New Instructor Conference 2024 - Presented by Clemson Online

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Got last minute questions?

Come to the virtual Drop-in Days and get 1-on-1 help before classes start!

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Monday, August 19, 1:00pm to 3:00pm | Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, August 14, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Library 200B / 204 & Zoom

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Check-in & refreshments (library hallway); Zoom check-in (online): 12:30pm to 12:45pm

Opening Session (library & Zoom/hyflex): 12:45pm to 1:15pm

Welcome and get up to speed with your friendly Clemson Online support team, facilitated by Sharyn Emery.

Breakout Sessions & Open Workshops: Choose a facilitated session or an open workshop where you can set up your courses and get 1-on-1 assistance from Clemson Online staff. "A" sessions are designed for instructors who are newer to Canvas, while "B" sessions are designed for instructors with more experience. The "C" sessions are for anyone who would like personalized help with Canvas or other online teaching and learning tools.

  • Orange = in person session
  • Purple = Zoom session

BLOCK 1: 1:30pm to 2:00pm

A - Setting Up Your Course for Success: Importing Content and Creating a Home Page, facilitated by Millie Tullis

Location: Library 200B 

You’re faced with an empty Canvas course site - what do you do first? Learn how to set up a clear, welcoming course home page and how to import content from previous courses, whether from Canvas or another LMS.

B - Increase Your Student Engagement, facilitated by Dara Abimbade

Location: Zoom

Online courses should be sites of active engagement and connection; learn how to create activities that will bring your students together and keep them engaged all semester long.

C - Open Workshop with Lori Kinley

Location: Library 204

BREAK: 2:00pm to 2:15pm

BLOCK 2: 2:15pm to 2:45pm

A - Grading in Canvas: Using Speedgrader, Grade Weights, and the Canvas Gradebook, facilitated by Sharyn Emery

Location: 200B

Maximize your efficiency in assessing student work by leveraging Canvas tools for grading.

B - Creating an Accessible Online Course, facilitated by James Butler

Location: Zoom

Learn the basics of Canvas accessibility and easy tips for improving learning access for all of your students.

C - Library Resources and Support, facilitated by Anne Grant

Location: Zoom

This session will teach you how to make the most out of working with librarians. We can: help students find resources, provide technology to check out, address concerns about AI, provide spaces to study and meet...and much more!

BREAK: 2:45pm to 3:00pm

BLOCK 3: 3:00pm to 3:30pm

A - Building Discussions, Quizzes, and Assignments in Canvas, facilitated by Lori Kinley 

Location: Library 200B

Discover the various assessment options available in your Canvas site and how to create, adjust, and grade them effectively.

B - Kaltura: Clemson's Online Video Storage Solution, facilitated by Gray Jackson

Location: Zoom

Kaltura is the all-in-one video service at Clemson; learn how to record, edit, and embed your videos using this tool.

C - Open Workshop with Millie Tullis and Sharyn Emery

Location: Library 204

BREAK: 3:30pm to 3:45pm

BLOCK 4: 3:45pm to 4:15pm

A - Academic Integrity Tools in Canvas: Lockdown Browser and Turnitin, facilitated by John Dickinson

Location: Library 200B

Learn more about academic integrity tools at Clemson, including Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor for quizzes and exams, as well as Turnitin Feedback Studio for written work.

B - Organizing Your Canvas Course, facilitated by Leslie Fuller

Location: Zoom

An organized course is an effective course; find out how Modules and other Canvas features can assist with learner comprehension.

C - Open Workshop with James Butler and Dara Abimbade

Location: Zoom