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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

Brown Bag Series: Lunch and Dialogue      Jan. 27th from 12:30-1:30 pm
The topic for this month’s brown bag series is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- What’s in a Name.  Join us for an organic, unscripted conversation among faculty and staff focused on the chosen topic.  Please feel free to eat your lunch during this conversation!  The session is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

 

Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/94165982148?pwd=aXlpNkQ4bmIxVEdzQXFHOGpmS...

Looking for Professional Development for your Faculty Activities Database?  
Check out the previously-recorded FCTE sessions on the OTH-FCTE Blackboard course.  Watch any session that you have not previously watched.  Submit a 1-2 page reflection of what you learned in this session to Molly Hare (Molly.Hare@indstate.edu).  During COVID 19, we will be sure that these completed reflections will be posted in your FAD with your permission.  Please note that after reviewing your submission, the FCTE will process this professional development opportunity for you. Contact Molly Hare if you cannot locate the OTH-FCTE course in your Blackboard.

Zoom Tools for Teaching   January 26th from 2- 3 pm

In this session, zoom tools that can be used in the classroom will be shared. Polls, breakout rooms, share screen, and annotations will be modeled. Molly Hare will facilitate the session. Join Zoom Meeting https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/91854221186?pwd=UDVXM0JGZ3lEbjUvUFV5OVhIUkJTdz09

Brown Bag Series: Lunch and Dialogue      Jan. 27th from 12:30-1:30 pm

The topic for this month’s brown bag series is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- What’s in a Name.  Join us for an organic, unscripted conversation among faculty and staff focused on the chosen topic.  Please feel free to eat your lunch during this conversation!  The session is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/94165982148?pwd=aXlpNkQ4bmIxVEdzQXFHOGpmS0lFUT09

 

Textbook Affordability Workshops

This program offers instructors the opportunity to earn a stipend to revise pre-existing Foundational Studies courses, or courses required for a major.  Come and see what it’s all about!  Susan Frey will be facilitating these sessions.

 

Wed., Jan 27th 9-10 am.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/95189290700?pwd=UmtQQkNHelNaNUtYWmVXUWdLOVd6Zz09

 

Thurs. Jan 28th from 12-1 pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/93553636197?pwd=a2ZjYjFNMGQ1WER5TzJ2K3Q0czE2UT09

 

Fri Jan 29th from 10-11 am

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/97107850025?pwd=cUZNT0lkdWdEQ2NBUmJGcHhzQ0ZGdz09

 

Mon. Feb 1, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern

Join Zoom Meeting: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/98385049040?pwd=TkNYK1UwTzV1bThFb0d6Y0RkbDhIZz09

 

ISU Assessment Day

Faculty from across campus are invited to participate in Foundational Studies Assessment Day, Saturday February 6th from 9 am-3 pm on Zoom. Faculty will score student artifacts from the Ethics and Social Responsibility and Social and Behavioral Sciences categories. A stipend is offered. To RSVP, email Bailey.Bridgewater@indstate.edu.

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

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!

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