Fall 2017 LIT Programming

Learning Innovation & Technology invites you to join your colleagues and actively participate in our fall programming. You can register using the specific events you’re interested in on the LIT homepage or send an email to lit@wit.edu.


Opening Days Workshops in Shawmut Conference Room Annex South 006 (by CM)

  • What’s New in Bb LearnFri, Sep 1st12:00-1:00pm
  • Build Bb Content Students Want to AccessFri, Sep 1st1:00-2:00pm
  • Assessment Made Easy with BbFri, Sep 1st2:00-3:00pm

Opening Days Drop-in Sessions in Beatty 103

  • Tue Sep 5th – 11am-3pm
  • Wed Sep 6th – 11am-3pm
  • Thu Sep 7th – 11am-3pm
  • Fri Sep 8th – 11am-3pm

Interactive Discussions using VoiceThread *Virtual* Wed Sep 13th 7:30pm-8:30pm – Session 1: learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others

How to Use GoToMeeting *Virtual* Thu Sep 21st 7pm-8pm via GoToMeeting

Deepen Student Engagement in Lectures with Echo360Tue Sep 26th – 12pm-4pm in Library Program Room — Take your lectures to the next level using an active learning platform. You can embed polling and gather analytics. Students can flag slides they have questions on, submit questions, and take notes in sync with your material. Enroll Now!

Faculty Promotion Binder Drop-In Help – Wed Sep 27th – 12pm-1pm in Beatty 103 refreshments provided


Interactive Discussions using VoiceThread *Virtual* Tue Oct 10th 7:30pm-8:30pm – Session 2: learn how to create groups and subgroups, set sharing permissions within those groups, and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals

How to Use GoToTraining *Virtual* Wed Oct 18th 7pm-8pm via GoToTraining

Course Development at Wentworth Institute 3-days: Oct 5th, 12th, and 19th each day 11am-4pm in Library Program Room — Build or update a course using proven methods to increase engagement and student outcomes. Seats are limited so enroll now for this 3-day Course Development Institute!

Midterm Drop-in Sessions in Beatty 103

  • Fri Oct 20th – 11am-3pm
  • Mon Oct 23rd – 11am-2pm
  • Mon Oct 23rd *Virtual* 7pm-8pm via GoToMeeting- details on wit.edu/lit calendar
  • Tue Oct 24th – 11am-3pm

Faculty Promotion Binder Drop-In Help – Thu Oct 26th – 12pm-1pm in Beatty 103 refreshments provided


Interactive Discussions using VoiceThread *Virtual* Thu Nov 9th 7:30pm-8:30pm via GoToMeeting – Session 3: learn how to use comment moderation to formatively assess student work, give private feedback, use threaded commenting, and copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups

How to Use GoToMeeting *Virtual* Tue Nov 14th 7pm-8pm via GoToMeeting

“Small Teaching” with Jim Lang Thu Nov 16th 3pm-5pm Workshop in Blount Auditorium (plus a Virtual GoToMeeting Connection if you’re off-campus, contact lit@wit.edu for details) 11am-1pm Lunch (limited sign-up for faculty teaching during the afternoon workshop contact lit@wit.edu)

Faculty Promotion Binder Drop-In Help – Tue Nov 28th – 9am-10am in Beatty 103 refreshments provided


How to Use GoToTraining *Virtual* Mon Dec 4th 7pm-8pm via GoToTraining

Finals Drop-in Sessions in Beatty 103

  • Fri Dec 15th – 11am-3pm
  • Mon Dec 18th – 11am-2pm
  • Mon Dec 18th *Virtual* 7pm-8pm via GoToMeeting– details on wit.edu/lit calendar

Faculty Promotion Binder Drop-In Help – Thu Dec 21st – 11am-1pm in Beatty 103 refreshments

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a Bb Hosting Migration after the fall term end and Bb Learn will be unavailable between Dec 21st-29th so please plan ahead for course manual and spring course preparation!

Self-Paced Courses – Earn a Badge!

Email lit@wit.edu to enroll or follow the instructions in the Bb Learn “Faculty Resources” tab

  • Start the Semester Off Right for All Students (learn effective course structure practices)
  • Bb Getting Started for Instructors (learn how to use Bb features)
  • Disruption-Proof Your Course: Planning to minimize disruptions in learning (build course materials that can foster continuous learning when you’re unable to hold a class)

Sign-Up for workshops on https://wit.edu/lit – calendar events are on the right side of the page or search for LIT faculty and staff events

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