Winter Web Camp 2019

Join us for Winter Web Camp, January 8-11, 2019! 

Get out of the cold and join CU Online as we travel down under. You’re invited to join us for our annual Winter Web Camp, featuring four days of online best practices, teaching strategies, new technologies and tools you won’t want to miss! You may register for one day, come for them all, or attend virtually when available!

*Please note, you may attend any or all Winter Web Camp sessions. Days 2-4 of WWC are available to attend virtually. You must register for each day of Winter Web Camp separately!
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Schedule of Events

Presentation Descriptions for January 8

 

Canvas Basics

Tuesday, January 8, 9:30-11:00AM

New to Canvas? In this workshop, you will start building a Canvas course through guided, hands-on instruction. You will get a basic overview of the Canvas interface and learn strategies for sharing content and increasing student engagement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.


Canvas Open Lab

Tuesday, January 8, 11:00-12:00PM

Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course. We will be on hand to help you with any Canvas questions, or online/hybrid teaching questions!

Canvas Basics

Tuesday, January 8, 1:30-3:00PM

New to Canvas? In this workshop, you will start building a Canvas course through guided, hands-on instruction. You will get a basic overview of the Canvas interface and learn strategies for sharing content and increasing student engagement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Canvas Open Lab

Tuesday, January 8, 3:00-4:00PM

Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course. We will be on hand to help you with any Canvas questions, or online/hybrid teaching questions!

Presentation Descriptions for January 9 - Assessment Day

 

Session 1: PROOF is in the Vegemite - Corey Edwards

Wednesday, January 9, 9:30-10:30AM

 

Today's students are asking for ROE - Return on Education.  Come to this workshop to learn about the Office of Digital Education's PROOF framework designed to highlight the career potential that already exists in your curriculum.  As part of the ODE's student success efforts, our Navigation team works to provide students clear evidence that each of the online courses they take also contain professional value in the form of skills and competencies that help them achieve their career goals.  As a participant, you will learn tips on how to better articulate the occupational outcomes that already exist in your syllabi, which is the first step in delivering the ROE that students expect. Vegemite tasting is optional.

 

Session 2: Fair Dinkum, Online Group Projects Can Work - Sarah North and Lainie Hoffman

Wednesday, January 9, 10:45-12:00PM

 

G’day mate! Join us on an outback adventure to explore the complex and mysterious landscape that is online group work. While many online instructors avoid group assignments, your guides will discuss the potential rewards of taking on this challenge. As an intrepid team, we’ll endeavor to steer you clear of pitfalls and discover new strategies to incorporate in different settings. At the end of the trip, you’ll leave with a backpack full of helpful tools and practical ideas for effective and enjoyable online group work.

 

Session 3: Kanga-rubrics - Lynée Sanute

Wednesday, January 9, 1:00-2:30PM


Bushwhacking your way through building a rubric? Not to worry! In this session, we’ll start with an overview of rubric types and best practices and move into a hands-on demo and workshop covering rubrics within Canvas. Participants are encouraged to bring a rubric and laptop to work with!


Presentation Descriptions for January 10 - Multimedia Day

 

Session 4: Don't Be a Video Drongo! Video Best Practices - Amy Arnold

Thursday, January 10, 9:30-10:30AM

You don’t need to go all the way down to ‘Straya’ to make videos for your online courses. Learn how to make engaging and helpful videos in this informative, skill-building session on video best practices. Join us as we throw a shrimp on the barbie and have a yarn about creating videos.

 

Session 5: Create ‘bloody ripper’ videos and images with Snagit! - Amy Arnold

Thursday, January 10, 10:45-12:00PM

Are you ready to create bloody ripper images and videos?! This workshop session will cover the essential knowledge needed to begin using the screen capture software known as SnagIt. Participants will learn the basics of the Snagit editor that will help them enhance their images and screen captures. Participants are required to bring their own laptop. See ya there, mates!

 

Session 6: Relay & Camtasia with Open Lab - Bradon Lewis

Thursday, January 10, 1:00-2:30PM

Stop exploring the outback on your own and get a guided tour of the outback. Bring your Relay and Camtasia questions to this open lab to get the help you need to get your semester started on the right foot.


Presentation Descriptions for January 11 - Resources Day

 

Session 7: You reckon that’s true? - Lainie Hoffman and Lynée Sanute

Friday, January 11, 9:30-10:30AM

Can you spot what reference resources are phony versus the ones that are legit? Come test your chops in this interactive session. After an engaging activity, we will work together to identify struggles and solutions regarding the student use of reference resources in your courses. You will leave with a practical toolkit with pieces you can adapt for your course.

 

Session 8: Crikey! Do you see that? Ace! It's an Accessible Course... - Kate Miller

Friday, January 11, 10:45-12:00PM

Do you know that cognitive disabilities represents the largest disability group of students on the CU Denver campus? With that, join me for an informative session on how to design course content for students with cognitive disabilities (even better - this design process benefits ALL students). In addition, I will also highlight a new accessibility software (Ally) that integrates with Canvas. If you'd like this software in your course, we can do that for you right on the spot - now that's some 'good oil' for you!

 

Session 9: OER? Why, What, and How, Mate? - Ellen Metter and Ben Harnke

Friday, January 11, 1:00-2:30PM


No doubt you’ve heard that open educational resources (OER) are catching the eyes of educators worldwide, becoming increasingly used and more widely available. What’s the fuss and is it right for you?  Come and learn OER discovery strategies and copyright concepts including: How can you tell if you can freely use or adapt material you find? How can you pinpoint open materials? Is OER worth it? There will be time for discussion, questions, as well as hands-on digging into OER collections.

 

Ellen Metter “drank the OER Kool Aid” (or maybe Koala-Aid?), after years of interacting with professors, librarians, instructional designers, copyright experts, policy makers, and activists involved in the open education movement. Her journey exposed her to the creation, use, and promotion of open resources.

Ben Harnke comes to OER from an interest in copyright and fair use, which he has taught for a couple of years. In many ways OER is an extension of the concept of fair use, a clause provided for in copyright law, allowing for open use of resources for the promotion of the arts and sciences.

Ben and Ellen are excited to share the world of OER with you.

 

Session 10: Open Lab

Friday, January 11, 2:30-3:30PM
Open lab.