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Spring 2021


Diane ProrakDiane Prorak

Hanwen DongHanwen Dong

Perri MorenoPerri Moreno

Overcoming Obstacles to Remote Learning: The Quick Redesign of the Library’s First-year Instruction
Diane Prorak, Hanwen Dong, & Perri Moreno
During the last year, librarians at the University of Idaho Library faced several instruction-related challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for our collaboration with the first-year composition courses. We redesigned and repurposed our traditional, face-to-face library instruction methods for use in an online, interactive format that can later be readapted for the return to in-person instruction. In this presentation, we will talk about our tutorial development process and our interactive teaching methods.

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Douglas HabibDouglas Habib

What Do You Consider When You’re Considering Moving to Canvas?
Douglas Habib
This session will provide a brief preview of Canvas and the types of things faculty might consider as they explore Canvas and give feedback to the administration on whether or not to move to that LMS. The aim is to highlight elements of Canvas faculty should investigate, such as the look and feel of the LMS, common tools, and Canvas Help resources.

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Steven BeyerleinSteven Beyerlein

Patricia ColbergPatricia Colberg

Freshmen Year Engineering Experience
Steven Beyerlein & Patricia Colberg
This workshop will share best practices that have emerged from a year-long learning community of introduction to engineering faculty in the College of Engineering.  Our adopted model for freshman student development is based on transformation of the whole self that includes balanced attention to growth of academic identity, mastery of STEM knowledge, cultivation of life-long learning capabilities, and culturally relevant authentic learning experiences. These four aspects that are identified with student roles of knower, learner, performer, and self-grower.  These roles are supported by instructor interactions associated with facilitating active learning, making constructive interventions focused on lifelong learning skills, creating a diverse/inclusive learning environment, and mentoring/coaching.

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John Crepeau
Rob Ely

Mike MaughanStacy Isenbarger

Tonia Dousay
Dan Cordon

Cassidy Hall
Dan Eveleth

Cassidy HallDiane Carter

The Future of HyFlex: A Panel Discussion on Lessons Learned and What Will Survive
Panelists: Rob Ely, Stacy Isenbarger, Dan Cordon, Dan Eveleth, & Diane Carter
This panel will discuss what instructors and students learned from the HyFlex experience and propose what flexible course delivery might look like moving forward. How do we find balance amongst our assumed teaching expectations? What insights do we have to improve? How do you see this changing the course of higher ed?

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Cassidy HallCassidy Hall

Zoom: What’s New? What’s Coming? How/Where Can I Move My Recordings?
Cassidy Hall
Zoom has added many new features that you may or may not have noticed. This session will highlight those new features and include what to expect from the administrative end of Zoom to improve meetings and webinars. We’ll also demonstrate how to download recordings from Zoom and how to save them to OneDrive. In the near future, all Zoom recordings will be automatically deleted after 9 months. This session will prepare you for this move so that you don’t lose any important recordings.

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Vanessa SielertVanessa Sielert

Spencer MartinSpencer Martin

The Arts Modifications During the Pandemic
Vanessa Sielert & Spencer Martin
During this session, we’ll hear about the Lionel Hampton School of Music’s efforts to adapt to unforeseen needs during the pandemic. Director Vanessa Sielert and Associate Director for Recruitment and the Director of the Vandal Marching Band Spencer Martin will tell us the story of how their school approached the dilemma and succeeded in continuing to deliver instruction.

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Spring 2020


Jaap VosJaap Vos

Sound, Lights, Camera, Action: How to Turn Your (Home) Office into a Virtual Classroom
Jaap Vos
In the past month we have had to move our courses online or meet virtually with our students.  Online and virtual teaching can be rewarding but having the wrong hardware and software set up can make it a very frustrating and time-consuming experience. Since most of our computers are setup with different priorities in mind, you probably struggled a bit in the past couple of weeks. In this session, Jaap will show some simple things that you can do to improve the experience for both you and your students.  After going over some of the basic things that you can do in your home, he will take it a step further and show you how you can relatively easy (and without expensive equipment) create a virtual studio that will minimize your negative experiences and make developing and teaching online and virtual courses fun. Set ups will cover the range from a solid set up for the most basic Zoom recorded lecture to a set up that involves using a light board, green screen and post production editing.

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Steven BeyerleinSteven Beyerlein

Using Lifelong Learning Skills in Course & Activity Planning
Steven Beyerlein
As educators, we have both learning and growth goals for our courses. These should include disciplinary knowledge/skills as well as lifelong learning skills that can enrich both formal and informal learning. This workshop features use of a recently published classification system to extract developmentally appropriate learning skills for emphasis in a particular course. Participants will also examine how these skills can be embedded in activity design/facilitation.

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Amy TaylorAmy Taylor

Eric Matson
Eric Matson

Simplify Managing Accommodations
Amy Taylor & Eric Matson
The Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) will provide a brief overview of changes in the accommodation process and tools available for faculty managing student accommodations. Participants in this session will learn tools to simplify managing accommodations within the CDAR Access Faculty Portal.

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John CrepeauJohn Crepeau

Mike MaughanMike Maughan

Tonia DousayTonia Dousay

Cassidy HallCassidy Hall

How Do We Assess Design Skills Across the Curriculum?
John Crepeau, Mike Maughan, Tonia Dousay, & Cassidy Hall
The Department of Mechanical Engineering created a rubric to assess design skill development throughout their undergraduate curriculum. The design faculty, including John Crepeau and Mike Maughan, spent a year refining the rubric that faculty have been using for four years to continuously measure student performance, and the Doceo Center's Cassidy Hall and Tonia Dousay are now assisting with evaluating this tool. This presentation will demonstrate how rubrics can be used with any design program and discuss how other programs may want to adapt the rubric.

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Diane ProrakDiane Prorak

Perri MorenoPerri Moreno

Robert PerretRobert Perret

Sarah VanGundySarah VanGundy

Turning a Guest Lecture into a Guest Learning Activity
Diane Prorak, Perri Moreno, Robert Perret & Sarah VanGundy
When you are presenting to a room of unfamiliar faces, it can be challenging to move out of lecture mode and get learners working together. Library faculty teach many guest sessions for other instructors' courses, so we have developed a number of quick approaches to active learning that you can use to keep participants awake even if you don't know their names. See how we use physical objects, group activities, and technology to turn talk into action!

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Vanessa BottsVanessa Botts

If You Can't Explain it Simply, You Don't Understand it Well Enough: Promote Active (and Deeper) Learning with 'Pecha Kucha' and 'Ignite' Student Presentations
Vanessa Botts
This workshop is intended to encourage/demonstrate Pecha Kucha and Ignite style presentations as an alternative to traditional PowerPoint student presentations for both face-to-face and online classrooms. These styles of presentations promote deeper learning and interaction thanks to their format which consists of 20 image slides, with little or no text, where presenters have between 15 and 20 seconds to 'speak' rather than 'read' about their work. Without text to read from and with slide time constraints, presenters will have to know the material well enough to explain it. These presentations are more informal in nature and thus promote dialogue and sharing of information rather than simply delivery of information.

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Otter AppOtter App

Otter Notetaking App for Transcription and ESL Learning
Yudi Zhu
This workshop will provide an introduction and demonstration of the Otter App, including the pedagogical application in English as a Second Language (ESL). Otter was initially designed for notetaking. Its audio recording and transcription function have potential pedagogical applications for research and in assisting ESL educators and learners in improving English speaking skills.

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Alyson RoyAlyson Roy

Let the Games Begin! Role-Playing and Historical Immersion in the College Classroom
Alyson Roy
In most college classrooms, students receive their information passively. Reacting to the Past is a college curriculum that approaches pedagogy in a completely different way. Students learn through playing roles, informed by primary sources, in elaborate historical games; they learn skills—speaking, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork. Students are faced with difficult and complicated situations where they are obliged to stick to the beliefs of their character but create their own means of expressing those ideas persuasively in speeches and papers. Unlike a play, these games do not have a fixed script or even a fixed outcome. This presentation will focus on my experiences using the Reacting to the Past curriculum at the University of Idaho in both lower and upper division classes, and demonstrate how active learning through role-playing can increase student participation while also helping them to grapple with difficult historical concepts and sources in the "safe" space of playing a role. It will also emphasize how this curriculum can work with both large and small classes, and how technology can be incorporated to enhance student experiences.

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Dave LienDave Lien

Kenton BirdKenton Bird

Ryanne PilgeramRyanne Pilgeram

Bob StevensBob Stephens

Brian SmentkowskiHosted by Brian Smentkowski

Teaching Online Idea Sharing Session
Panelists: Dave Lien, Kenton Bird, Ryanne Pilgeram, Bob Stephens, Hosted by Brian Smentkowski
Please join us to share your triumphs and tribulations with teaching online this semester. This will be an open session where anyone can choose to explain what went well or even contribute a lesson learned to the group. We will begin with a handful of examples from panelists and then open it up to others. It's been a particularly stressful semester, so let's celebrate our accomplishments!

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