Winter Web Camp Recap

Posted by Kate Miller on Feb 8, 2017 3:04:43 PM

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CU Online's 2017 Winter Web Camp was a great success. We offered both an in-person option and a live streaming option, for those participants that wanted to join virtually.

Many topics were covered. An overview of those sessions are below. Furthermore, we did capture recordings for some of the sessions, which can be found on the Winter Web Camp 2017 website.

Monday, January 9

Bunny Slope: Canvas Essentials
Do you want to use Canvas to help your students succeed? In this workshop, you will start building your course through guided, hands-on instruction. You will get a basic overview of the Canvas interface and learn strategies for sharing content and increasing student engagement.

Groomer: Canvas Refresher
Has it been awhile since you've used Canvas? Then this is the training session that you do not want to miss! During this in-person training session, we will help you get reacquainted with new/updated Canvas features, show you how to utilize some advanced settings in your course, and help you get answers to those tough Canvas questions!

Moguls: Canvas Power Users
Do you want to take your Canvas skills to the next level? This training session will cover some tools. tips, and strategies to help you and your students get the most out of Canvas.

Tuesday, January 10


Inside Edge: Video Best Practices for Your Online Course
Instructional videos are often a key component in online courses. During this session, learn how to create compelling videos that your students want to watch!

Patrolling the Boundaries of Online Assessment: Panel Discussion
Are you concerned about cheating in online exams? This panel discussion will explore the terrain of academic honesty from a policy, pedagogy, and technological perspective.

Snow Report: Using Canvas Data
Analytics provide valuable clues about what's happening in your course. Learn how you and your students can use self-service analytics tools in Canvas to monitor progress and highlight areas of strength and weakness.

Wednesday, January 11


Grooming Your Online Course: Rubrics and Outcomes
Rubrics and outcomes in Canvas can be tricky! Join your CU Online snowcat drivers as we smooth out the bumps for you and help you get started with this assessment tool!

Fresh Tracks: An Introduction to Quality Matters
Quality Matters is a research based rubric of standards that is a valuable tool for online course design. The session will include an overview of QM, including tools that are already available to you and an opportunity for you to make fresh tracks with us, guiding the implementation of QM at CU Online.

Terrain Park: Tools for Online Group Interaction
Creating quality group interactions can improve student engagement in your online course and create a higher feeling of social presence. Freestyle through a terrain park of gnarly online tools designed to engage any group of ski bums.


Thursday, January 12


Fireside Chat: INDEX Design To Improve Life
Warm up by the fire where visual arts faculty Howard Cook and Peter Stump will provide an in-depth overview of the Design to Improve Life didactic and approach to teaching, the concepts behind the facilitated classroom and the principle tool of the INDEX pedagogical approach, the Design to Improve Life Compass. Come and learn how design thinking can play a significant role in your classroom and your students learning.

X-treme Interactive Online Videos: Techsmith Relay
An introduction to TechSmith's Relay product. Relay allows you to add quizzing, analytics, and interactivity to your course videos. Join the Relay pilot and start creating totally rad content!

Slopestyle: HTML Fixes for Beginners
Have you found the Rich Content Editor does not paste your copied content as you had hoped? Maybe that image you placed in your course doesn’t look quite right? Or maybe you can’t find the text color you want in the toolbar? If this sounds like a situation(s) you have found yourself in, the HTML cheatsheet session is for you.


Friday, January 13


Open Lab (10-12pm)
Join CU Online any time on Friday for an open lab. Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course, we will be on hand to get your course ready for the first day of class.

Open Lab (1-3pm)
Join CU Online any time on Friday for an open lab. Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course, we will be on hand to get your course ready for the first day of class.

Snowplow: Free Tools for Captioning Workshop
Would you like to learn about how to caption your videos using free tools, such as YouTube or Canvas? Then this hands-on workshop is for you! We will spend four hours together working on applying captions to your short videos.

Topics: Online faculty training, Online learning, Canvas, Online teaching

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