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Improving Online Assessments 2: Summer 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

July 12 - August 1, 2021 Description  Not only can improving online assessments more accurately capture what students know, but it can also increase learning, deter student cheating, and save you time over the long term. In this short course, you'll examine and apply principles of validity & reliability and writing effective quiz and test... Continue Reading →

Free

Equity 101 2: Summer 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

July 12 - August 1, 2021 Course Learning Objectives  After completing the course, participants will be able to:  Define basic language surrounding equity and inclusion Critically examine ideas about people, perspectives, and experiences that are different from your own Explain the deficit vs. asset mindset and the importance of the asset mindset Reflect on your... Continue Reading →

Free

What’s new in D2L Brightspace: July 2021 (Webinar)

Online

This webinar will focus on new features and changes in the July 2021 release (version 20.21.07) that you’ll see in D2L Brightspace starting Thursday, July 15. 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. ... Continue Reading →

Free

Humanizing Plus: Principles to Enhance Online Teaching and Learning (Webinar)

Online

Participants will review the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework: social, cognitive, and teaching presence (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000), and consider specific strategies to create a more inclusive and equitable online course by focusing on four interwoven principles: trust, presence, awareness, and empathy. Participants will also have an opportunity to assess their current courses and practices and identify... Continue Reading →

Free

Six Ways to Improve Learning with Retrieval Practice: Option 2 (Webinar)

Online

Description Improve learning with retrieval practice teaching methods! Learn six practical strategies for your online courses that use retrieval to enhance academic achievement and long-term learning. Outcomes: Define retrieval practice in your own words. Articulate one benefit of retrieval for learning. Share at least one applied teaching strategy for incorporating retrieval in synchronous courses. Share... Continue Reading →

Free

Update on Guided Learning Pathways – Practice Alignment Assessment Results (Webinar)

Online

Approved by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees in November 2020 after a three-year collaborative development process, the Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways Framework (GLP Framework) is an enterprise-level student success strategy. Building on evidence from across the nation, the GLP Framework outlines characteristics of effective practices in supporting students throughout their educational journey with... Continue Reading →

Free