October Professional Development

· · October Professional Development

Online Workshops via Webex

To register, go to nsula.webex.comAttendees are encouraged to have a working microphone to fully benefit from the sessions.


Measurable Objectives

Clear learning objectives provide a foundation for a quality course. In this interactive workshop, you will revise or create measurable objectives that provide a roadmap for your activities and assessments.

Tuesday, October 5, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, October 6, 10 – 11 am


Alignment in the Online Course

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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2 – 3 pm
Friday, October 15, 10 – 11 am


Accessible Documents

Accessibility has become a hot topic in online education and is now a required element of a course reviewed using the Quality Matter standards. Join us in this workshop and you will learn how to create accessible documents in Word and Adobe Acrobat. We will also cover some accessibility elements within Moodle.

 Tuesday, October 26, 2 – 3 pm
 Friday, October 29, 10 – 11 am


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 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, October 7, 10 – 11 am

Excel:  Organizing Your Data

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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.


What’s New in Moodle 3.11

Northwestern State University is migrating to a new version of Moodle.  This presentation will go over key changes in the newest version of Moodle.  Topics include changes in Course Overview List, Assignments, Forums, and Quizzes.

Tuesday, October 26, 10 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 10 – 11 a.m.


To register for courses via Webex:

  1. Go to 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.
  5. 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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