Upcoming Events

We conduct regular workshops around technology topics in teaching, research, and university service. Our upcoming seminars are listed here.

List of Upcoming Workshops for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Formative Assessment Active Learning using PollEverywhere

Description: Are you looking for quick and informal assessment practices that simultaneously engage students and track their learning in class? In this workshop, we will introduce PollEverywhere and walk you through using this website in your classroom. Participants must register for this workshop in advance so that we can set up their PollEverywhere account. Participants will walk away with a range of skills in PollEverywhere that can be immediately used in their class.

When: January, 2018, 10 am to 11 am

Where: ETL

Hands-on Skills for editing Audio Files using Audacity

Description:  Do you have audio recorded files for your research and want to delete some parts? Did you record narration for your lecture and need to edit the audio file? In this session, we will demonstrate how to edit your audio recorded interview files or narrated lectures using Audacity, a free audio software. This hands-on skill will assist you with keeping your lectures concise and simple, leading your students to focus on your lecture and improving their learning experience.

When: December 14, 2017. 10 am to 11 am.

Where: ETL

This workshop is open to Faculty and Graduate Students in the COE.  We hope to see you at the FACT Lab PD workshop if your busy schedule allows. If you are interested in participating in the upcoming workshop, please register here!

Creating Engaging Lectures using Office Mix
Description: For decades PowerPoint has been used to deliver lessons and lectures. The basic functions of PowerPoint are easy to use; however, it has many special features that can take your lecture to a new level. One of these great features allows you to create a presentation with audio or video.  In this workshop, we will cover adding your voice to PowerPoint slides and creating interactive quizzes using Office Mix. This can turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset that stands alone and can be used by students for self-teaching. This is also a great way to test flipped content delivery.
When:November 16, 2017. 10 am to 11 am.
Where: ETL

This workshop is open to Faculty and Graduate Students in COE. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register here!

Reference Resource Management: Mendeley

Description: How do you keep track of references and citations? Are you still typing citations and references manually? In this workshop you will learn the key functions of Mendeley reference management. Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both the content and contacts in your research. We will cover adding citations to your reference library, organizing and managing those citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Mendeley into your documents.

When:  October 19, 2017. 10 am – 11 am

Where: 3427 ETMSW

This workshop is open to Faculty and Graduate Students in COE. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register here!

Facilitating Virtual Tutoring and Meetings using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Description: Learn how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to facilitate virtual office hours for your online class, or coordinate a research project meeting. During this face-to-face workshop, we will explore how to access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, navigate the collaboration panel, and share files. We will test the end user experience as a student and a moderator so you will be comfortable using this tool.

Date: September 14, 2017. 10 am – 11 am

Room: Educational Technology Lab (ETL), COE

This workshop is open to all GAs, RAs, and TAs in COE. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register here!

Getting Your Course Ready for New Faculty including TAs

Description: New Faculty and Instructors! Welcome to the College of Education at UIC. This workshop is designed to introduce new Faculty, TAs, and Instructors to the UIC Blackboard Web Course Management System. Participants will be provided with an overview of ways to develop their new course site, learn to use tools, and begin uploading their course materials.

We encourage you to bring your own laptop to the workshop so that you can set up your new course or worksite for teaching, research, and/or service during the workshop. If you register in advance, we will provide you with an empty course shell that you can use for practice during the workshop.

Date: August 23, 2017.  2:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Room: 3427 ETMSW

This workshop is open to all GAs, RAs, and TAs in COE. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register here!

The Flipped Classroom
November 21, 9:00am. Immediately before the UIC College of Education Faculty Meeting. Putting student interactions first by using technology to make lectures “homework.”