Faculty Resources

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Events and News

Campus

We frequently open our offices during webinars in an effort to bring faculty together around common interests relative to teaching and learning. Please see our Event Calendar for full details and and a schedule of these opportunities.

To access recordings of these webinars:

  1. Log in using your STAR ID and Password: https://mnsite.learn.minnstate.edu/
  2. Look for Self Registration on the menu bar and then MOQI: Professional Development
  3. Follow the prompts to enroll yourself.

For step-by-step instructions including pictures use this link.

D2L Training Camp Agenda

Brightspace Training Camp Follow-up

Booklet

This one-day workshop is designed for faculty who currently use or will be using Desire2Learn (D2L) for online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses. The day is split to offer beginning content in the morning and training on more advanced tools in the afternoon. Lunch is provided.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will describe the key elements of a well-designed online or hybrid course (consistency, logical organization, clarity of expectations, and accessibility).
  2. Participants will demonstrate the use of best practices in the design of their online or hybrid course.
  3. Participants will describe the relationship of student learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessments in a well-designed online or hybrid course.
  4. Participants will use a variety of active, higher-level learning activities suitable for online or hybrid learning.
  5. Participants will use the D2L tools and components effectively and appropriately to deliver their online or hybrid courses.

This half-day workshop is designed for all faculty. Whether you have been teaching online for several semesters or are new to it this year, this hands-on workshop will be of benefit to you. Facilitators will focus on beginning tools and recent updates made to D2L Brightspace.

Join us in room 2-141C at DCTC from 12:00-4:00 on Wednesday, January 8! Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be provided. Bring your own candy canes.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will describe the key elements of a well-designed online or hybrid course (consistency, logical organization, clarity of expectations, and accessibility).
  2. Participants will demonstrate the use of best practices in the design of their online or hybrid course.
  3. Participants will describe the relationship of student learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessments in a well-designed online or hybrid course.
  4. Participants will use the D2L tools and components effectively and appropriately to deliver their online or hybrid courses.
    Check out the Booklet.

Are you new to teaching online? Or have you been teaching online and could use a refresher? Please join us for these short, focused training sessions on specific Brightspace tools:

  • October 29 at 3:00: Calendar Tool
  • November 12 at 3:00: Groups

And join us for this slightly longer workshop before break:

  • December 10 at 2:00: Course Design

All training sessions will take place in Fine Arts room 270. We hope to see you there!

Join your colleagues for discussions on equity and inclusion, and how common issues are resolved in real teaching practice. Guest facilitators will open each session and provide a broad perspective on the topic. Your colleagues will moderate the discussion from a faculty standpoint, and facilitate all voices at the table to share their experience in the classroom.

Race, Civility, & Cultural Norms

Guest: Dr. Charles Watson, African American Empowerment Coordinator, Minneapolis College
Faculty Facilitator: Katie Nelson
Date: February 14
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fine Arts 270

Teaching in a Multi-generational Classroom

Guests: Lisa LaMere, Faculty, and Shirley Johnson, Retired Dean, North Hennepin Community College
Faculty Facilitator: Ed Hahn
Date: April 3
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fine Arts 270

For more information, contact

Martin Springborg, Director of Teaching and Learning mspringborg@inverhills.edu | 651-450-3628

Or visit: https://www.inverhills.edu/FacultyResources

State

  • Search Minnesota State system events at www.asanewsletter.org/events
  • We will host most online opportunities/webinars in our space (Fine Arts 270 at IHCC and 2-141C at DCTC). Consider participating with your faculty colleagues and join a discussion afterwards. Watch for announcements of these opportunities in your campus email.
  • Unable to participate in webinars we host on campus? We’re sad you can’t join us, but you can also RSVP from the Events Calendar and participate on your own. Recordings for most webinars can be accessed from the Minnesota State D2L Support SharePoint site. Use your StarID@minnstate.edu credentials to login.

National

This conference provides a learning space for D2L administrators as well as faculty and staff end users. For faculty specifically, D2L Fusion offers “Engaging, practical and hands-on training—the kind you can apply” immediately to your courses or as part of longer-term re-design efforts. Visit https://www.d2l.com/events/fusion/ to learn more about this conference.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University maintains a nearly comprehensive directory of teaching conferences for events taking place nationally and internationally. Visit https://cetl.kennesaw.edu/teaching-conferences-directory and search by city, state or province, country, discipline, or topic in higher education.

Online

The Online Learning Consortium™ (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. The organization offers a wide range of educational opportunities, from site-specific conferences to webinars and workshops. Visit https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/ for more information.

News

The Faculty Resource Bulletin is one of many steps we're taking to improve communication about local and statewide faculty professional development information and opportunities. Please visit our Faculty Resources website for current Bulletins as well as contributions from campus Learning Management Administrators and Instructional Technology staff.

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