Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CTL Workshops: Writing a Successful CTL Grant, Turnitin, Clickers, and more!

Hi folks, we’re off and running with a new academic term!  
Now is also a perfect time to come in to the CTL and brush up on your technology skills and pedagogical techniques.  We continue to offer 1:1 assistance, and are offering the following workshops next week.  You may register for any of these events by emailing us at (ctl@usd.edu) or calling us at 605-677-5411.  If you need accommodations to participate in any of these events, contact disability services at 605 677-6389 at least 48 hours in advance.  If you would like to attend any of these workshops (but not web seminars) by Collaborate, please let us know 48 hours in advance by emailing (ctl@usd.edu). 

Introduction to SMART Board
Aug 25 9-10am MT110 
Join us to learn the basics of SMART Board and classroom techniques and use.

Clickers (Audience Response Systems) 
Aug 26 1-2pm MT110  
This workshop discusses how to use clickers in your teaching. We will also introduce TurningPoint a polling software system and how to create a participant list.

Aug 27 10-11am MT110 
Turnitin is the leading plagiarism detector and is integrated with D2L. This class will teach you how to view originality reports and use grademarks to leave feedback. 

Writing A Successful CTL Grant
Aug 27 3-4pm MT110 
This workshop will provide strategies for writing a successful grant application for the CTL/MCI grants.  

Aug 28 2-3pm MT110
Collaborate is a web conferencing software that can be used for student presentations, live lectures, virtual office hours, and group work. This workshop discusses how to create a Collaborate room in D2L, how to add and manage attendees for the room, and how to manage archived room recordings, and  surveys main tools available in Collaborate

Concept Mapping
Sep 3 10-11am MT110
Interested in how to use concept mapping/mind mapping to engage your students in meaningful learning? This workshop will introduce you to a piece of free concept mapping software and possible instructional strategies. 

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