UHOIC Webinar

Work Smarter (Not Harder): Google Suite Productivity Tips & New Features

Google Workspace tools (formerly GSuite) is regularly updated with new features that can be easily missed. Did you know that these cool new and lesser known features can potentially increase productivity, efficiency, and dare we say, make work easier? Join the fourth of this webinar series and engage with instructional designers from across the system to learn how to Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Workspace tools.

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Presenters:

  • Johnny Zhou (Moderator), UHOIC
  • Ross Egloria (Education Technology Coordinator, Honolulu Community College)
  • Laureen Kodani (Educational, Communications and Technology Developer, UH Maui College)
  • Youxin Zhang (Instructional Designer, Kapiʻolani Community College)
  • Elizabeth Ratliff (Instructional Designer, Windward Community College)

Breakout Room Topics:

  1. Google Drive
    • Organizing files and folders
    • Expiring Access
    • Creating Shortcuts
    • Creating Workspaces
  2. Google Keep
    • How to create notes
    • Organizing notes
    • Accessing and editing notes
  3. Gmail
    • Templates 
    • Choose Layouts
    • Multi-send mode
    • Schedule Send
    • Undo Send option duration
    • Mute Threads
    • Snooze button
    • Filters
  4. Google Calendar
    • Appointment Schedules
    • Daily Notifications
    • Time insights
  5. Google Docs
    • Smart Chips
    • Compare Documents
    • Building Blocks (e.g. Email Draft, Meeting Notes, etc.)
    • Multi-text selection
    • Approval feature

Webinar recordings and resources will be made available on this event page after the webinar.

* This event is co-sponsored by the UH ID Professional Learning Community.*

Laulima v21 Upgrade and Tips for Instruction Webinar Flyer

Laulima v21 Upgrade & Tips for Instruction

Description:

The UH Instructional Design Professional Learning Community (PLC) will be hosting a webinar to showcase some of the latest features and updates of Laulima (e.g., dark mode, visual layout and tool updates) that will be rolled out with the v21 upgrade. Laulima teaching tips will also be covered and there will be time for your questions during the webinar.

Presenters:

  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang, UHOIC (Moderator)
  • Matt Parcon, UH Online Innovation Center
  • Cindy Yamaguchi, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
  • Jeffrey Mexia, Kauaʻi Community College

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2022 UH Excellence in Teaching Faculty Panel_ Online Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned Flyer

2022 UH Excellence in Teaching Faculty Panel: Online Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned Webinar Resources

Mahalo for attending the 2022 UH Excellence in Teaching Faculty Panel: Online Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned webinar on September 16. There were some great conversations with our faculty panelists during the session as they shared strategies, activities and templates for student engagement, retention, and humanizing online courses. Mahalo again to Laurie, Kyra, Alyssa, and Kevin!

You’ll find the webinar recording and a link to the presentation slides on the event page. Please contact us via the uhoic@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

Work Smarter (Not Harder) With Google Forms Title

Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Forms

Google Forms is a versatile tool that can be used for various purposes, from information-gathering surveys to quizzes. Did you know there are additional cool features that can potentially increase productivity, efficiency, and dare we say, make work easier? Join the third of this webinar series and engage with instructional designers from across the system to learn how to Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Forms.

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Presenters:

  • Johnny Zhou (Moderator), UHOIC
  • Ross Egloria (Education Technology Coordinator, Honolulu Community College)
  • Laureen Kodani (Educational, Communications and Technology Developer, UH Maui College)
  • Melissa Nakamura (Instructional Designer, Kapiʻolani Community College)

Breakout Room Topics:

  1. Create, edit & format a Google Form
    • How to use Google Forms
    • Edit your form
    • Choose a question for your form
    • Show questions based on answers
    • Change the theme or font of your form
    • Format text in your form
  2. Share form & collect responses
    • Send out your form
    • Share your form with collaborators
    • Choose where to save form responses
    • View & manage form responses
  3. Quizzing and Grading
    • Create and grade quizzes with Google Forms
    • Adding point values to questions
    • Editing the Answer Key
    • Formatting questions for quizzes
    • Tips and Tricks with Google Form quizzes
  4. Odds & Ends
    • Set rules for your form (response validation)
    • Form logic (branching questions)
    • Access Keyboard shortcuts for Google Forms
    • Pre-filled Survey link
    • Troubleshooting a form

* This event is co-sponsored by the UH ID Professional Learning Community.*

Humanizing Online Courses Flyer

Humanizing Online Courses

Description:

One of the biggest challenges when teaching online is finding ways to connect with your students. How can we help students understand that there is an actual person behind the computer screen and vice versa? Join this webinar for some simple tips that you can implement this semester to “humanize” your online courses.

Presenters:

  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang, UHOIC (Moderator)
  • Daniel Harris-McCoy, Classic Literature, UH Mānoa
  • Puali‘ili‘imaikalani Rossi-Fukino, Hawaiian Studies and Language, Kauaʻi CC

This event is co-sponsored by the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.

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2022 UH Excellence in Teaching Faculty Panel Webinar Flyer

2022 UH Excellence in Teaching Faculty Panel: Online Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned

Description:

Each year, the UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded to faculty members who “exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity, and personal values that benefit students.” Join this webinar to gain some online teaching strategies and tips from four of the 2022 awardees across different disciplines.

Presenters:

  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang, UHOIC (Moderator)
  • Laurie James, Math Education, UH West Oʻahu
  • Kyra A. Len, Pediatrics/Medical Education, UH Mānoa
  • Alyssa MacDonald, Biology, Leeward CC
  • Kevin Takayama, Mathematics, Windward CC

This event is co-sponsored by the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Slides Webinar flyer

Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Slides

Google Slides is a popular tool for presentation and collaboration. Did you know there are additional cool features that can potentially increase productivity, efficiency, and dare we say, make work easier? Join the second of this webinar series and engage with instructional designers from across the system to learn how to Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Slides.

Presenters:

  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang (Moderator), UHOIC
  • Ross Egloria (Education Technology Coordinator, Honolulu Community College)
  • Laureen Kodani (Educational, Communications and Technology Developer, UH Maui College)
  • Gloria Niles (Director of Distance Education, UH West Oʻahu)
  • Harry Sonson (IT Specialist, UH Systems)
  • Youxin Zhang (Instructional Designer, Kapiʻolani Community College)

Webinar Resources:

Breakout Room Topics:

  1. Getting Started with Google Slides
    • How to use Google Slides
    • Create, view, or download a file
    • Create a file from a template
    • Change the theme, background, or layout in Google Slides
    • Present slides
    • Switch to Google Slides from Microsoft PowerPoint
  2. Edit & Customize Slides
    • Add, delete & organize slides
    • Change the size of your slides
    • Add a numbered list, bulleted list, or checklist
    • See and use suggested layouts in a presentation
    • Change how text fits in placeholders & text boxes
    • Add or change animations and transitions
    • Check your spelling in Google Slides
  3. Insert Shapes, Images, and Objects
    • Insert and arrange text, shapes, diagrams, and lines
    • Insert or delete images & videos
    • Crop and adjust images
    • Add and edit tables
    • Link a chart, table, or slides to Google Docs or Slides
  4. Google Slides Shortcuts & Tools
    • Find what’s changed in a file
    • Keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides 
    • Accept and present audience questions
    • Use comments & action items
    • Make Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Forms public
  5. Google Slides Productivity Tips
    • Free professional Google Slides themes/templates
    • Useful Google Slides Add-ons
    • Collaboration in Google Slides
    • Co-presenting Google Slides in Zoom

* This event is co-sponsored by the UH ID Professional Learning Community.*

Spoonful of Sugar: Fresh Strategies to Bring the Element of Fun and Engagement to Your Classes Flyer

A Spoonful of Sugar: Fresh Strategies to Bring the Element of Fun (and Engagement) to Your Classes

Looking for some fresh ideas to reduce stress and increase engagement to delight your students? Discover strategies shared by invited faculty presenters across the UH system to bring the element of “fun!” while teaching and learning in online classes.

Registration: http://go.hawaii.edu/VgW

Presenters:

  • Marisa Dionne (Moderator), UHOIC
  • Malia Lau Kong, History Associate Professor, Windward Community College
  • Patrick Patterson, History Professor, Honolulu Community College
  • Brian Richardson, Librarian, UH Manoa

Webinar Resources:

Equity through Intentional Course Design Title Page with Moderators' Photos

Equity through “Intentional” Course Design

Universal Design for Learning is a framework created to eliminate inequity barriers. How can we be strategic in our online course design to leverage UDL principles and create meaningful, flexible learning for all students? Using the Equity by Design book (and book club guide), we will be highlighting key points from chapters 5-6 and discussing ways to apply them to our online teaching, learning, and support. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to read the book, there will be something for everyone! Let’s collectively brainstorm ways that we can be “intentional” in designing for online students.

In preparation for the webinar, here are some options for you to review prior to joining the webinar:

Moderators:

  • Alice Swift (Multimedia Instructional Designer, UHOIC)
  • Thanh Truc Nguyen (Specialist, Curriculum Research & Development Group, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

Webinar Resources:

  • Webinar Recording (Youtube, 28:34)
  • Presentation & Collaboration File (Canva) – Note that this document is still a work in progress and we will continue to revise and add to our collaborative visual summary (Sketchnote pages) in the coming weeks. There was a lot of information to share and not enough time, so don’t forget to review the many additional resources shared on page 9-10! 
  • Alternative Presentation Slides (Google Slides) – Content shared during the webinar was converted into a traditional presentation format. The sketchnote graphics from Canva will be inserted into this presentation once it has been finalized.

Sketchnote Graphic - Summary of the “L” (Learning) from the KW(L) Activity

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Best of All Worlds: Strategies for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Each semester brings new possibilities and opportunities to iterate and improve teaching. There have been many lessons learned from the various formats of online courses, be it asynchronous, synchronous, or hybrid (a blend of async and sync). Join this webinar where faculty presenters will share their experiences of the different formats of online teaching and learning.

This event is co-sponsored by the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.

Presenters:

  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang (Moderator), UHOIC
  • Dan Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Learning Design & Technology at College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Caroline (Cary) Torres, Associate Professor, Second Language Teaching (SLT) & English as a Second Language (ESL), Kapiʻolani Community College
  • Kawehi Sellers, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Education Program, Kapiʻolani Community College

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