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Tuesday, June 1st

Increase Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement with Nearpod, Padlet, Flipgrid, and EdPuzzle

Date:
Tuesday, June 1st

Interested in increasing engagement in your course (both synchronously and asynchronously)? In this two-part workshop, we will focus on four university-supported tools for increasing engagement: Nearpod, Padlet, Flipgrid, and EdPuzzle. We will leverage blended learning pedagogy and determine which tools and features align with your course goals to facilitate student learning. Registration is required by…

Wednesday, June 2nd

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, June 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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. Bring…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, June 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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…

Thursday, June 3rd

Towards Racial Equity: Pedagogy, Praxis, Possibility

Date:
Thursday, June 3rd

The social, political, cultural climate in the United States has sparked essential conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and the movement for Black lives and the "Stop Asian Hate" movement. Many educators, activists, and organizers continue to advocate for structural changes to address historical racial inequities in all…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, June 3rd
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…

Monday, June 7th

Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process

Date:
Monday, June 7th

Eighty-four percent of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project, and motivation can play a key role. To engage students with research, instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages them to connect the assignment with their true interests. This workshop will explore how instructors can…

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Monday, June 7th

Mental health issues are a primary reason that students leave Illinois State University, and COVID-19 has intensified mental health and other concerns for many people. 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…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, June 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Monday, June 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to create an About.IllinoisState.edu website to showcase your teaching, research, or service.  This one-hour session shows you how to includes create web pages, add pictures and documents, create links, and configure menus. Registration is required. Based on WordPress, the About.IllinoisState system does not require knowledge of coding to build and maintain sites. The…

Tuesday, June 8th

Help Students Develop a Professional Persona in the Classroom

Date:
Tuesday, June 8th

This workshop will focus on the development of soft skills and professionalism in a classroom setting that parallels the students’ career in the same field. Participants will work with each other, and possibly others in their field, to brainstorm how these desired behaviors can be incorporated into the classroom and become part of the students’…

Nearpod

Date:
Tuesday, June 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Get started using Nearpod, an interactive tool replacing classroom clickers at Illinois State. This one-hour workshop will give you a tour of the tool's basic features. It allows you to empower students, track attendance, distribute learning resources, and check the pulse of your class with ongoing formative assessments in many learning scenarios. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 9th

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Wednesday, June 9th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Microsoft Stream is a new video hosting service, replacing Office 365 Video. It allows instructors to upload and share video content with their students through ReggieNet, websites, or direct links. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 10th

Navigating the Information Landscape

Date:
Thursday, June 10th

With so much technology at our fingertips, our society has become inundated with information. This has left students in a challenging position, susceptible to fake news and unsure how to find and use reliable, scholarly sources. This workshop will provide instructors with strategies and tools to help students evaluate the resources they interact with, both…

Academic Integrity: Prevention, Detection, and Reporting

Date:
Thursday, June 10th

What do you do when a student says, “…but I didn’t know I couldn’t copy that?” Participants will first complete a series of asynchronous modules in ReggieNet exploring how Student Conduct and Community Responsibilities, a part of the Dean of Students Office, engages faculty and students in conversations around academic integrity, and what you (and…

Creative Student Protest

Date:
Thursday, June 10th

Throughout the world, students have often been both the leaders and demonstrators in movements to enact liberatory change, often within the context of an institutional setting. These movements have often made use of creativity, both in tactics and in symbolism, and have inspired the wider worlds of activism and art. In this workshop, we’ll learn…

Padlet

Date:
Thursday, June 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Padlet is a web-based program that allows you to organize content for viewing in multiple layouts, including website, bulletin board, blog, or portfolio.  I n this one-hour introduction, you’ll learn how to setup these interactive digital spaces to increase engagement with your students. You’ll also learn how to request access to Illinois State’s fully licensed…

Tuesday, June 15th

Adobe Spark

Date:
Tuesday, June 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Spark-- a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app. Discover how students can use this free tool to craft social media, web pages, and short videos as part of a presentation or other learning project. You’ll get a chance to practice with Spark, explore its different uses, and become aware of important…

Wednesday, June 16th

Exploring Curiosity as a Tool to Engage Students with Course Content

Date:
Wednesday, June 16th

Studies show that curiosity is a critical motivator in learning, particularly because it is key to bridging the zone of proximal learning. However, information saturation and the processes by which we access information in the Internet Age are diametrically opposed to the processes by which curiosity is nurtured. The pedagogical need is significant: for faculty…

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Wednesday, June 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class.…

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, June 16th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 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, June 17th

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Registration is required.

Friday, June 18th

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Friday, June 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to create an About.IllinoisState.edu website to showcase your teaching, research, or service.  This one-hour session shows you how to includes create web pages, add pictures and documents, create links, and configure menus. Registration is required. Based on WordPress, the About.IllinoisState system does not require knowledge of coding to build and maintain sites. The…

Monday, June 21st

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Monday, June 21st
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to record and talk over your PowerPoint slide shows from within the program and export the results as a video. Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 22nd

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, June 22nd
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.

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Tuesday, June 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to use OU Campus, Illinois State's primary content management system for department and college websites. This training covers all the basic vocabulary of websites and goes over how to edit and publish content. You'll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as layout changes, adding pages,…

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Tuesday, June 22nd
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn how to create an About.IllinoisState.edu website to showcase your teaching, research, or service.  This one-hour session shows you how to includes create web pages, add pictures and documents, create links, and configure menus. Registration is required. Based on WordPress, the About.IllinoisState system does not require knowledge of coding to build and maintain sites. The…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, June 22nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 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 basic features of OneNote, how…

Wednesday, June 23rd

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, June 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

Thursday, June 24th

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Thursday, June 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Move beyond the very basics with this overview of tools and techniques you can use this image editor to accomplish easily. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Thursday, June 24th
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…

Tuesday, June 29th

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Tuesday, June 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This advanced workshop explores the Class Notebook feature and its integration with ReggieNet. Class Notebooks allow students to collaborate with their instructors and each other in secure sections. We’ll explore how Class Notebooks can be used to distribute assignments and build week-by-week lessons. We’ll also discuss limitations. Experience with the basics of OneNote is strongly…