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Upcoming Training and Professional Development

October 28, 2020  / The Department of Digital Learning  / Tags: digital learning, Canvas, training, professional development

The Department of Digital Learning will be offering a variety of training and professional development opportunities for faculty as you prepare for the next semester. Please review the list of workshops and academies and decide which opportunities will best fit your needs. 

All workshops and academies will take place completely online. Review the FGCU course delivery modalities before deciding which option is best for you.

Choosing an Academy


 


CANVAS ONLINE WORKSHOP

The Introduction to Canvas Online Workshop is a self-paced asynchronous workshop where you will explore and master the fundamentals of Canvas: navigation, notifications, course customization, syllabi, calendar and course events, importing content, adding colleagues and course publishing; access Canvas guides and help, announcements, discussions, quizzes, content organization, rubrics and grading.

Who Should Attend: Newly hired faculty and faculty who need to learn the basics of Canvas.

This workshop is self-paced and faculty should expect to spend approximately 5-10 hours completing the workshop.


INTERMEDIATE CANVAS ONLINE WORKSHOP

Intermediate Canvas Online Workshop is a self-paced asynchronous course for instructors who are experienced Canvas users. Participants will learn how to successfully use intermediate and advanced Canvas features for remote, on-campus, and online instruction. Helpful tips and tricks will be included, as well as pedagogical examples where applicable.

Who Should Attend: Faculty who have completed Canvas I and II, Introduction to Canvas Online Workshop or have previous experience teaching with Canvas and want to learn about some of the intermediate features and tools.

This workshop is self-paced and faculty should expect to spend approximately 5-10 hours completing the workshop.


PREPARING TO TEACH REMOTELY WORKSHOP

The Preparing to Teach Remotely Workshop is a self-paced asynchronous workshop where faculty will develop a plan to move their face-to-face course(s) to remote course(s). Faculty will identify how the syllabus will be shared, how grades will be shared,how content will be shared, how activities/assignments will be delivered, and how you will communicate with students.

Who Should Attend: Newly hired faculty and faculty who have not taught a remote course during a previous semester. 

This workshop is self-paced and faculty should expect to spend approximately 5-10 hours completing the workshop.


ONLINE LEARNING ACADEMY I

The Online Learning Academy (OLA) seeks to meet faculty where they are in their experience and understanding of online instruction. From these individual starting points, participants will strengthen their skills as they engage in active learning experiences in a supportive learning community. Coursework for the Academy includes videos, activities, readings, discussions, and risk-free implementation of effective online instructional strategies. This Academy is for all levels of experience in online teaching. The Online Learning Academy meets online for six weeks and expects approximately five hours a week to successfully complete learning objectives.

Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.


ONLINE LEARNING ACADEMY II

The Online Learning Academy II (OLAII) seeks to meet faculty where they are in their experience and understanding of online instruction. This Academy is designed for instructors/faculty who are experienced facilitators in the online learning environment. Completion of the Online Learning Academy I prior to enrolling in OLA II is not required but is strongly encouraged. Coursework for Online Learning Academy II includes videos, activities, readings, discussions, and risk-free implementation of advanced user online instructional strategies. The Online Learning Academy II meets online for eight weeks and expects approximately five hours a week to successfully complete learning objectives.

Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.


FOUNDATIONS OF ONLINE TEACHING

Teaching online is more than just transferring content to Canvas and grading student submissions. Just like in the traditional classroom, creating a safe and engaging community for learners to interact with the instructor, each other, and course content is critical to learner success. Join your peers as we explore ways to: successfully communicate and connect with students, create and deliver engaging learning activities for students and effectively utilize online assessment practices.

Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.


HYBRID TEACHING ACADEMY 

To meet the needs of our learners as well as comply with “social distancing” guidelines, FGCU administrators have suggested the creation and delivery of Hybrid courses as one of many delivery options for courses. The purpose of a hybrid course is to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning.  In a Hybrid course, some traditional face-to-face "seat time" has been replaced by online learning activities. 

Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.


BLENDFLEX TEACHING ACADEMY 

The Blendflex/Hyflex Teaching Academy is a three week training where faculty who are teaching simultaneously to on campus and remote students during mandatory meeting days and times.

Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.


SYNCHRONOUS TEACHING ACADEMY

The Synchronous Teaching Academy is a three week academy to help faculty meet the needs of our learners as well as comply with “social distancing” guidelines, FGCU administrators have suggested the creation and delivery of synchronous online courses as one of many delivery options for course delivery. The purpose of a synchronous course is to take advantage of the best features of face-to-face learning while learning at a distance.

Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.


KALTURA VIRTUAL TRAINING

Digital Learning invites you to explore Kaltura, a Canvas integrated video management platform that simplifies the storing, publishing and streaming of videos, narrated PowerPoints and other media by providing a personal media repository within Canvas and a dedicated media gallery for each course section. 

These virtual workshops are live training conducted online in Adobe Connect.

KALTURA ONLINE WORKSHOP

The Kaltura Online Course is a self-paced asynchronous training course in Canvas designed to have you explore how to upload media to Kaltura, create and edit video lectures using the Kaltura Capture desktop recording App, share media with students and colleagues, and experience Kaltura's accessibility capabilities.

Who should attendFaculty who are interested in learning how to record and upload video content to Canvas courses.This course is for intermediate and advanced Canvas users. Pre-requisite training: Canvas Part 1 & 2 or Canvas Online Course.

This workshop is self-paced and faculty should expect to spend approximately 5-10 hours completing the workshop. 


INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN CONSULTATIONS

The Department of Digital Learning provides guidance, support, and services to develop and deliver exemplary teaching and learning solutions for online, blended and technology enhanced courses. Consider meeting with us to discuss the instructional effectiveness of your online, blended and technology enhanced course through informed design and proven pedagogical strategies.  Our Instructional Designers have many years of teaching and design experience and are available for course design support, online and blended teaching tips, and more.


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