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Wednesday, July 1st

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, July 1st
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…

Monday, July 6th

Create Equitable Learning Environments during COVID 19 and Beyond

Date:
Monday, July 6th
Time:
8:00 am

Explore activities, readings, and strategies focused on creating equitable learning environments, both online and face-to-face, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Creating Microlectures

Date:
Monday, July 6th
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In your face-to-face class, many of you have short lectures followed by class discussions and activities. In your online class, you can create similar experiences using micro-lecture formats. Learn what micro-lectures are and how you can create one to engage your students in your online courses.  Registration is required. Additional content on this topic is…

Tuesday, July 7th

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 7th
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 service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

Wednesday, July 8th

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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…

Equity and Diversity

Date:
Wednesday, July 8th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

There are a lot of ways that online teaching can enhance or hinder classroom equity. Equitable teaching means that the outcomes of our teaching are “fair and just” regardless of the differences that the students bring to the classroom. Even though we may have the good intention to treat students equally, good intentions alone are…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 8th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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…

Thursday, July 9th

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, July 9th
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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 9th
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.

Monday, July 13th

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, July 13th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

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, July 14th

Engaging Students

Date:
Tuesday, July 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

It is easy to see whether students are engaged or checked out when face-to-face, but in online formats gauging student engagement and motivation with course materials can be challenging. Because student engagement directly influences their academic success, it is important to learn strategies that increase student engagement in your online course. Registration is required. Additional…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, July 14th
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…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, July 14th
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 15th

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Wednesday, July 15th
Time:
8:00 am

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University. Learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate care.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, July 15th
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…

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, July 15th
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, July 16th

Adobe Spark

Date:
Thursday, July 16th
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…

Accessibility and Accommodations

Date:
Thursday, July 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If your online course content is not accessible, you're inadvertently excluding some students from experiencing your course in the same way as other students. Whether you're creating new material or adapting old material to an online format, the resources in this module provide a framework for you to make your course content accessible through simple…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, July 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 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…

Monday, July 20th

Assessing Your Students

Date:
Monday, July 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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 of the box and explore the best practices of online assessments. Registration is required. Additional content on this topic is…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, July 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 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 21st

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Tuesday, July 21st
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…

Wednesday, July 22nd

Teaching Large Online Courses

Date:
Wednesday, July 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Teaching a large course is challenging even when face-to-face; however, the challenges are amplified if you teach online without intentional designs. Learn how to design a large online course that is engaging and effective to save you time and prevent headaches during the semester.  Registration is required. Additional content on this topic is available in…

Thursday, July 23rd

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Thursday, July 23rd
Time:
8:00 am

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University. Learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate care.

Monday, July 27th

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, July 27th
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.

Tuesday, July 28th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, July 28th
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…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, July 28th
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.

Wednesday, July 29th

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, July 29th
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…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, July 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, July 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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.