Faculty Center 2017 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.

Lunch & Learn Series (September - November)

Register for the Lunch & Learn series of workshops coming this Fall. Select one or more workshops to attend. Lunch is provided for registered participants. Space is limited, please register early.

Sept 15, Lunch & Learn 1: Finding Funding for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities

Date and Time:

Friday, September 15th, 12pm - 1pm (Schulz 1121)

Topics:

  • Types of funding available (internal & external)
  • Beginning your funding search
  • Using SSU's subscription service (SPIN) to identify funding opportunities and using Grants.gov

Sept 29, Lunch & Learn 2: The Proposal Development Processs

Date and Time:

Friday, September 29th, 12pm - 1pm (Schulz 1121)

Topics:

  • Proposal checklist
  • Proposal development step guide
  • Building your budget and overview of Office of Faculty Research & Sponsored Programs services

Nov 3, Lunch & Learn 3: Panel Discussion - Tips from the Pro

Date and Time:

Friday, November 3rd, 12pm - 1pm (Schulz 1121)

Topics:

  • Lessons learned from successful grant writers
  • Keys to a successful proposal
  • How to work with your department and school when preparing a proposal and dealing with a rejection

 

SSU MakerSpace Workshops for Faculty (September)

The SSU MakerSpace will be hosting general overview sessions in advance of its grand opening this Fall in the Library. Come and learn how to enhance your curriculum and engage your students with the resources this space has to offer. Learn about digital fabrication, textiles, and electronics projects made possible by the space. View the MakerSpace workshop flyer.

Faculty MakerSpace Workshop Registration

Register for the MakerSpace Faculty Workshops

MakerSpace Workshop Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, 9/7
  • Friday, 9/8
  • Thursday, 9/14
  • Thursday, 9/15

Qualtrics Workshop for Faculty to be Hosted by Drs. Heather Smith & Diana Grant (September)

Please come learn more about Qualtrics, a new internet-based survey program, available now to active SSU Students, Faculty, and Staff. Qualtrics can accommodate all types of surveys and is accessible on a wide variety of devices.  All Faculty are welcome. View the workshop flyer.

Qualtrics Workshop Registration

Register for a Qualtrics workshop by completing the online registration form.

Qualtrics Workshop Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-2pm
  • Friday, September 22nd, 12:30pm - 2pm

SSU Faculty E-Advising Tools Workshop (November)

The SSU Faculty Center and Academic Affairs are offering workshops covering newer SSU e-advising tools for faculty. These include:

  • Academic Requirements Report
  • Advisor Notes
  • Degree Planner
  • Seawolf Scheduler

E-Advising Workshop Registration

Register for a E-Advising workshop by completing the online registration form.

E-Advising Workshop Dates and Times:

  • Friday, Nov 3, 9am-11am (the CMS Computer Lab, Schulz 2007 Lab located in the Schulz Library)
  • Friday, Nov 3, 1pm-3pm (the CMS Computer Lab, Schulz 2007 Lab located in the Schulz Library)

MOODLE 101 For Beginners

Moode 101  Workshop Dates

  • Tuesday, August 8: 1pm-2:30pm, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Tuesday, August 15: 9am-10:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Friday, August 18: 9am-10:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Friday, August 25: 9am-10:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Friday, August 25: 10:30am-12noon, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)

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)

 

Top 10 Tips for Experienced Moodle Users

Moodle Tips Workshop Dates

  • Tuesday, August 8: 10am-11:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Tuesday, August 15, 10:30 am - 12noon, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Friday, August 18: 11am-12:30 pm, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)

Top 10 Moodle Tips Workshop Description:

Faculty experienced with Moodle will learn about some tips including how to enhance their Moodle course with video and use group features in moodle to drive student engagement and collaboration

What to Bring:

  • Bring text related to a core topic/concept in your course(at least 2 paragraphs)
  • 2 URLs for online videos with captioning related to the topic
  • Instructions for group-based activities such as participation expectations,information about roles,rubrics,and peer feedback

 

Assessments in Moodle

Moodle Assessements Workshop Dates

  • Tuesday, August 22: 9am-10:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Tuesday, August 29: 9am-10:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)

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.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Create an assignment to collect and grade student work online
  • Create a quiz to measure students’ understanding of concepts presented in class
  • Create a questionnaire to periodically solicit feedback from students regarding their learning and potential improvements that may be made to the course

Who should attend:

Faculty who wish to collect and evaluate student work in Moodle and improve student outcomes.

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)

 

Moodle Gradebook: Manage Grades and Feedback in Moodle.

Gradebook Workshop Dates

  • Tuesday, August 22: 10:30am-12 noon, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)
  • Tuesday, August 29: 10:30am-12 noon, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)

Moodle Gradebook Workshop Description:

Student’s continually ask, “what’s my grade?”. In this hands-on workshop we will explore how to log grades centrally in the Moodle gradebook and keep our students informed by providing them up-to date feedback and a current view of their grades.

Gradebook Workshop Objectives:

  • Enter grades by individual student or by individual assignment
  • Organize assignments by weighted categories (e.g., written assignments 30%)
  • Add quick feedback notations for assigned grades
  • Adjust grades (drop/exclude/ override/hide)
  • Add extra credit
  • Troubleshoot common mistakes [Hey my grades aren’t adding up! What now?]
  • Manage students’ individual view of their gradebook (What do students see?)
  • Discover gradebook features

Who should attend:

Faculty who wish to manage grades centrally in Moodle and keep students informed of their progress in the course by providing timely feedback and up-to-date grades.

What to Bring:

Bring your syllabus (drafts are ok).

 

Using Turnitin and GradeMark

Workshop Dates

  • Thursday, August 17: 10am-11:30am, Schulz 2010 (computer lab on the 2nd floor of the Library)

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:

Faculty are asked to bring a flash drive (or place the info on Google Drive) with a Word or text document that includes a description, instructions, and point value for an assignment to be collected online.


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