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Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology

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Upcoming Public Events

July 2021

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, July 26th
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 screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, July 27th
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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, July 27th
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. Bring your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop. Once you’ve learned how to navigate OneNote, you can apply this…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, July 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 poll an audience. We’ll discuss how students can use this for projects, too. Registration is required.

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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.

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Registration is required.

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Wednesday, July 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use OU Campus, Illinois State's primary content management system for department and college websites. This training covers all the basic vocabulary of websites and goes over how to edit and publish content. You'll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as layout changes, adding pages, navigation, and more. Registration is required. To learn more about other web-based platforms such as our About websites or Digital Measures, request assistance from the…

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Thursday, July 29th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

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.

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Thursday, July 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore this easy-to-use portfolio website creation and management tool. Registration is required.

August 2021

Padlet

Date:
Monday, August 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Padlet is a web-based program that allows you to organize content for viewing in multiple layouts, including website, bulletin board, blog, or portfolio.  I n this one-hour introduction, you’ll learn how to setup these interactive digital spaces to increase engagement with your students. You’ll also learn how to request access to Illinois State’s fully licensed version of the product.  Registration is required.    

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, August 2nd
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, August 3rd
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 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…

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 3rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 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 Teaching with Zoom workshop. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Wednesday, August 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Move beyond the very basics with this overview of tools and techniques you can use this image editor to accomplish easily. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, August 4th
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.

New Faculty Orientation: Welcome to ISU

Date:
Monday, August 9th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State University’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to acquaint new faculty with the campus’ mission of creating an equitable and inclusive learning environment where faculty and students are successful. This component of New Faculty Orientation is a part of a broader Faculty Success initiative that includes equity-focused professional development that promotes student success. During this session, staff from CTLT will share the resources they offer to course instructors that will help them get started with the semester. We will…

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Monday, August 9th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Monday, August 9th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to create an About.IllinoisState.edu website to showcase your teaching, research, or service.  This one-hour session shows you how to includes create web pages, add pictures and documents, create links, and configure menus. Registration is required. Based on WordPress, the About.IllinoisState system does not require knowledge of coding to build and maintain sites. The system is available to all Illinois State faculty, small organizations, and it can be used for temporary events, like conferences, free of charge. Learn more…

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, August 10th
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.

New Faculty Orientation: Equity in the College Classroom

Date:
Tuesday, August 10th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Inclusive teaching refers to the ways in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all. In this session, we will discuss how we can integrate these practices into our teaching so that students can be successful. We will also discuss the “equity-minded syllabus” and consider how this classroom tool can be used to, welcome students to the course, demystify the course experience, and validate their ability…

Nearpod

Date:
Tuesday, August 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get started using Nearpod, an interactive tool replacing classroom clickers at Illinois State. This 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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, August 11th
Time:
9:30 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.

Communication and Teaching Clarity

Date:
Wednesday, August 11th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Teacher clarity refers to organized and intentional teaching. When teachers are transparent about their expectations, students can plan, set goals, and evaluate their own progress towards those goals. In this session, participants will discuss how they can plan effective communication strategies that promote students’ academic success. All NFO sessions are voluntary for new instructors. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, August 11th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Nearpod

Date:
Thursday, August 12th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get started using Nearpod, an interactive tool replacing classroom clickers at Illinois State. This 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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Thursday, August 12th
Time:
11:00 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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, August 12th
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.

The Safe Zone Project for Instructors

Date:
Thursday, August 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Safe Zone Project is a nationally recognized open-source curriculum to promote the support and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals in educational settings at all levels. This workshop is based on that curriculum with a special focus on employing the principles of the Safe Zone Project as instructors, both in the classroom and in the design of your instructional materials. Dig into the core vocabulary and discuss the complex web of identities represented under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. Explore scenarios related to…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, August 13th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Zoom: Getting Started

Date:
Friday, August 13th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This special, one-hour session for Faculty Prep Week concentrates on the very basics of scheduling and hosting a Zoom meeting, with an emphasis on interacting with students. See how to schedule meetings through ReggieNet, manage waiting rooms, and create online office hours for several classes with a single recurring meeting. This workshop is ideal for instructors new to Illinois State or who did not teach during the previous academic year. Registration is required.