Tuesday, June 4

8:30 am -

9:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Welcome

Manninen Center for the Arts - Second Floor Lobby

9:00 am -

10:15 am

Create, Collaborate & Get Organized with Google Drive and Google Docs

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis, Instructional Technologist

Google Drive is the backbone of your Google experience, combining storage, access, sharing, and collaboration with the power of G Suite tools such as Google Docs.  During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use Drive to manage your resources in a collaborative environment. We will also go beyond the basics of Google Docs to learn some tips and tricks for enhancing your documents, working with different file types such as .docs and .pdfs, and using suggestions and comments to communicate with students and collaborators.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

9:00 am -

10:15 am

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Canvas Implementation

Instructor: Jim Lacey, e-Learning Developer

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free or inexpensive online textbooks and digital resources, which can replace or supplement print textbooks.  In this workshop, we will explore OER alternatives to traditional textbooks, specifically in the OpenStax collection. We will also learn how to implement OpenStax content directly into Canvas.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 206

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Best Practices for Online Courses

Instructor: Lara Ramsay, e-Learning Developer and Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarah McMahon, Director of Assessment & Academic Projects

Creating and facilitating an online class that is interactive—that promotes student activity and engagement—is challenging and complex. There are many variables involved: course design, content delivery, classroom management, and pedagogy. This workshop will introduce best practices to design a successful online class for adult students, including principles of andragogy, multimedia design, levels of interaction, as well as aligning learning outcomes with course content, learning activities, and evaluation methods.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Getting Started with Mapping using ArcGIS Online

Instructor: Jane Tutein, Instructional Technology Coordinator

ArcGIS Online is a collaborative web Geographic Information System (GIS)  that allows you to create, query, analyze, and share interactive maps using public data sets and your own data. In this introductory workshop, you get hands-on experience with ArcGIS Online features to explore and analyze US 2016 election maps and other data layers. We will also discuss implementation examples that you can adapt for your courses.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 206

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch 

 Manninen Center for the Arts - Second Floor Lobby

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Creating Brief Videos and Screencasts

Instructor: Jim Lacey, e-Learning Developer

Learn the basics of creating brief videos and “screencasting.” Brief welcome videos are particularly important for online courses and screencasting enables the recording of action taking place on your screen. We will look at the workflow of creating videos and screencasts. You will also learn how to make your videos and screencasts accessible by adding closed captions, and uploading them to YuJa, Endicott’s media server, to be viewable in Canvas.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Interactive Presentations in the Classroom

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis, Instructional Technologist

Are you ready to go beyond standard PowerPoint presentations? Engage your students with tools that let them ask anonymous questions during a lecture, or embed questions in your slides to check for understanding. We will explore Poll Everywhere, Google Slides Q&A, Nearpod, and Kahoot. Feel free to bring an existing slideshow to experiment with.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 206

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

What’s New with Canvas Conferences

Instructor: Jane Tutein, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Canvas Conferences has a new HTML5 - based interface designed for improved usability, performance, and implementation. In this session, we will try out new interface features such as presentation controls, multi-user whiteboard, sharing a Youtube video and discuss best practices.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Try out our new Google Jamboard

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis, Instructional Technologist

The Jamboard is basically a giant touchscreen whiteboard on wheels which you can sign out to use with your students. Jamboard’s main function is collaborative brainstorming. The built-in app throws together handwriting recognition, shape recognition, freeform sketching, photos, clippings and group-created, post-it-style ideas into a live workspace. The Jamboard app can be simultaneously used by students on their laptops or phones so everyone in class can contribute even if they aren’t standing at the board.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 202

Wednesday, June 5

8:30 am -

9:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Plan for the Day

Manninen Center for the Arts - Second Floor Lobby

9:00 am -

10:15 am

Canvas Rubrics and SpeedGrader

Instructor: Jim Lacey, e-Learning Developer

Rubrics and SpeedGrader are the "magic" features in Canvas which can make grading more effective and efficient.  In this hands-on workshop, we first review the use of rubrics in college teaching, then demonstrate how to implement rubrics in Canvas.  We then move on to an overview of SpeedGrader and end with the opportunity for participants to explore these tools in their own courses.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

9:00 am -

10:15 am

Storytelling with Maps

Instructor: Jane Tutein, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Geographic settings are an important element in the stories of history, literature, art, film and the sciences as well as our personal experiences. In this workshop, you will work with two web-based storytellings tools, Google MyMaps and Google Earth Tour Builder, and learn how to create a map or tour that show the locations where events took place, integrate text, photos and videos, and share the results.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 206

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Using YuJa to Create, Manage and Distribute Video Content 

Instructor: Lara Ramsay, e-Learning Developer and Guest Speaker Dr. Jennifer Hilton, Associate Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program

As distance learning and on-demand video continue to become the norm for today’s learners, Endicott College implemented YuJa, a cloud based video capture and management platform which integrates with Canvas. Learn how to create engaging, interactive video presentations, micro-lessons and short flipped classroom content on multiple devices. Time permitting, we’ll explore features such as online whiteboards and document sharing.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing, and Feedback

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis, Instructional Technologist

Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions let you do more with your Google Docs, Sheets, and Chrome by adding new, useful features such as the ability to create graphic organizers, build a bibliography, or provide audio feedback to students within documents during the writing process. We will explore these and other features that are freely available with Add-Ons and Extensions.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 206

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch 

 Manninen Center for the Art - Second Floor Lobby

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

New Google Sites: Collaborate and Share

Instructor: Jane Tutein, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Are you looking for a secure, easy to build website platform for students to share their individual or class projects?  In this introductory hands-on session, you will explore sites developed in Education, Honors, and Human Services courses and experience how easy it is to organize, collaborate and share online content with the new Google Sites on the Endicott Google platform.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Hands-on with Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis, Instructional Technologist

This workshop will give you a chance to get some hands-on time with our three VR headsets: the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and HTC Vive. You can explore a variety of VR and AR experiences across different disciplines such as Anatomy, History, Architecture, and Sports. We will also explore Google Tour Creator which lets you create interactive 360 tours.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 202

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Introduction to Turnitin

Instructor: Jane Tutein, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Faculty now have the option of enabling Turnitin similarity checking for assignments submitted through Canvas as a way to help students avoid plagiarism and appropriately document and cite sources.  In this session, we will cover how to enable Turnitin for student submissions, how to access and interpret the Similarity index and report, and strategies for introducing the tool to students.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 205

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

What’s New in Pages and Keynote with iOS 12

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis, Instructional Technologist

Apple’s latest iOS for iPad and iPhone offers some significant new functionality to Pages and Keynote such as the ability to publish in ePub format, add image galleries, create animations, and insert audio. We will try out these new features and discuss how they might be useful for faculty and students.

Manninen Center for the Arts

Room 202