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Upcoming Workshops


August 2020


The Flexible Teaching Webinar Series

The FDIC is offering nine webinars before the start of the Fall semester (August 10 - August 17, 2020). Join us by registering now at https://eiu.gosignmeup.com. Each 45 minute session will be recorded. The recordings will be available on the Past Workshops page after the session has ended.

  • How to Communicate Asynchronously with your Students in D2L, Monday, August 10, 10:00 AM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • Social presence and strategies to promote social presence
      • Asynchronous Communication including the News Widget, Activity Feed in D2L
      • Personalized messages with string replacement in D2L.
  • How to Conduct Asynchronous Online Discussions, Monday, August 10, 2:00 PM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • How to design online discussion topics
      • How to give feedback for online discussions
      • How to create online discussions in D2L including Regular online discussions, Grid view, and Group online discussions.
  • How to Communicate Synchronously with your Students using Collaborate, Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 AM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • How to use the tools in Collaborate Ultra for online synchronous meetings in a course in D2L
      • How to record online meetings or presentations for use asynchronously.
  • How to Create Lecturing Videos via Kaltura Capture, Tuesday, August 11, 2:00 PM
    • 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
      • How to embed videos in D2L.
  • How to Use Microsoft Stream to Caption Recorded Videos, Wednsday, August 12, 10:00 AM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • How MS Stream can be used to create a caption file for use in Kaltura and D2L.
  • How to Promote and Maintain Student Engagement in Online Courses, Wednsday, August 12, 2:00 PM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • Practical strategies for designing online courses through three interactions: students-teachers, students-materials, and students-peers.
  • How to Conduct Group activities in Online Courses, Thursday, August 13, 10:00 AM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • Design of group activities
      • Synchronous group activities in Collaborate Ultra
      • Asynchronous group activities in D2L.
  • How to Teach face-to-face while Socially Distanced, Thursday, August 13, 2:00 PM
    • Topics for this webinar include:
      • A simulation of teaching face-to-face with socially distancing and masking protocols in place
      • Possibilities and limitations of active learning and other tools of engagement with this setup and protocols
      • Some simple techniques and technological adaptations possible.
  • How to Communicate with Microsoft Teams at EIU, Monday, August 17, 10:00 AM
    • 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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