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CETL Faculty and Staff Spring Semester Support

Published: 01/05/2021

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CETL continues to offer valuable faculty and staff workshops as we navigate through the COVID-19 challenges in the classroom. We are also coordinating faculty round tables on navigating the COVID classroom as well as Academic Integrity with details forthcoming.

Here is just an example of some of the upcoming trainings available at CETL. For a complete list, please check the CETL calendar in the portal.  The calendar is updated frequently to accommodate needs, so check back often.  Currently all trainings are being held via Zoom.

Preparing for Spring: Practical Strategies for Remote Engagement
As we head into spring semester, there is much uncertainty as we continue to teach in the COVID-era classroom. One thing that is certain, faculty are dealing with the challenges of engaging our remote students through Zoom. In this new CETL workshop, Julie Breitfelder and Tex Brieger will discuss practical engagement strategies found in the literature to connect the remote learner to classroom activities and promote a sense of community. Instructional strategies will include the use of Zoom breakout rooms and quick polling linked with Blackboard course content and engaging activities to add to your “toolbox”.  Join us to prepare for spring semester in a way that enlivens the experience for all students and enables you to provide engaging instruction for the remote students.

Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 2 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14 | 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m.

The purpose of this training is to show you how to use Gannon's video management service to store and organize your videos. You will learn how to upload videos to Kaltura and how to create screen recordings using a webcam. You will also learn how to add a link to or embed a Kaltura video into your Blackboard course. The benefits of being able to use Kaltura include being able to upload, store, manage and locate your instructional videos in one place. 

Monday, January 11 | 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 19 | 10 a.m.

Blackboard Basics
Learn the basics of using Blackboard for your courses. Topics include logging in, syllabus, navigation, calendar and basic set up. 

Thursday, Jan. 7 | 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 | 11 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 26 | 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Basics
Learn the basics of conducting business or classes via Zoom. This training covers scheduling meetings, basic Zoom functions, sharing your screen, breakout rooms, recording your session, managing your account and tracking attendance. You will receive basic instructions prior to the meeting. 

Tuesday, Jan. 19 | 1 p.m.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Series
This is a three-part series dedicated to exploring Microsoft Excel at an intermediate level. Participants who schedule for this series will need to register for all three sessions. This course starts with navigation, selection,  and copy and pasting shortcut keys that will make your work in Excel more efficient.  We will discuss utilizing tables, including formatting, filters, and using a “total” row.  Session Two goes into basic formulas and cell referencing.  Session Three reviews text to column conversions, removing duplicates and logic statements. It is highly recommended that you have two monitors for this training. This allows you to follow along with the trainer and practice on your own.

Series starts Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 9:30 a.m.