Ed Tech Events

Facilitating communication and collaboration in your course using free online tools: Canvas Discussion Boards and Piazza

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Professor Sophie Engle

Faculty Member: Sophie Engle, Associate Professor, Computer Science; Melissa Dale, Assistant Professor, Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 3-4 p.m.
Location: Gleeson 236


Join us for an hour of presentation and discussion on two approaches to supporting student and instructor communication and collaboration.

Professor Engle will share how she uses Piazza, a free online Q&A platform that integrates into Canvas.

Professor Melissa Dale
Professor Dale will share how she is using Canvas’ Discussion Boards to facilitate graded, asynchronous, communication with students.

Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be provided.

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Peer2Peer Series on Teaching & Technology: Incorporating Industry Interviews into the Classroom via Zoom

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Professor Courtney Masterson

Faculty Member: Courtney Masterson, Assistant Professor, School of Management
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 3-4 p.m.
Location: Gleeson 213

Pedagogical Strategies: Active Learning, Project-Based Learning, Authentic Assessment
Technology Featured: Zoom, Google Docs and select features from Canvas

In Courtney’s course Research Design and Analysis for Organization Development, she incorporated experiential learning as a means to increase student knowledge and engagement.  Students participated in an IRB approved research study, "The State of Organization Development," which involved conducting in-depth interviews with OD executives via Zoom. The aim was for students to participate in a research study to determine how OD is understood and practiced within Bay Area and global organizations.

During the Zoom interviews, students collected qualitative data which they later analyzed and reported on, telling evidence based stories that were filled with rich insights. Zoom interviews were also recorded, transcribed and shared with other students so that students had the benefit of access to multiple interviews and expert advice.

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The Spark Joy Series: Sparking Joy with Course Multimedia

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 12–1 p.m. Zoom available
Location: Gleeson 236

Facilitator: Mishiara Baker

Make your course content sparkle with video and multimedia components, and develop a strategy for your course media. A range of multimedia options  for different types of content will be discussed including podcasts, screencasts, slide presentation lectures and video. Light snacks provided.

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The Spark Joy Series: Invoking Solutions - A Peer-to-Peer Card Game to Discover Purposeful Learning Activities

Date: Thursday, April 18, 12–1 p.m. Zoom available
Location: UC 414

Facilitators: Angie Portacio and Jill Ballard

Play a fun peer-to-peer card game to spark ideas for strategic and creative active learning-based activities linked to your learning outcomes. Light snacks provided.

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The Spark Joy Series: Igniting Student Engagement Through Online Activities

Date: Monday, April 29, 12–1 p.m. Zoom available
Location: Gleeson 236

Facilitator:  Jill Ballard

Explore online opportunities to extend an assignment, increasing student engagement and encouraging active learning throughout. A range of technologies will be discussed. Light snacks provided & fire extinguishers on hand

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The Spark Joy Series: Course Changing Magic for Access Equity

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 12–1 p.m. Zoom available
Location: Gleeson 236

Facilitator:  Angie Portacio 

Intentionally arrange your course content using concepts from Universal Design for Learning and digital accessibility to provide different ways for your students to access your course content to increase student learning and understanding. We will delve into your Canvas course to apply concepts based on accessibility principles to create equal access for all your students. Light snacks provided & wands too!

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