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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

November 1 - November 21, 2021 This short course was previously scheduled for September 27 - October 17 Description  Our chancellor has given us the challenge of eliminating our equity gaps by 2030. How can we, as instructors, shift our teaching practices to meet this goal? One promising path is to ground those practices in... Continue Reading →

Free

Equity and Technology: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

November 1 - November 21, 2021 Course Learning Objectives  Through engaging in the work of the training, faculty will be able to: Understand how we can design our online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses with equity in mind Intentionally create relationships with our students Better understand how to help the students navigate all of the... Continue Reading →

Free

Quiz Submission Views

Online

Description Learn to use the Quiz Submission Views in D2L Brightspace to enhance student learning. Determine the best settings to provide students with quiz feedback in a timely and effective manner. 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... Continue Reading →

Free

Copy Courses and Manage Dates in D2L

Online

Description Copy Course Components is a tool in D2L Brightspace that enables you to copy materials from your existing courses into another course. When copying components, you can choose all or select individual items to copy into your course. Learn how you can save time by re-purposing course material. The Start, End, and Due dates... Continue Reading →

Free

Working in Pressbooks: Adding OER Materials

Online

Description Pressbooks is a software made available for free to residents of Minnesota by the Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project.  We will take some time to look through a couple of sample textbooks, and learn the basics about how to use Pressbooks.  Adding OER materials to the software will create a textbook-like layout, and allow you... Continue Reading →

Free

New Discussion Date Settings in D2L Brightspace: November 2021

Online

Description The date settings in Discussions will soon be changing significantly. This webinar will provide an overview of what’s changing and how the changes correlate to the current settings, with a proactive effort toward making this as smooth a transition as possible. This webinar will be repeated in December, please register for one that fits... Continue Reading →

Free

Open Education Network Webinar

Online

Open Education Network (OEN) Webinars introduce Minnesota State faculty and staff to open educational resources, creative commons licensing, and the work with the Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota. After the OEN Webinar, attendance will be taken. Attendees will receive a link to review an open textbook located in the Open Textbook Library... Continue Reading →

What’s New in D2L Brightspace: November 2021

Online

Description This webinar will focus on new features and changes in the November 2021 release (version 20.21.11) that you’ll see in D2L Brightspace starting Thursday, November 18. 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... Continue Reading →

Free

Conversations with Colleagues: November 2021

Online

The November 2021 Conversations with Colleagues has been cancelled. Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching in 2020, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn... Continue Reading →

Free

Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

November 22 - December 12, 2021 Course Learning Objectives  Through engaging in the work of the training, faculty will be able to: Define anti-racist pedagogy as an individual and community process, and why it is important Learn strategies for sustained critical self-reflection as a foundation for anti-racism work Begin applying anti-racist pedagogy to their classes,... Continue Reading →

Free

OER FAQ: November 2021

Online

Description In this webinar, host Karen Pikula and a panel from the system office will answer questions about open educational resources, intellectual property, Creative Commons licenses, Z-degrees, and more! Time will be allotted toward the end to answer any participant questions that were not answered. View all OER Events. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool... Continue Reading →

Free

Culturally-Based Learning Preferences and Your Teaching

Online

Description In Patrick Parrish and Jennifer A. Linder-VanBerschot’s article “Cultural Dimensions of Learning: Addressing the Challenges of Multicultural Instruction” from the journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (2010), they describe a construct for understanding how our cultures influence the way we prefer to learn. Key to us as educators is how... Continue Reading →