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Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology

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Upcoming Public Events

July 2020

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 considerations in terms of accessibility. Registration is required.

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 but important changes.  Registration is required. Additional content on this topic is available in a DIY Online module.

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 issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…

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 available in a DIY Online module.

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 issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…

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 recommended. Registration is required.

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 a DIY Online module.

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.

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.

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 issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…

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.

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 learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.

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.

August 2020

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, August 3rd
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 content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, August 6th
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 issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…