August Professional Development

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

Face-to-Face Workshops

Face-to-Face workshops are conducted in the Computer lab, room 106 in South Hall. Register for Face-to-Face workshops by emailing

Moodle Basics
Thursday, August 16th, 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.

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

New! Stream
Wednesday, August 1st, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, August 9th, 2 – 3 pm
Stream is the new video library system through Office365. In this workshop, we will cover uploading, sharing, and closed captioning through Stream.

Moodle Basics
Thursday, August 2nd, 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 7th, 10 – 11:30 am
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.

PowerPoint Recording
Thursday, August 2nd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2 – 3 pm

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, we will demonstrate how to record using PowerPoint.

New! Course Building: Open Lab
Wednesday, August 7th, 1 – 3 pm
Thursday, August 8th, 1 – 3 pm
Get help with online course design and Moodle during this open lab time.  ECE staff will be available to assist you.  Come in for as much or as little of the time as you need. Please email if you have any questions or to sign up.

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Wednesday, August 8th, 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 28th, 10 – 11:30 am 
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

Managing Your Gradebook
Thursday, August 9th, 10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, August 30th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

Introduction to Video
Thursday, August 16th, 9 – 10 am
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) and Stream, two ways to connect videos with your Moodle shells. If you want to enrich your classes with videos, this workshop is for you!

WebEx Training Center
Friday, August 17th, 9 – 10 am
Tuesday, August 28th, 2 – 3 pm
Learn the basics of participating and hosting a WebEx training session for class meetings. We will also cover how to schedule a training session, and where to access the reports generated by WebEx.

Finding & Creating Educational Video
Thursday, August 23rd, 2 – 3 pm
In this workshop, we will present 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 ADA compliant.

Thursday, August 30th, 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.

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.

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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