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Facilitated by John Thommen
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 Rob Edwards
Room 040 in the Technology & Learning Center (TLC) building has been retrofitted to be the testing ground for cutting edge teaching and learning technology. This session will introduce the new technology and the varied uses of the room, many of which are already being used by faculty. The facilitators will also encourage faculty members to consider additional uses for the "sandbox."
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 Melissa Kaplan
LCC's Performing Arts Events are a great way to integrate learning across the disciplines. Workshop participants will hear about the Fall 2016 performances, including insight from event directors, and brainstorm ways to involve students in these events and apply the experience to their classroom learning. If you'd like, join us afterwards for the "Discover Connected Learning" CTE Workshop and share your Performing Arts lesson ideas with the entire campus.
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.
Facilitated by Tammy Root
Are you looking for ways to help your students get more out of assigned readings? Come to this session and explore six different reading strategies that can be used in a variety of disciplines. In addition, instructors will be able to work through a themed lesson, using an assortment of nontraditional reading strategies.
Would you like to develop a more organized and visually appealing Course Homepage in your Desire2Learn site? If so, come to this session to learn how to:
You supply the good taste, and we'll supply the know-how. This workshop is most appropriate for intermediate to advanced Desire2Learn users. *Widgets are small applications with limited functionality that can be executed within a webpage.
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 Chris Richards
This workshop will focus on best practices for course organization, instructional design, and content delivery based on what we have learned from current research, student service requests at the college, and from 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 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.
Intelligent Agents and Release Conditions are great tools within Desire2Learn that provide endless possibilities for instructors to customize the teaching and learning experience. Intelligent Agents can be used to monitor activity and trigger emails to the instructor and/or student when certain conditions are met, or not met. For example, an agent can notify students when they have not logged in after a set number of days. The message can even be personalized for each student. Release Conditions on the other hand, allow instructors to hide content until specified conditions are met such as not allowing a student to take a quiz until a Dropbox item has been submitted. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Susan Murphy
Join your colleagues and brainstorm ways to use the 2016-17 One Book One LCC selection, Tomatoland, in your classroom. Even if you don’t require the entire book and no matter what you teach, help develop ways to use One Book as a platform to integrate learning across disciplines. If you’d like, join us afterwards for the "Discover Connected Learning" CTE Workshop and share your One Book lesson ideas with the entire campus.
Facilitated by Meg Elias
Google has some powerful (and free) tools that educators can use to collect survey data, connect with students, and encourage collaboration. In this webinar, participants will learn how to create and save resources in Google, and brainstorm ideas for how to use various Google applications in their courses. Please note: Registrants will receive a link to the webinar through LCC email the day before the session.
Facilitated by CTE Staff
All IDEA course evaluations have moved to an online platform called, CampusLabs. If you need support completing the Faculty Information Form or checking response rates to encourage student participation, the CTE is here to help! Feel free to stop by the CTE anytime for assistance with CampusLabs, or attend one of the dedicated drop-in sessions. Registration is not required.
Facilitated by Leslie Johnson and Timothy Deines
Instructors in non-writing classes often question their role in working with students' grammar and mechanics when assigning essays and other written work. This workshop will offer guidance in determining the role instructors should play, based on their specific discipline, and provide some suggestions for supporting and grading students sentence-level skills without adding much to one’s workload.
Many departments and programs require the use of Concourse, LCC's online syllabus management system. If you need help getting started, stop in during this drop-in session and we will have you managing your online syllabus in no time!
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