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February
2/3/2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Assignment Design - Session 1: Renewable Assignments: An Evidence-Based Approach to Greater Student Engagement and Learning
Everyone wants their work to matter and understandably resents struggling for hours on something they know will be thrown away almost as soon as its finished. Given the opportunity, people want to contribute something of worth to others that has the potential to make a difference. This is the principle behind “renewable” assignments, named in contrast to traditional “disposable” assignments which may be thrown away as soon as they are returned. Renewable assignments provide students the opportunity to engage in meaningful work, add value, and provide a foundation for future students to learn from and build upon. Renewal assignments are inclusive, giving students more ownership of their learning, and students report finding them more engaging and relevant. Come to learn more about what makes an assignment renewable, what a renewable assignment would look like in your class, and the research evidence indicating positive student experiences and outcomes with this approach.
2/6/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UND ProctorU 101 Instructor Training Registration
Welcome to our ProctorU 101 Instructor Training for University of North Dakota! Please join us for a 25-minute live training webinar where we will help you get started with using ProctorU.
2/6/2023
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/7/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Supervisor's Guide to the Village EAP
'Learn about your robust Village Employee Assistance (EAP) benefit resources and how we can work together in North Dakota to normalize accessing health and wellness resources for ourselves, our colleagues, our family, and friends. (It's not just counseling!) Learn how to help facilitate access to the Village EAP benefit for your employees, and learn about the resources available to you as supervisors: -Village EAP Supervisor Helpline -Supporting employee performance -Supporting your team with mental health safety concerns ... and more!'
2/7/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Omni CMS - Web Training
Learn the basics of Omni CMS in this training session for UND.edu editors. Website users must complete this training to gain access to edit the UND.edu site. Course curriculum includes Omni page editing and design basics such as use of snippets and assets, as well as building pages and sites. Discussion will also include accessibility guidelines and template and SEO best practices. Registration will be closed 24 hours prior to the course starting.
2/7/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Qualtrics: Introduction
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying a variety of different projects. Designed for individuals who are new to Qualtrics, this workshop will instruct participants in how to effectively create and distribute a project. Topics include constructing and editing survey questions, adding basic logic to your questions to increase usability, survey distribution options, and analyzing the results.
2/8/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Blackboard: Course Clean-Up
Learn how to declutter your Blackboard site and avoid potential Grade Center issues by identifying and deleting unneeded materials from your Blackboard courses. Topics include removal of unnecessary items such as unused Grade Center columns and duplicated copies of old exams or quizzes from Tests, Surveys and Pools. Discussion will also include how to reduce course size and improve accessibility scores by the removal of outdated items from the Content Collection and course menu.
2/8/2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Critical Conversations Series: Session 1 - Queer History of UND: Implications for Future Practice (In-person)
The University of North Dakota has a complex history in supporting LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. In this session, you will learn from Dr. Jeff Maliskey, Director of the Pride Center, about the history of Queer resistance and student activism at UND from the 1980s to present day. The history provides a foundation for understanding current LGBTQ+ experiences in higher education and implications for future practice.
2/9/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC : Introduction
Learn the basic tools and concepts of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Beginning with an introduction to the Acrobat Pro work area and commonly used tools, this training will cover topics such as editing text and images, preparing fillable forms, collaborating with others, and adding external and internal links.
2/9/2023
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Blackboard: Grading Assignments
Discover how to efficiently grade assignments in Blackboard. Topics include using rubrics, grading and providing feedback using Blackboard's Annotate Grading feature, and detecting unoriginal content using SafeAssign.
2/9/2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
UND ProctorU 101 Student Training Registration
Welcome to our ProctorU 101 student training for University of North Dakota! Please join us for a 30-minute live training webinar where we will help you get set up with using ProctorU. This webinar will include how to create a ProctorU account, test your equipment, what exam day will look like, and more!
2/9/2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Google Tips and Tricks
Streamline your browsing with Google Chrome. Learn how to navigate in Google Chrome more efficiently by uncovering unique features and utilizing shortcuts. Discussion will include search features and customizable settings. 
2/9/2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Critical Conversations Series: Session 1 - Queer History of UND: Implications for Future Practice (Virtual)
The University of North Dakota has a complex history in supporting LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. In this session, you will learn from Dr. Jeff Maliskey, Director of the Pride Center, about the history of Queer resistance and student activism at UND from the 1980s to present day. The history provides a foundation for understanding current LGBTQ+ experiences in higher education and implications for future practice.
2/10/2023
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/10/2023
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Blackboard: Creating Assignments
Discover how to efficiently create assignments in Blackboard while designing an effective space for students to submit assignments. Topics include creating rubrics and linking them to assignments, and setting up SafeAssign to check for unoriginal content.
2/10/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Build Your Social Media Presence
Are you a faculty, staff, or student employee in charge of managing an official UND social media account? Improve your social media strategy to better connect with your audience. Learn how to create dynamic posts, increase engagement, and adopt best practices for each of today’s top social platforms. We will provide the tools you need to bolster your content (from Instagram photo tips to TikTok ideas) and break down what success on social media looks like. 
2/13/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blackboard: GradeCenter
Learn how to customize Grade Center in your course to fit your grading style, including setting up your Weighted Totals. Additionally, learn how to utilize Blackboard Grades Integration feature that allows you to pull final grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection.
2/14/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Blackboard: Collaborate Ultra
Integrated within Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra is a fully featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes features such as audio, video, application sharing, web tours and content display. Enable further dynamic interaction between students and educators through advanced features that include polling, white-boarding, presenter on-the-fly, re-sizable chat areas and participant lists, usage analytics tools, and recorded session archives.
2/14/2023
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/15/2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Spring Book Read - Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education
As an institution, higher ed has a lot to learn about disability, be it visible or invisible. Dolmage asks us to consider our standard practices and unquestioned assumptions, highlighting the ways in which traditional academic structures can be inaccessible and discriminatory to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. He also provides insight into how ableism manifests in classrooms and across campus, offering practical strategies for addressing and preventing that. Dolmage’s goal is “to affirm disability as a shared and positive identity while challenging the use of disability as something that can be used to disqualify or stigmatize” (7).
2/15/2023
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Blackboard: Interacting with Discussion Boards
'Blackboard offers several tools for student interaction and collaboration. In this 30 minute session learn about ways to incorporate Discussion Boards into your course. In this session you will learn: - How can I use Discussion Boards effectively in my course? - Why should I use them in my course? - What are some tips and tricks for encouraging quality discussion?'
2/16/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mental Health in the Workplace
Discuss statistics, risk factors, S&S of adverse mental health and suicide risk in the workplace and beyond. Share strategies for support/interventions, prevention/wellness practices. Examine resources within the city of Grand Forks and some unique to UND.
2/16/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blackboard: Tests
Create Blackboard online tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. Learn how to select and create effective questions, as well as distribute the test with the appropriate settings. Discussion will include the differences between auto-graded questions and instructor-graded questions, and the availability of test scores in the Blackboard Grade Center.
2/17/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
YuJa: Introduction
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Discover how YuJa can improve the viewing of your video and audio content in your courses with features such as built-in automatic captioning, mobile-device-friendly format, and automatic adjustment of the stream based on network speed, browser, and device.
2/17/2023
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/20/2023
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/21/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
YuJa: Advanced
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Designed for individuals who are familiar with YuJa, this hands-on workshop will focus on advanced editing features. Topics will include trimming the start/end or cutting from the middle of existing videos and inserting slides, text, and other videos. As well as editing video/index chapters, captions, tracking editing actions, and adjusting audio levels.
2/22/2023
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/22/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Microsoft To-Do: Introduction
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some more about Microsoft To Do. This session, shows you how to create tasks and lists, access your tasks from Outlook, share lists and assign tasks, and much more!
2/22/2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Essential Studies Information Literacy Assignment Charrette
Assignments can be powerful teaching tools. Well-designed assignment are more likely to generate student engagement and learning in both distance and face-to-face settings (and are easier and more satisfying to grade!) In this workshop we’ll focus on the ES information literacy (IL) learning outcome in conducting an assignment charrette (a term borrowed from architecture education, denoting a collaborative design process). Participants will receive concrete feedback from peers on how to strengthen the IL assignment they bring to the session and how to link assignments to important course/program outcomes in ways that create more coherent pathways for students. Participants are required to submit an assignment to share—this can be one that has worked well but may be in need of a “refresh,” or one that has not worked as you hoped.
2/23/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Accessibility Best Practices
This session will provide concrete tips and strategies to make your events and content more accessible. After briefly defining accessibility and its importance, this session will cover ways to improve accessibility in: meetings/gatherings; Microsoft Word Documents and PowerPoints; PDFs; recorded videos; and websites. Attendees will have access to resources and checklists to use outside of the training when creating content. 
2/23/2023
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Blackboard: Groups
Group work within a course can be challenging. Utilizing Blackboard Groups helps you handle these potential complications, while managing expectations and reducing member conflict. Additionally, discussions regarding best practices, innovative grading, and pedagogical advantages will help to demonstrate what Blackboard Groups can do for you! 
2/23/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Navigating Conflict
Whether we like it or not, interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplace. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict and avoid problem areas with the hope that the issues will just go away. As we know, these problems do not disappear. Learn about the conflict experience and how to handle these conflicts more effectively and become more emotionally intelligent while working with others. UND partners with Emily Holth, Sustainable Solution Services.
2/23/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Implications of AI for Higher Ed —What You Should Know about AI and Student Work
The recent release of Chat GPT, a large language modeling system, has elevated concerns about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on higher education. At the same time, it has also introduced unique opportunities for teaching and learning. Join us for a panel conversation about current issues on AI, how these systems work, and what is on the horizon. We will also explore the current conversations around policy, ethics, and privacy, and how we can prepare for a future with AI.
2/24/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zoom: Introduction
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. Learn how Zoom allows you to have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms, share content, and interact with students across any device.
2/28/2023
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
2/28/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Blackboard: Using Learning Analytics to Improve Student Outcomes
Have you ever suspected that there might be a pattern in how your students are engaging (or not engaging) with your course content in Blackboard? The ability to investigate these patterns is right at your fingertips! With Blackboard A4L (Analytics for Learn) Integrated Learn Reports, you can now run canned reports of your courses to make data-informed decisions on course revisions. Improve your student outcomes by learning how to view learning analytics in four ways: Course at a Glance; Activity & Grade Scatter Plot; Activity Matrix; Course Submission Summary. Join this session to see how you can make data-informed decisions to improve your students' learning outcomes in your courses and see how you compare with similar courses within your department at UND.
March
3/1/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Microaggression Series: Session 2 - Discussing the Types of Microaggressions
In part two of this Microaggressions Presentation Series, Dr. Cerynn Desjarlais (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology), Director of Online Counseling Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, focuses on understanding the different types of microaggressions that exist. She will provide an overview of microaggression subtypes including microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations. She will discuss how to identify various types of microaggressions and differentiate between them. She will also discuss groups that are the most likely to be targeted by microaggressions, including microaggressions that are targeted at intersectional minority identity statuses. Ultimately, this session aims to give the audience a more nuanced understanding of microaggressions, and information to discern the various types of microaggressions and how they affect various minority groups.
3/1/2023
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
3/2/2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Assignment Design - Session 2: Transform an Existing Assignment into a Renewable Assignment
Join us for this two-hour workshop to learn how to convert an assignment you give students into a renewable assignment. Most course assignments are “disposable” in the sense that they will only ever be seen by the student and the instructor. Moreover, students often see little point in them and rarely revisit them. What if we redesigned our course assignments to empower students as creators of resources? Whether creating videos, editing wiki articles, or writing op eds, a renewable assignment is designed to create value beyond the classroom. In this workshop we will help you convert an existing assignment, using this open pedagogical approach.
3/3/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Blackboard: Tests
Create Blackboard online tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. Learn how to select and create effective questions, as well as distribute the test with the appropriate settings. Discussion will include the differences between auto-graded questions and instructor-graded questions, and the availability of test scores in the Blackboard Grade Center.
3/6/2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Critical Conversations Series: Session 2 - The Exclusionary Campus: Impacts on LGBTQ+ Student Retention (In-Person)
Academic performance, mental health concerns, and exclusionary practices in higher education are contribute factors that are impacting LGBTQ+ student retention. In this session, you will learn about the experiences of LGBTQ+ students and identify ways in which we can strive to create belonging, building a more equitable and inclusive campus climate and improving student academic success and retention
3/6/2023
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Embracing the Future—Student Learning and AI
As ChatGPT and other AI systems capture public attention, educators are grappling with what this means for supporting and assessing student learning. How do we maintain equitable, transparent, and engaging classroom experiences in a rapidly changing AI landscape? This panel will explore these issues as well as what it could mean to engage with AI while developing critical thinking, research, and writing skills for the future.
3/7/2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Managing Stress
Join Lexi O’Halloran, Licensed Counselor with the University Counseling Center, to learn practical techniques to help manage stress.
3/8/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC : Intermediate
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some intermediate-level skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Some of the topics covered include: protecting your document, adding a watermark, creating bookmarks, and redacting content.
3/8/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Qualtrics: Introduction
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying a variety of different projects. Designed for individuals who are new to Qualtrics, this workshop will instruct participants in how to effectively create and distribute a project. Topics include constructing and editing survey questions, adding basic logic to your questions to increase usability, survey distribution options, and analyzing the results.
3/8/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Omni CMS - Web Training
Learn the basics of Omni CMS in this training session for UND.edu editors. Website users must complete this training to gain access to edit the UND.edu site. Course curriculum includes Omni page editing and design basics such as use of snippets and assets, as well as building pages and sites. Discussion will also include accessibility guidelines and template and SEO best practices. Registration will be closed 24 hours prior to the course starting.
3/9/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Blackboard: Ally
How do you know if your Blackboard course materials are accessible? How do you fix it if they are not? Learn more about Blackboard Ally to determine the accessibility of your content and tips for designing your content for all learners. Discussions will include effectively adding descriptions to images, creating accessible Word documents, as well as manipulating specific content in your course to strive toward accessibility for all. Second half of workshop will include time for assistance in making documents accessible, so have your documents ready.
3/9/2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Adobe Express: Introduction
Adobe Express is an easy-to-use online image editing tool. The application comes with free templates, pictures, and other assets you can use in your graphic design. Learn the basic tools and concepts of Adobe Express. This session introduces you to the Adobe Express work area and commonly used tools. In this session, we will cover topics like template designs, adding assets, and collaborating with others.
3/9/2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Critical Conversations Series: Session 2 - The Exclusionary Campus: Impacts on LGBTQ+ Student Retention (Virtual)
Academic performance, mental health concerns, and exclusionary practices in higher education are contribute factors that are impacting LGBTQ+ student retention. In this session, you will learn about the experiences of LGBTQ+ students and identify ways in which we can strive to create belonging, building a more equitable and inclusive campus climate and improving student academic success and retention
3/10/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Zoom: Introduction
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. Learn how Zoom allows you to have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms, share content, and interact with students across any device.
3/13/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blackboard: GradeCenter
Learn how to customize Grade Center in your course to fit your grading style, including setting up your Weighted Totals. Additionally, learn how to utilize Blackboard Grades Integration feature that allows you to pull final grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection.
3/15/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Being Present with Equity and Inclusion in Mind - Virtual
This session will focus on how to take an equity-minded approach in our workplaces through speaker presentation, discussion, and scenario-based exercises. Participants will learn about the relationship among diversity, equity, and inclusion, explore examples of implicit basis and microaggressions, identify some equity-best practices for the workplace, and apply these practices to specific scenarios. They will walk away with a better understanding of how to identify and mitigate their own biases, practice successful bystander intervention for microaggressions, and implement simple but effective equity-focused practices for their situation.
3/16/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Blackboard: Course Clean-Up
Learn how to declutter your Blackboard site and avoid potential Grade Center issues by identifying and deleting unneeded materials from your Blackboard courses. Topics include removal of unnecessary items such as unused Grade Center columns and duplicated copies of old exams or quizzes from Tests, Surveys and Pools. Discussion will also include how to reduce course size and improve accessibility scores by the removal of outdated items from the Content Collection and course menu.
3/17/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Blackboard: Using Learning Analytics to Improve Student Outcomes
Have you ever suspected that there might be a pattern in how your students are engaging (or not engaging) with your course content in Blackboard? The ability to investigate these patterns is right at your fingertips! With Blackboard A4L (Analytics for Learn) Integrated Learn Reports, you can now run canned reports of your courses to make data-informed decisions on course revisions. Improve your student outcomes by learning how to view learning analytics in four ways: Course at a Glance; Activity & Grade Scatter Plot; Activity Matrix; Course Submission Summary. Join this session to see how you can make data-informed decisions to improve your students' learning outcomes in your courses and see how you compare with similar courses within your department at UND.
3/21/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
VoiceThread: Developing Social Interaction
VoiceThread is a tool available in Blackboard that provides collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting among students and instructors. Learn how to build student engagement in your online course using VoiceThread.
3/21/2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
YuJa: Introduction
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Discover how YuJa can improve the viewing of your video and audio content in your courses with features such as built-in automatic captioning, mobile-device-friendly format, and automatic adjustment of the stream based on network speed, browser, and device.
3/22/2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Using Zotero Citation Manager for The Research and Writing Process: A Faculty Panel 
Managing the research and writing process can be a challenging and time-consuming skill to develop. When faculty encourage students to use the free citation manager, Zotero, they can frame it as a tool for streamlining the research, reading, note-taking, writing, collaboration, and citation process. Attendees at the session will learn:  How Zotero is much more than a citation generator   How scaffolding the research and writing process can include Zotero use  How source material synthesis and documentation transparency is supported by Zotero  How including subject librarians and writing center consultants supports the learning and robust application of Zotero
3/23/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Microsoft Tasks by Planner and To-Do
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some more about Microsoft Tasks by Planner and To Do. This session, shows you how to create a plan, buckets and tasks, assign tasks, and much more!
3/23/2023
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Blackboard: Interacting with Discussion Boards
'Blackboard offers several tools for student interaction and collaboration. In this 30 minute session learn about ways to incorporate Discussion Boards into your course. In this session you will learn: - How can I use Discussion Boards effectively in my course? - Why should I use them in my course? - What are some tips and tricks for encouraging quality discussion?'
3/28/2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
YuJa: Advanced
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Designed for individuals who are familiar with YuJa, this hands-on workshop will focus on advanced editing features. Topics will include trimming the start/end or cutting from the middle of existing videos and inserting slides, text, and other videos. As well as editing video/index chapters, captions, tracking editing actions, and adjusting audio levels.
3/29/2023
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Blackboard: Grading Assignments
Discover how to efficiently grade assignments in Blackboard. Topics include using rubrics, grading and providing feedback using Blackboard's Annotate Grading feature, and detecting unoriginal content using SafeAssign.
3/29/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microaggression Series: Session 3 - Explaining how Individuals are Impacted by Microaggressions
In part three of this Microaggressions Presentation Series, Dr. Cerynn Desjarlais (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology), Director of Online Counseling Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, focuses on understanding how individuals are impacted by microaggressions. She will provide an overview of the physical health, mental health, relational, and academic performance/work implications of microaggressions. She will discuss how microaggressions accumulate and contribute negatively to the health and wellbeing of those with minority group identity statuses. The concept of microaffirmations will be introduced as a potential means to affirm minority identity statuses which may help to counter the harm that is incurred by microaggressions. Ultimately, this session aims to help the audience attune to how individuals experience microaggressions mentally, emotionally, and physically, and understand how these subtle instances of discrimination can have a significant impact on wellbeing and performance domains.
3/30/2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UND Live Brand Training
This UND Brand Live Training session trains creative, marketing, and communication professionals, faculty, staff, interns, and student employees who use Adobe Creative Cloud to design for the University of North Dakota. We will discuss our University brand guidelines, our asset libraries, and how to implement these libraries. Student interns and their supervisors should attend the session together. Before attending this UND Brand Live Training Session please watch our Video Brand Training series, and read through our UND Brand Book. After completing this training you will receive access to our Adobe Creative Cloud brand asset libraries. If you do not use Adobe Creative Cloud but want to learn more about our brand, our brand training videos are available to anyone who wants to learn how to consistently share our UND’s story.
April
4/4/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Blackboard: Tests
Create Blackboard online tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. Learn how to select and create effective questions, as well as distribute the test with the appropriate settings. Discussion will include the differences between auto-graded questions and instructor-graded questions, and the availability of test scores in the Blackboard Grade Center.
4/4/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Omni CMS - Web Training
Learn the basics of Omni CMS in this training session for UND.edu editors. Website users must complete this training to gain access to edit the UND.edu site. Course curriculum includes Omni page editing and design basics such as use of snippets and assets, as well as building pages and sites. Discussion will also include accessibility guidelines and template and SEO best practices. Registration will be closed 24 hours prior to the course starting.
4/4/2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Assignment Design - Session 3: Refining your Renewable Assignment
Assignments are powerful teaching tools, and their design is one of the most important intellectual tasks faculty undertake. As we convert disposable assignments into renewable ones, rather than take that work on in isolation we invite you to join this working session grounded in collegial exchange and sharing. This 90 minute peer-review will be an opportunity to talk with other faculty interested in trading ideas about the design and use of the various renewable tasks we set for our students. You will leave with concrete strategies for strengthening the assignment you bring to the session as well as a range of ideas based on the renewal assignments other colleagues are using across campus.
4/5/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Managing Your Time
Gain insight into your own effectiveness regarding how you currently manage your time. Identify time wasters and learn some new tips, and tools UND offers to enhance your time management skills. UND partners with Emily Holth, Sustainable Solution Services.
4/5/2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Critical Conversations Series: Session 3 - Queer & Trans Inclusive Pedagogy & Practice (In-person)
Research establishes that inclusive learning environments are an essential element of success for all students and LGBTQ+ students in particular. This session explores ways in which instructors and student support staff can make intentional changes to course material and support services to normalize and expect LGBTQ+ inclusion as part of their pedagogy and practice. In this session we will examine strategies to increase inclusion, recognition, and visibility of queer and transgender students in the classroom, in fields of study, and across campus.
4/6/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Relationship Based Leadership
In this session, we will discuss Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory. In the past, leadership research and training has been critcized for being too 'leader - centric'. During this session we will discuss social exchanges between leaders and followers, transitioning between roles and delegation best practices.
4/6/2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Critical Conversations Series: Session 3 - Queer & Trans Inclusive Pedagogy & Practice (Virtual)
Research establishes that inclusive learning environments are an essential element of success for all students and LGBTQ+ students in particular. This session explores ways in which instructors and student support staff can make intentional changes to course material and support services to normalize and expect LGBTQ+ inclusion as part of their pedagogy and practice. In this session we will examine strategies to increase inclusion, recognition, and visibility of queer and transgender students in the classroom, in fields of study, and across campus.
4/6/2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Qualtrics: Introduction
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying a variety of different projects. Designed for individuals who are new to Qualtrics, this workshop will instruct participants in how to effectively create and distribute a project. Topics include constructing and editing survey questions, adding basic logic to your questions to increase usability, survey distribution options, and analyzing the results.
4/10/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blackboard: GradeCenter
Learn how to customize Grade Center in your course to fit your grading style, including setting up your Weighted Totals. Additionally, learn how to utilize Blackboard Grades Integration feature that allows you to pull final grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection.
4/12/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom: Introduction
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. Learn how Zoom allows you to have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms, share content, and interact with students across any device.
4/13/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
YuJa: Introduction
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Discover how YuJa can improve the viewing of your video and audio content in your courses with features such as built-in automatic captioning, mobile-device-friendly format, and automatic adjustment of the stream based on network speed, browser, and device.
4/14/2023
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
4/19/2023
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Blackboard: Groups
Group work within a course can be challenging. Utilizing Blackboard Groups helps you handle these potential complications, while managing expectations and reducing member conflict. Additionally, discussions regarding best practices, innovative grading, and pedagogical advantages will help to demonstrate what Blackboard Groups can do for you! 
4/20/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Qualtrics: Advanced
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying a variety of different projects. Discover some of the higher-level features that allow you to use Qualtrics most effectively. Topics will include accessing, editing, sharing, and presenting your project’s data. As well as advanced tools and options such as Survey Flow, Pipe Texting, Email Triggers, and Quotas.
4/26/2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microaggression Series: Session 4 - Microinterventions: How to Intervene when they Occur
In part four of this Microaggressions Presentation Series, Dr. Cerynn Desjarlais (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology), Director of Online Counseling Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, focuses on how to intervene and respond when microaggressions occur. She will provide an introduction to the concept microinterventions which are recommended in the literature to respond when microaggressions occur. Microintervention strategies at the individual level, group level, and systems level will be discussed. Ultimately, this session aims to give the audience information to help formulate ways to respond to microaggressions when they occur which support self-advocacy, allyship, and helping to educate others about the impact of microaggressions in the hopes of preventing future microaggressions from reoccurring.
4/28/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Omni CMS - Web Training
Learn the basics of Omni CMS in this training session for UND.edu editors. Website users must complete this training to gain access to edit the UND.edu site. Course curriculum includes Omni page editing and design basics such as use of snippets and assets, as well as building pages and sites. Discussion will also include accessibility guidelines and template and SEO best practices. Registration will be closed 24 hours prior to the course starting.
May
5/3/2023
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Blackboard: Getting Your Course Ready
Designed for instructors who are new to Blackboard, this workshop will guide participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a course in Blackboard, such as posting an announcement, adding a syllabus, and including your contact information.
5/9/2023
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Creating a Dynamic Syllabus using CourseLeaf Syllabi
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use CourseLeaf Syllabi (SYL) to simplify the process of creating and updating course syllabi. The syllabus template in CourseLeaf SYL allows instructors to add course specific content, while ensuring consistent and accurate institutional policy information is included. SYL is integrated with Blackboard and uses a dynamic layout to allow instructors to adjust/update dates and other information without needing to save and distribute a new version to students. In addition, syllabi created with SYL are accessible from any mobile device.
5/10/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Microaggression Series: Session 5 - How Microaggressions are Integrated into Textbooks Curriculum, Assignments, and Grading
In part five of this Microaggressions Presentation Series, Dr. Cerynn Desjarlais (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology), Director of Online Counseling Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, focuses on understanding how microaggressions manifest in the classroom. She will provide an overview of how microaggressions surface within curriculum, assignment instructions, syllabi, textbooks and reading materials, classroom interactions amongst students and instructors, classroom policies, grading criteria, and higher education in general. She will discuss how to identify these microaggressions and how to make related changes to prevent these occurrences. Ultimately, this session aims to give the audience an understanding of how they can assess and alter their classroom structure, curriculum, class policies, and practices to prevent and mitigate microaggressions.
5/10/2023
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Blackboard: Creating Assignments
Discover how to efficiently create assignments in Blackboard while designing an effective space for students to submit assignments. Topics include creating rubrics and linking them to assignments, and setting up SafeAssign to check for unoriginal content.
5/11/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Blackboard: Using Learning Analytics to Improve Student Outcomes
Have you ever suspected that there might be a pattern in how your students are engaging (or not engaging) with your course content in Blackboard? The ability to investigate these patterns is right at your fingertips! With Blackboard A4L (Analytics for Learn) Integrated Learn Reports, you can now run canned reports of your courses to make data-informed decisions on course revisions. Improve your student outcomes by learning how to view learning analytics in four ways: Course at a Glance; Activity & Grade Scatter Plot; Activity Matrix; Course Submission Summary. Join this session to see how you can make data-informed decisions to improve your students' learning outcomes in your courses and see how you compare with similar courses within your department at UND.
5/15/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blackboard: GradeCenter
Learn how to customize Grade Center in your course to fit your grading style, including setting up your Weighted Totals. Additionally, learn how to utilize Blackboard Grades Integration feature that allows you to pull final grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection.
5/16/2023
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Blackboard: Copying Course Content
Learn how to copy content from one course to another and tips/tricks for ensuring the appropriate content copies over. The session will cover making sure copied assignments/test are linked in Grade Center, how to update due dates, and how to clean up duplicate/unused content.
5/18/2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
YuJa: Introduction
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Discover how YuJa can improve the viewing of your video and audio content in your courses with features such as built-in automatic captioning, mobile-device-friendly format, and automatic adjustment of the stream based on network speed, browser, and device.
5/19/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
VoiceThread: Developing Social Interaction
VoiceThread is a tool available in Blackboard that provides collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting among students and instructors. Learn how to build student engagement in your online course using VoiceThread.
5/24/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom: Introduction
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. Learn how Zoom allows you to have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms, share content, and interact with students across any device.