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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020

Best Practices for Organizing and Implementing Your Online Course

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 9:00AM - 10:30AM Pin Drop WEBINAR 

Where do you start when you decide you want to teach an online course this fall? Just like teaching face-to-face, a good online class starts with a good plan. During this webinar, we’ll talk about opportunities and challenges of an online course. You’ll leave the webinar with practical strategies and tools you can use to start creating your online course.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020

Facilitating Active Learning in a Physically Distant Classroom

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pin Drop GRISE HALL 138 - space is limited to 15 participants.

Some classes will still meet face-to-face and need to be active to be engaging.  This face-to-face workshop will provide strategies you can use to have an active learning classroom while your students stay 6 feet apart.   This will be much more of a hands-on/experiential workshop than a lecture. Please bring your laptop so you can fully participate in this workshop.

As per CDC guidelines, please wear a mask.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020

Delivering Assessments Remotely with Gradescope

Facilitator: GRADESCOPE

Clock 2:00PM - 3:00PM Pin Drop WEBINAR 

Join Gradescope for the online workshop and learn how instructors use Gradescope. The workshops will offer guidance on how to deliver assessments remotely and outline various assessment options to meet your immediate needs, including:

  • Fully online assignments, no paper required
  • Existing paper-based assignments
  • Combining online and paper-based approaches
We will also cover the grading and rubric-building workflow on Gradescope and walk attendees through both the instructor and student interface for creating and submitting assignments and viewing feedback.
You will learn how to:
  • Grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope
  • Make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency
  • Write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click
  • Create better rubrics to increase student learning
  • Use ‘assignment analytics’ to gain insight into student learning 
Register and reserve your spot here: https://info.gradescope.com/wku-workshop
Recording of the session will be shared with all registrants. So please feel free to register even if you can't make it to the live session. 

More about Gradescope:
Gradescope is a feedback and assessment tool that dramatically reduces the pain and time associated with grading exams, homework, and other assignments. Gradescope is widely used for delivering assessments remotely. It enables instructors and graders to give better and more timely feedback, resulting in improved learning outcomes. Dynamic rubrics help streamline the tedious parts of grading while increasing grading consistency. AI-assisted Grading allows instructors to automatically group similar answers and grade all the answers in each group at once. Gradescope also helps with grading programming assignments at scale and can automatically grade printed bubble sheets. You can learn more and create an account at www.gradescope.com. The Gradescope team is happy to help, so please let them know if you have any questions at help@gradescope.com

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020

Best Practices for Organizing and Implementing Your Online Course

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pin Drop WEBINAR 

Where do you start when you decide you want to teach an online course this fall? Just like teaching face-to-face, a good online class starts with a good plan. During this webinar, we’ll talk about opportunities and challenges of an online course. You’ll leave the webinar with practical strategies and tools you can use to start creating your online course.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020

Creating Community and Engagement in the Online and Hybrid Classroom

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 9:00AM - 10:00AM Pin Drop WEBINAR - space is limited to 35 participants.

Creating a community of learning in your hybrid and/or online class.  When classes are fully online or are hybrid in format, getting students to connect can be challenging.  During this webinar, we’ll provide you with strategies you can use to help students feel part of a community.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020

How to Create an Engaging Zoom Class Meeting

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pin Drop WEBINAR - space is limited to 40 participants.

Whether you will be teaching a fully online or hybrid course this fall "class time" is going to look different for everyone and it can be challenging to make online course meetings as engaging as face-to-face interactions. This session will show you how to make synchronous Zoom sessions engaging through the use of polls, breakout rooms, and chats.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020

How to Create an Engaging Zoom Class Meeting

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pin Drop WEBINAR - space is limited to 40 participants.

Whether you will be teaching a fully online or hybrid course this fall "class time" is going to look different for everyone and it can be challenging to make online course meetings as engaging as face-to-face interactions. This session will show you how to make synchronous Zoom sessions engaging through the use of polls, breakout rooms, and chats.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020

Creating Community and Engagement in the Online and Hybrid Classroom

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pin Drop WEBINAR - space is limited to 35 participants.

Creating a community of learning in your hybrid and/or online class.  When classes are fully online or are hybrid in format, getting students to connect can be challenging.  During this webinar, we’ll provide you with strategies you can use to help students feel part of a community.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020

Facilitating Active Learning in a Physically Distant Classroom

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pin Drop GRISE HALL 135 - space is limited to 15 participants.

Some classes will still meet face-to-face and need to be active to be engaging.  This face-to-face workshop will provide strategies you can use to have an active learning classroom while your students stay 6 feet apart.   This will be much more of a hands-on/experiential workshop than a lecture. Please bring your laptop so you can fully participate in this workshop.

As per CDC guidelines, please wear a mask.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

Using Blackboard's Groups to Help Manage Your Hybrid Class

Facilitator: Alicia Pennington

Clock 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pin Drop WEBINAR - space is limited to 25 participants.

As we switch to hybrid course formats that require us to limit the number of students that attend each class meeting and potentially designate days for groups of students to attend class in person, it can be challenging to keep up with logistics. Blackboard can help! By using Blackboard Group feature, you can easily divide your class into groups based on the days they attend class, or other criteria, and reduce your workload and stress of managing the different groups.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, please email alicia.pennington@wku.edu 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

Best Practices for Proctoring

Facilitator: Tabatha Spain Phillips - Testing Centers Coordinator

Clock 2:00PM - 2:45PM Pin Drop WEBINAR

The DELO Testing Centers would like to host a webinar for WKU faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and staff regarding proctoring during a pandemic.  Topics include: Standard testing center proctoring tips with alternative options for classroom  administration, exam security, and techniques for identifying common acts of cheating.  Q&A session to follow the webinar, as well as, contact information for additional questions.

A Zoom link to this webinar will be sent the morning of the event.

REGISTER

For questions, please contact tabatha.phillips@wku.edu

 




 


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