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Week of August 25: ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic, Excel, Clickers

CTLT logo and fall leaves

Our fall programming kicks into high gear this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Some CTLT workshops require registration, so simply select the link in the workshop title and you’ll be taken directly to the appropriate registration page in the My.IllinoisState.edu portal. Workshops are held at our facility at 301 South Main Street unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or need help, you can always email us at CTLT@IllinoisState.edu.

ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic
Monday, August 25 • 3–4 p.m.
Get a brief review of the ReggieNet Gradebook in this one-hour workshop. Hands-on lab time will follow the review, so you can set up your grade book for the semester. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Introduction to ReggieNet: Part 1
Tuesday, August 26 • 1–4 p.m.
Get a walk-through of the ReggieNet interface and the basics of organizing your particular courses. Learn how to organize and display student grades in Gradebook. Communicate with students through Announcements, Course Mail, and Email Tool. Add content to your course site using Syllabus, and Resources and Materials. We strongly encourage you to also attend Introduction to ReggieNet: Part 2, which covers other important tools. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

SharePoint for Committees
Tuesday, August 26 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Are you doing a job search? Are you part of a DFSC (Department Faculty Status Committee), Program Review, or other committee? Learn how to use this online tool to share documents, calendars, task lists and more. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only. This event will be held in 107 Stevenson Hall. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Professional Development Circle
Wednesday, August 27, or Thursday, August 28 • noon to 1 p.m.
This week’s topic: How does students’ prior knowledge affect their learning?

This development circle offers a combination of professional development and peer support to faculty members in their first three years of service at Illinois State. Topics for the fall 2014 semester are drawn from the book How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Susan A. Ambrose et al. The text introduces seven general principles that help instructors understand why some teaching approaches support student learning but others do not. Understanding how students learn can help you understand how to teach. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Attend one day. No registration is necessary.

Clickers
Wednesday, August 27 • 2–4 p.m.
Classroom clickers systems use hand-held devices and special software to poll students instantly in class. This introductory workshop is designed for anyone who wants to use Clickers in the classroom or for meetings. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only. This is Windows-only software. You can learn more about this technology at Clickers.IllinoisState.edu. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Excel: Level 1
Thursday, August 28 • 9 a.m. to noon
This introduction to Microsoft Excel includes coverage of basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), and entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Select Survey
Thursday, August 28 • 10–11 a.m.
Get a basic understanding of Select Survey, an online survey and form development tool. You will learn how to quickly and easily create Web-based surveys from your Web browser. This survey software allows you to easily deploy surveys and view real-time results as responses are received. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only. This event will be held in 107 Stevenson Hall. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.