Teaching with Technology

Computing & Information Services

Workshops: Winter/Spring 2021

Past workshop recordings and slidedecks

Moodle workshops

Hypothesis in Moodle, Wednesday, January 13, 2-3 p.m. (Beth Platte and Kevin Homes)
Hypothesis allows you and your students to create asynchronous annotations on webpages or PDFs. Learn how to use Hypothesis in Moodle and get strategies for effectively integrating annotation into your courses. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Moodle quizzes, Wednesday, January 20, 2-3 p.m. (Beth Platte and Tom Landvatter)
Learn or review how to create quizzes in Moodle, manage a question bank, and adjust quiz settings to allow for different student needs. Tom Landvatter, who used Moodle quizzes exclusively for assessment in an introductory language course, will share his experience. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Organizing your Moodle course page (with CTL), Thursday, January 21, 11 a.m.–noon (Beth Platte)
This workshop offers suggestions for organizing your Moodle course page, materials, assignments, and quizzes based on student feedback. Learn how to help students easily find important information and manage due dates. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Blogs workshop

Intro to blogs, Monday, January 11, 10-10:30 a.m. (Tony Moreno)
Learn how to create a blog for your course, and how to customize the blog to fit your needs, as well explore H5P, a suite of tools to further engage your students. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Google workshop

Using Google Drive in your classes, Monday, January 11, 1-1:30 pm (Beth Platte)
Google Drive is an easy way to share content with students, collect assignments, and collaborate. We’ll talk about considerations for sharing, organizing, and commenting with a focus on protecting student privacy and promoting collaboration. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Ensemble media server workshop

Sharing your videos with Ensemble, Reed’s media management system, Thursday, January 14, 10-10:30 a.m.; Thursday, Jan 21, 10-10:30 a.m. (Tony Moreno)
Learn how to add and share media to your classes using Ensemble. We’ll also explore the use of video quizzes for active learning, as well as using the annotation tool to help your students review the content in your video. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Recording with audio or video workshops

Recording PowerPoint with Zoom, Monday, January 11, 1-1:30 p.m. (Tony Moreno)
Explore a few different ways to record a lecture video with PowerPoint, including using the virtual slidedeck feature in Zoom, which brings you to the foreground of your slide presentation. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Podcast recording/editing using QuickTime (Mac only), Monday, January 11, 3-3:45pm. (Joe Janiga)

Your Mac has a built-in audio recorder in QuickTime. Learn how to simply and efficiently record audio in QuickTime with either your computer’s built-in microphone or an external microphone. This workshop will cover the basics of audio recording, editing, and exporting in QuickTime. The audio captured in this workshop could be a finished product, or if further editing beyond what QuickTime offers is desired, it can be brought to any of the subsequent workshops. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Podcast recording/editing using Audacity, Tuesday, January 12, 11:30am-12:30pm. (Joe Janiga)

Audacity is an open source, cross platform (Windows and Mac) audio recording and editing program. We will cover how to work with existing audio and how to record a new audio track using your computer's built-in microphone or an external microphone. We will cover basic audio editing techniques and concepts like fades and crossfades. We will briefly look at the non real time DSP (digital signal processing) functionality in Audacity by removing noise from an audio file. Finally, we will cover exporting an audio file from Audacity.

You will need to download and install Audacity and the ffmpeg library by using this link before you join the workshop. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Level up your lecture videos: Exploring new ways to present lecture recordings, Wednesday, January 13, 10-10:45 a.m. (Tony Moreno with faculty members)
Explore several new and different ways faculty members are presenting their recorded lecture videos, including using PowerPoint as a virtual background, using iMovie to edit recordings, and using other presentation or video editing software to record lecture videos. This session is intended for instructors looking to explore options to create engaging recorded video lectures. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Podcast recording/editing using GarageBand (Mac only), Thursday, January 14, 11:30am-1pm. (Joe Janiga)

GarageBand comes with your Mac and allows more advanced recording and editing than QuickTime and real time DSP (digital signal processing) which is different from software like Audacity. Find out why professional podcasters use GarageBand as their go to and explore advanced podcasting techniques.

We will cover working with existing audio, recording new audio with your computer’s built-in microphone or an external microphone, and basic audio editing techniques and concepts. We will also introduce the concept of using DSP by using plugins to “sweeten” your audio to sound more professional and get rid of any unwanted noise. Finally, we will cover how to export an audio file from GarageBand. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Editing in iMovie, Thursday, January 14, 1-2 p.m. (Tony Moreno)
Learn how to import video, trim video, add images, titles, and export your footage using the free editing tool in Macs. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Lights! Camera! Action! Quick tips for improving your videos, Friday, January 15, 11-noon (Tony Moreno)
Look at lighting, sound, video composition, and more to help improve your video lecture presentations. This workshop is intended for instructors who are just starting out with recording lecture videos, as well as those who hope to improve their videos. For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Digital Media Open Office Hours

Video/media production office hours: Tony Moreno Tuesday, January 12, 3–4 p.m.; Friday, January 15, 3–4 p.m.; Tuesday, January 19, 3–4 p.m.; Friday, January 22, 3-3:30 p.m. (Tony Moreno)
Drop on by for any video or audio questions you have, including using media tools such as  iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Garageband. Have questions on how to record in Zoom, how to make an audio podcast, or how to use other software to edit your media? Drop in! For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Digital media support office hours: Joe Janiga Tuesday, January 19, 11-noon, Thursday, January 21, 11-noon.

Drop by with questions about audio and video recording in Zoom, GarageBand, Logic, Ableton, Audacity, Quicktime, iMovie, FCPX and Premiere Pro.

Teaching in the hybrid classroom workshop

Technology and pedagogy for the hybrid classroom, Weeks of 1/11 and 1/18 (Trina Marmarelli)
Topics: managing technology in the room, pedagogical strategies for making sure remote students are included (with a faculty member / CTL collaboration). For the Zoom link, visit this website.

Winter 2020/Spring 2021 Workshop Recordings