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The Teaching and Learning Center: June/July Events

Dear Moravian Colleagues,
Wishing you a productive and restful summer. Below please find scheduled events from TLC, OEI, and others for the months of June&July:

Monday June 6, 9:00A Rigor as Inclusive Practice. Join TLC for a session about how and why pedagogical approaches to academic rigor, and the power relations they encode, may be considered/(re)considered as an inclusive practice. In addition, we will also discuss this article from The Journal of the Professoriate, an affiliate of the Center for African American Research and Policy. Location: TLC, 1301 Main Street. 

Monday June 6, 10:00-10:30 A New Updates to Gmail. This session is to go over the new Gmail layout and assist anyone with using, organizing, and managing Gmail. Any additional time remaining will be for Q&A. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday June 7, 12:00-1:00P Digital Literacy and Revising our Courses for the Students of Tomorrow.  This hands-on workshop will help faculty to consider digital literacy in the context of their teaching and learning. Camille Murphy will help faculty to: make .pdfs, fix their powerpoints, embed a video, improve the visual impact of their content, etc. Please feel free to bring specific questions and/or attend to hear more about the relationship between pedagogy and digital literacy. This session will be offered twice this summer, you may attend one or both. Location: TLC, 1301 Main Street.

Wednesday June 8, 8:30-9:30A. Final Book Group Gathering and Celebration. All TLC book group participants are welcome. Please gather with Moravian faculty to discuss your book group experiences. (Rescheduled from April 27th) Location: TLC, 1301 Main Street.

Friday June 10, 9:30-11:00A Instructional Technology Bootcamp. Have you just started with Moravian or need a refresher?  Join this 90 minute session that will give you an overview of the instructional tools that are available at Moravian on the single sign-on dashboard (Okta), with an emphasis on the functionality in Canvas.  This will give you the “lay of the land” and make you more comfortable with the “tech”. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday June 10, 2:00P TLC Summer Community of Practice: SoTL Summer Journal Club. Please join Krista Rompolski for this new TLC Community of Practice which will read and discuss articles focused on current trends in evidence based teaching and learning. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday June 14, 10:00-11:00A TLC International Pedagogy Drop-In Hour. Please join Anize Appel from the Center for Global Education to discuss how to get started with new and innovative faculty-led travel courses that include domestic and international teaching opportunities. (Zoom link in email.)

Wednesday June 15, 3:00P The Liberal Arts, Education, and Creating a More Just Future. This conversation will invite participants to consider and discuss the relationships between a liberal arts education and creating a more just future. We will consider how we as educators address and hope to ameliorate issues ranging from racism to anthropogenic climate change, and how systems of education need to be reconstructed in order to better support this work. Moderated by: Tristan Gleason. Location: TLC, 1301 Main Street.

Thursday June 16, Noon “DEI Event “DEI Monthly Address'' wIth Dean Chris Hunt. Sponsored by Moravian’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Please reach out to kemeryg@moravian.edu for further information.

Friday June 17, 9:30-10:30A YuJa Video Quizzing and Commenting. A video quiz is easy to create and a great way to ensure that your students are watching and understanding the content.  We'll also cover the video inline commenting feature. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday June 17, 1:30-2:00P Canvas Assignment Basics Learn to the basics of setting up Canvas Assignments.  This session will go over the various assignment options, submission types, and ways to assign an assignment to an individual student, group of students, or staggered due dates.  Any remaining time in the session will be left to Q&A. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday June 17, 2:00P TLC Summer Community of Practice: SoTL Summer Journal Club. Please join Krista Rompolski for this new TLC Community of Practice which will read and discuss articles focused on current trends in evidence based teaching and learning. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday June 21, 10:00-11:00A Supporting Veterans in Moravian Classrooms: Drop-In Hour. Please join Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, Executive Director of Veteran & Military Services, to discuss ways faculty can support veterans and military connected families in our classrooms. All faculty are welcome to attend. Location: TLC, 1301 Main Street. 

Tuesday June 21, 1:30-2:30P YuJa - The Basics of Recording & Editing. Learn to record, edit, share and embed YuJa video content in your course.  The YuJa software can be used to pre-record class lectures and can automatically caption your videos for ADA accessibility compliance. (Zoom link in email.)

Wednesday June 22, 1:30-2:00P Canvas Rubrics for Easy Grading & Feedback. Rubrics are an effective way to communicate feedback to your students and can make grading a breeze.  Come learn how to set up a rubric, attach it to an assignment or discussion board, and use it for grading. (Zoom link in email.)

Thursday June 23, 9:00A LVAIC Event. Q&A with author Peter Felten about his book: Relationship Rich Education. Part of LVAIC’s summer reading group. Please find further details here: Registration link Book link If you have any questions, please contact: Charlene Bergstresser.

Friday June 24, 9:30-10:30A The Ins & Outs of Canvas Quizzes. Learn the differences between Classic and New Quizzes in Canvas, the important details in the settings, how to build your questions and how to deliver and moderate your quiz/exam. (Zoom link in email.)

Monday June 27, 10:00-10:30A Google Drive Organization and Use. This session is to assist anyone with using, organizing, and managing Google Drive. Any additional time remaining will be for Q&A. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday June 28, 1:15P TLC Drop-in Hours. Join TLC members to discuss teaching and learning in support of all students from all circumstances. (Zoom link in email.) 

Tuesday June 28, 1:30-2:00P Importing Your Course Content - The Smart Way! Come find out the best way to import content and what not to import.  Learn the tips and tricks of how to quickly edit assignment dates, as well as other shortcuts.  Work smarter and not harder! (Zoom link in email.)

Wednesday June 29, 1:30-2:30P Harness the Power of Peer Review in Canvas. Canvas gives you the flexibility to automatically or manually assign peer reviews.  The process is simple and strengthens students’ understanding of content. You can even have them evaluate other students using a rubric that you have set up in Canvas. (Zoom link in email.)

 

Monday July 11, 10:00-10:30A New Updates to Gmail. This session is to go over the new Gmail layout and assist anyone with using, organizing, and managing Gmail. Any additional time remaining will be for Q&A. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday July 12, 1:30-2:30P The Ins and Outs of Canvas Quizzes. Learn the differences between Classic and New Quizzes in Canvas, the important details in the settings, how to build your questions and how to deliver and moderate your quiz/exam. (Zoom link in email.)

Wednesday July 13, 4:00-5:00P: Universal Design. Please join Michelle Ritter and Laurie Kahn to learn more about Universal Design in the Moravian context, focusing on: small ways to begin, concrete takeaways, and mental health concerns. Open to faculty with all levels of UDL experience. This session will be offered twice this summer, you may attend one or both. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday July 15, 9:30-10:30A Canvas - Creating & Managing Student Groups. Learn how to set up groups, create group assignments, manage, monitor, and grade group assignments.  Groups are great for projects and discussion boards! (Zoom link in email.)

Friday July 15, 2:00P TLC Summer Community of Practice: SoTL Summer Journal Club. Please join Krista Rompolski for this new TLC Community of Practice which will read and discuss articles focused on current trends in evidence based teaching and learning.  (Zoom link in email.) 

Monday July 18, 10:00-11:00A YuJa - The Basics of Recording & Editing. Learn to record, edit, share and embed YuJa video content in your course.  The YuJa software can be used to pre-record class lectures and can automatically caption your videos for ADA accessibility compliance. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday July 19, 1:30-3:00P Instructional Technology Boot Camp. Have you just started with Moravian or need a refresher?  Join this 90 minute session that will give you an overview of the instructional tools that are available at Moravian on the single sign-on dashboard (Okta), with an emphasis on the functionality in Canvas.  This will give you the “lay of the land” and make you more comfortable with the “tech”. (Zoom link in email.)

Wednesday July 20, 1:30-2:00P Canvas Rubrics for Easy Grading & Feedback. Rubrics are an effective way to communicate feedback to your students and can make grading a breeze.  Come learn how to set up a rubric, attach it to an assignment or discussion board, and use it for grading. (Zoom link in email.)

Thursday July 21, 1:30-2:30P Canvas - Discussion Boards. This session will explain the different types of discussions and how to set them up.  It will also cover viewing and sorting, group discussions, and grading discussions. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday July 22, 9:00-10:00A Drop-in Coffee, All faculty welcome. Location: TLC 1301 Main Street.

Friday July 22, 10:00A: POGIL: Next Steps. A gathering for May Workshop attendees and all faculty members who would like to discuss POGIL classroom implementation. Location: TLC, 1301 Main Street. 

Friday July 22, 1:30-2:30P YuJa Video Quizzing & Commenting. A video quiz is easy to create and a great way to ensure that your students are watching and understanding the content.  We'll also cover the video inline commenting feature. (Zoom link in email.)

Monday July 25, 10:00-10:30A Google Drive Organization and Use. This session is to assist anyone with using, organizing, and managing Google Drive. Any additional time remaining will be for Q&A. (Zoom link in email.)

Monday July 25, 11:00-12:00A Discussion with Carol Traupman-Carr. What does it mean to be a faculty member at Moravian UNIVERSITY instead of Moravian COLLEGE? (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday July 26, 12:00-1:00P Teaching, Learning, and Course Revision at Moravian University. Please join faculty colleagues for an open discussion about the significance of how and why we update courses over the summer, including but not limited to: face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms, as well as undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Come join this discussion about experiences revising courses within the context of liberal arts education to maximize student inquiry, critical thinking, and the applicability of the material. Discussion moderated by David Wilkenfeld. This session will be offered twice this summer, you may attend one or both. (Zoom link in email.)

Tuesday July 26, 1:30-2:30P Canvas - Managing the Gradebook & SpeedGrader. Get comfortable with the Gradebook and SpeedGrader.  Understand how to use Assignment Groups, control the visibility of grades, message students "who" and filter and sort. (Zoom link in email.)

Wednesday July 27, 2:00-3:00P Universal Design. Please join Michelle Ritter and Laurie Kahn to learn more about Universal Design in the Moravian context, focusing on: small ways to begin, concrete takeaways, and mental health concerns. Open to faculty with all levels of UDL experience. This session will be offered twice this summer, you may attend one or both. (Zoom link in email.)

Thursday July 28, Noon: DEI Event “DEI Monthly Address'' wIth Dean Chris Hunt. Sponsored by Moravian’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Please reach out to kemeryg@moravian.edu for further information.  

Thursday July 28, 1:30-2:30P Canvas and Google - Collaborate On! Learn how to easily create Google Doc/Slide collaborations in your classroom, distribute a Google Doc template via Canvas and the difference between an assignment submission that is a Google Doc versus a Google Doc link. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday July 29, 10:00-10:30A Canvas - Assignments. Come discover how assignments created in Canvas work with the gradebook and how assignment groups can be used to weight the grades. (Zoom link in email.)

Friday July 29, 2:00P TLC Summer Community of Practice: SoTL Summer Journal Club. Please join Krista Rompolski for this new TLC Community of Practice which will read and discuss articles focused on current trends in evidence based teaching and learning. (Zoom link in email.)