ICCOC Spring Conference 2018

March 25-27, 2018
FFA Enrichment Center
Ankeny, Iowa

"Camp Out" with us at the 2018
ICCOC Spring Conference!

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Conference Session Titles

Conference Sessions At a Glance
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  • Academic Integrity: Who Cheats and What Can You Do About It
    Academic Integrity is a critical issue in every course and is particularly challenging in the online environment. This presentation will focus on who's cheating, why they cheat, and what instructors can do about it. Special focus on the tools and weaknesses within the Canvas LMS will be discussed.
  • Who owns the Learning, the Campers or the Ranger?
    So, a year ago, a student approached me during class and asked me, “What do you actually do because I’m doing all the work in the course?” I think I am making progress. I had been experimenting with learning using the flipped concept for 4 years and I am seeing the benefits not only in student learning but in student confidence. It has also made the classroom experience more enjoyable for everyone. During this session, we will discuss the process I use and how I use technology along with Canvas to develop a student-centered learning experience. Together we will share ideas on how to give each individual an opportunity to succeed in the classroom.
  • It’s Not a Product You Buy…It’s a Movement You Join
    ICCOC colleges have been instrumental in the evolution of NROC’s non-profit effort to impact college readiness nationwide: from open resources at HippoCampus, to adaptations of our developmental math and English curriculum, and the use of EdReady to prepare for placement and more. Learn more about our progress and mission as we continue to incubate new ideas to support student success.
  • Adaptive Technology to Increase Recruitment, Readiness, and Retention
    With growing questions about the efficacy of placement exams in predicting student success, alternative models are emerging. Detailed analytics from an adaptive application like EdReady can support advising and offer personalized pre- or co-requisite review paths based on students’ college and career goals. We’ll share results from early adopters.
  • Digital Content Requirements for Distance Learning
    Distance learning requirements should define digital content software. How course material is presented can be just as important as the material itself.
  • Tools Help Preserve Academic Integrity
    Faculty can protect academic integrity and enhance distance learning with existing tools.
  • Teach Like an Artist -- Live Like an Artist
    Learn how to create assignments that target students’ curiosity and acknowledge the role of imagination and creativity in the learning process, connecting these skills to the four literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Consider these habits of the intellect as items in a constant state of flux to be experienced, developed, and used, rather than a series of steps to be climbed. Participants will create assignments in their own disciplines using the strategies presented.
  • The Ten Essentials of Student Engagement Using Open Educational Resources (OER)
    Come to this session to fill your teaching and learning backpack with tools and resources for improving student engagement. Let’s map out the great strides being made with OER course design quality and their tremendous impact on college affordability. Lumen Learning’s Executive Director, Paul Golisch, and Director of Teaching and Learning, Alyson Indrunas will highlight innovative implementations of OER across multiple general education subjects. Lumen Learning helps instructors create richer, more engaging learning with OER. During this interactive session, we’ll hit the trail and see what’s possible with OER and personalized learning, simulations, interactives, online homework, and other enriched learning activities.
  • OHM, OHM on the Range
    Come, gather around the mathfire and learn s'more about how to turn your students into happy campers. At just $25 per student, OHM (Online Homework Manager) is a powerful program combining easy to adopt template courses for Arithmetic through Calculus that can be fully customized to meet your needs. It has similar functionality to MyMathLab and integrates beautifully into Canvas. OHM includes algorithmically generated assessments that are computer graded, openly licensed textbooks, videos, and much more. Hands-on participants will be able to leave the session with a copy of template course(s) ready to use.
  • Introduction to Computer Roundtable
    Come and let's talk about textbook and integrated options for the Introduction to Computers course. Whether you teach this course as a fully shared course, hybrid or eCompanion let's share what we do.
  • Getting the Most out of Canvas for Our Face-to-face Classes
    We'll take a look at ways we can use Canvas to inform and keep our face-to-face students engaged. Topics include communication, sharing files, Twitter, submitting assignments, gradebook, and the calendar.
  • Screencastomatic
    This session will demonstrate an easy way to create, edit and upload videos into your courses using the Screencastomatic software.
  • Literature for the Professions:  Law Enforcement, Nursing, Social Services
    Literature courses aimed at law enforcement, nursing, and social studies students can expand our student base and provide a valuable context for students entering fields where literature can introduce them to issues that will likely confront them in the workplace while allowing them a new perspective on the value of literature.
  • Easy Ways to Pack Digital Items Into Your Course
    Using your smartphone to capture digital images, and have them on your school computer in seconds. Capturing screen images and screen video to use in Canvas. How to assign a single assignment to one student in Canvas.
  • Get Back to Your S’mores Faster Use Rubrics and Outcomes for Grading and Assessment
    Come learn how to use Canvas Outcomes and Rubrics to make grading less subjective, easier and to do assessment at the same time.
  • Camp Activities Galore for Your Students
    Want to make teaching online and grading more fun? Add some project-based assignments to your class! We will look at the kind of project-based assignments you can ask students to do and how they can submit them online using Canvas.
  • Excel for Gradebook, Like Lighter Fluid for Your Campfire
    Wish you could set up your gradebook all at once? In this session, we will look at the steps for uploading published "No Submission" type assignments into Canvas from an Excel file. You can continue to use this method to input student's grades if desired.
  • Are Your Students Really Roughing It? Use TurnItIn to Check
    TurnItIn plagiarism detection and Feedback Studio is available as an "external tool" in Canvas Assignments. We will look at the setup and use of this tool. If you are interested in using TurnItIn for your assignments, papers or projects join us!
  • Scary Ghost Stories by the Campfire or Online Proctoring Options
    We will explore the use and features of Lockdown Browser with or without Responds Monitor vs. those of Remote Proctor Now. Discussion from participants who have used either or both apps/services will also be welcomed.
  • Modules vs Assignments, Organizing your Course, Which Path Will You Take?
    A discussion of how to use Modules and Assignments to organize your course. The structure of your Canvas course depends on your intended use of the technology. Online courses or e-Companion? Arts and Sciences courses or Career Tech courses? Each might have a preferred organizational structure.
  • Packing More Than Just A Notebook: Students Record A/V in Canvas
    Canvas makes it even easier to require video and audio uploads from students for your assignments. What are the advantages? Disadvantages? How about correcting with video and audio comments? This session will cover the basics of assigning this feature in your class. Bring your laptop to this session.
  • Packing Your Course with Embeddable Content
    With the ability to use embedding, the educational possibilities in Canvas are endless! Bring your laptop as we will be learning through doing!
  • Surviving in the Wilderness: Using Social Media in Your Classes
    Strategies for using Facebook and Twitter both as an educational tool and as a means to communicate and connect with students.
  • S’mores in a Bag - Canvas Apps Ready to Go
    An overview of the apps that are available in Canvas and how several of them may be used in the learning environment.
  • LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
    I will show how to set up proctored testing using the LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. This allows students to take tests at home and not have to go to a proctor site.
  • Minimizing Your Pages
    How to minimize the use of pages in Modules by using hyperlinks.
  • Come and Join the Discussion Around the MyMathLab/MyStatLab Campfire
    This session will start with a brief overview of how MyMathLab/MyStatLab works in Canvas followed by a discussion of these products including implementation tips, issues, potential replacement products, and overall opinions of these products with the goal of considering what direction should be taken with these products in the future.
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!  Or Games, Quizzes and Tests
    Learn how to use two instructor resources, Respondus and Studymate, in the Canvas Learning Management System. Respondus is our trusty assessment upload tool, but it does work a bit differently in Canvas. Studymate is a great learning and rehearsal tool for students.Students learn course materials with fun, interactive activities. If you haven't used it yet, come learn how to add it to your courses!
  • Dropout Detective for Advisors
    A review of Dropout Detective and its features will be presented to advisors/administrators with an opportunity for questions and discussion following.
  • Dropout Detective for Faculty
    A review of Dropout Detective and its features will be presented to faculty with an opportunity for questions and discussion following.
  • 7 Ways Video Can Enhance the Student Experience
    I have made nearly 600 videos for my students over the past 4 years. I would like to share my experiences with my fellow instructors and give them multiple reasons to make video a part of their content strategy whether they teach online or face-to-face courses. I will talk about how the content videos that I create make classroom time more productive, make discussion boards more engaging and help me to exceed students expectations in several key ways.
  • Lions and Tigers and Grade Appeals, Oh My!
    Students who receive a less than desirable outcome in a course may attempt to appeal their grade. Do you know what happens when you tell them no? Does your syllabus, class policy, or assignment open you up to have your recorded grade over-ridden? Do your class policies, grading, or interaction with students put you in a position to lose a student appeal? Join us to find out what the grade appeal process is, what potential problems we create for ourselves, and what you can do to protect the integrity of your course.
  • Additional Student Engagement in Canvas  
    The Canvas Conference tool can be a powerful way for instructors to connect with students.  Hear how this application is strengthening student participation and learning.  Other tips for engaging students will be shared.
  • Do Google Results Meet Your Assignment Requirements?
    If not, the ICCOC Library has the resources to help improve student papers. Let us help you teach your students how to do better searches and evaluate information.   Let us show you peer-reviewed resources from EBSCO and Gale that you can incorporate into your online class. Use a permalink to put an article in your class. Resources can also be saved to your Google Drive. Embed educational videos from Films on Demand that are ADA accessible. Learning Express has tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards to supplement your class.
  • Fired up for HTML: Tips for Beginners
    This session will introduce some simple HTML tips to make your Canvas pages visually appealing. Topics include formatting images and tables, wrapping text around images and videos, and cleaning up old templates.
  • Faces of the Civil War: How Do We Reach Kumbaya in Our Discussions?
    Faces of the Civil War is a strategy I have used to build skills for essays featuring description. Students are assigned a face of a Civil War character and must describe the person to each other. The objective is to build skills before applying them to a longer essay format. Through a roundtable discussion, it is the goal to discuss how to most effectively use the discussion thread to create a dynamic learning environment for students. What works best for you? Share your best ideas.
  • Packing Your Course with Embeddable Content
    With the ability to use embedding, the educational possibilities in Canvas are endless! Bring your laptop as we will be learning through doing!
  • Turnitin: A Simple Originality Check within the New Canvas Plagiarism Framework
    In this Best Practices session, Turnitin’s Janey Moeller and Paige Singleton will provide a demonstration of the new Canvas Turnitin Plagiarism Framework Integration, its key features and target user group. Additionally, they will lead participants in a group discussion of the Instructor Use Cases for the new functionality.
  • Canvas Q&A Session
    Do you have questions about the Canvas system?  Stop by and ask Casey from Instructure.
  • Looking Down the Canvas Trail

  • VitalSource

  • Student Services Meeting  
    Student Services staff members and college administrators are welcome to join this meeting to discuss topics/items that are important to you.  Submit topics for discussion to Tracy Sleep at tsleep@scciowa.edu.
  • Developing High-Quality Online Courses With Canvas
    Communication, collaboration, and consistency are a few of the most important aspects of any online course. Canvas provides you with all the tools to create this ideal student online experience. This session will cover the essential elements of an online course and how Canvas can support and enhance each of those elements.
  • The ICCOC Grading Process -- Publishing Grades, Incompletes, and Resulting Reports
    Instructors and Student Services staff members/administrators are welcome to join us for a review of the Canvas Grade Publish Tool, the various dates in the tool, the Incomplete Grade Process and how all of these processes impact the grades reports that go to the 
    Registrar's Offices at our partner colleges.
  • Adaptive Learning with WileyPLUS
    Adaptive learning today allows students to understand what they know and what they need to study next.  Administrators and instructors can better understand which students are at risk and how to better serve them. This presentation will demonstrate how to use reports and tools for remediation and measure success.
  • Increase Student Engagement with Study Mate Class
    Study Mate Class is a versatile classroom tool that can be used to create study guides for students preparing for an exam as well as furthering their knowledge of core concepts and terms and formative assessment.  This tool can be easily used to create multiple games and learning activities such as crossword puzzles, matching games, flash cards, pick a letter, etc.  The projects can be created by instructors or the students.  The projects can then be shared with the entire class.  Student participation can be assessed by the number of learning activities viewed, as well as the number and quality of contribution(s).  It can inform the instructor of the engagement level of the students.
  • Tenderfoots Gather Around the Campfire
    This session will provide an overview of the available features of Canvas so that the user can choose the best feature for their intended purpose. We will look at the difference between Canvas- Content Pages (Wiki Pages), Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Files and External URLs and how to organize content into Modules.
  • Let's All Row Together
    "Let's all row together, like the Princeton crew." Like the song from Chicago refers, a consistent team effort is essential for long term success. Making our courses as consistent as possible will help students know where to locate important information, stay on top of current assignments, understand expectations, and more! This session will help faculty create a consistent environment for students to optimize the overall learning experience.
  • Test Anxiety: Science and Solutions
    Hear the research findings about the science behind test anxiety, as well as strategies that can help our students succeed that include: 
         1) Offering advice to students about study techniques
         2) Helping students understand the testing procedures we use
         3) Giving students advice about dealing with test anxiety while it is occurring.    
  • Canvas Conferencing
    Learn how to do a live session with students. Learn how to use the technology and tips for live sessions with students for multiple purposes.

  • Preventing Fires From Getting Out of Control with Turnitin    
    We will look at how to incorporate Turnitin's plagiarism detection and grading functions, and some of the issues that arise from its use.
  • S'more Canvas Tips and Tricks
     Stop in to learn some tips and tricks to make your Canvas classes go more smoothly.

  • ADA Compliance: Just the Basics
    ADA compliance is required for all online courses. Keeping our eyes on the basics we'll look at how to leverage basics of good design, along with Ally and Readspeaker
  • Getting Rid of the Design Problems from Pearson
    This is going to be one simple, but power-packed, session on removing the old Pearson templates and making your new course look good!  A couple of simple tricks and HTML codes should do the trick - and help you to be ADA compliant!
  •  Good Grading, and Why It's Essential
    Providing students with timely and meaningful feedback - including grades - is essential in online instruction. In this session, we will discuss ways you can make sure your students never say, "I never knew what my grade was!"


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