PD StrategiesDuring the 2017 Spring OSU Ecampus Faculty Forum, I presented with other members of the Faculty Senate Online Education Committee in a session entitled An Online Educator’s Guide to Authentic Self-Promotion. The session covered things for online faculty to consider for their dossier, online peer observations, professional development strategies and documentation, and busting myths surrounding online education. It has been interesting to be a part of these discussions and to consider the topics in our presentation from multiple perspectives! Check out our presentation for more details and resources.

Access professional development strategies for online faculty resources from my Padlet online sticky note. (Hint: Scroll down once you are on the site.) Add your suggestions!

Other 2017 Spring Ecampus Faculty Forum Presentations can be viewed online. Thanks Ecampus for another good conference!

LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 am on the following dates: Friday, April 28; May 19th; and June 9th.

You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule. We will continue to explore and learn together surrounding learning technologies. An ongoing theme that runs through our discussions is social justice and equity surrounding learning technologies in online learning spaces. One of our meetings will include hands-on learning with WebEx and other video conferencing tools.  Have another topic or educational technology tool you wish to explore? Let Cheridy or Jennifer know. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation. Join us online in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group.

LET PictureDuring Winter term, the LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 on the following dates: Friday, January 27; Friday, February 24; and Friday, March 17.

We look forward to another good term of exploring issues surrounding learning technologies! A sampling of potential topics include Open Educational Resources, exploring WebEx, Canvas, instructional design best practices and continuing our discussion about social justice and equity.

Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation!  Also, join our Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

hand-226708_640LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 am on the following dates: Friday, October 21; Tuesday, November 8th; and Tuesday, December 6th

You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule. On our first meeting, we will build community surrounding learning technologies and choose topics we wish to explore. One possible focus is social justice and equity surrounding learning technologies and online/hybrid teaching. We look forward to hearing your interests! Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation. Join us online in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group.

Register for the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC) Colloquium in the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University on September 8th and 9th, 2016. Sessions will cover a variety of topics related to instructional technologies at OSU, while labs will help you implement those technologies in your pedagogy.

Join participants from OSU and beyond. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days. Take a look at the full agenda. This colloquium is presented by Academic Technology, a division of Information Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, a division of Academic Affairs.

hand-226708_640Mark your calendar for the Learning Educational Technology (LET) Committee Spring term dates! Join colleagues in the College of Education in community building surrounding learning technologies. Our broad plan is to focus on hands-on experience with learning technologies and to continue conversations surrounding online social justice started in our Winter All College meeting.  If you have any special requests for topics to discuss or ideas for guests, let either Cheridy or Jennifer know.

  • Fridays from 10-12 in Furman 405 on April 8th, May 13th, and June 3rd.

Can’t make a meeting? Join the conversation in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

We look forward to engaging conversation and tasty snacks. Hope to see you there!

Are you new to online or hybrid teaching at OSU or want to take your skills to the next level? Ecampus, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offer trainings and workshops. Technology Across the Curriculum offers faculty support in Canvas and other learning technologies.

OnlineEcampus Online Trainings and Workshops

  • Teaching an Online Course — This is a two week online self-paced training course.  It’s designed for someone who is new to teaching online and teaching an established online course.  It gives hands-on experience and allows participants to experience online learning from the student’s experience. Contact Karen Watte to register.
  • New Instructor Training – This is a 2-hour session (live/online) approximately two weeks before the start of each term.  It is designed for new online instructors.  It devotes an hour to best practices in online teaching and an hour to Canvas basics. Contact Karen Watte.
  • Canvas Facilitator Training – This is a 50-minute training offered various times during the month before each new term. It reviews important Canvas features. It is offered both online and face-to-face.  Registration is online.

Check out all Ecampus development and training workshops. Keep your eyes open for updates and useful hints from Ecampus in their email newsletters.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snre/5114827205/CTL Hybrid Trainings, Workshops and Grant Opportunities

TAC Workshops and Canvas Updates

  • TAC Events — This is a current calendar of events. TAC frequently provides Canvas workshops and support for faculty.
  • Canvas Transition Site — Check out the many Canvas specific resources and Lynn Greenough’s Canvas support office hours on the right hand side of the Migration Help page.
  • TAC Canvas Updates mailing list is also a useful resource. Join it for brief updates and useful tips sent to your inbox.

We have some wonderful resources on Campus! Enjoy getting to know them.

Kaltura WhiteboardIn our December LET Community meeting, Raul Burriel from OSU Media Services presented an overview of Kaltura and it’s integration with Canvas. He discussed distributing video securely and in compliance with FERPA through OSU Media Spaces. He provided us a demonstration followed by hands on practice using Capture Space on My Media and so much more. It was both informative and practical!

All instructors are encouraged to become familiar with the features of Kaltura and it’s integration with Canvas. Enter at your own comfort level. Raul extends an invitation to instructors to meet with him one-on-one to learn. The combination of his knowledge and patience makes this a win-win invitation for all skill levels.

Here are a few resources to explore as you learn about some of the technologies available to both instructors and students at the touch of our fingers.

OSU Media Spaces

The Canvas Migration site also provides useful information in one place. Here are a few informative documents on the site related to Kaltura.

The OSU WebEx, a video conferencing tool, is also integrated with Kaltura.

Give recording a video, editing, or a screen capture a try using Kaltura. Then, join us at our next meeting to let us know how it goes!

hand-226708_640Start the New Year off by sharing and learning about learning technologies with your colleagues in the College of Education. Winter term, the LET Community will meet Fridays from 10-11:50 in Furman 405 on January 15th, February 12th, and March 11th.  If you have any special requests for topics to discuss or ideas for guests, let either Cheridy or Jennifer know.

A thank you to those who join us! We look forward to meeting each month, and it’s because of those who attend! The treats help too :-)

highlighter-603992_1280Thanks to so many for joining the October 2nd LET Community meeting! Here are a few of many points we discussed.

Canvas, Canvas, Canvas for Instructors

  • The Canvas Migration Help page has the answer to many FAQs. Thanks for the reminder about this resource from Lynn Greenough of the Technology Across the Curriculum.
  • Want to add an external link to the course navigation bar? Use the Redirect Tool app. When logged into your course, access it by going to settings/apps.

OSU Learning Technology Resources

  • There are some quick links to learning technology resources at OSU on the navigational menu on the right of this site.
  • Check out the Inspire site by Ecampus. The Canvas Notifications article may be handy at the beginning of the term in drafting a reminder post to students.

2016 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community

What’s next?

These represent a few highlights. Join us for the upcoming LET Community meetings as we build community surrounding learning technologies and pave the road for learning together. Chime in or follow the conversation on the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.