STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER

Workshops & Training Schedule
To obtain a WebCT account for an initial course offering, go to http://www.westga.edu/~websa/webct/courseRequest.html . All WebCT sessions are free to UWG faculty, and staff or students using WebCT at UWG. To register for one of the workshops below: E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat. Please include specific date, time & the topics you wish to be covered. Faculty teaching courses 50% or more online will have priority.

Just-in-time Assistance for Faculty & Staff
One-on-one assistance in the DDEC Lab is available on the topic of your choice. Please let us know what time you are coming & what type of assistance is needed, so that we will have proper resources on hand. Bring any necessary files formatted for a PC. Contact distance@westga.edu to make your appointment.
Dr. D Makes Housecalls: The DDEC offers "housecalls" to faculty who need assistance with distance learning. Stacey Rowland & Christy Talley are available to visit faculty in their offices on Monday & Wednesday mornings by appointment. Visits will be limited to 30-minutes. Support will be limited to providing assistance with WebCT course tools, demos of technologies and software (such as HorizonLive, Impatica, etc), basic course evaluation, and improvement. Faculty who need immediate assistance should still contact the distance learning helpline. Those who need in-depth training should attend weekly workshops or seek one-on-one training in the DDEC lab.
DDEC Training Workshops for Fall 2004
Attendees

Friday, 8.27.04 @ 10:00AM– 12:00 PM (Talley/Gubbins)
Intro to Using WebCT Workshop

College of Education, Lab 203

New to WebCT? Want to use WebCT to enhance your courses? The Distance & Distributed Education Center is providing an introductory workshop on WebCT for new users.

E-Mail ctalley@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Parthenia Franks (SPED)
David Goff (COMM)
Janet Goodman (SPLA)
Clete Bulach (EDL)
Nina Leacock (ENGL)
Ferrell Drummond (ENGL)
Jeanette Bernhardt (NURS)
Melissa Sandrene (BIOL)
Dave Hovey (MGNT)
Paul Luken (SOCI)
Stephanie Wright (HIST) 
Rosalind Duplechain (C&I)
Heidi Banford (BIOL)
Jeremiah Elberg (PHIL)
Anne Halsall (ELPS)

Tuesday, 9.14.04 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM(O'Neill/Talley)
Add Pizzazz to Your Course
College
of
Education, Room 243

Are you bored with the look of your WebCT course? Do you want to add color, design, and a banner to your course? Come and add some pizzazz. Pizza and sodas will be served!

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Roger Johns (MGNT)
Li Cao (CEPD)
Martha Larkin (SPED)
Darlene Jones-Owens (MEDT)
Rebecca Stanard (CEPD)
Kathryn Grams (NURS)

Friday, 9.17.04 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Gubbins)
Getting Started with Online Quizzes
College of Education, Lab 203

This workshop is designed to help you create your first WebCT Quiz. After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a WebCT Quiz and a WebCT Survey. 
  • Build a self-grading WebCT Quiz with Multiple-Choice and Matching type questions. 
  • Release the grades to students. 

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Cancelled due to Hurricane Ivan (school closure)

Thursday/Friday, 9.30.04 & 10.1.04 @ 9AM - 3PM
(Talley/Gubbins)
WebCT For Secretaries
College of Education, Room 243

This two-day workshop is for support staff needing to learn how to use WebCT so that they can assist faculty in preparing materials for a WebCT course. The first day will include how to set up a course, design the interface, add different types of content, and how a grade book is developed and administered. On the second day, we'll look at the different kinds of materials that can be uploaded into WebCT and practice preparing them from scratch as well as converting existing materials. This will include creating web pages, editing images, and converting materials prepared in Word.  Participation limited to 20. Box lunch included on Friday.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Susan Dunmon (NURS)
Julie Stallings (CHEM)
Julie Dobbs (ANTH)
Suzanne Horton (ITS)

Tuesday, 10.5.04 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Talley)
Welcome to Horizon Wimba's Open Classroom (Demo)
College of Education, Lab 203

Do you know what Horizon Wimba's Open Classroom is all about? Are you interested in seeing how you can use Open Classroom for online delivery that includes sound and visuals? Do you want to know if Horizon Wimba's Open Classroom is for you? Come see a demo.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Kathy Kral (ITS)
Blake Adams (ITS)
Elizabeth Bennett (MEDT)

Wednesday, 10.6.04 @ 11:00 – Noon (Clay/Gubbins/Talley/Rowland)
Apollo Café Discussion Series
Z-6 Food Services Bldg., Hubbard Dining Room


Join us for roundtable, very-informal discussion over lunch at the Apollo Café (the Hubbard Dining Room). Topics may include faculty rewards for teaching online, faculty development, WebCT issues, quality issues, or whatever comes up! Limit to 20 faculty.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

E. Bennett (MEDT)
E. Roberts (READ)
A. Packard (ELPS)
Janet Strickland (C&I)
Allyson Wilcox (LIBR)
B. McKenzie (MEDT)
Julie Wieczkowski (ANTH)
Li Cao (CEPD)
Carol Goodson (LIBR)
Rita Tekippe (ART)
Jan Ruskell (LIBR)
Skip Clark (HIST)
Matthew Clay (EDUC)
Mary Sheesley (ART)

Friday, 10.8.04 @, 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Gubbins)
Make Your Course an Award-Winner - The WebCT Exemplary Project

College of Education, Lab 203

In a highly competitive field with dozens of high-quality courses, why were the 2004 exemplary courses selected? This session will review why the five winners were chosen and what you can do to win the award next year!

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Allyson Davis (LIBR)
Mary S. O'Neill (NURS)
Parthenia Franks (SLPA)

Wednesday, 10.13.04 @ 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Khan/Leavitt/Talley)
Cooking Hamburgers Online
College of Education, Room 243

Are there some things you do in your face-to-face class that you just can't seem to make work online? Like teaching statistics, having students do live presentations, doing a lab experiment, or cooking hamburgers? Witness real-life examples of how this has been done successfully without compromising learning or course quality. Hamburger lunch provided.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.


Allyson Davis (LIBR)
Abbot Packard (ELPS)
Andy Leavitt (CHEM)
Forooq Khan (CHEM)

Wednesday, 10.20.04 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Gubbins)
Getting Started with Online Quizzes
College of Education, Lab 203

This workshop is designed to help you create your first WebCT Quiz. After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a WebCT Quiz and a WebCT Survey. 
  • Build a self-grading WebCT Quiz with Multiple-Choice and Matching type questions. 
  • Release the grades to students. 

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Li Cao (CEPD)
Julie Wieczkowski (ANTH)
Jeff Cebulski (ENGL)
Parthenia Franks (SLPA)


Tuesday, 11.3.04 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Halsall/Talley)
Distance Learning for Clinical/Internship Experiences
College of Education, Lab 203

Learn from experienced faculty how to connect students in the field with each other, instructors, mentors and professionals. See how utilization of tools such as online discussions, digital drop boxes for field notes, email, automated testing, and shared workspace for projects can help field students feel less isolated.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

 Lonni Wilson (SPMG)

Friday, 11.5.04 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM
(Bennett/Jones-Owens/Talley)
Tips on Successful Interactive Online Techniques
College of Ed, Lab 203


Experienced distance instructors will share interactive online techniques that have been most valuable to them in their online classes. Join us for an informal presentation and useful discussion.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Dawn Putney (MEDT)
Kevin Hemphill (DDEC)

Monday, 11.8.04 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Gubbins/ Adams)
WebCT, myUWG CourseTools Information
Adamson Hall , Room 115

 

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.


Bruce Brewer
Sandra Stone
Vickie Geisler
Jan Ruskell
Michael Hazelkorn
Kathy Kral
Shirley Lankford
Mark McManus
Camilla Gant
Todd B. Rudy
Diane Williamson
Marjorie Snipes
Stephanie Medley


Tuesday, 11.9.04 @ 9:00 – 10:00 AM (Rooks/Talley)
Top 10 No-No's for Online Teachers
College of Education, Room 243

Do you enjoy teaching online but feel that there's something missing from your courses? Does it seem that you hardly know your students, or that you can't keep up with your emails? Or maybe you feel like your students are constantly complaining about one thing or another. Find out the most common mistakes of even the most seasoned online instructors, and how overcoming them will bring new life to your courses. Donuts, colas, coffee, and other “no-no” breakfast foods will be served.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.



Caleb Boyd (THEA)
Mary Sheesley (ART)
Rebecca Stanard (CEPD)
Lonni Wilson (SPMG)
Elizabeth Bennett (MEDT)
Dawn Putney (MEDT)
Barbara McKenzie  (MEDT)
Abbott Packard (ELPS)
Allyson Davis (LIBR)

Tuesday, 11.16.04 @ 11:00 – Noon (Clay/Gubbins/Talley/Rowland)
Apollo Café Discussion Series
Z-6 Food Services Bldg., Executive Dining Room


Join us for roundtable, very-informal discussion over lunch at the Apollo Café (the Executive Dining Room). Topics may include faculty rewards for teaching online, faculty development, WebCT issues, quality issues, or whatever comes up! Limit to 20 faculty.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Andy Leavitt (CHEM)
Jeff Cebulski (ENGL)
Rita Tekippe (ART)
Jan Ruskell (LIBR)
Matthew Clay (ETS)
Heather Mbaye (POLS)
Allyson Davis (LIBR)
Muhamad Rahman (CS)
Li Cao (CEPD)

Friday, 11.19.04 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Gubbins)
Intro to WebCT
College of Education, Lab 203

New to WebCT? Want to use WebCT to enhance your Spring courses? The Distance & Distributed Education Center is providing an introductory workshop on WebCT for new users.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Connie Howell (LRC)
Cheryl Brown (M&R)
Brent House (ENG)
Rita Tekippe (ART)
Stephanie Medley (SOCI)
Marjorie M. Snipes (ANTH)
Larry Frazier (MUSI)

Friday, 12.10.04 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Gubbins)
End-of-Term Procedures Workshop
College of Education, Lab 203

This workshop is designed to help you save copies of desired course components and back-up the entire course, for future use. After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Compile & download desired content, Discussion Board messages, Mail messages, Student Records & Grades for safe-keeping and easy future access. 
  • Back-up and download a copy of the entire course. 
  • For those using WebCT in the Spring, get assistance restoring a previous backup into your Spring course.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Joshua Borgmann (ENGL)
Nina Leacock (ENGL)
Mary O'Neill (NURS)
Janet Goodman (SPED)
Roger Johns (MGNT)
Stephanie Wright (HIST)
Elaine Roberts(READ)
Joe Huff(BIOL)
Randa Harris (GEO)
Martha Larkin (SPED)

Monday, 12.13.04 @ 11:00 – Noon (Clay/Gubbins/Talley/Rowland)
Apollo Café Holiday Luncheon
Z-6 Food Services Bldg., Hubbard Dining Room


Join us for roundtable, very-informal discussion over lunch at the Apollo Café (the Hubbard Dining Room). Topics may include faculty rewards for teaching online, faculty development, WebCT issues, quality issues, or whatever comes up! This Luncheon is free! Limit to 20 faculty. RSVP.

E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Abbot Packard  (EDLE)
Mary O'Neill  (NURS)
Barbara McKenzie (MEDT)
Jim Bellon  (MATH)
Jim Agan  (Cont Ed)
Tina Young  (ETTC)
Skip Clark (HIST)
James Espinosa (PHYS)
Bertina Young (ETTC)
Jim Agan (EDUC)
Jim Bellon (MATH)
Rita Tekippe (ART)
Pauline Gagnon
Allison Davis (LIBR)
Camille Gant (COMM)
MArt Sheesley (ART)
Jan Ruskell (LIBR)
Stanley Caress (POLS)
Mahammed Rahman (CS)
Betty Morris (MEDT)


Last Updated 10 December 2004
By Venita Hill
DDEC
Email: distance@westga.edu