DIT weekly webinars and Brownbags for October

Brown Bag Discussion Series – October 2012 Meeting

Classroom Collaboration with Google (Note: not a webinar)
When: Noon to 1 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012

Where: Room 0120, Patuxent Building

This month Google renamed its famous tool suite Google Docs to Google Drive. Don’t be alarmed; all of the same features and capabilities are still around, including new functionality as well! Professors Steve Mount from the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and Scott Moses from the Department of English will be sharing their experiences along with some examples from their work with the formerly known Google Docs and Apps.

Although not required, you are welcome to bring an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device. This is a great opportunity for instructors to bring their ideas and questions to an open forum where we can discuss and learn from each other.

No registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is open for all faculty and staff who enjoy participating in a lively discussion.

“How Do I” Q&A webinars in October. Detailed information about the sessions and how to access them can be found below.

Creating Surveys with Qualtrics  (Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.)
Canvas Talk: An Open Q&A (Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.)
Clickers: The Road Ahead (Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.)
UMD and Coursera: MOOCs on Campus (Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.)
Canvas Talk: Migration: Getting Started Rebuilding Courses in Canvas  (Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.)

Webinar login Instructions (all webinars listed here use this URL):

To join the meeting, please go to http://umd.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=_umd_s__120012_1_244341

For the current webinar schedule, please visit
http://otal.umd.edu/how-do-i-qa-webinar.

About these webinars:

Creating Surveys with Qualtrics
When:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Online Using Wimba Classroom

Join us for a virtual tour of Qualtrics, a Web-based survey tool now available for use by all University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students to support teaching, research, and other university functions. Qualtrics provides a robust, ADA compliant question set capability to meet the needs of a diverse academic and research community.

Canvas Talk: An Open Q&A
When:  Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Online Using Wimba Classroom

You have heard some talk around campus about Canvas, but what will it mean to you and your students? This is your opportunity to ask the “experts” about life after Blackboard. The Learning Technologies staff have been busy the past couple of weeks testing and playing around in Canvas and will be on hand to field your questions as best as possible.

*Questions regarding the migration process will be held until the Canvas Migration webinar on Tuesday, October 30th.*

Clickers: The Road Ahead
When:  Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Online Using Wimba Classroom

Turning Technologies has recently released an update to their TurningPoint software, which will drastically enhance the faculty clicker experience!  Sue Johnston from Learning Technologies will address the upcoming changes to Clickers, the next steps or phases, and what this will mean to you and your students. Come with questions regarding the future of clickers or with current use of clickers in your classroom.

UMD and Coursera: MOOCs on Campus
When:  Tuesday, October 23 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Online Using Wimba Classroom

You may have heard that the University of Maryland recently joined forces with Coursera an international platform to offer some of its most popular courses via Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) early next year. Join this session to learn more about MOOCs, UMD’s course offerings, and how you can get involved.

Canvas Talk: Migration: Getting Started Rebuilding Courses in Canvas
When:  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Online Using Wimba Classroom

The migration process will soon be underway for Winter and Spring courses. Join us for this webinar in which the Learning Technologies staff will be available to answer questions regarding the migration process or specific migration questions concerning your course.

All webinar archives are located at http://otal.umd.edu/webinarArchives.
If you have any questions about these webinars, please contact elms@umd.edu

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