Faculty Center 2018 Workshops & Webinars

The Faculty Center offers an array of workshop opportunities throughout the year. For inquiries please contact the Faculty Center, email faculty.center@sonoma.edu or phone 707-664-2659.

Open Education and Affordable Learning at SSU: An Overview and Update

Open Education Workshop Date

Open Education Workshop Description:

To celebrate Open Education Week, the SSU Library and Faculty Center will spotlight campus efforts in affordable learning and open education by presenting an abridged version of their OER Institute. Topics to be discussed include the difference between open education and affordable learning, OER discovery and creation, and lightning talks by faculty who are using open resources as well as creating the own.

For more information, contact Scholarly Communication Librarian Rita Premo at 707-664-4196 or rita.premo@sonoma.edu.

Register for Open Education Event:

E-Advising Tools Training

E-Advising Tools Workshop Dates

  • Friday, April 6th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Schulz 2007
  • Friday, April 6th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Schulz 2007

Workshop Description:

Learn about new ways in investing in technologies that support student success through strong academic advising and clear roadmaps to graduation. All workshops are located in Schulz 2007.

Registration for E-Advising Tools Training :

Moodle 101 For Beginners

Moodle 101 Workshop Dates

  • Wednesday, January 17, 9:30am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)
  • Tuesday, January 23, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, February 1, 9:30 am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)

Moodle 101 Workshop Description

Participants who are new to Moodle will get a quick start on creating the basic components of a Moodle course that includes:

  • Download the Accessible Syllabus Template
  • Post documents and other resources
  • Communicate with students via Moodle to keep them on track
  • Make your course available to students
  • How to access online tutorials on how to use Moodle

What to Bring:

  • A digital copy of your syllabus such as a PDF or MS Word version (draft is ok)
  • One URL (web address) of a web page resource
  • A digital file such as a journal article or reading PDF
  • An image file such as a JPEG, PNG, or GIF
  • A profile picture (JPEG, PNG, or GIF)


VoiceThread Workshop Dates

  • Friday, February 23, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Schulz 2010)

VoiceThread Workshop Description:

Faculty experienced with Moodle will learn about some tips including transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

Registration for the Voicethread Workshop:

What to Bring:

  • Syllabus (a draft is OK)
  • One assignment description, including the number of points it is worth

Moodle Assessments

Moodle Assessements Workshop Dates

  • Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Schulz 2010)
  • Tuesday, January 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)

Moodle Assessements Workshop Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will create an array of assessments in Moodle including an assignment, a quiz, and a questionnaire. Use assignments and quizzes to help you and your students measure their performance per criteria defined in the student learning objectives. Use questionnaires to gather student feedback and concerns about their learning in real-time.

What to Bring:

  • Syllabus (a draft is OK)
  • One assignment description, including the number of points it is worth
  • Three quiz questions (multiple-choice and true/false)

Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom Workshop Date(s)

  • Friday, February 9, 9:30 am – 11:00 am (Schulz 2010) (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)

Zoom Workshop Description:

Zoom is a full-featured web conferencing tool that allows instructors to host entire class meeting online with a webcam, screen-sharing and annotation, voice and text chat. Host online class sessions, office hours, or office/project meetings.

What to Bring:

  • Syllabus (a draft is OK)

Using Turnitin and GradeMark

Workshop Date(s)

  • Friday, January 26, 9:30 am - 11:00am (Schulz 2010)

Turnitin Workshop Description

Turnitin is an online teaching tool that flags instances of possible plagiarism, over-reliance of cited resources, and improper citation for text-based files submitted by students online. This tool is commonly used to generate an Originality Report (a report that compares a student's assignment against a variety of publications databases and websites). It also provides the ability to quickly mark the papers with comments and assign grades online; eliminating the need to download students’ submissions to your computer

Turnitin Workshop Objectives:

  • Create a Turnitin assignment in Moodle
  • View work submitted by students online
  • Navigate the Originality Report generated by Turnitin
  • Annotate student work online with frequently used comments or individualized feedback
  • Enter a grade in Grademark
  • Post a tutorial resource for students

Who Should Attend:

Faculty who are familiar with using Moodle.

What To Bring:

  • Syllabus (a draft is OK)
  • Faculty are asked to bring a description, instructions, and point value for an assignment to be collected online

Google Apps

Google Apps Workshop Date(s)

  • Friday, January 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Schulz 1014)

Google Apps Workshop Description:

Learn how to navigate to Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms and Google Sheets for file management and collaboration in your classroom

What to Bring:

  • Syllabus (a draft is OK)

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