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Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

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  1. National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Events
  2. Feed My Starving Children meeting TONIGHT
  3. TONIGHT Yoga Club
  4. FORGE
  5. BGSU internet router upgrades scheduled 10/20
  6. Election, Infections, and Climate Deflections!
  7. Out(?) Falcons LGBTQ+ Support Group TOMORROW
  8. FREE and confidential HIV testing on Wednesday
  9. BGSU International Pronoun Day Observance
  10. Bike to work on Wednesday and win prizes!
  11. Family take-out meals with BGSU Catering
  12. LGBTQ+ Inclusive Faiths Panel THURSDAY
  13. Voices of Democracy: Truth is the Only Client
  14. Celebrate the Mid-Semester with CCCC this Friday!
  15. CALLING ALL FEMINISTS AND PERFORMERS!
  16. Free menstrual products
  17. BGP German Culture courses available this Spring!
  18. Chinese Cinema - Taught in English
  19. Grab-N-Go Food Bags
  20. Hispanic Culture ONLINE - Cheaper than a flight!
  21. Vote BGSU for Battle of the Colleges!

Students

  1. TONIGHT: Student Town Hall
  2. Trick or treating with BGSU Votes
  3. Join QTSU for a Queer History Documentary!
  4. Join The Student Wellness Network!
  5. Pumpkin painting w/the Queer Trans Student Union!
  6. Your Career Toolbox: GoinGlobal
  7. Student teaching grant
  8. Reaction time study participants needed

Graduate Students

  1. Professional Development Day for Graduate Students

Faculty and Staff

  1. Community Engagement Activities Tracker
  2. Creating Engaging Microlearning Videos Workshop
  3. Design Strategies & Tools for Online/Remote Course
  4. Reflection Techniques to Foster Learning Workshop
  5. The Hybrid Hurdle Workshop
  6. Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom
  7. Organizing Your Canvas Shell
  8. Produce Canvas Videos with Canvas Studio
Campus Update Archive

1. National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Events

NCAAW takes occurs from October 18-24, 2020. Wellness Connection and Safe Communities has partnered up to provide several online and in person educational programming sessions for everyone in the community. Please come and join us in educating ourselves on alcohol and other drug use, misuse, abuse and more.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) Events:

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2. Feed My Starving Children meeting TONIGHT

Join us TONIGHT at 9:15 p.m. for this year's first Feed My Starving Children general meeting! FMSC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to package and distribute food to children in need around the world.

Come learn what FMSC is all about and how to get connected. We will be going over the basics of who we are, what we do and how YOU can get involved.

This meeting will be via Zoom. Save this link.

If you can't make the call but still want to learn more, email Marissa Boyd at [marisb@bgsu.edu].

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3. TONIGHT Yoga Club

Yoga Club will be meeting TONIGHT from 7:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The first half of the meeting will be for break-out rooms to meet members of the org and discuss the history of yoga. The second half of the meeting will be for a gentle yoga practice.

If this is your first time attending Yoga Club this semester, please complete the brief questionnaire and waiver found on the Presence Page. The Zoom link will be sent to you before the meeting. Any questions can be emailed to Kelsey Dietrich (dietkel@bgsu.edu).

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4. FORGE

FORGE stands for Feminist Organization Rallying for Gender Equity! FORGE seeks to creating opportunities for advocacy and activism related to reproductive rights, domestic/relationship violence, healthy relationships, gender equity and other areas decided upon by the members of this organization.

Join us on Tuesday, October 19 from 5-6 p.m. If you cannot make the whole meeting come when you can. If you cannot make meetings, we would love for you to join the group still!

Join here.

Meeting ID: 884 8703 2072
Passcode: 642413

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5. BGSU internet router upgrades scheduled 10/20

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be performing upgrades to one of the campus border internet routers at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20. While there is no anticipated outage during this maintenance, users may notice dropped connections and/or general internet slowness between 10-11 p.m. on this date.

Questions? Contact ITS.
419-372-0999
ITSchat.bgsu.edu

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6. Election, Infections and Climate Deflections!

Join us tomorrow for "Elections, Infections and Climate Deflections," a Campus Sustainability Week presentation by Dr. Andrew Kear, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy on Tuesday, October 20 via Zoom at 6 p.m. Despite recent U.S. public opinion Gallup polling where concerns over issues ranging from climate change to water pollution are viewed as serious, getting worse, and in great need of governmental assistance, environmental problems consistently rank far below the economy and more recently, the global pandemic in election polling. Climate change is described as "an existential threat" or deflected as a non-issue, where scientific consensus is ignored. Dr. Kear will address the role of climate change in elections and why this matters to U.S. environmental policy making.

Join Zoom Meeting here.
Meeting ID: 835 5148 7947
Passcode: 536769

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7. Out(?) Falcons LGBTQ+ Support Group TOMORROW

Supported by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and the Counseling Center, Out(?) Falcons is a support group for people questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, as well as people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer and/or trans. This group provides a safe space to share experiences, gain support for challenges impacting your life and the LGBTQ+ community, explore your thoughts and feelings and build relationships with people who have similar experiences. This group is facilitated by staff members who identify within the LGBTQ+ community to ensure a safe, welcoming and confidential space.

Out(?) Falcons meet every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. via Zoom. For access to the weekly Zoom meeting or for more information, contact Phil Hughes (phughes@bgsu.edu; 419-372-2081) or Gray Strain (gstrain@bgsu.edu; 419-372-9645).

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8. FREE and confidential HIV testing on Wednesday

FREE and confidential HIV testing is offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month during on-campus instructional periods at the Student Recreation Center.

Appointments can be scheduled for a Rapid HIV Test by calling the Wellness Connection at 419.372.9355 and walk-ins are also welcome. A real name is not needed when making the appointment.

Time and Location: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Student Recreation Center.
Upcoming Dates: October 21, November 4 and 18 LGBTQ+ friendly and affirming.
*Bring a photo ID to the appointment

For More Information
Wellness Connection - 214 Student Recreation Center
419.372.WELL (9355) | wellness@bgsu.edu
Website
Department of Recreation and Wellness

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9. BGSU International Pronoun Day observance

BGSU will observe International Pronoun Day, to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity, but many transgender and gender nonconforming people are regularly called by the wrong pronouns, which causes erasure and marginalization.

We will distribute pronoun buttons and information in the Union Oval on Wednesday, October 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (weather alternative: LGBTQ+ Resource Center).

Proper pronoun usage is one way we can be affirming of all gender identities. Don’t assume pronouns. If you make a mistake, apologize and correct yourself. For information on updating your chosen name and correct pronouns, click here.

Thank you for joining in the commitment to support our LGBTQ+ community! Please contact Dr. Katie Stygles at kstygle@bgsu.edu for more information.

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10. Bike to work on Wednesday and win prizes!

This Wednesday, October 21 is Bike to School/Work Day! It's a day devoted to biking instead of driving. Biking is awesome exercise and is also an emissions-free form of transportation! You'll have the chance to win prizes as well! Simply take and submit a pic of you and your bike once you arrive on campus using the hashtag "BikeDayBGSU" to win a prize! Prizes include a new yoga mat, an herb garden starter kit, t-shirts and more! Every time ride your bike instead of driving, you reduce BGSU's carbon footprint!

Contact Campus Sustainability at greenbg@bgsu.edu with any questions. Remember to always were a helmet and follow all applicable bike riding laws.

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11. Family take-out meals with BGSU Catering

Looking for an amazing meal for the whole family or roommates? Check out our brand new Family Take Out Meals that serves 4-6! Orders must be completed by Wednesday, October 21 at Noon. Pickup will be between 5-6 p.m. Thursday, October 22 at the BTSU Turn-around in Lot 7. To order, or for more information, call 419-372-6951

This weeks menu includes: $85
Garlic & Herb Roasted Strip Loin with Au Jus (cooked to order)
Haricots Verts Almondine
Creamy Red Skin Potatoes
Rolls & Butter
Pumpkin Soufflé
Choice of Beverage

Accepting cash, credit, debit, BG1, and Falcon Dollars.

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12. LGBTQ+ Inclusive Faiths Panel THURSDAY 6-7:30 p.m.

Join LGBTQ+ Programs for a Zoom panel and Q&A with local people of faith on love, acceptance and the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in faith communities, featuring representatives from area congregations. LGBTQ+ people and allies are all welcome! This event is free to attend but registration is encouraged!

Event is Thursday, October 22 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Register to attend here.

For more information on LGBTQ+ events at BGSU, visit bgsu.edu/lgbtq or follow LGBTQ+ Programs on Facebook (facebook.com/bgsulgbtqrc) and Instagram (@BGSU_LGBTQ). #BGSULGBTQHM

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13. Voices of Democracy: Truth is the Only Client

Join us for an in-depth conversation into the investigation of the JFK assassination - a pivotal event in our nation's history that has influenced the public's trust in government and the quest for the truth. The panel will include JFK scholar and BGSU alumna, Judge C. Ellen Connally '67, Warren Commission attorney, Judge Burt Griffin and the documentary’s filmmaker, Todd Kwait. A link to screen the documentary will be provided upon registration. Please bring questions for our panelists – they can be sent live during the discussion or emailed to us prior at fireactivities@bgsu.edu

Register for event here.

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14. Celebrate the Mid-Semester with CCCC– This Friday!

Are you burnt out from staying inside all day, doing loads of course work, with no one to talk to? Do you want to kick back, relax and watch a movie with the Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection Program? Are you free this Friday, October 23 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.? Great, you’re qualified!

You do not need to be a current member to join us for this event. Instead, take this as an opportunity to log in to chat for a few minutes and watch a movie with other Falcons! The application to join the CCCC program is still open too, so if you’d like to join us in regular meetings, please consider applying!

Since it’s close to Halloween, the theme will be Halloween-oriented. You are highly encouraged to dress up in your best costume!

More details will come in future announcements. Please check out our Facebook page for more information. Hope to see you there!

Questions?
Contact: Krys Ingman/CCCC Coordinator cccc@bgsu.edu. ESOL Program

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15. CALLING ALL FEMINISTS AND PERFORMERS!

BGSU VDAY, (formerly The Vagina Monologues), will look a little different this year with having the unique challenge of creating our show from scratch. The Co-Directors have decided to branch out into the BGSU community to see who is interested in helping us put on our very own production here that furthers our commitment to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. They are determined to have a diverse cast of people who are performing monologues similar or in line with their own personal identities.

Zoom auditions run from November 1-7, 2020. The crew application will remain open until Friday, November 13. Cast application will remain open until Friday, November 6 at midnight. Show performance takes place at the end of February.

Cast Application here.
Crew Application here.

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16. Free menstrual products

Fill out this survey and share where you would like to see free menstrual products on campus!

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17. BGP German Culture courses available this Spring!

This fall, consider a German Culture Course! These are all BGP-approved and taught in English. "German Culture and Civilization" covers the social, intellectual and artistic life of German-speakers from medieval times to WW II. Study key figures and inventions on the history of Western civilization. Discover famous artists, composer, movements, their historical significance and their presence in contemporary popular culture. Study important thinkers like Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and their continued relevance.

GERM 2150-1001 meets 11:30-12:45 TuTh & GERM 2150-1002 meets 1:00-2:15 TuTh (Both are Hybrid/In-person)

"Contemporary Germany" covers German culture, history, & daily life. Learn about how Germany dealt with its Nazi past, the cold war, the revolution in East Germany and the tearing down of the wall. Study everyday life, including its role in the European Union & social media, soccer, digital games and German popular music.

GERM 2160-1001 meets REMOTE synchronous 2:30-3:20 MWF

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18. Chinese Cinema - Taught in English

This Spring, view (subtitled) Chinese films in different genres, focusing on the emotions they elict. The study focus will be eco-cinema, propaganda films and film noir produced after 2009. The course studies Chinese cinema from the 1920s to the current, both chronologically and thematically. Chinese cinematic history will also be introduced. CHIN 41501001 (#15350) meets REMOTE Synchronously 6:00-7:15, MoWe and is taught in English. The Chinese films will all have English subtitles. Plan to add it to your Schedule Builder cart for Spring semester!

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19. Grab-N-Go Food Bags

The Bowling Green State University food assistance programs provide short-term solutions for students who are experiencing food insecurity. The Grab-N-Go Food bags provides 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for up to 3 days. Fill out this form to request a bag. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843.

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20. Hispanic Culture ONLINE - Cheaper than a flight!

Wish that you could travel to Spain, Costa Rica or Argentina this Spring? No worries. Sign up for Hispanic Culture, Spanish 2700, and live the rich cultures of these and other countries from the comfort of your couch. In this BGP-approved class, you will learn how to think differently about the world and your role in it. Build your knowledge and awareness by studying the vibrancy that makes up the diverse cultures of Latin America and Spain. Presentations, readings and writing IN ENGLISH. There are two sections of this 100% online course: SPAN 2700-101W (#13326) and SPAN 2700-102W (#14891).

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21. Vote BGSU for Battle of the Colleges

My name is Elana Felber, and I am the Food Allergy Student Ambassador on campus. As part of my job to help promote awareness and safety on campus for students with food allergies, I wanted to share some good news with you! BGSU has been selected as a TOP 6 winner, for an essay contest that is being organized by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) for colleges across the country!

Now we need your help! If you would like to show your support for your BGSU Community, and how BGSU dining has helped you manage your food allergies, we would love it if you vote for us!

Vote here.

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1. TONIGHT: Student Town Hall

Geared towards BGSU Students (undergraduate and graduate), the Student Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (SACODI), a committee funneled through the Division of Diversity and Belonging and Undergraduate Student Government, will be hosting a student-led Town Hall.

Intended to discuss the impact of recent community happenings, the purpose of this Student Town Hall is to provide BGSU students a space to debrief and express their thoughts and opinions regarding our current campus and community climate.

This Town Hall will take place via Zoom on Monday, October 19 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. To register, please click here and to submit topics of interest, please visit this link.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Breion Hawkins via email at bhawkin@bgsu.edu.

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2. Trick or treating with BGSU Votes

Stop by 109 University Hall this week to pick up some candy, “Vote” face masks and complete your absentee ballot request! We will be in 109 Uni Hall from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. from Oct. 19-23. Questions? Contact bgsuvotes@bgsu.edu or visit www.bgsu.edu/bgsuvotes

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3. Join QTSU For a Queer History Documentary!

The Queer/Trans Student Union is hosting a watching of the documentary "Coming Out: A 50 Year History" this Tuesday, October 20 at 9 p.m. via Zoom

We hope to see you join in and learn more about LGBTQ+ history during LGBTQ+ History Month!

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4. Join the Student Wellness Network!

The Student Wellness Network is a student-led organization affiliated with the Wellness Connection. SWN is focused on the prevention, education and advocacy of health and wellness initiatives on-campus. We meet every Tuesday via Zoom from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Below you find the Zoom link invitation.

Join Zoom Meeting.
Meeting ID: 893 5940 2555
Passcode: 811415

We hope to see you there!

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5. Pumpkin Painting w/ the Queer Trans Student Union!

Join the Queer Trans Student Union on Tuesday, October 27, to have a virtual event to paint mini pumpkins together!

RSVP by Monday, October 19 to be able to go pick up your pumpkin and paint in the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the fourth floor of the student union.

The link to the RSVP is here.

And the link to the Zoom meeting is here.

We hope to see you there, and feel free to paint (socially distanced/masked) with your friends with all of us!

For any questions please email msetche@bgsu.edu.

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6. Your Career Toolbox: GoinGlobal

The BGSU Career Center will virtually host Your Career Toolbox: GoinGlobal workshop on Monday, November 6 from 11-11:30 a.m. The session will highlight features and how to effectively use the GoinGlobal platform for international opportunities. Registration is required for this event.

Students may review the event and register via Handshake.

For more information, please contact the Career Center at 419-372-2356 or careerservices@bgsu.edu.

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7. Student Teaching Grant

The Ohio State Organization Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Esther H. Strickland Student Teaching Grant. Any education student that will be doing student teaching during the school year of 2021-2022. is eligible to apply for this grant. The application deadline is February 1, 2021. For more information and the application, please visit their website at dkgohio.org

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8. Reaction time study participants needed

Researchers in BGSU's School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure studies are interested in determining the reliability of a newly acquired piece of equipment called the FitLight Trainer®. By determining the reliability of this equipment, we hope to be able to use this equipment to improve reaction speed and accuracy.

Students between the ages of 18-24 who have not had a concussion within the last six months or the presence of post-concussion symptoms if longer than six months are eligible to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:

Lauren Myers (myerslr@bgsu.edu) OR Dr. Andrea Cripps (acripps@bgsu.edu, 419-372-0221) OR Dr. Jenny Toonstra (jltoons@bgsu.edu, 419-372-4429)

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1. Professional Development Day for Graduate Students

Like every year, Graduate Student Senate is hosting Professional Development Day for graduate students at BGSU. The PDD is scheduled as follows:

1) Building Inclusive Spaces with Jennifer McCary Oct. 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. via WebEx
2) Publish and Prosper: How to Get Published as Grad Students Oct. 20, 2 – 4 p.m. via WebEx
3) ABC's of Academic Writing: Proposal, Thesis, and Dissertation, October 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. via WebEx
4) Career Kit: Resume, Cover Letters, and Interviews Oct. 21, 2 – 4 p.m. via WebEx
5) Networking in Academic and Non-Academic Spaces Oct. 22, 1 – 2 p.m. via WebEx

For webEx links please watch academic agenda newsletter/GSS website/ GSS Canvas. The links are also shared with GSS reps/senators from your department no later than Oct 15. For any further information please reach out to Blessy McWan at bmcwan@bgsu.edu or gss@bgsu.edu.

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1. Community Engagement Activities Tracker

Collaboratory is a centralized online platform for reporting, tracking and sharing community engagement and public service work conducted by faculty, staff, students and their community partners. This activity could be in the form of teaching, research, public service, programs and other campus/community partnerships. The Collaboratory will enhance BGSU’s ability to share our public impact story by providing a centralized location in which public impact work across BGSU and the greater NW Ohio community can be reported and shared.

More detailed information is available on the registration web page.

Register here for a Track Your Community Engagement Activities with Collaboratory workshop.

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2. Creating Engaging Microlearning Videos Workshop

BGSU faculty had to quickly transition to remote learning over the past few months. While transitioning many faculty have decided to implement videos within their courses. Often times instructors may find that participation is low in synchronous lectures and are looking to find more efficient ways to engage students in their subject matter. In this workshop instructors will be able to define what microlearning videos are and the benefits of producing this type of video, discuss the steps and best practices involved in creating microlearning videos and be able to determine what platform is best to host videos while keeping in mind best practices for accessibility.

Register here for a Creating Engaging Microlearning Videos workshop being offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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3. Design Strategies & Tools for Online/Remote Course

Successful online and remote courses start with effective planning and alignment. By focusing on your course goals, learning objectives and teaching strategies, you can determine how to best design and deliver a well-structured and engaging course across various modalities. The topics covered in this session are alignment of learner-centered outcomes with course design, online and remote instructional strategies and instructional design elements that align with Quality Matter standards of high quality course design.

Register here for the Design Strategies and Tools for Online and Remote Delivery workshop being offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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4. Reflection Techniques to Foster Learning Workshop

This workshop will offer a variety of models of assignments and activities that provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning through reflection.

This workshop has been adapted to account for online learning and virtual course delivery. Workshop goals and learning objectives include:

Register here for a Reflection Techniques to Foster Learning workshop.

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5. The Hybrid Hurdle Workshop

This workshop aims to prepare BGSU faculty members to construct plans for hybrid teaching and learning strategies. Faculty will focus on engaging online and onsite students in a Hybrid classroom using active learning strategies and standard room computer, video, and audio equipment. Hybrid models will be demonstrated. Faculty will also explore digital content options and resources for students to engage during class meetings. University guidelines for student interaction in the hybrid classroom will also be adopted.

Register here for the Hybrid Hurdle: Transitioning Instruction to Meet Student Learning Needs workshop being offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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6. Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

This workshop will highlight methods of teaching in which instructors and students work together to create a supportive physical or virtual learning environment that gives each student equal access to learning and to ensure that both teacher and student participation promote thoughtfulness, inclusiveness, belonging and mutual respect. Participants will review basic terms and concepts related to inclusive pedagogy, six key pedagogical contexts and teaching strategies; identify two actionable tasks; and help shape and direct inclusive pedagogy at Bowling Green State University.

Register here for the Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom session being offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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7. Organizing Your Canvas Shell

Are you new to Canvas or would you like to streamline your current courses? Organizing material in Canvas can feel overwhelming, especially if you are new to the process. This CFE presentation will review a Canvas design that helps to deliver course content in a simplified manner that students will find refreshing thereby eliminating email, questions and frustrations on both your end and the students. By using Pages and Modules and having clear timelines and outcomes established at the beginning of the semester, all users are off to success from day one!

Register here for the Organizing Your Canvas Shell workshop.

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8. Produce Canvas Videos with Canvas Studio

Canvas Studio makes it easy for faculty to create engaging videos and for students to participate in dynamic conversations as they view the video independently. It provides a platform for students to interact and participate. Instructors can access useful analytics and insights like which videos people are watching, for how long and when they stop watching.

Register here for the Produce Canvas Videos with Canvas Studio Video Software workshop offered through the Center for Excellence.

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