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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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    KPU students and faculty now have access to free Wordpress sites, which opens up lots of interesting pedagogical possibilities. In this session, you’ll hear from one instructor who has been blogging with her students. Learn how blogging can be used in a variety of classes, how to create and scaffold a blogging project, and how to set your students up for success. 

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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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    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, best out of 11, dropping the lowest, overriding a grade 
    • Enable user overrides for accommodations & special circumstances   
    • Establish Preferences in the grader report  

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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 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.

    At the end of session 1, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the fundamentals of using video
    • Upload media to their Kaltura My Media in Moodle
    • Add media to Moodle course site
    • Setup a Kaltura video assignment

    At the end of session 2, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the importance of asynchronous video/audio delivery compared to synchronous
    • Identify tools and best practices for video and audio recording
    • Record a video recording using Kaltura Capture
    • Record a PowerPoint presentation using Kaltura Capture
    • Record an audio recording or feedback using Kaltura Capture

    At the end of session 3, participants will be able to:

    • Navigate the Kaltura quiz editor
    • Identify and create a variety of question types with video quiz
    • Engage your students with video quiz and hotspots

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    Did you know you can engage your learners with more than just using videos? This webinar will introduce you to Kaltura video quiz, which will help you create engaging and reflective content with your already created video. We will walkthrough how to create a formative video quiz with common question types like multiple choice, true/false, and written reflective points to be fully integrated with the Kaltura video player. This webinar requires you to have completed both Engaging students with video and Teaching with video & audio workshops or the 2-part series of the Getting started with Audio/Video workshops.

    At the end of this session participants will be able to:

    • Navigate the Kaltura quiz editor
    • Identify and create a variety of question types with video quiz
    • Engage your students with video quiz and hotspots

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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!

    Sept 18 (10-11 AM)

    Nov 27 (10-11 AM)

    Dec 18 (10-11 AM)

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    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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    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: 

    • Establish Moodle Quiz settings 
    • Identify and create a variety of question types in a Moodle Quiz 
    • Assign points to individual Quiz questions 
    • Preview a question, or the entire Quiz 

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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 be able to:
    • Create a Question Bank and randomize questions and answers
    • Import, and export questions from the Question bank
    • Add quiz question “tags”
    • Create section headings and other advanced layout settings

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    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! Participants will be provided with a development course, pre-loaded with a course template that they can adapt and build as they move through the weekly sessions (and beyond) Session 1 Discover where to access KPU courses and get help from KPU supports Explore the structure of KPU’s learning management system Moodle Locate the Moodle “dashboard”, profile information and course participant list Identify various methods of communicating with students using Moodle Session 2 Use Moodle editing function to access and add resources and activities Recognize the various resources and activities located in Moodle Describe how to add an activity or resource to Moodle sections Identify how to move duplicate, re-name, hide, and delete activities and resources on Moodle site Session 3 Explain the benefits of using groups and groupings in Moodle Describe how to create groups and groupings Identify various collaborative activities that can be created in Moodle – forums, glossaries, chat, wikis) Course wrap up and planning for next steps

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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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    Do you want to help your students become more confident, capable writers? Join Dr. Jennifer Hardwick (English) and Arley Cruthers (Applied Communications) for a discussion about how facilitate and evaluate student writing in a non-writing-intensive classroom. Learn how to introduce students to the writing conventions of your discipline, avoid common grading pitfalls, and use writing activities to deepen student content knowledge. Bring your writing questions!

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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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