WORKSHOPS

Workshops are held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, second floor of the Henry Madden Library unless otherwise noted. Click on a specific date to register for that workshop.

OER WORKSHOPS

Integrating Student Created Content into OER Courses
This workshop will highlight practical guidelines for incorporating student-created content into existing and future OER course offerings.


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InDesign: The App You'll Use Daily with Joe Ross
Each of us creates digital documents as part of our career: course packets, event fliers, CVs, tests and keys, tenure files, or manuscripts, for example. Word and Google Docs are fine for creating these, but InDesign is the app that exists for creating multimedia files destined for print and PDF or epub distribution. We will learn how to integrate text and graphics into a single, accessible document that attracts attention and is easy to customize. If you want to participate in the hands-on component of the workshop, then please bring a laptop with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed. Also, consider bringing some text and image files that you would like to combine into a document that you want to create this semester for a teaching/learning, research, or service purpose.

Adobe Apps Overview and Workflow with Laura Huisinga
This workshop looks at several of the adobe tablet and phone apps that can be used in DISCOVERe. Adobe Apps are a great way to introduce Adobe in your classroom. They offer an excellent entry point for students who are not familiar with Adobe CC programs. Adobe apps are powerful tools that feed into the main Creative Cloud programs.

Photoshop vs. Illustrator with Joe Ross
Explore the differences between pixel-based and vector-based graphics - especially if you’ve ever used a graphic that looked really pixelated in your final version. While learning the basics of Illustrator, we will explore how to create a custom, high-resolution graphic that you can use online and in print for classes, scholarly/creative work, administration, or social media. If you want to participate in the hands-on component of the workshop, then please bring a laptop with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed and consider bringing an image that you would like to use in one of your roles at Fresno State.

Illustrator Basics: Making a Research Poster with Rusty Robinson
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to combine text and imagery using one of the most popular and powerful tools in graphic design. We will work step by step to create a simple poster, but the same skills can be used to create many different visual documents. We’ll talk about how to save files for distribution, and also go over basic design considerations. Please bring a laptop with Adobe CC installed.

Photoshop: The Power of Non-Destructive Editing with Glenn Terpstra
This workshop looks at the benefits of non-destructive editing in Photoshop and aims to develop the fidelity of your Photoshop skills. Learn how to use masks and the power of layers to organize your content, use multiple methods of selection, improve your understanding of adjustment layers, filters, and effects. Develop your ability to create high quality graphics and supporting content for your next lecture or presentation. For this hands-on workshop please bring a laptop with Adobe CC Photoshop installed.

Illustrator Basics: Making a Research Poster with Rusty Robinson
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to combine text and imagery using one of the most popular and powerful tools in graphic design. We will work step by step to create a simple poster, but the same skills can be used to create many different visual documents. We’ll talk about how to save files for distribution, and also go over basic design considerations. Please bring a laptop with Adobe CC installed.

Making Movies: It's Not That Hard with Premiere Pro with Faith Sidlow
Learn how to improve your storytelling by creating a video with Adobe Premiere Pro. You’ll learn how to use the Premiere Pro workspaces and tools; how to create projects; how to import video and audio files; how to work with media in the project panel; and how to add, move, delete and trim clips in the Timeline. If you want to participate in the hands-on component of the workshop, please bring a laptop with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed.

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS - all have been completed for the semester

GSuite for Teaching (1 1/2 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Learn the various ways you can incorporate Google into your teaching.

Zoom (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. With Zoom you can create a meeting and invite guests to join from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones or video conference systems. Guests can also share content from their devices such as PowerPoint presentations, and YouTube videos. In this training, you'll get an account, learn how to set up and schedule a meeting.

CANVAS WORKSHOPS - all have been completed for the semester

Our face-to-face Canvas workshops are complete for this semester. Please access the Training Services Portal for additional Canvas training. Click on 'Training Services Portal' through the Canvas Help button for additional Canvas training. 

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Getting Started with Canvas (1 1/2 hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
New to Canvas? This hands-on workshop will give you the basic tools necessary to build your course content including creating modules, setting up assignments, generating quizzes, and setting up discussions. Course communications including notification preferences, announcements and messaging will also be covered.

Beginning of the Semester with Canvas (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This hands-on workshop will go over the Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist. The checklist was designed to ensure that courses are ready and published for students before the semester begins Register to learn how to navigate the Canvas environment and to add your content into your Canvas courses.

Communications and Collaboration  (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop will cover the communication and collaboration tools in Canvas to help you manage your class and engage your students. This hands-on workshop will address managing notification preferences, working with announcements, messaging, and grading feedback as well as using discussions and setting up groups for collaborative work.

Using Online Assignments (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Bring one of your existing assignments, or one you would like to develop. In this workshop you will learn how applying the elements of transparent assignment design demystifies the expectations for students leading to a greater opportunity for success. The various assignment types in Canvas, including the Google Assignment tool, will be explored and discussed so that faculty can make decisions on how to best design or refine assignments that effectively support and assess student learning.

Working With the Canvas Gradebook using a Total Point System (1 ½ hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Come in and get your gradebook set up! This workshop offers an in-depth look at structuring Canvas' Gradebook based on total points. Explore the link between the grade book and assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions. Learn how to remove unused/unwanted assignment groups and how to view assignments in the grade book. We will also review managing and entering grades.

Working With the Canvas Gradebook Using Weighted Grades (1 ½ hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Come in and get your gradebook set up! This workshop offers an in-depth look at structuring Canvas' Gradebook based on weighted grades. Explore the link between the grade book and assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions. Learn how to remove unused/unwanted assignment groups and how to view assignments in the grade book. We will also review managing and entering grades.

Canvas Apps (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN SMARTPHONE OR TABLET)
Find out all about the app that over 90% of students are using to access your courses, and what you may be missing out on! This workshop dives into the Canvas Teacher and Canvas Student apps. We will discuss courseroom setup tips which will make the “mobile courseroom” more user-friendly, as well as the capabilities of both applications. 

What the Indicator…...Accessibility and Ally (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Learn how to build content in your Canvas courses that’s universally accessible to all learners. In addition to the basics of accessible content design, this workshop will walk through the use of Ally, an accessibility tool integrated into Canvas.