Workshop Offerings

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Group based training is available to help meet the unique needs of our online faculty. Please submit the Group Based Training Request form for groups of 2 or more.

Once an RSVP is received we will contact the requester to schedule a date and time for requested group session.

Group training's are pre-approved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty, unless otherwise stated.

If you are in need of individual training focusing on managing and working with online course tools available in our Virtual Campus, please contact Angela Elder or Bryan Brown for an appointment.

Walk-ins and online course design consultations are always available. Come talk to us in the offices of Distance Learning, A.200.

Spring 2020 Schedule

All workshops are held in A.209 (EDC/Distance Learning Computer Lab).

  

Workshop & Summary

Date & Time

Working with Your Gradebook

New and advanced users of the Gradebook tool will benefit from attending this session that delves into how to create and manage your course Gradebook as well as setting up a running grade for students to track their average throughout the semester.

February 4: 4pm-5pm

Strategies and Best Practices for Conducting Synchronous Virtual Meetings

The workshop provides strategies and best practices for pre-planning, delivery, and management of virtual (real-time) meetings using D2L’s Virtual Classroom tool.

February 6: 10am-11am

Setting Up & Managing the Content Tool

Create course modules and add content, drag and drop modules and items, and view content item completion progress.

February 10: 4pm-5pm

Adding, managing, and Assessing Dropbox items

Create dropbox items for submission of course assignments and provide feedback based on assessment. Help guide students to improve writing by selecting Turnitin’s optional feature to check for potential plagiarism. 

This session is a great companion to the workshop on Configuring Your Gradebook & Setting a Running Average.

February 12: 4pm-5pm

Strategies and Best Practices for Conducting Synchronous Virtual Meetings

The workshop provides strategies and best practices for pre-planning, delivery, and management of virtual (real-time) meetings using D2L’s Virtual Classroom tool.

February 18: 10am-11am

Adding, managing, and Assessing Discussions items

Create a course discussion forum, add discussion items based on course content/topics, and provide feedback on assessed items. This session is a great companion to the workshop on Configuring Your Gradebook & Setting a Running Average.

February 20: 4pm-5pm

Working with Quizzes & Online Proctoring via LockDown Browser & Monitor

Create and or check your knowledge assessments, chapter quizzes, midterm and final exams. Add the option for online proctoring by incorporating Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor features.

February 24: 10am-11am

Virtual Classroom & Video Assignments: Team Projects

Virtual Classrooms can be used for live discussions, office hours, video-based training and more. While Video Assignments are used for video-based assessments to evaluate speeches, presentations, etc.

Learn how to create group project collaborative activities such as student created and managed virtual classroom sessions, team video syncing and editing, and instructor tracking of team progress.

February 26: 4pm-5pm

FlipGrid

FlipGrid is a free cool tool used to create video/audio based discussions as opposed to just text based postings.  Join us to learn how to create an account, link to your course, and manage forums, topics, and replies.

March 3:  4pm-5pm

Mediasite – Loading and managing course videos and audio

Just the basics! Getting your video and audio content loaded to Mediasite for use in your course Content. Includes how to link to your content.

March 5:  4pm-5pm

Screencast-O-Matic

Introduction session to creating videos for your course using our free video recording and editing software.

March 16: 10am-11am

 

Screencast-O-Matic (Advanced)

Advanced session on creating engaging videos using a combination of video editing features.

March 18: 4pm-5pm

Working with Your Gradebook

New and advanced users of the Gradebook tool will benefit from attending this session that delves into how to create and manage your course gradebook as well as setting up a running grade for students to track their average throughout the semester.

March 24: 10am-11am

Adding, managing, and Assessing Discussions items

Create a course discussion forum, add discussion items based on course content/topics, and provide feedback on assessed items.

This session is a great companion to the workshop on Configuring Your Gradebook & Setting a Running Average.

March 26: 4pm-5pm

Setting Up & Managing the Content Tool

Create course modules and add content, drag and drop modules and items, and view content item completion progress.

March 30: 10am-11am

Adding, managing, and Assessing Dropbox items

Create dropbox items for submission of course assignments and provide feedback based on assessment. Help guide students to improve writing by selecting Turnitin’s optional feature to check for potential plagiarism. 

This session is a great companion to the workshop on Configuring Your Gradebook & Setting a Running Average.

April 1:    4pm-5pm

Working with Quizzes & Online Proctoring via LockDown Browser & Monitor

Create and or check your knowledge assessments, chapter quizzes, midterm and final exams. Add the option for online proctoring by incorporating Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor features.

April 7:    4pm-5pm

Virtual Classroom & Video Assignments: Team Projects

Virtual Classrooms can be used for live discussions, office hours, video-based training and more. While Video Assignments are used for video-based assessments to evaluate speeches, presentations, etc.

April 9: 10am-11am

Virtual Classroom & Video Assignments: Team Projects

Virtual Classrooms can be used for live discussions, office hours, video-based training and more. While Video Assignments are used for video-based assessments to evaluate speeches, presentations, etc.

April 13: 10am-11am

FlipGrid

FlipGrid is a free cool tool used to create video/audio based discussions as opposed to just text based postings.  Join us to learn how to create an account, link to your course, and manage forums, topics, and replies.

April 15:   4pm-5pm

Mediasite – Loading and managing course videos and audio

Just the basics! Getting your video and audio content loaded to Mediasite for use in your course Content. Includes how to link to your content.

April 21: 10am-11am

Screencast-O-Matic

Introduction session to creating videos for your course using our free video recording and editing software.

April 23:   4pm-5pm

 

Screencast-O-Matic (Advanced)

Advanced session on creating engaging videos using a combination of video editing features.

April 27:   4pm-5pm

Setting Up & Managing the Content Tool

Create course modules and add content, drag and drop modules and items, and view content item completion progress.

April 29: 10am-11am

Adding, managing, and Assessing Dropbox items

Create dropbox items for submission of course assignments and provide feedback based on assessment. Help guide students to improve writing by selecting Turnitin’s optional feature to check for potential plagiarism. 

This session is a great companion to the workshop on Configuring Your Gradebook & Setting a Running Average.

May 5:    4pm-5pm

Mediasite – Loading and managing course videos and audio

Just the basics! Getting your video and audio content loaded to Mediasite for use in your course Content. Includes how to link to your content.

May 7: 10am-11am

Contact

Office Hours
7:30 AM-5:00 PM

Matthew Siebert
AOS
Room A.201
Phone (979) 230-3436
Email Matt.Siebert@brazosport.edu

Bryan Brown
Technical Specialist
Room A.211
Phone (979) 230-3487
Email Bryan.Brown@brazosport.edu

Angela Elder
Technical Specialist
Room A.212
Phone (979) 230-3594
Email Angela.Elder@brazosport.edu

Linda McConnell
Director, Distance Learning
Room A.202
Phone (979) 230-3368
Email Linda.Mcconnell@brazosport.edu