Online Learning and Research Events for Fall

The Online Learning and Innovation Webinar Series is for UNCG faculty, instructors, librarians, graduate students, TAs and staff interested in learning more about instructional technology and online learning at UNCG. The series will cover topics on library resources and research tools. These webinars are all 30 minutes and are hosted in Zoom. Once participants sign up, they will receive an email with a link to the session the day before the webinar.  SIGN-UP FORM


August 27, 2020 at 12 noon: “Video Platform Options at UNCG” by Audrey Bryk-Lee, UNCG ITS

Here at UNCG, we are extremely fortunate to be platform rich but sorting through the options can be tricky. In this session, we'll explore features, use cases, and best practices for our video platforms - Zoom, Studio, and Panopto.

September 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. : “Digital Storytelling Tools at Knightlabs with Northwestern” by Erin Lawrimore, UNCG University Archivist

Northwestern University's Knight Lab has developed a free and easy-to-use suite of tools for digital and visual storytelling. In this webinar, we will explore the range of tools offered, including tools for easily creating historic timelines, image comparisons, map-based stories, and more.

October 6, 2020 at 1 p.m. : “Inclusive Design and Teaching within Online Learning” by Samantha Harlow, UNCG Libraries Online Learning Librarian

Join the UNCG Libraries Online Learning Librarian for an introduction to inclusive design and teaching, and sharing of specific strategies you can do to be more inclusive in your online teaching. 

October 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. : “How to Embed Quizzes and Quiz Pedagogy” by Aprille Black, a Bryan School Instructional Technology Consultant (ITC)

If you are interested in adding Quizzes to your videos, this session will provide a step-by-step demonstration for how it's done in Canvas Studio. It will also include pedagogical explanations for why embedded quizzes enrich the student experience.



The Research and Applications Webinar Series is for UNCG students, staff, faculty, instructors and librarians. The series will cover topics on library resources and research tools. These webinars are all 30 minutes and are hosted in Zoom. Once participants sign up, they will receive an email with a link to the session the day before the webinar.  SIGN-UP FORM


August 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. : "Thinking about Health Information” by Lea Leininger, Health Science Librarian

We're inundated with health information. Much of it is conflicting.  If you're interested in a discussion about science communication, evaluating sources, and places to search, please join Lea Leininger, one of the UNCG health science librarians.

September 16, 2020 at 1 p.m. : “Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS): Better Access for Oral Histories” by Erin Lawrimore, UNCG University Archivist

The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) is an open-source, web-based tool developed by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and used by many oral history projects in the University Libraries. This webinar will provide an overview of the OHMS system and discuss how researchers can apply OHMS to their own oral history interview projects in order to enhance access through synched transcripts, indexing, and keyword searching.

October 27, 2020 at 1 p.m. : “Is This a Quality Journal to Publish In? How Can You Tell?” by Anna Craft, Coordinator of Metadata Services

The publication and sharing of peer-reviewed journal articles is critical for many academic disciplines. Electronic content availability and open access practices have contributed to a large and growing community of online journals, but not all of these journals are created equal.

UNCG librarians can help you find appropriate and reputable journals to publish in, and can assist in identifying journals to avoid. This session will offer methods and resources to help evaluate the quality of online journals, provide an overview of predatory and unethical publishing practices, and show examples of red flags related to journal practices and quality. 

November 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. : Free Data Visualization Tools for Your Research Toolbelt” by Jo Klein, GIS & Data Visualization Librarian

Thinking of ways to share your research output? Data visualization is an effective tool used to communicate findings from a variety of disciplines through scholarly publications, popular magazines and journals, reports, social media, and more. Come learn about some of the data visualization tools available to you for free at UNCG in this 30-minute webinar.  

November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. : “What We Talk About When We Talk About Algorithms” by Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator

Algorithms are in the news almost every day as our world becomes increasingly automated. This webinar will focus on pedagogical approaches instructors across disciplines can use to engage students in conversations about the potential impacts of algorithmic bias in an information society.

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