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August 2021

You Don’t Have to Grade Like That! Exploring Grading Alternatives

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session provides an overview of ways UVM colleagues have challenged traditional grading systems in order to change classroom and power dynamics, improve student outcomes, and make grading more efficient. Join us to learn about their experiences with alternative grading methods (such as contract grading or specifications grading) and ungrading methods (strategies for eliminating grades as much as possible) and discover how these approaches can refocus time and attention for faculty and students.

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Team Time

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free

This is an informal Teams practice sessions with Holly Parker as your guide as you try out class teams. You’ll learn how to schedule class meetings correctly (we don’t advise sharing links), record the meetings (and find and manage those recordings). You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands on-practice as we can take turns presenting, going into channels and break-out rooms, and using the OneNote Class Notebook and the whiteboard.

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iClicker Student Response System

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty can use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on whether students understand concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings.

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Perusall: a Social Reader and Annotation Tool

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free

Perusall is a collaborative annotation tool that integrates with Blackboard (meaning no separate login is needed). Perusall has been shown to increase pre-class reading significantly (greater than 90% of students consistently complete readings in classes using this tool). Students—in small groups up to 20—can collectively mark up readings with threaded questions and comments.

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Blackboard Tests & Quizzes (Part 3 of 3)

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free

This third of three short Blackboard workshops covers how to give tests and quizzes. We'll talk about different ways to import questions, build tests, and to "deploy" them for students to take them.

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Q&A: Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic

August 31
Microsoft Teams
Free

During this live Q&A, you’ll have an opportunity to clarify questions and refine your knowledge of Screencast-O-Matic for increased confidence and independence in producing effective videos for your students. We can review any step along the way from planning to recording to editing to sharing.

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September 2021

Teams for Teaching in Fall 2021

September 1
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this remote workshop, we will explore Team’s features while you experience its video conference functionality.

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Blackboard: Introduction

September 2
Remote
Free

In this Blackboard workshop, we'll introduce its basic functions and show how to post materials in an organized manner, modify the Course Menu, use some of the communication tools, view the course as a student, set up student small groups, and find help and resources.

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Facilitating Discussions 

September 2
Microsoft Teams
Free

If dialogue is essential to a participatory democracy, then college classes play an important role in teaching and practicing respectful and productive discussion. In this workshop, we’ll consider the purposes of discussion before moving to the more practical: strategies for engaging students in dialogue with each other. We’ll identify types of effective discussion questions and a variety of facilitation techniques for involving students in conversation. During the session, you’ll have time to plan for an upcoming class discussion, using the approaches shared in the workshop.

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Activating the Power of Peer Learning

September 3
Microsoft Teams
Free

Peers can be a powerful influence on student learning. This workshop explores how to ensure that peer-to-peer connections in your class have real payoffs for student learning. Participants will be introduced to a range of possibilities for peer learning activities–some that take minutes, others that require more class time or homework. See what’s possible and make peer learning work for you and your students. Facilitated by Susanmarie Harrington, Director, Writing in the Disciplines You will receive a Microsoft Teams calendar invitation the…

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Team Time (Canceled)

September 3
Microsoft Teams
Free

We’re holding four informal Teams practice sessions with Holly Parker as your guide as you try out class teams. You’ll learn how to schedule class meetings correctly (we don’t advise sharing links), record the meetings (and find and manage those recordings). You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands on-practice as we can take turns presenting, going into channels and break-out rooms, and using the OneNote Class Notebook and the whiteboard.

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Blackboard: Tools for Student Work (Canceled)

September 7
Remote
Free

In this Blackboard workshop, we'll show how to use the Assignment Tool (for students to upload their work) and how to grade assignments. According to participants' interests, we'll look at the Blog and Journal tools, the Rubric tool, and the Discussion Board (with a brief look at its alternative, Yellowdig).

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Blackboard: Tests and Quizzes (Canceled)

September 8
Remote
Free

This Blackboard workshop covers how to give tests and quizzes. We'll talk about different ways to import questions, build tests, and to "deploy" them for students to take them. Blackboard will auto-grade some question types, but we'll show how to grade the questions that need instructor input. We'll also explain what Respondus tools are for (they will be covered in detail in a later workshop).

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Teams for Teaching this Fall 2021 (Canceled)

September 9
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this remote workshop, we will explore Team’s features while you experience its video conference functionality.

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But I’m Not a Writing Teacher! – Teaching Writing in Your Discipline

September 14
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop explores principles for infusing writing in disciplinary courses.  Starting with some basic principles for understanding the role of writing in participants’ disciplines, we’ll look at how disciplinary courses can support student writers by creating opportunities for connections and practice—all with an eye on sustainable workloads for students and teachers alike. The workshop will allow participants to apply core principles to their own teaching situation.

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Blackboard: Introduction (Canceled)

September 15
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this Blackboard workshop, we'll introduce its basic functions and show how to post materials in an organized manner, modify the Course Menu, use some of the communication tools, view the course as a student, set up student small groups, and find help and resources.

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Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education—Sept 23rd and Oct 1st (Registration Closed)

September 23
Remote
Free

Faculty are often the first to recognize indicators of students’ mental distress and want to support their students, but they do not feel prepared to do so. Faculty are not mental health providers, but they can be better equipped to support struggling students.

The Center for Health & Wellbeing is partnering with the Center for Teaching and Learning to
present this training, Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education, specifically to faculty and graduate students.

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Audio Commenting: A Faster and More Engaging Way to Respond to Student Work

September 29
Microsoft Teams
Free

Join colleagues to learn how audio comments can increase clarity of instructor responses, reduce student stress, and improve grading and responding in remote environments. Our conversation will help you to fine-tune your approach to feedback and commenting so that you get the results you want. We will demonstrate creating audio comments in Blackboard and other software.

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October 2021

Demystifying Microsoft OneDrive

October 7
Free

In this workshop we'll clarify what Microsoft OneDrive is, the benefits of using it, and the differences between it and Sharepoint or Teams. We'll give some tips about how you can use it to efficiently share files, including with students in Blackboard, and how it can free up space on your computer.

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Teaching in Higher Education

October 15
Microsoft Teams
Free

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

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