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FTC Workshops

Faculty Technology Center Workshop Descriptions

(Sessions 1-2 hours each)

Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester. Dates and times are posted online on the Workshop Calendar. Please contact the Faculty Technology Center for more information about scheduling customized workshops for colleges, departments and programs.

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 will be covered including GarageBand, iMovie, Softchalk, and iBooks Author. This workshop includes hands-on exercises, so bring your laptop and any other devices you may have. 

eText Basics

This workshop introduces containers for eTexts, copyright issues, and ways to make your content accessible. Tools include Softchalk, Keynote to make PDFs, and iBooks Author. Mention is made of how to make video and audio, and options for interactive activities.

Hybrid/Online Course Design: Introduction

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 available to infuse technology into their teaching in any format. Moodle Basics and Activities or Moodle experience highly recommended.

Hybrid/Online Course Design: Beyond the Basics

Are you ready to go beyond the basics of Moodle for designing your technology-enhanced courses? This workshop will cover course design topics in-depth, including best practices for layout and visual design of your Moodle course site, creative ways to engage students with online tools, and tips and tricks for facilitating courses in online environments whether they are web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped or fully online. Moodle experience required. Hybrid and Online Course Design - Introduction highly recommended.

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. Taught by Apple and/or Faculty Technology Center staff. If you have specific questions or topics you would like covered, feel free to submit them to in advance. Open to faculty and staff.

Lecture Capture

Learn how you can use Lecture Capture to record your own lectures either in-class, at home or in-studio to enable students to access your lectures from home and “rewind” – a proven strategy for increasing learning performance.

Moodle Basics

Moodle is the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). It contains activities and resources to support teaching and learning in an online environment. In this workshop, participants will learn how to set-up and navigate a Moodle Course site as well as how to add resources such as files and links to web pages.

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, quizzes, assignments and an introduction to the gradebook and activity logs. Completion of a Moodle Basics workshop or previous knowledge of Moodle is highly recommended to get the most from the Moodle Activities workshop.

Moodle Quiz/Gradebook

This workshop will focus on two of Moodle’s most useful features for assessment. 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. Grades from quizzes and many other activities can be set to automatically push to Moodle’s gradebook. The gradebook provides faculty with tools to change how grades are calculated, aggregated and displayed, as well as means to change the grades manually. 

Moodle Learning Analytics

This workshop will cover some of the tools and features available in Moodle to track student access and progress. Moodle log files can be used to monitor student access to activities and resources in your course; 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; Activity Completion can be set for course assignments and resources to give students a clearer picture of their progress in a course.

Teaching with Tablets

This workshop covers how tablets can be used to enhance the classroom experience. Topics include collaboration apps, sharing files, student response systems, marking up PDFs, projecting and screen sharing.