• Check-in and Breakfast 9:00-9:30am

  • Arrive early to check-in, grab some breakfast, and network with other participants.

  • Welcome and Introductions 9:30-9:40am

  • Allison Friederichs and Kathy Keairns will welcome everyone to the day and introduce University College and the Office of Teaching and Learning as partners of the DU Galloping COLTT Day. 

  • Overview of COLTT 9:40-9:45am

  • Jaimie Henthorn, COLTT Conference Director, will welcome everyone to the day and expand on the goals of the DU Galloping COLTT Day as a larger part of the COLTT Conference in August. 

  • 1st Session Presentations 10:00-11:00 AM

  • Tour of the DU Hy-Flex Lab

    Take a tour of the Unviersity of Denver Hyflex lab, where online classes are presented in real-time running synchronously with an on-campus section. This model gives students the option of attending class face-to-face on campus or online (or a combination of both)! 

    • Presenter: Steven Hick, Department of Geography/University College
    • Location: Boettcher West, Room 126
  • Canvas Presentation: Designing your Course with Reflection in Mind

    Join David Lyons as he highlights creative ways to use the Canvas Learning Management system to create and deliver quality courses.  David will discuss ways to save instructors time, engage students, integrate videos, promote peer learning, and more. Join the conversation to improve your course!  

    • Presenter: Davis Lyons, Instructure
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons, The Loft Room 340
  • 1st Session Rotating Tech Round-up 10:00-11:00am

  • Tool 1: Microsoft Sway for Effective Presentations

    • Presenter: Brandon Petersen, Microsoft Learning Consultant
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room
  • Tool 2: Utilizing Zoom to Engage Synchronously with Students

    • Presenter: Steve Sessions, Daniels College of Business
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room
  • Tool 3: Flip Grid Vid...'Nuff said

    • Presenters: Alex McDaniel & Taylor Kendal, Metro State University
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room
  • 2nd Session Presentations 11:15-12:15 PM

  • Incredible NEW Ways to Make Learning More Accessible For All Students Using Office 365!

    As we make strides to differentiate and personalize learning, accessibility for all students is an absolute must in today's classroom. From the English Language Learner to the student that struggles to comprehend in literacy to those with special needs, the learning landscape has broadened immensely. During this session, instructors will experience some of the latest and easy-to-use features within Office 365 that ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone. You'll walk away feeling empowered and motivated to unleash these incredible tools and resources on all of your students!

    • Presenter: Brandon Petersen, Microsoft Learning Consultant
    • Location: Herold Research Room AAC 275 (computer lab) 
  • Tour of the DU Video Creation Studio

    The Video Creation Studio is a professional recording studio that can be used by DU faculty and staff with very little video production experience. With the studio's straightforward design, instructors can produce a do-it-yourself, high-quality video with the push of one button.

    The Video Creation Studio allows faculty and staff to create professional quality videos to help engage in best teaching practices such as the following:

    1. Welcome video for your class (How to create a course welcome video)
    2. Flipped classroom—offer your mini-lectures online so that you and your students can focus on interacting with the material during class time
    3. More dynamic and engaging presentation of course content
    • Presenters: Rich Path, OTL; Alex Martinez, OTL; Chelsie Ruge, University College
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Room 152
  • 2nd Session Rotating Tech Round-up 11:15-12:15pm

  • Tool 1: Supporting Effective Teaching Practices with VoiceThread

    • Presenter: Kathy Keairns, Office of Teaching and Learning DU
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room
  • Tool 2: Infographics: Get Creative with Information Literacy

    • Presenters: Debbie Mitchell & Julie Morris, DU Faulty
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room
  • Tool 3: Using Padlet for Classroom Collaboration

    • Presenter: Allison O'Grady & Michelle Kruse-Crocker, University College
    • Location: Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room



  • Keynote Presentation & Luncheon 12:30-1:30pm

  • Keynote Presentation

    Implications of OER, Deborah Keyek-Franssen

    This free-range presentation explores issues that imbue our current “OER Moment.” Widespread awareness and adoption of open educational resources has prompted unprecedented interest at the state, federal, and institutional levels and has even inspired textbook publishers to proffer their own solutions as the final teleologic step in affordable learning. Meanwhile, as students clamor for less expensive textbooks, faculty raise concerns about availability and quality of OER, and wonder about governance, academic freedom, accessibility, and privacy. At least one administrator (guess which one!) considers how a system or a campus might encourage and then measure the effectiveness of OER adoption in the face of a veritable crazy quilt of textbook selection practices, even as she toys with the idea that campuses might have an ethical responsibility to do more than just encourage adoption. Interactivity throughout promised, unless you’re still eating your lunch.

    Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Ph.D. and Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Engagement at the University of Colorado System Office, is a creative educator and thought leader with over two decades of experience in IT and higher education. She began her career at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1998, where she served as director of academic technology; oversaw strategy and research in the use, implementation, and evaluation of educational technologies; and managed a team of consultants and technologists. Currently, Deborah works across the CU System in the areas of teaching and learning with technology, online education, access to higher education, and student success. She has been instrumental in furthering CU campuses' implementation of digital and online education solutions, including MOOCs, and works with campuses and the state to expand awareness and adoption of open educational resources. She serves as the director of the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference and oversees state authorization compliance. She is an inaugural member of the Coursera Advisory Council, serves as faculty director for the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program, was vice-chair of the statewide Colorado Open Educational Resources (OER) Council, and sits on the steering committee for the National Association for System Heads’ (NASH) Taking Student Success to Scale (TS3) initiative. She has supported the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) for more than a decade and participated in research and program development to increase the number of girls, women, and underrepresented minorities in IT education and work. Deborah is a graduate of Dartmouth College and completed her Ph.D. in German Literature at the University of Michigan, where she also earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

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