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January 2023

Brightspace Essentials (Online Session)

January 30
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session introduces Brightspace and focuses on finding your way in the Brightspace environment, course settings and personal profiles, the course navigation bar, home page, and table of contents, and a brief look at content and course tools e.g., Announcements, Calendar, Discussion, Assignments, and Quizzes.

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Brightspace Course Content (Online Session)

January 31
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this session we’ll focus on how content is added and organized in Brightspace (modules and topics), adding content and powerful tools like Video Note and the Accessibility Checker, content settings (visibility, date restrictions), tips for using the HTML editor, and linking to course activities.

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Scientific Writing 101 for Graduate Students

January 31
Microsoft Teams
Free Sold out

Science writers need to convey specialized and technical information to a variety of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Join us in this Scientific Writing 101 online workshop to learn how to facilitate the writing process and to better communicate facts, figures, and methods. Writers at all stages of the writing process and their graduate careers are welcome!

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February 2023

Brightspace Assignments (Online Session)

February 1
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this session we’ll focus on: Creating and previewing Assignment (individual and group) Settings and connecting Assignments to Grades Editing and reordering Assignments Evaluating student submissions (including annotations and rubrics) Using the Submission Log for tracking student work You will receive a Microsoft Teams calendar invitation the afternoon prior to your event explaining how to join and participate in the meeting.  If you click “accept,” it will populate on your Teams calendar for easy access!

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AI in Higher Ed: Let’s Chat About ChatGPT (Online Session)

February 1
Microsoft Teams
Free 4 spots left

ChatGPT has renewed conversations about artificial intelligence in higher education.  The prospects of AI-generated text raise questions about writing processes, assignment design, academic integrity, workflow efficiencies, and more. Join us for an open conversation about the ways AI text generation might affect you and your students.

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Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

February 2
Microsoft Teams
Free

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 You will receive a Microsoft Teams calendar invitation the afternoon prior to your event explaining how to join and participate in the meeting.  If you click “accept,” it will populate on your Teams calendar for easy access!

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AI in Higher Ed: Let’s Chat About ChatGPT (Online Session)

February 2
Microsoft Teams
Free

ChatGPT has renewed conversations about artificial intelligence in higher education.  The prospects of AI-generated text raise questions about writing processes, assignment design, academic integrity, workflow efficiencies, and more. Join us for an open conversation about the ways AI text generation might affect you and your students.

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Learn about the Brightspace Transition (Online Session)

February 3
Microsoft Teams
Free

Do you want more context about the transition to Brightspace? In this 30-minute session, we’ll talk about how your courses will be moved from Blackboard, how you can start working in Brightspace, and your options for learning how to use it. This session won’t involve hands-on work in Brightspace; it's designed for people who have questions about the process and want to know how to plan for this transition.

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Brightspace Assignments

February 6
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this session we’ll focus on creating and previewing Assignment (individual and group), settings and connecting Assignments to Grades, editing and reordering Assignments, evaluating student submissions (including annotations and rubrics), and using the Submission Log for tracking student work.

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Brightspace Course Content (Online Session)

February 7
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this session we’ll focus on how content is added and organized in Brightspace (modules and topics), adding content and powerful tools like Video Note and the Accessibility Checker, content settings (visibility, date restrictions), tips for using the HTML editor, and linking to course activities

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Brightspace Essentials (Online Session)

February 8
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session introduces Brightspace and focuses on: Finding your way in the Brightspace environment Course settings and personal profiles The course navigation bar, home page, and table of contents A brief look at content and course tools e.g., Announcements, Calendar, Discussion, Assignments, and Quizzes You will receive a Microsoft Teams calendar invitation the afternoon prior to your event explaining how to join and participate in the meeting.  If you click “accept,” it will populate on your Teams calendar for easy…

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Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

February 8
Microsoft Teams
Free

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, and Quiz statistics and logs.

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Assessment Planning for Graduate Programs (Online session)

February 8
Microsoft Teams
Free

This hour-long workshop will focus on assessment of student learning in graduate programs. What characterizes program learning outcomes-PLOs, indirect and direct forms of assessments, formative and summative assessments, and other assessment activities in relation to graduate training will be discussed. Checklist on updating E1A, E1B forms and assessment plan charts will also be discussed.

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Brightspace Migration Lab: Spotlight on Content & Course Organization (Online Session)

February 9
Microsoft Teams
Free

How your content displays in your migrated Brightspace course depends on your Blackboard organizational choices. In this lab, we’ll show you strategies for handling some of the common organizational challenges. This session will be particularly helpful if your Blackboard course contained a multi-level folder structure, multiple Blackboard “Items” in folders, and had a complex Course Menu. Enrollment is limited so we can better your address specific questions.

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Brightspace Migration Essentials (Online Session)

February 9
Microsoft Teams
Free

Your fall Blackboard course has been migrated (copied) to Brightspace. So now what do you do? Join us for an overview that describes what you can expect and will help you assess your course holistically, identify which of your migrated materials need attention, and what your next steps might be.

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Brightspace Migration Lab: Spotlight on Discussions (Online Session)

February 10
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop covers the details about how to check Discussions in your courses that were migrated from Blackboard. We will demonstrate where all your Discussions are found (group and whole class), how Forums function in Brightspace, and how Blackboard threads translate to Brightspace Topics. Enrollment is limited so we can better address your specific questions.

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Brightspace Migration Lab: Spotlight on Assignments (Online Session)

February 10
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop covers the details about how to check Assignments in your courses that were migrated from Blackboard. We will demonstrate where your Assignments are found throughout your course and options for getting them ready. Enrollment is limited so we can better address your specific questions.

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Keep On Teaching: Avoiding Burnout and Supporting Students (In-Person Session)

February 10
Microsoft Teams
Free

The challenge of engaging students has hit instructors hard in the last few years. Remote instruction left many students feeling stressed out and disconnected. Even as campuses have reopened, instructors are still asking: How can I make class time more meaningful? And how can I support students without burning myself out? This webinar, organized by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Teaching Newsletter, will focus on how to recognize and mitigate instructor burnout and how to support students without overextending yourself. Join us at the CTL to view the webinar together.

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Teaching First-Year Students: The Semester Ahead (In-Person)

February 10
302 Howe Memorial, 302 Howe Memorial Library
Free

Join First-Year Seminar, Liberal Arts Scholars Program, English 002, and HCOL86 colleagues to discuss your questions and experiences regarding teaching first-year students and incorporating FWIL (WIL1) outcomes in your courses. This is the first in a series of Friday discussions for the spring semester; attend one, some, or all! In this session, we will check in to see how you are doing and what your thoughts/questions are for the coming semester.

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March 2023

Teaching First-Year Students: Rhetorical Discernment

March 10
302 Howe Memorial, 302 Howe Memorial Library
Free

Join First-Year Seminar, Liberal Arts Scholars Program, English 002, and HCOL86 colleagues to discuss your questions and experiences regarding teaching first-year students and incorporating FWIL (WIL1) outcomes in your courses. This is the second in a series of Friday discussions for the spring semester; attend one, some, or all! In this session, we will check in to see how you are doing, answer your questions, and explore the Rhetorical Discernment FWIL Goal.

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