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Tuesday, September 1st

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Tuesday, September 1st
Time:
8:00 am

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University. In fact, you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.…

Friday, September 4th

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, September 4th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias…

Wednesday, September 9th

Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Date:
Wednesday, September 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

At Illinois State University, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is a valued type of research defined as the “systematic reflection/study on teaching and learning made public.” This definition was created to include a wide range of research (broadly defined) on the teaching and learning of our ISU students that is presented, published, created,…

Friday, September 11th

Historical Context of Whiteness

Date:
Friday, September 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explore the episodes of the podcast Seeing White that help us understand the historical context of Whiteness and how it helped to maintain the system of racial oppressions. Registration is required. In CTLT’s Seeing White workshop and study group series, we will discuss the inceptions of racist-thoughts and system and how we are all unwittingly…

Wednesday, September 16th

Cancelled: Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Wednesday, September 16th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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. You’ll get a chance to practice with colleagues and identify campus resources to draw upon. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in…

Thursday, September 17th

Cancelled: OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, September 17th
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.…

Wednesday, September 23rd

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Wednesday, September 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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…

Monday, September 28th

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, September 28th
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

Date:
Monday, September 28th
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…

Tuesday, September 29th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th
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…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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 screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.   

Wednesday, September 30th

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, September 30th
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.…

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, September 30th
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…