Professional Development

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 ece@nsula.edu.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Register for Face-to-Face workshops by emailing ece@nsula.edu.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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 sansonj@nsula.edu.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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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 ece@nsula.edu.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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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

November Professional Development

November Professional Development

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

New! 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 starting in October. If you have any questions, contact us at ece@nsula.edu.

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

New!! Finding & Creating Educational Video
Tuesday, November 7th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, November 29th, 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.

Measurable Objectives
Thursday, November 2nd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, November 15th, 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 Basics
Wednesday, November 8th, 2 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 30th, 2 – 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of participating in a WebEx session and what it takes to host training of your own. We will then go over how to schedule a training sessions and accessing the reports generated by WebEx.

Moodle to the Max
Tuesday, November 7th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, November 16th, 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.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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

October Professional Development

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

New! 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 starting in October. If you have any questions, contact us at ece@nsula.edu.

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, October 4th, 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!

Moodle Troubleshooting Class
Tuesday, October 10th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, October 26th, 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.

New! Moodle Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition
Wednesday, October 11th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, October 12th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, October 17th, 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.

Moodle to the Max
Tuesday, October 24th, 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.

Explain Everything
Thursday, October 12th, 2 – 3 pm
Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes. Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded. Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use. It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses. Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.

New! Rubrics
Wednesday, October 18th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, October 26th, 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.

New! Accessibility in the Online Classroom
Tuesday, October 24th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, October 25th, 2 – 3 pm

Creating courses with accessibility in mind prevents urgent adjustments when a student who needs accessible resources enrolls in your class. Students that require assistance may just need simple test adjustments or longer time limits. Other students may require more assistance with the content. Examples include closed captions, transcripts, or screen readable content. In this workshop, we will cover techniques for building a course with accessibility in mind.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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

September Professional Development

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, September 5th, 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.

Video Best Practices
Wednesday, September 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) to connect these 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!

Moodle Quizzes
Thursday, September 7th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 2.5.

Moodle to the Max
Tuesday, September 12th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, September 27th, 10 – 11:00 am

This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the new features within Moodle 2.5. 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.

Office Mix
Wednesday, September 13th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, September 19th, 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.

Excel Basics
Thursday, September 14th, 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.

Word Styles
Thursday, September 14th, 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, September 21st, 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 new and unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

WebEx Basics & Scheduling
Tuesday, September 26th, 2 – 3:30 pm
We have combined the basics of WebEx with the scheduling of WebEx sessions into one training. Learn the basics of participating in a WebEx session and what it takes to host training of your own. We will then go over how to schedule a training sessions and accessing the reports generated by WebEx.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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 2017 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 Basics

Tuesday, August 1st, 10 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, August 9th, 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.

 

Managing your Gradebook

Wednesday, August 2nd, 10 – 11 am

Thursday, August 10th, 10 – 11 am

This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 2.5 effectively.

 

Video Best Practices

Wednesday, August 2nd, 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) to connect these 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!

 

Creating Quizzes in Moodle

Thursday, August 3rd, 10 – 11:30 am

This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 2.5.

 

Explain Everything

Tuesday, August 8th, 2 – 3 pm

Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes.  Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded.  Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use.  It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses.  Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.

 

Sway

Wednesday, August 9th, 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!

 

Measurable Objectives

Thursday, August 10th, 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.

 

Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class

Wednesday, August 16th, 10 – 11 am

Thursday, August 17th, 2 – 3 pm

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.

 

WebEx Basics

Thursday, August 17th, 2 – 3:30 pm

We have combined the basics of WebEx with the scheduling of WebEx sessions into one training. Learn the basics of participating in a WebEx session and what it takes to host training of your own. We will then go over how to schedule a training sessions and accessing the reports generated by WebEx.

 

WebEx Personal Room

Thursday, August 24th, 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 new and 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.

 

If you have any questions, please contact ECE at 1-800-376-2422 or (318) 357-6355, or via email at ece@nsula.edu.

July 2017 Professional Development

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

Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to WebEx. See below the workshop listings for more details.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, July 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 new and unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Sway
Wednesday, July 12th, 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!

Microsoft Word Styles
Thursday, July 27th, 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.

Explain Everything
Wednesday, July 19th, 2 – 3 pm
Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes.  Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded.  Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use.  It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses.  Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.

Managing Your Gradebook:  Finals Edition
Tuesday, July 25th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, July 27th, 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.

Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class
Wednesday, July 26th, 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.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Register for Face-to-Face workshops by emailing Emily Perritt at emily@nsula.edu.

Face to Face Follow Up
Tuesday, July 18th, 2 – 4 pm
We are hosting a face to face follow up session. If you are having trouble getting started, or if you would like to share what you have created, come visit with Laura and Emily in the South Hall computer lab. We will be providing support for any skill or software presented through ECE workshops. You are not required to stay for the entire length of the workshop. Come when you can, and stay as long as you need. Contact Emily (emily@nsula.edu) if you have any questions and to register.

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 email.

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

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 2017 Professional Development

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

Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to WebEx. See below the workshop listings for more details.

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, June 6th, 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.

Microsoft Office Mix
Tuesday, June 6th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, June 21st, 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.

Managing your Gradebook
Thursday, June 8th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 2.5 effectively.

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Tuesday, June 13th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 2.5.

Measurable Objectives
Tuesday, June 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.

Video Best Practices
Wednesday, June 14th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, June 20th, 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) to connect these 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!

Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class
Thursday, June 15th, 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.

Finding Online Resources
Tuesday, June 27th, 2 – 3 pm
The internet is an endless source of information that can be overwhelming. We will discuss how to find valuable quality resources for your courses. This workshop will be tailored to the needs of the attendees and their specific disciplines.

Sway
Wednesday, June 28th, 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 email.

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

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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May 2017 Professional Development

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

Face-to-Face Workshops

Register for Face-to-Face workshops by emailing Emily Perritt at emily@nsula.edu

iPad Workshop
Tuesday, May 16th, 2 – 3 pm
IPads are valuable tools for engaging with your students.  In this workshop, we will focus on several iPad apps that can be used in face to face classes to increase interaction during lectures.  Topics include polling, games, and study resources.  If you have an app or classroom challenge that you have particular interest in, contact us prior to the workshop and we will try to include it.

Explain Everything
Thursday, May 11th, 2 – 3 pm
Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes.  Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded.  Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use.  It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses.  Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.

Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to WebEx. See below the workshop listings for more details.

WebEx Basics
Monday, May 1st, 2 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 25th, 2 – 3 pm

We have combined the basics of WebEx with the scheduling of WebEx sessions into one training. Learn the basics of participating in a WebEx session and what it takes to host training of your own. We will then go over how to schedule a training sessions and accessing the reports generated by WebEx.

Microsoft Word Styles
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, May 18th, 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Wednesday, May 17th, 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 new and unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2 – 3 pm
Learn how to design your presentations, insert audio, add animation, and even integrate Office Mix. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas.

Explain Everything
Wednesday, May 24th, 2 – 3 pm
Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes.  Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded.  Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use.  It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses.  Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.

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 email.

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

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 2017 Professional Development

Workshops brought to you by the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. All workshops are offered online via WebEx. To register, go to nsula.webex.com. See below the workshop listings for more details.

Excel Level 1
Thursday, April 6th, 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.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, April 6th, 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 new and unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Microsoft Office Mix
Tuesday, April 11th, 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.

Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class
Wednesday, April 12th, 2 – 3 pm

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.

Creating Rubrics
Wednesday, April 19th, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, April 25th, 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.

Video Best Practices
Thursday, April 20th, 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) to connect these 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
Monday, April 24th, 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, Final’s Edition
Tuesday, April 25th – Thursday, April 27th, 10 – 11 am each day

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.

Finding Online Resources
Wednesday, April 26th, 2 – 3 pm

The internet is an endless source of information that can be overwhelming. We will discuss how to find valuable quality resources for your courses. This workshop will be tailored to the needs of the attendees and their specific disciplines.

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 email.

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

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