Register now for workshops on course management and collaboration tools

by | Aug 22, 2016 | Announcements, For Faculty, For Graduate Students

This fall, CTL is bringing you several 75-minute workshops designed to help you get acclimated with all the latest educational technologies. Join our learning designers as we go through demonstrations, collaboration tools, and learning to manage and migrate your content. Choose from workshops on CourseWorks (Sakai), CourseWorks2 (Canvas), Mediathread, Columbia Wikispaces, Audience Response Systems, EdBlogs, and more. The location for all workshops is 204 Butler Library.


Introduction to CourseWorks2 (Canvas)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors  to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors  learn how to migrate their content from Courseworks (Sakai), navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

  • August 25 –  Thursday at 3:00 PM  – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • August 30 – Tuesday at 12:00 PM  – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 1 – Thursday at 9:30 AM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 7 – Wednesday at 12:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 13 – Tuesday at 10:00 AM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 19 – Monday at 12:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 28 – Wednesday at 12:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register

Introduction to Courseworks (Sakai)

This workshop provides instructors with the basics of how to use the CourseWorks (Sakai) course management system to manage a course. During the workshop, instructors learn how to navigate CourseWorks, edit course pages, add course materials, and utilize communication features in the system.

  • August 25 –  Thursday at 1:00 PM  – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 6 – Tuesdays at 1:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register

Active Learning with EdBlogs

During this workshop, instructors learn how to use WordPress blogs to organize activities designed to help students think about course material and synthesize their understanding through reflection, feedback, collaboration and curation. Professors are encouraged to come to the workshop with their course learning objectives. Through discussion and examples, a learning designer helps attendees get started with an active learning design. Approaches for formative and summative assessment are also covered.

  • August 30 – Tuesday at 10:30 AM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 8 – Thursday at 12:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register

Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration

This workshop teaches the basics of Columbia Wikispaces, an online collaboration tool provided to every instructor teaching a registered course at Columbia University. Wikispaces allows professors to share resources with their students—including text, images, video, and links—and promote student collaboration through an easily editable website. The workshop concludes with a hands-on activity where the CTL helps instructors  design their own course wiki for use as an assignment, a content repository, a website, and more.

  • September 6 – Tuesday at 3:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register

Leveraging Media for Close Reading and Analysis using Mediathread

Developed at Columbia, Mediathread is a tool that allows professors and students to perform close analysis of audio, video, and images. In this beginner-level session, instructors  explore methods that improve students’ skills of observation, interpretation, reasoning, judgment and self-reflection using videos, images and text. This hands-on session is for faculty who are new to Mediathread, and for the teaching assistants who support them.

  • September 8 – Tuesday at 12:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 14 – Wednesday at1:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register

Engaging Students with Audience Response Systems

This workshop provides the basics of how to use the TurningPoint Audience Response system to engage students in the classroom. During the workshop, instructors learn how to create polling slides, add countdown timers and response objects, and how to use ResponseWare with mobile devices to receive responses. The workshop also helps instructors think about how to construct meaningful questions.

  • September 8 – Thursday at 10:30 AM – 204 Butler Library – Register
  • September 13 – Tuesday at 4:00 PM – 204 Butler Library – Register

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