eLearn & Technology Workshops

Instructional Technology Council 2020 Award RecipientVirtual Drop-In Sessions have eLearning teams available to you to answer questions as you offer remote lectures, put class content into eLearn shells, offer assessments in eLearn, and general questions on any features of remote teaching or Brightspace. These sessions will take place in a Zoom meeting room at: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/477628797

Sessions will take place on the following schedule for the month: (see Calendar)
Monday – Thursday:  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Below you can register for workshops that will get you started teaching and developing with eLearn as well as a variety of other technology tools.

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Click on the My Courses link in the upper-right corner of every page to view the workshops for which you are registeredwait listedfacilitating and have attended for the past two years.


October 28, 2021
O28P - Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Part 1 of 2
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

1:00 - 4:00 PM - 1st half of training

Zoom link will be provided to participants after completing QM registration with facilitator.

This remote training will explore the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric, 6th Edition and its use in reviewing the design of online, blended, and CBE courses. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer. In addition, you will gain ideas to improve your own courses using the QM Standards and ultimately, improve student learning and success. Please click here to see this flyer for more information.

Those who wish to later pursue QM Peer Reviewer Certification must have taught a for-credit online course within the last 18 months.

NOTE: You MUST attend both sessions to complete this training. Please contact course facilitator, Jennifer Davis, for more information.

October 29, 2021
O29A - Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Part 2 of 2
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2nd half of training

Zoom link will be provided to participants after completing QM registration with the facilitator.

This remote training will explore the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric, 6th Edition and its use in reviewing the design of online, blended, and CBE courses. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer. In addition, you will gain ideas to improve your own courses using the QM Standards and ultimately, improve student learning and success. Please click here to see this flyer for more information.

Those who wish to later pursue QM Peer Reviewer Certification must have taught a for-credit online course within the last 18 months.

Note: You MUST attend both sessions to complete this training. Please contact course facilitator, Jennifer Davis, for more information.

October 29, 2021
O29A - Turnitin
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join Zoom room https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

Learn how to use Turnitin to “improve student writing and empower original thinking” (turnitin.com). You may know Turnitin as a tool to detect plagiarism in students’ papers, but it also provides robust assessment, revision, and feedback tools. Turnitin is integrated into the eLearn dropbox feature.

November 2, 2021
N2A - YouAttend
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join Zoom meeting: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

The new You-Attend widget for eLearn makes taking attendance easier than ever before. This session will cover all three types of You-Attend record entries: Manual, In-Class, and Online.

November 5, 2021
N5P - Zoom Training
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

1:00 - 11:00 PM

An overview of Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/92345445783 

November 10, 2021
N10P - Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/95900442026

1:00 - 3:00 PM

An overview of accessing and utilizing Open Educational Resources.

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November 16, 2021
N16P - Introduction to Video Assignments
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/91431917222

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/91431917222

An overview of eLearn's new Video Assignment tool.

November 18, 2021
Copyright and the Educator
Zoom link in the description

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85192475445?pwd=cmE2NEcyeE5jN2IyblpRVTMrUXdhUT09
Meeting ID: 851 9247 5445
Passcode: 125701

Not sure if your course material falls under copyright, fair use, or public domain? What about Creative Commons? While consulting a copyright attorney is the ideal approach, there are available resources with guidelines and best practices to help the educator navigate through the often ambiguous legal issues related to materials used for educational purposes.

November 19, 2021
N19A - Assignments and Discussions in eLearn
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

9:00 - 11:00 AM

An overview of creating, managing, and accessing dropboxes and discussion forums in eLearn.

November 19, 2021
N19A - Beat the Cheat: Using eLearn Tools to Reduce Academic Dishonesty Issues
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/4331187387

9:00 - 11:00 AM

All courses have the potential for cheating to occur, especially on tests and quizzes. Though preventing all dishonesty is likely impossible, there are many eLearn tools and their included settings that can greatly reduce the potential for cheating. In this session, we will explore the basics of cheating in eLearning Courses and these important tools that can combat it.

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November 19, 2021
N19A - Using Ally to Improve Accessibility
Zoom link in the description

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/92601891250?pwd=UUYyRXpIa01jNjVON2NUMXdDSHhFdz09
Meeting ID: 926 0189 1250
Passcode: 319984

To support our commitment to a more inclusive and equitable campus, Sinclair integrated Ally into your eLearn courses to improve content accessibility. This 2-hour training is divided into two parts: you will be introduced to the Ally tool for the first hour and how to fix major problems.  For the second hour, you will work in your course to fix files having the presenters available to help with questions. The workshop is highly recommended for all course coordinators, course developers, and teaching faculty who actively work in their eLearn master courses and use videos, Word, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDFs.

November 23, 2021
N23A - Virtual Classroom Training
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

9:00 - 11:00 AM

An overview of best practices and instruction on using the Virtual Classroom tool.

November 30, 2021
Synchronous vs Asynchronous Delivery Methods
Zoom link in the description

9:00 - 11:00 AM

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What are the best practices for creating engaging content for both an asynchronous and synchronous learning environment?  Join us as we review the strengths of each method of course delivery, provide examples of asynchronous and synchronous activities, and highlight best practices.

November 30, 2021
N30P - Ensemble Video Server Training
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/763498191

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Learn about Sinclair's own video server for video hosting. Learn how to uplad and share videos.

Join Zoom meeting
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/763498191

December 3, 2021
D3A - Zoom Training
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

9:00 - 11:00 AM

An overview of Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

December 7, 2021
D7A - Introduction to Gradebook
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/416069584

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about managing the Gradebook in eLearn. Learn how to enter and manage grades.

December 10, 2021
D10P - YouAttend
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

The new You-Attend widget for eLearn makes taking attendance easier than ever before. This session will cover all three types of You-Attend record entries: Manual, In-Class, and Online.

December 15, 2021
D15A - Respondus Training
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/225470746

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn about Respondus, the Lockdown Browser, and Respondus Monitor.

Join Zoom meeting
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/225470746
passcode: 792318

December 17, 2021
D17A - Turnitin
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join Zoom room https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/403960354

Learn how to use Turnitin to “improve student writing and empower original thinking” (turnitin.com). You may know Turnitin as a tool to detect plagiarism in students’ papers, but it also provides robust assessment, revision, and feedback tools. Turnitin is integrated into the eLearn dropbox feature.

February 9, 2022
Beyond Quizzes: Using Alternative Assessments to Improve Student Success
Zoom link in the description

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Zoom link: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87254060203?pwd=NkVhOHl1VXU1ekxxQjF6M2czdVFrdz09
Meeting ID: 872 5406 0203
Passcode: 727174

PREREQUISITE: Read this article to learn how authentic assessment can engage your students and better prepare them for their career skills: https://ctl.wiley.com/authentic-assessment-in-the-online-classroom/

Not every student is a great test taker and not every standardized test evaluates students’ actual learning. However, it’s difficult to find the time to adequately create and grade more involved types of assessments, like papers and projects, and discussions – right? Well…not exactly. Join us to learn how we use alternate assessments such as discussion, simulations, project-based learning, and real-world scenarios to assess student learning – without losing our minds. Faculty will share secrets of well-developed rubrics and alternate assignments that better help students prepare for their real learning outcome – their careers!