Building Learning Series Workshops

A series of workshops to explore options for creating online instructional resources

This series of workshops guides faculty as they explore options to create their own web-based instructional resources for a hybrid, online, or flipped classroom.

Each workshop provides a brief overview of best practices and a hands-on opportunity to create a style of online instructional resources (videos, tutorials, interactive elements) for your course. (Presented by Mary Ann Mengel)

Record a Narrated Instructional Screencast

Wednesday November 29, 2017, T137, 12:10 pm – 1:20 pm

In this hands-on session, you’ll learn to use free online tools to create a screencast—a narrated video recording of anything you see on your computer screen. Learn to create an instructional video about how to use a software application, record a narrated slide presentation with animations, talk your students through how to navigate a website, or explain your thought process as you review a sample essay document. We’ll discuss best practices and how to easily incorporate video-based instruction in a Canvas course.  
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Film a Mini-lecture in the One Button Studio

Monday December 11, 2017, T137 (and T127) 12:10 pm – 1:20 pm

If you’ve never visited our One Button Studio, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to film a video-based introduction or mini-lecture with the studio’s camera, microphone, and lighting. In this hands-on session, we’ll review three styles of videos you can record in our One Button Studio, and evaluate the potential of each as an instructional resource. You’ll record a short video recording and learn best practices for sharing your video with students in a Canvas course.
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Create Interactive Course Content with H5P

Friday, January 26, 2018, T137, 12:10 pm – 1:20 pm

In this introductory hands-on session, you’ll get started with H5P, a free, open-source platform to create interactive online course activities, which can be embedded in your Canvas course. Learn how to easily intersperse review questions in a YouTube video to prompt recall and improve retention of key points. We’ll look at the variety of game-like exercises you can embed in Canvas to provide opportunities for self-check, practice and review.  
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Author an eBook with Pressbooks

Friday, April 13, 2018, T137, 12:10 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us for an introduction to Pressbooks – an open-source, WordPress-based platform for publishing content to a variety of digital formats including EPUB. Pressbooks, available to PSU faculty through our Unizin membership, enables authorship of portable, reusable digital textbooks and educational content. Instructors can assemble, remix, or reformat open educational resources shared by others, or author their own content. In this session, you’ll learn how to get started with Pressbooks.
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For more information, contact Mary Ann Mengel, Instructional Multimedia Designer ([email protected]).