January Professional Development

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

Online Workshops via WebEx

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

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, January 8th, 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, January 8th, 2 – 3:30 pm

In this workshop, we will cover the breadth of available options within the LMS and demonstrate the basic tools needed for implementing a Moodle course.

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

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

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

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

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

Your WebEx Personal Room is a valuable tool for engaging with online students. In this workshop, you will learn how to open and run your personal room either as a one-on-one meeting option as well as an open office for online classes. You will also be introduced to some unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

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

In this workshop, you will be introduced to best practices for choosing and creating video resources and implementing them in your course. We will also cover how to ensure that your video content is accessible for all learners.

Managing Your Gradebook
Thursday, January 10th, 10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, January 10th, 2 – 3:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to use various forms of communication (forums, announcements, and QuickMail) and when to use them. This will help you incorporate student interaction within your courses.

PowerPoint Recording
Thursday, January 17th, 10 – 11 am
Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students? PowerPoint is now equipped with valuable tools to record lectures, and add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any presentation. In this workshop, you will learn how to record using PowerPoint.

Thursday, January 24th, 10 – 11 am
If you have ever struggled with the details of how to grade an assignment, this workshop is for you. We will discuss how to create a rubric that will help students understand the assignment, while also making grading easier for you. Bring a rubric or assignment to this workshop and you will receive feedback that you can apply immediately to improve your course.

To register for courses via WebEx:
1. Go to nsula.webex.com
2. Click on “Training Center”
3. Click on the “Upcoming” tab
4. You will see a list of the sessions with the date and times, click on “Register” next to the one you would like to attend
5. Complete the registration

You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session. To cancel your registration, click the link at the bottom of the registration email.

Use our Feedback Form to submit questions, comments, workshop requests, or to set up a one-on-one consultation. We look forward to connecting with you!

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