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The following programs have been offered by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center:

2014 Faculty/Staff Programs

April 2014

  • Apr. 02 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Apr. 03 - Using Group Work to Engage Students
  • Apr. 09 - Clickers in the Classroom: An Introduction
  • Apr. 10 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 16 - Strategies to End Your Course with Your Students
  • Apr. 17 - Basic Video Capture and Editing
  • Apr. 18 - **NEW**Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 22 - Tips for Engaging Online Sessions with Blackboard Collaborate **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 24 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities for Mac Users  
  • Apr. 29 - Calculating Final Grades with the Blackboard Grade Center

March 2014

  • Mar. 03 - Design Tools Series: Video
  • Mar. 04 - Formative and Summative Feedback
  • Mar. 05 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Mar. 17 - Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Mar. 18 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Mar. 19 - Concept Maps for Teaching and Learning
  • Mar. 20 - Mobile Learning Series: Apps for Teaching and Learning
  • Mar. 21 - Blogs, Wikis, and Journals in Your Blackboard Course
  • Mar. 24 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. David Changnon, Department of Geography 
  • Mar. 25 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities for Mac Users
  • Mar. 26 - Tips for Assessing Student Learning Using Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Mar. 27 - Testing Techniques: How to Design Better Tests

February 2014

  • Feb. 04 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 05 - Rubrics for Meaningful Assessment and Evaluation 
  • Feb. 06 - Screencasteing to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Feb. 11 - Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things that Make a Big Difference
  • Feb. 13 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 14 - Best Practices in Online Teaching **ONLINE**
  • Fab. 18 - Design Tools Series: Images
  • Feb. 19 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Feb. 20 - **NEW** Reflective Practive on Teaching
  • Feb. 24 - Board of Trustees Professor Seminar: Dr. Ross Powell
  • Feb. 25 - Blackboard Assessment Tools **ONLINE**
  • Feb. 26 - Assessing Student Learning with Blackboard Tests and Surveys
  • Feb. 27 - Interactive Rubrics: Providing Consistent and Quality Feedback in Blackboard Courses **ONLINE**

January 2014

2013 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2013

  • Dec. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Dec. 04 - Mac Series: Quick and Easy Editing Using iMovie
  • Dec. 10 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course **ONLINE**
  • Dec. 12 - **NEW** Blackboard Open Lab: Calculating and Submitting Final Grades
  • Dec. 17 - **NEW** Designing Exempary Online Courses in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Dec. 19 - Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction

November 2013

  • Nov. 07 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 08 - Best Practices for Enhanceing Course and Program Level Assessment
  • Nov. 08 - Leveraging Assessment Results to Report to Multiple Stakeholders
  • Nov. 11 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 12 - **NEW** Calculating Final Grades with the Blackboard Grade Center
  • Nov. 13 - Strategies for Ending your Course with Your Students
  • Nov. 14 - Designer Tools Series: Audio
  • Nov. 18 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Nov. 19 - Facilitating Small Group Discussion Online Using Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Rooms
  • Nov. 21 - Using Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 22 - Mobile Learning Series: Designing a Mobile-Friendly Blackboard Course**ONLINE**
  • Nov. 26 - Fundamentals of Experiential and Service-Based Learning

October 2013

  • Oct. 01 - Engaging Students Online with Adobe Presenter
  • Oct. 03 - Rubrics for Meaningful Assessment and Evaluation
  • Oct. 07 - Understanding Our Asymmetrical Universe
  • Oct. 08 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 09 - Managing Students' Grades with the Blackboard Grade Center **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 15 - Assessing Student Learning with Blackboard Tests and Surveys
  • Oct. 17 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 22 - Quick and Painless Grading
  • Oct. 23 - Sharing Your Computer Screen During an Online Lecture Using Blackboard Collaborate **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 24 - Blackboard Communication Tools **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 29 - Using Interactive Rubrics in Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 30 - **NEW** Finding Your Teaching Style

September 2013

  • Sep. 04 - Intro to Live Online Classes Using Blackboard Collaborate
  • Sep. 05 - Delivering Dynamic Lectures
  • Sep. 06 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 10 - Multimedia Sampler **ONLINE**
  • Sep. 11 - Managing Student Grades with the Blackboard Grade Center
  • Sep. 12 - A Leadership Guide on How to Address Employee Complaints Regarding Discrimination and/or Harassment
  • Sep. 16 - Mobile Learning Series: Learning on the Go: Introduction to Mobile Learning
  • Sep. 17 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 18 - Formative and Summative Feedback
  • Sep. 19 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Sep. 24 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Sep. 25 - Using Google Tools for Productivity and Creativity in Your Course
  • Sep. 26 - Hands on Learning – From Kids to Retirees
  • Sep. 27 - **NEW** It's About Time (Management): Using the Redesigned Blackboard Calendar **ONLINE**

August 2013

July 2013

  • Jul. 09 - Creating and Delivering Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  • Jul. 10 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jul. 15 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Jul. 18 - **NEW**Teaching with Infographics
  • Jul. 22 - Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Quizzing
  • Jul. 23 - **NEW**Tracking Student Performance in the Blackboard Retention Center
  • Jul. 24 - Developing a Course Syllabus
  • Jul. 25 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course**ONLINE**
  • Jul. 31 - **NEW** Build Better Tests with Blackboard Item Analysis**ONLINE**

June 2013

  • Jun. 03 - Preparing to Teach Online
  • Jun. 05 - Teaching a New Course
  • Jun. 11 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 12 - **NEW**Blackboard Tune-up: Introducing New Features in Blackboard
  • Jun. 13 - Blackboard Tune-up: Introducing New Features in Blackboard
  • Jun. 18 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jun. 20 - Intro to Live Online Classes Using Blackboard Collaborate
  • Jun. 24 - Characteristics of Effective Discussion Boards in Blackboard
  • Jun. 26 - Free Software Tools for the Classroom**ONLINE**
  • Jun. 27 - Writing Goals and Objectives

May 2013

  • May 03 - Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard
  • May 10 - **NEW**Preview of New Blackboard Inline Assignment Grading Feature**ONLINE**
  • May 20 - Mac Series: Quick and Easy Editing Using iMovie
  • May 21 - Designing a Writing-Enhanced Course
  • May 22 - Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard**ONLINE**
  • May 23 - Write Well, Publish More!
  • May 31 - Taking Your Teaching to the Next Level

April 2013

  • Apr. 03 - Testing Techniques: How to Design Better Tests
  • Apr. 05 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Apr. 09 - Basic Video Capture and Editing
  • Apr. 11 - Concept Mapping for Teaching and Learning
  • Apr. 12 - Assessing Student Learning with Blackboard Tests and Surveys
  • Apr. 15 - Blackboard II: Building your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 18 - End of Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 19 - **NEW**Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard**ONLINE**
  • Apr. 23 - Active Listening Skills to Improve Communication
  • Apr. 24 - Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard
  • Apr. 25 - Mobile Learning Series: Screencasting - Create, Explain and Share Using Your Mobile Device
  • Apr. 26 - Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard
  • Apr. 30 - Controlling Student Access to Materials in Blackboard

March 2013

  • Mar. 01 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Mar. 04 - **NEW** Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery**ONLINE**
  • Mar. 05 - Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Quizzing
  • Mar. 06 - Formative and Summative Feedback(/li>
  • Mar. 19 - **NEW** Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Mar. 21 - Blogs, Wikis and Journals: New Ways to Collaborate and Communicate with Students in Blackboard
  • Mar. 22 - **NEW** Design Tool Series: Video
  • Mar. 26 - Blackboard II: Building your Blackboard Course
  • Mar. 28 - Strategies for Engaging Students in the Classroom

February 2013

  • Feb. 01 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 04 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Feb. 06 - Rubrics for Meaningful Evaluation and Assessment
  • Feb. 07 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 12 - Interactive Rubrics: Providing Consistent and Quality Feedback in Blackboard Courses **ONLINE**
  • Feb. 14 - Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things That Make a Big Difference
  • Feb. 15 - Articulate Series: Getting Started with Online Tutorials
  • Feb. 18 - Design Tool Series: Images
  • Feb. 19 - Delivering Dynamic Lectures
  • Feb. 21 - Collecting Assignments Electronically using Blackboard
  • Feb. 22 - **NEW** Best Practices in Online Teaching **ONLINE**
  • Feb. 25 - Simple PowerPoint Tricks to Improve Learning
  • Feb. 27 - Presidential Teaching Professorship Seminar: Dr. Tomis Kapitan
  • Feb. 28 - **NEW** Mobile Series: Offering Mobile-Friendly Online Lectures Using Blackboard Collaborate **ONLINE**

January 2013

2012 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2012

  • Dec. 05 - **NEW** Models of Online Instruction **ONLINE**
  • Dec. 13 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Dec. 17 - Mac Series: Quick and Easy Editing Using iMovie
  • Dec. 18 - Blackboard II: Building your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 19 - Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction

November 2012

  • Nov. 01 - Presidential Teaching Professorship Seminar: Dr. Toni Tollerud
  • Nov. 02 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 06 - Articulate Series: Engaging Tutorials
  • Nov. 07 - EDUCAUSE Online Annual Conference
  • Nov. 07 - Veteran Students Supporter Development
  • Nov. 08 - Strategies for Ending Your Course on a High Note
  • Nov. 09 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Nov. 12 - Prezi: Move Beyond Slides to Create Amazing Presentations
  • Nov. 13 - Maintaining Constructive Relationships In and Out of the Classroom
  • Nov. 15 - **NEW** Facilitating Small Group Discussion Online Using Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Rooms**ONLINE**
  • Nov. 16 - **NEW**Design Tool Series: Screencasting
  • Nov. 19 - Blogs, Wikis and Journals: New Ways to Collaborate and Communicate with Students in Blackboard
  • Nov. 20 - Mobile Learning Series: Designing a Mobile-Friendly Blackboard Course **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 27 - **NEW** Using Blackboard Goals and Alignments **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 28 - **NEW**Fundamentals of Experiential and Service Learning
  • Nov. 29 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Nov. 30 - **NEW** Social Media Series: Using Twitter for Teaching, Learning and Professional Development**ONLINE**

October 2012

  • Oct. 01 - Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar: Dr. William Baker
  • Oct. 02 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 04 - Rubrics for Meaningful Assessment and Evaluation
  • Oct. 08 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Oct. 09 - Quick and Painless Grading
  • Oct. 11 - 2012 SLATE Conference - Supporting Learning And Technology in Education
  • Oct. 15 - Design Tools Series for Online Instruction: Audio
  • Oct. 16 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 17 - Providing Electronic Feedback
  • Oct. 18 - **NEW** Testing Techniques: How to Design Better Tests
  • Oct. 19 - **NEW** Communicating Visually During Online Sessions Using Blackboard Collaborate Whiteboard **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 22 - Assessing Student Learning with Blackboard Tests and Surveys
  • Oct. 24 - Mac Series: Introduction to GarageBand
  • Oct. 25 - Articulate Series: Getting Started with Online Tutorial
  • Oct. 26 - Interactive Rubrics: Providing Consistent and Quality Feedback in Blackboard Courses **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 30 - **NEW** Mobile Learning Series: Grading on a Mobile Device **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 31 - **NEW** Social Media Series: Introduction to Social Bookmarking **ONLINE**

September 2012

  • Sep. 05 - Online Multimedia Sampler **ONLINE**
  • Sep. 06 - Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Sep. 07 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 10 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Sep. 11 - University Support Expo (USE)
  • Sep. 12 - Mobile Learning Series: Learning on the Go: Introduction to Mobile Learning
  • Sep. 13 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 14 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Blackboard Collaborate
  • Sep. 18 - Managing Student Grades with Blackboard Grade Center
  • Sep. 19 - Delivering Dynamic Lectures
  • Sep. 20 - **NEW** Sharing Your Computer Screen during an Online Lecture Using Blackboard Collaborate **ONLINE**
  • Sep. 25 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Sep. 26 - Collecting Assignments Electronically in Blackboard
  • Sep. 28 - **NEW** Social Media Series: Introduction to Social Media in Education **ONLINE**

August 2012

July 2012

  • Jul. 10 - **NEW** Flipping the Classroom: A Model of Blended Learning
  • Jul. 11 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jul. 12 - Engaging Students with Interactive Tutorials
  • Jul. 19 - **NEW** Using Internet Memes in the Classroom
  • Jul. 24 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course **ONLINE**
  • Jul. 25 - Creating and Delivering Effective PowerPoint Presentations

June 2012

  • Jun. 01 - A Classroom in Your Pocket: Mobile Teaching and Learning
  • Jun. 01 - Mobile Computing: Intersections of Life, Education and Media
  • Jun. 05 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 06 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning **ONLINE**
  • Jun. 07 - Developing a Course Syllabus
  • Jun. 11 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Jun. 12 - **NEW** Engaging Students with Interactive Quizzes
  • Jun. 13 - **NEW** Introducing New Features in Blackboard 9.1 SP8
  • Jun. 14 - Free Software Tools for the Classroom **ONLINE**
  • Jun. 20 - Teaching a New Course
  • Jun. 28 - Writing Instructional Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference

May 2012

April 2012

  • Apr. 02 - **NEW** Engaging with Community Partners – Brown Bag Session
  • Apr. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Apr. 09 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 10 - **NEW** Tips for Successful Virtual Class Sessions **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 12 - Problem-Based Learning
  • Apr. 17 - Military Student Supporter Development
  • Apr. 18 - Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Tutorials
  • Apr. 19 - End of Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 20 - **NEW** Mobile Learning Series: Introduction to eBooks **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 24 - **NEW** Blackboard Collaborate Preview: Introduction to Next Generation Web Conferencing
  • Apr. 25 - **NEW** Active Listening Skills to Improve Communication
  • Apr. 26 - Maintaining Constructive Relationships In and Out of the Classroom
  • Apr. 27 - **NEW** Blackboard Collaborate Preview: Introduction to Next Generation Web Conferencing

March 2012

  • Mar. 02 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Mar. 06 - Blogs, Wikis and Journals: New Ways to Collaborate and Communicate with Students in Blackboard
  • Mar. 07 - Formative and Summative Feedback
  • Mar. 08 - **NEW** Blackboard Portfolio Tool
  • Mar. 09 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Mar. 13 - Teaching Engaging Online Courses
  • Mar. 19 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Mar. 20 - Design Tools Series for Online Instruction: Audio
  • Mar. 21 - **NEW** Tips and Strategies for Implementing Successful Discussion Board Forums in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Mar. 22 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Mar. 23 - Tips for Effective Group Collaborations in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Mar. 26 - Articulate Series: Getting Started with Online Tutorials
  • Mar. 27 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Lee Shumow
  • Mar. 28 - **NEW** Strategies for Engaging Students in the Classroom
  • Mar. 30 - Timesaving Tips Using Blackboard Grade Center **ONLINE**

February 2012

  • Feb. 01 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 03 - Developing and Assessing Quality Online Courses and Programs: Dr. Tony Piña
  • Feb. 07 - Managing Students Grades with Blackboard Grade Center
  • Feb. 08 - Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Tutorials
  • Feb. 09 - Getting Students to Read **ONLINE**
  • Feb. 10 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 14 - Mobile Learning Series: Designing a Mobile-Friendly Course
  • Feb. 16 - Facilitating Student Communication using Blackboard Groups and Discussion Board
  • Feb. 17 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Feb. 21 - Board of Trustees Professor Seminar: Prof. Ronald Carter
  • Feb. 21 - Mac Series: Quick and Easy Video Editing Using iMovie
  • Feb. 22 - Using PowerPoint to Engage and Motivate Students
  • Feb. 23 - Tips for Assessing Student Learning Using Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Feb. 24 - Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into Blackboard
  • Feb. 28 - Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things that Make a Big Difference
  • Feb. 29 - Interactive Rubrics: Providing Consistent and Quality Feedback in Blackboard Courses **ONLINE**

January 2012

  • Jan. 09 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jan. 10 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jan. 12 - Creating Transformative Education through Experiential Learning
  • Jan. 13 - Teaching Engaging Online Courses
  • Jan. 17 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jan. 18 - Quick and Simple Creation of Educational Tutorials
  • Jan. 19 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Jan. 20 - Setting Up Student Groups for Success in Blackboard
  • Jan. 23 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Jan. 24 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Jan. 25 - Delivering Dynamic Lectures
  • Jan. 26 - Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Jan. 27 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jan. 31 - Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard

2011 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2011

  • Dec. 07 - Submitting Final Grades Automatically from Blackboard to MyNIU
  • Dec. 08 - **NEW** Student Response System (Clickers) Panel Discussion
  • Dec. 09 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Dec. 13 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Dec. 14 - Using Graphic Organizers to Help Students Construct Meaning
  • Dec. 15 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning **ONLINE**

November 2011

  • Nov. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 07 - Articulate Series: Getting Started with Online Tutorials
  • Nov. 08 - **NEW** Facilitating Group Work in Blackboard
  • Nov. 10 - Strategies for Ending Your Course on a High Note
  • Nov. 11 - Blackboard II: Building your Blackboard Course
  • Nov. 14 - Tracking Student Performance in Blackboard
  • Nov. 15 - Veteran Students Supporter Development
  • Nov. 15 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Nov. 16 - Quick and Painless Grading
  • Nov. 17 - **NEW** Mobile Learning Series: Text Messaging in Teaching **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 18 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Nov. 29 - Screencasting in the Cloud
  • Nov. 30 - Using PowerPoint to Engage and Motivate Students

October 2011

  • Oct. 04 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. John Hartmann
  • Oct. 06 - Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Tutorials
  • Oct. 07 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 10 - Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard
  • Oct. 11 - Blackboard II: Building
  • Oct. 12 - Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into Blackboard
  • Oct. 13 - Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction
  • Oct. 17 - Facilitating Student Communication using Blackboard Groups and Discussion Board
  • Oct. 18 - Tips for Engaging Online Sessions with Wimba Classroom **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 19-21 - 2011 EDUCAUSE Online Annual Conference
  • Oct. 21 - Overview of ePortfolios, Including Student Voices: Dr. Helen Barrett
  • Oct. 21 - Implementation of ePortfolios: A Conversation: Dr. Helen Barrett
  • Oct. 24 - Design Tools Series for Online Instruction: Audio
  • Oct. 25 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Oct. 26 - **NEW** Bloom's "Digital" Taxonomy
  • Oct. 27 - **NEW** Mobile Learning Series: Quick Response (QR) Codes
  • Oct. 28 - Blackboard Open Lab

September 2011

  • Sep. 01 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Sep. 02 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 06 - Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things that Make a Big Difference
  • Sep. 07 - University Support Expo (USE)
  • Sep. 08 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 09 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Sep. 12 - Multimedia Sampler: Reviewing Tools that can Enhance Teaching Skills **ONLINE**
  • Sep. 13 - Managing Student Grades With Blackboard Grade Center
  • Sep. 14 - Setting up Student Groups for Success
  • Sep. 15 - Blogs, Wikis and Journals: New Ways to Collaborate and Communicate with Students in Blackboard
  • Sep. 16 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Sep. 21 - Self and Peer Assessment Made Simple with Blackboard
  • Sep. 22 - **NEW** Interactive Rubrics: Providing Consistent and Quality Feedback in Blackboard Courses **ONLINE**
  • Sep. 23 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Sep. 27 - Board of Trustees Professor Seminar: Dr. Daniel Gebo
  • Sep. 28 - Learning on the Go: Introduction to Mobile Teaching and Learning
  • Sep. 29 - Scaffolding to Improve Student Learning
  • Sep. 30 - Blackboard Open Lab

August 2011

  • Aug. 04 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Aug. 08 - Introduction to Teaching with Wimba Classroom **ONLINE**
  • Aug. 09 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Aug. 09 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Aug. 10 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Blackboard NG Boot Camp
  • Aug. 11 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Aug. 11 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Aug. 15 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 16 - **NEW** Blogs, Wikis and Journals: New Ways to Collaborate and Communicate with Students in Blackboard
  • Aug. 17 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Aug. 15 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 19 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Aug. 22 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Aug. 23 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Aug. 23 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Aug. 24 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Aug. 25 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Aug. 25 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Aug. 26 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Aug. 30 - **NEW** Simple PowerPoint Tricks to Improve Learning
  • Aug. 31 - Rubrics for Meaningful Assessment and Evaluation

July 2011

  • Jul. 06 - Prezi: Move Beyond the Slides to Create Amazing Presentations
  • Jul. 07 - Developing a Course Syllabus **ONLINE**
  • Jul. 13 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jul. 18 - **NEW** Design Tools Series for Online Instruction: Audio
  • Jul. 20 - **NEW** Team-Based Learning
  • Jul. 21 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Jul. 26 - **NEW** Learning on the Go: Introduction to Mobile Learning
  • Jul. 27 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Jul. 28 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course **ONLINE**

June 2011

  • Jun. 02 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 03 - Teaching with Technology Institute: Blackboard Next Generation Boot Camp
  • Jun. 06 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Jun. 07 - Blackboard Tune-up: New Features in the Next Generation of Blackboard
  • Jun. 08 - Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Jun. 09 - Articulate Series: Getting Started with Online Tutorials
  • Jun. 13 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jun. 14 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jun. 14-Jul. 19 - Online Teaching 101: Online Teaching Series **ONLINE**
  • Jun. 15 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 15 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jun. 16 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jun. 20 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jun. 21 - Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard NG **ONLINE**
  • Jun. 22 - Managing Student Grades With Blackboard Grade Center
  • Jun. 23 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Jun. 27 - **NEW** Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Tutorials **ONLINE**
  • Jun. 28 - Creating and Delivering Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  • Jun. 30 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities

May 2011

April 2011

  • Apr. 01 - **SPECIAL** Service Learning with Patrick Green, Ed. D, Loyola University
  • Apr. 04 - Quick and Simple Creation of Educational Tutorials
  • Apr. 08 - **NEW** Blackboard Next Generation Preview
  • Apr. 12 - **NEW** Blackboard Next Generation Assignments Preview **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 14 - Problem-Based Learning
  • Apr. 15 - **NEW** Conducting Surveys and Collecting Student Feedback Using Google Forms **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 19 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Apr. 20 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Richard Orem
  • Apr. 26 - Blackboard Next Generation Preview **ONLINE**
  • Apr. 27 - Mac Series: Quick and Easy Video Editing Using iMovie
  • Apr. 27 - End-Of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 29 - Strategies to End the Semester with Your Students

March 2011

February 2011

  • Feb. 02 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Feb. 03 - Conflicts of Interest: What are they and how should they be handled?
  • Feb. 04 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 08 - Advanced Features of Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Feb. 10 - Managing Student Grades With Blackboard Grade Center
  • Feb. 11 - Teaching with the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Feb. 14 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 15 - Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Feb. 22 - Delivering Effective Lectures
  • Feb. 24 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Feb. 25 - Tips for Assessing Student Learning Using Blackboard **ONLINE**

January 2011

  • Jan. 11 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jan. 13 - Designing Courses for Significant Learning
  • Jan. 14 - Blended Course Design: Strategies for Success
  • Jan. 18 - End-Of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Jan. 19 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jan. 20 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Jan. 21 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Jan. 24 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Jan. 25 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jan. 27 - Assessing Student Learning with Blackboard Tests and Surveys
  • Jan. 20 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jan. 28 - Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard **ONLINE**

2010 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2010

  • Dec. 01 - Using PowerPoint to Engage and Motivate Students
  • Dec. 02 - End-Of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 07 - Submitting Final Grades Automatically from Blackboard to MyNIU
  • Dec. 13 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard

November 2010

  • Nov. 02 - **NEW** Tips for Engaging Online Sessions with Wimba Classroom**ONLINE**
  • Nov. 03 - Electronic Feedback to Enhance Teaching and Learning
  • Nov. 04 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 09 - **ONLINE** Tracking Student Performance in Blackboard
  • Nov. 10 - Quick and Painless Grading
  • Nov. 11 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Nov. 12 - Incorporating Video Imagery in Instruction: Basic Video Capture and Editing
  • Nov. 16 - Articulate series: Getting Started with Online Tutorials
  • Nov. 17 - **NEW** Prezi: Move Beyond the Slides to Create Amazing Presentations
  • Nov. 18 - Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction
  • Nov. 19 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Nov. 22 - **NEW** Enhanced Podcasting to Extend Teaching Opportunities
  • Nov. 30 - Articulate Series: Engaging Students with Interactive Tutorials

October 2010

  • Oct. 04 - Facilitating Student Communication using Blackboard Groups and Discussion Board
  • Oct. 05 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Oct. 06 - Teaching Large Classes
  • Oct. 07 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 08 - **NEW* Blackboard Portfolio Tool Preview **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 11 - Multimedia Open Lab
  • Oct. 12 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 13 - Advanced Features of Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Oct. 14 - **NEW* Amaze, Enrich and Inspire: an Overview of the Emerging Presentation Tools (Prezi, SlideShare, SlideRocket, Zoho Show)
  • Oct. 15 - The First Steps Toward Identifying Student Learning: Dr. Marilee Bresciani
  • Oct. 15 - Baccalaureate Reform: Strategies to Move Forward: Dr. Marilee Bresciani
  • Oct. 18 - **NEW* Tips for Managing Large Classes in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 19 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. David Taylor
  • Oct. 20 - Quick and Simple Creation of Educational Tutorials
  • Oct. 21 - Rubrics for Meaningful Evaluation and Assessment
  • Oct. 26 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Oct. 27 - Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard
  • Oct. 28 - Incorporating Embedded Videos to Enhance Online Instruction

September 2010

  • Sep. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 08 - **SIMULCAST** Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things that Make a Big Difference
  • Sep. 09 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 10 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Sep. 14 - Designing Group Work for Meaningful Learning
  • Sep. 15 - **ONLINE** Online Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 17 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Sep. 20 - Self and Peer Assessment Made Simple with Blackboard
  • Sep. 21 - Screencasting to Facilitate Learning Opportunities
  • Sep. 23 - Managing Students Grades with Blackboard Grade Center
  • Sep. 27 - Audio Podcasting to Enhance Instructor/Student Communication
  • Sep. 28 - Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar: Dr. Christine Worobec
  • Sep. 29 - Scaffolding to Improve Learning

Summer 2010

  • May 04 - Submitting Final Grades Automatically from Blackboard to MyNIU
  • May 21 - Designing a Writing-Enhanced Course
  • May 25 - **ONLINE** Free Software Tools for the Classroom
  • May 26 - Write Well, Publish More!
  • May 27 - Quick and Simple Creation of Educational Tutorials
  • May 28 - Teaching a New Course
  • Jun. 01 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 03 - Teaching with Technology Institute: Teaching in the Cloud
  • Jun. 08 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jun. 09 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Jun. 10 - **ONLINE** Introduction to the Use of Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jun. 15 - Online Teaching 101 - Online Teaching Series
  • Jun. 16 - **UPDATED** Short Focused Tutorials
  • Jun. 17 - **SIMULCAST** Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Jun. 21 - Advanced Features of Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Jun. 22 - **NEW** Integrated Course Design to Improve Student Learning
  • Jun. 24 - Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center I: Basic Features
  • Jun. 29 - Creating and Delivering Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  • Jun. 30 - Blackboard 8.0 Self and Peer Assessments
  • Jul. 07 - **NEW** Screencasting in the Cloud
  • Jul. 08 - Using Social Networking Technologies to Foster Student Collaboration
  • Jul. 13 - **NEW** Teaching with a Touch of Novelty
  • Jul. 14 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jul. 15 - **ONLINE** Multimedia Sampler
  • Jul. 19 - **NEW** Incorporating Portable Video Recording Devices into Classes
  • Jul. 21 - Electronic Submission of Assignments in Blackboard
  • Jul. 22 - **ONLINE** Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jul. 26 - **ONLINE** Creating Tests and Surveys in Blackboard
  • Jul. 27 - Screencasting: Design, Development, and Delivery
  • Jul. 28 - **NEW** Developing A Course Syllabus “Face-to-Face and Online” **SIMULCAST**
  • Aug. 03 - Creating Branching Tutorials in PowerPoint
  • Aug. 09 - **NEW** Introduction to Teaching with Wimba Classroom **ONLINE**
  • Aug. 10 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Aug. 12 - Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction: Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Aug. 13 - Thinking Critically about the Teaching of Critical Thinking: Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Aug. 16 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 20 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 24 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course

April 2010

March 2010

  • Mar. 01 - Dynamic Classroom Discussions
  • Mar. 02 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Mar. 04 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Mar. 08 - Blended Course Design: Strategies for Success
  • Mar. 15 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Mar. 16 - **NEW** Screencasting: Design, Development, and Delivery
  • Mar. 17 - Working with Graduate Assistants
  • Mar. 18 - Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things that Make a Big Difference
  • Mar. 19 - Blackboard Grade Center I: Basic Features
  • Mar. 22 - Advanced Short Focused Online Tutorials with Articulate Engage
  • Mar. 23 - Tracking Student Performance in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Mar. 24 - **NEW** Designing Effective Assessments
  • Mar. 25 - **NEW** PowerPoint Open Lab
  • Mar. 29 - Social Bookmarking Using Blackboard Scholar
  • Mar. 30 - **NEW** Using Graphic Organizers to Help Students Construct Meaning
  • Mar. 31 - **NEW** Tips for Assessing Student Learning Using Blackboard **ONLINE**

February 2010

  • Feb. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 05 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 08 - Microteaching (No, That Doesn’t Mean Tiny Classes!)
  • Feb. 09 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Feb. 10 - Electronic Submission of Assignments in Blackboard
  • Feb. 11 - Blackboard Grade Center I: Basic Features
  • Feb. 12 - Basic Video Capture and Editing
  • Feb. 16 - Teaching with the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Feb. 18 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Display
  • Feb. 19 - Advanced Features of Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Feb. 23 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Feb. 24 - Understanding and Integrating Teaching and Learning Styles
  • Feb. 25 - Quick and Simple Creation of Educational Tutorials
  • Feb. 26 - **NEW** Tips for Effective Group Collaborations in Blackboard **ONLINE**

January 2010

  • Jan. 07 - Learner-centered Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Feedback = Student Success
  • Jan. 08 - Blended Course Design: Strategies for Success
  • Jan. 12 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jan. 13 -  Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jan. 14 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Jan. 15 - Delivering Effective Lectures
  • Jan. 19 - Blackboard Grade Center I: Basic Features
  • Jan. 20 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Jan. 21 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Jan. 22 -  Mac Series: Quick and Easy Video Editing Using iMovie
  • Jan. 25 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Jan. 26 - Scaffolding to Enhance Learning
  • Jan. 27 - Creating Branching Tutorials in PowerPoint
  • Jan. 28 - **NEW** Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Jan. 29 - Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center II: Advanced Feature

2009 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2009

  • Dec. 01 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Dec. 02 - **NEW** Blackboard Grade Submission Tool Preview **ONLINE**
  • Dec. 03 - Podcast Series: Video Podcasting
  • Dec. 07 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Dec. 09 - Developing Discussion Board Assignments for Large Classes in Blackboard (N>40)
  • Dec. 10 - Using PowerPoint to Engage and Motivate Students
  • Dec. 11 - End-of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 14 - **NEW** Submitting Final Grades Automatically from Blackboard to MyNIU
  • Dec. 17 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard

November 2009

  • Nov. 03 - Teaching Large Classes
  • Nov. 04 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 05 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Nov. 06 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Nov. 09 - Podcast Series: Video Podcasting
  • Nov. 10 - **NEW** NING: Build Your Own Social Network
  • Nov. 11 - Introduction to External Funding
  • Nov. 12 - **NEW** Blended Learning: Finding the Right Mix
  • Nov. 13 - **NEW** Tips for Teaching With Blogs **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 17 - Tracking Student Performance in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 18 - **NEW** Games and Simulations in the Classroom
  • Nov. 19 - Advanced Short Focused Online Tutorials with Articulate Engage
  • Nov. 20 - Controlling Student Access to Materials in Blackboard **ONLINE**
  • Nov. 30 - How to Avoid (and, if Necessary, Prevail in) Grade Appeals

October 2009

  • Oct. 06 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 07 - Advanced Video Editing
  • Oct. 08 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 09 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Oct. 13 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Oct. 13 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Oct. 14 - Audio Podcasting
  • Oct. 16 - Faculty Learning Groups - More Than Just Another Committee: Dr. Catherine Wehlburg
  • Oct. 16 - Measurable Outcomes and Meaningful Measures: Dr. Catherine Wehlburg
  • Oct. 19 - Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center I: Basic Features
  • Oct. 21 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Oct. 22 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Oct. 27 - **NEW** Teaching During a Health Crisis **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 28 - Rubrics for Meaningful Evaluation and Assessment
  • Oct. 29 - **NEW** Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard
  • Oct. 30 - **NEW** Advanced Features of Wimba Classroom in Blackboard

September 2009

  • Sep. 01 - Designing Group Work for Meaningful Learning
  • Sep. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 08 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 09 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 10 - Effective Delivery Techniques: Little Things that Make a Big Difference
  • Sep. 11 - Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center I: Basic Features
  • Sep. 15 - Blackboard 8.0 Self and Peer Assessment
  • Sep. 16 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar - Dr. Jeffrey Chown
  • Sep. 17 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Sep. 18 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Sep. 22 - Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center II
  • Sep. 23 - Scaffolding to Improve Learning
  • Sep. 24 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Sep. 29 - **NEW** Using Social Networking Technologies to Foster Student Collaboration
  • Sep. 30 - **NEW** Timesaving Tips Using the New Blackboard Grade Center **ONLINE**

Summer 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

  • Feb. 06 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 10 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 11 - **NEW** Microteaching (No, That Doesn’t Mean Tiny Classes!)
  • Feb. 12 - Teaching with the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Feb. 13 - Quick and Simple Creation of Educational Tutorials
  • Feb. 17 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Feb. 18 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Feb. 23 - **ONLINE** Plagiarism Prevention Using Blackboard SafeAssign
  • Feb. 24 -  Structuring Your Online Course in Blackboard
  • Feb. 25 -  Understanding and Integrating Teaching and Learning Styles
  • Feb. 25 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Feb. 26 -  Developing Discussion Board Assignments with Large Classes in Blackboard

January 2009

2008 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2008

  • Dec. 02 - End-of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 03 - **NEW** Developing Discussion Board Assignments for Large Classes in Blackboard (N>40)
  • Dec. 04 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Dec. 10 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Dec. 15 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Dec. 18 - Using PowerPoint to Engage and Motivate Students

November 2008

  • Nov. 03 - Supportive Professional Staff Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 04 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Nov. 05 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 06 - Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction
  • Nov. 07 - Redesigning a Face-to-Face Lesson for Online Delivery - Online Teaching Series
  • Nov. 11- **NEW** Maintaining Constructive Relationships In and Out of the Classroom
  • Nov. 12 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Nov. 13 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Nov. 14 - Using Online Assessment Tools to Facilitate Teaching and Learning - Online Teaching Series
  • Nov. 18 - **ONLINE** Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Nov. 19 - **NEW** Teaching Large Classes
  • Nov. 20 - **NEW** Mac Series: Introduction to Garageband

October 2008

  • Oct. 01 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Oct. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 06 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Oct. 07 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Gerald Gabris
  • Oct. 07- Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 09- Advanced Video Editing
  • Oct. 15- Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Oct. 16 - **NEW** Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom **ONLINE**
  • Oct. 17 - Strategies for Promoting Communication in the Online Learning Environment - Online Teaching Series
  • Oct. 22 - **ONLINE** Plagiarism Prevention Using Blackboard SafeAssign
  • Oct. 23 - Rubrics for Meaningful Evaluation and Assessment
  • Oct. 24- Audio Podcasting
  • Oct. 28 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Oct. 30 - **NEW** Critical Thinking for the 21st Century Student
  • Oct. 31 - Introduction to Online Course Construction - Online Teaching Series

September 2008

  • Sep. 03 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 09 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Sep. 10 - **NEW** Scaffolding to Improve Learning
  • Sep. 11 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 12 - **NEW** Accountability Pressures and Their Impact on Regional Accreditation
  • Sep. 12 - **NEW** Understanding and Using Assessment Results
  • Sep. 15 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Sep. 17 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Sep. 18 - Configuring the Blackboard Gradebook
  • Sep. 19 - Overview of Online Teaching and Learning - Online Teaching Series
  • Sep. 23 - Blackboard Communities
  • Sep. 25 - **NEW** Constructivism: A Holistic Approach to Teaching and Learning **ONLINE**
  • Sep. 26 - Principles of Effective Online Course Design - Online Teaching Series

Summer 2008

  • May 29 - Write Well, Publish More!
  • Jun. 03 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jun. 05 - **NEW** Social Networking Technologies - Teaching with Technology Institute
  • Jun. 05 - **NEW** Resource Sharing Technologies - Teaching with Technology Institute
  • Jun. 05 - **NEW** Multimedia Learning Technologies - Teaching with Technology Institute
  • Jun. 05 - **NEW** Collaborative Learning Technologies - Teaching with Technology Institute
  • Jun. 09 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 10 - Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Jun. 11 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jun. 12 - **NEW** Overview of Online Teaching and Learning - Online Teaching Series
  • Jun. 12 - **NEW** Principles of Effective Online Course Design - Online Teaching Series
  • Jun. 17 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Jun. 18 - Creating and Delivering Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  • Jun. 19 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Jun. 24 - **ONLINE** Introducing Academic Resource Sharing Tools in Blackboard
  • Jun. 25 - **NEW** Introduction to Online Course Construction - Online Teaching Series
  • Jun. 25 - **NEW** Strategies for Promoting Communication in the Online Learning Environment - Online Teaching Series
  • Jul. 02 - Concept Mapping for Teaching and Learning
  • Jul. 08 - **NEW** Using Online Assessment to Facilitate Teaching and Learning - Online Teaching Series
  • Jul. 08 - **NEW** Redesigning a Face-to-Face Lesson for Online Delivery - Online Teaching Series
  • Jul. 09 - Plagiarism Prevention Using Blackboard SafeAssign
  • Jul. 10 - Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Jul. 14 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Jul. 16 - Short Focused Tutorials with Video
  • Jul. 21 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jul. 23 - Basic Video Editing
  • Jul. 29 - **NEW** Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into Blackboard
  • Jul. 31 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Aug. 06 - Formative and Summative Feedback for Teaching and Learning
  • Aug. 07 - New Academic Administrator Forum
  • Aug. 13 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Aug. 14 - Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction: Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Aug. 15 - Overteaching: When is Less Really More? Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Aug. 18 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 20 - **NEW** New Tools and Features Coming to Blackboard **Canceled due to postponed Blackboard upgrade**
  • Aug. 22 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 26 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Aug. 27 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Aug. 28 - Designing Group Work for Meaningful Learning

April 2008

  • Apr. 01 - "What do I do When...?": An Open Discussion
  • Apr. 04 - **NEW** Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard
  • Apr. 04 - Supportive Professional Staff Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 07 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Apr. 08 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Apr. 09 - **NEW** Service Learning
  • Apr. 10 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 14 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Apr. 15 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Apr. 16 - Advanced Short Focused Online Tutorials with Articulate Engage
  • Apr. 17 - **NEW** Problem-Based Learning
  • Apr. 23 - End-Of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 24 - David Raymond Grant Reception and Presentation
  • Apr. 29 - **ONLINE** New Tools & Features in Blackboard

March 2008

  • Mar. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Mar. 04 - **WEBCAST** Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Word Out to 2025
  • Mar. 06 - **NEW** "What do I do When...?": An Open Discussion
  • Mar. 07 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Mar. 18 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Mar. 19 - Dynamic Classroom Discussions
  • Mar. 21 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Mar. 24 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Mar. 25 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Mar. 26 - **ONLINE** Introducing New Plagiarism Prevention Features in Blackboard
  • Mar. 27 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Mar. 31 - Blackboard Open Lab

Feburary 2008

January 2008

  • Jan. 08 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jan. 10 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Promoting Active Learning Through Blended Courses
  • Jan. 14 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jan. 14 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Jan. 15 - Introduction to Podcasting
  • Jan. 17 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jan. 22 - Podcasting Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Jan. 23 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jan. 24 - Controlling Student Access to Materials to Courses in Blackboard
  • Jan. 29 - Social Bookmarking Using Blackboard Scholar
  • Jan. 29 - Plagiarism Prevention Using Blackboard SafeAssign

2007 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2007

  • Dec. 04 - Formative and Summative Feedback for Teaching and Learning
  • Dec. 06 - End of Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 12 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Dec. 17 - Using the Blackboard Content Collection to Manage Your Course Content
  • Dec. 18 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Dec. 19 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting

November 2007

  • Nov. 01 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 02 - Supportive Professional Staff Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 07 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Nov. 08 - Design Principles to Create Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  • Nov. 12 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Nov. 12 - International Week Panel Discussion: "Beyond Hotel Rwanda: Peace Initiatives..."
  • Nov. 13 - Advanced Video Editing
  • Nov. 15 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Nov. 19 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Nov. 20 - Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction
  • Nov. 26 - Advanced Short Focused Tutorials
  • Nov. 28 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery

October 2007

  • Oct. 02 - Basic Video Capture & Editing
  • Oct. 03 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 05 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Oct. 09 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Oct. 18 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Oct. 19 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Oct. 22 - Mastering the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Oct. 23 - Audio Podcasting
  • Oct. 23 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar Series: Dr. Carole Minor
  • Oct. 24 - Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Oct. 30 - Concept Mapping for Teaching & Learning
  • Oct. 31 - Blackboard Open Lab

September 2007

  • Sep. 05 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 06 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 11 - Introduction to Blackboard Communities
  • Sep. 12 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 13 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Sep. 19 - Integrating News in the Classroom
  • Sep. 20 - Setting Up Your Blackboard Gradebook
  • Sep. 25 - Podcasting with Blackboard
  • Sep. 26 - Understanding and Integrating Teaching and Learning Styles
  • Sep. 27 - Clickers in the Classroom

Summer 2007

  • May 10 - New Tools and Features Coming to Blackboard
  • May 17 - Designing Effective Instruction
  • May 21 - Teaching with Technology Institute
  • May 25 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • May 31 - Write Well, Publish More! Workshop
  • Jun. 12 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jun. 14 - Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Jun. 19 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jun. 20 - Introduction to Podcasting
  • Jun. 21 - Clickers in the Classroom
  • Jul. 11 - Teaching a New Course
  • Jul. 17 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jul. 19 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Jul. 24 - Creating and Using Course Wikis
  • Jul. 26 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard
  • Aug. 01 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 08 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Aug. 13 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Aug. 16 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Aug. 17 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Engaging Community for Learning
  • Aug. 20 - New Tools and Features in Blackboard
  • Aug. 28 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 29 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Aug. 30 - Personalizing the "Look" of Your Blackboard Course

April 2007

  • Apr. 03 - Supportive Professional Staff Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 05 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Apr. 11 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 12 - Assessment Rubrics for Effective and Efficient Grading
  • Apr. 13 - Short Focused Tutorials with Video
  • Apr. 18 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Apr. 20 - Advanced Short Focused Tutorials
  • Apr. 23 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Apr. 24 - Effective Teaching with Interactive Pen (SMART Panel) Displays
  • Apr. 26 - Copyright Issues @ NIU
  • Apr. 26 - David Raymond Grant Reception and Presentation
  • Apr. 27 - End-Of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 30 - Blackboard Open Lab

March 2007

  • Mar. 07 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Mar. 09 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Mar. 20 - Teaching with Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction
  • Mar. 21 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Mar. 22 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Mar. 23 - Looking at Learning Objectively
  • Mar. 26 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Mar. 27 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Mar. 27 - Controlling Students Access to Materials in Blackboard
  • Mar. 28 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Mar. 29 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar Series: Dr. Rhonda Robinson
  • Mar. 30 - Pedagogical Possibilities Using Interactive Panel Displays
  • Mar. 30 - Department Chair Development Workshop

February 2007

  • Feb. 06 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Feb. 08 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Feb. 13 - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 14 - Design Principle for Projected Media
  • Feb. 15 - Personalizing the Look of Your Blackboard Course
  • Feb. 16 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Helix
  • Feb. 20 - Configuring the Blackboard Gradebook
  • Feb. 22 - Introduction to Podcasting
  • Feb. 23 - Integrating Service Learning in Courses for Multicultural Outcomes
  • Feb. 26 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Feb. 26 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Feb. 27 - Teaching with PowerPoint - Beyond the Basics

January 2007

  • Jan. 09 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Jan. 10 - Interactive Panel Displays
  • Jan. 11 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Using Cooperative Activities to Promote Learning
  • Jan. 12 - Interactive Panel Displays
  • Jan. 17 - Blackboard II: Getting Started Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Jan. 18 - Understanding and Integrating Teaching and Learning Activities
  • Jan. 19 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Jan. 22 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Jan. 22 - Online Teaching Brown Bag
  • Jan. 25 - Introduction to Social Bookmarking
  • Jan. 30 - Pedagogical Possibilities of Using Interactive Panel Displays

2006 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2006

  • Dec. 04 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Dec. 06 - Concept Mapping for Teaching and Learning
  • Dec. 07 - End of Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 08 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Dec. 13 - Blackboard II: Getting Started Building Your Blackboard Course

November 2006

  • Nov. 03 - Supportive Professional Staff Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 07 - Electronic Feedback to Enhance Teaching and Learning
  • Nov. 09 - Converting Instructional Files to Digital Media on CD/DVD
  • Nov. 10 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Nov. 14 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Nov. 15 - Presentation and Facilitation Techniques
  • Nov. 20 - Blackboard II: Getting Started Building Your Blackboard Course
  • Nov. 21 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Nov. 27 - Web Accessibility: Instructional Implications
  • Nov. 29 - Blackboard Open Lab

October 2006

  • Oct. 02 - Mastering the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Oct. 06 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Oct. 12 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Oct. 13 - Plagiarism and You
  • Oct. 17 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Oct. 18 - The Effective Use of Graphics in Word and PowerPoint for Instruction
  • Oct. 20 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Oct. 23 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Oct. 24 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Gene Roth
  • Oct. 25 - Introduction to Podcasting
  • Oct. 27 - Teaching Inclusively in Science, Math, Engineering and Related Curricula
  • Oct. 27 - Basic Video Capture and Editing
  • Oct. 31 - Blackboard Assessment Tools

September 2006

  • Sep. 01 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 05 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Sep. 06 - Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference
  • Sep. 07 - Blackboard II: Getting Started in Blackboard
  • Sep. 14 - Personalizing the "Look" of Blackboard
  • Sep. 14 - Ice Breakers and Games to Warm up the Classroom Environment
  • Sep. 15 - Audio Podcasting
  • Sep. 26 - Setting Up Your Blackboard Gradebook
  • Sep. 27 - Developing a New Course

Summer 2006

  • Jun. 12 - Publish and Flourish: Becoming a Prolific Scholar
  • Jun. 13 - Assessment Rubrics for Effective and Efficient Grading
  • Jun. 15 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jun. 20 - Getting Started in Blackboard
  • Jun. 21 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Jun. 27 - Structuring Your Online Class in Blackboard
  • Jul. 10 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jul. 12 - To Teach or Not to Teach (with PowerPoint that is!)
  • Jul. 18 - Creating Simple Online Lectures
  • Jul. 25 - Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction
  • Jul. 27 - Podcast Series: Audio Podcasting
  • Aug. 02 - Creating and Using Blogs
  • Aug. 03 - Blackboard Overview
  • Aug. 08 - Getting Started in Blackboard
  • Aug. 10 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Aug. 14 - Structuring Your Online Class in Blackboard
  • Aug. 30 - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard
  • Aug. 31 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard

April 2006

  • Apr. 04 - Blackboard Overview
  • Apr. 06 - Supportive Professional Staff Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 06 - Strategies for Managing Individual and Organizational Conflicts in Higher Education
  • Apr. 07 - Etiquette and Ethics: The Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Apr. 10 - Classroom Personal Response System Demo: InterWrite
  • Apr. 11 - Classroom Personal Response System Demo: i Clicker
  • Apr. 12 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Apr. 13 - Classroom Personal Response System Demo: eInstruction
  • Apr. 13 - Customizing Blackboard
  • Apr. 13 - 2006 David Raymond Grant Award: Dr. Teresa Wasonga
  • Apr. 14 - Classroom Personal Response System Summary Session
  • Apr. 14 - Introduction to Podcasting
  • Apr. 21 - Adding Captioning to Streaming Video
  • Apr. 24 - End-of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Apr. 26 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Apr. 28 - Converting Documents to PDFs: An Easier Way to Distribute Your Online Course Materials

March 2006

  • Mar. 03 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Strategies for Teaching with a Smart Podium
  • Mar. 08 - Blackboard Overview
  • Mar. 09 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Mar. 16 - Introduction to Podcasting
  • Mar. 20 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Mar. 22 - Online Teaching Brownbag
  • Mar. 23 - Creating Simple Online Lectures
  • Mar. 24 - Looking at Learning Objectively
  • Mar. 28 - Personal Response Systems: Session II
  • Mar. 31 - Creating Cultural Competencies for the Curricula

February 2006

  • Feb. 02 - Setting Up Your Blackboard Gradebook
  • Feb. 03 - Using Personal Response Systems in the Classroom
  • Feb. 07 - Blackboard Overview
  • Feb. 09 - Ask the Experts Open Lab
  • Feb. 10 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Feb. 13 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Feb. 15 - Design Principles for Projected Media
  • Feb. 16 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Helix
  • Feb. 17 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Feb. 21 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. C.T. Lin
  • Feb. 23 - Creating and Using Blogs
  • Feb. 23 - Creating and Using Course Wikis
  • Feb. 24 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer

January 2006

  • Jan. 04 - Blackboard Updates
  • Jan. 06 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jan. 09 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Jan. 12 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Promoting Civility in the Classroom
  • Jan. 19 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard
  • Jan. 20 - Finding and Implementing Learning Objects
  • Jan. 24 - Teaching/Learning Styles
  • Jan. 27 - Integrating Digital Images to Enhance PowerPoint Presentations
  • Jan. 30 - Controlling Student Access to Materials in Blackboard

2005 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2005

  • Dec. 05 - Blackboard Overview
  • Dec. 07 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Dec. 13 - End-of-Semester Considerations for Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 13 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Dec. 15 - Blogs and Wikis and Podcasts, Oh My!: What's New in Online Communication

November 2005

  • Nov. 04 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 07 - Ask the Experts Open Lab
  • Nov. 09 - Blackboard Overview
  • Nov. 15 - Creating an Electronic Syllabus
  • Nov. 16 - Teaching/Learning Styles
  • Nov. 17 - Getting Started in Blackboard
  • Nov. 18 - Converting Instructional Files to Digital Media on CD/DVD
  • Nov. 18 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Strategies for Motivating Students
  • Nov. 28 - Web Accessibility: Instructional Implications
  • Nov. 29 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Nov. 30 - Rubrics for Effective and Efficient Grading
  • Nov. 30 - Online Cheating: Can We Stop It?

October 2005

  • Oct. 03 - Presential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Diann Musial
  • Oct. 04 - Blackboard Overview
  • Oct. 06 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Oct. 07 - Basic Video Capture and Editing
  • Oct. 10 - Ask the Experts Open Lab
  • Oct. 12 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Oct. 13 - Presentations and Facilitation Techniques
  • Oct. 18 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Oct. 19 - How to Avoid (and If Necessary Prevail in) Grade Disputes
  • Oct. 20 - When Google Doesn't Find It: Web Search Strategies for the Classroom
  • Oct. 21 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Strategies for Peer Assessment
  • Oct. 26 - Mastering the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Oct. 21 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar

September 2005

  • Sep. 08 - Blackboard Overview
  • Sep. 09 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Teaching Tips
  • Sep. 12 - Setting Up the Blackboard Gradebook
  • Sep. 14 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Sep. 15 - Instructional Goals and Objectives: Knowing the Differences
  • Sep. 16 - Integrating Digital Images to Enhance a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Sep. 20 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Sep. 22 - Personalizing the "Look" of Your Blackboard Course
  • Sep. 26 - Electronic Submission of Assignments in Blackboard
  • Sep. 28 - Instructional Considerations in Developing PowerPoint Presentations
  • Sep. 30 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer

Summer 2005

  • May 27 - Strategies for Managing Individual and Organizational Conflicts in Higher Education
  • Jun. 06 - Publish and Flourish
  • Jun. 09 - Assessment of Online Courses and Curricula: Concepts, Tools, and Frameworks
  • Jun. 21 - Basic Digital Camera Workshop
  • Jun. 23 - Electronic File Management for Effective Teaching
  • Jun. 27 - Teaching with PowerPoint: Beyond the Basics
  • Jun. 29 - Principle and Practice of Synchronous Discussion
  • Jul. 12 - Ice Breakers and Games to Warm up the Classroom Environment
  • Jul. 13 - Creating an Effective Online Syllabus
  • Jul. 14 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Jul. 21 - Visual Literacy in Teaching and Learning
  • Jul. 25 - Using PDAs in the Classroom: A Presentation Tool
  • Aug. 04 - Blackboard Overview
  • Aug. 08 - Getting Started in Blackboard
  • Aug. 11 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Aug. 12 - Time Management Strategies to Maximize Your Teaching Potential
  • Aug. 15 - Blackboard Overview
  • Aug. 23 - Preparing Students for Online Learning
  • Aug. 25 - Learning to Use Graphics in Word and PowerPoint
  • Aug. 26 - Multimedia Sampler Workshop
  • Aug. 29 - Using Your Red Pen Electronically

April 2005

  • Apr. 01 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 04 - Online Cheating: Can We Stop It?
  • Apr. 05 - DSS Policy: Accommodating Students with Disabilities with Off-Campus Placements
  • Apr. 07 - Ask the Experts Open Lab
  • Apr. 08 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Alternatives to Textbooks
  • Apr. 12 - Blackboard Overview
  • Apr. 13 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 14 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Apr. 15 - Crisis in Scholarly Communication Conference
  • Apr. 18 - Strategic Planning in the Academic Environment
  • Apr. 19 - Outstanding Teaching Awards Ceremony
  • Apr. 19 - Backing Up the Blackboard Gradebook
  • Apr. 19 - David Raymond Grant Reception and Presentation: Dr. Wei-Chen Hung
  • Apr. 20 - Mastering the Control Panel
  • Apr. 22 - Short Focused Tutorials with Video
  • Apr. 26 - Advanced Video Editing
  • Apr. 29 - Exploring Concept Map Software for Teaching and Learning

March 2005

  • Mar. 02 - Blackboard Overview
  • Mar. 03 - Ask the Experts Open Lab
  • Mar. 04 - Conference on Portfolio Integration: Connecting Learning and Assessment
  • Mar. 08 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Mar. 11 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Strategies for Midterm Course Assessment
  • Mar. 15 - Exploring Concept Map Software for Teaching and Learning
  • Mar. 21 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Mar. 21 - When Google Doesn't Find It: Web Search Strategies for the Classroom
  • Mar. 23 - Visual Planning for Effective Instruction
  • Mar. 24 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard
  • Mar. 29 - Preparing Students for Online Learning
  • Mar. 31 - CD/DVD Burner Workshop

February 2005

  • Feb. 01 - Preparing Technology-Proficient Educators in Illinois
  • Feb. 04 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Ways to Create Successful Group Projects
  • Feb. 08 - Blackboard Overview
  • Feb. 09 - Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard
  • Feb. 11 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Helix
  • Feb. 14 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Jim Thomas
  • Feb. 15 - Getting Started with Blackboard
  • Feb. 16 - Storyboards for Planning Instruction
  • Feb. 17 - Ask the Experts Open Lab
  • Feb. 22 - Blackboard Assessment Features
  • Feb. 25 - Video Capture and Editing
  • Feb. 28 - Eliciting Formative and Summative Student Feedback

January 2005

  • Jan. 06 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jan. 07 - Creating an Electronic Syllabus
  • Jan. 10 - Getting Started Building a Blackboard Course
  • Jan. 13 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Levels of Prevention: Methods and Strategies for Deterring Plagiarism and Cheating
  • Jan. 21 - Converting Documents to PDFs: An Easier Way to Distribute Your Online Course Materials
  • Jan. 25 - Setting Up Your Blackboard Gradebook
  • Jan. 27 - Electronic Submission of Assignments in Blackboard
  • Jan. 28 - Working with MS Movie Maker
  • Jan. 31 - Concept Maps for Teaching and Learning

2004 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2004

  • Dec. 01 - Ask the Experts
  • Dec. 03 - The Principles and Practice of Synchronous Discussion (Chat)
  • Dec. 08 - Personalizing the "Look" of Your Blackboard Course
  • Dec. 09 - Copying, Archiving and Recycling Blackboard Courses
  • Dec. 10 - Creating Effective Visual Media
  • Dec. 10 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Dec. 13 - Facilitation and Presentation Techniques
  • Dec. 14 - Blackboard Overview
  • Dec. 16 - Getting Started Building a Blackboard Course

November 2004

  • Nov. 02 - When Google Doesn't Find It: Web Search Strategies for the Classroom
  • Nov. 05 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 08 - Getting Started Building a Blackboard Course
  • Nov. 10 - Design Principles for Projected Media
  • Nov. 11 - Blackboard Overview
  • Nov. 12 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 15 - Bringing Your International Experiences into the Classroom
  • Nov. 16 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. William Goldenberg
  • Nov. 16 - Blackboard Assessments and Surveys
  • Nov. 17 - Effective Use of Basic Multimedia in Blackboard
  • Nov. 19 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Strategies for Using Online Course Components
  • Nov. 19 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Nov. 19 - Ask the Blackboard Experts

October 2004

  • Oct. 06 - Blackboard Overview
  • Oct. 07 - Introduction to the IRB
  • Oct. 08 - Mastering the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Oct. 11 - Using PDAs in the Classroom: A Presentation Tool
  • Oct. 13 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Oct. 18 - Scanning to enhance Your PowerPoint Presentations
  • Oct. 21 - What is Responsible Conduct of Research and Why Should it be Taught?
  • Oct. 26 - Advance Organizers
  • Oct. 27 - Blackboard's Gradebook
  • Oct. 29 - FacDev Friday

September 2004

  • Sep. 08 - Introduction to IRB Review
  • Sep. 10 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 13 - Blackboard Overview
  • Sep. 14 - Designing Effective Instruction
  • Sep. 17 - FacDev Friday: Open Dialogue on Creating a Campus Repository of Learning Objects
  • Sep. 20 - Leading Effective Discussion Online
  • Sep. 21 - Writing Effective Instructional Objectives
  • Sep. 24 - Integrating Digital Images to Enhance Your PowerPoint Presentations
  • Sep. 29 - Blackboard Open Lab

Summer 2004

  • May 10 - Requesting and Updating Blackboard Courses
  • May 10-13 - Introduction to STATA
  • May 13 - Curriculum Change & Leadership: Knowing Ourselves as Instructors
  • May 17-27 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling for Nested Designs and Growth Modeling
  • May 21 - Publish and Flourish
  • Jun. 02 - Implementing Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation
  • Jun. 09 - CD/DVD Burner Workshop
  • Jun. 14 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jun. 15-16 - Ethics Across the Curricula Institute
  • Jun. 21 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Jun. 29 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Jun. 30 - Using PDAs in the Classroom: A Presentation Tool
  • Aug. 10 - Blackboard Overview
  • Aug. 12 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Aug. 13 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Infusing Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
  • Aug. 17 - Requesting and Updating Blackboard Courses
  • Aug. 25 - Virtual Office Hours: Anytime, Anywhere!

April 2004

  • Apr. 02 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 06 - Introduction to IRB Review
  • Apr. 07 - Blackboard Gradebook
  • Apr. 09 - Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Apr. 13 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Julie Scarborough
  • Apr. 16 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 19 - Video Capture and Editing
  • Apr. 21 - Innovations in Teaching with Technology
  • Apr. 22 - David Raymond Grant Reception and Presentation: Dr. Michael Day
  • Apr. 23 - Copying, Archiving and Recycling Blackboard Courses
  • Apr. 28 - Blackboard Overview

March 2004

  • Mar. 02 - Interacting Effectively with Students and Colleagues with Disabilities
  • Mar. 03 - Introduction to IRB Review
  • Mar. 08 - Using PDAs in the Classroom: A Presentation Tool
  • Mar. 12 - FacDev Friday: Whatever Happened to Perfect Attendance?
  • Mar. 17 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Julie Scarborough
  • Mar. 19 - Pedagogical Research Methods: Improving Instruction in Higher Education Classrooms
  • Mar. 25 - Blackboard Overview
  • Mar. 26 - CD/DVD Burner Workshop
  • Mar. 29 - Teaching Exhibit Poster Session
  • Mar. 31 - Virtual Office Hours: Anytime, Anywhere!

February 2004

  • Feb. 04 - Blackboard Assessment Tools
  • Feb. 06 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Feb. 09 - Blackboard Overview
  • Feb. 12 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Julie Scarborough
  • Feb. 19 - Copying, Archiving, and Recycling Blackboard Courses
  • Feb. 20 - Fresh Techniques for Teaching Large Sections of General Education Courses
  • Feb. 26 - Blackboard Gradebook
  • Feb. 27 - CD/DVD Burner Workshop
  • Feb. 27 - FacDev Friday: Can We Keep Plagiarism and Cheating in Check?

January 2004

  • Jan. 08 - Motivating the Unmotivated Learner by Cheryl Hiltibran
  • Jan. 08 - Introduction to IRB Review for Researchers
  • Jan. 14 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jan. 16 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Jan. 22 - Quick Online Assignment Turnaround
  • Jan. 26 - Using Excel for Managing Grades
  • Jan. 29 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Helix

2003 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2003

  • Dec. 03 - Using Excel for Managing Grades
  • Dec. 05 - Short Focused Tutorials
  • Dec. 11 - Virtual Office Hours: Anytime, Anywhere!
  • Dec. 16 - Blackboard Overview

November 2003

  • Nov. 05 - Maintaining an Online Gradebook
  • Nov. 06 - Faculty Diversity Workshop for Department Chairs
  • Nov. 07 - Integrating Digital Images to Enhance Your PowerPoint Presentations
  • Nov. 10 - Entering the Virtual Classroom
  • Nov. 13 - Mastering the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Nov. 14 - Blackboard Overview
  • Nov. 20 - 10 Years of Multicultural Curriculum Transformation at NIU: A Panel Discussion
  • Nov. 21 - Video Capture and Editing
  • Nov. 21 - FacDev Friday: Time Management

October 2003

  • Oct. 03 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Oct. 10 - FacDev Friday: (In)Valuable Campus Resources
  • Oct. 14 - Four the Fun of It! Four: Games that Teach
  • Oct. 15 - Effective Use of Multimedia in Blackboard: Advanced
  • Oct. 17 - Blackboard Open Lab
  • Oct. 21 - College Student Mental Health: What You Need to Know to Help Your Students
  • Oct. 21 - Blackboard Overview
  • Oct. 23 - Marketing Online Courses
  • Oct. 27 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Oct. 30 - Handling Questions and Answers
  • Oct. 31 - Blackboard: Assessment Tools

September 2003

  • Sep. 03 - Introduction to IRB Review
  • Sep. 05 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Sep. 05 - Faculty Evaluation Workshop
  • Sep. 09 - Importing Varying File Formats into Blackboard
  • Sep. 10 - Blackboard: Faculty Assistance Open Lab
  • Sep. 12 - Accessibility of Web Publishing Features of Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF to People with Disabilities
  • Sep. 17 - Multimedia Sampler
  • Sep. 19 - Mastering the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Sep. 22 - Blackboard Overview
  • Sep. 24 - Building an Accessible Blackboard Course: Recommended Settings and File Formats
  • Sep. 24 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Gary D. Glenn

August 2003

  • Aug. 11 - Blackboard Overview
  • Aug. 12 - What's New in Blackboard
  • Aug. 12/14 - Departmental Review of IRB Applications and Introduction to the New NIU IRB Policies and Procedures
  • Aug. 14 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Aug. 15 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Developing and Using Cases to Teach Ethics
  • Aug. 18 - Creating an Effective Electronic Syllabus
  • Aug. 19 - Blackboard: Faculty Assistance Open Lab
  • Aug. 22 - Blackboard Overview
  • Aug. 27 - Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery
  • Aug. 28 - Best Practices in Instruction

Summer 2003

  • May 12 - Publish and Flourish
  • Jun. 03 - Assessment Services' Portfolio Workshop
  • Jun. 10-11 - Summer Research Institute
  • Jun. 19 - Creating an Effective Online Syllabus
  • Jun. 25 - Preparing Students for Online Learning
  • Jun. 26 - Mind Mapping: A Versatile Tool for Increasing Instructional Effectiveness and Maximizing Comprehension
  • Jul. 08 - Blackboard Overview
  • Jul. 16 - CD/DVD Burner Workshop
  • Jul. 22 - Basic Digital Camera Fieldtrip
  • Jul. 24 - Problem Based Learning Workshop

April 2003

  • Apr. 02 - David Raymond Grant Reception and Presentation: Dr. M. Cecil Smith and Dr. Thomas J. Smith
  • Apr. 04 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard: Basics
  • Apr. 04 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 07 - Discussion and File Sharing in Blackboard
  • Apr. 10 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 10 - Online Assessment and Gradebook Issues
  • Apr. 15 - Distinguished Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. John Niemi
  • Apr. 18 - Innovations in Teaching and Technology
  • Apr. 21 - Stand-alone Web Pages to Supplement Online Teaching
  • Apr. 23 - Once Upon a Time: Using Stories to Teach
  • Apr. 25 - FacDev Friday: Top Ten Strategies for Online Teaching

March 2003

  • Mar. 03 - Best Practices: Teaching Tips for Using the Smart Podium
  • Mar. 07 - Basic Digital Audio Capturing
  • Mar. 13 - Faculty Diversity Workshop for Department Chairs
  • Mar. 18 - Dr. Jekyll Becomes Professor Hyde: Projecting a Positive Image in Online Courses
  • Mar. 19 - Delivering Effective Lectures
  • Mar. 21 - FacDev Friday: Surviving NIU
  • Mar. 27 - Blackboard: A General Overview of Blackboard's Uses and Capabilities

February 2003

  • Feb. 04 - Blackboard Communication Tools
  • Feb. 07 - Juggling, Dogs, and Assessment: The Importance of Feedback, Critical Thinking, and Punctuation
  • Feb. 07 - General Education, Assessment, and the Scholarship of Teaching: Having It All and Doing Some of It While Seeming to Do Nothing
  • Feb. 10 - Scanning to Enhance Your PowerPoint Presentations
  • Feb. 12 - Blackboard: Faculty Assistance Open Lab
  • Feb. 14 - Importing Varying File Formats into Blackboard
  • Feb. 21 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Feb. 25 - Using the Control Panel in Blackboard
  • Feb. 26 - Integrating Service Learning in Courses: NIU Faculty Experiences

January 2003

  • Jan. 09 - Interactive Methods of Teaching: Using Face-to-Face and Technology-Based Strategies
  • Jan. 10 - Interactive Learning: Students and Teachers Partnering for Success
  • Jan. 15 - Four the Fun of It! Games That Teach: Session 4 of 4
  • Jan. 16 - Blackboard: A General Overview of Blackboard's Uses and Capabilities
  • Jan. 24 - Basic Video Capturing
  • Jan. 27 - Blackboard Assessment Tools

2002 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2002

  • Dec. 03 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Dec. 05 - Four the Fun of It! Games That Teach: Session 3 of 4
  • Dec. 06 - Blackboard Open Lab Session
  • Dec. 11 - Blackboard II: Communication Tools
  • Dec. 13 - Using the Control Panel in Blackboard

November 2002

  • Nov. 01 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 04 - PhotoShop Tips and Tricks
  • Nov. 05 - Introduction to IRB Review
  • Nov. 07 - Blackboard Open Lab Session
  • Nov. 08 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Nov. 11 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Nov. 13 - Blackboard Overview
  • Nov. 15 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard - Basics
  • Nov. 21 - Four the Fun of It! Games That Teach: Session 2 of 4

October 2002

  • Oct. 07 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Oct. 09 - Basic Animations with Macromedia Flash
  • Oct. 11 - NIU Resources: Media Services/Information Technology Services
  • Oct. 15 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Oct. 16 - Four the Fun of It! Games That Teach: Session 1 of 4
  • Oct. 16 - Basics of Personnel Law for Department Heads and Supervisors
  • Oct. 17 - Responding to and Understanding the Needs of Post-Secondary Students with Mental Illness
  • Oct. 18 - Adding Closed Captioning to Streaming Video
  • Oct. 24 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Oct. 25 - An Introduction to Education Research

September 2002

  • Sep. 09 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Sep. 12 - Introduction to IRB Review
  • Sep. 17 - Mind Mapping: A Versatile Technique for Increasing Instructional Effectiveness and Maximizing Comprehension
  • Sep. 18 - Changes and Developments in Media Streaming
  • Sep. 20 - Scanning to Enhance Your PowerPoint Presentations
  • Sep. 23 - Preparing Students for Online Learning Experiences
  • Sep. 24 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Kou-Huang Han
  • Sep. 26 - Interacting Effectively with Students and Colleagues with Disabilities
  • Sep. 27 - Blackboard I (Basics)

Summer 2002

  • May 31 - Conference on Accommodating Teaching and Assistive Technologies
  • Jun. 11 - Blackboard: A General Overview of Blackboard's Uses and Capabilities
  • Jun. 26 - Online Testing and Assessment in Blackboard
  • Jul. 16 - Basic Digital Camera Fieldtrip
  • Jul. 19 - Planning and Developing Academic Service-Learning Courses
  • Aug. 15 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Aug. 16 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Active Learning and Critical Thinking Strategies for Energizing the Classroom

April 2002

  • Apr. 02 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard - Basics
  • Apr. 03 - Teams and Document Management on the Web: An Illustration Using Chemistry Teacher Certification at NIU
  • Apr. 05 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Apr. 05 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 10 - Showcase 2002: Technology for Learning
  • Apr. 11 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar
  • Apr. 12 - Scanning to Enhance Your PowerPoint Presentations
  • Apr. 19 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Apr. 23 - Creating Basic Images for Educational Web Pages
  • Apr. 24 - Self-Regulated Learning: Helping Students to Help Themselves
  • Apr. 24 - Web Design for Accessibility
  • Apr. 26 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard - Advanced
  • Apr. 29 - Blackboard III (Advanced)

March 2002

  • Mar. 01 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Mar. 05 - Rethinking and Reformatting Teaching Materials for Online Delivery
  • Mar. 11 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Mar. 15 - Basic Animations with Macromedia Flash
  • Mar. 19 - Creating and Publishing a Narrated Streaming Slide Show with Real Slide Show
  • Mar. 21 - University Instructional Design
  • Mar. 22 - Using Real Presenter Plus
  • Mar. 25 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Mar. 26 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. William A. Oleckno

February 2002

  • Feb. 05 - Securing Documents and Collecting Data Using Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Forms
  • Feb. 08 - Rethinking and Reformatting Teaching Materials for Online Delivery
  • Feb. 11 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Feb. 15 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Feb. 19 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Feb. 21 - Instructional Considerations for Students with Disabilities
  • Feb. 22 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media Real Producer
  • Feb. 25 - Adding Closed Captioning to Streaming Video
  • Feb. 26 - Managing Online Discussions
  • Feb. 28 - Ethics and/or Management in the University

January 2002

  • Jan. 15 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Jan. 18 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Jan. 22 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Jan. 25 - Creating Images for Educational Web Pages
  • Jan. 28 - Beginning Adobe Acrobat

2001 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2001

  • Dec. 04 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Dec. 05 - "Semester of Discontent" - Video Presentation and Discussion
  • Dec. 06 - Effective Use of Multimedia in an Online Course
  • Dec. 14 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Dec. 17 - Blackboard 5.5 Preview
  • Dec. 18 - Blackboard III (Advanced)

November 2001

  • Nov. 02 - Basic Animations with Macromedia Flash
  • Nov. 05 - Blackboard I (Basics) Month, Day - Program Title
  • Nov. 06 - Basic Video Capturing
  • Nov. 07 - The Online Teaching and Learning Experience
  • Nov. 09 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Nov. 09 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Nov. 13 - Creating and Publishing a Narrated Streaming Slide Show with Real Slideshow
  • Nov. 16 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Nov. 20 - Basic Video Capture
  • Nov. 27 - Basic Video Capture
  • Nov. 27 - Adobe Acrobat Basics: Copyright Issues
  • Nov. 30 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard

October 2001

  • Oct. 03 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Oct. 05 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard
  • Oct. 11 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Oct. 16 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Oct. 17 - Technology and Teaching: Transforming the Classroom Experience
  • Oct. 19 - Using Interactive Whiteboard
  • Oct. 22 - Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Presentations
  • Oct. 25 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Producer
  • Oct. 29 - Teaching in the Diverse Classroom

September 2001

  • Sep. 01 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Sep. 07 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Sep. 10 - Redesigning Websites for Accessibility
  • Sep. 11 - Basic Video Capturing
  • Sep. 12 - Effective Syllabus Design
  • Sep. 17 - A Geographers Fascination with Place and Space
  • Sep. 18 - Basic Image Scanning for the Web
  • Sep. 21 - Using Interactive Whiteboard
  • Sep. 24 - Adobe Acrobat 5.0
  • Sep. 27 - Rethinking and Reformatting Teaching Materials for Online Delivery

Summer 2001

  • Jun. 14 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Jun. 26 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard (Basics)
  • Jul. 06 - Advanced Photoshop I: Image Correction Tools
  • Jul. 10 - Multimedia Integration into Blackboard (Advanced)
  • Jul. 13 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Jul. 17 - Accessibility and Universal Web Design
  • Aug. 07 - How to Prepare Your students for Virtual Learning in the Online or Blended Course
  • Aug. 16 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Principles of Teaching
  • Aug. 17 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute: Cooperative Learning
  • Aug. 20 - How to Prepare Your Students for Virtual Learning in the Online or Blended Course

April 2001

  • Apr. 03 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Apr. 04 - Redesigning Websites for Accessibility
  • Apr. 06 - Peer Teaching: Students Thinking Together
  • Apr. 10 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Producer
  • Apr. 13 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Apr. 18 - Teaching in America (Video Presentation and Discussion)
  • Apr. 18 - Creating and Publishing a Narrated Streaming Slide Show with Real SlideShow
  • Apr. 19 - Staying the Course: Retaining Online Students (PBS Telecast)
  • Apr. 20 - SPS Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Apr. 24 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Apr. 27 - Portfolio Workshop

March 2001

  • Mar. 01 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Mar. 02 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Mar. 07 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Mar. 13 - Creating and Publishing a Narrated Streaming Slide Show with Real SlideShow
  • Mar. 15 - Macromedia Flash
  • Mar. 21 - Service Learning: Building the Possibilities at NIU
  • Mar. 29 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. John Beachy
  • Mar. 30 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer

February 2001

  • Feb. 02 - Basic Image Scanning for the Web
  • Feb. 07 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage
  • Feb. 09 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage
  • Feb. 16 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Feb. 21 - Streaming Media
  • Feb. 23 - The Online Teaching Series

January 2001

  • Jan. 11 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Jan. 16 - Redesigning Websites for Accessibility
  • Jan. 24 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Jan. 26 - Blackboard I (Basics)
  • Jan. 31 - Planning and Creating an Effective Electronic Syllabus

2000 Faculty/Staff Programs

December 2000

  • Dec. 01 - Blackboard II (Intermediate)
  • Dec. 06 - Simplifying for Clarity: Video Presentation on Enhancing Lecture Techniques
  • Dec. 07 - Blackboard III (Advanced)
  • Dec. 07 - With a Little Help from My Friends: Implementing Information Technology into the Curriculum
  • Dec. 15 - Blackboard Basics

November 2000

  • Nov. 03 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Nov. 07 - Blackboard Basics
  • Nov. 15 - Redesigning Websites for Accessibility
  • Nov. 17 - Planning and Creating an Effective Electronic Syllabus
  • Nov. 21 - Creating and Publishing a Narrated Streaming Slide Show with Real SlideShow
  • Nov. 28 - Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar: Dr. Clark Neher

October 2000

  • Oct. 03 - Supportive Professional Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Oct. 05 - Dealing with Academic Dishonesty and Difficult Students: Continuing the Dialogue
  • Oct. 10 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage
  • Oct. 13 - Blackboard Basics
  • Oct. 17 - Survey Construction
  • Oct. 19 - Partnerships that Work: Conferences on Student Learning and Outcomes
  • Oct. 27 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Oct. 27 - Creating and Publishing Streaming Media with Real Producer

September 2000

  • Sep. 08 - Capturing Audio on Your Computer
  • Sep. 12 - Creating a Web Syllabus
  • Sep. 18 - Making Larger Classes Work
  • Sep. 20 - Finding Funding Sources at Your Fingertips
  • Sep. 25 - Motivate Your Students to Revise through Effective Response

Summer 2000

  • May 03 - MPEG 2 and DVD
  • May 30 - Teaching and Learning Online: A Preparatory Workshop
  • Jun. 01 - Teaching and Learning Online: A Preparatory Workshop
  • Aug. 07 - Accomodative Teaching Workshop
  • Aug. 17 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute
  • Aug. 18 - Distance Learning Workshop
  • Aug. 24 - Video Capture Workshop
  • Aug. 24 - New Facutly Forum

April 2000

  • Apr. 05 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage I
  • Apr. 06 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage II
  • Apr. 06 - How to Customize an Online Course: A PBS Telecast
  • Apr. 07 - Making Larger Classes Work (Video Presentation)
  • Apr. 13 - Teacher Talk
  • Apr. 17 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage I
  • Apr. 18 - Creating a Web Syllabus
  • Apr. 19 - Media Streaming Technologies at NIU: Success Stories
  • Apr. 19 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage II
  • Apr. 27 - Setting Up an Electronic Gradebook

March 2000

  • Mar. 01 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage
  • Mar. 01 - Learning How to Learn
  • Mar. 02 - Preparing the Writing Across the Curriculum Grant Proposal
  • Mar. 14 - Creating a Web Syllabus
  • Mar. 15 - Setting Up an Electronic Gradebook
  • Mar. 21 - Learning Technologies Showcase 2000
  • Mar. 22 - Teacher Talk
  • Mar. 30 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Workshop

February 2000

  • Feb. 08 - Teacher Talk
  • Feb. 10 - Creating a Web Syllabus
  • Feb. 16 - Effective Design and Evaluation of Writing Assignments
  • Feb. 23 - Planning an Effective Syllabus
  • Feb. 24 - Advising Students for Success
  • Feb. 29 - Basic Web Design Using Netscape and FrontPage

January 2000

  • Jan. 11 - Teaching Effectiveness Institute

1999 Faculty/Staff Programs

  • Jan. 20 - Electronic White Boards and Document Cameras: What's New?
  • Jan. 21 - The Electronic Gradebook: Options and Variations
  • Jan. 22 - Using the Course Webpage Template
  • Jan. 25 - Using the Course Webpage Template
  • Jan. 27 - Selecting a Video Projector: What to Look For
  • Jan. 28 - Selecting a Video Projector: What to Look For
  • Feb. 09 - Alternatives to the Textbook
  • Feb. 16 - Handling Academic Dishonesty and Difficult Students
  • Feb. 17 - Real's G-2 Producer: A Demonstration of Real's New Generation of Production and Publishing Tools
  • Feb. 22 - Publishing Your Course Webpage
  • Feb. 24 - Teaching with Streaming Media: Some Success Stories
  • Feb. 25 - Advising Underrepresented Students
  • Mar. 04 - Experiences in Multicultural Curriculum Transformation
  • Mar. 10 - Selecting a Video Capture Board and Software: Identifying the Functionality
  • Mar. 15 - How to Deliver Effective Lectures in the Classroom
  • Mar. 18 - Learning Technologies Showcase
  • Mar. 22 - Integrating Active Learning Strategies into Your Courses
  • Mar. 23 - Publishing Your Course Webpage
  • Mar. 24 - Small Group Video Conferencing: Some New Tools & New Techniques
  • Mar. 30 - Finding Funding Sources at Your Fingertips
  • Mar. 30 - Setting up an Electronic Gradebook
  • Apr. 08 - Internet Course Support Tools
  • Apr. 14 - Internet Course Support Tools
  • Apr. 14 - SPS Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Apr. 13 - Plan to Teach a New Course?
  • Apr. 21 - Internationalizing Your Courses and Curricula
  • Apr. 27 - The Future of Digital Multimedia on Campus
  • Sep. 14 - Internationalizing Your Curricula: Experiences from the International Development Seminars
  • Sep. 22 - Using the Course Webpage Template
  • Sep. 24 - Make Your Slides Talk: RealSlideShow
  • Sep. 27 - Techniques for Teaching Large Classes
  • Sep. 28 - Enhancing Instruction Using Online Discussions
  • Sep. 30 - Teacher Talk!
  • Oct. 05 - Enhancing Web-based Teaching Using WebCT
  • Oct. 07 - Now THIS is Great! Creating Interactive Lessons and Presentations in Authorware
  • Oct. 11 - Using Online Discussion to Maximize Student Interaction
  • Oct. 13 - Teaching on the Web and Fair Use
  • Oct. 14 - Creating an Online Syllabus
  • Oct. 14 - Copyright and the Internet: A PBS Satellite Telecast
  • Oct. 20 - Setting Up an Electronic Gradebook: It's Easier Than You Think!
  • Oct. 21 - What's Possible--What's Coming: Electronic Grading at NIU
  • Oct. 26 - Gender Issues in the Classroom
  • Oct. 27 - Sending Your Digital Files Around the Internet: An Introduction to FTP
  • Oct. 29 - SPS Grant Writing Workshop
  • Nov. 01 - Faculty Development Grant Writing Workshop
  • Nov. 02 - What Makes a Good Proposal: Perspectives of Reviewers and a Program Director
  • Nov. 04 - Finding Funding Sources at Your Fingertips
  • Nov. 10 - Making Digital Pictures: Tips for Basic Scanning
  • Nov. 18 - Finding Help on Issues Faced by Faculty
  • Nov. 30 - Teacher Talk
  • Dec. 01 - Putting Video and Audio on the Web: Tips for Instant Playback
  • Dec. 02 - Online Testing: Assessment and Evaluation of Distance Learners/li>

1998 Faculty/Staff Programs

  • Nov. 07 - Panel Discussion: What Information Technology Issues Affect Your Disciplines?
  • Nov. 11 - Using NIU Smart Podia
  • Nov. 16 - Enhancing Student Learning: Effective Uses of Listservs, Newsgroups, and Virtual Study Groups
  • Nov. 23 - Promoting Classroom Discussions

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