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April 2021

Overview of New Evaluation Experience in D2L Brightspace

April 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free

D2L is developing an updated interface for evaluations in Brightspace. The first place where the interface is being rebuilt is in the Assignments tool. Come take a look! Note: The new experience will be developed for other tools in the future (Discussions, Quizzes). RSVP Required  Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to your calendar.  Data Use: Campuses want to know if their…

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Conversations with Colleagues: April

April 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description Supporting Multilingual Learners in Our Disciplines Multilingual learners (MLs), sometimes called English language learners, comprise a significant part of our Minnesota State student population. It is challenging to track ML learner success because state and federal policies do not require higher education institutions to monitor the progress of MLs and most institutions do not systematically track each student’s language proficiency. However, research shows that a relatively small percentage of MLs who enroll in higher education earn credentials. So what can faculty…

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Equity and Inclusion Coordinators Mid-April Check-in

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free

In collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Educational Innovations unit within Academic and Student Affairs, three Equity and Inclusion Coordinators are assisting with aligning, developing, and implementing a plan for comprehensive set of development opportunities to help faculty members build knowledge, skills, and abilities related to equity and inclusion efforts within the Network for Educational Development and Equity by Design. As the coordinators have been working to develop plans, they want to provide an opportunity for…

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Overview of Accommodations and Special Access in D2L Brightspace

April 21 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free

Learn the distinctions between setting Accommodations and setting Special Access for students in D2L Brightspace, and when it is appropriate to use each feature. Some of the options include allowing individual students extra time to take quizzes or complete assignments. RSVP Required  Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to your calendar.  Data Use: Campuses want to know if their faculty are using…

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Overview of Old and New HTML Editors in D2L Brightspace

April 21 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free

D2L's HTML editor is changing.  Get the inside scoop on the new layout and new or expanded features.  The HTML editor is available in some form in most of the tools in Brightspace, including Announcements, Content, Quizzes, Assignments, and others. RSVP Required  Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to your calendar.  Data Use: Campuses want to know if their faculty are using…

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Latinx students and the complicated history with Higher Ed (Webinar)

April 27 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Free

Description In this webinar, participants will learn about the many conditions that have resulted in the miseducation of Latinx students. In additions, participants will learn about the multiple ways that the Latinx community has resisted their unequal treatment and the resiliency that they have shown to pursue higher education. Participants will be invited to re-imagine our institutions to become welcoming spaces for all Latinx students. RSVP Required  Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on…

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May 2021

What’s a Humanized Online Course? Option 2 (Webinar)

May 3 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free

Participants will review two common approaches to defining humanized learning, learn how national standards for online course quality incorporate humanizing strategies and evaluate their current courses and practices to identify what’s working and what might need improvement or enhancement. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register. Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar.  Data Use:  Your contact information is…

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Equity and Inclusion Coordinators Monthly Check In: May

May 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free

In collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Educational Innovations unit within Academic and Student Affairs, three Equity and Inclusion Coordinators are assisting with aligning, developing, and implementing a plan for comprehensive set of development opportunities to help faculty members build knowledge, skills, and abilities related to equity and inclusion efforts within the Network for Educational Development and Equity by Design. As the coordinators have been working to develop plans, they want to provide an opportunity for…

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Equity 2030 Chancellor’s Fellows for Predictive Analytics (Webinar)

May 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free

In January 2020, Chancellor Malhotra appointed four Equity 2030 Chancellor’s Fellows from among Minnesota State faculty across the state to generate an essential knowledge base to lay the philosophical and practical groundwork for Equity 2030. Dr. Jeff Ueland’s Fellowship in Predictive Analytics was extended for a year to allow him to assist with the development of reports and tools to help ground and guide the progress Minnesota State will make toward achieving the Equity 2030 goal. During this session, Dr.…

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Philosophy of Community and Technical Colleg​e Education – Summer Term

May 15
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Summer Course Dates: May 15 - August 30
Philosophy of Community and Technical College Education

You may register for this course at anytime within the course dates listed below. Course Terms The following table illustrates course term and registration dates. They will occur the same dates each year. You may register for this course at anytime within the course dates listed below. Preview the Syllabus Term ​​Course Dates Spring December 15 - May 30 Summer May 15 - August 30 Fall August 1 - January 15 This is one of the four required courses for…

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Open Education Network Webinar

May 17 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

OEN Webinars introduce open educational resources, creative commons licensing, and the work with the Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota. Faculty participating in this webinar may review an open textbook located in the Open Textbook Library (open.umn.edu) and receive a $200.00 honorarium once the review is completed. Registration Deadline is May 13, 2021 Questions? Contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu

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Teach Together Minnesota! (Conference)

May 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Free
Teach Together Minnesota!

Agenda at a Glance Educators from across Minnesota are invited to join this free virtual event to connect with colleagues within your discipline to have facilitated discussions grounded in cultural fluency and culturally relevant pedagogies. MinnState.edu/TeachTogetherMN Register Below To register for this event, use the RSVP tool below using your institutional email address.  After registering you will receive a calendar appointment from ed-innovations@minnstate.edu with a link to the event webpage. This webpage will include links to all Zoom meeting locations.

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