June Professional Development

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

Moodle Basics
Tuesday, June 5th, 10 am – 12 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.

PowerPoint Fundamentals
Wednesday, June 6th, 9 – 10 am
PowerPoint has been an ever-present element in education for presentations, and has grown into a valuable tool for more than just stagnant powerpoint slides. Learn how to design your presentations, add audio and animation, and even integrate Office Mix. This class will revolve around what the attendees want to see, so bring your questions and ideas!

Creating Quizzes in Moodle
Thursday, June 7th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the features within Moodle 3.

Assessment & Measurement
Thursday, June 7th, 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.

Managing Your Gradebook
Thursday, June 12th, 10 – 11:30 am
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 3 effectively.

Word Styles
Thursday, June 14th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, June 20th, 9 – 10 am
Microsoft Word styles enable you to easily format your documents. Icons denote Title, Heading, and Body fonts, colors and sizes. Using Styles will produce a document that aligns with ADA, making it easy for all learners to absorb the information. Change the look of your documents or add a table of contents with just a few clicks.

WebEx Training Center
Tuesday, June 19th, 9 – 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 26th, 2 – 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of participating and hosting a WebEx training session for class meetings. We will also cover how to schedule a training session, and where to access the reports generated by WebEx.

Moodle to the Max
Thursday, June 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.

Thursday, June 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.

Measurable Objectives in an Online Course
Thursday, June 28th, 2 – 3 pm
Clear learning objectives provide a foundation for a quality course. In this interactive workshop, you will revise or create measureable objectives that provide a roadmap for your activities and assessments.

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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