Center Faculty Webinar – November 13, 2018

CELT facilitated this webinar that addressed the revised 6-week course schedule that takes effect January 1, 2019.

Materials shared:

Center Faculty Webinar PPT
Overview of changes to Center 6-week courses beginning 1/1/2019
Sample six week course calendar
Updated Language in AL Center Course Modules as of January 1
Open Blackboard course and set the date it opens for students
Provide audio or video feedback to student assignments
Student success reports in Blackboard

Link to view the webinar: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/87bec634e386417e9a32ce946bd52e35

Teaching Effective Professional Communication

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 this year’s Faculty Laureate Carrie Jo Scheel (OT) presented “Teaching Effective Professional Communication”.

The program included sharing her expectations and evaluation of OT students’ oral and written communication while making presentations.This session is part of this year’s focus on Global Learning Outcome #5 Communicative Fluency.

Related handouts are below.

 

Presentation Powerpoint

Presentation Rubric

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor: Information for Students

Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor (“Respondus Monitor”) used for online exams.

You must download and install LockDown Browser to your computer in order to use Respondus Monitor.

You must have a working webcam and microphone to take an exam using Respondus Monitor.

If you experience difficulties trying to download and install Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor, contact the IT Helpdesk at 262-243-4357 or email support@cuw.edu.

IT Helpdesk Hours: https://www.cuw.edu/academics/services/technology-services/index.html

To take an exam using Respondus Monitor:

  1. Close all computer programs.
  2. Click on the LockDown Browser icon on the computer. (You won’t be able to access the exam with a standard web browser.)
  3. Login to your Blackboard course.
  4. Navigate to the test and select it.

At this point the Startup Sequence for the webcam begins.

  1. You will first need to review and agree to the Terms of Use.
  2. The Webcam Check will confirm that your webcam and microphone are working properly. The first time the Webcam Check is performed on a computer, Adobe Flash Player will require you to select Allow and Remember.
  3. The remaining steps of the Startup Sequence will depend on specific test settings. Follow the instructions and note your progress along the top of the screen. If you encounter a problem, select the “It’s not working link” for troubleshooting tips.
  4. The test will begin after the Startup Sequence is complete.
  5. You cannot exit LockDown Browser until the test is submitted for grading.

Here is a short video that shows a student view of accessing LockDown Browser with Monitor to take an exam: https://youtu.be/kXrw3OU47FQ

When taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:

  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available for it, and that you’ve allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Ensure you’re in a location where you won’t be interrupted
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc. and don’t have them within reach
  • Clear your area of all external materials not permitted — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your computer for the duration of the test
  • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted
  • If the computer or networking environment is different than what was used previously with the Webcam Check and System & Network Check in LockDown Browser, run the checks again prior to starting the test
  • To produce a good webcam video, do the following:
    • Avoid wearing baseball caps or hats with brims
    • Ensure your computer or tablet is on a firm surface (a desk or table). Do NOT have the computer on your lap, a bed, or other surface where the device (or you) are likely to move
    • If using a built-in webcam, avoid tilting the screen after the webcam setup is complete
    • Take the exam in a well-lit room and avoid backlighting, such as sitting with your back to a window
  • Although not the intent of the monitoring, any act that is inadvertently caught through Monitor that is against the Conduct Code of Concordia University or is considered a criminal act, will be referred to the Dean of Students Office.

Watch this short video to learn more about Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor: http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/student-movie.shtml.

For more information about using Respondus Monitor, review this Student Quick Start Guide: http://www.respondus.com/downloads/RLDB-Quick-Start-Guide-Bb-Student.pdf

Follow this link for Respondus Monitor system requirements: https://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/requirements.shtml

It is recommended you use a laptop or desktop computer. If you are using an iPad, you must download the LockDown Browser app from the App Store. Google Chromebooks are not compatible with LockDown Browser.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Information for Students

Respondus LockDown Browser used for online exams.

You must download and install LockDown Browser to your computer.

If you experience difficulties trying to download and install LockDown Browser, contact the IT Helpdesk at 262-243-4357 or email support@cuw.edu.

IT Helpdesk Hours: https://www.cuw.edu/academics/services/technology-services/index.html

To take an exam using LockDown Browser:

  1. Close all computer programs.
  2. Click on the LockDown Browser icon on the computer. (You won’t be able to access the exam with a standard web browser.)
  3. If taking an exam in a Concordia computer lab or testing center, you will be prompted to close the Teamviewer application installed on the computer. Click ‘Yes’. You may need to click ‘Yes’ multiple times.
  4. Login to your Blackboard course.
  5. Navigate to the test.

Here is a short video that shows a student view of accessing LockDown Browser to take an exam: https://youtu.be/kXrw3OU47FQ

When taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:

  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available for it, and that you’ve allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc. and don’t have them within reach
  • Clear your area of all external materials not permitted — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk for the duration of the test
  • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted.

Watch this short video to learn more about LockDown Browser (watch up to minute 1:15): http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/student-movie.shtml.

For more information about using LockDown Browser, review this Student Quick Start Guide: http://www.respondus.com/downloads/RLDB-Quick-Start-Guide-Bb-Student.pdf

Follow this link for LockDown Browser system requirements: https://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/requirements.shtml

 It is recommended you use a laptop or desktop computer. If you are using an iPad, you must download the LockDown Browser app from the App Store. Google Chromebooks are not compatible with LockDown Browser.

Diversity, Success & You

On Monday, October 29, 2018, Eugene Pitchford III and Steve Gerner presented the program Diversity, Success & You. Below is the program description and related handouts.

This program is designed to give you the knowledge, tools, and dispositions to effectively facilitate diverse learning environments. An emphasis in this session is on understanding how students’ experiences are impacted by race and socioeconomics. This highly engaging professional development will challenge you to apply this novel learning in your current professional role.

 

Powerpoint: Diversity, Success & You

Multiple Dimensions of Identity

 

Library Resources for Faculty Scholarship

Here are some Faculty Scholarship resources shared by CUW Instruction, Research, and Reference Librarian Elaine Gustafson during her program from October 22, 2018.

JOURNAL SEARCH TOOLS

Elsevier Journal Finder

Journal Guide Search

JANE search

Edanz Journal Selector

 

JOURNAL IMPACT FACTORS SEARCH TOOLS

Scimago Journal and Country Rank

SCI Journal Impact Factor List

 

ALTMETRICS SEARCH

Dimensions

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES

Academia: https://www.academia.edu/

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/

Mendeley:  https://www.mendeley.com/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/

Google Scholar Author Profile Search: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors

 

LIBRARY GUIDES

UIC Measuring Your Impact Guide

UMich Research Impact Metrics Guide

Florida Gulf Coast U Faculty Scholarship Guide

 

WEBSITE GUIDES

“Open Access Overview” by Peter Suber: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm

Connected Researchers Website

American Journal Experts

 

Research Sharing Rights

How Can I Share It: http://www.howcanishareit.com/

Sherpa/Romeo (Publisher search): http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php

 

OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

InterNIC Whois search (WEBSITE OWNERSHIP LOOKUP)

 

September 14, 2018 – Center Adjunct Faculty Development Day

Attached below are the handouts and presentation slides from the Center Adjunct Faculty Development Day event.

 

Library Presentation:

Get to Know Primo: DOC

Primo 101

Other Materials:

10 Ideas for Engaging and Successful Student Experience Michael Uden Center Adjunct Faculty

Cocordia Global Learning Outcomes – Dr Tammy Ferry Sept 14, 2018

Five Star Student Experience Michael Uden Center Adjunct Faculty

Small Class Size Resources

 

CELT Programs at CUAA – Fall 2018

Further Dialogue on Creating and Changing Academic Programs
Presented by Bernard Bull

Wednesday September 5, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Manor Ballroom

Following the presentation to faculty on August 13 about the new process for creating and changing academic programs, Bernard Bull will lead a conversation highlighting how the process would work. Faculty are encouraged to bring ideas for new programs or program changes to create examples for the conversation.

Critical Conversations: Curriculum in a Post-Christian Culture
Led by Bernard Bull

Thursday September 6, 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Manor Living Room

This session is for faculty. During this session, we will consider curriculum in light of the current culture, a culture in which Christian teachings are sometimes defined or framed as intolerant, irrelevant, bigoted, and even potentially illegal. What are the implications for what and how we teach? How do we prepare students for faith and life in such a context?

Student Evaluation of Teaching: Getting the Meaningful Results You Want
Led by Robert Hill

Monday September 17, 4:10—4:50 pm in Science 101

The focus of this session is how to get your students to complete their online teaching evaluations and to take them seriously, a process that begins long before the end of the semester. We will explore strategies to solicit detailed, meaningful, and helpful student feedback.

Faculty Book Club: What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

Three Meetings:

  • Wednesday September 26, 4:10 – 5:00 in Krieger 107
  • Monday October 15, 4:00 – 5:00 in the Manor Living Room
  • Monday November 5, 4:00 – 5:00 in Science 105

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? The short answer is—it’s not what teachers do, it’s what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. The best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn. In stories both humorous and touching, Ken Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students’ discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators alike.

Faculty Round Tables: Communicative Fluency

Tuesday November 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Science 102
Presented by Tammy Ferry

Come be informed and inspired about how to help your students grow in real world communication!
All faculty are invited to attend and every department is expected to have representation. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Assessment Committee.