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TECHNOLOGY TRAINING: WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

ATCS Workshop Descriptions

To register for a workshop, view the workshop schedule and then register on the right side of that page. Workshop documents are available at http://www.csus.edu/training/handouts/.

Workshops with a red starare designated specifically for faculty.

Faculty Tools
Turnitin
This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the Turnitin online plagiarism prevention resource. Learn how to use the OriginalityCheck and GradeMark tools in the Turnitin system to see which kinds of resources students are using in their writing projects.

Online Teaching & Learning
Blackboard Collaborate
Blackboard Collaborate is a live web conferencing application integrated with SacCT. It combines video, audio, chat, presentation and sharing tools that can be used in an array of online meetings. In this workshop, participants will first learn how to add and access Blackboard Collaborate from a SacCT course. Then we will go over the steps of scheduling and accessing Blackboard Collaborate sessions. Participants will also explore the main areas of the Blackboard Collaborate interface and learn how to use Blackboard Collaborate's whiteboard, application sharing, chat and web tour tools to deliver a class online.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.

SacCT: Advanced Grade Center faculty only
This workshop is designed to provide a look at the advanced features of the Grade Center tool in SacCT. During this workshop, participants will learn to use categories, a weighted column, a grading schema, and how to calculate final grades.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.

Prerequisites: This one-hour workshop is designed for faculty members who have already attended the initial "SacCT: Grade Center" workshop and/or have a corresponding level of basic to intermediate working knowledge of the Grade Center. As time permits, our scenario-based work will lead toward the goal of customizing your Grade Center to calculate and display data in accordance with your syllabus.

SacCT: Assignments
Learn how to setup an Assignments area in your course for students to submit work such as homework assignments, papers and projects. We will review the main steps for SacCT Assignments: assignment creation, submission and grading. First we will go over the setup and creation of an assignment. Then participants will practice submitting an assignment as a student. Finally, participants will practice grading an assignment from the Grade Center. A brief overview of Group Assignments will also be covered.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.

SacCT: Discussions
Learn how to use Discussions to create activities that students can use to interact as a class. First we will go over the basic steps of adding and accessing thise tool in your course. Then we will create three sample activities using the discussion board to demonstrate how these tools can be used.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service..

SacCT: Grade Center Basics
This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the Grade Center tool in SacCT. During this workshop, participants will learn the basics for creating, editing and organizing columns, as well as adding a Test Student.

SacCT: Quick Start
This workshop will show participants the main steps in setting up their first SacCT course. Participants will learn how to use the online course creation tool, Self Service to create their course and enroll students. Participants will also explore the main areas of the SacCT interface, learn how to add and manage content and use basic tools such as announcements, course messages and calendar. A brief overview of assignments and grade center will also be provided.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.

Web Design & Editing
Advanced Web Content Management
This training will focus on building (WCM) Web Content Management Pages utilizing templates, blocks and outputs. It is designed for advanced users of the WCM System.

Prerequisites: Web development experience necessary.

Faculty Web Site faculty only
Faculty will create a Web Site using the campus Web Content Management system, which makes it easier to create, edit and publish pages. Software is NOT required. You will modify a template to include your contact information, publications and course titles. You are encouraged to bring materials including: contact information, a syllabus, course descriptions, images, and publication references.

Prerequisites: Prior to attending, please submit the Faculty Website Account Request Form

Web Content Management System
Learn how to use the campus Web Content Management System in a hands on setting. Training includes instruction how to create, edit and publish pages using Hannon Hill Cascade Server and a web browser.

Prerequisites: Web development experience helpful but not necessary.