Back To The Classroom: Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops: August 9-20, 2021

Are you up to speed with Canvas basics?   Do you want to accelerate learning with the latest and greatest Canvas plugins? Maybe build a perfect syllabus or dig deep into assessments?  We can help.

Instructional Technology has a great series of workshops planned to kick your teaching into high gear.  We will cover best-practices for teaching and technology, both in the classroom and in the cloud.  We hope you join us for some learning and fun!  

 Back to the Classroom: Fall 2021

Session Titles and Descriptions

“This Book Tells the Future”: Syllabus Basics

Develop and publish a syllabus that checks all the boxes for Florida Tech's syllabus policy. Covers writing a syllabus and adding the syllabus to Canvas. (Jason Griggs)

“Why is Everything so Heavy?” Assignment Weights and Grading

Configure your Canvas gradebook and assignments to inform students of their academic standing throughout the term. (Eric Donath)

“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hit 88 MPH...” Quizzes in Canvas

Create and maintain Canvas quizzes with best practices and lessons learned. (Jason Griggs)

“1.21 Gigawatts!?!” : High Power Teaching with Classroom Technology

Share and engage with students using classroom technology.  Covers instructor workstations, projectors, document cameras, and more. (Anushka Boyd)

“Hey, I'm talkin' to you, McFly!” Communicating Effectively with Students

Leverage Canvas and follow modern trends to reach students on their level. Covers messaging, notifications, announcements, and recommended best practices. (Eric Donath)

“Why Don't You Make Like a Tree and Get Outta Here”: Supporting Students beyond the Classroom

Learn about proctoring and other academic resources and accommodations. Covers Honorlock as well as moderating Canvas quizzes and assignments for accessibility. (Anushka Boyd)

“Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads”: A Bird's Eye View of Canvas & more

Explore Canvas and the 100+ Apps and integrations that make up Florida Tech's LMS Ecosystem. (Eric Donath)

“I Guess You Guys Aren't Ready for that yet, but Your Kids Are Gonna Love it”: Interactive Videos with PlayPosit

Add interactivity to boring old videos to foster learning and student-engagement with PlayPosit. (Anushka Boyd)

Back to the Future Pandemic: Year 2 -- Teaching in Fall 2021

Record class sessions and share recordings with students. Covers how to use Zoom, Panopto, and Canvas for lecture-capture and distribution. (Jason Griggs)

“You Built a Time Machine?!?” Fall 2021 Timeline Preview

Identify and prepare for key milestones with a walk-through of the whole semester.  (Anushka Boyd)

Adding the Flux Capacitor to the DeLorean: Better Syllabus Design

Design a syllabus that goes beyond the basic requirements to enhance student engagement. (Jason Griggs)

“You got my homework finished, McFly?” Academic Honesty

Foster academic honesty and detect plagiarism with Turnitin. (Jason Griggs)

“...Why not do it with some Style”: Finishing Touches for a Beautiful Course

Use Canvas Modules, Navigation, and more to streamline the student experience in your Canvas courses. (Eric Donath)

“Nobody Calls Me Chicken”: Cleartouch with Confidence

Deliver classroom instruction with a Cleartouch interactive display. (Anushka Boyd)

A Look Back at Fall 2021: Courses in Review

Understand how course surveys and faculty reflection assessments are crucial to improving teaching at Florida Tech. (Eric Donath)

"Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland..." Open Discussion Panel

Open Q&A with the Instructional Team. (Dr. John Meyer, Eric Donath, Jason Griggs, Anushka Boyd)

Kicking Tires in the Classroom: Open House with Instructional Tech

Test-drive classroom equipment before classes go live. (Various)

Session Schedule, Locations, and Zoom Links

Monday, August 9, 2021               

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

"This Book Tells the Future": Syllabus Basics
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

“...Why not do it with some Style”: Finishing Touches for a Beautiful Course
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"1.21 Gigawatts!?!" : High Power Teaching with Classroom Tech
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

Adding the Flux Capacitor to the DeLorean: Better Syllabus Design
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Why is Everything so Heavy?": Assignment Weights and Grading
Crawford 402       Zoom Link

"Why Don't You Make Like A Tree and Get Outta Here": Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom
Crawford 403       Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)             
Crawford 401-404            

Tuesday, August 10, 2021            

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

Back to the Future Pandemic: Year 2 -- Teaching in Fall 2021              
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Hey, I'm talkin' to you, McFly!": Communicating Effectively with Students
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"You Built a Time Machine?": Fall 2021 Timeline Preview   
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hit 88 MPH...": Quizzes in Canvas     
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads": A Bird's Eye View of Canvas & more  
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"I Guess You Guys Aren't Ready For That Yet. But Your Kids Are Gonna Love it": Interactive Videos with PlayPosit            
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)             
Crawford 401-404            

Wednesday, August 11, 2021                

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

"You got my homework finished, McFly?": Academic Honesty          
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

A Look Back at Fall 2021: Courses in Review              
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"Why Don't You Make Like A Tree and Get Outta Here": Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

"This Book Tells the Future": Syllabus Basics
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

“...Why not do it with some Style”: Finishing Touches for a Beautiful Course
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"1.21 Gigawatts!?!" : High Power Teaching with Classroom Tech
Crawford 403      Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)
Crawford 401-404            

Thursday, August 12, 2021           

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

Back to the Future Pandemic: Year 2 -- Teaching in Fall 2021
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads": A Bird's Eye View of Canvas & more
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"1.21 Gigawatts!?!" : High Power Teaching with Classroom Tech
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hit 88 MPH...": Quizzes in Canvas
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Why is Everything so Heavy?": Assignment Weights and Grading
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"I Guess You Guys Aren't Ready For That Yet. But Your Kids Are Gonna Love it" : Interactive Videos with PlayPosit
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)
Crawford 401-404            

Friday, August 13, 2021                

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

"You got my homework finished, McFly?": Academic Honesty
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Hey, I'm talkin' to you, McFly!": Communicating Effectively with Students
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

"Why Don't You Make Like A Tree and Get Outta Here": Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom
Crawford 403     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

"Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland..." Open Discussion Panel
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)
Crawford 401-404            

Monday, August 16, 2021            

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

"Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads": A Bird's Eye View of Canvas & more
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"1.21 Gigawatts!?!" : High Power Teaching with Classroom Tech
Crawford 402     https://fit.zoom.us/j/92992331901

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

"Why is Everything so Heavy?": Assignment Weights and Grading
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"You Built a Time Machine?": Fall 2021 Timeline Preview
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)
Crawford 401-404            

Tuesday, August 17, 2021            

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM            

"This Book Tells the Future": Syllabus Basics
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"Nobody Calls Me Chicken." : Cleartouch with Confidence
Crawford 220    

“...Why not do it with some Style”: Finishing Touches for a Beautiful Course
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                      

Back to the Future Pandemic: Year 2 -- Teaching in Fall 2021
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"Nobody Calls Me Chicken." : Cleartouch with Confidence
Crawford 220    

"Hey, I'm talkin' to you, McFly!": Communicating Effectively with Students
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"I Guess You Guys Aren't Ready For That Yet. But Your Kids Are Gonna Love it" : Interactive Videos with PlayPosi
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                      

Adding the Flux Capacitor to the DeLorean: Better Syllabus Design
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"Nobody Calls Me Chicken." : Cleartouch with Confidence
Crawford 220    

“...Why not do it with some Style”: Finishing Touches for a Beautiful Course
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

"Why Don't You Make Like A Tree and Get Outta Here": Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom
Crawford 402     Zoom Link

Wednesday, August 18, 2021                

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hit 88 MPH...": Quizzes in Canvas
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"1.21 Gigawatts!?!" : High Power Teaching with Classroom Tech
Crawford 220     Zoom Link

A Look Back at Fall 2021: Courses in Review
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

"Why is Everything so Heavy?": Assignment Weights and Grading
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"Nobody Calls Me Chicken." : Cleartouch with Confidence
Crawford 220    

"You got my homework finished, McFly?": Academic Honesty
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)
Crawford 210, 220 (CT), 401, 404              

Thursday, August 19, 2021           

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               

"This Book Tells the Future": Syllabus Basics
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"Why Don't You Make Like A Tree and Get Outta Here": Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom
Crawford 220     Zoom Link

"Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads": A Bird's Eye View of Canvas & more
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM               

Back to the Future Pandemic: Year 2 -- Teaching in Fall 2021
Crawford 210     Zoom Link

"I Guess You Guys Aren't Ready For That Yet. But Your Kids Are Gonna Love it" : Interactive Videos with PlayPosit
Crawford 220     Zoom Link

"Hey, I'm talkin' to you, McFly!": Communicating Effectively with Students
Crawford 401     Zoom Link

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM               

Kicking Tires in the Classroom (Open House)
Crawford 210, 220 (CT), 401, 404              

Friday, August 20, 2021                

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM            

"Nobody Calls Me Chicken." : Cleartouch with Confidence
 Crawford 220    

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                      

"Nobody Calls Me Chicken." : Cleartouch with Confidence
Crawford 220    

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                      

"Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland..." Open Discussion Panel
Crawford 220     Zoom Link