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Time:
All Day
Location:

Foellinger Auditorium

Description: Fall Graduate Academy & Grading Symposium
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Wednesday Aug 23, 2017
Location:

Room 428, Armory Building: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL *Please remember to bring your laptop.* 

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Please bring your own laptop (the room does not have resident computers for each training participant). Armory 428 is designed as a flexible learning space and it should be a fulfilling experience for our guests.

We recommend entering through the Armory building's Southwest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  We look forward to working with you!

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Aug 24, 2017
Location:

Armory 249

Description:

Workshop on using the Grade Center in Compass2g.

Website: Link
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Friday Aug 25, 2017
Location:

Room 428, Armory Building: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL *Please remember to bring your laptop.* 

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Please bring your own laptop (the room does not have resident computers for each training participant). Armory 428 is designed as a flexible learning space and it should be a fulfilling experience for our guests.

We recommend entering through the Armory building's Southwest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  We look forward to working with you!

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

Workshop focusing on creating and deploying online tests and quizzes in Compass2g.

Website: Link
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning tool that allows instructors to create synchronous, virtual classrooms to make web conferencing with student simpler, easier, and more reliable. It’s built right into Illinois Compass 2g, making online course delivery easy and productive.

Synchronous Online Course Sessions - Collaborate allows you to hold virtual class sessions with students dispersed around the globe. You can present your PowerPoint, share media, respond to student questions and even create breakout rooms to have students work collaboratively during a synchronous class session.

Virtual Office Hours - By allowing students to participate in office hours virtually, you open up the opportunity to engage with more students without having to tie yourself to your physical office. Students can ask questions, discuss class material, go over assignments, and more, whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.

Online Study Lounge - Unlike a chat box or discussion thread, Collaborate offers easy, real-time communication, increasing the opportunities for students to meet virtually and help prepare for upcoming exams, or complete group assignments. By adding an online study lounge to your Compass 2g space, you increase the chances for students to engage with and learn from one another.

Online Group Work and Presentations - Having student groups prepare and present documentation of their coursework is a great way to help them reflect upon their learning and build their presentation skills; with Collaborate, you can offer a similar opportunity for your online students. Student groups can meet online at their convenience to create and practice their presentations, then use Collaborate to present virtually to you and the class.

Share Your Computer Screen - The tools in Collaborate allow you to share exactly what’s on your computer screen with all participants. That means you can not only share your PowerPoint presentations, you can also demonstrate software, annotate images, explain complicated illustrations and highlight key phrases or concepts within a text.