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IDS Summer Academies

Instructional Design Services will host the 2020 Summer Academies – Remote Online Teaching. All sessions will be conducted in Zoom.

The Summer Academies are designed to help faculty, staff and graduate assistants develop comprehensive technology skills and competencies for remote online teaching. Participants will learn, experience and practice effective, engaging and innovative technologies and applications.

Through these hands-on Zoom workshops and presentations. from IDS learning designers aim to give participants knowledge how to:

  • Introduce set of tools, concepts and applications for remote online teaching;
  • Embrace creativity, innovation, prototyping and dreaming big in D2L and Zoom online teaching environment;
  • Promote exploration of participants' contexts and insight into learner-centered course design such as universally accessible online courses, and;
  • Build community among technology and innovation change agents.

The academies are categorized into three theme tracks:

  • Learner-centered remote online teaching strategies and best practices;
  • Exploring technologies and applications for remote online teaching, and;
  • Deep dive into remote online teaching applications and innovations.

All SDSU faculty, staff and graduate assistants are invited to be part of the learning experience. Sessions can be selected individually based on participant’s schedule.

Applicants must complete the online form no later than May 1. Questions can be directed to IDS: Specific topics by themes and dates are listed below.

Theme 1: Learner-Centered Remote Online Teaching Strategies & Best Practices
May 11, 8-8:50 a.m. - Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching; 
May 11, 9-9:50 a.m. - Setting Up a Successful Online Course; 
May 11, 10-10:50 a.m. - Creating a Learner-Centered D2L Online Course;
May 11, 11-11:50 a.m. - 20 Tips to Making a Course Accessible;
May 11, 1-1:50 p.m. - Universal Design for Learning: 3 Course Design Principles to Enhance Student Engagement;
May 11, 2-2:50 p.m. - Using Short Videos to Enhance Instructor Presence & Student Engagement in Hour Online Courses;
May 11, 3-3:50 p.m. - Examples of Engaging Collaborative Group Activities;
May 11, 4-4:50 p.m. - Designing for Better Blended/Hybrid Learning;
May 12, 8-8:50 a.m. - Master Student Assessment in D2L;
May 12, 9-9:50 a.m. - Designing Discussions to Foster Online Course Community;
May 12, 10-10:50 a.m. - Enhancing Student Engagement Through the Use of Checklists and Discussion Portfolios;
May 12, 11-11:50 a.m. - Effective Discussion Facilitation & Evaluation;
May 12, 1-1:50 p.m. - Incorporating Synchronous Components in Your Online Courses;
May 12, 2-2:50 p.m. - D2L Grades Tricks: Setting up an Easier Gradebook;
May 12, 4-4:50 p.m. - eTextbook MythBusters: SDSU First Day Access;
May 13, 9-9:50 a.m. - Course Redesign: Improvements to Projects, Exams and PowerPoints;
May 13, 10-10:50 a.m. - Accommodations: An Overview of Supporting Students in the Classroom.

Theme 2: Exploring Technologies & Applications for Remote Online Teaching
May 13, 11-11:50 a.m. - Creative and Streamlined Teaching Strategies with Zoom;
May 13, 1-1:50 p.m. - Checking Course Contents Accessibility: Documents, Websites, Images & Videos;
May 13, 2-2:50 p.m. - Universal Learning Experience with Microsoft Live Translation & Captioning;
May 13, 3-3:50 p.m. - Online Collaboration with Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote;
May 14, 8-8:50 a.m. - What is Gamification? Strategies for Course Design & Technology Implementation;
May 14, 9 - 9:50 a.m. - Create and Publish Interactive Videos with PowerPoint Recording and Microsoft Stream + Forms;
May 14, 10-10:50 a.m. - Exploring the Use of Clickers in the Classroom: Beyond Attendance;
May 14, 11-11:50 a.m. - Integrating D2L Rubrics into Your Course; 
May 14, 1-1:50 p.m. - Orienting Students to Your Online Courses.

Theme 3: Deeper Dive into Remote Online Teaching Applications & Services
May 14, 2-2:50 p.m. - Training House: An LMS for Workshops, Extension, Special Projects and More; 
May 14, 3-3:50 p.m. - Capture, Edit and Produce Videos with Camtasia;
May 14, 4-4:50 p.m. - Laser Scans vs 360° Photos: Walk into A Native American Earth Lodge with Virtual Reality;
May 15, 8-8:50 a.m. - Conduct Real-time Polls with QuestionPro LivePolls; 
May 15, 9-9:50 a.m. - Maximize Student & Faculty Engagement: D2L Video Assignment & Video Note;
May 15, 10-10:50 a.m. - OER – No Copyright; 
May 15, 11-11:50 a.m. - Respondus LDB and Monitor;
May 15, 1-1:50 p.m. - D2L Dropbox with Turnitin & Reports Interpretation;
May 15, 2-2:50 p.m. - Helpful Applications of D2L Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents.