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Upcoming Public Events

May 2022

Using Digital Humanities Tools in the Classroom

Date:
Monday, May 23rd

Digital humanities projects can be simple or complex and can be incorporated into the classroom using a variety of tools. Attendees will learn how to plan and execute digital exhibits, digital mapping, and data visualization projects using tools that are relatively simple to teach and easy to incorporate into learning environments. The workshop will cover the following: basic and intermediate tools ideas for projects methods for getting started and creating effective assignments resources and techniques for finding images, data sets,…

Plan a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project

Date:
Monday, May 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is a specialized form of inquiry into various aspects of teaching or learning. This workshop series will introduce participants to SoTL, review ways in which data can be collected and analyzed to better understand teaching and learning, and plan a mentored SoTL project. Participants should come to this workshop series ready to reflect on questions they have about their own teaching and learning contexts. Participants will have a documented, draft SoTL project that…

Empowering Instructors to Successfully Design Learning Activities with Adobe CC Tools

Date:
Tuesday, May 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff, and contains powerful tools that can be integrated into the classroom. In this workshop, we’ll explore four tools—Adobe Express, Portfolio, Rush, and XD—and identify ways in which they can be used to strengthen digital literacy, increase student engagement, and meet course objectives. During the first hands-on session, participants will learn how to use Adobe CC tools and discuss their pedagogical applications. No previous experience with Adobe…

Beyond Talk: Innovative DEIA Practices for Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Learning Environments

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

Participants will engage in discussions around “active” diversity, equity, inclusion, and access strategies. Through a series of hands-on and collaborative activities, participants will reflect on their current DEIA practices, learn strategies for promoting cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect, and design an inclusion toolkit. The inclusion toolkit will consist of a combination of faculty created resources that can be used within a classroom setting to support the academic success of marginalized students. Items in the toolkit may include a combination of…

June 2022

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, June 1st
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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd
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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd
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.

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Date:
Monday, June 6th

Scalar is a free multimedia publishing website that allows authors to create and share digital scholarship online. Scalar makes it easy to integrate text and media, and it includes easy to use features such as visualizations, mapping, and timelines. Scalar is a suitable platform for group projects for online classes as well as a good entry tool for digital humanities work. This workshop provides an overview of Scalar’s functions and uses as a potential tool for collaborative classroom projects. Registration…

Effective Research Mentoring for Student Success

Date:
Monday, June 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Working with student researchers can be highly rewarding, but few instructors receive training on how to be research mentors. This workshop series utilizes evidence-based strategies to help instructors develop their mentoring skills. Effective mentoring requires intentional planning, relationship building, and reflection.  Evidence-based mentoring practices establish and maintain challenging expectations while supporting the “whole student” and sustaining a sense of achievement among students. This interactive workshop draws on CIMER’s (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research) Entering Mentoring curriculum…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, June 6th
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:
Monday, June 6th
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.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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…

Empowering Instructors to Successfully Design Learning Activities with Adobe CC Tools

Date:
Monday, June 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff, and contains powerful tools that can be integrated into the classroom. In this workshop, we’ll explore four tools—Adobe Express, Portfolio, Rush, and XD—and identify ways in which they can be used to strengthen digital literacy, increase student engagement, and meet course objectives. During the first hands-on session, participants will learn how to use Adobe CC tools and discuss their pedagogical applications. No previous experience with Adobe…

Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

84% of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project, and motivation can play a key role. To engage students with research, instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages them to connect the assignment with their true interests. This workshop will explore how instructors can use autonomy-supportive teaching strategies and authentic learning to approach the library research process, helping students understand that research is personal and can be engaging and exciting,…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
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.

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
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 learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.

Teaching Civic Skills through Deliberative Dialogues

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

“Dialogue and Deliberation are innovative processes that help people come together across differences to tackle our most challenging problems” (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation). Incorporating these processes into the curriculum of college courses gives students opportunities to develop skills to productively engage with society's challenging problems in authentic ways. In this workshop, course instructors will learn about deliberative pedagogies and how they can be used to teach the civic skills of investigating social issues, exploring perspectives, and gaining a…

ReggieNet: Discussions

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create engaging class discussions. 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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Nearpod

Date:
Thursday, June 16th
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.

Padlet: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Padlet is a web-based program that allows you to organize content for viewing in multiple layouts, including website, bulletin board, blog, or portfolio. In 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.

Build Confidence in Creating Inclusive Course Materials

Date:
Saturday, June 18th

This session will provide participants with important and usable knowledge to help support students with disabilities in higher education. The presenters will guide you step-by- step through various ways to improve the curation and creation of digital course content. Participants will create an individual plan to update course content using tips and tricks for choosing documents and media universally designed for all students at Illinois State University. Registration is required by June 16th. Artifact: Participants will take one week’s course…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, June 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…

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Date:
Tuesday, June 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app (formerly called Adobe Spark). Discover how students can use this free tool to craft single web pages for mixed-media essays, create posters or flyers, or put together short video "commercials" to express their ideas. You'll get a chance to practice with Creative Cloud Express, explore the above uses, as well as talk about the other features of the app in addition to other considerations. Registration is…

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Wednesday, June 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to make eye-catching flyers for events with this powerful layout program.  Registration is required.

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, June 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing. Registration is required.

Gender as a Landscape: Meeting Your Students Beyond the Binary

Date:
Monday, June 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work towards becoming trusted as someone who models empathy, compassion, and competency whenever gender arises in a conversation. While some trans+ and non-binary students are fine answering questions about gender, this can amount to undue emotional labor. This workshop starts from the premise that, as instructors, it is our jobs to take the responsibility for these conversations and not burden students with explaining their identities. You will learn how to create an empathetic and inclusive classroom space for trans+ and…

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, June 28th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Wednesday, June 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required.

Anti-Ableist Access and Universal Accommodations

Date:
Wednesday, June 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Critical disability activists, scholars, and artists have created texts, actions, and works both before and during the pandemic that center the experiences of disabled people, both in regard to schooling and in regard to the wider society, considering intersections of disability with race and poverty. Margaret Price, Rosmarie Garland Thompson, and Jay Dolmage are just three of many scholars that have been writing for years about the cultural and social impact of ableism in institutional spaces. This session builds on…

July 2022

Experiential Learning: Honing Erotic Joy Toward a Feminist, Decolonial, and Anti-racist University

Date:
Wednesday, July 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

For this workshop, participants will explore the feminist, decolonial, and anti-racist potentials of experiential learning. The university is a space entangled with histories and presence of white supremacy, settler colonialism, classism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia, and sexism. Doing well as both a student and a faculty member is entangled with white, elite, and ableist notions of success. Projects that are hands-on and make connections with the “real-world” can in turn deemphasize a focus on traditional forms of measurable success in…

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Date:
Wednesday, July 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app (formerly called Adobe Spark). Discover how students can use this free tool to craft single web pages for mixed-media essays, create posters or flyers, or put together short video "commercials" to express their ideas. You'll get a chance to practice with Creative Cloud Express, explore the above uses, as well as talk about the other features of the app in addition to other considerations. Registration is…

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 7th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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.

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Thursday, July 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Monday, July 11th
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.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

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

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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, July 12th
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. Once you’ve learned how to navigate OneNote, you can apply this…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, July 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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 basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 13th
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.

ReggieNet: Discussions

Date:
Thursday, July 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create engaging class discussions. 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.

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Thursday, July 14th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Monday, July 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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 learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.

Nearpod

Date:
Monday, July 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, July 19th
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…

OneNote: Class Notebook

Date:
Wednesday, July 20th
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.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Wednesday, July 20th
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: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, July 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Wednesday, July 27th
Time:
9:00 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.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Thursday, July 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Thursday, July 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required.