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Facilitated by Kari Richards
Living in a multi-media rich environment, it seems fitting that educators would use the newest technology tools when creating their course materials; however, often the time investment needed for this task is too large. Come to this session to learn how you can use free online software to create visually appealing videos for your classes in just a few minutes! Basic computer skills are required to participate in this workshop.
Facilitated by Rebecca Lawson
Have you heard about Quality Matters (QM)? It is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews to ensure continuous improvement and more importantly, that the course is designed in such a way that students have the tools to succeed in the online environment. Come to this session to get the facts about Quality Matters.
Facilitated by John Thommen
This basic training is designed to help the novice user begin to learn how to:
This is a hands-on session designed for those new to Desire2Learn. Basic computer skills are required to participate in this workshop.
Would you like to develop a more organized and visually appealing Course Homepage in your Desire2Learn site? If so, come to this session to learn how to:
You supply the good taste, and we’ll supply the know-how. This workshop is most appropriate for intermediate to advanced Desire2Learn users.
*Wigets are small applications with limited functionality that can be executed within a webpage.
Facilitated by Chris Richards and Chris Shaltry
Instructors can create checklists in their courses with organized categories and items that describe each task a student needs to complete for that unit. These checklists can be added as topics in Content allowing students to check off each task as they complete them. By using Checklists, Instructors are able to increase engagement with course content by clearly outlining expectations for tasks in a specific unit. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Participants will learn how to set up and use Desire2Learn's gradebook feature. This workshop is designed to help novice Desire2Learn users learn the basics of a points-based or weighted grading system. Specifically, participants will learn how to:
Faculty are encouraged to bring their syllabus grade scheme as practice time is built into the session. In addition, participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Jaime Grant and Megan Lin
Classroom observations are often accompanied by anxiety for both the observer and the observed. During this interactive session, participants will explore how classroom observations can be used to facilitate collegial discussions on teaching and learning, the classroom culture, and professional growth and development. While this session is intended for faculty and staff responsible for classroom observations, it would also benefit anyone in a mentoring role and/or responsible for giving students feedback on presentations. This session will not focus on the details of the performance review process at LCC; it is intended only to facilitate more effective communication when giving and receiving feedback.
Facilitated by Michael Fredericks
This session will focus on Google Apps that can be used in the classroom. It will explore how Google Docs, Sheets, Presentation, and Forms are changing the way teachers are teaching students today. Other features of Google Drive will also be addressed. Come and see how Google can enhance your classroom!
Facilitated by TechSmith Representative
TechSmith Corporation is a local software company that develops screencasting tools, including screen capture, recording and editing software. Come to this informational session to learn more about Camtasia, Snagit, and Jing!
In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to create computer administered and graded quizzes within Desire2Learn. The basics of online testing, question construction, as well as feedback options, security features, and random question selection will be addressed. Experience using Desire2Learn is required. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Sean Huberty
Come to this informational session to learn about the innovative projects being designed by a talented team within the Computer Information Technologies Department at West Campus. The Digital Innovation Center specializes in creating immersive simulations, training and productivity tools for Lansing Community College as well as industry partners. Come to this session to learn about the following:
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create and use Discussion forums in their Desire2Learn courses. Topics will include:
Experience using Desire2Learn is required. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by Melissa DeRosia
Center for Teaching Excellence
Technology and Learning Center, Room 324
Phone: (517) 483-1680
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