Today’s ARC has what you need

Today is the fourth day of the Academic Resources Conference (ARC) at Wichita State. The ARC is a free and virtual conference for instructors of all ranks (including graduate teaching assistants and adjunct instructors) and student-facing staff. Today’s events include the following:

  • Blackboard Ultra Roadmap, What’s Coming? 9-9:50 a.m. Taught by Blackboard representative Lauren Roberts. Ultra Format Courses are undergoing a lot of upgrades during the academic year. This session will discuss recent and future changes.
  • OneDrive Introduction, 10-10:50 a.m. Taught by Ali Levine. Would you like to use OneDrive but aren’t sure how? This session will cover the basics.
  • Learning Theories Introduction, 11:00-11:50 a.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. There are many learning theories that you might find to be useful frameworks for thinking about your teaching. This session will cover 5-6 popular theories and situate them in different contexts so you can see what is useful and practical for you.
  • Panel Hour, Intersectionality of ODI and ODS, noon-12:50 p.m. Taught by Alicia Sanchez, Vanessa Souriya-Mnirajd and Isabel Medina-Keiser. Come and hear campus experts discuss the concept of intersectionality and how it applies to diversity, inclusion and disability.
  •  Article Club #2, “The Power of Telling Students Why,” 1-1:50 p.m. This is the second of two article clubs for the May ARC. To participate, click the title of the article, review it, and come to the event prepared to discuss it. (The title of the article is a link to the article)
  • Tenure and Promotion at WSU,” 2-2:50 p.m. Taught by Gery Markova. Are you working on tenure and promotion at WSU and need some guidance? This session is for you.
  •  Annotate for Free with Hypothesis, 2-2:50 p.m. Taught by Heather Merchant. This free app caught our eye when a professor requested an accessibility review of it. Come hear about Hypothesis and how your students can use for free it to annotate digital documents.
  • Academic Creative Services, Image Resource Training, 3-3:50 p.m. Taught by John Hammer. Do you wish your course had more cool images but aren’t sure how to accomplish this? This is your chance to learn with the lead of our Academic Creative Services unit.
  • Best Practices for Online Test Integrity, 5-5:50 p.m. Taught by Freh Wuhib. If you offer testing online you may be worried about test integrity. This session will walk you through several recommendations to improve test integrity.
  • Test Building in Blackboard Original and Ultra Course Format, 6-6:50 p.m. Taught by Mary Morriss. Did you know that Office of Instructional Resources provides you with a test-generation tool? Faculty can use it to create tests in Microsoft Word and then upload them to Blackboard. Come learn more about it.