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September 2021

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Wednesday, September 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Thursday, September 23rd
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.

Foundations of College Teaching: Impact of Course Design

Date:
Thursday, September 23rd
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Most higher education instructors prepare a course by thinking about "content coverage." You know how that goes--Week 1, Chapter 1; Week 2, Chapter 2, and so on. This workshop provides an alternative to course design that makes it more likely that all of your students will be engaged in the course material the way you want them to, with a special emphasis on including marginalized voices in your course design and considering how technology will impact your teaching.  This workshop…

The Equitable and Inclusive Syllabus

Date:
Friday, September 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Developing an equitable and inclusive syllabus is the first step for equitable and inclusive teaching. A syllabus is not a simple contract or information for your students. What is included or not included sends implicit and explicit messages to students about your value and commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Registration is required.  In this workshop series, Foundations of Equitable and Inclusive Teaching, you will learn to tweak or overhaul your course design by intentionally reflecting on your teaching practice…

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

Date:
Tuesday, September 28th

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.   Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer this…

ReggieNet: Discussions

Date:
Tuesday, September 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create engaging class discussions. 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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, September 28th
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.

October 2021

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, October 1st
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. …

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, October 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, October 6th
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.

Equitable and Inclusive Course Materials

Date:
Friday, October 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Reviewing course materials to include authors, perspectives, and readings from diverse backgrounds is the first step for inclusive teaching, but it's not sufficient and may have negative effects on students’ feelings of belongingness. This session will help you move beyond the additive approach and make transformative changes to your instructional materials. Registration is required.  In this workshop series, Foundations of Equitable and Inclusive Teaching, you will learn to tweak or overhaul your course design by intentionally reflecting on your teaching…

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Tuesday, October 12th
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…

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, October 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Wednesday, October 13th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 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

Making Course Materials More Affordable for Students

Date:
Friday, October 15th

In a 2019 survey, 73% of Illinois State University students reported that they did not acquire a textbook or course materials due to cost. Textbook costs have risen more than 150% since 2000, and many students are struggling to keep up with the overall rising cost of education. This workshop will examine attitudes towards textbook and materials costs and explore resources that are available to instructors who want to make their course materials more affordable for students. At the end…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, October 19th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, October 20th
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.

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, October 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of 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.

Foundations of College Teaching: Evidence-Based Pedagogy

Date:
Thursday, October 21st
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

While we all have our own ideas about teaching and teaching in our discipline, this workshop is about evidence-based strategies to improve student learning. As you will discover, keeping students engaged in their learning goes deeper than just knowing the "right" "tips and tricks." We will explore your teaching persona and how to present your authentic self in the classroom, using active learning strategies and overcoming threshold concepts, and employing metacognitive strategies, the growth mindset, and helping students transfer their…

Historical Context of Whiteness

Date:
Friday, October 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explore the episodes of the podcast Seeing White that help us understand the historical context of Whiteness and how it helped to maintain the system of racial oppressions. Registration is required by October 22.  In CTLT’s Seeing White workshop and study group series, we will discuss the inceptions of racist-thoughts and system and how we are all unwittingly socialized into these ideas - although we often have good intentions to be fair and just. Using the podcast series called Seeing…

Equitable and Inclusive Student Interaction and Participation

Date:
Friday, October 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Although instructor’s behaviors make a big difference in classroom climate and culture, students can also contribute to positive or negative classroom culture. You can strive to create equitable student interaction by creating a community where students can trust, respect, and value each other’s perspectives. Registration is required.  In this workshop series, Foundations of Equitable and Inclusive Teaching, you will learn to tweak or overhaul your course design by intentionally reflecting on your teaching practice with student diversity in mind. Each…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, October 26th
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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, October 26th
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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, October 27th
Time:
9:00 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.

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Thursday, October 28th
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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, October 28th
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. Once you’ve learned how to navigate OneNote, you can apply this…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, October 28th
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.

Teaching with Text Analysis (Introduction)

Date:
Friday, October 29th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Text mining and text analysis involve processes in which computers are used to find patterns and relationships in text, often examining a large corpora of texts. Text analysis techniques are useful in a wide range of subject areas and can reveal information and patterns that could otherwise be difficult to identify when reading through individual materials. Text analysis can provide students with opportunities to visualize text or to explore sources in a new way, such as through distant reading practices.…

November 2021

Padlet: Introduction

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

Padlet is a web-based program that allows you to organize content for viewing in multiple layouts, including website, bulletin board, blog, or portfolio. In this one-hour introduction, you’ll learn how to setup these interactive digital spaces to increase engagement with your students. You’ll also learn how to request access to Illinois State’s fully licensed version of the product. Registration is required.

Nearpod

Date:
Wednesday, November 3rd
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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, November 4th
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.

Using Visual Literacy to Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Critical Engagement

Date:
Thursday, November 4th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Images are ubiquitous. Providing students with tools to critically analyze what they see every day can make learning more memorable or meaningful. This workshop will introduce participants to several key visual literacy theories and concepts as they relate to teaching and learning. Flexible strategies will be emphasized so that participants may adapt them to work with varied classroom modalities (in-person, hybrid, online), teaching styles, and subject areas. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the role of images in…

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, November 5th
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…

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Tuesday, November 9th
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.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Wednesday, November 10th
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: Tools

Date:
Thursday, November 11th
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.

Teaching with Digital Mapping

Date:
Friday, November 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Digital maps are a way for students in any discipline to discover and create relationships between physical locations, but also to relate these locations to events, people, and other elements. Creating maps is also a good way for instructors to provide course content in an engaging, potentially interactive way. In this hands-on workshop participants will learn about easy-to-use, freely available tools for creating geographic and story maps. We will also discuss ways you can immediately start incorporating digital mapping into…

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Tuesday, November 16th
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

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Tuesday, November 16th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…

Photoshop: Layers and Selection

Date:
Thursday, November 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to work with layers as well as how to make basic selections in Photoshop. Registration is required.

Foundations of College Teaching: Classroom Climate and Culture

Date:
Thursday, November 18th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

One of the most important tasks we have as teachers is maintaining a classroom climate that promotes equity, values diversity, and recognizes what our students bring to the classroom as individuals. This workshop is about fostering a welcoming climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We’ll explore the definitions of these three inter-related terms, discuss how to create a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment, and how to ensure that our course documentation promotes EDI.  This workshop will guide participants…

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, November 29th
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.