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Week of November 9: Websites for Faculty and Staff, Creating News Articles, Select Survey

woman in front of a computer smilingDiscover how to create a personal webpage to support your teaching. Explore how to use the content management system. Build a survey using Select Survey.

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

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff
Monday, November 9 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Stevenson Hall 107

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. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Wednesday, November 11 • 12–1 p.m.

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy. Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. All participants will receive a copy of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel. This group is open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future. No registration is necessary.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState
Thursday, November 12 • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Alumni Center 117

Learn how to use the content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. News.IllinoisState replaced Stories.IllinoisState and debuted in October 2015. Registration is required.

Select Survey
Thursday, November 12 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Stevenson Hall 107

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. Registration is required.

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.