Schedule of Events

Spring 2021

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January

Wed. Jan. 6 - Professional Development Day

Tues. Jan. 12 - Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor, 2:00 pm, register at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Thurs. Jan. 14 - Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy: Using Kaltura Capture to Easily Create Engaging Classroom Videos, 1:00 pm, register at https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/kamp-kaltura-capture-create-engaging-classroom-videos/
Participants will learn how to use Kaltura Personal Capture for Education which allows faculty to easily create videos combined with rich media to enhance online, hybrid or flipped course environments. Faculty and Instructional Designers will discover how this tool combines an intuitive interface with a user-centric experience and interactive viewing to enable easy personal video creation. Pedagogical importance in design will also be explored.

Thurs. Jan. 14 - Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor, 1:00 pm, register at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Tues. Jan. 19 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Learn, 10:00-11:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Tues. Jan. 19 - Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor, 11:00 am, register at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Tues. Jan. 19 - Magna Seminar Series: On-the-fly Assessment Strategies for the Active Learning Classroom - link and password can be found in the CETL Blackboard shell under Announcements
We will have a local discussion about the seminar at 12:00 pm on Tues. Jan. 19.
Webex link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m240089f17d0a989534d7a8772b6bfcd8

Tues. Jan. 19 - Film Discussion Group: Introduction to Cult Films (led by Nate Chapman, nchapman1@atu.edu), The Warriors, 7:00 pm
In this series we will be exploring what characteristics define a “cult” film and the ways in which race, class, and gender are represented in film and filmmaking. Our first film is The Warriors (1979).
“The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police 5 to 1; and tonight they’re after the Warriors.” Directed by Walter Hill, The Warriors A street gang is blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death and must fight its way home to Coney Island from the Bronx. Widely regarded as a quintessential cult film, The Warriors grapples with issues of police violence, race, and social class. The film is available on Amazon Prime for rent, or through Hulu.
Join Nate this semester as we explore the world of cult cinema!
Webex link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m328344ddd9c7ab00bf078dc32b4a4750

Wed. Jan. 20 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Blackboard Collaborate Basics, 9:00-10:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web-based communication tool that allows you to continue to engage with your students in real time or even to record sessions for students to watch at a later time. In this 45-minute session, we will review the Collaborate interface and tools that support engaging virtual classroom sessions.

Thurs. Jan. 21 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Learn, 10:00-11:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Thurs. Jan. 21 - Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor, 2:00 pm, register at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Mon. Jan. 25 - CETL Help Session: Making Adobe Fillable Forms, 12:00 pm
Webex link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mc779249118b79758d522e0fd009cf95a

Mon. Jan. 25 - Wellness Book Club, 2:30 pm
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m41252412c46deca13455b8ba3a9f5230
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher (ISBN 9780345807335)
“A funny and lacerating novel of academia written in the form of letters of recommendation . . . .Dear Committee Members isn’t really an academic novel, or even an academic satire. It’s a sincere exploration of the depths and breadths of human selfishness, and the contemporary American academy is simply the backdrop. . . .” —Slate

Tues. Jan. 26 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Learn, 10:00-11:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Tues. Jan. 26 - Workshop on Faculty Well-Being and Academia, led by Erica Wondolowski (ewondolowski@atu.edu) and Erin Clair (eclair@atu.edu), 4:00 pm
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7878bf76672b13c8228462f36b3e1450

Wed. Jan. 27 - Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor, 12:00 pm, register at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Thurs. Jan. 28 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Collaborate, 10:00-11:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Collaborate? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Thurs. Jan. 28 - I Wish I Knew - Community Members Panel Discussion, 7:00 pm
Members of the Arkansas Tech University community and residents of the surrounding area are invited to participate. Observe a panel discussion that will seek to identify distinctive aspects of various communities represented in the Arkansas River Valley, misconceptions about those communities ans ways in which those communities are similar. Scheduled panelists are Rita Richardson, pastor of Central Christian Church; Yasu Onodera, ATU associate dean for international and multicultural student services; Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, representative of the Islamic Center of Russellville; Dr. Robert Stevens, representative of the LGBTQ+ community and faculty advisor for SPECTRUM; and Justice Annabelle Tuck, representative of Congregation B'nai Israel.
Webex Link: http://bit.ly/atucetlpanel

Fri. Jan. 29 - Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor, 11:00 am, register at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

 

February - Black History Month

Mon. Feb. 1 - Magna Seminar Series: ATU Discussion Group, 12:00 pm
We will be discussing "Learning from Pandemic Pedagogy: Best Practices for a Quick and Inclusive Transition to Online Teaching." Watch the webinar that is available starting Jan. 26 at http://msssubscriber.com. The password can be found in the CETL Blackboard page under Announcements.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7b8f41b32619a403bc6aecfa22b1da8c

Tues. Feb. 2 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Blackboard Learn Basics (Original), 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
This webinar is designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to communicate, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn Original.

Tues. Feb. 2 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Learn, 1:00-2:00 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Wed. Feb. 3 - How the Pandemic Made Me a Better Educator, 10:00-11:00 am, register here.
As we begin 2021, we know that connecting with students is more important and more challenging than ever before due to the changes in learning environments brought about by the pandemic. Harvard Business Review Editor, Amy Bernstein, will lead a conversation with Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino to explore why connection matters, especially now, and how to find new and creative ways to build connection and boost student engagement.

Thurs. Feb. 4 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Blackboard Collaborate Basics, 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web-based communication tool that allows you to continue to engage with your students in real time or even to record sessions for students to watch at a later time. In this 45-minute session, we will review the Collaborate interface and tools that support engaging virtual classroom sessions.

Thurs. Feb. 4 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Collaborate, 1:00-2:00 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Collaborate? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Thurs. Feb. 4 - Movie Discussion, 4:00 pm
Watch the movie Moonlight (111 min) (2016), https://atu.kanopy.com/video/moonlight on your own and then join us for a discussion led by faculty members. The movie is a look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m0f5c601f4f53c23cf72e2c8dc078c117

Mon. Feb. 8 - CETL Help Session: Efficiency Apps, 12:00 pm
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mc779249118b79758d522e0fd009cf95a

Tues. Feb. 9 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Collaborate Ultra - Beyond the Basics, 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-seriesThis webinar will help you move beyond the basics of Blackboard Collaborate and provide an overview of specific use cases and features that will facilitate synchronous interaction with your students. Some features include using breakout rooms, sharing content through your camera, polling, and other features that will help you engage your learners and empower student success.

Tues. Feb. 9 - Workshop on the Enneagram, led by Beth Gray (egray3@atu.edu), 5:30 pm (5:00 pm for people with no knowledge of the Enneagram)
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=md3fd940e464e5ef7577ecf9c8443c4c0

Wed. Feb. 10 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Setting up the Gradebook, 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
Empower yourself to teach with maximum efficiency by understanding Blackboard Learn’s powerful Grade Center. The Grade Center is more than just a location to record students' grades--it is an interactive tool that allows faculty to filter, sort, and access data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress. Join this session to learn the basics of efficiently managing your students’ work and grades.

Thurs. Feb. 11 - Making Project-Based Learning Work in an Online Curriculum: A Panel Discussion, 10:00-11:00 am, register here.
Project-based learning (PBL) is a powerful mechanism for engaging students and helping them apply what they’re studying to real-world settings. But how can educators effectively use PBL in predominantly online learning environments? In this one-hour webinar, Lucy Swedberg, Editorial Director of Harvard Business Publishing’s Higher Education team, leads a conversation with experienced PBL educators about ensuring project-based learning can still be effective online. Panelists include Terri Albert, Ph.D., educator and CEO, Fresh Set of Eyes; Michellana Jester, Lecturer, Global Economics and Management, MIT Management; and Alan MacCormick, Professor, Harvard Business School.

Thurs. Feb. 11 - Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy: Using Video in the Fully Online Environment for Improved Personalization and Student Engagement, 1:00 pm, register at https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/kamp-video-fully-online-environment-improved-personalization-engagement/
Faculty and instructional designers will come to understand and use Kaltura video in the online course environment. This session will provide ideas on how video can improve online course design for video lectures, discussions, quizzes, assignments and best practices for delivering videos as well as pedagogical best practices.

Thurs. Feb. 11 - Community History Discussion, 4:00 pm
Learn about the history of our town. Take a self-guided tour of some of the Black historical sites of Russellville, and then join Charity Park and local community members in a discussion about the local history surrounding these sites.
Download the driving tour (PDF) or take a virtual tour at (https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/9d55b3f4bd9e087b75b9558c78b9d270/black-history-tour-of-russellville-arkansas/index.html).
Discussion link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m9edabfe7f4ed68025403126f9c3338d6

Mon. Feb. 15 - Magna Seminar Series: ATU Discussion Group, 12:00 pm
We will be discussing "Using Microlearning to Improve Student Understanding of Course Content." Watch the webinar that is available starting Feb. 9 at http://msssubscriber.com. The password can be found in the CETL Blackboard page under Announcements.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7b8f41b32619a403bc6aecfa22b1da8c

Mon. Feb. 15 - Wellness Book Club, 2:30 pm
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mcb139bb07db1e922324ef24b88e6c140
Stoner by John Williams (ISBN 9781590171998)
“It’s simply a novel about a guy who goes to college and became a teacher. But it’s one of the most fascinating things that you’ve ever come across.”—Tom Hanks, Time

Tues. Feb. 16 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Creating Assignments in Blackboard Learn (Original), 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into creating gradable assignments within a Blackboard Learn Original.

Tues. Feb. 16 - Film Discussion Group: Introduction to Cult Films (led by Nate Chapman, nchapman1@atu.edu), Heathers, 7:00 pm
In this series we will be exploring what characteristics define a “cult” film and the ways in which race, class, and gender are represented in film and filmmaking.
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m328344ddd9c7ab00bf078dc32b4a4750

Wed. Feb. 17 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Creating Assessments in Blackboard Learn (Original), 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into setting up assessments, utilizing different types of assessments within a Blackboard Learn Original.

Wed, Feb. 17 - Wrightsville Schoolhouse Fire: Arkansas’s Dark Secret, 3:30 p.m. (Department of Diversity & Inclusion Program)
DDI will host a roundtable discussion on the forgotten history of the Wrightsville School Fire in which 69 young black boys were locked in the building when a fire mysteriously broke out at 4 a.m., burning 21 boys alive while the other 48 managed to fight their way to safety.

Thurs. Feb. 18 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Grading in Blackboard Learn (Original), 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Let’s face it – grading is possibly one of the least ‘fun’ parts of teaching.  However, now that you’ve created assessments, assignments, and quizzes in Blackboard Learn, the grading process can be easier than ever.  In Blackboard, instructors can provide feedback, post grades, and check the originality of student work with ease.  Discover how much easier it can be to grade papers when you can annotate right within the online course.  You can even provide audio feedback to the student, helping them understand areas of the paper that may need some attention.  Want to set up a quiz to be automatically graded?  You can do that too!  Join us in this informative session on how to use Blackboard’s course tools to make your online teaching experience more efficient, more engaged and less time consuming!

Mon. Feb. 22 - CETL Help Session: Padlet, 12:00 pm
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mc779249118b79758d522e0fd009cf95a

Tues. Feb. 23 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Improving Student Engagement (Original), 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Join a team of Blackboard experts who understand first-hand the demands of a fully online teaching environment—we are eager to help you discover how utilizing tools within Blackboard Learn can encourage meaningful engagement among students and between your students and you!  Effectively use discussion boards, engage students with interactive lectures and quizzes and challenge them to collaborate together in teams and then present their work back to the larger class.  Blackboard’s team of academic professionals have plenty of ideas to share with you and are eager to support you as you consider different ways to promote communication, get your students involved, and to keep them engaged in online classes.

Tues. Feb. 23 - The Role of Educational Developers in Teaching and Learning Excellence (Magna Publications online seminar), 1:00 pm
For educational developers who help faculty in any aspect of course preparation, delivery, or professional development, this Magna Online Seminar links this professional role to student achievement and success. You will take away a solid understanding of how educational development is vital in teaching and learning excellence and how it’s a discipline of supporting high quality student learning experiences.
Email cetl@atu.edu if you would like to watch this seminar live. A recording will be put in the CETL Blackboard shell as soon as it is received from Magna.

Wed. Feb. 24 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Guide to Building Mobile Content, 9:00-9:45 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Many students prefer to consume course content on their mobile phone. This webinar is designed to provide you with basic fundamentals for preparing online course content for mobile delivery. Additionally, we will review Blackboard mobile apps and provide you with a helpful worksheet on mobile content development.

Wed. Feb. 24 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Learn, 10:00-11:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Thurs. Feb. 25 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Collaborate, 9:00-10:00 am, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Collaborate? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Thurs. Feb. 25 - Podcast Discussion: Code Switch, 4:00 pm
Listen on your own to conversations about race in history and popular color, hosted by journalists of color on the Code Switch podcast, https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch, and then join us for a discussion led by faculty members.
Discussion link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=ma57628a413ad5573f306aa28477d08d7

 

March - Women's History Month

Mon. Mar. 1 - Magna Seminar Series: ATU Discussion Group, 12:00 pm
We will be discussing "Backward Design: Aligning Outcomes to Activities and Assessments." Watch the webinar that is available starting Feb. 23 at http://msssubscriber.com. The password can be found in the CETL Blackboard page under Announcements.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7b8f41b32619a403bc6aecfa22b1da8c

Tues. Mar. 2 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Blackboard Learn Basics (Original), 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
This webinar is designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to communicate, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn Original.

Tues. Mar. 2 - Discussion on Improving the Full Professor Experience, 4:00 pm
For details, contact co-hosts Sandy Smith (ssmith107@atu.edu), Newton Hilliard (nhilliard@atu.edu), or David Eshelman (deshelman@atu.edu).
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m6f4039d6abe58d0d7827be539ff8ddc8 

Thurs. Mar. 4 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Blackboard Collaborate Basics, 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web-based communication tool that allows you to continue to engage with your students in real time or even to record sessions for students to watch at a later time. In this 45-minute session, we will review the Collaborate interface and tools that support engaging virtual classroom sessions.

Thurs. Mar. 4 - Gretchen Hall, President and CEO Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, 4:00 pm
As the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, the LRCVB also manages public meeting facilities including the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, Ottenheimer Hall, First Security Amphitheater, and five downtown public parking facilities. In 2016, Gretchen was awarded Top of the Rock by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership; an annual award given to an organization, business or individual that has demonstrated extraordinary advancement for downtown Little Rock. In 2017, she was honored as Smart Meetings magazine’s Smart Women in the “Doers” category as well as receiving the Arkansas Diamond Award from PRSA – Arkansas Chapter and given the Distinguished Alumna Award by Lyon College. Most recently she was named the Arkansas Tourism Person of the Year at the 2019 Governor’s Conference, and received the 2020 Governor’s Arts Community Development Award. She is also a published author, as the co-author of 100 Things to do in Little Rock Before You Die – 2nd Edition.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7fea741702b007e8a55783ba3f874762

Mon. Mar. 8 - CETL Help Session, 12:00 pm
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mc779249118b79758d522e0fd009cf95a

Tues. Mar. 9 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Collaborate Ultra - Beyond the Basics, 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-seriesThis webinar will help you move beyond the basics of Blackboard Collaborate and provide an overview of specific use cases and features that will facilitate synchronous interaction with your students. Some features include using breakout rooms, sharing content through your camera, polling, and other features that will help you engage your learners and empower student success.

Wed. Mar. 10 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Setting up the Gradebook, 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series
Empower yourself to teach with maximum efficiency by understanding Blackboard Learn’s powerful Grade Center. The Grade Center is more than just a location to record students' grades--it is an interactive tool that allows faculty to filter, sort, and access data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress. Join this session to learn the basics of efficiently managing your students’ work and grades.

Thurs. Mar. 11 - Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy: Creating Interactive Video Opportunities That Provide Active Learning, 1:00 pm, register at https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/kamp-interactive-video-active-learning/
Faculty and instructional designers will explore ways they can better engage students with video and how this active learning improves student engagement and ultimately student learning outcomes.

Thurs. Mar. 11 - Workshop on Compassionate Listening, led by Alexis Johnson (ajohnson93@atu.edu), 2:00 pm
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mbb6b3574f1c6dfd2e350739106a933ac

Thurs. Mar. 11 - Teaching Evaluations: Race and Gender Matter, panel discussion with Dr. Tennille Lasker-Scott, Assistant Professor of Professional Studies and Dr. Jeremy Schwehm, Associate Professor of Professional Studies, 4:00 pm
The event examines how faculty’s race and gender impact how their students perceive and evaluate their experiences in the classroom, and ultimately how they evaluate their professors. The panel will introduce leading research on the topic and engage in conversation with attendees.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=maf53f5b66bfb9b1d9be8ccabbc227a5c

Tues. Mar. 16 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Creating Assignments in Blackboard Learn (Original), 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into creating gradable assignments within a Blackboard Learn Original.

Wed. Mar. 17 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Creating Assessments in Blackboard Learn (Original), 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into setting up assessments, utilizing different types of assessments within a Blackboard Learn Original.

Thurs. Mar. 18 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Grading in Blackboard Learn (Original), 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Let’s face it – grading is possibly one of the least ‘fun’ parts of teaching.  However, now that you’ve created assessments, assignments, and quizzes in Blackboard Learn, the grading process can be easier than ever.  In Blackboard, instructors can provide feedback, post grades, and check the originality of student work with ease.  Discover how much easier it can be to grade papers when you can annotate right within the online course.  You can even provide audio feedback to the student, helping them understand areas of the paper that may need some attention.  Want to set up a quiz to be automatically graded?  You can do that too!  Join us in this informative session on how to use Blackboard’s course tools to make your online teaching experience more efficient, more engaged and less time consuming!

Thurs. Mar. 18 - CETL Movie Discussion, 4:00 pm
Watch the movie 20 Feet from Stardom (91 min) (2013), http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Twenty+Feet+from+Stardom on your own and then join us for a discussion led by Holly Ruth Gale, Associate Professor of Music, Susan West, Assistant Professor of Hospitality Administration, Dr. Erin Clair, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Julie Mikles-Schluterman, Professor of Sociology. "Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling film, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century." (documentarymania.com) 
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c3354b87eff3f43720a79845865218d

Mon. Mar. 22 - CETL Help Session, 12:00 pm
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mc779249118b79758d522e0fd009cf95a

Tues. Mar. 23 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Improving Student Engagement (Original), 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Join a team of Blackboard experts who understand first-hand the demands of a fully online teaching environment—we are eager to help you discover how utilizing tools within Blackboard Learn can encourage meaningful engagement among students and between your students and you!  Effectively use discussion boards, engage students with interactive lectures and quizzes and challenge them to collaborate together in teams and then present their work back to the larger class.  Blackboard’s team of academic professionals have plenty of ideas to share with you and are eager to support you as you consider different ways to promote communication, get your students involved, and to keep them engaged in online classes.

Tues. Mar. 23 - Film Discussion Group: Introduction to Cult Films (led by Nate Chapman, nchapman1@atu.edu), El Mariachi, 7:00 pm
In this series we will be exploring what characteristics define a “cult” film and the ways in which race, class, and gender are represented in film and filmmaking.
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m328344ddd9c7ab00bf078dc32b4a4750

Wed. Mar. 24 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Guide to Building Mobile Content, 1:00-1:45 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Many students prefer to consume course content on their mobile phone. This webinar is designed to provide you with basic fundamentals for preparing online course content for mobile delivery. Additionally, we will review Blackboard mobile apps and provide you with a helpful worksheet on mobile content development.

Wed. Mar. 24 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Learn, 3:00-4:00 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Thurs. Mar. 25 - Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: Blackboard Collaborate, 1:00-2:00 pm, register at https://go.blackboard.com/instructor-webinar-series
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Collaborate? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely

Mon. Mar. 29 - Wellness Book Club, 2:30 pm
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m0ffa7abc5afd4cea2372b8e93ccd9466
Devotions by Mary Oliver (ISBN 9780399563263) 
“In ‘Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver’ (Penguin), one of our most beloved writers offers both the best of her work and a spiritual road map of sorts. Spanning more than 50 years and featuring more than 200 poems, the collection shows Oliver, in the early years, turning away from grief and finding in nature a ‘vast, incredible gift’ Over time, as she carefully observes and records, Oliver extols the beauty and complexity around her and reminds us of the interconnectedness of living. She also asks important questions, such as ‘have you ever dared to be happy/ ... have you ever dared to pray,’ and ‘Tell me, what it is you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?’[…] Perhaps more important, the luminous writing provides respite from our crazy world and demonstrates how mindfulness can define and transform a life, moment by moment, poem by poem.” —The Washington Post

Mon. Mar. 29 - Podcast Discussion, 4:00 pm
Listen on your own to one of the following podcasts and then join us for a discussion led by Susan West, Assistant Professor of Hospitality Administration, Dr. Erin Clair, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Julie Mikles-Schluterman, Professor of Sociology. Bring your thoughts, questions, and objections! Join us for a relaxed informal discussion of one or more of these podcasts.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m668e883f70e0a79878557ac1d857a8cd

  • The History Chicks http://thehistorychicks.com/Covers real and fictional women and the contributions they've made to women's history in general. According to the site's description, "You want to know how the women are remembered, how their legacies live on and how you can learn more. We can do that!" From Cleopatra to Coco Chanel, you get to learn about all the ways they have helped shape society.
  • Stuff Mom Never Told You https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-mom-never-told-you/id304531053gives you the opportunity to learn about feminism and women's history twice a week. The show discusses "what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life." You'll hear about women like NASA's hidden computer women and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai.
  • Herstory on the Rocks https://www.return2senderpodcast.com/sets up a conversation about women in history the same way that two girlfriends would discuss anything over a chilled drink. The discussions are fun and easy-going but super informative. From talks about the Queen of Sheeba and Sojourner Truth to having young girls discuss the impact Disney princesses had on their lives, it's bound to give you a well-rounded take.
  • The Profess-Hers Podcast https://professhers.podbean.com/ features women you may not have necessarily heard of, but have made many contributions to gender equality. From local politicians who have paved the way for others, like Texas Gov. Ann Richards, to the history of witches, it covers a variety of women from different backgrounds.
  • Notorious Woman https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/notorious-women/id1295194151Describes itself as "a comedy podcast about history's most notorious women." The hosts will take you back in time to learn about people like Norma McCorvey (the Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade), and sometimes even weave in current topics like coronavirus or commentary on the Oscar-winning film 

 

April

Thurs. Apr. 1 - LGBTQ+ in the classroom - Discussion, 4:00 pm
In this session, facilitated by ATU faculty colleagues, faculty will discuss the following articles and video, which are read and viewed prior to the session. Faculty will discuss ways that the articles and information in the video can create a more equitable and inclusive classroom environment.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mde6f992428ee62371ca5ed802ab4800c

Tues. Apr. 6 - Well-Being Podcast Discussion, led by Erin Clair (eclair@atu.edu), 4:00 pm
WebEx link:  https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m5cc4a157eb0bc2f1a6a9ac40f92395e0
Choose a podcast from the list below, listen to one of more episodes, and we’ll discuss the value of what we learned to our work and personal lives, as well of those of our students.
Cleaning Up the Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf - http://podcast.drleaf.com/
The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast - https://brainwarriorswaypodcast.com/episodes/
Terrible, Thanks for Asking Podcast - https://www.apmpodcasts.org/ttfa/
Therapy for Black Girls - https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/podcast/
Anxiety Slayer with Shann and Ananga - https://anxietyslayer.podbean.com/
Mental Health Book Club Podcast - https://www.mentalhealthbookclub.com/
Tiny Leaps, Big Changes | Gregg Clunis - https://anchor.fm/tinyleaps
Food Psych - https://christyharrison.com/foodpsych
The Model Health Show - https://themodelhealthshow.com/podcasts/
Hidden Brain - https://www.npr.org/series/423302056/hidden-brain

Thurs. Apr. 8 - Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy: Using Kaltura Analytics to Continuously Improve Student Engagement, 1:00 pm, register at https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/kamp-kaltura-analytics-improve-student-engagement/
Come learn the power of analytics. This session will help faculty and designers understand how their videos are being watched as well as how to use these analytics to improve student engagement.

Thurs. Apr. 8 - Improving Trans Inclusivity on Campus, Ryan Sallans, 4:00 pm
Improving Trans Inclusivity on Campus is a presentation designed to help professional staff in developing action steps and plans on creating a campus climate that is open, accepting and accommodating toward trans‐identified students. Ryan will cover current barriers on campus that impact trans‐identified students. By pinpointing these barriers, a campus can begin to establish steps toward creating a welcoming environment.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/onstage/g.php?MTID=edda080a2ba19e6d41bcebee1b88d0910

Mon. Apr. 12 - Magna Seminar Series: ATU Discussion Group, 12:00 pm
We will be discussing "Teaching Strategies and Assignments for Blended and Flipped Classrooms." Watch the webinar that is available starting Apr. 6 at http://msssubscriber.com. The password can be found in the CETL Blackboard page under Announcements.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7b8f41b32619a403bc6aecfa22b1da8c

Tues. Apr. 13 - Finding Humor in UnFunny Times, Penny Wilmering, Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Science, 4:00 pm
This talk and discussion by Penny Wilmering focuses on research into humor as a strategy during difficult times. For more information, contact Dr. Wilmering at pwillmering@atu.edu.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m2cc0d1c8e3de9ecfe37da3f99db38081

Thurs. Apr. 15 - Movie Discussion, 4:00 pm
In this session, facilitated by ATU faculty colleagues, faculty will watch one or both of the following documentaries prior to the session. Participants will discuss the documentaries, which are viewed prior to the session. Faculty will discuss how the documentaries can help increase knowledge of: past, current, and emerging issues; relevant terminology; effective communication; complex social identities; equity in classrooms and other campus communities.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m92b814a0232a600c6b637ca90b098fff

Mon. Apr. 19 - CETL Help Session - Adaptive Testing in Blackboard by Daniel Warwick, 12:00 pm
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mc779249118b79758d522e0fd009cf95a

Tues. Apr. 20 - Enneagram Subtypes Workshop, 5:30 pm
The discussion in this workshop will build upon knowledge of the nine basic Enneagram “personality” types. ATU’s Beth Gray, Sheila Jacobs, and Rhonda Gale Wolf will discuss three instinctual variants as applied to each Enneagram type, which describes 27 distinct subtypes. If you are not certain about your Enneagram type, this workshop will provide you with clarity. If you are certain about your type, this workshop will provide you with new information about using the Enneagram as a tool for better understanding yourself and how you interact with others.
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m2896fd21867aa1eccba8eab5a23110ce

Tues. Apr. 20 - Film Discussion Group: Introduction to Cult Films (led by Nate Chapman, nchapman1@atu.edu), Friday, 7:00 pm
In this series we will be exploring what characteristics define a “cult” film and the ways in which race, class, and gender are represented in film and filmmaking.
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m328344ddd9c7ab00bf078dc32b4a4750

Thurs. Apr. 22 - Student Panel Discussion, 4:00 pm
This educational panel is an opportunity for faculty to hear LGBTQ+ students speak from their experience and answer questions, to further understanding and dialogue. It is a safe space for the participants to ask questions, engage with, and exchange ideas with student panelists. Discussion of LGBTQ diversity are enriching experiences for both 7 panelists and the audience. Questions directed to the panel should be respectful and geared toward building a better understanding for all involved.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m79ddc8099188273250314bd498e53c0f

Mon. Apr. 26 - Magna Seminar Series: ATU Discussion Group, 12:00 pm
We will be discussing "Contemplative Pedagogy for Purposeful Teaching." Watch the webinar that is available starting Apr. 20 at http://msssubscriber.com. The password can be found in the CETL Blackboard page under Announcements.
Webex Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7b8f41b32619a403bc6aecfa22b1da8c

Mon. Apr. 26 - Wellness Book Club, 2:30 pm
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mcfba7d0bda651822297e103ed656819a
Straight Man: A Novel by Richard Russo (ISBN 9780375701900) 
“In this uproarious new novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak.  Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt.  Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist-- and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans.” —from the back cover of Straight Man

 

May

Thurs. May 13 - Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy: Kaltura Transcriptions and Captions: More Than Accessibility!, 1:00 pm, register at https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/kamp-kaltura-transcriptions-captions-more-accessibility/
Inclusion is an imperative in today’s educational experience. But did you know that Kaltura’s transcription, translation and closed captioning can benefit ALL students regardless of their learning needs? This session will help faculty and designers understand the value of Kaltura Video Captioning.

 

June

Thurs. June 10 - Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy: Flipping 101: How to Provide More Asynchronous Video Content!, 1:00 pm, register at https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/kamp-provide-more-asynchronous-video-content/
Flipped, Blended, Inverse, Backwards , or Reverse Learning, call it what you want but come learn how video can be the tool to provide lectures and course content asynchronously. We will learn how to do more with that precious face to face time when we know how to create and utilize video more efficiently! Come see best practices for flipped learning with video!