Faculty Workshops and Seminars
Workshop and Seminar Descriptions
Pepperdine IT's Technology and Learning group offers a variety of free workshops and seminars for faculty and academic support staff members.
We are also offer custom training opportunities for your school or academic program. If you are interested in a custom workshop, please contact us to schedule a session.
- View the Event Calendar to register for an upcoming event
- Consider a Faculty Professional Development program
- Learn from your peers in the Faculty Speaker Series
- Watch a recorded webinar or workshop
Did you miss one of our past events? Several recordings of our sponsored webinars are available to the Pepperdine community. Please select a topic below.
Do you have questions about what is legal to use freely for teaching purposes in the classroom or online? In this recorded webinar, speakers from Duke University and Rhode Island School of Design review the use of copyright for teaching in both live and online classroom environments. They cover what is legal by statute and what is eligible for fair use exceptions as well. We strongly recommend this content for all faculty. Learn more.
Every faculty or staff member that has access to educational records needs to know about FERPA. In this recorded webinar, an expert on the topic explains what FERPA is, what constitutes an "education record," when information can be disclosed, and the rights of students to their records. Similar to the faculty copyright webinar, this is a must see seminar for all school personnel. Learn more.
This two-part webinar shares steps and ideas to make your online course materials more accessible for students that have accommodation needs. Whether you teach a fully-online or blended/hybrid class, or simply enhance your traditional class with online materials, this information can help you create and design content for multiple learners. Learn more.
Online instruction continues to thrive, but instructors and designers struggle to develop effective forms of online assessment. How can an instructor know if students are meeting course objectives or achieving area competencies if tests and quizzes are not primary assessments? How can you ensure academic integrity and curb online cheating? What other forms of assessment are particularly effective in an online environment? In this webinar, you'll learn how to design and develop assessment tools in online instructional environments. Learn more.
In this session a professor from Mount Royal University reviews Web 2.0 tools and learning activities. Emphasis is placed on synchronous tools and activities. Through this recorded webinar you can learn how to engage your students through blended learning tools. Learn more.
This webinar includes: an overview of the hybrid model and the 21st century learner; guidelines and best practices for institutional implementation: marketing to students, student readiness, and quality assurance; and a ready-to-use hybrid redesign program. This webinar is ideal for faculty, developers, instructional designers and technologists, and e-learning administrators at the developmental stages of adopting hybrid learning. Learn more.
Many schools offer online orientations to help students prepare for their residential or blended/online class experience. This webcast covers many topics to help you develop (or improve!) your online orientation. It encourages you to focus on the learner and will demonstrate different activities as well as tips to enhance your online orientation. Learn more.
The iPad offers endless possibilities for teaching and learning, but that doesn't mean it is always an effective learning tool. A faculty member's purpose for using the iPad is the most significant factor in determining successful use in the classroom. In this recorded webinar, two former Pepperdine IT employees discuss a framework to help you think about the iPad's potential in your classroom. Learn more.
Using Social Media for Teaching and Learning (coming soon)
Would you like to learn how social tools like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube can be used effectively in the classroom? Are you concerned about issues with privacy? This recorded webinar will explore these questions and is recommended for faculty and instructional support staff that want to learn best practices for using social media and integrating it into curriculum. (coming soon)
Pepperdine IT's Technology and Learning group is working closely with faculty to promote the use of Courses (powered by Sakai). Register for this workshop to learn the basics of accessing and working with Courses as well as how this new learning management system can facilitate learning in your course. This workshop includes both instructor-led portions and hands-on experience. This workshop is recommended for beginners.
- Introduction: Why use Courses? Learn pedagogy tips.
- Courses demonstration: See what your course site can look like.
- Hands-on learning:
- Logging into Courses
- Organizing course tabs
- Uploading your syllabus and documents
- Reviewing the site home page
- Learning the "Site Info" tool (adding participants, roles)
- Adding or subtracting site tools
- Using the Reset Button
- Communicating to students
- Publishing a Courses site
- Discussion and close
With Courses (powered by Sakai), you can securely collect and grade student assignments online. In this session, we will explore the Assignments tool and touch upon other tools. You will learn how to set up an assignment, enable the Turnitin review service, download all submitted assignments, post grades and feedback, and release grades and feedback. We will briefly review Gradebook integration and the difference between the Assignments and Drop Box tools. Suggested Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Courses (powered by Sakai).
With Courses (powered by Sakai), you can securely post grades and feedback for your students. In this session, we will explore the Gradebook and touch upon other tools. You will learn how to set up the Gradebook, enable categories and weighting, create a gradebook item, export/import grades, and more. We will briefly review grading in Assignments and how multiple tools (Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and Forums) can link to your Gradebook. Please bring a copy of your syllabus. Suggested Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Courses (powered by Sakai).
With Courses (powered by Sakai), you can administer tests or quizzes for your classes. In this session we will cover best practices for online quizzes and the pitfalls to avoid. Topics include: creating an assessment, question types, recommended settings, randomization options, feedback, Gradebook integration, and question pools (time permitting). Suggested Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Courses (powered by Sakai).
Can the cloud really help professors and students? In this workshop we will explore practical uses of Google Docs and how this online tool can help you and your students collaborate with ease. Topics will include: signing into Google@Pepperdine, creating documents, sharing documents, revision history, and importing from or exporting to Microsoft Word. Please bring a copy of your syllabus. This workshop is recommended for beginning or intermediate users.