This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester on innovative teaching, internet accessibility and quality matters. Multiple open labs will also be offered. At these open labs, you can stop by to ask questions and receive one-on-one support with Blackboard, SoftChalk, Ally and AFEIS.

This week, the workshops listed below are being offered.

  • Introducing … YOU! – Monday, Jan. 28,  2:-2:50 p.m. in S0119. Learn the essential elements of a professor introduction and various ways to create an introduction, see how other instructors are introducing themselves and begin personalizing your own introduction. Register at http://bit.ly/2D0IO8x. Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive two points for successful completion of this workshop.
  • Creating Internet Accessible PDFs – Monday, Jan. 28, 3-3:50 p.m. in M2260. Review Ally color indicators and learn how to use the Adobe accessibility checker. Prior to attending, look at your Ally results for PDFs which have scores in the orange and red range, and bring these files with you. Register at http://bit.ly/2M4ySha. Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.
  • AEFIS Open Lab – Monday, Jan. 28, 3-4 p.m. in S0119 – (no registration needed).
  • Using Ally to Improve Internet Accessibility – Tuesday, Jan. 29,  10-10:50 a.m. in S0119. Using Ally with Blackboard facilitates the creation of a more inclusive online learning environment. This hands-on workshop will introduce Ally’s many capabilities. Register at http://bit.ly/2H1lZpe. Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive two points for successful completion of this workshop.
  • ISO the Academic Integrity of Instructional Materials: Seeking Permission and Source References– Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2-2:50 p.m. in S0119. Learn how to seek permission for use and resources to help you create a proper reference.  Register at http://bit.ly/2H0EbiA. Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive two points for successful completion of this workshop.
  • Creating Accessible Word Documents – Wednesday, Jan. 30,  3-3:50 p.m. in S0119. Review Ally color indicators and learn how to use Word’s accessibility checker.  Prior to attending, look at your Ally results for Word documents that have scores in the orange and red range, and bring these files with you. Register at http://bit.ly/2CdeQMy. Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.
  • General Open Lab – Thursday, Jan. 31, 2-3 p.m. in S0119 – (no registration needed).

For full descriptions and to view a listing of all spring workshops by topic, visit https://www.llcc.edu/aiel/workshops-training. To register for a workshop, please follow the link under each session description and complete the online registration form.

Academic Innovation & eLearning spring workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester on innovative teaching, internet accessibility and quality matters. Multiple open labs will also be offered. At these open labs, you can stop by to ask questions and receive one-on-one support with Blackboard, SoftChalk, Ally and AFEIS.

To view a listing of workshops by topic, visit https://www.llcc.edu/aiel/workshops-training. To register for a workshop, please follow the link under each session description and complete the online registration form.

Today’s Academic Innovation and eLearning Workshop

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the following workshop today, May 1 from 10-10:30 a.m. in S0119. It will be led by Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator:

Using Blackboard Reporting and Statistics to Improve Student Success

What can Blackboard tell you about your course and your students? Using the built-in statistics tools and Retention Center, Blackboard reports can tell you how and when your students are interacting with your course materials and content. This workshop will also address all the different areas of Blackboard that collect student data, as well as a discussion on how to interpret the data and use it to improve student success.

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2CFWYfN.

Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Today’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshop

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the following workshop today:

Exploring Open Educational Resources through Blackboard

Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator & Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer

Wednesday, April 25 from 10-10:30 a.m. in Sangamon Hall 0119

Not many people know that Blackboard has a built-in open educational resources system called Blackboard Open Content. This system is curated and contains course content for a wide variety of subjects. In this workshop, we will go through the process of looking at the different types of content available, finding content relevant to your course needs, and deploying that content in your Blackboard course shell. Register at http://bit.ly/2EY3bCe.

Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Academic Innovation & eLearning workshop

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the following workshop today:

Dare to be Different! Active Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer

Tuesday, April 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center

Join us for this workshop to learn the instructional principles behind the use of active learning strategies in the classroom, experience active learning and have an opportunity to create (or modify) one of your own classroom lectures using these strategies. This session will also include an opportunity for peer review and feedback. Register at http://bit.ly/2CGejGm.

This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below.

Dare to be Different! Active Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer

Tuesday, April 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center

Join us for this workshop to learn the instructional principles behind the use of active learning strategies in the classroom, experience active learning and have an opportunity to create (or modify) one of your own classroom lectures using these strategies. This session will also include an opportunity for peer review and feedback. Register at http://bit.ly/2CGejGm.

Exploring Open Educational Resources through Blackboard

Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator & Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer

Wednesday, April 25 from 10-10:30 a.m. in Sangamon Hall 0119

Not many people know that Blackboard has a built-in open educational resources system called Blackboard Open Content.  This system is curated and contains course content for a wide variety of subjects.  In this workshop, we will go through the process of looking at the different types of content available, finding content relevant to your course needs, and deploying that content in your Blackboard course shell. Register at http://bit.ly/2EY3bCe.

Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Using Blackboard reporting and statistics to improve student success

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is providing a workshop today from 2-2:30 p.m. in Menard 2201 on Using Blackboard Reporting and Statistics to Improve Student Success. What can Blackboard tell you about your course and your students? Using the built-in statistics tools and Retention Center, Blackboard reports can tell you how and when your students are interacting with your course materials and content. This workshop will also address all the different areas of Blackboard that collect student data, as well as a discussion on how to interpret the data and use it to improve student success.

The workshop will be led by Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator. Register for the session.

Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Remaining Academic Innovation & eLearning spring workshops

Using Blackboard Reporting and Statistics to Improve Student Success

Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator
Wednesday, April 11 at 2-2:30 p.m. in Menard Hall 2201
Register at http://bit.ly/2CTtSY5
Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Blackboard & SoftChalk – Open Lab

Monday, April 17 at 2-4 p.m. in Menard Hall 2260
Gary Bach, instructional technology specialist
No registration is required to attend.

Collaborative Learning Techniques & Tools

Barry Lamb, director, instructional technology, and Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer
Wednesday, April 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center
Register at http://bit.ly/2CqnzKs.
Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive two points for successful completion of this workshop.  

Dare to be Different! Active Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer
Tuesday, April 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center
Register at http://bit.ly/2CGejGm.

Exploring Open Educational Resources through Blackboard

Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator, and Amy Chernowsky, instructional designer
Wednesday, April 25 from 10-10:30 a.m. in Sangamon Hall 0119
Register at http://bit.ly/2EY3bCe.
Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Using Blackboard Reporting and Statistics to Improve Student Success

Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator 
Tuesday, May 1 from 10-10:30 a.m. in Sangamon Hall 0119
Register at http://bit.ly/2CFWYfN.
Note: Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Academic Innovation and eLearning workshop today

Closed Captioning your YouTube Videos – It’s Easier than You Think!
Wednesday, Mar. 21 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Sangamon Hall 0119
Gary Bach, Instructional Technology Specialist
Section 508 requires federal agencies, contractors, and employers to make electronic and information technology accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Starting this year, videos will need to include closed-captioning to comply with Section 508 standards. Come attend our workshop to find out how faculty, staff, and students can easily integrate this functionality into new or existing videos they have created. To register, click here http://bit.ly/2lYxhxr
*Current Online Faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive 1 point for successful completion of this workshop. 

 

Story Maps workshop today, 3-3:30 p.m.

Today, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is hosting “Everyone’s Got a Story to Tell: Using Story Maps in the Classroom” on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 3-3:30 p.m. in Sangamon Hall 0119.

Visual content is king! Studies show a faster response rate to images and graphics than the written word. In this session, you can learn how this web-based graphic organizer software lets you combine diagrams and maps with narrative text, images and multimedia content. Harness the power of visuals to help your students learn your course content more easily! Register at http://bit.ly/2qrQPia.

*Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.