September Professional Development

· · September Professional Development

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

Online Workshops via WebEx

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


Sharing Content in Moodle

Wednesday, September 4th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, September 12th, 10 – 11 am

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 in your courses.


Accessible Documents

Wednesday, September 4th, 2 – 3 pm

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 accessible elements within Moodle.



Thursday, September 5th, 2 – 3 pm
Thursday, September 19th, 10 – 11 am

Are you looking for a new tool to help engage your learners in class?  Flipgrid is an online discussion forum application, free to educators, that allows students to record video responses to discussion prompts.  These video discussions can be embedded within your Moodle class and offer an alternative to written discussion posts.  Join us as we demonstrate how to set up Grids and share them in Moodle course shells.


Educational Video

Tuesday, September 10th, 10 – 11 am
Wednesday, September 25th, 10 – 11 am

In this workshop, you will be introduced to best practices for choosing and creating video resources and implementing them in your course.  We will also cover how to ensure that your video content is accessible for all learners.


Webex Training Center

Wednesday, September 11th, 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, September 24th, 2 – 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of participating and hosting a WebEx training session for class meetings. You will also learn how to schedule a training session, and where to access the reports generated by WebEx.


Excel Fundamentals

Wednesday, September 11th, 10 – 11:30 am

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.


Assessment & Measurement

Tuesday, September 17th, 2 – 3 pm

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.


Excel: Organizing Your Data

Thursday, September 19th, 10 – 11:30 am

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.

To register for courses via WebEx:

  1. Go to and sign in.
  2. Click on the Webex Training menu item on the bottom left of the page.
  3. In the left-hand menu, beneath Attend a Session, click List of Sessions.
  4. Click the Upcoming tab to see a list of the sessions with the date and times, click 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.


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