Upcoming AC Workshops

MONDAY, 3/30 TUESDAY, 3/31 WEDNESDAY, 4/1 THURSDAY, 4/2 FRIDAY, 4/3
6:00pm Canvas Basics
2:00pm Communicating with Canvas
MONDAY, 4/6 TUESDAY, 4/7 WEDNESDAY, 4/8 THURSDAY, 4/9 FRIDAY, 4/10
3:00pm Grading with Canvas
3:00pm Canvas Basics
1:15pm Peer Editing for Content and Clarity
12:00pm High Impact Publishing
5:00pm Canvas Basics

MONDAY, 3/30

    Canvas Basics
    Instructor: Academic Commons Instructors
    Date: 3/30/2020
    Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
    (Register for this workshop)

    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please register in advance so that you have the appropriate Canvas permissions to participate. Be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Jefferson’s new learning management system—Canvas.

    Participants will review access to Canvas for faculty and students, its layout and organization, your dashboard, and introduce key course-building features. We will discuss five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

    This workshop will serve as an introduction to and a general overview of Canvas. Participants will:

    • Access Canvas and discuss preferred browsers
    • Explore the global navigation menu
    • Identify course building blocks
    • Describe five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

    For workshops scheduled on the East Falls campus, please bring a laptop or tablet.

WEDNESDAY, 4/1

    Communicating with Canvas
    Instructors: Gerald Fillman; Carmín Disbrow, MEd
    Date: 4/1/2020
    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
    (Register for this workshop)

    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please register in advance so that you have the appropriate Canvas permissions to participate. Be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    Participants in this workshop should be familiar with the features and functionality of Canvas. We strongly encourage you to complete Canvas Basics workshop or the self-paced “Growing with Canvas” course prior to registering.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Jefferson’s new learning management system—Canvas. Canvas makes it easy for you and your learners to customize communication settings. The platform’s integrated calendar also makes it easy for you and your learners to keep track of assignment and exam due dates and special course events and can even be used to schedule appointments.

    This workshop will serve as an introduction to and a general overview of Communicating with Canvas. Participants will:

    • Explore the Notification settings
    • Review the system’s Inbox
    • Send and reply to messages from the Inbox
    • Create an Appointment on the Course calendar

    For workshops scheduled on the East Falls campus, please bring a laptop or tablet.

MONDAY, 4/6

    Grading with Canvas
    Instructors: Melanie Bahti; Carmín Disbrow, MEd
    Date: 4/6/2020
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
    (Register for this workshop)

    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please register in advance so that you have the appropriate Canvas permissions to participate. Be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    Participants in this workshop should be familiar with the features and functionality of Canvas. We strongly encourage you to complete Canvas Basics workshop or the self-paced “Growing with Canvas” course prior to registering.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Jefferson’s new learning management system—Canvas.

    Participants will explore the various assessment tools available—from creating assignments, deploying tests and quizzes and building rubrics. Please bring digital copies of a quiz or short test and rubric you currently use and start building in Canvas during the workshop! This workshop will serve as an introduction to and a general overview of Grading in Canvas.

    Participants will:

    • Create an assignment
    • Develop a quiz
    • Create a Discussion Board
    • Explore the Gradebook

    For workshops scheduled on the East Falls campus, please bring a laptop or tablet.

    Canvas Basics
    Instructor: Academic Commons Instructors
    Date: 4/6/2020
    Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
    (Register for this workshop)

    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please register in advance so that you have the appropriate Canvas permissions to participate. Be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Jefferson’s new learning management system—Canvas.

    Participants will review access to Canvas for faculty and students, its layout and organization, your dashboard, and introduce key course-building features. We will discuss five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

    This workshop will serve as an introduction to and a general overview of Canvas. Participants will:

    • Access Canvas and discuss preferred browsers
    • Explore the global navigation menu
    • Identify course building blocks
    • Describe five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

    For workshops scheduled on the East Falls campus, please bring a laptop or tablet.

TUESDAY, 4/7

    Peer Editing for Content and Clarity
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 4/7/2020
    Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
    Location: Gutman Library Instruction Space (EAST FALLS CAMPUS)
    (Register for this workshop)

    This course will share specific tools and strategies to equip you to give meaningful help with content and clarity to colleagues seeking to publish their manuscripts. You will have a checklist, for example, to ask the right questions to give the writer meaningful direction. You’ll also learn specific strategies for editing paragraphs and sentences for the clearest possible meaning.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Use tools to help writers improve their drafts for targeted publication
    • Enhance purpose and meaning in the draft
    • Improve paragraphs
    • Clarify sentences
    • Trim sentences without trimming meaning


    High Impact Publishing
    Instructor: Larissa Gordon, MSLIS, M.ED., M.A.
    Date: 4/7/2020
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
    (Register for this workshop)

    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    Academic publishing is undergoing a dramatic shift as journals become more specialized and the number of publishing outlets surge. Understanding the publishing world and its potential impact on one’s career can be confusing and mysterious. This workshop provides an introduction to academic publishing by exploring the metrics and tools used to determine “impact.” Facilitators will explore the concept of “high impact” publishing, discuss two tools for assessing a journals impact factor, and discuss the evolution of academic publishing, including predatory publishing practices and open access journals.

    Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss some of the metrics used for determining impact factor
    • Describe at least one tool for determining a journal’s impact factor
    • Identify future trends in academic publishing


THURSDAY, 4/9

    Canvas Basics
    Instructor: Academic Commons Instructors
    Date: 4/9/2020
    Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
    (Register for this workshop)

    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please register in advance so that you have the appropriate Canvas permissions to participate. Be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Jefferson’s new learning management system—Canvas.

    Participants will review access to Canvas for faculty and students, its layout and organization, your dashboard, and introduce key course-building features. We will discuss five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

    This workshop will serve as an introduction to and a general overview of Canvas. Participants will:

    • Access Canvas and discuss preferred browsers
    • Explore the global navigation menu
    • Identify course building blocks
    • Describe five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

    For workshops scheduled on the East Falls campus, please bring a laptop or tablet.