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November 2021

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Thursday, November 11th 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, November 29th 2021
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.

January 2022

Nearpod

Date:
Monday, January 3rd
Time:
10:00 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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, January 3rd
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 Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, January 4th
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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, January 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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. This brief introduction will get you started using the tool for the coming semester. Registration is required.

A Beginner’s Guide to Accessibility for Your Classroom

Date:
Thursday, January 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Build your own confidence and enhance your students’ learning experiences. Join experts from across campus to explore the basics of accessibility in digital spaces. They’ll showcase student perspectives while guiding you through best practices and common technologies available on our campus. Registration is required.

Zoom: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 6th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This special, one-hour session for Faculty Prep Week concentrates on the very basics of scheduling and hosting a Zoom meeting, with an emphasis on interacting with students. See how to schedule meetings through ReggieNet, manage waiting rooms, and create online office hours for several classes with a single recurring meeting. This workshop is ideal for instructors new to Illinois State or who did not teach during the previous academic year. Registration is required.

Nearpod

Date:
Thursday, January 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 6th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Friday, January 7th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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. This brief introduction will get you started using the tool for the coming semester. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, January 7th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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.

Omni CMS (OUCampus)

Date:
Wednesday, January 12th
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…

Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric (Synchronous Workshop)

Date:
Monday, January 17th

The Quality Matters™ rubric is used to review the design of online and blended courses. This workshop is intended for a broad audience, including full- and part-time faculty, instructional designers, and administrators. It is particularly helpful to those new to Quality Matters or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and blended learning. This workshop will meet via Zoom on Thursday, January 20 and Thursday, January 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to…

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, January 21st
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. This learning community falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, January 24th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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: Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, January 25th
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.

Mentoring Undergraduate Students Effectively (for Graduate Students)

Date:
Wednesday, January 26th

A challenge for any teaching assistant is to navigate what can be a somewhat fraught role: not being the instructor of a given course, and so not the final arbiter of a student's evaluation, while also having substantially more expertise than the undergraduate students they are working with. The goal of this learning community is to explore evidence-based practices in tutoring (which is often a substantial part of any TA's responsibilities) and the mentoring of writing, to help teaching assistants…

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, January 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Maintaining White Supremacy

Date:
Friday, January 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this session, we will go back to the beginning of the nation and examine how systems of racial oppression are created. This workshop meets on Friday, February 4th from 12:00-1:30pm but Registration is required by Friday, January 28th. 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…

Improve Your Online Course

Date:
Monday, January 31st

Improve Your Online Course explores the Quality Matters™ rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. It’s designed for anyone with an existing online course they want to include. Participants will use the QM Rubric to review their own online courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement so enrolling in the workshop…

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Monday, January 31st
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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.

February 2022

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, February 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Cancelled: ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Wednesday, February 2nd
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.

Cancelled: Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, February 3rd
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.

Cancelled: Fostering Academic Integrity and a Plagiarism-Free Classroom

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

Plagiarism and academic integrity are hardly black and white issues. A 2016 study found that nearly 60% of students embroiled in academic dishonesty believed that their actions were legitimate. Meanwhile, the Illinois State University Student Code of Conduct puts the burden of defining academic dishonesty and plagiarism on the instructor. This workshop will cover not only what academic integrity is, but how instructors can foster academic integrity in their classrooms. We will cover techniques for constructing course policies and assignments…

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, February 9th
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 Classroom Culture

Date:
Friday, February 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Classroom climate plays an important role in student learning, success, and a sense of belonging. Classroom culture and climates can be optimized by reflecting on your teaching practices, bias, and positionality and making intentional changes. In this session, you will learn how teachers’ behavior and beliefs affect student success and learning. You will also develop a concrete plan to make adjustments to your own teaching behaviors. Registration is required. In this workshop series, Foundations of Equitable and Inclusive Teaching, you…

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Monday, February 14th

This workshop, aimed at instructors who are new to online teaching, includes an overview of the Quality Matters™ rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. An integral element of the workshop is an exploration of the eight General Standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment. Participants will complete a Course Development Plan. The plan includes all of the essential Specific Review Standards (SRS) with a column for how…

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, February 15th
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.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, February 16th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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, February 16th
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…

Adobe Spark

Date:
Thursday, February 17th
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

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, February 18th
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.…

Teach Students to Navigate the Information Landscape (for Graduate Students only)

Date:
Tuesday, February 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note: This workshop is for graduate students who have a teaching assignment, a teaching assistantship, or who wish to teach in the future. This workshop counts as an additional professional development opportunity for those participating in the Future Faculty certificate program. With so much technology at our fingertips, our society has become inundated with information. This has left students in a challenging position, susceptible to fake news and unsure how to find and use reliable, scholarly sources. This workshop…

Nearpod

Date:
Tuesday, February 22nd
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.

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Thursday, February 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Monday, February 28th
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.

March 2022

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Tuesday, March 1st
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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, March 2nd
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.

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, March 3rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, March 15th
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:
Wednesday, March 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Padlet: Introduction

Date:
Monday, March 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Tuesday, March 22nd
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.

Use Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process (for Graduate Students only)

Date:
Tuesday, March 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note: This workshop is for graduate students who have a teaching assignment, a teaching assistantship, or who wish to teach in the future. This workshop counts as an additional professional development opportunity for those participating in the Future Faculty certificate program. 84% of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project. Motivation can play a key role. Instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages students to connect the assignment with…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Tuesday, March 22nd
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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Wednesday, March 23rd
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.

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, March 24th
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.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Monday, March 28th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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

Photoshop: Layers and Selection

Date:
Tuesday, March 29th
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.

Nearpod

Date:
Wednesday, March 30th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 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.

ReggieNet: Discussions

Date:
Wednesday, March 30th
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.

Teaching with Digital Mapping

Date:
Thursday, March 31st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Digital maps are a way for students in any discipline to discover and create relationships between physical locations, and relate these locations to events, people, and more. 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 course assignments and…

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Thursday, March 31st
Time:
1:30 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.

April 2022

Reflecting on Whiteness

Date:
Friday, April 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this session, we explore the episodes that help us reflect our own concept of whiteness and discuss what you can do to change the system of racial oppressions. This workshop meets on Friday, April 8th  from 12:00-1:30pm but Registration is required by Friday, April 1st. 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…

Equitable and Inclusive Assessment, Learning Activities, and Feedback

Date:
Friday, April 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

All students can succeed with intentionally designed assessments, learning activities, and feedback. Assessment and learning activities are the core of teaching and if they are not equitable, we are not providing equitable learning opportunities for the students. We need to provide students with opportunities to reflect on their progress and the support they need to succeed. During this session, you will examine your current assessment strategies to see how they impact the learning of students from diverse backgrounds. You will…

Teaching with Digital Timelines

Date:
Thursday, April 7th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Digital timelines provide a simple way to include visually rich, interactive narratives into teaching and course assignments. The ability to freely mix text, images, and multimedia resources with a focus on contextualizing the information within time periods and specific dates makes them flexible and engaging resources. In this hands-on workshop participants will learn about easy-to-use, freely available tools for creating timelines. We will also discuss ways you can immediately start incorporating digital timeline creation into course assignments and activities. After…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, April 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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:
Tuesday, April 12th
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.

OneNote: Class Notebook

Date:
Thursday, April 14th
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.

Omni CMS (OUCampus)

Date:
Thursday, April 14th
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…

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, April 15th
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…

May 2022

Omni CMS (OUCampus)

Date:
Thursday, May 12th
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…

Reinvent Your Course for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

Date:
Tuesday, May 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preparing students to live and work in our very complex world depends upon incorporating diverse content, curriculum, and perspectives in courses and being mindful of the diverse ways people communicate and learn. These ideas are central to the core value of Diversity and Inclusion in Illinois State’s strategic plan, Educate - Connect - Elevate. Faculty can foster cultural competence through their participation in Reinvent Your Course for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access. With reflection on course content and the ways in…

Making Course Materials More Affordable for Students

Date:
Wednesday, May 18th

The ever-increasing cost of textbooks is making it more challenging for college students to afford necessary class resources. While all students pursuing a college degree are affected by textbook costs, the impact is greater for some students than others. This workshop will examine the conditions that have led to the rising cost of materials and explore subject-specific resources that are available to instructors who want to make their course materials more affordable for students.  Registration is required by May 13th.…

Using Digital Humanities Tools in the Classroom

Date:
Monday, May 23rd

Digital humanities projects can be simple or complex and can be incorporated into the classroom using a variety of tools. Attendees will learn how to plan and execute digital exhibits, digital mapping, and data visualization projects using tools that are relatively simple to teach and easy to incorporate into learning environments. The workshop will cover the following: basic and intermediate tools ideas for projects methods for getting started and creating effective assignments resources and techniques for finding images, data sets,…

Plan a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project

Date:
Monday, May 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is a specialized form of inquiry into various aspects of teaching or learning. This workshop series will introduce participants to SoTL, review ways in which data can be collected and analyzed to better understand teaching and learning, and plan a mentored SoTL project. Participants should come to this workshop series ready to reflect on questions they have about their own teaching and learning contexts. Participants will have a documented, draft SoTL project that…

Beyond Talk: Innovative DEIA Practices for Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Learning Environments

Date:
Wednesday, May 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will engage in discussions around “active” diversity, equity, inclusion, and access strategies. Through a series of hands-on and collaborative activities, participants will reflect on their current DEIA practices, learn strategies for promoting cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect, and design an inclusion toolkit. The inclusion toolkit will consist of a combination of faculty created resources that can be used within a classroom setting to support the academic success of marginalized students. Items in the toolkit may include a combination of…

June 2022

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, June 1st
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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd
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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd
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.

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Date:
Monday, June 6th

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

Effective Research Mentoring for Student Success

Date:
Monday, June 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Working with student researchers can be highly rewarding, but few instructors receive training on how to be research mentors. This workshop series utilizes evidence-based strategies to help instructors develop their mentoring skills. Effective mentoring requires intentional planning, relationship building, and reflection.  Evidence-based mentoring practices establish and maintain challenging expectations while supporting the “whole student” and sustaining a sense of achievement among students. This interactive workshop draws on CIMER’s (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research) Entering Mentoring curriculum…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, June 6th
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:
Monday, June 6th
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.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
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.

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
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…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, June 13th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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: Rubrics

Date:
Monday, June 13th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:00 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.

Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

84% 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 will explore how instructors can use autonomy-supportive teaching strategies and authentic learning to approach the library research process, helping students understand that research is personal and can be engaging and exciting,…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
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.

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
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.

ReggieNet: Discussions

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
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.

Nearpod

Date:
Thursday, June 16th
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.

Padlet: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

Build Confidence in Creating Inclusive Course Materials

Date:
Saturday, June 18th

This session will provide participants with important and usable knowledge to help support students with disabilities in higher education. The presenters will guide you step-by- step through various ways to improve the curation and creation of digital course content. Participants will create an individual plan to update course content using tips and tricks for choosing documents and media universally designed for all students at Illinois State University. Registration is required by June 16th. Artifact: Participants will take one week’s course…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, June 20th
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…

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Date:
Tuesday, June 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app (formerly called Adobe Spark). Discover how students can use this free tool to craft single web pages for mixed-media essays, create posters or flyers, or put together short video "commercials" to express their ideas. You'll get a chance to practice with Creative Cloud Express, explore the above uses, as well as talk about the other features of the app in addition to other considerations. Registration is…

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Wednesday, June 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, June 23rd
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.

Gender as a Landscape: Meeting Your Students Beyond the Binary

Date:
Monday, June 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work towards becoming trusted as someone who models empathy, compassion, and competency whenever gender arises in a conversation. While some trans+ and non-binary students are fine answering questions about gender, this can amount to undue emotional labor. This workshop starts from the premise that, as instructors, it is our jobs to take the responsibility for these conversations and not burden students with explaining their identities. You will learn how to create an empathetic and inclusive classroom space for trans+ and…

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, June 28th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Wednesday, June 29th
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.

Anti-Ableist Access and Universal Accommodations

Date:
Wednesday, June 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Critical disability activists, scholars, and artists have created texts, actions, and works both before and during the pandemic that center the experiences of disabled people, both in regard to schooling and in regard to the wider society, considering intersections of disability with race and poverty. Margaret Price, Rosmarie Garland Thompson, and Jay Dolmage are just three of many scholars that have been writing for years about the cultural and social impact of ableism in institutional spaces. This session builds on…