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Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor FREE - Multiple Dates Available
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.

Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network: Quickly Create Online Exams FREE - Multiple Dates Available
Find out how Respondus 4 allows you to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your LMS, and how the Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests from official publisher test banks.

Teaching Critical Thinking in Pre-College English Courses $ - Friday January 21 | Friday January 28, 2022
This can be time consuming and lead instructors to believe that there isn’t enough time in the term to teach important thinking skills. This workshop provides participants with specific tools for teaching critical thinking skills in pre-college English courses. The facilitator provides proven methodologies to enhance critical thinking skills while teaching basic English writing and comprehension. By the end of the workshop, participants can better prepare students for transfer-level English courses and increase their critical thinking skills.

Faculty Mental Wellness in Academe: Is Leadership Up to the Challenge?  FREE - Monday January 24, 2021
Participants understand why toxic leadership at community colleges disempowers and contributes to the poor mental health of faculty. Participants learn how supervision style can impact faculty mental health. Participants learn pertinent laws, regulations, and policies governing mental disabilities in higher education and whether leadership gets a passing mark in this area.

Financing the College Experience FREE - Tuesday January 25, 2021
This session focuses on various considerations, approaches, and strategies one might consider regarding financing higher education.

Barriers To Enrollment: Designing An Online Orientation Focused On Access, Equity & Inclusion FREE - On Demand
Learn how to collaborate across campus to identify challenges, barriers, and solutions to implement a high-impact orientation, learn how to integrate data-driven and equity-oriented practices to support retention of specialized cohorts, learn how to increase student access and success through an online orientation platform, learn how to analyze data to drive program design and continuous quality improvement.

The Changing Landscape of Student Expectations: Teaching & Learning Post-Pandemic FREE - On Demand
In the last year plus during pandemic learning, what have been the major shifts in the way college classrooms “work”? Any educational trends that you see as being only trendy and trends that you see sticking around? You’ve conducted research this year with faculty. What are their concerns about shifts in student expectations? Are you seeing any research or outcomes around student expectations for what the classroom experience will be like post-pandemic? What are your recommendations for how faculty and staff can address and meet student expectations in our new learning environment?

Supporting Online Students With Disabilities: Strategies & Solutions For Providing Accommodations FREE - On Demand
Understand the unique challenges online learning creates for students with disabilities. Examine how online instruction can be designed to support students with disabilities. Learn strategies to mitigate and improve accommodations for online learning. Discuss successful solutions that institutions have adopted. Explore options that could be leveraged to support faculty providing required accommodations.

Individual Logins! - NISOD's newest website feature for members.
NISOD just launched individual logins. Members can now create their own individual account for a customized experience. This allows access to the members-only sections of the website, event registrations, and participation certificates. If you have not yet created your individual account, please follow the directions here.Click HERE to access recordings from the NISOD International Conference presented in May 2021! Follow the step-by-step instructions to 70+ recordings. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Jenna Wornkey. 


Reboot Your Class by Teaching With Presence and Compassion FREE - Thursday, February 3, 2022
Online courses require students to have self-management, discipline, and inner motivation. Faculty can help foster these success traits by being present and showing compassion in their classes. Participants leave this webinar with seven ways to show presence and compassion in their online or face-to-face courses.

Teaching Critical Thinking and Rationality in Science and Math Courses $ - Friday February 4&11, 2022
During this workshop, participants learn how the brain processes first and second languages and how the effort to become bilingual presents challenges until fluency is obtained. Learn the science of language learning and acquire instructional strategies based on that science that will energize your teaching and enhance your students’ learning.

Art, Imitating Life: Integrating Humanities for Teaching Social Sciences FREE Monday, February 7, 2022
This webinar highlights the use of the humanities to enrich social science instruction. Methodologically, using the humanities as a lens for the social sciences allows students to gain a deeper understanding of often complex, nuanced concepts and unfamiliar phenomena in human behavior. 

Own Your Accomplishments: Know Your Worth $ - Tuesday, February 8, 2022
As they say...the wheel that squeaks the loudest, Is the one that gets the grease. You define your wheel (career/passion) and you define your grease (position/compensation/promotion). Join this session to learn how owning your accomplishments can empower your future.

Open Canvas Lab FREE - Friday, February 18, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am (CT)
Join Matt Connell, Megan Schiffelbein and Angie Reed

Murky Waters of Academic File-Sharing FREE - Wednesday February 23, 2022
Academic file-sharing refers to the transfer and trading of lecture materials, notes, assignments, and exam questions and answers with other students and/or with Internet-based entities. Access to shared files may be freely available but, in many cases, requires a fee or the exchange of credits. Learn about key issues with file-sharing, and how to address this practice from an academic integrity perspective.


The Change Cycle $ - Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Dealing with organizational change is all about getting through the emotion and commotion with minimal damage to your career, relationships, and confidence. In this training we will explore the six sequential stages of change: loss, doubt, discomfort, discovery, understanding, and integration. Additionally, we will explore examples, tools, and success strategies so you can move resourcefully through each stage.

Helping Students Become Extraordinary: Using the CliftonStrengths Assessment to Enhance Engagement and Retention at Community Colleges FREE - Thursday, March 3, 2022
In this webinar, which is geared toward all community college professionals who work in instruction, advising, admissions, and student affairs, participants learn how to use the CliftonStrengths Assessment to increase student engagement and retention. This assessment provides an individualized and in-depth analysis of the natural talents of students.

Using Restorative Practices to Interrupt and Address Microaggressions in the Classroom FREE - Monday, March 7, 2022
This webinar provides strategies to help educators keep difficult conversations from derailing or shutting down altogether by asking important questions that get at the root of thoughts, explore feelings, weigh the impact of words, and repair harm in the moment.

A Guide to Teaching Financial Responsibility FREE - Tuesday, March 8, 2022
This session provides financial basics every parent or grandparent can share with their kids or grandkids.

Wonder Woman: She's Bossy $ - Tuesday, March 8, 2022
No...she’s the Boss. Unpack the stereotypical notion of the term bossy when applied to women in leadership. We will examine the dogma behind the term Bossy, share experiences, co-create solution-based actions, and accountability measures to ensure success in one’s role.

Open Canvas Lab FREE - Monday, March 14, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm (CT)
Join Matt Connell, Megan Schiffelbein and Angie Reed


Raise the Bar: How to Network $ - Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Networking...yes seriously networking. Meet in a safe space where professional women express challenges they face in the workforce. During this session, participants will co-create solution-based actions to raise the bar on women’s leadership.

Open Canvas Lab FREE - Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm (CT)
Join Matt Connell, Megan Schiffelbein and Angie Reed