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Past Workshops


August 2020

Flexible Teaching Webinar Series


August 10, 2020

How to Communicate Asynchronously with Your Students in D2L

Facilitators: Dr. Lu Ding and Jeff Cranstoun
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: Social presence and strategies to promote social presence and Asynchronous Communication including the News Widget, Activity Feed in D2L, and personalized messages with string replacement in D2L.


August 10, 2020

How to Conduct Asynchronous Online Discussions

Facilitator: Dr. Lu Ding and Jeff Cranstoun
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: How to design online discussion topics, How to give feedback for online discussions, and How to create online discussions in D2L including Regular online discussions, Grid view, and Group online discussions.


August 11, 2020

How to Communicate Synchronously with your Students using Collaborate

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: How to use the tools in Collaborate Ultra for online synchronous meetings in a course in D2L and How to record online meetings or presentations for use asynchronously.


August 11, 2020

How to Create Lecturing Videos via Kaltura Capture

Facilitators: Dr. Lu Ding and Mark Johnson
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: Best practices for creating videos, How to engage your students in your videos, How to create videos through Kaltura Capture, and How to embed videos in D2L.


August 12, 2020

How to Use Microsoft Stream to Caption Recorded Videos

Facilitator: Mark Johnson
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: How MS Stream can be used to create a caption file for use in Kaltura and D2L.


August 12, 2020

How to Promote and Maintain Student Engagement in Online Courses

Facilitator: Dr. Lu Ding
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: Practical strategies for designing online courses from student perspective through three interactions: students-teachers, students-materials, and students-peers.


April 13, 2020

How to Conduct Group Activities in Online Courses

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: Design of group activities, Synchronous group activities in Collaborate Ultra, and Asynchronous group activities in D2L.


August 13, 2020

How to Teach Face-to-Face while Socially Distanced

Facilitators: Dr. Newton Key, Dr. Lu Ding, Jeff Cranstoun
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: This webinar provides a simulation of teaching face-to-face with socially distancing and masking protocols in place. Several EdTech staff and faculty will provide the face-to-face class sitting for 6 ft apart, while webinar registrants view and participate remotely. The webinar considers some of the possibilities and limitations of active learning and other tools of engagement with this setup and protocols, as well as some simple techniques and technological adaptations possible.


August 17, 2020

How to Communicate with Microsoft Teams at EIU

Facilitators: Philip Kousma and Mark Johnson
Location:  Online

Topics for this webinar include: Introduce the features and capabilities available to every faculty, staff, and student at EIU for communication and collaboration purposes using Microsoft Teams. Learn more about how asynchronous text-based conversations and synchronous audio/video calls can help you stay in touch with colleagues and students during these challenging remote learning times. 

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Contact Information

Dr. Newton Key, Director, FDIC

1116 Booth
217-581-7056
Schedule a meeting
nekey@eiu.edu

Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation

1105 Booth
217-581-8449
Schedule a meeting
jalockett@eiu.edu

Faculty Development and Innovation Center

1105 Booth
217-581-7051
Schedule a meeting
fdic@eiu.edu

Dr. Lu Ding, Instructional Designer

1009 Booth
217-581-3716
Schedule a meeting
lding@eiu.edu


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