LDT Training Workshops
Learning Design and Technology (LDT) hosts training workshops throughout each semester. Links to recorded sessions are provided below, so you can view them at your convenience. The links provided are to full workshops. If you want to watch parts of a workshop, please view our YouTube channel.
(Click the title of a session to view its recording).
Evernote is the modern workspace that helps you be your most productive self. Evernote allows you to collect Web articles, write handwritten notes, create and share photos, and create voice memos. It’s really a place to organize and manage all of digital assets.
- Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard app that allows you to import assets like photos, videos, files, documents, and Web browser windows, and then annotate, animate, or narrate over them. All creations from Explain Everything can be exported (with narration/annotations) as a movie, photo, or PDF.
- Canvas – Getting Started
This session gives you an overview of the Canvas system, which is the Learning Management System used at Maryville. You will learn the basics of Canvas and what tools are available within Canvas.
- Canvas – Materials
This session focuses on how to build a course in Canvas. Specific tools covered include Modules, Files, and Syllabus.
- Canvas – Assessment
This session focuses on how to create and manage assessments within Canvas. Specific tools covered include Assignments, Rubrics, Peer Review, Grades, SpeedGrader, Attendance.
- Canvas – Communication
This session discusses how to use the Canvas tools to effectively to communicate with students. Specific tools discussed include Conversations (Canvas email), Announcements, and Discussions.
- Canvas – Collaboration
This session discusses how to use the Canvas tools to have meaningful collaborations between students and teachers AND between students and students. Specific tools discussed include Conferences, Collaborations, Groups, and Pages.
- Canvas – Quizzes
This session provides an overview of how to create, manage, and grade quizzes within Canvas. In addition, the options for creating quizzes (publisher packs, Respondus, Quizzes Canvas tool) will be discussed.
- Canvas – ePortfolios
This session provides an overview of the ePortfolio Canvas tool. In addition, users will learn different methods for using ePortfolio in the classroom.
- Canvas – Outcomes
This session focuses on how to build learning objectives within Canvas and how to use them to assess students. In addition, the MagicMarker app, which allows instructors to assess student’s mastery of learning objectives via the iPad, will be discussed.
- Canvas – Mobile
This session focuses on how to use the free Canvas apps (Canvas and SpeedGrader) and the Panopto (lecture capture) app effectively in the classsroom.
Other Instructional Technologies
This session provides an overview of our video platform, Kaltura. Kaltura replaced MediaCore in the summer of 2016. For more information about the switch to Kaltura, visit our blog.
- ConexED (Canvas “Meetings”)
This session provided an overview of Maryville’s new synchronous meeting platform, ConexED. ConexED allows for faculty and students to host live webinar sessions where they can video chat, text chat, share desktops…etc. Sessions can be recorded (kept for 7 years) and shared via URL.
This session provides an in-depth look at Qualtrics, Maryville’s survey creation tool. All faculty staff, and students are allowed a Qualtrics account. Topics covered during this session include Setting Up an Account, Creating Survey Questions, Customizing a Survey, Distributing a Survey, and Analyzing Survey Results.
This session gives you an overview of VoiceThread. Topics covered during this recorded session include What is VoiceThread, Logging into VoiceThread, Uploading Content, Commenting on a VoiceThread, Sharing a VoiceThread, Managing Your VoiceThreads, and Navigating within a VoiceThread.
Tech Associate Presentations
Each year, Learning Design and Technology selects a handful of faculty to serve as Tech Associates. A Tech Associate helps LDT by piloting new technologies, relating technology news back to their departments, and leading a few workshops on how they’re using technology in the classroom. Below is a list of some Tech Associate presentations.
(Click the title of a session to view its recording.)
- Motivating and Engaging Students Through Gamification
This session, presented by Karen Fletcher from the School of Business, discusses how she is using Gamification in her University Seminar course. Karen uses badges, leader boards, and other game principals to help engage and motivate her students. The session was presented on Aug. 12, 2013. Download a copy of the presentation.
STLIDT Webinar Series
This series is a collaborative effort by several area higher education institutions. All sessions highlight tips and tricks for integrating technology into the classroom.
(Click the title of the session to view its recording.)
- Snow Day Solution
This session, presented by Dr. Amy Peach of Fontbonne University and Sam Harris of Maryville University, discusses how to transition your class online in the event of a snow day. In addition, learn about several online tools that will be helpful for replacing activities done in the physical classroom. This session was presented on Dec. 7, 2011. Download a copy of the presentation.
- Google Apps and the Classroom
This session, presented by Keeta Holmes of the University of Missouri St. Louis and Sam Harris of Maryville University, discusses how to incorporate Google Apps into the classroom. In addition, Google docs and Google sites are explored in great detail. This session was presented on Jan. 31, 2012. Download a copy of the presentation.
- Staying Productive and Organized
This session, presented by George Kriss of McKendree University and Sam Harris of Maryville University, discusses tips and tricks for staying organized in your Microsoft Outlook inbox. In addition, hear an overview of Internet sites and smartphone apps that are designed to help keep you productive and organized. This session was presented on April 10, 2012. Download a copy of the presentation.
- Universal Design and Web Accessibility
This session, presented by Michelle Hammond of St. Louis University and Ame Mead-Roach of Fontbonne University, defines Universal Design and accompanying principals. In addition, the session identifies expert recommendations for making online learning environments accessible, summarizes national and local initiatives for improving universal design, shares how respected institutions in the St. Louis area are handling this issue, and identifies relevant resources related to online accessibility. This session was presented on June 6, 2012. Download a copy of the presentation.
- Encouraging Academic Honesty
This session, presented by Dr. Amy Peach of Fontbonne University and Sam Harris of Maryville University, discusses tactics that instructors and instructional designers can take within an LMS to encourage academic honesty. This includes, but is not limited to, setting up quiz restrictions, creating random question blocks, checking for plagiarism, and rephrasing questions to assess higher-level learning. This session was presented on April 23, 2013. Download a copy of the presentation or a copy of the resource guide.