Professional Development

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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.

Full disclosure statement

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected] 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

June Professional Development

June Professional Development

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

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, June 5th, 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.

PowerPoint Fundamentals
Wednesday, June 6th, 9 – 10 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 even integrate Office Mix. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas!

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Thursday, June 7th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

Assessment & Measurement
Thursday, June 7th, 2 – 3 pm
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.

Managing Your Gradebook
Thursday, June 12th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

Word Styles
Thursday, June 14th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, June 20th, 9 – 10 am
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.

WebEx Training Center
Tuesday, June 19th, 9 – 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 26th, 2 – 3:30 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.

Moodle to the Max
Thursday, June 21st, 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.

Rubrics
Thursday, June 21st, 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.

Measurable Objectives in an Online Course
Thursday, June 28th, 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.

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

 

May Professional Development

May 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.

Managing Your Gradebook, Finals Edition
Tuesday, May 1st, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, May 3rd, 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Wednesday, May 2nd, 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.

New! PowerPoint Recording
Thursday, May 3rd, 2 -3 pm
Thursday, May 10th, 9 – 10 am

PowerPoint has now integrated most of the features of Office Mix into a new Recording Tab that allows you to add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any PowerPoint presentation. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the features of PowerPoint Recording, and discuss how to share your presentations with your students.

Accessibility in the Online Course
Tuesday, May 8th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, May 23rd, 9 – 10 am

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.

Excel Basics
Tuesday, May 15th, 10 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, May 23rd, 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.

Finding & Creating Educational Video
Wednesday, May 16th, 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.

Moodle Troubleshooters
Thursday, May 31st, 10 – 11 am
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.

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

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. See below the workshop listings for more details.

Moodle Troubleshooting Class
Thursday, April 12th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, April 18th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, April 24th, 10 – 11 am
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.

Introduction to Video
Thursday, April 12th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, April 25th, 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) 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!

New! Adobe Acrobat Basics
Tuesday, April 17th, 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.

New! Course Overview and Introduction
Wednesday, April 18th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, April 24th, 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.

WebEx Training Center
Thursday, April 19th, 9 – 10:30 am
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.

Managing Your Gradebook, Finals Edition
Monday, April 30th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, May 1st, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, May 3rd, 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.

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. See below the workshop listings for more details.

Managing Your Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition
Thursday, March 1st, 10 – 11:30 am
Friday, March 2nd, 10 – 11:30 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.

PowerPoint Fundamentals
Thursday, March 1st, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, March 20th, 2 – 3 pm
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 even integrate Office Mix. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas!

WebEx Training Center
Tuesday, March 6th, 2 – 3:30 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.

Excel Basics
Wednesday, March 7th, 2 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, March 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, March 8th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, March 13th, 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.

Moodle to the Max
Tuesday, March 13th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 21st, 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.

Word Styles
Tuesday, March 13th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, March 21st, 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.

Alignment in the Online Course
Thursday, March 22nd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, March 28th, 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
Tuesday, March 27th, 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!

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.

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

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. See below the workshop listings for more details.

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Tuesday, February 6th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

Introduction to Video
Tuesday, February 6th, 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) 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!

Accessibility in the Online Course
Wednesday, February 7th, 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.

Managing Your Gradebook
Thursday, February 8th, 10 – 11 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

Moodle to the Max
Thursday, February 15th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, February 21st,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.

Finding & Creating Educational Video
Thursday, February 15th, 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
Wednesday, February 21st, 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.

Assessment & Measurement in an Online Course
Tuesday, February 27th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, February 28th, 2 – 3 pm

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.

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.

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

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.

ECE is issuing digital badges in place of certificates! You will be able to access all of your credentials on Credly, and share them to almost any social media site or portfolio. No more papers, binders, or folders! These badges will be distributed via Credly, and detailed instructions for claiming credentials will be given to workshop participants starting in October. If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].

Face-to-Face Workshops

Register for Face-to-Face workshops by emailing [email protected].

What’s New in Moodle 3
Monday, January 8th, 1 – 2 pm
Northwestern State University is migrating to a new version of Moodle. This presentation will go over key changes in the newest version of Moodle. Topics includes changes in Assignments, Forums, Quizzes, and the Gradebook.

Office Mix
Wednesday, January 24th, 2 – 3 pm
Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students? Office Mix is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any PowerPoint. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the features of Office Mix.

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

What’s New in Moodle 3
Thursday, January 4th, 2 – 3 pm
Friday, January 5th, 10 – 11 am
Monday, January 8th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, January 9th, 3 – 4 pm
Wednesday, January 10th, 4 – 5 pm
Friday, January 12th, 10 – 11 am

Northwestern State University is migrating to a new version of Moodle. This presentation will go over key changes in the newest version of Moodle. Topics includes changes in Assignments, Forums, Quizzes, and the Gradebook.

Finding & Creating Educational Video
Tuesday, January 9th, 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.

WebEx Training Center
Wednesday, January 10th, 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.

Moodle Basics
Thursday, January 11th, 10 – 11 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, January 11th, 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.

Office Mix
Tuesday, January 16th, 2 – 3 pm
Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students? Office Mix is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any PowerPoint. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the features of Office Mix.

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Wednesday, January 24th, 10 – 11 am
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

New!! Adobe Acrobat Basics
Thursday, January 25th, 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, January 30th, 10 – 11 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

New!! Alignment in the Online Course
Wednesday, January 31st, 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 “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 [email protected].

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.

New! What’s New in Moodle 3 Workshop Schedule:
Northwestern State University is migrating to a new version of Moodle. This presentation will go over key changes in the newest version of Moodle. Topics includes changes in Assignments, Forums, Quizzes, and the Gradebook.

Face to Face

Face-to-face workshops will be held in the South Hall computer lab, room 106. To register, email Jarrod Sanson at [email protected].

Monday, December 4:
10:00 – 11:00 am
2:00 – 3:00 pm

WebEx

To register for a WebEx session, go to nsula.webex.com, and select the Upcoming Tab. Click Register next to the Workshop you would like to attend. Complete the registration with your name and email. You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session.

Tuesday, December 5:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, December 6:
9:00 – 10:00 am
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 7:
10:00 – 11:00 am
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Friday, December 8:
10:00 – 11:00 am

Monday, December 11:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

ECE will now be issuing digital badges in place of certificates! You will be able to access all of your credentials on Credly, and share them to almost any social media site or portfolio. No more papers, binders, or folders! These badges will be distributed via Credly, and detailed instructions for claiming credentials will be given to workshop participants. If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

Introduction to Video
Tuesday, December 5th, 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) and Stream, two ways to connect 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!

Measurable Objectives
Wednesday, December 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.

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.

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

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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