As the semester draws to a close, the Curricular Technology team has scheduled workshops and work sessions for faculty on various platforms that are available for teaching and learning. Workshops typically provide overviews of a given platform. Work sessions are designed to provide hands on support and consultation. Here is the schedule:
- 2-3 pm, Thurs, Dec 8th, Library 105, Introduction to Moodle (sign up)
- 3-4 pm, Thurs, Dec 8th, Library 105, Introduction to WordPress (sign up)
- 3-4 pm, Tues, Dec 13th, Library 105, Curricular Technologies Work Session (sign up)
- 2-3 pm, Wed, Dec 14th, Library 105, Curricular Technologies Work Session (sign up)
For more information about these workshops, see: Workshops
For information about all workshops offered by LIS in December see:
On-campus Workshops > Schedule
WordPress is a platform for creating a wide range of web sites, including this one. A number of workshops on WordPress have been scheduled in October.
WordPress Introductory Workshop
This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about WordPress.
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Fri, Oct. 14 Library 105
If you are interested in attending this workshop, see:
WordPress Workshop Sign Up
WordPress Work Sessions
We have also scheduled a number of work sessions on WordPress, as well as Moodle. These work sessions are designed to provide hands on assistance to anyone who is working on a site or has specific questions. Here are dates/times:
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Tues October 18, Library 105
- 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Thurs October 20, Library 105
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Weds October 26, Library 105
- 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Thurs October 27, Library 105
If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, see:
WordPress/Moodle Work Session Sign Up
For more information about WordPress, see:
For a full list of workshops offered by LIS as well as links to other resources for learning about technology, see:
Help & Support » How to Learn More » On-campus Workshops
Last week I attended a Nercomp event on WordPress in the Liberal Arts in Norwood, MA and participated in a panel on WordPress themes and plugins with colleagues from the College of Wooster and Abilene Christian University. About 45 people attended, most from institutions that were already using WordPress. Many of these same institutions were also using Moodle and Drupal.
WordPress is used by many for course sites. Abilene Christian University has integrated it with Banner making it easy for their faculty to create class blogs that automatically include students. The College of Wooster has an instance of WordPress referred to as Voices, that includes BuddyPress and bbPress, popular WordPress plugins and associated platforms that add functionality for creating groups and forums and aggregating activity streams across various sites. Mark Frydenberg from Bentley University teaches his students how to maintain a WordPress site, requiring each student to take on the role of site administrator and tasking them with changing the site theme, adding plugins and managing roles.
Some institutions are using WordPress for e-portfolios. Macaulay Honors College has over 1,500 sites in EPorfolios@Macaulay, which also makes use of BuddyPress to create various groups that they plan to include in their upcoming WordPress student portal, My.Macaulay. Some institutions even use WordPress for the college website including Bates, Lafayette and Wheaton.
We have scheduled more Moodle work sessions:
- 3:00-4:30, Monday, Sept 12, Library 105
- 3:30-5:00, Tuesday, Sept 13, Library 105
Feel free to drop by during these sessions to work on your Moodle site or just ask us questions.
The Curricular Technology team has organized a number of workshops on the Course Hub, Moodle and WordPress which have been very well attended and have provided us with great feedback.
We have also just scheduled a number of work sessions next week, specifically for faculty and staff who have already started to create sites in these new platforms and have specific questions or just want to collaborate with colleagues and LIS staff. Here’s the schedule of these new work sessions:
- 10:00-11:00 am Weds, Sept 7th, Library 105
- 2:00-4:00 pm Weds, Sept 8th, Library 105
- 10:00-12:00 pm Weds, Sept 9th, Library 105
For the full schedule of workshops, see:
Segue from Segue > Workshops
Many faculty and staff have attended our workshops on the Course Hub, Moodle and WordPress. To help people get started on their sites, we have scheduled a number of work sessions:
- 10:00-11:00 am Weds, Sept 7th, Library 105
- 10:00-12:00 pm Thurs, Sept 8th, Library 105
- 2:00-4:00 pm Thurs, Sept 8th, Library 105
- 10:00-12:00 pm Fri, Sept 9th, Library 105
These work sessions are an opportunity to work on your sites with support staff. For more information on all workshops, see: Workshops