Instructional Technology Resources

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EdTech @ SESP

There are a variety of instructional technology services offered to SESP faculty and staff, including: Canvas course design and training, training for use of the “smart classrooms,” hybrid/online course design and support, and the exploration of new technology tools for your curriculum.

This site is intended to be a source of reference, as well as offer some inspiration for incorporating technology into your teaching practices. If you see something that sparks your interest and want to learn more, you can request a one-on-one consultation by submitting a request here.

Featured Content

Replacing the Traditional Discussion Board

Learn about some tools you can use to enhance your online discussions.

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Classroom Guides

Are you teaching in a new classroom this quarter? Check out our Classroom Guides to learn more about the Annenberg Smart Classrooms.

Check out the Guides

Featured Tools

Discover how some of these SESP-supported tools can be used in your course(s).

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Upcoming Events

Sept 27 - Blue Jeans in Canvas

Tuesday, September 27
3:30-4:30pm
University Library, Room 2635

Blue Jeans, a new high-resolution cloud-based video conferencing service, has been connecting faculty, students, and staff across campus and around the world. Whether you need to hold an online synchronous session for your course, make an impromptu call to a colleague, or give a video presentation to 100 viewers, Blue Jeans is a great option.

The seamless integration of Blue Jeans into Canvas provides greater opportunities for classroom collaboration. Guest lecturers can now be brought in, by telephone or video, right from within the Canvas course site. Student study groups can meet over Blue Jeans, allowing added flexibility when trying to coordinate schedules. Additionally, instructors can offer virtual office hours to students when both parties may not be on campus.

Join this workshop to learn:
• Blue Jeans basics, including how to sign up for an account and start a meeting
• Best practices for using Blue Jeans
• How to use Blue Jeans in Canvas

Registration Required

 

Sept 28 - Turnitin in Canvas

Wednesday, September 28
9:30-10:30am
University Library, Room 2635

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, adjust your default Turnitin assignment settings, and evaluate Turnitin assignment submissions.

Registration Required

 

Oct 6 - Blue Jeans in Canvas

Thursday, October 6
3:30-4:30pm
University Library, Room 2635

Blue Jeans, a new high-resolution cloud-based video conferencing service, has been connecting faculty, students, and staff across campus and around the world. Whether you need to hold an online synchronous session for your course, make an impromptu call to a colleague, or give a video presentation to 100 viewers, Blue Jeans is a great option.

The seamless integration of Blue Jeans into Canvas provides greater opportunities for classroom collaboration. Guest lecturers can now be brought in, by telephone or video, right from within the Canvas course site. Student study groups can meet over Blue Jeans, allowing added flexibility when trying to coordinate schedules. Additionally, instructors can offer virtual office hours to students when both parties may not be on campus.

Join this workshop to learn:
• Blue Jeans basics, including how to sign up for an account and start a meeting
• Best practices for using Blue Jeans
• How to use Blue Jeans in Canvas

Registration Required