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  • Fall 2022-Summer 2023

    Fall 2022

    Gathering Student Feedback
    Taylor Chesson
    September 20, 2022

    After learning about the importance of student feedback on September 13th, in this session, we are turning the tables to see how learners can provide feedback to instructors. We will consider the benefits of receiving feedback from students and demonstrate how Small Group Instructional Diagnostics (SGIDs) can assist in opening communication in the classroom.  

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    Optimizing Instructor Feedback  
    Heather Rippetoe 
    September 13, 2022

    In this session we will explore the concepts “feedback literacy” and “feedforward.” We will also discuss structuring assignments in D2L/iLearn that allow feedback by using audio and video tools to improve the feedback experience for both students and instructors. 

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    iLearn Quiz Tool

    The iLearn Quiz Tool has a new look and functionality that is currently an opt-in or opt-out feature for instructors. Known as the New Quiz Experience, it is simpler to navigate as the design includes drop-down menus and settings all on one page. This is in contrast to the traditional design, which includes settings tabs on separate pages. In this training session, Ms. Lauren Neal and Dr. Kelvin Norman will compare and contrast the differences between the traditional and new quiz tool layouts.

    Poll Everywhere
    Taylor Chesson
    August 30, 2022 

    Poll Everywhere is an instructional technology tool that allows you to conduct formative assessments, foster student engagement through live polling, and increase the productivity of class discussions by providing an inclusive and easy-to-use discussion platform. In this session, we discuss how to increase student engagement in your classroom through using Poll Everywhere, helpful topics to get started, and more.  

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    Cognitive Load 
    Taylor Chesson & Heather Rippetoe 
     August 23, 2022

    Cognitive load relates to the amount of information that working memory can hold at one time. Instruction methods should avoid overwhelming students’ mental capacities and focus more on retention practices. In this session, we will discuss memory, retrieval, and overload. 

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  • Fall 2021-Summer 2022

    Summer 2022

    Portfolio Assignments
    Heather Rippetoe
    August 9, 2022

    Portfolios help students participate in the process of learning while also creating a product that can be assessed as part of a course or shared with potential employers. Join us for this session on how to implement portfolio assignments in your course. 

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    Student Centered Learning
    Taylor Chesson
    August 2, 2022 

    Student Centered Learning (SCL) is a teaching method broadly defined as a shift in the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. In this interactive session, we will discuss how to implement student-centered learning in your courses and address both benefits and challenges of SCL. 

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    iLearn: Semester Wrap-Up
    Dr. Kelvin Norman & Lauren Neal
    July 26, 2022

    The end of the semester is the time to prepare iLearn courses for copying components to the next semester’s courses. This process involves updating Master iLearn courses as well as cleaning up existing semester courses. In this session, Kelvin discusses the exact procedures for adding, deleting, and modifying content topics, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and other iLearn components. The process of copying, exporting, and importing entire courses and between semesters is also explained in detail. Lastly, Kelvin also elaborates on the steps for selecting specific items to be copied as well as how to manage or offset start, end, and due dates. 

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    Designing Assessment
    Heather Rippetoe & Taylor Chesson
    July 19, 2022

    Assessments are a tool designed to help measure student mastery of course outcomes and objectives. In this workshop, we will review the types of assessments as well as the purpose and reasoning behind implementing effective assessments in your courses. We will walk through the importance of both formative and summative assessments as well as the tools available for each one. 

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    Engagement Strategies
    Heather Rippetoe & Taylor Chesson
    July 12, 2022 

    In this session, we explore increasing attendance by designing for student interaction with the instructor, the content, and with one another. We will discuss including participation as a graded item, activities that encourage student motivation, and creating a welcoming classroom culture and environment. 

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    Critical Thinking Replay
    Taylor Chesson 
    July 5, 2022

    In this session, Taylor discusses the importance of critical thinking as it prepares students for a lifetime of thinking and learning independently. She covers ways to implement critical thinking exercises in the classroom, knowing what you know (metacognition), in-context learning, and inductive / deductive reasoning. 

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    Communication
    Taylor Chesson
    June 28, 2022

    In this session, we focus on the skill of communication. Communication is a critical   component to any course and essential for students to both learn and succeed. During this  session, we look at ways to incorporate communication in a variety of forms from student- to-student and student-to-instructor.  

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    Collaboration
    Heather Rippetoe 
    June 21, 2022

    In this session, we will discuss technology tools for collaboration and why it is a crucial 21st century skill. Listen and learn from faculty and students on the best methods for collaboration in your in-person, hybrid, and online courses.  

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    Creativity
    Heather Rippetoe
    June 14, 2022

    In this session, we discuss the importance of creativity as it creates opportunities for student  engagement and student success beyond the classroom. We discuss different methods for  incorporating creativity into your course, helpful technologies, and best practices.  

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    Critical Thinking
    Taylor Chesson
    June 7, 2022

    In this session, Taylor discusses the importance of critical thinking as it prepares students for a lifetime of thinking and learning independently. She covers ways to implement critical thinking exercises in the classroom, knowing what you know (metacognition), in-context learning, and inductive / deductive reasoning. 

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    Asynchronous Online Best Practices (Replay)
    Taylor Chesson
    May 31, 2022

    Based on the Tech-Direct course modality, Taylor Chesson presents how to implement asynchronous best practices including release conditions, chunking information, and active participation in an online course. 

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    2022 CITL Summer Intensive
    CITL Staff
    May 16 & 17, 2022

    The CITL Summer Intensive is a two-day workshop experience for all Tennessee Tech faculty. View session recordings to learn the principles of good course design for all course modalities, then apply what you’ve learned to improve your course.

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    Spring 2022

    Qualtrics Insights Platform
    Dr. Allen Mathende
    May 10, 2022

    During this session, Dr. Mathende covers the how to's of Qualtrics. He provides an overview of creating surveys, adding collaborators, distributing, analyzing the data, and more. 

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    iLearn: Semester Wrap-Up 
    Dr. Kelvin Norman & Lauren Neal
    April 26, 2022

    The end of the semester is the time to prepare iLearn courses for copying components to the next semester’s courses. This process involves updating Master iLearn courses as well as cleaning up existing semester courses. In this session, Kelvin discusses the exact procedures for adding, deleting, and modifying content topics, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and other iLearn components. The process of copying, exporting, and importing entire courses and between semesters is also explained in detail. Lastly, Kelvin also elaborates on the steps for selecting specific items to be copied as well as how to manage or offset start, end, and due dates. 

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    Asynchonous Online Best Practices
    Taylor Chesson
    April 19, 2022

    Based on the Tech-Direct course modality, Taylor Chesson will present how to implement asynchronous best practices including release conditions, chunking information, and active participation in an online course. 

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    Mathematics in Online Environments
    Taylor Chesson
    April 12, 2022

    During this session, Taylor Chesson will provide an overview of how to add different types of equations to iLearn quizzes as well as using LaTeX in assessments and assignments. 

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    Active Learning & Flipped Classroom
    Taylor Chesson 
    April 5, 2022

    In this interactive session, Taylor Chesson covers strategies, best practices, and techniques designed to help you implement active learning and flipped classroom methods in your courses.  

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    Qualtrics
    Dr. Allen Mathende
    March 29, 2022

    During this session, Dr. Mathende covers the how to's of Qualtrics. He provides an overview of creating surveys, adding collaborators, distributing, analyzing the data, and more. 

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    Meet & Greet
    Heather Rippetoe & Taylor Chesson
    March 21, 2022

    Join the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for a meet and greet time with our new Instructional Design Team members, Ms. Heather Rippetoe and Mrs. Taylor Chesson. Learn about what an instructional designer is and how our team can assist you this semester. 

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    iLearn Quizzes Part 2
    Lauren Neal
    March 8, 2022

    Part 2 of the iLearn Quizzes series covers topics concerning the grading and management of quizzes once they have been taken. Issues that may occur and how to fix them, such as incorrect answers selected for the questions, manually grading, resetting attempts, and more.

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    iLearn Quizzes Part 1
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    March 1, 2022

    In part 1 of this two part series, we take an in-depth look at the Quiz tool in iLearn. During this session, Kelvin discusses creating questions, using the Question Library, publisher test banks, and quiz setup. 

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    Implementing Critical Thinking in Your Course
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    February 22, 2022

    During this session, we discuss the importance of critical thinking within your course. We discuss what questions to ask and assignments to implement to promote critical thinking and how to teach critical thinking skills such as discussing various points of view, asking questions, decision making, creativity, and connecting ideas. 

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    Assignment Tool & Turnitin
    Lauren Neal
    February 15, 2022

    Watch this replay to see a review of the new assignment experience and settings available in iLearn, as well as the Turnitin integration for plagiarism and grammar checking. We also look at the options available for grading assignments through the iLearn grading experience and the Turnitin integration.

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    Poll Everywhere
    Dr. Kelvin Norman & Lauren Neal
    February 8, 2022

    In this session, we discuss how to increase student engagement in your classroom through using Poll Everywhere. Poll Everywhere is an instructional technology tool that allows you to conduct formative assessments, foster student engagement through live polling, and increase the productivity of class discussions by providing an inclusive and easy-to-use discussion platform. We will discuss how to use Poll Everywhere, helpful topics to get started, and more. 

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    Technology Tools for Group Work
    Dr. Kelvin Norman & Lauren Neal 
    February 1, 2022

    In this session, Lauren and Kelvin discussed the different technology tools available to help you implement group work effectively in your courses. They looked at group collaboration using Office 365 and other technology tools. As well as how to best use OneDrive, Online Doc sharing, Yammer, Kaizala, and other platforms when working within groups, as well as for your course as a whole.

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    Leveraging Microsoft Teams for Classes
    Dr. Kelvin Norman & Lauren Neal
    January 25, 2022

    During this session, Lauren and Kelvin discussed the differences in Teams versus links, as well as how to use channels and files. They also walked through the process of setting up meeting links and integrating Teams within iLearn.

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    Communication Stragies
    Dr. Jason Beach
    January 11, 2022

    Communication is an essential tool for classroom success.  Listen and learn from faculty and students on the best methods for communication in your courses. Whether teaching online, hybrid, or in person, you’ll gather valuable insights into how to engage and communicate effectively in your classrooms.  

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    Adding & Organizing Content
    Lauren Neal
    January 6, 2022

    The Content tool in iLearn is relatively simple and straight forward. In this workshop, we will cover the basics as well as demonstrate some other things you can do in the Content area. Want to know more about how students are using content? View the recording below. 

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    Managing Combined Courses
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    January 5, 2022

    Are you teaching multiple sections of a course? Have an undergraduate and graduate section that use similar material? Is there an Honors student in your general section? You can combine these courses into one section to provide one set of material as well as provide additional material for those who need it. In this session, we will show you how to use the tools in iLearn to help manage these types of courses.

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    Fall 2021 

    iLearn: Semester Wrap-Up - Replay
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    December 7, 2021

    The end of the semester is the time to prepare iLearn courses for copying components to the next semester’s courses. This process involves updating Master iLearn courses as well as cleaning up existing semester courses. In this session, Kelvin discusses the exact procedures for adding, deleting, and modifying content topics, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and other iLearn components. The process of copying, exporting, and importing entire courses and between semesters is also explained in detail. Lastly, Kelvin also elaborates on the steps for selecting specific items to be copied as well as how to manage or offset start, end, and due dates. 

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    Group Work Part 2 - Replay
    Lauren Neal & Dr. Kelvin Norman
    November 30, 2021

    Group work is a terrific way to induce collaboration and community in your classroom. In this session we will expand on Part 1 of this series and apply some of the knowledge gained in an activity. Come join us for an interactive session of group work. 

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    Group Work Part 1 - Replay
    Lauren Neal & Sydney Story
    November 23, 2021

    Student engagement and community are characteristics of a quality course regardless of the modality. While poorly structured group projects can lead to frustration and stifle motivation for students, well-organized projects can pull students together as a team allowing them to learn from each other by sharing perspectives, mindsets, cultural expectations, and ideas.  Join us for part 1 of this two part series and learn how to successfully plan and utilize group work in your courses.

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    Video Projects Part 3
    Dr. Jason Beach & Ms. Sydney Story
    November 16, 2021

    In the final session of the Video Projects series, Dr. Beach and Ms. Story will discuss options for implementing the video tips and tricks they have shared in part 1 and part 2, as well as provide information specific to student video projects. 

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    Video Projects Part 2
    Lauren Neal and Sydney Story
    November 9, 2021

    In part 2 of our Video Projects series we take a look at the how to element of creating videos. Beginning with the editing and various tools available, Ms. Neal and Ms. Story demonstrate how to use the various video editing software available, as well as provide guidance on which media options may work best for your course. 

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    Video Projects Part 1
    Dr. Jason Beach and Sydeny Story
    November 2, 2021

    Video Projects offer a unique way to engage students and provide alternative assessment and creative course design. This workshop series will share ideas on expanding the use of instructor videos, as well as ways to incorporate student videos in your class. The first part of our Video Projects series will cover the rationale and benefits of using video projects, along with highlighting sample video projects and ways to incorporate them in.  

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    Group Work Part 2
    Lauren Neal & Dr. Kelvin Norman
    October 26, 2021 

    Group work is a terrific way to induce collaboration and community in your classroom. In this session we will expand on Part 1 of this series and apply some of the knowledge gained in an activity. Come join us for an interactive session of group work. 

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    Group Work Part 1
    Lauren Neal & Sydney Story
    October 19, 2021 

    Student engagement and community are characteristics of a quality course regardless of the modality. While poorly structured group projects can lead to frustration and stifle motivation for students, well-organized projects can pull students together as a team allowing them to learn from each other by sharing perspectives, mindsets, cultural expectations, and ideas.  Join us for part 1 of this two part series and learn how to successfully plan and utilize group work in your courses. 

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    Flipgrid: Discussion Alternative
    Drs. Jason Beach & Kelvin Norman
    October 5, 2021

    Flipgrid is a free, web-based program that is used as an instructional tool for capturing brief video comments and reactions. Flipgrid allows students to consider other peoples’ perceptions and engage in content and feedback while developing their communication skills.

    Here are a few benefits of using Flipgrid as a resource in the classroom: 

    • Providing alternative assessment opportunities with verbal communication of learning. 
    • Providing opportunities for students to be more effective digital citizens. 
    • Providing a versatile instructional tool to be used as a one-time or ongoing strategy. 

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    Gamification / Awards Part 3
    Kyle Cook & Dr. Kelvin Norman
    September 28, 2021

    During this session, participants walked through the award structures they had set up since the last session and tested their ideas with the members of the CITL staff. 

    Gamification / Awards Part 2
    Kyle Cook & Dr. Kelvin Nroman
    September 21, 2021

    In part 2 of the series, Kyle and Kelvin will focus on the “How To” related to awards, building on the foundation of the “why” from the previous session. They will demonstrate how to use videos to trigger awards and introduce release conditions, award templates, and more details on making award structures work in your course.

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    Gamification / Awards Part 1
    Kyle Cook & Dr. Kelvin Norman
    September 14, 2021

    Awards provide a way to lead students through your content to give order, engagement, and inspiration. In this session, Kyle and Kelvin will cover the broader picture of using awards to encourage students toward a goal. They will discuss different structures for utilizing awards in iLearn and applying these structures to a gamified scenario.

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    Video in the Classroom and Accessibility
    Kyle Cook & Lauren Neal
    September 7, 2021 

    With a larger footprint in the digital space, providing the most accessible materials to students has become even more critical. In this session, we will cover video accessibility basics and discuss what you should consider when designing your course. Join us to help ensure that you are creating the most accessible content possible.  

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    YuJa Media Overview (Replay) 
    YuJa Media Representative and CITL Staff
    August 31, 2021 

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    YuJa Media Overview (Replay)
    YuJa Media Representative and CITL Staff
    August 24, 2021

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  • Fall 2020-Summer 2021

    Summer 2021 

    YuJa Media Tutorial
    YuJa Media Representative
    August 10, 2021

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    YuJa Media Tutorial
    YuJa Media Representative
    August 3, 2021

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    iLearn Semester Wrap-Up: Course Copy
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    July 27, 2021

    The end of the semester is the time to prepare iLearn courses for copying components to the next semester’s courses. This process involves updating Master iLearn courses as well as cleaning up existing semester courses. In this session, Kelvin discusses the exact procedures for adding, deleting, and modifying content topics, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and other iLearn components. The process of copying, exporting, and importing entire courses and between semesters is also explained in detail. Lastly, Kelvin also elaborates on the steps for selecting specific items to be copied as well as how to manage or offset start, end, and due dates. 

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    YuJa Media Tips & Tricks
    CITL Staff
    July 20, 2021

    Now that we have begun the transition to YuJa Media, you can learn how YuJa provides courses with media tools to take them to the next level. In this session, members of the CITL staff will provide an overview of YuJa, general how-to instructions for re-linking your videos, and how to best use this type of technology in your courses. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the session.

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    YuJa Media Video Creation
    CITL Staff
    July 6, 2021 

    Now that we have begun the transition to YuJa Media, you can learn how YuJa provides courses with media tools to take them to the next level. In this session, members of the CITL staff will provide an overview of YuJa, general how-to instructions for re-linking your videos, and how to best use this type of technology in your courses. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the session.

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    YuJa Media Information Session
    Dr. Jason Beach and Dr. Kelvin Norman
    June 22, 2021 

    Now that we have begun the transition to YuJa Media, you can learn how YuJa provides courses with media tools to take them to the next level. In this session, Drs. Beach and Norman provide an overview of YuJa, including how YuJa compares to Kaltura, general how-to instructions, and how to best use this type of technology in your courses. 

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    Course Design & Layout
    Lauren Neal
    June 15, 2021

    The way a course is set up is critical to success. Designing the course with a structure that is easy to navigate, resources that are accessible, and consistency throughout is key. In this session, we will look at the tools available to help address the design and layout of your course.

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    Course Analytics in iLearn pt 2
    Kyle Cook & Lauren Neal
    June 8, 2021

    During this session, Kyle and Lauren continued their discussion on the importance of course analytics, as well as demonstrated additional course analytic tools you can use to evaluate and improve your courses moving forward. 

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    Course Analytics in iLearn pt 1 (Replay) 
    Kyle Cook & Lauren Neal
    June 1, 2021 

    Course analytics can help provide insight into how effective course elements are, as well as the level of engagement for students. The analytics function in iLearn allows instructors to monitor class progress, content statistics, assignment statistics, and more. During this session, Lauren and Kyle will cover how to find your course analytics, how to understand and use the information collected, and how to then implement that information for better course design and higher student engagement

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    Affordable Textbook Options for Your Students 
    Sharon Holderman, Volpe Library
    May 19, 2021

    Learn how to save your students money with textbook affordability options through the library, bookstore, and OERs (Open Educational Resources).  The best time to implement this is while you are creating or updating a course.  However, it may also be possible to save your students money without switching textbooks.  

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    CITL Summer Intensive 
    CITL Staff
    May 17 and 18, 2021 

    The CITL Summer Intensive is a two-day workshop experience open to all Tennessee Tech faculty. Day one will consist of four morning sessions that will unpack the 6 categories of the OLC Course Design Rubric, a break for lunch, and then breakout rooms in the afternoon where you can work one-on-one with the CITL staff. Day two will be similar, but focusing on infusing technology into your courses to promote interaction and engagement. The afternoon session will be centered around implementation and sharing ideas. 


    Spring 2021

    Tech Tools Tuesday: iLearn, Getting Your Course Ready for the Next Semester
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    May 11, 2021

    The end of the semester is the time to prepare iLearn courses for copying components to the next semester’s courses. This process involves updating Master iLearn courses as well as cleaning up existing semester courses. In this session, we will discuss the exact procedures for adding, deleting, and modifying content topics, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and other iLearn components. The process of copying, exporting, and importing entire courses and between semesters will be explained in detail. I will also include elaboration on the steps for selecting specific items to be copied as well as how to manage or offset start, end, and due dates. 

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    iLearn Quiz Tool
    Dr. Kelvin Norman
    April 20, 2021

    The iLearn Quiz Tool enables instructors to create exams using multiple question types while implementing a wide range of settings to facilitate administering the exams. In addition, this versatile tool captures analytics, reports, and exportable data that can be used as valuable feedback for evaluating student progress and teaching effectiveness. In this session, I will discuss how to create questions in the Question Library, how to add the questions to a quiz, and how to apply quiz settings to give the instructor granular control.  Other topics will include question pools, advanced grading options, special access, and analytics.  

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    Course Analytics in iLearn
    Lauren Neal & Kyle Cook
    April 13, 2021

    Course analytics can help provide insight into how effective course elements are, as well as the level of engagement for students. The analytics function in iLearn allows instructors to monitor class progress, content statistics, assignment statistics, and more. During this session, Lauren and Kyle will cover how to find your course analytics, how to understand and use the information collected, and how to then implement that information for better course design and higher student engagement.  

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    LinkedIn Learning & e-Portfolios
    Cheryl Tays, Instructional Designer
    April 6, 2021

    The nature of LinkedIn is centered around professionalism, which means it provides an easy way for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to cut through any social noise. It serves as a sort of electronic portfolio in the career search process. Instructors are encouraged to assign courses related to course content/objectives for a grade or suggest courses that help students perform better on performance assessments. 

    This workshop will help instructors learn to utilize one of the most valuable tools offered to faculty and students at Tennessee Tech. Specifically, the objectives of the training include:

    • Overview of LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning
    • Discuss the use of LinkedIn Learning as an electronic portfolio for students
    • Create a plan for implementing LinkedIn Learning in your course

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    Elevating Student Engagement: Engagement Opportunities Outside iLearn
    Kyle Cook, Instructional Designer
    April 1, 2021 

    Student engagement is essential to a successful course, but it is not automatic, especially in an online classroom. This session is focused on tools and techniques that instructors can leverage to increase engagement with their students. In this session, you will be introduced to available software, resources, and applications that can have a tremendous impact on learner engagement. You will also be given strategies for using these programs, as well as tips and tricks to increase overall interest in the content. 

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    Tech Teaches Tuesday: Course Evaluations
    Kyle Cook, Instructional Designer
    March 30, 2021

    Consistent course evaluations offer the best opportunity for improvement in the future. In this session, I will discuss formative evaluation techniques as well as the traditional summative evaluations you may be familiar with. Participants will gain a better understanding of why and how to evaluate your course, as well as practical steps to implement to start improving next semester's course today.

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    Tech Tools Tuesday: Respondus Monitor
    Dr. Kelvin Norman, Educational Technology Specialists
    March 23, 2021

    Respondus Monitor is an instructional technology that builds on the power of using Respondus LockDown browser by helping educators monitor students during quizzes or online assessments. Respondus Monitor uses a student's webcam and industry-leading video analytics to help prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. During this session, participants will learn how to successfully integrate the use of Respondus Monitor in their course, from turning on the proper setting in iLearn to accessibility and other additional features.  

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    Tech Teaches Tuesday: Grading Rubrics
    Cheryl Tays & Lauren Neal
    March 9, 2021

    Grading rubrics are assessment tools to help instructors and students focus on the expectations of an assignment. While generic grading rubrics are plentiful, it is recommended that instructors use the course standards to build effective grading rubrics in order to determine the level of student success within each assignment. In addition to facilitating learning, rubrics can also help to make the grading of the assessments fair and consistent. This workshop will offer discussions on the practical consideration of using grading rubrics within a course and research-based practices for rubric design. It will also include a demonstration of constructing grading rubrics within iLearn and connecting them to the gradebook.  

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    Tech Teaches Tuesday: Course Objectives, Assessments, & Instructional Strategies
    Kyle Cook, CITL Instructional Designer  
    March 2, 2021

    Course alignment is crucial for successful learning. If the content of a course does not align with the course objectives then chances are the objectives will not be met. When designing an online course, a lot of thought and planning should go into the structure. The desired outcome(s) of a course should be the primary focus in the design process. In this session we will discuss course alignment through learning objectives and assessment. We will outline a strategy for building alignment within your course and hopefully provide you with some information you can use when structuring your next eLearning offering.

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    Gamification of Learning
    Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
    Cheryl Tays, CITL Instructional Designer
    January 28, 2021

    Higher Education is NOT a game, but that does not mean that games cannot be used to motivate and engage students. Gamification has become more than a buzzword, and is proving to be popular in education development to enrich students' experience in classroom. Gamification is defined as the incorporation of gaming elements, such as scoring, competition, and leveling, in educational or other contexts that are not typically game-like. Not a gamer? No worries! This session will share strategies in iLearn and other web-based tools that may improve learner engagement in your course.

    The “Elevating Student Engagement – Session 5: Gamification” will cover the following topics:

    • Benefits of Gamification
    • Educational Research on Gamification
    • iLearn Release Conditions
    • iLearn Points Grading System
    • Tic Tac Toe Boards in Student Choice of Assessment
    • Variety of Web-Based Tools for Gamification

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    New Faculty Orientation Series | Elevating Student Engagement  - this session is required for all new faculty. 


    Course Evaluations: Engaging with Course Evaluations Results to Improve Teaching Pedagogy
    New Faculty Orientation Session
    Dr. Kevin Harris, Center for Assessment and Improvement of Learning Associate Director
    January 21, 2021

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    CITL Winter Workshop
    Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning 
    January 12, 2021

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    Fall 2020


    Elevating Student Engagement Series

    More than ever before, college and university instructors are faced with a challenge of student engagement. In the traditional face-to-face classroom, instructor questions are often met with silence. In the online classroom, student passivity is revealed in a variety of ways: silence in Zoom video conferencing, lack of iLearn login, failure to submit assignments and limited words in a discussion board threads.  

    There are many suggested ways to encourage active participation in the higher ed classroom, face-to-face and online. These sessions will share some research that shows the results of student engagement activities along with effective methods for enhancing student engagement in your courses.  

    Primacy/Recency Theory
    Cheryl Tays and Kyle Cook
    September 24, 2020

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    Increase Student Engagement by Leveraging iLearn
    Cheryl Tays and Kyle Cook
    October 1, 2020

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    Improve student Engagement with Less Technology
    Cheryl Tays and Kyle Cook
    October 15, 2020

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    Elevating Student Engagement with Breakout Rooms
    Cheryl Tays and Kyle Cook 
    November 12, 2020

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931-372-3675

Email:

citl@tntech.edu
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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm CST
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