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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).

Past Events

March 2019

ReggieNet: Little Tools for Teaching

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
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…

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
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.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, April 4th 2019
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…

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Thursday, April 4th 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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.

Summer Kickoff

Date:
Tuesday, May 14th 2019
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate turning in final grades and get in a happy mood for the start of summer!   Join us at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology for food, comradery, and the kickoff of the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. You’ll be introduced to Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by Jose Antonio Bowen. In addition to authoring the common reading for the 2019 challenge, Bowen will be on campus next year to keynote the 2020…

Design Your Course

Date:
Thursday, May 16th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Design Your Course is geared for faculty in their first three years at Illinois State University. This workshop will help you develop effective learning outcomes, engaging learning activities, assessments which properly align to your assignments, and a welcoming syllabus… all in time for the start of the academic year. This workshop will be experienced largely online, with two face-to-face meeting dates. It begins with an in-person session on May 16 and concludes with another meeting on July 31.  In between…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, May 20th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Reinvent Your Course for Diversity

Date:
Tuesday, May 21st 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

To prepare students to live and work in our very complex world is an important element of the University’s mission. This is reflected in the core value of Diversity and Inclusion in Illinois State’s strategic plan. Success depends upon incorporating diverse content and perspectives into our teaching. It is also important to be mindful of the diverse ways people communicate and learn. This workshop will help you reflect on your course content and explore how that content can meet the…

Supporting Students’ Health and Well-Being

Date:
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Illinois State’s strategic plan calls on all of us to foster a culture that supports personal and community well-being. Uncover examples from faculty about how they positively impact their students’ well-being and contribute to health promoting environments, viewing students holistically, connecting students with the resources they need, and displaying non-judgment and respect. This workshop focuses on sharing ideas, practices, and stories, as well as brainstorming ways to influence the campus culture and contribute to the health of all community members. A stipend is available for eligible participants.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Thursday, May 23rd 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Give Your Course a Makeover

Date:
Wednesday, May 29th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Give Your Course a Makeover helps you to breathe new life into an old course.  Maybe it’s a course that you’ve “tweaked” so often that now it feels out of kilter or “not quite right.”  Maybe it’s a course you took over from a colleague but haven’t managed to make your own. Maybe it’s a course that’s always gone well, but the excitement is gone, and you’re not sure you can face one more semester with one more set of students doing…

June 2019

How to Integrate Student Researchers in Community Projects

Date:
Monday, June 3rd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help students conduct applied research in community settings.  Creating these types of learning opportunities not only builds research skills but also encourages community engagement.  Learn how to match students’ skills with an agency’s needs, and examine the potential benefits and challenges of having students serve and be supervised in community settings. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

A Developmental Approach to Understanding Persistent Racial Injustice

Date:
Tuesday, June 4th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Probe students’ perceived reasons for the enduring racial inequity in America and the impact on higher education. Dysconscious racism (DR) is a mindset, primarily a product of miseducation, that bypasses any ethical judgment about societal inequality. It regularly produces individuals who tacitly fail to question norms and privilege. In this discussion, more theoretical than best practice, we will explore the student categories of DR and how they relate to student learning preferences. We will use the often-overlooked work of William Perry as…

Anatomy of an Accessible Document

Date:
Wednesday, June 5th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help students with diverse needs through the creation of digital documents and other accessible content. This workshop takes you on a step-by-step journey to discover tips and tricks for creating emails, documents, and media that are universally designed for all students at Illinois State University.  You’ll leave with an understanding of research-based practices for optimizing images, color contrast, formatting, video captions, and more. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Cancelled: Design and Implement a Faculty-Lead Study Abroad Program

Date:
Wednesday, June 5th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Investigate the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Learn about the various options available for structuring a program and the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. You’ll also learn about academics in a study abroad program, including course selection, instructional methods, out-of-class learning opportunities, and assessment. Plus, you’ll explore how to develop the study abroad proposal, including revisions to your course syllabus. You will also begin working on the budget piece of the proposal and become familiar with recruitment strategies. Successful participants will already have a specific destination and course(s)…

Working with International Students

Date:
Thursday, June 6th 2019
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. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Promoting Empathy in Education

Date:
Monday, June 10th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If we, as educators, want to promote compassion and empathy in our wider culture, it is important to learn empathy skills and consider how to integrate expressions of empathy with our students. This workshop will discuss basic components of empathetic listening. We will utilize practice exercises to promote empathy and accurate listening and discuss how these skills can be translated to engage diverse viewpoints in educational settings. The workshop will introduce skills that educators can utilize for empathetic responses with students — such as reflections,…

(Re)Design Your Course for Civic Engagement

Date:
Tuesday, June 11th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Emphasize the value of citizenship, service learning, and civic engagement in your course. Faculty selected to participate in this cohort will spend four days working to integrate civic engagement into a course they have taught and will teach again in the near future. The redesign process will allow you to promote active learning experiences and assessment through which students can gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. This opportunity can also be used to develop…

ReggieNet: Online Assessments Using the Tests and Quizzes Tool

Date:
Thursday, June 13th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to use the ReggieNet Tests & Quizzes tool for creating assessments that measure student learning based on the associated learning objectives.  Instructors will learn how to construct assessments using a variety of design strategies that are useful for accurately measuring student learning. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Meaningful Feedback to International Student Writers

Date:
Thursday, June 13th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Identify how to work effectively and confidently with multilingual students and provide meaningful responses to their writing.  In this workshop, you will work with colleague to explore types of feedback for students whose first language is other than English or a non-mainstream American English.  You will leave with new ideas, resources to create meaningful writing tasks, and effective feedback strategies you can develop and implement for your course. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

How to Engage Students with Unfamiliar Content

Date:
Monday, June 17th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover a few simple, yet powerful strategies for engaging students meaningfully in a variety of content areas. This workshop begins by challenging participants to engage with content in a variety of disciplines to explore several suggested strategies. Then, after reflecting upon the learning process, participants will collaborate to design classroom experiences that apply one or more of the strategies to their own course content. Ultimately, the goal is to develop strategies that will encourage students to engage in meaningful, diverse learning experiences,…

ReggieNet: Group and Peer-Review Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, June 19th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ReggieNet can be used to promote student engagement and social learning online.  In this half-day workshop, instructors will learn how to develop engaging social learning activities in ReggieNet using the group and peer-review assignment settings in the ReggieNet Assignments tool.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Mindful Faculty, Mindful Students

Date:
Thursday, June 20th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the value of mindfulness and simple strategies that promote a mindful classroom. Attendees will also learn about the role of mindfulness in self-compassion, a practice robustly associated with reductions in stress and maladaptive perfectionism. The workshop will also focus on developing problem-solving strategies for reducing distractions and building focus for both faculty and students. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, June 24th 2019
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.

ReggieNet: Online Discussions Using the Forums Tools

Date:
Tuesday, June 25th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you wish your students would interact more online? Following good practices in designing online discussions can help instructors create engaging social learning in their courses.  In this workshop, you will learn the pedagogical skills needed to create engaging course discussions and the technical skills needed to use the ReggieNet Forums tool. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Tuesday, June 25th 2019
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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, June 26th 2019
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, June 26th 2019
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.

ReggieNet: Online Course Design Using the Lessons Tool

Date:
Thursday, June 27th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to use the ReggieNet Lessons tool to promote student learning.  Explore design models for ReggieNet lessons that not only engage student learning but scaffold student learning by aligning the lesson with the assessments and student learning objectives.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 27th 2019
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.

July 2019

Researching and Teaching through Arts-Based Inquiry Methods

Date:
Monday, July 8th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop introduces faculty to arts-based research design (ABR) to augment qualitative approaches undergraduate and graduate students typically select for research projects. At the same time, gaining an appreciation for arts-based inquiry can lead faculty to adopt such practices for their own research, especially SoTL projects.  Participants will learn about the nature and merits of ABR, experience several activities, and create a class assignment and assessment method appropriate for their course. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Going Global with Your Course

Date:
Tuesday, July 9th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Design or revamp your course to make it more globally engaged, in keeping with the latest versions of Educate • Connect • Elevate and the University’s International Strategic Plan. Become aware of current paradigms shaping the internationalization of higher education and how these have been conceptualized and operationalized. Learn about common and effective approaches for creating global courses. You’ll become familiar with books, organizations, web sites, and technological tools that can help you design or redesign your course. You’ll also…

Lose the Points: Grading Systems that Emphasize Learning

Date:
Wednesday, July 10th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Research shows that students associate grades with the work they completed, their effort, or how hard they worked… while faculty believe grades reflect a level of learning. This workshop will introduce two alternative methods for assigning grades: Specification Grading and Standards-based Grading. You will explore each grading system using example syllabi from University courses, evaluate the benefits and challenges of each system, and learn how to incorporate one of these grading systems your own courses. A stipend is available for eligible…

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, July 10th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, July 10th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this face-to-face workshop, you’ll 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 integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 11th 2019
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.

Guiding, Teaching, and Breaking Through Bottlenecks in Learning

Date:
Monday, July 15th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Teaching a course comes with both successes and failures. Those failures are like bottlenecks that limit the overall success of our course. So how can we break through? Participants will examine concepts of "bottlenecks" and identify a key concept or process students struggle to learn in a course they teach. Then, participants will develop ways to provide students tools and opportunities to move forward.  By removing the road blocks to our learning outcomes, students are better able to learn the…

Technology Tools for Enhancing Student Engagement

Date:
Tuesday, July 16th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop introduces instructors to a variety of technology tools that can be used to enhance student engagement in online, blended, and face-to-face learning. This is not just a session to talk about tools-- you’ll get hands-on practice with a variety of them, experiencing them from both the student and the instructor perspective. You’ll also learn how to incorporate these tools into ReggieNet.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Making Course Materials Affordable for Students

Date:
Tuesday, July 16th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Data show that costly course materials can negatively impact student grades and retention. 66% of students have not purchased one or more required textbooks because they cannot afford them, according to a 2016 study. Discover how you might ease this burden on students by using open educational resources (OERs). You’ll learn to locate and evaluate materials like open textbooks and find examples of affordable materials in your discipline. You’ll leave understanding Creative Commons licensing and models for authoring open textbooks—including funding models…

Teaching Students to Address New Problems

Date:
Wednesday, July 17th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reinvent assessment tasks and build instructional activities that help students bridge learning from your course to other learning settings. Participants will use their own experiences and recommendations from design research principles to set up their own instructional models. Then participants will collaborate to write tasks that engage our students in transferable reasoning appropriate to our academic disciplines. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, July 17th 2019
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.

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, July 18th 2019
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.

Integrate Career Center Resources into Course Activities and Assignments

Date:
Thursday, July 18th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Integrating career development and readiness opportunities are important to deepening student engagement in preparation for lifelong learning and success, as highlighted in Educate Connect Elevate:  Illinois State.  But what is the difference between career development and career readiness? This workshop will help you develop course activities or assignments that utilize the resources available through the Career Center so that students are not only ready for their professional careers but engage in a lifelong process of career development. A stipend is available for eligible participants.…

ReggieNet: Group and Peer-Review Assignments

Date:
Thursday, July 18th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ReggieNet can be used to promote student engagement and social learning online.  In this half-day workshop, instructors will learn how to develop engaging social learning activities in ReggieNet using the group and peer-review assignment settings in the ReggieNet Assignments tool.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Studio Glass

Date:
Monday, July 22nd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring the classroom whiteboard to your digital learning space with Studio Glass, an easy-to-use, self-service recording studio at CTLT. Studio Glass uses lightboard technology that allows you to write and draw on screen while speaking directly into camera. You’ll cover the basics of how to create video lessons for flipped, blended, and fully online teaching situations. Explore proven practices for planning, presenting, and packaging your creations. This is a hands-on learning experience: you will work in groups to plan a…

Using Nearpod to Engage Students and Transform Teaching

Date:
Monday, July 22nd 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about Nearpod, a teaching and learning app that is quickly gaining in popularity. Nearpod can transform how you teach while also deterring students from distracting themselves with their mobile devices. You’ll explore proven ways to use this app to connect with students through those devices.  To fully participate in this session, attendees are encouraged to download the Nearpod app in advance and bring their own mobile devices to the workshop. A stipend is available for eligible participants.

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Monday, July 22nd 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd 2019
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.

Teaching with OneNote

Date:
Wednesday, July 24th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

OneNote is a versatile way to organize information and collaborate with students, free and easy to access for all members of the Illinois State community. This workshop covers two basic approaches: first, discover how to use OneNote to organize your teaching and centralize tasks such as attendance, lecture notes, and using rubrics. Second, you will explore ways to use OneNote for project- and collaborative-based learning by creating online workspaces where students can create, share, critique, and create portfolios. Bring your…

ReggieNet: Online Discussions Using the Forums Tools

Date:
Wednesday, July 24th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you wish your students would interact more online? Following good practices in designing online discussions can help instructors create engaging social learning in their courses.  In this workshop, you will learn the pedagogical skills needed to create engaging course discussions and the technical skills needed to use the ReggieNet Forums tool. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Establishing Successful Co-Teaching Relationships

Date:
Thursday, July 25th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Designed well, co-teaching experiences in the college classroom can be positive for both students and teachers, creating a dynamic of collaboration and shared purpose. However, such experiences can also have less-positive outcomes, due to lack of cohesion, planning, or communication across instructors. Join two faculty members, who have designed and sustained a successful co-teaching relationship over the last four years, to discuss student and faculty perspectives reflecting the realities of co-taught coursework. Research-informed best practices in co-teaching will be discussed along…

Photoshop: More Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, July 25th 2019
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.

Bringing the Dimensions of Honors to Life

Date:
Thursday, July 25th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This special workshop focuses on the Honors learning framework, Illinois State’s Dimensions of Honors Learning system, and how you can apply them to your teaching. These dimensions are the skills and values that form the foundation of the learning experiences for our students: Interdisciplinary Learning, Creative Productivity, Intercultural Competence, Critical Thinking, Leadership Development, and Information Fluency.  Learn how to connect the Dimensions of Honors Learning to course content, how to create engaging learning experiences, and how to encourage Honors students to…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 25th 2019
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. Registration is required.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 25th 2019
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. Registration is required.

Improve Retention without Lowering Standards

Date:
Monday, July 29th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will examine the tensions between educator and students in high-stakes courses.  One way to reduce these tensions is to create a prerequisite module to ensure students have the foundation they need to be successful in the course. Participants will leave the workshop with a framework to create a module (e.g., goals, agenda, resources, teaching techniques) on ReggieNet.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Monday, July 29th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. in fact, mental health issues are one of the major reason students leave Illinois State University. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. During this two-day training, you will learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people in a crisis and connect them with the…

Creating Classroom Culture for International Students’ Success

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating an open, respectful community is key to all students, especially international students, experiencing deep, powerful learning. In this workshop, you’ll discuss many of the issues international students face in the classroom. Learn to facilitate the development of both student to student and student to teacher relationships. You’ll leave this workshop understanding how to negotiate power and distance in relationships to create a truly effective learning environment. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this face-to-face workshop, you’ll 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 integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Online Course Design Using the Lessons Tool

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover how to use the ReggieNet Lessons tool to promote student learning.  Explore design models for ReggieNet lessons that not only engage student learning but scaffold student learning by aligning the lesson with the assessments and student learning objectives.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, July 31st 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Spark-- a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app. Discover how students can use this free tool to craft social media, web pages, and short videos as part of a presentation or other learning project. You’ll get a chance to practice with Spark, explore its different uses, and become aware of important considerations in terms of accessibility. Registration is required.

August 2019

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, August 1st 2019
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.

Academic Dishonesty and Student Conduct

Date:
Monday, August 5th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

What do you do when you hear a student say, “But I didn’t know I couldn’t copy that…?” This interactive session will demonstrate how Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, part of the Dean of Students Office, engages faculty and students in conversations around academic integrity, and what you can expect meeting with our staff (including the range of educational sanctions utilized by our staff members).  Discuss why reporting is critical and how SCCR staff address these incidents.  This session will then shift…

ReggieNet: Introduction

Date:
Monday, August 5th 2019
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.

Feminist Pedagogy: Not Just for Female Educators

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Feminist pedagogy is not just for women or about women. It is a philosophy of teaching that allows instructors a framework to view, implement, and create inclusive- and egalitarian-based education. It is an approach to teaching and learning that incorporates feminist principles and values, such as equality of persons, shared knowledge, safe spaces for discussion and activism through education. This workshop will help participants to understand what feminist pedagogy is, as well as how they can incorporate it into their…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th 2019
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: Online Assessments Using the Tests and Quizzes Tool

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to use the ReggieNet Tests & Quizzes tool for creating assessments that measure student learning based on the associated learning objectives.  Instructors will learn how to construct assessments using a variety of design strategies that are useful for accurately measuring student learning. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Talking in Class: Facilitating Authentic Classroom Conversations in Any Discipline

Date:
Thursday, August 8th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

For anyone who ever went to elementary or secondary school, “talking in class” has a negative connotation.  It’s the kind of thing some of us used to get in trouble for.  But for many university instructors, getting students to talk in class—to engage in authentic conversations about topics pertinent to their disciplines—is the holy grail of teaching.  Authentic classroom conversations not only reflect and inspire student engagement, but they can also support the social creation of knowledge, spur critical thinking, expose students to alternative perspectives, and promote democratic ideals.  That’s…

ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, August 12th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore how to set up and make the best use of ReggieNet’s Gradebook Tool—including new features introduced for the Fall 2019 semester. Learn how to use categories, weighted grades, and control what your students see when they check their grades. At the end of this one-hour workshop, you’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes! Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend…

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, August 13th 2019
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. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Rubrics Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 13th 2019
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This special clinic will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, August 14th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk…

ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, August 14th 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Explore how to set up and make the best use of ReggieNet’s Gradebook Tool—including new features introduced for the Fall 2019 semester. Learn how to use categories, weighted grades, and control what your students see when they check their grades. At the end of this one-hour workshop, you’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes! Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend…

ReggieNet: Rubrics Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, August 14th 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This special clinic will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Rubrics Clinic

Date:
Thursday, August 15th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This special clinic will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, August 15th 2019
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. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Friday, August 16th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, August 26th 2019
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.  

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Tuesday, August 27th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback.  Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, August 28th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback.  Registration is required.

September 2019

Opscan Evaluation Closed

Start:
Thursday, September 5th 2019
8:00 am
End:
Wednesday, September 11th 2019
4:30 pm

Due to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s move to Williams Hall, Opscan Evaluation will be closed during this period. No new jobs will be accepted and results will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

CTLT Offices Closed for Walk-in Support

Start:
Monday, September 16th 2019
8:00 am
End:
Friday, September 20th 2019
4:30 pm

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is moving to Williams Hall. As a result, CTLT will not be able to accommodate walk-in pedagogical or technical support during the week of September 16. Faculty can still find help by emailing CTLT@ilstu.edu or calling (309) 438-2542.