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Prez: Learn the Basics for Online Presentations (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 06/22/2017)


Date: 06/22/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Faisal Mahmud
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

Tired of PowerPoint?  Prezi is a presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting your ideas on a virtual canvas.  In this two-part hands-on workshop, you will have a chance to learn how to create a dynamic and interactive presentation.

The Prezi workshop allows you to gain experience using and navigating Prezi, a presentation software that is customizable with zooming features. You will have a chance to use Prezi, hands-on, as you learn its basic tools and functionalities.  As you leave the workshop, you should have a strong grasp of Prezi’s features and comfort with using the tool.
 


Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able:

  • Identify different ways Prezi can be utilized
  • Create a Prezi as a group to learn how to use this tool
  • Utilize the basic features Prezi has to offer
Outcomes:

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ONLINE Introduction to Blackboard (12:00 - 00:00, Monday, 06/26/2017)


Date: 06/26/2017 Day: MondayTime: 12:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: June Ritchie
Location: Web Based or Gornto 101, Check Delivery Mode Status: 8 of 16 slots available
Description:

Prerequisite: None

In this fast paced, focused session you will learn the critical skills necessary when using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have been using Blackboard for a while to refresh their view and see how Blackboard has changed over the past several years. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


Available 6/19-6/25: 1 week ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Workshop. There will be no meetings in Gornto 101 for this session.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Configure a basic course site
  • Launch their course sites
  • Identify additional professional development opportunities
Outcomes:

First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.


WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 06/27/2017)


Date: 06/27/2017 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Spring Brennan
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 5 of 15 slots available
Description:

The creation and deployment of a Faculty Website can create a one-stop location for faculty members to document teaching, research, and service for the university and for students to ‘meet’ their instructors as well as to receive immediate information on course, instructor, and student expectations.


Objectives:

Participants will have the opportunity to explore University resources for developing and maintaining their professional websites.

Outcomes:

Participants will become more informed about gathering and organizing material and content relative to their teaching, research, and services at ODU and will learn about options for posting them on a faculty website using university resources.


Using Respondus to Load Exams into Blackboard (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 06/29/2017)


Date: 06/29/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Dan Greenwood
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 9 of 14 slots available
Description:

Looking for an easier way to load your exams and questions into your Blackboard course site? Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.  As an ODU faculty or staff, you already have access to Respondus 4.0  to prepare, print, and upload exams  into Blackboard.

Respondus also allows you to download a Blackboard exam and to save it as a document for print or for your records or use by Educational Accessibility.

During this workshop you will learn the steps to download and install your copy of Respondus onto your Windows system. The formatting of exams, questions, and answer selections will be explained and practiced during this hands on session.  Finally, you will learn the steps needed to upload an exam directly into your BlackBoard course site where you students can take the exam online.

[OPTIONAL] If you bring in a Windows-based laptop, you can install the Respondus application onto your own system to take back home or to your office.  If you don't bring one, you can practice installation on one of the lab computers.


Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able:

  • Download and install Respondus 4.0 onto a Windows-based system
  • Format an exam, using  a variety of question types, for use with Respondus
  • Upload the exam into a Blackboard course site as either a Blackboard test or Question Pool
  • Review and configure the exam for delivery
  • Download an existing exam from Blackboard onto your computer
Outcomes:

More participants will utilize Respondus for managing test questions and exams.


Adobe Connect Online Workshop (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 07/10/2017)


Date: 07/10/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Yong Chen
Location: Face to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto 101; Online workshops are in Blackboard. Status: 12 of 16 slots available
Description:

Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. This is a two part series at ODU’s Center for Learning and Teaching that must be taken in sequence.

(1) In the "Basics Workshop" participants will learn the "basics" of using the online meeting interface.

(2) In the "Beyond the Basics Workshop" participants will explore and practice using the many "beyond basics" features and tools as they relate to content presentation, student presentation, collaboration, document sharing, small group work, recordings, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Part I (BASICS) is a prerequisite for Part II (BEYOND THE BASICS).

Because the online workshop is self-paced, some participants will prefer to and be able to allocate time to finish very quickly and others may need to work at a slower pace. There are no deadlines except to finish within 7 days. The estimated time to complete the workshop in one session is 2 hours.


Available 7/10-07/16/2017 online (Web-Based) Self-Paced Workshop

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common uses of Adobe Connect
  • Configure a meeting space
  • Practice commonly used tool features
  • Identify student preparation requirements for using Adobe Connect prior to first class meeting

At the conclusion of the BEYOND THE BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Share applications for collaborative activities
  • Utilize the record features
  • Utilize polling
  • Utilize breakout meetings
  • Manage pods and layouts
Outcomes:

Participants will be comfortable utilizing a variety of tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities.


Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 07/10/2017)


Date: 07/10/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Online, 6 wks Status: 27 of 30 slots available
Description:

This six-week Web-based workshop introduces faculty to a number of strategies foundational to effective online teaching. Based on the assumption that online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this session will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach to the planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating of online courses. More specifically, the workshop will focus on:

  1. Planning online courses:
    • designing a learner-centered syllabus
    • organizing course content and layout
    • evaluating course effectiveness
  2. Preparing the learning environment:
    • understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
    • getting to know the students
    • empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experience
    • creating an online learning community
  3. Establishing, communicating, and managing student expectations
  4. Identifying effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
  5. Monitoring and managing student performance
  6. Engaging students using:
    • effective communication
    • interaction (student/faculty, student/content & student/student)
    • collaboration
    • timely feedback
  7. Evaluating course effectiveness:
    • analyzing feedback
    • establishing quality assurance processes
    • revising and maintaining the course
  8. Understanding online teaching and learning dynamics (misconceptions, pitfalls, myths)

Begins 07/10, Ends 8/21: 6-week ONLINE (Web-Based) Instructed-Led Workshop.

Objectives:

The overall goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and discuss online teaching strategies for best practices in delivering, interacting, engaging, facilitating, and collaborating with students while providing content in an asynchronous or synchronous environment. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize online teaching and learning dynamics (misperceptions, pitfalls, myths)
  • Plan online courses:
    • designing a learner-centered syllabus
    • organizing course content and layout
    • evaluating course effectiveness

Prepare the learning environment by: 

  • understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
  • getting to know the students
  • empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experiences
  • creating an online learning community
  • Establish, communicate, and manage student expectations
  • Identify effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
  • Monitor and manage student performance
  • Engage students using:
    • effective communication
    • interaction (student/faculty, student/content, and student/student)
    • collaboration
    • timely feedback

Evaluate course effectiveness:

  • analyzing feedback, establishing quality assurance processes, revising and maintaining the course
Outcomes:

Online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this online workshop will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach when planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating online courses.


Accessiblity for Instructional Materials (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 07/11/2017)


Date: 07/11/2017 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Gornto 101 and Web Conference Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Web Accessibility for Instructional Materials

Do your instructional materials meet Web accessibility standards? Are the course materials you create (your videos and PowerPoint presentations, e.g.) ADA-compliant?

This workshop will introduce the standards and best practices that instructors should follow when designing online instructional materials or other course content. Topics range from creating accessible text, graphics, and video/audio to how to implement Universal Design for Learning. The instructor’s role in meeting ODU students’ accessibility needs will be discussed throughout. Activities include reformatting content in Blackboard for accessibility. Bring Word docs, PPTs, videos, etc. to be workshopped, if you wish.

This workshop is offered in Gornto 101 or via Web conference. Please notify us at least *24 hours* in advance if you wish to attend using WebEx--we must send you the workshop link.


Objectives:
Outcomes:

Instructional Technology - Bring Your Questions (12:30 - 13:30, Wednesday, 07/19/2017)


Date: 07/19/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 12:30 - 13:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Arthur Beltran
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

Bring your questions!

   


Objectives:

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • address the unique questions they presented at the session
  • locate additional resources, if needed
Outcomes:

After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.


Bb Jumpstart (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 07/24/2017)


Date: 07/24/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Web Based or Gornto 101, Check Delivery Mode Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Prerequisite: None

In this fast paced, focused session you will learn the critical skills necessary when using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have been using Blackboard for a while to refresh their view and see how Blackboard has changed over the past several years. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


Available 07/24/08/13/2017: 2-week ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Workshop

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Configure a basic course site
  • Launch their course sites
  • Identify additional professional development opportunities
Outcomes:

First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.


WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 07/27/2017)


Date: 07/27/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 14 of 15 slots available
Description:

The creation and deployment of a Faculty Website can create a one-stop location for faculty members to document teaching, research, and service for the university and for students to ‘meet’ their instructors as well as to receive immediate information on course, instructor, and student expectations.


Objectives:

Participants will have the opportunity to explore University resources for developing and maintaining their professional websites.

Outcomes:

Participants will become more informed about gathering and organizing material and content relative to their teaching, research, and services at ODU and will learn about options for posting them on a faculty website using university resources.


Instructional Technology - Bring Your Questions (12:30 - 13:30, Wednesday, 08/09/2017)


Date: 08/09/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 12:30 - 13:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Faisal Mahmud
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 14 of 15 slots available
Description:

During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

Bring your questions!

   


Objectives:

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • address the unique questions they presented at the session
  • locate additional resources, if needed
Outcomes:

After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.


Adobe Connect Online Workshop (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 08/14/2017)


Date: 08/14/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Dan Greenwood
Location: Face to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto 101; Online workshops are in Blackboard. Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. This is a two part series at ODU’s Center for Learning and Teaching that must be taken in sequence.

(1) In the "Basics Workshop" participants will learn the "basics" of using the online meeting interface.

(2) In the "Beyond the Basics Workshop" participants will explore and practice using the many "beyond basics" features and tools as they relate to content presentation, student presentation, collaboration, document sharing, small group work, recordings, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Part I (BASICS) is a prerequisite for Part II (BEYOND THE BASICS).

Because the online workshop is self-paced, some participants will prefer to and be able to allocate time to finish very quickly and others may need to work at a slower pace. There are no deadlines except to finish within 7 days. The estimated time to complete the workshop in one session is 2 hours.


Available 08/14/08/20/2017: 1-week ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Wordshop

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common uses of Adobe Connect
  • Configure a meeting space
  • Practice commonly used tool features
  • Identify student preparation requirements for using Adobe Connect prior to first class meeting

At the conclusion of the BEYOND THE BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Share applications for collaborative activities
  • Utilize the record features
  • Utilize polling
  • Utilize breakout meetings
  • Manage pods and layouts
Outcomes:

Participants will be comfortable utilizing a variety of tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities.