Presentation: how can I effectively move peer reviews online?

How Can I Effectively Move Peer Reviews Online?

Presentation date: Oct. 25, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the Presentation: 
https://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.

Email becky.parton@llcc.edu for the password to this presentation.

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.

Presentation today: Engaging with the active learning classroom

Engaging with the Active Learning Classroom
2:30-3:30 p.m. today
Face-to-Face (Menard Hall, Room 1174)
Barry Lamb, Director, Instructional Technology Services
Amy Chernowsky, Instructional Designer

Join us for this hands-on session to learn more about the behind-the-scenes operation of an active learning classroom.   Here you’ll learn about the working parts of the active learning classrooms and how they can support your instruction.  We will discuss how to operate the classroom technology and use of flexible furniture as well as the possible room layouts that promote active learning.
Registration Link

Spring 2022 courses are available in Canvas 

Spring 2022 course sections are now available and ready for transfer of course materials. Please read below for information and resources related to moving course content into your Spring 2022 course shells in Canvas.

Resetting course content option now available in Canvas

The option to Reset Course Content has recently been made available to faculty in Canvas. This option will permanently delete all associated course content in a Canvas course shell, allowing you to build from a blank shell. This video focuses on directions for Resetting Course Content in a Canvas Shell.


Additional Information

The following videos may offer additional helpful information related to transferring course content to Canvas course shells for next semester.

Workshop this afternoon: Student-led blogs and podcasts with Chris McDonald, Ph.D.

Student-led blogs and podcasts 
Today, Oct. 20, 2021 ∙ 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Delivery: Face-to-Face (Sangamon Hall, Room 0119) and Virtual (Zoom)
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., Professor, Political Science

This session will focus on the use of student-led blogs and podcasts. The presentation will cover the development of assignments that integrate blogs and podcasts as well as a discussion on student feedback. Technical tips, including setting up blogs in Canvas, and advice for those interested in creating similar course activities will be included.

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

For a complete list of AIeL workshops, visit the AIeL workshops & training website.

Mental health first aid training opportunity; sign up by Oct. 25

LLCC Student Success is happy to announce a great training opportunity for you: Mental Health First Aid! Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training covers the following topics: common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges; common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges; how to interact with a person in crisis; how to connect a person with help; and expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care. Many of the staff in Student Services have been through this training and feel that it is very useful in gaining some of the tools needed to recognize signs/symptoms of mental health challenges. We all play an important role in helping identify, support, and refer students that may need additional assistance. This training is not intended to make anyone a counselor; rather, we believe that this provides great tools to help folks that are uniquely positioned in student-facing roles to feel more confident in providing initial support.

We have two training opportunities for you, both via Zoom, conducted by a certified MHFA trainer from Heritage Behavioral Health Center. There are only 20 spots for each training, so get signed up as soon as possible. For the training, there is 1-2 hours of required pre-work that needs to be completed prior to your training date. If the pre-work is not completed, you will not be able to attend the training. The pre-work is an online module, including watching a webinar and pre-test. The 2 opportunities are listed below. Please note that you will have to commit to be present during the entire training.

Monday, Nov. 15 (Zoom)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (includes breaks and lunch break)

Thursday, Dec. 16 (Zoom)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (includes breaks and lunch breaks)

If interested, sign up for a training time here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DACAC2AA6FDCE9-mental

The deadline to sign up is noon on Oct. 25. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email; and you will receive information about completing the pre-work from the trainer before your training date.

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 Encourage Students to Stay Connected with Course Content After Class?
Presentation date: Oct. 18, 2021 and on-demand for one week.

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.

New “Did you know?” Canvas video  

The video below is from the LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning team from the “Did You Know?” video series. These videos provide quick instructions for and information about common Canvas questions and functions. The video focuses on directions for downloading the Canvas Mobile App for Instructors.

Downloading the Canvas Teacher App

Still time to register for the NISOD Fall Virtual Conference

NISOD Fall Virtual Conference October 20-22, 2021Academic Services has purchased an institutional license for NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference to be held Oct. 20-22, 2021. 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. 

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 Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
Presentation date: Oct. 11, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the Presentation: https://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 Communication

Canvas. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.
Please read below to view the dates for Canvas Open Labs that were recently added to the LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning workshop schedule and to view another video from the “Did You Know?” Canvas video series from the AIeL team.

Canvas Open Labs

We encourage you to attend any or all the Canvas Open Labs listed below to ask the AIeL team your Canvas questions and to get any additional help with Canvas you may need.  Registration is not required for open labs. Please note there are options are for meeting both face-to-face and over Zoom.

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (10/18)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-noon ∙ S0119 and Zoom (11/3)
  • Thursday, Nov.18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (11/18)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2.3 p.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (12/7)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10.11 a.m. ∙ S0119 and Zoom (12/8)

The full AieL workshop schedule can also be found on the AIeL portal site .

Did You Know? Video

The following video gives an overview of some options for using and setting up Discussion Boards in Canvas.