Workshop Descriptions

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Interested in learning about the Instructure Canvas learning management system? This hybrid workshop – consisting of one hour in person followed by additional hours of online material – will discuss in depth the various teaching tools available through Canvas.

This workshop must be completed by 9/22/2016.


Using Palomar’s Streaming Video System

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time:2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:Online

In this online workshop you will see how to incorporate videos from the Palomar Streaming Video catalog into your Blackboard course. Also the process of submitting new content for inclusion in the video catalog will be discussed in detail.


Using Palomar’s Streaming Video System

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time:6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:Online

In this online workshop you will see how to incorporate videos from the Palomar Streaming Video catalog into your Blackboard course. Also the process of submitting new content for inclusion in the video catalog will be discussed in detail.


Building Basic PowerPoint Presentations

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

In this online workshop you will craft a sample presentation while learning PowerPoint skills such as importing content from other presentations, embedding video files and setting them to auto-play, converting a textual list to Smart Art, and integrating a variety of source materials into a single presentation style. This workshop is intended for those with little or no previous PowerPoint experience.

This workshop applies to the PowerPoint version current in Office 365.

This workshop must be completed by 09/29/2016.


Creating Accessible Documents using Word

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

In this online workshop you will be introduced to the Accessibility Checker in Word. Using this tool you will learn techniques to make Word documents more accessible to adaptive technology such as screen readers.

This workshop applies to the Word version current in Office 365.

This workshop must be completed by 09/29/2016.


Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time:4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Interested in learning about the Instructure Canvas learning management system? This hybrid workshop – consisting of one hour in person followed by additional hours of online material – will discuss in depth the various teaching tools available through Canvas.

This workshop must be completed by 9/29/2016.


Holding Live Online Sessions using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:LL-109

This workshop will cover how to set up and use online sessions where you and your students can interact live. The Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool is available both within Palomar’s Blackboard and Canvas courses, and establishing Collaborate sessions in both types of courses will be covered.


Creating Instructional Videos using Camtasia Studio

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Monday, October 3, 2016
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

This online workshop will walk through the process of gathering up various audio, video, and still image materials, and compiling these resources into instructional videos. Although there are many various tools for generating such videos, this workshop will focus on the Camtasia Studio product.

This workshop must be completed by 10/31/2016.


Animation in PowerPoint

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Monday, October 3, 2016
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

One of the strengths of PowerPoint is its ability to animate objects. This online workshop will explore animation in depth. We will animate a sample presentation, with focus on the skills of using appearance, emphasis, and disappearance animation effects.

This workshop applies to the PowerPoint version current in Office 365.

This workshop must be completed by 10/31/2016.


Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Monday, October 3, 2016
Time:11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Interested in learning about the Instructure Canvas learning management system? This hybrid workshop – consisting of one hour in person followed by additional hours of online material – will discuss in depth the various teaching tools available through Canvas.

This workshop must be completed by 10/31/2016.


Generating Video from PowerPoint Slides

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

In this online workshop you will create a video from a PowerPoint presentation using the tools built into PowerPoint. The presentation and script will be provided for you to narrate during the workshop. We will discuss methods of making the video available to your students, including methods of adding closed captioning to your video.

This workshop applies to the PowerPoint version current in Office 365.

This workshop must be completed by 11/30/2016.


Migrating Blackboard Courses to Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Looking for help in migrating content from a Blackboard course into a new Canvas course site? This workshop will discuss the options, and possible pitfalls, of converting materials from the Blackboard Learn learning management system into the Instructure Canvas system.

An opportunity to have priority scheduling for assistance in converting materials into Canvas will be offered to faculty who complete this workshop. This workshop is not intended to fully teach how to use Canvas, instead focusing on the practical methods to move content out of Blackboard and into the Canvas course site.

It is strongly recommended that faculty should either have prior experience with using the Canvas learning management system, or to have completed the Introduction to Teaching with Canvas workshop.