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Using UDL to Improve Course Design (in Canvas and the Classroom)
It’s been said that “that’s the way we’ve always done it” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. In this workshop, you’ll learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a structured approach to designing learning experiences that forms a practical, meaningful expansion of accessibility concepts. In this workshop, our UDL specialist will share from his experience as a UDL educator and researcher, provide some highlights from the recent UDL in Higher Ed conference put on the by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and generally support understanding about what UDL is, how you may get started with it in class or on Canvas, and will provide you with resources and strategies you can use immediately. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos "One-Shot video is a simple way to produce a short (5 minutes or less) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc.) or an iPad device from OIT. You can also use Canvas or Zoom. Faculty or staff participants will learn to: • Prepare your props and/or script • Record your video with no, or very little, editing • Upload the video to YouTube • Check and Edit Accessibility • Embed the video link into Canvas One-Shot video is dynamic and engaging, acquaints you to your students/audience, introduces or reinforces course or informational content, and appeals to the current video culture. Come give it a try!" There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
ePortfolios for Developing and Assessing Student Professional Competencies ePortfolios are being used in all disciplines of Higher Education for a variety of purposes: to showcase student work, to demonstrate student acquisition of essential competencies, to assess student learning, and to support students in preparing for the job market. In addition, ePortfolios are used by institutions to encourage students to participate in and record multi-disciplinary activities, and many departments use them as a discussion focus when identifying desired programmatic competencies and the artifacts that students should produce in each course to demonstrate acquisition of those competencies. This workshop will highlight how ePortfolios can be implemented for many of these purposes, the benefits and the theory and research behind their use, and the steps involved in initiating ePortfolios for your students, course, department, project, or for yourself! The Canvas ePortfolio tool will be demonstrated and participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with its features. View Workshop Times
Getting to Know Canvas The focus of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the features and functions of Canvas. Faculty interested in moving their courses to Canvas will be provided with simple steps to make the transition. Additionally, participants will be provided with paper and online resources to assist in moving to Canvas. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Getting to know Canvas (ZOOM) Note: You will receive a link to Zoom on the day before the workshop. If you do not receive a link, please contact Charlene Laughlin, There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Getting to Know Canvas - Lucky 7 Special training workshops on request There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Open Consultations for Transition to Canvas We’re holding “office hours!” No appointment is necessary; just bring your questions about moving your courses to the new Canvas learning management system. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

This workshop is offered by appointment. Please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to arrange a consultation.

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Prezi Tips for Conferences The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and create infographics using Prezi. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
TurningPoint Basics Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Fall 2017, UTK transitioned to TurningPoint 8 which continues to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, web-based management of course rosters and assessment data.
  • Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
  • Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
  • Self-paced polling options
  • Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
  • Integration with Canvas
  • Less overall cost for students
OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.
There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.