Winter 2022 Programming

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Join our Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) team and your fellow instructors and teaching assistants this winter as we explore the physical and remote class environments. These sessions are designed to provide support across the spectrum of course delivery methods, with a particular focus on technologies supporting hybrid lecture delivery and student assessment.

 


PAST SESSIONS

Return to Campus Series

This Return to Campus Series is dedicated to helping instructors learn how the web conferencing technology in the classroom works, gain comfort using the classroom technology with their computers, and provide ongoing support during the first two weeks of the return to campus.

The series is a mix of in-person, individual and online collaborative offerings.

Return to Campus - Web Conferencing Classroom Orientations

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 28, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Day Hall, Room 118

If you are assigned to a teach in a Lecture Web Conferencing or Seminar Web Conferencing Classroom in W22, you may register for an orientation session in our demo room on campus.

These 30-minute, in-person orientation sessions, facilitated by an instructional technology specialist (ITS), include a walkthrough of the classroom technology, a chance to try out your laptop in the room, and an opportunity to better understand the in-person and remote student experience.

You will be asked to provide three potential availability windows when requesting an orientation. Our team will make every effort to accommodate your availability.

Return to Campus - Web Conferencing Classroom Q & A

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 28, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Day Hall, Room 118

If you are assigned to a teach in a Lecture Web Conferencing or Seminar Web Conferencing Classroom in W22, you may register for an orientation session in our demo room on campus.

These 30-minute, in-person orientation sessions, facilitated by an instructional technology specialist (ITS), include a walkthrough of the classroom technology, a chance to try out your laptop in the room, and an opportunity to better understand the in-person and remote student experience.

You will be asked to provide three potential availability windows when requesting an orientation. Our team will make every effort to accommodate your availability.

Return to Campus - Chat Management for Hybrid Course Delivery

Date & Time: Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

A common challenge in hybrid course delivery is how to balance interaction with your remote and in-person students. In this session, we will explore how the chat functions in Zoom and Microsoft Teams can be utilized to improve the experience for both instructors and students, and provide strategies to help manage the chat while teaching. 

Stand-Alone Sessions

Voice Over PowerPoint and Other Asynchronous Recording Options

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Session Recording: Voice Over PowerPoint and Other Asynchronous Recording Options - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: Voice Over PowerPoint and Other Asynchronous Recording Options - Presentation Slides (PDF)

In this session, you will be introduced to some of the simplest options for creating asynchronous lectures and content.

Topics include:

  • Using Voice Over PowerPoint
  • Recording content in Microsoft Teams
  • Recording content in Zoom
  • Posting asynchronous content to CourseLink

Online Assessments with Ed Tech Week - Reading Week 2022

CourseLink Rubrics Tool

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Session Recording: CourseLink Rubrics Tool - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: CourseLink Rubrics Tool - Presentation Slides (PDF)

Rubrics is a powerful tool for communicating expectations and keeping grading consistent across papers and graders. In this session, we will briefly discuss the benefits of rubrics, walk through the creation process within CourseLink, and explore how rubrics can be used to support grading in multiple areas of CourseLink.

CourseLink Dropbox Tool

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Session Recording: CourseLink Dropbox Tool - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: CourseLink Dropbox Tool - Presentation Slides (PDF)

The Dropbox tool is one of the most utilized features available within CourseLink. This session will explore the different submission options for folders, walk through the updated creation experience, and provide you with the opportunity to try out the extensive grading features available within Dropbox.

CourseLink Discussions Tool

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Session Recording: CourseLink Discussions Tool - Session Recording
Presentation Slides:
CourseLink Discussions Tool - Presentation Slides (PDF)

CourseLink Discussions is a popular option in online learning; however, assessment of discussion topics is often misconceived as difficult or laborious. In this session, we will walk through the process of setting up a graded discussion and the available grading options, and explore the updated and improved assessment interface.

CourseLink Quizzes Tool

Date & Time: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Session Recording: CourseLink Quizzes Tool - Session Recording
Presentation Slides:
CourseLink Quizzes Tool - Presentation Slides (PDF)

With an increase in hybrid and remote delivery of courses, CourseLink’s Quizzes tool is utilized more than ever for student assessment. In this session, we will explore Quizzes and dive into features such as the question library and question pools, the basics of quiz creation, grading of select question types, and submission view options to provide additional student feedback.

CourseLink Grades Tool

Date & Time: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Session Recording: CourseLink Grades Tool - Session Recording
Presentation Slides:
CourseLink Grades Tool - Presentation Slides (PDF)

Bring all your assessment pieces together with the Grades tool in CourseLink. In this session, we will introduce grading systems (e.g., weighted versus points), grade categories and weight distribution, how grade items can be associated with CourseLink assessment tools, and review the process for downloading final grades from CoruseLink.

Get to Know Gradescope

Welcome to our kickoff series to Gradescope programming. An introduction to the platform and its features and benefits is covered, along with examples of how traditional assessments can be adapted, delivered and assessed through the various Gradescope assignment options.

This series is intended for instructors to gain a base knowledge about Gradescope so they may consider the benefits of incorporating aspects of the platform into their S22 and F22 courses.

All sessions are facilitated by our Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) team.

Additional Gradescope-related sessions and training is planned for upcoming S22 and F22 programming. Consultations about Gradescope with the ITS team are also available.

Introduction to Gradescope 

Date & Time: Thursday, March 3 |  Noon to 1:00 p.m. (Lunch and Learn)
Location: Online
Session RecordingIntroduction to Gradescope - Session Recording

This introductory session, presented by the ITS team and led by Gradescope Solutions consultant, Kenneth Rogers, provides a broad overview of the assessment features and assignment types available through the Gradescope platform at the University of Guelph.

The session topics include:

  • What is Gradescope?
  • Basic Grading
  • AI Grading
  • Publishing Grades
  • Student Grades/Feedback Experience
  • Managing Regrade Requests
  • Statistics
  • Overview of Assignment Types: Bubble Sheets, Exams/Quizzes, Homework Assignments & Problem Sets, and Online Assignments
Introduction to Gradescope Bubble Sheets 

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 9 | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Session Recording: Introduction to Gradescope Bubble Sheets - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: Introduction to Gradescope Bubble Sheets - Presentation Slides (PDF)

With the adoption of Gradescope by the University of Guelph, courses that used Scantron bubble sheets in the past will now transition to Gradescope Bubble sheets by the Fall 2022 semester. Learn about the features and benefits of the Gradescope Bubble Sheet assignment type.

Also included, is a walkthrough of the Bubble Sheet process of creating an answer key, scanning, matching scans to students, grading, and exporting grades to CourseLink.

Introduction to Gradescope Exams/Quizzes 

Date & Time: Thursday, March 17 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Session Recording: Introduction to Gradescope Exams/Quizzes - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: Introduction to Gradescope Exams/Quizzes - Presentation Slides (PDF)

See examples of how Gradescope’s Exams/Quizzes assignment type is used to digitally assess hand-written test content leveraging Gradescope’s robust annotation options, adaptable rubrics, and reusable comments. Learn how this can enhance efficiency and improve the grading process, and how Gradescope’s assessment options can provide more fulsome feedback to students.

Introduction to Gradescope Homework Assignments 

Date & Time: Monday, March 21 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Session Recording: Introduction to Gradescope Homework Assignments - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: Introduction to Gradescope Homework Assignments - Presentation Slides (PDF)

See examples of how Gradescope’s Homework & Problem Sets assignment type can be leveraged to allow students to submit handwritten content for digital assessment. Compare the differences between the Homework & Problem Sets and the Exams/Quizzes assignment types. Learn about some of the potential advantages of using Homework & Problem Sets in Gradescope compared to submitting images of work for assessment through CourseLink’s Dropbox tool.

A demonstration of how students submit their assignments and identify the locations of answers to specific questions is provided.

Introduction to Gradescope Online Assignments 

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 29 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Session Recording: Introduction to Gradescope Online Assignments - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: Introduction to Gradescope Online Assignments - Presentation Slides (PDF)

We wrap up our 'Get to Know Gradescope' month with our final session introducing Gradescope’s Online Assignment option. Explore the differences between Gradescope’s Online Assignment and the CourseLink Quiz tool. Also included, is a walkthrough of the set-up process for the Gradescope Online Assignment and its various question types. The process of releasing results and exporting to grades to CourseLink will also be demonstrated.

End of Semester Ed Tech Tips

Date & Time: Friday, April 1 | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Session Recording: End of Semester Ed Tech Tips - Session Recording
Presentation Slides: End of Semester Ed Tech Tips - Presentation Slides (PDF)

As we head toward the end of the semester, we've created a series of tech tips for preparing final grades and securely backing up grade item data. This session also explores ways to encourage students to provide feedback and the various technologies to collect that feedback. The session concludes with tips on how to work ahead and prepare your next course offering, with the Course Creation Tool, before your official CourseLink course site is available.


Personalized Sessions

Are you looking for a session on a specific supported educational technology for your college, department, or instructional team? Our ITS team offers personalized sessions for large and small groups and will work with you to tailor a session to your needs.

To request a session, please contact the ITS team.