October Professional Development

· · October 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.


Outlook: Bring Order to Your Inbox

Overwhelmed by our inbox? Want to optimize the way you use email day to day? Discover features built into Outlook that will help you organize your workflow and reduce clutter. Tools we cover include signatures, rules, flags, and calendar organization.

Wednesday, October 7th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, October 28th, 2 – 3 pm

Managing Your Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition

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.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, October 8th, 2 – 3 pm

Microsoft Sway: Innovative Presentations

Sway is an online presentation 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, showcases, newsletters, and more!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2 – 3 pm

Excel Fundamentals

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.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2 – 3:30 pm

Assessment & Measurement

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.

Thursday, October 15th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, October 29th, 2 – 3 pm

Microsoft Forms

Forms is the name of the form creation tool in Office365. Feedback forms can be valuable for increasing engagement as well as gathering feedback. Join us in this workshop to see how you can create both standard feedback forms as well as quizzes with right and wrong answers. We will also demonstrate how forms can be linked or embedded in courses, documents, and more.

Tuesday, October 20th, 10 – 11 am

Sharing Content in Moodle

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to link and share videos and files stored in VIC, Stream, and OneDrive to your Moodle Courses. We will show you how to share content effectively and efficiently.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2 – 3 pm

Webex Personal Room

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.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2 – 3 pm

Word Styles

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.

Friday, October 23rd, 10 – 11 am

To register for courses via Webex:

  1. Go to nsula.webex.com and sign in.
  2. Click on the Search Bar at the top of the page and enter the name of the session you would like to attend. Click Show More Results to see all listings. You can also search by date.
  3. Click the name of the session you want to attend and then click Register.
  4. Complete the registration.

You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session.


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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