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In the wake of the Civil War, the United States experienced a remarkable transformation. Once a predominantly agrarian society with a strong tradition of localism and a peripheral role in world events, the United States of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was rapidly industrializing and urbanizing, drawing diverse immigrants to its shores, and becoming a preeminent world power with an overseas empire. The federal government took on unprecedented power and spurred on these many changes. Americans responded with optimism and anxiety. Men and women of diverse backgrounds seized opportunities to reform their communities, states, and nation, to uphold traditional values or to embrace new progressive and cosmopolitan attitudes. Their efforts established modern understandings of citizenship, social obligation, and global responsibility that continue to shape the United States today.

U.S. History in Gale Researcher covers the profound social, cultural, economic, and political developments unleashed by American modernization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And it illustrates the massive political and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 20th century, with a focus on how these changes were set off by social movements (such as the civil rights movement) and international affairs (such as the Cold War).

Understanding the American place in the world now--and understanding the dynamics of cultural conflict--requires historical knowledge of how the United States became a global superpower and how it changed as a result of massive social movements. Students of American History focus on these developments and changes as a foundation of their curriculum, which this resource fully supports.
Gale Researcher is packed with citable, credible content written by experts in their fields of study. In addition, students will find free, premium videos aligned to the subjects they are studying from the Associated Press, PBS, BBC, and other trusted sources. The focused, peer-reviewed content leads them away from the confusion of millions of search results and aligns with your desire for higher-quality sources.
Gale Researcher is packed with citable, credible written content provided by experts in their fields of study. In addition, students will find free, premium videos aligned to the subjects they are studying from the Associated Press, PBS, BBC, and other trusted sources. The focused content leads them away from the confusion of millions of search results and aligns with your desire for higher-quality sources.
Gale Researcher is packed with citable, credible written content provided by experts in their fields of study. In addition, students will find free, premium videos aligned to the subjects they are studying from the Associated Press, PBS, BBC, and other trusted sources. The focused content leads them away from the confusion of millions of search results and aligns with your desire for higher-quality sources.
Gale Researcher works with LMS services and Google Scholar to lead students to topical information. Professors and librarians can also share links to topics or articles to incorporate material directly into the syllabus.
Gale Researcher engages freshman and sophomore students through a simple, highly visual interface that delivers meaningful searching and browsing options. The content they find encourages students to think critically about topics aligned to their U.S. history courses. At the same time, Gale Researcher's responsive design enables students to easily research and curate information for papers and projects on the go.
Gale Researcher saves time across the board:
  • Students have a place to begin their research and find reliable information without aimlessly searching in other resources or Google.
  • Faculty spend less time gathering credible sources to support student papers and projects.
  • Librarians can direct students to one place that helps them with their assignments while using their other resources, and spend less time mapping resources to subjects and courses.
Get a better idea of what features and tools are currently included within the Gale Researcher experience.
Get the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Gale Researcher.

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How to use Cengage Learning General Ledger (CLGL) for your Payroll Accounting Course
Dates: 1/11/16, 11/13/16
Presented by: Charisse Darin and Rick Lindgren

Attend this webinar to learn how to use CLGL in your Payroll Accounting Course.  During this session, we'll discuss how to access CLGL, how to assign it for the payroll project, and some of the unique features and benefits available to you. (Instructors using Bieg and Toland's Payroll Accounting Textbook.)
NEW! Microsoft Office 2016
Date: 10/5/2015
Presented by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College and Cengage Learning

What’s new with Microsoft 2016?  Professor Corinne Hoisington, recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award, will give you the latest and greatest in a fun and interactive environment.  

Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year speaking to college & university professors and K12 venues in over 50 cities this year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Cengage Learning, and many other universities and K12 groups. Corinne presently has authored over a dozen books with the Shelly Cashman series such as the Dreamweaver CS6, Office 2013, Windows 8, Android Boot Camp: Programming the Android for Beginners, and Visual Basic 2012.
VITA Classroom Complement, Recruiting Tool
Date Recorded:10/22/15

Presenter: Bill Raabe, SWFT Author and Department Chair of Accounting at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

Many universities are affiliated with VITA sites during the filing season.  VITA is a rewarding way to provide community service using our professional expertise, but such an operation does demand time and dedication for all involved.  Schools operate VITA sites in many different ways, so attend this webinar and learn more about how other schools do it, and share some of your experiences with your colleagues.

How to Incorporate the ACA’s Premium Tax Credit and Individual Mandate into Your Tax Class
Date Recorded: 10/12/15
Presenter: Annette Nellen, SWFT Author and Director of MST Program at San Jose State University

This webinar covers the basics of two key Affordable Care Act items that apply to individuals starting in 2014: the Premium Tax Credit and the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment. PTC issue that arose in the recent filing season, as well as the Supreme Court’s PTC ruling will be covered. Technical and policy matters will be covered, with resources (slides and exercises) and tips provided to help incorporate these topics into your tax class. 
Fichner-Rathus, Understanding Art
Date: 10/20/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Art Appreciation titles: Understanding Art, 11th Edition and Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5th Edition. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study!

Lazzari, Exploring Art: A Global Thematic Approach
Date: 10/20/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Art Appreciation titles: Understanding Art, 11th Edition and Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5th Edition. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study!

Kleiner Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study.

Kleiner Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History and A Concise Western History
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study.

Kleiner Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study. 
These “Kids” Today! How Do They Learn – How Can We Reach Them?
Date: 1/21/16
Presented by: Dr. Constance Staley, Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

There’s no doubt about it: today’s students—traditional and non-traditional—are largely hands-on learners.  Give them an assignment to blog, create a presentation, or take part in a simulation or project-based learning experience, and they’re “in.” The old read-lecture-test model dampens the motivation of many students. This session will explore how to design learning experiences that students want to complete with life lessons that stick.  Join active educator, Constance Staley, author of Cengage Learning’s FOCUS series and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern, to talk about student engagement, how it’s changed over time, and how today’s classrooms and online learning environments are changing—for the better!

Keeping Them Hooked: Strategies for Student Engagement and Success
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: Victoria La Placa Basnett

How many of your students started the semester with vigor and enthusiasm and are now disengaged?  What happened? Why did the mindset change? Research has shown the more active a student is in their own learning process will they then learn to how succeed in the academic environment to reach their goals of academic and career success.  In this session, participants will learn why students become disengaged and how to incorporate active learning strategies to reenergize, recharge, and reengage their students. Come join us for an informative session and apply the strategies learned with your students to help them transform into engaged and successful students.

Victoria La Placa Basnett has served as a Faculty Advisor to Cengage Learning since 2010 and has presented a variety of workshops to faculty across the country.  Her specialty is in active learning strategies, career development, student success, and on line learning.   Victoria has more than 39 years experience in post-secondary education. She has served as a college administrator and professor teaching career development, college success, education, and professional development courses.

Victoria is a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and utilizes those skills with her own company, Lighthouse Training and Development. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College, Bachelor of Science in Recreation (with honors) from the University of Florida, and Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of North Florida.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities including birding, boating, hiking, photography, and travel.

Facilitating Successful Student Outcomes with the College Success Factors Index 2.0
Date Recorded: 9/29/15
Presented by: Dr. Gary J. Williams, Professor of Psychology and Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is a 100-item self-reporting assessment that is designed to help first-year students understand their affective strengths and identify challenges that stand in the way of their success. It also serves as a powerful Early Alert tool in identifying students at high-risk, which can help institutions connect students to the resources they need to succeed. This seminar will show you how to design follow-up activities to ensure that your students get the most from their results. The session will encompass a variety of individual and small-group approaches, each designed to facilitate the adoption of new strategies and behaviors, as well as a deeper understanding of the attitudes and habits of high-achieving students.

Dr. Gary J. Williams is a Professor of Psychology and Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California. His 27 years of experience in Higher Education spans student services, residence life, international student advising, first year experience, learning communities, and assessing student learning outcomes. He has been using the College Success Factors Index for nearly 16 years in curricular and co-curricular settings, and has trained faculty, counselors and staff at numerous institutions in adopting the CSFI and integrating it into courses and programs. It is an integral part of his efforts to foster successful attitudes and habits among college students. He has served on state and regional committees and task forces related to accreditation, outcomes assessment, and meeting the needs of developmental education students. Dr. Williams earned his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from UCLA. 
Bring Theatre to Life With Annie McGregor!
Date: 10/30/15
Presented by: Annie McGregor, Cengage Learning Author and Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University

Do your students struggle to understand the role theatre plays in their everyday lives? Do you want them to have a greater appreciation of theatre? Join us for a free webinar with instructor and author of Theatre in Your Life and Life Themes, Annie McGregor. During this interactive webinar McGregor will explore how to make theatre appreciation personal, meaningful and memorable for students. She will discuss ways to help students see their daily engagement in theatre behaviors and choices.
Based on her extensive experience teaching theatre in both face-to-face and online formats, McGregor will discuss how online teaching can help illuminate connections for students. With the rapid increase in online courses, discover how to incorporate tools that enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives.

Bring Mass Communication to Life with MindTap!
Date: 10/28/15
Presented by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer, Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College; Sarah Seymour, Marketing Manager, and Rachel Smith, Associate Content Developer, Cengage Learning

Bring Mass Communication to life with MindTap! Join us to discover how MindTap for Biagi's Media/Impact, 12e helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. Elevate critical thinking and media literacy with tools, assignments and activities in MindTap that help students understand how Mass Communication principles fit into their everyday lives.

MindTap for Interpersonal Communication Works for Students
Date Recorded: 10/27/15
Presented by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer; Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College

Put interpersonal communication skills in context with MindTap! Easy to use and easy to customize, MindTap Interpersonal Communication works for students with tools tied directly to learning objectives and outcomes to elevate communication competence. Engaging, skills-based assignments guide students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program for classroom, personal and professional success.

Making Choices and Taking Responsibility in Public Speaking with Bill Keith and Chris Lundberg
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: Bill Keith and Chris Lundberg 

Do you want your students to understand the power of public speaking to change the world? Do you want them to understand that addressing any audience is about making choices and taking responsibility? Join us! During this interactive webinar, Drs. Keith and Lundberg will discuss their approach to the second edition of Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility. In their own classrooms and the text, they encourage students to see their audience as a "public" to which the speaker belongs, rather than as a separate entity defined only by demographics. The authors will discuss strategies for engaging and inspiring students to use their voice to make a difference in their communities, future workplaces, and the broader public sphere. 

Engage your students with MindTap for Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility. MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking in Public Speaking. Engaging activities in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and communication skills, and to ease students’ public speaking anxiety through opportunities to prepare, practice and present, ultimately facilitating better outcomes.

MindTap for Introduction to Communication Works for Students
Date Recorded: 10/8/15
Presented by: Dr. Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Instructor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho 

Build your students’ foundational communication skills with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap promotes mastery of course concepts with skills-based assignments that guide to students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program including public speaking, small group and interpersonal communication. Focused tools, engaging activities and contextualized exercises in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and foundational communication skills for classroom and career success.

Dr. Carter is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Idaho and current MindTap user. She is the Course Director for Fundamentals of Public Speaking and teaches courses in persuasion, nonprofit fundraising, conflict management, and applied business and professional communication.

An Integrative Approach to Counseling
Date Recorded: 10/29/15
Presented by: Dr. Gerald Corey, California State University at Fullerton
Author and educator Dr. Gerald Corey shares the theories he draws on in his own integrative approach to counseling, as well as how to teach students to think from integrative perspectives. Moving beyond the basics of learning and understanding theories, Dr. Corey explains commonalities between theories, the importance of a personal theoretical approach, and advice on guiding students in developing their own counseling perspective. Dr. Corey’s books include Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, releasing its 10th edition in November.

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomat in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. In the past 40 years Jerry and Marianne Corey have conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland.
Speaking Your Language: 2015 Cengage Learning World Languages Fall Webinar Series

Introductory Spanish

Beyond Textbook Culture: Plazas 5e and National Geographic Learning
Date Recorded: 9/25/15
Presented by: Dr. Robert Hershberger, DePauw University

Plazas 5e incorporates world-class content from National Geographic Learning to take cultural presentations to depths never previously available. Please join us for an interactive webinar where we will discuss the impact of this partnership and the activities available in Plazas 5e that will engage students with material and broaden their cultural perspectives. Culture sections present a new generation of National Geographic Explorers that allow students to access a myriad of disciplines through the lens of Spanish and to see the value of Spanish in a variety of academic and professional pursuits.

Nexos and 21st century language instruction
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Dr. Sheri Spaine Long, University of North Carolina Charlotte and Dr. Maria Carreira, California State University at Long Beach 

This interactive webinar presents the new edition of Cengage Learning’s Nexos, a first-year Spanish program that focuses on students learning language and interacting with the modern world. Facilitators will discuss how the text meets the needs of today’s student through individualized learning, innovative activities, and effective assessment, all responding to ACTFL’s 21st Century skills. We will discuss today’s student goal and program learning outcome goals and how Nexos can lead students to be more proficient in Spanish in an interconnected world.

Flip Your Class with CONECTADOS!
Date Recorded: 10/8/2015
Presented by: Patti Marinelli, University of South Carolina and Karin Farjardo

Join us for an informative webinar with the authors of Conectados, Patti Marinelli and Karin Fajardo. This webinar is about a game-changing Introductory Spanish program developed to connect students to the Spanish-speaking world however and wherever they learn. Although flipping the classroom has been a practice in Spanish departments for decades, this program promises to put a spin on it.

Exploraciones: A four-semester solution to meet today’s students’ needs
Date Recorded: 10/22/15
Presented by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

Please join us for an informative webinar with the author of Exploraciones, Mary Ann Blitt. This webinar is about an innovative, articulated Spanish program created for diverse students. With Exploraciones, students learn Spanish for everyday life through the discovery learning approach followed by contextual use, communicative activities that build proficiency in the four language skills, and consistent integration of the 5C’s. The webinar will also address how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses.

Intermediate Spanish

Are your Intermediate Spanish students prepared for the next step in their journey toward proficiency?
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Dr. Emily Spinelli, Dr. Carmen García and Carol E. Galvin Flood

Join us for an interactive webinar and discussion on integrating authentic cultural materials into your Intermediate Spanish course. Help students refine their own perspectives and develop a sensitivity to and appreciation of Hispanic cultures through cross-cultural comparisons, reflective and thought-provoking activities. In addition, find out how to better emphasize an interactive, communicative approach to the teaching of language at this important course level.

Are your Intermediate Spanish students struggling to see the relevance in their coursework? 
Date Recorded: 10/22/15
Presented by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

Join us for part two of Mary Ann Blitt’s interactive webinar and discussion on using the discovery learning approach in the Spanish classroom. This session will focus on strategies and techniques for Intermediate Spanish, including how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses. 
Introductory French

Liaisons: Communication that builds connection in Introductory French
Date Recorded: 10/15/15
Presented by: Wynne Wong, The Ohio State University

Please join us for an informative webinar with the author of Liaisons, Wynne Wong. Liaisons is an innovative Introductory French program that motivates students to actively create language out of a desire to truly communicate what they think and what they have learned. Liaisons brings French language and culture to life through an intriguing mystery film shot on location in Montreal, Quebec City and Paris. In this webinar, we will address the use of film in the introductory French classroom and show how Liaisons’ approach engages students to discover, connect, and create language in the classroom and beyond. 

Introductory German

Move Your Intro German Class Forward with Vorsprung!
Date Recorded: 10/9/15
Presented by: Thomas Lovik, Michigan State University

An innovative and lively first-year program with new accompanying videos, Vorsprung emphasizes the acquisition of communicative and cultural competence without sacrificing attention to formal accuracy. New to the Enhanced Edition is the Videotour series: four videos that cover unique perspectives into the German-speaking world, from the Viennese coffeehouse tradition to the history of German speakers in Texas. In this one-hour webinar, the authors will present and discuss the key benefits of the Vorsprung program, including the all-new Videotour available on DVD and online.

Real World, Real People, Real Language–Welten: A New Introductory German Program! 
Date Recorded: 10/23/15
Presented by: Nikolaus Euba, University of California, Berkeley

Set around 12 German-speaking people and the worlds they live in, Welten helps students to acquire and practice functional language abilities while at the same time developing their interpretive and analytical skills. Through current, relevant, and meaningful materials, students learn to use language while seeing the world through the eyes of others, ultimately learning about themselves and the world they live in. With its innovative and integral video program, its contextualized and learner-centered presentation of grammar, and its unique selection of engaging texts from a broad range of genres, Welten brings a new approach to introductory German. 
Introductory Chinese

Online Learning in Introductory Chinese with iLrn for Ni Wo Ta

Date Recorded: 10/30/15
Presented by: Phyllis Zhang, George Washington University

This interactive webinar is based on Cengage Learning’s innovative new program, NI WO TA. 你我他 (Ni Wo Ta) is a first-year program that offers beginning learners of Chinese an enriching language learning experience through a narrative video story, innovative instructional design, robust technology integration, and comprehensive cultural coverage. It employs an intuitive and functional approach to proficiency development, with effective strategies to tackle tough areas such as tones, literacy development and difficult grammar points.  In this session, you’ll learn about how iLrn, Cengage Learning’s dynamic course-management system,  saves you time and supports the program’s key features through integrated video segments, interactive activities, grammar PowerPoints, and more. This program is ideal for college introductory Chinese courses.
Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
Date: 10/26/15
Presented by: Music Team

The Music team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to take you on a virtual tour of the newly added content, features, and updates in the current editions of Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Editions. We’ll also explore how MindTap – the premier digital solution for Music Appreciation that gets your students to listen to music and not just hear it – helps elevate thinking, promote better outcomes, and make it easy to set your course.
Are Your Students Ready for Lab?
Facilitated by: Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Directors and Co-founders, Learning Science Ltd.
Date Recorded: 11/5/2015

LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. The newest version of LabSkills PreLabs is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than 30 countries worldwide.

In this webinar, you will learn how to get your students: 
- Engaged with practical work 
- Prepared when they get to the lab 
- Confident in performing the experiments 
- Using the time in the lab effectively
MindTap Advisory Team - Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Date Recorded: 9/18/15, 9/25/15
Presented by: Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Development Specialist, Cengage Learning

Introduction, overview, and orientation for Mathematics and Statistics instructors serving on Cengage Learning’s MindTap Advisory Teams. 

MindTap Sneak Peek: Enhance Engagement with the New Interface
Date: 12/21/15
Presented by: Jared Mann - Director, MindTap and Scott Whitmore - Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning

The more time instructors spend in MindTap, the more time students spend in MindTap.  Increased student usage means improved grades.

Learn all about MindTap’s upcoming enhancements to make the most out of your experience and inspire students to do the same. Join members of the MindTap team for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel.  Say goodbye to those dark colors of old, and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to encourage student engagement.

The MindTap team will also demonstrate a gradebook enriched with improved performance speed, a new display of score breakdowns, and the ability to drop a student’s lowest score.

Learn when the new user experience will be available and see how MindTap is adjusting to meet the changing needs of both instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

We cannot wait to show you the new MindTap.  

The Journey to Digital: “Make It Count” through Assignment
Date: 11/19/15
Presented by: Professor Brandee Coltharp, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute, IN; Professor Anne Gupton, Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan; and Guest Student Panelist

Join Professors Brandee Coltharp of Ivy Tech Community College and Anne Gupton of Mott Community College as they share their experiences making it count with digital and how they have found assignment to affect engagement and outcomes. Hear the student perspective, too, as a current student offers insight as a receiver of digital learning.

5 Course Design Tips to Increase Engagement and Outcomes
Date Recorded: 10/21/2015
Presented by: Professor Greg Gellene, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

How do you get the most out of your students?  Do you wish for them to participate more? Complete their homework?  Improve their outcomes?  Listen as Greg Gellene reveals his 5 tips for designing a course to better engage college students. Greg will share his experience building a digitally-infused course that increased class attendance and drove homework completion rates to over 80%.  Attend this second webinar in our Journey to Digital Professional Development Series to hear from Greg, ask advice for implementing such methods in your own course, and discover why Greg’s students say technology helped to keep them well-engaged in his course.

The Journey to Digital: Incorporating Technology to Strengthen Critical Minds   
Date Recorded: 8/24/15 
Presented by: Dr. Dale Prentiss, Special Lecturer, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 

Have you gone digital?  74% of surveyed college students feel that they would fare better if their instructors would use more technology. Whether you are a technology novice or a digital pro, we welcome you to a webinar inspired by a recent case study at Oakland University. Dr. Dale Prentiss will share his journey to digital, his mission to help students strengthen their critical thinking skills, and how personalizing his course resulted in better student engagement. Join Dale as he discusses the highs and lows of moving from a non-digital to a fully-digital experience and offers tips on how to make the transition in your own course in this first webinar of The Journey to Digital Professional Development Series.
Sneak Peek – Introducing 4LTR Press Online
Date: 11/18/15, 12/3/15 
Presented by: 4LTR Press, the leader in the understanding students’ study workflows and learning preferences, proudly introduces 4LTR Press Online!

Be some of the first to see the new 4LTR Press Online experience, including the suite of straightforward instructor tools that accompany it. Join us for a quick webinar!

4LTR Press Online... From Start to Finish!
1/26/16
2/10/16
3/3/16 
Presented by: Lauren McMahon, Marketing Coordinator for Digital Solution

First time 4LTR Press Online User?  You'll learn how easy it is to set up your course, and how 4LTR Press Online gives your students the tools to succeed in your class on any device at any time while also keeping you connected to how well they understand the foundations of your course. 
Struggle & Success At A Glance: Gradebook Analytics
Date: 1/13/16
Presented by: Jarren T. Gonzales, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychology at Orange Coast College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Explore Aplia’s gradebook analytics to learn how to identify students who may be falling behind and those who are doing exceedingly well.  This session will address how to identify indicators that affect students who are successful and those who struggle. Strategies for responding to both situations will be recommended.

Aplia 101
Date: 12/11/15
Presented by: Ed Winkofsky - Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Ed Winkofsky of the University of Cincinnati   to learn the basics of Aplia.  In this session Ed will show you to set up your course, manage assignments, and navigate the gradebook. 

Aplia & Adaptive Learning
Date: 1/19/16
Presented by: Rajone Lyman - Professor and Tutor in the Developmental Studies and Education Department at Houston Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Adaptive learning technology creates an individual learning path, unique for each student, to meet his/her specific needs.  In this session, you will learn best practices for incorporating the Study Center, fueled by Knewton Adaptive Learning.

Aplia for Statistics

Improve Statistical Thinking with Aplia for Statistics 
Date Recorded:9/10/15 
Presented by: Kameryn Denaro, Professor at San Diego State University 

In this session, you will learn tips and strategies to help you engage your Introductory Statistics students, making it easier for them to appreciate the importance of statistical literacy in the real world. Learn how you can utilize Aplia for Statistics to develop your students’ technical skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions.
CengageNOWv2

Getting Started with CengageNOWv2
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Patty Worsham - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Norco College

This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, improve student outcomes, and more.  We will also give you a glimpse into CNOWv2 from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your CNOWv2 course helps them make homework count.

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Kristen Quinn - Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available.

Doing More with CengageNOWv2
Date: 2/3/16
Presented by: Jennifer Schneider -  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Georgia 

Designed to help you maximize CengageNOWv2 to support your course, this peer-to-peer training session, with Faculty Partner Jennifer Schneider, will cover best practices for increasing student engagement, identifying at-risk students, preparing students for exams, and delivering exams via CengageNOW. 

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded:10/15/15
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available. 

Getting Started with CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 10/13/15
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, and more. 

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 9/21/15 
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available.

 

CengageNOWv2 for Accounting

Flipping the Classroom with CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 11/10/15  
Presented by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia 

During this session, Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, will discuss how she uses CengageNOWv2 to flip her classroom to improve student preparedness for class and increase student engagement during class.

 Using CNOWv2 for Outcomes Reporting and Accreditation 
Date Recorded:10/26/15 
Presented by: Dawn Stevens, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and lead Accounting Technology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College 

During this session, Dawn Stephens, lead Accounting Technology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, will discuss how she uses the Parent/Child (Master/Section) course set-up in CengageNOWv2 to deliver assignments and generate outcomes reports for AICPA accreditation. We will also discuss the new Analytics tool in CengageNOWv2.
Getting Started with Cognero 
1/12/16
1/20/16
1/27/16
Presented by: Keith Vanden Eynden - Training Manager, Cognero

Get up and running with Cognero quickly! Join us for this session to learn how to log into Cognero, set up your account, build tests, and more. 
Design a Self-Paced, Mastery-Based Online Course using Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College

Learn how you can use the power and flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign to empower students to learn mathematics in a self-paced, emporium course. Join Professor Yvette Hassakoursian who explain how to build your mastery-based course using best practices based on her years of experience using EWA for a self-paced lab. 

Designing an Online Experience that Motivates Students to Help Them Persist Beyond the First Exam
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College

Have you noticed students gauge their ability to be successful in your course on their results from your first exam? In this session, we will discuss how Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) can be used to motivate students and help them persist to prepare for your first exam. Use the results of the first test as a catalyst to improve results.   

Getting Started on the Right Track Using Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by:  Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this first peer-to-peer training to help instructors and adjunct faculty get started with Enhanced WebAssign, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he sets up his course and why and what he requires students to do during the first couple of weeks of class. He will also take a look at the gradebook and Class Insights to discuss how those results help inform classroom instruction. 

Getting Ready for Mid-Terms to Elevate Learning with Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 2/17/16
Presented by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this second Getting Started with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) peer-to-peer training for instructors and adjunct faculty, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he uses students’ work in EWA to personalize his experience in the classroom.     

Getting Ready for Finals with Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 3/9/16
Presented by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), Michael Lafreniere,  EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss the benefits of having the EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike will share specific examples how he uses EWA to cater to the needs of individual students by delivering better results. He will also look at the Gradebook analytics and discuss how he uses those.  

Getting Ready for Finals with Enhanced WebAssign   
Date Recorded: 11/18/15 
Presented by: Mike Lafreniere, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe 

During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign, you will learn the benefits of having EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike Lafreniere, Associate Professor at Ohio University, will share some specific examples of how he uses Gradebook Analytics to cater to the needs of the students in his class.

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus

Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus    
Date Recorded: 9/15/15 
Presented by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Fisher College 

Built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage authors, Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus solves the toughest challenges facing instructors and students by offering resources at every stage of the instructor workflow and student learning process, preparing students for success in the more challenging courses to follow. In this webinar, learn about Enhanced WebAssign’s unique tools to help calculus students refresh the skills that they should already have, build new skills, and finally, take advantage of new interactive assets to help them visualize, explore, and understand the critical concepts of this dynamic course.

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Physics

Enhanced WebAssign for Introductory Physics: Going Beyond End of Chapter Exercises to Increase Student Engagement 
Date Recorded: 9/1/15 
Presented by: Michael Jacobs Ph.D., Content Developer, Physics & Astronomy 
In this session you will learn ways to use many of the enhanced features of WebAssign in your Introductory Physics class. Engage your students with Tutorials, Simulations, Active Examples and PreLecture Explorations. Learn how Enhanced WebAssign can assist with your pre-course math remediation.

Getting Started with iLrn
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

New to iLrn? Find out how to make course management easy, and even how to
customize iLrn for the needs of your own language class!

Online Collaboration Tools for Your Language Course
Date: 3/17/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

Studying online is more than just doing workbook activities–learn how iLrn's collaboration tools get students speaking, listening, and engaging with each other–both inside and outside the classroom!

Manage Your Online Language Course with Ease
Date: 4/28/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

As more and more instruction hours move online, students need guidance to make the most of their time. Find out how iLrn helps students engage with the language, build confidence on their own, while letting you track their progress as you would during actual class time.
MindTap Sneak Peek: Enhance Engagement with the New Interface
Date: 12/21/15
Presented by: Jared Mann - Director, MindTap and Scott Whitmore - Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning

The more time instructors spend in MindTap, the more time students spend in MindTap. Increased student usage means improved grades.

Learn all about MindTap’s upcoming enhancements to make the most out of your experience and inspire students to do the same. Join members of the MindTap team for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel.  Say goodbye to those dark colors of old, and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to encourage student engagement.

The MindTap team will also demonstrate a gradebook enriched with improved performance speed, a new display of score breakdowns, and the ability to drop a student’s lowest score.

Learn when the new user experience will be available and see how MindTap is adjusting to meet the changing needs of both instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

We cannot wait to show you the new MindTap.  

Make it Count! It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3 
Date: 12/9/15
Presented by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins - Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Trace Etienne-Gray - History Education Specialist and Senior Instructor at Texas State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Make it count. Students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade. A successful start is easy as 1, 2, 3. 
Learn how to:
1) Create a course 
2) Use MindTap "out of the box" 
3) Use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking--because it's really the thought that counts. 

Multiply Engagement with Multimedia
Date: 1/21/16
Presented by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator and Greg Rivera-Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning   

“Tell me and I’ll forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I’ll understand.” – Benjamin Franklin. Engagement is the key to understanding.  When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.  By using multimedia in your MindTap course you are making it count! 

Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Damon Givehand -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Audrey Wick-  English professor and kinesiology instructor at Blinn College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Learn how MindTap Analytics not only provide you with insight about your students’ level of understanding but also about their interaction with your course content. Success or struggles—MindTap Analytics makes your students stand out so you can intervene to make it count.   

There’s an App for That!
Date: 2/2/16
Presented by: Shawn Orr -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Dr. Josh Robinson- Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

We all know it’s the thought that counts and MindTap has several MindApps that allow your students to do just that.  For example, In MindTap, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.  Learn how the following MindApps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
a. Flashcards, notebook, ReadSpeaker 
b. Google docs, RSS feeds
c. ConnectYard 
d. Study Tools 
e. Online homework solutions   

A Part of Their World
Date: 2/11/16
Presented by: Dr. Keith Sisson - Graduate Studies Coordinator at University of Memphis and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Study tools, assignments, the mobile app—it all adds up to the student experience.  Let us give you a glimpse into MindTap from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your MindTap course helps your students make learning count. Dr. Keith Sisson, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, will teach you tips and tricks to ensure your students stay on top of their assignments.     

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part Two 
Date Recorded: 11/18/15 
Presented by: Shawn Orr, Cengage Learning Digital Educator 
Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms? MindTap has you covered. This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:

    ConnectYard
    Study Tools
    Online homework solutions

MindTap Advisory Team - Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Date Recorded: 9/18/15, 9/25/15
Presented by: Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Development Specialist, Mathematics and Statistics

Introduction, overview, and orientation for Mathematics and Statistics instructors serving on Cengage Learning’s MindTap Advisory Teams.

 

MindTap for Biology

Engage Your Students with MindTap for Biology
2/17/16
2/18/16
3/16/16
3/17/16
Presented by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning

Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Biology! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the conceptual problems to help your students go beyond rote memorization and gain an understanding.

 

MindTap for Business Law

Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law    
Date Recorded: 8/27/15 
Presented by: Leanne DeFoor, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration at University of West Georgia 

Learn how MindTap for Business Law will hold students accountable to be prepared and engaged in the course. Move today's students beyond memorization, transforming them into critical thinkers. In this session, we will explore the unique online resources available as well as share tips and trick on how to easily set up and customize your course to fit your needs and meet your course goals.

 

MindTap for Counseling

Prepare Responsive, Ethical Practitioners with MindTap for Counseling    
Date Recorded: 9/3/15 
Presented by: Margaux Cameron, Cengage Learning 
Help your students become responsive, ethical practitioners by giving them a safe space to practice counseling skills.

 

MindTap for Criminal Justice

Prepare Career-Ready Students with MindTap for Criminal Justice    
Date Recorded: 9/11/15 
Presented by: Scott Rudeen, Criminal Justice Online Program Chair at Globe University 
Criminal Justice instructors have told us their two main classroom concerns are giving students the ability to make the difficult, reasoned decisions they'll need to make as criminal justice professionals and ensuring students have the needed writing skills when they enter their careers. MindTap for Criminal Justice addresses these concerns with Decide & Justify and the Writing Skill Builder. Learn how to give your students an advantage with MindTap.

 

MindTap for Education

Prepare Classroom-Ready, Reflective Teachers with MindTap for Education     
Date Recorded: 10/1/15 
Presented by: Chris Sosa, Cengage Learning 
Help your students become classroom-ready, reflective teachers by having students apply and practice teaching skills through Video Cases and Scenario activities that allow them to experience and make decisions on real-life teaching situations.

 

MindTap for Nutrition

Engage Your Students with MindTap for Nutrition
2/17/16
2/18/16
3/16/16
3/17/16
Presented by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning

Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Nutrition! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the Diet & Wellness Plus app that demonstrates the personal relevance of your course.

 

MindTap for Sociology

The power of personalized learning: MindTap for Introductory Sociology with Study Center     
Date Recorded: 9/10/15 
Presented by: Kara Kindstrom, Cengage Learning 

MindTap for Introductory Sociology with Study Center gives each student a personalized way to quickly learn and understand the key concepts in Intro Sociology, allowing you to get to doing sociology more quickly.

Getting Started with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 8/4/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed for new users of OWLv2, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to create your own course, set up assignments, review student performance, and more.

Getting Ready for Midterms and Final Exams with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 10/1/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed to help you maximize OWLv2 to support mid-term and final exam preparation, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to identify and support at-risk students, improving student retention, student communication tools and learning resources.

Getting Ready for Course Wrap-Up with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 12/8/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed to help you maximize OWLv2 to support mid-term and final exam preparation, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to identify and support at-risk students, improving student retention, student communication tools and learning resources.

Improving Student Outcomes with SAM
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Sandy Keeter - Professor of Information Technology at Seminole State College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Sandy Keeter, to learn more about improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path – a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM. 

SAM: The Student Experience
Date: 2/18/16
Presented by: Sheila Blower - Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM!  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more. 

Keep Your Computing Course Current & Relevant with SAM's December Release!
Date: 12/8/15
Presented by: Cengage Learning Computing Marketing and Product Team

Are you looking for a new way to engage your Computing students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Please join Cengage Learning’s Computing Team to learn more about SAM’s December Release coming on December 22nd.  Get a sneak peak at what’s coming in SAM’s Platform Enhancements! We’ll discuss: 
· Updated User Interface and Improved ADA Compliance
· Redesign of the “Results” page, including new ability to customize certain reports
· SAM Assignments – Ability to only see individual instructor Exams and Trainings

Using SAM to Increase Learning Outcomes   
Date Recorded: 10/20/15  
Presented by: Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College 

This session will focus on how to increase learning outcomes in your course using SAM to engage more with your students and their individual learning styles.

Improve Learning Outcomes using SAM's Personalized Learning
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Rachelle Hall, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Director at Glendale Community College 

Join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community College to learn more about Improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.

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How to use Cengage Learning General Ledger (CLGL) for your Payroll Accounting Course
Dates: 1/11/16, 11/13/16
Presented by: Charisse Darin and Rick Lindgren

Attend this webinar to learn how to use CLGL in your Payroll Accounting Course.  During this session, we'll discuss how to access CLGL, how to assign it for the payroll project, and some of the unique features and benefits available to you. (Instructors using Bieg and Toland's Payroll Accounting Textbook.)
NEW! Microsoft Office 2016
Date: 10/5/2015
Presented by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College and Cengage Learning

What’s new with Microsoft 2016?  Professor Corinne Hoisington, recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award, will give you the latest and greatest in a fun and interactive environment.  

Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year speaking to college & university professors and K12 venues in over 50 cities this year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Cengage Learning, and many other universities and K12 groups. Corinne presently has authored over a dozen books with the Shelly Cashman series such as the Dreamweaver CS6, Office 2013, Windows 8, Android Boot Camp: Programming the Android for Beginners, and Visual Basic 2012.
VITA Classroom Complement, Recruiting Tool
Date Recorded:10/22/15

Presenter: Bill Raabe, SWFT Author and Department Chair of Accounting at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

Many universities are affiliated with VITA sites during the filing season.  VITA is a rewarding way to provide community service using our professional expertise, but such an operation does demand time and dedication for all involved.  Schools operate VITA sites in many different ways, so attend this webinar and learn more about how other schools do it, and share some of your experiences with your colleagues.

How to Incorporate the ACA’s Premium Tax Credit and Individual Mandate into Your Tax Class
Date Recorded: 10/12/15
Presenter: Annette Nellen, SWFT Author and Director of MST Program at San Jose State University

This webinar covers the basics of two key Affordable Care Act items that apply to individuals starting in 2014: the Premium Tax Credit and the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment. PTC issue that arose in the recent filing season, as well as the Supreme Court’s PTC ruling will be covered. Technical and policy matters will be covered, with resources (slides and exercises) and tips provided to help incorporate these topics into your tax class. 
Fichner-Rathus, Understanding Art
Date: 10/20/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Art Appreciation titles: Understanding Art, 11th Edition and Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5th Edition. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study!

Lazzari, Exploring Art: A Global Thematic Approach
Date: 10/20/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Art Appreciation titles: Understanding Art, 11th Edition and Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5th Edition. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study!

Kleiner Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study.

Kleiner Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History and A Concise Western History
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study.

Kleiner Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study. 
These “Kids” Today! How Do They Learn – How Can We Reach Them?
Date: 1/21/16
Presented by: Dr. Constance Staley, Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

There’s no doubt about it: today’s students—traditional and non-traditional—are largely hands-on learners.  Give them an assignment to blog, create a presentation, or take part in a simulation or project-based learning experience, and they’re “in.” The old read-lecture-test model dampens the motivation of many students. This session will explore how to design learning experiences that students want to complete with life lessons that stick.  Join active educator, Constance Staley, author of Cengage Learning’s FOCUS series and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern, to talk about student engagement, how it’s changed over time, and how today’s classrooms and online learning environments are changing—for the better!

Keeping Them Hooked: Strategies for Student Engagement and Success
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: Victoria La Placa Basnett

How many of your students started the semester with vigor and enthusiasm and are now disengaged?  What happened? Why did the mindset change? Research has shown the more active a student is in their own learning process will they then learn to how succeed in the academic environment to reach their goals of academic and career success.  In this session, participants will learn why students become disengaged and how to incorporate active learning strategies to reenergize, recharge, and reengage their students. Come join us for an informative session and apply the strategies learned with your students to help them transform into engaged and successful students.

Victoria La Placa Basnett has served as a Faculty Advisor to Cengage Learning since 2010 and has presented a variety of workshops to faculty across the country.  Her specialty is in active learning strategies, career development, student success, and on line learning.   Victoria has more than 39 years experience in post-secondary education. She has served as a college administrator and professor teaching career development, college success, education, and professional development courses.

Victoria is a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and utilizes those skills with her own company, Lighthouse Training and Development. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College, Bachelor of Science in Recreation (with honors) from the University of Florida, and Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of North Florida.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities including birding, boating, hiking, photography, and travel.

Facilitating Successful Student Outcomes with the College Success Factors Index 2.0
Date Recorded: 9/29/15
Presented by: Dr. Gary J. Williams, Professor of Psychology and Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is a 100-item self-reporting assessment that is designed to help first-year students understand their affective strengths and identify challenges that stand in the way of their success. It also serves as a powerful Early Alert tool in identifying students at high-risk, which can help institutions connect students to the resources they need to succeed. This seminar will show you how to design follow-up activities to ensure that your students get the most from their results. The session will encompass a variety of individual and small-group approaches, each designed to facilitate the adoption of new strategies and behaviors, as well as a deeper understanding of the attitudes and habits of high-achieving students.

Dr. Gary J. Williams is a Professor of Psychology and Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California. His 27 years of experience in Higher Education spans student services, residence life, international student advising, first year experience, learning communities, and assessing student learning outcomes. He has been using the College Success Factors Index for nearly 16 years in curricular and co-curricular settings, and has trained faculty, counselors and staff at numerous institutions in adopting the CSFI and integrating it into courses and programs. It is an integral part of his efforts to foster successful attitudes and habits among college students. He has served on state and regional committees and task forces related to accreditation, outcomes assessment, and meeting the needs of developmental education students. Dr. Williams earned his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from UCLA. 
Bring Theatre to Life With Annie McGregor!
Date: 10/30/15
Presented by: Annie McGregor, Cengage Learning Author and Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University

Do your students struggle to understand the role theatre plays in their everyday lives? Do you want them to have a greater appreciation of theatre? Join us for a free webinar with instructor and author of Theatre in Your Life and Life Themes, Annie McGregor. During this interactive webinar McGregor will explore how to make theatre appreciation personal, meaningful and memorable for students. She will discuss ways to help students see their daily engagement in theatre behaviors and choices.
Based on her extensive experience teaching theatre in both face-to-face and online formats, McGregor will discuss how online teaching can help illuminate connections for students. With the rapid increase in online courses, discover how to incorporate tools that enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives.

Bring Mass Communication to Life with MindTap!
Date: 10/28/15
Presented by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer, Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College; Sarah Seymour, Marketing Manager, and Rachel Smith, Associate Content Developer, Cengage Learning

Bring Mass Communication to life with MindTap! Join us to discover how MindTap for Biagi's Media/Impact, 12e helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. Elevate critical thinking and media literacy with tools, assignments and activities in MindTap that help students understand how Mass Communication principles fit into their everyday lives.

MindTap for Interpersonal Communication Works for Students
Date Recorded: 10/27/15
Presented by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer; Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College

Put interpersonal communication skills in context with MindTap! Easy to use and easy to customize, MindTap Interpersonal Communication works for students with tools tied directly to learning objectives and outcomes to elevate communication competence. Engaging, skills-based assignments guide students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program for classroom, personal and professional success.

Making Choices and Taking Responsibility in Public Speaking with Bill Keith and Chris Lundberg
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: Bill Keith and Chris Lundberg 

Do you want your students to understand the power of public speaking to change the world? Do you want them to understand that addressing any audience is about making choices and taking responsibility? Join us! During this interactive webinar, Drs. Keith and Lundberg will discuss their approach to the second edition of Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility. In their own classrooms and the text, they encourage students to see their audience as a "public" to which the speaker belongs, rather than as a separate entity defined only by demographics. The authors will discuss strategies for engaging and inspiring students to use their voice to make a difference in their communities, future workplaces, and the broader public sphere. 

Engage your students with MindTap for Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility. MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking in Public Speaking. Engaging activities in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and communication skills, and to ease students’ public speaking anxiety through opportunities to prepare, practice and present, ultimately facilitating better outcomes.

MindTap for Introduction to Communication Works for Students
Date Recorded: 10/8/15
Presented by: Dr. Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Instructor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho 

Build your students’ foundational communication skills with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap promotes mastery of course concepts with skills-based assignments that guide to students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program including public speaking, small group and interpersonal communication. Focused tools, engaging activities and contextualized exercises in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and foundational communication skills for classroom and career success.

Dr. Carter is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Idaho and current MindTap user. She is the Course Director for Fundamentals of Public Speaking and teaches courses in persuasion, nonprofit fundraising, conflict management, and applied business and professional communication.

An Integrative Approach to Counseling
Date Recorded: 10/29/15
Presented by: Dr. Gerald Corey, California State University at Fullerton
Author and educator Dr. Gerald Corey shares the theories he draws on in his own integrative approach to counseling, as well as how to teach students to think from integrative perspectives. Moving beyond the basics of learning and understanding theories, Dr. Corey explains commonalities between theories, the importance of a personal theoretical approach, and advice on guiding students in developing their own counseling perspective. Dr. Corey’s books include Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, releasing its 10th edition in November.

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomat in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. In the past 40 years Jerry and Marianne Corey have conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland.
Speaking Your Language: 2015 Cengage Learning World Languages Fall Webinar Series

Introductory Spanish

Beyond Textbook Culture: Plazas 5e and National Geographic Learning
Date Recorded: 9/25/15
Presented by: Dr. Robert Hershberger, DePauw University

Plazas 5e incorporates world-class content from National Geographic Learning to take cultural presentations to depths never previously available. Please join us for an interactive webinar where we will discuss the impact of this partnership and the activities available in Plazas 5e that will engage students with material and broaden their cultural perspectives. Culture sections present a new generation of National Geographic Explorers that allow students to access a myriad of disciplines through the lens of Spanish and to see the value of Spanish in a variety of academic and professional pursuits.

Nexos and 21st century language instruction
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Dr. Sheri Spaine Long, University of North Carolina Charlotte and Dr. Maria Carreira, California State University at Long Beach 

This interactive webinar presents the new edition of Cengage Learning’s Nexos, a first-year Spanish program that focuses on students learning language and interacting with the modern world. Facilitators will discuss how the text meets the needs of today’s student through individualized learning, innovative activities, and effective assessment, all responding to ACTFL’s 21st Century skills. We will discuss today’s student goal and program learning outcome goals and how Nexos can lead students to be more proficient in Spanish in an interconnected world.

Flip Your Class with CONECTADOS!
Date Recorded: 10/8/2015
Presented by: Patti Marinelli, University of South Carolina and Karin Farjardo

Join us for an informative webinar with the authors of Conectados, Patti Marinelli and Karin Fajardo. This webinar is about a game-changing Introductory Spanish program developed to connect students to the Spanish-speaking world however and wherever they learn. Although flipping the classroom has been a practice in Spanish departments for decades, this program promises to put a spin on it.

Exploraciones: A four-semester solution to meet today’s students’ needs
Date Recorded: 10/22/15
Presented by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

Please join us for an informative webinar with the author of Exploraciones, Mary Ann Blitt. This webinar is about an innovative, articulated Spanish program created for diverse students. With Exploraciones, students learn Spanish for everyday life through the discovery learning approach followed by contextual use, communicative activities that build proficiency in the four language skills, and consistent integration of the 5C’s. The webinar will also address how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses.

Intermediate Spanish

Are your Intermediate Spanish students prepared for the next step in their journey toward proficiency?
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Dr. Emily Spinelli, Dr. Carmen García and Carol E. Galvin Flood

Join us for an interactive webinar and discussion on integrating authentic cultural materials into your Intermediate Spanish course. Help students refine their own perspectives and develop a sensitivity to and appreciation of Hispanic cultures through cross-cultural comparisons, reflective and thought-provoking activities. In addition, find out how to better emphasize an interactive, communicative approach to the teaching of language at this important course level.

Are your Intermediate Spanish students struggling to see the relevance in their coursework? 
Date Recorded: 10/22/15
Presented by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

Join us for part two of Mary Ann Blitt’s interactive webinar and discussion on using the discovery learning approach in the Spanish classroom. This session will focus on strategies and techniques for Intermediate Spanish, including how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses. 
Introductory French

Liaisons: Communication that builds connection in Introductory French
Date Recorded: 10/15/15
Presented by: Wynne Wong, The Ohio State University

Please join us for an informative webinar with the author of Liaisons, Wynne Wong. Liaisons is an innovative Introductory French program that motivates students to actively create language out of a desire to truly communicate what they think and what they have learned. Liaisons brings French language and culture to life through an intriguing mystery film shot on location in Montreal, Quebec City and Paris. In this webinar, we will address the use of film in the introductory French classroom and show how Liaisons’ approach engages students to discover, connect, and create language in the classroom and beyond. 

Introductory German

Move Your Intro German Class Forward with Vorsprung!
Date Recorded: 10/9/15
Presented by: Thomas Lovik, Michigan State University

An innovative and lively first-year program with new accompanying videos, Vorsprung emphasizes the acquisition of communicative and cultural competence without sacrificing attention to formal accuracy. New to the Enhanced Edition is the Videotour series: four videos that cover unique perspectives into the German-speaking world, from the Viennese coffeehouse tradition to the history of German speakers in Texas. In this one-hour webinar, the authors will present and discuss the key benefits of the Vorsprung program, including the all-new Videotour available on DVD and online.

Real World, Real People, Real Language–Welten: A New Introductory German Program! 
Date Recorded: 10/23/15
Presented by: Nikolaus Euba, University of California, Berkeley

Set around 12 German-speaking people and the worlds they live in, Welten helps students to acquire and practice functional language abilities while at the same time developing their interpretive and analytical skills. Through current, relevant, and meaningful materials, students learn to use language while seeing the world through the eyes of others, ultimately learning about themselves and the world they live in. With its innovative and integral video program, its contextualized and learner-centered presentation of grammar, and its unique selection of engaging texts from a broad range of genres, Welten brings a new approach to introductory German. 
Introductory Chinese

Online Learning in Introductory Chinese with iLrn for Ni Wo Ta

Date Recorded: 10/30/15
Presented by: Phyllis Zhang, George Washington University

This interactive webinar is based on Cengage Learning’s innovative new program, NI WO TA. 你我他 (Ni Wo Ta) is a first-year program that offers beginning learners of Chinese an enriching language learning experience through a narrative video story, innovative instructional design, robust technology integration, and comprehensive cultural coverage. It employs an intuitive and functional approach to proficiency development, with effective strategies to tackle tough areas such as tones, literacy development and difficult grammar points.  In this session, you’ll learn about how iLrn, Cengage Learning’s dynamic course-management system,  saves you time and supports the program’s key features through integrated video segments, interactive activities, grammar PowerPoints, and more. This program is ideal for college introductory Chinese courses.
Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
Date: 10/26/15
Presented by: Music Team

The Music team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to take you on a virtual tour of the newly added content, features, and updates in the current editions of Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Editions. We’ll also explore how MindTap – the premier digital solution for Music Appreciation that gets your students to listen to music and not just hear it – helps elevate thinking, promote better outcomes, and make it easy to set your course.
Are Your Students Ready for Lab?
Facilitated by: Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Directors and Co-founders, Learning Science Ltd.
Date Recorded: 11/5/2015

LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. The newest version of LabSkills PreLabs is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than 30 countries worldwide.

In this webinar, you will learn how to get your students: 
- Engaged with practical work 
- Prepared when they get to the lab 
- Confident in performing the experiments 
- Using the time in the lab effectively
MindTap Advisory Team - Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Date Recorded: 9/18/15, 9/25/15
Presented by: Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Development Specialist, Cengage Learning

Introduction, overview, and orientation for Mathematics and Statistics instructors serving on Cengage Learning’s MindTap Advisory Teams. 

MindTap Sneak Peek: Enhance Engagement with the New Interface
Date: 12/21/15
Presented by: Jared Mann - Director, MindTap and Scott Whitmore - Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning

The more time instructors spend in MindTap, the more time students spend in MindTap.  Increased student usage means improved grades.

Learn all about MindTap’s upcoming enhancements to make the most out of your experience and inspire students to do the same. Join members of the MindTap team for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel.  Say goodbye to those dark colors of old, and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to encourage student engagement.

The MindTap team will also demonstrate a gradebook enriched with improved performance speed, a new display of score breakdowns, and the ability to drop a student’s lowest score.

Learn when the new user experience will be available and see how MindTap is adjusting to meet the changing needs of both instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

We cannot wait to show you the new MindTap.  

The Journey to Digital: “Make It Count” through Assignment
Date: 11/19/15
Presented by: Professor Brandee Coltharp, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute, IN; Professor Anne Gupton, Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan; and Guest Student Panelist

Join Professors Brandee Coltharp of Ivy Tech Community College and Anne Gupton of Mott Community College as they share their experiences making it count with digital and how they have found assignment to affect engagement and outcomes. Hear the student perspective, too, as a current student offers insight as a receiver of digital learning.

5 Course Design Tips to Increase Engagement and Outcomes
Date Recorded: 10/21/2015
Presented by: Professor Greg Gellene, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

How do you get the most out of your students?  Do you wish for them to participate more? Complete their homework?  Improve their outcomes?  Listen as Greg Gellene reveals his 5 tips for designing a course to better engage college students. Greg will share his experience building a digitally-infused course that increased class attendance and drove homework completion rates to over 80%.  Attend this second webinar in our Journey to Digital Professional Development Series to hear from Greg, ask advice for implementing such methods in your own course, and discover why Greg’s students say technology helped to keep them well-engaged in his course.

The Journey to Digital: Incorporating Technology to Strengthen Critical Minds   
Date Recorded: 8/24/15 
Presented by: Dr. Dale Prentiss, Special Lecturer, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 

Have you gone digital?  74% of surveyed college students feel that they would fare better if their instructors would use more technology. Whether you are a technology novice or a digital pro, we welcome you to a webinar inspired by a recent case study at Oakland University. Dr. Dale Prentiss will share his journey to digital, his mission to help students strengthen their critical thinking skills, and how personalizing his course resulted in better student engagement. Join Dale as he discusses the highs and lows of moving from a non-digital to a fully-digital experience and offers tips on how to make the transition in your own course in this first webinar of The Journey to Digital Professional Development Series.
Sneak Peek – Introducing 4LTR Press Online
Date: 11/18/15, 12/3/15 
Presented by: 4LTR Press, the leader in the understanding students’ study workflows and learning preferences, proudly introduces 4LTR Press Online!

Be some of the first to see the new 4LTR Press Online experience, including the suite of straightforward instructor tools that accompany it. Join us for a quick webinar!

4LTR Press Online... From Start to Finish!
1/26/16
2/10/16
3/3/16 
Presented by: Lauren McMahon, Marketing Coordinator for Digital Solution

First time 4LTR Press Online User?  You'll learn how easy it is to set up your course, and how 4LTR Press Online gives your students the tools to succeed in your class on any device at any time while also keeping you connected to how well they understand the foundations of your course. 
Struggle & Success At A Glance: Gradebook Analytics
Date: 1/13/16
Presented by: Jarren T. Gonzales, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychology at Orange Coast College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Explore Aplia’s gradebook analytics to learn how to identify students who may be falling behind and those who are doing exceedingly well.  This session will address how to identify indicators that affect students who are successful and those who struggle. Strategies for responding to both situations will be recommended.

Aplia 101
Date: 12/11/15
Presented by: Ed Winkofsky - Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Ed Winkofsky of the University of Cincinnati   to learn the basics of Aplia.  In this session Ed will show you to set up your course, manage assignments, and navigate the gradebook. 

Aplia & Adaptive Learning
Date: 1/19/16
Presented by: Rajone Lyman - Professor and Tutor in the Developmental Studies and Education Department at Houston Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Adaptive learning technology creates an individual learning path, unique for each student, to meet his/her specific needs.  In this session, you will learn best practices for incorporating the Study Center, fueled by Knewton Adaptive Learning.

Aplia for Statistics

Improve Statistical Thinking with Aplia for Statistics 
Date Recorded:9/10/15 
Presented by: Kameryn Denaro, Professor at San Diego State University 

In this session, you will learn tips and strategies to help you engage your Introductory Statistics students, making it easier for them to appreciate the importance of statistical literacy in the real world. Learn how you can utilize Aplia for Statistics to develop your students’ technical skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions.
CengageNOWv2

Getting Started with CengageNOWv2
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Patty Worsham - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Norco College

This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, improve student outcomes, and more.  We will also give you a glimpse into CNOWv2 from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your CNOWv2 course helps them make homework count.

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Kristen Quinn - Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available.

Doing More with CengageNOWv2
Date: 2/3/16
Presented by: Jennifer Schneider -  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Georgia 

Designed to help you maximize CengageNOWv2 to support your course, this peer-to-peer training session, with Faculty Partner Jennifer Schneider, will cover best practices for increasing student engagement, identifying at-risk students, preparing students for exams, and delivering exams via CengageNOW. 

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded:10/15/15
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available. 

Getting Started with CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 10/13/15
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, and more. 

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 9/21/15 
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available.

 

CengageNOWv2 for Accounting

Flipping the Classroom with CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 11/10/15  
Presented by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia 

During this session, Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, will discuss how she uses CengageNOWv2 to flip her classroom to improve student preparedness for class and increase student engagement during class.

 Using CNOWv2 for Outcomes Reporting and Accreditation 
Date Recorded:10/26/15 
Presented by: Dawn Stevens, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and lead Accounting Technology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College 

During this session, Dawn Stephens, lead Accounting Technology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, will discuss how she uses the Parent/Child (Master/Section) course set-up in CengageNOWv2 to deliver assignments and generate outcomes reports for AICPA accreditation. We will also discuss the new Analytics tool in CengageNOWv2.
Getting Started with Cognero 
1/12/16
1/20/16
1/27/16
Presented by: Keith Vanden Eynden - Training Manager, Cognero

Get up and running with Cognero quickly! Join us for this session to learn how to log into Cognero, set up your account, build tests, and more. 
Design a Self-Paced, Mastery-Based Online Course using Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College

Learn how you can use the power and flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign to empower students to learn mathematics in a self-paced, emporium course. Join Professor Yvette Hassakoursian who explain how to build your mastery-based course using best practices based on her years of experience using EWA for a self-paced lab. 

Designing an Online Experience that Motivates Students to Help Them Persist Beyond the First Exam
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College

Have you noticed students gauge their ability to be successful in your course on their results from your first exam? In this session, we will discuss how Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) can be used to motivate students and help them persist to prepare for your first exam. Use the results of the first test as a catalyst to improve results.   

Getting Started on the Right Track Using Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by:  Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this first peer-to-peer training to help instructors and adjunct faculty get started with Enhanced WebAssign, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he sets up his course and why and what he requires students to do during the first couple of weeks of class. He will also take a look at the gradebook and Class Insights to discuss how those results help inform classroom instruction. 

Getting Ready for Mid-Terms to Elevate Learning with Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 2/17/16
Presented by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this second Getting Started with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) peer-to-peer training for instructors and adjunct faculty, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he uses students’ work in EWA to personalize his experience in the classroom.     

Getting Ready for Finals with Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 3/9/16
Presented by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), Michael Lafreniere,  EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss the benefits of having the EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike will share specific examples how he uses EWA to cater to the needs of individual students by delivering better results. He will also look at the Gradebook analytics and discuss how he uses those.  

Getting Ready for Finals with Enhanced WebAssign   
Date Recorded: 11/18/15 
Presented by: Mike Lafreniere, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe 

During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign, you will learn the benefits of having EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike Lafreniere, Associate Professor at Ohio University, will share some specific examples of how he uses Gradebook Analytics to cater to the needs of the students in his class.

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus

Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus    
Date Recorded: 9/15/15 
Presented by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Fisher College 

Built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage authors, Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus solves the toughest challenges facing instructors and students by offering resources at every stage of the instructor workflow and student learning process, preparing students for success in the more challenging courses to follow. In this webinar, learn about Enhanced WebAssign’s unique tools to help calculus students refresh the skills that they should already have, build new skills, and finally, take advantage of new interactive assets to help them visualize, explore, and understand the critical concepts of this dynamic course.

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Physics

Enhanced WebAssign for Introductory Physics: Going Beyond End of Chapter Exercises to Increase Student Engagement 
Date Recorded: 9/1/15 
Presented by: Michael Jacobs Ph.D., Content Developer, Physics & Astronomy 
In this session you will learn ways to use many of the enhanced features of WebAssign in your Introductory Physics class. Engage your students with Tutorials, Simulations, Active Examples and PreLecture Explorations. Learn how Enhanced WebAssign can assist with your pre-course math remediation.

Getting Started with iLrn
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

New to iLrn? Find out how to make course management easy, and even how to
customize iLrn for the needs of your own language class!

Online Collaboration Tools for Your Language Course
Date: 3/17/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

Studying online is more than just doing workbook activities–learn how iLrn's collaboration tools get students speaking, listening, and engaging with each other–both inside and outside the classroom!

Manage Your Online Language Course with Ease
Date: 4/28/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

As more and more instruction hours move online, students need guidance to make the most of their time. Find out how iLrn helps students engage with the language, build confidence on their own, while letting you track their progress as you would during actual class time.
MindTap Sneak Peek: Enhance Engagement with the New Interface
Date: 12/21/15
Presented by: Jared Mann - Director, MindTap and Scott Whitmore - Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning

The more time instructors spend in MindTap, the more time students spend in MindTap. Increased student usage means improved grades.

Learn all about MindTap’s upcoming enhancements to make the most out of your experience and inspire students to do the same. Join members of the MindTap team for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel.  Say goodbye to those dark colors of old, and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to encourage student engagement.

The MindTap team will also demonstrate a gradebook enriched with improved performance speed, a new display of score breakdowns, and the ability to drop a student’s lowest score.

Learn when the new user experience will be available and see how MindTap is adjusting to meet the changing needs of both instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

We cannot wait to show you the new MindTap.  

Make it Count! It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3 
Date: 12/9/15
Presented by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins - Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Trace Etienne-Gray - History Education Specialist and Senior Instructor at Texas State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Make it count. Students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade. A successful start is easy as 1, 2, 3. 
Learn how to:
1) Create a course 
2) Use MindTap "out of the box" 
3) Use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking--because it's really the thought that counts. 

Multiply Engagement with Multimedia
Date: 1/21/16
Presented by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator and Greg Rivera-Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning   

“Tell me and I’ll forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I’ll understand.” – Benjamin Franklin. Engagement is the key to understanding.  When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.  By using multimedia in your MindTap course you are making it count! 

Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Damon Givehand -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Audrey Wick-  English professor and kinesiology instructor at Blinn College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Learn how MindTap Analytics not only provide you with insight about your students’ level of understanding but also about their interaction with your course content. Success or struggles—MindTap Analytics makes your students stand out so you can intervene to make it count.   

There’s an App for That!
Date: 2/2/16
Presented by: Shawn Orr -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Dr. Josh Robinson- Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

We all know it’s the thought that counts and MindTap has several MindApps that allow your students to do just that.  For example, In MindTap, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.  Learn how the following MindApps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
a. Flashcards, notebook, ReadSpeaker 
b. Google docs, RSS feeds
c. ConnectYard 
d. Study Tools 
e. Online homework solutions   

A Part of Their World
Date: 2/11/16
Presented by: Dr. Keith Sisson - Graduate Studies Coordinator at University of Memphis and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Study tools, assignments, the mobile app—it all adds up to the student experience.  Let us give you a glimpse into MindTap from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your MindTap course helps your students make learning count. Dr. Keith Sisson, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, will teach you tips and tricks to ensure your students stay on top of their assignments.     

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part Two 
Date Recorded: 11/18/15 
Presented by: Shawn Orr, Cengage Learning Digital Educator 
Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms? MindTap has you covered. This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:

    ConnectYard
    Study Tools
    Online homework solutions

MindTap Advisory Team - Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Date Recorded: 9/18/15, 9/25/15
Presented by: Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Development Specialist, Mathematics and Statistics

Introduction, overview, and orientation for Mathematics and Statistics instructors serving on Cengage Learning’s MindTap Advisory Teams.

 

MindTap for Biology

Engage Your Students with MindTap for Biology
2/17/16
2/18/16
3/16/16
3/17/16
Presented by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning

Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Biology! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the conceptual problems to help your students go beyond rote memorization and gain an understanding.

 

MindTap for Business Law

Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law    
Date Recorded: 8/27/15 
Presented by: Leanne DeFoor, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration at University of West Georgia 

Learn how MindTap for Business Law will hold students accountable to be prepared and engaged in the course. Move today's students beyond memorization, transforming them into critical thinkers. In this session, we will explore the unique online resources available as well as share tips and trick on how to easily set up and customize your course to fit your needs and meet your course goals.

 

MindTap for Counseling

Prepare Responsive, Ethical Practitioners with MindTap for Counseling    
Date Recorded: 9/3/15 
Presented by: Margaux Cameron, Cengage Learning 
Help your students become responsive, ethical practitioners by giving them a safe space to practice counseling skills.

 

MindTap for Criminal Justice

Prepare Career-Ready Students with MindTap for Criminal Justice    
Date Recorded: 9/11/15 
Presented by: Scott Rudeen, Criminal Justice Online Program Chair at Globe University 
Criminal Justice instructors have told us their two main classroom concerns are giving students the ability to make the difficult, reasoned decisions they'll need to make as criminal justice professionals and ensuring students have the needed writing skills when they enter their careers. MindTap for Criminal Justice addresses these concerns with Decide & Justify and the Writing Skill Builder. Learn how to give your students an advantage with MindTap.

 

MindTap for Education

Prepare Classroom-Ready, Reflective Teachers with MindTap for Education     
Date Recorded: 10/1/15 
Presented by: Chris Sosa, Cengage Learning 
Help your students become classroom-ready, reflective teachers by having students apply and practice teaching skills through Video Cases and Scenario activities that allow them to experience and make decisions on real-life teaching situations.

 

MindTap for Nutrition

Engage Your Students with MindTap for Nutrition
2/17/16
2/18/16
3/16/16
3/17/16
Presented by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning

Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Nutrition! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the Diet & Wellness Plus app that demonstrates the personal relevance of your course.

 

MindTap for Sociology

The power of personalized learning: MindTap for Introductory Sociology with Study Center     
Date Recorded: 9/10/15 
Presented by: Kara Kindstrom, Cengage Learning 

MindTap for Introductory Sociology with Study Center gives each student a personalized way to quickly learn and understand the key concepts in Intro Sociology, allowing you to get to doing sociology more quickly.

Getting Started with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 8/4/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed for new users of OWLv2, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to create your own course, set up assignments, review student performance, and more.

Getting Ready for Midterms and Final Exams with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 10/1/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed to help you maximize OWLv2 to support mid-term and final exam preparation, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to identify and support at-risk students, improving student retention, student communication tools and learning resources.

Getting Ready for Course Wrap-Up with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 12/8/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed to help you maximize OWLv2 to support mid-term and final exam preparation, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to identify and support at-risk students, improving student retention, student communication tools and learning resources.

Improving Student Outcomes with SAM
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Sandy Keeter - Professor of Information Technology at Seminole State College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Sandy Keeter, to learn more about improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path – a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM. 

SAM: The Student Experience
Date: 2/18/16
Presented by: Sheila Blower - Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM!  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more. 

Keep Your Computing Course Current & Relevant with SAM's December Release!
Date: 12/8/15
Presented by: Cengage Learning Computing Marketing and Product Team

Are you looking for a new way to engage your Computing students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Please join Cengage Learning’s Computing Team to learn more about SAM’s December Release coming on December 22nd.  Get a sneak peak at what’s coming in SAM’s Platform Enhancements! We’ll discuss: 
· Updated User Interface and Improved ADA Compliance
· Redesign of the “Results” page, including new ability to customize certain reports
· SAM Assignments – Ability to only see individual instructor Exams and Trainings

Using SAM to Increase Learning Outcomes   
Date Recorded: 10/20/15  
Presented by: Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College 

This session will focus on how to increase learning outcomes in your course using SAM to engage more with your students and their individual learning styles.

Improve Learning Outcomes using SAM's Personalized Learning
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Rachelle Hall, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Director at Glendale Community College 

Join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community College to learn more about Improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.