Remote Teaching & Learning

Computing & Information Services

Past Workshops

Introduction to iMovie, Wednesday, July 15, 11–11:30 a.m. (Tony Moreno)
iMovie is a powerful (and free to Mac users) tool to create and edit video lectures and other materials for your courses. This session will cover creating an iMovie project, importing footage, trimming and splitting video clips, and exporting videos to share with your class. Slidedeck link

Google Drive for Teaching, Wednesday, July 15, 3–3:30 p.m. (Beth Platte)
This session will cover the basics of sharing documents and resources with students in Google Drive, accepting assignments as documents shared with you, organizing and managing files in folders, and commenting on Google docs.

(Re)Introduction to Moodle, Thursday, July 16, 10–10:30 a.m. (Trina Marmarelli)
Moodle is a central home for course materials and activities across the college. If you are new to Moodle or want to find out more about what it can do, come to this session for an overview of the possibilities for adding and organizing course content and creating interactive activities.

Introduction to WordPress Blogs, Thursday, July 16, 11–11:30 a.m. (Tony Moreno)
Course blogs can be an effective way to present course content and showcase student work. This session will cover requesting blogs for your courses, basic blog setup, creating pages and adding them to menus, and changing the appearance of your blog. Slidedeck link

Zoom 110, Friday, July 17, 10–10:30 a.m. (Trina Marmarelli)
Zoom has been Reed’s most widely used videoconference tool for classes and meetings since March. In this session, we’ll talk about meeting setup options, audio and video settings, screen sharing, text chat, and best practices for privacy and security.

Setting Up Your Moodle Course, Friday, July 17, 11–11:30 a.m. (Beth Platte)
A well organized Moodle course page is one way to facilitate communication and the sharing of resources. This session will offer examples of ways to organize and share information as well as tips for creating your Moodle course pages.

Lecture Recording with Zoom, Monday, July 20, noon–12:30 p.m. (Trina Marmarelli)
This session provides an overview of using Zoom to create recorded lectures, including preparation, screen sharing, recording options, and sharing the finished product with students.

Assessment with Moodle Quizzes, Tuesday, July 21, 10–10:30 a.m. (Trina Marmarelli)
The Quiz module in Moodle is a flexible tool for creating assessments and providing feedback to students. This session will cover the basics of question and quiz creation, quiz administration, and automated and manual grading.

Using the Ensemble Media Server, Wednesday, July 22, 11–11:30 a.m. (Tony Moreno)
This session will introduce you to the Ensemble media server, which prepares video or audio recordings you create for streaming to Moodle or a web page. We will show you how to upload your recorded content to Ensemble and embed or create a link to the media to share it with students. We will also cover creating playlists and annotating your media. Slidedeck link

Creating a Slide Deck, Wednesday, July 22, 3–3:30 p.m. (Beth Platte)
This session will cover practical considerations and best practices for using Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint to create engaging and accessible asynchronous or synchronous lectures and presentations. Slide deck link

Recording Your Lecture in PowerPoint, Thursday, July 23, 11–11:30 a.m. (Tony Moreno)
This workshop will give you options on how to record your PowerPoint-based lecture. We will explore three scenarios - making an audio recording with PowerPoint, recording with Zoom and PowerPoint, and recording with PowerPoint and QuickTime. Slidedeck link

Audio and Video Feedback in Moodle, Friday, July 24, 11–11:30 a.m. (Beth Platte)
It’s possible to record audio and video feedback in Moodle forums, assignments, and quizzes using the Atto text editor. This session will provide an introduction to using the Atto text editor and tips for using audio and video effectively in Moodle activities. 

Accessible Course Design, Monday, August 3, 4–4:30 p.m. (Robin Ford, Jess Gibson, Trina Marmarelli)
Staff from Disability and Accessibility Resources, Instructional Technology Services, and the Library will lead a session on designing courses with accessibility in mind, using technology tools to increase accessibility, and the accommodations process in our current context.

Using the Book module in Moodle, Tuesday, August 4, 10–10:30 a.m. (Beth Platte)
The CTL Moodle page uses the Book activity as a way to organize and share content. Learn more about how to set up Books in this session.

Zoom Practice Session, Wednesday, August 5, 4–5 p.m.
Practice using Zoom breakout rooms, screen sharing, polls, and other features with a group of colleagues. Please contact Trina Marmarelli (marmaret@reed.edu) to RSVP and receive the Zoom link for this session. If you’re interested in a session during the week of August 10, fill out this short form, and Trina will get back to you with dates and times.

Social Annotation with Hypothesis, Friday, August 7, 11–11:30 a.m. (Beth Platte)
Hypothesis is an application, integrated with Moodle, that allows students to annotate texts, add media, and reply to each other’s annotations. This workshop will show you how to set up Hypothesis assignments in your Moodle course pages and introduce you to various annotation options.

Workshop Videos

Recorded workshops will appear in the playlist below.