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CTLT events for the week of October 12

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The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology partners with Milner Library and others to host professional development events this week.

Events hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) will be held entirely online using Zoom for the remainder of 2020. Registrants will receive a meeting link via their campus email one business day before the event. These free workshops are open to faculty, staff, and graduate students at Illinois State.

Select a date/time to register through the My.IllinoisState portal. If you have questions or need an accommodation to fully participate in an event, please email CTLT@IllinoisState.edu.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Monday, October 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class. Registration is required. 

OneNote: Introduction

Tuesday, October 13 • 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Tuesday, October 13 • 10 – 11 a.m.

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes. Registration is required.

Design Your Online Course

Tuesday, October 13 • 1 – 4 p.m.

The Design Your Online Course workshop provides a framework to design an online course. In this session, we will explore a sample course site, draft a communication plan and one module of a course we plan to teach, and complete a Course Development Plan. This workshop is recommended for faculty and instructors who are new to online teaching—there are no prerequisites. Registration is required.

Normally, this workshop costs $200 through Quality Matters™. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology offers this workshop free of charge to tenure track faculty, NTT faculty, and administrators.

Affordability of Course Materials: Exploring an Equality Issue

Register by Wednesday, October 14 • 8 a.m.
Asynchronous course runs Oct. 19 – 23

The ever-increasing cost of textbooks is making it more challenging for college students to afford necessary class resources, and the increase in virtual learning due to COVID has magnified the issue. While all students pursuing a college degree are affected by textbook costs, the impact is greater for some students than others. This workshop will cover the ways in which textbook affordability became a problem and resources that are available to instructors who want to explore making their course materials more affordable for students. Registration is required by October 14.

Instructors who complete this workshop will be entered into a raffle for a library e-book purchase of their choice (up to $300). One participant will be randomly selected as a winner and Milner Library will purchase the e-book in support of textbook affordability.

This workshop is part of Milner Library’s Digital Discussions programming series and is co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Milner Library.

Wikidata for the Classroom

Register by Wednesday, October 14 • 8 a.m.
Asynchronous course runs Oct. 19 – 23

This workshop will introduce the various tools available for creating Wikidata classroom projects for students with a variety of skill levels and in various circumstances. Possible student project outcomes include data literacy, introduction to data science, Wikidata editing for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and editing Wikidata for the community. Please note that while they exist under the same parent organization, Wikidata is very different than Wikipedia and this workshop will focus on Wikidata. Registration is required by October 14.
Note: To participate, you will need a free Wikidata account. Instructions will be provided in the workshop on how to create your account.

Instructors who complete this workshop will be entered into a raffle for a library e-book purchase of their choice (up to $300). One participant will be randomly selected as a winner and Milner Library will purchase the e-book in support of textbook affordability.

This workshop is part of Milner Library’s Digital Discussions programming series and is co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Milner Library.

Can’t beat Them? Join Them! Using Social Media as a Culturally Responsive Teaching Tool

Wednesday, October 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This workshop provides the opportunity for course instructors to explore the possibilities of using social media as a culturally responsive tool in course instruction. Participants will learn about the important elements of Twitter (hashtags, Twitter Chats, professional networks) as tools to engage students in discussions and collaboration. Additionally, they will learn ways to collaborate with other faculty members across universities to engage students in collaborative, topical discussions. Finally, they will create individualized semester plans to begin the journey of incorporating social media (Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram) within their courses. Instructors who complete this course are eligible for a $100 stipend through the Office of the Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Wednesday, October 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Screencast-O-Matic is an inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

What’s on Your Mind?

Wednesday, October 14 • 10 – 11 a.m.

In this learning community, we will review a variety of technology tools such as ReggieNet, Zoom, PollEverywhere, Screencast-O-Matic, FlipGrid, WhiteBoard, and Kahoot! to engage students in your classroom. We will also explore solutions to questions you have about these technology tools.

Participants may come to one or more sessions. To receive a Zoom link for these events, please complete a brief survey regarding what you would like to discuss.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Thursday, October 15 • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. Bring your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop. Once you’ve learned how to navigate OneNote, you can apply this knowledge to Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Registration is required.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Thursday, October 15 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to poll an audience. We’ll discuss how students can use this for projects, too. Registration is required.

Generous Thinking from an Evidence-Informed Perspective

Thursday, October 15 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Using important tenants from Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Generous Thinking (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), this session will focus on fostering an atmosphere of listening, building community, and engaging in collaborative practices as the cornerstone of becoming a part of a university community. Themes from this book will be presented for discussion among attendees.