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.

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 ece@nsula.edu.

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