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Monday, February 1st

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, February 1st
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.

Tuesday, February 2nd

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, February 2nd
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…

Wednesday, February 3rd

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, February 3rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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…

Reflecting on Teaching through Formative Feedback

Date:
Wednesday, February 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

COVID-19 has thrown faculty some unprecedented teaching challenges. Over the past few semesters, course instructors have had to reimagine their courses, learn and apply unfamiliar technologies, figure out new ways to develop relationships with students, and assess all aspects of their courses. Faculty have risen to this challenge in remarkable ways. In this two-part workshop,…

Thursday, February 4th

Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric (Synchronous Workshop)

Date:
Thursday, February 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and how to use it to review an online course. This internationally recognized workshop includes hands-on activities designed to help you discover how to continuously improve an online course so that it meets research-based standards of high quality. This workshop will be held via Zoom over two…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, February 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Integrating Supplemental Technologies with Zoom to Facilitate Interaction

Date:
Thursday, February 4th
Time:
12:00 pm

How can we keep students engaged during synchronous online teaching? To answer this question, this intermediate-level hybrid workshop consists of three parts: For the first part, participants will complete a pre-session survey and review some differentiated resources on ReggieNet to develop some common understandings related to pedagogy and online instruction. The second part is a…

Friday, February 5th

Maintaining Cultural Supremacy

Date:
Friday, February 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We explore ideas on the development of racist thoughts embedded in the system of racial oppressions. Registration is required. A Journey to Becoming Anti-Racist is a series in which we discuss the inceptions of racist thoughts and systems and examine how we are all unwittingly socialized into these ideas - although we often have good…

Monday, February 8th

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Monday, February 8th
Time:
12:00 pm

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.…

Tuesday, February 9th

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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.

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Design Your Online Course workshop provides a framework to design an online course. In this session, we will explore a sample course site, draft a communication plan and one module of a course we plan to teach, and complete a Course Development Plan. This workshop is recommended for faculty and instructors who are new…

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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…

Wednesday, February 10th

ReggieNet: Forums

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

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT's Early Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Early Career Faculty Circles are also part of the University Faculty Mentoring Network (UFMN).…

Thursday, February 11th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, February 11th
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…

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT's Early Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Early Career Faculty Circles are also part of the University Faculty Mentoring Network (UFMN).…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, February 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Monday, February 15th

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Date:
Monday, February 15th
Time:
12:00 pm

Are you looking for a suitable platform for group projects for an online class? Scalar is a free multimedia publishing website that allows authors to create and share digital scholarship online. With easy-to-use features such as visualizations, mapping, and timelines, Scalar makes it easy to integrate text and media. Scalar is also a good entry…

Wednesday, February 17th

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, February 17th
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 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.

Thursday, February 18th

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Thursday, February 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Incorporating Resource Evaluation into Instruction

Date:
Thursday, February 18th
Time:
12:00 pm

This asynchronous workshop is open to graduate students who currently teach or are pursuing a career teaching in higher education. With so much technology at our fingertips, we have access to a dizzying array of information and sources. This has left students in a challenging position, susceptible to fake news and unsure how to find…

Friday, February 19th

Nearpod

Date:
Friday, February 19th
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.

Reflecting on Whiteness

Date:
Friday, February 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this session, we explore the episodes that help us reflect our own whiteness and discuss what you can do to change the system of racial oppressions.  Registration is required. Seeing White: A Journey to Becoming Anti-Racist is a series in which we discuss the inceptions of racist thoughts and systems and examine how we…

Tuesday, February 23rd

Adobe Spark

Date:
Tuesday, February 23rd
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…

Wednesday, February 24th

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, February 24th
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.

Thursday, February 25th

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, February 25th
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.…

Friday, February 26th

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, February 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Microaggressions are small acts with potentially big effects—little behaviors that communicate hostile or derogatory slights towards a person or a group of people. These acts may be intentional or unintentional. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify microaggressions and explore the role they play on our campus. You’ll leave this seminar with a better…