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.
Spring 2004 Faculty & Staff Group Workshops Attendees

HorizonLive for Dummies (Demo)
Wednesday, 2.11.04 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Talley)
Ed Lab 203

Do you know what HorizonLive is all about? Are you interested in seeing how various professors use HorizonLive for online delivery that includes sound and visuals? Do you want to know if HorizonLive is for you? Come see a demo.

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

Julia Hollins (Cont. Ed.)
Anne Halsall (EDLE)
Liane Lyke (C&I)
Julie Williard (NURS)
David Hulsey (EDLE)
Michael Peterson (DDEC)
Teri Hirlinger (DDEC)
Kevin Hemphill (DDEC)
Janet Gubbins (DDEC)
Ron Clay (BIOL)
Stan Carress (POLS)
Fenqjen Luo (C&I)
Mary Bell Braxton (NURS)
Jeff Rooks (MGNT)

Online Courses in the Summer: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too Tuesday, 2.17.04 @ 3:30 – 5:00 PM (Lyke, Talley)
Ed Room 243

Recent surveys show that many UWG distance students are overwhelmed by the amount of work involved in the shorter online courses offered in the summer. Are there effective ways to address this or do students just want to have their cake and eat it too? This will be a discussion session, and cake and punch will be served!

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

Michael H. Aldrich (LIBR)
Julia Hollins (Cont. Ed)
Allyson Davis (LIBR)
Liane Lyke (C & I)
Heather Nicol (GEO)

Get Your Group out of the Gutter
Wednesday, 3.10.04 @ 3:30 - 5:00 PM (Talley)
Ed Lab 203

Do your students complain about online group assignments? Do you have high hopes for groupwork that are later dashed with low levels of interaction and lop-sided performance? Find out ways to make group work rewarding and exciting for everyone.

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

Allyson Davis (LIBR)
William Wiencke (MEDT)
Mary O'Neill (NURS)

Add Pizzazz to Your Course
Tuesday, 3.16.04 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Davis/Talley/Henderson)
Ed 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.

Dr. Morris (MEDT)
Kevin Hemphill (DDEC)
Julie Willard (NURS)
Gary Gregg (C&I)
Bonnie Bar (NURS)
Li Cao (CEPD)
Anne Halsall (ELPS)
Barbara McKenzie (MEDT)
Dawn Putney (MEDT)
Diane Sharp (FL)
New!What's New in WebCT 4.1?
Wednesday, 3.31.04 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Gubbins)
Ed Lab 203

WebCT Campus Edition v. 4.1 adds new capabilities, functions, and interface that help in supporting your growing need in enhancing your online courses. This hands-on course will cover all the new and important features that exist in v.4.1 showing the difference between this version and the older version 3.8.

We'll also show how to back-up (save) and restore your 3.8 course to 4.1

Prerequisites: Experience with WebCT v. 3.8.
E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve seat.

Barbara McKenzie (MEDT)
Liane Lyke
William R. Wiencke (EDU)
Carolyn Scherm
Allyson Davis
Brad Prince
Dawn Putney
Mary O'Neill
Li Cao (EDU)
Susan Boes
Kevin Hemphill (DDEC)

Feng-Shui Your Course Content 
Thursday, 4.8.04 @ 3:30 – 5:00 PM (Talley)
Ed Lab 203

Does your WebCT course look like a cluttered storage closet? Get some tips on how to organize your course with folders, units, and more. Come see how to make it easier for your students to find important course content.

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

Julia Hollins  (Cont. Ed.)
Dr. Betty Morris (MEDT)

New! Add Course Content & Manage Course Files using WebCT 4.1
Wednesday, 4.14.04 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Gubbins)
Ed Lab 203

This hands-on class will allow faculty members to add their course content on WebCT. Faculty members can bring their own materials for practice. The following will be covered in this course: Practice using File Manager; upload multiple files using zip, Add content module, organizer pages and URLs.

Prerequisites: Build your First WebCT Course Workshop or previous knowledge.
E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

 

Synchronous Online Communication
Monday, 4.19.04 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Talley/Halsall)
Ed Lab 203

See how you can communicate with your distance students in real-time. We'll show you all the tools we use, demonstrate them for you, and let you try them out. We'll look at HorizonLive, Two-Way Audio, and chat. Come stock your synchronous tool bucket.

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

Dr. Bruce Brewer (Career Services)
Dr. Elizabeth Bennett (MEDT)
New! What's New in WebCT 4.1?
Monday, 4.26.04 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Gubbins)
Ed Lab 205
RSVP Required by Friday, April 23rd by 5:00pm

WebCT Campus Edition v. 4.1 adds new capabilities, functions, and interface that help in supporting your growing need in enhancing your online courses. This hands-on course will cover all the new and important features that exist in v.4.1 showing the difference between this version and the older version 3.8.

We'll also show to back-up (save) and restore your 3.8 course to 4.1

Prerequisites: Experience with WebCT v. 3.8.
E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve seat.

Stacey Rowland (DDEC)
Jan Ruskell (Libr.)
Stan Caress (POLS)
Donna Harkins (EDU)
Amy Cuomo (THEA)
Bill Vinson (LIBR)

New! Build Your First WebCT Course Using the New WebCT 4.1
Wednesday, 4.28.04 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Gubbins)
Ed Lab 203
All Seats Filled

This hands-on class will allow faculty members to build a simple online course using basic WebCT tools. The following will be covered in this course: Log-in to WebCT; check browser settings; view designer and student interface; view course options; change course colors and interface; modify course tools; add syllabus and communication tools.

Prerequisites: Knowledge in using the web, basic knowledge in using Microsoft word
E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve your seat.

Liane Lyke (EDU)
Crill Head (ETTC)
Joe Hendricks (Biol.)
Elizabeth Hall (LANG)
Pauline Gagnon
Carol Goodson
Claudia Crenshaw (NURS)
Sonja Bagby
Cindy Moore (PHED)
Paul Luken (Soci./Crim.)
Deborah Fields (PHED)
Karen Hamilton
Bryan Sorohan (C&I)

New! How to Back-Up Your Course Info, To Use It Again Next Time
Wednesday, 5.5.04 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Gubbins)
Ed Lab 203

At the end of the term, how do you save your course grades? What about those really important Discussion Board postings that you'd like to refer back to? Most importantly, how do you take the course that you designed this term and save it so that you can use it again the next time that you teach the same course?

Prerequisites: Experience with WebCT v. 3.8.
E-Mail distance@westga.edu to reserve seat.

Carol Goodson (LIBR)
Heather Nicol (GEOG)


Last Updated on 20 Aug 2004
By Christy Talley
DDEC
Email: distance@westga.edu
 Past Sessions:
Fall 2003
Spring 2003