Workshops & Professional Learning

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Given the changes in educational technologies, EdTech is committed to supporting Langara’s faculty and instructional staff with their ongoing professional learning. If you would like to subscribe to information about workshop offerings, or if you have an idea for a workshop you would like us to offer, please send us an email at edtech@langara.ca. When requesting a workshop, please provide workshop information, your full name, department, email, phone number, and your availability. 

 

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EdTech Professional Learning Workshops & Topics

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  • Brightspace – Discussions
    Engaging Your Students with Discussions
    Looking for ideas to keep your students engaged in your Brightspace course? Wondering how to leverage discussion groups for meaningful learning and team building in your classes? In this session, we will explore strategies for keeping students involved in online learning and share ideas on how to maximize learning in discussion groups. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to develop a Discussion Lesson Plan / Journey and create a discussion in Brightspace.
  • Brightspace – Checklists, Completion Tracking & Work To Do
    Empower Students to Succeed through Checklists, Completion Tracking, and Work To Do

    Brightspace Checklists allow instructors to organize learning activities in one place. Deadlines, activities, and course materials can be directly linked to tasks in a checklist so students can find everything they need in one central location. Creating a checklist is a quick way to reduce learners’ confusion and foster student success. Completion Tracking and the Work To Do widget are other useful features that allow learners to monitor their progress in a course. During this session, there will be a demo, a Q&A, and an opportunity to create a checklist, enable completion tracking and Work To Do.
  • Brightspace – Intelligent Agents
    Automate Student Communications using Intelligent Agents
    Adding automation to your course through the use of intelligent agents is one way to boost interaction with your learners without requiring more work and effort. Intelligent agents are customizable messages automatically emailed to your students when they fulfill a particular task. Some examples include: students not logging in for extended periods of time, email reminders about upcoming and/or missed deadlines, students who have viewed (or not viewed) specific modules or topics, or providing immediate feedback after the completion of a quiz. Come and find out how to set up intelligent agents in your course.

    By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Explain what intelligent agents are and how they work
    • Describe when to use intelligent agents
    • Create, test, edit, and modify intelligent agents in Brightspace
    • Personalize intelligent agents using replacement strings
    • Review past intelligent agent activities
  • Brightspace Basics
    New to Brightspace?

    Join us to learn the basics of creating a course in and teaching with Langara’s learning management system, Brightspace. In this workshop we will preview key Brightspace tools, answer questions, and troubleshoot issues.

  • Brightspace – Assignments
    Improve Student Satisfaction and Understanding through Audio and Video Assignment Feedback

    Research suggests that using recorded audio or video is a highly effective alternative to written feedback on student assignments. Join us as we discuss what forms recorded feedback can take, why it can increase student understanding and satisfaction, as well as instructor efficiency, and how to use some of EdTech’s supported tools to record and share feedback. This workshop will mostly focus on feedback tools accessible within Brightspace, although other options will be touched upon.

  • Brightspace – Gradebook
    Setting Up Your Gradebook

    Learn how easy it is to set up your grade book using Brightspace’s powerful and flexible grades tool. Find out how to create and edit grade book items, enter grades, share them with your students, and set up final grade calculations. You do not need to know or learn any complicated formulas. Brightspace does it all for you. Please bring along a sample of a current course grading scheme.

  • Brightspace – Rubrics
    Join us for this hands-on session and turn your assignment evaluative criteria (aka your rubric) into a Brightspace rubric. We’ll start off with a brief demonstration of how Brightspace rubrics work and then get to work in smaller groups assisting you in translating yours from paper to digital. We will also provide some templates if you would prefer not to start from scratch.

  • Turnitin
    Using Turnitin to Support Students’ Understanding of Plagiarism and Citation Use

    Turnitin is an originality checking and text-matching software. It is designed to educate students on appropriate citation and reference techniques to prevent plagiarism. However, Turnitin also has some potential ethical and privacy concerns connected to its use. This workshop will cover when and why you might want to use Turnitin, what the privacy concerns are, how to enable it in Brightspace assignments and customize the various settings, and how to interpret the similarity reports.
  • Brightspace – Groups
    Getting Your Students Set Up to Collaborate

    Join us to learn various uses for “groups” within Brightspace, how to set them up for discussions and assignments, and how to adjust enrollment and other settings after they’ve been created.

    With the Brightspace Groups tool, you can get your students working together. Although Brightspace Groups is not hard to use once you understand the settings, it can be intimidating to set up the first time you try. This workshop will attempt to demystify the process and increase your confidence setting up group activities. We will cover group creation options (manual, random, group size/number, etc.), how to create and later edit associated discussions and assignments, and how to manually enroll students in groups and/or adjust the enrollment later. We’ll also cover how to create groups of 1 for students to keep an online journal within Brightspace.

  • Brightspace – Discussions
    Engaging Your Students with Discussions
    Looking for ideas to keep your students engaged in your Brightspace course? Wondering how to leverage discussion groups for meaningful learning and team building in your classes? In this session, we will explore strategies for keeping students involved in online learning and share ideas of how to maximize learning in discussion groups.

    By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to: 

    • Explain the value of online discussions
    • List the 3 components of effective discussions
    • Incorporate universal design for learning (UDL) in your discussions
    • Develop a Discussion Lesson Plan / Journey
    • Create a discussion in Brightspace
  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 1: Absolute Basics
    This workshop is for those who’ve never used the Brightspace Quizzes tool. Join us for a short overview of the tool.Topics covered in this workshop include:
    • Introduction to the Quizzes tool, including key features and advantages of using the tool
    • Where to find the tool
    • Overview of the tool
    • 3 steps for getting started
    • Overview of question types
    • Instructor and student views of the tool

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 2: Level Up Your Brightspace Game
    Join us to learn how to maximize your use of the Question Library and take your Brightspace quizzes to the next level.Topics covered in this workshop include
    • Steps for getting started
    • About the Question Library
    • Organizing questions with Sections
    • Adding images/video to a section for use with a set of questions
    • Moving questions around
    • Adding questions
    • Demystifying the basic question types
    • Copying questions into the QL from an existing quiz

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 3: Building a Quiz
    NOTE: It is recommended that participants have already attended Quizzes 2: Level Up Your Brightspace Game (on the Question Library) – or gone through the asynchronous materials for Level Up – before taking this workshop.

     

    This workshop covers all the basics of creating a quiz. Participants will learn about quiz properties (adding and editing questions, editing values, pagination, instructions, optional advanced properties), restrictions (availability, time limits, release conditions, special access), assessment settings (auto-publish results, link to grade book, attempts), and submission views. We will also cover managing quizzes (hiding, copying, deleting, reordering, bulk editing) and previewing. We will discuss the pros and cons of adding a quiz to a module/submodule in Content, as well as adding links to quizzes in HTML files and announcements. If time allows, we will cover grading of quizzes.

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 4: Improving the Academic Integrity of Online Quizzes

    Online quizzes can be beneficial for the learning process, but higher stakes online assessments can have unique challenges when it comes to academic misconduct. This workshop will start with a discussion on what conditions make it more likely that students will “cheat” and how to ameliorate them, will then demonstrate the features within Brightspace Quizzes that can reduce students’ opportunity to “cheat”, and will finish up with some tips on adjusting and constructing questions that are less vulnerable to academic misconduct (even multiple choice and other auto-graded questions).

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 5: Become a Grandmaster

    This workshop is for instructors who are comfortable with the basic functionality of Brightspace Quizzes and are interested in learning about the advanced features. The topics covered include:

    1. submission views (sharing feedback with students)
    2. allowing students to retake incorrect questions
    3. fixing and regrading incorrectly keyed questions
    4. dropping the lowest score for a group of quizzes
    5. making a question a bonus and the associated gradebook options
    6. regular expressions/Regex (expanding the range of acceptable answers for typed questions that are auto-graded)
    7. quiz reports/statistics
    8. setting up questions for video answers using a web recorder
    9. sharing quizzes/sections/individual questions with and importing from a Learning Object Repository (LOR)
    10. incorporating EquatIO for both question setup and student answers


    NOTE:
    it is not always possible to cover all topics in this workshop, but attendees will be polled as to which topics are of most interest, and asynchronous materials are made available for any topics that aren’t covered.

  • Kaltura Capture & Mediaspace
    Kaltura Basics – Part 1
    Using video in your online course is a great way to engage students and present learning content in alternative ways, following the principles of UDL. In this session we will look at the different scenarios for recording your screen and then focus on using the Kaltura Capture application to record your screen and upload the recording to Mediaspace – and from there to your Brightspace course.We will cover:
    • How to install Kaltura Capture
    • What you need: hardware and software
    • Settings in Kaltura Capture
    • Recording your video
    • Uploading to Mediaspace and embedding in your Brightspace course using Insert Stuff, Add Kaltura Media, and the Media Gallery
  • Kaltura Capture & Mediaspace
    Add Interactivity and Engagement to Your Videos (Kaltura – Part 2)
    In this follow-up to the Kaltura Basics Workshop we will cover:
    • how to add closed captions to your video
    • basic editing using the online video editor
    • adding hotspots to your video and
    • adding an interactive video quiz (IVQ) and syncing scores to the Brightspace Gradebook
  • Screencast-O-Matic
    Level Up your Course Videos

    Looking to improve the quality of your course videos to make them more engaging for students? Screencast-O-Matic is a screen recorder and video editor that has more features than basic capturing software such as Kaltura Capture. In this session you will learn how to obtain a license and install the software, capture a screen recording and still image, use a virtual background, import video and audio from external sources, narrate over PowerPoint slides and finally upload your exported video to Kaltura and Brightspace.
  • Podcasts
    Incorporate Podcasting into your Teaching (Podcasting Part 1)
    What are podcasts? Why use them in your teaching? What do you need to create a podcast for your students?By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
    • Define what constitutes a ‘podcast’
    • Describe the technologies involved in creating a podcast: hardware, software, RSS, client, aggregator, hosting platform etc.
    • Identify appropriate use cases for podcasting in their teaching and/or students’ learning
    • Summarise some of the research on podcasting in education
  • Podcasts
    Incorporate Podcasting into your Teaching (Podcasting Part 2)
    Learn how to plan, produce and share a podcast with your students using two freely available tools.Pre-requisites: Incorporate Podcasts into your Teaching Part 1 and Studio Tour.By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
    • Find a podcasting workflow that is suited to you
    • Decide on your method for hosting & sharing your podcast
    • Decide on the software that you will use to edit your podcast
  • Lightboard
    Introducing the Lightboard

    Join us in the EdTech Studio to learn how to use the lightboard to bring the intimacy of the classroom to your online offerings.
  • Studio Tour
    Introduction to the EdTech Studio
    Email edtech@langara.ca to book a time to tour the EdTech Studio, located on the 2nd floor of C Building, North Tower. Come meet our Technical Media Producer and Advisor (Multimedia), who will introduce you to our state-of-the-art EdTech Studio, dedicated to helping you improve your audio and video offerings.
  • Digital Media Production
    Digital Media Creator Program (DMC) 

    Langara’s Digital Media Creator programme (DMC) is designed to help faculty and staff experiment with new ways of discovering, digesting and conveying ideas using digital media. The purpose behind it is twofold: (a) to help you become confident users and creators of engaging multimodal content (images, text, audio, video) in your teaching, and (b) maximize the opportunities for your students to demonstrate multiple means of action and expression – a key principle of universal design for learning (UDL). Modules offered in any one semester may include some or all of the following.
      • Module 1: Create. Engage. Share. Introducing the DMC program
      • Module 2: Effective Slide Design: Give your presentations a visual make-over 
      • Module 3: Podcasting and Audio
      • Module 4: Mobile Video Production and Editing
      • Module 5: Visual Storytelling
      • Module 6: Teaching with Social Media

To achieve the DMC Certificate/Digital Badge you must complete a minimium of four modules, one of which must be Module One (Create, Engage. Share – Introducing the DMC program). Modules may be taken in any order after the completion of Module One.

  • Effective Slide Design: Give your presentations a visual make-over 
    Aimed at non-designers this session gives practical tips on creating effective presentation slides that are grounded in research on multimedia learning and good design principles. Spark your creativity with slide designs that go beyond bullet-points, engage your learners with polls and other interactive content, ensure your slides are accessible and inclusive, and consider some alternatives to using PowerPoint for your presentations.
  • Brightspace Basics
    New to Brightspace?

    Join us to learn the basics of creating a course in and teaching with Langara’s learning management system, Brightspace. In this workshop we will preview key Brightspace tools, answer questions, and troubleshoot issues.

  • Brightspace – Assignments
    Improve Student Satisfaction and Understanding through Audio and Video Assignment Feedback

    Research suggests that using recorded audio or video is a highly effective alternative to written feedback on student assignments. Join us as we discuss what forms recorded feedback can take, why it can increase student understanding and satisfaction, as well as instructor efficiency, and how to use some of EdTech’s supported tools to record and share feedback. This workshop will mostly focus on feedback tools accessible within Brightspace, although other options will be touched upon.

  • Brightspace – Checklists, Completion Tracking & Work To Do
    Empower Students to Succeed through Checklists, Completion Tracking, and Work To Do

    Brightspace Checklists allow instructors to organize learning activities in one place. Deadlines, activities, and course materials can be directly linked to tasks in a checklist so students can find everything they need in one central location. Creating a checklist is a quick way to reduce learners’ confusion and foster student success. Completion Tracking and the Work To Do widget are other useful features that allow learners to monitor their progress in a course. During this session, there will be a demo, a Q&A, and an opportunity to create a checklist, enable completion tracking and Work To Do.

  • Brightspace – Discussions
    Engaging Your Students with Discussions
    Looking for ideas to keep your students engaged in your Brightspace course? Wondering how to leverage discussion groups for meaningful learning and team building in your classes? In this session, we will explore strategies for keeping students involved in online learning and share ideas of how to maximize learning in discussion groups.

    By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the value of online discussions
    • List the 3 components of effective discussions
    • Incorporate universal design for learning (UDL) in your discussions
    • Develop a Discussion Lesson Plan / Journey
    • Create a discussion in Brightspace

  • Brightspace – Gradebook
    Setting Up Your Gradebook

    Learn how easy it is to set up your grade book using Brightspace’s powerful and flexible grades tool. Find out how to create and edit grade book items, enter grades, share them with your students, and set up final grade calculations. You do not need to know or learn any complicated formulas. Brightspace does it all for you. Please bring along a sample of a current course grading scheme.

  • Brightspace – Groups
    Getting Your Students Set Up to Collaborate

    Join us to learn various uses for “groups” within Brightspace, how to set them up for discussions and assignments, and how to adjust enrollment and other settings after they’ve been created.

    With the Brightspace Groups tool, you can get your students working together. Although Brightspace Groups is not hard to use once you understand the settings, it can be intimidating to set up the first time you try. This workshop will attempt to demystify the process and increase your confidence setting up group activities. We will cover group creation options (manual, random, group size/number, etc.), how to create and later edit associated discussions and assignments, and how to manually enroll students in groups and/or adjust the enrollment later. We’ll also cover how to create groups of 1 for students to keep an online journal within Brightspace.

  • Brightspace – Intelligent Agents
    Automate Student Communications using Intelligent Agents
    Adding automation to your course through the use of intelligent agents is one way to boost interaction with your learners without requiring more work and effort. Intelligent agents are customizable messages automatically emailed to your students when they fulfill a particular task. Some examples include: students not logging in for extended periods of time, email reminders about upcoming and/or missed deadlines, students who have viewed (or not viewed) specific modules or topics, or providing immediate feedback after the completion of a quiz. Come and find out how to set up intelligent agents in your course.

    By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
    • Explain what intelligent agents are and how they work
    • Describe when to use intelligent agents
    • Create, test, edit, and modify intelligent agents in Brightspace
    • Personalize intelligent agents using replacement strings
    • Review past intelligent agent activities

  • Brightspace – Learning Object Respositories (LOR)
    Opportunities for Sharing: Using the Learning Object Repository to Share Course Materials
    Sharing materials within Brightspace can be done easily by using the Learning Object Repository (LOR) within Brightspace. Repositories can be setup within departments to share important departmental information within courses or repositories can also be created at the course level so that instructors can easily share materials between sections. Join this workshop to learn how to publish and copy materials from the LOR.

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 1: Absolute Basics
    This workshop is for those who’ve never used the Brightspace Quizzes tool. Join us for a short overview of the tool.Topics covered in this workshop include:
    • Introduction to the Quizzes tool, including key features and advantages of using the tool
    • Where to find the tool
    • Overview of the tool
    • 3 steps for getting started
    • Overview of question types
    • Instructor and student views of the tool

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 2: Level Up Your Brightspace Game
    Join us to learn how to maximize your use of the Question Library and take your Brightspace quizzes to the next level.Topics covered in this workshop include
    • Steps for getting started
    • About the Question Library
    • Organizing questions with Sections
    • Adding images/video to a section for use with a set of questions
    • Moving questions around
    • Adding questions
    • Demystifying the basic question types
    • Copying questions into the QL from an existing quiz

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 3: Building a Quiz
    NOTE: It is recommended that participants have already attended Quizzes 2: Level Up Your Brightspace Game (on the Question Library) – or gone through the asynchronous materials for Level Up – before taking this workshop.

     

    This workshop covers all the basics of creating a quiz. Participants will learn about quiz properties (adding and editing questions, editing values, pagination, instructions, optional advanced properties), restrictions (availability, time limits, release conditions, special access), assessment settings (auto-publish results, link to grade book, attempts), and submission views. We will also cover managing quizzes (hiding, copying, deleting, reordering, bulk editing) and previewing. We will discuss the pros and cons of adding a quiz to a module/submodule in Content, as well as adding links to quizzes in HTML files and announcements. If time allows, we will cover grading of quizzes.

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 4: Improving the Academic Integrity of Online Quizzes

    Online quizzes can be beneficial for the learning process, but higher stakes online assessments can have unique challenges when it comes to academic misconduct. This workshop will start with a discussion on what conditions make it more likely that students will “cheat” and how to ameliorate them, will then demonstrate the features within Brightspace Quizzes that can reduce students’ opportunity to “cheat”, and will finish up with some tips on adjusting and constructing questions that are less vulnerable to academic misconduct (even multiple choice and other auto-graded questions).

  • Brightspace – Quizzes
    Quizzes 5: Become a Grandmaster

    This workshop is for instructors who are comfortable with the basic functionality of Brightspace Quizzes and are interested in learning about the advanced features. The topics covered include:

    1. submission views (sharing feedback with students)
    2. allowing students to retake incorrect questions
    3. fixing and regrading incorrectly keyed questions
    4. dropping the lowest score for a group of quizzes
    5. making a question a bonus and the associated gradebook options
    6. regular expressions/Regex (expanding the range of acceptable answers for typed questions that are auto-graded)
    7. quiz reports/statistics
    8. setting up questions for video answers using a web recorder
    9. sharing quizzes/sections/individual questions with and importing from a Learning Object Repository (LOR)
    10. incorporating EquatIO for both question setup and student answers


    NOTE:
    it is not always possible to cover all topics in this workshop, but attendees will be polled as to which topics are of most interest, and asynchronous materials are made available for any topics that aren’t covered.

  • Brightspace – Rubrics
    Join us for this hands-on session and turn your assignment evaluative criteria (aka your rubric) into a Brightspace rubric. We’ll start off with a brief demonstration of how Brightspace rubrics work and then get to work in smaller groups assisting you in translating yours from paper to digital. We will also provide some templates if you would prefer not to start from scratch.

  • Digital Media Production
    Digital Media Creator Program (DMC) 

    Langara’s Digital Media Creator programme (DMC) is designed to help faculty and staff experiment with new ways of discovering, digesting and conveying ideas using digital media. The purpose behind it is twofold: (a) to help you become confident users and creators of engaging multimodal content (images, text, audio, video) in your teaching, and (b) maximize the opportunities for your students to demonstrate multiple means of action and expression – a key principle of universal design for learning (UDL). Modules offered in any one semester may include some or all of the following.

    • Module 1: Create. Engage. Share. Introducing the DMC program 
    • Module 2: Beyond Bullet-Points: Effective Slide Design 
    • Module 3: Podcasting and Audio
    • Module 4: Mobile Video Production and Editing
    • Module 5: Visual Storytelling
    • Module 6: Teaching with Social Media

To achieve the DMC Certificate/Digital Badge you must complete a minimium of four modules, one of which must be Module One (Create, Engage. Share – Introducing the DMC program). Modules may be taken in any order after the completion of Module One.

  • Kaltura Capture & Mediaspace
    Kaltura Basics – Part 1
    Using video in your online course is a great way to engage students and present learning content in alternative ways, following the principles of UDL. In this session we will look at the different scenarios for recording your screen and then focus on using the Kaltura Capture application to record your screen and upload the recording to Mediaspace – and from there to your Brightspace course.We will cover:
    • How to install Kaltura Capture
    • What you need: hardware and software
    • Settings in Kaltura Capture
    • Recording your video
    • Uploading to Mediaspace and embedding in your Brightspace course using Insert Stuff, Add Kaltura Media, and the Media Gallery

  • Kaltura Capture & Mediaspace
    Add Interactivity and Engagement to Your Videos (Kaltura – Part 2)
    In this follow-up to the Kaltura Basics Workshop we will cover:
    • how to add closed captions to your video
    • basic editing using the online video editor
    • adding hotspots to your video and
    • adding an interactive video quiz (IVQ) and syncing scores to the Brightspace Gradebook

  • Lightboard
    Introducing the Lightboard

    Join us in the EdTech Studio to learn how to use the lightboard to bring the intimacy of the classroom to your online offerings.

  • Podcasts
    Incorporate Podcasting into your Teaching (Podcasting Part 1)
    What are podcasts? Why use them in your teaching? What do you need to create a podcast for your students?

    By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Define what constitutes a ‘podcast’
    • Describe the technologies involved in creating a podcast: hardware, software, RSS, client, aggregator, hosting platform etc.
    • Identify appropriate use cases for podcasting in their teaching and/or students’ learning
    • Summarise some of the research on podcasting in education

  • Podcasts
    Incorporate Podcasting into your Teaching (Podcasting Part 2)
    Learn how to plan, produce and share a podcast with your students using two freely available tools.

    Pre-requisites: Incorporate Podcasts into your Teaching Part 1 and Studio Tour.

    By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Find a podcasting workflow that is suited to you
    • Decide on your method for hosting & sharing your podcast
    • Decide on the software that you will use to edit your podcast

  • Polling
    Intro to Polling Tools
    Polling tools are a great way to increase student engagement. They allow instructors to assess student comprehension and solicit feedback, thereby increasing interactivity and giving students a voice. During this workshop, you will have a chance to experience and learn how to set up several free student response systems. We will also discuss low-tech forms of polling.

  • Screencast-O-Matic
    Level Up your Course Videos

    Looking to improve the quality of your course videos to make them more engaging for students? Screencast-O-Matic is a screen recorder and video editor that has more features than basic capturing software such as Kaltura Capture. In this session you will learn how to obtain a license and install the software, capture a screen recording and still image, use a virtual background, import video and audio from external sources, narrate over PowerPoint slides and finally upload your exported video to Kaltura and Brightspace.

  • Studio Tour
    Introduction to the EdTech Studio
    Email edtech@langara.ca to book a time to tour the EdTech Studio, located on the 2nd floor of C Building, North Tower. Come meet our Technical Media Producer and Advisor (Multimedia), who will introduce you to our state-of-the-art EdTech Studio, dedicated to helping you improve your audio and video offerings.

  • Turnitin
    Using Turnitin to Support Students’ Understanding of Plagiarism and Citation Use

    Turnitin is an originality checking and text-matching software. It is designed to educate students on appropriate citation and reference techniques to prevent plagiarism. However, Turnitin also has some potential ethical and privacy concerns connected to its use. This workshop will cover when and why you might want to use Turnitin, what the privacy concerns are, how to enable it in Brightspace assignments and customize the various settings, and how to interpret the similarity reports.

  • Zoom Basics
    Zoom for Novices

    Zoom is a web conferencing tool that allows instructors to teach synchronously online. If you have very little or no experience with Zoom, this workshop is for you. Learn how to access the Zoom web portal (app) and Desktop Client and update Zoom. We will discuss security settings and accessibility features. You will have a chance to navigate the Zoom interface, use the chat feature and white board, and practice screensharing.

  • Zoom Advanced
    Increase Student Engagement with Advanced Zoom Features

    Zoom breakout rooms give online students the opportunity to work in pairs and in groups.  Advanced polls and quizzes offer a variety of question types, including fill-in-the-blank, ranking, and long-answer questions. During this workshop, you will learn how to set up breakout rooms, create different types of questions, and collect students’ answers. Please note that you will need to update your Zoom desktop client to a minimum of 5.8.3 to access these features. You will receive an email reminder and instructions from the workshop facilitator on how to complete this update.