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Faculty Technology Center Workshop Descriptions

Calendar iconFeatured workshops are offered throughout the semester in 75-minute sessions. View dates and register using the online Workshop Calendar.

Featured Workshops

Moodle Essentials

Learn how you can enhance your courses using Moodle, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle allows you to deliver content, communicate with students, create activities, and assess student work in an online environment. You can use Moodle for online, hybrid, or technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. This workshop will be geared towards getting started using Moodle, but time will also be reserved to answer your questions.

Teaching with Video

There are many options for using video in your courses, from synchronous web-conferencing using Zoom, capturing classrooms lectures using Echo360, creating video lectures using Camtasia, or using your tablet or mobile device to make instructional videos to publish on YouTube. Plus, you can find and use open educational resources available in online repositories. This workshop will provide an overview of the options and resources available at CSUN and allow time for you to get set-up using the available tools.

Additional Workshops Available on Demand

Workshops on Demand allow faculty to request opportunities to meet with instructional designers and other faculty to discuss how technology can help enhance teaching and learning. Contact to make a request, based on one of the workshop descriptions below. We would also be happy to discuss the opportunity to develop custom-tailored workshop to meet the needs of your college, department or program.

Course Redesign Essentials

Have you ever wondered how to enhance your teaching with technology? Are you curious about flipping the classroom or going hybrid? Do you want to teach a fully online course? This workshop will cover the basics of how to transition your current course to either web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, or fully online courses. Participants will learn about QOLT, the Quality Online Learning and Teaching rubric that can be used to inform high quality course design and delivery in any setting as well as learn about the wide range of tools and best practices available to infuse technology into their teaching in any format. Moodle Basics and Activities or Moodle experience highly recommended.

Creating Digital Content (Multimedia Tools)

Learn how to create your own digital content. Topics include creating and editing images and screenshots, recording and editing audio using Audacity and iPad apps, and creating video clips using YouTube. Other digital content creation tools that will be covered include GarageBand, iMovie, Softchalk and iBooks Author. This workshop includes hands-on time allotted at the end, so bring your laptop and any other devices you may have. 

iPad Essentials and Beyond

For the new and experienced iPad user, this workshop covers how to set up and navigate your iPad, manage files, store data, find apps and content, accessibility settings, and general productivity. This workshop includes hands-on time, so please bring your iPad with you. 

Moodle Activities

Building on the material presented in Moodle  Basics, this workshop will cover adding activities for communication, collaboration and assessment. This will include forums, assignments and an introduction to the gradebook and activity logs. Completion of a Moodle Essentials workshop or previous knowledge of Moodle is highly recommended to get the most from the Moodle Activities workshop.

Moodle Quiz

Online quizzes/exams can be used to assess students’ progress as well as be a useful tool for self practice and can provide feedback to learners on their progress. Moodle’s quiz tool includes many question types including true/false, multiple choice, short answer and essay, and can be set up to automate much of the work involved in creating and grading these assessments. Completion of a Moodle Essentials workshop or previous knowledge of Moodle is highly recommended.

Moodle Analytics and Grading

This workshop will cover some of the tools and features available in Moodle used to track student access and progress. Moodle log files can be used to monitor student access to activities and resources in your course. Activity Completion can be set for course assignments and resources to give students a clearer picture of their progress in a course. The gradebook provides faculty with tools to change how grades are calculated, aggregated and displayed, as well as means to change the grades manually. Completion of a Moodle Essentials workshop or previous knowledge of Moodle is highly recommended.

Moodle Advanced Analytics

Moodle has powerful reporting and analytics tools. Personalized Learning Designer can be used to develop automatic email notifications to students based on scores on exams and assignments. Joule Reports provides graphs on various activities including forum posts, quiz and assignment submission, and also offers several predefined reports. This training is for advanced users wishing to learn how to customize the reports for their course.

Presenting with Tablets

Learn how to present material for your class using an iPad. This session will cover how to create original presentations on an iPad or adapt existing content. The hands-on session will also give participants the chance to connect wirelessly to a projector and present a variety of interactive material. Be sure to bring your own device and a presentation you want to adapt. Note: this workshop is recommended for faculty wishing to teach using their own tablet, not necessarily teach an iPad-designated course where students are also required to have tablets. If you are interested in teaching an official iPad course (through the myCSUNtablet program), we recommend our Tablets: the Active Classroom workshop instead. 

Tablets: The Active Classroom

Transform your class into an active learning environment with a tablet device. Intended for faculty teaching (or planning to teach) official iPad-designated courses in the myCSUNtablet program, this workshop focuses on activities for communication, collaboration, creation, and assessment. Discover how to enhance the classroom experience by using collaborative whiteboarding and drawing activities, student response systems, social media activities, audio and video production, and more. Bring your own device for the hands-on portion of the workshop.