Collaborate with colleagues and students, communicate, and coordinate your teaching, all on the go. This week, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology offers ways to share ideas and resources through free, mobile-friendly tools.

All events are held at CTLT’s facilities in the ITDC building unless otherwise noted. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please call the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.

OneNote: Mobile and Collaboration
Monday, October 31 • 9 a.m. to noon

Explore how to use OneNote on desktop, tablet, and smartphone, and how to collaborate with others by synchronizing through OneDrive. Since OneNote is available for free to both students and instructors on campus, it can be an easy way for students to share media. Discuss different collaboration scenarios and ways to increase productivity. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile device with OneNote already installed. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers
Tuesday, November 1 • 9 a.m. to noon

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. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Forums
Wednesday, November 2 • 9 a.m. to noon

Maximize your ability to communicate with students through Forums. Learn how to have ReggieNet automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also see the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. Registration is required.

Teaching with OneNote
Thursday, November 3 • 9 a.m. to noon

OneNote is a versatile way to organize information and collaborate with students. Discover how to use OneNote to organize your teaching and centralize tasks such as attendance, lecture notes, and using rubrics. In addition, you will explore ways to use OneNote for project- and collaborative-based learning, by creating online workspaces where students can create, share, and critique work. Users who are not proficient with OneNote should take the OneNote: Introduction technology short course first. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Friday, November 4 • 10–11 a.m.

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Although the topic of each meeting will be based on chapters in the award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard UP, 2004), there are no “required” readings. Sessions are open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future, and no registration is necessary.