Tech Boot Camp for Faculty

(No Registration Necessary)

Monday, August 19th     2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 20th    2:00pm - 5:00pm

Schedules and Sessions

Atomic Learning and Self-Help

Atomic Learning is an online system for software training and support. Faculty, staff and students can view training tutorials from software such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS and Texas Instrument Calculators.  Faculty can assign training modules to students. See how this new resource can provide technology help for you and your students. We also offer our users a knowledgebase of answers to frequently asked technical questions. This session will highlight the utility and key features of both tools.  

Classroom Technologies

This session will offer a demonstration of our available classroom technologies, including using iPads, WebEx, and overview of the technology in our learning spaces and some simple troubleshooting techniques.  

Digital Media Lab

Come and find out what the Digital Media Lab can provide for Faculty and their students. As a Faculty member, you have access to an audio recording room to create “just in time” tutorials, or digital materials for flipped classrooms. You can also record your own video, create webcasts or lecture captures in the shooting studio.

Interested in adding a digital media component to your course to improve the student's digital literacy and media fluency?  We can help. The DML provides equipment to checkout, training in recording and editing video and audio, image creation and manipulation, and assistance throughout the entire process so that your students are learning how to do everything themselves. 

Introduction to Office Campus Access:  VPN, Email and Virtual Lab

This session will provide faculty with an introduction to using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access Xavier’s network securely and easily when you are off-campus, including your files on the X drive. This session will also include a high-level overview on using the newest version of Outlook Web Access (OWA) to access your Xavier email and our new "Virtual Lab" for accessing Lab software anytime and anywhere.   

iPads and Applications

Ready to step up and try something new? Tablets and computers offer a myriad of interesting and useful applications geared to creatively engage students and teach subject matter in different ways. This session will look at a few applications and inspire ideas to leverage technology for your courses, whether face-to-face, online, or a bit of both. Bring your own iPad if you’d like.

Library Resources and the Search@XU

Search@XU is the library’s “Google-Like” search tool that enables users to perform a single search on our local and OhioLINK collections, research databases, and hundreds of millions of resources in multiple formats available world-wide. Search@XU has an all new interface and many searching options. During this session we will demonstrate how to perform searches, narrow results, access materials, and integrate Search@XU into course assignments. Also in this session, learn about other library resources and services that can enhance your teaching and scholarship, including XUTutor, LibGuides, inter-library loan, and Connection Center. 

Turnitin and Peermark

Turnitin is a suite of products that includes; Originality Reports, Grademark, and Peermark. All three products are integrated into your Blackboard courses and can be used directly in this program. During this session, we will cover how to create an Originality Checking Assignment, read the originality reports, set up Grademark and use this tool for plagiarism detection and online editing of student papers, and setup the Peermark tool to facilitate peer review so that students can evaluate each other's work.  The presenter will point out other resources that provide users with additional help, show the Xavier Library’s guide to Turnitin,discuss best practices for using these products. 


Teaching with Canvas and Other Instructional Technologies 

This session will provide an introduction to Xavier’s new learning management system, Canvas, and other online tools available to support your instructional strategies and engage your students. You’ll discover online tools and features in Canvas that could integrate with activities you’re already using or inspire new strategies for interaction, collaboration, and assessment in your face-to-face, blended, or fully online classroom. Links to documentation and training on Canvas and the other technology tools presented will be made available to participants to encourage further exploration.


Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is the intersection between research and scholarship in traditional humanities fields with computer science and information technology. In 2012-13, a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) explored the possibilities for digital humanities here at Xavier. The work of the FLC included research into the field, practice using various tools and applications, and the creation of projects and websites that enhance faculty and student work in the humanities. In this session, librians involved in the FLC will discuss the field, show examples of digital humanities projects, and talk about opportunities in this area in the 2013-14 year.