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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

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.