Summit Schedule

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Wednesday, April 17

1:00pm-4:00pm - Pre-Conference Sessions (Open to all registrants)


TECHNOLOGY

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Annette Beck, University of Iowa
Joshua Quick, Indiana University
Todd Weissenberger, University of Iowa
Bethany Gordy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jeff Weber, University of Minnesota
Kristen Lytle, Pennsylvania State University
Daniel Hickey, Indiana University
Brian Richwine, Indiana University
Phyllis Treige, University of Wisconsin
David Long, University of Iowa

Protecting Your Institution: Licensing, LTIs, Security, Accessibility, oh my!

The Learning Management System (LMS) is already full of integrations, but customers keep asking for more and very similar items. What do you do with these requests? Do you send it back on arrival or do you try to find a way to make it work? Consider licensing, security and accessibility. Service management and end user support must also be considered. The initial selection process and evaluation is equally important.

This session panel will share their approaches to integrating new third party learning tools into their learning management system. They will walk you through each of their processes that includes initial requests, vendor meetings, testing workflow, security and accessibility reviews, and LMS integration. In addition, we will discuss how each school works with vendors and how they satisfy Purchasing, Risk, Data Privacy, and Security requirements. We will also discuss the role of LTI Advantage in the overall LTI integration process. This will also include a demo of some basic accessibility tools that make courses more universally acceptable for all students.

In this session, you will participate in a role playing activity which allows participants to navigate some of the most difficult requests/packages including last minute requests from faculty, small vendors, free applications, and continual licensing and compliance challenges.

Institutions want to be inclusive and use diverse teaching and learning tools. However, the licensing process can have some challenges in getting this accomplished. Participants will learn how to consider all players in the market, but know how to say “no” when the items won’t pass through the licensing processes.

TEACHING & LEARNING

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Michele Kelmer, Indiana University
Jennifer Smith, University of Florida


Speed Dating with Unizin Technologies

Speed Dating with Unizin Technologies is exactly what it sounds like –a matchmaking event that encourages attendees to "date" a range of potential topics, gaining exposure to a lot of resources within a short period of time. The focus of our Speed Dating event at the Unizin Summit will be how consortium members are reaching out to faculty about the many Unizin tools and services.

TEchnology

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IMS Global Learning Consortium


Mobilizing Consortia: Unizin and IMS Global Collaboration

Unizin, as a consortium, is a community of universities working together toward common goals. Similarly, IMS Global Learning Consortium is a community of educational institutions and school districts working in collaboration with providers of education technology to find common solutions to industry-wide business practices and problems. In this gathering, we’ll look at the ways the missions of Unizin and IMS overlap and identify the areas that we are—and can be—working together for the greater benefit of higher education. Discussion topics will include current joint efforts and strategies to leverage membership in both organizations.

 

4:30pm-6:00pm - Check-in and Reception
Sponsored by McGraw Hill and NameCoach

Thursday, April 18

7:30am-8:30am - Breakfast & Check-in

8:30am-9:30am - Summit Welcome

9:45am-10:30am - Concurrent Sessions


Research

Teaching & Learning

Affordability

Technology

Crystal Peak A
Benjamin Motz
Indiana University
Co-presented by:
Dr. Emily Fyfe, Indiana University

ManyClasses v1: A Call for Participation in a Game-changing Experiment on The Psychology of Learning

In this session we introduce ManyClasses, an ambitious experimental model for measuring the efficacy of instructional practices across a wide variety of authentic learning contexts.  Instructors in Unizin member institutions are invited to participate in the first ManyClasses study, examining the timing of feedback and its effects on learning outcomes.

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Liv Gjestvang
The Ohio State University
Co-presented by:
Stephanie Orr, The Ohio State University

Engaging Student Voices: Listening to and Leading with Our Learners

We know the importance of engaging student voices as we build programs to increase student success. With the Big Ten Student Design Challenge as a model, we’ll explore ways in which Unizin and its member institutions can create more meaningful opportunities for student experience to inform our work.

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Carolyn Andrews
Brigham Young University
Co-presented by:
Jennifer Quinlan, Brigham Young University

Addressing Opportunities and Challenges in Online Teaching & Learning with OER: Selecting, Implementing, and Evaluating Resources

This workshop is designed to explore the challenges, learn to apply criteria to specific courses using OER, and apply criteria to the search for OER that might enhance courses the workshop attendees teach or supervise. This workshop is relevant for online, blended, or face-to-face instructional contexts.

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Tasha Biesinger
Oregon State University
Co-presented by:
David Goodrum, Oregon State University

LoudSight: An Initial Exploration

Oregon State will describe our spring term 2018 exploration of the learning analytics tool, LoudSight. The goal was to build on prior work with learning analytics, increase our capabilities, and actively contribute to construction of one, and if possible two, predictive models. Our presentation will describe Oregon State's technical approach, responses from participants, and key takeaways for a potential next iteration.

Note: The session directly following will feature Colorado State University's implementation of LoudSight.  During the coffee break, LoudSight representatives will be available to answer questions.

10:30am-10:45am - Refreshment Break
Sponsored by BNED LoudCloud

10:45am-11:30am Concurrent Sessions


Research

Teaching & Learning

Affordability

Technology

Crystal Peak A
John Zumbrunnen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-presented by:
Steven Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Steven Boldt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Greg Konop, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Wisconsin Online Course Inventory: Combining Best Practices and Campus-Specific Goals

In a 2017-18 inventory of current online offerings at UW-Madison, peer reviewers assessed courses in the context of both basic principles of instructional design and the components of the “Wisconsin Experience.” The inventory project team will present results and discuss the challenges of integrating industry wide best-practices with campus-specific goals.

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Jon Dorbolo
Oregon State University
Co-presented by:
Mark Dinsmore, Oregon State University

A Use-case for Pressbooks: Student Specific Publishing

Oregon State University employs Pressbooks to host open educational resources. This session focuses on additional models of self-publication by faculty and students including a project for producing a book that students receive at the end of the term which contains original course materials and student self-selected writing.

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Annette Beck
University of Iowa
Co-presented by:
Victoria Maloy, University of Iowa
Rachel Schneberger, University of Iowa

ICON Direct: Iowa's Version of Unizin Inclusive Access

The University of Iowa has developed a system, ICON Direct, to automate connections between Unizin’s Order Tool, Canvas, and the Student Information System (SIS). This session will cover overall project and political strategies, communication and marketing, faculty consultation strategies, opt-out considerations, technical application development, Unizin’s role, and lessons learned.

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Pat Burns
Colorado State University
Co-presented by:
Dave Johnson, Colorado State University
Kimberley Corwin, Colorado State University
Sean Burns, Colorado State University
Sean Sullivan, BNED LoudCloud

LoudSight: An Initial Exploration

This session will explore nudges, alerts, and predictive student risk/support scores from Colorado State University’s collaboration with Barnes and Noble Education (BNED) LoudSight platform. This collaboration was to pilot an enterprise-level, in-class analytics, and automated messaging platform. LoudCloud developed models based on a student’s cohort (demographics and academic history), course participation (LMS activity), and course performance (grades and submissions) to predict which students need additional support. Instructors and advisors could dive deeper into the data to identify when and why different students needed support. The system also provided an automated messaging system (manual sending available) to nudge students toward improved behavior, awareness, and communication.

11:45am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions


Research

TeCHNOLOGY

Affordability

Technology

Crystal Peak A
Joshua Quick
Indiana University
Co-presented by:
Anastasia Morrone, Indiana University
Serdar Abaci, Indiana University

Are students actually reading the textbook? Does It Matter for Student Success? 

In this session, we will summarize the research on student and instructor engagement with e-textbooks through Indiana University’s eTexts program. We will present cases of high/low instructor engagement with e-texts and how that relates to student success. We will also showcase video interviews with exemplary faculty who are using eTexts to enhance their teaching practices.

Capitol Peak B
John Johnston
University of Michigan
Co-presented by:
Zhen Qian, University of Michigan

Analytics Dashboards Suck: The Case for the unDashboard

The team from the University of Michigan will share their experience developing My Learning Analytics (a.k.a. The unDashboard). The development of this tool was heavily influenced by experiences and research in the efficacy of previous student-facing dashboards. The effort was brutal in its focus in providing students actionable insights; many prototypes were dismembered in the process. We hope to give you a flavor of the process, the service, and the preliminary research results.

 

Crystal Peak C
Bart Pursel
Pennsylvania State University
Co-presented by:
Alexis Duffy, The Ohio State University
Julie Lang, Pennsylvania State University
Ashley Miller, The Ohio State University

Leveraging AI as a Catalyst for OER Adoption

As we continue to move towards open courseware, there’s a growing recognition that open assessments are critical in the adoption of OER. Through both a unique workflow and AI-driven software, the Ohio State University and the Pennsylvania State University are making it easier for faculty to generate open assessment questions.

Crystal Peak B
Cory Tressler
The Ohio State University
Co-presented by:
Liv Gjestvang, The Ohio State University

Access and Excellence: Digital Flagship a Student Success Initiative

Digital Flagship is a first of its kind student success initiative that strives to support The Ohio State University's core strategic mission in the areas of access and excellence. This session will provide attendees with why, how, and what Ohio State is doing to empower its learners to be ready for careers that have yet to be defined, but we know will utilize technology in multiple ways. Learn how Ohio State is breaking down the digital native myth while providing its community with a skills based approach to being successful in academia and beyond both inside and outside of the classroom. 

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch
Sponsored by Canvas

1:45pm-2:30pm - Concurrent Sessions


Research

Teaching & Learning

Affordability

Technology

Crystal Peak A
Kimberly Arnold
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-presented by:
Marcia Ham, Ohio State University
Robin Pappas, Oregon State University

The Learning Analytics Landscape in the Unizin Consortium: Milestones, Barriers, and Collaborative Advantage 

One of the most substantial manifestations of Unizin’s collaborative advantage Unizin is found in learning analytics. Come hear about the current state of learning analytics across the consortium and join the discussion about how, together, we can address common barriers to sustaining campus cultures that embrace and adopt learning analytics.

Crystal Peak B
Russell Poulin
WCET

Learning Innovations and Federal Regulations: An Update

Crystal Peak C
Marcia Dority Baker
University of Nebraska
Co-presented by:
Andrew Cano, University of Nebraska
Nathan Wakefield, University of Nebraska

Developing an OER-Based First Year Math Curriculum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This session shares the experiences of a cross-functional team tasked with implementing a digital materials initiative designed to reduce the financial burden associated with rising textbook costs. Team members will share the experience of developing an OER-based curriculum for first year students enrolled in pre-calculus courses.

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Liz Boag
Top Hat
Co-presented by:
Anastasia Morrone, Indiana University
Maggie Jesse, University of Iowa

Top Hat, an active approach to learning and student success

In a panel format, Indiana University's AVP of Learning Technologies, Stacy Morrone, and the University of Iowa's Senior IT Director, Maggie Jesse, will discuss their campus-wide implementation of Top Hat, its alignment with active learning strategies, and how Top Hat's data timeliness can begin to tell the story of student success.

2:30pm-2:45pm - Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Turnitin

2:45pm-3:30pm Concurrent Sessions


Research

TeCHNOLOGY

Technology

Technology

Crystal Peak A
Karen Vignare
APLU

Learning Analytics: An APLU Perspective

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David Goodrum
Oregon State University
Co-presented by: Cary Brown, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Noah Wittman, University of California-Berkeley
Heather Haseley, Arizona State University
Jill Buban, Unizin Consortium

The Secret Sauce of Consortia: Community Action in Higher Education

In this session, a panel of leaders/facilitators of active, engaged communities will provide insights into effective approaches for fostering community action and communities of practice. Panelists include: Canvas R1 Peers - Noah Whitman; IMS Global Learning Consortium - Cary Brown. ShapingEDU - Samantha Becker; Unizin – David Goodrum.

Crystal Peak C
Melissa Loble
Canvas

Looking Ahead with Canvas & Customer Success

We will share the latest Canvas product roadmap and our vision for ensuring an excellent customer experience for Unizin schools.

Crystal Peak B
Catherine Montalto
The Ohio State University

Leveraging College Student Inventory (CSI) Data to Optimize the Impact of First-Year Support Resources

Each year, The Ohio State University welcomes approximately 7,000 freshmen to the Columbus campus. As part of their Summer Orientation experience, students complete Ruffalo Noel-Levitz’s College Student Inventory (CSI). In this presentation, we discuss two examples of how we use CSI data to optimize the impact of first-year student support resources.

3:45pm-4:30pm Concurrent Sessions


affordability

Teaching & Learning

Affordability

Technology

Capitol Peak B
Michael Daly
SUNY OER Services
Co-presented by: Jamison Miller, Lumen Learning
Tony Defranco, SUNY OER Services

Beyond Affordability: System-level Partnerships to Sustain OER as a Catalyst for Improving Access and Student Success

The State University of New York's groundbreaking model for system-wide academic innovation and partnership with Lumen Learning for sustainable OER adoption, adaption and creation has achieved over thirteen million dollars in savings for over 123,000 students, with growing evidence of positive impact on access, completion, and success.

Crystal Peak B
Knute Carter
University of Iowa
Co-presented by: Margaret Chorazy, University of Iowa

Designing and Redesigning a New Undergraduate Course

We will provide an overview of our lessons learned, challenges encountered, and subsequent changes implemented in a newly developed undergraduate course. Areas to be discussed will be our use of Canvas Pages, Quizzes, Mastery Paths and Learning Outcomes, and the adoption of a Unizin Engage eText.

Crystal Peak C
Steven Cramer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-presented by: Shannon Harris, University of Wisconsin-Madison

UW-Madison Engage eText Platform and Purchasing Evaluation

This presentation will address the evaluation plan UW-Madison designed to engage students and solicit their feedback. The UW-Madison implementation and explanation of the Unizin Engage eText platform and course material purchasing options on campus.

Crystal Peak A
Kara Armstrong
Unizin

The Unizin Data Platform: At A Glance

The Unizin Data Platform (UDP) is a first step towards bringing the next-generation digital learning environment vision to life. Come learn about how the UDP is built, where it's going, and how it creates the right conditions for a thriving learning analytics ecosystem at your institution. 

4:30pm-6:00pm - Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by AEFIS

Friday, April 19

7:30am-8:30am - Breakfast

8:45am-9:30am Concurrent Sessions


Research

Teaching & Learning

Technology

Technology

Crystal Peak A
Jae-Eun Russell
University of Iowa
Co-presented by:
Anna Smith, University of Iowa
Ross Miller, University of Iowa

Learning Analytics, Self-regulated Learning

The purpose of this study is to investigate the self-regulated learning process supported by a learning analytics platform with over 500 students in an introductory biology course. Results and implications as well as students’ reflection on their self-regulated learning process will be fully discussed.

Crystal Peak B
Steel Wagstaff
University of Wisconsin
Co-presented by:
Mike Shiflet, The Ohio State University
Victoria Maloy, University of Iowa;
Emily Hunt, Indiana University

Creating Innovative Teaching & Learning Material for Blended and Online Courses with Pressbooks

Several Unizin member schools are currently using Pressbooks to produce openly-licensed texts and other teaching & learning resources. Some schools have also begun integrating these materials directly into Canvas via LTI. In this session, you’ll hear from the support staff and instructional designers on the front lines of particularly innovative projects.

Crystal Peak C
Sherry Woosley
Macmillan Learning
Co-presented by:
Lisa Ferrara, Macmillian Learning

Using Formative Indicators to Drive Student Success

As institutions focus on data as a powerful student success tool, the volume of data -- and questions it may potentially answer -- is growing. Understanding how to systematically review and evaluate the usefulness of data is critical, particularly when considering formative data - early information about in=progress experiences, behaviors, and activities that are often foundational to student success. This session will describe a simple framework for evaluating formative data. We will use concrete examples, both learning analytics and non-cognitive data, to illustrate not only the usefulness of the framework but also the lessons learned about formative data and its potential pitfalls for impacting student success.

Capitol Peak B
Jaci Lindburg
University of Nebraska
Co-presented by:
Heath Tuttle, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Jane Petersen, University of Nebraska - Kearney
Bret Blackman, University of Nebraska

Maximizing Your Video Content Management Strategy

Video is a proven strategy for increasing student engagement in online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. Yet, many video content management strategies are not successful and differ greatly between institutions. This presentation will include a case study overview comparing the 2016 environment versus the 2018 environment at the University of Nebraska.

9:45am-10:30am Concurrent Sessions


Technology

Affordability

Affordability

Technology

Crystal Peak A
Edward Doan
Google

Intro to Data Science on Google Cloud Platform

This session introduces data analytics and machine learning tools in Google Cloud Platform. Come learn how tools like BigQuery, Data Studio, and hosted Jupyter notebooks can help explore student analytics data and accelerate data science at your institution.

Crystal Peak C
Julie Lang
Pennsylvania State University
Co-presented by: Sara Davis, Pennsylvania State University; Amanda Larson, Pennsylvania State University

Best Practices in Creating an Institutional Faculty Development Program for Open and Affordable Content


Affordable and open course materials are becoming an expectation in higher education. In this rapidly changing landscape, faculty need a solid foundation to begin their OER journey. Participants will engage in an open discussion, correlating the needs of faculty to institutional context while moving OER initiatives forward.

Crystal Peak B
Claire Stewart
University of Minnesota
Co-presented by: Kristi Jensen, University of Minnesota
Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota

Content as Catalyst

The ambitious goals of Unizin, and the remarkable market and technical power it coalesces, present unique opportunities to catalyze investments in course content and technologies to revolutionize access and better understand how content investments impact student success. How can Unizin institutions pool their capacities and leverage the expertise of all campus constituencies to build a more equitable, affordable content landscape? This session provides a brief overview of the recent library content acquisition and licensing programs, and discussed the quest for openness. Speakers will present Minnesota's Campus Course Content Strategy project, and a case study on new library course content tools.

Capitol Peak B
Matthew Gunkel
Indiana University
Co-presented by:
Ross Miller, University of Iowa
Dave Johnson, Colorado State University
John Johnston, University of Michigan

From Duplo to Technic: Building a Better Platform with Unizin Data

Institutions are developing a culture of data exploration to inform teaching, learning and student success. Hear how teams are sharing data across academic and IT cultures, are building their ecosystems, are driving collaborative discovery. Fueled by the UDP and standards, they are embracing smarter systems by developing custom projects to inform and shape the relevance of learning analytics in higher education.

10:30am-10:45am - Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Pearson

10:45am-11:30am - Concurrent Sessions


Research

Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Technology

Crystal Peak C
Benjamin Motz
Indiana University
Co-presented by: Matthew Gunkel, Indiana University

Nudges as Behavioral Guide Rails: An Intervention System to Proactively Prevent Students from Missing Assignments

Submitting assignments is the strongest behavioral predictor of student engagement and success in college. To reduce missed assignments, we designed a smartphone app that notifies students when an upcoming deadline has no submission. In this session, we describe how this intervention affected student behavior over a semester-long experimental pilot.

Crystal Peak A
Brian Harfe
University of Florida

Design, Construction, and Advantages of 100% Online Science Laboratories

The unique design process used to develop three 100% online laboratories will be described and an analysis of the impact these laboratories had on both residential and online learning outcomes will be reported. Results from an ongoing study using virtual reality versions of the online laboratories will also be discussed.

Capitol Peak B
Amanda Rondeau
University of Minnesota
Co-presented by:
Melissa Falldin, University of Minnesota

Implementing Outcomes in Canvas for Accreditation and Licensure: Case Studies

Canvas comes with a unique set of tools that allows for assessing and reporting on outcomes for both professional and regional accreditation, as well as tracking student mastery for licensure. Implementing outcomes in a program requires a great deal of preparatory conversations and planning with instructors in the program.

Crystal Peak B
Cary Brown
IMS Global Learning Consortium
Co-presented by: Jason Paluck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Steven Williams, University of California, Berkeley

Drinking from the Fire Hose: Consuming Data Streams for Analytics

While the higher education community has made a lot of progress in standardizing the production of data from systems on campus for use in learning analytics, much less work has been done to create consistent, scaleable mechanisms for consuming that data. This session will explore how existing and emerging standards like Caliper Analytics, xAPI, Edu-API, and others can be coordinated and orchestrated to provide an ecosystem for integrated analytics.

11:15am-11:30am - Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Cengage

11:30am-12:00pm - Closing

2019 Summit Promo

Registration is open!

Unizin is pleased to host the 2019 Unizin Summit on April 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. Registration for the summit is only $579 but seating is limited so don't wait to too late to register. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!