Technology Mashup Workshops

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Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Instructional Center for Educational Technologies (ICET) are offering the following workshops on Wednesday, January 15th.  All workshops are free.  Note the times and rooms below.  Please register using this form.

Ullrich 202 will have refreshments and space to collaborate all day.

Workshop Times

9:00 AM          10:00 AM         11:00 AM

1:30 PM            2:30 PM          3:30 PM

 

9:00 AM Workshops

A Desire2Learn 10.1 Primer
Audience Instructional Staff
Time 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Location 206 Ullrich
Presenter Regina Nelson
Explore new features in Desire2Learn 10.1 that change the way course content is added and how the discussion tool is navigated. A brief introduction to new student information/data available as part of the User Progress redesign rounds out this quick  introduction to the new version of Desire2Learn that will be launch early January 2014.
Search@UW
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Location Karrmann B6
Presenter John Berg
Come to the library session and learn how to locate scholarly journal articles, books and DVD's.  This session is geared for faculty and teaching academic staff but everyone is welcome to attend and learn how to use online library resources.  The library has an abundance of wonderful materials for your professional development, classroom teaching and personal enrichment, all of which can be located in one simple search!  Additionally the session will demonstrate how materials from other UW libraries may be requested with just the click of a mouse.  This will be a hands-on session.
Office Ergonomics and Safety
Audience Non-instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Location Ullrich 111
Presenter Amy Spohn
Tips and tricks for developing safe and healthful work habits in the office.

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10:00 AM Workshops

An Introduction to SMART Boards
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Location 106 Doudna
Presenter Mike Flanagan
A SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard with interactive touch screen technology that connects to a projector or computer and significantly improves the overall meeting and/or presentation experience. SMART Boards are installed in various classrooms and conferences rooms across campus.  This hands-on session provides an introduction to the basic functionality of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. Participants will...
  • Use the pen tray tools
  • Write on the interactive whiteboard
  • Orient the interactive whiteboard
  • Access and control applications
  • Learn how to incorporate Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Learn about the basic functionality of the SMART Board hardware.
Easy and Powerful Forms on your Web Pages with Webform
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Location Ullrich 111
Presenter John Vieth
Webform makes it easy to add forms to your web pages so that you can collect data from website visitors and store it in an easy-to-use database, e-mail it to select recipients, or both. Attend this session to learn how to make the most of Webform.

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11:00 AM Workshops          

Desire2Learn Quizzes
Audience Instructional Staff
Time 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Repeated 1:30 - 2:20 PM
Location Ullrich 110
Presenter Lisa Landgraf
Learn how to create a basic quiz, release to students and grade a quiz in Desire2Learn.
Zimbra DYK
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Repeated 3:30 - 4:20 PM
Location 206 Ullrich
Presenter Deb Meyer
Did You Know you can change the appearance of your Zimbra account? filter messages? send an e-mail as an attachment?? The e-mail/calendaring survey conducted this fall revealed a number of apparently well-kept Zimbra secrets.  Find out what's been at your fingertips this whole time!
Using Your VoIP Phone
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Location Karrmann B6
Presenter Greg Bies
Been wondering what all those buttons on your VoIP phone do?    This session includes an overview of your phone’s features and what they can do for you.  Topics will include conference calling, transferring a call, forwarding calls, changing auto-dial keys and re-labeling.

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1:30 PM Workshops

Rubrics3
Audience Instructional Staff
Time 1:30 - 2:20 PM
Location 206 Ullrich
Presenters Regina Nelson and David Leo
Learn how to develop holistic and analytic rubrics that work well with Desire2Learn tools like Dropbox and Discussion. We'll explore the three key steps to solving the Rubric puzzle in Desire2Learn: 1) Create a rubric; 2) Associate a rubric with an assignment; and 3) Use a rubric to grade and provide student feedback.
Desire2Learn Quizzes
Audience Instructional Staff
Time 1:30 - 2:20 PM
Repeated 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Location Ullrich 110
Presenter Lisa Landgraf
Learn how to create a basic Quizz, release to students and grade a quiz in Desire2Learn.
Ways to Meet and Collaborate Virtually
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 1:30 - 2:20 PM
Location Ullrich 111
Presenters Sarah P Miller and AJ Paulus
Explore a variety of options for virtual collaboration in the classroom or office.

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2:30 PM Workshops

Where Do I Put My Videos?
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 2:30 - 3:20 PM
Location Ullrich 206
Presenter  AJ Paulus
A short informational session on different ways that you can store your digital video media.  Methods include both paid and free services.
Five Steps to Creating Accessible Online Content
Audience Non-instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 2:30 - 3:20 PM
Location Ullrich 111
Presenter Regina Nelson
Join us on a journey towards web accessibility. Improve awareness of inaccessible online content and learn five easy steps that anyone can take to create online content (for the Web or Desire2Learn) that is accessible to all.

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3:30 PM Workshops

Desire2Learn Groups and Discussions
Audience Instructional Staff
Time 3:30 - 4:20 PM
Location Ullrich 110
Presenter Lisa Landgraf
This workshop is all about Desire2Learn Discussions and Groups. You will create discussions and topics.  Learn ways to assess discussions and then create groups within a course and assign to a discussion topic.
Zimbra DYK
Audience Non-Instructional and Instructional Staff
Time 3:30 - 4:20 PM
Repeated 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Location 206 Ullrich
Presenter Deb Meyer
Did You Know you can change the appearance of your Zimbra account? filter messages? send an e-mail as an attachment?? The e-mail/calendaring survey conducted this fall revealed a number of apparently well-kept Zimbra secrets.  Find out what's been at your fingertips this whole time!
Social Media in the Classroom
Audience Instructional Staff
Time 3:30 - 4:20 PM
Location Ullrich 111
Presenter Sarah P. Miller
What is social media, and why is it important for higher education?

Sarah Miller, Director of Social Community at UW-Platteville will share her insights as a social media consumer and professional backed by the latest analytics surrounding this topic. She offers food for thought regarding the incorporation of social media into the curriculum and provides resources to help interested folks get started."

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