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WebStudy Training

We have several types of training for instructors who wish to use WebStudy to deliver course materials and establish learning communities for their courses.

Training for Online/Hybrid Course Instructors 

Online/Hybrid Course Development

This training requires instructors to submit an official Course Development Agreement and Resource Checklist.  The training and course development is scheduled to take place during the term prior to the term that the course will first be offered as an online or hybrid course. (development in fall for spring; development in spring or summer for fall).  The training requires weekly or bi-weekly meetings with an Instructional Designer followed by attendance at the Teaching Your Online or Hybrid Course with WebStudy workshop below.

Teaching Your Online or Hybrid Course with WebStudy (3 hours)

This workshop is a review for instructors who have already completed training and/or course development but have not taught an online or hybrid course with WebStudy yet.  It is an introduction for instructors assigned to teach a pre-developed online or hybrid course. Workshop content includes WebStudy technical training and tips on good online pedagogy. This workshop is usually scheduled for a weekday morning or afternoon.  Occasional evening or Saturday sessions may be offered.

This hands-on workshop is 3 hours long and focuses on the following topics:

  • Introduction/review of WebStudy interface and navigation
  • Using the features of the About Tab: photos, avatars, passwords, course availability
  • How to upload a syllabus file; The online syllabus
  • Three ways to set up online discussions; Forum participation
  • How to set up assignments; Instructions for students
  • How to edit an rtf/html lesson in a session
  • How to edit session coursework and comments
  • Introduction to online tests
  • Introduction to synchronous tools and teams
  • Introduction to grading and gradebook 

Training for Traditional Onsite Course Instructors 

Supplementing your Classroom Course with WebStudy

This two part workshop is an introduction to WebStudy for instructors who want to use WebStudy to supplement their traditional onsite classroom courses. Part 1 is the prerequisite for Part 2. This workshop is usually scheduled for a weekday or early evening.  Occasional Saturday sessions may be offered. 

PART 1: Course Information and Communication (1 hour)

This hands-on workshop is for instructors who plan to use WebStudy to store course materials, post materials for students, make class announcements, and send email to students.  Instructors will have access to a limited WebStudy toolset with opportunity to attend additional training and add more tools in the future. (This workshop was created based on survey responses from those previously using Lion's Den.)

This hands-on workshop is 1 hour long and focuses on the following topics:

  • Introduction to WebStudy: interface and navigation
  • Materials tab: how to upload materials and Web URLs
  • Timeline tab: how to make your materials visible to students
  • News tab: how to create and send class announcements
  • Mail: how to send email to your students
  • Using “Universal Design for Learning” (UDL) in your materials

PART 2: Additional Course Tools (1 hour)

This hands-on workshop is for instructors who plan to use WebStudy to create online assignments, set up online discussion, and grade coursework items.  This is especially helpful when class sessions are cancelled due to weather or other emergencies.  Instructors will have access to an expanded WebStudy toolset with opportunity to attend additional training and add more tools in the future if they choose to teach an online or hybrid course. (This workshop was created based on survey responses from those previously using Lion's Den.)

This hands-on workshop is 1 hour long and focuses on the following topics:

  • About tab: photos, avatars, passwords, course availability, syllabus files
  • Assignments tab: how to set up assignments
  • Forums tab: three ways to set up online discussions
  • Timeline tab: how to create a session, add a lesson description, link session items, and add comments
  • Grades tab: how to grade assignments and forums
  • Using “Universal Design for Learning” (UDL) in WebStudy
 

Universal Design for Learning (1 hour)

This workshop will help instructors learn 5+ easy ways to make their course materials more accessible to ALL students. Instructors will learn to use headings, links, lists, alt text and video captioning. Instructors developing online and hybrid courses should attend this workshop before they begin developing the course.

This hands-on workshop is 1 hour long

WebStudy Gradebook (1 hour)

This workshop covers gradebook set-up, management, and feedback to help instructors learn to use the WebStudy gradebook tool to its fullest potential. (Please choose a date and time below)  NOTE: Prior attendance at the "Teaching Online/Hybrid" or "Supplementing Classroom Part 2" workshops is required for this workshop.  A partially or fully developed WebStudy course is required for this workshop.

This hands-on workshop is 1 hour long

WebStudy ePortfolio (1 hour)

This workshop introduces ePortfolio development for onsite courses. During the workshop instructors will create their own WebStudy ePortfolios so that they can teach ePortfolio development in the classroom.  NOTE: Prior attendance at the "Supplementing Classroom Part 1" is required for this workshop
This hands-on workshop is 1 hour long

Please view the list of current training dates and sign up for a training session via the training registration form  

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