March 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.
Adobe Acrobat Fundamentals
Wednesday, March 6th, 10 – 11 am
PDF files are very common, and Adobe Acrobat is the program most commonly used to process these files. In this workshop, you will learn basic navigation, tools, and accessibility features within Adobe Acrobat.
Managing Your Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition
Wednesday, March 7th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 7th, 2 – 3 pm
We have reached the middle of the semester and you need your gradebook ready for your 10-week grades to be posted. Learn how to make sure your gradebook is calculating your 10-week grades correctly and be able to export a copy when your grades are finished.
Communicating in Moodle
Tuesday, March 12th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 13th, 10 – 11 am
In this workshop, you will learn how to use various forms of communication (forums, announcements, and QuickMail) and when to use them. This will help you incorporate student interaction within your courses.
Measurable Objectives in the Online Course
Tuesday, March 12th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 9 – 10 am
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.
Accessible Video Content
Thursday, March 14th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, March 27th, 10 – 11 am
This workshop provides you with the tools to ensure that the video content in your course is accessible for all students or viewers. Caption videos through Stream and VIC, and learn what to look for when adding third party videos to your courses.
New! Excel: Organizing Your Data
Thursday, March 14th, 2 – 3 pm
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.
WebEx Personal Room
Thursday, March 21st, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Thursday, March 28th, 9 – 10 am
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.
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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