ILC Workshop Schedule

Fall 2018

This Fall, the ILC will be offering a variety of workshops and seminars that address pedagogical issues and instructional technologies. Unless noted otherwise, all workshops will be held in the ILC Classroom (across the courtyard from the ILC offices). We hope you will join us often!

 If you plan to attend, please be sure to register at least one day before.

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The University of South Alabama kicked off its 2014 Employee Annual Fund on Feb. 25, opening a campaign that brings together employees in support of the University. Department representatives will distribute pledge cards that will allow employees to designate a gift amount and the college or division that will receive the gift. Gifts to endowments will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

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Dr. Tony G. Waldrop has been named president of the University of South Alabama following a vote by the University’s board of trustees.

An accomplished researcher, teacher and administrator in higher education for more than 30 years, Waldrop was selected from an initial field of more than 130 candidates from across the country. He will start at South Alabama in April. Waldrop succeeds the late Gordon Moulton, who retired July 1, 2013 after 15 years as president. Dr. John W. Smith has served as acting president.

Waldrop has served since 2010 as provost and executive vice president at the University of Central Florida, with previous stints as vice chancellor for research and economic development at the University of North Carolina and vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois. Waldrop has a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s in physical education and a Ph.D. in physiology, all from the University of North Carolina.

“The University of South Alabama delivers a quality education for students, serves the health needs of the central Gulf Coast and is an economic driver for Mobile and the surrounding regions. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join USA at this exciting juncture,” said Waldrop. “The people of the University are unified in their energy and dedication to providing an outstanding, affordable education. I am proud to become part of the team.”

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The University of South Alabama will participate in the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Dumas Wesley Community Center, located at 126 Mobile Street.

Volunteer registration begins at 9 a.m. and JagTran buses will pick up students at the Beta/Gamma Commons and the Grove apartments at USA starting at that time. T-shirts will be given to the first 400 volunteers and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate. Volunteers will help with numerous community activities including building, art, and cleaning projects. A Habitat for Humanity build will take place at 6604 Skipper, located in the Tillman’s Corner area, and USA College of Engineering students will help repair a house at 1610 Burdette Drive in the Dauphin Island Parkway area.

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Date

Workshop

December 5, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 am

12/05/2018 (9 am - 11 am) USAonline Advanced: Tests and Quizzes

 

Presenters: ILC Staff

USAonline Advanced Workshop: Test and Quizzes - In this workshop, participants will learn the advanced functions of test and quizzes in USAonline. This includes scheduling tests and quizzes, linking to gradebook, advanced question functions within an assessment, and more!

December 6, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Taking TBL Online: Best Practices for Blended, Synchronous Asynchronous TBL (TeamUSA QEP) 12/6/18

Presenters: ILC Faculty and Guest Professor

In this hands-on, intensive workshop, we will apply principles of best practices in using TBL Online and utilize various platforms to implement the essential elements of TBL in a virtual environment.
During this session, you will receive individualized support for getting your online TBL course ready to go!

December 12, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 am

12/12/18 (9 am - 11 am) USAonline Advanced: Lessons Builder

 

Presenters: ILC Staff

USAonline Advanced Workshop: Lesson Builder - In this workshop, participants will become more familiar with USAonline's Lesson Builder feature. This includes some insight into best practices in pedagogy in online course development, along with program functions such as embedding external applications, organizing pages and subpages, sizing media, and more!

 January 4, 2019

9:00 am -4:00 pm

USAonline Fundamentals Jan 4, 2019

Presenters: ILC Staff

This four-part training will help you best navigate the tools and features of the USAonline learning management system. This workshop is a must for anyone teaching hybrid courses or completely online courses at USA and is also beneficial for faculty members in using the web-enhancement component for on-campus courses. Research on faculty development at the University of Denver showed that participants attending online course design workshops increased their motivation to teach online again and provided participants with a variety of resources to improve their technical skills to teach online. They also found it increased faculty buy-in. Similarly, our USAonline Fundamentals series will expose to you these benefits. In order to receive your certification for this training, you successfully complete all four parts.

Part 1 - Intro to USAonline: Course sites, Accessibility, Syllabus, ILC services overview

Part 2 – Testing and Quizzing in USAonline, Designing Forums

Part 3 - Creating assignments and Designing Lesson Content with Lessons Builder

Part 4 – Gradebook Settings, Creating Reports about Course activity, Masters Sites and QM Template Availability

References:

Keairns, K. (2016). Benefits of preparing faculty to teach Online go beyond the online classroom. Retrieved November 22, 2016, from https://wcetfrontiers.org/2016/03/17/benefits-of-preparing-faculty/

 

 January 8, 2019

9:00 am -11:00 am

USAonline Advanced - Gradebook Jan 8, 2019

Presenters: ILC Staff

Learn how to use weighted and non-weighted categories as you set your gradebook up to compliment your course design as well as to be used as a tool to help students stay informed about their progress in the class. You will also have the opportunity to explore and learn more about the ways to organize the gradebook and to make sure all of your assessments have the correct settings.


All dates and times are subject to change.  Most workshops held in the ILC classroom.