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October 2020

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Monday, October 12th 2020
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.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, October 13th 2020
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.

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, October 13th 2020
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.

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Tuesday, October 13th 2020
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 for…

Affordability of Course Materials: Exploring an Equality Issue

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th 2020
Time:
8:00 am

The ever-increasing cost of textbooks is making it more challenging for college students to afford necessary class resources, and the increase in virtual learning due to COVID has magnified the issue. While all students pursuing a college degree are affected by textbook costs, the impact is greater for some students than others. This workshop will cover the ways in which textbook affordability became a problem and resources that are available to instructors who want to explore making their course materials more affordable for students. Registration is required by October…

Wikidata for the Classroom

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th 2020
Time:
8:00 am

This workshop will introduce the various tools available for creating Wikidata classroom projects for students with a variety of skill levels and in various circumstances. Possible student project outcomes include data literacy, introduction to data science, Wikidata editing for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and editing Wikidata for the community. Please note that while they exist under the same parent organization, Wikidata is very different than Wikipedia and this workshop will focus on Wikidata. Registration is required by October 14th. Note:…

Can’t beat Them? Join Them! Using Social Media as a Culturally Responsive Teaching Tool

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop provides the opportunity for course instructors to explore the possibilities of using social media as a culturally responsive tool in course instruction. Participants will learn about the important elements of Twitter (hashtags, Twitter Chats, professional networks) as tools to engage students in discussions and collaboration. Additionally, they will learn ways to collaborate with other faculty members across universities to engage students in collaborative, topical discussions. Finally, they will create individualized semester plans to begin the journey of incorporating…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th 2020
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.   

What’s on Your Mind?

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this learning community, we will review a variety of technology tools such as ReggieNet, Zoom, PollEverywhere, Screencast-O-Matic, FlipGrid, WhiteBoard, and Kahoot! to engage students in your classroom. We will also explore solutions to questions you have about these technology tools. Participants may come to one or more sessions. To receive a Zoom link for these events, please complete a brief survey regarding what you would like to discuss.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, October 15th 2020
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, October 15th 2020
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.

Cello Popper Day – online event

Date:
Sunday, October 18th 2020
Time:
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Schedule of Events: 10:30am Healthy Cellists Workshop Learn concepts and strategies for a long and healthy life playing the cello 11:30am Group Warm-up and Technique Class Experience an ISU-style technique class and be introduced to the foundations of healthy cello technique 12:30pm lunch break 1:15-2:45pm Masterclass Selected ISU cellists and applicants will have a chance to perform and will be coached by Dr. Cora Swenson Lee 3pm Popper Day (Plus!) Concert Watch a streamed recital of works by Popper, Romberg,…

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Monday, October 19th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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 for…

What’s on Your Mind?

Date:
Monday, October 19th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this learning community, we will review a variety of technology tools such as ReggieNet, Zoom, PollEverywhere, Screencast-O-Matic, FlipGrid, WhiteBoard, and Kahoot! to engage students in your classroom. We will also explore solutions to questions you have about these technology tools. Participants may come to one or more sessions. To receive a Zoom link for these events, please complete a brief survey regarding what you would like to discuss.

OneNote: Class Notebooks

Date:
Tuesday, October 20th 2020
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.

Transcribe with Us and Decipher History

Date:
Tuesday, October 20th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Transcription is the underpinning of high-quality, full-text searchable digital projects. It enhances the use of any manuscript database and makes oral history interviews vastly more accessible which makes it easier for researchers to mine and analyze texts. There are many existing transcription projects that pull from materials on just about any topic imaginable. For that reason, transcription work can be an extremely effective course assignment that teaches one of many preparatory activities involved in completing scholarship using digital methods. This…

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, October 20th 2020
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: Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, October 21st 2020
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.

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Thursday, October 22nd 2020
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.…

Strategies to Reduce Faculty – Student Communication Overload

Date:
Thursday, October 22nd 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will focus on organization and communication methods to facilitate the reduction of student questions and email fatigue faced by many faculty members teaching online courses. By learning consistent organizational design and techniques for clear messaging, instructors should leave the workshop feeling they have a solid approach to help control their student-related inbox. Additionally, the facilitator will discuss one or two technology tools that can also assist in reducing communication overload as well as a method to hold students…

ReggieNet: Forums

Date:
Monday, October 26th 2020
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.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Tuesday, October 27th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Improve Your Online Course

Date:
Tuesday, October 27th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This half-day workshop will help you develop a course improvement plan for a blended or online course you have taught at least once – and intend to teach again. The session introduces the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and covers how to apply QM standards to improve your blended or online course. Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, CTLT will offer this workshop free of charge to instructors who have an online or blended course…

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Wednesday, October 28th 2020
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.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, October 29th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

November 2020

Integrating Supplemental Technologies with Zoom to Facilitate Interaction

Date:
Monday, November 2nd 2020
Time:
8:00 am

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

InDesign

Date:
Monday, November 2nd 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview to this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook

Date:
Monday, November 2nd 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, November 4th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is an inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.  

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, November 5th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity issues for students with connectivity or internet access issues. This workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are using Zoom for advanced learning. For…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Thursday, November 5th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create engaging online lessons in your course through the Lessons tool. It allows you to arrange different kinds of content items in one place, providing your students with rich learning possibilities. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic lesson, incorporating instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. Registration is required.

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Thursday, November 5th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, November 6th 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do privilege and power function through society, and how does it affect you, personally? By reflecting on this, you can identify strategies to become more inclusive in your teaching and in the workplace. This seminar will help you better understand your own multiple identities and the presence and absence of privileges based on your identities. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to analyze how privilege and power exist and function in U.S. culture and how…

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, November 9th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, November 10th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Nearpod

Date:
Tuesday, November 10th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Get an introduction to Nearpod. This learning tool allows you to empower students, track attendance, distribute learning resources, and check the pulse of your class with ongoing formative assessments in all learning scenarios. Facilitate learning in large lectures, small seminars or in a flipped classroom model for next-level engagement. Bring teaching resources you already have and be prepared to make them come to life with rich media and interactive activities to engage your students. This special session will be facilitated…

OUCampus

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes. Registration is required.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Spark-- a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app. Discover how students can use this free tool to craft social media, web pages, and short videos as part of a presentation or other learning project. You’ll get a chance to practice with Spark, explore its different uses, and become aware of important considerations in terms of accessibility. Registration is required.

Grading in a Pandemic and Beyond

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Thursday, November 12th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Monday, November 16th 2020
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:
Monday, November 16th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Get an introduction to Nearpod. This learning tool allows you to empower students, track attendance, distribute learning resources, and check the pulse of your class with ongoing formative assessments in all learning scenarios. Facilitate learning in large lectures, small seminars or in a flipped classroom model for next-level engagement. Bring teaching resources you already have and be prepared to make them come to life with rich media and interactive activities to engage your students. This special session will be facilitated…

Recording Videos with PowerPoint

Date:
Tuesday, November 17th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Wednesday, November 18th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

You have a lot of important stuff to say on your website. Getting people to read your website can be a challenge. Walls of text, long sentences, and big words prevent users from finding the information you want them to know. This course teaches you simple tricks to turn your ice-cold website content into hot-fire content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. This training is geared towards those who edit Illinois State department, college, or school websites.…

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Wednesday, November 18th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

December 2020

Microsoft Word

Date:
Tuesday, December 1st 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Wednesday, December 2nd 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, December 3rd 2020
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.  

January 2021

Nearpod: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, January 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, January 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, January 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, January 5th
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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, January 5th
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.

University-Wide Teaching and Learning Symposium

Date:
Wednesday, January 6th
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s theme, Civic Engagement in Extraordinary Times, examines one of Illinois State University’s core values in an era of unprecedented pressure on our social, political, and educational lives. What roles should institutions of higher education play in their communities? How are we as an institution encouraging students to become informed, engaged, and responsible members of a community? And how have recent social and political events shaped our views of civic engagement and how to incorporate it into Illinois State…

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Thursday, January 7th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Nearpod: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 7th
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.

Nearpod: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 7th
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 7th
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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, January 8th
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.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Friday, January 8th
Time:
11:00 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. This brief introduction will get you started using the tool for the coming semester. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Friday, January 8th
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…

Dive Deeper into Nearpod for Student Engagement

Date:
Monday, January 18th
Time:
12:00 pm

Keeping students engaged in class is on the forefront of instructors’ minds as we continue to engage in pandemic pedagogy. Fortunately, ISU instructors now have the Nearpod interactive teaching-learning tool available to help them achieve their teaching goals. In this blended workshop, designed as the next step for instructors who have participated in the Nearpod: Getting Started workshop, attendees will participate in the activities to increase their understanding of how Nearpod can be used to engage students. To begin, an…

Asynchronous Communication to Enhance Student Engagement + Problem Solving Workshop

Date:
Monday, January 25th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 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…

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, January 26th
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.

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.

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, February 2nd
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.

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 - 3:30 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…

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.

Workshop: How to Avoid Academic Integrity Issues & Plagiarism

Date:
Wednesday, February 17th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The best way to prevent plagiarism is to know more about it! Milner Library is teaming up with the Visor Center to offer a new workshop on academic integrity.

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 Whiteness

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

In this session, we explore the episodes that help us reflect our own whiteness and discuss what you can do to change the system of racial oppressions.  Registration is required. Seeing White: 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…

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.

Workshop: How to Avoid Academic Integrity Issues & Plagiarism

Date:
Tuesday, February 23rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The best way to prevent plagiarism is to know more about it! Milner Library is teaming up with the Visor Center to offer a new workshop on academic integrity.

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.