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Instructional Design

Register online at www.ucmo.edu/calendar/. Only those registered for the session will be notified of cancellations or location changes, so please pre-register if possible.

Online Syllabus Success

Teaching online? An effective syllabus modified for online use is even more important than in a face-to-face class, where the instructor can guide students. This session outlines the key components to creating that vital lifeline document adapted for your online course and streamlines your communication processes.  - 1 hour
Writing Learning Objectives and Creating Assessments that Measure Them
We all know what we want our students to learn, but not all of us have had to put that into specific and measurable language. Well-written Learning Objective will lead you to design a much more successful and easily navigated course, will help create assessments that accurately evaluate outcomes, and will be the basis for more student success. Based on Quality Matters’ Standards 2: Learning Objectives and 3: Assessment & Measurement, this session will give you some suggestions for creating specific, measurable Learning Objectives that accurately express what you want your students to learn and how you can assess their success. – 1 hour

Instructional Materials and Using Technology

We don’t always have to use a textbook to get the information to our students. There are many other exciting ways to share information, including collaborative work with other classes in other institutions, Professional journals for reading materials, repositories of readings and activities that students can have access to, virtual reproductions for exploration, and even free-use content in video and audio form from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. The materials you use in your course are only limited by your awareness of the technology – TEID can show you some of what is available to make your course more exciting and can even offer some advice on designing your technology-enhanced content!  Based on Quality Matters Standards 4 and 6 – 1 hour

Learning Interaction and Learning Support 

There are many theories and opinions about student interaction, but it cannot be argued that without engagement and support, the student is not going to have a very fulfilling experience. Student interaction – whether it is student-teacher, student-content, or student-student is important. CTL has some suggestions on how you can engage your students in an active learning experience.  Student Support is also discussed, explaining why it is important that the course support every part of the student, not just his or her technological issues. - 1 hour

Making Your Course Accessible to All 

Accessibility is one of the most important details that instructors and universities need to be aware of, not just ethically, but legally.  Pulling from both ADA requirements and UDL (Universal Design Learning), this session will explain what accessibility means, and will explore ways to make your online content more accessible to your students.  Based on Quality Matters Standard 8 – 1 hour

Aligning your Online Course

One of the main requirements in Quality Matters is that certain standards align. The question is-what does that mean?  This session will explain which standards must align, what that means as a course developer, and how it can be accomplished.  This is an important session for anyone trying to create a quality online course, and especially so for those trying to meet Quality Matters Standards. – 1 hour


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Pedagogy

Register online at www.ucmo.edu/calendar/. Only those registered for the session will be notified of cancellations or location changes, so please pre-register if possible.

Creating Effective Rubrics

Rubrics and scoring guides can help you streamline your grading, making it not only more objective, but easier and faster. Join us at this session as we see the differences between scoring guides and rubrics, when to decide which to use, how to use them in both subjective (e.g. art and writing) and objective (e.g. sciences and math) courses, and how to use the tools at hand to make them as effective as possible. Offered by a "rubric-skeptic," this session should answer a lot of the concerns you might have about rubrics, and show you how to create good ones. - 1 Hour

IceBreakers! 

Get your online class off to a good start with an "icebreaker" activity. We will be looking at different ideas for promoting a feeling of community in your class from the first week. Sizing and attaching appropriately sized images within Blackboard will also be covered. - 1 Hour


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Enhancing Your Class

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Instructional Design with Video

Are you interested in using videos in your online course?  Carol Knight will address some of the issues you need to consider when creating and using video in your online course.  She will show examples and discuss best practices for creating videos and placing them online.  There will also be a discussion on services available on campus to assist you in creating video files for your online course. – 1 hour

Multimedia on a Budget 

Create exciting multimedia content for your course using free web applications that allow you to edit and create images, audio and video.  This session will show examples of multimedia resources for online class assignment support, including apps that allow you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it, and public domain repositories where you can find usable, free content. Productivity tools like Jing, Camtasia and TubeChop, that allow you to easily share your instructions, ideas, program tips and video clips with your students will be demonstrated.  Come see how you can use these tools for your course!  – 1.5 hour

Simulation-Based Learning in Online Courses 

Do you have a face to face course assignment that seems impossible to replicate in an online course? This session will demonstrate how virtual simulations are used to support online learning at UCM. Several simulations will be presented, including age related vision and mobility impairment, as well as a virtual aircraft accident investigation scene. - 1 Hour

New Tools in Course Design

There are always new tools out there to make your course exciting, effective, and engaging. Come and see what we have found and share what you may be using. This is a quick intro to various tools and a show-and-tell of what is being done. Possible topics might include PowToons, OneNote, Twitter, ComicLive, and many others. - 1 Hour

Closed Captioning with YouTube

Do you post videos to Blackboard? If so, you need to consider adding closed-captioning to your videos. Not only does it make course content accessible, it also accommodates those with different learning styles. Whether your video started with a script or not closed captioning can be added to your video quite easily. This session will walk you through the process of adding closed-captioning to YouTube videos and provide some tips for making the process easier.


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Adobe Acrobat XI & Presenter

Register online at www.ucmo.edu/calendar/. Only those registered for the session will be notified of cancellations or location changes, so please pre-register if possible.

What Do I Need to Know About Adobe Acrobat XI

In this hands-on session you will learn the basics of how to create and share PDF documents. You will learn to use the tools to customize the document, convert documents to PDF or to Word (or other), track comments, and reduce the file size for uploading to a webpage or Blackboard.

Using Adobe Acrobat XI to Create Fillable Forms

In this hands-on session you will convert PDF files to interactive PDF forms, create a new form from scratch or a template. You will create a variety of fields and we will discuss how to distribute forms, as well as, how to set up the form so recipients can submit completed forms, with their responses intact.

Adobe Presenter Basic Training

Adobe Presenter provides a software plugin for PowerPoint that allows the synchronization of voice and animations with a PowerPoint slideshow straight from your desktop computer. Turn a  simple PowerPoint slideshow into a compelling, audio rich web presentation in just a few simple steps. This workshop will demonstrate the process and provide some tips on developing effective Adobe Presenter presentations. Please note this is a requirement to have an account set-up and to use this product.

Adobe Presenter Advanced Training

Adobe Presenter Advanced Training will cover features within Adobe Presenter, the Adobe Plug-in that will allow the user to develop more dynamic and meaningful Adobe Presenter presentations. The advanced features allow the user to edit and modify a presentation without re-recording sections of the presentation. Areas covered in the advanced training will be:

  • Editing timings
  • Editing audio, animations and transitions
  • Creating and managing quizzes and surveys
  • Importing Audio
  • Importing Flash movies

Adobe Connect Meetings Training

Adobe Acrobat Meetings is a collaborative communications tool intended for synchronous communication at the desktop. Instructors are able to conduct real time meetings using audio, video, text chat, quizzes and surveys, presentation and whiteboard functions. All the students need to participate in a meeting on their desktop is a current browser and the latest Flash plug-in. Live demonstrations will be conducted during this session.


Adobe Training Manager and Events

This session will introduce you to the functions of the Adobe Connect Training Manager and Events. You can use the Adobe Training Manager to track the progress of students using an Adobe Presentation or design curriculum that include Adobe content, presentations, meetings, and courses as well as learning content external to Adobe. An Adobe Connect Training Manager curriculum guides students through a prescribed learning path. You can define prerequisites for a curriculum, as well as design your program so that users can test-out of certain curriculum items, such as courses and content, by passing a related topic. Adobe Connect Events lets users manage the full life cycle of large or small events, including registration, invitations, reminders, and reporting. Adobe Connect Events can be sued with meetings, presentations, or training. You must have taken Adobe Presenter Basic and Adobe Connect Meetings to participate.



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Ask Debbie

Register online at www.ucmo.edu/calendar/. Only those registered for the session will be notified of cancellations or location changes, so please pre-register if possible.


Ask Debbie

Do you have questions about Google Apps?

 

-How do I create my own contact group?

-How do I request a read receipt?

-How do I view someone's calendar?

-How do I create filters?

-How can I use labels?

-How do I share documents?

-How do I create a form?

 

Do you have questions about Adobe Acrobat?

-How to create a PDF?

-H.ow to create a PDF form?

-How to create/require an electronic signature?

 

For help with questions regarding these and other common software used at UCM please stop by and "Ask Debbie".




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Blackboard

We also have hour-long sessions on specific topics. Please visit the BlackBoard 1 hour page for more information.

Register online at www.ucmo.edu/calendar/. Only those registered for the session will be notified of cancellations or location changes, so please pre-register if possible.

We All Start Somewhere: Introducing Blackboard Learn

This session is specifically designed for instructors who have never before taught with Blackboard Learn.  We will cover the basics of navigating the Blackboard Learn course delivery system, communicating with your students, adapting content to the online environment, and locating helpful resources in using Blackboard Learn. We will also discuss how to keep mobile learners in mind while designing classes.

Building Communities with Blackboard Learn Community Module

Use Blackboard Learn Community Organizations to engage users outside of the "classroom". This session will introduce and discuss the use of Blackboard Learn Community Organizations. Blackboard Learn organizations provide vibrant online collaborative spaces for campus groups, clubs, organizations, committees, faculty, students, and administration.  These collaborative spaces will be familiar to users since they are modeled after the course environment and tools used everyday within Blackboard Learn.

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Google Training

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Master Your Out-of-Control Google Mailbox

Too many messages, too little time? In this hands-on session you will learn time-saving tricks for managing your inbox. You can use filters, labels, and stars for organization. Did you know that you can even create a calendar entry or task directly from the email messages? If you have a specific question or concern, just put it in the comment section when you sign up for the session and we’ll be sure to discuss it.

Supercharge Your Google Calendar

Do you think your calendar is boring? Maybe you just haven’t seen the right features. In this hands-on session you will see how to quickly add an event within the calendar and from an email message, how to create a task (to-do) list and set deadlines, and how to create new calendars for teams or projects, PLUS so much more! If you have a specific question or concern, just put it in the comment section when you sign up for the session and we’ll be sure to discuss it.

Tell Me About Google Drive

Google Drive is like having a flash drive, all your files are ready where you are. You can store documents, photos, recordings, videos, etc. You can see your stuff anywhere--smartphone, tablet, computer. Google Drive allows you to share those documents-view, download, collaborate-without an email attachment.

Information Please-Creating a Google Form 

Collect and organize information, both big & small with Google Forms. Google Forms are more than just surveys, plan an event, manage registrations, take a poll, collect information, and much more. Choose from themes or use your own logo/photos to create a form. Allow others to collaborate, just as you can with the other Google products. Add images, videos, and page branching or question skip logic. Responses are collected in a Google Sheet where you can analyze the data.

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