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Recommended Canvas Build Process

Create Activities: assignments, quizzes, discussions, any other item where a student will submit content Create Intros: Syllabus, Unit and Chapter objectives, resource items, anything that uses web formatting, Syllabus uses the pages tool Create Structure:  Use the module tool to create heading within the course, add the content you’ve created in to the module in a logical structure, you can still add items from the activities and intro sections

ISU Campus Canvas LMS Training

You must pre-register for the one hour training sessions.  Go to https://www.indstate.edu/fcte/upcoming-events and click on the upper left button labeled CLICK THIS BUTTON to register.

Growing With Canvas

Click here to be taken to the "Growing With Canvas" Survey.

PROGRAMMING AND ZOOM LINKS

Faculty and Staff Spring Book Study—Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization

by Cia Verschelden

Author Cia Verschelden writes that the cognitive resources for learning have been reduced by the negative impacts of economic insecurity, discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on differences such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Verschelden offers strategies to rebuild cognitive resources necessary to succeed in college and reach their full potential.  Contact Molly.Hare@indstate.edu to receive your complimentary copy of the book. Cosponsored with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

March 11th, April 1st, and April 22nd.  All meetings begin at 1 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/98322006751?pwd=M2N5aUFxS01yM0xSK2U3V1Rse...

Adapting the VALUE Writing Rubric  March 22nd from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

From my research, I will share how to adapt the VALUE rubric for Written Communication to various types of writing assignments and course levels.  Jennifer Grouling from Ball State University will offer this session on behalf of LEAP Indiana.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3wl8mmc

 

Utilizing Synchronous Sessions in Your Online Course   March 24th from 1-2 p.m.

Perfectly replicating a face-to-face course in an online environment does not necessarily yield quality learning. In fact, teaching online requires a transition in both your pedagogy and course design. There are particular considerations and approaches for ensuring student success that work better in a digital environment. One such consideration is the intentional blending of synchronous and asynchronous components into blended course approach. Come find ways to effectively utilize synchronous sessions in a blended online course. Aaron White will facilitate this session.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/98465994852?pwd=WjY4MVlHRlNYYUhraWRrbzRIclR1UT09

 

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Lunch and Learn March 23rd from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Just us for this month’s organic conversation about Women History Month.  We meet on Zoom and each enjoy our lunches during the conversation! Please join us!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/92805503774?pwd=M0d3Q085U3FDTHBnSnVER3FEQzBIZz09

Pandemic Teaching Resources

Faculty Self Help & Guides:


TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE

Consultations for Yuja:
Email Nick Aballi (Nick.Aballi@indstate.edu) for assistance.

How to Publish a Zoom Lecture in Blackboard
Recording: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/rec/share/-exHNZLoql5LYZXVtUDQSpB6MaDlaaa82yAerPUOyxrqUwk-UbRefbW-zA32N2He
Password: %PGp6^6t

How to Add a Zoom Link to Your Blackboard Course
Recording: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/rec/play/ucEof-77-zs3TNeSsQSDC_B5W9ToK_msgCdI-PQNzxu8AngCM1GuNLJENrdmqhRq4S1KOtJZ33lHNGxZ
Password: L%7LpH0D

Using the Group Tool in Blackboard
Recording: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/rec/play/6Mcqde6qqD43T4aVtASDC_d8W467eKOshyIf_fsLnR3jBXVRY1T3MLoVa-S-jMwI195dVDfgw3OhUEap?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=orxG984hSkuHe8AmDx9yMw.1596199344771.13887e3ca439a415c3486bf4d07f1b59&_x_zm_rhtaid=851
Password: IBR$b*0^

ISU Network Access Available in Campus Parking Lots M and Q
Wireless access to the ISU network (ISU Secure) is now available in Parking Lot M (southeast corner) and Parking Lot Q (southwest corner).  Go here to review more information on how to connect: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=104415.

Free Wi-Fi May Be Available at Your Local Library
Some Indiana public libraries have left their Wi-Fi on even though buildings are closed. You may be able to access internet from their parking lots, or local outdoor seating areas. If you decide to try this, always remember to follow local government and medical advice regarding local travel, social distancing, etc. The following link is a list of libraries in Indiana that have left their public Wi-Fi on. This link is not hosted, maintained or updated by Indiana State University: Click here to see the list.

Eduroam - Access to ISU Wi-Fi When Not on Campus
Eduroam gives a person “guest” access to another university’s network using their ISU credentials.  Eduroam access is a pass-through to the Internet.    For more information on Eduroam – what it is and where you can access it, please read this knowledge base article: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=99424

Hybrid and Online Teaching

Use your ISU credentials to access the OTH-FCTE Blackboard course on Hybrid and Online Teaching. Short articles and documents can be found to provide a richer understanding of pedagogical practices in the hybrid teaching environment and the online environment. The link below directs you to the folder which houses for the Online and Hybrid Pedagogy resources.

Check out the course here!

Student Resources

  • Resources for Taking Online Classes
  • How to Create and Join a Class Using Skype for Business
  • Possible Resources for Free Internet Access
    Check local sources that may offer wireless internet connectivity:

    1.  At least two internet service providers (Comcast, Charter Spectrum) have announced limited-time programs for in-home internet service.  Check with your local provider to see if they have such a program for this period of time.

    2.  Individual cities and counties in Indiana may provide wireless access to the public for free.  For example, the Monroe County Public Library website has information on wireless locations provided by local providers in that county.  Terre Haute has a TerreHauteFree wireless service that can be accessed from locations near Wabash and 7th Street.

  • Testing Your Home Internet Access
    Make sure your home network is ready to go if you are working from home.
    Test your internet service by going to speedtest.net (it’s free) and select Purdue (West Lafayette or Terre Haute, IN – Joink, LLC) when running the speed test. See the full article connectivity tips on working from home here: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=1...
     
  • Free Adobe Suite Access for Students Expires July 6, 2020
    Adobe provided temporary at-home access for Adobe Creative Cloud for impacted students and educators. That access will expire on July 6, 2020. If you are FACULTY or STAFF and need access to Creative Cloud, please contact the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910. 
  • Loaner Laptops Available to Students
    Windows based laptop loaners will be available at the Technology Support Center (TSC) in Stalker Hall 009 (lower level) for students that have broken or malfunctioning computers. Please contact the TSC at 812-237-2910 if you would like to inquire about one.

  • SPSS software will be available for free, unlimited use on student owned computers soon. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.

  • ISU Network Access Available in Campus Parking Lots M and Q
    Wireless access to the ISU network (ISU Secure) is now available in Parking Lot M (southeast corner) and Parking Lot Q (southwest corner).  Go here to review more information on how to connect: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=104415.

  • Free Wi-Fi May Be Available at Your Local Library
    Some Indiana public libraries have left their Wi-Fi on even though buildings are closed. You may be able to access internet from their parking lots, or local outdoor seating areas. If you decide to try this, always remember to follow local government and medical advice regarding local travel, social distancing, etc. The following link is a list of libraries in Indiana that have left their public Wi-Fi on. This link is not hosted, maintained or updated by Indiana State University: Click here to see the list.

  • Eduroam - Access to ISU Wi-Fi When Not on Campus
    Eduroam gives a person “guest” access to another university’s network using their ISU credentials.  Eduroam access is a pass-through to the Internet.    For more information on Eduroam – what it is and where you can access it, please read this knowledge base article: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=99424

Canvas Update

The Canvas Migration Project has been moving forward quickly. It is going to offer great new features and we are excited that we'll be able to share this with everyone soon.  We will be publishing a training calendar at the end of the month.

Our website at https://www.indstate.edu/strategic-enrollment-management/sem-projects will have more information soon. As of now, the general plan timeline is posted.  

Completed Work

Basic integration with SIS systems.

Reviewing general template.

Current Work

Installing 3rd party integrations, such as Turnitin, Yuja, Respondus, and publisher tools.

Configuration of the Ally Accessibility Tool.

Testing migration process.

Planning the training program.

Reviewing Fall pilot applications.

Integration with other campus initiatives and departments, including the Library, Assessment, and Accessibility.

Real-Time Integration with SIS Systems.

Summer pilot courses being designed.

Upcoming Work

Faculty training opportunities begins in late March 2021.

Pilot programs in Fall of 2021.

Campus-wide pilot in Spring 2022.

All active Blackboard data moved to Canvas before Fall 2022.

Recent Questions

Will I be able to get assistance with migrating my courses to Canvas?

Yes! As we move through the pilot phases we will be providing a variety of training opportunities such as in-person/Zoom webinars (as Covid allows), instructional documents, and one-on-one appointments.  Additionally, Canvas offers 24/7 support through a chat interface that will be able to answer questions at any time. Both the FCTE, Instructional Design team and OIT are committed to providing instructors with assistance through this process.

 Will my -insert some Blackboard content here- be migrated to Canvas?

We are still testing this process.  The experiences of other Universities who have made this transition tells us that most things will transfer but faculty should expect that some content will need to be recreated. In late Spring or early Summer we will be publishing a migration checklist that will assist faculty with preparing for the move to Canvas.

 

Important Contact Information

Instructional Designers: 812-237-2345   ISU-IDS@mail.indstate.edu
Instructional Tools: 812-237-7000   ISU-Blackboard-Support@mail.indstate.edu
FCTE: 812-237-2688   Molly.Hare@indstate.edu
Cunningham Memorial Library: 812-237-2580  ISU-ERM@mail.indstate.edu
Technology Support Center: 812-237-2910  

Contact Us

Molly Hare, Ph.D.
FCTE Director
Cunningham Memorial Library
Molly.Hare@indstate.edu
812-237-2688