Jan 18, 2013

 

Professional Development

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SPRING 2013 SUPPORT GRANTS
Applications for Faculty Development Support Grants are now available. Faculty Development Support Grants are awarded to individual faculty members for the improvement of instructional activity or course content, and are subject to the dollar maximums indicated. More information is available here.

Applicants must secure approval by submitting application forms before the review deadline. Unit A and Unit B faculty are both eligible to apply for support grants. The deadline for Spring 2013 Support Grant applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. To apply, please go here. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or at facdev@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 18, 2012


CATS TRAINING SERVICES FACULTY AND STAFF SOFTWARE TRAINING (Jan. 14-18)
CATS Training Services is pleased to announce the following training sessions for the week of Jan. 14-18:
D2L: Assessment -- Checklist Dropbox and Graded Discussions, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14
D2L: Assessment -- Grade Items and the Gradebook, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
Project Implementation with Gantt Project, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
D2L: Desire2Learn 101, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
D2L: Rubrics and Competencies, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
D2L: Getting Started, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
D2L: Advanced Features and Tools, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
WebCT Help Session (Migrating Files), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
Microsoft Excel -- Basics, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
Photoshop Part 1, 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18

For locations and/or to register, go online here.

If you have any questions, please contact CATS Training Services at 581-8452 or cats@eiu.edu.

We are also offering one-on-one training. Please contact CATS to schedule available time.

CLINTON LEE BROWN, CATS Training Services
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


D2L UPGRADED TO VERSION 10.1
On Dec. 18, D2L was upgraded from version 10 to version 10.1. Although it is not a major upgrade, there are some differences.

This page from D2L has a list of the main changes. One of the major enhancements is the drag-and-drop file upload. You can now drag files directly from your desktop (or other location) and drop the files into your D2L course. After logging into D2L, you will notice other differences, as well. The content area has changed. Any content previously uploaded is still there, but the interface just looks different. The HTML editor is slightly different, as well.

If you need assistance with D2L, you can register for a workshop or hands-on training session here. You can also contact the CATS Training Center at 581-8452 to schedule an appointment.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Jan 03, 2013


D2L SELF-DIRECTED TRAINING VERSION 10.1
The online self-directed training course for Desire2Learn has now been upgraded to reflect the changes in D2L Version 10.1. The changes are reflected throughout the training, as well as in the "What's New in Version 10.1" content section. The D2L Self-Directed Training is available as a course through Desire2Learn. All instructors in D2L now have access to the course automatically. To access the course, log in to D2L here. On the “My Courses” widget on the “MyHome” page, select the "student" role. Then, select the title of the course (D2L Self-Directed Training) from the list. The course is available for those teaching a course using D2L. If you are an instructor and you do not have the training course on your course list, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Jan 03, 2013


CATS TRAINING SERVICES FACULTY AND STAFF SOFTWARE TRAINING (Jan. 21-25)
CATS Training Services is pleased to announce the following training sessions for the week of Jan. 21 through 25:
D2L: Conquering the Content, 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21
Presentation Options, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
Campus Technologies ONLINE!, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
D2L: Communication Tools Advanced, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
Project Evaluation with Google Forms, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
Photoshop Part 2, 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25
Microsoft Excel -- Intermediate, 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
D2L: Assessment -- Grade Items and the Gradebook, 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
D2L: Transferring Content, 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25

For locations and/or to register, go online here.
If you have any questions, please contact CATS Training Services at 581-8452 or at cats@eiu.edu.

We are also offering one-on-one training. Please contact CATS to schedule available time.

CLINTON LEE BROWN, CATS Training Services
Posted: Jan 04, 2013


CATS TRAINING SERVICES FACULTY AND STAFF SOFTWARE TRAINING (Jan. 28-31)
CATS Training Services is pleased to announce the following training sessions for the week of Jan. 28 through 31:
Internet Classroom -- Getting Started, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28
Mac -- Beyond the Basics, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
PowerPoint for the 21st-Century Student, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
Storing and Sorting Data -- Dropbox, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
Communication Tools -- MS Outlook, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
D2L: Learner Management and Accessibility, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
D2L: Communication Tools Advanced, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
SPSS, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
D2L: Getting Started ONLINE!, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31

For locations and/or to register, go online here.

If you have any questions, please contact CATS Training Services at 581-8452 or at cats@eiu.edu.

We are also offering one-on-one training. Please contact CATS to schedule available time.

CLINTON LEE BROWN, CATS Training Services
Posted: Jan 04, 2013


REDDEN GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BE ACCEPTED
The EIU Foundation is making funds available for instructional development grants from the Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. Awards are limited to a maximum of $1,500. Applications are available online here (EIU Foundation website). Applicants may click the link “Redden Grants” under the “News and Information” section of the menu on the left side of the Foundation homepage to print an application. A hard copy of the completed application must be submitted to department chairs by April 10, 2013. If you have questions or concerns, please contact April Marchuk at 581-7380 or at amarchuk@eiu.edu.

NANCY R. ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Jan 10, 2013


 


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