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GVSU hosts the ETOM 2019 “Active Teaching – Active Learning” Fall Conference


Introducing the… 2019 ETOM Fall Conference Attendees

After 4 years, the ETOM 2019 Fall Conference returned to Grand Valley State University! 

The event was held on Friday November 8 in the Kirkhof Center on GVSU’s Allendale Campus. There were over 90 administrators, faculty, and staff in attendance from 22 institutions, and the conference included 12 breakout sessions and a keynote. GVSU faculty Robert Talbert, Lissa Brunan, Sherry Johnson, and Jeremy Robinson shared their expertise by providing presentations at the conference.

Missed all of the action? Here is a recap post with all of the highlights:


Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, GVSU and President of ETOM welcomed attendees to the Fall Conference

Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of  eLearning and Emerging Technologies, currently serving as President of the Executive Board of ETOM provided a short description of the history and work of ETOM throughout the year.

The Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM), is a non-profit that has been around since 1980 – always focused on expanding the use of instructional technologies in teaching and learning.

The following photos are from the earlier days of ETOM, as leaders from colleges across the state came together to collaborate and partner to combine resources and to spur on new ideas to improve education.

As with many organizations, the momentum is spurred on by the ETOM Executive Board. made up from online learning administrators from colleges and university’s across the state.


Sue Korzinek, Associate VP and CIO, welcomed attendees to GVSU.

GVSU’s Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Sue Korzinek, provided a brief welcome on behalf of Grand Valley.

In addition to the fall conference, ETOM provides a spring retreat geared toward distance learning  administrators as well as online meet ups that are held every other month focusing on a variety of trends and important topics connected to online teaching and learning.

Finally, ETOM provides a Teaching Certification course for faculty new to teaching online. ETOM.ORG is the place to go for more information.

Before kicking off with the keynote, Garry Brand, Executive Director of ETOM and Business Law professor at GVSU, provided a special presentation and recognition of Ronda Edwards, Executive Director of Michigan Colleges Online, who is retiring from her position this year.

ETOM presented Ronda with a lifetime membership for her years of advocacy and promotion of the use of technology to support education.


From left to right: Garry Brand, Executive Director of ETOM, Stacy Whiddon, Associate Dean of Distance Learning at Schoolcraft College, and Ronda Edwards, Executive Director of Michigan Colleges Online

The conference theme this year was Active Teaching and Active Learning.  The highlighted keynote was provided by Robert Talbert, who is a leader and author in the area of flipped learning. His talk was entitled: “Active Learning: Three reasons to embrace it, three reasons to avoid it, and three questions to consider”

  • Robert Talbert is a Professor of Mathematics in the Mathematics Department at Grand Valley State University. He holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

Watch Robert Talbert’s ETOM 2019 Keynote Presentation



Thank you to our presenters and attendees for an amazing event, pioneering the future for active learning and active teaching to support student success!

eLearning Team attends EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

IMG_5986Eric Kunnen, Sherry Barricklow, and Hunter Bridwell from the eLearning and Emerging Technologies team traveled to Chicago for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. With over 8,300+ attendees and large exhibit hall, the conference was full of innovative ideas.


Representing Grand Valley State University, Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies delivered a presentation with John Scott, Product Manager, Blackboard Inc. along with the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Kentucky. Their session was entitled: “Leveraging Data-Driven Decision Making to Drive Student Success, Retention, and Accessibility Initiatives

Here are a few posts and notes from Eric Kunnen’s “EdTech with Eric” blog:


Sherry Barricklow, Hunter Bridwell, and Eric Kunnen arrive in Chicago… ready to learn about the latest and greatest in #edtech…

Register for “Active Teaching – Active Learning” ETOM Fall Conference hosted by GVSU

Held every year in the Fall, the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference focuses on best practices in using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

The conference program includes keynote information and 12 breakout sessions by GVSU faculty Robert Talbert, Lissa Brunan, Sherry Johnson, and Jeremy Robinson!

    Grand Valley State University
    Russel H. Kirkhof Center
    1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401
  • WHEN
    Friday, November 8, 2019
    8:15am – 3:15pm


Robert Talbert, Professor of Mathematics GVSUThe conference will feature a keynote by Robert Talbert, Professor of Mathematics, in the Mathematics Department at Grand Valley State University. He holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

ETOM’s theme this year is “Active Teaching – Active Learning!” The focus of the conference is on strategies to make the teaching/learning process more dynamic and interactive – from furniture and room configuration to synchronous and online strategies. Sessions will address ways to promote active learning in both an online format as well as within the campus classroom.


The Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center has kindly offered to support up to 10 faculty registrations and has listed the ETOM Conference as a “Sponsored Teaching and Learning Event“.

Register & Apply for a Teaching and Learning Grant via FTLC

GVSU participates in Panopto Focus Users Conference


This summer GVSU’s eLearning Team Digital Media Developers traveled to Seattle Washington to attend the 2019 Panopto Focus Conference.

After GVSU’s successful first full year with Panopto the team was excited to learn new ways to use Panopto to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff at GVSU as well as address some of the challenges that were found in the 2018-2019 academic year. Specifically, the eLearning team was excited to learn more about how other institutions implemented Panopto in ways to encourage faculty to create and share short (5-10 minute long) videos as well as better integrate Panopto into Blackboard. 

Below are the notes from the team on the various sessions that were attended at Panopto Focus 2019: 

Opening Session – Dave Cormier

The opening keynote presented by Dave Cormier the original coiner of the term MOOC discussed Rhizomatic view of curriculum and a transfer away from pedagogy to andragogy to encourage independence and curiosity in learning. 

[extrinsic motivators] improve performance in ‘algorithmic’, or repetitious tasks but are less effective or even counterproductive at ‘heuristic’ tasks that require creativity, concentration, or intuition. (Grant and Green)

To do so educators must… 

  • Build common ground and language from the start
  • Show what students are learning is part of larger complex ecosystem
  • Design courses so learners can follow their own path and show how the learning impacts their life not just for course content and assessment
  • Measure effort endorse independence and creativity
  • Simple Project
    • Simple straight forward solutions
    • No subject matter expert needed
  • Complicated Project
    • Long, but straight forward set of steps
    • Need a subject matter expert
  • Complex Project
    • Only able to work on part of the problem
    • Teacher that cultivates a solution
    • Need to create a product that can efficiently be use and changed with the times
  • Trying to encourage independence and collaboration in complex problems
    • Looking for answers, not THE answer
    • Be realistic about how long this takes
    • Making knowledge out of information
    • Doing this helps to create a course community
  • You don’t always start the day knowing what you need to learn 
  • Intrinsic motivation for learning
    • How to teach someone to learn without being behind them
    • Measure effort 

Live Streaming

  • Using HDMI to USB 3.0 Converter to stream external (non webcams)
    • Multiple camera setup in most rooms that this is done in
  • Omni Directional room mics
  • Ability to automatically identify viewers
  • Use cases
    • Professional development conferences
    • Student information sessions 
      • Maybe LIB 100 events?
      • Confirm student attendance
    • Assessment Review
      • Watching student groups live interacting in a simulation
      • Health fields
    • Intercampus communication
    • Cross-Campus teaching
      • Example: Physics prof in campus A, Math prof in campus B
  • Have a single person setup the stream and be the online moderator
  • General Equipment List
    • USB webcam or Prosumer camera with HDMI to USB adapter
    • Yeti mic or Rode Link (depends on scenario)

Panopto Tips and Tricks for Admins

This session by Creighton University’s Derek Horton and Brent Saltzman included some pointers for admins of Panopto including…

  • Panopto mobile app allows admins to keep an eye on remote recorders infrastructure, if they’re working, down, etc. just by reviewing the rooms available. 
  • Google analytics tracking ID allows admins to review metrics google provides as a supplement to what Panopto provides including browsers, location, current usage, if the ISP is of the university or external, device model (to include laptops or mobile), Average load time, etc. 
  • Panopto has a GitHub to pull code from. 

Co-Founder Eric Burns Keynote: Focus on the Future

  • 300 years of panopto video created total. 
  • Attendance counts indicated no difference with lecture capture/no lecture capture
  • Authenticity vs Facade – students want something rough and unpolished
  • Because of this Panopto promotes the one-take workflow.
  • Students love the talking head in Panopto presentations
  • Seeing the presenter helps the engagement
  • 41% of new videos capture 2 or more streams.

Big trends Panopto is finding include shift from hardware to software, normalization of video, rise of multi-steam content, consumerization of technology, and the death of client software.

Eric then premiered demo of in browser recorder as well as new app that looks identical 

Evidence of video’s importance? Students ran for student senate on pushing for video capture platforms and won!

Getting Campus Buy-In

Melissa Keonig from DePaul University shared their experience onboarding Panopto 2 years ago. Some key takeaways and understanding…

  • DePaul is not doing lecture capture. 
  • Had a streaming solution that was focused on private sector and instructional designers were the gatekeepers for that content to be put into the LMS for faculty. 
  • It didn’t have screencasting software built-in.  
  • Students didn’t have access to any of it beyond viewing. 

Their situation sounded similar to ours at Grand Valley a couple years ago. 

When looking for new solution they identified the gaps 

  • Integrated into LMS
  • Seamless
  • Reliable and easy as youtube
  • Screencasting capabilities
  • Analytics

On-Campus demos with major stakeholders- 

  • No vendor met all needs…
  • Panopto was the most willing to work with them and meet requirements

Stealthy implementation

  • No impact on faculty 
  • Marketed as improvement in service
    • Brought the tool in as a solution rather than an edict or mandate which made Buy-In WAY easier.
    • Said “We’re listening, we heard your complaints and this is what we found that works best”

First term had 3000 unique users from transferred content

By now (two years in) 7000 unique users and content 5000 to 14000 hours viewed

Worked with Faculty to identify best practices for recording and making content.

To get faculty to understand the importance of smart video creation they make (torture) faculty sit through a 40 minute video that is informative but incredibly boring. Faculty realize it’s awful to sit through and then they talk about how important it is to chunk and create short videos.

Be A Change Agent: Tools for Leaders

Finally Cara-Lyn Giovanniello a leadership and life coach discussed being an effective change agent to round out the entire conference. 

When owning your leadership- it’s up to you to decide if you’re a leader

Old belief systems + old ways of thinking = combust into difficult situations that we as facilitators have to push through 

When trying to push for changes tell them hard truths that come with leadership but still hold space for vulnerability 

Leaderships true north:

  • Know and Be Thyself
    • Know our values – What are your top 5 values? What do I really care about? What are my strengths? What can’t I live without?
    • Know and leverage your natural strengths
    • Be aware of sabotaging narratives
      • The natural feeling to not be in the limelight and take risks need to be pushed back if you want to be a leader
      • If you’re thinking about making a change do you think about what you can’t do or what you can do?
    • Seek out feedback
      • What haven’t I asked about the problem? 
  • Designed Alliance
    • Setting and understanding expectation
    • Pay attention to developing strong alliance and understanding EARLY in development “this is what we want to achieve, this is what makes me tick, you tell me yours”
      • Begins a partnership and puts it out in the open
    • WAIT Why Am I Talking?
    • First thing to do as leaders is listening
      • How do you listen well?
        • Internal level, listening to me – hear a problem and quickly addressed it in your head
        • External, You layer –  Zoom in on their words, use this level to articulate it back to them “I heard you say your problem is xyz, is that right?” 
        • Global us layer –  This includes body language and other non verbals
  • Active Listening – is a muscle along with leadership 

What to take away

You are a driver of change, once you….

  • Know your values
  • Lose the Saboteur narrative
  • Seek out feedback
  • Create alliances for collaborative success
  • and Actively listen

Panopto Roadmap

  • 3-18 month roadmap
  • Course copy
    • Pick which videos you want to copy
      • Embedded vs. Course folder videos
      • Won’t copy student data (quiz results, notes, discussion)
  • Folder descriptions/tags
  • Video title search within LMS
  • Panopto Snap
    • No installation
    • Browser based
    • Works with chromebooks
    • In the future they’ll have trim editing built in
    • Trim silence automatically, button press
    • One button to record using Snap in LMS
      • Seems like maybe not in Bb because of their mashup system?
    • Beta now-ish
    • Launch maybe December, Spring at the latest
  • New mobile app
    • Search is constant
    • Remembers where you left off in videos
    • Subscriptions
      • Maybe good of a faculty member wants to have all their videos open from the start of a course
  • Video reactions
    • Can be put at a specific point in the video
  • Students can ask a question at a specific point in a video
    • Instructors get notified of this and students get notified when instructors respond to their questions
  • Analytics built into the folder (basically at the top)
    • Pretty much impossible to ignore the analytics now
  • Importing LMS departmental hierarchy
    • Auto create departments based on LMS settings
    • This is really exciting if we can make it right, sets us up really well for the future

GVSU eLearning team attends BbWorld’19

System administrators Katie Clark and Colleen Cameron and eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialist, Vince St. Germain attended the national Blackboard “BbWorld’19 – Moving Education Technology Forward” conference which was held from July 22 – 25 in August, Texas.


Pictured left to right: Andrea Linn, Blackboard Account Executive, Vince St. Germain, Colleen Cameron, Katie Clark at the BbWorld Conference taking a ride in the Blackboard Ally “On the Road to IncluCity” VW Bus

Here are a few notes and highlights captured by the eLearning team and some photos too!:

Ally Roadmap Notes

New features in development or coming soon to Ally:

New Institutional Report:

Instead of With/Without Ally, the Institutional Report will display:

  • Overall Score: based on everything
  • File Score: Word docs, pdfs, etc.
  • Average WYSIWYG score: based on content from the text editor

Usage Reporting: Will be available to System Admins

Departmental Reporting: Based on institutional hierarchy and allow delegated access to departmental administrators (will require a Learn update)

Extended accessibility checklist with WCAG 2.1

Starting Trial of BeeLine Reader 

  • An additional alternative format (color pattern transition in text to help with reading)

Instructor-facing Course Report

  • Provides summary to instructors and helps with prioritization

WYSIWYG live scoring

Made Ally Indicators more prominent for students: Instead of the dropdown arrow, the A icon will display

The Ally Roadmap presentation concluded with a picture of Katie, Colleen, Vince, and Andrea on the way to IncluCity – because we’re kind of a big deal.


The first component of BbData has been released. Conference attendees encouraged to participate in 21 Days of Blackboard Data where participants can complete one challenge per day to help prepare for the developer release of BbData:

Tips and Tricks for Inexpensive Accessibility Testing

Elizabeth Simister

“All accessibility issues are usability issues, but not all usability issues are accessibility issues.”

This session provided an overview of some inexpensive techniques such as basic keyboard commands, color contrast analysis, use of operating system accessibility features, and how to interpret automated testing results from tools such as Axe, Wave, and SiteImprove. 

Some examples in the session: 

  • Check color contrast using a tool like Paceiello’s Color Contrast Analyzer.
  • Switch your computer to high-contrast mode.
  • Practice keyboard-only navigation to ensure that all (and only) interactive elements need keyboard focus.  
  • Pair a keyboard to a mobile device and check keyboard interaction.
  • Check mobile mode too (zoom to 200%).
  • Utilize accessibility features in Word/PowerPoint/PDFs.

Get Your Gauge Up! A Campus-Wide Blackboard Ally Implementation

Texas Tech University: Justin Louder, Lisa Leach, Chyrel Mayfield, Terry Knight

Changing the Culture: Go from Reactive to Proactive

  • Plan to be fully compliant within x years
  • Include milestones
  • Find a champion in each college/school
  • Pick the low-hanging fruit (e.g. use descriptive links instead of URLs; caption videos; use layouts in PPT; etc.) – documentation and templates for instructors

Call for Proposals – ETOM Fall Conference hosted by GVSU


Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now available for the ETOM 2019 Fall Conference! 

Held every year in the Fall, this event focuses on best practices in using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

    Grand Valley State University
    Russel H. Kirkhof Center
    1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401
  • WHEN
    Friday, November 8, 2019

“Active Teaching – Active Learning!” is the conference theme and the event will focus on strategies to make the teaching/learning process more dynamic and interactive – from furniture and room configuration to synchronous and online strategies.

Sessions will address ways to promote active learning in both an online format as well as within the campus classroom.

You are invited to share your active teaching and learning strategies by submitting a proposal to present. Conference breakout sessions are 60 minutes (including time for questions).

To submit a proposal, go to the ETOM conference page at:

The deadline for proposals is September 13, 2019.

Also be sure to follow ETOM on social media (@ETOMConnect) for the latest updates!

GVSU attends ETOM Summer Retreat & connects eLearning to Online Learning Accreditation


Recently, on June 10 and 11, Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies attended the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Summer Retreat. This event was held at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, Michigan.

Bringing together distance learning administrators, staff, faculty, and instructional designers, this retreat focused on online learning as it meets the Higher Learning Commission accreditation from the view of 2 reviewers, Dr. Karen Solomon, Vice President for Accreditation Relations of the Higher Learning Commission and Dr. Marius Boboc, Professor of Education and Vice Provost for Academic Planning at Cleveland State University. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Boboc presented HLC/C-RAC distance learning guidelines and what reviewers look for from an evidence perspective.

The ETOM Summer Retreat is always a great opportunity to meet with other institutions around the topic of distance education, compare notes around the campfire and share best practices.

IMG_3001[Photo by Carl Weckerle, Director, Instructional Technology & Online Learning, Macomb Community College]

This year, Eric was elected ETOM President of the Executive Board with the passing of the ETOM hat and Kettunen Center “bell”.


Eric also captured some highlights on his #EdTech with Eric blog post entitled: “#ETOM19 – Evaluating Distance Education: Are you ready?”

Connected most directly to the work of the eLearning and Emerging Technologies team at GVSU are the following C-RAC Distance Education Guidelines:


See you next year for another amazing retreat!

Can’t wait that long?
Join us at the ETOM Fall Conference, hosted by GVSU on November 8, 2019!

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Conference Features Session on Inclusive Education through Accessibility

This year, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting offered nearly 150 breakout sessions, featured keynotes, posters, and even an “extended reality” (virtual and augmented reality) experience lab.

Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, from Grand Valley State University and Heidi Pettyjohn, Executive Director for Accessibility, from the University of Cincinnati presented a poster entitled: “Strategies to Establish Pathways for Inclusive Education”, focusing on the topics of inclusive education, accessibility, and universal design for learning (UDL).

Heidi Pettyjohn, Executive Director for Accessibility, University of Cincinnati and Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, Grand Valley State University pictured, presenting a poster at the ELI Conference.

Heidi Pettyjohn (left), Executive Director for Accessibility, from the University of Cincinnati and Eric Kunnen (right), Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, from Grand Valley State University present a poster at the ELI Annual Meeting

Notes from the following sessions are available on the #EdTech with Eric blog under the #ELI2019 tag:

  • #ELI2019 – EDUCAUSE Horizon Report
  • #ELI2019 – Improving Student Success Analytics with Multiple Data Sources
  • #ELI2019 – Presentation Pair: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
  • #ELI2019 – Use Them or Lose Them: Digital Devices for Student Engagement
  • #ELI2019 – App Smackdown! A Battle Royal of Education Technology
  • #ELI2019 – Poster Sessions
  • #ELI2019 – Demonstrations: Extended Reality in Higher Education
  • #ELI2019 – Presentation Pair: Learning Horizons
  • #ELI2019 – How Higher Ed Can Cultivate Students to Lead the Future We Want to Live In
  • #ELI2019 – On Innovation, Extended Reality, and Digital Transformation
  • #ELI2019 – Strategies to Establish Pathways for Inclusive Education

About ELI

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation. The ELI Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning principles and practices, all dimensions of student success, and innovation in post-secondary learning to explore, network, and share.

EDUCAUSE Highlights the Best Thinking in HigherEd IT

SherThis post is brought to you by Sherry Barricklow, eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialist.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is one of the largest higher education technology events, bringing faculty, staff, instructional designers, technologists, and vendors together to share best practices.  This years themes included sessions in the following tracks:

  • Creating a Culture of Data-Informed Decision-Making
  • Evolving Infrastructure and Enterprise IT
  • Exploring Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Leading and Partnering Across the Institution
  • Managing and Reducing Information Technology Risk
  • Transforming the Student Experience

Here are a few of the sessions I attended:

  • Digital storytelling and Education Technology:  The State of the Art
    Bryan Alexander and Mark Corbett Wilson

    This session was excellent in reinforcing the concept of digital storytelling from both the instructor and student perspective.  Alexander was animated in describing the long-tern retention of details in any subject when the faculty member uses a storytelling multi-sensory format vs a lecture style.

    He also discussed the concept of enhanced learning for students to internalize the materials they were to learn about and distill them into digital storytelling. Along with content acquisition, students learned skills/abilities as they assembled their materials to tell the story.

    Fun link

  • Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation of Race
    Michele Norris
    Michele Norris discussed The Race Card Project and how six-word snapshots paint a vivid picture of America’s attitudes and experiences about race during a fascinating moment in American history. Michele has a project site with more information.
  • Open-Source Tools for Auditing and Inspecting Web Accessibility

    This session focused on a variety of tools that can be used to check for accessibility.

    Open-Source Tools and Session Slides

  • Talking to Our Colleagues About Universal Design for Learning
    Tom Tobin
    Instead of ADA think Re-Framing UDL Focus on Mobile Learners.  Instead of talking about the students with exceptions, Talk about how it is a way to reach out to our students on their mobile devices.

    Most student students have a smartphone 93%

    “Aim for progress not perfection…”

  • Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast Transformation of Culture through IT
    Mojgan Amini, Laura Boehme, Todd Migliaccio, Jen Schwedler

    This session spent time polling the audience.  Here are some of my favorite responses and buzz phrases:

    Failure is also information.

    IT is the sticky-ness of the organization

    What percentage of strategic initiatives fail and what is failure and success?

    Check and double check for the Organizational technology Readiness

    If the administration does not have a willingness to invest in training is hard to convince Faculty and Staff that it is very important.

    Define the culture so you can move forward and get ideas out it a way that makes sense to the end users.

    Look at this as a business process > (not the shiny tools)

    Define what is success?  It is not 100% adoption.


  • Secret Decoder Ring
    Presented by Sarah Miller (U of Wisconsin-Madison) and Cody Connor (Purdue)
    Explore Faculty Roadblocks

    Examine How Faculty Communicate

    Identify Key Challenges in your Community

    Identify Strategies

    Share Institutional Examples

    Distillation of all the conversation:   Faculty must feel supported and that they can get help, when needed, to move forward in adopting technology.

    • What issues might be contributing to each situation?
      • Change is difficult and scary
      • Change takes times
      • Fear of failure and embarrassment
      • Not convinced that active learning will have desired outcomes
      • Belief students like traditional
      • Student evaluation process and the validity of use of active learning
      • Not have the technology support.  Not the active learning tools.