June 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.

NOTE: Webex was updated and the instructions for registration have changed. Please read the instructions below the schedule for more details.

Moodle Basics

Tuesday, June 4th, 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.

Webex Personal Room

Tuesday, June 4th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, June 5th, 2 – 3 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.

Managing Your Gradebook

Thursday, June 6th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

Word Styles

Thursday, June 6th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, June 27th, 2 – 3 pm
Word Styles enable you to create ADA compliant documents that are also quick and easy to navigate, organize, and update. Change the look of your documents and create a table of contents in just a few clicks. In this workshop we will work together on a document to learn how to use Word Styles, the Design Tab, and more!

Sharing Content in Moodle

Wednesday, June 11th, 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.

PowerPoint Fundamentals

Wednesday, June 12th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, June 13th, 2 – 3 pm
PowerPoint has been an ever-present element in education and has grown into a valuable tool for engaging students. Learn how to design your presentations, add audio and animation, and more. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas!

Excel Fundamentals

Tuesday, June 18th, 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.

Alignment in the Online Course

Tuesday, June 25th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, June 26th, 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.

Excel: Organizing Your Data

Thursday, June 27th, 10 – 11:30 am
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.

To register for courses via WebEx:
1. Go to nsula.webex.com and sign in.
2. Click on the Webex Training menu item on the bottom left of the page.
3. In the left-hand menu, beneath Attend a Session, click List of Sessions.
4. Click the Upcoming tab to see a list of the sessions with the date and times, click 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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