Illinois Remote Calendar

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning

    This two-hour online session will introduce you to Access, Microsoft's relational database application. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • L410 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W Springfield, Urbana

    During this two hour in-person session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will work through a beginner tutorial, editing a photo and share resources. 

    • 6:00 pm

    R is statistical software that is licensed as an open source program under GNU license. In other words, it is free. As statistical software, it can be used for data manipulation, calculation, inference, and graphical display. It contains advanced statistical procedures often not yet available in other statistical software and is available on a variety of platforms.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon
    • Digital Computer Lab 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL Rm L410 (lower level)

    In this 2 hr workshop, participants will learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and also from scratch.  We will create a primary key and start entering data. We will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties. Finish up using lookup fields and calculated fields

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. We will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them with Auto-connect. Register by 8 for link.

Friday, September 30, 2022

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Fri. morning
    • Digital Computer Lab 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL Rm L410 (lower level)

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the whole set of features for managing information in Excel tables. These features make all the typical tabular manipulations—sorting, filtering, analyzing, and formatting, easier than ever.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   W morning

    This 2 hour Outlook Calendar live workshop, participants will learn to schedule & edit appointments; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings, and discuss calendar permissions. Link sent if registered by 8 am

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • online

    In this 1 hour short online course you will learn how to work with Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Topics include learning how to create a Pivot Table; rearrange and then format the data; set filters including the use of Slicers and Timelines; and finally creating a Pivot Chart of the data in the Pivot Table. This workshop is aimed at beginner users of Pivot Tables.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    The use of questions in our teaching is the most often used active learning strategy. Questions serve to motivate students, to assess students’ understanding, and to engage them in a thought-provoking discussion. Join this session to learn effective questioning skills and how to avoid common pitfalls.

    • 6:00 pm

    This workshop will cover the basics on gathering data using Qualtrics.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am   Th morning

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Link sent if registered by 8 am.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs morning
    • L410 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana

    In this 2-hour in-person workshop we will explore the Word interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save our work. We will practice navigating the document; select text to make revisions; and move text by cutting and pasting. Formatting tools will be next, where we will learn how to emphasize text.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Faculty Panel Presentation (Zoom): A panel of Special Education faculty offer an in-depth look at their experiences with a variety of grading practices. Join us as Kary Zarate, Emily Tarconish, Jessica Hardy, and Catherin Corr share data on how grading processes impact student emotional health, agency, knowledge acquisition, and teaching pedagogy.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon
    • L410 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana

    In this 2-hour in-person workshop we will explore the mail merge features in Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. We will also take a look at email merges using Outlook.

Friday, October 7, 2022

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Fri. morning
    • L410 Digital Computer Lab 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana

    In this 2-hour in-person session, we will work with graphics in Microsoft Word. Topics covered will include learning how to add pictures and online images in a Word document; work with shapes; format, resize, move and crop images, and finish with creating and modifying an organization chart.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am   Tues. morning
    • online

    In this 1-hour online course, you will learn about conditional formatting of data in Microsoft Excel. Topics will also include applying special formatting to numbers.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm   Tue afternoon

    Microsoft Teams is a communications platform available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour live online workshop, we will focus on the Teams experience from a team member’s perspective. Topics will include learning how to navigate Teams ; communicating in Teams (including chat); setting and managing notifications of Team activity. Link sent if registered by noon.

    • 6:00 pm

    Stata is a small but powerful menu- and syntax-driven statistical package for managing, analyzing, graphing data, as well as for creating programs and macros.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed. morning
    • online

    In this short online course you will learn how to use some of the data analysis features and tools using Excel. Topics will include learning how to subtotal a list of data; set up data validation rules; use Goal Seek, Solver, and Scenarios and basic data tables.

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote. Link sent if registered by 8 am

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    Barbara Oakley says that “students fool themselves into thinking they’re learning.” Students may believe that they “know” the content and that they can easily retrieve what they learned; however when it comes down to doing assignments or exams, they are often unsuccessful. Come and learn how to teach our students how to be more efficient and effective learners.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   W afternoon

    In this two-hour Illustrator session, we will go over recommended resources and tutorials, then participants will be introduced to the user interface while creating a vector graphic logo. This workshop is online; register by noon to be sent the link.

    • 6:00 pm

    The SAS program is a syntax-driven statistical and data management program used in many different professional and academic disciplines. It has a reputation for being difficult to learn at first, so let us help you get ahead of the curve with this introductory course.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs. morning
    • Digital Computer Lab 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL Rm L410 (lower level)

    In this 2-hour course learn how to create and work with Access forms. Create a new form using the form wizard and explore layout and design view. Add and modify form controls including a calculated control and lookup control.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building

    Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Th afternoon

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of using the drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to use the Pencil and Curvature tools, how to edit paths. Then we will look at layers, including how to create, edit, and organize content. We will also learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon

    Microsoft Teams is a communications platform available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour live online workshop, we will focus on the Teams experience from a team member’s perspective. Topics include learning how to navigate Teams ; communicating with others in Teams (including chat); setting and managing notifications of Team activity. Link sent if registered by 8

    • 6:00 pm

    Stata is a small but powerful menu- and syntax-driven statistical package for managing, analyzing, graphing data, as well as for creating programs and macros.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Th morning

    Register for this 2-hour Outlook session to learn about specific features and tips for using Outlook more productively. Zoom link sent if registered by 8 am.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon

    Join us in an online session using OneNote where we will discuss the structure of notebooks and how OneNote notebooks work within MS Teams. Prereq: understand Teams and MS OneNote. Link sent if registered by 8 am

Monday, October 24, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

    • 6:00 pm

    R is statistical software that is licensed as an open source program under GNU license. In other words, it is free. As statistical software, it can be used for data manipulation, calculation, inference, and graphical display. It contains advanced statistical procedures often not yet available in other statistical software and is available on a variety of platforms.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Monday, October 31, 2022

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building

    You want students to remember your course material. Maybe remembering the material is good for its own sake, or maybe remembering is mostly a pre-requisite for doing something more complicated, like applying or evaluating the material. In this workshop, we'll explore the basics of learning and memory, and identify what we can do to help our students learn and remember.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    The Art of Socially Just Leadership Education -- V. S. Chunoo (Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication) will describe how he teaches toward pro-social learning outcomes using a leadership learning model rooted in cultural relevance and campus climate. This interactive Zoom session will include examples and stories from his teaching and research.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Monday, November 14, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Thursday, November 24, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Monday, November 28, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • 182 Armory Building

    Learning communities are a powerful way for people to come together to achieve common learning goals. However, fostering conditions that promote productive social knowledge construction can be daunting to even the most experienced facilitators. Please join us as we discuss effective ways to establish and grow valuable learning communities.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    The Hybrid Classroom: The Best of Both Worlds, or the Worst? -- Aimee Barbeau and Eric Larson (Gies College of Business) will describe the role of social context in the classroom and discuss their findings on the relationship between autonomy and satisfaction, as well as the need for instructors to consider not just individual students but the whole classroom environment.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • 182 Armory Building

    Being fully engaged 100% of the time is not a realistic expectation, but there are a variety of ways to promote student engagement so they can get the most out of their learning. This workshop will focus on concepts underlying student engagement and practical strategies to engage our students across diverse formats.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Friday, March 3, 2023

    • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Illini Union

    The goals for the Annual Faculty Retreat are to build on our collective knowledge about teaching and learning, to share innovative ideas and approaches, and to promote partnerships within and beyond the campus community.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

    • All Day
    • I Hotel and Conference Center (virtual option available)

    FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

    • All Day
    • I Hotel and Conference Center (virtual option available)

    FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of