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A Special Opportunity for BSU Departments: Virtual Learning - "Mastering Meetings" Workshop

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 2:00 PM
Thanks to a partnership with Ontario Systems, Shafer Leadership Academy (SLA) is delighted to offer SLA members such as Ball State University with a special opportunity.

On Thursday, August 29th, from 2:30 – 5:00 PM, SLA will be offering the "Mastering Meetings" program, via the internet. Given the special nature of this opportunity, BSU departments are welcome to register as many individuals as interested in this program. There is no limit.

"This is an experiment for Shafer Leadership Academy, so we are providing this as a free opportunity to our members-only," said Mitch Isaacs, Executive Director of Shafer Leadership Academy. "After the program we will be asking for additional feedback to evaluate the possibility of more web-based trainings moving forward."

To learn more about this free program, and register your team, click here.
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Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 7:30 AM
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2019-20 Active Learning Academy - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 12 August 2019 3:30 PM
Ball State’s Active Learning Academy (ALA) supports faculty in transforming their teaching and courses to actively engage students through successful pedagogical practices and evidence-based educational innovations. The goal of the ALA is to promote teaching excellence resulting in greater student engagement, improved learning outcomes, and higher retention rates. Learn more.

Several paid seats are available for two upcoming events at the Shafer Leadership Academy, Aug 20 & 22

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 12 August 2019 9:30 AM
There are still several paid seats available for each of two upcoming events at the Shafer Leadership Academy:

3 Seats Open - Tue, Aug 20, 11:30 am - 1 pm: How Open, Honest Feedback Can Improve Your Organization (SLA) – MRS Registration Link

5 Seats Open - Thu, Aug 22, 830 am - 12 noon: Inspire a Shared Vision (Workshop) (SLA)MRS Registration Link

Interested full-time BSU employees should discuss attendance with their direct supervisor, and if approved, then register in the Minicourse Registration System using the registration links. Seats will be distributed on a first-enrolled basis. If selected, you will receive a separate email from BSU Learning & Development instructing you how to complete the registration process with Shafer.
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Beginner training and other help for Canvas

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Sunday, 11 August 2019 7:30 AM

If you are a Ball State faculty member and have not attended a Canvas training session for beginners or just wish to refresh your skills, Strategic Learning is offering a variety of on-site (at Bracken Library) and online (via WebEx) Canvas sessions now through the beginning of the fall semester.

View our training schedule at Two options are available: Canvas Basics + and Canvas Attendance Tool and New Gradebook.

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Introduction to iclicker2 for New Users

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019 8:00 AM
This session will introduce participants to iclicker2, the student response system officially supported by Ball State. Learn more.