Moodle, TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay Training

To sign up for training please complete the eLearning training registration form.

NOTE: The registration form is for LA&PS faculty members registering for Moodle and TechSmith Relay training courses through the eServices Office.

An Introduction to Moodle

This introductory workshop provides an overview of how to use your Moodle course website(s). At the end of this workshop, participants will leave with the ability to:

  • Upload content
  • Create and organize weekly/topic course format
  • Employ Resources & Activities (including linking to useful internal and external sites such as MLA, CMS or e-Journals)
  • Activate Forums (Discussions & Announcements)
  • Use analytical tools and understanding their benefits for example: using the progress bar, completion tracking, pulling activity reports, course participation reports and course logs

If you would like to stay for another 30 minutes we will dedicate some HANDS ON HELP with Resource Management. At this session, you will learn how to employ specific Moodle resources such as: File (PPT, PDF, DOC, XLS), URL (link to videos, permalinks, web links), Page (include hypertext links; embeds), Folder (multiple files and subfolders), Label (heading/divider used to organize info within weekly unit) and Book (organize multiple manuscripts within Table of Content and navigation buttons). You will learn the specific advantages of choosing the file to be opened in an independent window or tab, versus just being open, or being forced to download.

Training Sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11 AM
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, September 6,  2017 at 2 PM

Communications and Groups in Moodle

Would you like to host meaningful interactive collaboration between students and instructor, or between students? Learn to utilize discussion forums, announcements, messaging and chats. This workshop will provide a hands-on session using these ever-growing methods of communication. You will review the different types of forums and their advantages. Do you wish to divide your class into small groups permanently throughout the term, or do you wish to rotate flexible groups each time? You will learn how to determine when you need groups versus groupings. You will actually auto-create random small groups, or manually create pre-set groups. In addition, you will also learn how to facilitate forums for both permanent and flexible groupings throughout the term.

Training Sessions:

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11 AM
  • Wednesday, September 13,  2017 at 2 PM

Quizzes

At this session you will not only create a quiz with its unique settings; but, you will also build individual Multiple Choice, True/False and Essay type questions. Learn how to create categories and move questions to the default category so that your question bank can be accessed from your related courses. If necessary, we will demonstrate how Multiple choice questions can be imported into the question bank using the Aiken method and how questions from one or more categories can be exported using different formats. Best practices concerning accommodating special needs students, the deterrence of cheating using quiz settings such as the timing of quiz, or the timely releasing of correct answers also will be discussed.

Training Sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11 AM
  • Monday,  September 11, 2017 at 2 PM

Assignments/Grades and the Moodle Gradebook

At this session, you will practice creating offline activity assignments to accommodate offline gradable items as opposed to creating them directly in the grade book. Learn how to grade directly from the assignment itself and allow Moodle to calculate the course total grade for you. For this, it is imperative that you come with a committed breakdown of your gradable items. You will also explore when and why we recommend exporting the grade book to XLS spreadsheets and re-importing them back to Moodle in certain instances. Learn how to input your gradable items and let Moodle calculate the grade totals, or, simply export to a spreadsheet from the built-in Moodle book and re-import it after manually inputting your grades. Students will then be able to view their grades in private within Moodle and see where they fit with-in the class. However, you may simply learn to post a spreadsheet as a resource and/or observe the protocol of posting unofficial grades.

Training Sessions:

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11 AM

Wikis

Learn how to create and administer this growing collaborative tool at this session. You can either build individual (seeing each student's progress over term) or collaborative wikis (seeing students' team quotient), depending on your needs. You will learn how to administer the specific settings of each wiki, limiting rights etc. and be able to "read" the history (participation) of each student's contribution.

Training Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2 PM

Moodle-Integrated 'Turnitin'

Learn how to create and manage Turn-it-in Assignments via Moodle. You will also learn how to interpret Turnitin generated originality reports and grade Turnitin assignments using GradeMark. Best practices will be discussed at this session and the advantage of using this function. Advanced Options such as adding customized rubrics, and allowing PeerMark (a peer review tool) assessment will also be discussed upon interest.

Training Sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 2 PM
  • Monday, September 18 at 11 AM

Scheduler and Attendance Tool

The Scheduler tool allows you to keep everything in the Moodle environment by managing and recording appointments within the actual course web site. Learn how to create and configure the Scheduler tool to allow students to sign-up for appointments/individual consultations or other activities such as presentations. The Attendance tool allows instructors to take and grade attendance/participation of face-to-face classes. This is especially useful in the blended format (BLEN) where grades are assigned for attendance. This tool can be viewed by both students and instructors if that is your preference, so that students can see their participation progress.

Training Sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11 AM

Moodle for Teaching Assistants

Keep up to date with the newest enhancements in Moodle. At this session we will review the most updated features and functionalities of Moodle and let you explore them in a Moodle Practice environment.

Training Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11 AM

For the last set of updates visit Recent Changes

TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay

Recording your lecture from your classroom, home or office.

Learn how to use TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay, the newest audio/screen capture software to easily record lectures and presentations in the classroom or from home or the office. Lecture recordings will be made available from your Moodle course. Please note that for classroom taping your lecture hall or class room must be enabled for this kind of taping. To request this service there is a section on the Moodle request form.

Detailed information can be found online at the TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay support website.

Training Sessions:

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11 AM
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2 PM

Moodle Instructions

If you would like to review some online Moodle instructions prior to your training, please visit: