2019 IGNIS Webinar Schedule

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Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 2:00 PM

An Introduction to Using Badgr to Award Badges in Canvas

Kelley Meeusen
eLearning Coordinator & Instructional Designer, Clover Park Technical College

Join Kelley for an introduction to using Badgr in Canvas. Come learn how to add Badgr to Canvas at both the account and course levels, how to create a Badgr account, how to build a simple badge, and how to automatically award badges in Canvas. Also discover the differences between Badgr and BadgrPro. Time permitting, Kelley will include a quick demo of Badgr Pathways which is only available if your school has enabled BadgrPro. If Badgr is already turned on in your Canvas instance, you can play along and have all sorts of good, clean, hands-on fun working along with Kelley.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Student Engagement in the Internet Age

William Jackson
History Faculty, Everett Community College

In an Internet Age, the opportunity to reach beyond the brick-and-mortar classroom opens to us all sorts of possibilities for student engagement and learning. That said, most online instructors continue to base their courses off of the traditional classroom model. How can we break free of physical/traditional restraints to take full advantage of the engagement and teaching tools offered by the Internet?

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Cognitive and Affective in Cultural Competence

Mihaela Cosma
Professor Adult Basic Education, English as  Second Language & GED, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Awareness of human cognitive and affective dimensions is instrumental in the understanding of self/others and enhances cultural competence. The cognitive, shaped by one’s cultural/mental programming, is often divisive, while the affective promotes compassion and inclusiveness. This webinar will assist participants in decoding their own mental/cultural programming and facilitate understanding and application of the science of compassion and appreciation towards bridging cultural gaps. Come explore the individual and collective potential to build work and learning environments in which everyone succeeds.  Attendees will not only leave with improved awareness of how the affective domain can promote better interactions, more collaborative work, and enhanced learning environments, but will also be equipped with research-based self-regulation techniques involving care, compassion, and appreciation that will empower them to become more culturally competent.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 2:00 PM (GAAD)

PowerPoint Me Towards Accessibility! The Basics of Inclusive PowerPoint Presentations

Amy Rovner
Instructional Designer, Accessible IT Coordinator & Part-time Nutrition faculty, Shoreline Community College

Miranda Levy
Program Specialist for Student Accessibility Services, Shoreline Community College

Join us for this Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) IGNIS webinar focused on the basic components needed to create inclusive and accessible PowerPoints. Learn about alt-text, fonts, color contrast, and more so that you will have a firm grasp of how to make PowerPoints accessible for all students, staff, and community members.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Wrestling the Ongoing Dilemma of Late Work

Ellen Bremen
Professor/Communication Studies Department, Highline College

There are as many variations of late work policies as there are educators. But what’s the right approach? Should faculty impose a hard line to train students toward a professional work ethic? Or do we apply leniency? After all, students are in a “formative” stage while in college. But does leniency enable procrastination, which can hinder success in many critical life areas? If you wrestle to solve the late work dilemma, join in the conversation with an educator who has tried multiple iterations of late work policies over early two decades. As a group, participants will explore pros and cons of various late work policies, and consider ramifications for workplace habits, based on employability research. Innovative options will be shared for practically and sensitively handling the late work conundrum.

Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Will the test be multiple choice?: Fully using Canvas Quiz Statistics to measure student learning

Melisa Ziegler
Coordinator of Organizational Learning, Tacoma Community College

“Will we have tests in this class?” – “How much time will we have for the tests?” – “Will the tests be short answer or multiple choice?” – “Will the test be open book?”

There are many things to consider when designing a good test and writing good items. Although it may be tempting to end our work there, test and item design are just part of the process of effectively measuring student learning. Once results are in, Canvas Quiz Statistics offers some excellent, built-in tools to help us understand how good our test and items were and what we can improve for next time. In this webinar, we’ll explore the Quiz Statistics features in Canvas and how to improve our test and item design.

CANCELLED:  Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Game Over: Why your Attempts to Gamify your Course Don’t Work (and How to Fix It)

Jeremy Winn
eLearning Coordinator, Grays Harbor College

It’s been nearly a decade since the idea of gamification exploded into business and education as a revolutionary approach to creating engagement. However, attempts to gamify learning frequently end in poor returns, even outright failure. Why? Game designer Jeremy Winn breaks down the reasons why an incomplete understanding of the principles of gamification results in hours of wasted effort and why good gamification is simpler than you think.