Live sessions (via Zoom)
We will continue to offer faculty development opportunities on a variety of tech topics. Each session below links to a Google Calendar event that can be added to your personal calendar. It includes a Zoom link for each event. (Emerson Zoom log in is required.) You can also self-enroll in our accompanying Canvas course for Zoom links and reminders, as well as supplemental resources for each session.
See our Session Descriptions page for a summary of each session.
- Thursday 9/16, 2-3:30pm ET - Advanced Panopto
- Tuesday 9/21, 1-2pm ET - Improving Your Canvas Accessibility Score
- Tuesday 9/28, 12-1pm ET - Tech Therapy
- Tuesday 10/5, 3-4pm ET - Introduction to Your Canvas Gradebook
- Thursday 10/7, 11am-12pm ET - Tidying Up Canvas
- Thursday 10/14, 12-1pm ET - Creating Accessible Documents
- Tuesday 10/19, 1-2pm ET - Creating Accessible Videos
- Wednesday 10/27, 12-1pm ET - Improving Your PDF Accessibility
- Monday 11/1, 11am-12pm ET - Tech Therapy
- Friday 11/12, 10:30am-12pm ET - Premier Rush
- Thursday 12/2, 1-2pm ET - Tech Therapy
- Wednesday 12/8, 12-1pm ET - Canvas Basics
- Thursday 12/9, 2-3pm ET - Introduction to Your Canvas Gradebook
Accessible Design: UDL for your Emerson Course
In this 4 week course, you’ll work with the Instructional Technology Group and a group of your colleagues to redesign a course using principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), with a focus on digital accessibility.
- Week 1: Introduction to UDL
- Week 2: The UDL Framework
- Week 3: Designing a Course with UDL Principles
- Week 4: Building Content in Canvas with UDL Principles
Following the 4 weeks of workshopping your course, the ITG design team will conduct an accessibility sweep of your course, ensuring all videos and PDFs are accessible. We will also perform a detailed course review for common pitfalls and areas to improve. This will kickstart your course for a smooth student experience, but we’ll also provide you with the tools and training to maintain peak accessibility.
Next session runs Monday November 1st until Tuesday November 30th. The format of this session is mostly asynchronous with some synchronous meetings to be determined once the course begins. Spots are limited and application is required.
- This course will walk you through how to meet Emerson's accessibility guidelines! It covers the process of acquiring and creating course materials, fair use decision-making, and the basics of creating accessible content for online learning.
- All the materials from this summer's live course for you to read at your leisure. Go beyond the basics! This self-guided course is for faculty who want to know more about Canvas notifications and announcements, the Gradebook, the Scheduler, holding virtual office hours, the Teacher App, Groups, and Peer Review.
- This self-guided course covers various strategies and technical tips for designing online courses with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in mind, including illustrating your course content via multiple media, scaffolding assessments to provide low-stakes opportunities for practice, and inviting students to showcase the skills and knowledge they bring in online spaces.
- Build Your Canvas Course in 5 Steps
- Best Practices for Teaching and Learning With Zoom
- Tips for Holding Virtual Office Hours with Zoom
- Online Library Resources for Teaching
- Course Reserves
- Accessing Emerson Services from Other Countries
- Emerson VPN (to access Isilon)
- Connect to your desk phone remotely
- Troubleshooting your home Wi-Fi
- Software for Personal Devices