Tuesday’s Academic Resources Conference schedule

Join the Office of Instructional Resources and campus partners for today’s Academic Resources Conference online in the Zoom Platform. Here is what you can expect:

  • LinkedIn Learning Challenge #2:  Design Your First Infographic with Nigel French. This is a short course (only 21 minutes!) but it goes over the theory of infographics and gives basic design tips. This is a great session to pair up with the sessions for today! WSU employees receive LinkedIn Learning access as a benefit. Please sign up before accessing.
  • OLC Conference Recorded Session Suggestion #2: Creative Strategies for Equitable Engagement in Online Classes with Tazin Daniels, consultant for Coach at the Pedagologist. This is an interactive session that looks at common challenges around student engagement. You must register for the conference to access this recording. Registration link is only for Wichita State employees.
  • Suggested ARC Recording from Previous Conference or Event:  PowerPoint Feature Showcase with Ali Levine. This session was live for the June, 2020 ARC and covers lots of tips and tricks you might not know about PowerPoint.

9-9:50 a.m. (Vendor Hour): Blackboard Presents: Meet Ultra!  You know it’s coming, but what is it? Why is Blackboard Ultra such an upgrade over “old Blackboard”? Come to this session to learn all about Blackboard Ultra and how it can provide instructors and faculty that streamlined experience they have been wanting.  Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

10-10:50 a.m. (Rapid Sessions): Three sessions, each 15 minutes long.  What an Ultra Class Conversion Looks Like with Carolyn Speer; Blackboard Data in Ultra with a Blackboard representative; Your Personal Ultra Timeline with Carolyn Speer.   Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

11-11:50 a.m.: Using PowerPoint to Create GREAT Infographics with John Hammer. Want an infographic for your class, website, or meeting but don’t know how to use a graphic design program? No problem, we have you covered! And if you pair this session, with Jeremy Webster’s session on infographic accessibility at 2:00pm (see below), you’ll really be set! Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

Noon-12:50 p.m. (Panel Hour): What Students Want Professors to Know, moderated by Carolyn Shaw with student panelists. This is always our most popular session at every ARC. Come hear from students across the spectrum about their experiences in class and what they would like their instructors to know. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

1-1:50 p.m.: Life Changing Tricks with Microsoft Office with Ali Levine. This session will reveal some life-changing tricks in popular Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams). We will discuss new features in Office 365, how you can use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost performance, and also uncover some secret, hidden tools in your favorite MS Office programs. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

2-2:50 p.m.: Ensuring Infographic Accessibility with Jeremy Webster. Using the same infographic images that John Hammer used in his 10:00am session, Jeremy Webster will show you how to ensure your infographics are accessible. Didn’t come to Hammer’s 10:00 session? No problem, this one also works as a stand-alone option. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

3-3:30 p.m. (Free Stuff for WSU Employees and interested others): Meet the OIR Website: Your Destination for Resources for University Instructors with Carolyn Speer.   Add to Calendar (or) access directly.