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January 2020

Web Conferencing/Live Chat @ USM

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

Web conferencing is a way for instructors to synchronously communicate with students online, in real time.  Currently, USM has three different applications that facilitate web conferencing: Big Blue Button, Yuja Video Classroom, and Microsoft Teams.  Each application has certain benefits and limitations. This workshop is designed as an overview of each application. Topics included within this workshop are: Application functionality Connection to a course (Canvas) Session archiving/recording Big Blue Button and Yuja are developing new versions of their web conferencing…

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Canvas Workshop – The New Grade Book

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

Canvas has developed a new grade book. This grade book will replace the current version of the grade book in Canvas on January 18th, 2020, and contains features unavailable in the current version of the grade book, like automatic deductions for late assignments and advanced sorting options. While this switch has not yet happened, instructors can use the new grade book within their courses. This workshop walks instructors through adding the new grade book to their course, grading assignments within…

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Canvas Workshop – Quiz.Next

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

Quiz.Next is a new quizzing tool developed for Canvas.  The tool is available for instructors to use but is inactive, or disabled, by default in all courses.  The existing quiz tool in Canvas is not going away and Canvas developed this alternative option as an updated, more intuitive, options for instructors to choose if they wish.  This workshop is an introduction to this tool.  We will discuss the features of the tool, pros and cons, and how to active Quiz.Next…

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Open Lab – Gulf Coast Campus

January 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gulf Coast Campus, Active Learning Classroom, GC Library Room 204, 730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560 US
Free

An Open Lab is an open training session that spans multiple hours and has no defined topic. Support personnel from the Office of Online Learning are available in a specific location to answer questions and provide one-on-one support as needed.  Unlike scheduled training events, open labs are not content specific. However, topics available for training and troubleshooting are restricted to technologies supported by the Office of Online Learning. Open Labs are available to all faculty and staff members regardless of…

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QUALITY MATTERS APPQMR WORKSHOP-Cancelled

January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
IC 318, International Center
Hattiesburg, MS 39406 United States
Free

This is a two-day workshop: Jan. 15 and Jan. 16  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Must attend both days to receive APPQMR certification The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Online Learning is hosting the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop for faculty. Limited space is available. Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course.…

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Yuja Workshop – An Introduction to Yuja

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

Yuja is a video management platform that allows online instructors and students to capture and store video within a cloud-based streaming and storage environment.  Yuja also connects to the Canvas learning management system, which allows instructors to share captured and stored videos with his/her classes.  The following training is designed to introduce instructors to Yuja.  The training will cover: Capturing video with Yuja Uploading video to Yuja Connecting Yuja to Canvas courses Embedding Yuja video within a course Editing captured…

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Yuja Workshop – Editing in Yuja

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

In Yuja, videos may be created through Capture & Live Stream or uploaded from a computer to Yuja.  These videos are processed into .mp4 format (if they are not already .mp4 videos) and a closed captioning transcript is created by Yuja for the video.   Yuja can also help users edit these created/uploaded videos.  Users can edit videos online through Yuja, or download the video and edit directly from their computer.  Close Captioned transcripts are not editable online and must be…

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Canvas Workshop – The New Grade Book

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

Canvas has developed a new grade book. This grade book will replace the current version of the grade book in Canvas on January 18th, 2020, and contains features unavailable in the current version of the grade book, like automatic deductions for late assignments and advanced sorting options. While this switch has not yet happened, instructors can use the new grade book within their courses. This workshop walks instructors through adding the new grade book to their course, grading assignments within…

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Web Conferencing/Live Chat @ USM

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Center, Room 102, 118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Free

Web conferencing is a way for instructors to synchronously communicate with students online, in real time.  Currently, USM has three different applications that facilitate web conferencing: Big Blue Button, Yuja Video Classroom, and Microsoft Teams.  Each application has certain benefits and limitations. This workshop is designed as an overview of each application. Topics included within this workshop are: Application functionality Connection to a course (Canvas) Session archiving/recording Big Blue Button and Yuja are developing new versions of their web conferencing…

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QUALITY MATTERS APPQMR WORKSHOP

January 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
IC 318, International Center
Hattiesburg, MS 39406 United States
Free

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Online Learning is hosting the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop for faculty. Limited space is available. Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric – Hattiesburg Campus 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hosted on the Hattiesburg Campus. International Center (IC) room 318. Register…

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