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    At the core of being an educator is a desire to help others learn and grow to become their best self. Appreciative Inquiry is a perspective-changing process that has a personal and professional impact.​ In the last ten years, there's a growing body of literature providing evidence for the use of Appreciative Inquiry in post-secondary environments. At its core, Appreciative Inquiry is about building on strengths to enhance innovation and capacity in human systems.  It provides a framework to focus on strengths and previous successes in the learning environment to support students learn while they adapt to the new online environment.  ​


    This webinar will provide an overview of Appreciative Inquiry and its underlying philosophical constructs. It identifies evidence of its application in various educational contexts, and the research findings supporting the benefits of this approach. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how Appreciative Inquiry tools might be used in their respective teaching environments.  



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

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    Curious about your responsibilities for students with disabilities?Do you have students requiring academic accommodations?Have you received a letter showing accommodations that you don’t understand?Do you have concerns about accessibility matters such as test accommodations, audio recording issues, note taking or attendants?Unsure about how to have conversations about disabilities? We invite you to come have conversations about accommodations. Each conversation will be led by Seanna Takacs, accommodation expert in Accessibility Services and a member of the Teaching and Learning Commons team. No question is too big or too small; we hope to see you soon.

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    You want to use OER but don't know where to find them? KPU librarians can guide you through the process.

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    In this second workshop , we discuss how to consider diversity and inclusivity when designing the course structure and assessment. We will suggest ways to support students' learning and engagement throughout the course and provide multiple ways of assessment that could support diverse leaners.

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    Open Pedagogy may be understood as an access-oriented commitment to learner-driven education and as a process of designing architectures and using tools for learning that enable students to shape the public knowledge commons of which they are a part. In practice, open pedagogy can involve creating, adapting, or updating open educational resources with students, building course policies, outcomes, assignments, rubrics, and schedules of work collaboratively with students, or facilitating student-created and student-controlled learning environments. This session will introduce principles of open pedagogy, showcase examples of innovative applications at KPU, and equip you with resources and mentorship to support further experimentation.

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    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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    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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    This 2 part webinar series will introduce you to our video platform, Kaltura and capture tool that allows you to make screencast or make video and audio recordings for your course. Media is an excellent way to build engagement and share content. In addition, the use of video facilitates 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

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    This intensive online learning intensive experience will provide faculty with a learning opportunity to conceptualize online learning and design an effective and engaging online course. We will provide a space to build relationships with colleagues and learn about digital delivery at the same time. We will guide you through envisioning this new way of teaching, outline the building blocks for a well-developed online course, and show you how to effectively facilitate learning in digital spaces. There will be a daily synchronous session in BBB and daily asynchronous activities in the course site. Participants will work on their own course elements as we move through the week. Note: All participants will require a working mic, webcam and device to access this course. *This is not a “how- to” use technology course, we have other resources to support your development in the arena. Modules A new way of teaching – intro to online learning Building blocks for online design Where does all the time go? –Re-imagining content and activities in digital spacesHow do you know they are learning? - feedback and assessments in digital spacesBecoming a guide on the side - facilitating in digital spaces

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    Course reserves, streaming video, open educational resources, plagiarism tutorials. Take an hour out of your day and find out what the library has to offer in the online environment. Karen and Caroline will connect you with the resources you need to streamline library resources within your course offerings. Bring your questions. We have the answers!

    June 12 (10-11 AM)

    July 16 (10-11 AM)

    August 21 (10-11 AM)

    August 27 (10-11 AM)

    The Library subscribes to over 100 databases offering online access to ebooks, journal articles and streaming video. Find out how to incroporate them into your Moodle course.

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    In this workshop we provide a conceptual framework of how to address intercultural education when designing your course. We will also discuss tools and platforms that could support students' engagement, knowledge exchange, and community building.

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    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.

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    May 20th 1-2 PM.
     June 3rd 1-2 PM.
    June 17th 1-2 PM.