Faculty Innovation Center - MATC

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Educational Research & Dissemination and Teaching & Learning Technology invite you to visit MATC’s newly constructed Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) in M201. The FIC combines the ER&D offices, faculty resources, Copy Production Center, and Teaching & Learning Technology offices at the Milwaukee campus. The Faculty Innovation Center brings together, in one convenient location, many resources that faculty use frequently such as: copy machines, equipment check-out, computers, Blackboard support, workshops, and faculty assistance. In addition, the FIC provides comfortable lounge seating with laptop arms, small-group meeting rooms, workshop classroom, and a conference room.

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05/08/2020
Blackboard News You Can Use – May 2020

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few resources and reminders to support your teaching practice. Reminder - Final Grades Due May 27th Final grades are due by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Faculty may submit final grades to INFOnline through… [ 502 more words ]
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Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

If you are looking for educational images to incorporate into slide presentations or learning plans, the Smithsonian Ins...
04/01/2020
Free Images for Instructional Content – Open Content by the Smithsonian Institution

If you are looking for educational images to incorporate into slide presentations or learning plans, the Smithsonian Institution has removed its copyright restrictions from its digital collections! To learn more, see this Campus Technology article by Dian Schaffhauser.
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If you are looking for educational images to incorporate into slide presentations or learning plans, the Smithsonian Institution has removed its copyright restrictions from its digital collections!…

Given recent global developments related to COVID-19, colleges and universities have rapidly shifted to move teaching on...
03/25/2020
Pivoting to Online Teaching: Research and Practitioner Perspectives

Given recent global developments related to COVID-19, colleges and universities have rapidly shifted to move teaching online. In this FREE online course offered through EDX by the University of Texas at Arlington, participants will explore research-informed, effective practices for online teaching and learning in post-secondary institutions. By enrolling, you will learn practical ways to quickly move into teaching online, guided by top scholars and practitioners in the field Click here to learn more and join the course!
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Given recent global developments related to COVID-19, colleges and universities have rapidly shifted to move teaching online. In this FREE online course offered through EDX by the University of Te…

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that result in campus closures, faculty should prepare alternativ...
03/11/2020
Contingency Plans for Teaching and Learning

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that result in campus closures, faculty should prepare alternative means for delivering instruction to students remotely. Instructors must plan how to provide resources, communicate, collect student work, administer exams, and modify grading in light of changed course requirements (sequence of course topics, assignment deadlines, number of assignments, etc.). Refer to the following resources to learn more. [ 35 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/contingency-plans-for-teaching-and-learning/

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that result in campus closures, faculty should prepare alternative means for delivering instruction to students remotely. Instructors must pla…

Effective communication skills are at the heart of teaching and learning. To learn strategies to design more effective i...
03/10/2020
New Resource: How the Communication Process Impacts E-Learning

Effective communication skills are at the heart of teaching and learning. To learn strategies to design more effective instructional messages for online learning, we recommend reading instructional technologist Tom Kuhlmann's article How the Communication Process Impacts E-Learning.
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Effective communication skills are at the heart of teaching and learning. To learn strategies to design more effective instructional messages for online learning, we recommend reading instructional…

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03/06/2020
Blackboard News You Can Use – March 2020

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few resources and reminders to support your teaching practice. Preparing to Scale Online Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 - Free Webinar Event On Tuesday, March 10th at 12:00 CDT, Blackboard will host a free 90-minute webinar to share best practices for transitioning instruction to an online environment in the event of natural disasters or other crises. [ 496 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/blackboard-news-you-can-use-march-2020/

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the How to Be a Better Online Teacher Advice Guide dispels misconception...
02/24/2020
New Resource: How to Be a Better Online Teacher

Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the How to Be a Better Online Teacher Advice Guide dispels misconceptions about online courses and suggests practical guidelines to design impactful online learning experiences. Be sure to check out the article's links to explore support resources.
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Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the How to Be a Better Online Teacher Advice Guide dispels misconceptions about online courses and suggests practical guidelines to design impactful …

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02/04/2020
Blackboard News You Can Use – February 2020

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few resources and reminders to support your teaching practice. A Reminder: All Spring Course Sections Must Contain a Syllabus and Be Available to Students Per college leadership, all faculty are required to… [ 632 more words ]
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Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

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01/21/2020
Blackboard News You Can Use – January 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share helpful resources and reminders to help you get prepared for the spring semester. Finding Your Spring 2020 Courses Once you are assigned sections in INFOnline, they are pushed to Blackboard through an automated process. [ 759 more words ]
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Happy New Year and welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In…

MATC Winterim 2019 courses run Sunday, December 22, 2019, through Thursday, January 16, 2020.  During the holiday break,...
12/04/2019
Preparing for Winterim Courses

MATC Winterim 2019 courses run Sunday, December 22, 2019, through Thursday, January 16, 2020. During the holiday break, MATC’s campuses and support services will be closed. We strongly advise faculty teaching Winterim semester courses to begin developing their courses now and to see the provided resources below. If you have questions, contact faculty support as soon as possible. Winterim Faculty Support Guide Winterim Student FAQs
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MATC Winterim 2019 courses run Sunday, December 22, 2019, through Thursday, January 16, 2020. During the holiday break, MATC’s campuses and support services will be closed. We strongly advise facu…

All MATC faculty are invited to attend Blackboard workshops to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS!  To rece...
12/04/2019
Upcoming Workshops – December 2019

All MATC faculty are invited to attend Blackboard workshops to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to report to FQAS. Watch your MATC Gmail for announcements about additional workshop topics offered at outlying campuses! Using the ILP Tool to Submit Final Grades Wednesday, December 4th, 12:00-1:00 PM, West Allis Campus, room 350… [ 100 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/upcoming-workshops-december-2019/

All MATC faculty are invited to attend Blackboard workshops to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to report to FQAS. Watch y…

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12/02/2019
Blackboard News You Can Use – December 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. [ 586 more words ]
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Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts...
11/04/2019
Upcoming Faculty Innovation Center Workshops – November 2019

All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to report to FQAS. Register for live sessions or use the provided links to view recorded sessions. Tools and Best Practices for Providing Closed Captioned Videos to Students (Workshop/Live Webinar) [ 112 more words ]
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All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to …

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through M...
11/04/2019
Blackboard News You Can Use – November 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Best Practices for Supporting Student Success The Blackboard Faculty Support Site has many resources for faculty including this document on What Faculty Can Do to Support Student Success… [ 525 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/blackboard-news-you-can-use-november-2019/

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts...
10/09/2019
Upcoming Faculty Innovation Center Workshops – October 2019

All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to report to FQAS. Please RSVP by contacting the liaison running the session to reserve your seat or by completing the provided forms below. Tools and Best Practices for Providing Closed Caption Videos… [ 131 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/upcoming-faculty-innovation-center-workshops-october-2019/

All MATC faculty are invited to attend an in-person Blackboard workshop or webinar to qualify for 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! To receive credit, keep track of your participation hours to …

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through M...
10/02/2019
Blackboard News You Can Use – October 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Best Practices and Support for Blackboard Use All faculty are required to upload a current syllabus in their fall FA2020 sections, set up a… [ 512 more words ]
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Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support their teaching practice are encouraged to enrol...
09/16/2019
Fall 2019 Blackboard Training Courses are Available

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support their teaching practice are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this fall at the Milwaukee Campus. View the Fall Schedule and register for classes in INFOnline. Please see our quick-guide How to Register for Classes Online or watch our tutorial video… [ 37 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/fall-2019-blackboard-training-courses-are-available/

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support their teaching practice are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this fall at the Mil…

Watch your MATC Gmail for announcements about additional workshop topics offered at outlying campuses. If you have quest...
09/09/2019
Upcoming Faculty Innovation Center Workshops

Watch your MATC Gmail for announcements about additional workshop topics offered at outlying campuses. If you have questions about the workshops, contact your Faculty Support Liaison directly. Learn New Ways of Managing Blackboard Wednesday, September 11th, 3:00-4:00 PM, Mequon Campus, Room B220 Leader: Dr. Stephanie McKennie – Contact [email protected] to RSVP Adding the Attendance Tool Wednesday, September 11th, 2:00-300 PM, Milwaukee Campus, Room M201… [ 105 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/upcoming-faculty-innovation-center-workshops/

Watch your MATC Gmail for announcements about additional workshop topics offered at outlying campuses. If you have questions about the workshops, contact your Faculty Support Liaison directly. Lear…

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) webinars are FREE 60-minute professional development webinars lead by e...
09/06/2019
September BITS Webinars – Student Success and Retention

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) webinars are FREE 60-minute professional development webinars lead by educators from around the world. This month's training theme is all about using Blackboard tools to support student success and retention. See the BITS schedule and register for September 2019 sessions here to view on your own. Each webinar is provided through a Collaborate Ultra Session. [ 78 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/september-bits-webinars-student-success-and-retention/

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) webinars are FREE 60-minute professional development webinars lead by educators from around the world. This month’s training theme is all abou…

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through M...
09/06/2019
Blackboard News You Can Use – September 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Best Practices and Support for Blackboard Use All faculty are required to upload a current syllabus in their fall FA2020 sections, set up a… [ 533 more words ]
http://edtechnews.matc.edu/index.php/blackboard-news-you-can-use-september-2019/

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through M...
08/19/2019
Blackboard News You Can Use – August 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Blackboard Has a New Look As faculty may remember from our May 2019 communications, MATC's Blackboard home page and base navigation were updated with a modern, streamlined look. [ 538 more words ]
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Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we s…

Students learn best when they are engaged in active, authentic learning experiences. Review these resources to discover ...
08/12/2019
Strategies for Active Learning

Students learn best when they are engaged in active, authentic learning experiences. Review these resources to discover strategies and tools for fostering active learning in your teaching practice. From Passive to Active Learning (Barucha, 2019) Three Active Learning Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less (Honeycutt, 2018) 7 Things You Should Know About Research on Active Learning Classrooms (Educause, 2017) Tech Tools for Active Learning Classrooms (Joseph, 2019)
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Students learn best when they are engaged in active, authentic learning experiences. Review these resources to discover strategies and tools for fostering active learning in your teaching practice.…

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