Workshops and Training
Academic Technology Workshops and Training
The ATC offers workshops and training on a variety of topics related to academic applications of technology. We provide instruction and coaching on both pedagogy and implementation of technology-based learning solutions.
ATC workshops provide:
- Hands-on practice
- Interactive discussion
- Peer support for successful application.
The ATC offers workshops and consultation on the following general topics:
- Moodle Implementation and Pedagogical Applications
- Google G Suite use for Instruction
- Instructional Media, including Audio, Video, Graphics, Slide Shows
- Various Multimedia Development and Editing Applications
- Softchalk, Camtasia, Jing and other instructional applications
- Smart Classroom and AV Cart Operation
- Expresslane Faculty/Advisor Module
- Email Communications with Students
Moodle Training Online:
Check out our Online Moodle Courses for convenient, self-paced, just-in-time training on Moodle course building and course administration.
Workshop Descriptions 2017-2018
The following workshops are presented by Academic Technology instructors. They are designed to be short, informative, hands-on sessions covering various technologies as they relate to instruction. While most workshops are geared for instructors teaching online/hybrid courses, many, if not all workshop topics will have practical application for any class that has access to computer presentation. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Registration is recommended except for open labs. For more information contact Meredith Keene at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Steeves at email@example.com.
If you have never used the LMS Moodle or are new/returning user this workshop will walk you through the very basics of the Moodle platform. This workshop is designed for users with little or no knowledge of Moodle. By the end of this workshop users will be able to login and access their Moodle courses, understand the basics of adding resources to a course, and how to navigate the Moodle system.
Moodle Boost Theme Overview
Boost is a new Moodle core theme with improved navigation and convenient editing options. Boost is focused on accessibility and user experience. With Boost you have improved navigation and increased screen space for course content. Boost is currently being updated and will be our main supported course theme. Join us in the ATC for a brief overview of the Boost theme and how to manage your course in the new theme!
Moodle: Quizzes and Assessments
This introductory Moodle workshop will give an overview on quiz and assessment types. Participants will review quiz settings and how to import and/or create questions in the quiz module. We will review each activity after it is createdis created - how it displays and is calculated in your course gradebook. Participants of this workshop should already be familiar with Moodle.
Moodle: Gradebook Open Lab
Drop in and get gradebook help! Together we can setup your gradebook, verify your gradebook is calculating properly, troubleshoot issues in your gradebook, and talk about best practices with using the Moodle gradebook. Use this workshop to get your gradebook squared away and have the confidence your grades are accurate throughout the term!
Moodle: Personalized Learning Designer
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use Moodle’s Personalized Learning Designer (PLD) to automate different experiences for students. Identify key behaviors to trigger extra help or more challenges depending on the student. Keep it personal with special messaging and appropriate learning paths for each student. The PLD can save you time and manual effort, help you track how your students are doing, give extra help to students who need it, and accelerate learning.
Moodle: Completion Tracking
In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use Moodle’s Activity Completion for activities in your course. Activity completion is a great way for instructors and students to track their progress through their course. Activity completion can also be used to restrict access to additional resources and/or activities based on the current activities completion requirements. In other words, would you like to restrict access to resources or activities until a student has mastered the current learning objectives? Activity completion and tracking will help you accomplish this!
Teaching Online: Where Do I Start?
So you’re thinking about teaching online. What do you need to know before you begin to develop your course? This discussion will focus on the culture of online learning at Lane and what it takes to get started. We will talk about mastering Moodle, Open Educational Resources and using the Quality Matters Moodle template for course development. We’ll have a few Lane courses to share and you’ll walk away with a pathways worksheet to help you get started.
Teaching Online: Using the IDs Course Template (OSCQR)
While no two courses are the same, there are important elements that should be a part of every online course. In this hands-on workshop you will use the IDS course template as a structural foundation for your course. The template provides basic course structure and navigation, common introductory information and course modules that can be customized for your use. Speed up your development time and learn how course design can enhance student success.
Accessibility for Online Courses
As a Lane faculty member you want to ensure that courses, webpages and learning materials are accessible to all learners. This may include offering alternative formats of instructional materials, making students aware of Lane's disability policy and/or guiding students to the Center for Accessible Resources [CAR]. This will workshop will help get you started in analyzing and/or creating universally designed courses and documents. Resources and support options will also be covered.
Screencasting: Create a "Welcome" Video for Your Online Course
Screencasting is a form of computer video that allows viewers to see recordings of your computer screen, complete with audio narration. Deliver once and allow your students to revisit presentation as often as needed. In this workshop you will create a ‘Welcome to’ video as an introduction to your online or hybrid course. We will be using Screencast-O-Matic.
Google Suites for Education: Collaboration and Productivity
In this entry level workshop you will learn how to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. We will practice setting up and sharing files in the cloud and also explore how this system can enhance your courses by encouraging classroom collaboration and productivity.
Meet students and colleagues where they are at with Zoom. Zoom is a web-conferencing software that can be used for virtual office hours, synchronous online meetings, and even for basic screen recording needs. Explore the tool, practice creating and joining sessions, and asking questions that come up.
Softchalk: Increase Student Engagement in Your Online Course
Learn how to transform existing course materials into interactive and engaging e-learning content with minimal time, effort and resources. The combination of personalized content, embedded assessment, interactivity, and immediate student feedback can increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. If you can use a word-processing program, you can use SoftChalk.
If you need help with a topic, but don't see it on the schedule, please contact us so that we can schedule a class or some individual training.