Base Camps

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

In hiking, a base camp is a place to shelter, to rest, and to prepare. And we’d like to think that’s exactly what our Base Camps provide to all Saint Leo faculty. Base Camps are 60-minute live sessions that often feature guest speakers and are delivered via Zoom. They offer conversations and opportunities to learn more about a variety of topics that are important to faculty. Every semester is different, and our Base Camps provide a space to talk about the latest technologies, best practices in teaching and learning, and current topics like digital wellness and self-care.

This page offers more details about this semester’s offerings, including descriptions and times. Please note that registration is required to get a link to our Base Camps. To reserve your spot, please visit our CTLE Events Calendar. Have questions or an idea for a future Base Camp? Let us know!

Watch the recording from our latest Base Camp and access previous recordings in the YouTube player:

 

 

 

 

Topic (Register Here) Date Time  Description

Zooming Beyond Coronavirus
Session slides
Session Recording

2/18/2021

11:30 AM

This session we will talk about using the tools which were hurriedly adopted in response to Coronavirus and putting them in a traditional classroom as part of a pedagogy which uses both the best of face-to-face instruction with online tools.

Copying Course Content in D2L
Session Slides
Session Recording

2/24/2021

12:00 PM

Do you have a content item that you would like to reuse in another semester? This basecamp will cover: how to copy content, why you might want to copy content, and the best time to copy the content so your course is ready to go at the start of each semester.

Creating ADA Compliant Items

Session Recording

2/26/2021

12:00 PM

A productive session on how to create ADA compliant items with familiar tools such as MS Word and Adobe. In this session, we'll show you ways to create ADA compliant items with ease.

Creating Content with New D2L HTML Pages

Session Recording

3/1/2021

12:00 PM

Don’t let the term HTML turn you away from creating engaging content pages for your students. Are you working on a DIY course? Do you need/want to add additional content to your course section? This basecamp will cover: where to find the HTML templates, how to edit the templates quickly, and tips to select the best layout for your content.

Notability and Padlet

Session Recording

3/3/2021

12:00 PM

Join us to learn about these two great applications that can be used to create beautiful interactive notes for any class. They work great with an iPad, tablet, or smartphone. Dr. Patrick Sheridan demonstrates the versatility and functionality of these wonderful tools and provides pedagogical strategies for their effective implementation.

Creating Videos
Session Slides
Session Recording

3/11/2021

12:00 PM

In this session you will learn how to create a video. We will discuss tips and tricks for the best video, when you should use videos and where you should store them.

Zippity Zoom Dah

Session Recording

3/18/2021

12:00 PM

Increase your "face value" and improve the production values for your next presentation, lecture or Zoom call. Tips, tricks and techniques from Sim Specialist (and former HSN guest presenter) Samantha Parisi. Learn ideas to engage your online audience and options to improve your Zoom space.

Copyright Rules and Resources

Session Recording

3/23/2021

12:00 PM

Learn to analyze and apply the principles of Fair Use to university courses. Understand the elements of the TEACH Act and the DMCA and how they apply to on-ground face-to-face courses and online courses. Receive resources related to copyright, Creative Commons, and OER textbooks.

Digital Wellness in the Midst of Chaos

Session Recording

3/24/2021

12:00 PM

An honest discussion on the mental health impacts of physical distancing and digital overload. During this training, panelists and attendees will identify the following from both a faculty and student perspective: (a) factors impacting normalcy; (b) the impact that the chaotic events on mental wellness; (c) develop self- care strategies for maintaining digital wellness.

Let's Get Theatrical

TBA

TBA

We all have a little thespian in us - Learn how to use theatrical methods, such as improv, projection, staging, and lighting and camera techniques to improve both your Zoom and in-person teaching experience.

Gamifying Your Courses

Session Recording

3/31/2021

12:00 PM

Let’s play a game! It sounds like fun, doesn’t it? What if we were to take the things that make games fun, engaging, and motivational and applied them to teaching and learning? Join me and discover some ways that games can make your course even better.

 

As part of our Summit 2020 plan, we are excited to offer something new for this semester: Base Camps. In hiking, a base camp is a place to shelterto rest, and to prepare. And we’d like to think that’s exactly what our Base Camps will provide as we work through these unique times. Base Camps are 30- and 60-minute live sessions that will be delivered via Zoom and will offer conversations and support on a variety of topics. In addition to several “tips and tricks” sessions on using technologies like Zoom and D2L, we will also be hosting Base Camps on supporting student wellbeing, digital wellness, and mindfulness. We will be adding more topics throughout the semester, so be sure to look for more announcements in the coming weeks. All faculty are welcome to join and registration is required. To reserve your spot, please visit our CTLE Events Calendar.

 

Topic (Register Here) Date Time  Description

D2L: Insights Tools
-  Session Recording
-  Slides

9/24/2020

10:30 AM

This presentation will introduce tools for student engagement.  Participants will learn about Insights, a D2L tool in each course section that helps monitor student behavior and course engagement through dashboards.  Participants will also learn how to use the Content Progress tool to monitor student interaction with course content and will be introduced to the advisor tool to provide comprehensive outreach to students in need of additional outreach.

Zoom: Breakouts
Session Recording

9/28/2020

3:00 PM

This basecamp will cover creating breakout rooms, assigning students to those rooms, and strategies/activities to have students complete while in them. We will also discuss ways to effectively connect students in the classroom with students online. This basecamp will include a brief demonstration of the breakout room experience. 

Zoom: Polling
Session Recording

10/7/2020

12:00 PM

This basecamp will cover the polling feature in Zoom. Learn how to create a poll, launch a poll, and display the results. Alternative external polling tools will also be discussed and demonstrated. 

Digital Post-it Boards
- Session Recording

10/12/2020

10:00 AM

Communicate, Collect & Collaborate with Sticky Notes. This base camp will provide an overview of Padlet, Lino, and Note.ly. Participants will learn how these tools can be used to create and share notes online that can be accessed anywhere.

D2L: Feedback
Presentation Slides
Session Recording

10/14/2020

2:00 PM

Learn about different tools that you can use to give feedback in D2L, including audio feedback options and D2L annotation tools.

D2L: Intelligent Agents
- Session Recording
- Presentation Slides

10/23/2020

1:30 PM

In this session you will learn how to schedule and activate intelligent agents.    We will discuss when they should be used and when they shouldn't be used.

Digital Wellness during COVID-19: Let's Make a Plan

10/28/2020

12:00 PM

A discussion on the current state of technology use and how the line between and professional and personal use has been blurred, especially in this trying time. No matter the device, from desktop to wearables, we are over-communicating and over-consuming online; we are “always on”. We need to talk about how and where we can set boundaries before we exhaust ourselves physically and mentally.

TurnItIn Grademarks (Quickmarks)
- Session Recording

11/3/2020

2:00 PM

QuickMarks allows you to create a library of feedback that might be applicable, on multiple occasions, to multiple students, across multiple classes and assignments. This base camp will provide an overview of how QuickMarks can potentially cut down on time needed to write out commonly used marking terms.

Base Camp: Why Should I Do a Podcast?

11/10/2020

12:00 PM

This presentation will answer two questions: why you should do a podcast and how you can. We will discuss the advantages and resources and cover some skills to put together a podcast. If you have ever been curious, come and see if hosting a podcast is for you.

Simulated Experiences

11/13/2020

2:00 PM

Simulated Experiences have proven to be one of them most innovative and effective teaching and learning tools used in the classroom today. These virtual interactions not only educate students, but develop and strengthen their professional, social, and leadership skills, among other qualities highly sought after by today's employers. Come and learn how to use Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo to get your students real-world ready!