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Monday, August 3rd

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, August 3rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You have a lot of important stuff to say on your website. Getting people to read your website can be a challenge. Walls of text, long sentences, and big words prevent users from finding the information you want them to know. This course teaches you simple tricks to turn your ice-cold website content into hot-fire…

Tuesday, August 4th

Organizing Your Course

Date:
Tuesday, August 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Organizing your online courses will make it easier for your students to navigate your course and find what they need to focus on. Disorganized courses add unnecessary cognitive loads to your students and reduce mental capacity to tackle your course work. Fortunately, it is easy to organize your course using ReggieNet's Lessons tool.  Registration is…

Wednesday, August 5th

Engaging Students

Date:
Wednesday, August 5th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

It is much easier to see whether your students are engaged or checked out in your face-to-face class, but in your online course, you may not see how well they are engaged in your course materials or how motivated they are in your class. Because student engagement directly influences the academic success of students, it…

Thursday, August 6th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, August 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity…

Assessing Your Students

Date:
Thursday, August 6th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Faculty who are new to online teaching often wonder what strategies are available to assess students beyond multiple-choice exams or a research paper. Also, many instructors wonder about academic integrity in online courses. Think outside the box and explore best practices on online assessments.  Registration is required. Additional content on this topic is available in…

Monday, August 10th

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, August 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New to teaching at Illinois State? Or need a refresher on ReggieNet? This workshop packs a lot in just two hours: Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. Registration is required.

Tuesday, August 11th

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

New to teaching at Illinois State? Or need a refresher on ReggieNet? This workshop packs a lot in just two hours: Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity…

Wednesday, August 12th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, August 12th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, August 12th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, August 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create engaging class discussions through Forums. Learn how to automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also survey the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Registration is required.

Thursday, August 13th

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, August 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Create engaging online lessons in your course through the Lessons tool. It allows you to arrange different kinds of content items in one place, providing your students with rich learning possibilities. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic lesson, incorporating instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Thursday, August 13th
Time:
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Give your students the feedback they need to truly learn from their assignments and assessments. This workshop will introduce you to ReggieNet’s built-in Rubrics tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Thursday, August 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz. You’ll also…

Friday, August 14th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Friday, August 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity…