October Professional Development

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

New! ECE will now be issuing digital badges in place of certificates! You will be able to access all of your credentials on Credly, and share them to almost any social media site or portfolio. No more papers, binders, or folders! These badges will be distributed via Credly, and detailed instructions for claiming credentials will be given to workshop participants starting in October. If you have any questions, contact us at ece@nsula.edu.

Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to nsula.webex.com. See below the workshop listings for more details.

PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, October 4th, 2 – 3 pm
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!

Moodle Troubleshooting Class
Tuesday, October 10th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, October 26th, 10 – 11 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.

New! Moodle Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition
Wednesday, October 11th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, October 12th, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, October 17th, 10 – 11 am

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.

Moodle to the Max
Tuesday, October 24th, 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.

Explain Everything
Thursday, October 12th, 2 – 3 pm
Explain Everything is an application that provides an easy way to record your voice along with handwritten notes. Animate your drawings and bring in any kind of picture, document, or video that you have previously recorded. Explain Everything includes a comprehensive set of tools and is easy to use. It allows you to easily export your work as an .mp4, .pdf, or image file that can be shared within your Moodle courses. Explain Everything is available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. In this workshop, we will be showcasing the features of this app on the iPad.

New! Rubrics
Wednesday, October 18th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, October 26th, 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.

New! Accessibility in the Online Classroom
Tuesday, October 24th, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, October 25th, 2 – 3 pm

Creating courses with accessibility in mind prevents urgent adjustments when a student who needs accessible resources enrolls in your class. Students that require assistance may just need simple test adjustments or longer time limits. Other students may require more assistance with the content. Examples include closed captions, transcripts, or screen readable content. In this workshop, we will cover techniques for building a course with accessibility in mind.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact ECE at 1-800-376-2422 or (318) 357-6355, or via email at ece@nsula.edu.

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