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ADOBE ACROBAT PROFESSIONAL
Get acquainted with Adobe Professional editing tools: Markups, menus, importing and exporting, combining files, sharing, printing.
This course builds on the Introduction to Storyline class, exploring features that help you create a more polished and interactive presentation. We’ll cover using master slides to take more control over the theme of the show, adding effects and transitions, advanced quizzing slides to create image-based drag and drop and other interactions, creating software screencasts and simulations, configuring the player settings to customize the student user interface.
ANNOTATION TOOLS FOR TOUCH SCREEN MONITORS
An annotation primer for PowerPoint, Tegrity and OneNote. This presentation will discuss the use of annotation tools in the classroom and for use when recording learning objects and lectures.
AUDACITY FOR RECORDING NARRATIONS
Introduction to Audacity, a free audio editing program for recording and editing audio recordings and ideal for recording audio narrations for learning objects.
A comprehensive look at Blackboard quiz, test and survey options and settings: time restrictions, feedback, question formats, grading, resetting attempts, and advanced deployment settings.
BLACKBOARD ASSIGNMENT FUNCTION vs. TURNITIN BLACKBOARD and INLINE GRADING
Blackboard’s improved “inline” display makes viewing and grading uploaded assignments fast and simple directly from your browser. Learn to use this function and associated annotation tools.
This presentation will also compare features: editing and feedback, grading, originality, peer mark.
BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE WEB CONFERENCING
Collaborate essentials for faculty and staff. Walk through the Blackboard web conferencing tool to configure audio and video, set up session and participant permissions, and use built-in polls, whiteboard and content sharing.
BLACKBOARD COURSE COPY AND ENROLLMENT MERGE
Copying material from one course site to another, merging enrollments from multiple courses into one.
BLACKBOARD DISCUSSION BOARDS
Exploring options for setting up, sharing and evaluating discussion forums and threads.
BLACKBOARD GRADE CENTER
Setting up grade columns, calculated columns and categories, using categories to weight grades and drop lowest grade, managing external grades. Equal weighting vs. proportional weighting, total vs. running total, organizing columns and smart views.
BLACKBOARD ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS
Tips, tricks, settings and shortcuts to simplify course navigation and administration. In this hands-on session, you’ll configure general course settings, personalization and privacy, notifications, teaching style and views.
How to create and use the rubrics tool to assess assignments in Blackboard.
BLACKBOARD WEIGHTS AND CATEGORIES
Confused by categories? Weights dragging you down? We’ll explain it all language you can understand. This hour-long course discusses BB gradebook calculations, columns, conditions, dropping the lowest grade, proportional and equal weighting, running totals and best practices.
(Collaborate, Hangouts, Others)
An investigation of online collaboration options: Collaborate, Google Hangouts, WebEx and others.
CREATING SIMULATIONS AND SCENARIO-BASED LEARNING
Learn to use built-in characters and branching scenarios in Captivate or Articulate to help your students apply course concepts to real-world situations. Whether you’d like to build individual scenario-based assessment questions and send the scores to Blackboard or create a series of linked scenarios for your students to navigate in a low-stakes activity, learn how to use tools that make it easy.
EFFECTIVE DESIGN FOR PRESENTATION SOFTWARE
Tips and tricks for effective communication using presentation software such as PowerPoint and Keynote. Topics include using typefaces and color, information organization and amount, and the importance of using visuals.
HOW TO: ITUNES U
Make audio and video content available to students with iTunesU: Discussion and demo of private publishing through Blackboard and podcast subscriptions.
IMPLEMENTING DIGICATION E-PORTFOLIO
In this course, you’ll learn how to set up Digication so that your students can create and manage portfolios via a link in Blackboard. We’ll cover the Digication E-portfolio interface, portfolio template features, course and group management, sharing and commenting options, and creating assignments and rubrics. We’ll also go over tips for implementing portfolios in your course.
INTERACTIVE TOOLS IN BLACKBOARD
This tour of Blackboard interactive tools explores and compares the Blog, Wiki and Journal features from Campus Pack and Blackboard.
INTRODUCTION TO BLACKBOARD
Learn the basics of Blackboard: navigation, customization, uploading and creating new content, adding media, creating web links and setting up and managing groups.
INTRODUCTION TO QUALTRICS
This course will introduce faculty and staff to the basic features of Qualtrics. During the hands-on session, we will cover how to create a basic survey, distribution options, and ways to analyze surveys. In addition, we will review Northeastern’s survey guidelines, best practices, and resources.
INTRODUCTION TO STORYLINE
This course will show you the basics of using storyline: importing PowerPoint slides to use as a base for your presentation, adding new slides, adding and editing text and images, recording audio narration, embedding YouTube videos or other audio or video, setting up basic quizzing slides, and publishing to Blackboard for gradebook integration.
MOBILE APPS FOR TEACHING AND CONTENT CREATION
In this course, we will explore iOS and Android apps that can be used while teaching, apps to easily create content, and supported Northeastern apps. Participants are encouraged to bring iOS and Android tablets and/or smart phones to explore and experiment with apps during the workshop.
MOBILE DEVICE PHOTOGRAPHY
This course will show you the basics of using a mobile device (phone, iPad, etc.) to create photographic lesson materials or assign photo projects to your students.
ONLINE PHOTO EDITORS
Introduction to free, online photo editing software for improving photos and adding effects.
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS AND BEST PRACTICES
Social Media options have evolved rapidly, which opens new and exciting possibilities for teaching, learning, and professional development. In this course, we will explore a variety of Social Media tools, share examples of social media use in the classroom, provide tips for selecting tools, and discuss best practices around using Social Media. Exploration and discovery is a big part of this course. All new, intermediate, and experienced Social Media users are encouraged to join, bringing any questions, ideas, examples, and experiences to share.
This course will show you the basics of using SoftChalk: starting a project, adding image and text, styling content and customizing the student menu, adding interactions such as slideshows, matching games, and quizzing functions, and publishing to Blackboard for gradebook integration. If you need to get content online quickly, SoftChalk is the software for you.
SOURCING MULTIMEDIA FOR YOUR COURSES
The Internet offers a variety of public domain and Creative Commons images, movies, and documents that may be used to support teaching and learning. Learn strategies for finding relevant media and crediting the media appropriately.
TECHNOLOGY FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND DIVERSE LEARNING STYLES
In this course, you’ll learn about various technologies that can be used to support the learning of students who may benefit from additional technology supports. We’ll address ways to ensure that your course content is accessible as well as introducing various teaching tools such as voice and video discussion boards and methods for recording your course content for easy review. We’ll address universal design for learning and demonstrate tools that can help anyone learn and research more efficiently.
Learn the basics of Tegrity Lecture Capture to make your classes available to anyone at any time. This introductory course focuses on installation and setup, basic recording and editing, uploading and sharing.
TOOLS FOR CREATING ONLINE CONTENT AND SUPPORTING INTERACTIONS
Not sure how to get started using academic technology? This course will provide you with a menu of options supported or recommended by Academic Technology Services such as Articulate Storyline, SoftChalk, Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing, TurnItIn Plagiarism Detection software, Digication e-Portfolios, Tegrity screencasting software, TurningPoint Student Response, and VoiceThread discussion platform. There are a lot of tools to cover, so while this won’t be a hands-on workshop like most of our other sessions, you’ll quickly discover which tools you might like to take further training in and get tips for focusing your effort on tools that will make a difference to your students.
TURNING POINT CLICKERS/RESPONSE WARE
This crash course in Classroom Response will show you how to create questions and quizzes with ResponseWare and PowerPoint.
USING A STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM
This crash course in classroom response will show you how to create poll questions and quizzes with ResponseWare, Top Hat, or Poll Everywhere (class preference) and help you decide between the tools.
USING CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY AT NORTHEASTERN
Equipment demonstration and hands-on practice in a mock Northeastern classroom configuration
USING TURNITIN TO ASSESS STUDENT POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
Learn how to submit and accept student presentations in Word and PowerPoint (new). See how the TurnItIn rubric can be used live for immediate feedback and grading while students present.
VIDEO EDITING WITH MICROSOFT MOVIE MAKER
Introduction to editing video and creating slide shows using Microsoft’s free Movie Maker program.
VOICETHREAD MULTIMEDIA DISCUSSIONS
Learn how to use VoiceThread’s integration features to create multimedia presentations and facilitate discussions via text, voice, or video with easy grading and gradebook integration features. We’ll cover both assignments where you create the presentation and ask students to respond and assignments where you ask your students to create a presentation individually or in a group and respond to each other’s. Sharing and permissions will be addressed as well.