Workshops

Schedule

Click here to view the schedule of upcoming classes and training. Please email ats@neu.edu to schedule a training session if you don’t find the training you are looking for.

Class Descriptions

ADOBE ACROBAT PROFESSIONAL

Get acquainted with Adobe Professional editing tools:  Markups, menus, importing and exporting, combining files, sharing, printing.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

COLLABORATION OPTIONS

(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.

DIGICATION

A quick tour of the Digication E-portfolio interface and tools. Create new folios, manage users and groups, and create assignments and rubrics.

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.

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 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 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.

SOFTCHALK

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.

TEGRITY

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 questions and quizzes with PowerPoint and run them in the classroom.

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.