color schemes, layout text and images, save and import buttons into Canvas.

Kiran Budhrani photoKiran Budhrani, a graduate research assistant in the Center for Teaching & Learning who is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, will present this session. She was formerly an assistant professor in instructional design, instructional media, and e-learning development. For the past 10 years she has been training teachers and instructional designers to effectively use learning technologies and multimedia for course design, delivery and assessment.


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.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=teff787fa05fb32ebbe0e422464b2ab14  (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.
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Enhancing Interaction in Your Online Courses (Webinar)

Date: March 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interaction with course content and students is essential in the online environment. We will identify activities and technologies to enrich student to student interaction, student to instructor interaction, and student to content interaction.

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.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t04c9f7877f76ec111457bd7e74631905  (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.
     

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Podcasting as a Writing Tool (30-min. Webinar)

Date: March 1, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

A core value of the First-Year Writing Program at UNC Charlotte is equipping students with flexible strategies for composing texts in a myriad of writing situations they will encounter in both their college life and beyond. In addition to helping students craft better academic texts, the First-Year Writing program also encourages students to write across modes, situations and media by incorporating a multi-modal approach to the teaching and practice of writing.

This webinar will provide a short overview of Sound-writing pedagogy in First-Year Writing and then move into the practical application of Podcasting for First-Year writing students. Participants will gain insight into how to create, edit and share a Podcast. You'll also engage in a discussion about how Podcasting can be used as a vehicle to transfer skills across disciplines and beyond First-Year Writing. 

Justin Cary PhotoJustin Cary, Lecturer in the First-Year Writing program, will lead the Webinar. His areas of expertise include writing with technology, social media and digital literacy. He's currently researching the effects of video game theory and principles on student motivation in the classroom.

 


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.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t5b633ba98088876bb3712ffb6e39a617  (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.

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Refresh Your Research Assignments with Library Resources (30-min. Webinar)

Date: February 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Need some ideas for how to rethink research assignments for your class(es)? Maybe you are designing a class for next semester and want to think of a new way to engage students in research? The library and campus have added two resources that may help.

Amanda Binder photoIn this webinar we will discuss how The New York Times campus subscription and educational site, and the scholarly journal browsing application, BrowZine, may serve as inspiration for new course assignments, in-class activities, and discussions.

Amanda Binder, Social Sciences & History Librarian in Atlkins Library, will lead the session.


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.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tff6193c568233d36427e299ae47fadbb  (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.

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Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide - Student Feedback (30 min. Webinar)

Date: February 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

 

 

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Putting Reflection to Work: Practical Teaching Strategies (Part 2)

Date: February 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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 Part 1 of this webinar series, I will provide an overview of reflection and general considerations for teaching it. In Part 2, I will provide specific teaching strategies for reflection, ranging from activities that require little to no time on your part to those that require more of your time. If you want reflective writing to be a centerpiece of your teaching or want reflection to be another option in your teaching strategies, these two webinars are for you.     
 
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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 Rhetoric and Composition. 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.  

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Creating Instructor Presence in Online Courses (Webinar)

Date: February 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A strong sense of instructor presence can help students feel connected to the course and the content, increase student and faculty satisfaction with the course, reduce the sense of isolation.  We will discuss a combination of instructional design and delivery methods that can create or strengthen the sense of instructor presence in an online course.

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).


 

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Date: February 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A strong sense of instructor presence can help students feel connected to the course and the content, increase student and faculty satisfaction with the course, reduce the sense of isolation.  We will discuss a combination of instructional design and delivery methods that can create or strengthen the sense of instructor presence in an online course.

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).


 

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Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide - Promoting Civility & Professionalism in the Classroom (30 min. Webinar)

Date: February 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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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 "Promoting Civility and Professionalism in the Classroom" chapter. In this chapter we examine ways to encourage civility and promote professionalism in the classroom. We offer strategies for faculty to build into their curriculum and encourage in everyday classroom practices. Campus resources are also offered to assist faculty who need to be aware of the potential, and management of, threatening behaviors.

Your presenters:

Honoré Missihoun, Ph.D., lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, and Michelle Pass, Lecturer and Undergraduate Laboratory Director, Department of Biological Sciences.

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Putting Reflection to Work: Practical Teaching Strategies (Part 1)

Date: February 9, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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 Part 1 of this webinar series, I will provide an overview of reflection and general considerations for teaching it. In Part 2, I will provide specific teaching strategies for reflection, ranging from activities that require little to no time on your part to those that require more of your time. If you want reflective writing to be a centerpiece of your teaching or want reflection to be another option in your teaching strategies, these two webinars are 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 Rhetoric and Composition. 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.  

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Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide - Constructing a Course Syllabus (30 min. Webinar)

Date: January 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 Constructing a Course Syllabus chapter. This chapter will guide you to prepare a syllabus that not only meets the legal and accreditation standards for UNC Charlotte, but also serves as a dynamic curricular resource for both your students and yourself.

Pedram Leilabady photoPedram Leilabady, Senior Lecturer and Freshman undergraduate advisor in the Department of Physics and Optical Science, will lead the session. Pedram's research interests lie broadly in the area of solid-state lasers and guided wave optics with emphasis on developing semiconductor industry compatible integration platforms for active and passive components at wafer level. His recent research interest is in the area of solid-state lighting.


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Giving Effective Written Feedback in Canvas (30-min. Webinar)

Date: January 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Giving grades is not enough. Students look forward to meaningful feedback to know what they did right and what they can improve. Feedback is also most useful when it is given immediately. Join us in this webinar as we introduce you to the feedback continuum and discuss appropriate strategies for giving general vs. specific feedback using the annotation tools built into Canvas SpeedGrader.

Kiran Budhrani photoKiran Budhrani, a graduate research assistant in the Center for Teaching & Learning who is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, will present this session. She was formerly an assistant professor in instructional design, instructional media, and e-learning development. For the past 10 years she has been training teachers and instructional designers to effectively use learning technologies and multimedia for course design, delivery and assessment.


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The Web Presenter's Toolkit (Webinar)

Date: January 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Checking for understanding and getting non-verbal participant feedback can be almost second nature in face-to-face classes. How do you do those same things naturally in a web conference environment? This workshop will provide tips and tools for online instructors or presenters to check their audience’s understanding and to respond.

Bobby Hobgood photoDr. Bobby Hobgood, Director of the Language Resource Center in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, will lead the session. In his role, he supports the use of technology by both faculty and students in the study of languages and world cultures. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Education where he teaches advanced foreign language methods online.



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Students' Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide - Learner Centered Strategies (30 min. Webinar)

Date: December 2, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

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 Learner Centered Instructional Strategies: A Crash Course chapter. This chapter illustrates the alternatives to traditional college lecturing (e.g. project-based learning, design thinking, team-based strategies, “flipped” classrooms) and how the focus on student-centered learning and redesigned learning environments results in more independent, life-long learners.

Delane Vanada photoDelane Ingalls Vanada, Assistant Professor of Art Education and Visual Studies, will present. Delane teaches courses in art education and the liberal studies curriculum; she is a university supervisor for undergraduate and graduate student art teachers in the College of Education. Her research focuses on learner-centered pedagogies and environments that foster students’ creative, critical and practical skills and social-emotional dispositions through the arts, the psychology of creativity and learning, and problem- and design-based learning.

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My Favorite Canvas Tools (30 min. Webinar)

Date: November 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

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.

 

 


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Engaging Participants in a Web Conference (Webinar)

Date: November 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Participants in this workshop will learn techniques for facilitating engaging and interactive synchronous web conferences. Leading a discussion in a web format is different from a face-to-face format. Learn techniques for structuring your presentation and chunking content, building in ways for students to participate throughout, and for ensuring that students stay with you and each other every step of the way.

Bobby Hobgood photoDr. Bobby Hobgood, Director of the Language Resource Center in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, will lead the session. In his role, he supports the use of technology by both faculty and students in the study of languages and world cultures. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Education where he teaches advanced foreign language methods online.



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Showcasing Portfolios at UNC Charlotte: Public Health Sciences (30-min. Webinar)

Date: October 26, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
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.
 
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Effective Time Management Strategies to Teach Online Without Being Up at 3 AM or Providing 24/7 Support (Webinar)

Date: October 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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).

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Putting Library Resources in Canvas (30-min. Webinar)

Date: October 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

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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Taking Attendance in Canvas (30-min. Webinar)

Date: September 22, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

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.

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7 Tips for Communicating with Your Students in Canvas (30-min. Webinar)

Date: September 15, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

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

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10 Best Practices for Teaching Online (Webinar)

Date: September 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn practices that contribute to an effective, efficient, and satisfying online teaching experience for both faculty and students. We will discuss best practices for planning, preparation, setting expectations, creating presence, creating community, increasing interaction, enhancing communication, providing feedback and creating effective assessments in the online environment.

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).


 

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Date: September 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Learn practices that contribute to an effective, efficient, and satisfying online teaching experience for both faculty and students. We will discuss best practices for planning, preparation, setting expectations, creating presence, creating community, increasing interaction, enhancing communication, providing feedback and creating effective assessments in the online environment.

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).


 

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Where to Start with Canvas (30 min. Webinar)

Date: May 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

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How Do I: Use Open Educational Resources (30 min. Webinar)

Date: April 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Are you wanting some new, interesting instructional materials for your course but don’t have the time to start from scratch? Do you want to provide students with quality resources but not put a dent in their pocket book?

Then take a few minutes to learn about OERs (Open Educational Resources). It might save you time in the long run. This webinar will provide an overview of OERs; where you can find them; and how you can use them.

Judy Walker, Atkins Library, will lead the session. She is the Education/Psychology Librarian and also works closely with the Graduate Life Center and the English Language Training Institute.

 

 


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Enhancing Online Course Quality using Instructional Alignment (Webinar)

Date: April 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The concept of instructional alignment among objectives, instructional material, activities, and assessment is considered as the most essential aspect of increasing quality in online course design. This webinar will showcase an example of how this alignment is done in an online course based on the Quality Matters standards.

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).


 

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Quality Online Course Showcase: EIST 6150 (Webinar)

Date: March 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sponsored and supported by Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning, four faculty members at UNC Charlotte completed the Quality Matters course review program in 2015 and received certification on the design of their online courses. Join us for the final Webinar in this 4-part series.

Dr. Florence Martin, Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program in the College of Education, will lead the session. She'll discuss how she redesigned EIST 6150 to be recognized as a quality online course and show a demonstration of her Quality Matters certified course.




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Quality Online Course Showcase: EIST 5100 (Webinar)

Date: February 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Patti Wilkins photoSponsored and supported by Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning, four faculty members at UNC Charlotte completed the Quality Matters course review program in 2015 and received certification on the design of their online courses. Join us for the third Webinar in this 4-part series.

Dr. Patti Wilkins, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, College of Education, will lead the session. She'll discuss how she redesigned EIST 5100 to be recognized as a quality online course and show a demonstration of her Quality Matters certified course.

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How Do I: Badges (30 min. Webinar)

Date: January 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

 

One of Moodle's most underutilized features, Badges, offer exciting new possibilities for student engagement and motivation. This session will explore why Badges became an integral part of a new, hybrid writing course for the University Writing Program, how students responded to the use of Badges and techniques to incorporate badges into your Moodle course.  

Justin Cary PhotoJustin Cary, Lecturer in the First-Year Writing program, will lead the Webinar. His areas of expertise include writing with technology, social media and digital literacy. He's currently researching the effects of video game theory and principles on student motivation in the classroom.

 


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Atkins Library Streaming Video Search (30-min. Webinar)

Date: November 12, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Atkins Library's diverse collection of streaming videos is meant to assist students with research and learning and provide faculty with supplementary materials for teaching. The library has created a separate search site for our streaming videos to highlight the collection and give our users a one stop shop for discovery and access to these unique collections.

This webinar will provide an overview of the different streaming media collections the library offers, a demonstration of our new video search site, and tips and tricks to optimally use these videos for research and teaching.

Liz Siler photoLiz Siler, Atkins Library, will lead the session. She is the Non-Serial Electronic Resources Librarian in the Collection Development & Electronic Resources Department.

 

 

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Quality Online Course Showcase: NURN 4201 (Webinar)

Date: November 3, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Susan Lynch photoSponsored and supported by Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning, four faculty members at UNC Charlotte completed the Quality Matters course review program in 2015 and received certification on the design of their online courses. Join us for the second Webinar in this 4-part series.

Dr. Susan Lynch, Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the RN/BSN Program in the School of Nursing, will lead the session. She'll discuss how she redesigned NURN 4201 to be recognized as a quality online course and show a demonstration of her QM certified course.

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How Do I: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Testing [30-min. Webinar]

Date: October 23, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

When faced with an ever-increasing number of students in large on-campus classes, faculty with limited resources may feel overwhelmed with the prospect of testing such large groups. This session explains how a group of faculty in the Kinesiology Department solved the problem using the campus wifi network and a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD ) exam model.

Bret Wood photoTrudy Moore-Harrison photoBret Wood, Lecturer, Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program, and Trudy Moore-Harrison, Lecturer & Graduate Program Coordinator & Director of Health Risk Assessment Program, will lead the session.

 

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Quality Online Course Showcase: NURS 4420 (Webinar)

Date: October 6, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Meredith Troutman-Jordan photoSponsored and supported by Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning, four faculty members at UNC Charlotte completed the course review program provided by Quality Matters and received a certification on the design of online courses. Join the first webinar of a 4-part series for a demonstration of a QM certified course.

Dr. Meredith Troutman-Jordan, an Associate Professor in School of Nursing, will lead the session discussing how she designed NURS 4420 to be recognized as a quality online course.

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.

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eTextbooks at Atkins Library (30 min. Webinar)

Date: April 9, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

eTextbooks at UNC Charlotte

Atkins Library understands the financial burden purchasing several textbooks for each semester can be for students. To help ease this burden, the Library has created the eTextbook program. This program allows professors to search the Library's extensive list of unlimited user, DRM-free ebooks that are part of our collection, or could be purchased, for use as course adoption titles.

In this Webinar, you'll find out about the program, see how to request these titles, and gain insight in how you can incorporate these titles in your classes. Andrew Harver, Department of Public Health Sciences, will also talk about his experience using the eTextbook program and using the library materials as part of his course readings.

Liz Siler photoLiz Siler, Atkins Library, will lead the session. She is the Non-Serial Electronic Resources Librarian and manages the eTextbook program.

 

 

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.


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Twitter in the Classroom (30 min. Webinar)

Date: November 21, 2013 - 12:30 PM

 You've probably heard about Twitter, and may even use it personally, but have you considered its academic uses?

This Webinar will discuss and demo the use of Twitter in an undergraduate class (35 students). You'll look at ways to involve students in and out of class via Twitter and share considerations of its educational benefits and pitfalls.
 

Dr. Min Jiang is Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, at UNC Charlotte, Affiliate Faculty of International Studies, and also Research Affiliate at the Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University in 2007. Prior to pursuing her doctor’s degree in the U.S., she worked as an international news editor for BTV and CCTV as well as assistant to the director for "Kill Bill "I in China.

She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in new media technology, global media and research methods. Her research focuses on the intersections of Chinese Internet technologies, politics and policies. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, blending new media studies, political communication, international communication, legal studies, and information science, focusing on Chinese digital technologies (search engines, microblogging), Internet policies, social activism, and digital diplomacy.

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


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VoiceThread for Encouraging and Assessing Communication (30 min. Webinar)

Date: April 18, 2013 - 12:30 PM

 VoiceThread is a wonderful tool that allows students to exercise their listening and speaking skills and practice peer collaboration by creating online “conversations”. VoiceThread also has benefits for instructors, as it is a fast and easy way to give personalized audio assessment on assignments.

In this webinar, we will discuss the basics of VoiceThread for creating audio journals and assignments that integrate VoiceThread with other websites such as YouTube. If you would like more opportunities for oral communications in your courses, this is a great session for you.

Sherrie Smith, a Lecturer at the English Language Training Institute, will lead the session. She received her Master’s degree in English at UNC Charlotte. Her professional interests include literacy for English language learners and utilizing technology to increase student engagement.

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


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Podcasts to Enhance Student Learning (30 min. Webinar)

Date: March 21, 2013 - 12:30 PM

 Podcasts are multimedia digital files that are available on the Internet for downloading to a portable media player or computer. In this webinar, we will discuss how podcasts can be used to support student learning and how to create a podcast.

Claudia Flowers, Professor of Educational Research, will lead the session. She teaches advanced statistics to graduate students in the College of Education. Her professional interests include the assessment of students with disabilities and equality and fairness issues in large-scale testing programs.

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


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Blogs to Complement Course Instruction (30 min. Webinar)

Date: February 21, 2013 - 12:30 PM

 Are you looking for a great way to encourage students to connect with your course material?

Blogs are great tools for students to practice their writing skills, for collaboration among groups of students, and for research. Blogging is also a way for students to extend what they are learning in the classroom. In this webinar, we will discuss the pros and cons of having a blog as a required course component, how this technology can enhance student learning, and ideas on how to evaluate and assess blogs in your classroom.

This is a great session for instructors who are curious to know more about blogging basics and would like to discuss ideas about how to incorporate blogging technology in their classrooms.

Meaghan Rand, Lecturer in First-Year Writing, will lead the session.  She is a Doctoral Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction—Urban Literacy at UNC Charlotte.  Her professional interests include writing pedagogy, integrating technology into classroom practices, and writing program administration.

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


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Google Sites for Student Collaboration (30-min. Webinar)

Date: January 24, 2013 - 12:30 PM

 Have you ever wanted to create a space for students to peer review each other, build community by sharing videos, and have one space where they can submit group projects? Google Apps is the perfect resource to accomplish all of these goals. Students can upload documents to Google Drive (used to be called Docs) and share them with one another to work collaboratively and can easily insert videos or pictures into a Google Site. Google Sites is a great place to create a wiki, or "quick" Website for your classes.  

This webinar will cover creating a Google Sites wiki for a class that is a space for students to upload videos they produce for class assignments, as well as projects they submit for the class. You will also see the way in which a wiki may be used as a semester writing portfolio.

Mary McKenzie, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, has been at UNC Charlotte since 1993. She teaches fully online courses and hybrid courses, as well as face-to-face. Her teaching passions include sociology courses in law, crime, and the internet, or our digital society.

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


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Making Accessible PDFs (30 min. Webinar)

Date: March 17, 2011 - 12:30 PM

PDF files are one of the most common document formats on the Web. They enable the author of a document to maintain the integrity of that document across different platforms and ensure that the end user will see the information in exactly the same way as the author intended.

PDF files are frequently seen on Websites, uploaded to Moodle, and emailed as attachments.  However, not all PDF files can be used effectively by their intended audiences. Many students with disabilities are unable to access the information in a PDF because of a lack of accessibility. This online workshop will discuss the techniques to ensure that PDF files you create are accessible for all of your students.

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


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