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June 2020

How to Support Student Success in STEM Courses

Date:
Monday, June 1st
Time:
8:00 am

Explore simple, quick, research-based actions you can take that will improve student learning in STEM courses.

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, June 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Tuesday, June 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Create engaging class discussions through Forums. Learn how to automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also survey the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

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

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…

Psychological Impact of COVID-19: How to Meet the New Needs of Our Students

Date:
Thursday, June 4th
Time:
8:00 am

Unpack the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students’ well-being.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 4th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 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…

Using Data to Inform a Metacognitive Approach to Instruction

Date:
Thursday, June 11th
Time:
8:00 am

Explore practices for course instructors to reflect critically on existing forms of data to inform meaningful changes to course delivery and design.

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Thursday, June 11th
Time:
8:00 am

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University. Learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate care.

Course-Based Research Experiences in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Date:
Monday, June 15th
Time:
8:00 am

This learning community invites instructors interested in developing course-based student research within a specific social science or humanities course.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Monday, June 15th
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.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, June 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 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…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, June 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Monday, June 22nd
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.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Monday, June 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, June 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz. You’ll also learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.

PowerPoint

Date:
Wednesday, June 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Thursday, June 25th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Give your students the feedback they need to truly learn from their assignments and assessments. This workshop will introduce you to ReggieNet’s built-in Rubrics tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

July 2020

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, July 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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…

Create Equitable Learning Environments during COVID 19 and Beyond

Date:
Monday, July 6th
Time:
8:00 am

Explore activities, readings, and strategies focused on creating equitable learning environments, both online and face-to-face, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, July 8th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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…

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 9th
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. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, July 13th
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.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, July 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, July 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, July 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create engaging class discussions through Forums. Learn how to automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also survey the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Registration is required.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Thursday, July 16th
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.

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Tuesday, July 21st
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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.

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Thursday, July 23rd
Time:
8:00 am

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University. Learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate care.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, July 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, July 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz. You’ll also learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, July 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, July 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Give your students the feedback they need to truly learn from their assignments and assessments. This workshop will introduce you to ReggieNet’s built-in Rubrics tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.