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CIDAT

Sessions and WOrkshops

All sessions and workshops are open to all faculty and staff at Saint Xavier University at no charge. They take place in the Instructional Design Center located in the Warde Academic Center.

Upcoming Sessions and Workshops

Sessions and workshops are offered yearlong at various dates and times. Please see the schedule on the right to view upcoming sessions.

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Having trouble finding dates that work with your schedule? That's okay; request a session with us! We will be happy to provide training for you or a small group of colleagues in your department. Please email us at cidat@sxu.edu.

Session and Workshop Descriptions

Canvas: General Canvas Overview

  • This General Canvas Session offers an overview of the fundamental features provided through Canvas, such as how to upload your syllabus, how to communicate with your students, how to share files, how to enable online submissions, how to build your online gradebook, etc.

  • Duration: 1 hour

Canvas New Gradebook

  • Join us in revealing the new features in the Canvas New Gradebook! You will learn how to enable the New Gradebook in your Canvas courses to elevate your Canvas experience. Features highlighted include the Gradebook Menu, View Menu, and Actions Menu. You will also learn how to personalize your Gradebook to automate the grading process. You are welcome to bring a personal device to follow along.

  • Duration: 1 hour

Canvas: 10 Tips to Improve your Experience

  • This session focuses on 10 Canvas features to help you utilize the learning management system to its fullest capabilities. Discussed are tips such as customizing student assignment due dates, using the Canvas Calendar and more. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 45 minutes

Canvas: Communication Tools

  • This session will cover how to effectively communicate through Canvas using announcements, inbox and people. We will also discuss how to customize your Canvas account to enhance your usability experience. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Canvas: Assignments and Grading

  • During this session, you will become more familiar with creating and grading assignments in Canvas. You are welcome to bring your course Syllabus to begin creating your assignments. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 1 hour

Canvas: Quizzes and Surveys

  • This workshop explores the basic functions of quizzes and surveys. We will cover how to create a quiz, customize your quiz settings and enable anonymous surveys on Canvas. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Canvas: Discussions

  • This workshop covers how to create an online discussion, which can be used to create an online learning community and promote online interactions between students. Best practices will be shared during this session. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Canvas: Groups

  • Canvas offers students and faculty the ability to create online group spaces. Groups allow students to communicate easily, share content and meet online. The session covers tips on forming groups and provides several resources (Collaboration and Conferences) to enhance collaboration. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Canvas: Group Projects

  • This session introduces attendees to the many features Canvas offers toward enhancing student group activity. Learn about collaborations, conferences and pages, where students may interact with each other within this Canvas group space. This session also shows instructors how to grade and communicate within exclusive groups.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Canvas: Organize Your Course Content

  • This session covers the differences between the three Canvas organization tools. We will provide tips on systematically organizing your course materials with files, modules and pages. Feel free to bring your electronic course materials to this session to begin organizing your content. It is recommended that participants first complete the Canvas: General Canvas Overview Session prior to attending this session.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Canvas: Template Showcase

  • View the templates CIDAT has created for online courses during the Canvas Template Showcase. This workshop will show you the templates we use to create your course, and how it looks when it's completed. Attendees will also learn how to edit the templates to meet their needs.

  • Duration: 1 hour

Canvas: Q & A

  • This is an open lab session that leaves the floor open to your questions. Stop by with any Canvas questions or for a quick assessment of your course content before publishing.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

me@SXU ePortfolio

  • This workshop introduces attendees to the me@SXU ePortfolio platform, where users may showcase their work or project samples, include their experience and skills, and upload professional documents. The platform creates individual URLs per user so that students may continue using the tool through their professional development.

  • Duration: 1 hour

SpLearning Session

  • Saint Xavier University has adopted the SpLearning (Speed Learning) model, which includes a 10-minute presentation that is followed by a 20-minute discussion. This format engages faculty in an intimate group to discuss and promote pedagogical innovations that foster critical and creative dialog. If you are interested in hosting a SpLearning session, please contact CIDAT at cidat@sxu.edu.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

CIDAT Faculty Toolkit Introduction

  • This session introduces attendees to CIDAT's Faculty Toolkit page, which includes available SXU technology tools, open education resources and innovative teaching strategies. Participants will learn how to navigate through the toolkit in order to enhance teaching and research.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

OER Tech Tools Session

  • This session provides practical usage of the applications found in the OER Tech Tools page. To learn more about the functionality of an application, please schedule an individual session by contacting CIDAT at cidat@sxu.edu.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Nearpod

  • This session introduces Nearpod, a platform that creates interactive mobile presentations to help you engage with your students. You may easily upload PowerPoint, Google Slides, or pdf documents into Nearpod and embellish the presentation with interactive activities such as polls or quizzes. Presenters choose whether they control the presentation or allow students to view them at their own pace.

  • Duration: 45 minutes

Google App Integration

  • Connect Google Apps to your Canvas course and open possibilities for collaboration and document sharing. Students at SXU have Google accounts with their SXU email. When students use Google productivity apps to submit their online assignments and work with one another, they build community, work better, and learn a skill that will set them up for success in the future.

  • Duration: 1 hour

VidGrid

  • We invite you to explore the video recording and streaming platform called VidGrid. If you are familiar with Panopto Lecture Capture and ShareStream Video Hosting Website, then VidGrid is for you! Vidgrid has a great interface that is user friendly and includes built-in features to increase student interactivity and engagement within Canvas. Once you create a video, you have the ability to embed quiz questions as the video plays. These scores are then transferred directly to the Canvas gradebook.

  • Duration: 1 hour (45-minute instruction session; 15-minute Q&A)