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April Professional Development

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.

Stream
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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

March Professional Development

March 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.

Adobe Acrobat Fundamentals
Wednesday, March 6th, 10 – 11 am
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.

Managing Your Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition
Wednesday, March 7th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 7th, 2 – 3 pm

We have reached the middle of the semester and you need your gradebook ready for your 10-week grades to be posted. Learn how to make sure your gradebook is calculating your 10-week grades correctly and be able to export a copy when your grades are finished.

Communicating in Moodle
Tuesday, March 12th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 13th, 10 – 11 am

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.

Measurable Objectives in the Online Course
Tuesday, March 12th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 9 – 10 am

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.

Accessible Video Content
Thursday, March 14th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 27th, 10 – 11 am

This workshop provides you with the tools to ensure that the video content in your course is accessible for all students or viewers. Caption videos through Stream and VIC, and learn what to look for when adding third party videos to your courses.

New! Excel: Organizing Your Data
Thursday, March 14th, 2 – 3 pm
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.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, March 21st, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Thursday, March 28th, 9 – 10 am

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.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

February Professional Development

February 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.

Communicating in Moodle
Tuesday, February 5th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, February 6th, 10 – 11 am

In this workshop, we will demonstrate 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.

PowerPoint Recording
Tuesday, February 5th, 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, you will learn how to record using PowerPoint.

Accessible Video Content
Wednesday, February 6th, 2 – 3 pm
This workshop provides you with the tools to ensure that your videos are accessible to all students. Caption videos through Stream and VIC, and learn what to look for when adding third party videos to your courses.

Sharing Content in Moodle
Monday, February 11th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, February 12th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, February 12th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday February 13th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday February 13th, 2 – 3 pm

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

PowerPoint Fundamentals
Wednesday, February 13th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, February 26th, 2 – 3 pm

PowerPoint has been an ever-present element in education, and has grown into a valuable tool for engaging students. Learn how to design your presentations, add audio and animation, and more. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas!

Assessment & Measurement in an Online Course
Tuesday, February 19th, 10 – 11 am
In this workshop, which is part of the Master Course Creator series, we will discuss the importance of alignment between your objectives and your activities and assessments. We explain how to ensure alignment of assessments with course and module objectives. To earn the badge for the workshop, you will complete an assignment that shows your ability to create effective assessments that demonstrate the skills that you are teaching.

Accessible Documents
Thursday, February 21st, 10 – 11 am
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.

Excel Basics
Thursday, February 21st, 2 – 3 pm
This workshop is an introduction to Excel components. Learn about creating and navigating worksheets, entering text, dates and numbers, selecting cells, entering formulas, and much more.

Moodle Gradebook, Mid-Term Editione
Monday, February 25th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, February 26th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, February 27th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, February 28th, 10 – 11 am

We have reached the middle of the semester and you need your gradebook ready for your 10-week grades to be posted. Learn how to make sure your gradebook is calculating your 10-week grades correctly and be able to export a copy when your grades are finished.

Flipgrid
Thursday, February 28th, 10 – 11 am
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.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

January Professional Development

January 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.

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, January 8th, 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, January 8th, 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.

Stream
Tuesday, January 8th, 3 – 4 pm
Wednesday, January 23rd, 3 – 4 pm

Stream is the new video library system through Office365. In this workshop, we will cover uploading, sharing, and closed captioning through Stream.

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Wednesday, January 9th, 10 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, January 9th, 2 – 3:30 pm

This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

WebEx Personal Room
Wednesday, January 9th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, January 23rd, 3 – 4 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.

Finding & Creating Educational Video
Thursday, January 10th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, January 29th, 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
Thursday, January 10th, 10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, January 10th, 2 – 3:30 pm

This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

WebEx Training Center
Tuesday, January 15th, 2 – 3:30 pm
Learn the basics of participating and hosting a WebEx training session for class meetings. You will also learn how to schedule a training session, and where to access the reports generated by WebEx.

Sharing Content in Moodle
Wednesday, January 16th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, January 29th, 10 – 11 am

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

Communicating in Moodle
Thursday, January 17th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, January 24th, 10 – 11 am

In this workshop, we will demonstrate 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.

PowerPoint Recording
Thursday, January 17th, 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.

Rubrics
Thursday, January 24th, 10 – 11 am
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.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

December Professional Development

December Professional Development

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

Face-to-Face Workshops

To register, email us at ece@nsula.edu. All face-to-face workshops are conducted in South Hall computer lab room 106.

Open Lab: Course Development
Tuesday, December 11th, 1 – 4 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 ece@nsula.edu if you have any questions or to sign up.

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.

Measurable Objectives in an Online Course
Wednesday, December 5th, 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.

Managing your Gradebook: Finals Edition
Wednesday, December 5th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, December 6th, 10 – 11 am

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.

Communicating in Moodle
Tuesday, December 11th, 10 – 11 am
In this workshop, we will demonstrate 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.

Stream
Thursday, December 6th, 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.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

November Professional Development

November 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.

New! Sharing Content in Moodle
Tuesday, November 6th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, November 14th, 10 – 11 am

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

WebEx Training Center
Tuesday, November 6th, 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.

New! Communicating in Moodle
Wednesday, November 7th, 10 – 11 am
In this workshop, we will demonstrate 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.

New! Flipgrid
Tuesday, November 13th, 2 – 3 pm
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.

New! Accessible Video Content
Thursday, November 15th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, November 27th, 10 – 11 am

This workshop provides you with the tools to ensure that your videos are accessible to all students. Caption videos through Stream and VIC, and learn what to look for when adding third party videos to your courses.

Managing Your Gradebook, Finals Edition
Wednesday, November 28th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, November 29th, 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.

PowerPoint Recording
Thursday, November 29th, 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, we will demonstrate how to record using PowerPoint.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

October 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.

Assessment & Measurement

Thursday, October 4th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, October 17th, 10 – 11 am
In this workshop, which is part of the Master Course Creator series, we will discuss the importance of alignment between your objectives and your activities and assessments. We explain how to ensure alignment of assessments with course and module objectives. To earn the badge for the workshop, you will complete an assignment that shows your ability to create effective assessments that demonstrate the skills that you are teaching.

Word Styles

Monday, October 8th, 2 – 3 pm
Microsoft Word styles enable you to easily format your documents. Icons denote Title, Heading, and Body fonts, colors and sizes. Using Styles will produce a document that aligns with ADA, making it easy for all learners to absorb the information. Change the look of your documents or add a table of contents with just a few clicks.

PowerPoint Fundamentals

Tuesday, October 9th, 10 – 11 am
PowerPoint has been an ever-present element in education for presentations, and has grown into a valuable tool for more than just stagnant powerpoint slides. Learn how to design your presentations, add audio and animation, and more. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas!

Managing Your Gradebook:  Mid-Term Edition

Tuesday, October 9th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, October 10th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, October 11th, 2 – 3 pm
We have reached the middle of the semester and you need your gradebook ready for your 10-week grades to be posted. Learn how to make sure your gradebook is calculating your 10-week grades correctly and be able to export a copy when your grades are finished.

WebEx Personal Room

Wednesday, October 10th, 10 – 11 am
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 unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

New! Sharing Content in Moodle

Thursday, October 11th, 10 – 11 am
Monday, October 22nd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, October 24th, 10 – 11 am

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

Excel Basics

Monday, October 15th, 2 – 3:30 pm
This workshop is an introduction to Excel components. Learn about creating and navigating worksheets, entering text, dates and numbers, selecting cells, entering formulas, and much more.

New! Communicating in Moodle

Thursday, October 18th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, October 31st, 10 – 11 am

In this workshop, we will demonstrate 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.

Stream

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, October 24th, 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.

New! Flipgrid

Thursday, October 25th, 10 – 11 am

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.

Alignment in the Online Course

Tuesday, October 30th, 2 – 3 pm

What does it mean for objectives, materials, activities, and assessments to be aligned within an online course? We will present a method for evaluating your course to ensure that all of the elements fit together. Attendees will be required to submit one alignment document analyzing one of their courses after participating in the workshop.

 

To register for courses via WebEx:

  1. Go to nsula.webex.com
  2. Click on the “WebEx Training” tab at the top of the page
  3. Click on the “Upcoming” tab beneath Live Sessions
  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 Formto submit questions, comments, workshop requests, or to set up a one-on-one consultation. We look forward to connecting with you!

September Professional Development

September 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.

Measurable Objectives in an Online Course
Wednesday, September 5th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, September 13th, 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, September 6th, 9 – 10 am
Thursday, September 20th, 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 unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

New! Accessible Documents
Tuesday, September 11th, 9 – 10
Tuesday, September 25th, 2 – 3 pm

Join us in this workshop to learn how to create accessible documents in Word and Adobe Acrobat. We will also cover accessible elements within Moodle. In order to meet quality standards, all documents in online courses need to meet ADA requirements. Creating courses with accessibility in mind prevents urgent adjustments later.

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, September 11th, 10 am – Noon

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.

Excel Basics
Thursday, September 13th, 10 – 11:30 am

This workshop is an introduction to Excel components. Learn about creating and navigating worksheets, entering text, dates and numbers, selecting cells, entering formulas, and much more.

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Tuesday, September 18th, 10 – 11:30 am

This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

Adobe Acrobat Basics
Wednesday, September 19th, 2 – 3 pm

PDF files are very common, and Adobe Acrobat is the program most commonly used to process these files. In this workshop, we will cover basic navigation, tools and accessibility within Adobe Acrobat.

Managing Your Gradebook
Tuesday, September 25th, 10 – 11 am

This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

New! Stream
Thursday, September 27th, 9 – 10 am
Stream is the new video library system through Office365. In this workshop, we will cover uploading, sharing, and closed captioning through Stream.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

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August Professional Development

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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 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.

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 ece@nsula.edu 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.

Rubrics
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 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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement

July Professional Development

July 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.

PowerPoint Recording
Tuesday, July 10th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, July 17th, 9 – 10 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, we will demonstrate how to record using PowerPoint.

Moodle to the Max
Thursday, July 12, 10 – 11 am
Want to take your online class to the next level? Join us as we provide tips and tricks that will enhance your Moodle experience. Go beyond the basics of what you know about Moodle. From reporting to media enhancements to specific tools to manage your class efficiently, this course is all about the options that will make you a better online instructor.

Alignment in the Online Course
Thursday, July 12th, 2 – 3 pm
What does it mean for objectives, materials, activities, and assessments to be aligned within an online course? We will present a method for evaluating your course to ensure that all of the elements fit together. Attendees will be required to submit one alignment document analyzing one of their courses after participating in the workshop.

Sway Basics
Wednesday, July 18th, 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!

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, July 19th, 9 – 10 am
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 unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Managing Your Gradebook, Final’s Edition
Tuesday, July 24, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, July 25, 10 – 11 am

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.

Accessibility in the Online Classroom
Tuesday, July 24th, 2 – 3 pm
Creating courses with accessibility in mind prevents urgent adjustments when a student who needs accessible resources enrolls in your class. Topics covered include: closed captions, transcripts, and screen readable content. In this workshop, we will cover techniques for building a course with accessibility in mind.

Course Overview & Introduction
Thursday, July 26th, 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.

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, July 31st, 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.

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!

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359) 
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.  

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found here.

Full disclosure statement