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Preparing for Summer 2022

Preparing for Summer 2022 Online

Instructional Technology and Design Services (ITDS) and the Summer Session Office invite you to our faculty development event to help you get ready for the summer semester. These sessions are applicable to teaching in person, online or hybrid.

This event includes four sessions. All sessions will take place in the same Zoom meeting room. Participants will receive resources in Canvas prior to the event. 

All faculty are encouraged to register for a one-on-one consultation as needed: https://itds.as.me/ 


Time Sessions
9:00 -  9:45

Welcome & Updates from Summer Session & ITDS

Excelling in Accelerated Formats: Strategies and Best Practices for Summer Session Faculty
(Facilitators: Joe Yankus & Joaly Garcia)

Adapting your course to an accelerated format requires special attention to pacing, workload, and other considerations to facilitate student success in just a few weeks. Join us for an overview of strategies and best practices to consider, as well as advice from experienced Summer Session Faculty Joaly Garcia, Instructional Designer & Adjunct Faculty of Spanish & Latino Studies. An opportunity to share your own successes, lessons learned, and steps for success teaching in the Summer session will also be provided.

10:00 - 10:30

Advanced Canvas Tips and Tricks
(Facilitators: Pam Fallivene & Dan Stratthaus)

We have put together a series of Tips & Tricks to ensure you have everything you need to effectively and efficiently prepare your Summer courses. Whether you are new to Canvas or not, there may be some tricks you are unaware of or even possibilities in teaching your course that you have not yet considered

10:30 - 11:15

Multimedia Discussion Tools: Flipgrid and VoiceThread
(Facilitators: Abigail Hunte & Joe Yankus)

This session will explore multimedia discussion tools such as Flipgrid and VoiceThread:

  • Flipgrid is an online video discussion platform that enhances student engagement and community by reimagining traditional written discussion forums.
  • VoiceThread is a multimedia discussion tool allowing students to record audio and/or video responses to slide-based prompts.
11:30 - 12:15

Social Annotation Tools: Perusall & Hypothesis
(Facilitator: Chris Petrillo)

This session will explore social annotation tools such as Perusall & Hypothesis:

  • Perusall is a tool that allows students to read and annotate documents, videos, and other media collaboratively. It promotes peer-to-peer engagement through crowdsourced annotations of course material.
  • Hypothesis is a collaborative web annotation tool that allows students to annotate digital text like websites, pdfs, and more.




Wednesday, May 11, 2022
9:00am - 12:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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This is an online or mixed modality event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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