Faculty Institute Banner with text: Treasures in Our Backyard, Innovative teaching and learning with what we have, May 16th 2019. Onsite at UMA.

LMS Vendor Presentations

Each of the LMS's will present three (3) consecutive times at the Faculty Institute, May 16th. Those session times are as follows:

Bb Learn Ultra Logo

► Recordings of Blackboard’s Learn Ultra Demo (Login Required)


Canvas logo

► Recordings of Instructure’s Canvas Demo (Login required)


Brightspace logo 

► Recordings of Desire2Learn’s Brightspace Demo (Login required)

LMS Scenario Feedback

► View and provide feedback by following this link.
The vendors were asked to provide a short video response to each of eight scenarios that address common functions faculty use within the LMS.

New Google session added to an already rich program: 

Google presenting "Course Kit'"

Join Google as they present on Course Kit, a tool that allows you to create, analyze and grade assignments within your LMS using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive. This live interactive session includes an overview of how the new features help instructors grade more efficiently, give richer feedback and collaborate with students."
 
This session is from 3:45 to 4:45 in Jewett Auditorium. 

Sponsorship & Attendance Information

This event is made possible by the UMS Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the staff and space provided by the University of Maine at Augusta, and the donations of US:ITS Classrooms of the Future. We invite attendees from all campuses and outreach centers to join us. This event is most suitable for those teaching, learning, supporting, or advising via distance or web-facilitated modalities, such as compressed video, interactive television, web-conference, satellite campus or outreach center, correspondence, or fully online. In other words, anyone involved in the work of technology-enhanced teaching and learning within the University of Maine System will find this conference useful.

You might elect to attend if you are teaching or working in the University of Maine System, and one of the following:

  • Full-time faculty
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Fully online or distance faculty
  • Graduate student with a teaching assignment within UMS
  • Academic administration or leadership
  • Academic support staff
  • Distance logistics support
  • Disability or accessibility coordinators
  • Library staff
  • Instructional, learning, or eLearning designers
  • Distance education specialists
  • Student support service providers
  • Center-based staff (or any UMS staff supporting teaching and learning away from the “campus hub”)
  • Instructional content developers
  • Staff using Kaltura, Zoom, or Blackboard
  • Online training developers
  • Academic advisors

Still not sure if this conference is appropriate for you? We recommend you check out the playlist from our 2016 Institute, as many of the sessions were recorded and available to stream on Youtube. You might also consider asking your direct supervisor, departmental chair or coordinator, or someone you know has attended the Institute in years past.

The University makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this event should contact Araminta Matthews at mina.matthews@maine.edu or (207) 621-3338 to submit a request. Certain accommodations may require planning and resources for us to implement, so we ask that individuals with accommodations needs submit their request no later than the date registration closes: Thursday, May 2, 2019 (11:59 p.m.). Thank you!