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Upcoming CTL Workshops

TUESDAY, 9/25 WEDNESDAY, 9/26 THURSDAY, 9/27 FRIDAY, 9/28 MONDAY, 10/1
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
1:00pm LabArchives Beginners Training Session
2:30pm LabArchives Advanced Training Session
12:00pm Peer Editing Research Manuscripts for Clarity
9:00am LabArchives, Classroom Edition
TUESDAY, 10/2 WEDNESDAY, 10/3 THURSDAY, 10/4 FRIDAY, 10/5 MONDAY, 10/8
11:00am Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
12:00pm Proofreading Research Manuscripts

WEDNESDAY, 9/26

    Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/26/2018
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.

    Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/26/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/26/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/26/2018
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.

THURSDAY, 9/27

    LabArchives Beginners Training Session
    Instructor: LabArchives Staff
    Date: 9/27/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: JAH M-13A - East
    (Registration for this workshop is full. You may sign up for the Waiting List in case a spot opens up.)


    LabArchives Advanced Training Session
    Instructor: LabArchives Staff
    Date: 9/27/2018
    Time: 2:30pm – 4:45pm
    Location: JAH M-13A - East
    (Register for this workshop)


    Peer Editing Research Manuscripts for Clarity
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 9/27/2018
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    “Don’t worry about the content. Just tell me if it sounds right.” Sometimes colleagues ask you to evaluate the flow and language of their drafts. This session will give editors and writers specific strategies for editing paragraphs and sentences for the clearest possible meaning. You’ll also learn how to point writers to the right verb tense and how to trim sentences without trimming meaning.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Help other writers improve their paragraphs
    • Help clarify sentence structure
    • Suggest the right verb tense
    • Trim sentences without trimming meaning


    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.

FRIDAY, 9/28

    LabArchives, Classroom Edition
    Instructor: LabArchives Staff
    Date: 9/28/2018
    Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Gutman Library instruction space (East Falls Campus)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Wouldn’t it be great if your lab notebook did all these things:
    • Integrate your course content, lab manuals and student notebook in one place.
    • Utilize your Learning Management System (LMS) enrollment and grading.
    • Facilitate 24/7 Instructor, TA & Student interaction.
    • Enable individual or group work.
    • Log all student course activities.

    LabArchives does all of this and much more...

    Join the more than 1,900 instructors who have selected LabArchives to replace their students' paper notebooks and lab manuals. It costs less and delivers more. The result: 250,000 students have used the LabArchives platform in more than 4,700 courses.

    LabArchives will present a hands-on course to introduce the Classroom Edition. Faculty will see both sides of the software from the student and instructor perspectives.

TUESDAY, 10/2

    Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 10/2/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307 and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is not just a secure delivery solution—it has the potential to improve teaching and learning exponentially! This workshop, which focuses on the feedback and analysis features of ExamSoft, is essential for item writers, course faculty, and administration.

    Topics include:
    • Student Feedback reports
    • Self-directed learning
    • Early advising/remediation
    • Item analysis
    • Curricular goals and objectives


    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.

THURSDAY, 10/4

    Proofreading Research Manuscripts
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 10/4/2018
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Many writers feel anxiety about handing their manuscripts over to a judge, even if it’s just a peer. However, having someone else proofread and give a manuscript feedback increases the chance that it will get published. In our collaborative world, good peer editors should know how to respect the writer, build trust, and fix some errors. This session helps improve communication between the peer editor and the writer by defining inoffensive ways to give feedback. It also shares specific proofreading strategies for finding errors.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Build trust to avoid giving offense with comments
    • Give purposeful feedback that improves drafts
    • Proofread carefully to ensure correctness


    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.