Recorded Sessions, Webinars, Podcasts & On-Demand Training
Fall Book Read
This Fall, the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) will be leading a campus-wide faculty, staff, administrator and GTA book study on How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Praised by the New York Times as “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind,” Kendi’s groundbreaking work provides an essential counterpoint in the national conversation about race and resonates in this collective moment of reckoning. The term Kendi introduces—being an anti-racist—sets forth the idea that people can either be racist or anti-racist, and that there is no in-between. Racists, he argues, are people who support racist policies through their actions, inactions or ideas; anti-racists actively confront racial inequalities. Being neutral isn’t enough. Dr. Kendi urges us to actively combat racist systems and policies, and provides tools to do so. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.
We will begin the book study with a large virtual meeting over Zoom, then break into smaller groups (15-20 participants) over Zoom to encompass the whole book, 4-5 chapters at a time and end with a final virtual discussion and wrap up.Dr. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research as well as a the recipient of the National Book Award (in 2016 for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America), a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a contributor at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent.
A complete schedule and registration information can be found on the UND Events Calendar.
If you have questions, please contact Anne Kelsch.
Practical Tips for Teaching Online
Whether you asked to move your on-campus course to an online format due to pedagogical issues, health concerns or another reason, the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) is here to help. In this 90 minute workshop, we will provide some simple design principles and tips to help you and your students navigate through Blackboard. You will learn how to cultivate faculty presence, use best practices for online teaching, record short videos using YuJa-video recording with captioning, use Zoom to the fullest extent (linking Zoom to Blackboard, breakout rooms, whiteboard) and navigate the TTaDA website for additional resources.
HyFlex Course Design Discussion
Dr. Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies, Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University
Dr. Beatty's Session Materials
- Hybrid-Flexible Course Design: Implementing Student-Directed Hybrid Classes
- Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms (Vanderbelt University)
- FlexSpace: A free, open repository and exchange on Hyflex ideas and resources
- CSU: QLT Course Review Instrument
- CSU: QuARRy (Quality Assurance Resource Repository)
- HyFlex Course Design PowerPoint
- Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Instrument
- Managing Large Classes
- Course Print - ITEC 082501 Digital Product Usibility Testing
Additional HyFlex Resources
In a Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Class, students can choose to attend class either in an assigned face-to-face environment or in an online environment, synchronously or asynchronously.
Dr. Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies, Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University led a discussion on HyFlex and Hybrid Course Design (combining online and classroom college students in the same class) with UND faculty over Zoom. The discussion highlighted the HyFlex design as a way to meet the needs of students (and institutions) as we move through the current crisis and build a more resilient education system for the future.
Dr. Beatty's primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for Hybrid-Flexible learning environments. Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a student-directed hybrid approach to better support student learning.
Webinar: Mental Health 101 for Non-Clinical Higher Education Professionals
We know that our students are experiencing higher levels of stress than they have ever before. In an effort to be sure we are supporting them as best we can, we wanted to provide a workshop on mental health that will help us understand when students may need a referral for clinical services (e.g., Counseling Center, Psychological Services Center, Student Health). Non-clinical professionals will gain a strong foundational knowledge of mental health concerns in this 2-part workshop. We will review common mental health diagnoses and warning signs and high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide.
Please join us for a 2-part webinar provided by Innovative Educators and sponsored by Student Academic Success and Career Engagement and Vice President for Academic Affairs with coordinating support by the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy. We encourage anyone working with students to participate, including faculty, staff, advisors, tutors, RAs, TAs, etc. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Implementing High-Impact Practices Across Modalities
Dr. Katie Linder, Director of the Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University
The concept of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) has been around for years, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs to online and blended/hybrid environments is just getting started. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Katie Linder, a co-editor of High-Impact Practices in Online Education, led participants through the creation of an HIP implementation action plan that is applicable in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online classrooms. Participants learned more about the state of the research for HIPs, had the opportunity to discuss tips and strategies for incorporating various HIPs across modalities, and left with an actionable plan for implementing one or more HIPs into a modality of their choice. For those who were unable to attend the session the recording and materials are provided.
Wellness and Self-Care During Times of Isolated Uncertainty
During a time of unexpected isolation and uncertainty, self-care and mental wellness can often be put on the backburner or we are left wondering how we can make this a priority. On May 8, 2020, Angie Muhs, Assistant Professor of Social Work and mental health expert, led over 60 UND staff through wellness and self-care strategies that everyone could implement immediately. Throughout the hour, she presented a PowerPoint, provided us with handouts and also broke us into small groups for additional conversation. Please find the associated recording and resources available to you if you were unable to join the session or would like to revisit it.
UND Spring Innovative Learning Symposium: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, featuring Dr. Thomas Tobin
On March 5, 2020, The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy and Academic Affairs held the UND Spring Innovative Learning Symposium: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, featuring Dr. Thomas Tobin, Universal Design for Learning Expert. Dr. Tobin is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in technology-enhanced education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.
This symposium was made available to all faculty members, staff, administration and graduate students looking to strengthen the engagement, interaction, and performance of all students. Access these recordings and materials to learn more about Universal Design for Learning beginning with a keynote and workshop that will help make educational materials and practices inclusive for all learners and broaden our focus away from learners with disabilities and toward a larger ease-of-use/general-inclusion framework.
DocuSIgn training sessions provided by Amanda Sehner, Sr. Product Consultant/Solutions Engineer with DocuSign.
DocuSign 101: This on-demand webinar is designed for beginners. Our expert covers all the basics including: signing and sending. We hope you’ll leave this session ready to execute new DocuSign tips and tricks!
Template Creation PowerForm: This on-demand webinar is designed for beginners to moderate users. Our expert covers the steps in the template creation process and then take that template and turn it into a PowerForm.
Jaggaer Shopper, and Jaggaer Approver and Requester Training sessions are provided by David Krause and the UND Procurement & Payment Services division.
Jaggaer Shopper Training: This training covers topics such as Shopping via search bar, Completing and assigning your cart, Bids/RFP requests, and much more.
Jaggaer Approver and Requester Training: This training covers topics such as How to place an order as a requester, How to approve, reject and other options, and much more.
Recruiting Solutions Training is a 3 part training lead by Hannah Wollmann from the UND Office of Human Resources & Payroll Services.
Recruiting Solutions is a module of Peoplesoft that will be available as of October 1, 2020 and will be used for all recruiting processes for staff, faculty and student hires. Check out these recordings to walk you through the job posting, candidate review/interview scheduling & offer to hire processes. If you have questions or would like more training, please contact Hannah Wollmann at email@example.com
Office 365 Teams is more than a Chat or Meeting tool, it is a collaboration tool allowing Faculty and Staff to communicate and share ideas with others. This training is lead by Ida, Lea, & Pat from Microsoft. They cover topics including Chat, Meetings, Calls, Personal Settings, and much more!
Follow along with Patti Heisler the Collaborative Learning Manager at NDUS's Academic Services and Training Deparment, and learn about the four basic areas within Teams you need to know about:
- Chat functionality
- Teams meetings
- Teams sites
- Stream (recordings)
Presented by: Linda Muchow, Technology Specialist | Alexandria Technical & Community College
Learn how to quickly navigate in excel worksheets and tabs, create a chart with one keystroke, link charts to Word and PowerPoint files and use a feature called FlashFill that automatically fills your data when it senses a pattern. We will also talk about using an Excel feature called QuickAnalysis to create charts, tables, and totals automatically. Then, we will look at some common functions and work with Excel lists.
Webinar Training Series: Remote Instruction from Basics to Advanced
Whether you are brand new to teaching online or looking to make some improvements to what you have started, we designed a set of webinars from basic topics to advanced. We added more topics to help you as you prepare for your next semester. Click on a topic below to learn more:
- Getting Started with Blackboard Learn Original Course Experience
- Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
- Getting Started with Bb Annotate: Inline Assignment Grading in Blackboard Learn
- Office Hours: Ask the Experts About Blackboard Learn and Collaborate
- Assessment & Assignments in Blackboard Learn (Original Course Experience)
- Guide to Building Mobile Content (Original & Ultra Course Experiences)
- Improving Student Engagement (Original Course Experience)
- Setting up the Gradebook (Original Course Experience)
- Grading Workflows for Discussions, Assessment & Assignments (Original Course Experience)
Respondus Exam Authoring Tool & LockDown Browser Webinars
Respondus offers webinars intented for instructors who plan to use the Exam Auhoriing Tool and LockDown Browser with online exams.
Quickly Create Online Exams with the Respondus 4.0 Exam Authoring Tool
Find out how Respondus 4.0 Exam Authoring Tool allows you to create and manage exams that can be published directly to your LMS or printed, and how the Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests from official publisher test banks.
Instructor Training: LockDown Browser
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of the application.
Note: UND does not license Respondus Monitor
Welcoming and Including Military and Veteran Students on Campus
- Top Ten Things Student Veterans Would like Faculty to Know
- Ten Things you Should Know About Today's Veteran
- Teaching Student Veterans: 22 Things You Should Know about Teaching & Advising Student Veterans
Student Perspectives Podcast Description
This podcast features a discussion with and among current UND student veterans about their transitions to college after leaving the military, experiences as a veteran in college, and perspectives about challenges and supports through their postsecondary journey. Dr. Casey Ozaki facilitates the discussion with students, Courtney Sutliff, Joshua Carter, and Matt Eidson.
Faculty/Staff Perspectives Podcast Description
This conversation brings knowledgeable staff and faculty together to discuss strategies for including and supporting military and veteran students on campus. Facilitated by Dr. Anne Kelsch,
Jessica Reule (Military & Veteran Support Services), Sherry Lawdermilt (UND IT & Strategic Goal 6 Champion—Military/Veteran Students), and Dr. Craig Burns (Faculty in Social Work) discuss their experiences as instructors, support staff, and educational environment designers for military and veteran students.
Enhancing Scholarly Productivity through Faculty Work-Life Balance: Lasting Lessons from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
- Access your institutional subscription to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), which has a number of webinars and other resources on efficiency and balance. The NCFDD is dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout careers. To sign up an NCFDD account, visit the NCFDD website and click “become a member”.
- Strategies to Attain Faculty Work-Life Balance
One reality of academic work is that it is never finished and always demanding more
of our time. In this session we will hear from panelists Dr. Tamba-Kuii Bailey (Counseling
Dr. Krista Lynn Minnotte (Sociology), and Dr. Timothy Pasch (Communications) about insights they gained from completing the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program. Our focus will be on practical take-aways that will help you center your efforts more effectively, with the goal of increasing productivity and enhancing well-being across work and personal life. The conversation is facilitated by Dr. Casey Ozaki (Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence), and Dr. Anne Kelsch (Director of Faculty and Staff Development).
What Current Research Tells us about Workplace Stress in Higher Education
Dr. Krista Lynn Minnotte (Sociology) shares insights into what are the different stressors faculty and staff face, how to manage these stressors and how to recognize and celebrate our impact.
As you listen to the podcast, use the attached resources to guide your learning and engage in conversation with your peers. Use the learning guide for reflective writing and notes and the presentation slides will enhance the key takeaways.
Conversations that Inspire: Coaching for Learning and Change
Dr. Anne Kelsch, Carrie Herrig and Emily Holth share insights into what coaching conversations look like in Higher Education, how conflict coaching can improve communication and introduce the 5 C’s of coaching.
As you listen to the podcast, use the attached resources to guide your learning and engage in conversation with your peers. Use the presentation slides to enhance the key takeaways and the attached scenarios to think through how to engage the 5 C’s of coaching.
Impact of Gratitude on Institutional Culture
Expert Dr. Sharon Sheridan (Management) highlights the relationship between organizational culture, emotional culture and gratitude. Dr. Sheridan also covers how to live and work with a mindset of gratitude.
As you listen to the podcast, use the attached resources to guide your learning and engage in conversation with your peers. Use the presentation slides to enhance the key takeaways and the attached reflective writing exercise to explore personal gratitude.
Disney Institute: Approach to Employee Engagement
On April 17, 2019 the Disney Institute brought to campus their Approach to Employee Engagement. Dr. Anne Kelsch and Carrie Herrig share insights into Gallup’s work on employee engagement, along with tips for how supervisors and employees address and manage engagement and culture.
This podcast was created by TTaDA to expand our understanding and assist in keeping the conversation around employee engagement going.
As you listen to the podcast, use the attached resources to guide your learning and engage in the content. Use the learning guide for reflective writing and notes and the presentation slides will enhance the key takeaways.
Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review offers several podcasts you can enjoy. Topics include: Leaders in Business, Women at Work, Mental Health, and Emerging Technology.
Hoonuit provides online training solutions that answer “How do I do that?” questions through an extensive library of short, easy-to-understand video tutorials. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to stay on top of the latest technology applications and get answers to software question 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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