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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 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
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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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