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Facilitated by Leslie Johnson
This basic training is designed to help the novice user begin to learn how to:
This is a hands-on session designed for those new to Desire2Learn. Basic computer skills are required to participate in this workshop.
Facilitated by Meg Elias and Leslie Johnson
Participants will learn how to set up and use Desire2Learn's gradebook feature. This workshop is designed to help novice Desire2Learn users learn the basics of a points-based or weighted grading system. Specifically, participants will learn how to:
Faculty are encouraged to bring their syllabus grade scheme as practice time is built into the session. In addition, participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Kara Christensen
Increase student engagement, instructor presence, and collaboration by incorporating video into your D2L course. This workshop will introduce LCC's new video platform, Kaltura, which allows you to create, store, and stream multimedia (e.g., video, audio, screen capture, etc.). Hear how faculty and students have used Kaltura and gain ideas for incorporating video into your course. If able, please bring a laptop with a built-in webcam to this workshop.
Facilitated by Franchesca Cifuentes
Many first-generation students and students from low-income families struggle with imposter syndrome - the inability to internalize their success, or seeing themselves as undeserving of the opportunity given their background. They find it difficult to relate socially or culturally and may falsely question whether they belong on a college campus. Through this workshop, we'll review best practices that will help you identify students struggling with this condition, and understand the ways you can provide support.
Facilitated by Chris Richards
This workshop will focus on best practices for course organization, instructional design, and content delivery, based on current research, student service requests at the college, and daily interactions with faculty. The session will be split between discussion and hands-on practice. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Suzanne Bernsten and Chuck Page
Come to this session to learn about the results of surveys and interviews with faculty, students, and tutors that I conducted during my sabbatical to get a picture of research assignments in select LCC courses. We will discuss challenges your students have in finding and evaluating information. Also, participants will find out how faculty and librarians can collaborate on information literacy and learn about resources available through the LCC Library.
Facilitated by CTE Staff
In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to create computer administered and graded quizzes within Desire2Learn. The basics of online testing, question construction, as well as feedback options, security features, and random question selection will be addressed. Experience using Desire2Learn is required. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Alyssa Poirier
Photoshop is a powerful image processing tool that is often intimidating to new users. In this session, we will go over some basic Photoshop tools and processes for beginners, such as resizing images, cropping, brush functions, select and extract parts of an image, color correction, and more. If you have never used Photoshop before and want to learn what it can do, this session is for you!
Facilitated by Wyl McCully
LCC's subscription to Google Education gives our students access to a wide range of applications. With a little preparation, you can turn classroom activities into Computer-Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). Come to this workshop and learn how to share collaborative notes, respond directly to student writing, and connect Google Apps with your Desire2Learn course site. This session will equip you with tools and ideas to bring online technology into the face-to-face classroom redefining how your students approach the material.
Facilitated by Patricia Purol
Do your students complete homework and reading assignments as they should? Through paired practice in several different content areas, participants will learn how to increase homework completion, improve class/group discussions, and activate critical thinking.
Facilitated by Tammy Root
Students need practice to develop content-literacy skills. This workshop will focus on techniques and lessons designed to engage students in close reading, quick writing, and lively discussion to support their growth in learning a new subject.
Facilitated by Elaine Scribner
Who would have thought that oxygen is the fountain of youth? Come to this session to learn the science of breath for focus, job and life satisfaction, stress relief, and health! Participants will gain mindfulness skills to incorporate into their lives and classroom. Participants should come prepared to do "genetic engineering." Come breathe with us!
Facilitated by Monica DelCastillo
This workshop is intended to help faculty understand the dynamics of veteran students transitioning from the battlefield to the classroom, including the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Classroom best practices will be highlighted to help faculty create a supportive learning environment.
Facilitated by Louise Rabidoux
Teaching faculty often encounter behaviors of concern in the classroom; students sometimes conduct themselves in ways that indicate mental health problems or overwhelming life issues. Come to this session to learn how to identify potential issues of concern and gain insight on referring students to the appropriate campus services for comprehensive support.
Facilitated by Meg Elias
Whether it's a laptop, tablet or smartphone, most students come to class with an internet enabled device. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) instructional activities allow instructors to capitalize on that resource, bringing creativity and interaction into their classrooms. Come to this session to see how your colleagues are using "BYOD activities" successfully in their courses. Experienced faculty members will demonstrate their favorite applications and show how they use them to enhance student learning.
Facilitated by Jim Luke
Have you ever thought about using a blog or public website to support your teaching? Have you heard how WordPress sites can support student learning, but you need to learn more about the technology used to create such sites? If so, WordCamp 101 is for you! Regardless of whether you currently understand zero, a little, or a lot about WordPress, you'll leave this workshop with your own WordPress site on openlcc.net that you can use for your classes. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to this hands-on session.
Facilitated by Eva Menefee
Career Communities. Degree Works. We hear all of this new vocabulary at LCC, but students don't often understand it. That's why Advising is important! As faculty members, are we up to the challenge of helping our students navigate degree completion? This session will describe and discuss some basic advising tips from a seasoned advisor. You will leave understanding why Advising is Teaching!
Facilitated by Kara Christensen and Chris Richards
This workshop will introduce advanced features in Kaltura to further enhance the quality and usability of multimedia in your Desire2Learn courses. Topics will include advanced edit options, creating video clips and chapters, uploading slides to video presentations, downloading a video from Kaltura, and viewing video analytics. Participants are expected to have some experience using Kaltura.
Facilitated by Tim Deines
Increase your understanding and level of awareness by listening to the stories of the students we serve. This roundtable conversation invites students to share their experiences of being a college student in 2016, the special challenges students face in the current social, political, and economic environment, and ways that the LCC community can improve student life and development. Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following: balancing work and education; the value of 'diversity' on campus; the nature of the curriculum; teacher and student preparedness; and more.
This workshop will introduce the basic structure of multiple rubric types, discuss best practices for rubric design, examine instructor/student benefits, and demonstrate building rubrics in D2L. The session will be split between discussion and hands-on practice. Participants are asked to bring the course materials necessary to construct a rubric, including old rubric version(s) (if possible) and/or complete assessment directions for one assignment.
Identified as a PowerPoint alternative, Microsoft Sway is a digital storytelling application used in the creation of interactive reports, presentations, and personal stories. Sway is available as part of the Windows 10 operating system and through LCC's Office 365 applications. This session introduces this new tool and allows participants to explore the creation of a story using Microsoft Sway.
Facilitated by Roy Klaviter
We live in interesting times and faculty should anticipate unexpected events in their classes and labs. This workshop will provide participants with crisis intervention skills and techniques, useful tools for mitigating the "Unexpected."
This workshop will introduce how to access student data in D2L courses, and connect to Analytics. Topics will include:
Experience using D2L is required. Participants are expected to easily navigate within D2L without facilitator assistance.
As exam day approaches in content heavy courses, students appreciate the chance to test their knowledge and review the material in a low-risk setting. Review sessions are most productive if the students are actively participating and engaged, perhaps even learning study skills that will help them in future classes. In this Webinar, participants will explore creative ways to review content both online and in face-to-face classrooms. Please note: Registrants will receive a link to the Webinar through LCC email the day before the session.
Facilitated by Suzanne Bernsten and Kim Farley
Come to this workshop to learn about the analysis I conducted during my sabbatical on research assignment handouts at LCC, as well as the results of a similar large scale study of student research, Project Information Literacy. We will share ideas for research assignments which encourage students to look critically at information beyond the traditional research paper. During this session, you will have the opportunity to evaluate a sample assignment handout. Also, participants will learn about the resources available through the LCC Library to help students complete research assignments. Please bring one of your own assignments to discuss.
There is power in your story! How do we move our audience to action? Only through great storytelling! Learn how to connect with your audience, heart-to-heart. Come to this session to learn how you can find the stories that will captivate your audience.
Facilitated by Jim Luke and Leslie Johnson
Connected learning seeks to improve educational outcomes by leveraging student interests through online media platforms. With that in mind, the best way to learn something is still to experience it. So, if you're interested in "Open and Connected Learning," come experience it for yourself. We'll share some Connected Learning principles, then invite and prepare participants to join us in sharing teaching ideas through LCC's Open Learning Lab.
Come and learn not only what "blogs" are, but also how they work and how you can use a blog to help your students and improve your teaching—all while saving yourself time! Blogs are free and easy to setup and manage. If you don't have a blog of your own, you will learn how to obtain one and get started using it. Participants will leave with ten different ways blogs can save time (and paper). If you already have a blog, come and share your experiences, and we'll make the list longer!
Tired of disposable writing assignments that students don't take seriously? Students are too! But when students write on the open Web, they take writing assignments more seriously. The opportunity to write something that will last and be published publicly improves their writing. Learn how to easily create single writing assignments using the LCC Open Learning Lab tools and sites.
Stop by the CTE for help with completing the following end-of-semester tasks using Desire2Learn:
Registration is not required.
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