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All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus

NOTE:  Presentations will be posted here (if available) as soon as possible after the conference. Attendees will be notified via email when the majority of presentations are available.


THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

~ Canvas Users Lunch ~

Presenters: Instructor Canvas representatives

Time, Date, and Location: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, BCH 120

Meet with other Canvas users to discuss innovative ways in which Canvas can be used to enhance and enrich the student learning experience.


~ Making a Space a Place

Presenter: Lisa Bax - Instructional Developer; Mizzou K-12 Online

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Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 213

This presentation talks about how Mizzou K-12 Online trained instructors to use the Canvas LMS by creating a self-paced course in Canvas, and the features that the online instructors have noted they enjoy using. Also, we’ll talk about how we create aesthetically engaging courses by using JavaScript to inject CSS to style courses to make the course a place for instructors and students feel connected.


~ Canvas Community 2.0

Presenter: Ryan Jacobson - Instructure Canvas

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 213

This presentation will be a sneak preview into the newly designed community page (help.instructure.com), something that admins are and will need to be highly familiar with, in order to be most successful. The presentation will show the current design of the community and the new designs, previewing some of the highlights and new features. 


~ Building Online Instructor Expectations: The Evangel University Certification Process

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Presenters:
     Jeremy Harris - Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems; Evangel University
     Mark Fabian - Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies; Evangel University

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 216

Evangel University has created a Certification process for online instructors who are new to teaching in the online environment.  As part of the Certification process, new online instructors go through a four week online course via Canvas.  Built from Creative Commons and custom content resources, the multimedia rich online course provides an online student experience for instructors while imparting expectations and requirements for course design and University policies.  Flexibility has been built into the course so that instructors can work collaboratively with a learning cohort of peers or independently through specific modules.


~ Watch it - Read it - Try it:  Maximizing Mathematical Topics in the Online Classroom

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Presenter: Pam Williams - Senior Instructional Designer; Maryville University

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 216

We all know that teaching any type of mathematical topic in the online environment presents a special challenge for students and instructors.  This session will share how Maryville University takes a Watch it - Read it - Try it approach to mathematical topics, giving students control of how they choose to learn the content.  In addition, you will learn how to maximize the use of speedgrader to view and comment on the handwritten work of your student. Supplemental technology:  Explain Everything, Noteshelf,  Screencast-O-Matic, Reflector, and a good stylus.


~ Connecting with Your Students: Canvas Power Tools and Third-Party Integrations

Presenter: Jeff Toorongian - Senior Educational Technologist; Michigan Technological University

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 213

Learn how Michigan Tech instructors use Crocodoc and Turnitin to provide rich feedback and evaluation of Canvas assignment submissions.  These tools are fully immersed in the Canvas UI providing for added efficiency.  An overview of additional third party integrations to our Canvas platform will include EvaluationKIT (course evaluations), Huskycast (Panopto-based video platform), i>clicker (student response system), and Piazza (rich Q&A platform).  See how these tools provide an enhanced, feature-rich Canvas learning environment for our students and instructors.


~ New Tools for Old Schools: A Blended Training Approach

Presenter: Amy Skyles - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 213

When you get new tool, you can’t necessarily approach its implementation in the same old way. This session will focus on how the implementation of Canvas is changing the S&T approach to technology training. We’re moving from synchronous group trainings to individualized and targeted sessions with online components. This blended approach to Canvas course design provides the best of yesterday with the innovation of today.


~ Generating Continual Student Feedback

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Presenter: Rachel Sale - Director of the Center for Innovative Instruction; Lincoln University

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 216

Lincoln University has used Canvas as a way to increase student input throughout the course experience as opposed to waiting until the end of the course for evaluation.


~ Leveraging Canvas

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Presenter: Alane Breitmeyer - Instructional Designer; St. Charles Community College

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 216

At St. Charles Community College we are leveraging Canvas to provide support for at risk students, for preparing students to engage with Academic Advisors, for Online Writing and Math tutoring, Education Portfolios and faculty training for teaching and developing online courses. Join us for a demonstration of how Canvas can be leveraged to aid faculty, students and staff.


~ PREMIER SPONSOR: Instructure Canvas

Presenters: Instructure Canvas representatives

Tags: Learning Management Systems, building awesomeness

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 120