February 2018 Ed Tech Update

Illustration: Ed Tech Update
January 31, 2018

Drop-in sessions, Canvas workshop/training, and a webinar series are offered. Teaching innovation grants are available.

Educational Technology Drop-In Session Schedule

Regular Drop-In Sessions (January 16 through April 26, 2018)

Drop by Kirby Plaza 175 with questions or bring a laptop/mobile device to get assistance with your courses. No registration is required for these informal drop-in sessions.

  • Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m.

Can't Make a Drop-In Session?

Request an appointment with an educational technologist by completing our our appointment request form: z.umn.edu/et-itss

Canvas News

New Self-Help Guides

In addition to the migrating from Moodle to Canvas self-help guide that was released in December, there are now 4 new self-help guides to reference when building a successful Canvas course site and understanding some fundamental features:

Canvas Basics Workshop - February 21

New to Canvas? Attend an online 90 minute "Canvas Basics" workshop that will include a review of the Canvas interface, tools and features, course design options, and an introduction to moving content from Moodle to Canvas. Visit February 21: Canvas Basics Workshop for more information.

Live Training from Canvas

Users at any Canvas comfort level can benefit from some expert training. Canvas offers live, online training every day of the week (M-F) on a variety of subjects ranging from course basics to a series of building-block topics. Take a look and see what you can learn today. Learn how to access and register for training events.

Stay in Touch

Visit the Canvas transition site for related information, updates, and help resources. If you were forwarded this newsletter, please sign-up to automatically receive future news.

Questions about the Canvas transition can be directed to canvas@umn.edu.

System-wide Teaching Innovation Grants and Webinar Series about Learning Sciences

Teaching Innovation Grants

University of Minnesota system-wide Teaching Support @ UMN units will be awarding Teaching Innovation Grants (up to $1000) starting this spring. Proposals will be accepted from faculty and instructors at any U of M campus twice each year. Innovation is broadly defined and encompasses innovation in all forms, including pedagogy, content, accessibility for students with disabilities, and technology.

Deadline for submission is March 9, 2018.

2017-18 Learning Sciences Webinar Series

Are you interested in finding out how the science of learning can change your teaching practice? Our webinars can show you how.

The research on how students learn can inform our teaching in a variety of ways, but the vastness of this literature can be overwhelming. This workshop series will explore 4 facets of student learning and each will provide concrete strategies for enhancing student learning, whether you teach face-to-face, online or hybrid courses. Each workshop will incorporate the expertise of teaching and learning professionals from the Center for Educational Innovation, Academic Technology Support Services, the Libraries and the Disability Resource Center. Links for specific sessions can be found on the Teaching Support Workshop webpage.​