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Training Workshops

The Department of Distance Education is offering several training sessions through the Fall and Spring semesters. Please Call (610) 796- 8270 or email de@alvernia.edu to sign up for a workshop, seminar, or arrange for a class training session.

Blackboard LMS
Teaching in a blended or an on-line format? This workshop will cover everything you need to know about Blackboard Learning Management System including uploading documents, creating folders and learning modules, uploading assignments, creating assessments, discussions, communication with students and much more!

Blackboard 9.1 Best Practices
This workshop will introduce you to apply best practices in using Blackboard 9.1 in teaching through an on-line format. You will learn how to develop your course pedagogically and cognitively for effective course material delivery.

Blog
Learn how to create a Blog. Learn how to teach using Blogging services, communicate and collaborate with students.

Google Drive (formerly Docs)

This training provides an overview of the on-line document storage and sharing service Google Docs. You will learn how to create, upload and manage your documents on-line, share and collaborate virtually with your co-authors and or students and publish them to services such as Blackboard. Additionally this workshop will feature creating and embedding on-line forms and data retrieval.

Horizon Wimba podcasting/webconferencing training
Learn how to teach live in an on-line virtual classroom environment with robust features that include audio, video, application sharing and content display, and MP4 capabilities.

HTML
In this workshop you will learn the foundation of programming in the HTML code. This workshop aims at introducing basics of HTML for enhancing Blackboard courses and on-line instructional materials with rich web-like content.

Mobile applications and Smartphones in Education
Do you have an iPhone, iPad or an Android mobile device? If yes, this workshop may be for you! We will teach you how to use your mobile device to its fullest potential and to maximize its productivity. This workshop includes: a must have applications, e-mail, calendar and address book set up, teaching and learning with a mobile device, tips and tricks you didn’t know about!

Podcast [Camtasia, Audacity, GarageBand]

Learn how to create a Podcast. This workshop will cover basics of recording, narration and post production of a Podcast. At the end of the podcast workshop we will upload a final product to Blackboard or other hosting service.

Power Point
Learn how to create professional presentations. This workshop will introduce standard principles of creating a powerful instruction through applying and modifying various themes, animation, images, font faces, colors and sizes.

Turnitin / Grademark
Learn how to engage students and prevent potential plagiarism by delivering instant feedback on student assignments via Turnitin service for the Blackboard. This workshop will introduce the service and guide you through the necessary steps to create a Turnitin assignment folder.Learn how to grade ‘papers’ completely online. This subset of Turnitin feature will teach you how to quickly add and edit comments that will provide students with valuable feedback for building quality writing skills.

Video Production

Learn basics of video capturing, production and publishing. This workshop is taught based on a preference in Final Cut, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Camtasia or Windows Movie Maker.

Wiki
Set up a collaborative, rich media environment for student group projects, course material delivery and organization.

NOTE: Distance Education staff is available for in-class presentations related to the online instructional technology tools. Please call in advance to schedule a time and date at 610-796-8270 or email de@alvernia.edu; availability is limited.

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