Lecture Tools Demonstration & Hands-On Training for LSA Faculty

Oct 16, 2013

“Making Your Lecture Presentations Interactive with LectureTools”

TUESDAY 10/22    3:00 - 4:00pm in FACULTY EXPLORATORY (Hatcher Library, 2nd Floor)
If you have a large lecture section, it is sometimes difficult to know which concepts are confusing to students and if they are actively engaged with the material during class. Using LectureTools can be an effective way to directly involve students and solicit their feedback while you are teaching. Accessed via your CTools site, this tool allows you to ask multiple choice or free response questions, and lets students flag slides they find confusing, submit questions, and take notes that are synchronized with the lecture slides.

This demonstration is a broad overview of the tool, focusing on why and how you could use it in your classes and what pedagogical impact it could have; later on in the semester there will be “hands-on” workshops that will get you ready to use LectureTools during the Winter Term.

“Getting Started with     LectureTools”

WEDNESDAY 10/30 3:00 - 5:00pm in FACULTY EXPLORATORY (Hatcher Library, 2nd Floor)
THURSDAY 11/14     3:00 - 5:00pm in FACULTY EXPLORATORY (Hatcher Library, 2nd Floor)
Now that you’ve attended the "Making Your Lecture Presentations Interactive with LectureTools" demonstration and understand how LectureTools can enhance your students’ classroom experience, it’s time to get your lectures ready for Winter term. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll start as “students” in a class, so you can experience what LectureTools could be like for your them. After that, we’ll move to the instructor’s side, starting with a tour of the interface. You’ll then learn how to import PowerPoint presentations and insert interactive slides. We’ll discuss the instructor dashboard, how to read and answer student questions, and strategies for successful presentations. Finally, we’ll work in the assessment feature of LectureTools and discuss how to produce reports generated from student responses.

REGISTER AT: http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/tag/lecturetools/