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October 2020

Five Ways to Improve your Grading Experience in Brightspace

Monday, October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Review the various ways to interact with grades in Brightspace to determine how to make your own process more efficient. Points will include: Grading from the right space: Gradebook vs Grade Items vs Quick Eval vs Assessment areas Getting lost in your gradebook? Narrow your focus while grading and organize your gradebook for logical navigation Can’t find new submissions? Or need to grade quickly? Maximize the use of quick eval. Need an offline grading system? Learn how to download student…

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Building an inclusive and engaged online environment

Tuesday, October 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn about building an inclusive and engaged online environment - REGISTER HERE.

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Digging Deep into Discussions

Tuesday, October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore workflows and recommendations for grading discussion boards. Discussion points include: How to effectively use the discussions grading area How to grade while reading the discussions How to see participation in a discussion without reading every post How to grade each individual contribution How to use rubrics with a discussion board Setting due dates and availability Other questions and scenarios as requested REGISTER HERE

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Tech Bytes: Making and using Breakout Rooms in Zoom – Introducing the new feature of self-selected breakout rooms

Wednesday, October 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

These short targeted sessions are aimed at specific strategies for using teaching technologies. Participants should have some experience with the tools being demonstrated prior to attending and specific questions they would like to discuss.  Complete overviews for Zoom, Kaltura, and Brightspace are available for those seeking general introductions. REGISTER HERE

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The Hidden Features of Quizzes/Exams in Brightspace

Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Once you have built your assessment questions, there are many other features to consider when using this tool: Setting up availability and access Anonymous grading Grading by question The student experience (feedback, instructions, and progress) REGISTER HERE

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New Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Organizing Brightspace Content for Student Success

Thursday, October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Review the use of the “Content” area of your course to allow students to best navigate your course: Using the content area along with the assessment tools  Designing your content in a logical way Deciding on visibility and access to course materials How the calendar displays information to students Customizing your course experience REGISTER HERE

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Triple T – Teaching and Techniques for TAs

Friday, October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 11, 2020

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November 2020

Creating genuine online assessments

Tuesday, November 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn how to create genuine online assessments - REGISTER HERE.

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Fall 2020 Teaching Check-Ins

Tuesday, November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Critical Digital Pedagogy Community of Practice

Thursday, November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

During these sessions, faculty members will discuss selected readings from the recent publication Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection. This publication is available online for purchase or donation. From the Forward: “Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection is the first peer-reviewed book centered on the theory and practice of critical digital pedagogy. The collection represents a wide cross-section of both academic and non-academic culture and features articles by women, Black people, indigenous people, Chicanx and Latinx writers, people with disabilities, queer people,…

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New Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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December 2020

Critical Digital Pedagogy Community of Practice

Thursday, December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

During these sessions, faculty members will discuss selected readings from the recent publication Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection. This publication is available online for purchase or donation. From the Forward: “Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection is the first peer-reviewed book centered on the theory and practice of critical digital pedagogy. The collection represents a wide cross-section of both academic and non-academic culture and features articles by women, Black people, indigenous people, Chicanx and Latinx writers, people with disabilities, queer people,…

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