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Tuesday, April 3rd

Photoshop: Exploring Advanced Tools

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

Get an overview of the workflow of creating a single complex (but not too complex!) image. See how a number of tools interact to create a single finished work.

Introduction to Fulbright Awards

Date:
Tuesday, April 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Get an introduction to the Fulbright Scholar program. Learn about the different types of awards available and their requirements. You’ll learn how to search for the best award for your work and begin to identify an award for future application. Participants will also understand the timeline of the Fulbright application process. This workshop is for…

Wednesday, April 4th

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2

Date:
Wednesday, April 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to create a variety of learning activities using built-in tools such as Forums, Tests & Quizzes, and Assignments. Forums can promote student interaction with each other and the course material. The Assignment tool permits online submission and grading of student work. Finally, you will learn to use Tests & Quizzes for various types of…

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

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

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. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning a la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or…

Thursday, April 5th

Formstack Advanced

Date:
Thursday, April 5th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to build and manage advanced Formstack features. You will learn more about logic features and form/field security and authentication. Completion of basic Formstack training is recommended. Registration is required.

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Thursday, April 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Friday, April 6th

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, April 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get…

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, April 6th
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…

Monday, April 9th

PowerPoint

Date:
Monday, April 9th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Tuesday, April 10th

Word: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, April 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an introduction to Microsoft Word’s basic tools. You will learn to create new documents, enter and edit text, and save files.

Developing Your Fulbright Application

Date:
Tuesday, April 10th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 2018 deadline or in the…

Wednesday, April 11th

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, April 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop takes a more in-depth exploration of the Assessment tools available in ReggieNet, including Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Drop Box. Learn the options available for different types of assessment, the limitations of the assessment tools, and instructional strategies for promoting academic integrity. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet

Thursday, April 12th

Excel: Level 2

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

OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)

Date:
Thursday, April 12th
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. This…

Cancelled: But I’m Not a Reading Teacher: Strategies for Supporting Students’ Disciplinary Reading

Date:
Thursday, April 12th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

How can we support our students as they develop disciplinary literacies? Share and develop strategies that will encourage and support students as they learn to read the texts of our disciplines. Identify the demands of the texts you use and how students are expected to use the information. Share before, during, and after reading strategies…

Monday, April 16th

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Monday, April 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to 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.

Tuesday, April 17th

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

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

Screencast-O-Matic is 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.

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Tuesday, April 17th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Wednesday, April 18th

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maximize your ability to communicate with students through Forums. Learn how to have ReggieNet automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also see the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet

OneNote: Introduction (Online)

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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 basics features of OneNote, how…

Monday, April 23rd

Camtasia: Level 2

Date:
Monday, April 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about advanced features in Camtasia, including cursor effects and testing. Also learn to save with SCORM, which makes compatibility with other e-learning software easy! We strongly recommend that you complete Camtasia: Level 1 before taking this course.

Tuesday, April 24th

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, April 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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…

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, April 24th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, April 24th
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.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Tuesday, April 24th
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…

Wednesday, April 25th

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, April 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool. This powerful tool allows you to integrate resources from across your ReggieNet site (Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums) into online lessons. Design lessons that require students to complete goals before they can proceed to the next stage. You will also learn how…