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

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

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
  • 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 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.

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)

 

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.

International Students’ Experiences Learning English in the ELI

Dan Wagner, English Language Institute Director and CUW presents this Lunch n’ Learn on 9/26/18.

Here is his PowerPoint: Powerpoint

Program description: International Students’ first stop before they arrive in your classes may be the English Language Institute (ELI). Dan Wagner will share what students learn there and seek feedback from faculty on how ELI experiences can connect to learning experiences for international students in other courses and programs.

CELT Programs at CUW – Fall 2018

Fall Faculty Book Group

Dynamic Lecturing: Research-based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness written by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek

Four meetings, all Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in R006
October 1, October 15, October 29, November 19
Facilitator: Susan Gallanis

About the book: This book presents up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. It fills the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when it’s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments.

The authors demonstrate that, rather than lecture and active learning being mutually exclusive or either-or propositions, the effectiveness of the former can be greatly enhanced when combined with active learning techniques through what they define as dynamic lecturing; and provide context about the need to balance these approaches to meet the needs of students as they progress from novice to advanced learners.

Live Magna Webinar: Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness
Thursday September 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Pharmacy 147

This event is for faculty and staff. In order to create a 5-Start Experience for international students, Concordia faculty and staff need to be culturally aware. This live webinar is an opportunity to explore three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions, through which to gain insights into our own cultural biases, learn practical methods to facilitate student achievement, and create a classroom that is inclusive and inviting to all.

How to Change or Create a New Program Presented by Dr. Bernard Bull
Monday September 10, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Come learn about new and refined support, resources and processes for making academic program change and for proposing new programs (both credit-based and continuing education). Two institutional impact tools have been developed, one for new program proposals and one for program changes. The new program design, development and launch support process will be featured along with how and when to access and use the institutional impact tools. Many institutional tangles involving cross-unit communication will be resolved as we implement these tools. Faculty, including particularly program directors, department chairs and deans are encouraged to attend.

The Effects of Intervention Strategies on Psychosocial Predictors of Academic Success and Retention

Wednesday September 12, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Presented by Andrew Miller, Rachel Pickett, & Steve Gerner
Introduced by Dan McCollum from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

During the program for faculty and staff, the project team will discuss the findings related to their research that examined the effect of deliberate interventions addressing the needs of at-risk students, as identified by the ACT Engage survey on student performance, engagement, and retention. The project included tracking psychosocial factors measured by the ACT Engage scales, academic performance, co-curricular engagement, and retention among two separate, annual cohorts of at-risk students compared to a control cohort of students, both enrolled in a Freshmen Year Experience (FYE) course. While considerable research has been done to identify non-cognitive predictors of student performance and retention, this quasi-experimental study complements existing advising theory by evaluating the practical application of at-risk student intervention strategies.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration.

Foxconn Smart Cities, Smart Futures Application Workshop

Wednesday September 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in PHAR 039
Tuesday September 25, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in PHAR 039

Presenters:
Julie Dresen, Ed.D., Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Dan McCollum, Assistant Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

This program is for faculty, staff and students. Participants will learn what constitutes a “smart city”, how to develop a competitive application, and intellectual property considerations.

International Students’ Experiences Learning English in the ELI

Wednesday September 26, 2018 Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Presented by Dan Wagner, English Language Institute Director

International Students’ first stop before they arrive in your classes may be the English Language Institute (ELI). Dan Wagner will share what students learn there and seek feedback from faculty on how ELI experiences can connect to learning experiences for international students in other courses and programs.

Closing the Achievement Gap: A Programmatic Project/Research That Has Community Funding Support

Thursday October 11, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Presented by Elliot Moeser, Jenny Gryniewicz, and Cathy Melan

This program is for faculty. Thirty- four public, private, parochial, charter, voucher and choice school districts have formed a Consortium to partner with Concordia University Wisconsin to pursue the goal of closing the achievement and equity gaps in Southeast Wisconsin PK-12 schools. The Concordia University Wisconsin Advancement Department has been a major partner for the Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium in gaining community funding support for this major pressing problem for Southeast Wisconsin. The Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium and the Concordia University Wisconsin Advancement Department have secured eight grants in the past two years in the effort to close the achievement and equity gaps in Southeast Wisconsin. The presentation will emphasize how cooperation and collaboration have resulted in community funding support for this project/research.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration.

Library Resources for Faculty Scholarship with Elaine Gustafson

Monday October 22, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

The CELT welcomes CUW Instruction, Reference, and Research librarian Elaine Gustafson to discuss digital tools to help faculty connect with other researchers, decide how and where to publish their work, and learn more about the publication process. Topics include: citation analysis, h5-index, and journal impact factors. Tools include: Google Scholar Profiles, Journal Guide Search, and Mendeley.

Lunch & Learn: Diversity, Success & You with Eugene Pitchford III and Steve Gerner

Monday October 29, 2018 Noon – 1:00 pm in the Terrace Room

This Lunch & Learn is for faculty and staff. It 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.

Blackboard Sessions

Monday August 20, 10:00 – 10:30 am (Central Time) in LU006
Qwickly Tools (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty. Learn about Qwickly tools and how to use them in Blackboard. Qwickly tools allow instructors to perform several functions more efficiently.

Tuesday August 21, 11:00 am – Noon (Central Time) in LU006
Blackboard Basics (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to log in and find your courses, add a folder, upload a document, create an Assignment (“drop box”), set up the grade center, open course for students, copy a course.

Thursday August 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Central Time) in LU006
Blackboard More Tools (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to add more content such as web links, items, YouTube videos, Jot Assignments, and discussion forums. Learn how to directly submit papers to SafeAssign, edit notifications, send email, course messages, and announcements. Add the Panopto tool, color code the grade center, change course theme colors and add a banner.

Wednesday August 29, 10:00 – 11:0 am (Central Time) in R006
Blackboard Assessments & Rubrics (Webinar and Face to Face)

This session is for faculty. Learn how to create online tests using a variety of test questions. Learn how to create electronic rubrics you can attach to drop boxes and other assignments.

Wednesday September 5, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Central Time) in R006
Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Face-to-Face only)

This session is for faculty. Learn how to navigate and set up Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing tool you can use to meet virtually and synchronously with your students, such as for online office hours. You’ll also see how to set up sessions for groups of students to meet without the instructor being present.

Thursday September 13, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Central Time) in ST107
Blackboard Basics (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to log in and find your courses, add a folder, upload a document, create an Assignment (“drop box”), set up the grade center, open course for students, copy a course.

Monday September 17, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Central Time) in R006
Blackboard More Tools (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to add more content such as web links, items, YouTube videos, Jot Assignments, and discussion forums. Learn how to directly submit papers to SafeAssign, edit notifications, send email, course messages, and announcements. Add the Panopto tool, color code the grade center, change course theme colors and add a banner.

Tuesday September 25, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Central Time)
Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Webinar only)

This session is for faculty. Learn how to navigate and set up Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing tool you can use to meet virtually and synchronously with your students, such as for online office hours. You’ll also see how to set up sessions for groups of students to meet without the instructor being present.

August 2018 CUW Programs

Magna Online Seminar: Understanding and Teaching Generation Z students
Thursday August 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)

This program is for faculty and staff. Generation Z is already here! Following in the shoes of millennials, this upcoming generation is ready to be recognized.

This generation of students will be incredibly influential to how institutions recruit, educate, and work with students to stay current and attractive for overall enrollment. “Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students,” presented by Tara Hart, EdD is a Magna Online Seminar. In this session, you’ll explore the beliefs and perspectives of the Generation Z population and how these beliefs and perspectives affect them as college students. Specifically, this seminar addresses how Generation Z students differ from other generations.

Read more about this program here: link

New and Returning Faculty Development Day
Wednesday August 15, 8:45am – 4:00pm

Five sessions offered throughout the day. Register for all that you are able to attend. Lunch included if you sign up for a morning and an afternoon session. Session times and descriptions are below.

8:45 – 10:15am: Course Design and Syllabus Construction – Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson
Learn about and incorporate best practices in syllabus development and course design. Discussion will include the Concordia University Global Ends and credit hour policy.

10:30 – Noon: Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis
This session incorporates recent Blackboard procedure updates. Learn how to add content, dropboxes, and set up the gradebook for a fall course! Some hands on practice included. Please bring your laptop.

Noon – 12:45pm: Lunch in the cafeteria.

12:45 – 1:45: Faculty Resources – Elizabeth Evans and Susan Gallanis
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.

2:00 – 3:00pm: Active Lecturing – Susan Gallanis
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.

3:00 – 4:00pm: Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics – Susan Gallanis
Learn how to create tests with several question types, create question pools, and create online rubrics for more efficient grading.

Teaching via Video Conference with Justin Frisque and Susan Gallanis
Monday August 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in LU006

Learn how to use the video conference equipment when you teach a course that includes video conference from another location. We’ll also cover some best practices when teaching with video conference.