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Instructional Technology and Development Center

Location:
Instructional Technology and Development Center 301 S. Main Street
Normal, IL

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 2017

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, January 20th
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 pm

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, 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!

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, January 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, January 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Outlook Features and Functions

Date:
Thursday, January 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a tour of Outlook’s most important features and compare desktop with online Outlook 365 functions.

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 1

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

Learn about the ReggieNet interface and the basics of organizing your particular courses. Part 1 of 2 courses designed for ReggieNet users.

Motivate All Students: Do They Believe They Can Succeed?

Date:
Tuesday, January 31st
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session explores the factors that influence whether students dive into difficult topics or tasks, or if they give up too easily. Examine how to overcome “learned helplessness.”

February 2017

Photoshop: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, February 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of PhotoShop, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts.

Prezi

Date:
Wednesday, February 1st
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the fundamentals of this web-based alternative to PowerPoint!

PowerPoint

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

Get an overview on PowePoint's basic tools and functions.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, February 3rd
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy.

Be an Active Ally for LGBTQ+ Students

Date:
Friday, February 3rd
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join members of The League of Extraordinary Genders, Illinois State’s first student group for transgender and gender non-conforming students, for an informative experience designed specifically for faculty and staff.

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2

Date:
Tuesday, February 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet - Part 1

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

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

Learn about the 3 ways to change a photo in PhotoShop!

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Camtasia: Level 1

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

Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos for websharing.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

How to Facilitate a Classroom Observation

Date:
Monday, February 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

This two-part workshop, aimed at chairs, directors, and FCS members, will examine the role observations play in personnel decisions, identify best practices in the classroom observation process.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Monday, February 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop shows you the basics features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, February 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet

Photoshop: Layers

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

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order and merge layers in PhotoShop.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, February 16th
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.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, February 17th
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy.

ReggieNet: Forums

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

Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet

Photoshop: Selection

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

Learn more about advanced selection tools in PhotoShop!

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Thursday, February 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SoftChalk lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons, and are easily imported into ReggieNet!

ReggieNet: Lessons

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

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool.

Motivate All Students: Do They Want to Succeed?

Date:
Tuesday, February 28th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session explores how to create a learning environment that answers your students’ often-unspoken question, “Why should I care?”

March 2017

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Date:
Wednesday, March 1st
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.

Design and Implement a Faculty-Lead Study Abroad Program

Date:
Thursday, March 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop, facilitated by the Office of International Studies and Programs, will provide an overview of the study abroad process and its foundational concepts.

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, March 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, March 3rd
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 pm

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, March 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get a brief review of the ReggieNet Gradebook 2 in this one hour workshop.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, March 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote.

Photoshop: Exploring Advanced Tools

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

Get an overview of the workflow of creating a single complex (but not too complex!) image.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, March 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Spring Institute: Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric

Date:
Monday, March 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to critically evaluate an online course using the Quality Matters™ Rubric.

Spring Institute: Overcome the Impostor Syndrome: It’s Not Just You

Date:
Tuesday, March 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the roots of the “impostor syndrome” and identify strategies to overcome it.

Spring Institute: Teaching with OneNote

Date:
Tuesday, March 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover how to use OneNote to organize your teaching and centralize tasks such as attendance, lecture notes, and using rubrics.

Spring Institute: Diversity Issues in the College Classroom

Date:
Tuesday, March 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Foster an inclusive learning environment, and work toward developing a more nuanced cultural understanding in your courses.

Spring Institute: Learning Activities and Assessment for the Flipped Classroom

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

“Flipping” course content can help facilitate powerful, student-centered learning.

Spring Institute: Improve Your Online Course

Date:
Wednesday, March 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This half-day workshop is designed for anyone who has a blended or online course they have taught at least once–and intend to teach again.

Spring Institute: What’s New in ReggieNet?

Date:
Wednesday, March 15th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will give you a tour of these enhancements, with particular emphasis on the new Gradebook, which will replace the current one in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Spring Institute: ReggieNet Lessons

Date:
Thursday, March 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool.

Spring Institute: The Teaching Hero

Date:
Thursday, March 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

You’ll leave this workshop with a working familiarity with Joseph Campbell’s framework and ideas about how to apply it to your own professional and personal experiences

Spring Institute: What’s New in ReggieNet?

Date:
Friday, March 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will give you a tour of these enhancements, with particular emphasis on the new Gradebook, which will replace the current one in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Camtasia: Level 1

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

Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, March 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support.

Word: Creating Fillable Forms

Date:
Thursday, March 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to create simple digital forms in Microsoft Word.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, March 24th
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy.

Outlook

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

Get a tour of Outlook’s most important features, including mail organization, creating contact lists, scheduling meetings, and sending and receiving files.

Camtasia: Level 2

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

Learn about advanced features in Camtasia, including cursor effects and testing.

Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 1

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

Get a walkthrough of the ReggieNet interface and the basics of organizing your particular courses.

April 2017

Prezi

Date:
Monday, April 3rd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the fundamentals of this web-based alternative to PowerPoint.

Excel: Level 1

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

An introduction to Microsoft Excel.

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, April 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus.

Introduction to ReggieNet-Part 2

Date:
Wednesday, April 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn to create a variety of learning activities using built-in tools such as Forums, Tests & Quizzes, and Assignments.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, April 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Take projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive

Illustrator: Part 1

Date:
Thursday, April 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an introduction this vector graphics editor by Adobe Systems, including basic tools and concepts.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, April 7th
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, April 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course.

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, April 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an introduction to this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools.

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Tuesday, April 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1.

Motivate All Students: Do They Feel Like They Belong?

Date:
Tuesday, April 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover how your students’ sense of autonomy and belonging impacts their ability to learn in your course.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, April 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop takes a more in-depth exploration of the Assessment tools available in ReggieNet, including Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Drop Box.

Illustrator: Part 2

Date:
Thursday, April 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Work with text and learn all about Illustrator's powerful type tools.

TEACH Talk: Virtual Reality

Date:
Friday, April 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Experiment with virtual reality and uncover how to adapt this exciting technology to a variety of learning situations.

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, April 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maximize your ability to communicate with students through Forums.

Illustrator: Part 3

Date:
Thursday, April 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of Illustrator’s Pen Tool, the principal tool for drawing complex shapes in this popular program.

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Monday, April 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more.

ReggieNet: Lessons

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

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool.

May 2017

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, May 1st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Tuesday, May 2nd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get a brief review of the ReggieNet Gradebook 2 in this one-hour workshop.