Unable to attend a regularly-scheduled workshop? No problem, request a deskside training session.
Just submit your request well in advance and provide as much background information as possible so we have ample time to prepare for a productive session. We provide a limited number of deskside training sessions each semester, so requests are handled on a first come, first served basis.
Here's how it works:
Request a lynda.com account to access easy-to-understand video demonstrations for your most-used Microsoft product.
Learn a few underused tools/features in the grade center to help you create Smart Views for assessments, groups and why you would use color coding, etc.
Creatively engage students using features such as the blog, wiki, journal, discussion board and groups. Hear about assessment options and creative uses of the tools (including adding a rubric).
Hear how (and why) instructors use clickers in the classroom for assessment purposes. Find out why clickers are a popular tool for assessment.
Do you work with sensitive data like HIPAA or FERPA information? This session discusses the tools necessary to easily encrypt sensitive data for secure transmission and storage, including email. This session offers the who, what, when and where of information encryption.
Discover the benefits of using an online e-portfolio system to help students archive, organize, reflect and present information through documents, graphics, presentations, and more. The demonstration shows how ECU colleges are successfully using iWebFolio.
ECU students and faculty now have access to lynda.com, an online library of instructional videos teaching the latest software tools and skills. Taught by accomplished instructors and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students and faculty
Mediasite is both a hardware and software solution for recording lectures, presentations, campus events and more. Video equipment is integrated into many existing classrooms and conference rooms. The Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) software can be downloaded to any computer, on or off campus. This allows you to create videos anywhere, at your own convenience, outside the classroom.
Manage contacts, meet online with ECU and non-ECU collaborators and discover conferencing features like sharing your desktop, presenting a PowerPoint or video and more. Plus, we’ll overview security considerations and the Lync mobile app.
Need secure storage for your research or academic files? This session explains data storage options, whether it's your personal 40GB folder or a 50GB project team or department Piratedrive folder. Password-protected and encrypted with daily backup, on- and off-campus access and state, federal and university security compliance. Share your non-sensitive data with non-ECU colleagues through the ECU Outside FTP server.
For those who give lots of exams in Blackboard, this Respondus demo piques your interest through its seamless integration with Blackboard. This presentation also includes LockDown Browser, a building block in Bb designed for exam security and integrity; a tool you'll find reduces students’ help calls to you!
Hear this rundown of ECU’s web conferencing platform, Saba Meeting. We'll show you practical examples of how instructors use web conferencing with students, whether face to face or distance.
Follow this discussion and demonstration of the virtual world, Second Life, and how it can enhance teaching and learning in your classroom. The demonstration includes a tour and explanation of the virtual campus and attendees see a virtual game in action.
The team demos Tegrity, the lecture capture system integrated with Blackboard that you can use in the classroom, office or at home to record audio, video and more. Students can use it, too.
A presentation of best practices and ideas on using this collaborative and social networking tool for educational purposes. Prepare to be impressed!
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