The ITRC offers a variety of instructional technology workshops for individual faculty and group training. We understand that our faculty members have different experience levels and training needs. We offer face-to-face and webinars for Moodle and our other EdTech applications. In addition, we have several instructional design training events available for those needing creative help with their course or making their instructional materials accessible. To request a workshop or training, please fill out the following form to make your request:
Workshop Topics: Quality Matters
An Alignment Map can be used to ensure that all your critical course components - objectives, assessments, instructional materials, learning activities, and technologies support your students in meeting your course outcomes.
Innovative Methods for Giving Students Feedback
Through the use of free, easy-to-use tools, instructors can make a more meaningful connection with students and provide the type of feedback that will engage the students with the content and assessment.
Preparing your Course for Review
We will discuss the ISU internal review process and what you need to do in order to submit your course for review.
The Roles of the Online Instructor
How is online teaching different? What should instructors do to prepare themselves to teach online? This workshop will look at the roles of online instructors and discuss how to prepare for the world of teaching online.
Standard(s) 1 & 7: Helping your students get started in your online course
Do students know what they need to do when they first log in to your Moodle ISU course? According to Standard 1 of the Quality Matters (QM) rubric for evaluating the design of online and hybrid courses, the instructor needs to provide a course overview to help students know how to get started in their online course. There are a variety of ways you can help your students get started, this session will look at using Moodle blocks, the glossary and the book tool to meet the QM Rubric Standard 1. Additional information about Institutional resources will address QM Rubric Standard 7.
Standard(s) 2: course and Module Objectives
At the heart of any course are the outcomes. Writing course and module outcomes that are measurable, precise and appropriate for students is critical in meeting the QM Rubric Standard 2.
Standard(s) 3: Assessment and Alignment
Good course design is exemplified by the alignment of your assessments, materials, activities, and technology to your course outcomes. With a focus on assessment strategies, we will discuss alignment and how to meet the QM Standard 3.
Standard(s) 4: Creating Course Materials
There are many tools and options available to create instructional materials that support your students in meeting your course outcomes. We will look at various tools within Moodle ISU and discuss the benefits of each. We will identify key items in QM Standard 4.
Standard(s) 5: Increasing Student Engagement
There are many ways to increase student engagement above and beyond the basic Moodle tools of the forum, quiz, and assignments. Learn about other tools (H5P, Question Creation Tool) along with other Moodle ISU tools (Lesson, Choice, Book, Workshop) to provide additional ways for your students to engage.
Standard(s) 8: Accessibility and Usability
Do you have a course design that is easy to use and accessible to all? We will look at 6 key usability and accessibility items that will support a course design that is easy to navigate and accessible to all. This will be the first step in ensuring that your course meets the QM Rubric Standard 8.