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Fall 2014 Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology

Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 @ 5:00 pm

faculty seminars brochure cover fall 2014Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology were held December 16-17, 2014, in classrooms and computer labs across MSU’s East Lansing campus.

Lunch presentations:

Accessibility-WCAG 2.0 Guidelines
Tuesday, December 16: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Joanna C. Young, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO
Wednesday, December 17: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Class descriptions

Collaborative tools
Learning Management Systems (Desire2Learn, LON-CAPA)
Publishing and citation management
Research
Software training (Microsoft, Adobe)
Teaching tools

Collaborative tools

Adobe Connect & Presenter
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Enhance your PowerPoint presentations and make them more interactive by incorporating audio, video, and Flash movies. In addition, learn how to conduct online meetings and lectures with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro.
(Library Basement Instruction Room)

Camtasia Studio 8
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn how to use this video tool to create, edit, and post videos including in PowerPoint slides.
(415 Computer Center)

Google at MSU: Drive and Docs
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn to use Google Docs to build, share, and collaborate on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms. Learn how to apply the collaborative features with both students and colleagues.
(415 Computer Center)

Google at MSU: Calendar & Sites
Tuesday, December 16: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn to use Google Sites to build, share, and collaborate on websites. Explore the features of the Google Calendar to set appointments and create shared calendars for seminars and conference rooms.
(415 Computer Center)

Snagit Image and Video Screen Capture
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Virtual Collaboration Tools
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn about Zoom, Skype, Kaltura MediaSpace, and FileDepot. Zoom is a tool for video and audio conferencing. Skype allows for IMing and face-to-face meetings. Kaltura MediaSpace is a cloud-based service for uploading and sharing media. FileDepot is a tool for securely transferring files within and beyond MSU.
(217 Bessey)

Learning Management Systems (Desire2Learn, LON-CAPA)

Desire2Learn: Introduction
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn to activate courses, create and manage modules and topics, dropboxes, discussion forums, quizzes/surveys, manage class lists, and use course tools, and more with D2L.
(12 Olds Hall)

Desire2Learn: Assessments
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.
This course will include quizzes, self-assessments, surveys, and dropboxes. It will cover how to create items, access submission and statistical information, and how to grade these items when applicable.
(Library Basement Instruction Room)

Desire2Learn Gradebook
Tuesday, December 16: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

This course will include using the gradebook setup wizard, managing grades and creating new grade items, entering grades, and using grading schemes. It will also include information on grading rubrics.
(Library Basement Instruction Room)

Desire2Learn: Advanced Features
Tuesday, December 16: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn about course customization, competencies & objectives, checklists, intelligent agents, and various reporting capabilities.
(Library Basement Instruction Room)

Fundamentals of Online Teaching (Full Day)
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-4:30 a.m.
Explore techniques to alter your instruction to replace a portion of in-class seat time with out-of-class learning. Participants must bring their own laptop.
(112 Bessey Hall)

CourseWeaver (LON-CAPA 2.11) 
Wednesday, December 17: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn LON-CAPA’s new easier-to-use verison and their partner CourseWeaver. Although highly randomized online homework and online/bubble sheet exams are a core strength of LON-CAPA, the system also offers a comprehensive suite of tools to manage a course including: syllabus, discussion, groups, portfolios, surveys, practice, calendar, grades, and section management. LON-CAPA is integrated into the MSU environment with automated enrollment, access to student photos, and Single Sign On authentication.
(217 Bessey Hall) 

Publishing and citation management

EndNote
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn how to import references from MSU’s online catalog and article databases, format citations and bibliographies in a Word document, use EndNote Web to create groups and share references with other users. Previous experience searching article databases available from MSU Libraries is highly recommended.
(Library Beaumont Instruction Room)

Mendeley
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn how to manage and organize references, create and share annotations, collaborate with other users, and discover new content in areas of interest. Bring your own laptop with the Mendeley Desktop already installed. Visit libguides.lib.msu.edu/mendeley. Previous experience searching article databases available from the MSU Libraries is recommended.
(Library Reference Instruction Room)

Zotero: Citation Management 2.0
Tuesday, December 16: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Zotero is a free citation management tool. Learn how to import and manage references from Library e-resources and the web, share resources with others, and format references for use with Microsoft Word. This class will teach the Zotero Firefox browser-based tool. Previous experience searching article databases available from the MSU Libraries is recommended. Participants must bring their own laptop with the latest version of Firefox installed. Starts at 9:00 a.m.
(Library Reference Instruction Room)

Research

HPCC Introduction:  High Performance Computing at MSU
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Topics include connecting, working with files, navigating the command line, accessing available software, testing and running programs, writing scripts, and submitting and monitoring jobs.
(211 Bessey Hall)

Data Management for Research
Tuesday, December 16: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Learn about practical, MSU-specific support and infrastructure for managing, archiving, and sharing research data. Understand the changing research landscape and the shift to data-intensive and highly-collaborative research projects. Learn to comply with the National Science Foundation (NSF) policies requiring submission of a Data Management Plan. Starts at 2:00 p.m.
(112 Bessey Hall)

HPCC Advanced: Making Your Research Go Faster
Tuesday, December 16: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Those already familiar with the HPCC systems will be shown advanced techniques on how to use the systems more effectively.
(211 Bessey Hall)

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
This class emphasizes the free online software and tools accessible to all campus researchers. Profiled in the class will be ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based GIS content management system that provides the infrastructure to create maps, design applications, and share information. At the end of this workshop, attendees will have a basic understanding of how GIS works and how to transfer, discover, and create geographic data.
(219 Geography Building)

Managing, Sharing and Moving Big Data
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn how HPCC and MSU resources can be used to store data securely and how this data can be shared with researchers at MSU or collaborators at other institutions. Learn how to set up and use shared research spaces on the HPCC, transfer moderate sized files using FileDepot and large datasets (greater than 900 MB) using Globus, a web-based system for fast data transfer and syncing.
(211 Bessey Hall)

Software training

Dreamweaver (Full Day)
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This class covers setting up a new website, creating and formatting simple web pages, and working with links and images.
(210 Computer Center)

Excel 2013 Level 1
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn to use Excel spreadsheets to post and manipulate data, create charts and graphs, and use formulas.
(210 Computer Center)

Excel 2013 Level 2
Tuesday, December 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
This session will work with large worksheets, workbooks, advanced formatting, and offer additional tips and consulting.
(210 Computer Center)

Photoshop (Full Day)
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Learn about image modes, selections, and shape tools, as well as layers, text, and filters.
(216 Bessey Hall)

Teaching tools

Digital Archiving 101
Wednesday, December 17: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Did you know that some of the documentation created for your courses and for administration purposes may have historical value? Learn how to identify, create, and care for your digital files for eventual transfer to University Archives and Historical Collection.
(211 Bessey Hall)
iClickers as Teaching Tools
Tuesday, December 16: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
iClicker enables instructors to interact dynamically with students through question-and-answer polling, and accurately records results to improve learning outcomes.iClicker also integrates fully with Desire2Learn for easy gradebook management.
(217 Bessey Hall)

Is Your Course Syllabus Accessible?
Wednesday, December 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Ensure your syllabus meets the Web Content Accessibility Guideline Standard (WCAG) 2.0. The knowledge gained from the hands-on exercises will allow you to continue this process on your other course documents (Word, PowerPoint, PDFs, etc.).
(403 Computer Center)

 

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Start:
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 @ 8:00 am
End:
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Computer Center
450 Auditoruim Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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