All of us at the Center for Teaching and Learning would like to wish our faculty and students a safe and productive Spring/Summer term! We’re here to support you as Macomb transitions toward hybrid and online classes. This summer, we continue to offer a full schedule of online workshops related to Course Management, Activities and Assessments, and Teaching With Technology. To register, visit the Noncredit/Continuing Education area of the Self-Service menu in MyMacomb, or see the instructions at the bottom of this post.
Macomb Online Facilitation Training (MOFT)
MOFT is for faculty who want to teach online using an existing course. This training will guide faculty through best practices in online teaching focused on building a community, ensuring learner interaction, and timely feedback/responses. Please contact your Dean or AD if you are interested in completing MOFT.
Introduction to Canvas
This workshop is designed for faculty who want to begin using Canvas. You’ll become familiar with the user interface, gradebook, messaging and more. In this workshop, you will use your First Day Handout to set up your gradebook and assignments, create an accessible Welcome page, and use Canvas tools to communicate with students. (Note: Please register for the month you plan to take Intro to Canvas. All other workshops will use only one registration code.)
June: 82418 July: 82419
August: 82423 One-on-one: 82441
Ready, Set, Start Your Canvas Course
This workshop is designed to help faculty prepare a live course for a new semester. You will customize your course navigation menu, adjust assignment dates, update your bio, and validate links. You’ll learn how to submit the Section Course Request Form, check accessibility in Canvas pages and files, and ensure your course is ready to go for students. (Note: Completion of Introduction to Canvas is a prerequisite to this workshop.)
Reg. Code: 82425
How do you prepare instructional materials to meet the needs of all students? In this workshop, you will learn simple tools and practices to make your content more accessible to students with disabilities. You will identify the benefits of universal design and learn common tools to create an accessible First Day Handout and PowerPoint presentation.
Reg. Code: 82426
Copyright & Fair Use
Copyright and fair use are critical issues for educators today, especially those providing course materials online. In this workshop you will apply Macomb’s Fair Use Policy, practice correct source citation format, identify common copyright issues and solutions, and apply these principles in your course.
Reg. Code: 82427
You learned how to set up your assignments and enter grades in Introduction to Canvas, but there’s much more you can accomplish using Canvas grading tools! In this workshop, you’ll learn advanced features in Assignments and Grades, explore how to use SpeedGrader to provide several types of feedback, and reflect on effective grading practices.
Reg. Code: 82428
Modules, Pages & Files in Canvas
Modules enable you to organize your course the way you want. Pages and files are key components of modules, and can contain a variety of multimedia and textual content. In this workshop, we’ll create modules that align with your First Day Handout, explore advanced module and page settings, review the Rich Content Editor, and reflect on how to organize course content for optimal navigation.
Reg. Code: 82429
Canvas Groups are a great way to increase engagement and interaction among students! Using Groups, students may collaborate on assignments, presentations and projects and create their own pages, discussions, and conferences. This workshop will guide you through the process of setting up Groups and creating a Group Assignment, as well as navigating Groups from a student’s perspective.
Reg. Code: 82433
Activities & Assessments
Create Assignments, Instructions and Feedback
Quality instructions and feedback are essential for an effective assignment. In this workshop, you’ll learn best practices for useful feedback, create clear instructions and grading criteria for an assignment or exam, use Canvas Rubrics, and provide different types of feedback using SpeedGrader.
Reg. Code: 82434
Want to replace your on-ground Scantron or paper exams with online exams? Learn how to design and manage Canvas Quizzes, and you can create graded (and ungraded) quizzes, exams, surveys, and other assessments. We’ll dive into advanced features like Question Banks, Moderate Quiz Attempts, and Quiz Analytics. CTL Instructional Designers will guide you every step of the way in implementing online assessments, which will save you much time in creating and grading exams.
Reg. Code: 82435
Discussions that engage students in course content and with each other promote student satisfaction, interaction, and retention. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to design and facilitate individual, group and class (ungraded) activities and (graded) assessments, and you’ll have an opportunity to participate in Discussions as a student.
Reg. Code: 82436
Teaching with Technology
Web Conferencing with Zoom
Schedule, Invite, Meet — it’s that easy to connect with students and colleagues using Zoom video conferencing. Use Zoom for online office hours, holding live discussions, providing student feedback, or any number of live online activities. You’ll learn how to set up a Zoom account, prepare your personal meeting room, invite others to a video conference, security features, screen-sharing, and more!
Reg. Code: 82437
Create and Share Video
Online media is becoming increasingly popular and effective in delivering course content, and students look forward to seeing media in their courses. Macomb provides mobile-friendly, Canvas-enabled, fully-licensed software that you can use to create videos and other media. We’ll walk you through the process to record a screen-capture or lecture video, upload it to Macomb’s streaming service, and share it to students in Canvas.
Reg. Code: 82438
2. Under the Self-Service Menu, select Non-Credit / Con’t Ed Students.
3. Select Registration, then Search and Register for Continuing Ed Classes.
4. Enter the 5-Digit Registration Code and click Submit.
5. Check the checkbox to the left of workshop and click Submit.
6. Complete the next screen as indicated. Click Submit.
7. Select Register Now (check out) from the “Select one of the following” drop down menu. Do NOT select a payment method. Click Submit.
You will receive an email confirming your registration.