FSI 2002
 Proposed Workshops




Carol Scheidenhelm; Josh Naylor

BB 1. Basic Features of Blackboard

Carol Scheidenhelm

BB 2. Advanced Features of Blackboard -- Facilitating Communication
(All Levels)

Carol Scheidenhelm; Josh Naylor; Paul Heydenburg & Martinique Johns

BB 3. Advanced Features of Blackboard -- Testing and Rosters

Paul Heydenburg & Martinique Johns


BB 4: Integrating Multimedia Content in Blackboard
Josh Naylor BB 5. Blackboard Tips and Tricks
(All Levels)
J.P. Dunn; Jennifer Vandever

WCT 1. Introduction: Getting started

WebCT is a tool that facilitates the creation of sophisticated World Wide Web-based educational environments. WebCT provides a variety of tools "at the click of a button." Features include course syllabus, on-line chat, e-mail, calendar, grade book, and other attractive web components.

J.P. Dunn WCT 2. WebCT Student Management

We will be adding, deleting, editing, and updating student data and tracking student usage of course material. We will also download the data into MS Excel and merge data from other sources - such as scantron tests.

J.P. Dunn; Jennifer Vandever WCT 3. WebCT Testing using Respondus (Intermediate to Advanced) 

This seminar will cover adding questions to the test database, building, and administering tests, quizzes, and surveys as well as extracting reports from the WebCT test environment using Respondus.

J.P. Dunn WCT 4. WebCT Content Management
(All Levels)

We will discuss uploading and managing lecture notes, selectively releasing course materials, and tracking usage or course materials.

J.P. Dunn; Steve Dick WCT 5. Customizing your WebCT page
(Beginner to Intermediate)

A continuation where the Introduction leaves off. Includes ideas on how to make the online course in WebCT look less like an online course in WebCT.

Jennifer Vandever

WCT 7. WebCT Communication Tools

Participants will learn how to manage discussions, topics, chats, email messages, and assignments tool. We will also discuss using Microsoft Word’s editing features for marking papers submitted by students.

Steve Builta

PPT 1. Introduction to PowerPoint

Learn basic PowerPoint functions. If you've only had limited experience with PowerPoint, this is the workshop for you. Learn how to create slide shows and use animations and transitions to make your shows look more professional. This workshop will provide a great deal of hands-on time to really learn how to make this program work. There will also be a discussion of some PowerPoint do's and don'ts.

Steve Builta
PPT 2. Intermediate PowerPoint

If you've used PowerPoint, but are looking for more, this is the workshop for you. Learn how to modify templates, change colors, add hyperlinks, use action settings and more. This session will also offer a Q & A section for you to ask your own PowerPoint questions.

Steve Builta

PPT 3. Integrating Multimedia Content into PowerPoint

Learn how to integrate multimedia content into your PowerPoint slide shows. This session will focus on how to add narration, music and video to your sideshows.

Streaming Media
Dan Cabrera STRM 1. Closed/Open Captioning for Streaming Video

This hands-on workshop is intended for faculty who use streaming video encoded from either AVI, MOV or with Real Producer, and who wish to address accessibility  barriers for hearing impaired students.  Activities will consist of adding a script content as text to the streaming video component.

Dan Cabrera STRM 2.  Streaming PowerPoint presentations with Real Presenter

Material presented in this fashion could be used to go over important concepts, review for examinations, or provide special tutorials that could be accessed at any time. The slide presentation may include audio narration or a video component.

Bill Gibbs & Steve McCann Misc 3. Tools for Creating and Streaming Media:  Camtasia
(Advanced - Technical Support)

This session will 1) demonstrate several WebCT job-aid videos produced with Camtasia software; 2) provide an overview of developing video content with Camtasia software; 3) provide participants hands-on opportunity to create video content and; 4) discuss Steaming media.

Web Development
Steve Dick WD 1. Taming Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful web development tools available. Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful web processing programs. It integrates well other programs and has favorable academic pricing. However, it can be an intimidating program for first time users. This session is designed help people wade through the basics of Dreamweaver and how to set up the program for use.

Martinique Johns & Paul Heydenburg; Volker Kleinschmidt WD 2. Dreamweaver


Ernie Duran WD 3. Working with Dreamweaver Behaviors

Dreamweaver comes with may behaviors which can add interactivity to a static Webpage.

Volker Kleinschmidt WD 4. Acrobat PDF - The Ideal Format for Document Sharing in the Online Classroom


Volker Kleinschmidt WD 5. Adobe PDF - The Interactive Document


Jennifer Vandever WD 6. Basic HTML

Participants will learn to create a simple html document using a text editor. They will also learn to edit an existing html document downloaded from the web. This workshop is aimed at those instructors who use WebCT or Blackboard and need to make simple changes in their document without downloading, editing, and re-uploading the file.

Ed Campbell WD 7. Introduction to Macromedia Flash 5.0

This introductory session will give an overview of what Flash is and what flash can accomplish. This will also cover the interface, basic drawing, text, layers, symbols, the library, importing (especially of bitmap images), exporting and very basic actionscripting.

Ed Campbell WD 8. Intermediate approach to Macromedia Flash 5.0

This intermediate session will cover animation, tweening, basic interactivity (buttons), basic actionscripting and sound.

Ernie Duran WD 9. Developing Web Interactivity with Flash

When used properly Flash can be an effective tool to help showcase some interactive learning.

Ed Campbell WD 10. Introduction to Macromedia Fireworks 4.0

This introductory session will cover the interface, bitmap editing, vector editing, selecting, grouping, text and exporting.

Ed Campbell WD 11. Intermediate approach to Macromedia Fireworks 4.0

This intermediate session will cover buttons, masks, live effects, link wizard, exporting/optimizing and animated gifs.

Ed Campbell WD 12.  Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 6.0

This introductory session will cover the interface, layers, Websafe colors, advantages of jpg verses gif, and saving images for the Web.

Roger Runquist WD 13.  Advanced Web Images with Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop will be utilized to create advanced web page graphics. Effects such as rollovers, animated graphics, and image maps will be the focus of this session.

Ed Campbell WD 14. Beginning Video Editing with Adobe Premiere 6.0

This introductory session will cover the Adobe Premiere interface, how to edit video using the timeline and various options for exporting (on the Web, Powerpoint, etc.)

Steven Dick

PDGY 1. Developing online conversations.
(All Levels)

I did my dissertation research in asynchronous online conversations. This program will help the participants engage their students in online conversations. Participants will be able to see WebCT forum threading among other options. Introductory to intermediate level.

Ray Schroeder PDGY 2. Setting Up and Running Effective Bulletin Boards
(all levels)


Ray Schroeder; Carol Scheidenhelm
PDGY 3. Effective Communication in Online Classes
(all levels)


Steven Dick PDGY 4.  Combating Online Dishonesty
(Beginner to Intermediate)

Academic dishonesty has always been a problem. It may always be a problem. However, online students create new challenges. When you can't look the student in the eyes, dishonesty is even more of a concern. This session will concentrate on the problem of plagiarism. Papers of all sizes and topic areas can be found online. Strategies for defining, preventing, and detecting plagiarism will be discussed. Among the options, www.turnitin.com will be demonstrated. As time permits, we will also look at the problems of student verification and testing.

Heidi Greer PDGY 5.  Designing Instruction for the Web
(all levels)

*Benefits of web-based instruction
*Challenges of web-based instruction
*Designing web-based training
*Writing Goals & Objectives
*Thinking about the Students/Learners
*Building a Community
*Designing Instruction
*Instructional Strategies
*Types of Activities
*Building a Course Framework
*Design Considerations
*Pre-Course Considerations
*Starting your Online Course
*Post-Course Considerations

Carol Scheidenhelm PDGY 6. Rethinking and Reformatting Traditional Course Materials and Projects for Online Delivery


Ray Schroeder Misc 1. Blogs (Weblogs for information sharing)

I post the latest news developments and published research in online learning and university IT to these "blogs" seven days a week. Many at universities around the country find these of value in keeping on top of developments in our rapidly-changing field.



Jennifer Vandever Misc 2. Digital Photos

Participants will learn to take digital photos with a variety of digital cameras and will create a webpage with the photos in Microsoft Word. Examples of how some instructors use photos to create a sense of community in WebCT will be shared.


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