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March 2021

Adobe Premiere Rush

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

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, March 11th
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. Once you’ve learned how to navigate OneNote, you can apply this…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, March 11th
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. We’ll discuss how students can use this for projects, too. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Monday, March 15th
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.

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Monday, March 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Design Your Online Course workshop provides a framework to design an online course. In this session, we will explore a sample course site, draft a communication plan and one module of a course we plan to teach, and complete a Course Development Plan. This workshop is recommended for faculty and instructors who are new to online teaching—there are no prerequisites. Registration is required. Normally, this workshop costs $200 through Quality Matters™. As a service to University instructors, the Center…

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, March 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to use OU Campus, Illinois State’s primary content management system for department and college websites. This training covers all the basic vocabulary of websites and goes over how to edit and publish content. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as layout changes, adding pages, navigation, and more. Registration is required. To learn more about other web-based platforms such as our About websites or Digital Measures, request assistance from the…

Nearpod

Date:
Tuesday, March 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get started using Nearpod, an interactive tool replacing classroom clickers at Illinois State. This one-hour workshop will give you a tour of the tool's basic features. It allows you to empower students, track attendance, distribute learning resources, and check the pulse of your class with ongoing formative assessments in many learning scenarios. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, March 17th
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 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 screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Wednesday, March 17th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

You have a lot of important stuff to say on your website. Getting people to read your website can be a challenge. Walls of text, long sentences, and big words prevent users from finding the information you want them to know. This course teaches you simple tricks to turn your ice-cold website content into hot-fire content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. This training is geared towards those who edit Illinois State department, college, or school websites.…

Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process

Date:
Thursday, March 18th
Time:
12:00 pm

This asynchronous workshop is open to graduate students who currently teach or are pursuing a career teaching in higher education. Eighty-four percent of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project, and motivation can play a key role. To engage students with research, instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages them to connect the assignment with their true interests. This workshop, geared toward graduate students with instructional responsibilities, will explore how…

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Thursday, March 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Microsoft Stream is a new video hosting service, replacing Office 365 Video. It allows instructors to upload and share video content with their students through ReggieNet, websites, or direct links. Registration is required.

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Monday, March 22nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to record and talk over your PowerPoint slide shows from within the program and export the results as a video. Registration is required.

InDesign

Date:
Tuesday, March 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get an overview 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.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, March 24th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…

Photoshop: Getting Started

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

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Registration is required.

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Friday, March 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore using Zoom’s breakout rooms feature to create group learning experiences during your live class session. Learn how to pre-assign students to specific breakout groups and discuss strategies for managing students’ experiences before, during, and after breakout room activities. This workshop will focus exclusively on this tool – for more general knowledge, consider the broader Teaching with Zoom workshop. Registration is required.

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, March 26th
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…

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 31st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT's Early Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Early Career Faculty Circles are also part of the University Faculty Mentoring Network (UFMN). Sessions are duplicated on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Attend as many weeks as you can, but don't worry if you can't attend all! No registration necessary.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, March 31st
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

April 2021

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, April 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT's Early Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Early Career Faculty Circles are also part of the University Faculty Mentoring Network (UFMN). Sessions are duplicated on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Attend as many weeks as you can, but don't worry if you can't attend all! No registration necessary.

Photoshop: Tools

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

Move beyond the very basics with this overview of tools and techniques you can use this image editor to accomplish easily. Registration is required.

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Wednesday, April 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore this easy-to-use portfolio website creation and management tool. Registration is required.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, April 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, April 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, April 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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. Once you’ve learned how to navigate OneNote, you can apply this…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, April 13th
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. We’ll discuss how students can use this for projects, too. Registration is required.

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Thursday, April 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

This advanced workshop explores the Class Notebook feature and its integration with ReggieNet. Class Notebooks allow students to collaborate with their instructors and each other in secure sections. We’ll explore how Class Notebooks can be used to distribute assignments and build week-by-week lessons. We’ll also discuss limitations. Experience with the basics of OneNote is strongly recommended. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, April 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to use OU Campus, Illinois State’s primary content management system for department and college websites. This training covers all the basic vocabulary of websites and goes over how to edit and publish content. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as layout changes, adding pages, navigation, and more. Registration is required. To learn more about other web-based platforms such as our About websites or Digital Measures, request assistance from the…

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Thursday, April 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

You have a lot of important stuff to say on your website. Getting people to read your website can be a challenge. Walls of text, long sentences, and big words prevent users from finding the information you want them to know. This course teaches you simple tricks to turn your ice-cold website content into hot-fire content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. This training is geared towards those who edit Illinois State department, college, or school websites.…

May 2021

Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric (Self-Paced Workshop)

Date:
Friday, May 7th
Time:
12:00 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. This version of the workshop is offered as a two-week, fully asynchronous workshop. It begins Tuesday, May 11 and ends Tuesday, May 25. Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors,…