Workshop this afternoon: Student-led blogs and podcasts with Chris McDonald, Ph.D.

Student-led blogs and podcasts 
Today, Oct. 20, 2021 ∙ 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Delivery: Face-to-Face (Sangamon Hall, Room 0119) and Virtual (Zoom)
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., Professor, Political Science

This session will focus on the use of student-led blogs and podcasts. The presentation will cover the development of assignments that integrate blogs and podcasts as well as a discussion on student feedback. Technical tips, including setting up blogs in Canvas, and advice for those interested in creating similar course activities will be included.

Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.
Registration Link

For a complete list of AIeL workshops, visit the AIeL workshops & training website.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Encourage Students to Stay Connected with Course Content After Class?
Presentation date: Oct. 18, 2021 and on-demand for one week.

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts, and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

New “Did you know?” Canvas video  

The video below is from the LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning team from the “Did You Know?” video series. These videos provide quick instructions for and information about common Canvas questions and functions. The video focuses on directions for downloading the Canvas Mobile App for Instructors.

Downloading the Canvas Teacher App

Monday Morning Mentor Program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
Presentation date: Oct. 11, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the Presentation: https://mondaymorningmentors.com
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts, and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Canvas Communication

Canvas. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.
Please read below to view the dates for Canvas Open Labs that were recently added to the LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning workshop schedule and to view another video from the “Did You Know?” Canvas video series from the AIeL team.

Canvas Open Labs

We encourage you to attend any or all the Canvas Open Labs listed below to ask the AIeL team your Canvas questions and to get any additional help with Canvas you may need.  Registration is not required for open labs. Please note there are options are for meeting both face-to-face and over Zoom.

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (10/18)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-noon ∙ S0119 and Zoom (11/3)
  • Thursday, Nov.18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (11/18)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2.3 p.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (12/7)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10.11 a.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (12/8)

The full AieL workshop schedule can also be found on the AIeL portal site .

Did You Know? Video

The following video gives an overview of some options for using and setting up Discussion Boards in Canvas.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Ensure Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom?
Presentation date: Oct. 4, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Canvas Communication

Canvas. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.
Please read below to learn about today’s Academic Innovation and eLearning workshop, some upcoming new and updated features in Canvas and to view another video from the Canvas “Did You Know?” video series from the AIeL team.

Noteworthy Advice from Canvas Pilot Faculty, Oct. 4

Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop. Register for Noteworthy Advice from Canvas Pilot Faculty.

Monday, Oct. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Delivery – Virtual (Zoom)
Brian Douglas, DNP, professor, nursing
Rebecca Miller, assistant professor, psychology

Join Becky Miller and Brian Douglas, two members of the Canvas Pilot Faculty Team, to hear their lessons learned and advice for using Canvas efficiently for you and your students. This session will also include time for Q & A.

Canvas Release Notes, Oct. 16

Instructure periodically releases information on new and updated features for the Canvas Learning Management System. This Canvas communication is to make you aware of notable new and/or updated Canvas features planned for Oct. 16, 2021. More information on these and other updates can be found on the Canvas Release Notes Page.

New Features

Navigation – Sticky Navigation Menus – All Users

SpeedGrader – Submission Status Label Edits – Instructors

Updated Features

User Settings – Microsoft Immersive Reader – All Users

  • The Microsoft Immersive Reader button can be enabled in User Settings, if not already enabled by the institution. Additionally, the Reader is supported in Assignments, the Course Home Page and the Syllabus.
  • This change allows additional resources to be used with the Microsoft Immersive Reader.
  • Watch a video overview on the Immersive Reader feature

Did You Know? Video

The following video gives an overview of adding an assignment and viewing it in your Calendar in Canvas.

Using Turnitin in Canvas

LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is hosting the workshop “Using Turnitin in Canvas” today, Sept. 30, from 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. The presenter is Chris Vescovi, Solutions Consultant, Turnitin. Registration is required. Register for “Using Turnitin in Canvas.” Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and deterrent application, available to instructors within Canvas Assignments. When students post written work to an Assignment setup with Turnitin, the tool generates a Similarity Report which instructors can use to identify possible plagiarism. This workshop will explain Turnitin’s capabilities, how to read the similarity reports, and provide instructions on setting up Turnitin assignments within Canvas.

The Academic Innovation & eLearning professional development workshop schedule for the fall 2021 semester can be found on the AIeL Portal Page. The portal page contains detailed descriptions of each session. Many of the sessions listed are being presented by members of the LLCC Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team.

Sessions this semester will continue to be available online and live via Zoom, as well as sessions that offer both an in-person and virtual participation option.   Additionally, Canvas programing will be available through workshops, Canvas open labs (F2F and Virtual) and the Canvas Training Portal.

Canvas Communication

Canvas. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.

You Can Still Schedule a Canvas Support Meeting With the Canvas Panda Pros

You still have time to schedule a free, 25-minute Canvas coaching session with the Panda Pros. The Panda Pros Program is a new support option provided by Canvas that runs from July to Sept. 30, 2021. The Panda Pros program allows you to schedule an appointment with a Canvas learning specialist for a live online meeting to answer your questions and help you setup your Canvas course shell. Appointments can be booked online through the link above.

In addition to the above listed support option, the AIeL team is here for you. You may visit us in person (walk-in or by appointment), call our office phones, contact us via Teams chat or video call, or ask for a Zoom meeting. You may also visit the AIeL Canvas training page for additional support.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Adapt My Teaching So Students Thrive in a Polysynchronous Classroom?
Presentation date: Sept. 27, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.