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LMS Review - Blackboard Learn Ultra Demonstration
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210302
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students). 

In this online session, staff from Blackboard will provide a demonstration of Blackboard Learn Ultra. Join us at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210302. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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**ONLINE** Blackboard Ultra Basics
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
This session is delivered by Blackboard, Inc. staff. It is designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to communicate, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View. Register Now!

LMS Review - Instructure Canvas Demonstration
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210303
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students). 

In this online session, staff from Instructure will provide a demonstration of Canvas. Join us at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210303. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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LMS Review - D2L Brightspace Demonstration
Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210304
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students).

In this online demonstration, staff from D2L will provide a demonstration of Brightspace. Join us at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210304. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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**ONLINE** Technology Thursday: Getting to Know Blackboard Ultra
Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Ultra Experience of Blackboard Learn offers exciting new opportunities for teaching and learning while simultaneously maintaining the comfortable familiarity of our previous version of Blackboard Learn (now dubbed Original). Learn how to navigate an Ultra style classroom as we explore its unique functions and capabilities. Its simplified workflows and accessible, fully responsive design make it easier than ever to teach and learn, from any device. Advance registration is required.
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**ONLINE** Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams
Friday, March 5, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This comprehensive training webinar delivered by Respondus staff. It is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use. Register Now!

**ONLINE** VoiceThread New Assignment Feature
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In this workshop, you will learn how to turn new assignments on for your courses and begin using them with your students. We will review all of the workflows, new features, and options for your VoiceThread assessments. This session is led by VoiceThread staff. Register Now!

LMS Review - D2L Course Merchant Demonstration
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210309
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students). 

In online session, staff from D2L will provide a demonstration of Course Merchant, a tool that facilitates offering courses to individuals from outside of NIU, such as for outreach and external programming. Join at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210309. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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**ONLINE** Blackboard Collaborate - Beyond the Basics
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
This session is delivered by Blackboard, Inc. staff and will help you move beyond the basics of Blackboard Collaborate to discover ways you can facilitate synchronous interaction with your students. Some features covered include using breakout rooms, sharing content through your camera, polling, and other features that will help you engage your learners and empower student success. Register Now!

**ONLINE** Teaching Tuesday: Meaningful Assessment: Rethinking Exams 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
It can be challenging to find new ways to measure students' learning even in the best of times. It may be a good time to look for some new ideas that will help you meaningfully assess what your students have learned. In this workshop, we will explore alternatives to a classic exam and share other authentic assessment methods. Advance registration is required.
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LMS Review - Blackboard Learn Ultra Demonstration
Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210311
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students).

In this online demonstration, staff from Blackboard will provide a demonstration of Blackboard Learn Ultra. Join us at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210311. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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**ONLINE** Technology Thursday: Student Presentations Online: Tools and Strategies
Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Presentations are a great way for students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts covered in your course. There are tools that will help you facilitate student presentations. In this workshop, you will learn about some tips and strategies to allow your students to present online. Advance registration is required.
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**NEW - ONLINE** Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy Series: Creating Interactive Video Opportunities that Provide Active Learning
Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Part of the Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy (KAMP) Series - Masterclasses for Higher Education. Faculty and instructional designers will explore ways they can better engage students with video and how this active learning improves student engagement and ultimately student learning outcomes. This session is led by Kaltura staff. Register Now!

Online Learning Consortium Innovate Virtual Conference
Monday, March 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
March 15 - 19 We pivoted. We iterated. And now, it’s time to reimagine. The future of learning will be indelibly influenced by this time, and both seasoned experts and new practitioners to online, blended, and digital learning will be challenged with innovating education moving forward. We invite you to join a vibrant community of faculty, practitioners, researchers, librarians, and others as we reimagine education at the OLC Innovate 2021 Virtual Conference. Learn more!

**ONLINE** Social Annotation with Hypothesis
Monday, March 15, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
We will discuss how collaborative annotation with Hypothesis can be used to make student reading visible, active, and social. Advance registration is required.
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LMS Review - Instructure Canvas Demonstration
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210316
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students). 

In this online session, staff from Instructure will provide a demonstration of Canvas. Join us at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210316. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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**ONLINE** Teaching Tuesday: Holding Virtual Office Hours
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Online teaching often necessitates a virtual option for office hours since students in online courses cannot always make it to a professor's physical office space. Students in face-to-face classes may face similar scheduling or proximity challenges. Since office hours are an important opportunity to make connections and support student success, holding virtual office hours could be an important option to provide to students, especially those in online courses. In this workshop, we will discuss the options available for holding office hours online so that you can find one to suit your needs and help you make meaningful connections with your students. Advance registration required.
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LMS Review - Blackboard Training and Development Manager Demonstration
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Location: Online at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210317
As we engage in our review of learning management systems, it is critical that the entire campus community has the opportunity to see the capabilities of these systems and provide feedback as to which systems offer the functionality and user experience desired moving forward. These online sessions are open to the entire NIU community (faculty, instructors, staff, and students). 

In online session, staff from Blackboard will provide a demonstration of Blackboard Training and Development Manager, a tool that facilitates offering courses to individuals from outside of NIU, such as for outreach and external programming. Join at citl.niu.edu/LMSreview-20210317. Registration is not required, but optional registration is available if you would like to receive a reminder of the session.
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**ONLINE** Technology Thursday: Introduction to Digital Audio Production
Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Voice is a powerful tool in teaching, because it creates a strong sense of your presence for students, which helps them to feel more supported and less isolated. Whether you are recording lectures, podcasts, or other audio-enhanced media for your courses, the quality of your audio is important. In this minds-on workshop, you will learn the basic concepts of digital audio recording and editing, including some tools that will make your recordings more professional. In addition, you will learn techniques to avoid and fix common recording issues. Advance registration is required.
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**ONLINE** Wisdom Wednesday: The Ethics of Online Teaching
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Conversations related to ethical issues in education are often discussed in all modalities of teaching. Online teaching can magnify the ethical concerns we experience as faculty and students. In this workshop, you will engage in a discussion on issues of equity, surveillance, and identity in an online environment. Advance registration is required.
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**ONLINE** Guide to Building Mobile Content in Blackboard
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
This session is delivered by Blackboard, Inc. staff. Many students prefer to consume course content on their mobile phone. This webinar is designed to provide you with basic fundamentals for preparing online course content for mobile delivery. Additionally, we will review Blackboard mobile apps and provide you with a helpful worksheet on mobile content development. Register Now!

**ONLINE** Technology Thursday: Using the Blackboard Ultra Grade Book
Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Using the new Grade Book in your Blackboard Ultra Course will save you time and make grading easier. The Grade Book in the Ultra Course View can help you more efficiently track student's performance in your course with exciting features like student profile photos, name and assignment search, and automatic zeros for past due work. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to effectively set up the Grade Book, grade assignments, record and calculate grades, and provide feedback to your students. Prerequisites: attendance at the Getting to Know Blackboard Ultra-Hands-On. Advance registration is required.
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**ONLINE** Wisdom Wednesday: Book Chat on Amy Baldwin et al's Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Resilience to Foster Student Success
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In a book chat, we read the book so you don’t have to! During our next book chat, we will be discussing Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Residience to Foster Student Success by Amy Baldwin, Bryce Bunting, Doug Daugherty, Latoya Lewis and Tim Steenbergy . We will discuss the authors deep dive into non-cognitive factors that significantly impact student success. This book contains strategies to use in and outside the classroom. You will have opportunities to share your own experiences, ask questions and connect with your colleagues. Advance registration is required.
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**NEW - ONLINE** Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy Series: Using Kaltura Analytics to Continuously Improve Student Engagement
Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Part of the Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy (KAMP) Series - Masterclasses for Higher Education. Come learn the power of analytics. This session will help faculty and designers understand how their videos are being watched as well as how to use these analytics to improve student engagement. This session is led by Kaltura staff. Register Now!

**NEW - ONLINE** Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy Series: Kaltura Transcriptions and Captions: More than Accessibility
Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Part of the Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy (KAMP) Series. Inclusion is an imperative in today's educational experience. But did you know that Kaltura's transcription, translation and closed captioning can benefit ALL students regardless of their learning needs? This session will help faculty and designers understand the value of Kaltura Video Captioning. This session is led by Kaltura staff. Register Now!

**NEW - ONLINE** Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy Series: Flipped 101: How to Provide more Asynchronous Video Content!
Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Part of the Kaltura Academic Media and Pedagogy (KAMP) Series. Flipped, Blended, Inverse, Backwards , or Reverse Learning, call it what you want but come learn how video can be the tool to provide lectures and course content asynchronously. We will learn how to do more with that precious face to face time when we know how to create and utilize video more efficiently! Come see best practices for flipped learning with video! This session is led by Kaltura staff. Register Now!