Instructional Technology and Design

 

Workshops for Spring 2014

The following four workshops will be offered in spring 2014 in the Mara Conference Center. Please watch email announcements for more information about each workshop.

Every Day Tools in the Classroom
Presented by Gina Scott & Hong Wang
3:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, February 4

Qualtrics: The New K-State Survey Tool
Presented by Hong Wang
3:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, February 25

Microsoft Office 2013
Presented by Gina Scott
2:00 – 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 12

Two Tools You’ll Ever Need: Facilitating File/Note Management and Sharing
Presented by Hong Wang
3:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, April 8

 

Workshops and Seminars Fall 2013

Please download the ITD Workshop/Seminar Brochure Fall 2013

August 19 An Overview of K-State Online
September 10 TurningPoint and DyKnow in the Classroom
September 17 Web Conferencing Tools:  Zoom & Adobe Connect
October 8 Qualtrics: The New K-State Survey Tool
October 15 A Sneak Peek of Office 2013
October 30 Creating Scientific Posters with PowerPoint
November 5 Campus Pack: Blog & Wiki within K-State Online
November 19 Effective Creation and Use of Video Content

 

An Overview of K-State Online
Presented by Gina Scott
3:30-4:30 pm, Aug. 19
Mara Conference Center

With a new school year, you may need to put courses or learning materials on K-State Online. Do you know where to start? Are you sure what information can be easily changed and how? Are you new to K-State Online and just need some guidance?  As you are beginning the new semester, join us for a refresher on setting up your courses on K-State Online. The workshop will go over starting a new course, re-using a previous course, along with tips and tricks on using K-State Online more efficiently and effectively. 

TurningPoint & Dyknow in the Classroom
Presented by Gina Scott  & Hong Wang
3:30-4:30 pm, Sept. 10
Mara Conference Center

TurningPoint is a software add-on to PowerPoint that enables presenters to create and administer real-time assessments of participants.  With TurningPoint, you can easily confirm student understanding in the classroom or gather timely feedback on teaching and learning.  Dyknow is a tool used to monitor or block students from digital distractions during the class sessions or online testing situations. It can be also used to engage students with interactive polling and other activities. Come join us to learn how these tools can help you engage students and manage the classroom.

Web Conferencing Tools: Zoom and Adobe Connect
Presented by Gina Scott  & Luke Haselwood   
3:30-4:30 pm, Sept. 17
Mara Conference Center

While Adobe Connect is available at CVM, a new web conferencing tool, Zoom, is now available for faculty, staff, and graduate students to use on K-State campus. With a focus on Zoom, the workshop will introduce basics about this web conferencing tool, including sign-up information, basic functionalities, and additional resources about the program. The workshop will also compare the pros and the cons of Adobe Connect and Zoom, which will help you select the appropriate tool to meet your need based on your purpose and functionalities of the tools.

Qualtrics: The New K-State Survey Tool
Presented by Hong Wang
3:30-4:30 pm, Oct. 8
Mara Conference Center

Qualtrics is a new survey tool that K-State has recently adopted for faculty, staff, and graduate students to use. Axio Survey will be available to view and data export by December 31, 2013, and it will be officially replaced by Qualtrics after this date. This workshop will introduce basics of Qualtrics, including accessing the program, creating a survey, editing a survey, distributing a survey, viewing results, and exporting data. Whether for research or teaching, Qualtrics can be a fantastic tool to meet your need in the workplace. 

A Sneak Peek of Office 2013
Presented by Gina Scott
3:30-4:30 pm, Oct. 15
Mara Conference Center

Microsoft Office has a new look, and this workshop will provide an overview of some key new features in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. New features to be introduced include applications using the cloud, bookmarking in Word, presenter mode in PowerPoint, flash fill in Excel, and easy move of folders in Outlook. The workshop will help you transition from Office 2010 to 2013.

Creating Scientific Posters with PowerPoint
Presented by Mal Hoover
3:30-4:30 pm, Oct. 30
Mara Conference Center

Do you want to learn how to create scientific posters for a poster presentation at a conference? This hands-on workshop with step-by-step instructions will be a good session for you. Participants will learn basics such as setting up page size and manipulating elements for poster creation. You are encouraged to bring your poster materials to the workshop so that you can explore to gain an experience in creating a poster during the session.

Campus Pack – Blog and Wiki within KSOL
Presented by Gina Scott
3:30-4:30 pm, Nov. 5
Mara Conference Center

If you have used blogs or wikis in the past for your class, come see what K-State Online now has to offer. Campus Pack enables faculty to create and use blogs and wikis that are directly linked to your course on K-State Online. Come see how to start using these new tools to meet your instructional need.

Effective Creation and Use of Video Content
Presented by Hong Wang & Kent Nelson
3:30-4:30 pm, Nov. 19
Mara Conference Center

Video is a powerful media to communicate, which can be used to increase attention, facilitate understanding, personalize content, and add a personal touch to distance learning. This session will introduce strategies and considerations for creating and using video content in courses. Video uses in teaching will be discussed, and different video examples will be shared. Come and learn ways that will help you design and prepare effective video content in courses.

Please download the ITD Workshop/Seminar Brochure Fall 2013