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.
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.
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.
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:
- Go to nsula.webex.com
- Click on “Training Center”
- Click on the “Upcoming” tab
- 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
- 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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