Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Virtual reality project by the Visualization Lab

Technology for Teaching and Learning

Series Objective

The T4TL series will foster collaboration, communication and resource sharing about technology, pedagogy and best practices for teaching and learning.

The series will return Spring 2019.

Discover new technology and innovative ways to enhance learning. Whether you are just getting started or looking to reinvent your classroom with technology -- the T4TL Series has answers.

Workshops 2018-19

Faculty Perspective Using D2L ePortfolio

As part of a high impact practice, criminal justice professor Shawn Williams, is using ePortfolio to increase engagement with his students. In this workshop, professor Shawn Williams shared his experience using the D2L ePortfolio tool.

Session Recording (Adobe Connect)

Creating labs for online courses

This workshop briefly listed some common models for providing a lab experience for online students. Tips for creating equivalent labs that can be completed at home using inexpensive, readily available equipment.

It was facilitated by Nancy K. Sundheim, PhD, Department of Environmental & Technological Studies and Eric Little, PhD, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering.

Session Recording (Adobe Connect)

Online Discussions: Hard Work but Worth it

The D2L Discussion Forum provides a space for your students to interact, share their knowledge and self-reflect. Dr. Cezarija Abartis shared how she uses the discussion board to deepen student learning and improve student writing. 

It was facilitated by Cezarija Abartis, PhD, Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts.

Session Recording (Adobe Connect) 

Quality Matters - Earning the Certificate in Online Teaching

This presentation outlined the requirements for earning the Online Teaching Certificate, a seven-course program from Quality Matters. Dr. Kate Mooney earned the certificate as her sabbatical project and shared the course requirements, structure, and content, along with some reflections on the benefits of the program.

It was facilitated by Dr. Kate Mooney, Accounting Professor, Herberger Business School.

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

End of Term Grading Tasks

This workshop focused on how to import final grades into ISRS and make final grades visible to your students.

It was facilitated by Greg Jorgensen, Academic Technologies Team.

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

Accessibility is Everyone's Responsibility - From Accommodations to Accessibility

This workshop focused on the services offered by Student Accessibility Services, and how you can create a more inclusive learning environment by removing barriers in your face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online courses. We are also excited to share information about our new captioning request process, funded by Minnesota State and St. Cloud State University.

This workshop was facilitated by Sarah Grachek, Academic Technologies Team and Andria Belisle, Director Student Accessibility Services.

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

D2L - ePortfolio

This workshop focused on how you can help your students make their learning visible using D2L - ePortfolio.

This workshop was facilitated by Greg Jorgensen, Academic Technologies Team.

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

D2L Intelligent Agents

This workshop highlighted tools which can help you maintain an online presence in your class.

This workshop was facilitated by Greg Jorgensen, Academic Technologies Team.

Session recording(Adobe Connect)

Past Workshops

FacultyStanding: Cindy Gruwell, Mark Petzold and Kannan Sivaprakasam.

Sitting: Mary Leyk, Rachel Wexelbaum and Amy Knopf

Faculty presenters not in the photo are Matt Julius, Plamen Miltenoff, Mark Gill, Mary O'Dea, Melissa Prescott and Robin Ewing.

Links to view workshop recordings are added as we receive them.

UNLEASH the AMAZING...YOU! Institutional Repository Upload-a-Thon!

Rachel Wexelbaum and Mary O'Dea

This workshop highlighted:

  • St. Cloud State's Institutional Repository
  • How to create an account, Creative Commons license your work

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

Using Adobe Connect to Design Inclusion Into Your Teaching

Dr. Amy Hebert Knopf

This workshop highlighted inclusive designs in the online environment. Challenges students face in navigating online spaces was discussed, along with hands on examples of universal design principles that explore and apply to the D2L and Adobe Connect environments. Additionally, considerations for specific disability categories was discussed as well as tips for maximum inclusion.

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

Engage Your Learners: Using Soft Chalk, Library Widgets, and Media Space

Cindy Gruwell, Melissa Prescott, and Mary Leyk

This workshop emphasized the following tools:

  • Soft Chalk - to create engaging content
  • Library Widgets - to help engage learners
  • Media Space - to provide effective feedback and personal touches when grading papers

Session recording (Adobe Connect)

Unleash Amazing Using Instructional Technology Tools

Dr. Mark Petzold and Dr. Kannan Sivaprakasam

This workshop focused on how you can use D2L Intelligent Agent to reach out to students and other technology tools like Respondus, LICEcap, Zoomit, and Clickers to engage students.

Wednesday session recording (Adobe Connect)

Thursday session recording (Adobe Connect)

Engage Your Learners Using Visualization Technologies

Dr. Matthew Julius, Plamen Miltenoff, and Mark Gill

These workshops highlighted the ways visualization technology can be used to engage students.

Wednesday session recording (Adobe Connect)

Thursday session recording (Adobe Connect)

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Discussions

Robin Ewing

This workshop highlighted:

  • Importance of discussion forums
  • Pitfalls with discussions in an online environment
  • Faculty challenges with discussions
  • Student feedback

Session Recording (Adobe Connect)