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October 2017

Manage Communication Expectations

Date:
Monday, October 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

In our always-on age of mobile technology and social media, it’s easy to feel constantly in demand, especially by our students. Managing an avalanche of emails, texts, and tweets can be daunting. Explore the latest research on student expectations about communication with faculty, discuss strategies for managing both expectations and actual messages, and share best practices based on your own experiences. This is not a technology workshop, but rather, a way to make student contact through technology positive and manageable.…

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Tuesday, October 24th
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.

eLearning à la Carte: Design a Syllabus Your Students Will Read

Date:
Tuesday, October 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Identify the major components that should be included in your syllabus. In this workshop, you’ll will draft a syllabus that combines recommendations of University Curriculum Committee and best practices for eLearning. The result: a document that will clarify expectations and guide students through the learning process. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is…

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Wednesday, October 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2

Date:
Wednesday, October 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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 assessments. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet - Part 1

Word: Creating Fillable Forms

Date:
Thursday, October 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn how to create simple digital forms in Microsoft Word. We’ll explore this functionality and briefly talk about its advantages and disadvantages, and explore other options (such as creating forms in Adobe Acrobat).

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, October 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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. Registration is required.

Formstack Advanced

Date:
Monday, October 30th
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.

Camtasia: Level 2

Date:
Tuesday, October 31st
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.

November 2017

Illustrator: Part 1

Date:
Wednesday, November 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an introduction this vector graphics editor by Adobe Systems, including basic tools and concepts. You will learn to manipulate vector graphics (which allow you to change images without losing their original quality), make basic shapes, and save files.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, November 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why do student development and course climate matter for student learning? The climates we create in our classrooms have direct implications for student learning. Classrooms are never neutral spaces, they always impact student learning for good or ill. 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. The topics…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, November 2nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why do student development and course climate matter for student learning? The climates we create in our classrooms have direct implications for student learning. Classrooms are never neutral spaces, they always impact student learning for good or ill. 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. The topics…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Teaching students you don’t understand When students don’t share your cultural background, lifestyle, or assumptions about how to behave in a classroom, you may face challenges to your credibility. This session will help you learn how to build your credibility as you gauge your students’ perspectives and learning. 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,…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, November 7th
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.

OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)

Date:
Tuesday, November 7th
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. This workshop will be taught entirely online using Zoom, a new web-conferencing and learning platform at Illinois State. Participants will receive a link to the online…

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

Date:
Tuesday, November 7th
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. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is hands-on and interactive, so each eLearning a la Carte workshop is limited to 20 faculty members. These interactive sessions…

Illustrator: Part 2

Date:
Wednesday, November 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work with text and learn all about Illustrator’s powerful type tools. Illustrator 1 is not prerequisite for this workshop, so join us even if you miss the Part 1 class.

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, November 8th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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:
Tuesday, November 14th
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 to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required. This workshop will be taught entirely online using Zoom, a…

Illustrator: Part 3

Date:
Wednesday, November 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of Illustrator’s Pen Tool, the principal tool for drawing complex shapes in this popular program.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, November 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do students become self-directed learners? Students need to develop a variety of metacognitive processes before they can become self-directed learners. Learn how to incorporate the hard work of self-regulation into your classroom. 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. The topics for the Fall 2017 Early-Career…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, November 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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 to integrate multimedia content. This course will also briefly discuss organizing content in other ReggieNet features, such as the Resources and Web Content tools. Prerequisite:…

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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 learn more.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do students become self-directed learners? Students need to develop a variety of metacognitive processes before they can become self-directed learners. Learn how to incorporate the hard work of self-regulation into your classroom. 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. The topics for the Fall 2017 Early-Career…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
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.  

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, November 17th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Preparing to teach a new topic and a new course Knowing how to prepare to teach a new course, understanding how much to prepare, deciding how to present yourself, evaluating how to be the best instructor for the students you have, are some of the things we’ll be discussing in this last session. 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…

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Tuesday, November 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Wednesday, November 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. Registration is required.

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, November 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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 into your PowerPoint presentations to create interactive lectures and keep your students engaged in the course material.

December 2017

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, December 5th
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 into your PowerPoint presentations to create interactive lectures and keep your students engaged in the course material.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Tuesday, December 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. Registration is required.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, December 6th
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 your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop.