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Faculty Technology Center Workshop Descriptions

Calendar iconWorkshops are scheduled throughout the semester. Sessions typically range from one to three hours. 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.

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. If you have specific questions or topics you would like covered, feel free to submit them to Sydni Powell in advance. Open to faculty and staff.

Lecture Creation

Learn how you can use various tools to record your lectures in-class, out-of-class or in-studio to enable students to access your lectures from home and “rewind” – a proven strategy for increasing learning performance. Lecture Creation tools covered in this workshop are Echo360 Personal Capture and Camtasia.

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, 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

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 Basics 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 Basics 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 scheduled by appointment for advanced users wishing to learn how to customize the reports for their course. Contact the Faculty Technology Center to set up a private appointment.

Presenting with Tablets

Learn how to present material for your class using a tablet computer. 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 to a projector and present a variety of interactive material. Be sure to bring your own device and a presentation you want to adapt.

Tablets: The Active Classroom

Transform your class into an active learning environment with a tablet computer. This hands-on 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 and get ready to build and then learn how to measure student success through micro-assessments for these activities.