Workshops brought to you by the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. All workshops are offered online via WebEx. To register, go to See below the workshop listings for more details.

Moodle Troubleshooter’s Class
Thursday, March 2nd, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Ever had a question about how to do something in Moodle but were afraid to ask? Can’t figure how to do something in Moodle? This workshop is here for you. This workshop is for people to bring in questions and curiosities about Moodle and have them answered with detail and demonstration. No outline, nothing planned. Just one hour for you to get those bothering Moodle questions answered.

WebEx Basics
Wednesday, March 8th, 2 – 3 pm

We have combined the basics of WebEx with the scheduling of WebEx sessions into one training. Learn the basics of participating in a WebEx session and what it takes to host training of your own. We will then go over how to schedule a training sessions and accessing the reports generated by WebEx.

WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, March 9th, 2 – 3 pm

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 new and unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Microsoft Word Styles
Tuesday, March 14th, 2 – 3 pm

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.

Moodle to the Max
Wednesday, March 15th, 2 – 3 pm

This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the new features within Moodle 2.5. 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.

Microsoft Office Mix
Wednesday, March 15th, 2 – 3 pm
Friday, March 17th, 9 – 10 am

Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students?  Office Mix is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any PowerPoint.  In this workshop, we will demonstrate the features of Office Mix.

Creating Rubrics
Tuesday, March 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.

Video Best Practices
Thursday, March 23rd, 2 – 3 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to creating video content for your courses, including best practices for getting started. We will also cover using VIC (Video Integrated Content) to connect these videos with your Moodle shells. VIC is a library that holds all of your videos in one easy-to-use place. If you want to enrich your classes with videos, this workshop is for you!

Managing your Gradebook
Tuesday, March 7th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, March 8th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Trying to prepare your gradebook for Mid-Term?  This course will provide a helping hand in getting your gradebook setup for Mid-Term reports. This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 2.5 effectively.

To register for courses via WebEx:

  1. Go to
  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.

If you have any questions, please contact ECE at 1-800-376-2422 or (318) 357-6355.

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