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EIU Faculty Development and Innovation Center

Upcoming Workshops

For registration and more information, go to http://eiu.gosignmeup.com 


Spring 2021


 


Open Enrollment, Self-Select Meeting Time

Webinar:  Zoom Your Way

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Want to know more about conducting Zoom meetings and using Zoom features? What about integrating Zoom in D2L for class meetings? Zoom Your Way is a one-on-one training session for EIU faculty and staff. The session is customized to meet your needs. You schedule the Zoom Your Way session at a time convenient for you. You select the Zoom topics you want to learn more about. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your session. You must use that link to schedule a meeting time convenient for you.

Topics include:

  • Scheduling Zoom meetings
  • Customizing the Zoom settings in your EIU Zoom account
  • Hosting a Zoom meeting (includes audio, video, participants, and chat)
  • Screen Sharing and Annotations (includes the whiteboard, sharing a PowerPoint and other screen sharing options)
  • Polling
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Recording options
  • Integrating Zoom in D2L
  • Attendance reports for Zoom meetings

  


January 28, 2021; 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Webinar:  Faculty Commons, Highlights (and Lowlights) from the Fall

Facilitator: Newton Key and Michael Gillespie
Location:  Online

Join FDIC Director Newton Key and FDIC Advisory Council Chair Michael Gillespie on the final Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm for collegial conversation and connection. This month’s theme is Highlights (and Lowlights) from the Fall, and how we might use those as learning opportunities. As with most common areas, however, the participants shape the potential and direction. Each month’s zoom connection is our virtual space, a common place to share and learn. Register for one and you will receive reminders (and link) for following months.

 


February 3, 2021; 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Webinar:  New Assignment Creation Experience in D2L

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

At the end of January, a New Assignment Creation Experience will be available in D2L Brightspace. Instructors will have the option to opt-in or opt-out. The new interface will simplify assignment creation tasks for first-time or infrequent users as well as make it easy to access features that the most experienced power-users love. In this webinar, we will discuss/demonstrate:

  • How to opt-in (and opt-out) of the New Assignment Experience
  • New Assignment experience interface
  • Differences between the New and original assignment creation
  • Assignment dropbox options when creating a new assignment

 


February 4, 2021; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Webinar:  Knowmia @ EIU: Beyond the Basics

Facilitator: Jenna Wismer, Techsmith Knowmia
Location:  Online

You’ve gotten started with Knowmia*, but now you are ready to dive into and learn some of the additional features and functionality of the product. Join this session to go beyond the Basics of Knowmia!

Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Adding existing media and YouTube videos to your Library
  • Editing your video with our built-in trim tool
  • Creating a video quiz
  • Understanding Analytics
  • Using Conversations to make your videos engaging
  • Knowmia capabilities within D2L Brightspace
  • Q & A

*Knowmia is an instructional technology now available to all faculty, staff, and students at EIU. Knowmia is a video creation and sharing platform that helps maximize student engagement in online courses. You can create videos or upload your own videos, pull content from YouTube or Ted Talks, and embed quizzing for added accountability as well as conversations for added engagement.

 


February 9, 2021; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Webinar:  Knowmia @ EIU: Improving Accessibility for ALL Students

Facilitator: Jenna Wismer, Techsmith Knowmia
Location:  Online

When creating lecture content, it is important to see accessibility as a priority, not an afterthought. The goal of online video lectures is to provide a way of learning for all students, whether they learn better from reading or listening. As one of the most well-known ways to be accessible, generating captions allows students with hearing impairments to watch videos and follow along by reading the corresponding captions. During this session we will also look at additional benefits that closed captions can provide all learners.

With recent updates to TechSmith Knowmia captioning features, adding closed captions to your videos has never been easier. We'll show you how to automatically transcribe your video's audio into captions via the speech-to-text generator, explore the robust caption editor, as well as an option to assign your videos to another user to help with the captioning process.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Benefits of adding closed captions to your videos
  • How to begin generating captions via speech-to-text
  • Assign someone else to help edit captions
  • Overview of the caption editor and suggested workflow for editing
  • ADA compliance support

*Knowmia is an instructional technology now available to all faculty, staff, and students at EIU. Knowmia is a video creation and sharing platform that helps maximize student engagement in online courses. You can create videos or upload your own videos, pull content from YouTube or Ted Talks, and embed quizzing for added accountability as well as conversations for added engagement.

 


February 10, 2021; 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Webinar:  Enhance Learner-Instructor Interaction using Intelligent Agents in D2L

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Intelligent Agents can assist instructors and students by providing an automated notification when a defined activity occurs (or does not occur) in a course. In this webinar, we will discuss/demonstrate:

  • What is an Intelligent Agent and how does it work?
  • Use Case Scenarios
  • How to create an Intelligent Agent
  • Running an Intelligent Agent
  • Release Conditions and Replacement Strings
  • Intelligent Agent Templates
  • Effective Practices

If you would like to create an Intelligent Agent in your course, register for the hands-on “Make and Take” webinar on Wednesday, February 10, at 2:00 PM. The “Make and Take” workshop is a companion session for this webinar. In the “Make and Take”, we will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating an Intelligent Agent.

 


February 10, 2021; 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Webinar:  Make and Take: Create an Intelligent Agent (automated notification) in D2L

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

The “Make and Take” session is an interactive, hands-on webinar. We will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating an Intelligent Agent in your course in D2L. This “Make and Take” workshop is a companion session for the Intelligent Agents webinar conducted in the morning on the same day as this webinar. Registration for the “Enhance Learner-Instructor Interaction using Intelligent Agents in D2L” webinar is recommended but not required to attend the Make and Take.

 


February 16, 2021; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Webinar:  Knowmia @ EIU: Engagement - Creating Virtual Connections

Facilitator: Jenna Wismer, Techsmith Knowmia
Location:  Online

You’ve created videos through Knowmia, but now you want to engage your audience in the most effective way possible. Join this session to learn how to engage your students in a variety of ways – from making interactive conversations on videos to a deep dive into video analytics. This session has you covered!

This session will cover the following Knowmia features:

  • Creating interactive quizzes that keep students on their toes
  • Where to see a dashboard of who is watching your videos
  • Adding Conversations right along-side any video to drive engagement, allow students to ask questions, and encourage feedback.

*Knowmia is an instructional technology now available to all faculty, staff, and students at EIU. Knowmia is a video creation and sharing platform that helps maximize student engagement in online courses. You can create videos or upload your own videos, pull content from YouTube or Ted Talks, and embed quizzing for added accountability as well as conversations for added engagement.

 


February 17, 2021; 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Webinar:  Personalize Your Course Interactions Using Video Note in D2L

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Would you like to create and post a video message for students in a news announcement within your course without special software or the need to download, upload, and link to video files? What about providing a video overview of a content module or an assignment for your students? Do you want students to introduce themselves in a discussion forum by posting a video introduction? What about providing assignment feedback for students as a video note instead of typing your comments? All of this is possible using Video Note in D2L Brightspace. You can record a video note anywhere that you have access to the HTML editor within a course (news, content, discussions, dropbox folders, quizzes, grades, feedback, and more). The only equipment needed is a computer, webcam, and microphone. In this webinar, we will discuss/demonstrate:

  • How to record and insert a video note
  • How to generate captions for a video note
  • Differences between adding a video note and using the record video option
  • Suggested uses and best practices

 


February 25, 2021; 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Webinar:  Faculty Commons, Active Learning and Small Teaching Tips

Facilitator: Newton Key and Michael Gillespie
Location:  Online

Join FDIC Director Newton Key and FDIC Advisory Council Chair Michael Gillespie on the final Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm for collegial conversation and connection. This month’s theme is Active Learning and Small Teaching Tips. As with most common areas, however, the participants shape the potential and direction. Each month’s zoom connection is our virtual space, a common place to share and learn. Register for one and you will receive reminders (and link) for following months.

 


March 3, 2021; 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Webinar:  Create Custom Learning Paths in D2L using Release Conditions

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course. When you attach a release condition to an item, users cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition. For example, you could attach a release condition to the second topic in your course’s content area that would hide that topic until users viewed the topic before it. Or you could create a condition that requires users to view a content topic before gaining access to a quiz, or one that required them to post to a discussion topic before they could see a content module. In this webinar, we will discuss/demonstrate:

  • How Release Conditions work
  • D2L Tools that support release conditions
  • How to access Release Conditions
  • Release condition types
  • Best practices for creating release conditions

If you would like to add release conditions to your course, register for the hands-on “Make and Take” webinar on Wednesday, March 3, at 2:00 PM. The “Make and Take” workshop is a companion session for this webinar. In the “Make and Take”, we will guide you step-by-step through the process of adding release conditions to your course in D2L.

 


March 3, 2021; 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Webinar:  Make and Take: Add Release Conditions to your course in D2L

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

The “Make and Take” session is an interactive, hands-on webinar. We will guide you step-by-step through the process of adding release conditions to your course in D2L. During this session, you will create a targeted news announcement and create a condition that requires users to view a content topic before gaining access to a quiz. Directions for creating a My Course Preferences Checklist for students will also be provided. This “Make and Take” workshop is a companion session for the Release Conditions webinar conducted in the morning on the same day as this webinar. Registration for the “Create Custom Learning Paths in D2L using Release Conditions” webinar is recommended but not required to attend the Make and Take.

 


March 10, 2021; 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Webinar:  Accessing Course Data to Make Data Driven Decisions in D2L

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location:  Online

Do you know what data and reports you can access for your course in D2L? Instructors are at their best when they understand how each student is performing in class. Learners feel more engaged and instructors are empowered to make decisions that will help improve student outcomes. But how do instructors track the progress of an entire class? In this webinar, we will discuss/demonstrate:

  • Data and reports available to instructors in D2L
  • Using performance metrics to see how students are engaging
  • Leverage reports for a complete view of student learning

 


March 17, 2021; 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Webinar:  Engaging students online: Creating a learning community

Facilitator: Lu Ding
Location:  Online

Establishing social connections is a basic human need. This need extends into online spaces. In fact, even when online, people are not only looking for information; they are also looking for affiliation, support and affirmation. Online learning involves social aspects, and social interactions are at the heart of the learning process. This webinar, we will be introducing several design and instructional strategies for building an online learning community with some examples.

 


March 25, 2021; 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Webinar:  Faculty Commons, Innovative Rubrics

Facilitator: Newton Key and Michael Gillespie
Location:  Online

Join FDIC Director Newton Key and FDIC Advisory Council Chair Michael Gillespie on the final Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm for collegial conversation and connection. This month’s theme is Innovative Rubrics. As with most common areas, however, the participants shape the potential and direction. Each month’s zoom connection is our virtual space, a common place to share and learn. Register for one and you will receive reminders (and link) for following months.

 


April 29, 2021; 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Webinar:  Faculty Commons, Subject TBA

Facilitator: Newton Key and Michael Gillespie
Location:  Online

Join FDIC Director Newton Key and FDIC Advisory Council Chair Michael Gillespie on the final Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm for collegial conversation and connection. This month’s theme is TBA. As with most common areas, however, the participants shape the potential and direction. Each month’s zoom connection is our virtual space, a common place to share and learn. Register for one and you will receive reminders (and link) for following months.

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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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