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March 2021

Effective Discussion Boards: Informal Writing for Learning and Community

March 9
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session explores principles for fostering effective online discussion by guiding participants to set priorities and goals for discussion board writing. You’ll leave this session with practical strategies for changing the nature of class discussion.

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Teams Troubleshooting

March 9
Microsoft Teams
Free 25 spots left

Are you using Teams to meet with your class? If so, you're invited to join us for this troubleshooting session. Bring your questions or problems related to teaching with Teams, and staff from ETS and the CTL will be there to discuss them and help you find solutions.

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Rubrics 101 with a Blackboard Rubrics Tool Demo

March 11
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop explores principles for making rubrics that work and will guide participants in determining whether rubrics are the right solution to the grading or responding challenges they want to address. We will also demonstrate integrating your rubrics into the Blackboard Rubric Tool.

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Top Hat Student Response System Demo

March 11
Free 65 spots left

Join us to see currently available software for student response systems. We invite anyone on campus interested in looking at the feature sets for these systems, and particularly individuals currently using a response system in their teaching, to attend one or more demo. Each vendor will set aside time for Q&A as part of their presentation.

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TurningPoint Student Response System Demo

March 15
Free 39 spots left

Join us to see currently available software for student response systems. We invite anyone on campus interested in looking at the feature sets for these systems, and particularly individuals currently using a response system in their teaching, to attend one or more demo. Each vendor will set aside time for Q&A as part of their presentation. After each session we will be asking you to do a quick survey to let us know what you think about the system. We…

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Efficient Grading: Tips to Ease the Work & Stress

March 17
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop explores ways you can tweak your approaches to grading and responding to written student work. With an eye to reducing your stress and workload while increasing clarity and effectiveness, we'll explore a variety of practical grading tips.

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Having Fun and Grabbing Interest in Large Remote Classes

March 18
Remote
Free 44 spots left

Teaching large-enrollment remote courses has been a challenging shift for many of us over the last year, but there are ways we can make the remote experience fun for students and faculty while also holding students' attention and increasing learning.

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Teams Troubleshooting

March 18
Microsoft Teams
Free 25 spots left

Are you using Teams to meet with your class? If so, you're invited to join us for this troubleshooting session. Bring your questions or problems related to teaching with Teams, and staff from ETS and the CTL will be there to discuss them and help you find solutions.

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Poll Everywhere Student Response System Demo

March 18
Free 68 spots left

Join us to see currently available software for student response systems. We invite anyone on campus interested in looking at the feature sets for these systems, and particularly individuals currently using a response system in their teaching, to attend one or more demo. Each vendor will set aside time for Q&A as part of their presentation.

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Teaching in Higher Education

March 19
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this workshop we will help you reflect on your teaching and and share current research on teaching practices such as Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning.

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iClicker Student Response System Demo

March 25
Free 68 spots left

Join us to see currently available software for student response systems. We invite anyone on campus interested in looking at the feature sets for these systems, and particularly individuals currently using a response system in their teaching, to attend one or more demo. Each vendor will set aside time for Q&A as part of their presentation.

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April 2021

CDE: Summer Online Teaching Boot Camp

April 6
Remote, Remote Delivery VT

Continuing and Distance Education’s Summer Online Teaching Boot Camp is a 2-week practical training in designing, building and teaching an online asynchronous course specifically for the accelerated summer format.  You will learn the nuts and bolts of online course creation, tips and tricks to make Blackboard work for you, and key strategies to make your course dynamic, challenging, and engaging for both you and your students.

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May 2021

Teaching Effectively Online

May 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 47 spots left

Teaching Effectively Online is a 4-week, cohort-based, online course that prepares faculty to teach online.

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