Circles of Innovation On Demand

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So, perhaps you got an email, heard from your Dean or a colleague, or maybe even just saw it on the Circles of Innovation website, and you are wondering “What is Circles of Innovation on Demand?” Well this year, based on feedback from faculty, the Circles team is trying out a new on-demand model of Professional Development. It’s a little like Netflix meets Faculty Development, and we arecalling it Circles of Innovation on Demand. The course will cover multiple advanced topics in Canvas, and will be open from today through April 12, 2019. Here are some things you should know about the format for the new course:

To sign up, all you have to do is click on this link, log in to Atlas, and request access to the course. Within a day or two, you will notice that you have been signed up for PRFC 3168, a canvas course that we are using for Circles this year. In this course, you will have access to our “Digi Know” Series Videos, Our Webinars, and our Mentored Implementation Projects.

The Digi-Know videos are not for PD Credit. They are simply videos we have been developing as we have gotten questions and ideas from the Canvas Essentials courses.  Each video is between 30 seconds to 5 minutes in length, and each gives you the Digital Knowhow you need to innovate and improve workflows in your Canvas courses. (Feel free to binge watch them all or share them with others, we will be adding more all year).

This fall we are offering 3 webinar topics (worth 1 PD credit each):

  • Using the Canvas GradeBook: Tips, Tricks & Best Practices
  • Enhanced Visuals: Best Practices for Images in Canvas
  • Video Discussions with FlipGrid.

To get credit for a webinar, simply reserve your seat, attend the session, and complete the post webinar assessment survey. These dates do have limited availability, so reserve your seat today.

After completing the webinars, you are given access to related Mentored Implementation Projects (worth 4 PD credits each). If you find a topic interesting, these projects allow you to do a deeper dive while working one-on-one with the Circles facilitator to learn more and bring various innovations to life within your own classes.

So, if you are ready to try Professional Development On-Demand. Sign up today! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact James May. He would be happy to answer any of your Circles of Innovations related questions.

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