Past Faculty Center Workshops

Fall 2016

ASKING QUESTIONS WITH QUALTRICS? (Offered by Diana Grant and Heather Smith)

Come to this faculty workshop to learn about using Qualtrics for:

  • Seamless Collaboration on Surveys & Questionnaires
  • Device Friendly In-Class Polling/Quizzes
  • Powerful Qualitative Assessments & Data Analysis
  • Large Scale Distribution Tools & Participant Tracking
  • SO MUCH MORE!

Qualtrics Workshop Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Schulz 2007) - For Faculty
  • Friday, Sept. 23, 12:00 noon - 1:30pm (Schulz 2007) - For Faculty
  • Friday, Oct. 28,12:00 noon - 1:30pm (Schulz 2007) - For Staff

Qualtrics Workshop Registration:

Please contact Diana Grant (diana.grant@sonoma.edu) or Heather Smith (heather.smith@sonoma.edu) for details about registration and the workshop.

CSU'S GOT TALENT

All Employees on campus are invited! Systemwide Professional Development presents CSU's GOT TALENT, live webcasts highlighting the most sought-after presentations on CSU campuses. The webcasts will be recorded and available later for viewing on Skillport (search keyword 'Got Talent'). Technical questions: Contact Jennifer Wicks, Executive Producer, at jwicks@calstate.edu or 562-951-4525 prior to webcast day. Join us for a group viewing in the Faculty Center Conference Room(Schulz 1112) or join independently online http://coconnect.calstate.edu/CGT.

Webcast Group Viewing Dates and Times:

  • "Facilitating Virtual Collaboration", Thursday, September 22nd, 2pm – 3:00 pm
  • "Build a Workplace People Love, Just Add Joy", Thursday, November 3, 12noon with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations

Finding Money to Improve Your Teaching, A CSU Course Redesign with Technology Info Session:

CSU Course Redesign with Technology Info Session: Tue October 4, 12-1pm and 5-6pm, Faculty Center; Lunch provided! The CSU CRT program is in its 4th year, helping in 2016-17 nearly 200 faculty to redesign their course using established pedagogical methods, as well as leveraging technology tools to better engage 21st century learners. In addition to funding, CRT provides faculty access to a community of practice that provides them professional development, resources and support as they go through the redesign-implementation process. This presentation will engage participants in discussing ways in which they may use the CRT program to help them improve student success. For more information on the CRT program, see the their CSU CRT webpage.

CRT Info Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, October 4th, 12pm – 1:00 pm (Schulz 1112, Faculty Center) -Lunch Provided
  • Tuesday, October 4th, 5pm - 6:00pm (Schulz 1112, Faculty Center) -Snacks Provided

Please contact Justin Lipp (lipp@sonoma.edu) for more information.

Webinar Series: Closed Captioning For Your LMS, Media, and VoiceThread

CSU Accessible Technology Initiative is pleased to offer a webinar training series on captioning services. Kevin Erler and Art Morgan from Automatic Sync have prepared a 4 part training series to assist CSU campuses with using the products and services offer by Automatic Sync. Listed below is the information for the third webinar:

How to Join the Web Conference on Zoom

No registration required, please add to your calendar.

Please login with your name and campus for the webinar using the following link:

There are known accessibility barriers in the use of this product. The majority of problems fall into two navigation categories, keyboard only and screen reader access. Please email ati@calstate.edu any accommodation requests.

Zoom Web Collaboration Help: Getting Started Zoom Support, Zoom Help Center, Hot Keys for Zoom

Series Workshop Dates and Times

  • Wed Oct. 19 10am-11am, Closed Captioning Video in Your LMS
    There are many ways to create and add video to courses in your learning management system, but not all methods are equally accessible. It takes a significant amount of time to create good educational videos, or even to find the perfect video to illustrate a point and capture your students’ interest. If you add a great video to your course but it is difficult or impossible to caption, then you may have created more problems than you have solved. Join us for this discussion of the various methods for adding captioned, accessible video to your courses, along with the pros and cons of each approach.
  • Wed Nov. 2 10am-11am, Captioning Physical Media
  • Wed Nov. 30 10am-11am, Closed Captioning with VoiceThread

ELI/Educause: Digital Courseware in Higher Education: Developments and Possibilities

Courseware is receiving increased attention, as higher education institutions search for ways to increase student success. Although many institutions have already deployed courseware, there are still many fundamental questions still remain. Do we agree on what "courseware" means? Does help or hinder course designs? For which courses is a boon, for which possibly a bust? The webinar, moderated by MindWires' Michael Feldstein, will be a discussion of today's courseware and its prospects for the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to join in the discussion, posing their own questions to the vendor panel. The ELI webinar page provides additional information.

Courseware Webinar Dates and Times:

  • Monday, Oct. 10, 10am– 11:00am (Schulz 1112, Faculty Center Conference Room)

19th Annual California State University Teaching and Learning Symposium
October 21 & 22, 2016, San Jose State University

For nearly two decades, faculty, staff and students from throughout the California State University system have gathered each Spring, to share research findings, pedagogical innovations and best practices, and to engage in collegial conversation about ways to "reach and teach" the students we serve. San Jose State University is hosting this year's CSU Teaching and Learning Symposium. This year's conference theme reflects the ethos of our broader community: Promoting Student Success through Innovation, Creativity, Diversity and Teamwork.

Summer 2016

To register complete the registration form online [Registration Closed]. Please register at least 48 hours before the date of the workshop to reserve a seat. View and download the workshop flyer.

Moodle Basics

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

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

Who Should Attend:

Faculty who have never used Moodle before, but who need to learn a few basics to get them started.

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)

Dates

  • Tuesday, August 9 10:00 am - 11:00 noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Monday, August 15 10:00 am - 11:00 noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 25 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)
  • Friday, August 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)

Online Course Design

Participants will create the basic components of a Moodle course that include:

  • Set up students to succeed online with clear course organization and communication.
  • Create student activities and an engaging learning community.
  • Identify assessments available for interactive learning and seamless grading.

*This workshop is designed for users with previous experience with Moodle.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9th 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th 10:30 am - 12 noon (Schulz 2010)

Assessments in Moodle

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.

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)

Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16 11:00 am – 12:00 noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24 1:00 pm - 2:00pm (Schulz 2010)

Adding Video to Your Moodle Courses

Bring your online course to life by adding video resources, instructor introductions, and recorded mini-lessons.

  • Thursday, Aug. 11 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Friday, Aug. 26 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (Schulz 2010)

Moodle Gradebook

Manage Grades and Feedback in Moodle.

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.

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 new gradebook features in Moodle 2.8

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).

Dates

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm (Schulz 2010)

Using Turnitin and GradeMark

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

Objectives:

In this workshop faculty will learn to:

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, August 16 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 25 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Schulz 2010)

 

Google Apps

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

  • Thursday, Aug. 11 , 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Schulz 2010)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Schulz 2010)

 

Rubrics with Moodle Assignments

In this workshop, instructors will draft a rubric. A rubric is a multi-purpose assessment tool: it clarifies assignment expectations to students; provides succinct formative feedback; helps students understand the grades earned; additionally, rubrics help instructors grade objectively and efficiently.

Objectives:

  • Draft a rubric for one assignment
  • Define performance levels, from baseline to proficient
  • Define criterion descriptors
  • Identify strategies for using the rubric for student self-assessment, peer-review and providing instructor feedback.
  • Identify options for integrating the rubric into the grading strategy: hard-copy handout, Moodle, Turnitin, etc.
  • Identify options for measuring the effectiveness of the rubric and collecting student feedback

Who Should Attend:

Faculty who want to use a rubric scoring-guide to evaluate student work (assignment/performance) and improve student outcomes

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 an assignment description, instructions, grading criteria and point value.

Dates

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (Schulz 2010) 

Spring 2016

Technology and Collaboration tools

To register please send R.S.V.P to faculty.center@sonoma.edu or complete the registration form online at https://goo.gl/IMS4Cv .

Getting familiar with your iPad
Tips for using your iPad. Please bring your iPad or call to reserve one of the Facuty Center's iPads for the workshop.

  • Tuesday February 16, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Faculty Center)
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Faculty Center)

Google Apps
Docs, Drive, Forms, Sheets, and Youtube

  • Tuesday February 18 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Schulz 2010)
  • Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Schulz 2010)

ShowMe Interactive
ShowMe Interactive whiteboard app allows instructors and students to create presentations on their iPads. Please bring your iPad or call to reserve one of the Facuty Center's iPads for the workshop.

  • Tuesday February 16, 2016, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Faculty Center)
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Faculty Center)

Online Friday!

Join us for our first ONLINE FRIDAY webinar:
3 ways to create video content for your course

  • February 19 - 10:00am – 11:00 am

https://SonomaState.zoom.us/j/440846746

Zoom!Meeting!ID:!!440R846R746

No registration needed for Online Friday. Any questions? Call 707-664-2659 or email faculty.center@sonoma.edu.

Assessment

Turnitin Assignments Workshop
Originality Reports and Feedback with Grademark

Create a Turnitin assignment in Moodle. 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. To register please send R.S.V.P to faculty.center@sonoma.edu or complete the registration form online at https://goo.gl/IMS4Cv .

Workshop Dates:

  • Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Schulz 2010)
  • Monday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Schulz 2010)

Moodle Assessments Workshop
Assignments, Quizzes, and Questionnaires

In this hands-on workshop participants will create an array of assessments in Moodle including an assignment, a quiz, and a questionnaire. To register please send R.S.V.P to faculty.center@sonoma.edu or complete the registration form online at https://goo.gl/IMS4Cv .

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Schulz 2010)
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Schulz 2010)

Mid-Semester Gradebook Clinic @ The Faculty Center
The Week of February 4-12

Join us for the Mid-Semester Gradebook Clinic at the Faculty Center, February 4-12. Stop by Schulz 1112, where staff will be available between the hours of 9 am and 4pm to help you reconcile grades in the Moodle Gradebook. Appointments are welcome outside of these hours.

Learn to manage the following aspects of your Moodle gradebook:

  • Select an aggregation method consistent with the grading schema outlined in your syllabus
  • Organize related assignments into weighted categories (e.g., written assignments 30%)
  • Assign percentage weights to individual assignments and quizzes
  • Log grades in the Moodle gradebook
  • Add quick feedback notations for assigned grades
  • Add extra credit
  • Drop the lowest grade
  • Exclude grades
  • Provide individual progress reports (user reports) to students

For gradebook appointments please call 707-664-2659 or email faculty.center@sonoma.edu

Fall 2015

Moodle Peer Demonstration Day

Wednesday, November 4, 9am to 11:30am
offee, tea, and snacks provided.
Register

Come joins us! Moodle Peer Demonstration Day is designed to provide faculty with the opportunity to learn from peers and become inspired about the possibilities of teaching with Moodle and other academic teaching and learning technologies. Each presentation will consist of a 15-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Join us in Schulz 3001 to enjoy the presentations along with coffee, tea, and treats; or, join us online from home or in the office via Zoom web conferencing. For assistance or questions please contact the Faculty Center, 707-664-2659. Please complete the registration form.

Presentations

  • Peer Feedback and Assessing Written Work Online with Turnitin, Alexis Shapiro, English
  • Course Development with the Quality Online Teaching and Learning Program, Cinzia Forasiepi, Literacy Studies and Elementary Education
  • Embed Video to Flip Your Classroom, Carmen Works, Chemistry

Assessment

Turnitin Assignments Workshop
Originality Reports and Feedback with Grademark

Create a Turnitin assignment in Moodle. 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. Send R.S.V.P by Oct 12 to faculty.center@sonoma.edu

Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12 Noon to 1pm (Schulz 2010)

The Moodle Gradebook
Manage Grades and Feedback in Moodle

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. Send R.S.V.P by Oct 12 to faculty.center@sonoma.edu

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 12 Noon to 1pm (Schulz 2010)

Moodle Assessments Workshop
Assignments, Quizzes, and Questionnaires

In this hands-on workshop participants will create an array of assessments in Moodle including an assignment, a quiz, and a questionnaire. Send R.S.V.P by by Oct 12 to faculty.center@sonoma.edu

Workshop Dates:

  • Friday, October 16, 2015, 11am to 12:30pm (Schulz 2010)

For gradebook appointments please call 707-664-2659 or email faculty.center@sonoma.edu

Mid-Semester Gradebook Clinic @ The Faculty Center
The Week of October 19–23

Join us for the Mid-Semester Gradebook Clinic at the Faculty Center, October 19–23. Stop by Schulz 1112, where staff will be available between the hours of 10 am and 3pm to help you reconcile grades in the Moodle Gradebook. Appointments are welcome outside of these hours.

Learn to manage the following aspects of your Moodle gradebook:

  • Select an aggregation method consistent with the grading schema outlined in your syllabus
  • Organize related assignments into weighted categories (e.g., written assignments 30%)
  • Assign percentage weights to individual assignments and quizzes
  • Log grades in the Moodle gradebook
  • Add quick feedback notations for assigned grades
  • Add extra credit
  • Drop the lowest grade
  • Exclude grades
  • Provide individual progress reports (user reports) to students

For gradebook appointments please call 707-664-2659 or email faculty.center@sonoma.edu

Tips and Trends

Just Added!

Sonoma State University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) Invites Faculty to the Tips and Trends in Service-Learning Workshop:

Attend the Tips & Trends in Service-Learning workshop for faculty, on Thursday, October 1, 12pm to 2pm, in Schulz 1121. The workshop will explore service-learning pedagogy, current trends in academic learning, community relationship building, and reflective analysis activities.

As lunch is provided, please R.S.V.P.
Co-Sponsored by the Professional Development Subcommittee

Download the Tips & Trends in Service-Learning workshop flyer

In the Classroom

How To Use the Technology-Enhanced Classroom
Drop-in (no registration required)

The IT Help Desk will be offering drop-in Technology Classroom Training Sessions:

  • Thursday, August 20th at 11AM in Stevenson 2049
  • Friday, August 21st at 2PM in Salazar 2021
  • Friday, September 4th at 12 noon, Carson 14 and Carson 20 (meet first in Carson 14 at 12noon)

The 30-minute training covers the use of the average Technology-Enhanced Classroom, including:

  • Start up of the projection and audio system
  • Use of the installed computer, laptop, or other device such as an iPad (if using a Mac laptop or other device please bring your adapter)
  • Video Playback (DVD/VCR)
  • Quick troubleshooting
  • How to contact IT Help Desk for assistance

IT Help Desk consultants will be available after the training to answer questions regarding rooms with differing capabilities. Please send workshop inquires to Mo Llanes, email modesto.llanes@sonoma.edu or phone 707-664-3090.

Accessibility

Accessible Syllabus

Explore two methods of creating an accessible syllabus (the Accessible Syllabus Word Template and the Moodle book resource).Review the full description Accessible Syllabus workshop

Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 11, 11 AM to 12 Noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Friday, August 14, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Schulz 2010)

Course Design

Moodle QuickStart
Just the basics please

Participants will get a few basic tips to get a course up and running. Review the full description for the Moodle QuickStart workshop

Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 11, 9:30am to 10:30am (Schulz 2010)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 9am to 10am (Schulz 2010)
  • Friday, August 21, 10am to 11am (Schulz 2010)

Moodle 2.8 Online Course Design Workshop
A Hands-On Workshop for Blended and Online Courses

Attend this workshop where participants use online course design best practices to create the basic components of a Moodle course. Review the full description for the Moodle 2.8 Online Course Design workshop

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10 AM to 12 Noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Friday, August 14, 2015, 10 AM to 12 Noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1 PM to 3 PM (Schulz 2010)

Assessment

Moodle Assessments Workshop
Assignments, Quizzes, and Questionnaires

In this hands-on workshop participants will create an array of assessments in Moodle including an assignment, a quiz, and a questionnaire. Review the full description for the Moodle Assessment workshop

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 1 PM to 2:30 PM (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12 Noon (Schulz 2010)
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 9 AM to 10:30 AM (Schulz 2010)

The Moodle Gradebook
Manage Grades and Feedback in Moodle

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. Review the full description for the The Moodle Gradebook workshop

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 1 PM to 2 PM (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10 AM to 11 AM (Schulz 2010)

Turnitin Assignments Workshop
Originality Reports and Feedback with Grademark

Create a Turnitin assignment in Moodle. 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. Review the full description for the Turnitin Assignments workshop

Workshop Dates:

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015, 9 AM to 10 AM (Schulz 2010)
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 11 AM to 12 Noon (Schulz 2010)

Rubrics Workshop
Using Rubrics To Improve Student Learning Outcomes and Grade More Efficiently

In this workshop, instructors will draft a rubric to evaluate student work. Review the full description for the Rubrics workshop.

Workshop Dates:

  • Thursday, August 13, 1pm to 2pm (Schulz 2010)
  • Thursday, August 20, 12pm to 1pm (Schulz 2010)

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars @ the Faculty Center

The CSU Learning Platform Task Force (CSULPS) invites faculty, staff, and students to the upcoming live webinar events. If you can’t make it, don’t worry! Recordings will be posted shortly after the completion of the webinar

Visit the CSULPS Live Event Registration page to register individually, or, join us at the Faculty Center where we will participate as a group. If joining us at the Faculty Center please email your R.S.V.P to faculty.center@sonoma.edu.

Details and registration are available at the CSULPS Live Event Listing

October

Managing the LMS as a hub amidst a highly federated spectrum of learning apps/platforms

  • Chris Vento
  • CEO and Founder of Intellify
  • Friday October 16th from 3-4:15pm

LMS transitions: lessons from a culturally inclusive and transparent change effort

  • Alexandra Thackaberry
  • District Director, eLearning Technologies in the Office of eLearning and Innovation at Cuyahoga Community College
  • Friday October 23 from 6-7:15pm

AL$ Mobilizing Faculty as AL$ Ambassadors

  • Online Access: via Collaborate or join us @ the Faculty Center where we will participate as a group.
    The CSU faculty ambassador program supports the discovery and adoption of free and low cost textbooks
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 12:00 noon- 1:00pm

November

User stories for tecnical and functional requirements gaehring and evaluation

  • Patrick Masson
  • General Manager & Director for the Open Source Initiative
  • Friday November 6th from 3-4:15PM

Learning platform and services student panel discussion

  • Thursday November 12th from 3-4:30PM

December

Learning platform and services student panel discussion

  • Thursday December 10th from 3-4:30pm