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Upcoming Events and Workshops-April  

Flipping over to the Flipped Classroom-April 5

Educational technologies are being created and improved daily. In preparation for the Fall semester, suggestions for different types of technologies will be given and shown. If you have implemented a flipped classroom, now is your time to shine! Come with your ideas and suggestions for the rest of Cal Lutheran’s faculty and let’s see where it takes us.

Natalina Parker, Blackboard Specialist will join to discuss an alternative to Discussion Boards: VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a cloud-based application that allows users to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Over 50 different types of media can be shared in VoiceThread. Users can comment on VoiceThread slides using one of five commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone and audio-file upload. Additionally, using VoiceThread's "doodle" tool, you can markup or annotate the multimedia you have uploaded when leaving a typed, video or audio comment. Users can keep a VoiceThread private, share it with specific people, or open it to all.

Schedule: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Swenson #111 RSVP to Kaitlin Hodgdon khodgdon@callutheran.edu or Natalina Parker nparker@callutheran.edu

Blackboard: TurnItIn-April 19

The Blackboard Turnitin Building Block allows instructors to add Turnitin Assignments to their courses within Blackboard. Once papers are submitted, Originality Reports will be generated for submissions to a Turnitin Assignment and can be accessed from within Blackboard. This replaces the process of creating and accessing assignments at the Turnitin website. This workshop will focus on how to create, grade and produce originality reports from the Turnitin software.

Schedule: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Swenson #111, RSVP to Natalina Parker at nparker@callutheran.edu 

Strategies for Improving Your PowerPoints-April 26

The semester is coming to a close and I’m sure you’ve had to reevaluate a PowerPoint or two. How can you get your PowerPoints to stand out from your colleagues when you’re all using the same thing? How can you ensure your students will be able to see your content through all the purple and white slides? Is that student in the back even awake or did that paragraph of text put him to sleep? Join us for a workshop on how to bring a little life to your presentations for next semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, SBET 127, RSVP to Kaitlin Hodgdon khodgdon@callutheran.edu

Blackboard: Merge (Copy) Course-April 26
Copying and/or moving course content from one semester to another is the most convienent way for you to reuse and adapt existing course structures, materials and coneten. 


Schedule: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Swenson #111, RSVP to Natalina Parker at nparker@callutheran.edu