April Professional Development

Workshops brought to you by the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education.

Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to nsula.webex.com. Attendees are encouraged to have a working microphone to fully benefit from the sessions. See below the workshop listings for more details.

Excel: Organizing Your Data
Wednesday, April 10th, 10 – 11:30 am
Have data in Excel that is overwhelming? Learn how to organize your data so it can be more manageable. Topics include: importing data from other Excel files and other file types such as CSV and TXT files, text to columns, removing duplication, sorting and custom sorting by multiple columns, filtering, creating subtotals, and copying/moving worksheets within and out of a workbook.

Thursday, April 11th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, April 24th, 10 – 11 am

Stream is the video library system available through Office365. Learn about this new system, and how to upload, share, and caption your video content.

Communicating in Moodle
Thursday, April 11th, 2 – 3 pm
In this workshop, you will learn how to use various forms of communication (forums, announcements, and QuickMail) and when to use them. This will help you incorporate student interaction within your courses.

Accessible Documents
Monday, April 15th, 2 – 3 pm
Creating courses with accessibility in mind prevents urgent adjustments later. Accessibility has also become a required element of a course reviewed using the Quality Matter standards. Join us in this workshop and you will learn how to create accessible documents in Word and Adobe Acrobat. We will also cover some accessible elements within Moodle.

Course Overview & Introduction
Tuesday, April 16th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2 – 3 pm

The Course Overview area is the first part of the course that the students will see, but probably the last thing you will create. In this workshop, we will discuss the items that should be included within a Course Overview area to effectively orient your students in your course. This workshop is part of our Master Course Creator series. In order to earn the related badge for attendance, you will be asked to complete an assignment related to the content.

Educational Video
Thursday, April 18th, 2 – 3 pm
In this workshop, you will be introduced to best practices for choosing and creating video resources and implementing them in your course. We will also cover how to ensure that your video content is accessible for all learners.

Managing Your Gradebook, Finals Edition
Thursday, April 25th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, April 25th, 2 – 3 pm
Friday, April 26th, 10 – 11 am
Monday, April 29th, 10 – 11 am
Monday, April 29th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, April 30th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, April 30th, 2 – 3 pm

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.

To register for courses via WebEx:
1. Go to nsula.webex.com
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 registration email.

Use our Feedback Form to submit questions, comments, workshop requests, or to set up a one-on-one consultation. We look forward to connecting with you!

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