Monday, 15 Sep 2014
In this hands-on Blackboard Learn workshop you will learn how and where to upload your course syllabus, post assignments, create and manage announcements, send email, enroll students using the ISU Admin Tool, add TAs, course builders, or guests, organize course materials, add instructor contact info with photo, access the Grade Center, and more.
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014
These interactive discussions will examine how game based learning may guide our students' learning processes and enhance your curriculum. We will also explore how gamification is changing society, and its impact on education. Facilitators: Dennis Culver, Instructional Support Specialist, CTLT; and Wei Wang, Instructional Support Specialist, CELT.
Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014
Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it's not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong? Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people's success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings?
Thursday, 18 Sep 2014
Workshop: Frantic Student, Busy Instructor: How to Incorporate Writing into Your Classroom in Time-Conscious Ways
Though research shows students learn more from written assignments, we are often daunted by the idea of grading student writing. Join the director of the Writing & Media Center for a cross-disciplinary conversation about manageable ways to incorporate writing and other forms of WOVE (writing, oral, visual, and electronic) communication into your courses.
In this hands-on Blackboard Learn workshop you will learn how to create online tests, quizzes, and surveys and learn how to use them effectively within your BbLearn course. You will also learn how to view quiz results, grade, and provide student feedback online or set your quiz to grade and provide feedback automatically.
Friday, 19 Sep 2014
September is fire safety month. Drop in for a campus fire safety demonstration. Learn how to use a fire extinguisher; put out a simulated fire; get some great campus fire safety tips; and get a free T-shirt and restaurant coupons.
Graduates of the TBL Teaching and Learning Circles are invited to participate in the TBL Faculty/Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Learning Community. We work as teams to optimize application exercises, readiness assurance tests, peer evaluation, and other aspects of course design, and also invite speakers to facilitate discussions of TBL theory, research and classroom application. Facilitator: Lisa Orgler, Lecturer, Horticulture