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 nsula.webex.com. Attendees are encouraged to have a working microphone to fully benefit from the sessions. 

 

Moodle Essentials Week (August 3 – 7) 

Moodle Fundamentals 

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. 

Monday, August 3, 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Monday, August 3, 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

 

Creating Quizzes in Moodle 

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

Tuesday, August 4, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

 

Sharing Content in Moodle 

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. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2 – 3 pm 

 

Managing Your Gradebook 

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 6, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Thursday, August 6, 3:00 – 3:30 pm 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat Fundamentals 

PDF files are very common, and Adobe Acrobat is the program most commonly used to process these files. In this workshop, you will learn basic navigation, tools, and accessibility features within Adobe Acrobat as well as how to create fillable forms. 

Tuesday, August 4, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, August 19, 10 – 11 am 

 

New! Microsoft Forms 

Forms is the name of the form creation tool in Office365. Feedback forms can be valuable for increasing engagement as well as gathering feedback. Join us in this workshop to see how you can create both standard feedback forms as well as quizzes with right and wrong answers. We will also demonstrate how forms can be linked or embedded in courses, documents, and more! 

Thursday, August 6, 2 – 3 pm 

Thursday, August 27, 10 – 11 am 

 

Accessible Documents 

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. 

Wednesday, August 12, 10 – 11 am 

 

Moodle Fundamentals 

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. 

Thursday, August 13, 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Thursday, August 13, 10:00 – 11:30 am 

 

Webex Personal Room 

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. 

Thursday, August 13, 10 – 11 am 

 

Rubrics 

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 you will receive feedback that you can apply immediately to improve your course. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2 – 3 pm 

Wednesday, August 26, 2 – 3 pm 

 

Flipgrid 

Are you looking for a new tool to help engage your learners in class?  Flipgrid is an online discussion forum application, free to educators, that allows students to record video responses to discussion prompts.  These video discussions can be embedded within your Moodle class and offer an alternative to written discussion posts.  Join us as we demonstrate how to set up Grids and share them in Moodle course shells.  For more information about Flipgrid and to view a sample Grid, refer to the July 2018 Tech Toolbox. 

Thursday, August 20, 2 – 3 pm 

 

Creating Quizzes in Moodle 

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

 

Sharing Content in Moodle 

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. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2 – 3 pm 

 

Managing Your Gradebook 

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 27, 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

 

New! Teams Meetings 

Microsoft Teams includes a synchronous meeting platform that is very similar to Webex, but includes some features of particular interest to instructors who regularly record their meetings to share with students.  We will demonstrate the tools for scheduling, running, and recording Microsoft Teams Meetings. We will also compare the platform to Webex and discuss similarities and differences between the two meeting systems. 

Friday, August 28, 1011 am 

 

 

 

To register for courses via WebEx: 

1.  Go to nsula.webex.com and sign in. 

2.  Click on the Search Bar at the top of the page and enter the name of the session you would like to attend. Click Show More Results to see all listings.  

3.  Click the name of the session you want to attend and then click Register. 

4.  Complete the registration. 

You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session.  

 

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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