The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip instructors with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to respond to today’s unique challenges. We do so by sending weekly emails with practical tips and information, providing live sessions, and holding virtual consultations.

Smeal Academy Sessions

November 4, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Canvas New Quizzes: Importing and Quiz-Building Basics

Download the PowerPoint slides for this presentation here. This session will help you get started with new quizzes and includes a basic overview of how to enable, import, and create…
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October 27, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Inclusive Tricks & Treats

 In this session we give out an array of inclusive classroom treats that can be shared with your students to help everyone feel a greater sense of belonging. You will leave the…
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October 3, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

New Quizzes Benefits

  Canvas is transitioning to a new quiz platform and all of our courses will be migrating to New Quizzes in the next year. This session provided a very basic…
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September 22, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Accessibility Tips for Everyday Instructors

In this session especially designed for instructors and staff who support courses, the eLDIG team shared some strategies to improve the accessibility of your course(s). Link to Session Slides Accessible…
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August 12, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Final Touches for Fall

 This session was designed to help faculty and staff who support faculty to put the finishing touches on Canvas for the upcoming semester. We cover some Canvas basics, a…
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Smeal Academy Newsletters

November 4, 2022 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Inclusive Teaching Practices – Fall 2022 Newsletter 2

Smeal Academy Fall 2022 Connections Newsletter 2 –Inclusive Teaching Practices The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal Community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with technology…
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August 29, 2022 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Welcome Back – Fall 2022 Newsletter 1

Smeal Academy Fall 2022 Connections Newsletter 1 – Welcome Back The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…
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May 18, 2022 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Summer Reading Recommendations – Summer 2022 Newsletter 1

Summer 2022 Connections Newsletter 1 – Summer Reading Recommendations The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…
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April 20, 2022 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

End of Semester Tips – Spring 2022 Newsletter 4

Spring 2022 Connections Newsletter 4 –  End of Semester Tips The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…
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April 7, 2022 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Spring Cleaning – Spring 2022 Newsletter 3

Spring 2022 Connections Newsletter 3 –  Spring Cleaning for Your Courses The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…
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Video Tech Tips

April 21, 2022 in Video Tech Tips

Using LionPath to Import Final Grades from Canvas

 This video explains how to use LionPath to pull final Grades from Canvas.. Helpful Resources Preparing Canvas Final Grades for LionPath Uploading Grades into LionPath from Canvas Smeal Academy…
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December 7, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

How to Set Up Your Grading Scheme in Canvas

How to Set Up Your Grading Scheme in Canvas This video explains how to set up your Grading Scheme in Canvas. You can choose conventional, pre-made grading schemes that are…
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December 7, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

Finalizing Your Canvas Gradebook

Finalizing Your Canvas Gradebook This video explains how to finalize your students' grades in Canvas. There are three important recommendations in the video: All grades should have a numeric value…
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October 22, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

Edit Out Time From Zoom Recordings in Kaltura

This video explains how to edit out time from the beginning, middle, or end of your Zoom recordings through Kaltura's built-in video editing tool. If your class doesn't start or…
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October 8, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

Automatically Adding Zoom Recordings to Canvas

Automatically Adding Zoom Recordings to Canvas This video explains how to automatically add Zoom Recordings to your Canvas course. This can be done by altering the settings in Canvas (adding…
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