E-Campus Collaborative for Online Education (ECCOE) Workshops

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What is an E-Campus Collaborative for Online Education (ECCOE) Workshop?

An ECCOE Workshop is an in-person event focused on providing practical tools, strategies, and job knowledge through humanized, interactive, and facilitated experiences. Each ECCOE Workshop is designed to explore a targeted area and supply participants with tangible takeaways that are immediately usable in their professional roles. Our workshops also foster a community of Miami University Regionals faculty and staff that are dedicated to providing the best possible learning experiences for students and advancing the field of online learning. View our E-Campus Events Calendar for a complete list of our upcoming events.

Spring 2020 Workshops

Canvas for Student Success Series

THURSDAYS THROUGHOUT SPRING 2020 | 12-1 PM

Equipping students, and the faculty that teach them, with the tools they need to be successful is core to the mission of every college and university. Not surprisingly, it's core to the mission of Canvas, too. E-Campus’ Canvas for Student Success Workshop Series introduces participants to the basic, yet not well known, functions and features of Canvas helping instructors set-up their courses, and their students, for success.

Communicating with Students (Inbox, Announcements, Gmail, & G-Chat)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

One of the best things about teaching at Miami is that there are multiple pathways to easily stay in touch with your students. Miami is a Google Apps for Education Institution. The official channel for sending communications with students is Gmail; however, there are also other Google communication channels available, including Google Hangouts (previously called G-Chat) and Google Hangouts Meet. Additionally, Canvas provides various avenues of communication, each one useful in a different way. Together, we will explore the advantages and drawbacks of Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts for communicating with students and strategies for promoting effective communication with students.

Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explore current research regarding the impact of instructor communication on Miami University student satisfaction in online courses
  • Send messages using each Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts for communicating with students
  • Describe the advantages and drawbacks of using each Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts for communicating with students
  • Modify Canvas and Google push notifications across devices for each Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts
  • Determine preferred communication channels and communication management strategies to promote effective communication with students

Using Canvas Instructor Feedback Tools

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

Students report that instructor presence, especially in the form of meaningful feedback on performance, is extremely important. Research suggests instructor feedback is one of the most powerful instructional strategies for promoting academic achievement and student success. Lucky for us, Canvas and Google Suite have many built-in tools instructors may use to make feedback, and thus student success and satisfaction, better -- more effective, more engaging, and more timely. In addition to introducing the qualities of “good” feedback, this E-Campus Workshop will also demonstrate many of the Canvas and Google Suite tools available for providing instructor feedback to students.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize key qualities of good instructor feedback
  • Value using alternatives to traditional text-based feedback, such as audio, video, and collective feedback
  • Use feedback communication tools available in Canvas Gradebook
  • Use feedback communication tools available in Canvas SpeedGrader
  • Use feedback communication tools available in Google files
  • Integrate Canvas and Google Drive

Setting Expectations (and making grading easier) through Rubrics

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

A “rubric” is a multi-dimensional scoring tool that clearly defines the performance criteria and levels of performance quality of the criteria for a given assessment. Rubrics can be used in the evaluation of a variety of assignments: almost all types of assignments, actually. Used as an evaluation tool, rubrics make assessing and scoring student work efficient, consistent, objective, and quick. Additionally, rubrics should also be shared with students before they engage in a learning exercise or assessment. Used this way, as a learning tool, rubrics provide students with clear and explicit performance expectations and assessment guidelines. But, do you want to know the best part? You can do it all directly in Canvas! Join us for this E-Campus Workshop to learn how. We’ll also provide several ready-to-use examples, too, so you can get started right away.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define “rubric”
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as an evaluation tool
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as learning tools
  • Add a rubric to an assignment in Canvas
  • Manage rubrics in a Canvas course
  • Score an assignment using a rubric in Canvas

Creating Extra Credit Assignments in Canvas

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

Regardless of whether you are “Team Total Points” or “Team Weighted Grades,” Canvas offers several options for implementing extra credit. During this E-Campus Workshop, we’ll show you.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create extra credit assignments in a Total Points system
    • Creating a new “extra credit“ assignment
    • Adding extra points to an existing assignment
  • Create extra credit assignments in a Weighted Grades system
    • Using an “extra credit” assignment group
    • Adding an “extra credit” assignment within a previously established group
    • Adding extra points to an existing assignment
  • Understand how extra credit is displayed in the Gradebook

Easy Course Navigation, Calendar, and Notifications

THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

Did you know that instructors can improve the student user experience (leading to improved student success outcomes and satisfaction) in their Canvas courses through streamlining course navigation, employing the course calendar, and fine-tuning notifications across devices? In this E-Campus Workshop, we will walk you through how to adjust the left-hand course navigation in a way that prevents students from skipping over course content and navigating directly to the assignments and quizzes. We will also introduce easy ways to set-up, and edit, course calendar dates including non-graded events (this is a game-changer!). We will also help you set preferences for course notifications, and teach you how to help your students do this, too.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize all the ways students navigate Canvas
  • Adjust the left-hand course navigation
  • Set-up, and edit, course calendar dates including non-graded events
  • Set preferences for course notifications
  • Teach students how to set preferences for course notifications