Faculty Training Sessions In-Person and Online

Posted on: March 16, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Events & Training, Moodle, News

Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) will offer a series of training sessions to help you quickly prepare to teach online. While there are a number of technology resources available, we recommend focusing on Moodle and Webex as primary tools for remote learning to minimize potential challenges during this time.

Online training sessions and one-on-one consultations will be offered in-person and online. Learn more below.

Monday, March 16

TLT will host group training sessions online using Webex to help you get started and dive deeper into Moodle and Webex. Sessions will be delivered live and also recorded for viewing on demand. Join each session from your computer at elon.webex.com/meet/tlt.

Moodle: Overview & Basic Tools

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This session is geared towards faculty who want to become familiar with tools in Moodle and use them for online learning. During this virtual session, TLT will demonstrate how you can post documents, add a link to a video, create assignments and set-up Moodle forums for classroom discussions. In addition, we will examine how students can continue to submit work through the Moodle Assignment tool and share best practices.

Webex: Hold Virtual Office Hours or Class Live

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Designed for faculty who want to host or record live classes or meetings, this session will delve into Webex features and offer best practices for using the tool. You’ll learn more about how to connect and schedule one-on-one meetings with students, hold office hours, record lectures, bring experts into your virtual classroom, chat, use the whiteboard, and share your screen with colleagues and students. Webex is a browser-based platform that does not require any special software.

Tuesday, March 17

A Deeper Dive into Moodle Tools

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If you’re a faculty member that already uses Moodle, join us in exploring time-saving tools for online learning. TLT will show you how to create quizzes, add feedback to your quizzes and use Moodle Gradebook. Tips and best practices also will be shared.

Webex: Record a Lecture or Introduce a Topic with Video

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Learn how you can use Webex to record your lectures or guest presentations for your students to watch at a later time. You’ll learn how to use the tool’s video features and also how to add those recordings to Moodle. We’ll also explore how you can schedule live meetings with students, chat, use the whiteboard or share your screen, hold office hours and other features.

Thursday, March 19

Moving to Remote Learning

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Online via Webex

Staff from Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT), the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), Belk Library, the Koenigsberger Learning Center and Writing Across the University will offer a series of virtual Q&A sessions and consultations for Elon faculty, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. via Webex. These sessions offer faculty an opportunity to ask questions about teaching online as we near the conclusion of Spring Break and start of remote classes on Monday, March 23. Get help structuring your course, hear best practices or brainstorm strategies for asynchronous and synchronous learning. Both undergraduate and graduate faculty are welcome to attend.

Explore the schedule of Q&A sessions below and visit elon.webex.com/meet/tlt to join each session. Registration is not required. To request a one-on-one online consultation via Webex, contact each department as directed below:

Virtual Training Sessions via Webex
Session I – Academic Advising, 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Ask questions and learn more about registration advising processes, OnTrack features and the degree audit.

Session II – Disabilities Resources, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Efforts to accommodate qualified students with disabilities remain a critical component of instruction as we transition to remote learning. We’ll answer your questions about best practices for offering exams remotely, things to avoid when uploading assignments and materials to Moodle, optimal ways to share lecture notes, options to record in-class activities and whether synchronous instruction will meet the needs of all of your students.

Session III – Belk Library, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bring your questions about library resources to this session. We’ll discuss how to add streaming video content to Moodle, explore student access to library databases and e-books while off-campus and share details about ways Elon librarians can support your remote course.

Session IV – CATL, 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Let’s discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various content delivery approaches for remote learning. Staff will answer your questions about strategies for converting face-to-face activities to online activities to achieve your learning goals, sequencing content and activities to achieve learning objectives and ways to encourage student engagement with peers and course content.

Session V – TLT, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Are you ready to start your remote courses? Staff is on-hand to answer your questions and offer best practices related to Moodle and Webex as you prepare yourself and your students for remote learning. We’ll also share additional resources.

Session VI – Writing Across the University, 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Using, assigning and assessing writing from a distance can be challenging. To answer your questions, we’ll focus on how to implement your existing writing assignments (including scaffolding writing assignments, organizing peer-response, collecting student writing, providing feedback and evaluating writing) and ways to use writing-to-learn to support student learning and interaction.

Tarah Holland

Tarah Holland is a Digital Content Strategist at Elon University.

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