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LMS Workshops

 

Intro Courses

Camp Moodle (5-day camp) 
This five-day camp will feature hands-on training on using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS). Camp attendees are encouraged to bring in materials such as course syllabi, handouts, quizzes, exams and other materials they wish to include in their course pages. Camp facilitators will explain the basics of using Moodle as well as some advanced features that will make your online coursework a fun and productive experience for you and your students.
 
Each three-hour class meeting will be followed by 2 hours of open lab time to allow you more time to work on setting up your courses in Moodle.
 
By signing up for Camp Moodle you are signing up for all 5 3-hour long workshops. Only participants who attend all 5 workshops will earn the CiTE Certificate. Part-time faculty who have not previously passed this course, who attend all 5 workshops, and who receive a 70% or better on class assignments will also receive a stipend in the amount of $100.00. Full-time staff who also teach part-time in Columbia do not qualify for a stipend.
 
Getting Started with Moodle - 3 Week Online Course
During week one, you learn how to navigate in Moodle, work on creating a user profile, editing class settings, adding participants to class, moving into the editing mode, adding labels and course descriptions, and start to look at some of the Administrative Activities.
 
During week two you will begin to put learning resources and objects into your Moodle class framework. You will learn how to add digital copies of documents, images, video clips, etc. and to work with the various communication tools that are found in Moodle such as messaging, news forums and quickmail.
 
During week three, we will begin to add individual and collaborative activities to your class. These activities will include discussion forums, on and off-line assignments, tests and quizzes, attendance, etc. As you are adding these resources to the week/topic sections, you will learn how to visually lay out the resources and assignments in a manner that will be logical and directional for your students.

Only participants who achieve a 70% or better on course assignments will earn the CiTE Certificate. Part-time faculty who achieve a 70% or better will also receive a stipend in the amount of $75.00 during the fall and spring semesters. Full-time staff who also teach part-time in Columbia do not qualify for a stipend. No stipends are offered during the summer.

Moodle Gradebook
This workshop will provide an overview of the Moodle Gradebook. We will cover how to grade online and offline assignments and activities, including FORUMS, Tests and Glossaries. We will also look at how to weight grades using categories and other advanced grading features.
NOTE: Part-time faculty who have not previously attended this workshop will be offered a modest stipend for attending. Full time staff and full time faculty are not eligible for this stipend.

Moodle Overview
Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS) used on campuses and in remote learning settings worldwide. Columbia College Chicago is offering Moodle to instructors wishing to complement their online learning tools with a wider array of features, including journals, WIKIs, blogs, and RSS feeds. This workshop will provide an overview of the Moodle interface, basic tools, and resources.
NOTE: Part-time faculty who have not previously attended this workshop will be offered a modest stipend for attending. Full time staff and full time faculty are not eligible for this stipend.

Moving Your Class from OASIS to Moodle
Learn how to select Moodle as your Learning Management System and migrate Handouts, Web Links, Test Questions and Media to your new Moodle course. While OASIS does not yet allow exporting of course content to other Learning Management Systems, you can use some common sense shortcuts to get the job done without having to "re-create" your course from scratch.
NOTE: Part-time faculty who have not previously attended this workshop will be offered a modest stipend for attending. Full time staff and full time faculty are not eligible for this stipend.

OASIS LMS Overview
This workshop will cover the basics and some advanced features of using the Oasis Learning Management System (LMS), from creating your online profile, adding syllabi, handouts, and materials, to setting up your coursework, gradebook, custom content portlets, adding pages, and using copy course materials.
NOTE: Part-time faculty who have not previously attended this workshop will be offered a modest stipend for attending. Full time staff and full time faculty are not eligible for this stipend.

Using Rubrics and Grading Scales in Moodle
This two hour workshop examines the use of rubrics to assess student performance in online text assignments, offline activities and upload of files assignments. In addition, we explore the creation of custom grading scales that can be used instead of points to assess student performance and outcomes.

Using Collaboration Tools in Moodle
This two hour workshop covers the main collaboration tools used in Moodle including how to set up Groups, Forums, Wikis and more. Learn how to engage your students in online learning communities and team building activities. Make the most of the web and help your students discover the value of self-directed learning.

What the Best College Teachers Do—Online  - 4 Week Hybrid Course
"You don't teach a class. You teach a student."   
—Ken Bain
Bring your successes, bring your challenges, and brainstorm with your colleagues using the  collective wisdom of hundreds of the top faculty in the nation. Inspired by Ken Bain’s book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard, 2004), this workshop explores what works and what doesn’t in promoting authentic learning for students.

The Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence presents this new hybrid workshop as a combination of three face to face meetings while workshop participants are engaged in vigorous online discourse. This provocative dialogue—intended for both veteran Columbia faculty and those brand new to our community—will examine what we really do when we teach, and how we know if we’re actually helping our students learn.

Only participants who achieve a 70% or better on course assignments will earn the CiTE Certificate. Part-time faculty who achieve a 70% or better will also receive a stipend in the amount of $75.00 during the fall and spring semesters. Full-time staff who also teach part-time in Columbia do not qualify for a stipend. No stipends are offered during the summer.

Advanced Courses

Advanced Moodle Features and Techniques ONLINE (4-Week Course)
This workshop picks up where Build Your Course in Moodle leaves off.  We will cover the use of advanced course techniques including collaboration groups, as well as Resources and Activities such as Books and Lessons (conditional activities).  The course will explore using rubrics for online, offline and upload style assignments.  We will also examine advanced Gradebook techniques including the use of custom scales and grading systems. Lastly, we look at integrating Web 2.0 tools, such as Facebook and Twitter. Push your online, hybrid or face to face class to the next level with Moodle.