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Workshops and Professional Development

The following is a list of upcoming workshops.  We hope you can join us.  Faculty trainingWe are also happy to arrange a time to meet one-to-one to discuss any of these topics.  Just contact us!  You are also welcome to peruse past workshops.


2014 Workshops


To register for the workshops, follow this link to Survey Monkey


Copyright for Educators

Monday, December 1st, noon – 1 pm – Library Seminar Room

Instructors: Kristen Hoffman, Psychology and Scholarly Communications Librarian and Michael Paulus, University Librarian

How does copyright relate to faculty work as educators and scholars? At this session, we will discuss the exclusive rights of copyright holders and how exceptions to those rights, such as fair use, guide our in-person and online classroom use. We will also discuss copyright’s role in publishing and journal policies.
Lunch will be provided.

Blackboard 101 | Getting started

December 8, 2014 – ETM office from 9-10:30 AM

Participants will be gain a basic understanding of the features and tools available in Blackboard, and will be able to create and grade assignments and tests in addition to being able to create a rubric.

Blackboard 102 | Communication, Collaboration

December 8, 2014 – ETM office from 10:30 -12PM

Faculty will gain a greater understanding of how to use Blackboard tools to increase student collaboration, interaction and engagement. Faculty will be able to incorporate media into their courses, use the discussion board, journal, blog and other tools to help students participate in Active Learning.

Instructors will also be able to use the Grade Center to create weighted grades, in addition to knowing the steps to take to add partner content to their courses.

Blackboard 103 | Course reports and data

December 8, 2014 – ETM office from 12-1:30 PM

Faculty will be able to use the more advanced features of Blackboard including course reports, the retention center and performance dashboard. We will discuss how to import test and survey questions from an excel spreadsheet.

Poll Everywhere 

December 9, 2014 – ETM office from 11-12:30 PM

One SPU faculty member said that using Poll Everywhere was the most fun part of class. Learn how to use this engaging tool for formative assessment, exit tickets and more.

Online Learning

December 10, 2014 – ETM office from 11-1 PM

Instructors: Drs. David Wicks and Robin Henrickson

This course is designed to help faculty have one online lesson ready for this winter. We will discuss course objectives and course design, in addition to designing engaging learning activities. There will be time to plan, work and get started on your online unit.

TechSmith Relay Enterprise Account

December 11, 2014 – ETM office from 11-12:30 PM

Instructor: Karen Tausher, CIS Director IT Project Manager

This course will cover some of the principles of Active Learning and Blended classrooms. We will get started using the TechSmith Relay Enterprise Account and practice making screencasts, viewing reports and adding quizzes to videos.


December 12, 2014 – ETM office from 11-12:30 PM

After this course faculty will be able to articulate the advantages and potential disadvantages of using Turntin, be

able to successfully create and grade GradeMark, PeerMark and Revision assignments in Turnitin and understand where to get additional help for problems with Turnitin.

Faculty Learning Communities

In addition to workshops and one-to-one training sessions,ETM facilitates Faculty Learning Communities (FLC). A FLC is a voluntary, structured, yearlong, multi-disciplinary, community of practice or around 6-12 participants that includes building community and the development of scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). (2012 IATS) Past groups have researched and discussed a variety of educational topics, including Blended Learning, Active Learning, Flipping the Classroom, Adobe Connect, and iPads in Education.  Our 2014 learning communities are centered on the topics of Online Learning.  If you are interested in participating in a future faculty learning community, please contact us.

Read updates about this year’s learning community here:

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