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.

Using Story Maps in the classroom, Feb. 28

This week, 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.

Academic Innovation & eLearning Online Faculty Roundtable Feb. 21

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is hosting an Online Faculty Roundtable on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. This session will be a great opportunity for faculty who teach online to come together and share their online teaching and learning experiences. The discussion will be led by Jason Dockter, Ph.D., professor, EnglishThe discussion will focus on area such as:

  • Student engagement – methods used for keeping online students involved
  • Navigating the distance – helping students to overcome isolation
  • Best Practices – what do you do in your online course that you find the most effective

Enjoy light refreshments while discussing online successes and challenges with other online faculty members.

To register: http://bit.ly/2EXJOsE.

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

This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

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

Because Quality Matters! – Innovative Teaching Series
Rebecca Parton, dean, academic innovation
Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Robert H. Stephens Room

LLCC has become a Quality Matters institution. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and hybrid courses. This workshop will provide an overview of what LLCC’s QM membership means, what is being done now as well as plans for the future. This presentation will also include an introduction to the QM Rubric. Register at http://bit.ly/2E7Tvn7.
* Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Blackboard & SoftChalk – Open Lab
Gary Bach, instructional technology specialist
Wednesday, Feb. 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – Sangamon Hall 0119
Have you ever had questions about how to accomplish something in Blackboard but couldn’t attend a previously scheduled Blackboard workshop? Do you just want someone to sit down with you and go over a few Blackboard features that you haven’t used before? Maybe you are curious about what SoftChalk is and what it can do to help you and your students or you use SoftChalk and want to learn about the new features of SoftChalk Cloud. Now you can drop in to one of our open lab sessions and to get a little or lot of help with your Blackboard and SoftChalk questions. No registration is required to attend.

Navigating and Using the Blackboard Grade Center workshop today

Join LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning today from 1:30-2 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2260 for Navigating and Using the Blackboard Grade Center. Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator, will provide a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the Grade Center tool. Participants will first experience the student perspective by exploring the My Grades tool and becoming familiar with how grades will appear to their own students. Then, turning to the instructor perspective, you will learn how to navigate the Grade Center and customize it to suit your needs. Next, you will learn how to create columns to manage and calculate grades. Finally, you will learn how to enter and manage grades, including grading test and assignment submissions.

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

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2CFNFx1.

If you are unable to join in person, you can join via Facebook Live through the LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Facebook page. Like the page to receive a notification as soon as the live presentation starts.