Workshop Series

Level Up Your Teaching

Level Up

You’ve returned to the classroom.  You’ve mastered the basics of Brightspace.  Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level?!?  If so, the “Level Up” workshop series is for you!  Join us to learn about Brightspace tools and features that you may not have yet discovered.  We’ll also share ideas for “leveling up” student engagement, the feedback you give, and your syllabi.

The Level Up workshop series is a collaboration between the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology.  Attend any or all sessions!

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All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.

Brightspace Grade Center

Grade columns got you down? Looking to explore your grade tool options? This may be the workshop for you! Join our Educational Technologist to learn more about the Grades tool in Brightspace and take the Grades tool to the next level.  Then build with OIT assistance during the last 30 minutes in a “work sprint.” This workshop is offered by the Office of Instructional Technology.

  • Tuesday, September 14, 10-11am
  • Wednesday, September 15, 1-2pm

Student Engagement

Getting and keeping our students engaged in the learning process takes careful thought and planning.  Come to this session to Level Up student engagement!  Learn about the factors that impact student engagement and get ideas for how you can create an engaged learning environment.  This workshop is offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

  • Monday, September 27, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday, September 30, 3-4pm

Brightspace Mastery Tools

Looking to streamline your course when grading assignments? Want to style your content pages to be responsive, accessible, and interactive? Join our Educational Technologist to learn how to leverage rubrics, templates, and awards by Leveling Up in this Brightspace demo. Then engage in conversation with a fellow faculty member on one of these mastery tools.  This workshop is offered by the Office of Instructional Technology.

  • Tuesday, October 5, 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, October 6, 1-2:30pm

Giving Feedback

Do you find yourself spending a ton of time providing feedback on student work only to learn that they never even read it? Or that student work doesn’t improve despite the extensive feedback you provide?  Come to this session to Level Up the feedback you give to students.  Learn about the qualities of effective feedback, strategies for getting students to read and use feedback, and tips for being more efficient in giving feedback.  This session is offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

  • Monday, October 25, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday, October 28, 3-4pm

Brightspace Communication Tools

Want Brightspace to identify struggling students and contact them for you? Do you wish your students would interact with content like social media? Join our Educational Technologist to learn how to use intelligent agents, instant messaging, and the activity feed to Level Up in this Brightspace demo. Then engage in conversation with a fellow faculty member on one of these communication tools.  This workshop is offered by the Office of Instructional Technology.

  • Tuesday, November 16, 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, November 17, 1-2:30pm

Syllabus

The syllabus is often a student’s first introduction to a course and to you as the instructor.  What first impressions are students getting from the syllabus about you and the course?  Come to this session to Level Up your syllabus!  Learn about the purposes of a syllabus, the impact of language and tone, and how to make your syllabus more engaging. This session is offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

  • Monday, November 29, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday, December 2, 3-4pm