As we prepare for the Spring 2021 semester, the Learning and Research Technologies (LRT) team is offering:

  • ten unique training sessions once each during the week of January 18, and repeating them the week of January 25
  • drop-in hours to talk with Jason Alley, Greta Bergstresser, and Jason Simms from 11:15-11:45, which follows the morning training sessions
  • access to recordings from its summer training sessions; Spring 2021 training sessions will be recorded and posted with the summer sessions

Registration is not required and all faculty and staff are welcomed to attend.

Training Schedule

Week of January 18

Zoom training URL: lafayette.zoom.us/j/95256344730

MONDAY
JANUARY 18
TUESDAY
JANUARY 19
WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 20
THURSDAY
JANUARY 21
FRIDAY
JANUARY 22
What is gradable in Moodle?
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Grading workflows in Moodle
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Creating interactive videos
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Nothing scheduled due to LVAIC UDL Workshop: Course Design for Inclusion
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Creating accessible content
10:00-11:00 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Configuring your Moodle gradebook
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Designing quizzes in Moodle
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Access control in Moodle
1:30-2:00 p.m.
Notability for whiteboarding and grading
2:00-2:30 p.m.
Using Perusall
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Zoom and Meet: tips and tricks
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Week of January 25

Zoom training URL: lafayette.zoom.us/j/95256344730

MONDAY
JANUARY 25
TUESDAY
JANUARY 26
WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 27
THURSDAY
JANUARY 28
FRIDAY
JANUARY 29
Using Perusall
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Access control in Moodle
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Notability for whiteboarding and grading
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Configuring your Moodle gradebook
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Designing quizzes in Moodle
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Zoom and Meet: tips and tricks
10:00-11:00 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
LRT Drop-in Hours
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Creating interactive videos
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Creating accessible content
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grading workflows in Moodle
1:30-2:30 p.m.
What is gradable in Moodle?
1:30-2:30 p.m.
 

Training offerings

Access control in Moodle

January 20 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. and January 26 from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

This session will introduce various ways in which it is possible to control which users or groups can see or access content in Moodle. The basics of creating groups and user overrides will be discussed, along with approaches to use access controls appropriately. Within Moodle, access controls can be applied to individual items, such as a Quiz or Assignment, or to entire blocks of content for, e.g., project groups or different course sections within the same Moodle site.

Configuring your gradebook

January 18 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. and January 27 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. 

The gradebook in Moodle is an extremely powerful and flexible tool, but at times it can appear complex and unwelcoming. The purposes of this session are first to provide a comprehensive walkthrough of common gradebook tasks and workflows, and second, to provide time both for specific questions and for hands-on assistance with gradebook configuration. Topics covered will include: adding grade items both automatically and manually, understanding gradebook aggregation and weighting, qualitative vs. quantitative grading, and controlling what your students see.

Creating accessible content

January 22 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and January 26 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Creating and choosing content with accessibility in mind provides all students with equitable access to learning resources. This session will cover best practices in accessibility as well as tools available for creating accessible course content.

Creating interactive videos

January 20 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and January 25 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Interactive videos can be used for flipped classrooms, remote instruction, providing demos or tutorials, or as an alternative way to deliver course content. This session covers the basics of creating interactive video content, the available screen capture tools, and effective ways for engaging students with the content.

Designing quizzes in Moodle

January 19 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. and January 28 from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The Quiz module in Moodle offers a powerful and flexible tool for assessment, though it can be overwhelming. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how to create a simple quiz, as well as to cover more advanced topics such as question bank management and implementing overrides to, e.g., time limits and number of attempts for specific students. In addition, alternatives to using the Quiz module will be offered to ensure that attendees understand the capabilities and limitations of the tool depending on requirements.

Grading workflows in Moodle

January 19 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and January 27 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Moodle supports several workflows for grading submitted work, including the standard grading interface, quick grading, manual entry, and offline markup. This session will discuss each approach, covering when they might be most appropriate, so that attendees can select the best grading method for their courses and specific assignments.

Notability for whiteboarding and grading

January 20 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. and January 26 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Using Notability, a robust freeform writing and drawing tool for iPad, can be used as a way to convey “board work” during remote course instruction. Notability when paired with Moodle Assignments, can be used to annotate digitally submitted assignments and returned to students by way of a bulk upload to the same Moodle Assignment.

What is gradable in Moodle?

January 18 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and January 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Moodle offers a variety of different resources and activities for delivering course content to students. This session will focus on those that can be assigned a grade in the Moodle gradebook.

Using Perusall

January 21 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and January 25 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Perusall is a powerful and flexible external tool that can connect with your Moodle course, offering a collaborative reading and commenting platform for course material. This session will discuss how to use Perusall to facilitate collaborative discussions around documents, textbooks, web sites, and video content. More advanced topics will also be covered, such as optional grading, options for large classes, and even accessibility-related tools such as reading aloud.

Zoom and Meet: tips and tricks

January 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and January 29 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Think you know everything about Zoom? This session will cover tips and tricks for effectively scheduling and using Zoom or Google Meet for remote classes, virtual office hours, etc.