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October


Tuesday, October 3
Lucas Hall 589
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) Training
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training.
Note: If you have taken the PALS training within the last two years, you do not need to take PALS again.
Thursday, October 5
Lucas Hall 589
2:30 - 4 PM
Building the Transparent Assignment
Recent research reveals that the design of course assignments can have a large impact on student learning. This workshop introduces the concept of transparency in assignment design, and presents a framework for assessing course assignments for transparency in four main areas. Participants are encouraged to bring an assignment to discuss with colleagues during this interactive, hands-on workshop. The intended outcome is to clarify instructor's goals for the assignment in a way that motivates students to deliver high-quality work.
Friday, October 6
Lucas Hall 589
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY With a Guide: Second Session
This is a continuing fall series for those enrolled in DIY with a Guide. Please bring your own lunch if you'd like to eat during this time.
Wednesday, October 11
Lucas Hall 589
2:30 - 4 PM
How I Moved My Course Over to Canvas
Hear first-hand from faculty who have made the leap to Canvas in this workshop presented by the CTL. Create your own plan for moving your Blackboard content to Canvas or even how to start from scratch and give your course a fresh look. Don’t miss the chance to talk with your colleagues and ask for some helpful tips on moving to Canvas.


November


Wednesday, November 1
Lucas Hall 589
3:00 - 4:30 PM
MyVita Workshop
myVita is the new faculty accomplishment software that allows faculty to track their important work. UMSL is moving tenure and promotion decisions to myVITA in the very near future. Come learn how to add all of the information necessary for your successful bid for promotion or tenure and promotion.
Friday, November 3
Lucas Hall 589
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY With a Guide: Third Session
This is a continuing fall series for those enrolled in DIY with a Guide. Please bring your own lunch if you'd like to eat during this time.
Wednesday, November 8
Lucas Hall 589
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Turning Quizzes Into Rich Discussions
Change your in-class quizzes into action-packed, game-like discussions that encourage debate, conversation and competition. Participate in a TBL (Team-Based Learning) format to explore group application exercise questions. We’ll begin with a TBL activity, then analyze the structure, process and essential characteristics of an effective TBL activity. Leave the workshop with an action plan on how you might convert a class session into a TBL exercise that enhances team cohesiveness, student accountability, and meaningful learning.
Thursday, November 9
Lucas Hall 589
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Grading in Canvas: Biscuits and Grading
This workshop will focus solely on helping you make the most of the Canvas Gradebook. You'll find out secrets of the rubric tool, how to make your own columns, how to weight grade categories, and even how to give feedback from your iPad! Did I mention there will be biscuits!
Wednesday, November 15
Lucas Hall 589
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor
Wednesday, November 15
Lucas Hall 589
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review (Tenure-Track Faculty)
Thursday, November 16
Lucas Hall 589
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Preparing for Promotion to Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
Wednesday, November 29
Lucas Hall 589
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Using Peer Review in Canvas
A Peer Review assignment in Canvas enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission, even anonymously. Peer Review facilitates communication between students and can help students learn from each other. Leave the workshop with a guide that helps you set up a peer review assignment in Canvas.


December


Friday, December 1
Lucas Hall 589
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY With a Guide: Fourth Session
This is a continuing fall series for those enrolled in DIY with a Guide. Please bring your own lunch if you'd like to eat during this time.
Tuesday, December 5
Lucas Hall 589
3 - 5 PM
The Procrastinator's Guide to the Canvas Galaxy
Don't be the last surviving person on the UMSL planet following the demolition of the planet Blackboard. Hitch a ride with the CTL ship as we rocket through the Canvas Galaxy and leave behind the rubble of our old learning management system to a new and vibrant system called Canvas. Let us help you make this new Canvas System your home to live, learn, and prosper.
Wednesday, December 13
Lucas Hall 589
10 - 11:30 AM
The Procrastinator's Guide to the Canvas Galaxy
Don't be the last surviving person on the UMSL planet following the demolition of the planet Blackboard. Hitch a ride with the CTL ship as we rocket through the Canvas Galaxy and leave behind the rubble of our old learning management system to a new and vibrant system called Canvas. Let us help you make this new Canvas System your home to live, learn, and prosper.
Friday, December 15
Lucas Hall 589
1 - 2:30 PM
Last Call: Canvas Migration Workshop
The train is leaving the station! If you want to bring anything over from MyGateway to Canvas, now is the time.
Monday, December 18
Lucas Hall 589
10 - 11:30 AM
Last Call: Canvas Migration Workshop
The train is leaving the station! If you want to bring anything over from MyGateway to Canvas, now is the time.
Tuesday, December 19
Lucas Hall 589
10 - 11:30 AM
Google Doc Group Assignments in Canvas
Instructors often assign collaborative group projects to help students develop the leadership, management and interpersonal skills they will need to be successful in today’s workplaces. To help instructors and students, Canvas offers group assignment options as well as group spaces for collaboration, management and communication. When assigning group projects, instructors can use Canvas’ Assignments, online Discussions and Collaborations (of which Google Docs is an option). In addition to these tools for specific assigned tasks, students can work and share together in their own Canvas group workspace, which is created automatically when a group is formed. In this session, we will walk through organizing Google Docs in your Drive and construction of a group assignment using Google Docs and Google Sheets.
Thursday, December 28
Lucas Hall 589
10 - 11:30 AM
Last Call: Canvas Migration Workshop
The train is leaving the station! If you want to bring anything over from MyGateway to Canvas, now is the time.
Thursday, December 28
Lucas Hall 589
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Canvas Working Session

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January


Saturday, January 6
Location TBD
8:30 - 12 Noon
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are tailored to full-time and part-time faculty, respectively. Depending on the group orientations will introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) research and funding opportunities. You need only attend one of the two part-time faculty orientation options.
Friday, January 12
Location TBD
1 - 4:30 PM
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are tailored to full-time and part-time faculty, respectively. Depending on the group orientations will introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) research and funding opportunities. You need only attend one of the two part-time faculty orientation options.

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