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October 2020

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, October 29th
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.

November 2020

Integrating Supplemental Technologies with Zoom to Facilitate Interaction

Date:
Monday, November 2nd
Time:
8:00 am

How can we keep students engaged during synchronous online teaching. To answer this question, this intermediate-level hybrid workshop consists of three parts: For the first part, participants will complete an interactive, asynchronous module to develop some common understandings related to pedagogy and online instruction. The second part is a 90-minute synchronous workshop featuring multiple technologies that can integrate with Zoom to create interactive synchronous instruction. Participants will interact as students while they learn about these technologies as well as some…

InDesign

Date:
Monday, November 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, November 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, November 4th
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 screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.  

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, November 5th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, November 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Thursday, November 5th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students in dialogue that fosters an understanding of multiple perspectives. You’ll get a chance to practice with colleagues and identify campus resources to draw upon. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in an environment that is safe, inclusive, and includes the expectation that students act in a mutually respectful manner towards each other. Registration is required. This…

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, November 6th
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…

Photoshop: Getting Started

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

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

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, November 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th
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.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th
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.

Grading in a Pandemic and Beyond

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student absences, pressures from other aspects of life for both the instructor and student, and the challenges with remote learning and communicating are among many challenges that make assessing and assigning students grades difficult and frustrating during a pandemic. In addition, research has shown that students associate grades in courses with the work they completed, their effort, or how hard they worked, while faculty believe grades reflect the level of learning in a course. This workshop answers the question, “How…

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Thursday, November 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Monday, November 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Tuesday, November 17th
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.

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Wednesday, November 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.…

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Wednesday, November 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to make eye-catching flyers for events with this powerful layout program. Registration is required.

December 2020

Microsoft Word

Date:
Tuesday, December 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is an introduction to Microsoft Word’s basic tools. You will learn to create new documents, enter and edit text, and save files. You’ll also explore Word’s new speech-to-text function. Registration is required.

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Wednesday, December 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, December 3rd
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 screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.