group of students working around computerLearn how to use the Quality Matters rubric in your online courses. Look at ways to use development, assessment, and planning together to promote collaboration.

Some of our workshops at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology require registration, so simply select the link in the workshop title and you’ll be taken directly to the appropriate registration page. 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

Excel: Level 2
Tuesday, July 7 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1. Also explore useful tools like filtering, which make viewing data accessible at a glance, and pivot tables to summarize values.

Your Classroom Technology Policy
Tuesday, July 7 • 1–4 p.m.

Research shows that students respond better when instructors set clear guidelines about the use of mobile technology—laptops, tablets, and smartphones—in the classroom. But you don’t have to resign yourself to teaching in spite of digital distractions. In this workshop, investigate students’ biases about technology in the classroom and use recent studies on students’ attitudes to help you craft your own classroom technology policy. Discover ways to collaborate with students at the start of the semester to create agreement over what is, and is not, the appropriate use of technology in your classroom.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Wednesday, July 8 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This special workshop introduces you to the Quality Matters rubric and how to use it to ensure an online course is truly meeting the desired learning outcomes. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer this workshop free of charge to tenure track and NTT faculty. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a Quality Matters certificate of completion.

Teaching with Special Collections Materials
Wednesday, July 8 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
613 Milner Library

There are four unique collections within the Special Collections of Milner Library. This workshop is your chance to interact with these collections and to see how integrating those into your teaching can open new avenues for student learning. Experts from Milner Library will unveil the breadth of materials available and the process for scheduling a class with Special Collections.

SoftChalk Create
Wednesday, July 8 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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.

Integrating Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Planning
Thursday, July 9 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Too often faculty treat curriculum development, assessment, and strategic planning as distinct endeavors that take away from their primary mission in higher education. Discover how the purposeful integration of these three processes can actually lead to a more engaged faculty and better outcomes for students. Additionally, learn to connect these three processes to facilitate collaboration between key stakeholders. Facilitators: Ani Yazedjian, Jan Murphy, Renée Tobin

Wikis and Online Collaboration
Thursday, July 9 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Transform your students from passive learners to active, collaborative ones. Consider establishing an online environment where students can read, write, and work together. In this session, you will explore wikis and other useful online collaboration tools like VoiceThread and learn the pedagogical principles that can make them highly effective learning environments. You’ll also look at ways to tie in these environments with your ReggieNet course site, giving your students an easy, centralized way to access these exciting tools.

SharePoint for Committees
Thursday, July 9 • 10–11 a.m.
107 Stevenson

Are you doing a job search? Are you part of a DFSC, 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.

About.IllinoisState Websites
Thursday, July 9 • 2–3 p.m.
107 Stevenson

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized University webpages. About.IllinoisState is a browser-based way to create webpages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s main desk at (309) 438-2542.