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Instructional Technology and Development Center

Location:
Instructional Technology and Development Center 301 S. Main Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-2542
Website:
http://ctlt.illinoisstate.edu/

The Instructional Technology and Development Center is home to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.

The Instructional Technology & Development Center (ITDC) was once the Redbird IGA Foodliner and a University museum. This building was acquired in 1987 and was formerly called Instructional Technology Services (ITS).

Upcoming Events

July 2018

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 19th
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. Registration is required.

Teaching and Assessing for Critical Thinking

Date:
Thursday, July 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our students’ abilities to successfully navigate the universe of information around us and to participate effectively in our democratic society hinges on their critical thinking skills. But how do we know critical thinking when we see it?  How can we better promote it in our classrooms? In this workshop, you will hone a definition of critical thinking that meshes with the content of your course.  Develop learning activities that allow students to cultivate their critical thinking skills and create a…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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. Registration is required.

Formstack Advanced

Date:
Monday, July 23rd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Tuesday, July 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

When it comes down to it, there are only 3 ways to change a photo in Photoshop: general changes that affect the whole photo, changes via selection, and changes made using a brush-metaphor tool. We'll be exploring all three. As far as brushes go, we'll be spending a good amount of time learning how to use the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, July 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, July 26th
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. Registration is required.

Get to Know Clickers

Date:
Monday, July 30th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll an audience in real time. This special one-hour session puts a clicker in your hand, so you can experience this technology’s potential from a student’s perspective. This brief session is designed to help you decide if you want to use clickers in your course. Those who decide to adopt clickers can then take the more comprehensive Clickers: Introduction workshop. Registration is required.

Photoshop: More Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Tuesday, July 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order, and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition. You’ll also briefly explore selections, adjustment layers, and other advanced tools. Registration is required.

August 2018

Introduction to ReggieNet

Date:
Wednesday, August 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get a complete tour of ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized learning management system, and its popular tools. Gain valuable ideas about ways to enhance your students’ learning experiences. You will leave this workshop with the basic skills to add learning materials, activities, and assessments to your individualized ReggieNet course site. Lunch is provided. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, August 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an introduction to 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.

ReggieNet: Communication

Date:
Monday, August 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maximize your ability to communicate with students and encourage student interaction through a number of tools, including Forums, Announcements, and Chat. Learn how to have ReggieNet automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also see how to grade discussions by forum, topic or message. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Content and Organization

Date:
Monday, August 6th
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 features of the built-in editor, and organizing content in other ReggieNet tools, such as Resources…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 7th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This special, one-hour workshop prepares you to use the Gradebook tool in ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized learning management system. Get hands-on experience creating gradebook entries, working with categories, and learn how to prepare your Gradebook for final grade submission at the end of the semester. You’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

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

This workshop takes a more in-depth exploration of the Test & Quizzes tool in ReggieNet. Learn the options available for different types of assessments, explore different question types, and how to use Question Pools. We will also discuss instructional strategies for promoting academic integrity. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Collaborative Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, August 8th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The ReggieNet Assignments tool has advanced features that allow for different kinds of student interactions. The group assignments feature allows groups of students to make a single submission, while the peer review feature allows students to provide feedback to other students. You can also foster group collaboration within the Lessons tool by using the Student Content feature.  Explore how to use these features to enhance student collaboration. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

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

This special, one-hour workshop prepares you to use the Gradebook tool in ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized learning management system. Get hands-on experience creating gradebook entries, working with categories, and learn how to prepare your Gradebook for final grade submission at the end of the semester. You’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Friday, August 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Have you been nominated for a University Teaching Award? Congratulations! We hope you’ll be able to attend one of these Portfolio Circles to learn more about building a teaching portfolio that follows the guidelines provided by the University Teaching Committee. Already have a portfolio? Bring it along! There is no stipend offered for these events. No registration is required. This session is especially tailored for graduate student award nominees, but all are welcome to attend. Lunch is provided for this…