FLEX Days Spring 2020
January 3, 2020
Please see the following schedule of events planned for our first Spring 2020 Flex Day on January 3.
8:30 - 10:00 AM "The Seven Deadly Sins and Student Apathy" presented by Russell Sanders – Guthrie Hall
An honest, yet provocative look into one of the most pressing problems facing teachers today. Trigger Warning: Those who deem challenges to the current academic orthodoxy hate speech need not attend.
9:00 – 9:50 AM What’s New in Canvas? LRC-136 Training Room
You might be asking yourself, “Did something change in Canvas?” As Canvas continues to grow worldwide, Instructure has been making updates to the LMS every three weeks. Some changes are intuitive, and some changes might just need a quick demo. Please join us for an overview of the most recent changes to Canvas, review some third party tools that are integrated into Canvas, and ask questions about any updates that you are noticing
Software: Canvas and Canvas Integrations from 3rd Party Vendors
Materials will be distributed via the VC DE Faculty Hub
10:00 - 11:00 AM One Drive Training with Grant Jones – Guthrie Hall
10:00 - 10:50 AM Screencasting a Lesson LRC-136 Training Room
Do you have a demonstration that you wish you could record for other students to see and review? Are you trying to increase your online presence in your online and/or hybrid courses? Screencasting is a great way for you to use your favorite software to record an animated lesson for your students. Ideas: Demonstrate a sentence in Word; Explain an excel formula; Explain the purpose of a graph; or Describe a painting from the public domain.
11:00 - 12:00 PM ACTIVATE Smartphone Safety App – Guthrie Hall
11:00 - 11:50 AM Five Ways to Spice Up Your Canvas Content - LRC-136 Training Studio
This session will cover five easy (and free) ways to add pizazz to your Canvas content. We will go over free tools for graphic design, sourcing openly licensed high-quality images, ready-to-use templates, and sprinkle in some html snippets to bring your pages and assignments to life. (This session is intended for novice and advanced Canvas users.)
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH in Guthrie Hall
TENTATIVE: 1:00 - 2:30 PM Active Shooter: Hands-on training with Chief Justice – Guthrie Hall
1:30 – 4:30 Spring 2020 Course Building Workshop - LRC-136 Training Studio
Are you looking for time to chat with an Instructional Technologist / Designer? Do you need a cool workspace with great wifi and privacy? Are you interested in hanging out in our LRC Studio to see what is new in online education or screencasting? Do you have any last minute questions and/or needs for Monday? The LRC Training Studio will be open for questions, demos, and assistance in creating your Spring 2020 Course Design needs for Online, Partially Online, and Web Enhanced Courses. Drop by with your computers, questions, and needs. Computers will also be provided during the workshop.
FLEX Days Fall 2019
August 13 - 16, 2019
Please click the following links to view documents and presentations from the various sessions.
All College Day Presentation - President's Office
Please click the following links for the schedule and training Flyers:
* The Flex schedule is subject to change. Please check for updates.