Illinois Remote Calendar

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

    • 10:00 - 10:55 am   Tu morning

    Join us in a one-hour online session to explore some advanced features of Zoom. Features covered will include breakout rooms, setting a virtual background, recording, and more. Link sent if registered by 8 am.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour course, we will spend time adjusting images in Photoshop, using Adjustment Layers, and explore several kinds of image adjustments. We will also explore image editing in a non-destructive manner.  

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led 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. Pre-registration required

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will learn how to use Adobe Express (Adobe's online design tool) to create social media posts, customize photos, create a flyer and use the new Generative AI tools. No prior knowledge of Adobe Express is required. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

    • All Day
    • Specific Time and Location TBD

    Participants will read James Lang's Small Teaching and will workshop applications of its materials for use in participants' current and future classrooms. *This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Tue morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    Learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will explore the use and management of sections and pages including section groups and subpages. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages. We will discuss merits of embedding spreadsheets or linking.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024

    • All Day
    • Specific Time and Location TBD

    Participants will read James Lang's Small Teaching and will workshop applications of its materials for use in participants' current and future classrooms. *This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory

    In this 2-hour instructor led InDesign workshop, participants will learn how to create and open InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames and create a postcard in the process. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration is required.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    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 Illustrator. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

    • All Day
    • Specific Time and Location TBD

    Participants will read James Lang's Small Teaching and will workshop applications of its materials for use in participants' current and future classrooms. *This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.

    • 9:00 am - 4:15 pm   Tuesday

    This program provides new employees at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois an overview of IT services that are critical to success on campus. Attendees can register for one, two, or more of the scheduled sessions. Offered at no cost to faculty/staff/students of the University of Illinois. New and current employees are invited to attend.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    We'll kick off the summer course design series with an overview of backward design, a simple course design method that will help you ensure proper alignment of objectives, assessments, and activities within your course. We'll also investigate Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning, which can help make your course a truly significant learning experience for your students.

    • 2:15 - 3:15 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    This workshop focuses on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means for making design choices that ensure that all students are able to meet course and developmental goals. We will discuss concepts such as the hidden curriculum, multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression/action, and student autonomy.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

    • All Day
    • Specific Time and Location TBD

    Participants will read James Lang's Small Teaching and will workshop applications of its materials for use in participants' current and future classrooms. *This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn how to create a two-page InDesign brochure from scratch, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Offered in-person or online. Pre-registration required

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will learn how to use Adobe Express (Adobe's online design tool) to create social media posts, customize photos, create a flyer and use the new Generative AI tools. No prior knowledge of Adobe Express is required. Pre-registration required.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    Learning objectives are the basis of any good course. Your students, after all, are supposed to learn new knowledge or skills after completing your course. In this workshop, you’ll (1) explore key elements to help craft effective learning objectives and (2) practice crafting learning objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy at the appropriate level.

    • 2:15 - 3:15 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    This workshop focuses on developing assessments designed to help students achieve the learning objectives of your class. We'll examine different types of assessments and consider their strengths and downsides in the context of your course. Attendees will develop sample assessments that are appropriate for their learning objectives, with a focus on long-term learning goals

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tue morning
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led short course you will learn how to specific features and tips on managing email more efficiently from conversation view to rules to pre-sort messages and moving folders around.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    This workshop explores different types of student motivation, and how we as educators can help students make the best use of it during our classes. This can help students find more intrinsic motivation to excel in their assignments and coursework, and to feel more confident in taking responsibility for their own learning.

    • 1:00 - 2:55 pm   Tue afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    Creating, storing, and updating organizational charts can be a time-consuming task. Using software that is designed for visualizing information aids the process. Visio can even generate a diagram that adds the shapes and connectors for you from data that is stored in an Excel workbook. In this workshop attendees will create simple org charts, and pull from excel.

    • 2:15 - 3:15 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    This workshop aims to increase your repertoire of in-class activities. Come learn a few techniques in this workshop, and also learn how to find even more techniques.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    This 2-hour Outlook Calendar 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.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory

    Join us in a hybrid session where we will discuss best practices for setting up a Teams online meeting as well as joining the meeting. We'll cover the capabilities of meetings in Teams in addition to requirements and planning considerations for Teams. This session is aimed for beginner users of Teams. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    Whether your courses rely on more traditional multiple-choice exams, or are writing intensives, or assign students creative projects, giving valuable feedback is essential for their growth and learning. We will discuss different features of valuable feedback, and practice giving students feedback at different course/ability levels.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory

    Join us in an instructor-led 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. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins please.

    • 2:15 - 3:15 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    This workshop ties the topics of the previous workshops together by discussing and crafting a syllabus for your newly designed course. We focus on the necessary logistical information for the syllabus, items to include to set student expectations, syllabus language and tone, and how to craft a course schedule with assessments, readings, and other ancillary materials.

Friday, June 28, 2024

    • 10:00 - 10:55 am   Fri 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 Zoom and Teams. We will go over helpful tips for each platform, including scheduling as a delegate. Prereq: Outlook Calendar workshop