Webinars & Faculty Panels

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Webinars are 60-minute live sessions that often feature guest speakers and are delivered via Zoom. They offer conversations and opportunities to learn more about a variety of topics that are important to faculty. Every semester is different, and our Webinars provide a space to talk about the latest technologies, best practices in teaching and learning, and current topics like digital wellness and self-care.

This page offers more details about this semester’s offerings, including descriptions and times. Please note that registration is required to get a link to our Webinars. To reserve your spot, please visit our CTLE Events Calendar. Have questions or an idea for a future Webinars? Let us know!

 

Topic (Resources) Date Time  Description

Course Copy - Webinar

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5/11/22

1:00 PM

Copying components saves instructors from having to recreate course resources from scratch. You can copy such course components as Content, Announcements, Assignments, Gradebook, Quizzes, course files, etc. In this webinar, we will guide you through how to copy those components from one course to another.

Tips and Tactics to Accelerate Your Research and Scholarship

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Presentation Slides

4/13/22

2:00 PM

In this webinar, faculty give tips and tactics to accelerate your research and scholarship.  They also discuss additional ideas and help make connections for future projects.

Faculty Panel: Sharing Best Practices for Developing Hybrid Courses

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3/23/22

12:00 PM

Faculty members share their experiences, strategies, and tips for teaching in multiple modalities (on-ground, Zoom, online).

Four Tools to Support Instruction in any Modality

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3/8/22

12:00 PM

Discover ways to use Padlet, Flipgrid, Annotations, and Video Feedback in D2L in this webinar. Strategies for engaging students during asynchronous activities will also be discussed.

Deeper Dive: Part 2 of - D2L Analytics for Instructors

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3/2/22

12:00 PM

Deeper Dive Analytics for Instructors: It sounds complicated, but it is easy! This hands-on workshop provides a deeper dive into course-level analytics. We will explore more use cases for course data, using Intelligent Agents for reporting, and exporting data for more insight across your courses. This session is best after attending session #1 (Easy Analytics) or for experienced users.

Students’ Sense of Belonging: Understanding the Impact of Culturally Engaging Campus Environments

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2/23/22

12:00 PM

Context matters. Students’ perceptions of context shape their sense of belonging. Dr. Will Hamilton and Daniel Duerr will present findings from their recent statistical analyses of Saint Leo Students’ “Sense of Belonging.”

Easy D2L Analytics

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2/16/22

12:00 PM

This session focuses on the basics of your course data, specifically what information you can find on different activities. Participants will dive into one of their courses to locate data and ask real-time questions. This session is perfect for the novice or advanced user who wants a refresher.

Active Learning and Classroom Community

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Presentation Slides

2/1/22

12:00 PM

In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of building classroom community and how active learning can enhance this through different strategies.

Assessment Design and Active Learning

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Presentation Slides

1/25/22

12:00 PM

In this webinar,  we discussed assessment design and active learning strategies in face to face, zoom and asynchronous classes.

Using Your Course Shell to Support Instruction

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Presentation Slides

1/12/22

10:30 AM

In this webinar, you will learn how to add content to your D2L course and use that shell to support instruction in your on-ground class. Strategies for leveraging the course shell to create stronger feedback loops and create opportunities to build long-term memory for our students will also be covered. 

Getting Off To A Great Start

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Presentation Slides

1/11/22

1:00 PM

In this session you will learn about different ways to get your semester off to a great start.   You will be shown examples and strategies around organization, communication, active learning and building a classroom community.

Faculty Panel: Social Justice

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11/2/21

2:00 PM

Social justice in education means creating a classroom environment where everyone feels welcome, safe, and valued. It demands equity for all students while embracing the growth that can come from the diversity of individuals in their backgrounds, experiences, and values. This faculty panel discussion highlights social justice and how instructors can improve their courses for the benefit of all students.

Faculty Panel: Active Learning

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10/27/21

12:00 PM

Active learning engages the student in the learning process by requiring them to do meaningful learning activities and think about what they are doing. This can happen in the form of collaborative problem solving, debate and discussion over a topic or question, conducting research to support a position or idea, or a variety of other strategies. Join us for a faculty panel discussion on active learning in a face-to-face or online learning environment.

Mindful Teaching (Webinar)

Presentation Slides

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10/21/21

12:00 PM

How can we benefit from mindfulness both inside and outside the classroom? In this session, we will explore mindfulness and discuss techniques that can be used both in the classroom and in our personal lives. Opportunities to practice will be included as a part of the session.

Faculty Panel - The Benefits of Creating and Maintaining a Strong Working Relationship Between Instructional Librarians and Professors

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10/5/21

12:00 PM

This discussion will begin by highlighting peer-reviewed research on the importance of possessing a firm working relationship between instructional librarians and professors, both online and physically in the classroom. We will then have a panel discussion on how at Saint Leo these interactions have proved successful and as a result, enriched student learning. Thereafter, we will encourage discussion regarding how the engagement does or could improve outcomes in Saint Leo courses, both virtually and in-house.

How to integrate the Saint Leo Core Values and Citation Styles (MLA, APA, ASA) in one simple activity

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9/30/21

12:00 PM

Do your students cite correctly? Are they internalizing the Saint Core Values? Due to student questions in our live chats, we’ve identified a core assignment that can potentially help students learn both. Attendees will leave knowing how to integrate the Saint Leo Core Values and Citation Styles (MLA, APA, ASA) in one simple activity. Online tools will be provided for future use.

Teaching from Behind a Mask

Presentation Slides

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9/16/21

12:00 PM

What visual and audible cues are being lost or distorted because of masking? More importantly, what can an instructor do to overcome the challenge of teaching from behind a mask? We tackle this topic and provide some strategies for teaching as well as some exercises to strengthen your ability to communicate while masked.

Creating Videos for Your Course

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8/19/21

10:00 AM

You will learn how to create a video. We will discuss when and why you should use video in your course, tips and tricks creating video, and where you should store them.

Now, New, Next: the Ever Changing Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo

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8/19/21

1:00 PM

Exploring the simulation software's newest updates and the endless possibilities for utilizing VR avatars and environments in your courses.


Uploading Content to Your On-Ground Course Shell

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8/19/21

2:00 PM


In this webinar, you will learn how to add content to your D2L course. Course materials you post in Content can include documents, images, media files, presentations, URL links, and existing course activities.


Feedback tools (text, audio, video, annotation tools)

Presentation Slides

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8/16/21

2:00 PM

In this webinar, you will learn the various feedback tools in D2L. We will share when and why you should use feedback tools and how to use each tool.

Developing Dynamic Discussion Boards for On-Ground and On-Line

Presentation Slides

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8/16/21

12:00 PM

While we often think of discussion forums as part of online classes, using discussion boards in on-ground and blended learning environments holds great potential for engaging students, improving learning, and supporting teaching. In this webinar, we will explore some creative strategies for developing dynamic discussion boards that can be adapted for any delivery format.

Joining Forces: Collaborative Tools in D2L and Beyond

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8/16/21

10:00 AM

Would you like to harness the power of educational alliances? Collaboration is an important part of the best teaching and learning experiences. In this webinar, discover some of the tools your students can wield when working together in D2L and beyond.

Faculty Panel: "Teaching with Technology: Shaping the Future by Reflecting on the Past"

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8/11/21

12:00 PM

During this unique event, a panel of faculty members will share their experiences of using technologies during pandemic teaching. The panelists will reflect on the lessons learned over the last year and explore the ways in which their experiences with technologies will continue to shape their teaching practices. Rather than a formal presentation, this event has been designed to engage the panelists and audience in conversations about strategies and suggestions for bringing the best of what we have learned back into our classrooms. Our faculty panelists include Professors Holly Atkins, C’Lamt Ho, Monika Kiss, and Cynthia Selph.