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

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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July 14, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

New Quizzes Overview

 Penn State will be moving to "New Quizzes" that can be used in your live courses beginning in 2023, with a plan to sunset the Class Quiz Engine in 2024.…
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June 15, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Engaging Students via Microlearning

 Link to Session Slides Engaging Students via Microlearning Are your students mentally stuffed to the gills from your course content? There are things you can do to help them!In…
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May 3, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Microsoft Bookings Tips & Tricks

 Join us for a Microsoft Bookings Lunch & Learn facilitated by Jessie Sorensen and Carrie Marcinkevage. Several members of the Smeal College of Business utilize MS Bookings for admissions, coaching/advising, and individual appointments. Participants are invited…
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April 19, 2022 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Inclusive Course Design

 Join Jamie Campbell and Olivia Lewis from Smeal's Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs as they share tips and strategies to make our classes more inclusive for Smeal's diverse student…
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Smeal Academy Newsletters

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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January 12, 2022 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Welcome Back to the Arctic! – Spring 2022 Newsletter 1

Spring 2022 Connections Newsletter 1 –  Ready or Not, Here We Go!! The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to…
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December 15, 2021 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Grading and Semester Wrap-Up Essentials – Fall 2021 Newsletter 6

So Much to Grade, So Little Time - Fall 2021 Resilience Newsletter 6 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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