September Professional Development

· · September 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.



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.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2-3 pm
Friday, September 3rd, 10 – 11 am


Course Design Best Practices

In this one-hour workshop, you will be presented with an overview of course design best practices. We will briefly discuss the main principles outlined in the Quality Matters rubric that, if followed, will ensure the best experience for online students. We will also introduce you to our other, more detailed workshops that explore specific standards.

Wednesday, September 8th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, September 9th, 2-3 pm


PowerPoint Recording

Would you like an easy (and free) tool to make your lecture presentations more engaging to your students?  PowerPoint is now equipped with valuable tools to record lectures, and add video and interactive content, such as quiz questions or web sites, to any presentation.  In this workshop, you will learn how to record using PowerPoint.

Tuesday, September 14th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, September 16th, 2-3 pm

Microsoft Stream

Stream is the video library system available through Office365. Learn how to upload videos to your library, add interactivity, share with your courses, and caption your video content.

Tuesday, September 21st, 10 -11 am
Thursday, September 23rd, 2 -3 pm


Engagement Tools for Synchronous Online Courses (Webex and Teams)

In this workshop, we will share some of the leading advice and strategies for engaging with learners in your synchronous video conferencing classes.  We will demonstrate the use of tools such as:
• Polling
• Online quizzing
• Breakout rooms
This workshop will be presented in Webex, but we will also discuss how to accomplish these tasks within Teams.  This workshop has an enrollment minimum of 4 participants.

Tuesday, September 28th, 10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, September 30th, 2 – 3:30 pm


Sharing Content in Moodle

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

Thursday, September 9th, 10 – 11:00 a.m.


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.

Thursday, September 16th, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


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, September 21st, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

To register for courses via Webex:

  1. Go to 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.


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