University of Wyoming Instructional Computing Services

Technology Workshops of past terms, in reverse chronological order by semester:

 

Fall 2013

Special Topics in LaTeX

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location to be arranged.

 

  1. Review of Research Paper Structure in LaTeX
  2. More Notation, Mathematical and Scientific
  3. Incorporating, Placing, and Cross-Referencing Figures and Images
  4. Tables, Small and Large
  5. Selected Diagram Examples
  6. Displaying Source Code in a Document

 

Examples will be distributed, along with copies of the materials from the first LaTeX session October 25th, for anyone who still needs them.

 

If you are interested, please tell Robin Hill, hill@uwyo.edu, or 766-4814.  A room will be reserved and  you will be notified.

 

Writing with LaTeX

In conjuction with IT and ARCC

Friday, October 25th, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 pm
  Installation pre-session to begin at 2:30.
Business 21

Learn how to produce the nicely-formatted document extract on the right from the commands on the left.
\textsc{Fixed-Point Theorem:}\\
For every total recursive function $f$,\\
$(\exists n \in \mathbb{N}) \:  \phi_n = \phi_{f(n)}$
LaTeXed FPTheorem

Learn how to embed that formula, and more, into a paper with precise control over the layout, structure, and references.

LaTeX is a free, cross platform document preparation system designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. This short course will focus on basic document production using the LaTeX environment. The class will start with 30 minutes of lecture and demonstration, followed by an hour of question-specific walkthroughs.

For those interested, there will be a short pre-session for people who want to learn how to install LaTeX on Windows, OS X, or Linux.

Course Outline

Workshop Notes forthcoming.

Registration: RSVP to Tim Brewer (brewer@uwyo.edu). We encourage attendees to bring their own laptops.

 

Introduction to WebGL (Web Seminar)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

This free ACM Webcast, "3D on the Web — Introduction to WebGL," is presented on  by Alain Chesnais, Past President of ACM and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr. The talk will be followed by a live question and answer session with Alain.  WebGL has been introduced in HTML5 as an implementation of OpenGL ES 2.0 in JavaScript. It extends the 2D canvas primitive to incorporate real-time 3D support without requiring any plugins. In this webinar we will look at the history of WebGL, introduce the viewer to the core concepts of the API, and present several demonstrations to illustrate what you can do with it. We will also address issues related to current deployments and limitations.

To be shown on screen in Coe 510B.  If  you are interested in attending, please e-mail Robin Hill, hill@uwyo.edu.

 

Planning for Teaching Workshops

Course Websites

Starting with an overview of the WyoWeb portal and the simple platform, Course Studio, we will proceed into an introduction of our full-fledged course platform, eCompanion, showing the basic structure and site navigation, uploading and creation of materials.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510F

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use -- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "Course Websites."

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

Repeated:

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

ECompanion Exams and Grading

A tutorial on the advanced assessment tools of the eCompanion platform.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

 

Summer 2013

No registration is necessary for these workshops.  You are invited to just come to our lab in Coe Library at the time given.

Course Websites

Monday, May 13th, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

Starting with an overview of WyoWeb and Course Studio, we will proceed into a introduction of our full-fledged course platform, eCompanion, showing the basic structure and site navigation, uploading and creation of materials.

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "Course Websites."

Monday, May 13th, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

Repeated:

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510F

ECompanion Exams and Grading

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
10:30 - 11:30
Coe Library 510F

A tutorial on the advanced assessment tools of the eCompanion platform.

 

 

Spring 2013

Please register for these sessions with our Spring 2013 Planning for Teaching form.

Note that we will also hold Instructional Computing Services Lab drop-in hours, for assistance with course site construction, during Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the week before classes (January 7th, 9th, and 11th), from 11:00 to 1:00.

Course Websites

January 8th
1:00 - 2:30
Coe Library 510B

Starting with an overview of WyoWeb and Course Studio, we will proceed into a introduction of our full-fledged course platform, eCompanion, showing the basic structure and site navigation, uploading and creation of materials.
(Register via the link above.)

Starting to Build Your eCompanion Site

January 8th
3:00 - 4:30
Coe Library 510B
Please bring your own laptop for this hands-on session.  You may wish to ensure that you have a course site in advance.

Using your own course site or one of our practice sites, we will introduce you to the tools and help you add the first materials.
(Register via the link above.)

Writing with iBook Author

January 9th, two identical sessions.  Attendance is limited, so be sure to register.
9:00 - 11:00
1:00 - 3:00
Coe Library 506

Corey Carson of Apple will show the popular iBook Author product:  "Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could."
 
In this 2-hour session, you will be given multimedia resources and walked through an exercise to build your own multi-touch textbook. To benefit from the hands-on exercises, you'll need to bring a Mac running 10.7.2 (Lion) or higher, and you must have iBooks Author installed.
(Register via the link above.)

ECompanion Exams and Grading

January 10th
8:00 - 9:00
Coe Library 510B

A tutorial on the advanced assessment tools of the eCompanion platform.
(Register via the link above.)

Course Websites

January 15th
8:30 - 10:00
Coe Library 510B

As described above.
(Register via the link above.)

Starting to Build Your eCompanion Site

January 18th
8:30 - 10:00
Coe Library 510B
Please bring your own laptop for this hands-on session.  You may wish to ensure that you have a course site in advance.

As described above.
(Register via the link above.)

 

Fall 2012

We will hold our regular workshops, in addition to the Writing Your Own Textbook series, during the week before classes start.

Writing Your Own Textbook: Planning

A repeat of the session held on May 7th; please see the description below in the Spring 2012 list.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Coe Library 506
Register here for this workshop.

Writing Your Own Textbook: Distribution

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Coe Library 506
Register here for this workshop.

Course Platform (LMS) Sessions

Participants will get more out of the following sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html.

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the course website platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching, explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Friday, August 24th, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Summer 2012

Participants will get more out of the following sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html.

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Spring 2012 Colloquium Week

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B, unless noted below for the individual session.

 

Writing Your Own Textbook: Planning

In this two-part series for faculty who wish to write their own comprehensive and original instructional materials, we will discuss

A textbook is assumed to hold material that is modifiable but relatively static, intended to be completed and distributed to students before the start of the course.  Although the writing will produce electronic files, the results should be suitable for both e-book and print (with some limitations on each).  The follow-up session, on distribution, wil take place in the fall.

This workshop will also cover, briefly:  (a) the incorporation of links and references to external materials, especially restricted UW Libraries resources via the proxy service, and (b) standards and good practices for accessibility; electronic books offer many adaptive options, and those options afford advantages to readers disabled and otherwise alike.

Monday, May 7th, 2012
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 506 (changed from original location of Coe 510B)
Register here for this workshop.

The second workshop in this series, Writing Your Own Textbook: Distribution, is tentatively scheduled for August 22nd.


Participants will get more out of the following sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the course website platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching, explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Monday, May 7th, 2012
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Spring 2012 Planning for Teaching

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B.
Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the course website platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching, explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Monday, January 9th, 2012
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Presentation Mechanisms

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

A "how-to" survey of the presentation applications PowerPoint, Prezi, Slidy, and Slideshare.  Without delving into the details of development and editing, we will show how to create, package, present, and share slides and materials through these approaches. 

iPads for Teaching

Thursday, January 12th
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Coe Library 506

Are you wondering how to use that nifty new iPad for teaching? This session will first introduce several tried-and-true mobile apps for managing your work and enhancing your teaching. Next, we'll present some innovative uses of iPads and mobile devices inside and outside of the classroom here at UW.

Open eCompanion Session

Friday, January 13th
9:00-10:00 am
Coe Library 510B

Focusing on eCompanion, this session will be driven by attendees' needs and interests. Come with your eCompanion questions at the ready. 


 

Fall 2011 Impromptu Sessions

These sessions are generally held at the request of one or two instructor, but all are invited.

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B.
Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

Introduction to eCompanion

Monday, December 5th, 2011
11:00 to noon
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

Monday, December 12th, 2011
10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Spreadsheets for Grades

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
1:00 to 2:00
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to WyoSakai

Basic tools-- Resources and other file services, communication and
collaboration, simple assessments, giving assignments and collecting
submissions.
Basic instructor tasks-- Monitoring student enrollment, semester
workflow, grading.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Supplemental Course Websites

These sessions, September 6th-9th,  will repeat the series "Planning for Teaching," held the week before the start of classes.

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B.
Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary.
Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the three course platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching -- Course Studio, eCompanion, and WyoSakai -- explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to UW's Course Platforms-- eCompanion and WyoSakai

The basics of the full online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B
[Session repeated; see below]

Introduction to UW's Course Platforms-- eCompanion and WyoSakai

The basics of the full online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Thursday, September 8, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in WyoSakai

This session will focus on 1) how to create and manage tests; define and save settings; write, share, and re-use questions; import and export, mark and return, and archive exams, and 2) how to configure Gradebook and Gradebook2; enter items; and import and export records.

Friday, September 9, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Planning for Teaching, Fall 2011

These sessions will be held in the ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B, during the week before classes start. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary. Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html.

 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday's sessions are for instructors who are beginners or who are merely curious about course websites.

How a Course Website Can Enhance Your Teaching

A look at several different course website scenarios that might be employed by faculty teaching in the classroom, from simple display of materials to record-keeping to more complex student interactions.

Monday, August 15, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the three course platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching -- Course Studio, eCompanion, and WyoSakai -- explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb..

Monday, August 15, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday's sessions show how to use the basic capabilities of our two full-powered course site platforms. These sessions assume the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Introduction to eCompanion

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate an eCompanion course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and lead discussions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Introduction to WyoSakai

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a WyoSakai course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and lead discussions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's sessions show assessment facilities and intermediate-level teaching tasks. These sessions assume the background given in the respective "Introduction" workshop.

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Friday, August 19, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Grading and Testing in WyoSakai

This session will focus on 1) how to create and manage tests; define and save settings; write, share, and re-use questions; import and export, mark and return, and archive exams, and 2) how to configure Gradebook and Gradebook2; enter items; and import and export records.

Friday, August 19, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 


Past Workshops

Summer 2011

This session will be held in the ECTL. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary.

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the three course platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching: Course Studio, eCompanion, and WyoSakai.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B



Spring 2011

These sessions will be held in the ECTL the week before classes start. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary.

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the various platforms provided by UW for teaching online - their facilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the default platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B


Introduction to eCompanion  

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate an eCompanion course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well. This session assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to WyoSakai

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a WyoSakai course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well. This session assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

 

Planning for Teaching (Spring 2010)

 


 

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the various platforms provided by UW for teaching online-- their facilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the default platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb.  For preparation, attendees should see "Where can I get a website for my class or research group?" in the Faculty Help questions at the Instructional Computing Services website.
 

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms  

The basics of the full online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."
 

Friday, March 12th, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

 


 

These sessions will be held in the ECTL the week before classes start.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the various platforms provided by UW for teaching online-- their facilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the default platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb.  For preparation, attendees should see "Where can I get a website for my class or research group?" in the Faculty Help questions at the Instructional Computing Services website.
 

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

This session will be repeated later the same day:
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms  

The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."
 

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.  <<<  Note updated time.
Coe Library 510B

 

 

Special Features of WyoSakai

 

The open-source course platform has advanced and unique tools that may remain unexplored by many instructors.  See a few of them demonstrated.  (Click on the workshop title above to see the notes, for specific features and topics.)

 

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

 

How to Not Use PowerPoint:  Slidy and Its Friends

 

Just a tiny bit of HTML to set the stage, and then a tour of mechanisms for composing presentations that are simpler and more amenable to web display than is PowerPoint.  We will show how to use the free tool Slidy.

 

Friday, January 8th, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Fall 2009

 

No registration is required for these events.

 

 


 

From the Ground Up

Web teaching novices are invited to work through the task of mapping teaching needs to online course facilities in order to design a simple course website that supplements classroom instruction. The platform will be WyoSakai, a rich environment, but we will limit ourselves to the basics, with a mapping from materials to tools that should work in any platform.  You may wish to bring a list of your own course materials and activities.

 

Monday, August 17th
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Coe Library 218

 

Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award Winners
This annual award highlights noteworthy teaching with course websites.  Although Sakai is the platform in use, the ideas apply to web teaching in general.  We will play a video of the award acceptance talks by the two winners, who briefly show their courses-- Andrea Crampton, Charles Sturt University (Australia), "Introduction to Forensic Science," and Edith Sheffer, Stanford University, "Germany and the World Wars, 1870-1990."  Both lead their students through the material via wikis and discussion to accomplish teaching goals.  This event is for pedagogical inspiration only; no discussion or workshop is attached.

 

Monday, August 17th
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Coe Library 218

 

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the various methods provided by UW for teaching online, their facilities and workflows, and integration into your campus courses, with emphasis on the default, Course Studio in WyoWeb. For preparation, please see "Where can I get a website for my class or research group?" in the Faculty Help questions at the Instructional Computing Services website.
 

Thursday, August 20th
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 218

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms  

The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use: eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will see how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.
 

Friday, August 21st
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 218

 

 

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

[Repeat of August 20th session.  See above.]
 

Thursday, August 27th
11:00 to Noon
Coe Library 510B

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms  

[Repeat of August 21st session.  See above.]
 

Friday, August 28th
11:00 to Noon
Coe Library 510B

 

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms  

[Repeat of August 21st session, emphasizing eCompanion.  See above.]
 

Tuesday, September 8th
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

 

Planning for Teaching, May 2009

 


 

From the Ground Up
and

An Overview of Course Websites
 

Monday, May 11th
 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms
and
ECollege Web Seminar
 

Wednesday, May 13th

 

WyoSakai Advanced Features
 

Friday, May 15th

 
 

For details, please see the main ECTL page:  Planning for Teaching

 


 

Summer 2009

 


 

WebCT Archiving and Migration
Wednesday, May 20th, 9:00 to noon
Engineering 1062
 

The staff of Instructional Computing Services will be available to help instructors download materials from their current courses, retrieve materials from courses that are still on our backup system (for the last couple of years), and migrate them to new Course Studio, WyoSakai, or eCompanion course websites. Although instructors are responsible for maintaining and storing course materials on their own system, and will complete the manual process themselves, live coaching can make the tricky parts, such as exam questions and image files, much easier.
 

 


 

Spring 2009 Prep (Planning for Teaching)

 


 

An Overview of Course Websites:  Course Studio and More
Wednesday, January 7th, 3:00 to 4:00
Engineering 1062

A brisk explanation of the various methods provided by UW for teaching online, their facilities, workflows, and integration into your campus courses. with emphasis on the default, Course Studio in WyoWeb. For preparation, please see "Where can I get a website for my class or research group?" in the Faculty Help questions at the Instructional Computing Services website.
 

Please register for this workshop:  Planning for Teaching Registration
 



Introduction to Online Course Platforms
Thursday, January 8th, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Engineering 1062


The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use: eCompanion and WebCT, with Course Studio and WyoSakai covered as time allows. Attendees will see how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.
 

Please register for this workshop:  Planning for Teaching Registration
 


 

Collaborative Work:  Wikis and Google Docs for Teaching

GoogleDocs notes: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df247jxw_0cq8h2zd7

PBWiki Notes: http://uwsocialnetworking.pbwiki.com/Collaborative-Documents
Thursday, January 8th, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Engineering 1062

 

Collaborative document development, taking place on a shared read-write website called a "wiki" or an online application such as Google Docs, would seem to offer great potential for student group projects and other forms of joint assignments, and perhaps other teaching goals. Come and explore how this might work out in practice.

 

Please register for this workshop:  Planning for Teaching Registration

 



A Look at the Sakai Collaborative Platform
Friday, January 9th, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Engineering 1062

The new pilot platform WyoSakai offers the familiar online course tools such as file sharing, discussions, e-mail, quizzes (with quick-create), and assignment submission, but also some other facilities such as wikis, polls, podcasts, citation management for lengthy bibliographies, and lecture/lab/discussion sections. We will try to cover the basics quickly, allowing exploration of these advanced features.

Please register for this workshop:  Planning for Teaching Registration

 



 

Fall 2008

 


 

From the Ground Up:  Your Materials to Your Course's Website
November 21st, Friday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; light refreshments
Engineering 1062

Join the Coordinator of Instructional Computing and a beginner as we work through the task of mapping teaching needs to online course facilities, for a course website that supplements classroom instruction. The context will be the pilot WyoSakai platform, a rich environment, but we will limit ourselves to the basics, with a mapping from materials to tools that should work in any platform.

 

Registration is not necessary, but please e-mail Robin Hill, hill@uwyo.edu, if you plan to attend.  (If you neglect to do so, you are welcome to attend anyway.)

 



 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms
Wednesday, September 3rd, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Engineering 1062 (from the main entrance, downstairs and to the right)

The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use: eCompanion and WebCT, with Course Studio and WyoSakai covered as time allows. Attendees will see how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.

No registration necessary.

 

 

Fall 2008 Prep

Online Supplemental Courses Overview
Friday, August 15th, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Repeated: Monday, August 18th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Engineering 1062 (from the main entrance, downstairs and to the right)

A brisk explanation of the various methods provided by UW for teaching online, their facilities, workflows, and integration into your campus courses. For preparation, please see "Where can I get a website for my class or research group?" in the Faculty Help questions at the Instructional Computing Services website.

No registration necessary.





Introduction to Online Course Platforms
Friday, August 15th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (light refreshments)
Repeated: Monday, August 18th, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (light refreshments)
Engineering 1062 (from the main entrance, downstairs and to the right)

The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use: eCompanion and WebCT, with Course Studio and WyoSakai covered as time allows. Attendees will see how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.

Register at:
http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/ctl/Workshops/Inst_Computing/Fallprep08.htm





A Look at the Sakai Collaborative Platform
Monday, August 18th, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (light refreshments)
Engineering 1062 (from the main entrance, downstairs and to the right)

The new pilot platform WyoSakai offers the familiar online course tools such as file sharing, discussions, e-mail, quizzes (with quick-create), and assignment submission, but also some other facilities such as wikis, polls, podcasts, citation management for lengthy bibliographies, and lecture/lab/discussion sections. We will try to cover the basics quickly, allowing exploration of these advanced features.

Register at:
http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/ctl/Workshops/Inst_Computing/Fallprep08.htm





Other workshops will be forthcoming, as Fall 2008 begins. Please feel free to request one.

Past seminars:

Summer 2008

Introduction to Online Course Platforms
Tuesday, May 13, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Coe 307
The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use: eCompanion and WebCT, with Course Studio and WyoSakai covered as time allows. Attendees will see how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well.





WyoSakai: Briefing, Debriefing, and Rebriefing
Monday, May 19, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Coe 307
Intended for instructors who are testing Sakai in our pilot program, for exchange of comments and discussion of plans. Other faculty are invited as well.





Web 2.0 for Teaching
Thursday, May 29, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Eng 1062

Hosted by Christi Boggs, the Outreach School
With Cass Kvenild, Leslie Rush, Rachel Watson, Debbie Beck, Kaijsa Calkins, Diane Kempson, and Alan Buss.


What is the pedagogical potential of the web facilities commonly associated with the moniker "Web 2.0?"  These include wikis and blogs for collaborative writing, social networking sites like My Space and Facebook for community-building, folksonomies for sharing references, podcasting for asynchronous lecture delivery, and complex virtual worlds for simulations.  Come and explore whether and how these web services can be put to use for effective teaching.  You are invited to bring your own laptops for interactive work; some computers will be available to participants.

Spring 2008

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms
A "makeup" workshop for those who missed J-Term in early January
Friday, January 25
11:30 - 1:00; Coe 307

The basics of the online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WebCT, with Course Studio and WyoSakai covered as time allows.  Attendees will see how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  We will try to get to online grade maintenance, as well.

 

J-Term, January 7-11

 

Effective Classroom Presentations (Christi Boggs, Janet Corbett, and Robin Hill)
Wednesday, January 9
1:00 - 2:15; Coe 307

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms
Thursday, January 10
2:00 - 4:00; Coe 307

 

A Look at the Sakai Collaborative Platform
Friday, January 11
11:00 - Noon; Coe 307

Fall 2007

WyoWeb and Online Courses-- Overview

Thursday, August 16
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brisk look at the teaching services provided by the new WyoWeb portal, and a review of its online course component, Course Studio, along with other online course choices offered here.  As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links, and the the Online Supplemental Courses website, http://www.uwyo.edu/onlnsupp, and its "Faculty Resources."
(No registration is necessary.)

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW

Thursday, August 16th
10:30 a.m. to noon; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The basics of the two main online platforms, or course management systems, that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WebCT.  Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and use discussions.   Familiarity with the online course landscape here at UW, as described in the preceding session, will be assumed.
(No registration is necessary.)

 

Interactive and Advanced Applications of WebCT and eCompanion

Friday, August 17th
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for WebCT; Coe 307
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for eCompanion; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Further instruction in the use of our major online platforms, WebCT and eCompanion-- divided into subsessions by platform-- for exams, surveys, and other assessments, submission of student work, collaborative projects, and other items of interest to attendees.  For WebCT, come at 9:00; for eCompanion, come at 10:30.  Familiarity with these platforms will be assumed; please attend the introduction to online courses, on August 16th, or have some skills with online courses already.
(No registration is necessary.)

 

WyoWeb and Online Courses-- Overview

Tuesday, September 4th, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brisk look at the teaching services provided by the new WyoWeb portal, and a review of its online course component, Course Studio, along with other online course choices offered here.  As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links, and the the Online Supplemental Courses website, http://www.uwyo.edu/onlnsupp, and its "Faculty Resources."

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW

Wednesday, September 5th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The basics of the two main online platforms, or course management systems, that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WebCT.  Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and use discussions.   Familiarity with the online course landscape here at UW, as described in the preceding session, will be assumed.

 

Interactive and Advanced Applications of WebCT and eCompanion

Thursday, September 6th
>>  For WebCT, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
>>  For eCompanion, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Further instruction in the use of our major online platforms, WebCT and eCompanion-- divided into subsessions by platform-- for exams, surveys, and other assessments, submission of student work, collaborative projects, and other items of interest to attendees.  Familiarity with these platforms will be assumed; please attend the introduction to online courses, on August 16th, or have some skills with online courses already.

 

Summer 2007

Planning for Teaching:   May Workshops


Using Supplemental Online Courses To Enhance Teaching

Monday, May 14
10:00 a.m. to Noon

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW

Tuesday, May 15
10:00 a.m. to Noon
A Look at the Sakai Collaborative Platform
Wednesday, May 16
10 a.m. to Noon

See details on the "Planning for Teaching" page, http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/Workshops/PFT/

 

WyoWeb and Online Courses-- Overview

Thursday, July 19
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brisk look at the teaching services provided by the new WyoWeb portal, and a review of its online course component, Course Studio, along with other online course choices offered here.  As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links, and the the Online Supplemental Courses website, http://www.uwyo.edu/onlnsupp, and its "Faculty Resources."

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW

Thursday, July 19th
10:30 a.m. to noon; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The basics of the two main online platforms, or course management systems, that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WebCT.  Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and use discussions.   Familiarity with the online course landscape here at UW, as described in the preceding session, will be assumed.

 

Interactive and Advanced Applications of WebCT and eCompanion

Friday, July 20th
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for WebCT; Coe 307
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for eCompanion; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Further instruction in the use of our major online platforms, WebCT and eCompanion-- divided into subsessions by platform-- for exams, surveys, and other assessments, submission of student work, collaborative projects, and other items of interest to attendees.  For WebCT, come at 9:00; for eCompanion, come at 10:30.  Familiarity with these platforms will be assumed; please attend the introduction to online courses, on July 19th, or have some skills with online courses already.

 

Spring 2007


 

WyoWeb and Online Courses-- Overview

Friday, February 2nd
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brisk look at the teaching services provided by the new WyoWeb portal, and a review of its online course component, Course Studio, along with other online course choices offered here.  As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links, and the the Online Supplemental Courses website, http://www.uwyo.edu/onlnsupp, and its "Faculty Resources."

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW

Thursday, February 8th
10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The basics of the four online platforms, or course management systems, that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion, WebCT, Course Studio, and Sakai.  Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and use discussions.

 

May 2007 "Planning for Teaching" Workshops

Using Supplemental Online Courses To Enhance Teaching
Monday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Even if you are meeting in a classroom, you can design online course components to enhance your teaching.  Robin Hill will provide ideas on how to incorporate online course tools for providing supplemental course materials, increasing participation and interaction, and assessing student learning. 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW
Tuesday, May 15 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Robin Hill will discuss the basics of eCompanion, WebCT, and Course Studio.  Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and use discussion.  As times allows, participants will discuss exams and grading.

A Look at the Sakai Collaborative Platform
Wednesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Sakai is an open-source course management system that is suitable for extended web projects and collaborations, such as research, projects, and e-portfolios.  Robin Hill will show one or two example courses to demonstrate key facilities.

 

J-Term (January) 2007

 

Introduction to Online Course Platforms at UW

Thursday, January 4th
8:00 to 9:30 a.m., Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

An overview of the four online platforms, or course management systems, that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion, WebCT, Course Studio, and Sakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and use discussions; and will hear the latest developments in UW's long-term online collaborative platform plans.

 

Interactive and Advanced Applications of WebCT and eCompanion

Friday, January 5th
8:00 to 9:30 a.m., Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Further instruction in the use of our major online platforms, WebCT and eCompanion-- divided into subsessions by platform-- for exams, surveys, and other assessments, submission of student work, collaborative projects, and other items of interest to attendees.  Sakai will be shown on request.
For eCompanion, come at 8:00; for WebCT, come at 9:00.  Familiarity with these platforms will be assumed; please attend the first session on Jan. 4th, or have some skills with online courses already.
 

 

Fall 2006

Online Courses at UW with eCompanion

Thursday, August 3rd
2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brief overview of online course platforms will be followed by eCompanion demonstration, and practice with construction of materials, pedagogical tools such as discussion, assignment submission, and exams, and gradebook maintenance.

 

How Supplemental Online Courses Can Enhance Your Teaching
(based on May 2006 ECTL Colloquium talk)

Friday, August 18th
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Even if you're meeting in a classroom on the regular academic schedule, there are a number of ways in which web resources can enhance your teaching.  This session will provide ideas and tips on how to incorporate online course tools for providing supplemental course materials, increasing participation and interaction, assessing student learning, and more.

 

Online Course Platforms Introduction (Course Studio, WebCT, eCompanion, Sakai)

Monday, August 21st
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Learn about instructor and student services provided by UW's current and future supplemental online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, conducting discussions, giving quizzes, and other basic facilities.

 

Faculty Options for Student E-portfolios and Websites

Tuesday, August 22nd
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Many instructors find it beneficial to assign and guide student project work in the form of electronic portfolios.  Various approaches will be discussed.  Attendees might wish to see, in advance, the Faculty Help question, "How can my students develop their own e-portfolios for my class?" and its subsidiary documents.

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty

Wednesday, August 23rd
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator (with Dan Ewart, Information Technology)

The WyoWeb portal will be introduced briefly, and then the main effects for teaching faculty will be covered--  Course Studio shells for each course taught, online grade submission, and tracking of advisees through the new student information system.

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links.

 

WyoWeb and Online Courses-- Overview

Friday, August 25th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brisk look at the teaching services provided by the new WyoWeb portal, and a review of its online course component, Course Studio, along with other online course choices offered here.  (Repeated Monday; see below.)

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links, and the the Online Supplemental Courses website, http://www.uwyo.edu/onlnsupp, and its "Faculty Resources."

 

WyoWeb and Online Courses-- Overview

Monday, August 28th
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brisk look at the teaching services provided by the new WyoWeb portal, and a review of its online course component, Course Studio, along with other online course choices offered here.

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links, and the the Online Supplemental Courses website, http://www.uwyo.edu/onlnsupp, and its "Faculty Resources."

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty

Thursday, August 31st
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The WyoWeb portal will be introduced briefly, and then the main effects for teaching faculty will be covered--  Course Studio shells for each course taught, online grade submission, and tracking of advisees through the new student information system.

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links.

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty

Tuesday, September 5th
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The WyoWeb portal will be introduced briefly, and then the main effects for teaching faculty will be covered--  Course Studio shells for each course taught, online grade submission, and tracking of advisees through the new student information system.

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links.

 

Creating Narrated PowerPoint and Adding Streaming Captions

Monday, September 11th
12 noon; Coe 307
Web Broadcase from EASI, with Greg Kraus and Dick Banks

Microsoft PowerPoint has long been the most popular support for delivering lectures and training materials in classrooms and at conventions, and it was only natural that PowerPoint would also become popular on the Web, but it does have a number of accessibility problems particularly for users of screen readers. Many faculty find it only natural to add narration to their online PowerPoint so that they can provide both the slides and their lecture as part of the same presentation; but this creates problems for the hearing-impaired.

A new tool called LecShare Pro adds captions for narrated PowerPoint.  This web seminar will demonstrate using LecShare Pro to make PowerPoint slides that will be accessible for users who are blind and also demonstrate how easy it is to include streaming captions for people who are deaf.

 

Online Course Platforms Introduction (Course Studio, WebCT, eCompanion, Sakai)

Wednesday, September 6th
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Learn about instructor and student services provided by UW's current and future supplemental online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, conducting discussions, giving quizzes, and other basic facilities.

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty

Monday, September 18th
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The WyoWeb portal will be introduced briefly, and then the main effects for teaching faculty will be covered--  Course Studio shells (and other options) for each course taught, interfaces to Registrar's data, online grade submission, and tracking of advisees through the new student information system.

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?" and its links.

 

Online Courses in WebCT

Wednesday, September 20th
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

How to use the teaching tools of WebCT, and explanation of the instructor and student services that it provides-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, conducting discussions, giving quizzes, and other basic facilities.  Note that WebCT course allocation is closed for Fall 2006, but this workshop should be of interest to new WebCT instructors, or assistants, who already have a course shell.

 

Grading in eCompanion

Wednesday, September 20th
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Coe 304
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Use of the Gradebook tool in eCompanion course shells-- setup, with definition of gradable items; grade entry; weighting and computation.

 

Grading in WebCT

Thursday, September 21st
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Coe 304
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Grading in WebCT-- definition of graded items in the student records, grade entry, and computation, including formulas for weighting and aggregation.

 

Grading in eCompanion

Thursday, October 5th
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Use of the Gradebook tool in eCompanion course shells-- setup, with definition of gradable items; grade entry; weighting and computation.

 

Online Course Platforms Introduction

Monday, October 9th
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Learn about instructor and student services provided by UW's current and future supplemental online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, conducting discussions, giving quizzes, and other basic facilities.  This session will emphasize WebCT and eCompanion, with Course Studio and Sakai covered as requested by attendees.

 

Summer 2006

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty

Wednesday, July 26th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Coe 307
Dan Ewart, Information Technology, Director of Information Services
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The WyoWeb portal will be introduced briefly, and then the main effects for teaching faculty will be covered--  Course Studio shells for each course taught, online grade submission, and tracking of advisees through the new student information system.

As an introduction, please see the Faculty Help document, "How will the new WyoWeb portal affect my teaching?"

 

Grading in WebCT

Wednesday, July 26th
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

This impromptu workshop, by request, will cover WebCT's definition of graded items in the student records, grade entry, and computation; and perhaps grading in eCompanion and Sakai if desired.

 

Online Course Platforms Introduction (Course Studio, WebCT, eCompanion, Sakai)

Thursday, July 6th
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.; Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Learn about instructor and student services provided by UW's current and future supplemental online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, using the communication and file services, and other basic facilities.  Follow-up sessions to cover advanced features on any of the platforms will be arranged on request.  Interested parties, please peruse the "Faculty Help" questions in the "Online Courses" section toward the bottom of the page.

 

Online Courses at UW with eCompanion

Monday, May 8th
10:00 a.m. to noon, Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brief view of online course platforms offered to UW instructors will be followed by eCompanion demonstration, and practice with construction of materials, pedagogical tools such as discussion, assignment submission, and exams, and gradebook maintenance.

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty    <<<<  POSTPONED

Thursday, May 11th    <<<<  New date, later this summer, forthcoming.
10:00 a.m. to noon, Coe 307

Dan Ewart, Information Technology, Director of Information Services
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

The WyoWeb portal will be introduced briefly, and then the main effects for teaching faculty will be covered--  Course Studio shells for each course taught, online grade submission, and tracking of advisees through the new student information system.

 

Spring 2006

Spring 2006 Workshops start in the first week of January, before classes begin.
 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty, with Practice

Wednesday, January 4th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Coe 307

Dan Ewart, Information Technology, Director of Information Services
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Find out how the new WyoWeb portal can help faculty, with e-mail access, channels, Course Studio, and other features.  For a head start, please see the "Faculty Help" question, "How will the new WyoWeb Portal affect my teaching?"

 

Online Courses, Introductory and Intermediate

Thursday, January 5th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Learn about instructor and student services provided by the Web CT and eCompanion supplemental online course platforms-- getting a course and other access procedures for faculty and student, uploading materials, administering quizzes, maintaining student records, and managing collaborative assignments.

 

Course Studio

Tuesday, March 21st
2:45 to 4:00 p.m., Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Find out how to use Course Studio, the online course component of the WyoWeb portal, to distribute materials and carry on written discussions as a supplement your face-to-face courses.  For a head start, please see the "Faculty Help" question, "How will the new WyoWeb Portal affect my teaching?"

 

Grading in eCompanion

Wednesday, March 22nd
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (last half-hour for practice), Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

How to record, weight, select, and maintain grades in the Gradebook tool.  The participant is assumed to know the basics of eCompanion course platform already.

 

Grading in WebCT

Wednesday, March 22nd
2:10 to 3:30 p.m. (last half-hour for practice), Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

How to record, weight, and compute grades through the "Manage Students" roster.  The participant is assumed to know the basics of the WebCT course platform already.

 

Course Studio

Tuesday, March 28th
2:45 to 4:00 p.m., Coe 307

Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Find out how to use Course Studio, the online course component of the WyoWeb portal, to distribute materials and carry on written discussions as a supplement your face-to-face courses.  For a head start, please see the "Faculty Help" question, "How will the new WyoWeb Portal affect my teaching"?

 

Fall 2005

 

Math on the Web
Friday, August 19
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Options for (1) displaying formulas and symbols on web pages, from HTML to image files to MathML, and (2) recording and assessing exercise answers with WebWork, interactive math software from the university of Rochester.

 

Online Courses with WebCT and eCompanion (Introduction)
Monday, August 22
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Learn about instructor and student services provided by the Web CT and eCompanion supplemental online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, and other basic facilities.

 

Online Courses with WebCT and eCompanion (Intermediate)
Tuesday, August 23
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Continuing with the teaching facilities of the web course platforms WebCT and eCompanion-- administering quizzes, maintaining student records, and managing collaborative assignments.

 

Spreadsheets for Grades
Friday, September 9
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

How to record, weight, and compute grades, using standard office spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

 

Design for Accessibility Programs from EASI

Design for accessibility provides better web pages and presentations overall by making materials easier to use for the community in general.

SERIES:  Hands-on Learning on Streaming Multimedia Universal Design:  Audio, Video, PowerPoint Using Universal Design Principles
September 19,26, October 3, 10, all at Noon

An overview of simple and inexpensive tools to facilitate the creation of several modes of streaming multimedia. It will also demonstrate the need to make such multimedia accessible by adding synchronized captions and sometimes also audio descriptions of the video. 
For more information, contact Janet Corbett at perky@uwyo.edu or 6-2506

Participate, under your own name, at the website http://easi.cc/http://easi.cc/.
Archived at http://easi.cc/archive/lsnone/.

 

SERIES:  Wormholes through Windows: Enhancing the Usability and Accessibility of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office
October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th;  Noon - 1 p.m.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Alan Cantor

Discover ways to operate your Windows-based PC faster, more accurately, and with less energy.  A detailed course outline appears here: http://easi.cc/forms/cantor-series.htm

Modern software has built-in commands that can significantly increase productivity, yet many of these "tricks" are poorly documented or undocumented.  This series will benefit people with all kinds of disabilities, plus teachers, seniors, assistive technologists, rehabilitation professionals, and IT professionals; and will interest individuals without disabilities who struggle with awkward laptop keyboards and pointing devices, who operate PCs in noisy or otherwise distracting environments, or who want to use software more quickly and directly.

Participate, under your own name, at the website http://easi.cc/http://easi.cc/.
October 5 presentation archived at http://easi.cc/archive/cantor05/cantor.htm

 

An Introduction to Online Courses to Supplement Campus Classes
Tuesday, October 11th
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

A brief view of instructor and student services provided by the Web CT and eCompanion supplemental online course platforms-- uploading materials for student use and interactive tools; getting a course, access procedures, and other basic facilities.

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty
Friday, October 14
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Coe 307
Dan Ewart, Information Technology, Director of Information Services
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Find out how the new WyoWeb portal can help faculty, with e-mail access, channels, Course Studio, and other features.  For a head start, please see the "Faculty Help" question, "How will the new WyoWeb Portal affect my teaching?"

 

Design for Accessibility Programs from EASI (continued)

SERIES: Creating Accessible PDFs.

November 1, 8, 15 and 29;  Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Week One: Getting Our Bearings
Week Two: Tagging and Repair Tools
Week Three: Intermediate Techniques
Week Four: The Next Step

Read more at http://easi.cc/clinic.htm or http://easi.cc/forms/pdf-series.htm
Login information as above.

 

WyoWeb Portal for Faculty
Wednesday, November 9th
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Dan Ewart, Information Technology, Director of Information Services
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator

Find out how the new WyoWeb portal can help faculty, with e-mail access, channels, Course Studio, and other features.  For a head start, please see the "Faculty Help" question, "How will the new WyoWeb Portal affect my teaching?"

 

Design for Accessibility Programs from EASI (continued)

SERIES: Accessible Online Learning.

November 28, December 5, 12, 19;  Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Nov 28: History and Current State of Online Learning
December 5: Best Practice and Best Policies
December 12: Enhanced Accessibility Using Microsoft Accessibility Wizard
December 19:  Remaining Courseware Problems and Final Tips for Faculty
 

Find out more at http://easi.cc/ or from Janet Corbett of WInD (perky@uwyo.edu)
Login information as above.

** You can watch the overview Webcast on Online Learning at:
http://easi.cc/archive/elearnov/

 

Spring 2005

Tuesday, January 4 (J-Term)
9:00 - 1:00; Coe 307
Online Courses with WebCT and eCompanion
Workshop Notes
 

Friday, January 7 (J-Term)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL Instructional Computing Coordinator
Pat Wolfinbarger, Luminus Development Team, and other UW faculty/systems experts
What the New UW Web Portal Will Do for Faculty

Learn about the new campus-wide Internet portal:  faculty pages, basic contents and options, course pages and tools, collaborative groups, student views and uses.
 

Thursday and Friday, January 13 and 14
2:00 p.m. until interest flags; Coe 307
Informal Online Course Demo

Features of the online supplemental course platforms WebCT and eCompanion-- providing syllabus and materials; discussions; grading and quizzing.
 

Monday, January 31
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Coe 307
Spreadsheets for Grades

How to record, weight, and compute grades, using standard office spreadsheet software.
 

Friday, February 2
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; Coe 307
Effective Presentations

How to make good presentations for classes, with PowerPoint and other mechanisms; the good, bad, and ugly of slide composition; audio and sound clips; technical considerations. Contact Robin Hill (hill@uwyo.edu) if you would like to attend this workshop.
 

Thursday, March 10
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Coe 307
LaTeX for Teaching and Research
  Workshop Notes, created in LaTeX, are available as PDF or HTML.

Introduction to the typesetting program LaTeX, an alternative to word processing for scientific and mathematical documents that require notation, figures, alignment and other precision techniques.
 

[Monday, March 21] -- POSTPONED until further notice
Robin Hill, ECTL; Pat Wolfinbarger, Public Relations
What the New UW Web Portal Will Do for Faculty (2nd Edition)
Learn about the new campus-wide Internet portal:  faculty pages, basic contents and options, course pages and tools, collaborative groups, student views and uses.  Also see the "Introduction to Online Course Platforms" question about the WyoWeb portal.
 

Friday, April 1
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
Online Courses with WebCT and eCompanion

Learn about instructor and student services provided by the Web CT and eCompanion supplemental online course platforms �getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, administering quizzes, and maintaining student records.
 

Monday, May 9
11:00 - 2:00 p.m.; Coe 307
Robin Hill, ECTL, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
Good Practices in Online Courses at UW

Please see details at the link above.  Lunch included.

Fall 2004

Monday, August 23
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Web Pages for Teaching
Coe 307
Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
Learn how to set up web pages for your classes�server and platform issues, basic HTML tags (formatting commands) for writing or editing a simple web page, MS FrontPage and other authoring tools, and student access.

Tuesday, August 24
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online Courses with WebCT and eCompanion
Coe 307
Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
Learn about instructor and student services provided by the Web CT and eCompanion supplemental online course platforms �getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, administering quizzes, and maintaining student records.

Friday, September 17
2:10 - 4:00 p.m.
NVivo: A Software Tool for Qualitative Research
Coe 307
Leslie Rush, Education; Susan McCabe, Nursing; Sharon Cumbie, Nursing; Robin Hill, ECTL
In the social sciences, researchers must annotate, compile, and cross-reference many files of qualitative research results. The application program NVivo manages these tasks in a streamlined way, and provides a hierarchy of codes.

Monday, September 27
3:10 - 4:30 p.m.
Productive Computer Use: The Bare Essentials for Faculty
Coe 307
Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
For rank beginners, this workshop will cover the essentials that faculty should know, and it will include practice on our laptop computers.
I. Who am I, where am I, and what�s going on? Your computing environment includes the operating system, authorization mechanisms, and application programs for common tasks.
II. How can I do what I want? Your application programs and files are stored on your hard drive as files in hierarchical folders, with file types (as plain text, with control characters, or as executables), and then invoked with commands or icons.
III. How can I reach others? Your communication tools include e-mail addresses, client programs, and directories; web servers and their addresses in browsers; and local shares for mapping a drive, under Windows or other systems.

Tuesday, September 28
3:10 - 5:00 p.m.
UW Computer Accounts, Networks, and Storage for Faculty
Coe 307

Alice Freeman, Computer Support Specialist, Information Technology

Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL

Wednesday, September 29
3:10 - 5:00 p.m.
UW Web Servers and Policies for Faculty
Coe 307

Rowdy Downey, Systems Programmer, Senior, Information Technology

Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL

Friday, October 8
7:45 - 9:15 a.m. (light breakfast provided.)
Effective Class Presentations with Technology
Coe 307
Christi Boggs, Adult Learning & Technology; Robin Hill, ECTL
How to make good presentations for classes, with PowerPoint and other mechanisms; the good, bad, and ugly of slide composition; audio and sound clips; technical considerations.

Thursday, October 28
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (light breakfast provided.)
Math on the Web
Coe 307
Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
Options for (1) displaying formulas and symbols on web pages, from HTML to image files to MathML, and (2) recording and assessing exercise answers with WebWork, interactive math software from the university of Rochester.

Tuesday, November 23
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Quick Overview of Online Courses
Coe 307I
Robin Hill, Instructional Computing Coordinator, ECTL
A quick introduction to the online supplemental course platforms available to all faculty at UW, WebCT and eCompanion-- How to get a course, add materials, and share with your students

Summer 2004

Productive Computer Use: The Bare Essentials for Faculty May 17 (Monday),10:00 to 11:30 Basic facts and techniques, with practice on our laptop computers:  your computing environment; application programs and files; e-mail, servers, the web, and diversity of platforms Lunch provided!  Please register (see ECTL home page).
Special Joint Workshops with UW Information Technology
Instructional Computing Services, of the Ellbogen Center, is pleased to join UW's Division of Information Technology in presenting two sessions on the campus computing environment, especially of interest to faculty as IT adapts its services to new expectations, requests, and risks
UW Networks and Storage for Faculty

With Christie Downey of Client Support Services, IT
 

May 18 (Tuesday), 9:00 to noon * User Accounts, IT Client Help, and Other Faculty Service Entitlements
* Domain Membership and How It Affects Privileges and Resources
* Distributing to and Sharing with Colleagues and Students
* Communications, Network Connections and Security
    a.  On-campus, through LAN and wireless
    b.  Off-campus, from home and on travel
* File and Folder Shares for Collaborative Work
* Sharing, and Limiting Sharing, on your UW Computer and Printer
* Methods for E-mailing to Lists of Recipients
* Authorization for Your Graduate Students and Other Assistants
Lunch provided!  Please register (see ECTL home page).
UW Web Servers and Policies

With Rowdy Downey of Telecommunication and System Support Services, IT

May 19 (Wednesday), 9:00 to noon * Administrative and Academic Frontpage Servers
* Streaming Media Server, Development Server
* Diverse Department Servers and Policies
* Student Web Servers-- "Students" (Frontpage) and ASUWLink
* Obtaining Help with Web Development
* Browsers, IP Addresses, and URLS, the Elements of Web Use
* UW and Department Servers Versus Online Courses
* Simplicity for Good Web Design and ADA Compliance
* Options for Class Projects by Students
Lunch provided!  Please register (see ECTL home page).
Fall Preparation Workshops
Web Pages for Teaching August 23 (Monday), 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. How to set up web pages for your classes-- server and platform issues; basic HTML tags (formatting commands) that enable writing or editing a simple web page; MS Frontpage and other authoring tools; student access A sketch of a web page
Online Course Supplements with WebCT and eCompanion August 24 (Tuesday), 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, administering quizzes, maintaining student records.  An idea for an online course

Spring 2004

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Making Effective Class Presentations with  Technology January 8 (Thursday), 2:00 p.m. J-Term Workshop:
Good presentations for classes, with Powerpoint and other mechanisms; general guidelines for slide composition; alternatives for audio and sound clips; technical considerations
A plan or need for a class presentation
(Effective Class Presentations, repeated) January 9 (Friday), 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion January 15 (Thursday), 1:10 p.m. Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, and so forth.  An idea for an online course
Intermediate WebCT and eCompanion January 16 (Friday), 1:10  p.m. Follow-up on the online course services-- administering quizzes, maintaining student records, and other facilities A little experience with an online course platform, and questions about it
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion January 29 (Thursday), 1:10 p.m. Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, and so forth.  An idea for an online course
Intermediate WebCT and eCompanion January 30 (Friday), 1:10  p.m. Follow-up on the online course services-- administering quizzes, maintaining student records, and other facilities A little experience with an online course platform, and questions about it
Spreadsheets for Grades February 26 (Thursday), 3:00 p.m. How to record, weight, and compute grades, using standard office spreadsheet software A class roster in text form-- ideally, ".csv" (comma- or tab-separated values)
Web Pages for Teaching March 4 (Thursday), 3:00 p.m. How to set up web pages for your classes-- server and platform issues; basic HTML tags (formatting commands) that enable writing or editing a simple web page; MS Frontpage and other authoring tools; student access A sketch of a web page
Making Effective Class Presentations with  Technology April 8 (Thursday), 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Good presentations for classes, with Powerpoint and other mechanisms; the good, bad, and ugly of slide composition; alternatives for audio and sound clips; technical considerations A plan or need for a class presentation
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion April 30 (Friday), 2:10 p.m. Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, and so forth.  An idea for an online course
Intermediate WebCT and eCompanion April 30 (Friday), 3:10  p.m. Follow-up on the online course services-- administering quizzes, maintaining student records, and other facilities A little experience with an online course platform, and questions about it

Fall 2003

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Open House Sessions September 5, activities all day at the Ellbogen Center 9:00:  E-Mail Tips
1:00  Just a Little HTML
Questions
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion September 12 (Friday), 1:10 p.m. Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms-- getting a course, access procedures, uploading materials, and so forth. An idea for an online course
More on WebCT and eCompanion September 19 (Friday), 1:10 p.m. Follow-up on the online course services-- administering quizzes, maintaining student records, and other facilities  A little experience with an online course platform, and questions about it
Effective PowerPoint Presentations September 29 (Monday),11:00 a.m. Christi Boggs of the School of Education, explaining the good, the bad, and the really ugly (with R. Hill) A PowerPoint presentation or a plan for one
How to Not Use PowerPoint September 30 (Tuesday),11:00 a.m. Alternatives for lecture presentation of pictorial and written materials, from the simple to the sophisticated. A plan for a presentation
XML for Teaching October 1 (Wednesday),11:00 a.m. Using the XML standards to streamline maintenance of course materials and records Familiarity with HTML and basic database processing
Xfig and the GIMP October 2 (Thursday),11:00 a.m. Two popular and efficient applications, for diagramming and image processing, that run under Unix (and Linux) operating systems Some degree of comfort with Unix or Linux operating systems and applications
Exploring Unix and Linux for Teaching October 3 (Friday),1:10 p.m. Applications and facilities-- word processors for written materials, spreadsheets and databases for class records; advantages and disadvantages Specific teaching tasks in search of a Unix/Linux facility
Spreadsheets for Grades October 6 (Monday), 11:00 a.m. How to record, weight, and compute grades, using standard office spreadsheet software A class roster in text form-- ideally, ".csv" (comma- or tab-separated values)

Summer 2003

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Basic eCompanion May 27 (Tuesday), 2003; 10:00 Structure and use of the eCompanion course platform-- units, adding materials, gradebook, and discussion groups. An idea for an online course
Basic Xfig May 28 (Wednesday), 2003; 1:10 The simple and fast diagramming and drawing program XFIG (for Unix systems)-- boxes and arrows, circles and labels, curved and straight lines, and export in many formats A diagramming task
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion (repeated in June; see below) May 29 (Thursday) and 30 (Friday), 2003; 1:10
==> Two Days
Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms.  Features of each platform will be covered each day. An idea for an online course
Math on the Web
===> CANCELLED
June 3 (Tuesday), 2003; 1:10 Formulas and symbols in math notation on web pages, from HTML to image files to MathML. Problem symbols and formulas
How to Not Use PowerPoint June 10 (Tuesday), 2003; 1:10 Alternatives for lecture presentation of pictorial and written materials, from the simple to the sophisticated. A plan for a presentation
E-mail Tips June 11 (Wednesday), 2003; 1:10 MS Outlook, Pine, and other e-mail clients:  Formatting, sorting, saving, printing messages; forwarding to a different address; folder structure. Specific questions and problems
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion (repeated in August; see below) June 17 (Tuesday) and 18 (Wednesday), 2003; 1:10
==> Two Days
Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms.  Features of each platform will be covered each day. An idea for an online course
Introduction to WebCT and eCompanion August 14 (Thursday) and 15 (Friday), 2003; 1:10
==> Two Days
Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT and eCompanion online course platforms.  Features of each platform will be covered each day. An idea for an online course
How to Not Use PowerPoint August 19 (Tuesday), 2003; 1:10 Alternatives for lecture presentation of pictorial and written materials, from the simple to the sophisticated. A plan for a presentation
Effective PowerPoint Presentations August 20 (Wednesday), 2003; 1:10 Christi Boggs of the School of Education, explaining the good, the bad, and the really ugly (with R. Hill) A plan for a presentation or talk
E-mail Tips August 21 (Thursday), 2003; 1:10 MS Outlook, Pine, and other e-mail clients:  Formatting, sorting, saving, printing messages; forwarding to a different address; folder structure. Specific questions and problems
Spreadsheets for Grades August 22 (Friday), 2003; 1:10 How to record, weight, and compute grades, using standard office spreadsheet software A class roster in text form-- ideally, ".csv" (comma- or tab-separated values)
Just a Little HTML August 25 (Monday), 2003; 1:10 The basic HTML tags (formatting commands) that will enable writing or editing a simple web page; intended to help MS Frontpage developers A sketch of a web page, or a Frontpage web on diskette or by URL
Unix Graphics Application-- Xfig and the GIMP August 26 (Tuesday), 2003; 1:10 Two popular and efficient applications, for diagramming and image processing, that run under Unix (and Linux) operating systems Some degree of comfort with Unix or Linux operating systems and applications

Spring 2003

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Introduction to WebCT 15 January, 2003 Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT online course platform An idea for an online course
How to Not Use PowerPoint 7 February, 2003 Alternatives for lecture presentation of visual and written materials A plan for a presentation
Math on the Web 28 February, 2003 Formulas and symbols in math notation on web pages Problem symbols and formulas
Accessible Web Pages  *** Replaced by SEO workshop  26 March, 2003 Web page improvements for the disabled and everybody else

Replaced by satellite teleconference and JAWS demo

 
Teaching with Learning Objects  ***  Postponed 11 April, 2003  ***  Postponed until after spring semester Modular approaches to online courses, with Guy Westhoff of the College of Education  

Fall 2002

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Spreadsheets for Grades Friday, August 30, 2002 How to record, weight, and compute grades, using standard office spreadsheet software A class roster in text form-- ideally, ".csv" (comma- or tab-separated values)
Just a Little HTML Friday, September 6, 2002 The basic HTML tags (formatting commands) that will enable writing or editing a simple web page; intended to help MS Frontpage developers A sketch of a web page, or a Frontpage web on diskette or by URL
Internet Plaigarism and Detection Friday, September 20, 2002 Understanding and assessing the danger of student plaigarism from Internet sources; detection tools; and plaigarism prevention  Some text (as a digital file) for which you want to search
Introduction to WebCT Friday, September 27, 2002 Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT online course platform An idea for an online course
Simple Internet-Database Interfaces Friday, October 11, 2002 How to use HTML and application software to gather data from web pages, and display data records on web pages Rudiments of  HTML and popular application databases
XML for Teaching:  Web pages and Databases Friday, October 25, 2002 How to use XML to define data items processed by both web pages and databases Rudiments of HTML and  databases
General Linux/Unix Meeting Monday, November 25, 3:10 to 4:00 Discussion of Unix and Linux resources in campus and how to provide mutual help Familiarity with operating systems

Linux Server Series                          January 6-10, 2003

This series of workshops builds up to a full-fledged Linux server connected to a Windows network.

SAMBA installation and file transfer Monday, January 6, 2:00 Basics of SAMBA under Linux for exchanging files with Windows systems Familiarity with Linux and Windows
SAMBA directory mounting and printer access Wednesday, January 8, 2:00 Using the "smbmount" facilities for permanent Windows file system attachment Familiarity with SAMBA
Linux Serving with SAMBA daemons Friday, January 10, 2:00 Running the "smbd" and "nmbd" daemons for serving file and print requests Familiarity with SAMBA directory mounting

Summer 2002

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Introduction to WebCT Monday, May 20th What An Online Course Can Do for You: Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT online course platform Ideas and materials for an online course of your own
Intermediate WebCT Wednesday, May 22nd Quiz writing and administration, grade maintenance, and other tasks in WebCT, and questions from participants Questions about the pedagogical features of WebCT
Comparative Course Platforms Online June 11, 2002 Side-by-side views of the appearance, tools, and procedures of our two online course choices, WebCT and eCollege, with other major platforms A need for an online course
Internet Plaigarism and Detection --Postponed June 13, 2002 Understanding and assessing the danger of student plaigarism from Internet sources; detection tools; and plaigarism prevention  Some text (as a digital file) for which you want to search
Simple Internet-Database Interfaces June 18, 2002 How to use HTML and application software to gather data from web pages, and display data records on web pages Knowledge of basic HTML and popular application databases
Setting Up a Linux Print and File Server --Postponed June 20, 2002 How to set up a Linux machine to serve as document storage and printer connection on the UWYO network Knowledge of the basics of Unix and Linux commands and file structures
Introduction to WebCT  Wednesday, August 14 What an online course can do for you: Course pages and materials, student records Ideas and materials for an online course of your own
Intermediate WebCT Friday, August 16 Quiz writing and administration, assignment and grading options, and advanced tools Questions about  the pedagogical features of WebCT
LaTeX for Teaching Tuesday, August 20 Parameters and tips for short pedagogical documents such as handouts, transparencies, and exams, including various "exam" packages Experience with LaTeX or TeX
Unix Graphics Application-- Xfig and the GIMP Thursday, August 22 Two popular and efficient applications, for diagramming and image processing, that run under Unix (and Linux) operating systems Experience with Unix or Linux operating systems and applications

Spring 2002

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Turnitin Plaigarism Detection March 1, 2002 How to use Turnitin to find text copied from an Internet source  Some text (as a digital file) for which you want to search
Comparative Course Platforms Online March 22, 2002 Side-by-side views of the appearance, tools, and procedures of our two online course choices, WebCT and eCollege A request or idea for an online course, with a syllabus 
Effective PowerPoint Presentations April 19, 2002 Christi Boggs of the School of Education, explaining the good, the bad, and the really ugly (with R. Hill) A plan for a presentation or talk
Introduction to XML April 26, 2002
(1:30 to 3:00)
The basics of the new semantic document markup and interchange language XML, exemplified with teaching materials.  Define your own data elements for web pages, such as <HomeworkProblem>. Rudimentary skills with HTML

Fall 2001

Title Date Subject Participants are invited to bring:
Image Refinement October 26, 2001 Computer pictures and image file formats, layouts, properties, and how to set them in Adobe Photoshop ZIP disk or CD containing an image file as a JPEG, TIF, bitmap(or other)
Mobile Computer Lab Demonstration November 8, 2001; 

11:00 a.m,
CR 308

Using the mobile computer lab, with wireless laptops, in the Classroom Building Nothing necessary
LaTeX for Teaching November 9, 2001

1:30 to 3:30

Parameters and tips for short pedagogical documents such as handouts, transparencies, and exams, including the "exam" package Some experience with LaTeX or TeX (typesetting software for academia)
Installing and Running Linux November 16, 2001 Basic concepts and installation procedures for the Linux operating system Familiarity with operating systems
WebCT Introduction December 7, 2001 What An Online Course Can Do for You: Instructor and student services provided by the WebCT online course platform Ideas and materials for an online course of your own
Intermediate WebCT December 14, 2001 Quiz writing and administrations, grade maintenance, other topics and questions from participants  Questions and problems  concerning the pedagogical features of WebCT