The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is pleased to announce the inaugural Teaching and Technology Summit, a free virtual event open to Ball State faculty, graduate students, and employees only. Connect with colleagues and share creative ways to innovate the online learning environment, no matter the course modality.

 Register For The Summit

When: Friday, April 15, 2022, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Zoom for video presentations, Microsoft Teams for networking and discussion

No-Recording Statement

We will not be recording the Summit, and here’s why. We want everyone to engage in asking questions – ANY question! We also want to encourage all our presenters to be innovative in sharing new technologies. They may not be perfect or need tweaking. That’s why we’re all here! To test, innovate, percolate, and take risks. We encourage everyone to build relationships with those present today – in real time. We will continue the conversation post-summit with more “recording-free” events to test and share technologies.

Teaching and Technology Summit Agenda

Dr. Allison Hitt, author of Rhetorics of Overcoming: Rewriting Narratives of Disability and Accessibility in Writing Studies, will deliver the opening keynote, 8:00 – 8:40 A.M. Dr. Hitt’s research examines how multimodality and universal design can inform better pedagogies. 

Dr. Kesha Coker, winner of the 20-21 Rawlings Outstanding Distance Education Teaching Award, will deliver the closing keynote, 3:30 – 4:00 P.M. Dr. Coker’s research focuses on enhancing advertising effectiveness by studying the social context of message exposure, social influences on consumer behavior, storytelling, and other advertising appeals and execution styles.

A few of the rich conversations you can join during the Summit: 

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how faculty can put UDL into practice
  • Student engagement technologies, such as polling and quizzing tools
  • Engage students with Canvas groups and discussion boards
  • How to use Canvas to foster community with faculty and staff
  • Accessibility and how to make changes to your course that benefit all learners

This event is coordinated by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning. Our mission is to serve Ball State students, faculty and staff by pursuing, developing, and implementing best practices in teaching, learning, and student support services. We do this through an adaptive culture of rigorous assessment and evaluation of techniques and approaches that benefit Ball State students both near and far.

Beautiful Canvas Pages Made Easy Launch

We’re excited to announce that we will be launching Beautiful Canvas Pages Made Easy at the Teaching and Technology Summit!

Beautiful Canvas Pages Made Easy is a library of custom-coded design elements that you can use to create visually compelling Canvas content. The designs will be accompanied by a self-paced course that will instruct you on how to adapt the designs for your own Canvas sites.

Preview the Course

The Summit will feature a live walkthrough of the self-paced Canvas course for Beautiful Canvas Pages Made Easy, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. After the Summit, the self-paced course will be available for anyone who wants to learn how to use these designs in their Canvas sites.

If you’d like to register for Beautiful Canvas Pages Made Easy but not the entire Teaching and Technology Summit, follow the link below.

REGISTER FOR THE LIVE WALKTHROUGH

Welcome to Beautiful Canvas Pages Made Easy

This event is coordinated by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning. Our mission is to serve Ball State students, faculty and staff by pursuing, developing, and implementing best practices in teaching, learning, and student support services. We do this through an adaptive culture of rigorous assessment and evaluation of techniques and approaches that benefit Ball State students both near and far.