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Thursday, July 1st

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Thursday, July 1st
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 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…

Wednesday, July 7th

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, July 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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…

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 7th
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.

Thursday, July 8th

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, July 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of 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.

Monday, July 12th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, July 12th
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…

Tuesday, July 13th

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Tuesday, July 13th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, July 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, July 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Wednesday, July 14th

Nearpod

Date:
Wednesday, July 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, July 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore using Zoom’s breakout rooms feature to create group learning experiences during your live class session. Learn how to pre-assign students to specific breakout groups and discuss strategies for managing students’ experiences before, during, and after breakout room activities. This workshop will focus exclusively on this tool – for more general knowledge, consider the broader…

Thursday, July 15th

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Thursday, July 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.…

Monday, July 19th

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, July 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 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.

Wednesday, July 21st

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, July 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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…

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Wednesday, July 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.

Thursday, July 22nd

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Thursday, July 22nd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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…

Monday, July 26th

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, July 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Tuesday, July 27th

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, July 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, July 27th
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:
Tuesday, July 27th
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, July 28th

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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,…

Thursday, July 29th

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Thursday, July 29th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 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.

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Thursday, July 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore this easy-to-use portfolio website creation and management tool. Registration is required.