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FDIC Webinars Demonstrate Upgraded Technologies @ EIU: This Week


Have you heard? D2L Brightspace got a face lift, Lynda.com is now integrated within D2L, and Collaborate Ultra makes collaboration online a breeze! We’ve been busy this Summer bringing you the latest, most innovative versions of some of our instructional technologies. To demonstrate these new features and upgrades, the Faculty Development and Innovation Center has scheduled three brief webinars on Thursday, August 16 (see below). Select REGISTER NOW to view the descriptions and register for one or all of these upcoming sessions. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link necessary to join the webinar on Thursday. These webinars are open to all EIU faculty and staff. Questions? Contact the FDIC. We look forward to seeing you online!

  • Using Lynda.com in a D2L Brightspace Course. Thursday, August 16; 11:00-11:45 AM
  • D2L, Daylight, and a New Look, Oh My! Thursday, August 16; 1:00-1:45 PM
  • Let's Collaborate Ultra! Thursday, August 16; 2:00-2:45 PM

REGISTER NOW to reserve your space and obtain access information for the webinars. (By the way: the registration system has a “shopping cart,” for your chosen registrations. We never charge faculty for FDIC workshops or webinars.)


 FDIC New Faculty Orientation Wed., 15 Aug.

We are busy preparing for the New Faculty Orientation, Wednesay, 15 August beginning @ 8:00 in the Doudna Concourse. We have contacted all the new faculty that we know about, and have currently 35 attending. If you are newly or recently hired and have not received an invitation (for some faculty we did not have alternate emails), contact us now. We would love to see you there. For those that could not attend, do come see us @ the Faculty Development and Innovation Center in 1105 Booth during the semester.


 Fac Dev is Changing!

Apologies for radio silence in the past month. Faculty Development at EIU is expanding, adding new faces, and offering new services. We have added to our offices and conferences rooms, and have a new front desk. We also have a new email address fdic@eiu.edu, new hours and contact information, and this website will be migrating to eiu.edu/fdic.


Fac Dev on D2L

The Faculty Development course site within Brightspace (d2l) has been moved to the current semester. The Fac Dev site is open to all faculty and gives access to news and information. Through this course site, all faculty teaching this semester can access the 20 Minute-Mentor Commons, a series of programs on refining and rethinking teaching face-to-face, online and blended courses, at both the individual course and the department/program level. If you are faculty, but not teaching this semester, and want to add this, email us


 Faculty Summer Institute

We had a strong EIU presence at the Faculty Summer Institute at the iHotel in Champaign May 16-17, 2018. Faculty Development paid for the registration and some travel for six presenters from Eastern Illinois. And, we reimbursed the registration for all those attending. We plan to offer the same next year. So watch for announcements of this in Spring 2019!


For more information, please contact the FDIC (217-581-7051), or check out our ongoing groups and workshop series below:



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