Indiana University Northwest


Spring 2015 Workshops

Wow your students with Pow Toon

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | LC330
Register | Presenter: Angela Solic, Ph.D.

PowToon is a free, web-based program that allows users to create animated videos that can be used to present content to students in all learning situations. PowToon videos are very appealing and easy to create once you get the hang of it! During this hands-on workshop you will create your very own PowToon!

Please sign up for a PowToon account in advance:

Webinars on Canvas -  (CTL at IUPUI)

Thurs, Feb 12 2-2:50pm Communication webinar
Mon Feb 16, 2-2:50pm, Assignments and Grading webinar
Tues Feb 24, 1-1:50pm, Quizzes webinar
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Getting Started With Canvas Quizzes!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST (virtual delivery via Adobe Connect)
Register | Presenter: William Radell, M.A.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to develop a Canvas Quiz.  Participants will examine the different kinds of questions and settings available.  They will also be shown how to give extra time and submissions for individual students.

To join the meeting:

Using Groups in Canvas - Webinar (CTL at IUPUI)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)
Register » | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Anusha S Rao

In Canvas, Groups are a way instructors can create spaces for groups of students to submit group assignments and collaborate as part of a course. Canvas Sections allow faculty to organize students in a course and manage access to some course features. This workshop will present an overview of Canvas Groups and Sections, demonstrate uses of both in courses, and allow participants to have a group and section experience.

IU Etext

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Two sessions: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Register | Presenter: Mark Goodner

What are they?  How do they work?  How can I use them in my classes?  How are they working out at IU?  Who is using them? What’s so great about the Courseload Engage tool?
The IU eTexts initiative is just starting its 4th year, and has already shown great promise in improving teaching and in student engagement and reaching learning outcomes.  It continues impressive growth each term.
Instructors who have adopted IU eTexts have saved our students almost $8 million over three years.
Whether you have adopted before, or are just now considering this option, or have never heard of this before, please stop by to chat, ask questions, and learn more about IU eTexts.

We’ll tailor the session to your needs.

Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, Library Conference Center Room 230.

If you are unable to attend either session, please contact Mark Goodner directly ( to arrange a brief chat at another time.

Please Keep Checking Back For Updates!  More Dates Will Appear as They Become Available!

Workshops Are Open to Both Faculty and Staff!