January 2018 Faculty Workshops

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Winter 2018 Workshops and Events

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Workshops are open all instructors: faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, grad instructors, and instructional staff. Come extend your toolkit for teaching!

iClicker Reef Information Session

Support active learning in your classes and engage your students in new ways using iClicker Cloud.
Thursday, January 4,2018, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Assistive Technology Tools for Learning

Join us in exploring, playing around with, and discussing hardware and software that supports curriculum access for students with varying needs.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Building a New Moodle Course

Learn the basics of building a course Web site using Moodle.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

iOS Accessibility

Join us for this hands-on demo of iOS accessibility features. Bringing your own iOS device (iPhone, iPad) is encouraged.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Notetaking Strategies and Technology

Come discuss how you can guide your students in effective note-taking, and get your hands on some new tools that can help make note-taking more effective.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Intro to DIY Closed Captioning

Providing closed captions is a critical component to making videos accessible. Join us to learn more about free and low-cost options for DIY closed captioning.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Photosharing: Teaching and Learning with Instagram

Learn the basics of Instagram, and explore some of its uses in higher education.
Friday, January 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

UMass Create Web Domains Info Session

Learn about UMass Create, a service currently in pilot that allows members of the UMass Amherst community to manage a hosted web space and install powerful, commonly-used web applications.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Lecture Capture Information Session (Echo360)

Join us for a discussion of the lecture capture system at UMass Amherst: the Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP).
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Echo360 Engagement Tools

Find out how you can better engage your students when using the lecture capture system at UMass Amherst: Echo360, by tracking student participation, sharing course materials, responding to student questions, and assessing student learning.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Intro to DIY Audio Descriptions

Video is a great way to engage students in learning, but it is important to include everyone. Learn about standards for providing auditory narration of visual information for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Creating Accessible Classroom Content

Learning about and discuss ways to create accessible documents and content to provide inclusion and increased access to a wide array of learners.
Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Building a New Moodle Course

Learn the basics of building a course Web site using Moodle.
Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

If you don’t see a workshop that interests you, please contact the Instructional Media Lab at 413-545-2823 or instruct@umass.edu to set up an individual consultation. We would also be happy to offer workshops for departments, groups, or individual instructors and TAs on request.