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.

Here is our latest Smeal Academy Session recording:

Smeal Academy Sessions

May 29, 2024 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Anthology Ally: What’s Your Score?

The University has enabled a Canvas feature called Ally which helps support our goals of equity and inclusion, improving course accessibility and usability. Learn more about the accessibility of the…
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May 15, 2024 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence in Business Education and Research Reading and Discussion Group – John Liechty, Facilitator

 Join us for the fifth session of a Smeal series on the role of artificial intelligence in our teaching and research, which will focus on our shared commitment to…
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April 25, 2024 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Discussions & Announcements Redesign: Worth the chatter?

 On May 7, 2024, Canvas’ Discussions and Announcements Redesign will be forced on for all Penn State courses. There is no migration or transition needed from the old discussion…
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March 20, 2024 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Transitioning to Canvas New Quizzes: An ID Perspective

 Penn State now supports the creation of quizzes using Canvas’s New Quizzes​ ​tool. Are you ready to jump in? Join the eLearning Design & Innovation Group (eLDIG)in the Smeal…
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March 7, 2024 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence in Business Education and Research Reading and Discussion Group (Session 3)

 The third session of a Smeal series on the role of artificial intelligence in our teaching and research focused on our shared commitment to preparing leaders to responsibly leverage…
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Smeal Academy Newsletters

June 5, 2024 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Keep Learning Edition

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Keep Learning Edition The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design and Innovation Group at the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State…
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May 21, 2024 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Access Matters Edition

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Access Matters Edition The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design and Innovation Group at the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State…
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May 15, 2024 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Inclusive Classrooms Edition

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Inclusive Classrooms Edition The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design and Innovation Group at the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State…
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May 8, 2024 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Kickoff to Summer Edition

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Kickoff to Summer Edition The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design and Innovation Group at the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania…
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April 30, 2024 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Smeal Academy Newsletter: End of Semester Edition

Smeal Academy Newsletter: End of Semester Edition Photo by Keith Luke on Unsplash Happy Finals Week! Once the grading is done, it will be time to upload your final grades…
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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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Assessment Series

December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 8: Rubrics

In this video, we talk about using rubrics, and specifically how to write them.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 7: Alternatives to Exams

In this video, we discuss alternatives that you can use to replace exams, and highlight performance assessment as an alternative to traditional exams.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 6: Exam Security

In this video, we discuss exam security, including general tips, some Canvas specific tips, and proctoring.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 5: Canvas Quizzing

In this video, welook at how to make the most of the canvas quizzing tool.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 4: Writing Quality Exam Questions

In this video, we look at how to write good exam questions.
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