Professional Development

Courses and Workshops

ANGEL Online Testing Tips

When you are preparing an exam in ANGEL there are test development factors that you can implement that will help to reduce testing issues and test lockups for you and your students. This session will provide examples of best practices and engage ideas from participants and answer questions.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

ANGEL—Creating Rubrics

Evaluating all submissions against the same set of criteria can be done in a simple three-step process. Once created, the instructor can point and click within the cell that corresponds to the student’s level of achievement. The rubric calculates the score based on the point value of the assignment, and if needed, the instructor can override any point value.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

ANGEL—Entering Assessment Questions

This session will specifically address how to enter your assessment question into the LOR Question Bank Manager. We will walk through the steps involved in completing this process.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

ANGEL—Essentials Training

Focus on utilizing ANGEL as a resource for your face-to-face course. We will walk step-by-step on how to post your syllabus, multiple ways to communicate with students, and how to post your grades. Every class is to have these essential components.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

ANGEL—Gradebook

Learn about the gradebook settings and functionalities in ANGEL. We will walk through important settings and how to interact with them. This will also cover how students see the grades you have provided.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

ANGEL—Preparing for Next Semester

A new semester is approaching, now what do you do to prepare your course? It doesn’t matter if you have been through the transition many times or if this is your first time. This session will show you the best way for you to transition your ANGEL materials from one semester to the next.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

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 substantially using ANGEL 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 Basic Orientation +Content for New Adjunct Instructors

This two hour session is for new adjunct instructors attending the August 18, 2015 New Adjunct Orientation. Training will cover posting the syllabus, setting up the gradebook, structuring the Canvas course, creating content, and grading and assessment.

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

Canvas Basic Orientation +Content for New Full-Time Faculty

This two hour session is for new faculty attending the August 18, 2015 Full-Time Faculty Orientation. Training will cover posting the syllabus, setting up the gradebook, structuring the Canvas course, creating content, and grading and assessment.

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 Full Gradebook

Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students. This session will help you 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. **This session is for those interested in creating a gradebook that provides multiple grading assignments.

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

Canvas Migrated Questions Bank

ANGEL assessments and question banks can be brought over and used in Canvas if they are created as a QTI file. This session will help you export your questions/question banks from ANGEL and understand where to organize them to use within Canvas.

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 Open Session

Individual support is available during this time frame for people who have attended a Canvas Orientation session. You control the topic, you can ask the questions, you can receive support as you are doing your work. 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 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.

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

Canvas Running Gradebook

Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students. This session will help you set up your gradebook, input and distribute grades, add a grading scheme, It will also cover the grade history report and reverting to previous scores if needed. **This session is for those interested in creating a gradebook that provides a running grade-to-date and not multiple grades assignments.

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

Creating Accessible Content

Accessibility means developing content for a variety of users. The information is provided in a format that does not rely on a single sense or ability. This session will provide a few tips on “what to fix” to make accessible content for students. These tips are most applicable to online content but are also relevant for face-to-face content.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

Creating Canvas Question Banks

Question Banks are where you can place or store many questions and use across multiple quizzes or pull questions to randomize your quizzes. This session will help you create the bank and add the desired questions by creating the questions, loading a group of questions, or moving questions already in Canvas to a Question Bank. You should leave with a few good tips along with understanding how to complete the task on your own.

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

Going Google Workshop

Google Apps gives you and your students online access anytime and anywhere to content and collaboration. This workshop will show you how to implement sharing, collaborating, researching, and analyzing into your course using Google Apps.

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

New Adjunct Instructor Orientation

New adjunct instructors are required to attend an orientation that includes:

  • Canvas learning management system (LMS) training
  • Instructional technology resources
  • Startup tips and professional development support available
  • Overview of adjunct and student handbooks and policies/procedures
Attendees also need to register for a Canvas Basic Orientation +Content training session.

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

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation

New full-time instructors are required to attend orientation activities August 17 and 18 that includes:

  • Human Resources orientation
  • Introduction to the campus portal (My Hawkeye)
  • Overview of teaching & learning expectations and new faculty induction
  • Syllabus/course design training
  • Canvas learning management system (LMS) training
  • Instructional technology resources
  • Startup tips and professional development support available
  • Overview of faculty and student handbooks and policies/procedures.
Attendees also need to register for a Canvas Basic Orientation +Content training session.

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

Panopto 1: The Basics

Panopto is a user-friendly and flexible video capture and streaming solution that empowers instructors and students to enhance learning through the use of video. Panopto provides a method for delivering content and tools as a third-party integration for instructors to enable within their Canvas courses.

This training session will walk you through capturing, editing, and sharing recordings of any classroom dynamic using Panopto.

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

Panopto 2: Beyond the Basics

If you have attended Panopto Getting Started Training this hands-on session will explore advanced recording and editing options, enabling student recording, and Panopto’s mobile apps. Participants will also exchange tips and tricks for getting the most out of Panopto.

Attending a Panopto 1: The Basics is required before attending Panopto 2: Beyond the Basics.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

Turnitin ANGEL Integration

A Turnitin drop box allows students to submit a paper and run an originality report to see if the paper contains plagiarism or similarities to other submitted work. Turnitin supports the writing process for students by enforcing good summarizing/synopsizing techniques and assists faculty in promoting academic integrity. The Turnitin drop box allows access to all Turnitin services (OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark) without having to leave the ANGEL environment or log into Turnitin directly. You will learn how to set up a Turnitin drop box and leave ready to use this service.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

Using Respondus for Publisher Test Banks & Migrating ANGEL Exams

Respondus is exam-authoring software licensed for Hawkeye faculty to create exams or test banks and publish them to Canvas. Using Respondus, faculty can download publisher test banks, import exams from Word or RTF files, or migrate existing exams from ANGEL to Canvas. They can also create a printable version of their Canvas or ANGEL exam, if needed. This session will cover the basics of installing and using Respondus, including how to download test banks from publishers, retrieve exams or test banks from ANGEL, and publish exams or test banks to Canvas.

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

What Faculty Should Know About Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons Workshop

What is copyright law and what factors actually determine educational fair use? Did you know you and your students can avoid all that by using Open Educational Resources (OER)? Spoiler alert: No, we can't do anything we want with copyrighted materials just because it’s for educational purposes.

There currently aren't any sessions planned. Contact the Brobst Center for more information.

Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services

Tama Hall 107, 109, 110, 125
319-296-4291
319-296-4018 (fax)
Email us

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

Learning Lab

Tama Hall 109

Digital Resource Lab

Tama Hall 109A

Brobst Center Staff