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FEBRUARY 19

Wednesday
      • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      • Introduction to Collaborate
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • VSPACER
      • Participants will practice using Collaborate for office hours, remote live teaching, and video-conferencing with students and guest lecturers

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • noon – 2:00 pm
      • Getting to Know AU's Writing Resources
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • VSPACER
      • Come learn about the writing resources American University offers! Hear from professors, librarians, and representatives from the Writing Center, Writing Lab, and Career Center about where to go for help with cover letters, research, grammar problems, writing a thesis statement, and more. This event is free and open to all students. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

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        Host: University Library

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AFTER FEBRUARY 19

      • Thu 02/20/14
        1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
      • Introduction to Blackboard
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Learn how to upload a syllabus, post an announcement, send out a group email, and add articles and images through Ares, the course reserves package.

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        Host: University Library

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      • Mon 02/24/14
        5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      • Overview of Grant Writing
      • Bender Library Graduate Research Center Classroom
      • This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder's interests and presenting it in the most effective way.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

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      • Tue 02/25/14
        noon – 1:30 pm
      • Introduction to Piazza
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Piazza offers a rich platform for asking and answering questions, monitoring class debates, and for sharing ideas. With Piazza's easy to use features, you can easily facilitate online discussions. In this workshop you will setup Piazza for your class.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • Tue 02/25/14
        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Overcoming Procrastination
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • Stop delaying what you need to do. The Overcoming Procrastination workshop helps participants examine reasons they procrastinate and develop strategies to resist procrastination and feel more productive. Part of the Research Commons initiative.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: *Academic Support Center

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      • Wed 02/26/14
        noon – 1:30 pm
      • Advanced Blackboard
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Participants will create assignments, and practice weighting these assignments in the Grade Center. We will also discuss best practices in teaching with blogs and discussion boards.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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