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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 Open Lab
Faculty Open Lab

Faculty are encouraged to visit the Faculty Open Lab (ARC 3012) . The equipment and facilities provide the perfect environment for working on online course materials. Faculty may work alone undisturbed or ask for assistance in planning or developing online course materials. Online course consultants are present at all times to provide help. Just drop in -- no appointment is necessary.

Faculty Tools
Camtasia: Lecture Capture
Learn how to record, edit and share your demonstrations and presentations online using Camtasia Studio. This application records your computer screen, capturing your cursor movements, menu selections, typing, and pop-up windows. It can even record PowerPoint presentations with audio! Come participate in this hands-on workshop to show you how to teach your students using screen recordings.

Requirement: Participants must have a SacLink account.

Prerequisites: Individuals taking this workshop should have basic computer skills, knowledge of the Web, basic Web browser skills, and the ability to effectively work in the Windows OS environment.

LockDown : Securing Exams with LockDown Browser faculty only
How secure are your online exams and quizzes? Reduce the likelihood of students cheating on your assessments in SacCT by using the new Respondus LockDown Browser. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another website, or accessing other applications during an assessment. Come see a demonstration of this new software and see how easy it is to work with your SacCT exams and quizzes.

Requirement: Participants must have a SacLink account.

Prerequisites: Individuals taking this workshop should have basic computer skills, knowledge of the Web, basic Web browser skills, and the ability to effectively work in the Windows or Macintosh OS environment. In addition, participants should have a basic understanding of the functions available in SacCT.

Respondus: Creating SacCT Quizzes faculty only

Respondus is a Windows-based application that makes it easy to create quizzes, surveys, and self-tests for SacCT. Quizzes can be created offline and then uploaded into SacCT. During this workshop, you will create quizzes, format questions, and manage quizzes. Please have a SacCT course available in which to publish practice quizzes.
Requirement:

Prerequisites: A SacLink account, SacCT training, or experience creating quizzes within SacCT.

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
Collaborate: Virtual Classroom Meetings
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: Advanced Tests faculty only
This workshop will be significantly customized to the learning goals of the participants. Please come prepared with plans for an actual assessment (quiz, test, or survey) and the actual content material you need in order to work on building that assessment for intended use in a current or upcoming course.

    Participants will:

  • Gain hands-on practice building an assessment (test or survey) in SacCT 9.1.

  • Compare and contrast specific question types.

  • Learn management strategies for the "Tests, Surveys, and Pools" area in the Control Panel.

  • Discuss best practices to avoid common preventable issues.

  • Understand advanced settings and options for student access and test security.

  • Access advanced resources for additional support.

Requirement: Previous use of the Assessments tool in SacCT Enrollment as an instructor in a SacCT course in which you can build this assessment, whether in a current term or development course.

To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT 9.1 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 9.1 course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.

Prerequisites: This two-hour workshop is designed for faculty members who have already attended the initial "SacCT: Tests" workshop and/or have a corresponding level of basic to intermediate working knowledge of the "Tests, Pools and Surveys" area.

SacCT: Final Grades Open Lab
Come learn how to summarize the grades in the Grade Center tool to calculate final grades and get ready to submit them to CMS (My Sac State).

SacCT: Gradable 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: 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: Group Spaces
Learn how you can use the Groups tool in SacCT to create spaces for students to interact. First, participants will learn the main options to create a group space: a sign-up sheet, random enrollment and manual enrollment. Then they will practice creating a group space and select key tools that students can use to complete a group project. A brief overview of how groups can be used to release specific content in a course 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: 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.

SacCT: Sharing Video
Video is a great way to help explain a concept or illustrate an example related to a topic in your course. SacCT provides several options for sharing video or audio clips with students in your course(s). We will first cover how to upload video/audio files to our campus media server, followed by how to link to these video files from a SacCT course. We will also briefly review other video sharing options built into SacCT such as how to embed video or use YouTube.

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. Participants will also need to request a Media Server Account to be able to upload video/audio files during the workshop.

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.