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  • Thursday, October 11, 2018, 2:00-2:45PM: Narrate PowerPoint Online Using Collaborate Ultra.

Do you want to narrate your PowerPoint presentations and post online for students to view? Now it is easier than ever narrate, record, and link a presentation within your D2L course using Collaborate Ultra. In this webinar, the process will be demonstrated, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, and a tutorial will be provided. So, refresh those PowerPoint presentations and prepare to narrate! Learn how Collaborate Ultra will help you to create narrated PowerPoint slides to share with your class. Register @ 

Facilitator: Julie Lockett



  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:20AM-1:30PM (this is Fall Break day): Second Annual Making Excellence Inclusive Conference– RISE "Together We Rise: Reaching Inclusivity For Student Excellence" 

The theme of the conference is Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence (RISE). It is a conference for faculty, staff, administrators and graduate students. Keynote speaker is Dr. Denice Hood. Breakout sessions follow the keynote, and are designed to share information and strategies to make excellence inclusive to all students at EIU. Lunch is provided. Register @ 

Facilitator: Denice Hood

LocationMLK Jr Student Union 

  • Tuesday October 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00PM:Thomas Merton, Non-violence, and Dialogue: Remembering the Life and Teachings of a Radical Monk from Kentucky

Greg Hillis will offer a keynote lecture in the Great Hall of Pemberton on the life, works, and meditations of the theologian and social activist Thomas Merton. “Thomas Merton, Non-violence, and Dialogue: Remembering the Life and Teachings of a Radical Monk from Kentucky” honors the 50th anniversary of the death of this famous “beatnik monk.” Register @ 

Facilitator: Greg Hillis

LocationGreat Hall of Pemberton,1521 4th Street 

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  • Friday, October 19, 9:30-10:30AM:  Create and Share Videos using Kaltura Personal Capture

EIU faculty, staff, and students have access to Kaltura Personal Capture to easily create and share videos. Learn the basics to begin using Kaltura Personal Capture for supplementing course content and engaging your students. Kaltura is directly integrated into D2L which allows a seamless process for creating and using video content. Register @ 

Facilitator: Lisa Dallas

Location: Webinar


  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM: The Visual Syllabus: What Is This Course Really About?

This workshop helps implement a successful approach towards a more cohesive and meaningful course design. Participants will work on creating a central image or graphic to help their students (and themselves) envision with the course. The Visual Syllabus approach challenges faculty to define their course by its single big idea which serves as a framework for prioritizing what is most important to know and do. Take your course to the next level by expressing this big idea as an image. A benefit for the students is that they will more successfully connect and organize their knowledge. Cheelan Bo-Linn is the Senior Specialist in Education in the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and Lecturer in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership.  Bring a syllabus or course idea that you will be implementing in the Spring semester! Bring your lunch; beverages and snacks provided. Register @ 

Facilitator: Dr. Cheelan Bo-Linn

Location: 1895 Room, MLK, Jr. Student Union


  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:00-10:45AM: Giving Effective Feedback.

Feedback is an ongoing process that conveys non-judgmental information that helps the learner build on a foundation of skills and behaviors. Effective feedback helps the learner access his/her performance in order to identify areas for retention and areas to improve. Giving formative feedback can be a useful teaching tool in any face-to-face, online, or hybrid course. In this webinar, we will summarize the advantages of providing feedback to diverse learners, describe a process for providing effective feedback, and provide quick tips that can aid in providing comprehensive feedback. Instructional technologies beneficial in the process of providing effective feedback will also be explored. Register @ 

Facilitator: Julie Lockett

Location: Webinar


  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:30AM-1:00PM: Open Educational Resources, a brown bag lunch discussion.  

With costs being such a major determinant of college retention, what can we as faculty members do to decrease those barriers to learning in our classroom? Join faculty members Lynne Curry, Lauri DeRuiter-Willems and Stacey Knight-Davis, who will discuss their experiences in teaching with resources that have zero costs for their students. Beverages will be provided. Booth Library co-sponsors this with FDIC. 

Facilitator: Lynne Curry, Lauri DeRuiter-Willems and Stacey Knight-Davis

Location: Edgar Room, Booth Library

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 4:00PM: Final Fridays @4! Faculty Talks. 

Join us for the first gathering of “Final Fridays @ 4!” (F2@4!). Top of the Roc. Intellectual and other refreshment will accompany three lightening talks by some of our stellar faculty, upstairs at Roc’s. (Please note: this venue may be inaccessible for some. There is no elevator to the second floor. Our apologies.) The Center for the Humanities and FIDC co-sponsor this series. (for this, as all our events, there is no charge, but registering helps plan for snacks, etc.) Register @ 

Facilitator: Dr. C. C. Wharram 

Location: Upstairs at Roc’s.



  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30-10:30 AM:  Instructional Alignment

Learn and discuss quick tips for keeping your course aligned with course objectives and student assessments. Using the Five Minute University, Instructional Alignment, and handout, discuss additional strategies and ways to keep your course meeting your desired student learning goals. This webinar allows a focused way to consider refreshing assessments that also meet your course objectives.
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Facilitator:  Lisa Dallas

Location:  Online Webinar


  • Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:00-2:45 PM:  Creating Better Presentations

PowerPoint and other multimedia are used in many classrooms (face-to-face and online) to present information. With a basic understanding of multimedia design principles, we can more effectively design presentations to enhance learning, attention and student performance.  In this webinar, we will discuss how to enhance a presentation in terms of composition, text, and images.  Recommendations for posting presentations online will be provided along with Quick Tips and a handout for creating better presentations. 
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Facilitator:  Julie Lockett

Location:  Online Webinar


  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:30-10:30 AM:  Using Turnitin and Feedback Studio in D2L

Provide feedback to your students writing assignments submitted into the D2L Brightspace Dropbox and encourage original writing using drag-and-drop, voice, and text comments available with Turnitin’s Feedback Studio. Students will see and hear your comments to improve their written communication skills. Quickly learn to access and use Feedback studio to easily evaluate student written submissions. 
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Facilitator:  Lisa Dallas

Location:  Online Webinar


  • Friday, November 30, 2018, 1:00-1:45 PM:  Effective Online Assessment

Well-written and well-executed exams assess student understanding, reveal misconceptions, and document learning.  Writing effective exam questions is a challenging yet valuable component of teaching.  In this webinar, we will discuss the “why and how” of writing effective exam questions, suggested best practices for effective online assessments, and recommended tools for online exams. 
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Facilitator:  Julie Lockett

Location:  Online Webinar

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Dr. Newton Key, Director, FDIC

Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation

Lisa Dallas, Senior Instructional Designer

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