CTLA | ITT | March 2014 Newsletter

Posted: March 26, 2014


March 2014 Newsletter

Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
 part of the 
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Media in Mind. Studies have shown that effective and appropriate use of media in a course can dramatically enhance the student learning experience.  However, many faculty don't know where to start when it comes to dealing with media.  Well, look no further.  ITT has been hard at work to create a user-friendly guide to all things media.  Our guides will show you how to create/record, edit, and host/present videos.  If you need a consultations on using media in your course, please contact us.  Click here to see our media guide.

Summer Course Redesign Institute: ITT is hosting its first summer Course Redesign Institute (CRI), dedicated to using technology to redesign courses to produce better learning outcomes for students.  CRI is a three half-day intensive training for faculty who are interested in redesigning their traditional face-to-face courses for blended delivery or improving their existing online courses.  Applications are due April 4, 2014. Click here for more information.

 Workshops, Webinars, & Resources
Hosted Webinars/Workshops:
Hosted Virtual Conference: Faculty Engagement and Development (EDUCAUSE) | April 1-3, 9am-12:30pm | Register Free Here (refreshments provided)

Workshop: Sakai Gradebook - Training for Finalizing & Submitting Student Grades (ITT) 
April 24, 3:30-4:30pm 
|Location: Duke 618 Remote access available via Adobe Connect
Register Free Here (refreshments provided)

Non-Hosted Webinars:
Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies 
(TLT Group) | April 11, 2-3:00pm | Register Free Here 

Are You Prepared to Design and Teach a Blended Learning Course for Your Institution? 
(Sloan-C) | April 14, 2-3:00pm | Register Free Here
Faculty Focus Articles
IDEA Center Papers
Sloan-C Resources
 Helpful Resources

Sakai Tutorials on YouTube
Subscribe to CTLA's new YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest tutorials available for Sakai.

Sloan-C Institutional Membership
All of APU can now enjoy Sloan-C institutional membership benefits including discounts for conferences, workshops, publications and free webinars.

Turnitin Training
Turnitin has extensive resources to help instructors get started quickly and develop deeper skills through continued use. 
Adobe Connect Guides
Adobe Connect is a robust web-conferencing tool that allows faculty to hold real-time meetings via a web-browser.
Need Personalized Help?
For general questions (e.g., Sakai course access, broken links, etc.): 
Online:   support.apu.edu
Email:     support@apu.edu
Phone:   (626) 815-5050
For assistance with ITT services, consultations, and/or training:
Online:   www.apu.edu/itt
Email:     itt@apu.edu
Phone:   (626) 387-5730
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Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
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