The Academic Commons will host online workshops throughout the summer. Workshops in July will cover topics including Canvas, Panopto, and Nearpod to help you best teach online and in-person. Read workshop titles and brief descriptions below. To register, click on a workshop title or visit this page.

Streaming Media in Canvas – Panopto & Studio
Tuesday, July 14
11 a.m.-12 p.m.   OR   2-3 p.m.

This workshop touches upon two integrated Canvas tools which can be used to create videos, including introductory course and instructor videos, recorded lectures and narrated PPTs for synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.

Wednesday, July 15
10-11 a.m.    OR     3-4 p.m.

Collaborate is a virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. 

Nearpod Audience Response System
Tuesday, July 21
12-1 p.m.   OR      3-4 p.m.

Nearpod allows instructors to share content and assessments in real-time using the learners’ personal and mobile devices. Push quizzes, polls, videos, weblinks, slide shows, and homework easily in an appealing, multi-media platform that keeps learners engaged.

Managing Change: Where Do I Start?Hosted by Canvas!
Wednesday, July 22
9-10:30 a.m.  OR     1:30-3 p.m.

Feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to begin with all of the changes? You are not alone. This session is meant to help you evaluate where you are amidst all the change, set goals for how to begin working through these challenges, and think about how to accomplish those goals. 

Managing Change: How Can Canvas Help?Hosted by Canvas!
Wednesday, July 22
11 a.m.-12:30 pm    OR    3:30-5 p.m.

The classroom is changing and for many, the abrupt shift to online delivery has upended courses and teaching strategies that took years to build. This session focuses on ways Canvas can help faculty adapt current course materials and activities into the online environment in a way that will also benefit their face to face delivery (when the world returns to normal).

VoiceThread: Engaging Students
Thursday, July 23
9-10 a.m.       OR     12-1 p.m.

VoiceThread is a multimedia conversation tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

Canvas Camp
Thursday, July 30
4 sessions: 12:30- 4:30 p.m.

  • Re-Imagined Canvas Camp: The Course Overview & Syllabus
  • Re-Imagined Canvas Camp: Migrating Content from Blackboard to Canvas
  • Re-Imagined Canvas Camp: Using and Organizing Modules
  • Re-Imagined Canvas Camp: Creating and Grading Assignments