July’s Online Webinar, hosted by instructional technologist William Guth, featured a demonstration of his newly developed method for student group project presentation and evaluation. The pre-recording and evaluation method takes advantage of built in and integrated Canvas features and is encouraged for use by any and all faculty whose online curriculum culminates in lengthy final project presentations. The method is designed to both cut down on the stress and length of presentation sessions, as well as stimulate student-led discussion and critical thinking about course content. As demonstrated by the webinars’ lively discussion, the same recording tools can be utilized for
Online Learning Webinars
June’s Online Learning Webinar, hosted by instructional technologist Jackie Wickham, was a demo of Blue Jeans, Northwestern’s new web conferencing software that integrates with Canvas. Online faculty in the School of Professional Studies are encouraged to use Blue Jeans to host synchronous class meetings or meetings with students. Beginning in the Fall 2016 quarter, Blue Jeans will be the default option for web conferencing at SPS; faculty wishing to use Adobe Connect will need to request an account by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A recording of the June Online Learning Webinar can be found here. The next Online Learning Webinar will take
In this Learning Webinar, the Director of Online Program Development, Dr. Reba-Anna Lee covered the Quality Matters Standards Rubric in depth. She focused on how the standards are defined and some of the ways they can be met in an online/hybrid course. The purpose was for faculty to gain a working knowledge of Quality Matters Standards 1-8 that will help in designing/redesigning an online/hybrid course. This was the second of two Quality Matters webinars offered by The School of Professional Studies Office of Distance Learning during the Spring 2016 quarter. A recording of the session is available on Adobe Connect.
The April Online Learning Webinar focused on Quality Matters. Reba-Anna Lee, Director of Online Program Development, provided an overview of Quality Matters. She highlighted the program’s underlining principles, purpose and standards rubric. The webinar concluded with a preview of the second part of the series which will focus on the application of the QM rubric to online course design. A recording of the webinar is available via Adobe Connect. For more information, please contact Reba-Anna Lee at email@example.com.
The March Online Learning Webinar focused on Canvas Analytics. Jackie Wickham, instructional technologist, provided an overview of three different types of built-in Canvas Analytics for instructors: Course Analytics, Course Statistics, and the Student Interactions Report. Analytics for Zaption and YellowDig were also discussed. The webinar concluded with a preview of upcoming analytics initiatives. A recording of the webinar is available here, via Adobe Connect. For more information, please contact Jackie Wickham at firstname.lastname@example.org.