Old Dominion University, Center for Learning and Teaching

Chrystal Trapani

Chrystal Trapani

Chrystal Trapani is an Instructional Technology Specialist with the Center for Learning and Teaching and an adjunct instructor in the Department of English at Old Dominion University. Chrystal has crafted tech-forward activities in her composition courses for over a decade. She blends her experience working with first-generation and non-traditional students, curriculum development, creating interactive and accessible online course content, and training and mentoring faculty in order to help them achieve positive student outcomes and success. In working with faculty, she helps her colleagues gain strong, working knowledge of how to make course content successful for students of all learning abilities. Chrystal continues her commitment to teaching so she can share personal classroom experiences with faculty.

Presentations by Chrystal Trapani

We Don't Talk About Classic Quizzes: Why New Quizzes are Superior to Classic Quizzes

Jennifer Ashley, Chrystal Trapani, and Kristin White
  • May 17, 2022 09:25 AM - 10:25 AM (EDT)
  • Location: Online Only
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

With the imminent sunsetting of Canvas Classic Quizzes, instructors have been encouraged to start with New Quizzes - but why? This session will discuss the superior functionality of new... (More)

Can't Touch This: The Limitations of Canvas's Accessibility Checker

Chrystal Trapani, Kristin White, and Jennifer Ashley
  • May 17, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Location: Online Only
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

The transition from Blackboard to Canvas brought a new tool in the Accessibility Checker.  While this tool helps faculty ensure that their course content is more accessible, there are... (More)

Isn’t It Iconic?: Using Icons in a Canvas Course to Facilitate Student Engagement

Chrystal Trapani
  • May 17, 2022 01:00 PM - 01:55 PM (EDT)
  • Location: Online Only
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

An organized Canvas course is critical for the success of an online course.  If students are unable to locate course materials, it is impossible for them to be successful. ... (More)

Tainted Love: Blackboard vs Canvas

Kristin White, Jennifer Ashley, and Chrystal Trapani
  • May 17, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:25 PM (EDT)
  • Location: Online Only
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

The transition from Blackboard to Canvas has created a gamut of emotions.  Some faculty are excited, but others are not happy. “But I love Blackboard!,” some have said.  The... (More)

We Are the Champions: A Canvas Panel Discussion with Faculty Champions

Chrystal Trapani, Paula Alvaro Sanchez, Jonathan Lester, Megan Boeshart, James Bellamy, Alison Lietzenmayer, and Jennifer Ashley
  • May 17, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (EDT)
  • Location: Online Only
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

Approximately 80 faculty members taught in Canvas during the Spring 2022 semester to help with the migration.  These early adopters are referred to as Faculty Champions.  Join the panel... (More)