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January 2021

Teaching into the Void

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Imagine standing before your class, only to discover your students are wearing blank, featureless masks. That’s the frustrating situation many of us encountered during the shift to remote instruction following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This workshop will explore two questions: 1) How can we gently encourage students to engage in class with their mics and webcams, while still being respectful of their privacy and their technological limitations? 2) How can we, as instructors, better “perform” in a synchronous…

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
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!

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many instructors may be concerned about how to respond to the current social/political climate.  Whether this is your first time participating or you would like a refresher in how to respond, in this workshop we will discuss 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…

Asynchronous Communication to Enhance Student Engagement + Problem Solving Workshop

Date:
Thursday, January 28th
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A major concern about teaching during the pandemic is how to effectively communicate with students when teaching a completely asynchronous course. This workshop focuses on asynchronous communication strategies to amplify course rhythms and improve student engagement in the course. At the end of the session, participants will have learned various approaches for: 1) course design for clear communication; 2) planning course communication to reduce student questions and confusion; and 3) approaches to improve student communication. Additionally, this session will allow…

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, January 28th
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!

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Thursday, January 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 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.

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, January 29th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias in the classroom and in the workplace. Registration is required. CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion seminars tackle tough questions involving culture, identity, and responsive…

February 2021

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, February 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.

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, February 3rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Reflecting on Teaching through Formative Feedback

Date:
Wednesday, February 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COVID-19 has thrown faculty some unprecedented teaching challenges. Over the past few semesters, course instructors have had to reimagine their courses, learn and apply unfamiliar technologies, figure out new ways to develop relationships with students, and assess all aspects of their courses. Faculty have risen to this challenge in remarkable ways. In this two-part workshop, we will discuss the value of a scholarly teaching approach in these times to capture teaching effectiveness for purposes of documenting growth as a teacher.…

Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric (Synchronous Workshop)

Date:
Thursday, February 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 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 workshop will be held via Zoom over two days as live, synchronous sessions. Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, February 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Integrating Supplemental Technologies with Zoom to Facilitate Interaction

Date:
Thursday, February 4th
Time:
12:00 pm

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 a pre-session survey and review some differentiated resources on ReggieNet to develop some common understandings related to pedagogy and online instruction. The second part is a 2-hour synchronous workshop featuring multiple technologies that can integrate with Zoom to create interactive synchronous instruction. Participants will interact as students while they learn about…

Maintaining Cultural Supremacy

Date:
Friday, February 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We explore ideas on the development of racist thoughts embedded in the system of racial oppressions. Registration is required. A Journey to Becoming Anti-Racist is a series in which we discuss the inceptions of racist thoughts and systems and examine how we are all unwittingly socialized into these ideas - although we often have good intentions to be fair and just. Using a podcast series, we’ll critically examine the ideas of cultural-supremacy, color-blind ideology, and aversive racism.  For each session,…

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Monday, February 8th
Time:
12:00 pm

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

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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.

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
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…

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Tuesday, February 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.…

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Wednesday, February 10th
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.

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 10th
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!

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Start:
Wednesday, February 10th
12:00 pm
End:
Thursday, February 11th
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!

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, February 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 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…

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 11th
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!

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, February 11th
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.

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Date:
Monday, February 15th
Time:
12:00 pm

Are you looking for a suitable platform for group projects for an online class? Scalar is a free multimedia publishing website that allows authors to create and share digital scholarship online. With easy-to-use features such as visualizations, mapping, and timelines, Scalar makes it easy to integrate text and media. Scalar is also a good entry tool for digital humanities work. This workshop provides an overview of Scalar’s functions and as a potential tool for collaborative classroom projects. It includes asynchronous…

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Tuesday, February 16th
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.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, February 17th
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 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.

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Thursday, February 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Incorporating Resource Evaluation into Instruction

Date:
Thursday, February 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. With so much technology at our fingertips, we have access to a dizzying array of information and sources. This has left students in a challenging position, susceptible to fake news and unsure how to find and use reliable, scholarly sources. This workshop will provide instructors with strategies and tools to help students evaluate the resources they interact with, both when…

Nearpod

Date:
Friday, February 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Reflecting on Race and Positionality

Date:
Friday, February 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this session, we explore the episodes that help us reflect our own identity and discuss what we can do to change the system of racial oppressions. Registration is required. A Journey to Becoming Anti-Racist is a series in which we discuss the inceptions of racist thoughts and systems and examine how we are all unwittingly socialized into these ideas - although we often have good intentions to be fair and just. Using a podcast series, we’ll critically examine the…

Adobe Spark

Date:
Tuesday, February 23rd
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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, February 24th
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.

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, February 25th
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.

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, February 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Microaggressions are small acts with potentially big effects—little behaviors that communicate hostile or derogatory slights towards a person or a group of people. These acts may be intentional or unintentional. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify microaggressions and explore the role they play on our campus. You’ll leave this seminar with a better understanding of the psychological impact these types of communications can have on others and how best to respond when a microaggression occurs. Registration is required.…

March 2021

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, March 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 3rd
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!

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, March 3rd
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

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Thursday, March 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, March 4th
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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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,…