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


Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to See below the workshop listings for more details.


Moodle Basics

Tuesday, August 1st, 10 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, August 9th, 10 am – 12 pm

In this workshop, we will cover the breadth of available options within the LMS and demonstrate the basic tools needed for implementing a Moodle course.


Managing your Gradebook

Wednesday, August 2nd, 10 – 11 am

Thursday, August 10th, 10 – 11 am

This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 2.5 effectively.


Video Best Practices

Wednesday, August 2nd, 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!


Creating Quizzes in Moodle

Thursday, August 3rd, 10 – 11:30 am

This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 2.5.


Explain Everything

Tuesday, August 8th, 2 – 3 pm

Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes.  Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded.  Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use.  It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses.  Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.



Wednesday, August 9th, 2 – 3 pm

Sway is an online interactive tool integrated into the Office 365 suite. You have seen this tool in action, used in newsletter form for the Tech Toolbox. Now learn how you can use Sway to create presentations, newsletters, and more for you students and courses!


Measurable Objectives

Thursday, August 10th, 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.


Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class

Wednesday, August 16th, 10 – 11 am

Thursday, August 17th, 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.


WebEx Basics

Thursday, August 17th, 2 – 3:30 pm

We have combined the basics of WebEx with the scheduling of WebEx sessions into one training. Learn the basics of participating in a WebEx session and what it takes to host training of your own. We will then go over how to schedule a training sessions and accessing the reports generated by WebEx.


WebEx Personal Room

Thursday, August 24th, 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.

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 registration email.


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


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