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Williams Hall

Location:
Williams Hall 303 S. School Street
Normal, IL

Upcoming Public Events

February 2020

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, February 24th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 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 fire-hot content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th
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.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. (Please note: Qualtrics is the recommended survey platform for research. Learn more at About.IllinoisState.edu/SurveyOptions.

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Thursday, February 27th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop’s more advanced selection tools.

LSW/LCSW Exam Prep Course

Date:
Friday, February 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The School of Social Work is offering its annual LSW/LCSW exam prep course. Illinois State University is one of the very few Central Illinois locations to offer such a comprehensive preparation course. Taught by Illinois State School of Social Work emeritus Professor Dr. Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, the licensing review course will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, February 28, and conclude 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, February 29, on the campus of Illinois State University in Williams Hall room 001F. This is…

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, February 28th
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. Participants are welcome…

LSW/LCSW Exam Prep Course

Date:
Saturday, February 29th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The School of Social Work is offering its annual LSW/LCSW exam prep course. Illinois State University is one of the very few Central Illinois locations to offer such a comprehensive preparation course. Taught by Illinois State School of Social Work emeritus Professor Dr. Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, the licensing review course will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, February 28, and conclude 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, February 29, on the campus of Illinois State University in Williams Hall room 001F. This is…

March 2020

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Monday, March 2nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using the newly updated About.IllinoisState customized web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

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

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

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

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

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Date:
Thursday, March 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, a relatively easy-to-learn tool used to create powerful effects. Half of this session will be spent colorizing a black-and-white photo, and the rest looking at techniques used by professional photo editors.

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, March 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting for all members to discuss and plan the Asian Heritage week for 2020.  AsiaConnect is an association of ISU faculty, staff, and Bloomington-Normal community members.

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, March 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting for all members to discuss and plan upcoming events.  AsiaConnect is an association of ISU faculty, staff, and Bloomington-Normal community members.

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, March 17th
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.

Close Captioning Your Videos

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to create closed-captioned course videos using Screencast-O-Matic and YouTube.  Attendees will also learn how to share those videos on ReggieNet through the Office 365 video channel.  There will be a time for Q & A at the end of the workshop. Note: Participants should already be comfortable using Screencast-O-Matic before attending this workshop. Registration is required. Note: Participants should already be comfortable using Screencast-O-Matic Pro before attending this workshop. For workshops covering Screencast-O-Matic basics, visit CTLT’s Technology Short…

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 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. This workshop falls under…

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, March 20th
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…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, March 23rd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this face-to-face workshop, you’ll 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 integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Tuesday, March 24th
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 fire-hot content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th
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.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. Bring your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop.

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Thursday, March 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adobe’s vector graphics editor is a companion to Photoshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic features by creating a flyer for an event. Learn how to manipulate text and images to create stunning handouts or posters for print or digital distribution. Registration is required.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, March 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, March 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an introduction 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.

April 2020

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Provide Meaningful Feedback to International Student Writers

Date:
Friday, April 3rd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore how to effectively work with the multilingual writers found in diverse college classrooms. In this workshop, we will discuss optimal ways to respond to second language writers in order to help international students to gain skills to succeed in the United States. Participants will also leave the workshop with ideas and resources for meaningful writing tasks and effective feedback strategies that they can develop and implement in their classrooms. Registration is required. This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact…

Creating Classroom Culture for International Students’ Success

Date:
Friday, April 10th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating an open, respectful community is key to helping all students, especially international students, experience deep, powerful learning. In this workshop, you’ll discuss many of the issues international students face in the classroom. Learn to facilitate the development of both student to student and student to teacher relationships. You’ll leave this workshop understanding how to negotiate power and distance in relationships to create a truly effective learning environment. Registration is required. This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Wednesday, April 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Looking for a creative, new way to engage students? SoftChalk can help! This program lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. You will learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. SoftChalk Lessons are easily imported into ReggieNet.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Thursday, April 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

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

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using the newly updated About.IllinoisState customized web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, April 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

This special, one-hour workshop prepares you to use the Gradebook tool in ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized learning management system. Get hands-on experience creating gradebook entries, working with categories, and learn how to prepare your Gradebook for final grade submission at the end of the semester. You’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Tuesday, April 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, April 27th
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 fire-hot content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, April 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…