Video Resources

STAR Symposium 2017 Recorded Sessions

STAR Symposium 2017 Keynote: Innovating with Openness: Changing Our Approach
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

STAR Symposium 2017 Featured Session: EduBytes- The Digital Tool Buffet
Dr. Hope Nordstrom & Keith O’Neal, Lipscomb University

SIG Webinars

These are links to webinars that were hosted by the Special Interest Group and recorded with permission of the presenter. All links open in a new window.

November 2, 2016

Serving Student Veterans

David Schrader – Higher Education Coordinator MN Department of Veterans Affairs In this webinar, we will take a deeper look at student veterans – who are they, what issues impact them, what makes them unique as students, the value they bring to the campus, and how we can better serve them. We will also learn about the variety of resources available through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Higher Education Veterans Program to help your campus best meet the needs of your student veterans.
 October 12, 2016

Invigilation Techniques for Online Instructors

Carrie MillerSr. Instructional Designer, Minnesota State University Mankato

Jeff Henline – Enterprise Technology Coordinator, Minnesota State University Mankato

This session is designed to raise awareness of best practices and tools available
to help insure academic integrity. We will discuss design strategies for Quiz/Exam Design and Best Practices that include monitoring gradebooks, alerting Service Desk with questions or concerns, and maintaining Data Security. Participants will also receive resources to share students.
October 5, 2016

Encouraging and Training Faculty to use D2L Brightspace in F2F Classes

 Amy Jo Swing English Instructor, Lake Superior CollegeJody Ondich – Philosophy & Humanities Instructor, Lake Superior College Come participate in this session on Lake Superior College’s efforts to encourage broader use of D2L Brightspace in face-to-face instruction. Presenters will discuss training opportunities, a peer review rubric for course supplements, and some best practices. Time for questions and discussion will be included.
Sept. 21, 2016

Use QM as a Guide to Design Engaging, Informative and User-Friendly Courses within Brightspace Learning Environment

 Robin O’Callaghan – Senior Instructional Designer, Winona State University and Co-Coordinator for Minnesota Online Quality Initiative Brightspace provides a large toolbox with many possibilities – knowing which tools to use and how to best use the tool is important for creating a quality learning experiences. This session will demonstrate how to use the Quality Matters Standards as a guide to making course design decisions and will review examples, strategies and best practices for use of many Brightspace tools to help create courses that are engaging, informative, and user-friendly.
May 4, 2016

Ten Steps Closer to an Accessible Course

Catherine Artac – Instructional Designer, Minnesota State University Moorhead Overwhelmed with the idea of meeting Section 508 requirements? In this session, we will look at 10 steps you can take toward making your course content accessible for all users. We will discuss high level topics as well as identify nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning, and more. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues as well as a number of practical resources to take back home.
April 6, 2016

Just In Time Teaching

Wesley S. Boberg – Professor Earth Science Education, Ridgewater College This webinar will describe the four steps of the Just-in-Time Teaching process from the Introduction of the Topic to the Final Assessment. The presenter will explain how he implements JiTT in an undergraduate science class and uses it to facilitate writing assignments. How JiTT can be used to facilitate technology tool exploration will also be discussed.
March 30, 2016

Dynamic Discussion Artifacts: Moving Beyond Threaded Discussion in an Online Course

Michael Manderfeld – Senior Instructional Designer, Minnesota State University Mankato This session will describe an approach to online discussions that moves beyond the threaded message boards of D2L Brightspace, yet still maintained an asynchronous online delivery. Using teams, discussions were differentiated by product to allow students to turn in an artifact that represented their shared understanding during specific online course modules. Strategies, Technology guides, rubrics, and student feedback will be shared.
March 9 and 23, 2016

Learning Outcomes for the Affective Domain

Darcy Turner – Instructional Designer, Saint Paul College You’ve learned the basics of writing learning outcomes, but can you apply those same principles to the affective domain? While most educators would agree that students’ feelings, beliefs, and attitudes are essential for learning, they are difficult to measure. This webinar moves beyond the basics to give you practice in writing learning outcomes specific to the affective domain. We will also discuss strategies for creating assessments that translate students’ attitudes into measurable artifacts of learning.
Oct. 21 and 28, 2015

Time-Saving Tips for Stressed Out Instructors

Darcy Turner – Instructional Designer, Saint Paul College Time is a precious resource, and faculty seem to have less of it these days. But what if you could change that? This session focuses on 4 factors of efficient course design and pedagogy. I’ll show you immediate, short-term, and long-term strategies for streamlining your courses and maximizing your time this semester.
Sept. 16 and 23, 2015

Increase Student Engagement with Discussion Boards

Robin O’Callaghan – Senior Instructional Designer, Winona State University In this webinar you will be introduced to three, easy to implement discussion techniques that can be used for your online, blended or face-to-face courses. We will explore how to create a structured debate online and how your students can become the expert on the topic using the “Hot Seat” concept. We will also look at how you can incorporate the quiz tool with the discussion board to save you time when grading. All three techniques will allow you to create a lively and engaging conversation for your online or face- to-face courses.
Sept. 15, 2015

Self-Assessment of Discussions

Dr. Laura Schwarz – Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato In this webinar you will be introduced to three, easy to implement discussion techniques that can be used for your online, blended or face-to-face courses. We will explore how to create a structured debate online and how your students can become the expert on the topic using the “Hot Seat” concept. We will also look at how you can incorporate the quiz tool with the discussion board to save you time when grading. All three techniques will allow you to create a lively and engaging conversation for your online or face- to-face courses.

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