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Tuesday, April 2nd

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. Registration is required.

PowerPoint

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview on this presentation software's basic tools and functions. You will learn to work with text, images, slide layouts, backgrounds, slide transitions and more. This class is suitable for those who are entirely new to PowerPoint or for those who would like a refresher. Registration is required.

Wednesday, April 3rd

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Looking for a creative, new way to engage students? SoftChalk can help! This program lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. You will learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. SoftChalk lessons are easily imported into ReggieNet. Registration is required.

Developing Your Fulbright Application

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn how to negotiate the Embark online form to apply for the Fulbright award you have identified. Explore how to gather the necessary letters of invitation and recommendation needed for the application, in addition to developing the project narrative. This workshop is appropriate for those interested in applying for the 2019 deadline or in the…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll a face-to-face class in real time, displaying the results, and engaging students in their learning. Responses can be recorded and incorporated into grades in ReggieNet. You will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus. Discover how to integrate polls…

Thursday, April 4th

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Registration is required.

Friday, April 5th

Cancelled: eLearning a la Carte: Create Consistent Navigation through Sequencing and Chunking

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Develop navigation that is consistent, logical, and efficient. Learn how to use techniques like sequencing and chunking to create the hierarchy, labels, and layout for your course. Registration is required. Learn to design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. eLearning à la Carte features six, one-hour web conferencing workshops that are attended…

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do privilege and power function through society, and how does it affect you, personally? By reflecting on this, you can identify strategies to become more inclusive in your teaching and in the workplace. This seminar will help you better understand your own multiple identities and the presence and absence of privileges based on your…

Tuesday, April 9th

Excel: Level 2

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

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1. Also explore useful tools like filtering, which make viewing data accessible at a glance, and pivot tables to summarize values. Registration is required.

OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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. Bring…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started (Online)

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to…

Wednesday, April 10th

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 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, April 11th

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is an 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. Registration is required.

Wednesday, April 17th

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an introduction to this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Tuesday, April 23rd

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, April 23rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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. Registration is required.