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.
Camtasia - Advanced Session (offered by Techsmith) Description: So, you've got some video editing experience, but you want to do more? In this session, we'll be doing exactly that. You can come and create a quick video to use, or bring an existing video that you want to spruce up. We'll cover more advanced editing techniques as well as how to use TechSmith's engagement tools to make your videos stand out and be a valuable resource for your students.
Requirements: This session will be taught by a trainer from Techsmith, the company that makes Camtasia. Please bring your own computer (laptop) to this session. The laptop must have a working microphone.
Camtasia - Beginner Session (offered by Techsmith) Description: If you have no video recording or editing experience, this session is for you. The entire session will be spent creating, recording, and editing a lesson that you can use right away in your class. Camtasia will be explored and we'll discuss how it can be used with programs you're already familiar with like PowerPoint or a web browser. We'll look at some basic editing techniques as well as talk about the best place to share the video when it's done to be useful for your students. Requirements: This session will be taught by a trainer from Techsmith, the company that makes Camtasia. Please bring your own computer (laptop) to this session.The laptop must have a working microphone.
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.
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.