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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

January 2019

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image.  Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.)

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we will be using Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate  Into  Any Course to Improve Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation  by Saundra Yancy…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
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.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
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.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Basics

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
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.

ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Tuesday, January 29th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image.  Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, January 31st
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.

February 2019

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, February 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James…

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, February 4th
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:
Monday, February 4th
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.

Study Abroad 101: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program

Date:
Monday, February 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Examine the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Participants will learn about the various options available for structuring a program as well as the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. Participants will also learn about academics in a study abroad program, including course selection, instructional methods, out-of-class learning opportunities, and assessment. Registration is required. The Study Abroad program offers $100 stipends for full-time tenure- and non-tenure track faculty who complete both workshops in this series. Contact the Office of International Studies…

ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, February 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 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: Resources Tool

Date:
Tuesday, February 5th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leverage ReggieNet’s built-in digital file repository to provide students with a media-rich experience. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to create folders for cataloging and storing digital files that can be used within and across ReggieNet courses. You’ll practice the specifics of moving, reordering, copying, soft and hard removal of files in Resources. You’ll also learn how control access to the Resources tool based on assigning different permissions based on the user’s role in the course. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, February 6th
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.

Fulbright Scholar 101

Date:
Wednesday, February 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get an introduction to the Fulbright Scholar program. Learn about the different types of awards available and their requirements. You’ll learn how to search for the best award for your work and begin to identify an award for future application. Participants will also understand the timeline of the Fulbright application process. This workshop is for faculty and administrative professional staff only. Registration is required. This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, February 7th
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.

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, February 7th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we will be using Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate  Into  Any Course to Improve Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation  by Saundra Yancy…

Facilitate Effective Student Collaboration

Date:
Monday, February 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discuss creating a collaborative learning environment and prepare students for working in groups. Topics will include creating expectations, strategies for working together, and engaging in productive conversations. Registration is required. As teachers, we face difficult decisions about how to structure peer interactions and how to assess it. CTLT’s Make Peer Learning Work series lets you experience this important process firsthand and discover how to incorporate these practices into your teaching. Sessions build upon on one, but they are also designed…

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

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

Adobe’s vector graphics editor is a companion to Photoshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic features by creating a flyer for an event. Learn how to manipulate text and images to create stunning handouts or posters for print or digital distribution. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 13th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Thursday, February 14th
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.  Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, February 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James…

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, February 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias in the classroom and in the workplace. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this discussion. Registration is required. CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity seminars…

Study Abroad 102: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program

Date:
Monday, February 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this advanced session, participants will learn about developing the study abroad proposal, including revisions to the course syllabus. Participants will also begin working on the budget piece of the proposal. Participants will also become familiar with recruitment strategies. Successful participants will have already completed Study Abroad 101 and will have a specific destination and course(s) identified in order to craft their proposals. This is a hands-on workshop, so a laptop is recommended. Registration is required. The Study Abroad program offers $100 stipends…

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, February 19th
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: The Basics

Date:
Wednesday, February 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is your introduction to the basic tools necessary to work in ReggieNet. Become familiar with navigation in ReggieNet and how to use the site information display. Explore how to manage your Home site, organize your courses as favorites, and use the Site Info and syllabus tools. You’ll also to learn how to get further help as you explore ReggieNet on your own. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Thursday, February 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop’s more advanced selection tools. Registration is required.

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, February 21st
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we will be using Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate  Into  Any Course to Improve Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation  by Saundra Yancy…

Manage the Collaborative Learning Process

Date:
Monday, February 25th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Explore strategies for managing the interactions of students, particularly when the groups are not working well together. We will also discuss strategies for assessing collaborative learning. Registration is required. As teachers, we face difficult decisions about how to structure peer interactions and how to assess it. CTLT’s Make Peer Learning Work series lets you experience this important process firsthand and discover how to incorporate these practices into your teaching. Sessions build upon on one, but they are also designed to…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, February 26th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Resources Tool

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leverage ReggieNet’s built-in digital file repository to provide students with a media-rich experience. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to create folders for cataloging and storing digital files that can be used within and across ReggieNet courses. You’ll practice the specifics of moving, reordering, copying, soft and hard removal of files in Resources. You’ll also learn how control access to the Resources tool based on assigning different permissions based on the user’s role in the course. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Basics

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

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

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, a relatively easy-to-learn tool used to create powerful effects. Half of this session will be spent colorizing a black-and-white photo, and the rest looking at techniques used by professional photo editors. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

March 2019

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, March 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James…

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, March 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Microaggressions are small acts with potentially big effects—little behaviors that communicate hostile or derogatory slights towards a person or a group of people. These acts may be intentional or unintentional. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify microaggressions and explore the role they play on our campus. You’ll leave this seminar with a better understanding of the psychological impact these types of communications can have on others and how best to respond when a microaggression occurs. Participants are welcome…

Formstack for Beginners

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

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create engaging class discussions through Forums. 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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 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.

Photoshop: Exploring Advanced Tools

Date:
Thursday, March 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of the workflow of creating a single complex (but not too complex!) image. See how a number of tools interact to create a single finished work. Registration is required.

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, March 7th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we will be using Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate  Into  Any Course to Improve Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation  by Saundra Yancy…

Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric

Date:
Monday, March 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn about the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and how to use it to review an online course. This internationally recognized workshop includes hands-on activities designed to help you discover how to continuously improve an online course so that it meets research-based standards of high quality. Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer this workshop free of charge to tenure track faculty, NTT faculty, and administrators. Those…

ReggieNet: Active Online Discussions that Work

Date:
Monday, March 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discussion activities are at the core of any online and blended course. But how can we create engaging and vibrant online discussions? This workshop explores different types of discussion activities you can create using ReggieNet’s Forums tool. Additionally, you will learn about the opportunities and limitations of the grading screen, so you can encourage discussion while streamlining grading. Registration is required.

Who Needs Exams, Anyway?

Date:
Monday, March 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A tradition in higher education is to grade students based on two midterms and a final. Sometimes quizzes are thrown in for good measure. This workshop will explore pragmatic non-exam strategies for assessing learning that will enable students to show you what they know in a variety of ways. You’ll leave with 2-3 strategies to try in your next class. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Optimize Course Origination for Student Engagement

Date:
Monday, March 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Getting students to engage with online content is a key to teaching a successful blended or online course. So how do we make sure students stay engaged? ReggieNet’s Lessons tool is a highly flexible vehicle for delivering content to students in blended and online courses in a logical and inviting format. Explore some of the different possibilities for organizing your course content, and other options that can help keep your students engaged. Registration is required.

Working with International Students

Date:
Tuesday, March 12th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sometimes as teachers, we know an international student needs special attention to truly succeed in our classroom. But exactly how can we help? Where do we begin? Through this workshop, explore the issues that many international students face in U.S. higher education. Learn how to incorporate the perspectives of students in your teaching, and discover how to help international students acquire the skills they need to thrive. Lunch will be served. Registration is required.

Improve Your Online Course

Date:
Wednesday, March 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day workshop will help you develop a course improvement plan for a blended or online course you have taught at least once – and intend to teach again. The session introduces the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and covers how to apply QM standards to improve your blended or online course. Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, CTLT will offer this workshop free of charge to instructors who have an online or blended course…

Teaching with OneNote

Date:
Wednesday, March 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

OneNote is a versatile way to organize information and collaborate with students. Discover how to use OneNote to organize your teaching and centralize tasks such as attendance, lecture notes, and using rubrics. In addition, you will explore OneNote’s new integration with ReggieNet, and learn to manage online workspaces where students can create, share, and critique work. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own laptop to this workshop (but don’t worry-- we’ll have computers available if you can’t). Users who…

Teaching and Assessing for Critical Thinking

Date:
Wednesday, March 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Critical thinking is the 21st century skill par excellence. Our students’ ability 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 learn how to hone a definition of critical thinking that meshes with the content of your course. You will also…

ReggieNet: Group and Peer Review Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, March 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Enhance students’ learning by encouraging them to interact. ReggieNet’s Assignments tool allows for group submissions. It also allows students to review each other’s assignments. In this brief workshop, you’ll discover how to set up, post, and grade both types of these assignments. Those new to ReggieNet or the Assignments tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments before this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Organization and Layout in Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, March 19th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maximize your students’ online learning using a multi-step, guided experience using the Lessons tool. Find out how to manipulate the layout of content items in the Lessons tool into content areas, columns, sections, and pages. Additionally, you’ll see how to rearrange content items within specific content areas, giving you fine control over what you students see on the screen. Those new to ReggieNet or the Lessons tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons before this workshop. Registration is…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

ReggieNet: Question Pools

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tired of re-writing that quiz semester after semester? Question pools can help. Create a bank of questions you can draw upon to assess students’ learning through the Tests & Quizzes tool. You’ll learn how to import questions and how to randomize quizzes to minimize the chances that students will take identical assessments. Those new to ReggieNet or the Tests & Quizzes tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Basics before this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Communicate with Your Students

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Communication is at the core of any learning management system, and ReggieNet is no exception. Learn how to post announcements, use the blog and discussion forum features, and the new Commons tool. You’ll also explore the pros and cons of the Messages and Email tools, so you can decide which one best suits your teaching style and needs. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang; however, there is no required reading to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James…

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since 2015, Illinois State University has seen a 44% increase in students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a 31% increase in students with learning disabilities. In this session, you’ll gain the perspectives of campus stakeholders who work with these students and develop an understanding of these conditions. Learn how to recognize students that may need extra support but have yet to seek accommodation or formal support services. You’ll leave this interactive session with practical take-aways and a better understanding of…

Get to Know Clickers

Date:
Monday, March 25th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

ReggieNet: Track Student Activity

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

ReggieNet provides several tools that help you obtain information about user activity within your course. Unearth important statistical information about user activity that can be used for grading, troubleshooting, and course support. This workshop will help you discover where to go in their ReggieNet course to find some often needed, hard to find information. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Lessons Advanced Design

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session focuses on advanced features found in the Lessons tool. Learn how to create requirements for items, make prerequisite items, add and remove lesson pages, and how to recover or permanently remove lessons. Those new to ReggieNet or the Lessons tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons before this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Little Tools for Teaching

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Most instructors are familiar ReggieNet’s most popular tools like the Gradebook, Assignments, and Tests & Quizzes. But ReggieNet has much more to offer. Get a brief hands-on overview of some of the lesser used ReggieNet tools. You’ll delve into tools like Dropbox, PostEm, Attendance, Polls, Blogs, Calendar, and Roster. See if these hidden ReggieNet gems can help your teaching! Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Advanced

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the different types of questions available in the Tests & Quizzes tool and how to incorporate those questions into assessments. Learn how to use fill-in-the-blank, image hotspot, calculated, and matching questions to enhance how your students learn and how you measure that learning. Those new to ReggieNet or the Tests & Quizzes tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Basics before this workshop. Registration is required.

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we will be using Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate  Into  Any Course to Improve Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation  by Saundra Yancy…

April 2019

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. Registration is required.

PowerPoint

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview on this presentation software's basic tools and functions. You will learn to work with text, images, slide layouts, backgrounds, slide transitions and more. This class is suitable for those who are entirely new to PowerPoint or for those who would like a refresher. Registration is required.

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
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. Registration is required.

Developing Your Fulbright Application

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn how to negotiate the Embark online form to apply for the Fulbright award you have identified. Explore how to gather the necessary letters of invitation and recommendation needed for the application, in addition to developing the project narrative. This workshop is appropriate for those interested in applying for the 2019 deadline or in the future. A Fulbright Ambassador may be on-site to answer additional questions and provide more insight into the Fulbright experience. This workshop is for faculty and…

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
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.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do privilege and power function through society, and how does it affect you, personally? By reflecting on this, you can identify strategies to become more inclusive in your teaching and in the workplace. This seminar will help you better understand your own multiple identities and the presence and absence of privileges based on your identities. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to analyze how privilege and power exist and function in U.S. culture and how…

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th
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. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we will be using Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate  Into  Any Course to Improve Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation  by Saundra Yancy…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
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 service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
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: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
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.

May 2019

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Thursday, May 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.