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January 2021

Brightspace: Setting Up Your Gradebook

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this training, we will be learning how to navigate our gradebook, adjust basic settings, and link assessments to the gradebook. This training was designed to give you an in-depth look at how to use this tool and get you building your gradebook today. Learning Objectives: Understand the Setup Wizard Organize your grades into categories Associate grade items to assessments Enter grades manually CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

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Brightspace: Intelligent Agents and Release Conditions

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this training we will learn about two features of Brightspace that can help personalize the learning experience.  Intelligent agents, with the use of replacement strings, can automate communication with your students in meaningful ways.  Release conditions allow you to create customizable learning experiences for your students.    Learning Objectives: Learn what Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents are. Discuss the tools that work with Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents. Learn possible ways you can use both Release Conditions and Intelligent…

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Brightspace: How to Grade Student Work Efficiently

January 7 @ 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: Objectives: 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…

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Brightspace: Customizing your gradebook

January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Online Teaching and Learning Compressed CoP

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this compressed CoP we will cover student-centered course design, prioritizing content, course organization and flow, online assessment strategies, inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for student engagement. Learn more and register HERE.  

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Brightspace: Deep Dive into Discussions

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore workflows and recommendations for grading discussion boards. What we’ll cover: Objectives: 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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Brightspace: Groups

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This training will provide an overview of the Groups tool in Brightspace. It will review how to create groups, the different types of groups, and how groups can be used in Brightspace.  Learning Objectives: Create Groups Review different types of groups How to make a group discussion How to make a group assignment How to use groups to make a journal replacement REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Gradescope

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register for this workshop HERE!

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Online Teaching and Learning Compressed CoP

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this compressed CoP we will cover student-centered course design, prioritizing content, course organization and flow, online assessment strategies, inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for student engagement. Learn more and register HERE.  

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Brightspace: Important Features of Quizzes/Exams

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Quizzes is a large tool with many features. In this training we will be focusing not only on the basics of Quizzes, but also the many other features to consider when using this tool: Objectives: Understanding the basics Setting up availability and access Anonymous grading Grading by question The student experience (feedback, instructions, and progress) The Question Library REGISTER HERE

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Brightspace: Assignments

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Brightspace: Common Gradebook Issues and How to Fix Them

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Introduction to Kaltura

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Community Based Research Workshop

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In these present times, you may be thinking about how, in your position as a faculty member or graduate student, you may take an active role in finding solutions to issues in your local communities. If you have been thinking about how to or have been engaging undergraduate students in research, you may want to attend our upcoming workshop on community based research! We’ll provide guidance on using community-based research approaches to teach your undergraduate students to help find solutions…

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Brightspace Intro Session

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about Brightspace! In this training session, we will be taking a tour of Brightspace and showing off some features we are really excited about. This is a good training to get yourself oriented to the new Learning Management System we will be using at the University of Maine. Unlike our other workshops that get into the nitty-gritty of how to use all the different tools, this training will be focused on providing a  general overview so you can…

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Brightspace: Personalizing Access to Quizzes/Exams to Accommodate Students

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Maximizing Breakout Rooms in Zoom

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register for this workshop HERE!

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Online Teaching and Learning Compressed CoP

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this compressed CoP we will cover student-centered course design, prioritizing content, course organization and flow, online assessment strategies, inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for student engagement. Learn more and register HERE.

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Brightspace: Organize and Build Content for Student Success

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Organize and Build Content for Student Success Review the use of the “Content” area of your course to allow students to best navigate your course: Objectives: 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 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Winter New Faculty Teaching Orientation

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This teaching orientation will introduce you to the teaching technologies used at UMaine, provide guidance for teaching strategies, answer questions, and also give you the opportunity to meet new colleagues across the University. This orientation is open to new full- and part-time faculty members. REGISTER HERE

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Online Teaching and Learning Compressed CoP

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this compressed CoP we will cover student-centered course design, prioritizing content, course organization and flow, online assessment strategies, inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for student engagement. Learn more and register HERE.    

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Brightspace: Setting Up Your Gradebook

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this training, we will be learning how to navigate our gradebook, adjust basic settings, and link assessments to the gradebook. This training was designed to give you an in-depth look at how to use this tool and get you building your gradebook today.  Learning Objectives: Understand the Setup Wizard Organize your grades into categories Associate grade items to assessments Enter grades manually REGISTER HERE

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Using Zoom in Your Classroom

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the basics of using Zoom! REGISTER HERE

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Seeing Your Syllabus Through Your Students’ Eyes: Steps towards a more inclusive course

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Brightspace: How to Grade Student Work Efficiently

January 20 @ 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: Objectives: 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…

Find out more »

Brightspace: Customizing your gradebook

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Introduction to Brightspace for New Faculty

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura – an essential tool for teaching and learning remotely. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. REGISTER HERE A minimum of 3 people will be…

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Brightspace: Deep Dive into Discussions

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore workflows and recommendations for grading discussion boards. What we’ll cover: Objectives: 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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Brightspace: Intelligent Agents and Release Conditions

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Online Teaching and Learning Compressed CoP

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this compressed CoP we will cover student-centered course design, prioritizing content, course organization and flow, online assessment strategies, inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for student engagement. Learn more and register HERE.  

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Brightspace: Groups

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Introduction to Gradescope in Brightspace

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Brightspace: Important Features of Quizzes/Exams

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Brightspace Assignments

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Brightspace: Personalizing Access to Quizzes/Exams to Accommodate Students

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This training will walk faculty through how to use the “Special Access” tools in Brightspace to allow for personalized accommodations, under what situations you may need to make duplicate exams, and other considerations. We will also walk through different strategies for meeting the needs of our students. REGISTER HERE

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Brightspace: How to Grade Student Work Efficiently

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Brightspace: Common Gradebook Issues and How to Fix Them

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop will review how to organize your Gradebook in Brightspace and work through some common issues we often see.   Objectives We work through common issues,  Talk about organization strategies, Show total grade average to students, And review the student experience. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

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Brightspace: Deep Dive into Discussions

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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February 2021

Grading & Equity Community of Practice

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Participants will focus specifically on alternative assessment strategies that support diverse learners. To learn more and register, click HERE!

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Brightspace: Organizing Content

February 2 @ 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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Spring 2021 Teaching Check-Ins

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Looking for an informal space to talk about the changes, victories, and challenges of teaching during Spring 2021?  Our Teaching Check-Ins provide an informal and safe space to seek advice, get questions answered, and share strategies in our new teaching ecosystem. Every third Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00pm For dates and registration, CLICK HERE.

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Brightspace: The NEW Assignment Experience

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The latest Brightspace update brought us a new Assignment Experience! In this training, we will go over how to use the New Assignment Builder and the New Assignment Grading area. We will also talk about the exciting new features of Assignments, such as the automatic linking of assignments to the grade book!

Find out more »

Brightspace: Discussions

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore workflows and recommendations for grading discussion boards. What we’ll cover: Objectives: 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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Spring 2021 Teaching & Learning Book Discussion – Radical Hope by Kevin Gannon

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alternate Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm, February-April. Registrants will be provided a copy of the book. Learn more and register HERE!

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Using Zoom in Your Teaching

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will explore the features of Zoom that you can use to build community and engagement in your synchronous classes. We will review ways to creatively use chat, polls, reactions and other features as time allows. REGISTER HERE

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Graduate Teaching Academy

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Learn more here

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Brightspace: Quizzes

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.   Quizzes is a large tool with many features. In this training we will be focusing not only on the basics of Quizzes, but also the many other features to consider when using this tool: Objectives: Understanding the basics Setting up availability and access Anonymous grading Grading…

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The Student Workload Dilemma – A Conversation

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fall semester illuminated an interesting paradox; faculty worked tirelessly to build more equitable and accessible courses, often reducing content in exchange for more formative learning. Yet, students reported nationwide having more work than ever in their courses. In this conversation we will explore six proposed reasons contributing to this "more-work" paradox and suggest some strategies to mitigate this conflict in your classes. REGISTER HERE

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Using Multiple Graders & Gradescope

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use Gradescope to streamline your grading process and provide formative, unbiased and consistent feedback. In addition this workshop will highlight how to use Gradescope in multi-section courses, or courses with multiple graders or TAs. REGISTER HERE

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Brightspace: Setting Up Gradebook

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Using Programming Assignments in Gradescope

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to use Gradescope to streamline your grading process and provide formative, unbiased and consistent feedback.  In addition, this workshop will review how to collect and grade student code in any language as one of their assignment types. A few highlights of Gradescope’s Programming Assignments Autograde code and give students feedback in real time Any programming language is accepted Students can upload files directly to Gradescope or upload via their GitHub or Bitbucket accounts. In addition to autograding, instructors…

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Brightspace: Introducing Portfolios

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Maximizing Breakout Rooms in Zoom

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A deep dive into how to use the Breakout room feature in your classes; we will discuss the different ways to create and manage rooms and maximizing student productivity. Register for this workshop HERE!

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GTA Bookclub

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 7, 2021

Learn more here

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Grading & Equity Community of Practice

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Participants will focus specifically on alternative assessment strategies that support diverse learners. To learn more and register, click HERE!

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Brightspace: Introducing Portfolios

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Transparent assignments – How designing transparent assignments can help students succeed

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop. Transparency in our teaching is one way we can help students succeed.  In particular, the design and implementation of transparent assignments can help student better understand what is expected of them and what they need to prepare.  Research has shown these approaches in teaching can support all learners, in particular first-generation students. This workshop will follow the Transparency in Learning & Teaching guidelines for transparent…

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Brightspace: The NEW Assignment Experience

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The latest Brightspace update brought us a new Assignment Experience! In this training, we will go over how to use the New Assignment Builder and the New Assignment Grading area. We will also talk about the exciting new features of Assignments, such as the automatic linking of assignments to the grade book! REGISTER HERE

Find out more »

Spring 2021 Teaching & Learning Book Discussion – Radical Hope by Kevin Gannon

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alternate Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm, February-April. Registrants will be provided a copy of the book. Learn more and register HERE!

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Graduate Teaching Academy

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Learn more here

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops. This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura – an essential tool for teaching and learning remotely. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning,…

Find out more »

Brightspace: Introducing Portfolios

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to get the minimum number of registrants required to run this workshop.  Please contact Faculty Support (citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333) with any questions you may have about this tool.   In this training, we will go over what the Portfolio is, how to use it, and how it ties to Learning Outcomes in Brightspace.

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Spring 2021 Teaching Check-Ins

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Looking for an informal space to talk about the changes, victories, and challenges of teaching during Spring 2021?  Our Teaching Check-Ins provide an informal and safe space to seek advice, get questions answered, and share strategies in our new teaching ecosystem. Every third Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00pm For dates and registration, CLICK HERE.

Find out more »

Using Zoom in Your Teaching

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number needed to run this workshop. This workshop will explore the features of Zoom that you can use to build community and engagement in your synchronous classes. We will review ways to creatively use chat, polls, reactions and other features as time allows.

Find out more »

Brightspace: Exam Settings

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops. This workshop will cover the important details of: Creating grade items for your exam Setting up availability and access Anonymous grading Grading by question The student experience (feedback, instructions, and progress)  

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Maximizing Breakout Rooms in Zoom

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops. A deep dive into how to use the Breakout room feature in your classes; we will discuss the different ways to create and manage rooms and maximizing student productivity.

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Brightspace: Solving Common Gradebook Issues

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will review how to organize your Gradebook in Brightspace and work through some common issues we often see. Objectives We work through common issues, Talk about organization strategies, Show total grade average to students, And review the student experience. REGISTER HERE

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Learn How to Use Learning Outcomes and Mastery Scoring in Brightspace

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Using learning outcomes in your course can provide a clear progression of student development towards meeting your instructional objectives. OIRA and CITL will demonstrate how to add learning outcomes to your course and program in Brightspace, and then how to associate these outcomes to different learning activities so you can better capture and evaluate student learning in your course. We will also demonstrate the Mastery View of the gradebook that is activated when using outcomes. REGISTER HERE

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GTA Bookclub

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 7, 2021

Learn more here

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March 2021

Grading & Equity Community of Practice

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Participants will focus specifically on alternative assessment strategies that support diverse learners. To learn more and register, click HERE!

Find out more »

Online Teaching and Learning Compressed CoP

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this compressed CoP we will cover student-centered course design, prioritizing content, course organization and flow, online assessment strategies, inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for student engagement. Learn more HERE.  

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Brightspace Q&A

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get your questions answered and hear what questions your peers have in this Brightspace Q&A. This is an open space to talk about Brightspace, but some things we may go over include: Problem Solving Tips and Tricks Exploring New and Existing Features And any other questions you may have! CANCELED

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Documenting your teaching practice using multiple measures

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gathering and interpreting evidence of your teaching practice can extend beyond student evaluations of teaching (SETs).  Faculty, regardless of position, benefit from developing a documentation strategy focused on diverse sources of evidence that foster reflection, action and growth. This workshop will explore various ways to generate evidence of your teaching practice, such as student feedback forms, pre-post surveys, teaching portfolios, teaching consultations and course reviews.  We will also discuss how to use this evidence to complement your SETs and apply…

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Spring 2021 Teaching & Learning Book Discussion – Radical Hope by Kevin Gannon

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alternate Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm, February-April. Registrants will be provided a copy of the book. Learn more and register HERE!

Find out more »

Graduate Teaching Academy

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Learn more here

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Brightspace: Turnitin

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this training we will go over how to set up the plagiarism checker Turnitin on a Brightspace Assignment. CANCELED

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Gathering mid-semester feedback from students

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Paper Document

In this workshop we will discuss the value of mid-semester “check-ins” of your students to gather formative feedback that can be used to improve your teaching. We will demonstrate developing surveys to gather anonymous student feedback, how to use online tools such as Google Forms and Qualtrics, and how to interpret and use the results. By the end of the workshop you will have outlined a tailored survey to use in your class. REGISTER HERE

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura – an essential tool for teaching and learning remotely. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. A minimum of 3 people will be needed for this…

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Brightspace Q&A

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get your questions answered and hear what questions your peers have in this Brightspace Q&A. This is an open space to talk about Brightspace, but some things we may go over include: Problem Solving Tips and Tricks Exploring New and Existing Features And any other questions you may have! CANCELED  

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Maximizing Breakout Rooms in Zoom

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A deep dive into how to set up, assign, and use Breakout rooms in your classes to maximize student engagement and productivity. REGISTER HERE

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GTA Bookclub

March 12 @ 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, May 7, 2021

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Grading & Equity Community of Practice

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Participants will focus specifically on alternative assessment strategies that support diverse learners. To learn more and register, click HERE!

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Brightspace: Respondus

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this training we will go over how to set up the Respondus Lockdown Browser for Quizzes in Brightspace. Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops.

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Spring 2021 Teaching Check-Ins

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Looking for an informal space to talk about the changes, victories, and challenges of teaching during Spring 2021?  Our Teaching Check-Ins provide an informal and safe space to seek advice, get questions answered, and share strategies in our new teaching ecosystem. Every third Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00pm For dates and registration, CLICK HERE.

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Using collaborative documents in Zoom to support group work

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop will focus on using shared documents with students while having them work in breakout rooms to increase the quality of group work and subsequent class discussions. Additional features of breakout rooms and Zoom will be explored based on interest. REGISTER HERE

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Brightspace Q&A

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get your questions answered and hear what questions your peers have in this Brightspace Q&A. This is an open space to talk about Brightspace, but some things we may go over include: Problem Solving Tips and Tricks Exploring New and Existing Features And any other questions you may have! REGISTER HERE

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Spring 2021 Teaching & Learning Book Discussion – Radical Hope by Kevin Gannon

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alternate Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm, February-April. Registrants will be provided a copy of the book. Learn more and register HERE!

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Graduate Teaching Academy

March 19 @ 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, April 30, 2021

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Brightspace Q&A

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get your questions answered and hear what questions your peers have in this Brightspace Q&A. This is an open space to talk about Brightspace, but some things we may go over include: Problem Solving Tips and Tricks Exploring New and Existing Features And any other questions you may have! Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other…

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Considering equity in your assessment strategies

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing from Feldman's Grading for Equity, this workshop will discuss approaches to grading that are accurate, bias resistant and motivational to equitably assess students and support learning. REGISTER HERE

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GTA Bookclub

March 26 @ 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, May 7, 2021

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Brightspace Q&A

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops. Get your questions answered and hear what questions your peers have in this Brightspace Q&A. This is an open space to talk about Brightspace, but some things we may go over include: Problem Solving Tips and Tricks Exploring New and Existing Features And any other questions you…

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April 2021

Spring 2021 Teaching & Learning Book Discussion – Radical Hope by Kevin Gannon

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alternate Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm, February-April. Registrants will be provided a copy of the book. Learn more and register HERE!

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Graduate Teaching Academy

April 2 @ 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, April 30, 2021

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Brightspace: Common Gradebook Issues and How to Fix Them

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will review how to organize your Gradebook in Brightspace and work through some common issues we often see. Objectives We work through common issues, Talk about organization strategies, Show total grade average to students, And review the student experience. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Spring 2021 Teaching Check-Ins

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Looking for an informal space to talk about the changes, victories, and challenges of teaching during Spring 2021?  Our Teaching Check-Ins provide an informal and safe space to seek advice, get questions answered, and share strategies in our new teaching ecosystem. Every third Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00pm For dates and registration, CLICK HERE.

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Using Zoom in Your Teaching

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please contact Faculty Support at citl@maine.edu or (207)581-3333 with questions, or check out our other upcoming workshops. This workshop will explore the features of Zoom that you can use to build community and engagement in your synchronous classes. We will review ways to creatively use chat, polls, reactions and other features as time allows.

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GTA Bookclub

April 9 @ 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, May 7, 2021

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For Graduate Students: Creating a Diversity Statement

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Institutions of higher education are becoming more deliberate at targeting future faculty who can meaningfully contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives. More often job ads are requiring separate statements, in addition to a teaching philosophy that specifically address these issues. We will work to help you navigate this topic and develop a strategy for writing your own diversity statement. This event is virtual and open to all graduate students. REGISTER HERE

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