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Important Dates  

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Wednesday Dec 20, 2017
Location:

Room 2404 Digital Computer Lab

Description:

Please attend if you have questions about your grading, your final grades being calculated correctly, grade scales displaying correctly, or how to download the final grades.

Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Friday Dec 22, 2017
Location:

Room 156G Armory Building

Description:

Please attend if you have questions about your grading, your final grades being calculated correctly, grade scales displaying correctly, or how to download the final grades.

Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Wednesday Jan 3, 2018
Speaker:

Dan Hahn

Location:

online

Description:

Attend this live orientation online to learn how to set up and use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from within your Illinois Compass 2g course. Preview and practice using common features, ask questions and test your hardware so you can be prepared to teach online with Collaborate Ultra. 

Registration is encouraged but not required.  

Join the session by following the link below. You can also join this room at any time to test your hardware and preview the interface. 

http://go.illinois.edu/collaborientation

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:30 PM–2:30 PM Thursday Jan 4, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

Tests  - Come learn how to create online tests that can be automatically graded and learn some of the best practices for giving online quizzes and tests.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Friday Jan 5, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

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.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Illinois Compass 2g

Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn) is a learning management system that offers a secure environment in which to share content, create and turn in assignments, keep track of grades, and run a variety of analytics. Illinois Compass 2g enhances the learning experience for students and instructors alike by improving the ease of content delivery, grading, and managing course materials.      

Content Delivery - Students can access readings, lecture notes, videos, and so much more via Illinois Compass 2g.  All course content can be access through one system, simplifying delivery for the instructor.  Integration with McGraw-Hill, Kaltura, Pearson’s and other commercial content providers streamlines delivery and access for students and instructors.

Student Assessment - Illinois Compass 2g possesses built-in tools for the delivery of assignments, tests, and surveys, as well as self and peer assessment. Tests have 17 different question formats and instructors can benefit using statistical analysis of results. Assignments can be assessed anonymously and allow for individual or group submission of assignments.

Grading - Grading of tests is effortless with automatic grading of single-answer choices.  A number of tools permit dynamic feedback for papers and other assignments while delivery of grades to students is immediate. The Grade Center possesses powerful management tools and calculated columns that enhance the options for grading assignments.

Outside the Classroom - Discussion boards, blogs, group collaboration, and many more tools allow the learning experience to be expanded beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.  Students can respond to other students’ posts in the forums of a discussion board or easily collaborate with group members on a project using tools within Compass 2g. Grading is seamless for the instructor, and tools such as Announcements enable simplified communication outside of the classroom.

Online Courses -  Integration with tools such as Blackboard Collaborate make Illinois Compass 2g the anchor for online course delivery, acting as the portal for a virtual classroom and the means to course content delivery and assessmen

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning offers Compass 2g workshops on a regular basis. Check the list of all upcoming workshops and events on our training and professsional development calendar.