Training Schedule

Event Schedule

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Reservations must be made a minimum of two business days prior to the event or by the date in the event description.
No reservations are required for Teaching Bites (60 minutes or less) or Faculty Special Interest Groups.

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On Campus Events

Date
Day
Time
Topic
Room
9/9
T
9:00 - 10:30 am
Canvas: Modules & Pages*
SM224
9/10
W
9:00 - 10:00 am
Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc*
SM224
9/15
M
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc*
SM224
9/16
T
9:00 - 10:30 am
Canvas: Quizzes
SM224
9/16
T
1:15 - 3:15 pm
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
9/17
W
9:00 - 11:00 am
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
9/18
R
9:00 - 10:00 am
Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc*
SM224
9/22
M
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Echo360 Personal Capture *
KO275
9/22
M
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Echo360 Personal Capture*
KO275
9/24
W
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Faculty Special Interest Group on Clickers
Havens/KO134
9/24
W
1:00 pm - 2 pm
TB: Collaborate and Connect! Using (Free) Online Tools to Socially Connect our Students
Cole Room
9/30
T
9:00 - 10:15 am
Adobe Connect*
KO275
10/1
W
9:00 - 10:30 am
Canvas: Modules & Pages*
SM224
10/8
W
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Promotion to Full Professor Information Session
Havens/KO134
10/16
R
9:00 - 10:30 am
Canvas: Quizzes
SM224
10/22
W
9:00 - 10:00 am
Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc*
SM224
11/4
T
8:30 - 10:30 am
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
11/4
T
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
11/5
W
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc*
SM224
11/5
W
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Canvas: Quizzes
SM224
11/6
R
12:15 - 1:00 pm
TB: Creating a Sense of Presense in Online Teaching
KO 170
11/8
S
9:00 - 11:00 am
Canvas: Getting Started - minimum 4 registrations needed by 11/3 to conduct this Saturday class
KO275
11/8
S
11:15 - 12:30 pm
Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc* - minimum 4 registrations needed by 11/3 to conduct this Saturday class
KO275
11/8
S
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Canvas: Modules & Pages* - minimum 4 registrations needed by 11/3 to conduct this Saturday class
KO275
11/11
T
8:30 - 10:00 am
Canvas: Modules & Pages*
SM224
11/11
T
1:00 - 2:00 pm
TB: Collaborate and Connect! Using (Free) Online Tools to Socially Connect our Students (Adobe Connect)
Live ONLINE
Session
11/11
T
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Canvas: Modules & Pages*
SM224
11/12
W
8:30 - 10:30 am
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
11/12
W
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
11/12
W
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Grading and Assessing at the Same Time: Saving time and energy--and doing assessment--while grading anything
Havens/KO134
11/12
W
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Promotion and/or Tenure Information Session
Havens/KO134
11/13
R
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Faculty Special Interest Group - Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Cole Room
11/13
R
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Doing Assessment for Better Learning and Teaching: How to save time and energy
KO170
11/14
F
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (Full day workshop) Reservation deadline 10/21/14
KE125
11/18
T
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Faculty Special Interest Group - Learner-Centered Teaching
Cole Room
11/18
T
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Canvas: Getting Started
SM224
11/24
M
1:00 - 2:00 pm
TB: Using VoiceThread to Socially Connect our Students
KO 170
12/2
T
5:15 - 8:45 pm
New Adjunct Faculty Orientation Pt. 1 Preparing for the Role of Adjunct Faculty
Havens/KO134
12/3
W
5:15 - 8:45 pm
New Adjunct Faculty Orientation Pt. 2 Canvas Essentials
KO177
1/8
R
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Faculty Development Day - Inclusive Design for Contemporary College Students: One Size Does Not Fit All presented by Melanie Tucker - Lunch at 11 a.m. included in event
KC130
1/9
F
9:00 - 10:00 am
Assessment Made Easier (and Useful): Holding higher standards and getting better student learning
KO108
1/9
F
10:30 - 11:30 am
Making Standards for Learning Visible: Rubrics
KO108

Online Events

Date
Topic
Start anytime
MERLOT and Search Strategies for Online Resources
9/11 - 9/24 &
10/2 - 10/15
Online Course Strategies Workshop - registrations needed by 9/4 in order to provide books
10/30 - 11/12
Universal Design Guidelines Workshop
2/19 - 3/4
Universal Design Guidelines Workshop

Other Online Webinars from IU . Set "location" drop down box  on that page to "online" only.

* Indicates courses that may count towards the Online Instruction Developers Certificate

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On-Campus Event Descriptions [Workshops, Presentations, Teaching Bites, and Faculty Special Interest Groups]

Adobe Connect: For Live or Archived Teaching Points

Come and learn how to narrate Powerpoint slides online to deliver a live or archived example for students to view.  This is a particularly useful tool for Online Instructors delivering fully-online or hybrid courses.  Use Adobe Connect to explain muddy points.

Applying the QM Rubric Workshop

The workshop should appeal to novices and more seasoned faculty alike who are looking for assistance with designing a quality online course or those who may be interested in becoming Peer Reviewers. Throughout the workshop emphasis is placed on the QM Program being an open, collegial, collaborative, continuous, and centered approach to a quality course design. The standards are created by faculty for faculty. QM strives to assist faculty in going beyond "good enough" in their course design.

At the completion of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Identify the underlying principles of QM.
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric materials, processes, and administrative components.
  • Apply the 2011-2013 QM Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.
    Reservation deadline 10/31/14 for November workshop

Assessment Made Easier (and Useful): Holding higher standards and getting better student learning

This seminar/workshop, presented by Assessment Coach Dr. Doug Eder emphasizes Primary Trait Analysis aa a way to take what we already do--record grades--and translate that process into an assessment device. Commonly used assessment methods usually don't help students learn. Instead, they simply collect information and, accordingly, cost significant time, money, and effort. Understandably, this kind of assessment is a burden.

The purpose of this seminar/workshop is to show how Primary Trait Analysis provides feedback to professors and students alike. Thus, it helps professors teach more efficiently and students learn more quickly and deeply. In addition to yielding assessment information for improving teaching and learning, it produces data for reporting to external agencies. Remarkably, it coordinates well with the WEAVE assessment software in use at IU Kokomo. Copyright © 2014

Canvas: Getting Started

This is a hands-on workshop giving instructors and staff an opportunity to explore Canvas. Some practice will be provided to give you enough to get started.

Canvas: Modules & Pages

In this workshop we will create pages, manage course content and materials using the Modules and Pages tools in Canvas. This course is designed to give instructors who already have some knowledge of Canvas a more in-depth hands on experience with creating pages as well as creating and managing modules. The workshop is beneficial for both online and in-class instructors who are looking for better ways to present in-class material rather than using PowerPoint. Class presentations/materials are then saved with the course (making them easier to find), easier to export to the next semester, and additionally provide students with notes for review.

Canvas: Speedgrader & Crocodoc

In this workshop we will explore the use of SpeedGrader in various types of Canvas assignments and the Crocodoc tool to grade online documents. This course is designed to give instructors who already have some knowledge of Canvas a more in-depth hands on experience with grading options.

Canvas: Quizzes

In this workshop we will explore the use of the Quizzes tool in Canvas. Create quizzes, manage Question Banks, and look at Quiz settings and how to moderate Quizzes. This course is designed to give instructors who already have some knowledge of Canvas a more in-depth hands on experience with the Quizzing tool.

Doing Assessment for Better Learning and Teaching: How to save time and energy

This assessment seminar/workshop by our Assessment Coach Dr. Doug Eder emphasizes easy-to-use, turn-key assessment methods that professors can use to monitor student learning and simultaneously help them learn. The methods are embedded in normal teaching and learning activities, and they provide feedback that is timely, relevant, and useful without adding to the faculty workload. This helps professors to teach smarter, not harder. When done this way, assessment becomes a sustainable activity that saves time, energy, and money. It monitors and enhances student learning, transfers responsibilities for learning onto students, raises standards of achievement, and satisfies the requirements for both program review and external accountability. Therefore, a faculty can use assessment to revive, survive, and thrive. ©Copyright 2014. This session is a Brown Bag lunch time session. Feel free to bring your lunch with you, if you wish. CTLA will provide coffee, tea, and cookies.

Echo360 Personal Capture

This session will provide a brief overview of how Echo360 works, the Classroom Lecture Recording service, and a demonstration of the Echo360 student portal.  Participants will then work hands-on with the Echo360 Personal Capture software that allows them to create recordings from their laptops, office workstations, or at home and post them to the Web for their students to view.  The Personal Capture software is one way to make short videos of key or difficult concepts to supplement readings, or to provide first exposure to course content in a flipped classroom model. 

Faculty Development Day -Inclusive Design for Contemporary College Students: One Size Does Not Fit All

Contemporary college students come to campus with a myriad of learning strengths and challenges.  As such, the use of a one size fits all philosophy no longer works for engaging and retaining students. Active learning, flipped classrooms, and mixed-delivery systems have challenged faculty to re-think pedagogy, as has providing an accessible and inclusive learning environment. Through the use of inclusive design principles, faculty have an opportunity to think outside of the box about course design and content delivery.

This interactive workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive design, help you identify contemporary student populations who benefit from the use of such principles, and assist you in creating action steps for course design/modification to increase student learning.

Our presenter, Melanie Tucker from Northern Illinois University will conduct an interactive workshop to help us answer these questions:

  • What is Inclusive Design?
  • Who benefits from Inclusive Design?
  • What physical, attitude, and systems barriers do our range of learners face?
  • How can we apply the knowledge we gain here to the practice of inclusive design for students learning in our own courses and programs while keeping our high standards for learning outcomes?

With a mix of presentation and small group activities, together we will explore the power of inclusive design, its principles, the wide range of learners who benefit, and the barriers we may not even be aware that they face. Take the challenge to recognize and reduce barriers that can impede participation in learning.

The event begins with sign in and lunch at 11 a.m. with the session immediately following until 3 p.m. Registrations needed by Monday, Dec. 22 at noon.

Faculty Special Interest Group on Clickers

This semester's meeting for the Faculty Special Interest Group on Clickers welcomes those using clickers in the classroom, those wo want to know how to get started, or those curious to hear more about their use. This group meets early each semester for discussion about Classrom Response Systems (a.k.a. Clickers) so that faculty who want to add this feature for active learning in the classroom will be ready to place their clicker orders along with textbook orders. No registration needed.

Grading and Assessing at the Same Time: Saving time and energy--and doing assessment--while grading anything

Our Assessment Coach Dr. Douglas Eder will emphasize Primary Trait Analysis (PTS) as a way to take what we already do--record grades--and translate that process into an assessment device. Commonly used assessment methods usually don't help student learn. Instead, they simply collect information and accordingly, cost significant time, money, and effort. Understandably, this kind of assessment is a burden. The purpose of this seminar/workshop is to show how Primary Trait Analysis provides feedback to professors and students alike. Thus, it helps professors teach more efficiatly and student learn more quickly and deeply. In addition to yielding assessment information for improving teaching and learning, it produces data for reporting to external agencies. Remarkably, it coordinates well with the WEAVE assessment software in use at IU Kokomo. Copyright © 2014

Making Standards for Learning Visible: Rubrics

The idea of assessment is often seen by professors as something to be avoided. Actually, assessment becomes more attractive to faculty members when it is arranged to help students learn and to conserve faculty time, money, and effort. Unfortunately, most of the commonly used assessment methods don't do any of these things but, instead, add burdens onto faculty members. This seminar/workshop presented by Assessment Coach Dr. Doug Eder focuses on how rubrics can make standards for learning visible to students, thus providing feedback routes to students and professors alike. Participants will leave with a basic knowledge of rubrics that they can use in this semester's classes as part of Primary Trait Analysis. Copyright © 2014

New Adjunct Faculty Orientation Pt. 1: Preparing for the Role of Adjunct Faculty at IU Kokomo

For adjunct faculty who are new to teaching or new to teaching at our campus, this orientation will welcome you, give you information to help you acclimate, and equip you with advance preparation and resources for your work at IU Kokomo. This class is one of two parts of the New Adjunct Faculty Orientation required for new adjunct faculty. Suitable for adjunct faculty, especially those new to IU Kokomo. Continuing Adjunct Faculty who have not previously taken the Orientation are also invited to participate as space allows. Reservations needed by 11/18.

New Adjunct Faculty Orientation Pt. 2: Canvas Essentials

This session will give a quick start to using Canvas, Indiana University’s new online Learning Management system. Learn how to use the most common features faculty typically choose: setting up Canvas profile and notifications, setting up your course site to display only the features you wish to use, posting a syllabus, posting announcements, uploading course handouts and resources for students, tracking attendance, and setting up assignment shells that automatically build your gradebook, calendar, and course schedule of assignments appearing in the syllabus tool.  This class is one of two parts of the New Adjunct Faculty Orientation required for new adjunct faculty. Continuing Adjunct faculty who have not previously taken Canvas Essentials are also invited to participate as space allows. Reservations needed by 11/18.

Promotion and/or Tenure

Academic Affairs will provide university and campus information to faculty to learn the details of the process to prepare for promotion and/or tenure. All Assitant Professors, Lecturers, and Clinical rank faculty members are invited to attend the session. No registration needed.

Promotion to Full Professor Information Session

Academic Affairs will provide university and campus information to faculty to learn the details of the process to prepare for promotion to Full Professor. All Associate Professors are invited to attend the session. No registration needed.

TB: Collaborate and Connect! Using (Free) Online Tools to Socially Connect our Students

This session will focus on enhancing your face-to-face, hybrid, or online course with web-based tools to enrich pedagogy and support a collaborative learning environment. Education faculty member Tara Kingsley will show you Web 2.0 tools to boost student participation and engagement within your course.  See more about back-channeling, online polling, and shared workspaces to get started. No registrations needed.

TB: Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching

This session will use ideas from the book Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching to show how to achieve psychological, emotional, and behavioral presence in fully online courses.  When presence is established the instructor and learners can truly connect with one another in a virtual space.

TB: Using VoiceThread to Socially Connect our Students

This session will focus on the integration of a free online tool, Voicethread, to transform face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online courses.  Voicethread will be shared as a platform to support a social presence for online learning environments to a) “flip” your face-to-face course allowing instructors to invert the traditional dissemination of information, b) bridge the gap between video lecture and collaborative discussions for online courses, or c) promote peer-to-peer learning and content creation.  Classroom application and assessment for instructors wishing to support engagement within this innovative pedagogical tool will be discussed.  

FULLY ONLINE SESSIONS

MERLOT and Search Strategies for Online Materials

Looking for some new resources to enhance student learning in your course? MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) provides descriptions and links to online learning resources including case studies, tutorials, animations, interactive multimedia, reference materials, quizzes/assessments, drills, and presentations suitable for higher education learning. Creative Commons, also introduced in this class, helps you find copyrighted media that come with some advance permissions for use. It is also suitable for faculty teaching hybrids or those looking for supplementary online materials for classroom courses. This training is delivered in Oncourse using web resources, is self-paced, and can start and end when convenient for your schedule. The class requires completing assignments using MERLOT and Creative Commons. This course counts for those earning their Basic Online Course Development Certificate. Register anytime for the MERLOT class and you will receive the instructions to get started. Suitable for instructors.

Online Course Strategies Workshop

Experience an online class in Canvas from a student perspective when you take this four-week workshop to guide you through course development for an online course. Canvas is the learning management system of choice for online courses. This course is required for those faculty earning their Basic Online Course Development Certificate. It is also useful for faculty planning or revising hybrid courses. Participants will work on a specific course, selected by them, during the workshop, making course level decisions and working on developing one module, or short segment, of the course. Weekly workshop assignments are due. This workshop does not result in a fully-developed online course but gets you started.  The workshop includes reading two books from the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching, which will be purchased for you by the Office of Distance Education. Past participants have estimated the class taking them about 4-7 hours per week. Note: The fall version of this workshop breaks for a "catch-up" week in the middle and then resumes. Registrations needed by 9/4 in order to provide books by start date. Suitable for instructors.

Universal Design Guidelines

This workshop will focus on reasons why accessibility for students with disabilities is important, principles of Universal Design of Learning that can be used to result in a more inclusive online learning environment for all students, and practical tips on making instructional materials more accessible using common software (like Office).  The workshop is taught totally online from Canvas using Web resources. Faculty will experience this Canvas experience from a student perspective. It is recommended for faculty who create/revise online or blended courses or are considering doing so. Faculty who use online resources or create instructional materials as supplementary learning as part of classroom courses can also benefit. This course is required for those earning their Basic Online Course Development Certificate. Suitable for instructors.

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