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EIU Faculty Development and Innovation Center

Past Workshops

Fall 2019

November 12, 2019

Creating Inclusive Spaces @ EIU

Dr. Christy Pichichero, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University, is offered a workshop Tuesday, Nov. 12, on “Creating Inclusive Spaces @ EIU.” Stop in between 11 am – 1 pm, at the CSI, Center for Student Innovation (1220 Booth), first floor of the Library. Learn How You Can Help Make ElU More Inclusive.

October 2019

Instructor Training on Respondus 4.0 (Creating +Managing Exams)

Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard Learn, Brightspace (D2L), Canvas, Moodle, and other learning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project. The Respondus Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests – in just minutes – from official publisher test banks. The Respondus Test Bank Network is FREE to instructors who use Respondus 4.0 and adopt a participating textbook. It integrates seamlessly with Brightspace (D2L) and other learning systems.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of Respondus 4.0 and its new user interface.
  • Overview of the Test Bank Network, which includes official test banks from dozens of leading publishers.
  • Creating test questions from test bank items with Respondus 4.0.
  • Editing, formatting, and publishing test questions to your LMS from Respondus 4.0.

October 2019

New Tools in D2L: Quick Eval and Annotations

Two new tools in D2L Brightspace available to instructors are Quick Eval and Annotations. Quick Eval offers evaluators a single location to view all learner submissions that are awaiting evaluation. Submissions made to Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are displayed in a sortable list and can be selected to take you directly to their assessment page. The Annotations tool bar allows instructors to leave inline contextual feedback for students on documents submitted to the assignment dropbox. The Annotations tool includes text highlighting, freehand drawing, text annotation, and notes. This webinar will provide a demonstration of both tools.

Tuesday, September 18, 2019

Motivational Interviewing for Academic Advisors

Last semester, Dr. Sheila Simons of the Health Promotion Department presented on Motivational Interviewing, which has become a key component of client-centered counseling. This Brown Bag session continues to explore how Academic Advisors can take advantage of this approach. Motivational interviewing offers a great way to build a working alliance with students. When advisors pull out their “MI compass,” advisors can guide student exploration of values and goals, develop studentʼs self-efficacy, and help students come to their own solutions.

We invite Academic Advisors and all faculty interested in using this approach more broadly to come to this Brown Bag session, where we will breakdown the key components and process of motivational interviewing, practice the basic MI skills, and develop personal MI learning plans.

Facilitator: Dave Closson       
Location: Effingham Room - MLK Jr. Univeristy Union


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Instructor Training on Lockdown Browser + Respondus Monitor

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with quizzes in Brightspace. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including recent enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Attendees learned:

  • How to use LockDown Browser with online tests to prevent digital cheating in proctored testing environments.
  • How use Respondus Monitor with online tests in non-proctored environments, to protect exam integrity and confirm student identity.
  • Advanced settings including combining proctored & non-proctored settings, iPad use, and using external tools in exams without compromising exam integrity.
  • The student perspective of using both applications.
  • Efficient review of the assessment data collected, including student videos and automated flagging.
  • Best practices, resources and tips for success with both applications.

Facilitator: Arie Sowers
Location: Online Webinar  

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Dr. Newton Key, Director, FDIC

1116 Booth
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Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation

1105 Booth
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Faculty Development and Innovation Center

1105 Booth
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Dr. Lu Ding, Instructional Designer

1009 Booth
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