Webinar on active learning techniques Oct. 1

The League for Innovation will be offering a free webinar on Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques on Thursday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to noon (CT). The presenter is Claire Howell Major, professor, Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama. Register for the webinar.

Knowledge of how students learn has grown significantly over the last few decades. In keeping with this trend, the quality and sheer amount of research on instructional strategies has also grown, and active learning has emerged as an instructional method that can improve learning outcomes for all students, including students from marginalized backgrounds and populations.

In this webinar, participants will learn about active learning techniques that have been shown to improve student learning in the college classroom. They will also learn about the K. Patricia Cross Academy, a website that provides information about active learning techniques that work in onsite, online or blended courses. Learn more about the webinar.

Today’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Fall 2020 Workshop ScheduleLLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning fall 2020 professional development workshops are being conducted in three different formats: remote/live via Zoom, online and on-demand. Workshops cover both pedagogy and instructional technology tools and will also include special opportunities to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system.

Today’s workshops:

  • Humanizing the Online Environment: Increasing Instructor Presence and Enhancing Student Engagement – Wednesday, Sept. 23, noon, Live–Zoom – Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock/hosted by ICCB. Humanizing is a pedagogical approach that supports the non-cognitive components of learning and increases the success of more students in online courses. In this presentation, we will consider why supporting the non-cognitive dimensions of learning is so important for students from marginalized groups and look at examples of humanized online teaching strategies. You will see how we are inspiring — not requiring — faculty to humanize their online courses through faculty-centric professional development in California. Registration for Humanizing the Online Environment.
  • Online Test Proctoring With Proctorio – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Live–Zoom, Proctorio Training Representatives. LLCC has licensed Proctorio, a remote proctoring service, to support online testing needs this academic year. Proctorio is a secure monitoring platform that works within the learning management system to monitor online test takers for suspicious behavior. The system is available to support all Online, Remote, and Flex classes as needed with no additional cost to students. Faculty who are interested in using Proctorio are encouraged to join this live training on one of the two dates available. Registration for Online Testing Proctoring with Proctorio.

View additional sessions and registration information on the Workshops and Training website (follow link under sessions descriptions to register for workshops).

Academic Innovation & eLearning Virtual Open Lab, 2-3 p.m.

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning fall 2020 professional development workshops are being conducted in three different formats: remote/live via Zoom, online and on-demand. Workshops cover both pedagogy and instructional technology tools and will also include special opportunities to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system.

On Monday, Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m. via Zoom Link – AIeL Virtual Open Lab – Ask specific questions, discuss your instructional technology needs or get help working through an instructional idea or problem. Registration not required for AIeL Virtual Open Labs.

View additional sessions and registration information on the Workshops and Training website (follow link under sessions descriptions to register for workshops).

Upload and save files and folders to OneDrive

When storing your files in OneDrive, you are essentially storing them in the cloud. This means that your files are available from any smart device. As such, you have the option of accessing via the web, mobile app or sync files to your local computer.

Remote Access Knowledge BaseFor detailed instructions on how to Upload and save files and folders to OneDrive.pdf, view the Employee Portal > IT > Remote Access Knowledge Base, OneDrive folder.

Use OneDrive in your browser.

Sign in to your LLCC account via www.llcc.edu/my-llcc and choose Email.

  1. After successfully accessing your Email, In the upper left corner, select the waffle icon
  2. Select OneDrive.
  3. Your files and folders will appear within the My Files section of OneDrive.

You can store over 300 types of files on OneDrive.

With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, you can upload a folder and files within the folder at the same time.

  1. Select Upload > Files or Upload > Folder.
  2. Select the files or folder you want to upload.
  3. Select Open or Upload.

With other browsers, you must create the folder first

  1. Select New > Folder and name the folder.
  2. Select the Folder to open it.
  3. Select Upload > Files
  4. Navigate to the file(s) you want to upload, select the file and select Open. (You can select more than one file by holding down the Ctrl button on the keyboard while selecting with the mouse.)

Use OneDrive on your desktop with File Explorer.

You should have completed a sync of your files to your local device.

  1. If your files are not set to sync, see Set up the OneDrive sync app in Windows.pdf or Sync files with OneDrive on Mac OS X.

Open File Explorer on a PC or Finder and then the OneDrive app on a Mac.

Select OneDrive – Lincoln Land Community College

  1. Expand the OneDrive – Lincoln Land Community College to see the list of folders and files.

Save and open files in your Office apps.

When using the local Office applications (Office 2016 and up), you must have your files available via the sync function.

  1. Select File > Save As > OneDrive – Lincoln Land Community College to save a work file to OneDrive.
  2. Select File > Open and then select OneDrive – Lincoln Land Community College, to open a file saved to OneDrive.

Visit the Microsoft Office 365 Training Center to view a video on how to Upload Files and Folders

View additional documentation at the Employee Portal > IT > Remote Access Knowledge Base site.

CanvasCon Online, Oct. 15

Canvas has moved their annual conference online, and it is free!

CanvasCon Online will be a one-day event, held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The conference will be a global event with regionally relevant content and three start times for the convenience of all attendees. Virtual conference attendees will be able to select from more than 50 breakout sessions, including regional speakers.

Registering for the virtual conference is easy. Simply go to the registration page, fill in the registration form and you’re done! There is no registration fee and unlimited capacity so everyone will be able to attend.

Academic Innovation & eLearning fall workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning professional development workshops will continue this semester and will be conducted in three different formats. We will have sessions that are remote/live via Zoom, online and on-demand. Our workshops will continue to cover both pedagogy and instructional technology tools and will also include special opportunities to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system.

Workshops will require advanced registration. Please follow the registration link under each session description. Session and registration information can be found below or on our Workshops and Training website.

Fall 2020 AIeL Workshop Schedule

AIeL Virtual Open Lab

Via Zoom, ask specific questions, discuss your instructional technology needs or get help working through an instructional idea or problem. Registration not required for AIeL Virtual Open Labs.

Learn the Basics of Zoom for Instruction

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 3-4 p.m. – live via Zoom

Using Zoom Breakout Rooms and Other Advanced Features

Thursday, Sept. 17, 3-4 p.m. – live via Zoom

The Library & Information Literacy: In Line With Online

Thursday, Oct. 1, 3-4 p.m. – live via Zoom

Engage and Energize Your Remote Class With Kahoot!

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2-3 p.m. – live via Zoom

Active Learning Through Group Work — Online!

Monday, Oct. 19-Friday, Oct. 23 – online via Canvas

Online Test Proctoring With Proctorio

Friday, Oct. 2, 10-11 a.m. – live via Zoom

Canvas Overview and Open Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1-2 p.m. – live via Zoom
Monday, Nov. 16, 2-3 p.m. – live via Zoom

Moving Ahead Through Active Learning

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1-2 p.m. – live via Zoom

Beginning SoftChalk: Creating Interactive and Engaging Digital Lessons

Monday, Nov. 9-Wednesday, Nov. 11 – online via Canvas

Advanced SoftChalk: Take Your Interactive Lessons to a New Level

Wednesday, Nov.11-Friday, Nov. 13 – online via Canvas

Canvas Classes and On-Demand Training

On-demand online via Canvas Training Services Portal

Pathways

  • Higher Education: First Day Ready

Courses

  • Opening Canvas
  • Creating a Canvas Course
  • Getting Started with Assignments and Assessments
  • Grading and Feedback
  • New Quizzes
  • Cross-Listing, Terms and Unique Grading Schemes
  • The Canvas Teacher App (Higher Ed Android)
  • The Canvas Teacher App (High Ed iOS)

OneDrive vs. SharePoint

Remote Access Knowledge BaseWith both OneDrive and SharePoint in Microsoft Office 365, your files are stored in the cloud. You can sync OneDrive and/or SharePoint files to your computer. For additional details, see the Set up the OneDrive sync app in Windows.pdf or Set up the OneDrive sync app on Mac.pdf documents on the Employee Portal > IT > Remote Knowledge Base Access > OneDrive folder.

OneDrive

OneDrive is where you will store the files that you create and maintain for Lincoln Land Community College. By storing your files in OneDrive, you can access or share your files and access the files that people share with you. OneDrive provides a consistent and intuitive experience across all your smart devices, web browsers, mobile apps, and the desktop of your Windows PC or Mac.

SharePoint

A group site in SharePoint provides the same functionality as OneDrive, however it is for a group of individuals, normally a department or specific committee or grouping. All members have equal permissions to all files and folders for creating, editing and sharing permissions. Group sites in SharePoint also integrate with a channel in Teams and groups in Outlook.

Should I save files to OneDrive or SharePoint?

If you’re working on a file by yourself and you are the sole person responsible for the content, save the file to OneDrive. Your OneDrive files are private unless you share them with others. You can share files and folders with individuals and/or a group site in SharePoint. When sharing with a group site in SharePoint, the files will appear under Shared (with us) in the navigation pane.

If you are working on documentation that others need access to, it is recommended that you save the file to your group site in SharePoint. You can save the file to OneDrive and then copy or move the file to the group site in SharePoint as needed. Note that if you copy the file, there will be two versions to update individually.

OneDrive basics

In OneDrive, the online application contains a search box, navigation pane and toolbar, in addition to your uploaded files and folders.

Search

You can search your entire OneDrive for files and folders by the file or folder name, keywords. tags or phrases from within a document. A list of matching items will appear.

Navigation pane

  • Files is your home base where you can find all of your files and folders.
  • Recent shows the files you worked on last.
  • Shared are the files others have shared with you and the files you’ve shared with others.
  • Discover shows files that are trending around you from people you work with.
  • Recycle bin shows your deleted files and folders.
  • Shared libraries show files in recently visited Teams and SharePoint sites.

Toolbar

  • Select New to create files or folders.
  • Select Upload to add files or folders to your OneDrive storage.
  • Select Sort to change how you’d like to view your files.
  • Select View (to the right of Sort) to change the view.
  • Select Information (circle with an i) to see details of the file or folder. This will show if the file or folder is shared, how it is shared and permissions. Manage Access to change sharing permissions.

Note: When you select a file or folder, the toolbar will change, letting you choose what you’d like to do with the file or folder: Open, Share, Copy link, Download, Delete, Move to or Copy to.

Access the OneDrive Basics video at the Microsoft Training Center.

Back to School Strategies for Remote Learning for Students With ASD webinar

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support at Illinois State University and the Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project are offering a Back to School Strategies for Remote Learning for Students With ASD webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10-11 a.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought upheaval to teachers and many are struggling to find a “new normal.” For learners with an autism spectrum disorder, these changes are creating additional distinctive challenges. Remote learning is a type of learning many of us are becoming more familiar with, very quickly. During this time where the majority of classrooms are transitioning to all virtual coursework, it is especially important to learn and utilize different practices for remote learning. The webinar will provide strategies and tips to support students while helping teachers maximize productivity and on communication during this transition to a virtual learning environment.

Registration is available at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4509259223083634958.