Formalized workshops are offered to faculty and staff of Oakland University only. To enroll in a class, click on the ENROLL button for the class you are interested in and then type in the requested information. Your request will then be logged into the training enrollment database.
Camtasia Description: Camtasia helps you make short videos (flash files) of screen shots with voiceover. These narrated animations are then embedded into a webpage or uploaded to Moodle. Learn how to create a demonstration of software like PowerPoint or Excel, give a tutorial of your online course, display and discuss any type of file or form, lecture about online research, or show how Moodle works.
i>clicker Description: This workshop will demonstrate and teach i>clicker, a classroom student response system. An instructor displays questions in the classroom and each student operates a clicker that coordinates with a receiver. The receiver logs the student answers and software captures the information. i>clicker is a particularly good system for large classes and offers interactivity for all students in the course.
Moodle For Non-Moodle Users (NEW!) Description: Are students asking you to use Moodle more in your face-to-face course? Have you avoided using Moodle because you are just not a techie? Then this workshop is for you!
We will explore simple ways to use Moodle that will make life easier for any level computer user. You will learn about Moodle’s main communication tools, ways to organize class content, resources and the gradebook.
We will also look at the advantages of using Moodle for faculty and students, as well as, other training services available through e-LIS.
Moodle I - Getting Started Description: This workshop, the first in a 5-part series on Moodle, is a basic introduction to a complete package of online teaching software. You may use Moodle for web-enhanced or completely online courses. This first session will cover course management techniques, student management, different homepage formats, navigating course pages, taking attendance, and email options. A Certificate of Completion is available for your dossier upon completion of the 5-part Moodle series. Requirements: No experience necessary. You must bring your Oakland University email login and password.
Moodle II - Files and Resources Description: This hands-on workshop will teach file management in Moodle. Adding files, folders, and links to websites will be covered. You may also share files between courses and pull files from other repositories such as Dropbox. Requirements: If you bring a file of your syllabus on a USB jump drive you can upload it and put it on your homepage.
Moodle III - Forums and Chat Description: Communication tools are the basis of online teaching. This step-by-step workshop will cover the forum and chat tools. The construction of topics, navigation, and pedagogy of an asynchronous bulletin board and synchronous chat will be covered. Additionally, lecture capture functionality, web conference scheduling, and setting up groups will be shown. Requirements: No experience necessary. You must bring your Oakland University email login and password.
Moodle IV - Quizzes Description: This hands-on workshop will teach the creation of online quizzes, questions, and settings in Moodle. The benefits and limitations of using online quizzes in teaching and learning will be discussed. Quizzes are automatically graded and then linked to a grade book in Moodle. Requirements: No experience necessary. You must bring your Oakland University email login and password.
Moodle V - Assignments, Wikis, and Grade Book Description: This workshop will cover adding assignments, wikis, and using the grade book. Students will be able to turn in assignments privately to faculty, work collaboratively in groups, or check their grades in Moodle. Different grade book setups will be covered such as weighted grades and sum of grades. Requirements: No experience necessary. You must bring your Oakland University email login and password.
Online File Storage Description: This workshop will discuss different options for uploading and saving files online. eSpace, Google Docs, Moodle, and Oak Share (Xythos) will be covered. Many students and faculty are unaware of how or why to take advantage of Google Docs or Oakshare. Groups that wish to share common files can create an eSpace to post their files. Posting files to each of these will be demonstrated. We will also evaluate strategies on saving specific files online based on the strengths and weaknesses of each of the options.
Panopto Description: Panopto is a lecture capture system that will record the video/audio in the classroom. The recording can then be edited and housed in a Moodle course for easy access for students. This workshop will cover the steps for using Panopto.
WebEx (NEW!) Description: WebEx is synchronous video-conferencing software for teaching. It offers audio, video, text chat, and presentation space. An instructor typically talks into a microphone and demonstrates any types of files or webpages on their own computer to students at a distance. This workshop, taught by eLIS staff, will teach instructors how to use WebEx.