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Faculty Prep Week - Jan. 7 – 11

No registration is necessary for these special walk-in workshops.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

  • Monday, January 7 • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, January 11 • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The latest version of ReggieNet's Gradebook tool offers a more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. These special Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early. Parking is limited around our building, so please consider walking.

If you are brand-new to using ReggieNet, consider attending one of the “Getting Started with ReggieNet workshops” instead (which will include a look at the new Gradebook tool).


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Getting Started with ReggieNet

  • Tuesday, January 8 • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 10 • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This brief workshop shows you all the basics of ReggieNet. Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. These special Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early. Parking is limited around our building, so please consider walking.


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Spring Short Courses

Short Courses are open to full- and part-time faculty, A/P, and civil service staff members. Graduate students may be automatically put on a wait list. To see what courses you've already signed up for, log in to the My.IllinoisState.edu Event Registration System.

ReggieNet: The Basics

Tuesday, January 22 • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 20 • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This workshop is your introduction to the basic tools necessary to work in ReggieNet. Become familiar with navigation in ReggieNet and how to use the site information display. Explore how to manage your Home site, organize your courses as favorites, and use the Site Info and syllabus tools. You’ll also to learn how to get further help as you explore ReggieNet on your own. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Tuesday, January 23 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Monday, January 29 • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 17 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Communicate with Your Students

Thursday, March 21 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Communication is at the core of any learning management system, and ReggieNet is no exception. Learn how to post announcements, use the blog and discussion forum features, and the new Commons tool. You’ll also explore the pros and cons of the Messages and Email tools, so you can decide which one best suits your teaching style and needs. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Forums

Wednesday, March 6 • 11:00 a.m. to noon

Create engaging class discussions through Forums. Learn how to automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also survey the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments

Tuesday, January 29 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Group and Peer Review Assignments

Tuesday, March 19 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Enhance students’ learning by encouraging them to interact. ReggieNet’s Assignments tool allows for group submissions. It also allows students to review each other’s assignments. In this brief workshop, you’ll discover how to set up, post, and grade both types of these assignments. Those new to ReggieNet or the Assignments tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments before this workshop. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Basics

Tuesday, January 29 • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 27 • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz.  You’ll also learn about different ways to grade assessments through this tool. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Advanced

Wednesday, March 27 • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Discover the different types of questions available in the Tests & Quizzes tool and how to incorporate those questions into assessments.  Learn how to use fill-in-the-blank, image hotspot, calculated, and matching questions to enhance how your students learn and how you measure that learning.  Those new to ReggieNet or the Tests & Quizzes tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Basics before this workshop. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Question Pools

Wednesday, March 20 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tired of re-writing that quiz semester after semester? Question pools can help. Create a bank of questions you can draw upon to assess students’ learning through the Tests & Quizzes tool. You’ll learn how to import questions and how to randomize quizzes to minimize the chances that students will take identical assessments. Those new to ReggieNet or the Tests & Quizzes tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Basics before this workshop. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Resources Tool

Tuesday, February 5 • 11:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, February 27 • 11:00 a.m. to noon

Leverage ReggieNet’s built-in digital file repository to provide students with a media-rich experience. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to create folders for cataloging and storing digital files that can be used within and across ReggieNet courses.  You’ll practice the specifics of moving, reordering, copying, soft and hard removal of files in Resources.  You’ll also learn how control access to the Resources tool based on assigning different permissions based on the user’s role in the course. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons

Tuesday, February 5 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 6 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Create engaging online lessons in your course through the Lessons tool. It allows you to arrange different kinds of content items in one place, providing your students with rich learning possibilities. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic lesson, incorporating instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Organization and Layout in Lessons

Tuesday, March 19 • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Maximize your students’ online learning using a multi-step, guided experience using the Lessons tool. Find out how to manipulate the layout of content items in the Lessons tool into content areas, columns, sections, and pages.  Additionally, you’ll see how to rearrange content items within specific content areas, giving you fine control over what you students see on the screen. Those new to ReggieNet or the Lessons tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons before this workshop. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Lessons Advanced Design

Tuesday, March 26 • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This session focuses on advanced features found in the Lessons tool. Learn how to create requirements for items, make prerequisite items, add and remove lesson pages, and how to recover or permanently remove lessons. Those new to ReggieNet or the Lessons tool should consider completing ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons before this workshop. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Little Tools for Teaching

Wednesday, March 27 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Most instructors are familiar ReggieNet’s most popular tools like the Gradebook, Assignments, and Tests & Quizzes.  But ReggieNet has much more to offer. Get a brief hands-on overview of some of the lesser used ReggieNet tools.  You’ll delve into tools like Dropbox, PostEm, Attendance, Polls, Blogs, Calendar, and Roster. See if these hidden ReggieNet gems can help your teaching! Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Track Student Activity

Tuesday, March 26 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

ReggieNet provides several tools that help you obtain information about user activity within your course.  Unearth important statistical information about user activity that can be used for grading, troubleshooting, and course support. This workshop will help you discover where to go in their ReggieNet course to find some often needed, hard to find information. Registration is required.


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