Events

Current Training Sessions

Please note this page represents our current list of upcoming training offerings. More sessions will be added to this list as they are confirmed.

Registration for sessions is required, as seating is limited. To register online, click the register button next to the session date you wish to attend. If a session is at capacity, but you would like to attend, please contact us.

Desire2Learn (Learn@UW)

 

Basic Overview of Desire2Learn (Learn@UW)
This overview session will help instructors become familiar with how to setup and navigate a course site in Desire2Learn. It will cover how to create News items and how to use the updated Content tool to set up a course's structure and add content, such as course materials, links, & files. The session concludes with the Dropbox tool to collect assignments

 

June 10,
9am-12pm

June 11,
9am-12pm

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Media Intro
This session will consist of a discussion of media options to use in Desire2Learn (e.g. YouTube clips, other streaming media, iTunes U, etc.), some best practices for using those media assets, and how to receive individual assistance on media projects. There will also be a hands-on portion for how to insert media into our Desire2Learn course site.

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Overview session or some working familiarity with Desire2Learn.

 

June 10,
10-11:30am
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Media Intermediate
Participants of the Intermediate Media session will produce a short narrated Powerpoint-based lecture, compress it, upload and link it to a Desire2Learn class. Captioning options will also be covered.

Prerequisite: Intro to Media or a working familiarity with Desire2Learn

 

June 10,
12:30-2pm
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Gradebook Basic
This session will cover setting up a gradebook for basic grading. This includes initial gradebook setup and adding categories and items (columns) for each assignment. The session will also cover strategies for grading assignments in Learn@UW.

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Overview session or some working familiarity with Desire2Learn tools.

 

June 10,
1-2pm
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Gradebook Advanced
This session for experienced Desire2Learn users will explore strategies for advanced gradebook use, including grade schemes, importing and exporting a gradebook, customizing the grades view, and when a formula item might be useful.

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Overview session or some working familiarity with Desire2Learn.

 

June 11,
12:30-2pm
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Quizzing Basic
This session will cover creating quizzes, creating questions (multiple choice, True/False), and setting up an availability range for quizzes. We will also discuss why and how to implement quizzing through the course management system as well as take a quiz from a student’s perspective and work on a hands-on create a quiz scenario.

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Overview session or some working familiarity with Desire2Learn tools.

 

June 11,
9-10:30am
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Quizzing Advanced
This session will cover some of the more advanced features in the quiz tool including, randomization, and creating advanced questions (fill in the blank, short answer, long answer). We will also look at different grading options (autograding, changing a grade, autofeedback) and submission views as well as working on an advanced quiz scenario. Finally we will discuss various pedagogical approaches to using quizzes. (As time permits we will look at stats and the Question Library)

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Quiz session or high level of familiarity with Quiz tool.

 

June 11,
10:45am-12:15pm
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Online Discussions
This session will review the steps for creating discussion forums and topics, subscribing to discussions, associating groups and discussions, and understanding available viewing settings. There will also be a handout and some discussion on facilitating productive online discussions.

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Overview session or some working familiarity with Desire2Learn tools.

 

June 11,
1-2:15pm
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Homepage/Navbar/Widgets Customization
This session will cover several ways to edit your course site's layout, including how to add/remove Navbar links, arrange content on your course homepage, and how to create a widget and add it to your course home page.

Prerequisite: Attend Basic Overview session or have working familiarity with Desire2Learn tools.

 

June 12,
9-10:30am
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Web Conferencing
This session will review how to create a Blackboard Collaborate web conference session in Learn@UW, how to invite students and non-students, how to change default settings, use the various tools (white board, application sharing etc.) and create break-out rooms. We will also cover how to use video, audio, chat and polls to interact with and get feedback from your students. If time permits we will discuss some of the uses for the web conferencing tool in both online and face-to-face classes

 

June 12,
10:30am-12pm
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Social Learning Tips & Tricks
In this session, John Martin will share how he simplified course management and added social learning elements to his Desrie2Learn course site. It’s pretty easy. To increase class community and collaboration, he embedded Facebook, Google Docs, Google Maps, and YouTube. He will share data on his students' positive responses. To simplify course administration and management, he integrated Google Docs into L@UW. John will share successes and failures, and will help you figure out what you might want to try this semester or next to simplify your course management!

 

June 12,
1-2pm
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Moodle

 

Basic Overiew of Moodle
This overview session will help instructors become familiar with the features of UW-Madison Moodle. Topics covered include: how to setup and navigate a course site in UW-Madison Moodle and how to utilize various options and tools available in Moodle.

 

June 10,
10am-12pm

June 11,
10am-12pm

August 19,
10am-12pm

August 20,
10am-12pm

 

 

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Quizzing Basics
This session will cover the available quiz settings and question types available in UW-Madison Moodle. Participants will also discuss why and how to implement various quizzing options including tips that can improve the quality and security of assessments.

 

August 19,
1-2:15pm
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Gradebook Basics
An introduction to the Moodle gradebook. This session will cover setting up a gradebook for basic grading. This includes initial gradebook setup.

 

August 19,
2:30-3:45pm
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Multimedia in Moodle
Learn about different types of multimedia and how to effectively use then in your Moodle course.

 

August 20,
2:30-3:45pm
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Case Scenario Builder & Moodle
Learn about creating interactive media-rich learning materials with Case Scenario builder and how Case Scenario builder can integrate with your Moodle course.

 

August 20,
1-2:15pm
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Multi-platform

 

Enhance Online Lectures Using Interactive Content
In this session, you'll learn how to rapidly create interactive and media-rich online learning content for your courses. The tools and methods covered in this hands on session will enable you to seamlessly integrate hypertext, images, video, audio, quiz questions, and a variety of live web content to provide compelling online learning experiences for your students. Often used in a blended learning environment as out-of-class assignments, these interactive experiences increase student engagement, build connections between lecture content and in-class activities.

 

June 12,
9-11am
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Piazza for Students' Questions & Answers
Piazza is a new campus tool for increasing student-to-student interactions online. Come see how Piazza can be used to allow students to ask and answer each others' questions. Learn how to create and control discussions in Piazza. The August session will also cover how to link Piazza with your course in Desire2Learn or Moodle.

 

June 12,
1-2pm
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Self-paced Training:

Many Learn@UW tutorials are available online for those who prefer to learn on their own schedule:

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Want an individual Learn@UW consultation?

Contact Academic Technology  (262-5667, consultation requests only please) for an opportunity to chat one-on-one with a learning technology consultant about how to best achieve your instructional goals using Learn@UW. A consultation is an excellent way to build on the skills learned in the Learn@UW Skill Sessions to match your specific needs.