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Week of January 25: Clickers, Power of Formative Assessment, Photoshop

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Assess your students’ knowledge using Clickers. Investigate ways to incorporate formative assessment into your courses. Explore the fundamentals of Photoshop.

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 S. Main St. unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or need help, you can always email us at CTLT@ilstu.edu

Introduction to ReggieNet Part 1
Monday, January 25 • 9 a.m. to noon

Get a walkthrough 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, Messages, and Email. Add content to your course site using the Syllabus and Resources Tools. Note: We strongly encourage you to also attend Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2, which covers other important tools.

Clickers: Anywhere Presentations
Monday, January 25 • 1 to 4 p.m.

This workshop introduces Anywhere Polling, standalone software that allows you to use classroom clickers in combination with websites and other media without having to build PowerPoint slides. Anywhere Polling works on both PC and Mac. This workshop is open to instructors, administrators, and staff only.

Camtasia: Level 1
Tuesday, January 26 • 1  to 4 p.m.

Do you want to add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online? Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it.

The Power of Formative Assessment
Tuesday, January 26 • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Formative assessment help students understand their progress and be reflexive about their learning. It can also help instructors by highlighting ways to modify the course to maximize student learning. In this seminar, learn how formative assessment can be used throughout a course. See how to involve students in the process and gain ideas on how to implement formative assessments in your particular class. No registration necessary.

Photoshop: Introduction
Wednesday, January 27 • 9 a.m. to noon

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to navigate around raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image.

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.

 

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