Workshop: Collaborating with Google Drive/Docs
Using Google Drive’s powerful online suite of tools, learn how to collaborate with your colleagues or your students with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides. Sharing, commenting, editing, exporting — we’ll cover all this and more in this informative, one-hour workshop. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to spend an hour filling in some of the holes in your Google Drive knowledge, this workshop is for you. Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter. Time: Monday, February 11. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop: WordPress – Faculty/Staff Open Lab Session (Individual Sites)
Does your personal website need some updating? In this one hour open lab session, participants can work on their existing personal websites while help is on hand to answer questions and provide guidance. (Bring your lunch if you’d like!) If you have been meaning to update your website, use this hour as an excuse to finally sit down and do the work. Note: An existing personal WordPress site is required. If you would like a site created for you, or a one-on-one training session to help you get started, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter. Time: Tuesday, February 12. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Teaching with Technology – One-on-One Help for Instructors
Using instructional technology effectively is about much more than learning how to push the buttons for any tool, whether that’s Moodle, WordPress, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Camtasia, or something else altogether. It must in some way enhance learning. Whether you’re teaching an online course for the first time, looking for a little “Moodle Makeover,” or just want tips on how to spruce up your PowerPoints, drop me a line at email@example.com to schedule a one-on-one session.
Here are just a few ideas you might consider:
- Create a dynamic online lecture using PowerPoint or Camtasia
- Learn how to use selective/conditional release in Moodle to give you more control of when students access your content
- Create an snazzy top banner for your Moodle course shell using PowerPoint
- Use the Q&A discussion format so students have to create their own posts before reading their fellow students’ work
- Learn how to create assignments using the collaboration features of Google Drive
Location: Your office or the DMC (HL 220). Instructor: Scott Carter. Time: TBD.
Learn with Lynda
Lynda.com, an online education resource available to WOU faculty and staff, offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Make arrangements with the DMC for short-term use of Lynda.com that must be done within the DMC, usually by booking one of the two digital production rooms (HL 221 or HL 222). DMC staff can log you into Lynda.com, giving you access to the entire training library for your session, as well as help you locate appropriate courses. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a session.