News and Events
Fall 2022 Sessions
*At the appointed times
Camtasia Tips, Tricks, and Advances Features
October 25th at 11 am & October 26th at 2 pm
Camtasia is an awesome tool for creating videos, and it’s even more user-friendly when you know a few tips and tricks for streamlining the video making process. Join your CTAT team as we work with you to apply different elements, effects and use some time-saving methods to create your next video.
Setting Up and Using Rubrics in Your Courses
November 15th at 11 am & November 16that 2 pm
Rubrics are amazing! They help communicate assignment requirements clearly to your students avoiding repetitive questions, etc. They also allow you to easily grade the assignment once the students’ work is done. They save you time and additional effort – what could be better than that? In this session, your CTAT team will show you to how to incorporate this very handy tool into your next course.
D2L Hacks for Busy Professors
Join CTAT for a session focused on using different tools in Momentum that will save you time throughout the semester. There are hidden gems in the Course Overview Widget, Class List, Activity Feed, your course Grade book and more that you may not know about! Join us and learn more about saving time and effort during the semester.
Summer 2022 Sessions
Select the link below to be taken to our Summer Sessions. Session series include the Creating a Course Overview Video, Creating an Intro Video for your Class Using Zoom or Video Note, and Creating an Intro Video for your Class Using Camtasia.
Fall 2021 Virtual Sessions
Select the link below to be taken to our Fall Sessions. Session series include the Creating Your Collaborative Classroom, Creating a “Win-Win” Assessment Culture, and updates happening within Momentum.
Summer 2021 Virtual Sessions
The Center for Teaching Arts & Technology (CTAT) hosted several sessions throughout Summer 2021 as part of “Summer Recharge!”.
Spring 2021, Convocation PD
Communication Strategies for Student Engagement – In this session we discussed quick and easy ways to connect with students using Intelligent Agents, Release Conditions, and the Activity Feed
Fall 2020 Virtual Sessions
In these fall sessions, CTAT provided attendees with new ways to increase engagement in their synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous courses. Select the link below to be directed to our fall session page
Summer 2020 Virtual Sessions
CTAT hosted online trainings where we provided attendees with new ways to increase engagement in their synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous courses. Click the link below to be directed to our Summer 2020 session page.
Taking Your Course to 100% online delivery
CTAT has created a central repository offering resources to support you in the transition to 100% online delivery of your course(s). Tools available to you include Momentum, Zoom, Honorlock and YouSeeU. Visit this link to learn more about teaching remotely.
Faculty Course Developer Self-Paced Training Modules
If you have never taught online or you are just looking for a way to make your online courses more engaging then you should participate in our “Faculty Course Developer Training.” In this self-paced training, you will complete various activities and assignments that focus on the design process, content creation, technology selection, Universal Design for Learning, assessment, and learning activities.
You will learn about multimedia principles, design theories, and how to implement pedagogical best practices within your online courses. For more information, view the Initiatives Page – Course Developer Training.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in registering for this training!
New immersive technology – virtual reality drone and Merge Cubes!
The Merge Cube is a holographic toy that allows users to physically hold and interact with 3D objects using augmented reality (AR) technology. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It features dozens of educational games and experiences built for it. Merge Miniverse is a portal for virtual and augmented worlds. Merge makes both physical products and apps, and it also curates a library of family-friendly experiences like 360-degree videos, virtual and augmented reality apps, and games.
The Merge Miniverse allows AR and VR explorers to choose from hundreds of apps and experiences to use with the Merge VR/AR Goggles and Merge Cube, as well as with other AR/VR devices.
Faculty, if you are interested in checking out the virtual reality drone or Merge Cubes to use in your course, please contact CTAT at (865) 882-4556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, CTAT was awarded the President’s Imagination Mini-Grant for “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Learning”.
This project will focus on increasing student engagement in traditional, hybrid, and online learning environments through high-tech immersive technologies (drone with 4K camera with virtual reality capabilities).
The utilization of immersive technologies in the classroom can assist with engaging and connecting students to the curriculum by creating deeper and meaningful learning experiences.
Monday Morning Mentors!
Each Monday morning, get on-demand access to a new online “mini-seminar” that you can watch anytime during the week—when and where it’s convenient for you. At just 20 minutes, it is easy to fit into any schedule.
Each session includes a video presentation by our most popular presenters, plus supplemental materials, PowerPoint slides, and the complete transcript.
Additionally, there is a certificate you can print off after watching the video and great handouts that you will want to print for future use.
CTAT Training Room
Do you need a place to have your meeting or training session? The CTAT Training room is located on the first floor of the library (L-100). You can now schedule the CTAT Training Room by visiting the reservation page on the library’s website. After viewing the calendar to see when the room is available click on “Room Bookings” in the right-hand column to make your reservations.
This room is equipped with AirPlay, Two 60″ Samsung TV’s, DELL laptop cart, and an instructor station so that you can project and interact with material as needed.
Course Development Assistance
CTAT instructional designers will consult with you regarding face-2-face, online and hybrid course design. Also, we will assist you with developing multimedia materials including text, images, audio, video, animation, and interactive elements for use in instruction. If you need help with structuring your Momentum/D2L course or with hosting media files please contact us at email@example.com or phone (865) 882-4556.