Friday, October 20, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (10/16/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of October 16th is How Can I Build Momentum for Change with Short-term Wins? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-build-momentum-for-change-with-short-term-wins-13566-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/09/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this fall semester. The theme for this year is "Respect and Inclusion" (from the college’s Mission statement). The second one, Gods & Goddesses, will take place on Wednesday, November 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lynn. Please see the flyer in the iDevelop email. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.  
     
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
Webinar: Top 10 Tips for Designing Effective Rubrics
-Dr. Lance Tomei will provide ten helpful hints for designing high quality rubrics to evaluate student performance outcomes. Tips will range from selecting the right assessment instrument (do you always need a rubric?) to strategies helpful in achieving valid and reliable assessment results when utilizing rubrics.
-Tue, Oct 17, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
-https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3331956021475839490


Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.
  
We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (10/9/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of October 9th is How Should I Manage Conflict Within My Department? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-should-i-manage-conflict-within-my-department-3022-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/09/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this fall semester. The theme for this year is "Respect and Inclusion" (from the college’s Mission statement). The second one, Gods & Goddesses, will take place on Wednesday, November 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lynn. Please see the flyer in the iDevelop email. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.  
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
WEBINAR: 5 tips for mid-term assessments in Blackboard Learn (Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series)
-Thursday, October 12, 2017, 01:00 PM EDT
-https://community.blackboard.com/events/1616-5-tips-for-mid-term-assessments-in-blackboard-learn
-Are you gearing up for mid-term exams? Looking for meaningful and effective ways to assess your students’ progress? Blackboard Learn offers a variety of tools and options that fit every need!


Resources That Can Benefit Your Student Learning Assessment on Atomic Learning
Did you know that Atomic Learning has resources to support Student Learning Assessment? On your Blackboard Learn My Home page there is a link to launch Atomic Learning. Once you have reached the Atomic Learning Home Page, search for “Assessment.” Some of the modules provide basic information while others go into more depth. For example, under “How Rubrics Improve My Projects and Assessments?”, it allows the opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of rubrics for specific assignments. In another section entitled “Assessment of Learning-How Do They Know?” there is a module on alternative assessments.
 


Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.
  
We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Technology Across the Curriculum Grant Applications - Fall 2017

The Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Committee invites all North Shore Community College (NSCC) full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and professional teaching staff to submit applications to develop a TAC project in the spring of 2018 with implementation in the summer or fall of 2018. 

Fall application materials are now available and proposals are due by 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 14th. No late applications will be accepted under any circumstances. Notification of awards will be made before the end of the semester.

There are two types of TAC applications: one for faculty wishing to develop online/hybrid courses and one for those wishing to develop projects that integrate technology into their curriculum. For faculty wishing to develop online/hybrid courses, there are two separate applications, one for faculty new to online course development, and one for faculty who have already developed online courses at NSCC.

1. If you would like to develop an online/hybrid course:

Please contact your Division Dean to discuss your interest in developing an online or hybrid course. Conversations around priorities for online and hybrid conversations will be occurring in Division meetings. Your Division Dean will then provide you with information on next steps for completing a TAC application.

The design and development phase for faculty new to teaching an online/hybrid course at North Shore Community College begins with a 6 week online course, Teaching and Learning Online. This online course will run January 2 - February 11, 2018 (for fall 2018 and spring 2019 courses) and May 14 – June 24, 2018 (for spring 2019 courses only). 
 
2. If you would like to develop a project integrating technology into the curriculum:


Apply for a TAC grant. The application also includes project ideas and the description of the TAC process. Please read all of the materials before completing your application. Division Deans and Department Chairs would appreciate an email letting them know about your ideas so they can support your efforts.

Please note:
  • The technology integration project application materials are available on Pipeline. To access, go to the My Northshore tab and click the Technology Across the Curriculum link (left column in the Faculty Resources box.)
  • Applicants need not have high level experience using technology, but because the TAC grant is becoming highly competitive, we urge applicants to prepare their applications carefully, making sure the descriptive narrative is thorough and clear. We are also, of course, interested in the applicant’s motivation and willingness to think about how technology can improve his/her teaching.
Finally, we would be delighted to answer any questions or discuss application ideas.  

We hope you will consider applying for a TAC grant and look forward to assisting you in any way we can in that process.

Terri Whitney, TAC Coordinator and Professor of English, and Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (10/2/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of October 2nd is How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.
 
More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-create-a-lively-yet-functional-online-classroom-14464-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/09/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.
 
Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this fall semester. The theme for this year is "Respect and Inclusion" (from the college’s Mission statement). The second one, Gods & Goddesses, will take place on Wednesday, November 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lynn. Please see the flyer in the iDevelop email. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.  
Resources

Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.
  
We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

 
Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Friday, September 29, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (9/25/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of September 25th is How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Minutes? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.
 
More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-implement-UDL-in-the-next-20-minutes-14196-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/09/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.
 
Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Meet a Muslim: This year, NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering four co-curricular programming events -- two this fall semester and two in the spring. The theme for this year is "Respect and Inclusion" (from the college’s Mission statement). The first one, Meet a Muslim, will take place on Wednesday, September 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Danvers MS119. The event will also be shown on Facebook live on the NSCC Facebook page so that Lynn members can also participate. Faculty can bring their classes or encourage students to attend. Please email engagement@northshore.edu if you have questions or to let Dennis Hicks that you will be bringing a class. Attached to the iDevelop email is a document with Learning Outcomes that are designed as a resource for faculty who choose to connect their teaching with these co-curricular interfaith events. If you would like support regarding assessment strategies, please contact Cate Kaluzny. In addition to the attached bibliography (see iDevelop email), there is a Diversity Module available on Blackboard Learn that has a section on Islamophobia. If you are interested in accessing those videos, please contact Andrea Milligan and she will add you to the course.
     
Resources
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development OpportunitiesIf you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.
 
We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Thursday, September 21, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (9/18/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of September 18th is How Do I Design Innovative Assignments to Foster Learning in the Online Classroom? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-design-innovative-assignments-to-foster-learning-in-the-14462-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/09/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities

  • Meet a Muslim: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this fall semester. The first one, Meet a Muslim, will take place on Wednesday, September 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Danvers MS119. Faculty can bring their classes or encourage students to attend. Please email engagement@northshore.edu if you have questions or to let Dennis Hicks that you will be bringing a class. Please see the email version of iDevelop for a document with learning outcomes that are designed as a resource for faculty who choose to connect their teaching with these co-curricular interfaith events. If you would like support regarding assessment strategies, please contact Cate Kaluzny.
  
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation


 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (9/11/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of September 11th is How Can I Lay the Groundwork for Positive Technology Change? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-lay-the-groundwork-for-positive-technology-change-14320-1.html. The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/09/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date. NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two  co-curricular programming events this fall semester. The first one, Meet a Muslim, will take place on Wednesday, September 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please see attached flyer. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.
To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation over the summer, be sure to:
  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/. CTLI’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
  • "Like" the North Shore Community College Instructional Technology and Design Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myNSCC.acadtech. On the Instructional Technology and Design Facebook page, CTLI’s ITD team provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development OpportunitiesIf you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

  
 
 


Monday, September 11, 2017

20 Minute Mentor - Online Faculty Professional Development - Fall 2017 Schedule

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) offers faculty a professional development series from Magna Publications, called the 20 Minute Mentor. The goal of the 20 Minute Mentor series is to offer faculty practical professional development opportunities in twenty minute snippets that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time during the given week. Session topics cover the areas of student engagement, teaching and learning, teaching online, assessment and learning goals, and classroom management.

Information on how to access the 20 Minute Mentor sessions is available each week in the Bulletin and the iDevelop e-newsletter.

New video presentations (with supplementary materials) go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday. 

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The following sessions are on the schedule for fall 2017. For session descriptions, objectives, and mentor bios, click on the titles below. 
We would love to hear your feedback on the usefulness of these sessions. Please send your input to ctli@northshore.edu.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Preparing for Fall 2017 Courses in Blackboard Learn

As you start to think about your fall courses, we wanted to share with you the following important information that will help you prepare your course site in Blackboard Learn.

Copying a Course
To copy a previous course site into a new one in Blackboard Learn:
  1. Go into the course site that has the content to copy. In the Control Panel, expand the "Packages and Utilities" section and click Course Copy.
  2. On the next screen, in the “Select Copy Type” section, make sure Copy Course Materials into Existing Course is selected in the drop down menu.
  3. Now, in the “Select Copy Options” section, next to the Destination Course ID field, click Browse. Then, find and select the Course ID for the new course (the one you want to put the content into). Click Submit.
  4. Select the Course Materials that you want to copy over to the new course. Usually, Select All is the best choice, although you might not want to copy announcements.
    1. If Select All is not used, make sure to include Grade Center Columns and Settings if Assignments and/or Tests are being copied.
    2. Also, under Discussion Board, select Include only the forums, with no starter posts if threads are not created by the instructor for students to respond to. If not, all student threads will copy over as anonymous and they will need to be deleted.
  5. In the “File Attachments” section, keep the default settings.
  6. Click Submit.
Please note: When a previous course site is copied over into a new course site, any new or changed content areas will be added to the bottom of the course menu.

Make Your Course Available
All Blackboard Learn course sites are unavailable to students by default. Here are the directions for making the course site available to your students. To open your course:
  1. Go into the course site.
  2. On the Control Panel, expand the "Customization" section and click Properties.
  3. On the next screen, in the "Set Availability" section, select Yes to make the course available.
  4. Click Submit.
Preparing a Blackboard Learn Course Site for a New Semester
Please check out this handy reference at http://goo.gl/pZbUZ8 to help you prepare a  Blackboard Learn course site for a new semester.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu if there are any issues with Blackboard Learn.

Friday, August 11, 2017

August and September Blackboard Learn and Instructional Technology Workshops

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation's Instructional Technology and Design team will be holding various Blackboard Learn and Instructional Technology workshops in August and September.

In August and September, the CTLI's Instructional Technology and Design team will be sponsoring a series of workshops on a variety of topics around integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment as well as on using Blackboard Learn.

Workshops include:
  • Introduction to Blackboard Learn
  • Blackboard Learn Interaction Tool: Discussion Board
  • Blackboard Learn: Using Interactive Grading Rubrics
  • Blackboard Learn: Assignments and Safe Assign
  • Blackboard Learn: Tests and Surveys
  • Blackboard Learn: Grade Center and Grading
  • Blackboard Learn: Mobile Apps and Mobile Course Design
  • Blackboard Collaborate: Virtual Classrooms
  • Using Google Docs for Communication and Collaboration
  • New to Smart Classrooms
To view the complete schedule of workshop sessions (with descriptions) and to RSVP, please visit this web site: https://goo.gl/forms/aVtgRWsTsGb2GDO62.

If interested in attending a workshop, please make sure to RSVP. A workshop will be cancelled if less than three people sign up for it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/15/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series, professional development in twenty minute snippets, will resume in the fall semester on August 28, 2017 with How Do I Release My Students’ Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning? More information will be available in an upcoming issue of iDevelop.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • RSVP for 7th Annual NSCC Faculty Technology Summer Institute. In June, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) will be holding a two-day Faculty Technology Summer Institute. The Summer Institute's theme is "Powering Up" and the sessions for the two days will focus on faculty professional development around taking your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses to the next level with instructional technology. The Summer Institute will take place on Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th from 9:00am-3:30pm in Danvers. Space is limited to 30 faculty and is first come first served so please RSVP by Friday, May 19th using the link below. NSCC faculty who attend the Summer Institute will receive a small stipend. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/namtBJ8ofqYNXmoD2.    
 
To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation over the summer, be sure to:

  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/. CTLI’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
  • "Like" the North Shore Community College Instructional Technology and Design Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myNSCC.acadtech. On the Instructional Technology and Design Facebook page, CTLI’s ITD team provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.
      
Interesting Summer ReadThe 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: https://issuu.com/nscc/docs/theedgenewsletter26.final. In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
 
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Have a great summer!

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/8/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of May 8th is How Can Student Learning Begin Before the First Day of Class? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-student-learning-begin-before-the-first-day-of-class-13809-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2016/12/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   


Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • 6th Annual MCC SoTL Get Inspired! Conference. NSCC faculty have been invited by Middlesex Community College to their Sixth Annual SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) Get Inspired! Conference. This year, the keynote is Dr. Robert Goodman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd from 8:30am-1:30pm in Lowell, MA. For more information and to register, please go to https://middlesex.thankyou4caring.org/mcc-sotl-get-inspired-conference-2017.
       
Resources      
Share Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
Do you communicate with your students before the first day of class? If so, how and why do you communicate with your students? What benefits do  you see? What tools do you use?

If you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Preparing for Summer 2017 Courses in Blackboard Learn

As you start to think about your summer courses, we wanted to share with you the following important information that will help you prepare your course site in Blackboard Learn.

Copying a Course
To copy a previous course site into a new one in Blackboard Learn:
  1. Go into the course site that has the content to copy. In the Control Panel, expand the "Packages and Utilities" section and click Course Copy.
  2. On the next screen, in the “Select Copy Type” section, make sure Copy Course Materials into Existing Course is selected in the drop down menu.
  3. Now, in the “Select Copy Options” section, next to the Destination Course ID field, click Browse. Then, find and select the Course ID for the new course (the one you want to put the content into). Click Submit.
  4. Select the Course Materials that you want to copy over to the new course. Usually, Select All is the best choice, although you might not want to copy announcements.
    1. If Select All is not used, make sure to include Grade Center Columns and Settings if Assignments and/or Tests are being copied.
    2. Also, under Discussion Board, select Include only the forums, with no starter posts if threads are not created by the instructor for students to respond to. If not, all student threads will copy over as anonymous and they will need to be deleted.
  5. In the “File Attachments” section, keep the default settings.
  6. Click Submit.
Please note: When a previous course site is copied over into a new course site, any new or changed content areas will be added to the bottom of the course menu.

Make Your Course Available
All Blackboard Learn course sites are unavailable to students by default. Here are the directions for making the course site available to your students. To open your course:
  1. Go into the course site.
  2. On the Control Panel, expand the "Customization" section and click Properties.
  3. On the next screen, in the "Set Availability" section, select Yes to make the course available.
  4. Click Submit.
Preparing a Blackboard Learn Course Site for a New Semester
Please check out this handy reference at http://goo.gl/pZbUZ8 to help you prepare a  Blackboard Learn course site for a new semester.

Blackboard Learn Pre-semester Course Checklist
Once you course has been copied over, please review this checklist at https://goo.gl/18q3r5 to help you make sure your course site in Blackboard Learn is ready to go for the upcoming semester.


Please do not hesitate to contact the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu if there are any issues with Blackboard Learn.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/1/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of May 1st is How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Change? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-identify-and-overcome-obstacles-to-change-13574-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2016/12/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   


Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Beyond the "A" Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation. This webinar, presented by AAC&U, provides practical techniques, strategies, and use cases that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. The PowerPoint slides and recording from this webinar are now available at http://www.aacu.org/meetings/assessment-that-empowers. We are members of AAC&U but you will be asked to create an account if you do not already have one to view the webinar.
       
2017 Issue of The Edge
The 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: https://issuu.com/nscc/docs/theedgenewsletter26.final. In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
   
   
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcomimg issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/24/2017)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
Sign reads:  Got 20 minutes?  Then you have time to learn with the Monday Morning Mentor

20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of April 24th is How Do I Adapt an Online Faculty Peer Review Tool? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-adapt-an-online-faculty-peer-review-tool-13903-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2016/12/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   


Other Professional Development Opportunities

  • North Shore Community College’s 2017 Visiting Writer. Jay Atkinson, a local best-selling non-fiction writer, short story writer, novelist, and journalist will be reading from a variety of his works, including Massacre on the Merrimack. The readings will take place on Tuesday, April 25th at 9:30am and 11:00am in the Lynn Campus Gym. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/massacre-on-the-merrimack-author-nsccs-2017-visiting-writer/.
  • Annual Law Day Lecture. This year’s Law Day topic is The Fourteenth Amendment and Immigration. The keynote speaker is Elena Noureddine, Esq., a staff attorney with the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 7:30am to 9:00am in the Lynn Campus Cafeteria and will be teleconferenced to the Danvers Campus Math & Science Building, DS119. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/the-fourteenth-amendment-and-immigration-nsccs-annual-law-day-lecture/.
  • Hatikvah Officers to Campus. In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), NSCC’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies welcome Hatikvah Officers to campus on Thursday, April 27th from 12:30pm to 1:45 in LE 203 on the Lynn Campus. The officers will share stories about their experiences and speak openly about the challenges they sometimes face. These dedicated young leaders will touch on themes of leadership and moral decision making. In addition, they will share their personal connections to the Holocaust and its impact on their values today. Feel free to bring your class. Refreshments will be served. Contact Dr. Laurie Carlson for more information.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

2017 Issue of The Edge
The 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: https://issuu.com/nscc/docs/theedgenewsletter26.final. In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
  
  
Resources
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcomimg issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation