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Professional Development

All Face to Face (F2F) sessions will be held in the computer lab, Room 106, South Hall. 

To sign up, please email ece@nsula.edu or call 357-6355.

The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will also be offering courses online through WebEx.  All available sessions offered via WebEx are listed at nsula.webex.com. Click on the 'Upcoming' tab to view the sessions, then click 'Register' next to the one you would like to attend. After completing the registration, you will receive an email confirmation from WebEx.  Please note:  WebEx Basics must be completed before registering for WebEx: Scheduling and Reporting or WebEx: Best Practices.

Upcoming Professional Development Classes

Oct. 06, 2014

Using VIC (Online)

Time: 
10:00 — 11:00
VIC (Video Integrated Content) is a powerful media management and publishing platform for Northwestern State University. Use VIC to engage students and impact teaching and learning. You can also use VIC to excite your visitors, recruit students and promote your brand while managing all campus rich-media in a single central repository designed for multiple applications and users. This class is for Professors/Instructors who want to upload their pre-recorded content into Moodle. If you have videos that were captured with a camera, iDevice, or Camtasia Studio, this is the class for you.
Oct. 13, 2014

WebEx Part 3: Best Practices (Online)

Time: 
10:30 — 12:00
This workshop will help you learn best practices for designing, planning and conducting training sessions online. You will be introduced to tools and techniques for engaging learners to make your training sessions more effective. This workshop last for 90 minutes.
Oct. 14, 2014

Moodle 2.5 Basics (Online)

Time: 
14:00 — 16:00
This workshop will cover the breadth of available options within the LMS and discuss the basic tools needed for implementing a Moodle course.
Oct. 14, 2014

PIXLR (Online)

Time: 
14:00 — 15:00
Tired of text-overload inside your Moodle Course? Attend this class and learn how to create banners and graphics for your online course using PIXLR, a simple and effective way to be a mini-graphic designer! Note: This class replaces GIMP.
Oct. 15, 2014

Get to Know Your iPad (Part 1 of the iPad Series) -- F2F

Time: 
14:00 — 15:00
Learn the ins and outs of using your iPad! This interactive, hands-on workshop will cover functions of your iPad, such as settings, organizational tools, and productivity features. This is part one of a four part workshop series. Be sure you bring a working and charged iPad (or iPad mini) to fully participate in the workshop. *Class limited to twelve participants. E-mail Laura Delanoix at delanoixL@nsula.edu to register.
Oct. 16, 2014

Microsoft Excel: Level 1 (Online)

Time: 
09:00 — 11:00
This workshop is an introduction to Excel components. Learn about creating and navigating worksheets, entering text, dates and numbers, selecting cells, entering formulas and much more.
Oct. 21, 2014

Make Your iPad Work for You (Part 2 of the iPad Series) -- F2F

Time: 
10:00 — 11:30
Now that you have gotten to know your iPad, dive in to the resource and productivity apps that can help your iPad work for you! This is part two of a four part workshop series, and it is recommended that you have attended part one. Be sure you bring a working and charged iPad (or iPad mini) to fully participate in the workshop. *Class limited to twelve participants. E-mail Laura Delanoix at delanoixL@nsula.edu to register.
Oct. 22, 2014

Managing Your Gradebook in Moodle 2.5 (Online)

Time: 
10:00 — 11:30
This workshop will cover the tools and techniques to maintain your Gradebook in Moodle 2.5 effectively.
Oct. 30, 2014

Creating Quizzes in Moodle 2.5 (Online)

Time: 
14:00 — 16:00
This workshop will demonstrate how to create quizzes using the new features within Moodle 2.5.
Oct. 30, 2014

Presenting the iPad to the Classroom (Part 3 of the iPad Series) -- F2F

Time: 
14:30 — 16:00
Introduce your iPad to the classroom in creative new ways! We will cover apps and tools that will engage students, provide immediate feedback, and present information in new and exciting ways. This is part three of a four part series of workshops. Be sure you bring an updated and charged iPad (or iPad mini) to fully participate in the workshop. *Class limited to twelve participants. E-mail Laura Delanoix at delanoixL@nsula.edu to register.