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Friday, March 15
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Friday March 15, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
President's Hall

7:45am

Registration
Friday March 15, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Registration Desk II

8:45am

Welcoming Remarks with Michael Kubit
Speakers
MK

Michael Kubit

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer


Friday March 15, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
President's Hall

9:00am

Drop-In Consultations
If you have a Canvas question, or need help setting up your course, drop by to get Canvas help from our Tech Tutors.

Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Room 215

9:15am

How To Make the Most of Office 365 + Canvas
Want to make the most of the O365 Apps available to you and your students for teaching and learning in your courses?  During the Fall 2018 semester, Penn State adopted the Microsoft Office 365 Suite of Apps, providing access to all students, staff and faculty.  Come learn and share best practices and examples of how these apps are being integrated into courses for better teaching and learning options.  Specific examples of how the Lifelong Learning and Adult Education online graduate degree program has implemented applications like Sway, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Canvas Collaborations will be shared. 

Speakers
WD

William Diehl

Asst. Professor of Education, Director of the American Center for the Study of Distance Education
SE

Stephanie Edel-Malizia

Instructional Designer
BB

Brett Bixler

Instructional Designer
RF

Renee Ford

Instructional Designer
AQ

Amanda Quinton

Instructional Designer
RH

Rebecca Heiser

Instructional Designer


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 206

9:15am

Implementing self-assessments to enhance feedback quality for writing-intensive course assignments
Providing meaningful, iterative feedback on student writing submissions provides the basis for a writing-intensive course.  Executing this efficiently and effectively in an online course requires creative utilization of technology and software.  This session explores the role self-assessment can play in providing the instructor with insight into students’ motivations, struggles, and context surrounding their submitted writing and will demonstrate that this insight provides an opportunity for more robust and meaningful instructor-student dialogue about building on strengths, working on challenges, and addressing external factors (such as time management) affecting their writing.

Speakers
BR

Brandi Robinson

Assistant Teaching Professor


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 218

9:15am

Canvas Teacher App: Teaching Mobile with Canvas
This session will explore the Canvas Teacher app and its features to learn how to facilitate a course on a mobile device. Discover how to improve communication, teach more efficiently, and grade more effectively with SpeedGrader on a mobile device.

Speakers
RS

Ryan Seilhamer

Program Director of Mobile Strategy & Innovation (MSI)


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 205

9:15am

Creating Interactive Learning Content Using H5P
This session will cover the use of H5P tools to create richer interactive content, which can be embedded in Canvas; furthermore, H5P content is responsive and mobile friendly.
This is a tutorial-like workshop and it allows participants to experience the free open resource richer HTML5 content creating tool. The session will start by introducing what H5P is and how instructors can use the tool in their own content (So, attendees should bring their own content for this session). Presenters will share some examples of H5P content that have been created and used in higher ed courses. This first part will be 10-15 minutes.
 
After the demonstration, attendees will either create and/or log into accounts with H5P.org. and then be given time to practice making their own interactive content. (Attendees will need to bring their own computers).

Speakers
GC

Grace Chang

Instructional Designer, Director of Center for Teach Initiatives, Penn State Erie)
QD

Qi Dunsworth

Director, Center for Teaching Initiatives


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 204

9:15am

Introducing Canvas Sandbox: Your Ed Tech Playground
The Canvas Sandbox is an LMS environment that enables the Penn State community to collaboratively preview and evaluate new course tools and LMS integrations. Using the Sandbox will help improve the quality of our learning environments with better tools, and create a venue to discuss best-practices in the use of these tools across Penn State. In this presentation, we will demonstrate the Sandbox, show how to access and use the space, and highlight real-world applications.

Speakers
CM

Chris Millet

Director of World Campus Learning Design
KT

Kate Twoey

Training Coordinator


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 211

9:15am

Quizzes.NEXT by Instructure
Come meet the new face of Canvas Quizzes.

Speakers
MG

Matt Goodwin

Director of Product, Instructure


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 207

9:15am

Student Perceptions of Learning with Canvas
Presenters will discuss student perceptions of Canvas utilization in resident instruction courses (face-to-face). It is imperative that educators understand student perceptions of Canvas to enhance student learning and outcomes. This data was gathered from qualitative focus groups using semi-structured interviews guided by the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) framework to spark discussion during the focus groups and for analysis. This information can then be shared with instructional designers across the university to enhance and focus faculty training sessions and be shared with Canvas support as they work to continually enhance the product.

Speakers
ME

Michael Evans

Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, Scranton Campus
KR

Kiernan Riley

BSN-PhD Student and University Fellow
GL

Griff Lewis

Instructional Designer, Scranton Campus


Friday March 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 203

10:15am

Leveraging Kaltura and Canvas Analytics to Improve Student Learning Experiences
Instructional videos are used in courses of all sizes and delivery formats and instructors often are curious: Are students watching my videos? What percentage of the videos are they watching? What can I do to increase the likelihood my students will watch the course video content? What video design and delivery practices create barriers to student learning? Come to our session to learn more about the instructional design video tips and best practices we’ve identified based on examination of Canvas and Kaltura video analytics.

Speakers
RF

Renee Ford

Instructional Designer
IF

I-Pang Fu

Learning Innovation Program Manager.


Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 206

10:15am

Placing the Library in Canvas: Improving the User Experience
Learn about 3 different library-related Canvas integrations in one session:  Course and Research Guides, the Embedded Librarian role, and the Credo Instruct Modules LTI.  In this session, you'll get an introduction to all of these features and ideas for how they can be used in your course to improve the information literacy skills of your students.

Speakers
AC

Amanda Clossen

Learning Design Librarian
VR

Victoria Raish

Online Learning Librarian
ER

Emily Rimland

Information Literacy Librarian and Learning Technologies Coordinator


Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 205

10:15am

Canvas Community by Instructure
Are you one of the more than 400,000 Canvas users that uses the Canvas Community to find answers to your questions, and share your knowledge and expertise?  Whether you are a beginner, or a community expert, you will learn tips for finding resources and sharing best practices with other educators.

Speakers
RC

Renee Carney

Community Manager, Instructure


Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 207

10:15am

Implementing a 360-degree video assignment in Canvas
Students in CRIMJ 210 created instructional scenarios to illustrate concepts of police work such as self-defense, defense of property, use of force and deadly force. As part of the group projects, students researched, wrote, acted, and filmed stories using 360-degree video. In this session, you’ll learn how Canvas and Kaltura were used together to facilitate submission of storyboard documents, draft videos, peer reviews of drafts, and the final submission of 360-degree video projects.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Mengel

Instructional Multimedia Designer
DD

Deb Dreisbach

Lecturer, Criminal Justice program


Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 203

10:15am

Be an Online Learning Anti-Hero: What Guardians of the Galaxy can teach us about video in online learning
In a perfect world, we would all be online learning super heroes. We could be found looking to the skies while waiting for Superman to swoop in and save the day by ensuring our learning objectives are reached.
We know that the truth is: At times the world of online learning can be less than ideal. That’s when it pays to be a realist like the Guardians of the Galaxy. These anti-heroes can teach us a great deal about how using video in your online classroom can lead to better student performance and even a smoother journey for the instructor. Find out what we can learn about using video in your Canvas classroom from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise.

Speakers
DR

Dawn Roussey

Software Trainer


Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 218

10:15am

Maximizing Learning with Accessible Canvas Content and Creative Integrations
Learn more about our diverse student population and how you can maximize Canvas content and tool integration to develop expert learners. We’ll demonstrate how accessible content, assignments, and collaboration options can improve the online learning experience for everyone. We will have an activity for participants to help them identify and overcome potential barriers for students.

Speakers
SW

Sonya Woods

Accessibility Consultant, World Campus Learning Design
MF

Matt Farley

Accessibility Consultant, World Campus Learning Design


Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 204

11:15am

New Analytics by Instructure
Data in the classroom, how to help your students succeed.

Speakers
MG

Matt Goodwin

Director of Product, Instructure


Friday March 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 207

11:15am

Turnitin Feedback Studio in Canvas
Feedback Studio helps students become better writers, and saves instructors time by making it easy to electronically mark and score student papers.  The Similarity Report provides a detailed look at source matches from our robust databases, helping students learn to paraphrase and cite sources better.  We will take a look at how Feedback Studio works in Canvas through the external tool LTI integration that provides easy access for both instructors and students.  

Speakers
RT

Robert Trent

Solutions Consultant Lead - Turnitin


Friday March 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 206

11:15am

Adding Gamification Elements to a Canvas Course
Gamification - adding game-like elements like points and levels to a non-game environment – can increase student motivation and satisfaction in a course. Intrigued? Come learn about the basics of gamification and how to apply it to Canvas courses!

Speakers
BB

Brett Bixler

Instructional Designer


Friday March 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 211

11:15am

Have Canvas, Will Edit: How Editors Can Improve Your Life
World Campus editors Laura Scott and Amanda Richards will explain how editors can make your content shine in Canvas.

Speakers
AR

Amanda Richards

World Campus Learning Design Contract Editor
LS

Laura Scott

World Campus Learning Design Editorial Manager


Friday March 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 218

11:15am

Canvas Student App: Understanding the Student Mobile Experience
This session will help teachers better understand the many ways the Canvas Student app can improve the classroom experience for both students and teachers. During this session learn about how a student interacts with Canvas on mobile devices and explore mobile design tips to optimize a Canvas course for the best student mobile experience.

Speakers
RS

Ryan Seilhamer

Program Director of Mobile Strategy & Innovation (MSI)


Friday March 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 205

11:15am

Kaltura Video Quizzing
Want to assess learning or gather information in a more unique and engaging way? Enter Kaltura Interactive Video Quizzes! Learn how to use Kaltura, Penn State’s new media management and streaming service to create and share video quizzes.You’ll leave this session with a new way to engage your audience!

Speakers
LR

Lea Rosenberry

IT Training Specialist


Friday March 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 204

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
President's Hall

1:15pm

Course Content Selector, The Dutton Institute’s Single-Page Display LTI
The Dutton e-Education Institute is known for developing courses as Open Educational Resources, which requires that content be developed outside of Canvas. The result is that students must learn and use two systems in order to read course content, complete activities, turn in assignments, take assessments, and see grades. Learning Designers from the Dutton Institute will share their experiences using the Course Content Selector, an LTI developed by the Institute’s programmers that seamlessly integrates Drupal and Canvas so that students can complete all course activities inside Canvas.

*Please note: The Course Content Selector was developed for use with Drupal, but this type of solution would work with any system that can communicate via LTI.

Speakers
AM

April Millet

Learning Design Faculty
EB

Emily Baxter

Learning Design Faculty
MK

Megan Kohler

Learning Design Faculty
JS

Jane Sutterlin

Learning Design Faculty


Friday March 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 203

1:15pm

Kaltura in Canvas
Innovate your teaching in Canvas by integrating Kaltura media and tools  into  your course . The Kaltura  learning tool integration (LTI) allows students and instructors to create and share media content  within Canvas.  During this demonstration session, participants will  learn how to add the Kaltura LTI to their course, build a media gallery to support student learning, and will  explore how to update  their  content and assignments  by adding  Kaltura Media components.

Speakers
LR

Lea Rosenberry

IT Training Specialist


Friday March 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 204

1:15pm

New Gradebook by Instructure
Save time managing grades by making your gradebook work for you.



Speakers
MG

Matt Goodwin

Director of Product, Instructure


Friday March 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:15pm

Don't Make Your Students Think! The Forgotten Student Experience
Based on Steve Krug's book, Don't Make Me Think, Revisited (2014), we have created a user experience guide for learning design.  At this session, we will review the guide and then show how to implement design solutions in Canvas' desktop and mobile applications for improved teaching and learning experiences.

Speakers
SP

Sean Pyle

Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence, Harrisburg
RF

Renee Ford

Instructional Designer, eLearning Design Innovation Group, Smeal College of Business, UP


Friday March 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 205

2:15pm

Integrating Learning Tools into Canvas: the Approval Process
At Penn State, every requested learning tool goes through an approval process before being turned on in Canvas. Together we will explore the steps of this process and introduce you to our new Courseware website.
You will leave with an understanding of what to expect when requesting a new tool for your course, and the knowledge of how to find new tools that are already available. 


Speakers
AF

Andy Fisher

IT Manager
DG

Derek Gittler

Service Management Project Manager


Friday March 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 205

2:15pm

Digital Workbooks for a Biology Lab Course
In this session, you’ll hear how Canvas-based resources have helped blend online learning with hands-on benchwork in a 200-level molecular cell biology lab. The core set of materials includes a series of digital workbooks that guide student groups through class discussions and laboratory experiments. Developed in Canvas group pages, the workbooks provide space for general notetaking; protocols for each laboratory exercise; workspaces for recording and analyzing data (through tables, Excel graphs, digital photos, etc.); focus questions; and other prompts. The online lab workbooks have addressed accessibility and sustainability concerns associated with previous versions of the materials and have increased student collaboration and engagement.

Speakers
BW

Bryan Wang

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
MA

Mary Ann Mengel

Instructional Multimedia Designer


Friday March 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 203

2:15pm

Your Canvas, Endless Possibilities
During this session attendees will learn about improving and enhancing student learning through usability for an online course. When course materials are usable from the beginning, it helps maintain student motivation, reduces frustration, and decreases the amount of time being spent answering questions so that it can be spent on learning. Using Canvas can make organization and navigation easier for you and your students. This session will look at organization, consistency, accessibility, visual clarity, and readability which are all usability elements that help the way students experience your course. A great experience requires functional and usable courses.

Speakers
DG

Denise Garver

Instructional Production Specialist
TB

Tinukwa Boulder

Instructional Designer
JH

Jodi Herman

Multimedia Specialist


Friday March 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 204

2:15pm

Canvas Hacks Especially for Large-Enrollment Courses
Delve into the world of undergraduate student instruction and join us as we discuss specific course design strategies for Smeal's large-enrollment Accounting 211 course. We will discuss the learning design approaches used to create engaging content and establish course flow by both utilizing and hacking Canvas tools and functions. Specifically, we will review strategies and best practices for course management, grading and quizzes. ACCTG 211 is hybrid-delivery course with over 1000 students per semester, giving us a unique opportunity to observe and respond to the unique teaching and learning needs of our students in a very competitive and challenging course.

Speakers
SC

Scott Collins

Assistant Clinical Professor of Accounting
SS

Schalyn Sohn

Accounting Instructor
LE

Lisa Edwards

Course Coordinator, ACCTG 211 and BA 411
CM

Chris McKeon

Education Program Associate
RF

Renee Ford

Instructional Designer


Friday March 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

3:15pm

One Cool Thing
Enjoy a scoop of Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream as Penn State faculty and staff present in informal mini-sessions on unique ways to use Canvas tools and features to create a better learning experience. Vote for the “coolest” presentation and the presenter with the most votes will win an iPad. Stay until the end of the session and one lucky attendee will be randomly selected to also win an iPad!



Friday March 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 206