Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Increase Exam Security With Custom Question Banks?
Presentation date: Sept. 13, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

NISOD Fall Virtual Conference

NISOD Fall Virtual Conference October 20-22, 2021LLCC Academic Services has purchased an institutional license for NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference to be held Oct. 20-22. The institutional registration allows all LLCC employees to register at no cost for this event.

Registering for the conference will provide access to 65 live sessions, three keynote sessions, over 40 on-demand sessions and countless opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access for 12 months to watch sessions you may have missed during the live event.

All you need to do to participate without cost is register here using your college email address. 

Email becky.parton@llcc.edu with any questions.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Will OER Benefit the 21st Century Student?
Presentation date: Sept. 6, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Virtual Canvas Q & A today, 3-4 p.m.

Canvas. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.

Join the LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning staff today, Thursday, Sept. 2, 3-4 p.m. for a Virtual Canvas Q & A with a Canvas trainer!

Zoom Link for Canvas Q&A

AIeL and Woody Roper, senior trainer, Instructure Learning Services, will be providing a live virtual training session with a Canvas learning specialist. We do ask that you provide your questions in advance, if possible. Submit your questions in advance by adding them to this online document. Registration is not required.

Word and Excel training

Looking to brush up your Word or Excel skills? LLCC-Medical District is offering Microsoft Office classes on Word and Excel this fall. All classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sept. 8, 2021 – Excel 2016 Level 1
  • Sept. 9, 2021 – Word 2016 Level 1
  • Sept. 29, 2021 – Excel 2016 Level 2
  • Sept. 30, 2021 – Word 2016 Level 2
  • Oct. 13, 2021 – Excel 2016 Level 3

The cost is $95 per person for each class (budget manager approval required). To get more information on class outlines and to register, email llccmedicaldistrict@llcc.edu or call 217-524-6749.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content. The weekly videos and support materials will be available for a full week so you  may view at a time that is convenient for you.

This week’s topic:
How Can Understanding Group Dynamics Lead to Better Group Work?
Presentation date: Aug. 30, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Canvas open labs and workshop recordings

Canvas. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.

Upcoming Canvas Open Labs

Canvas Open Lab with AIeL Staff (Face-to-Face) – Sangamon Hall 0119

Attend this open lab to ask the AIeL team your Canvas questions and to get any additional help with Canvas you may need.  Registration is not required.

  • Thursday, Aug. 26. 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27. 10-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31. 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1. 11 a.m.-noon

Virtual Canvas Q&A with Canvas Trainer – Zoom Link

Thursday, Sept. 2, 3-4 p.m.
Join us after the second week of fall classes for a live virtual training session with a Canvas learning specialist. We do ask that you provide your questions in advance, if possible. Submit your questions in advance via this online document. Registration is not required.
Woody Roper, Senior Trainer, Instructure Learning Services

Recordings of last week’s virtual workshops

If you were unable to attend our Canvas virtual workshops last week you may watch the session recordings provided in the links below.

Canvas Fundamentals: Getting Started – Recording Link

In this introductory session participants are introduced to the global navigation in Canvas, course navigation and content building with content pages.
Full Canvas Fundamentals Agenda
Woody Roper, Senior Trainer, Instructure Learning Services

Graded Content: Assignments & Classic Quiz Overview – Recording Link

The Graded Content workshop provides an overview of the development of Canvas course content and setup of graded assignments that build out the course gradebook. Advanced features such as weighted grades will also be addressed. This session will include instructions on developing quizzes in Canvas, as well as a discussion on quiz settings, question types, and question banks.
Full Graded Content Agenda
Anne Blackwell, Learning Specialist, Instructure Learning Services

Grading Set Up: Rubrics | Speedgrader | Gradebook – Recording Link

This session provides information on creating and setting up rubrics in Canvas, as well as provides an overview of Speedgrader and its feedback functions, tools and settings. The session also includes information on grading in Canvas as well as the Canvas Gradebook.
Full Grading Set Up Agenda
Pamela Loveridge, Learning Specialist, Instructure Learning Services

Monday Morning Mentor program

LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is continuing the Monday Morning Mentor programming by MAGNA Publications this year. Each weekly topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content. The weekly videos and support materials will be available for a full week so you  may view at a time that is convenient for you.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Create a Meaningful Online Learning Experience for Students?Presentation date: Aug. 23, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Canvas Learning Management System

As LLCC officially launches Canvas this semester, the Academic Innovation and eLearning team has developed the “Did You Know?” video series to provide quick instructions to common Canvas questions and functions. The first set of Did You Know videos (embedded below) are focused on semester Canvas getting started tips for faculty developing Canvas course shells.

Did You Know videos

Importing Blackboard Content into Canvas

Course Cleanup

Setting Up Your Home Page

Publishing Your Course

Additional Canvas Support:

  • AIeL Open Labs and Workshops: AIeL will be scheduling open labs, as well as Canvas hands-on workshops throughout the semester. These will be included in the AIeL workshop schedule released in September.
  • Canvas support 24/7 support: You may access Canvas support 24/7 through the Help link in your global navigation menu. From the Help menu you can access Canvas technicians directly through live chat support, phone, and the “report a problem” webform.
  • Canvas Training Services Portal: On-demand Canvas training is available to LLCC faculty through the Canvas Training Services Portal. In the training portal you will find a large number of self-paced online workshops and on-demand videos covering a wide variety of Canvas topics and tools. You may access the Canvas Training Services Portal through the Help link in the global navigation menu.
  • Panda Pros: A new support option provided by Canvas is Panda Pros. Panda Pros allows you schedule an appointment with a Canvas learning specialist for a live online meeting to answer your questions and help you setup your Canvas course shell. Appointments can be booked online through the link above.
  • AIeL Team: In addition to the above listed support options the AIeL team is here for you. You may visit us in person (walk-in or by appointment), call our office phones, contact us via Teams chat or video call, or ask for a Zoom meeting.  You may also visit the AIeL Canvas training page for additional support.

Word and Excel training

Looking to brush up your Word or Excel skills? LLCC-Medical District is offering Microsoft Office classes on Word and Excel this fall. All classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sept. 8, 2021 – Excel 2016 Level 1
  • Sept. 9, 2021 – Word 2016 Level 1
  • Sept. 29, 2021 – Excel 2016 Level 2
  • Sept. 30, 2021 – Word 2016 Level 2
  • Oct. 13, 2021 – Excel 2016 Level 3

The cost is $95 per person for each class (budget manager approval required). To get more information on class outlines and to register, email llccmedicaldistrict@llcc.edu or call 217-524-6749.