August Professional Development

· · August Professional Development

August Professional Development

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


Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to Attendees are encouraged to have a working microphone to fully benefit from the sessions.


Course Overview & Introduction

Thursday, August 1st, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, August 8th, 10 – 11 am

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.


Moodle Fundamentals (was Moodle Basics)

Monday, August 5th, 10 – 11:30 am
Monday, August 5th, 2 – 3:30 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.


Creating Quizzes in Moodle

Tuesday, August 6th, 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 6th, 2 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 20th, 10 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, August 28th, 10 – 11:30 am

Create different types of questions for variety and interactivity in your exams and setup your quizzes to be administered easily and efficiently. See how to review the results of your student and manage their participation within quizzes.


Accessible Documents

Tuesday, August 6th, 3 – 4 pm
Wednesday, August 21st, 2 – 3 pm

Accessibility has become a hot topic in online education and is now 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.


Sharing Content in Moodle

Wednesday, August 7th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, August 7th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, August 21st, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, August 29th, 10 – 11 am

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to link and share videos and files stored in VIC, Stream, and OneDrive to your Moodle Courses.  We will show you how to share content effectively and efficiently in your courses.


PowerPoint Recording

Wednesday, August 7th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, August 20th, 10 – 11 am
Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students?  PowerPoint is now equipped with valuable tools to record lectures, and add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any presentation.  In this workshop, you will learn how to record using PowerPoint.


Managing Your Gradebook

Thursday, August 8th, 10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, August 8th, 2 – 3:30 pm

You can set up your gradebook two ways, total points possible or weighted. In this workshop we will cover the benefits and challenges of each. You will also learn how to easily calculate student progress, enter grades, and view overall grades so that you and your students can track progress during the course.



Thursday, August 8th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, August 22nd, 10 – 11 am
Stream is the video library system available through Office365. Learn how to upload videos to your library, add interactivity, share with your courses, and caption your video content.


Webex Personal Room

Friday, August 9th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, August 13th, 2 – 3 pm
Your WebEx Personal Room is a valuable tool for engaging with online students. In this workshop, you will learn how to open and run your personal room either as a one-on-one meeting option as well as an open office for online classes. You will also be introduced to some unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.


New! Introduction to OneDrive

Thursday, August 15th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, August 27th, 2 – 3 pm
OneDrive is the cloud storage that connects to your computer and your other office applications, allowing you to easily work on any file on any computer or tablet. You can share files quickly, and co-author files with others. In this workshop, you will see how to access your OneDrive, organize your files, and share files with others. You will see how OneDrive connects to your workflow in Word, PowerPoint and more!



To register for courses via WebEx:

  1. Go to and sign in.
  2. Click on the Webex Training menu item on the bottom left of the page.
  3. In the left-hand menu, beneath Attend a Session, click List of Sessions.
  4. Click the Upcoming tab to see a list of the sessions with the date and times, click 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.


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Academic Tech Support Specialist at Information Systems on Northwestern State University's Natchitoches campus. 208 Roy Hall. Phone #5594.