Workshops brought to you by the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. All workshops are offered online via WebEx. To register, go to See below the workshop listings for more details.

Excel Level 1
Thursday, April 6th, 10 – 11:30 am

This workshop is an introduction to Excel components. Learn about creating and navigating worksheets, entering text, dates and numbers, selecting cells, entering formulas, and much more.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, April 6th, 2 – 3 pm

Your WebEx Personal Room is a valuable tool for engaging with online students. In this workshop, we will cover how to open and run your personal room both as a one-on-one meeting option as well as an open office for online classes. We will also be highlighting some new and unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Microsoft Office Mix
Tuesday, April 11th, 2 – 3 pm

Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students?  Office Mix is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any PowerPoint.  In this workshop, we will demonstrate the features of Office Mix.

Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class
Wednesday, April 12th, 2 – 3 pm

Ever had a question about how to do something in Moodle but were afraid to ask? Can’t figure how to do something in Moodle? This workshop is here for you. This workshop is for people to bring in questions and curiosities about Moodle and have them answered with detail and demonstration. No outline, nothing planned. Just one hour for you to get those bothering Moodle questions answered.

Creating Rubrics
Wednesday, April 19th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, April 25th, 2 – 3 pm

If you have ever struggled with the details of how to grade an assignment, this workshop is for you.  We will discuss how to create a rubric that will help students understand the assignment, while also making grading easier for you.  Bring a rubric or assignment to this workshop and we will give feedback that you can apply immediately to improve your course.

Video Best Practices
Thursday, April 20th, 2 – 3 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to creating video content for your courses, including best practices for getting started. We will also cover using VIC (Video Integrated Content) to connect these videos with your Moodle shells. VIC is a library that holds all of your videos in one easy-to-use place. If you want to enrich your classes with videos, this workshop is for you!

Measurable Objectives
Monday, April 24th, 2 – 3 pm

Clear learning objectives provide a foundation for a quality course. In this interactive workshop, you will revise or create measureable objectives that provide a roadmap for your activities and assessments.

Managing Your Gradebook, Final’s Edition
Tuesday, April 25th – Thursday, April 27th, 10 – 11 am each day

We have reached the end of the semester and you need your gradebook ready for the end. Learn how to make sure your gradebook is calculating your final grades correctly and be able to export a copy when your grades are finished.

Finding Online Resources
Wednesday, April 26th, 2 – 3 pm

The internet is an endless source of information that can be overwhelming. We will discuss how to find valuable quality resources for your courses. This workshop will be tailored to the needs of the attendees and their specific disciplines.

To register for courses via WebEx:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Training Center”
  3. Click on the “Upcoming” tab
  4. You will see a list of the sessions with the date and times, click on “Register” next to the one you would like to attend
  5. Complete the registration

You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session. To cancel your registration, click the link at the bottom of the email.

If you have any questions, please contact ECE at 1-800-376-2422 or (318) 357-6355.

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