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    The Learning Assessment domain provides an overview of important concepts related to assessing student learning as prescribed in course learning outcomes. The characteristics of formative and summative assessment are examined and differentiated, and the role of each method is explained.  A variety of grading methods will be explored, relevant assessment policies reviewed and strategies for maintaining academic integrity will be provided. Additional learning modules that are recommended include: Developing Authentic Assessments and Incorporating Intercultural Teaching and Diverse Assessment in Online Courses.

    After you register into this course you will shortly receive a confirmation email. Within the confirmation email you will find the link that takes you to the course for self-enrolment"

    The Learning Design domain provides an overview of important concepts related to effective course design and principles of adult learning. The modules within this domain explore foundational pedagogical theories and frameworks that support supportive and engaging course design. Participants will understand constructive alignment and examine policies and procedures that must be considered when designing and delivering courses at KPU. Pre-designed Moodle course templates are introduced and made available to participants for designing inviting, engaging, and effective digital learning environments in Moodle. Additional learning modules that are recommended include: Inviting Spaces: Building Engagement in your Online Courses, Introduction to Open Pedagogy, and Appreciative Inquiry for Faculty.

    After you register into this course you will shortly receive a confirmation email. Within the confirmation email you will find the link that takes you to the course for self-enrolment"

    The Learning Technologies domain provides an overview of KPU’s learning technology infrastructure and explores how these learning technologies can support different pedagogical approaches. Considerations for selecting suitable technologies are provided, including data privacy and security, relevant policies and procedures, and the digital literacies required to access and effectively use these technologies. Resources for using technologies provided by the Teaching and Learning Commons and IT are introduced, as is the process for requesting additional learning technologies. 

    After you register into this course you will shortly receive a confirmation email. Within the confirmation email you will find the link that takes you to the course for self-enrolment"


    2 November 2021, 12:00 PM – 2 November 2021, 1:30 AM

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    Developing and modelling intercultural capacity has become an important objective for university staff and faculty. We are working and interacting in environments that are increasingly diverse and are required to prepare our students for a workplace that expects them to have a thorough understanding of diversity (demographic, cultural and cognitive) and an ability to work effectively across difference. This program will provide a foundation for KPU professionals to plan the creation of a classroom culture of inclusion by reflecting on our intercultural capacities, reviewing intercultural theories, reconsidering inclusive pedagogies for the changing student demographics and revising learning outcomes to support intercultural capacity development for all students.

    Are you ready to get innovative in your teaching practice by using a technology that supports effective pedagogy? Do you want to become a facilitation Rockstar? Then come along with the Teaching and Learning Commons on the PebblePad Rollin' Stones Tour starting in January 2021! The PebblePad Rollin' Stones Tour is a low time commitment high reward asynchronous opportunity that will provide a practical introduction to Pebble+ and the mobile app PebblePocket.This series of activities will allow KPU faculty to engage with this platform, learn the basic features actively, and effectively navigate and create in this personally managed, password-protected space. Over nine weeks, for thirty minutes per week, participants will be provided with easy to digest content and activities that will have them well on their way to Rockstar status! Participants will choose what they create and are only limited by their imagination - whether its for professional development, assessment design, or just a showcase of hobbies, the result will be a product to be proud of! The series will be capped off with a showcase competition that participants can choose to enter their Pebble+ creations with the KPU faculty community for a chance to win visa gift cards! Do not miss the bus, the tour bus that is, and join us on the exciting PebblePad Rollin' Stones Tour! 

    REGISTER HERE


    This series of three, 60minute, weekly synchronous sessions will introduce those new to Moodle the bare bones basics. These sessions are for those with no previous experience using Moodle - or very little…have you opened it, looked at it, then closed it again? Then this course is for you!

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    As you prepare to facilitate teaching and learning activities remotely you may wish to participate in our BigBlueBasics webinar, which familiarizes you with the basic functionalities.

    In this session, we will help you to maximize this educational conferencing tool as an online learning environment using breakout rooms for group work, and the collaborative whiteboard for brainstorming, and solving problems. BigBlueButton can be used to facilitate student presentations, play videos, and conduct formative and summative assessments. Use BBB to host Q&A periods, virtual office hours, export group notes and shared discussions.

    NOTE: Prior to attending this session, please watch the BigBlueButton basics webinar: BigBlueButton Basics Webinar ​

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    Want to use OER but don't know where to find them?
    In this session:
    -Librarians will show you their favourite places to find Open materials and will answer any questions you have about all things Open.


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    Learn how to make web-ready textbooks! In this session, you will be exposed to the possibilities of Pressbooks, our open textbook publishing platform.

    In this session you will learn about:

    - LaTex, a programming language that can be used to create well-formatted formulas and equations
    - H5P, a plugin to create interactive content such as excesses and quizzes
    - Formatting options such as tables and charts

    Leave ready with resources to get started in Pressbooks.

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    The Library subscribes to over 100 databases offering online access to ebooks, journal articles, and streaming video.

    In this session:
    -Find out how to incorporate them all into your Moodle course.

    Topics include:
    Canned Subject Searches
    Linking to Articles
    Linking to Journal Title Pages

    Caroline Daniels, Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, will assistant instructors embed library resources within their Moodle courses!

    REGISTER HERE


    This is part two on how to use Gradebook in Moodle. This workshop is for those who have used Gradebook before (or completed "Gradebook Fundamentals"), are familiar with the basics of setting up a gradebook, and are looking to incorporate more grading options. This workshop will enable you to navigate the gradebook from different perspectives, adjust grading calculations in unique situations, configure accommodations for special circumstances, and customize your preferences for a much more personalized gradebook.

    This is part one on how to use gradebook in Moodle. This workshop is for those who are using the gradebook for the very first time or those who have struggled with setting up the gradebook in Moodle. In this hour, we will demonstrate how to setup gradebook, including viewing permissions and exporting grades.

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    This advanced quiz workshop assumes a working knowledge of the basics of Moodle, as well as some experience in using Moodle quizzes, or previous attendance of the Moodle Quiz Basics Workshop. 

    At the end of this 45-minute session, participants will have learned how to create their own question banks and randomize the questions their quizzes use. They will also be able import and export questions between different courses and tag these questions to locate them easily within their question banks. Lastly, participants will be instructed on creating section headers and other advanced layout settings in order to fully customize a quiz to their needs.

    If you are thinking about creating quizzes in Moodle but do not know how, this workshop is for you. This session has been designed to introduce participants to the basics of creating a quiz in Moodle. At the end of this 45minute session participants will be able to create a Moodle Quiz and establish quiz settings. Participants will also be able to identify and create a variety of question types in a quiz, assign points to individual questions, and preview questions themselves, or the quiz as a whole.

    This UDL Check-In and Development space is your place to try out your ideas, work together, and innovate. Whether you're ready to take little steps or big steps, have a sticky problem, or simply want to think about some new ideas, consider joining in. Our meetings are informal maker-spaces where we can create new ideas on universal design and report back our successes and questions. Think big or think little, the choice is yours.

    No registration required.



    Learning to exploit Moodle’s sophisticated grading functions can save you time and mental resources during the assessment process. In this workshop, participants will be walked through how to design and implement marking rubrics in Moodle, and explore the ways in which Moodle allows instructors to provide feedback to students. The workshop will emphasize sustainable and efficient marking practices.

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    Engaging your learners with Video Quiz.

    This is Part 3 of the Kaltura workshop series. This self-paced webinar is for those wanting to build engagement with their learners using video. This workshop will give you an introduction to Kaltura Video Quiz, so that your students become active learners when consuming your videos. 

    By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the impact of using video to enhance student engagement, describe how to navigate the video quiz editor, create a variety of question types, and identify applications for using video quizzes.

    Recording media with Kaltura Capture.

    This is Part 2 of the Kaltura workshop series. This self-paced webinar is for those getting started with recording their own media content. This workshop will give you an introduction to the Kaltura Capture recorder application. 

    By the end of this session, you will be able to identify the importance of asynchronous media delivery compared to synchronous, identify tools and best practices for your video and audio recording setup, how-to record a talking head video using Kaltura Capture, how-to recording a PowerPoint presentation using Kaltura Capture, and how-to record an audio clip to provide feedback using Kaltura Capture.

    If you are thinking about creating quizzes in Moodle but don't know how, this workshop is for you!

    This session has been designed to introduce participants to the basics of creating a quiz in Moodle. At the end of this 45-minute session, participants will be able to create a Moodle Quiz and establish quiz settings. Participants will also be able to identify and create a variety of question types in a quiz, assign points to individual questions, and preview questions themselves, or the quiz as a whole.

    This is Part 2 on how to use Gradebook in Moodle. This workshop is for those who have used Gradebook before (or completed "Gradebook Fundamentals"), are familiar with the basics of setting up a Gradebook, and are looking to incorporate more grading options. 

    This workshop will enable you to navigate the Gradebook from different perspectives, adjust grading calculations in unique situations, configure accommodations for special circumstances, and customize your preferences for a much more personalized Gradebook.

    In this webinar, you will

    •Explain reasons why disciplinary “experts” may have difficulty making key concepts explicit to students

    •Identify a learning ”bottleneck” in your course

    •Describe the steps in the Decoding the Disciplines model

    •Identify the next steps in creating a scaffolded exercise or assignment

     

    This webinar includes reflective prompts and exercises.  Allowing 60-90 minutes to work through both the webinar content and exercises is recommended.

     

    Related reading: Middendorf, J. K., & Shopkow, L. (2018). Overcoming student learning bottlenecks: Decode the critical thinking of your discipline (First edition). Stylus. https://tinyurl.com/yfb5a45g


    The Learning Assessment domain provides an overview of important concepts related to assessing student learning as prescribed in course learning outcomes. The characteristics of formative and summative assessment are examined and differentiated, and the role of each method is explained.  A variety of grading methods will be explored, relevant assessment policies reviewed and strategies for maintaining academic integrity will be provided. Additional learning modules that are recommended include: Developing Authentic Assessments and Incorporating Intercultural Teaching and Diverse Assessment in Online Courses.

    The Learning Design domain provides an overview of important concepts related to effective course design and principles of adult learning. The modules within this domain explore foundational pedagogical theories and frameworks that support supportive and engaging course design. Participants will understand constructive alignment and examine policies and procedures that must be considered when designing and delivering courses at KPU. Pre-designed Moodle course templates are introduced and made available to participants for designing inviting, engaging, and effective digital learning environments in Moodle. Additional learning modules that are recommended include: Inviting Spaces: Building Engagement in your Online Courses, Introduction to Open Pedagogy, and Appreciative Inquiry for Faculty.

    The Learning Technologies domain provides an overview of KPU’s learning technology infrastructure and explores how these learning technologies can support different pedagogical approaches. Considerations for selecting suitable technologies are provided, including data privacy and security, relevant policies and procedures, and the digital literacies required to access and effectively use these technologies. Resources for using technologies provided by the Teaching and Learning Commons and IT are introduced, as is the process for requesting additional learning technologies. 

    The overarching goal of this professional development experience is to support faculty to reflect on their experiences teaching online; identify their best experiences and strengths; and to imagine the possibilities for the future. From this they will identifying an action plan for working toward those future possibilities.

    There are 5 synchronous sessions for this professional development experience. 

    Day 1 - large group

    Day 2 - small groups Option A.   and Option B       

    Day 3, 4, 5 large group 




    In this 90min session, faculty will be introduced to the concept of “folio thinking” and explore various strategies to create more profound learning opportunities for students using ePortfolios. The process of producing an ePortfolio characteristically involves collecting, organizing, and sharing learning experiences and subsequently reflecting on their value and their connectedness in order to construct deeper meaning over time. This session will focus on faculty opportunities to support students in creating ePortfolios and highlight best pedagogical practices for using ePortfolios as a powerful learning tool to create a culture of “folio thinking.”  

    8 March 2021, 1:00 PM – 8 March 2021, 2:30 PM

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    Course Start Date: 25 August 2021

    Teaching online and creating an engaging online course experience can be challenging. We are not robots, yet if not carefully planned, online courses can make students and instructors feel less than human, so how can educators create an engaging and "present" experience for their online learners?  In this 90-minute virtual workshop, KPU faculty and instructional staff will examine how to build engagement in their online courses to enhance their students' learning experiences. Workshop participants will be provided with tips and strategies for building personal connections with their students and creating inviting online spaces.  

    Finally, the wait is over; ATLAS is here! 

    This online, asynchronous course will introduce KPU instructors to the ATLAS side of PebblePad. Altas can be applied in formative and summative assessments while also allowing KPU instructors to support students with self-reflection, peer review, and guidance using various pre-built and custom templates, rubrics, and grades. ATLAS also allows external assessors to comment and provide feedback on student work, opening a world of new possibilities!

     “ATLAS is designed specifically to support rich, iterative and conversational styles of assessment and feedback.” - [PebblePad Help, 2021]

    COMING SOON

    Engaging your learners with Video Quiz This is part three of the Kaltura workshop series. This self-paced webinar is for those wanting to build engagement with their learners using video. This workshop will give you an introduction to Kaltura video quiz, so that your students become active learners when consuming your videos. By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the impact of using video to enhance student engagement, describe how to navigate the video quiz editor, create a variety of question types, and identify applications for using video quizzes.

    Recording media with Kaltura Capture This is part two of the Kaltura workshop series. This self-paced webinar is for those getting started with recording their own media content. This workshop will give you an introduction to the Kaltura Capture recorder application. By the end of this session, you will be able to identify the importance of asynchronous media delivery compared to synchronous, identify tools and best practices for your video and audio recording setup, how-to record a talking head video using Kaltura Capture, how-to recording a PowerPoint presentation using Kaltura Capture, and how-to record an audio clip to provide feedback using Kaltura Capture

    Looking to learn more about how you can get started with PebblePad? 

    This short video will walk you through the basics of how you can get the most out of this learning journey platform. The content is focused around Pebble+, the creative and collaborative workspace. 

    Viewers will be taken on a tour of how to navigate through their Pebble+ home, as well as given instruction on the basic concepts used throughout PebblePad such as Assets, Portfolios, and Tags. Lastly, this video will take viewers through the steps needed to begin creating and customizing their own very pages and portfolios in Pebble+!

    Using Video & Video assignment with Kaltura This part one of the Kaltura workshop series. The self-paced webinar is for those getting started with video and will give you an introduction to KPU’s video platform, Kaltura. By the end of this session, you will be able to identify the fundamentals of using video in your teaching, how to upload media to your My Media space in Moodle, add media to your Moodle course site, and how-to setup a Kaltura video assignment.

    Interested in how ePortfolios can enhance student experiences or how they can be used as an assessment tool?

    ePortfolios can provide an engaging, highly student-centered experience, and can foster collaboration, reflection, emotional intelligence, and deeper learning. ePortfolios provide students with a personalized digital space that can be used to curate a collection of artifacts that documents their skills and abilities over time. 

    From an instructional perspective, ePortfolios can be used as an assessment and feedback tool and can be used to assess the curriculum. This webinar will introduce faculty to the purposes, benefits, and methods of evaluating using ePortfolios, and contains student testimonials which reinforce the value of using this incredible tool. Faculty will additionally be provided with open resources for supporting the use of ePortfolios in their practice.

    H5P technology makes it possible to integrate interactive pedagogical elements into KPU Moodle courses, webpages, and open textbooks. H5P applications include formative quizzes (with immediate feedback), timelines, slide decks, images with clickable hotspots, and interactive videos; see: https://h5p.org/content-types-and-applications. This workshop will introduce you to a range of H5P applications that are commonly used to support teaching and learning. During the workshop you will build some H5P content that you can reuse in your Moodle courses and open textbooks.

    If you are thinking about creating quizzes in Moodle but do not know how, this workshop is for you. This session has been designed to introduce participants to the basics of creating a quiz in Moodle. At the end of this 45minute session participants will be able to create a Moodle Quiz and establish quiz settings. Participants will also be able to identify and create a variety of question types in a quiz, assign points to individual questions, and preview questions themselves, or the quiz as a whole.

    This is part two on how to use Gradebook in Moodle. This workshop is for those who have used Gradebook before (or completed "Gradebook Fundamentals"), are familiar with the basics of setting up a gradebook, and are looking to incorporate more grading options. This workshop will enable you to navigate the gradebook from different perspectives, adjust grading calculations in unique situations, configure accommodations for special circumstances, and customize your preferences for a much more personalized gradebook.

    Important Message: Before registering for the Rollin' Stones PebblePad tour, Faculty must create a Pebble+ account: Getting started with PebblePad

    Are you ready to get innovative in your teaching practice by using a technology that supports effective pedagogy? Do you want to become a facilitation Rockstar? Then come along with the Teaching and Learning Commons on the PebblePad Rollin' Stones Tour starting in January 2021! 

     

    The PebblePad Rollin' Stones Tour is a low time commitment high reward asynchronous opportunity that will provide a practical introduction to Pebble+ and the mobile app PebblePocket. This series of activities will allow KPU faculty to engage with this platform, learn the basic features actively, and effectively navigate and create in this personally managed, password-protected space. 

     

    Over nine weeks, for thirty minutes per week, participants will be provided with easy to digest content and activities that will have them well on their way to Rockstar status! Participants will choose what they create and are only limited by their imagination - whether its for professional development, assessment design, or just a showcase of hobbies, the result will be a product to be proud of! 

     

    The series will be capped off with a showcase competition that participants can choose to enter their Pebble+ creations with the KPU faculty community for a chance to win visa gift cards! Do not miss the bus, the tour bus that is, and join us on the exciting PebblePad Rollin' Stones Tour!



    This 3-part workshop series will introduce you to KPU’s video platform, Kaltura; a capture tool that allows you to make a screencast of video and audio recordings for your course and using video quiz to engage your students with formative assessments. Media is an excellent way to build engagement and share content. Also, the use of video facilitates the learning preferences of a variety of students and supports Universal Design for Learning. 

    In these sessions, you will learn to upload existing video content and how to share it in your Moodle course, you will learn to set up a video assignment and make videos for content delivery and feedback.  

    This advanced quiz workshop assumes a working knowledge of the basics of Moodle, as well as some experience in using Moodle quizzes, or previous attendance of the Moodle Quiz Basics Workshop. 

    At the end of this 45-minute session, participants will have learned how to create their own question banks and randomize the questions their quizzes use. They will also be able import and export questions between different courses and tag these questions to locate them easily within their question banks. Lastly, participants will be instructed on creating section headers and other advanced layout settings in order to fully customize a quiz to their needs.

    In this pre-recorded webinar, faculty will be introduced to the educational conferencing tool BigBlueButton (BBB), which can be set up within KPU Moodle course sites for easy access. BBB can be used to hold virtual office hours, host synchronous sessions, and more! 

    This pre-recorded webinar will provide instructions on setting up a BigBlueButton space in Moodle and provide an overview of this tool's basic features and functionality.

    This workshop will introduce participants to the advanced functions of Moodle Gradebook. This session has been designed for those who are currently using Gradebook, or who have previously taken Gradebook Basics and would like to learn how to maximize the use of this tool.  


    At the end of this one-hour session participants will: 

    • Navigate Moodle Gradebook from a student perspective (login as student view) 
    • Adjust calculations in unique grading situations: extra credit assignments,  
    •        bonus marks = 101/100, best out of 11, dropping the lowest, overriding a grade 
    •        bumping up a grade  
    • Enable user overrides for accommodations & special circumstances   
    • Establish Preferences in the grader report  


     


    5 November 2020, 11:00 AM – 5 November 2020, 12:00 PM

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    Still using a spreadsheet, a pen, and paper to calculate grades? 

    Moodle Gradebook automatically aggregates marks and feedback from assignments, activities, and manual grades from your Moodle course, making grading more efficient. Students can view their grades through individualized reports, and the reports generated are protected, so student privacy is not compromised. 

    In this workshop, faculty will learn how to set up and manage a Gradebook in their Moodle classes, and how to export it to an excel spreadsheet. This is Part 1 on how to use Gradebook in Moodle. This workshop is for those who are using the Gradebook for the very first time or those who have struggled with setting up the Gradebook in Moodle. In this hour, we will demonstrate how to set-up Gradebook, including grading, hiding grades, and exporting the Gradebook.

    This workshop will introduce participants to the advanced functions of Moodle Gradebook. This session has been designed for those who are currently using Gradebook, or who have previously taken Gradebook Basics and would like to learn how to maximize the use of this tool.  


    At the end of this one-hour session participants will: 

    • Navigate Moodle Gradebook from a student perspective (login as student view) 
    • Adjust calculations in unique grading situations: extra credit assignments,  
    •        bonus marks = 101/100, best out of 11, dropping the lowest, overriding a grade 
    •        bumping up a grade  
    • Enable user overrides for accommodations & special circumstances   
    • Establish Preferences in the grader report  


     


    20 November 2020, 1:00 PM – 20 November 2020, 2:00 PM

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