2023 Educator Seminars are presented by MSU Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI), MSU IT Educational Technology, the Enhanced Digital Learning Initiative (EDLI) and MSU IT Training.
Day 2: August 24, 2023
Instructions: Click on the registration link and sign-up for the sessions you're interested in. After completing your registration you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the session.
9:00 - 10:00 am Improve Course Accessibility with Ally
Spartan Ally is an automated accessibility tool within D2L that provides feedback and guidance for improving the usability and accessibility of course materials. In this informational webinar we will cover how to use the data and tools available through Ally to evaluate the overall accessibility of your course and develop a plan for remediating inaccessible content.
10:00-11:00 am Citation Management Tools
Three librarians, experts in Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero, will briefly introduce the three citation management tools and demonstrate effective use of the tools to organize and enhance research, engage and partner with colleagues to share research findings, and teach graduate and undergraduates these skills to develop valued scholarly practices. There will be time for questions.
11:00 am -12:00 pm Introduction to MSU Assessment Services
Assessment Services is a university-provided service for all faculty, staff, and TA’s use to score and analyze the results of required course examinations and surveys. If you use Assessment Services, our professional staff provides the following: advice on assessment setup and scoring options; Scantron bubble sheets for exam administration; and most importantly, electronic assessment reports through DigitalDesk for completing grade books, as well as critical data to analyze exam validity and fairness. Our paper-based assessment process offers an easy, secure, and staff-supported alternative. Are paper exams not an option for you? We also provide a digital examination option through WebAssess online technology that integrates with D2L gradebooks and any paper exam scoring reports for consolidated test analysis. This presentation will take you step-by-step through the Assessment Services processes. New this fall, Assessment Services reorganized under the MSU Testing Center. For a small departmental fee, the Testing Center can help provide testing options for your students requiring makeup or accommodated testing options.
12:00 - 1:30pm BREAK
1:30-2:30pm Blended Learning Instructional Skills: In the Classroom
Blended learning is the best of both worlds. It strategically combines online learning with traditional or face-to-face instructional practices. In this session participants will learn about the different types of blending and the necessary elements such as design, instructional strategies, assessment plans, and resources required for successful learning outcomes.
2:30-3:30pm Forms - Creating Forms and Surveys
A live Virtual Instructor-Led Training session that will explore Forms, the go-to app for collecting data and storing it in Excel. Learn how to get started in Forms with areas in form and survey creation, formatting, branching, data collection, and sharing.