Professional Development

Courses and Workshops

Assessment of Student Learning

Learn strategies to evidence learning and align course elements that promote achievement of student learning outcomes. Participants will explore classroom assessment techniques as they develop or refine their assessment plan for a course to support learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional level. This workshop fulfills one of the requirements for Hawkeye's two-year faculty induction program. There are two 2-hour sessions for each offering.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Assignments

Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions. Any Assignment you create and publish on the Assignments page will automatically show up in the Grades, Calendar, and Syllabus features so students can view them. This session will help you create different assignment types, apply various settings and publish your content.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Basic Orientation

This one hour session is for faculty who are teaching face-to-face and meeting the college requirement to post the syllabus, set up the gradebook, and using a few communication tools. We can connect participants through ZOOM to join our session from a distance. Please contact Sarah Boldt, ext.1693, if you are interested in this option.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Basic Orientation +Content

This two hour session is intended for faculty teaching an online or hybrid course or want to substantially use Canvas for their face-to-face course. Training will cover posting the syllabus, setting up the gradebook, structuring the Canvas course, creating content, and grading and assessment. We can connect participants through ZOOM to join our session from a distance. Please contact Sarah Boldt, ext.1693, if you are interested in this option.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Created Quizzes

The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. They can also be called exams, tests, assessments, etc. We will walk through how to set up individual questions, the purpose of question groups such as randomizing the questions, and the creation of question banks to store and utilize your questions. We will also cover various settings to deliver the quizzes to students.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Creating Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin is an academic plagiarism detector to ensure academic integrity. You can use this tool through Canvas assignments and essay quiz questions. This session will help you understand what the tool will do and how to set it up to accept submissions from students.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Drop Box to Submission Assignments

What’s the difference between the old term 'Drop Box' and the new term 'Submission Assignments'? Answer: nothing. Collecting assignments from students electronically is possible using a Submission Assignment in Canvas. Register for this session to discover how to set up, present and grade Submission Assignments.

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Canvas Gradebook

Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students. Come ask questions about your current gradebook or learn how to set up your gradebook with multiple groups and assignments, input and distribute grades, add a grading scheme, and a few tips and hints to help you sort, download, and view grades. It will also cover the grade history report and reverting to previous scores if needed.

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Canvas Grading Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin is an academic plagiarism detector to ensure academic integrity. Turnitin’s online grading features provide instructors a simple way to leave great feedback in less time. You can use a range of feedback tools, including voice comments, drag-and drop comments, and rubric-associated comments to engage the student in the feedback process. This can also be accomplished on an iPad.

This session will cover how to grade Turnitin submissions through the Canvas SpeedGrader or through Turnitin GradeMark.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Migration Session

This session will work with individuals who would like to migrate their content from ANGEL to Canvas and the best way to make this transition. You will walk through the steps of how to export your ANGEL content and then how to import into Canvas. We will help you decipher the content and provide steps on how to reuse the content within Canvas. **Note that some content may not look the same in Canvas as it did in ANGEL so manipulation to the content will need to be individualized.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Next Semester Prep

A new semester is approaching! How do you transition your Canvas course? You will walk through the steps it takes to prepare your course for next semester. We will cover steps to take prior to transitioning, best ways to transition, best practices to consider for delivering your course, and do the process all at the same time.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Open Session

If you have previously attended a Canvas Basic or Basic +Content Orientation session, individual support is available during this timeframe for more specific assistance. Come and go for a time that is convenient to you. Although registrations are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome. If you have a specific topic to discuss, please email that information to Sarah Boldt prior to your attendance.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Select a session to register.

Canvas Organizing Content Through Modules

Modules allow you to organize your content to help control the flow of your course. With modules, you are essentially creating a one-directional linear flow of what you would like your students to do. As an instructor, you can add modules, add items to a module, and manage module settings. You can also reorder all modules and module items. This session will help you create modules and understand their organization. Attendees decide the type of content the session focuses on. Example: assignments, discussion, quizzes, etc.

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Canvas Panda Share

Just like the Panda on his unicycle trying to process his Canvas work, we will be processing our Canvas work. This session is YOUR time to share what has and has not been working, questioning what a feature is or what it does, wanting to try something new but would like to see it in process first, or just want to come listen, mentor, or “brag” to others. Consider it a share and learn session where the topics are always changing and about what is on your mind with Canvas.

This session will allow open connection to Zoom and the sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Roll Call Attendance Tool

Canvas uses an external app for taking attendance. You can use this tool to keep track of course attendance along with including a grade in the gradebook, if you choose. Register for this session to learn about this app and it features.

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Canvas SpeedGrader

A hands-on session where to practice interacting with the SpeedGrader options in a practice course. We will cover how to access SpeedGrader through different content types, evaluating submissions, and providing feedback. Feel free to join this session if you are also wanting to ask questions regarding SpeedGrader. Please note that this session will not cover SpeedGrader with mobile devices.

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Canvas SpeedGrader - Comment Feedback

A fast-paced session that will show how to access SpeedGrader and add comments to provide feedback to individual student assignments and group assignments quickly. You will learn just the aspect of adding the grade and comments, and then practice the concept before you leave the session.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas SpeedGrader - Video Feedback

Prior knowledge or use of SpeedGrader will be helpful in this fast-paced session that will show how to add video feedback to individual student assignments. You will learn just the aspect of adding video feedback, and then practice the concept before you leave the session.

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History and Philosophy of the Community College

There are eight 2-hour sessions for this faculty induction course taught by President Linda Allen. Your February 2 registration automatically enrolls you in the following 3:00-5:00pm sessions: February 2, 9 & 16, March 1, 8 & 29, April 5 & 12.

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Strategies for Effective Online Learning

Hawkeye Community College is committed to providing a quality experience for the online student and recognizes that course development and delivery requires a level of organization and preparedness different than the traditional classroom. For online instructors, and increasingly for face-to-face instructors supplementing their courses with online resources, it is important to pay careful attention to course organization and design that improves student engagement, learning, and retention. During this short course, participants will experience online learning from the student perspective and examine learner-centered practices for designing virtual environments.

This workshop fulfills one of the requirements for Hawkeye's two-year faculty induction program. Each offering is moderated online/asynchronously for two weeks. No face-to-face meetings are required.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

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