July Professional Development

· · July Professional Development

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.


Teams Meetings

Microsoft Teams includes a synchronous meeting platform that is very similar to Webex, but includes some features of particular interest to instructors who regularly record their meetings to share with students.  We will demonstrate the tools for scheduling, running, and recording Microsoft Teams Meetings. We will also compare the platform to Webex and discuss similarities and differences between the two meeting systems. To register for this session, follow this Teams Registration Link.

Thursday, July 1st, 2 – 3 pm


Excel Fundamentals

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.

Thursday, July 8th, 10 – 11:30 am


Accessible Documents

Accessibility has become a hot topic in online education and is now a required element of a course reviewed using the Quality Matter standards. Join us in this workshop and you will learn how to create accessible documents in Word and Adobe Acrobat. We will also cover some accessibility elements within Moodle.

Friday, July 9th, 10 – 11 am


Excel: Organizing Your Data

Have data in Excel that is overwhelming? Learn how to organize your data so it can be more manageable. Topics include: importing data from other Excel files and other file types such as CSV and TXT files, text to columns, removing duplication, sorting and custom sorting by multiple columns, filtering, creating subtotals, and copying/moving worksheets within and out of a workbook.

Tuesday, July 13th, 10 – 11:30 am


New! Video Editing

Editing your videos can increase the quality and remove unwanted distractions.  There are moments where we pause to collect our thoughts or get interrupted. With simple editing we can remove these moments without having to re-record our video. In this workshop we will cover some basic editing tools and how to use Windows Video Editor. This is a basic editing software built into Windows, but you can use any number of editing programs.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, July 29th, 10 – 11 am


Assessment & Measurement

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.

Thursday, July 15th, 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 you will receive feedback that you can apply immediately to improve your course.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2 – 3 pm


Engagement Tools for Synchronous Courses

In this workshop, we will share some of the leading advice and strategies for engaging with learners in your synchronous video conferencing classes.  We will demonstrate the use of tools such as:

  • Polling
  • Online quizzing
  • Breakout rooms

This workshop will be presented in Webex, but we will also discuss how to accomplish these tasks within Teams.  This workshop has an enrollment minimum of 4 participants.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2 – 3:30 pm

To register for courses via Webex:

  1. Go to webex.com and sign in.
  2. Click on the Search Bar at the top of the page and enter the name of the session you would like to attend. Click Show More Results to see all listings. You can also search by date.
  3. Click the name of the session you want to attend and then click Register.
  4. Complete the registration.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session.


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