9:00–10:15am Welcome, Introductions, and Workshop Overview
10:30–11:45am Getting Started with Moodle
Moodle is a web-based content management system that makes it easy for groups to securely interact, collaborate, communicate and share materials on the web. First, we’ll introduce you to Moodle and tell you about the various tools it offers to help you reach your students beyond the classroom. Then we will take you through the basics of setting up your Moodle course.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/14) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Got Backup?
If your project files, lecture notes, or any other vital data live only on your local computer, you are one hard drive crash away from losing it all. In this workshop we’ll discuss what you should be backing up and then review software options for both Macs and PCs to help you manage backups. With your files backed up you’ll barely bat an eye when your hard drive crashes. To help you get started, we’ll raffle off external hard drives to attendees.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/14) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Helping Students Critically Engage with Images
The importance of images and visual media in contemporary culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Today’s society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information. New digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content. Individuals must develop these essential skills in order to engage capably in a visually-oriented society. This workshop will discuss this “new literacy” necessary in a world which inundates us with visual media which often goes unquestioned. Through activities and discussion, we will ask the tough questions: How does the study, use, citation/attribution, and critical engagement with images and visual resources differ from text? How can we thread this into instruction and research in an engaging and meaningful way? How are students approaching and engaging with images versus texts? I will also cover work that I’ve been doing on an International and National level on the Competencies, Standards, and Guidelines over the past 2 years.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/14) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Welcome to LCapps
10:30–11:45am (to 5/14) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Blogging in the Classroom
Whether you’re publishing content, seeking information, or following the latest trends in your discipline, blogs are still one of the most reliable and popular tools on the web. We’ll talk about what makes up a blog, and how these collaborative tools can be leveraged in the classroom for projects and assignments.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/15) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Designing in Moodle to Serve Your Syllabus
You’ve put a lot of thought into the methods by which students will approach and engage with your material in the classroom. This workshop will explore strategies for building a Moodle page that extends your classroom teaching style into the online environment, and that is integrated into the development of your course over the term.We’ll look at ways of using Moodle to stage and prepare for in-class activities, and for reflection and analysis after class. We’ll explore the potential of thematic and project-based modules. Drawing from your and other participants’ syllabi, we’ll think through concrete scenarios of how you might use Moodle to cultivate students’ skills, knowledge, and habits of mind.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/15) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am iPad Tips and Tricks
Apple’s iPad has revolutionized the tablet industry just as much as the iPhone revolutionized smartphones. In this class we’ll share tips and tricks that will help you go organize your iPad layout, manage documents, calendars and emails, and other ways to integrate this technology into your personal and academic life!
9:00–10:15am (to 5/15) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Options for Faculty Websites
When you think of your web pages at Lewis & Clark, what comes to mind? Class pages in Moodle? Your “official” Livewhale page? Are there Google options? What about pages on the legacy (~) server? There are a numbers of ways to have a web presence, each one serving a different purpose and requiring different levels of expertise. In this workshop we’ll discuss your options and help you find the publishing method that will make it easy to create and maintain the Website you have in mind.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/15) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
Digital cameras, mp3s and streaming television shows are commonplace now, but how do you get your analog content into the digital age? We all have collections of photos and slides, films and videotapes, and cassette tapes and records that we’d love to at least have copies of in digital form, but how to go about it? In this workshop you can explore many options that are available for digitizing right here on campus, mostly for free!
10:30–11:45am (to 5/15) Location: Resource Lab This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Distributing Course Materials in Moodle
One of the functions of Moodle most appreciated by students is the ability to deliver course content online. Articles and book chapters in word or pdf format, audiovisual files, even research data if it exists in a digital format, you can distribute it using Moodle and make it available to students at any time and in any place. Moodle courses are secure so only your class participants can access online content. This session will cover the ins and outs of adding and managing content files you upload, links that point to other web pages, and how to type (or copy and paste) directly into Moodle.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/15) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Google Sites Roundtable
As part of the college’s agreement with Google, we have 100GB of space we can use to develop LCsites, or Google Sites associated with the “lclark.edu” Google presence. At the same time, Information Technology needs to decommission the legacy (~ site) web server and help active ~ websites transition to a new web host. Join us for a conversation about how this LCsites best fits into other web publishing options for faculty at L&C.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/15) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Powerpoint and Beyond
PowerPoint is a simple and powerful tool for presentations, but it’s not your only one. This session covers the foundation of effective presentations, and expands your toolbox to other presentation services such as Prezi, Google Docs, and more!
10:30–11:45am (to 5/15) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Digital Tools for Teaching
VoiceThread (9:00 – 9:25)A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and viewers to comment in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). VoiceThread is a popular web app for digital storytelling assignments and can be a creative way for students to document and share what they’ve learned. Digital Annotation on the iPad (9:30 – 9:50)Come check out what sleek new iPad apps are available for annotating documents on the go! We’ll discuss a range of iPad apps that allow you to comment on your students’ work conveniently (and paperlessly) from your mobile device. In this class, you’ll find out the benefits of these apps and what limitations they might have. Social Bookmarking (9:55 – 10:15) Don’t lose your way in the vast ocean of information. Social bookmarking services enable you to keep a personal or collaborative library of web links. We’ll show you how it works, and how you might use it to build an ever-growing knowledge base for your classroom.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/16) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Images Online
Flickr & Picasa (9:00 – 9:25)Organizing and sharing images can be difficult, but a number of free web services are available to help! Picasa and Flickr are two examples of powerful and free web tools that can be used to manage your images. ARTstor (9:30 – 9:50)In this session, we’ll tour ARTstor, a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. I will highlight the recent changes, and how the College’s images collections are being integrated with ARTstor’s. Creative Commons (9:55 – 10:15)Join Lewis & Clark’s Visual Resources Librarian, Stephanie Beene, for a quick overview of using Creative Commons Federated Search to search image databases for Creative Commons images. Stephanie will also showcase other resources available in the Finding Images section of her “Images Across Subjects” Subject Guide.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/16) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Managing Moodle
Moodle Groups (9:00 – 9:25) Come and learn how to set up and use Moodle Groups! Take advantage of even more flexibility in controlling access by group to file uploads, forums, quizzes and more! Controlling Access to your Moodle Page (9:30 – 9:50) We’ll show you how to manually add and remove participants to your course and set up options for self-enrollment including placing students in groups or automatically sending out a custom welcome message! Backup Your Course (9:55 – 10:15) Instructors are responsible for long-term storage of any student data, especially grades, you need to preserve for your records. Come and learn the ins and outs of backing up your Moodle Course.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/16) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Put LCapps to Work
Groups (9:00 – 9:25)Google Groups will bring new features and functionality to managing a listserv on campus. Learn how to make the most of these new features, including file sharing and document collaboration. Document Conversion with Google Docs (9:30 – 9:50)Google Docs allows you to not just create new documents within its interface, but also to collaborate and share existing documents from your computer, and then to export them again to do some final formatting for publication! We’ll also discuss how to use this tool to open files in formats you don’t have programs for, such as OpenOffice documents. Appointment Slots (9:55 – 10:15)One of the best features of Google Calendar for faculty use is the ability to set up Appointment Slots. These allow you to dedicate fixed times for meeting with students or other members of the L&C community, without having people see your whole calendar. Easy to set up and to share!
9:00–10:15am (to 5/16) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Collecting Student Work in Moodle
Moodle supports several methods for collecting student work electronically. The Assignment activity makes completing, receiving, grading and providing feedback on electronically submitted assignments easy. Moodle options for group assignments and peer review include the database activity, discussion forums and wikis, all of which provide space for collaborative work. In this session we’ll focus on Moodle’s assignment activity and share some examples using the database activity and discuss gotchas you may encounter however you choose to accept work electronically.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/16) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Getting Started with Gmail
Lewis & Clark email is now powered by Google! Now you use LCmail, based on Google’s Gmail when you want to check email on the web. This class is for those new to Gmail or Gmail novices. We’ll discuss the basic functions of Gmail and how it differs from what mail systems you might be used to.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/16) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Making the Jump to eBooks in the Classroom
Electronic books are transforming how we read and interact with texts and are now a part of our library collection. Come and learn more about eBook and eReader options available through the Watzek Library. We’ll report on our recent pilots, share the results of our recent survey on the efficacy of eBooks in a freshman-level course at LC, and showcase our current collection. Join Librarians Stephanie Beene and Jim Bunnelle on a scavenger hunt to explore the different eBook options!
10:30–11:45am (to 5/16) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Multimedia Projects in iMovie
Thinking about assigning multimedia projects for your class? Interested in recording visiting speakers or other special events? In this workshop we’ll provide you with what you need to know to make projects successful. We’ll talk about common “gotchas” associated with AV projects and how you can avoid them. You’ll leave this session knowing best practices for capturing decent audio and video, what equipment and facilities we have on campus to support you and your students, and best practices for making sure others can easily access and view projects.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/16) Location: Resource Lab This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Become a Gmail Ninja
Labs (9:00 – 9:25) Labs allows you to try out experimental new features and can extend the functionality of LCmail. In this session we’ll show off some of the Google Implementation Team’s favorite labs. Filters (9:30 – 9:50)You can set up filters in LCmail to manage the flow of incoming messages. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, even keep it out of Spam. Filters you set up in LCmail will automatically process your mail as it arrives – even if you use Thunderbird or another program to read and compose messages. Instant Messaging with Chat & Talk (9:55 – 10:15)The ability to instant message or “chat” is built-in to your LCmail account. Instant communication is not limited to text messages as Google Talk works with your built-in webcam to allow for Desktop Video Conferencing. Individually or together, Google Talk and Chat open up new possibilities for communicating and collaborating beyond email with students and colleagues at L&C.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/17) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Beyond the Basics in Moodle
Add Dynamic Content to Moodle (9:00 – 9:25)Are you ready to bring streams of live information generated in the outside world into your moodle course? We’ll show you a few ways you can link your students into the most recent headlines in your field, to images uploaded to flickr or other online photo services, to relevant audiovisual material, or even to appointment slots in your LCcalendar. Scheduler (9:30 – 9:50)Scheduler is a Moodle Activity that allows teachers to post available meeting times for participants to select and sign up. Scheduler will allow you to see track who hasn’t yet signed up for a meeting and send out reminders. Use Scheduler to manage online sign-ups for required meetings such as advising appointments, optional office hours, overseas interviews, and more! Conditional Access (9:55 – 10:15)Moodle allows you base the availability to any activity or resource based on one or more conditions being met, such as a date, grade earned on another activity, completion of another activity, etc. When combined with the ability to track Activity Completion, you can use these conditions to create a learning path for students in your course.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/17) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Get Connected
PC (9:00 – 9:25)Ever get home and realize that you need access to something on your computer at work or on LC Files? Or realize that a perfect example for a class discussion is on the computer back in your office? Come and learn how to use VPN and Remote Desktop to access your office computer from a remote computer. Mac (9:30 – 9:50)Ever get home and realize that you need access to something on your computer at work or on LC Files? Or realize that a perfect example for a class discussion is on the computer back in your office? Come and learn how to use VPN and VNC to access your office computer from a remote computer. iPad (9:55 – 10:15)Ever get home and realize that you need access to something on your computer at work or on LC Files? Or realize that a perfect example for a class discussion is on the computer back in your office? Come and learn how to use the AnyConnect and PocketCloud apps to access your office computer from a remote computer.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/17) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Quick Bytes: Interact in Class
Tired of teaching classes with just a marker and a whiteboard? We’ll review three different tools you can use create a more interactive environment in the classroom. Poll Everywhere (9:00 – 9:25)Classroom polling is a proven way to add student engagement in class. Come and see how you might use Poll Everywhere, a web based alternative to “clickers,” to take polls during class. 3D Technology (9:30 – 9:50)3D televisions and projectors have arrived. 3D’s ability to project width, height, and depth/length is helping the technology gain ground in higher education, particularly in subject areas like medicine, art, and architecture, where visual demonstrations make up a large portion of the learning experience. iPad Projection (9:55 – 10:15) Come and see how Instructional Media Services is using the AppleTV, an iPad and AirPlay to “untether” presenters from the front of the room. As you wander, mirror content from iPads and other iOS devices to the screen wirelessly. It’s even possible for students to connect their own iOS devices to the AppleTV.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/17) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Effective Online Discussions
When thoughtfully incorporated into your course, online discussions can extend the walls of your classroom and promote interaction. In this session, we’ll show you how to set up discussion forums in Moodle and discuss tips and techniques for structuring online forum assignments that engage and instruct. Strategies discussed apply to online discussions in general and are not Moodle-specific.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/17) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Faculty Websites in LiveWhale
LiveWhale is the content management system behind the lclark.edu website and is often a first stop when people are searching for information about classes and faculty at Lewis & Clark. Most faculty already have an web page in Live Whale which can be a great starting point if you want a professional website colleagues and others can use to keep up with your latest work. In this session, Morgan Grether from New Media will show you how to create, update and manage web pages in Live Whale. Bring examples or specific ideas of improvements you want to make to your pages.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/17) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Google Calendar
Google Calendar will become our campus calendaring solution on May 21st. learn how to manage your schedule, tasks, and meetings, create appointment slots for office hours and share only the appropriate parts of your calendar to maintain your privacy.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/17) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Use Video to “Flip” Your Classroom
The goal of the classroom flip or reversing the classroom is to use technology to spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. One way to do this is to use teacher created videos that students view outside of class time. Class time can then be spent on activities that assist students in understanding and course material and applying what they’ve learned.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/17) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Class Wikis in Google Sites
Wikis, such as the popular Wikipedia, are collaborative sites used as both reference and research tools. Come learn how a Google Site may be used like a wiki to create engaging and collaborative learning experiences.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/18) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Digital Darkroom
If you’ve used a recent digital camera or DSLR you might have noticed its ability to record images in the RAW format. RAW gives you the ability to develop your images as if they were film - no smelly chemicals required! Learn how Raw files work as “digital negatives” and allow you to be more flexible and creative than you ever could be with JPEG files. You’ll also learn how to successfully convert RAW files to best take advantage of the huge amount of data.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/18) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Moodle Makes the Grade
The Moodle Gradebook has many features that allow instructors to track students’ performance efficiently and provides private feedback to students. The numerous options can be overwhelming to those new to grading in Moodle. In this session, we’ll go through the steps of setting up a new gradebook including setting up your letter grade scale and aggregation (calculation) methods, creating gradebook items and category structure, entering grades and feedback for students and exporting and importing grades.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/18) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:00–10:15am Share and Collaborate with Google Docs
The move to Google Apps for Education opens up new ways to share and collaborate using Google’s Docs suite, which we are calling LCdocs. Come and see how easy it is to share and collaborate on docs, spreadsheets, presentations and more - especially for real-time collaboration. We’ll also discuss limitations and gotchas you may encounter.
9:00–10:15am (to 5/18) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Beyond the Browser with LCmail
Got a brand new LCmail account but want alternate ways of checking your mail? Come find out how you can check your mail using Thunderbird, mobile devices, and more! We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each method, and the differences between them so you can decide what method makes sense for you.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/18) Location: Thayer This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Communicating via Social Media
Whether it’s through a Facebook page, Twitter feed, LinkedIn group, or Google Plus hangout, the value of social media is widely understood, but the barrage of new ways to connect has the potential to overwhelm even the most savvy social media butterfly. Learn what is appropriate, how students like to be communicated with, and how to maintain the privacy of both you and your students while navigating the Social Media trend.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/18) Location: Geary This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Google Forms and Surveys
Google Forms allow you to create customized forms that can be used as survey tools or as a means of collecting other information (i.e. RSVPs or registrations) all while saving the data directly into an exportable spreadsheet, complete with charts and summaries. Come learn what all you can do with a Google Form and the easy process to setting one up.
10:30–11:45am (to 5/18) Location: Dubach Mac This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
10:30–11:45am Put Your Quizzes Online
Moodle Quizzes offer a variety of options for displaying questions, grading and security. You can customize your quizzes to allow students multiple attempts and determine whether they receive special feedback or see the correct answers (after they’ve taken the quiz, of course).
10:30–11:45am (to 5/18) Location: Dubach PC This event was posted by Lewis & Clark: IT.
9:30–11:30am Workshop with Graduate Commencement Speaker
9:30–11:30am (to 6/2) Location: Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 North Kerby Avenue This event was posted by Home: Events.