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Faculty Webinar Series: Fall 2019

Autumn leaves with title "Fall Webinar Series"

TechLearn's webinar series is back this fall!  The Technology and Learning team will host monthly webinars that will include a variety of technology tools that are available to Pepperdine faculty. In each of the 45-minute webinars, the trainer will provide valuable resources and guidance to support the integration of technology.

Descriptions and Dates of the Fall Webinars

Courses Upgrade (Sakai 19)

Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 1 - 1:45 PM (PDT)

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Courses was upgraded to Sakai 19.  This upgrade comes with the new Rubrics feature, along with improvements and performance enhancements for the Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, Gradebook, Overview, and other tools. 

Got Netiquette?  Managing Expectations for Online Learning Environments

Monday, September 16, 2019 from 4 - 4:45 PM (PDT)

Please join Technology and Learning for an overview of Zoom netiquette.  Attendees can expect to learn basic strategies to host and conduct successful online sessions. Guidelines in setting student expectations for Zoom sessions will also be discussed.

No Surprises!  The Art of Using the Gradebook to Communicate Progress

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 11 - 11:45 AM (PDT)

Join us as we dive into a Gradebook case study by examining common pitfalls encountered by everyday faculty.  Learn best practices that arise out of using the Gradebook in ways that coincide with real-world use cases!  This webinar will assume that attendees have grasped the basic fundamentals of the Gradebook tool; attendees should come prepared to encounter practical strategies and best use cases for the Gradebook.

Don't Cancel Class!  Tools for Academic Continuity

Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9 - 9:45 AM (PDT)

Do you have an upcoming conference that you will be attending during a scheduled class time? Campus closure? Car trouble and can't make it to campus?  Plan on attending the "Don't Cancel Class" webinar for an overview of a variety of Courses tools, along with other technological tools that can assist you with delivering class content to your students while you are off-campus.

Exploring the Tip of the Iceberg: The Basics of Web Accessibility

Tuesday, November 12, 1 - 1:45 PM (PST)

Do you know if your online modules meet accessibility standards?  Unsure of web accessibility guidelines? In collaboration with PGBS's eLearning team, learn more about using the accessibility checker within the CK Editor to conduct a preliminary check for accessibility.  You will walk away with simple strategies to help make your course more compliant with web accessibility standards.

Do you have an idea that you would like presented at an upcoming webinar? Please contact the TechLearn team at and share your thoughts!

Recorded Webinars

If you would like to access the archived webinars, please find the recording links below. 

Looking for other recordings? Visit the main webinar recording page for videos of other faculty professional development events.