MOODLE (LMS) WORKSHOPS
Moodle: Getting Started
This is an introductory workshop to help jumpstart the development of your Moodle course. You will become acquainted with the user interface and tools, learn to customize your personal profile page, select a suitable course format and modify the settings.
You will learn how to add different types of contents to your new Moodle course. At the end of the session you would be able to add your syllabus, a banner, create pages, add URL resources, attach movies and sound files, embed videos, upload multiple files simultaneously, organize contents with folders and create links to resources in the library database.
Explore creative ways to use the assignment tool to communicate tasks, collect students work and provide grades and feedback. We will discuss the different assignment types and how students can upload content for grading.
Feedback on performance is a critical part of students learning. Learn to create quizzes with different question types displayed in a set or random order and have the computer score everything. In addition we will explore how to create question pool categories and add different question types to a quiz.
Learn how to use the Gradebook as your primary tool for recording scores and calculating grades. This workshop will provide participants with a general overview of Moodle Gradebook features. Furthermore we'll learn to export and import grades to and from Excel.
Calendar and Communication Tools
Learn how to create events on the calendar and communicate directly with students. Learn to use the Quickmail block to compose email and select students to send message to. In addition learn to use the News forum for general course announcements.
Forums, Chats and Blogs
Learn how to use various channels of communication in Moodle, including Forums, Chats and Blogs. We will explore how these tools can promote interaction, engagement and offer suggestions for appropriate tool choices in specific instructional situations.
This session will provide you with an overview of course administration and Moodle capabilities. Learn how to assign roles, manage roles and create groups. We will also explore backing-up and restoring course contents as well as importing content to another course.
Turnitin Assignment in Moodle
Learn to use Turnitin, the originality checking and plagiarism prevention service, to promote best practices among your students when they use and cite other people’s written material. Learn to create an assignment, submit to Turnitin and view the Originality Report, add comments, evaluate an assignment against qualitative and quantitative rubrics and enter a grade that is automatically saved into the GradeBook.
Audacity is simple-to-use sound recording software. It is available for free and often used to record podcasts. We’ll look at where to download the application, how to use it to record and edit sound, how to add effects, and how to save your audio file.
Promote engagement and interaction with your students wherever they are. Explore how to video chat, share desktop screens, record and share video messages, share files and send instant text messages.
Screencast-o-matic is a free web based tool for screencasting. Learn how to capture the actions on your computer screen with accompanying audio. The audio track can be the sound from an application being demonstrated, a narrative from the presenter, or background audio from another application.
Blackboard Collaborate provides users with web-based video and audio conferencing. Learn to create a virtual classroom setting where classes are held online and students are able to interact with each other and the course instructor in real time.
Student Response System (Clickers)
Want to increase student participation within in your classes or assess student understanding throughout your lecture or discussion? Learn how to incorporate Turning Point Clickers using PowerPoint slides or anywhere polling within your courses to engage your students.
The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection for user input in the
same way as normal PC input devices. The features of SMART Board includes instant touch control over all software applications, draw or write in digital ink, write over any application, even moving video and capture all notes written on the screen to a single file.
Learn to use Google apps; Gmail, Calendar and Google Drive. Create new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to share and collaborate with your students or colleagues in real time. All your changes are saved automatically.
DESIGNING QUALITY ONLINE OR BLENDED COURSE
The Designing Quality Online or Blended Course workshop series is intended to guide faculty through the process of creating effective Online/Blended course. In addition participants will also gain a significant and lasting course design experience that will continue after the workshop is over, and applicable to any course format. By the end of the workshop series participants will have a course designed that meets the Quality Matters Standards.
Topics will include; best practices in online learning and course design, writing measurable objectives, creating assessments and feedback and providing learning activities to assist students to meet course learning objectives.
DESIGNING INTERACTIVE AND CONNECTIVE ONLINE COURSE
This workshop is intended to discuss how instructors can make courses more interactive. We will discuss the importance of designing an interactive and connective online course, identify the types of activities and resources to enhance interactivity in a course and select tools for creating interactivity and connectivity in a course.
APPLYING QUALITY MATTERS RUBRIC
This workshop is intended to assist faculty to effectively apply the Quality Matters Rubric for self and peer course reviews. We will discuss the eight (8) main standards of the QM rubric, identify the standards as they are used in a "quality" online course and apply the rubric to evaluate your own course and that of your peers.