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Summer Software Day Archive

About

Summer Software Day is an annual event that offers workshops for faculty and staff. The event provides employees an opportunity to keep up to date with their tech skills and learn new ones to implement in their classrooms and day-to-day tasks. This year, for the first time ever, Summer Software Day will be delivered entirely online. For questions, please email the Office of Faculty Development at facdev@austincc.edu.

Post Event Summary

TLED’s Faculty Development team hosted ACC’s FIRST virtual conference on Friday, July 24, 2020. The year’s Summer Software Day boasted 1,350 registrations and attendees engaged with the online conference through Blackboard Collaborate and a Padlet “Social Wall.”

Featured speakers included Keynote Dr. Katherine A. Troyer, the Assistant Director of the Collaborative for Learning and Teaching at Trinity University, representatives from ACC’s Adobe partnership, and many fellow ACC faculty and staff who shared their expertise with colleagues.

    • 50.3% of attendees participated in Creativity, Productivity, and Wellness workshops
    • 21.1% of attendees participated in Active & Engaged Learning workshops
    • 15.6% of attendees participated in Assessment Technique workshops
    • 13.1% of attendees participated in Equitable Learning Outcome workshops

Over 30 sessions were offered synchronously and nearly 20 more continue to be available “on-demand” on the SSD20 website. Additionally, presentations were recorded and all presenter materials can be found here.

SSD 2020 Workshops Materials & Recordings

Keynote

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6 Who Said We Have to Be Cruel to Be Kind?: Strategies for Taking Care of Ourselves, Avoiding Burnout, and Being Productive in Fall 2020 Katherine Troyer Learn how to not just survive this crisis but to thrive, not through strength and fortitude, but through empathy and balance . #keynote Access View

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1 Big Interview: The Interview Simulation Tool Katie McClendon Big Interview is a simulation tool to help students prepare for employment or admissions interviews. #engagement

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1 Create Multimedia Collections with Wakelet Lauren Watson Wakelet gives your students creative ways to organize and present infomation in multimedia collections. #engagement #creativity

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1 Deaf / Hard of Hearing Student in my Class – What Do I Do? Ginger Bennett Discover ACC’s resources to support students who are deaf / hard of hearing, including interpreter services, captioning, and more. #equity

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1 Easy Video Creation with Adobe Premiere Rush Jason Katsoff Create and edit polished, professional videos to enhance learning. #adobe #engagement #creativity

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1 Lecture from Home – Using Mediasite and VidGrid (Double-Length Session) Stephanie Bogdanich & Rene Renteria (9:00 – 11:15) An in-depth look at creating effective video lectures with demos of both MediaSite and VidGrid. #engagement #equity

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1 Seeing Your Way Through Online Behavior Patricia Zuniga Student Affairs shares how to create a respectful class environment online, and how to correctly handle disruptive behavior. #engagement #equity Access View
1 Using Journals to Engage Your Online Students Larry Stephens Engage students in self-reflection and critical thinking by creating meaningful journaling assignments. #engagement #assessment

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1 Using Perusall to Ensure Every Student is Prepared for Class Brian Lukoff Perusall is a social learning platform that integrates an e-reader with annotation tools and automated grading, helping students be better prepared. #engagement

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Session 2

Session Workshop Title Presenter Short Description Tracks Course Materials Folders Recording Links
2 Accessibility Checking for PDF documents Kathleen Serra Create accessible PDF documents for your students. NOTE: This workshop has been CANCELLED due to technical issues. #equity

This workshop was CANCELLED due to technical issues.
2 Building Community in the Online Learning Environment Chelsea Biggerstaff Discover simple activities to create community with online learners. #engagement #equity

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2 Google Training: Productivity Coaching with Google Apps Vanessa Medina-Flores Tips and tricks to improve your productivity with the Google Suite of tools. #creativity

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2 Journals Not Your Thing? Try Voice Thread Instead! Larry Stephens Create more engaging assignments, assessments, and student interactions with VoiceThread. #assessment #engagement

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2 Navigating Accommodated Testing in the Virtual Environment Lauren Sebel Fair, secure, and effective online testing techniques to provide accommodations for students with disabilities . #assessment

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2 Using Stock Photography and Other Stock Assets in Education Jim Babbage Access a vast library of useful stock images and video clips to incorporate into your learning practice. #adobe #engagement #creativity

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Session 3

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3 Accessibility and New Google Sites Corin Caridine Make your Google site more digitally accessible for all users. #equity

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3 Designing to Address Digital Equity MP Hernandez Design your learning materials to work on mobile devices. #equity

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3 Productivity Across the Campus with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC A.J. Wood Leverage the power of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to edit, combine, and extract information from PDF files. #adobe

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3 Role-Playing Simulation in the Classroom Carl Gregory Carl shares how he developed a successful role-playing exercise for class and how he converted it to online use. #engagement

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3 Tools for Formative Assessment Herb Coleman Techniques for gathering useful feedback from students that can improve engagement and retention. #assessment

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3 WebEx Video Conferencing (Double-Length Session) Balan Villanueva (1:00 – 3:15) A comprehensive guide to scheduling and managing meetings using Cisco WebEx video conferencing. #creativity

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3 WordPress 101 Robert Foster Most ACC websites are built with WordPress. Learn how to create your own site with WordPress’s powerful tools. No experience required. #creativity Access

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Session 4

Session Workshop Title Presenter Short Description Tracks Course Materials Folders Recording Links
4 Amazing Tools and Tips for iPad Joey Machado Tools and tips to become more efficient, creative and productive with your iPad. #engagement #creativity

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4 Bringing the Cut-Up Online: Strategies to Teach Writing Structure Allyson Whipple Learn how to use the Cut-Up technique for teaching writing structure in an online format. #engagement

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4 Building an Adobe House: Using PDF Forms for Assessment: Ron Johns Create PDF forms that your students can fill in and submit for assignments or assessments. #assessment #adobe

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4 Course Evaluation Through Blackboard Shih-Ting Lee See how ACC is replacing the “pink envelopes” with online course evaluations in Blackboard. #equity #assessment

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4 Creative Problem Solving Tools Vanessa Medina-Flores Discover new tools to build your creativity muscles and problem-solving abilities . #equity #creativity

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4 I CAN HAS PHOTOSHOP? – Photoshop Basics Sara Farr Problem accessing this? Copy “meet.google.com/eec-ksfu-tfk” into your browser #adobe #creativity

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Session 5

Session Workshop Title Presenter Short Description Tracks Course Materials Folders Recording Links
5 Creating Accessible Materials for Distance Learning Meg Kareithi Learn about accessibility checkers and create accessible materials in a variety of formats. #equity

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5 Easy Video Capture with Mediasite Dan Goldberg Record and edit lectures and instructional videos quickly and easily. #engagement

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5 Empathy in the Online Classroom Christina Eisert Discover tools and techniques that increase equity, deepen learning, and encourage student success, by building empathy in class. #engagement #equity

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5 Google Sites: Introduction to the Easiest Way to Make a Website Robert Foster Learn to build a website, with no experience necessary. #creativity

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5 Pandemic-Inspired Alternative Assessments Michelle Costanzo Think beyond proctored exams and test banks. Design more interesting, engaging, and meaningful assessments for online learning. #assessment

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5 Saving Time with Adobe Sign! Alex Wrigley Adobe Sign is the quick and easy way to gather authorizations and signatures. Learn how to incorporate Sign into your workflow. #adobe #creativity Access View

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Contact

For questions, please email the Office of Faculty Development at facdev@austincc.edu.