Tech Boot Camp for Faculty
Monday, August 13, 2012
1:00 - 4:00pm
Atomic Learning and Self-Help
Xavier IT is rolling out Atomic Learning this fall, an online system for software training and support. 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. More information about IT self-help Atomic Learning: coming soon!
This session will offer a description of our available classroom technologies, including clickers for instant feedback in class, an introduction to the podium systems, and some simple troubleshooting techniques. More information about classroom support See Classroom Podiums, below, for instructions for each podium type.
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 create webcasts or lecture captures in the video shooting studio.
Interested in adding a digital media component to your course to improve the digital literacy of your students? We can help. The DML provides cameras to checkout, training in editing video, audio and images and assistance throughout the entire process so that your students are learning how to do everything themselves. More information about the DML and an overview in pdf format
Introduction to DegreeWorks
Participants will learn how to use DegreeWorks to perform the following:
- Search for student audits using a variety of criteria
- Read an audit worksheet and interpret information on the audit worksheet
- Access detailed course information contained within the audit
- Run a “What-If” audit worksheet for students considering a change in their major or minor
- Use a variety of advising tools to assist in advising students
Introduction to the VPN and OWA
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. More information about VPN More information about OWA and even more information about OWA
The Portal: Faculty Resources Tab
Get basic training on the Faculty Resources Tab found on the MyXU Portal. Learn some of the basic functionality involving faculty services and advising services. This includes class searches, lists for classes and advisees, and entering grades, etc.
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. More information about tablets and apps
Library Resources and the New Search@XU
Search@XU is the library’s new “Google-Like” search tool. This new tool enables users to perform a single search on our local and OhioLINK collections, our research databases, and more than 956 million resources in multiple formats available world-wide. 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 that can enhance your teaching and scholarship, including XUTutor, LibGuides, inter-library loan, and Digital Space. More information about the Library Top 10 Things Faculty Need to Know about the Library Search@XU Guide SearchOHIO ILLiad accounts XU.TUTOR Digital Space @ Xavier
These sessions will focus on the button-style control panels used in much of Alter, Cohen, Logan, and Lindner. For training on the podiums used in Smith and Conaton Learning Commons, please attend the Classroom Technologies session instead. Not sure what kind of podium you’ll find in your classrooms this fall? Call Classroom Technologies at 513-745-3603; the staff will suggest the best session for you to attend or will schedule one-on-one training. Logan 100 CLC and Smith Cohen 190 Crestron Button Panels Hailstones 100X McDonald Library 130
Turnitin and Peermark
Turnitin is a suite of products that includes; Originality Check, 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 which facilitates peer review so that students can evaluate each other's work. The presenter will point out other resources that will provide users with additional help and show the Xavier Library’s guide to Turnitin and the suite of products that provides best practices for using these products. More information about Turnitin
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- Blackboard 9.1 Overview
A Blackboard 9.1 Overview class will be offered on August 13 at 9:30 a.m. in CLC 207. This session requires advance registration. The Instructional Design and Technology team is offering additional training sessions in August and September. See the full calendar for training in Blackboard, WebEx, and Wimba.