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Tuesday, December 1

12:30pm PST

DETCHE Board Meeting
Pre-Conference Meeting for DET/CHE Board members

Tuesday December 1, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST

3:00pm PST

CCC System Update
Pre-Conference Meeting for California Community Colleges representatives, organized by CCC Distance Education Coordinators Organization. View the agenda.

Tuesday December 1, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

3:00pm PST

CSU DAT System Meeting
Pre-Conference Meeting for CSU Directors of Academic Technology

Tuesday December 1, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

5:00pm PST

Conference Welcome & DET/CHE 35th Anniversary Celebration
In 1985 DET/CHE was founded by Media Directors who felt a need to discuss shared work interests, best practices, and research that were not being addressed by existing professional media organizations. Today DET/CHE provides a unique forum for discussing common management concerns within academic computing, instructional technology, media services, and distance education across all levels of California Higher Education. The historical development of DET/CHE over the past 35 years is certainly quite remarkable. Each of the panel members will be asked to reflect on their DET/CHE experiences from the perspective of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The individuals interviewed are a great mix of members that have a long history with the DET/CHE organization and a new member.

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Henry Burnett

Director of Media Services UC Santa Cruz (Retired), UC Santa Cruz
Dr. Henry J. Burnett is an educator and futurist fully committed to expanding access and success for students in higher education. Strategies for responding to a greater variety of student learning styles, consulting with faculty and introducing new technologies are high priorities... Read More →

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Fabiola Torres

Professor Of Ethnic Studies / @ONE Facilitator, Glendale Community College / @ONE
Fabiola is the daughter of two Mexican Immigrants, Fabiola Torres was raised under the rule of La Chancla - using a slipper to nudge children toward good behavior. Therefore working hard was a reflection of good behavior and good parenting. Now her parents are proud of their daughter... Read More →
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Liesl Boswell

Instructional Designer
Liesl Boswell, M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology, focuses on designing and developing effective “just-in-time” online self-paced accessibility resources for staff and faculty. Liesl has practiced accessibility since 2013 and leads accessibility efforts for the California Community... Read More →
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Howard Story

Director Emeritus, El Camino College
Mr. Howard Story worked in both the California K-12 and higher education systems for over 44 years. Howard spent most of his career in the Media and Technology areas of Education.After graduating from Cornell University with a Master’s degree in Communication Arts, Mr. Story worked... Read More →
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Kathy Fernandes

Academic Technology Officer, Calif State University, Chico
Kathy Fernandes has been a member of DET/CHE since the late 1990’s when she became the Director of Academic Technologies (DAT) at CSU Chico. She led the DETCHE Conference in 2005 held at UC Riverside. Was that really 15 years ago already? After working at Chico State for 25 years... Read More →

Tuesday December 1, 2020 5:00pm - 5:45pm PST

5:45pm PST

Virtual Reception & Sponsor Expo
Tuesday December 1, 2020 5:45pm - 7:00pm PST
Wednesday, December 2

8:30am PST

Virtual Breakfast
Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:30am - 8:45am PST

8:30am PST

Sponsor Expo
Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:30am - 6:00pm PST

8:45am PST

Morning Welcome
Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:45am - 9:00am PST

8:50am PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - Sonicfoundry
Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:50am - 8:55am PST

9:00am PST

LEVL Up - A student-led effort to support distance learners
Adopting a "by students, for students" approach to supporting virtual learners, Santa Clara University (SCU) launched the LEVL Up (Learning and Engaging in Virtual Learning) mini-course to help its students prepare for a completely online learning experience in fall 2020. LEVL Up offers student leaders' perspectives, guidance, and encouragement, including over 80 brief videos that capture students' own experiences in virtual learning in Spring 2020. Students complete 9 levels to hone their skills and knowledge related to goal setting, time management, technology and study spaces, learning strategies, campus resources, and the SCU virtual community. In this session SCU staff, our lead consultant, and student leaders will describe the LEVL Up development process, successes and takeaways.


Kevin Kelly

Kevin teaches online courses as a Lecturer in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. His current online General Education course is called How 2 Lrn w ur Mobile Device. He served for several years as SF State’s... Read More →

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Nancy Cutler

Deputy CIO for Academic Technology, Santa Clara University
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Brian Larkin

Sr. Instructional Technology Resource Specialist, Santa Clara University

Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST

9:50am PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - Key Code Media
UC Davis recently renovated four new lecture spaces with future-proof AV packages. Jacob Bernhardt will briefly discuss how his team handled this massive facility upgrade in the middle of a pandemic. With brand new Crestron Control Systems, Projectors, Video Walls, and Audio- see how these upgrades rooms are quickly becoming the flagship for the campus.

Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:50am - 9:55am PST

10:00am PST

Employing Culturally Affirming and Equity-Minded Teaching and Learning Practices to Advance Institutional Equity
Faculty play an essential role in institutional efforts to close equity gaps and achieve student success, yet many campuses struggle to engage a broad constituency of faculty in these efforts, leaving many to wonder, “What is my role and responsibility in advancing equity efforts in my classes and beyond?” Thus, in this address, Frank will: (a) discuss the role all faculty must embrace to advance and achieve institutional equity and (b) propose culturally affirming teaching and learning strategies that must be employed by all classroom faculty to address inequity and disproportionate impact.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am PST

10:55am PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - Panasonic
Wednesday December 2, 2020 10:55am - 11:00am PST

11:00am PST

A Strengths-Based Approach to Remote Faculty Development
A retreat, an institute, and an orientation wished they could walk into a bar, but it was a zoom happy hour... In summer 2020, we held three major faculty development programs remotely. All were originally formatted as multi-day, intense, face to face experiences. We deliberately leveraged combinations of character strengths and talents within our project teams, seeking to build on strengths rather than overcome deficits. Strengths-based teamwork aligns with the principles of equity-minded, inclusive teaching that we offer as faculty development themes. Character strengths and talents are distinct from work skills. This presentation will challenge participants to consider how their own strengths can contribute to the shift from face to face to remote faculty development.


Victoria Bhavsar

Victoria Bhavsar is the director of Cal Poly Pomona's Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, a lecturer in the Huntley College of Agriculture, and Cal Poly Pomona's PI for the CSU Alliance for Diversity and Strengths of STEM Faculty. Victoria's top five strengths are Input... Read More →
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April Dawn

Lead, Senior Instructional Designer, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
April Dawn is the lead, senior instructional designer and Faculty Development Consultant at the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE). She is also Cal Poly Pomona's co-PI for the CSU Alliance for Diversity and Strengths of STEM Faculty. Her top five strengths are... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:20am PST

11:20am PST

Teach ON!-line Summer Camp: Faculty development in online and hybrid education in the face of COVID-19
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed everything. In March 2020, California moved education to a virtual platform in a rush and F2F learning was not an option. In response to this demand and to be more intentional, the Center for Teaching and Learning at Sacramento State worked together with stakeholders to create the Teach ON!-line Summer Camp. The goals: to build quality online courses; deliver equitable / accessible learning for students; and create campus community around online learning. The result: in summer 2020 nearly 800 faculty received training to build and deliver their courses for fall 2020 and beyond. Come learn suggestions for running large-scale online teaching training from recruiting faculty camp counselors through asynchronous and synchronous delivery.

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Sharyn Gardner

Associate Professor of Management, Sacramento State
Sharyn Gardner is faculty in the Management & Organization department at Sacramento State. She fosters organizational success through leadership/management of employees & processes in her teaching, research, & consulting. Her most recent adventure was as Interim Director for the Center... Read More →
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Corinne Rowland

Universal Design for Learning Lead, California State University, Sacramento
Corinne Rowland works in the Academic Technology Center where she consults on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concepts and accessibility for instructional materials. She's worked in higher education throughout CA community colleges, Sacramento State and UC San Diego. She's "Made... Read More →
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Crystal Sims

Instructional Designer, California State University, Sacramento
Crystal Sims is an Instructional Designer in the Center for Teaching and learning at Sacramento State. She works with faculty to increase engagement & accessibility in the classroom & online. Crystal designs and facilitates workshops, advises on including universal design & accessibility... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:20am - 11:40am PST

11:40am PST

How to Ride a Virtual Bike: Bring Experiential Learning to a Remote-First Environment
We are social creatures who learn by social cues and repeated interactions. As a result, experiential learning is challenging to scale to an online environment, even when done methodically and deliberately. In the field of learning experience design, we strive to optimize these limited virtual interactions to enable students to effectively identify patterns in their environment that lead to favorable learning outcomes. This spring we had 48 hours to create that model for a vast majority of faculty who had little to no exposure to online teaching. This summer, we had (a little) time to catch our breath and came up with a highly effective workshop plan, to train 150+ teaching faculty and their course assistants on how best to deploy a number of experiential tools to their remote classes.


Amy Ho

Sr. Learning Experience Designer, Haas Digital, UC Berkeley
Amy is excited about leveraging technology to design better learning experiences for learners both inside and outside of the classroom. Before joining Haas, she worked with the Education team at Girls Who Code, creating resources for their free after-school programs and consulting... Read More →
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Sara Sieteski

Executive Director, Haas Digital, Haas School of Business, University of California
Dr. Sieteski is responsible for leading teaching and learning technology initiatives and online learning strategy at Haas. She works with faculty partners and program staff in all aspects of content development and ongoing course operations. Prior to Haas, she spent 11 years working... Read More →

Keeley Takimoto

Sr. Experiential Learning Designer, Haas Digital, UC Berkeley
Keeley is passionate about working with faculty on accessible, inclusive, and cutting-edge learning experiences to teach both quantitative and "soft" skills. She is delighted to continue as a Cal Bear after graduating from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a cognitive science degree and working... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:40am - 12:00pm PST

12:00pm PST

The Humanizing Online STEM Academy: Fostering Inclusion and Equity through Faculty Development
Despite successful efforts to increase Black and Latinx students entering STEM majors, they are still far more likely to switch out of STEM than their White and Asian peers. Research suggests that increasing kindness and affirmation cues in STEM courses improves the retention of minoritized students. We will introduce the Humanizing Online STEM Academy, a grant project funded by the California Education Learning Lab, aimed at eliminating equity gaps in undergraduate online STEM courses by scaling a 6-week online faculty development program across CA public higher education. Faculty and faculty developers will explore and apply eight humanized elements with culturally responsive teaching pedagogy aimed at shifting the culture in STEM.

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Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Faculty Mentor, Foothill DeAnza Community College District
Michelle's work has helped online instructors across the nation understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. In her current role as Faculty Mentor for the California Community Colleges CVC-OEI/@ONE, she... Read More →
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Mike Smedshammer

Distance Education Coordinator, Modesto Junior College
Mike Smedshammer is the Distance Education Coordinator at Modesto Junior College where he has certified over 300 faculty to teach online. He is an @ONE Course Facilitator, and a Lead Course Reviewer for California's Online Education Initiative, and 2020 recipient of the Purdy and... Read More →
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Kim Vincent-Layton

Educational Developer, HSU
Kim Vincent-Layton is an educational developer in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and a lecturer in the Department of Communication at Humboldt State University (HSU). Kim's scholarship and practice explore inclusive communities and belonging through the interplay of pedagogy... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:00pm - 12:20pm PST

12:20pm PST

Presenter Q&A
Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:20pm - 12:30pm PST

12:30pm PST

Lunch break & Sponsor Expo
Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST

1:30pm PST

The making of a successful academic technology process and plan
The emergence of Covid-19 has presented an opportune time to reconsider the academic technology offerings at Sacramento State, specially what are the essential elements of that baseline, how do we remain nimble in the face of seismic change, and how do we plan to more effectively support teaching and learning after the virus has subsided. This presentation will engage the audience along these themes, leveraging the broad expertise of DETCHE attendees to help the core academic technology group develop a near-term roadmap for academic technology in order to support the campus teaching and learning needs. This presentation will share and gain insights on what are today's mission-critical technology systems at Sacramento State and similar institutions, what is missing in our offerings?

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Jenae Cohn

Director, Academic Technology, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Jenae Cohn works as the Director of Academic Technology at California State University, Sacramento. She writes and speaks about teaching and learning in digital spaces and has taught college-level writing since 2011. Her forthcoming book, Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital... Read More →
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Dennis Dahlquist

Professor, California State University Sacramento
Dennis Dahlquist has taught Electrical and Computer Engineering courses, developing courses, redesigning courses and updating courses. Additionally, a CTL Mentor and CO Lead Faculty for Engineering and Computer Science. Taught blended (and flip classroom style), online, Education... Read More →
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Jean-Pierre Bayard

Sac State Faculty and AT Consultant for Fresno State, Sacramento State and Fresno State
Dr. Jean-Pierre Bayard is currently a professor of electrical & electronic engineering at Sacramento State, and a technology consultant at both Fresno State and Sacramento State. Until December 2019 and for five years, he was the Director for System-wide Learning Technologies and... Read More →

Peggy Kay

Associate VP, Academic Technology & Campus Engagement, CSU, Sacramento
Peggy Kay is a member of the Sacramento State University executive technology leadership team responsible for leading the IT Customer, Academic Technology and Web/Mobile services. She is the Associate Vice President for Academic Technology & Campus Engagement, and Leads effective... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST

2:15pm PST

How Poll Everywhere went Viral at Stanford
Since in-person classes were cancelled, Stanford University has rapidly transitioned to online learning. Canvas and Zoom are as critical to teaching now as classrooms and overhead screens, but Poll Everywhere is still an optional enhancement. Yet because it can be demoed for faculty easily with screen sharing and permits the sharing of polls and reports between members of Teams, Stanford has added ~1000 new Presenter accounts since March. Demand for tutorials on the more advanced features of Poll Everywhere have also grown. In this session Carlos Seligo will share stories from Human Biology, the Medical and Business Schools, where he has helped teaching teams to coordinate remotely and re-engage their students in large lectures, with this active learning system.

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Carlos Seligo

Academic Technology Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning
Carlos Seligo is the Admin for Poll Everywhere at Stanford University's Center for Teaching and Learning. He is also the Academic Technology Specialist for the Program in Human Biology so has the boots-on-the ground experience of supporting individual faculty. During the rapid transition... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:15pm - 2:35pm PST

2:35pm PST

Hornet Online Learning 101: Leveraging Collaboration and the Power of the CSU
Building on work by Humboldt State and CSU Channel Islands, an agile Sac State team from Student Affairs, First Year Programs, Academic Technology, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, customized and launched a "Hornet Learning Online 101" course in less than 2 weeks, just in time for the Fall 2020 remote teaching semester. "Hornet Learning Online 101" is a one hour online tutorial on topics including growth mindset, active learning strategies, Canvas navigation skills, and remote student support resources. Two weeks into the Fall 2020 semester, the course has enrolled more than 3100 students and received positive reviews. Data from the course including student online readiness, motivation, and specific knowledge and skills learned from the course will be presented.

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Yazmín Vera

ITC - Online Course Developer, California State University, Sacramento
Yazmín Vera is an Information Technology Consultant for the Division of Information Resources and Technology at Sacramento State. She is an online course developer and assists faculty in preparing online, hybrid, and technology enhanced instruction.  

Lynn Tashiro

Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Sacramento State
Lynn M. Tashiro is the Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Professor of Physics at Sacramento State. Her work includes faculty professional development, student success analytics, online learning, and issues of equity in higher education. Her research interests... Read More →

Marco Martinez

IT Consultant, CSU Sacramento
Marco Martinez is the Information Technology Consultant for the Center for Teaching and Learning. He provides technical and pedagogical instruction and consultation to faculty at Sacramento State and innovates and tests new tools and practices for the Center for Teaching and Lear... Read More →

Peggy Kay

Associate VP, Academic Technology & Campus Engagement, CSU, Sacramento
Peggy Kay is a member of the Sacramento State University executive technology leadership team responsible for leading the IT Customer, Academic Technology and Web/Mobile services. She is the Associate Vice President for Academic Technology & Campus Engagement, and Leads effective... Read More →

Jazmin Campos

Jazmin Campos is the Academic Success Program Coordinator for the First Year Experience Program at Sacramento State. She manages the First Year Experience Space, co-facilitates the Hispanic Serving Institution Student Peer Program Network, and provides consultation for the Center... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:35pm - 2:55pm PST

2:55pm PST

Data Science Education - the Scaling of Open-source, Cloud-based Curriculum and Pedagogy
The Data Science Education Program has a vision to create pedagogical opportunities for all students to experience data science approaches within existing classes. The UC Berkeley Data hub is an open-source, cloud-based computing resource that makes computing accessible to all students. This tool and approach are especially adaptable and useful for online learning. The platform is currently used to introduce computation in core classes in Data Science, as well as Data Science Modules in a wide range of classes in other disciplines. The UC Berkelely Jupyterhub has 5 years of experience teaching thousands of students in dozens of classes each semester. UC Berkeley has a wide array of open-source data science curriculum and pedagogical tools being adopted across California.


Eric Van Dusen

Curriculum Coordinator, UC Berkeley
Dr. Eric Van Dusen is the Interim Director of the Data Science Undergraduate Education, as well as a Lecturer and lead for the Modules Curriculum program. He has been training faculty both within UC Berkeley and from external institutions in using the open source cloud based teaching... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:55pm - 3:15pm PST

3:15pm PST

Presenter Q&A
Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:15pm - 3:25pm PST

3:25pm PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - Honorlock
Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:25pm - 3:30pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 1: A Mad, Continuous Scramble: Revamping Instructional Support Helpdesk for Remote Instruction
The COVID-19 pandemic brought an abrupt halt to in-person instruction for educational institutions across the globe. Like many higher education institutions, UC Berkeley immediately immersed itself in emergency remote instruction, which continued through the summer. Daily changes in the reopening conditions for Fall, bouncing between a continuum of hybrid to remote only, presented obvious challenges to staff attempting to plan for instruction support. This session will present how the helpdesk team at UC Berkeley planned for a variety of scenarios with large gaps of information and constant uncertainty. In addition, we will talk about lessons learned from this planning, our continuous evolution to support instruction in the Fall semester, and how we are making plans for 2021 and beyond.

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Kevin Chan

Manager - Classroom Technology Services and RTL Operations, UC Berkeley
Kevin has over 15 years of experience in academic technology at UC Berkeley across a broad range of areas including technical operations, project management, service management, and change management/business continuity. He started the role of managing the instructional technology... Read More →

Kelly Chang

Kelly has been a part of the UC Berkeley community since 2015. Pre-COVID, her role meant providing technical in-person support to classrooms. Now, she specializes in student staff training to provide a rapid and responsive support model fitting for the Zoom-Universe. Knowing how difficult... Read More →

Natalie Montanez

Service Lead, Classroom Technology Support, UC Berkeley
Natalie has worked with the Educational Technology Services group in various roles since 2013; first as a student employee. Her first staff position was as the Service Lead for the Classroom Technology Services group and she has recently transitioned into the role of Instructional... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 2: Accessibility Challenges and Opportunities
In this birds of a feather session participants will discuss accessibility challenges encountered when quickly pivoting to online course delivery and student participation. Subtopics include: textbook alternate media options,  captioning, assistive technologies and student-centered IT services. This session will also provide time for participants to share creative solutions adopted on our respective campuses.

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Noelia Franzen

Instructional Tech Manager/ID, CSU, Sonoma State University
Noelia Franzen née Mendoza, serves as the Senior AccessibilityCoordinator at Sonoma State University in Disability Services For Students. She specializes in Alt Media, Assistive Technologies, and Academic Technologies.Noelia earned a Master's in Education with an emphasis in Instructional... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 3: Avoiding Plagiarism through Assignment Design
Online proctoring is used in high stakes exams, yet it is not always equitable. Further, many faculty come to rely on online proctoring for day-to-day exams and assessments. But if the goal is to help students achieve course learning outcomes, does that invite the possibility of a variety of ways to achieve that goal? Online proctoring is designed to prevent cheating, yet good course and assessment design can inhibit cheating while simultaneously helping students achieve the learning outcomes of a course. In order to increase capacity for alternative assessments, we will discuss the role of the institution, of technology, and of faculty in student learning, and various ways in which we can leverage non-proctoring technology to hold students accountable for learning outcomes.

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Julie Gamberg

DE Faculty Development Coordinator, Glendale College
Julie Gamberg is a full-time faculty member at Glendale College. She teaches English composition and humanities fully online. Julie is interested in all things pedagogy, OER, equity, and collaboration. At GCC, as the Distance Education Faculty Development Coordinator, she instituted... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 4: Pivoting On-Campus Services to Support Off-Campus Students
Most college and university students in California who planned to live on campus are currently enrolled and living in off-campus locations. Many will be studying off campus for at least the remainder of the academic year. Campus-based services, such as equipment loans and in-person workshops, have had to pivot to supporting students from a distance. Come discuss with colleagues how service models have changed at your institution and brainstorm potential ways to better serve students.

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Beth McCullough

Director, Learning Environment Integration, Stanford University
Beth McCullough is the Director, Learning Environment Integration for Learning Technologies & Spaces. Beth is charged with overseeing the creation, support, and programming of technology-enhanced places for formal and informal learning. Her responsibilities include oversight of the... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 5: Preparing Classrooms for HyFlex Course Delivery
How is USF upgrading the AV in classrooms to prepare for the HyFlex classrooms and the lessons learned so far?  Please join us for this opportunity for attendees to share their upgrade designs, plans, and experiences so far.


Larry Montagna

Larry joined the team at USF in 2002 toward the goal of designing, building, and supporting AV environments at the University of San Francisco.  In that time he has upgraded over 200 rooms, including classrooms, conference rooms, Zoom Rooms,  digital signage, computer and simulation... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 6: We are all in this together: A community of practice meets the faculty development needs during an unprecedented time
UCSF instructional designers, curriculum coordinators, and other educational partners from different schools ramped up an informal community of practice working group to support remote teaching and faculty development across campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics include:
Establishing an inter-campus working group - disseminating information, sharing resources
Faculty knowledge and skills - meeting people where they are
Expanded roles - course assistant and moderators
Developmental workshops - managing the digital classroom
Remote teaching toolkit - pre-recording lectures, engaging zoom sessions, LMS course design

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Gina Gaiser

Instructional Designer, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Gina Gaiser (she/her) is an Educational Architect, Media Producer, Program Manager, and Educator, delivering online technology solutions and student-centered design to the UC community since 2002. Gina was awarded a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and an MFA... Read More →

Xinxin Huang

Xinxin Huang is a Senior Education Technologist at School of Nursing, UCSF. Her work primarily consists of supporting faculty in their pursuit of technology-enhanced teaching such as implementing technologies school and campus wide, applying technological solutions to improve student... Read More →

Lisa Leiva

Lisa is an Instructional Designer in the UCSF Library. She has over 15 years of experience working with UCSF faculty to enhance learning experiences. She enjoys doing her part to provide faculty with creative methods that integrate technology into the classroom to enhance teaching... Read More →

Stephanie Wallace

Director, Office of Curriculum Support, University of California, San Francisco
Stephanie is the Director of Education and Curricular Services in the Learner Success Center, School of Dentistry Dean's Office. She taught ESOL before joining UCSF in 2013. She transitioned to School of Dentistry in 2018 and supervises a team to ensure that faculty and students have... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Group 7: Zoom as a Platform for Teaching and Learning
This group is a discussion on all things Zoom, or any other video conferencing platform that is being leveraged for remote or HyFlex instruction during this extraordinary time. Training, equipment, support and therapy are all topics on this table.

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Ken Yoshioka

Senior Instructional technologist, University of San Francisco
Fortunate enough to serve for 20 years at the University of San Francisco, first as a Help Desk Technician (7 years) and then as a Senior Instructional Technologist in Educational Technology Services (13 years). Provides support and training for Zoom, Echo360, presentation development... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

4:00pm PST

Structuring the Classroom for Inclusion
Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. Educational technologies make it possible for instructors to use a variety of inclusive teaching techniques (such as supporting universal design and facilitating synchronous discussions in which everyone participates equitably). After providing a framework for inclusive teaching, Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina will draw upon their own teaching experiences and educational research to model various technology-based strategies that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve to their potentials.


Kelly Hogan

Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy are both award winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. They have expertise on inclusive techniques and... Read More →

Viji Sathy

Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy are both award winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. They have expertise on inclusive techniques and... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

5:00pm PST

Virtual Reception & Sponsor Expo
Wednesday December 2, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Thursday, December 3

8:45am PST

Morning Welcome
Thursday December 3, 2020 8:45am - 8:55am PST

8:45am PST

Sponsor Expo
Visit with DET/CHE's sponsors anytime throughout the day!

Thursday December 3, 2020 8:45am - 5:00pm PST

8:55am PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - EesySoft
Thursday December 3, 2020 8:55am - 9:00am PST

9:00am PST

Address Disruption and Lower Barriers with Universal Design
The challenges of shifting to remote instruction have highlighted inequities and barriers for learners, some new and some that have existed for a long time. For nearly 25 years, some of us in higher education have been using technology-mediated learning environments to lower barriers and address opportunity gaps for our learners. Today, it’s no longer an optional practice: everyone needs to know how to “toggle” between in-person instruction and technology-mediated learning, all while addressing the social-justice aspects of learning (Fritzgerald, 2020) with and through technology.

To help make educational materials and practices inclusive and useful for all learners, this interactive keynote radically reflects on how instructors can adopt Universal Design for Learning in order to create learning interactions that provide students with broader access to learning and more time for study and practice in their busy days. Paradoxically, this involves broadening our focus beyond service to learners with disabilities, into a larger ease-of-use/general-inclusion framework.

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Tom Tobin

Dr. Thomas J. Tobin is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-enhanced education... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST

10:00am PST

One Size Does NOT Fit All: SDSU’s Flexible Training for Online Teaching in the COVID Era
This panel discussion reflects on the decisions made, challenges faced, and lessons learned from SDSU's Flexible Course Design Summer Institute (FCDSI). In Summer 2020, SDSU's FCDSI trained nearly 1000 faculty members in online instruction. Our program, designed and facilitated in virtual space, featured faculty-helping-faculty. Nearly 30 module designers and peer mentors created content and mentored faculty through three 3-week sessions. Flexibility, empathy, and teamwork were key: participants completed four required modules and four elective modules catered to their instructional needs. Each co-presenter offers a unique perspective on the training from faculty needs, to administrative logistics, to Canvas architecture to facilitate flexibility, to assessment, and faculty tech support.Professor of History and Co-Facilitator of SDSU Flexible Course Design Summer Institute

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Elizabeth Pollard

Professor of History, San Diego State University
Elizabeth Pollard, SDSU Senate Distinguished Professor and Professor of History, was co-facilitator of FCDSI. At SDSU since 2002, Pollard is co-author of two widely-adopted textbooks on early world history and author of articles exploring History pedagogy using Twitter, Wikipedia... Read More →

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Michelle Peterson

Faculty Resource Coordinator, San Diego State Univeristy
Michelle Peterson is the Coordinator of Faculty Resources for Instructional Technology Services (ITS), where she helps faculty with smart classroom technology and the learning management system. She started working for ITS in April 2018 as the Learning Spaces Coordinator for the Engineering... Read More →
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James Frazee

Chief Academic Technology Officer, AVP, San Diego State University
Dr. James P. Frazee is Chief Academic Technology Officer and Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies and Environments at SDSU. A unit within the IT Division, Learning Technologies and Environments (LTE) provides vision and leadership to support excellence in teaching and... Read More →
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Maureen Guarcello

Research, Analytics, and Communications Specialist, San Diego State University
Dr. Maureen A. Guarcello is Research, Analytics, and Communications Specialist in SDSU's ITS. Her research focuses upon the ways predictive and learning analytics inform student success interventions and higher education policy. Guarcello has worked at CSU-LB, University of Hawaii... Read More →

Andrea Saltzman Martin

Instructional Designer, San Diego State University
Andrea Saltzman Martin, Instructional Designer for the College of Education and ITS, has been at SDSU since 2007. She supports faculty in the design, development, and facilitation of hybrid and online courses. Andrea has helped hundreds of instructors develop and teach online courses... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST

10:50am PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - ReadSpeaker
Thursday December 3, 2020 10:50am - 10:55am PST

10:55am PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - GoReact
Thursday December 3, 2020 10:55am - 11:00am PST

11:00am PST

What if higher ed could run like a nimble startup?
In April 2020, Cal Poly Pomona's Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) moved instructional operations entirely online, due to COVID-19 campus restrictions. CAFE utilized an iterative design (rapid prototype) process that relied on implementing faculty and staff feedback resulting in continuous-accelerated improvement. This approach allowed for a rapid launch, adaptability, and easy adoption of CAFE's Remote Course Design (RCD), an initiative to prepare faculty for fully online instruction. CAFE's new iterative approach allows for scalable product and service launch and implementation. An example of this is CAFE's Quality Matter's 2020 template. This presentation will share the lessons learned from this experience.

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Thomas Jenkins

Instructional Designer, California State Polytechnic University,
Thomas Jenkins is an Instructional Designer for the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence at Cal Poly Pomona. He has a Bachelor's in Liberal Studies and has been in the education field for the last ten years. Thomas specializes in course content creation, online development... Read More →
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Donya Rahimi

Instructional Designer, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Donya is an instructional designer at CPP. She has a MA in Educational Psychology and is currently a PhD candidate in the same field. Her research is on scaffolding goal-setting for undergraduate students in online learning environments.

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:20am PST

11:20am PST

Can you have us fully online by next week?
Like many campuses responding rapidly to the pandemic, UC Irvine's educational technology community employed a continually evolving and agile approach to moving thousands of classes online in a matter of days. This presentation gives an overview of how multiple cross-functional teams pulled together to overcome incomplete and shifting information to manage online winter quarter finals as we went into lockdown, and how we prepared for a suddenly remote spring quarter over spring break, all while completing the move to a new LMS. In building out all aspects of educational continuity for our campus, partnerships were solidified, offerings were expanded, and the spotlight on educational technology provided a springboard for conversations about ed tech's key role within our academic mission.


Erik Kelly

Instructional Technology Support Manager, University of California, Irvine
Erik Kelly is the Manager of UC Irvine's Academic Web Technologies Support team, which provides frontline support, training, and educational technology tools acquisition for UCI's evolving ed tech ecosystem.

Briandy Walden

Associate Director, Student & Academic Services, University of California, Irvine
Briandy Walden has a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction and has utilized her user experience background in all aspects of her 20+ years working in educational and student success technologies at UC Irvine. Briandy currently wears two hats, one as an Associate Director... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:20am - 11:40am PST

11:40am PST

Aztecs, Assemble: Creating and Sustaining a Virtual Help Desk
On March 7th Instructional Technology Services (ITS) began preparing to transition their Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Center to a virtual modality due to COVID-19 concerns. On March 16th, when San Diego State University (SDSU) officially announced a face-to-face instructional pause, the ITS FIT Center transitioned from a physical to virtual space and was fully operational within 24 hours. In that one day, ITS created the virtual meeting room, assigned staff virtual shifts, and promoted this support resource to the campus community. Since then, ITS has fielded nearly 3,000 visits to the Virtual FIT Center, and received many accolades to the efficiency and assistance this resource provides.

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Sean Hauze

Director, Instructional Technology Services, San Diego State University
Dr. Sean Hauze is Director of Instructional Technology Services (ITS), where he provides operational leadership and direction for applications, initiatives, infrastructure, training and support services across the broad spectrum of instructional technology functions. Under the leadership... Read More →
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Leo Lopez

Service Lead, Instructional Technology Services, San Diego State University
Leo Lopez is the Service Lead for Instructional Technology Services (ITS) where he supports faculty and staff in the effective uses of academic technologies specifically within SDSU's help desk system, ServiceNow. This includes the use of smart classroom technologies, Canvas, and... Read More →
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Michelle Peterson

Faculty Resource Coordinator, San Diego State Univeristy
Michelle Peterson is the Coordinator of Faculty Resources for Instructional Technology Services (ITS), where she helps faculty with smart classroom technology and the learning management system. She started working for ITS in April 2018 as the Learning Spaces Coordinator for the Engineering... Read More →
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Aurora Velasco

Support Lead, San Diego State University
Aurora Velasco is the Support Lead for Instructional Technology Services (ITS). As part of her duties, Aurora oversees the Student Assistants of ITS, coordinates the maintenance and support of smart classroom systems, training for faculty and staff, and day-to-day operations of the... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:40am - 12:00pm PST

12:00pm PST

Leadership essentials: Optimizing and sustaining a fully online institution.
The transition to remote work and fully online education has impacted all academic institutions. At Long Beach City College, we rapidly transitioned to fully online and remote work within a two week period. This presentation will highlight key initiatives, issues, and collaborations that will benefit other institutions in successfully transitioning and sustaining online education. This will include:
- Implementing important educational technologies, resources, and support services for student success & equity.
- Leadership and collaboration needed to successfully transition & sustain a fully online college.
- Development of data tracking dashboards for Online Teaching Certifications and Canvas Utilization to optimize teaching and learning experience.
- Current and future challenges.

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Hussam Kashou, PhD

Assoc. Dean, Online Learning & Ed Tech, Long Beach City College
Dr. Hussam Kashou attained his Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Leadership specializing in Educational Technology & Educational Psychology from The Ohio State University (OSU) where he has over 15 years experience in various academic and leadership roles. Currently, Dr. Kashou is the... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 12:00pm - 12:20pm PST

12:20pm PST

Presenter Q&A
Thursday December 3, 2020 12:20pm - 12:30pm PST

12:30pm PST

Member Meeting & Virtual Lunch
All higher education attendees at the conference are DET/CHE members for the coming year! Hear DET/CHE's annual organizational update and participate in organizational voting!

Thursday December 3, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Sponsor Expo
Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST

1:30pm PST

Why Student Led Innovation In Educational Technology?
There is an untapped resource on college campuses which, if embraced, would enable us to make great strides in educational equity and effectiveness. If students who drop-out of college can revolutionize industries and create companies like Microsoft and FaceBook, then why can't current college students be innovators in education? I will be presenting four fundamental reasons why students are the optimal innovators for educational technology: Students are diverse, recently felt academic struggles, have a fresh perspective, and have better access to conduct user centered design. My colleagues at UC San Diego will then enter a panel discussion on the benefits of student-led innovation in educational technology and how universities and departments can help foster and support these students.

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Monal Parmar

Educational Vision Technologies
Monal Parmar is an engineering graduate student at UC San Diego where he is a TA for entrepreneurship courses and is Cofounder, CEO, and CTO of Educational Vision Technologies (EVT). EVT specializes in using artificial intelligence to automate the creation of content for online courses... Read More →


Joanna Boval

Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
Joanna Boval is the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities at UC San Diego and has presented at national and international conferences on issues of universal design and access, policy development, and program implementation. She is also a member of UC San Diego's Equity... Read More →

Jimmy Cong

Jimmy Cong works at the Office for Students with Disabilities at UC San Diego as a Disability Specialist. His responsibilities include meeting with students to provide disability management counseling, keeping the OSD website up to date, and testing product accessibility around the... Read More →
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Treb Padula

Instructional Technologist, University of California, San Diego
Mr. Treb Padula is a Senior Educational Technology Specialist at the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Padula has worked in higher education for over 15 years. He spent 10 years working for California State University, Stanislaus, where he did everything from classroom technology... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST

2:15pm PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - Turnitin
Thursday December 3, 2020 2:15pm - 2:20pm PST

2:20pm PST

Quality matters, but quality needn't be time-consuming and expensive: A fast, effective, and inexpensive approach to quality assurance
The Quality Matters approach to quality matters has long dominated course design in higher education, but it is complex, time- and resource-intensive; it requires a tremendous commitment from faculty and administration; and it can be perceived as intrusive and punishing to those subjected to review. UC Santa Cruz Online Education has developed an approach to quality assurance in online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses that is fast, inexpensive, and highly effective. In this presentation, we describe the rationale, procedures, and outcomes of this approach.


Michael Tassio

Director, UCSC Online Education, UC Santa Cruz
Michael Tassio is Director of Online Education and Chief of Staff for the Division of Academic Affairs at UC Santa Cruz.

Aaron Zachmeier

Assistant Director for Instructional Design and Development, UC Santa Cruz
Aaron Zachmeier is Associate Director for Instructional Design and Development at UC Santa Cruz. He is a member of the Order of the Occult Hand.

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:20pm - 2:40pm PST

2:40pm PST

Using Grade Data to Foster Student Success In- & Outside of the Class
UCI COMPASS provides a wide variety of grades data to academic advisors, faculty, and administrators. We will present the types of data UCI makes available, showcase the diverse lenses through which this data can be viewed, and discuss ways this data is an effective tool for both advisors and instructors to support student success across the institution.


Raymond Vadnais

Sr. User Experience Architect, University of California, Irvine
Ray has nearly two decades of experience in educational technology where he has designed the user experience for various campus enterprise software systems. As the descriptive analytics lead for UCI's student success analytics efforts, he has worked with academic advisors, faculty... Read More →

Briandy Walden

Associate Director, Student & Academic Services, University of California, Irvine
Briandy Walden has a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction and has utilized her user experience background in all aspects of her 20+ years working in educational and student success technologies at UC Irvine. Briandy currently wears two hats, one as an Associate Director... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:40pm - 3:00pm PST

3:00pm PST

Intentional and Rapid Faculty Training in Virtual Instruction at Scale
In spring, when Fresno State learned that Fall 2020 would involve virtual or hybrid delivery of most courses, the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) developed two virtual courses with both synchronous and asynchronous components and identified faculty across campus to facilitate these courses. Nearly 700 faculty completed a three-week course during summer 2020: either Foundations of Virtual Instruction (FVI) or Virtual Summer Institute. A modified version of the FVI course was also provided to teaching assistants. This presentation, including CFE and faculty facilitators and participants, will discuss the design and delivery of the Foundations in Virtual Instruction course, as well as its benefits and future improvements.


Rudy Sanchez

Professor of Management, California State University, Fresno
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Bryan D. Berrett

Director, Center for Faculty Excellence, Fresno State
Bryan Berrett has been a Deaf Studies faculty member since 1997 and currently is the Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Fresno State. The center provides faculty support with a team of instructional designers, faculty-driven learning communities, accessibility support... Read More →

JoLynne Blake

Instructional Designer, Fresno State
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Joseph Ross

Associate Professor, Biology, California State University, Fresno
Joseph Ross is an Associate Professor of Biology, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and has been involved in leading faculty professional development at Fresno State and across the CSU system. These efforts have focused on faculty media creation and curation, zero-cost course materials... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 3:00pm - 3:20pm PST

3:20pm PST

Presenter Q&A
Thursday December 3, 2020 3:20pm - 3:30pm PST

3:30pm PST

Sponsor Lightning Talk and Raffle - Panopto
Thursday December 3, 2020 3:30pm - 3:35pm PST

3:35pm PST

It Takes a Village to Pivot to Support Faculty in Remote Teaching during COVID-19
This session will describe California State University systemwide efforts to scale up in providing training to meet the demand to prepare faculty teaching remotely in the summer and fall. Efforts include collaboration with many campus directors, instructional designers, faculty and system administrators to expand training to support over 2,300 course registrations, 77 courses sections, and working with 41 course facilitators. Results will also be shared from a 27-item survey given to 800 faculty during the summer with them reflecting on their preparation to teach remotely and their concerns with transitioning to remote. Presenters will also share design of the course, managing registrations, growing a pool of certified facilitators, and personal reflections.

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Mary Bennett

Instructional Designer, California State University - Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer in The Center for Faculty Excellence at Fresno State. Mary works with faculty in the design and development of online and hybrid courses. In addition, she leads professional development opportunities, develops curriculum, and serves as a mentor... Read More →
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Shaidy Ruiz

Communications Analyst, ATS, CSU Office of the Chancellor
Shaidy Ruiz is the Communications Analyst for the Academic Technology Services (ATS) department at the California State University Office of the Chancellor. She coordinates communications between ATS and CSU faculty/staff about system-wide licenses, common interest groups, ATS programs... Read More →
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Ashley Skylar

Manager, Quality Assurance Blended-Online Program, CSUCO
Dr. Skylar works as Manager of the Quality Assurance Blended-Online Program with the CSU Chancellor's Office Center to support campuses in leadership efforts to develop online and hybrid courses. She serves as the CSU Institutional Representative for Quality Matters and holds various... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 3:35pm - 3:45pm PST

3:45pm PST

Amazing student video capstone projects
During the summer of 2020, University of California instructors teaching climate change solutions courses at different campuses asked their students to create capstone projects in the form of narrated video. Students were guided through the process which only required use of their computers and free video editing software. Guidance was provided in the areas of documentary film making, storyboarding, script and narration, and translating scientific information for the general public. This presentation identifies effective practices in facilitating this type of final course project, and user-friendly resources for amazing student videos.

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Alan Roper

Senior Instructional Designer, University of California Office of the President
Dr. Alan R. Roper is a senior instructional designer for the University of California Office of the President responsible for large scale multi-campus and multi-national programs. In his role at the UC, Dr. Roper produced the Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions program for... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 3:45pm - 3:55pm PST

3:55pm PST

Leveraging Campus Tools: Building a Virtual Escape Room
With the shift toward remote learning, course activities had to get reimagined. With a focus on the learning objectives for a course, the potential to develop a virtual escape room was explored. The escape room would leverage the campus tools available, such as Canvas and Zoom to provide structured, sequenced activities for students to complete. The design of the project began with faculty developed content, such as a PowerPoint, which was then converted into a video file that included music. Each video was added to Canvas Studio and placed in order of topics. Finally, quizzes were added between each room and were required to complete in order to advance. Successful viewing of videos and completing of quizzes allowed the students to receive a virtual key to exit the escape room.

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Anthony Bolaños

Instructional Designer, San Jose State University
Anthony Bolanos is an instructional designer in the eCampus department at San Jose State University. He graduated from CSU Bakersfield in 2015 with a degree in Computer Science/Information Systems. He has more than seven years of experience, which began as a computer science student... Read More →
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Jennifer Redd

Senior Director, San Jose State University
Dr. Jennifer Redd holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University. She is an experienced teacher with specific expertise in teaching online. Dr. Redd joined San Jose State University in 2011 as an instructional designer and is currently the Senior... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 3:55pm - 4:05pm PST

4:05pm PST

Closing Virtual Reception
Thursday December 3, 2020 4:05pm - 5:00pm PST