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Friday, September 1st

Teaching Triage

Date:
Friday, September 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The start of the semester can often be a source of anxiety for inexperienced graduate instructors. Feeling overwhelmed? Worried you got off on the wrong foot with your students? Not sure what to do next? This one-hour workshop provides a judgment-free zone for graduate students to discuss concerns about teaching or being a teaching assistant.…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, September 1st
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the…

Wednesday, September 6th

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, September 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd…

Thursday, September 7th

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd…

Friday, September 8th

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, September 8th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Embracing the role of “content novice” There are many ways to “teach,” but the best teachers take into account how students learn.  In this session we will talk about teaching so students will learn. Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This…

Monday, September 11th

Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date:
Monday, September 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, and many students with ASD are now graduating from high school and entering college classrooms. But some students may enter the university undiagnosed or may choose not to self-identify. In this workshop, you will learn about the characteristics of ASD, discuss what…

Tuesday, September 12th

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 1

Date:
Tuesday, September 12th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get a walkthrough of the ReggieNet interface and the basics of organizing your particular courses. Learn how to organize and display student grades in Gradebook 2. Communicate with students through Announcements, Messages, and Email. Add content to your course site using Syllabus and the Resources tool. Note: We strongly encourage you to also attend. Introduction…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, September 12th
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn how to use the News.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

eLearning à la Carte: Web-Enhance Your Traditional Course

Date:
Tuesday, September 12th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Enhance your traditional course by posting information and resources, delivering content, and fostering student interaction online. In this session, you’ll create an outline of components you typically include in your traditional course. Then, using this outline, you’ll be able to create a plan to organize and manage information, evaluate student learning, supplement in-class materials, interact…

Thursday, September 14th

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes.…

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. Please note: Qualtrics has replaced Select Survey for research. Log in to IllinoisState.Qualtrics.com to…

Photoshop: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to navigate around raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on…

Tuesday, September 19th

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2

Date:
Tuesday, September 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to create a variety of learning activities using built-in tools such as Forums, Tests & Quizzes, and Assignments. Forums can promote student interaction with each other and the course material. The Assignment tool permits online submission and grading of student work. Finally, you will learn to use Tests & Quizzes for various types of…

Wednesday, September 20th

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online? Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it.

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Respectful Dialogues

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students in dialogue that fosters an understanding of multiple perspectives. Campuses across the country, including Illinois State University, have experienced a rise in hostile and polarizing comments in class. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning? To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd…

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. Please note: Qualtrics has replaced Select Survey for research. Log in to IllinoisState.Qualtrics.com to…

Thursday, September 21st

OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)

Date:
Thursday, September 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. This…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning? To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd…

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, September 21st
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

When it comes down to it, there are only 3 ways to change a photo in Photoshop: general changes that affect the whole photo, changes via selection, and changes made using a brush-metaphor tool. We'll be exploring all three. As far as brushes go, we'll be spending a good amount of time learning how to…

Friday, September 22nd

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, September 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Switching gears from expert to learner Instructors should thing of themselves as learners rather than as experts. Authority in the classroom doesn't come only, or even mostly, from perfect knowledge Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps…

Monday, September 25th

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, September 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes.…

Formstack Advanced

Date:
Monday, September 25th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to build and manage advanced Formstack features. You will learn more about logic features and form/field security and authentication. Completion of basic Formstack training is recommended. Registration is required.

Tuesday, September 26th

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, September 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop takes a more in-depth exploration of the Assessment tools available in ReggieNet, including Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Drop Box. Learn the options available for different types of assessment, the limitations of the assessment tools, and instructional strategies for promoting academic integrity. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet

eLearning à la Carte: Prepare Your Course Overview and Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, September 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore methods you can use to help learners get off to a successful start in the course. You will create a draft orientation lesson and welcome letter during this workshop. You’ll leave this session able to explain the importance of providing learners clear instructions. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the…

Wednesday, September 27th

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, September 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course.

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure

Date:
Wednesday, September 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Get a clear picture of the road ahead on your journey towards promotion and tenure. Join Associate Provost Jim Jawahar for a special discussion that focuses on research and other issues related to the promotion process. Learn strategies for organizing materials for your tenure documents, and explore what it takes to get a manuscript published…

Thursday, September 28th

OneNote: Introduction (Online)

Date:
Thursday, September 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basics features of OneNote, how…

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Thursday, September 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order, and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition.