Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

OTC Online Workshops

Summer 2016
Online Teaching Workshops

Open Discussion Series: Sharing Teaching Strategies

As we increase our online and blended teaching offerings at Loyola, it is important that we also develop venues for discussing strategies for good teaching practice. To this end, FCIP is instituting a series of online discussions open to all faculty, adjuncts and graduate students interesting in contributing to an online community of teachers. Whether you have taught for years or just learning about the intricacies of the online, blended and traditional teaching environments, you will have something to add to this conversation. Please join us and share your experiences or your questions.  For these discussions sessions there is no need to register—just login and join the dialogue at: https://connect.luc.edu/onlineteaching

--Library Resources I’ve found Useful

  • Monday, June 13, 2:00-3:30

--Online Content Creation: Programs and Resources

  • Tuesday, July 12, 10:00-11:30

--Strategies for Effectively Chunking Content

  • Wednesday, July 20, 10:00-11:30

General FCIP Pedagogy Workshops: https://connect.luc.edu/onlineteaching

--Online Group Work: The ability to build and maintain community in an online course remains one of the primary challenges for the online faculty member. This session provides some ideas about how online groups can help students be more accountable to the class and also engage more fully in course content and concepts. We will discuss asynchronous group work with the structure built in Sakai.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 10:00-11:00
  • Friday, July 8, 10:00-11:00

--Sakai Collaboration Tools: Blogs? Discussion forums? Chat? Wikis? What’s the difference? This workshop will cover the basic features of the four collaboration tools resident in Sakai and provide suggestions for selecting which tool will be most appropriate for your intended instructional use. We will also provide a brief overview for how to establish each of the tools within a Sakai course.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2:00-3:00
  • Thursday, June 16, 10:00-11:00

--Creating a Workable Course Layout: Course layout and design are crucial to blended, hybrid and online courses. Without a meaningful structure, students are unable to find where things are located; additionally, they may have difficulties navigating the collaboration tools needed to build effective online community. In this workshop we discuss some issues to consider and some strategies for organizing your course in a manner that makes sense for your subject matter.

  • Monday, June 13, 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesday, July 6, 10:00-11:00

--Creating Presentation Materials: What would you like to do?  If you are interested in creating presentation materials but not sure which tool fits your needs please join us for an open discussion on what options are available through the university and other third parties.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 10:00-11:00
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2:00-3:00
  • Tuesday, Aug 2, 10:00-11:00

--Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms: This workshop will cover the basic features of Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms, a tool that allows for synchronous group-based collaboration.  We will provide an overview of the possible uses of Breakout Rooms, information on how to create these rooms, and good practice in utilizing these rooms during a synchronous session. You do not need to take the ITRS Adobe Connect workshops before taking this workshop.

  • Friday, June 24, 11:00-12:00
  • Friday, July 15, 10:00-11:00

--Best Practices for Online Testing: Discover and discuss ways of using online tests, quizzes and other Sakai tools for formative and summative assessment and student engagement.

  • Thursday, July 14, 10:00-11:00

Assessment Certificate Program Workshops

--Introduction to Assessment at Loyola: This webinar serves as an introduction to elements of quality assessment, for both curricular and co-curricular programs. We will also provide context on where our assessment standards and practices originate from as well as how assessment connects to Ignatian pedagogy.

  • Friday, June 10, 10:00 AM Online (https://connect.luc.edu/assessment

--Designing Rubrics

  • Wednesday, July 20, 10:30-12:00. Schreiber Hall 605.

Training by ITRS (ONE workshop from this group—Panopto, Captioning, Loyola Media & VoiceThread--can be used for your OTC requirement of two workshops) Registration by ITRS

--Panopto: Learn to record, edit, and share your class lectures during these sessions. Sessions may be attended online or in-person.

  • Tuesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Online
  • Monday, July 11, 10:00 AM Online
  • Monday, August 22, 2:00 PM Online

--VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio files, or video comments. Come learn about the latest features of VoiceThread and how you can use the tool for student collaboration and communication in your Sakai course sites.

  • Thursday, July 7, 2:00, Granada Center 290 and Online

--Loyola Media/Kaltura is a cloud-based web service where faculty, staff and students may upload media content. This workshop covershow to upload videos, images, and audio files to your course site in Sakai through the Loyola Media integration.

  • Tuesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Online
  • Monday, July 11, 10:00 AM Online
  • Monday, August 22, 2:00 PM Online

--Captioning Training sessions provide faculty & staff members with the ability to add caption to their videos.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 3:00 in Corboy Law Center 321 and online
  • Tuesday, July 26, 11:00 AM Granada Center 292 and online
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2:00 PM Corboy Law Center 710 & online