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February 2021 Online Workshops from MSU IT

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February 2021 Online Workshops from MSU IT

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Natalie Vandepol
February 2021 Online Workshops from MSU IT

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Natalie Vandepol

Thinking about Assessment

The focus of our Febuary workshops is assessments, whether formative or summative and exams, essays, or projects. We are hosting three workshops for faculty and two open "tech support" Q&A webinars for students. The faculty workshops will each be offered once. The recordings shared by email to all registrants and also posted to either the D2L Instructor Self-Directed Training site or the MSU Tools and Technology site, as noted in the workshop description.

 

Building and Conducting Exams in D2L (Desire2Learn) 

Monday February 8, 2021, starting at 10 a.m.

In this 90-minute workshop, we will provide detailed demonstrations of how to build an exam in the D2L Quizzes tool, show how to customize submission views, and briefly touch on exam security measures. The workshop recording will be posted to the MSU Instructor Self-Directed Training site (link below).

  • For a more immediate how-to resource, please refer to the MSU Instructor – D2L Self-Directed Training resource library “course” in D2L, which has a module with step-by-step walkthrough videos on how to use the D2L Quizzes tool. 

 

Strategies and Tools for Formative Essays and Projects

Monday February 8, 2021, starting at 1 p.m. 

In this 75-minute workshop, we will discuss strategies and technologies for formative assessments, including D2L rubrics, TurnItIn, and Eli Review. We will have faculty speakers share their experiences and philosophies regarding when & why they use formative assessment and what they have found valuable about it, then engage in peer discussion within smaller groups. The meeting recording and any companion resources will be shared by email with all registrants, even if you cannot attend the live session, and posted to the MSU Tools & Technologies "course".

  • For how-to resources and detailed overviews of each technology, please refer to the following: 

 

Tools for Grading Summative Essays & Projects

Tuesday February 9, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. 

In this 75-minute workshop, we will discuss when and why to use Crowdmark, Gradescope, and Digital Desk to administer and grade summative, non-exam assessments such as essays and projects. This workshop will include brief presentations by faculty who have used these technologies in their courses, followed by informal peer discussion. The meeting recording and any companion resources will be shared by email with all registrants, even if you cannot attend the live session, and posted to the MSU Tools & Technologies course. 

  • For how-to resources and detailed overviews of each technology, please refer to the following: 

 

Technology Q&A for Students

Friday February 12, 2021 and Monday February 15, 2021, starting at 1 p.m.

These 90-minute webinars are open tech support time for students, especially for any concerns about upcoming online exams or assessments. Students can submit questions through their registration form, anonymously in the webinar Q&A area, and in the webinar chat area.