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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 2017

Summer Institute: Introduction to ReggieNet

Date:
Monday, July 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get a complete tour of ReggieNet, Illinois State’s 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.

Summer Institute: Stress in Academia

Date:
Monday, July 24th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stress in academia is a daunting reality. The ability to identify and manage stress can make the difference between professional success and personal neglect. Too often educators fail to acknowledge increased stress levels and properly balance self-care while concentrating on the institution of higher education. Occupational and personal stress poses a threat to physical health, which consequently contributes to the elevated levels of burnout and compassion fatigue that is frequently recognized in academia. This workshop presents an overview of managing…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
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.

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore how to make best use of the Assignments tool in ReggieNet, as well as other methods for providing feedback to students. You will learn how to create group and peer-reviewed assignments, as well as how to download all student assignments at once. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required

Summer Institute: Your Classroom Technology Policy

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Research shows that students respond better when instructors set clear guidelines about the use of mobile technology, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, in the classroom. But you don’t have to resign yourself to teaching in spite of digital distractions. Discover ways to collaborate with students at the start of the semester to create agreement over what is, and is not, the appropriate use of technology in your classroom. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Clickers: Introduction

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

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Communication

Date:
Monday, July 31st
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.

Summer Institute: When Students Can’t Write

Date:
Monday, July 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s a common refrain: “My students can’t write!” What’s a professor to do? Most of us understand the need to graduate students who can write well; we also understand that it is our responsibility to help them learn to do so.  But how can we do that without short-changing other aspects of our courses?  In this two-part workshop, we’ll explore a wide variety of ways to support the development of student writers while protecting our course content, our time, and…

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Content and Organization

Date:
Monday, July 31st
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…

August 2017

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, August 1st
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. Registration is required.

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, August 2nd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, August 2nd
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.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Monday, August 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized University web pages. About.IllinoisState is a browser-based way to create web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, August 7th
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. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, August 9th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 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. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, August 10th
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, August 10th
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.)

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, August 11th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Friday, August 25th
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. 

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Friday, August 25th
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. The August 25 session is especially tailored for graduate student award nominees, but all are welcome to attend.

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Friday, August 25th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 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.  The August 25 session is especially tailored for graduate student award nominees, but all are welcome to attend. From 2 p.m. to 3…