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During this pandemic, we must be nimble with our teaching strategies and responsive to student learning conditions.  Students will be in multiple “classroom” environments and each one will be slightly different for the student.  Thank you in advance for being flexible and compassionate during this novel learning time.  On this page you will find resources to assist you with pandemic pedagogy.

Each of the labels below contain information pertaining to pandemic pedagogy.  Simply click on the label bar to get that category to expand with multiple resources. 

Programming and Zoom links

Here is the Summer 2020 FCTE programming. This year we are doing most sessions via Zoom. OIT is also putting on some informative sessions this summer, and they are listed as well.

September 14 at 3 p.m.  The Importance of Student Engagement
In this session, various strategies for engaging students in the lesson will be shared.
Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/98556930094?pwd=c1ZWeXJFNm1YQW9mME02LzcrY...

September 14th Higher Learning Commission open sessions:
Open Session for Faculty
Monday, September 14, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/99342557011?pwd=ZTJTS3JGRG5hZE5DK0RJaVJza...
Meeting ID: 993 4255 7011   Passcode: 423984

Open Session for Students
Monday, September 14, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/99660459948?pwd=OEFvYTQxaUZ3VEE0ZmpSNkIvR...
Meeting ID: 996 6045 9948    Passcode: 916805

September 21st at 3 p.m.  Blackboard Tips for Success
At this session, tips and tricks for successful use of Blackboard will be shared by Instructional Tools facilitator, Stephanie Alexander.  Come and learn a new strategy, and get your Blackboard questions answered!
Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/93655121404?pwd=L28xUzFuWkY0WlZxRUJpbzM3S...

Sept. 22nd at 9 a.m.  Ibram Kendi Book Discussion 2 for Faculty and Staff
Kendi Book Discussion 2 of 5 for faculty and staff. In this 2nd of 5 book discussion sessions, we will focus on Chapter 4-Biology; Chapter 5-Ethnicity; Chapter 6-Body; and Chapter 7-Culture.

Zoom Meeting https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/92133041042?pwd=TmQxSVR2SFlENUtWWGVmcElaT...

September 24th at 12 p.m.  LEAP Indiana Fall Forum for Studio Faculty
Studios--Instructors from drawing, painting, architectural design, ceramics, photography, and other studio-based disciplines will have the opportunity to discuss challenges, and think broadly about achieving student learning outcomes in studio spaces and instruction that require close contact and ongoing feedback on student work.  Facilitator: Sarah Ackermann, BSU

LEAP Indiana is offering informal Faculty Forums this fall.  The Zoom sessions will enable faculty to connect with others in related disciplines and across the state to discuss ideas and get support surrounding space and instructional responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In these sessions, faculty will have like-minded colleagues with whom they can share how they are dealing with the changes and what they have found to be successful.  Each session will have a facilitator and pre-registration will be encouraged. 

Here is the registration link: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jLbS3uyFE9f3vf
Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/97698215625?pwd=blZHaWM1M2JwMnQzUndpa3BOd...

September 30th at 4 p.m.  LEAP INDIANA Fall Forum for Languages
Languages--Learning another language is challenging in hybrid and online environments because faculty need to think about best practices for allowing student expression of words, phrases, and dialogue in campus environments where space may be limited or social distancing is in effect.  Facilitator: Julia Baumgardt, Marian University.

LEAP Indiana is offering informal Faculty Forums this fall.  The Zoom sessions will enable faculty to connect with others in related disciplines and across the state to discuss ideas and get support surrounding space and instructional responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In these sessions, faculty will have like-minded colleagues with whom they can share how they are dealing with the changes and what they have found to be successful.  Each session will have a facilitator and pre-registration will be encouraged. 

Here is the registration link: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jLbS3uyFE9f3vf
Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/97698215625?pwd=blZHaWM1M2JwMnQzUndpa3BOd...

October 1st at 1 p.m.  LEAP INDIANA Fall Forums for LABS
Labs--Disciplines that offer laboratory experiences will gather to discuss specific challenges in Science courses such as (but not limited to) chemistry, physics, geology, and biology that complement student learning with a structured, applied experience in the lab. Accomplishing this in a virtual setting is a unique challenge.  Facilitator: Gina Londino-Smolar, IUPUI.

LEAP Indiana is offering informal Faculty Forums this fall.  The Zoom sessions will enable faculty to connect with others in related disciplines and across the state to discuss ideas and get support surrounding space and instructional responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In these sessions, faculty will have like-minded colleagues with whom they can share how they are dealing with the changes and what they have found to be successful.  Each session will have a facilitator and pre-registration will be encouraged. 

Here is the registration link: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jLbS3uyFE9f3vf
Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/97698215625?pwd=blZHaWM1M2JwMnQzUndpa3BOd...

October 6th at 9 a.m.  Ibram Kendi Book Discussion 3 for Faculty and Staff
Ibram Kendi Book Discussion 3 for faculty and staff. Session 3 covers the following chapters in Ibram Kendi's "How to Be An Antiracist" for faculty and staff. Chapter 8-behavior; Chapter 9-color; Chapter 10-white.

Zoom Meeting https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/92133041042?pwd=TmQxSVR2SFlENUtWWGVmcElaT...

Master Teacher Program Applications

Invitation to Apply for the Third Cohort of the Master Teacher Program

The Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce the recruitment of the third cohort of the Master Teacher Program. The prestigious Master Teacher Program offers faculty across all ranks a comprehensive set of opportunities to enhance their teaching and learning skills. The 18-month program will begin in late September. Applications are due by September 7, 2020. Informational meetings will be held through Zoom.  Applications can be found on the FCTE webpage and Teaching Tuesdays. For more information, contact Melissa Nail at Melissa.Nail@indstate.edu or 812.237.2848.

 

Hybrid and online teaching

Use your ISU credentials to access the OTH-FCTE Blackboard course on Hybrid and Online Teaching. Short articles and documents can be found to provide a richer understanding of pedagogical practices in the hybrid teaching environment and the online environment. The link below directs you to the folder which houses for the Online and Hybrid Pedagogy resources.

Check out the course here!

Pandemic Teaching Resources

Faculty Self Help & Guides:


TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE

Consultations for Yuja:
Email Nick Aballi (Nick.Aballi@indstate.edu) for assistance.

How to Publish a Zoom Lecture in Blackboard
Recording: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/rec/share/-exHNZLoql5LYZXVtUDQSpB6MaDlaaa82yAerPUOyxrqUwk-UbRefbW-zA32N2He
Password: %PGp6^6t

How to Add a Zoom Link to Your Blackboard Course
Recording: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/rec/play/ucEof-77-zs3TNeSsQSDC_B5W9ToK_msgCdI-PQNzxu8AngCM1GuNLJENrdmqhRq4S1KOtJZ33lHNGxZ
Password: L%7LpH0D

Using the Group Tool in Blackboard
Recording: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/rec/play/6Mcqde6qqD43T4aVtASDC_d8W467eKOshyIf_fsLnR3jBXVRY1T3MLoVa-S-jMwI195dVDfgw3OhUEap?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=orxG984hSkuHe8AmDx9yMw.1596199344771.13887e3ca439a415c3486bf4d07f1b59&_x_zm_rhtaid=851
Password: IBR$b*0^

ISU Network Access Available in Campus Parking Lots M and Q
Wireless access to the ISU network (ISU Secure) is now available in Parking Lot M (southeast corner) and Parking Lot Q (southwest corner).  Go here to review more information on how to connect: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=104415.

Free Wi-Fi May Be Available at Your Local Library
Some Indiana public libraries have left their Wi-Fi on even though buildings are closed. You may be able to access internet from their parking lots, or local outdoor seating areas. If you decide to try this, always remember to follow local government and medical advice regarding local travel, social distancing, etc. The following link is a list of libraries in Indiana that have left their public Wi-Fi on. This link is not hosted, maintained or updated by Indiana State University: Click here to see the list.

Eduroam - Access to ISU Wi-Fi When Not on Campus
Eduroam gives a person “guest” access to another university’s network using their ISU credentials.  Eduroam access is a pass-through to the Internet.    For more information on Eduroam – what it is and where you can access it, please read this knowledge base article: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=99424

Student Resources

  • Resources for Taking Online Classes
  • How to Create and Join a Class Using Skype for Business
  • Possible Resources for Free Internet Access
    Check local sources that may offer wireless internet connectivity:

    1.  At least two internet service providers (Comcast, Charter Spectrum) have announced limited-time programs for in-home internet service.  Check with your local provider to see if they have such a program for this period of time.

    2.  Individual cities and counties in Indiana may provide wireless access to the public for free.  For example, the Monroe County Public Library website has information on wireless locations provided by local providers in that county.  Terre Haute has a TerreHauteFree wireless service that can be accessed from locations near Wabash and 7th Street.

  • Testing Your Home Internet Access
    Make sure your home network is ready to go if you are working from home.
    Test your internet service by going to speedtest.net (it’s free) and select Purdue (West Lafayette or Terre Haute, IN – Joink, LLC) when running the speed test. See the full article connectivity tips on working from home here: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=1...
     
  • Free Adobe Suite Access for Students Expires July 6, 2020
    Adobe provided temporary at-home access for Adobe Creative Cloud for impacted students and educators. That access will expire on July 6, 2020. If you are FACULTY or STAFF and need access to Creative Cloud, please contact the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910. 
  • Loaner Laptops Available to Students
    Windows based laptop loaners will be available at the Technology Support Center (TSC) in Stalker Hall 009 (lower level) for students that have broken or malfunctioning computers. Please contact the TSC at 812-237-2910 if you would like to inquire about one.

  • SPSS software will be available for free, unlimited use on student owned computers soon. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.

  • ISU Network Access Available in Campus Parking Lots M and Q
    Wireless access to the ISU network (ISU Secure) is now available in Parking Lot M (southeast corner) and Parking Lot Q (southwest corner).  Go here to review more information on how to connect: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=104415.

  • Free Wi-Fi May Be Available at Your Local Library
    Some Indiana public libraries have left their Wi-Fi on even though buildings are closed. You may be able to access internet from their parking lots, or local outdoor seating areas. If you decide to try this, always remember to follow local government and medical advice regarding local travel, social distancing, etc. The following link is a list of libraries in Indiana that have left their public Wi-Fi on. This link is not hosted, maintained or updated by Indiana State University: Click here to see the list.

  • Eduroam - Access to ISU Wi-Fi When Not on Campus
    Eduroam gives a person “guest” access to another university’s network using their ISU credentials.  Eduroam access is a pass-through to the Internet.    For more information on Eduroam – what it is and where you can access it, please read this knowledge base article: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=99424

Important Contact Information

Instructional Designers: 812-237-2345   ISU-IDS@mail.indstate.edu
Instructional Tools: 812-237-7000   ISU-Blackboard-Support@mail.indstate.edu
FCTE: 812-237-2688   Molly.Hare@indstate.edu
Cunningham Memorial Library: 812-237-2580  ISU-ERM@mail.indstate.edu
Technology Support Center: 812-237-2910  

Contact Us

Molly Hare, Ph.D.
FCTE Director
Cunningham Memorial Library
Molly.Hare@indstate.edu
812-237-2688