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Improving Instructor-to-Student Interaction: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

September 13 - October 3, 2021 Description  By the end of this three-week course, you will be able to use D2L Brightspace tools (including Classlist, Email, Intelligent Agents, personalized Announcements, and private Discussions) to improve instructor-to-student interactions.  You will be provided with efficient ways to email students, tips and tricks to personalize communication for students,... Continue Reading →

Free

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Faculty Learning Community Fall 2021

Online

September 13 - December 5, 2021  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 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. In this course, we’ll have the opportunity to examine... Continue Reading →

Free

What’s New in D2L Brightspace: September 2021

Online

Description This webinar will focus on new features and changes in the September 2021 release (version 20.21.09) that you’ll see in D2L Brightspace starting Thursday, September 16. 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

Leveraging the Groups tool for greater student interaction

Online

Description Discover various ways to leverage the Groups tool to allow students to choose their own small groups or to randomly place students in groups. Use the groups tool in Brightspace to facilitate small group discussion and group projects for face-to-face or online courses. Learn the ins and outs of evaluating small group projects and... Continue Reading →

Free

Create Rubrics to Evaluate Student Work

Online

Description Learn how to create rubrics in Brightspace to provide students with the components on which they will be evaluated prior to them submitting their work. An established rubric with initial standardized feedback helps to provide objective and consistent assessment to students. It saves you time evaluating and grading, while also providing the option of... 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 →

Using Existing Rubrics to Save Time Evaluating Student Work

Online

Description Learn how to make the most of Rubrics to engage learners in all stages of assignments and discussions from start to finish. Discover various ways to align grading rubrics (or rubrics for outcome evaluation) with learning activities to keep track of student achievement. Learn the ins and outs of utilizing rubrics as both an... Continue Reading →

Free

Conversations with Colleagues: September 2021

Online

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 from one another.  We would like to sustain this... Continue Reading →

Free

Designing Your Course for Student Learning 2

Online

Description Spend some time creating aligned module objectives for your class! In this 1 hour webinar, we will go through a brief overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy, practice writing learning objectives and then have an open forum to get feedback on your newly written objectives. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering,... Continue Reading →

Free

Is Time an Issue? Finding Accessible Materials

Online

Description You want to teach with accessible online materials, but don't really know where to look.  Here's a chance to see some options, and to share with others something that you have found!  There are some wonderful online materials out there. We will explore just a few, and give you ideas of where you might... Continue Reading →

Free

OER FAQ: September 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

Creating an Inviting Digital Learning Space with Zoom

Online

Description Virtual spaces still provide opportunities to personalize and humanize the learning environment. When facilitating sessions outside of a traditional setting, we need to be aware of techniques to share new expectations while easing anxiety around participants’ ability to successfully engage with the technology. In this 50 minute webinar we will explore ways to support... Continue Reading →

Free