Workshop Descriptions

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Workshop Descriptions

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

This course will acquaint you with the basic photo editing tools as well as working with layers in Photoshop. Feel free to bring one or two of your own digital photo files to work with.

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard to design graphics for print and web by many designers, illustrators, and artists. In this workshop we will familiarize you with the Adobe Illustrator environment and create illustrations using shapes and colors. This workshop is designed for users with little of no experience.

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.

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 BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE ULTRA

Learn the the essentials for faculty and staff web conferencing with Collaborate Ultra.  Topics include audio and video configuration, session setup, participant permissions, polling and content sharing.

INTERACTIVE TOOLS IN BLACKBOARD

This tour of Blackboard interactive tools explores and compares the Blog, Wiki and Journal features from Campus Pack and Blackboard.

BLACKBOARD ASSESSMENTS

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 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 RUBRICS

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.

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.

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.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Learn how to compose video-based stories and explore some of the software for creating them.

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.

INTRODUCTION TO FINAL CUT PRO

This course will introduce you to video editing with hands-on practice using Final Cut Pro video editing software.

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.

ONE NOTE OVERVIEW

Keeping track of all your notes and sharing them with others does not have to be a pain. Microsoft OneNote, part of Office 365, is a digital note-taking and collaboration productivity tool that helps manage your data, to-do lists and ideas in searchable, digital notebooks.

ONLINE PHOTO EDITORS

Introduction to free, online photo editing software for improving photos and adding effects.

BUILDING LESSONS WITH PLAYPOSIT

Learn how to use PlayPosit to transform passive online videos into an active learning experience. In this course, you will create new video lessons with time-embedded activities including questions, polls and discussions, assign video lessons and explore grading and PlayPosit analytics.

POLL EVERYWHERE STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM

This class will show you how to use Poll Everywhere for as a classroom response system. You’ll get tips for creating questions quickly, managing your question groups, and integrating with the Blackboard gradebook if you’d like to track student engagement.

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT

Learn the basic skills necessary to begin effectively creating presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.

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.

QUALTRICS REPORTING

During this workshop you will learn how to analyze survey data, create visualizations, and report on your Qualtrics project results. This is an advanced Qualtrics course.

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

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.

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.

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.

ADVANCED STORYLINE

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.

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.

INTRODUCTION TO TEGRITY LECTURE CAPTURE

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 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.

VHS TO DIGITAL: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

VHS technology is at the end of its life cycle. This course will assist you with how to plan updating your old VHS video cassettes to digital format, telling you what you need to know before converting your teaching materials.

VIDEO EDITING OPTIONS – FROM EASY TO ADVANCED

Learn what video editing options are available to you whether you are a beginner or an advanced creator of video materials for your course or website. This class will introduce you to the many video editing options available to you on campus and online.

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.