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Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

 

Technology Training for Faculty

If you’d like to schedule training on WebAccess or other instructional technologies for your department, division, or other group, please contact Jane Rice at 650-306-3101 or ricej@smccd.edu .

UPCOMING TRAINING

All workshops will take place in CIETL (9-154), unless otherwise noted.
If you plan to attend a workshop, please RSVP to Jane Rice at ricej@smccd.edu


Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:30 am -12:00 pm

  -- Introduction to WebAccess for New Users
This workshop assumes no prior experience with WebAccess (Moodle). It covers: logging in, setting up your course homepage, managing your profile, uploading images and other files, sending email to students.
(Please bring one or more files to upload and, if possible, a digital photo of yourself.)

 Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11 am - 12:00 pm
  -- Setting Up the Gradebook in WebAccess
The WebAccess gradebook allows students to check their progress in your online, hybrid, or face-to-face class at any time and to view feedback you've provided. This workshop covers how to set up the  gradebook according to your grading practices ; how to handle special conditions, such as excused grades, extra credit, dropping the lowest of several grades, etc.; and how to export your gradebook to Excel at the end of the semester. We will also look briefly at the Joule Gradebook and the Joule Grader.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5 pm - 6:00 pm
  -- Setting Up the Gradebook in WebAccess
The WebAccess gradebook allows students to check their progress in your online, hybrid, or face-to-face class at any time and to view feedback you've provided. This workshop covers how to set up the  gradebook according to your grading practices ; how to handle special conditions, such as excused grades, extra credit, dropping the lowest of several grades, etc.; and how to export your gradebook to Excel at the end of the semester. We will also look briefly at the Joule Gradebook and the Joule Grader.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11 am - 12:00 pm
  -- Setting Up the Gradebook in WebAccess
The WebAccess gradebook allows students to check their progress in your online, hybrid, or face-to-face class at any time and to view feedback you've provided. This workshop covers how to set up the  gradebook according to your grading practices ; how to handle special conditions, such as excused grades, extra credit, dropping the lowest of several grades, etc.; and how to export your gradebook to Excel at the end of the semester. We will also look briefly at the Joule Gradebook and the Joule Grader.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  -- Using Turnitin through WebAccess
You can use the popular originality checking service Turnitin through WebAccess, without you or students having to log in to a separate website. Use Turnitin for all types of assignments (file uploads and online text) or for the essay portion of exams. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  -- Using Turnitin through WebAccess
You can use the popular originality checking service Turnitin through WebAccess, without you or students having to log in to a separate website. Use Turnitin for all types of assignments (file uploads and online text) or for the essay portion of exams. 

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
 -- Creating Quizzes in WebAccess
WebAccess Quizzes can be used in a variety ways (as exams to assess learning, as self-test for students to assess their own learning or practice for other tests) and questions can have many forms (multiple-choice, essay, short-answer, etc.). This workshop will cover:  creating or importing a question bank, setting up a quiz activity, providing feedback, and managing quiz settings, including special conditions for individual students.
(Please bring some quiz questions.) 

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
 -- Creating Quizzes in WebAccess
WebAccess Quizzes can be used in a variety ways (as exams to assess learning, as self-test for students to assess their own learning or practice for other tests) and questions can have many forms (multiple-choice, essay, short-answer, etc.). This workshop will cover:  creating or importing a question bank, setting up a quiz activity, providing feedback, and managing quiz settings, including special conditions for individual students.
(Please bring some quiz questions.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
 -- Gathering Feedback from Students
Don't wait until the end of the semester to ask students about their learning experience. You can use tools in WebAccess (Choice, Feedback, Survey, Questionnaire) to find out what learning activities students find most helpful and whether there are parts of your class you can clarify or modify to further their success. This workshop will look at several options, but will focus primarily on using the Feedback activity to survey your students.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  -- Using WebAccess to Improve Student Retention
You can use several new features of WebAccess to provide frequent feedback to students and to personalize their learning paths, both of which have been shown to help improve retention and success. The Personalized Learning Designer (PLD), for example, allows you to automatically send an email or open an additional resource or activity for students, depending on their performance on a quiz, assignment or other activity. This workshop will focus on the PLD, as well as the Activity Completion and Restrict Access settings.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
  -- Using WebAccess to Improve Student Retention
You can use several new features of WebAccess to provide frequent feedback to students and to personalize their learning paths, both of which have been shown to help improve retention and success. The Personalized Learning Designer (PLD), for example, allows you to automatically send an email or open an additional resource or activity for students, depending on their performance on a quiz, assignment or other activity. This workshop will focus on the PLD, as well as the Activity Completion and Restrict Access settings.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 -  2:30 am - 4:00 pm
 -- Creating Quizzes in WebAccess
WebAccess Quizzes can be used in a variety ways (as exams to assess learning, as self-test for students to assess their own learning or practice for other tests) and questions can have many forms (multiple-choice, essay, short-answer, etc.). This workshop will cover:  creating or importing a question bank, setting up a quiz activity, providing feedback, and managing quiz settings, including special conditions for individual students.
(Please bring some quiz questions.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
 -- Gathering Feedback from Students
Don't wait until the end of the semester to ask students about their learning experience. You can use tools in WebAccess (Choice, Feedback, Survey, Questionnaire) to find out what learning activities students find most helpful and whether there are parts of your class you can clarify or modify to further their success. This workshop will look at several options, but will focus primarily on using the Feedback activity to survey your students.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  -- Setting Up the Gradebook in WebAccess
The WebAccess gradebook allows students to check their progress in your online, hybrid, or face-to-face class at any time and to view feedback you've provided. This workshop covers how to set up the  gradebook according to your grading practices ; how to handle special conditions, such as excused grades, extra credit, dropping the lowest of several grades, etc.; and how to export your gradebook to Excel at the end of the semester. We will also look briefly at the Joule Gradebook and the Joule Grader.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 -- Promoting Collaborative Learning with Wikis
Learn to design collaborative online assignments using the WebAccess wiki, create groups and apply them to wikis and other learning activities in WebAccess.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
 -- Creating Quizzes in WebAccess
WebAccess Quizzes can be used in a variety ways (as exams to assess learning, as self-test for students to assess their own learning or practice for other tests) and questions can have many forms (multiple-choice, essay, short-answer, etc.). This workshop will cover:  creating or importing a question bank, setting up a quiz activity, providing feedback, and managing quiz settings, including special conditions for individual students.
(Please bring some quiz questions.)  

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 -- Promoting Collaborative Learning with Wikis
Learn to design collaborative online assignments using the WebAccess wiki, create groups and apply them to wikis and other learning activities in WebAccess. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 -- Gathering Feedback from Students
Don't wait until the end of the semester to ask students about their learning experience. You can use tools in WebAccess (Choice, Feedback, Survey, Questionnaire) to find out what learning activities students find most helpful and whether there are parts of your class you can clarify or modify to further their success. This workshop will look at several options, but will focus primarily on using the Feedback activity to survey your students.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
 -- Promoting Collaborative Learning with Wikis
Learn to design collaborative online assignments using the WebAccess wiki, create groups and apply them to wikis and other learning activities in WebAccess.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  -- Setting Up the Gradebook in WebAccess
The WebAccess gradebook allows students to check their progress in your online, hybrid, or face-to-face class at any time and to view feedback you've provided. This workshop covers how to set up the  gradebook according to your grading practices ; how to handle special conditions, such as excused grades, extra credit, dropping the lowest of several grades, etc.; and how to export your gradebook to Excel at the end of the semester. We will also look briefly at the Joule Gradebook and the Joule Grader.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:30 pm -4:00 pm
  -- Introduction to WebAccess for New Users
This workshop assumes no prior experience with WebAccess (Moodle). It covers: logging in, setting up your course homepage, managing your profile, uploading images and other files, sending email to students.
(Please bring one or more files to upload and, if possible, a digital photo of yourself.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  -- Transferring a Course from a Previous Semester to a New WebAccess Course Shell
Backing up a course you have previously taught and restoring it to a new course shell.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:00 am
  -- Transferring a Course from a Previous Semester to a New WebAccess Course Shell
Backing up a course you have previously taught and restoring it to a new course shell.

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  -- Transferring a Course from a Previous Semester to a New WebAccess Course Shell
Backing up a course you have previously taught and restoring it to a new course shell.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  -- Transferring a Course from a Previous Semester to a New WebAccess Course Shell
Backing up a course you have previously taught and restoring it to a new course shell.

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