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June

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests FREE - Multiple Dates Available
This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest features and enhancements.

Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network: Quickly Create Online Exams FREE - Multiple Dates Available
Learn how Respondus 4 allows you to create or convert exams that can be published directly to your learning management system, and how the Respondus Test Bank Network can be used to generate online tests from official publisher test banks.

Get Started with H5P FREE - Thursday, June 20, 2024
H5P has more than 50 interactive content types. In this webinar we will look at what new authors can achieve with some more practice. Be active and learn how to use Flashcards, Quiz and Interactive video.

StudyMate Campus: Flashcards and Learning Games within your LMS FREE - Multiple Dates Available
Learn how to create and share flashcards, self-assessments, and learning games within Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, and Moodle

Game On! Virtual Reality and Other Games as Active-Learning Strategies FREE - Thursday, June 27, 2024
Explore active-learning strategies for your classroom and experience virtual reality firsthand! This session demonstrates new technology and activities to re-energize and re-engage students while maintaining high educational standards. Participants play Blooket, explore VR apps, and learn how to turn their city into an interactive exhibit where students can explore and create. No technical experience is needed. Participants will demonstrate the ease of using educational games and virtual reality apps in the classroom. Participants will select at least 3 ideas for active learning activities or games to energize and motivate students in their classes. Participants will identify potential sites and people for students to learn from in their city.

Eight Customer Service Skills Every Employee Should Know FREE - On Demand
How you deal with customers can make or break your business. You can’t always control what happens, but you can control how you handle and react to issues to make sure your customers’ experience is positive. Let’s look at the skills your employees need to best deal with customers.

Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation FREE - On Demand
I came to realize that conversational competence might be the single most overlooked skill we fail to teach. Kids spend hours each day engaging with ideas and each other through screens, but rarely do they have an opportunity to hone their interpersonal communications skills. It might sound like a funny question, but we have to ask ourselves: Is there any 21st-century skill more important than being able to sustain coherent, confident conversation?

Six Tips for Improving your Customer Service Skills FREE - On Demand
Effective customer service is vital to any successful company. Active listening, empathy, and problem-solving skills are the foundation of good customer service. We’re breaking down the basics of customer service. Whether you’re a novice customer service rep or you’ve been in the field for years, you’ll be solving problems and wowing your manager in no time.

The Secret to Giving Great Feedback FREE - On Demand
Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow we're still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renninger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe FREE - On Demand
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety -- especially in an uneven economy -- means taking on big responsibility.

How Adaptability Will Help You Deal With Change FREE - On Demand
Faced with accelerating change around us, how do we improve our ability to adapt? Seasoned transformation consultant and executive level coach Jennifer Jones introduces us to the Adaptability Equation; a formula for high performance through change. Through this framework she will help you explore ways to keep your organization ahead of the game, and enable you and your teams to make better decisions and perform to the best of your ability in an ever changing world. 

How to Embrace Emotions at Work FREE - On Demand
You can't just flip a switch when you step into the office and turn your emotions off. Feeling feelings is part of being human," says author and illustrator Liz Fosslien. She shares why selective vulnerability is the key to bringing your authentic self to work.

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively FREE - On Demand
Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively— and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives. 

The Power of Vulnerability FREE - On Demand
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Listening to Shame FREE - On Demand
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

How stress is killing us (and how you can stop it) FREE - On Demand
What cause us to have so much stress these days? And why are especially young people vulnerable to this? What is stress? What happens in the brain and in the body during stress? What are the consequences of stress, if you’re not careful? What is burn-out? Which 5 steps can you take to reduce stress in your life? Final message: is IS possible experience less stress in life – with some practical solutions. But YOU have to make the choice to do this!

Engage Your Students with H5P FREE - On Demand
With H5P.com’s Live Engagement Tools you can engage your students in a complete new way. In the webinar you will learn how content types like “The Chase” and “Multipoll” can introduce gamification to your teaching. It is a powerful and fun way to learn! Please note that the live engagement tools are only available on H5P.com.

Different Ways to Use AI in H5P FREE - On Demand
In H5P you can apply different AI tools to speed up the production of your interactive content, and you can spend more time on the pedagogical angle and ensuring that the content serves the intended purpose. Watch the founder of H5P do live demonstrations and provide practical tips on how to work faster and better than before. He will also do a live demonstration of H5P Smart Import which automatically generates the interactive content for you, and you can work up to 5 times faster than today. Your text, audio, website or video are converted to interactive videos, crosswords, multiple choice, drag and drop-quizzes in seconds and you can pick and choose the best one for your learning environment.

Navigating Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education FREE - On Demand
What exactly is basic needs insecurity, and why must it be addressed in our colleges and universities? We will share insights into the most common forms of insecurity among college students. Presenters will provide strategies that have transformed students' access and success, and we will look to the future to examine how institutions can proactively prepare to meet evolving student needs in this vital area.

Supporting & Preparing Online Learners FREE - On Demand
Discover how two institutions, Prince George’s Community College and Merced College, leverage an online learning platform to empower their students. A program designed to familiarize students with virtual learning and equip them for success. Meanwhile, shed light on an innovative, fully online degree program catering to diverse student needs. Despite sharing the same platform, each institution tailors its approach to meet unique requirements. Join the conversation as we dissect the platform's features, including interactive tools and personalized resources, aiming to enhance the online learning journey. Gain practical insights and best practices for a comprehensive online support system, witnessing firsthand the effective strategies employed by these institutions to create a robust online educational experience.

Creating a Life Skills Challenge for College Students FREE - On Demand
Essential Skills for College Success: From adaptability, effective time management, resilience in facing academic and personal setbacks, to cultivating well-being amidst the pressures of college. Strategies for Integration: Practical methods to weave these skills into both academic and extracurricular college programs. Case Study Analysis: Insights from institutions that have successfully implemented the "Adulting Challenge," highlighting the benefits observed in student performance and well-being.

Motivation Myths: Rethinking Strategies for Student Success FREE - On Demand
Struggling to help motivate students or help them understand the concept of motivation? Join our conversation as we examine strategies for supporting students. Presenters will share their firsthand experiences and examine how motivation can be cultivated and sustained, even in the face of challenges. We will take a look at the psychological underpinnings of motivation, discuss the importance of setting clear, achievable goals, and the transformative potential of a supportive community. Join us for what promises to be a dynamic, fast-paced and informative discussion!

Designing Accessible Learning Adventures: Dive In! FREE - On Demand
Uncover accessible learning strategies with our webinar! Learn from experts at Instructure and Utah State University on flexible course delivery, integrating accessibility, and effective content creation. Discover key design elements for engagement and retention and gain actionable insights.

Rethinking Strategies For Student Success FREE - On Demand
We will take a look at the psychological underpinnings of motivation, discuss the importance of setting clear, achievable goals, and the transformative potential of a supportive community. Join us for what promises to be a dynamic, fast-paced and informative discussion! Let’s start off with simply defining motivation and what are the psychological underpinnings of this concept? 

Empowering Academic Advising With AI: A New Era Of Student Support FREE - On Demand
This short webinar is designed for academic advisors and advising teams ready to enhance academic advising services with the capabilities of ChatGPT. Together, we will explore practical applications for ChatGPT in academic advising such as comprehensive planning from course selection to graduation. Understand how ChatGPT can help refer students to essential campus resources like tutoring, mental health services, and career counseling. Additionally, we'll delve into the efficiencies ChatGPT can bring to streamline the management processes and improving overall service delivery.

The Impact of AI in Education FREE - On Demand
Hear from Microsoft 365 Exploring series author, Mary Anne Poatsy, as she discusses the latest developments in AI and the impact AI is having on the education community. Mary Anne will discuss recent developments with ChatGPT and how students and institutions have been embracing it while also observing its evolution. She'll also discuss how Microsoft is incorporating AI into their Office Application software solutions.

AI Strategies For The Executive Team: 5 Insights For Presidents, Vice Presidents & Deans FREE - On Demand
This specially designed session illuminates the potential of generative artificial intelligence for institutional leadership in higher education. This session is a must-attend for leaders seeking to navigate and leverage AI in their institutions effectively. We will share five key insights to jumpstart your imagination on using AI in the context of higher education leadership. These interconnected insights provide a holistic understanding of AI's role in enhancing institutional operations and educational outcomes. This session is an invaluable opportunity for higher education leaders, whether you are exploring AI for the first time or seeking to deepen your institution's existing AI initiatives.

Exploring AI In Instructional Design: 5 Essential Strategies FREE - On Demand
This session delves into the integration of artificial intelligence in instructional design, offering five practical strategies to enhance your design approach. It's an interactive session where participants learn how to seamlessly incorporate AI into their workflows, collaborate effectively with faculty through AI tools, and adopt best practices for using AI in educational settings.The tips will build upon one another, helping each participant conceptualize the role of generative AI, determine individual uses for work, potential uses for working with faculty, some guidance about best usage, and finally, a few prompts to walk away with. Ideal for both AI novices and experienced educators, this session is a unique opportunity to advance skills with the latest in AI technology.

July
July

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests FREE - Multiple Dates Available
This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest features and enhancements.

Getter Done! Quick Tips for Polishing Your CV and Job Search Strategies $ - Thursday, July 11, 2024
How would you feel if you possessed a nicely polished CV that projects and elevates your level of professionalism? More confident? More positive? I bet! How about learning some job search strategies to maximize your efforts? Worth some time and energy? This webinar highlights quick and easy visual and marketing “style-over” tips that will help you distinguish yourself from the job search mob! That sounds good…doesn’t it?

Effectual Evaluation Practices for Distance Education $ - Monday, July 22, 2024
This webinar introduces 10 faculty performance indicators (FPI) and shares effective methods for observing online course elements, collecting summative data, and communicating feedback to online faculty in a positive and meaningful way. Emphasis on these 10 FPI supports recent principles of good practice for distance education as outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Division of Digital Learning.

Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network: Quickly Create Online Exams FREE - Multiple Dates Available
Learn how Respondus 4 allows you to create or convert exams that can be published directly to your learning management system, and how the Respondus Test Bank Network can be used to generate online tests from official publisher test banks.

Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation FREE - On Demand
I came to realize that conversational competence might be the single most overlooked skill we fail to teach. Kids spend hours each day engaging with ideas and each other through screens, but rarely do they have an opportunity to hone their interpersonal communications skills. It might sound like a funny question, but we have to ask ourselves: Is there any 21st-century skill more important than being able to sustain coherent, confident conversation?

The Secret to Giving Great Feedback FREE - On Demand
Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow we're still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renninger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe FREE - On Demand
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety -- especially in an uneven economy -- means taking on big responsibility.

How Adaptability Will Help You Deal With Change FREE - On Demand
Faced with accelerating change around us, how do we improve our ability to adapt? Seasoned transformation consultant and executive level coach Jennifer Jones introduces us to the Adaptability Equation; a formula for high performance through change. Through this framework she will help you explore ways to keep your organization ahead of the game, and enable you and your teams to make better decisions and perform to the best of your ability in an ever changing world. 

How to Embrace Emotions at Work FREE - On Demand
You can't just flip a switch when you step into the office and turn your emotions off. Feeling feelings is part of being human," says author and illustrator Liz Fosslien. She shares why selective vulnerability is the key to bringing your authentic self to work.

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively FREE - On Demand
Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively— and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives. 

The Power of Vulnerability FREE - On Demand
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Listening to Shame FREE - On Demand
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

How stress is killing us (and how you can stop it) FREE - On Demand
What cause us to have so much stress these days? And why are especially young people vulnerable to this? What is stress? What happens in the brain and in the body during stress? What are the consequences of stress, if you’re not careful? What is burn-out? Which 5 steps can you take to reduce stress in your life? Final message: is IS possible experience less stress in life – with some practical solutions. But YOU have to make the choice to do this!

Eight Customer Service Skills Every Employee Should Know FREE - On Demand
How you deal with customers can make or break your business. You can’t always control what happens, but you can control how you handle and react to issues to make sure your customers’ experience is positive. Let’s look at the skills your employees need to best deal with customers.

Six Tips for Improving your Customer Service Skills FREE - On Demand
Effective customer service is vital to any successful company. Active listening, empathy, and problem-solving skills are the foundation of good customer service. We’re breaking down the basics of customer service. Whether you’re a novice customer service rep or you’ve been in the field for years, you’ll be solving problems and wowing your manager in no time.

August
August

How to Engage All Learners $ - Thursday, August 8, 2024
Join two educators with 40+ years of combined teaching experience to learn easy-to-implement strategies and techniques to promote student engagement in the classroom and online. This workshop highlights new instructional techniques, relationship-building, personalized learning, and tools for technology integration. Leave with numerous tools to add to your student-engagement toolkit that you can implement immediately. This session is applicable to professors/instructors at all levels and in all content areas.

Engage Students Utilizing Technology to Provide Real-World Course Connections $ - Thursday, August 8, 2024
Identify three forms of technology that provide real-world application of course concepts. Explain three strategies that can be implemented to build partnerships that support students. Create at least one course assignment that includes a real-world application. 

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests FREE - Multiple Dates Available
This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest features and enhancements.

StudyMate Campus: Flashcards and Learning Games within your LMS FREE - Multiple Dates Available
Learn how to create and share flashcards, self-assessments, and learning games within Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, and Moodle

Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network: Quickly Create Online Exams FREE - Multiple Dates Available
Learn how Respondus 4 allows you to create or convert exams that can be published directly to your learning management system, and how the Respondus Test Bank Network can be used to generate online tests from official publisher test banks.

 

 

Cougar TALEs

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
9:00am | Artificial Intelligence - Integrity Council Sub-Team
Description: An Integrity Council sub-team will discuss some basic information around AI, options to use or prevent the use of AI, as well as a status update on the development of an institutional statement and standards for instructional use or prevention of AI.

10:00am | Let's Talk YuJu - Diana Hernandez, YuJu Representative
How to access the video platform. Overview of My Media. How to upload content. How to create recordings. Video editing. Embedding into a Canvas Course. Q/A with a live representative!

11:00am | Conversation Cafe - Join us for a Have you met… round table edition. You might chat with someone new or catch up with a longtime colleague!

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
9:00am | College Updates

  • Dr. Marcus Garstecki - President
  • Mark Dean – Vice President of Administration
  • Angie Maddy – Vice President of Student Services
  • Renee Demel – Chief Information Officer
  • Maggie Harris – Chief Communications Officer
  • Todd Mobray – Director of Institutional Effectiveness|
  • Myrna Perkins –Director of Financial Aid & Chief Accreditation Officer
  • Elaine Simmons – Vice President of Instruction

Thursday, August 15, 2024
9:00am | Generations in the Workplace - Dr. Rachel Dolecheck, DBA
In today's diverse workforce, four generations must contribute to organizational results every day. However, with the strong presence of theoretical age differences resulting in workplace conflict, organizations are at risk for such things as lower employee productivity levels, lost or missed revenue due to client mistreatment, and reputation damage. Are people really that different across age groups? Or is it the perception of those differences-the unspoken assumptions people make about themselves and others-that gets in the way? Recent studies actually highlight key similarities across age groups in terms of motivations and values. In fact, needless age stereotyping, overgeneralization from isolated examples, and even prejudice and discrimination toward both older and younger workers are creating tensions among generations. It's time to debunk the myths and take full advantage of the unique strengths, talents, and experience each individual has to offer-regardless of age. Generations in the Workplace: Leveraging Age Diversity is designed to help achieve this goal.

10:00am | TALEs from the Data Side: How to Make Course Assessment Data Work for You - Kurt Konda
This session will move beyond the simple nuts and bolts of how and why we submit course assessment reports and explore techniques to help instructors find ways to utilize course assessment reporting as a tool to improve student learning.  You will hear examples of how instructors have used their course assessment reports to help improve student learning as well as best practices you can utilize in your own classrooms to make course assessment an important tool to help instructors tackle their more complex competencies, better align competency mastery with overall class grades, and even collaborating with colleagues to tackle difficult competencies together within academic disciplines.

11:00am | OER Sharing a New Perspective - Lee Miller
Barton’s OER initiative takes a teaching and learning centered approach. By initially discussing innovation and problem solving, we can more clearly highlight the different approach Barton has taken with our OER initiative. Typically, OER initiatives are learner centered. However, shifting our focus to address teaching goals first may then drive learning goals. By doing so we create a sustainable initiative that can achieve identified faculty goals and student success outcomes.

Friday, August 16, 2024
9:00am | H5P Smart Import - Jennifer Gardner, H5P Representative
Demonstration of how to use AI to make interactive educational content and take a look at the new Smart Import feature.

10:00am | Have you met...

  • Linn Hogg - VIA & RSVP Director
  • Ray Kruse – Project Director of Educational Opportunity Center
  • Melissa Feist – Coordinator of Adult Education
Cougar TALEs - Past Sessions
Cougar TALEs - Past Sessions

January 2024
Student Authenticity: Best Practices– Claudia Mather and Curtis Rose
Essential Skills: The Why, What and Where – Janet Balk, Deanna Heier, Nolan Esfeld

August 2023
Long Live CATS | Handout – Kurt Konda
Managing Stress and Burnout | Handout – Dr. Rose Helens-Hart
First Impressions Matter | Handout – Dr. Stacey Smith
College Updates
Balancing Work and Life – Lindsey Bogner, Elaine Simmons
Artificial Intelligence – Academic Integrity Council
Francis Financial Services – Leslie Francis Klug, John Francis
All Faculty Meeting
Have you met... – Terri Mebane, Erika Jenkins-Moss, Janet Balk, Abby Kujath, Megan Chambers, Kurt Teal

January 2023
What even IS a Foundation and what can you do with it? – Lindsey Bogner
Cyber Hygiene – Jose Palacios
Practical Strategies for Course Building – Blair Stamper
Visit the Library – Darren Ivey
Power BI and Data – Jose Palacios
Concourse with Lab | Power Point | PP as PDF – Brian Howe and Ange Davied
Have you met…
          Baudilio Hernandez - Hispanic Engagement & Recruitment Office Director
          Rita Thurber - Student Support Services Project Director
          Jacquelyn Maser - Counselor
          Nolan Esfeld - Director of Student Academic Development
          Patrick Busch - CKUB Project Director
          Eric Smith - CKUB Academic Coordinator
          Kelsey Hall - BCUB Project Director
         Rebecca Kratzer - BCUB Academic Coordinator

August 2022
College Updates
All Faculty Meeting (Entire Group)
Student Success Alliance - Stephanie Joiner and the Student Success Alliance
So You're Coming to the Curriculum Committee...– Brian Howe
Meet the Coaches – Trevor Rolfs and Staff
Workplace Collaboration and Relationships

August 2021
Essential Skills with Deanna Heier, Lindsay Holmes, Stephanie Joiner -  Recording
Conducting and Documenting Course Assessment with Kurt Konda Recording
Brandin’ with Brandon with Brandon Steinert - Recording
Cougar Recruiting 101 with Maggie Harris - Recording
Course Binder Project with Jo Harrington - Recording
Canvas Tutorial-Course Outcomes with Jo Harrington - Recording
Academic Integrity Panel with Janet Balk, Karly Little, Kathy Boeger, Deanna Heier Recording

2020
Write so Students Understand You with Karly Little - Recording | Presentation
Get (the right) Stuff Done! with Brandon Steinert - Recording
Self-Awareness and Empathy on Campus with Christian Dashiell | Recording
Communication is Key with Dani Kultgen - Recording
Open Pedagogy with Lee Miller - Recording
Leading Barton through a Crisis with Claudia Mather - Recording
The Golden Rule - Recording
Team Building through Communication with Claudia Mather - Recording
Psychological First Aid: Recovering From Crisis with Jakki Maser - Recording | Handout | Handout
Course Level Assessment with Kurt Konda - Recording | Handout
OER: Low Cost or No Cost with Lee Miller - Recording | Handout | Handout | Handout | Handout
Academic Integrity with Stephanie Joiner - Recording | Handout | Handout
Reflective Leadership with Claudia Mather - Recording | Handout
Concourse with Ange Davied - Recording
LICC Submission Process with Brian Howe - Recording

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