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Training Workshops

The Coastal Office of Online Learning is now offering several workshops to enhance your knowledge in the ability to offer high-quality and high-value online courses. The following workshops are currently being offered by COOL. To register for the following sections, click here »‌‌

New Trainings

1.) Academic Integrity and Best Practices in Digital Learning (New!)
(Face-to-Face or Online)

This course is a required course for the COOL Course Development (CD) Cohort 8 Grant awardees, and is also open for other faculty interested in learning more about academic integrity. This course is designed to provide faculty with a foundation behind basic considerations for and technologies to support enhanced academic integrity within their courses, from online, to hybrid, to traditional/face-to-face classes supplementing with digital technologies. Learn more about the technologies you may use to ensure your students are authentically developing their assignments; strengthening the integrity of your online quizzes and exams; and ensuring that your courses and programs meeting your program- and college-level accreditation requirements for student integrity and authentication requirements.

This course is offered as both a face-to-face workshop, or as an asynchronous online course that allows faculty to work at their own pace. Online option allows faculty to enroll at any point between the opening and closing dates. 

2.) Getting Started with Moodle-Tier 1 Training (New!)

This introductory course is geared toward faculty needing to acquire the basic skill sets to set up a Moodle course. This course provides faculty with the simple basics involving quickly setting up a Moodle course. This workshop includes a brief introduction to the Moodle LMS, an overview of efficient navigation within frequently used instructional areas of the LMS, alongside several quick set up options for faculty in their courses including the COOL templates,including Moodle books and pages. This introductory session also provides faculty with a review of the key areas of faculty need in LMS tools, including: rosters, basic activities and assignments, and gradebooks. Hands-on work with tools will be guided throughout this session.

3.) Advanced Moodle Training-Tier 2 Trainings (New!)

This training brings faculty into the advanced tools within the Moodle system for student interactivity, tracking and reporting, and advanced Activities and Resources such as lessons, personalized blocks, wikis, peer-review tools, and more. This workshop provides hands-on work with these tools alongside recommended best practices for faculty in adopting these advanced tools. Hands-on work with tools will be guided throughout this session.

4.) Using Moodle Communication Tools Effectively (New!)

This training includes specific tutorials on various Moodle tools and functionalities, both for student-to-student and instructor-to-student communications. Faculty will learn both basic functionality of these communication tools as well as best practices for engaging students with the tools covered, including messaging, chat, polls, forums, and other 3rd party collaboration tools. Hands-on work with tools will be guided throughout this session.

Online Training Workshops

1) Using Best Practices to Update Your Online Learning Course

This online course covers 5 core modules of best practices relating to online courses and is geared towards faculty currently teaching in an online environment. The core modules discussed include best practices and updated guidelines and research in the following 5 core areas:
Organization
Accessibility & Usability
Presence & Engagement
Online Collaboration
Individual and Peer Assessment

This course is a required course for all COOL Course Enhancement Grant awardees, and is also open to other faculty interested in learning Best Practices in Online Learning. The course is a asynchronous online course containing 5 primary learning modules. Faculty may enroll at any point and work at their own pace.

Using Best Practices to Update Your Online Learning Course
(Registration Closes: Friday, April 26, 2019)
This fully online course will launch on Jan. 28 and will run through April 26.
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Using Best Practices to Update Your Online Learning Course
(Registration Closes: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019)
This fully online course will launch on May 20 and will run through Aug. 16.
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2.) QAI Online

This course is a required course for all COOL Course Development (CD) and Course Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, and is also open to other faculty interested in learning more about the official quality assessment tool used at Coastal for online and hybrid course reviews, the Quality Assessment Inventory (QAI). The course is a asynchronous online course containing 9 short learning modules. Faculty may enroll at any point and work at their own pace.

QAI Online
(Registration Closes: Friday, April 26, 2019)
This fully online course will launch on Jan. 28 and will run through April 26.
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QAI Online
(Registration Closes: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019)
This fully online course will launch on May 20 and will run through Aug. 16.
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3.) Personal Lecture Capture for Online/Hybrid Classes

This online workshop covers the basics of personal lecture capture, from installation and usage of the software to examples of best practices in recording multimedia for online and hybrid courses. This workshop is a requirement for all COOL Course Development (CD) grant awardees, and is also open to all faculty interested in learning more about personal lecture capture for their courses. This session is asynchronous and contains 5 short learning modules. Faculty may enroll at any time during the workshop's enrollment period and will work at their own pace. All faculty completing this course will receive a Moodle completion badge.

Personal Lecture Capture for Online/Hybrid Classes
(Registration Closes: Friday, April 26, 2019)
This fully online course will launch on Jan. 28 and will run through April 26.
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Personal Lecture Capture for Online/Hybrid Classes
(Registration Closes: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019)
This fully online course will launch on May 20 and will run through Aug. 16.
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4.) 10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching

This session will look at ten principles of effective online teaching. You may have attended sessions on online course design, now learn about barriers and limitations along with strategies to be effective in teaching in the online environment.

10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching
(Registration Closes: Monday, April 29, 2019)
This online session will open on March 25 and close on April 29.
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10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching
(Registration Closes: Monday, March 22, 2019)
This online session will open on January 28 and close on March 15.
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Hybrid Training Workshops

1.) Blended/Hybrid Workshop

This hybrid course is a 10 week workshop that allows faculty to learn teaching strategies for developing a hybrid course. This workshop will run over a period of 10 weeks with the culminating project due after the completion of the course.

Participants will:

  • Describe a blended/hybrid course
  • Identify various hybrid learning theories
  • Participate in the various activities and tools provided in the course
  • Develop a list of tools to incorporate into a course design plan
  • Create a redesigned face-to-face course into a hybrid course or create a new hybrid course
Face-to-Face Workshops

1.) Integration Of Digital Accessibility Into Your Online, Hybrid, and Flex Courses

This face-to-face course provides an overview of the many tools and services available to Coastal's faculty members for developing accessible assignments and activities for your classes, including built-in Moodle tools as well as our newest accessibility tool, Ally. This workshop explores and implements several tools that allow you to bring your online, hybrid, or mixed methods (flex) class to students with varying learning needs, with a focus on truly inclusive education. It will also discuss alternative teaching, class development, and class management techniques for faculty with needed instructional accommodations.

UPCOMING DATES: 

Integration of Accessible Assignments and Activities into your Online, Hybrid and Flex Classes
(Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 from 1:40 - 3:10 p.m.)
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Integration of Accessible Assignments and Activities into your Online, Hybrid and Flex Classes
(Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.)
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 2.) Best Practices For A Strong, Reusable Framework For An Online Learning Course

In this session, participants will use instructional design techniques to organize their online learning course in the Moodle LMS. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have hands-on experience using a few key design and layout tools in Moodle to better enhance their online learning course. This course is recommended for faculty teaching online, hybrid, and traditional, as all techniques discussed are generalizable to other course formats and wills strengthen your course design.

Participants will:

  • View and discuss sample course disgns, including Moodle Basic & Advance Templates, developed by COOL
  • Add Labels, Pages, and Books in Moodle as content placeholder tools for our course
  • Add blocks to simplify navigation for your students, and to make a more visually appealing course

3.) Integration of Open Educational Resources (OERs) Into your Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Classes

This is an instructional hands-on session providing an overview of select OER tools and services available to Coastal's faculty members for adoption in your classes. This workshop will examine the most recommended OER tools that exist today and will discuss in depth how these tools may be integrated into your online, hybrid, or traditional face-to-face class for students with varying learning needs. Faculty will be guided through an expedited selection of appropriate OER tools to match your unique academic disciplines. Faculty will also be provided with the mechanism for documenting your OER adoption, to showcase cost-savings provided on a course, program/department, and/or college-level.

UPCOMING DATES:

Integration of Open Educational Resources (OERs) into your Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Classes
(Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.)
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Integration of Open Educational Resources (OERs) into your Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Classes
(Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.)
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4.) Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture Basics 

In this Echo360 session, we will explore the Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture system for recording the computer screen and/or a webcam to create videos for your class. During this class, participants will learn to:

  • Download and Install Echo
  • Make a recording
  • Edit a recording
  • Publish a recording
  • Add the Echo360 LTI tool to their Moodle Course

UPCOMING DATES:

Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture Basics
(Mon, Nov 12, 2018 from 11 - 11:50 a.m.)
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Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture Basics
(Mon, Nov 26, 2018 from 1 - 1:50 p.m.)
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Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture Basics
(Mon, Dec 10, 2018 from 1 - 1:50 p.m.)
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Echo360 Personal Lecture Capture Basics
(Thu, Dec 13, 2018 from 1 - 1:50 p.m.)
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For additional Echo360 training workshops, please visit the CeTEAL Registration page.