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Teaching Writing: Why Students Cheat (or Don’t)

Microsoft Teams

With generative AI use on the rise, some instructors may be wondering whether, why, and how students might be cutting corners (at best) or cheating (at worst).  Others may be wondering how they might talk with students about writing processes in a way that will motivate them to thoughtfully approach each assignment.  In this workshop, we’ll explore what might drive some students to take shortcuts, how instructors can encourage students’ intrinsic motivation, and how we can create meaningful writing assignments.

Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

Microsoft Teams

In Brightspace, the Quiz tool is used for both quizzes and tests.  In this session we’ll show the workflow for creating quizzes, including:

Creating questions and question types
Creating a question library
Building a Quiz
Grading a Quiz
Quiz statistics and logs

Teaching Writing: Why Students Cheat (or Don’t)

Microsoft Teams

With generative AI use on the rise, some instructors may be wondering whether, why, and how students might be cutting corners (at best) or cheating (at worst).  Others may be wondering how they might talk with students about writing processes in a way that will motivate them to thoughtfully approach each assignment.  In this workshop, we’ll explore what might drive some students to take shortcuts, how instructors can encourage students’ intrinsic motivation, and how we can create meaningful writing assignments.

UDL: Providing Options for Language and Symbols

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

In this engaging webinar we will explore practical strategies for applying the UDL Guideline “Language and Symbols” to any modality. Join us at the CTL (303 Howe Library)  to watch a webinar together and have a 30- minute discussion following the webinar.  We’ll discover approaches that can apply in any modality and discipline. 

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Brightspace: Customize Your Course with Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents

Microsoft Teams

During this workshop, we’ll explore how you can use Release Conditions to create a custom learning path for your course materials in Brightspace. We’ll introduce Intelligent Agents, which can automatically send emails to students who meet course criteria you specify. Finally, we’ll share examples of how you can use Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents together to further customize learning paths and enable timely student communication.    

Grant-Writing for Graduate Students

302 Howe Memorial 302 Howe Memorial Library

rant-writing can be a daunting task. But the GWC is here to help! This workshop will cover the ins and outs of writing grant proposals. We’ll discuss guidelines for grant-writing and effective ways to present your research to funding institutions.

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Brightspace Tools & Workflows for Grading & Feedback

Microsoft Teams

This workshop provides an overview of strategies for grading student work and providing feedback. We’ll demonstrate tools to provide students feedback (inline grading, audio/video, rubrics),  different grading workflows, including Quick Eval, and a snapshot of Brightspace's automated feedback tool - Intelligent Agents. We'll also show how students can find their grades and feedback. Please note, if you are interested in learning how to set up your Grade Book, please register for "Brightspace Grades."

Brightspace – Course Design

Microsoft Teams

Brightspace offers a flexible, intuitive interface for organizing and delivering course content. Thus, the move to Brightspace presents an opportunity to shift how we think about course design. During this workshop, we will highlight different approaches to structuring course materials in the Content area. We will cover some Content fundamentals as well as provide tips to guide you as you think about optimal ways to structure your course materials to create a cohesive experience for your students. 

Writing a Literature Review for Graduate Students

302 Howe Memorial 302 Howe Memorial Library

Many disciplines use literature reviews, but this can be a challenging genre to master. In this workshop, we will discuss the purposes and uses of literature reviews, as well as tips for making the most out of them in your own projects.

Make Learning Accessible: Providing Options for Comprehension

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

Unlock the doors to inclusive learning with this insightful gathering, dedicated to exploring the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guideline “Comprehension” and its versatile application across different teaching methods. Join us at the CTL (303 Howe Library)  to watch a webinar together and have a 30- minute discussion following the webinar. We hope to share and […]

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Scientific Writing for Graduate Students

302 Howe Memorial 302 Howe Memorial Library

What does good scientific writing look like? What are some best practices for scientific writing across different disciplines? This workshop will cover general best practices for scientific writing. We will discuss strategies for situating your work within larger scientific conversations and achieving clarity within your specialized fields.

Utilizing the Humanistic Side of Learning

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

Engage in the subject of personalized education with this enlightening webinar session, dedicated to unfolding the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guideline “Self-Regulation”. Join us at the CTL (303 Howe Library)  to watch a webinar together and have a 30- minute discussion following the webinar. Together, we'll explore a variety of strategies that foster self-regulation, […]

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