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Mid-semester Morningside Faculty Workshops

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CCNMTL is offering several mid-semester workshops for Morningside faculty and instructors who wish to take a refresher or get a head start for the spring 2012. It is also the perfect time to learn more about the assessment and grading tools in New Courseworks.

New CourseWorks (Sakai): Getting Started
New CourseWorks transition has started for several departments and schools. Even if your department isn't switching over yet, you may wish to explore making the move early. This workshop will introduce the basics of the system and explain how to configure and maintain your course site.
Monday, October 17, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm | Details | Register
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Details | Register
Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm | Details | Register

New CourseWorks (Sakai): Advanced
This advanced workshop will explore communication and assessment tools in New Courseworks, including the Discussion Board, Test & Quiz, Assignments and Gradebook features. You'll also learn how to integrate these tools with other components of the system.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm | Details | Register

Wikispaces: Getting Started (Part I)
This workshop provides an introduction to wikis, how they can be useful in the classroom, and how to create one using Columbia Wikispaces. Topics include formatting text, adding media, creating pages and links, and site management.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am | Details | Register

Wikispaces: Advanced (Part II)
Prerequisite: Wikispaces: Getting Started. This workshops explores advanced features of the Columbia Wikispaces platform, including advance uses of the text editor, implementing RSS feeds and templates, and making use of widgets.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm | Details | Register

Beyond PowerPoint: New Ways of Looking at Educational Presentations
This workshop looks at how effective digital presentations can be created using a combination of cognitive principles, design methods, and Web 2.0 technologies.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Details | Register

Visit to register for any of these workshops. If your department is interested in having its own workshop covering these or related topics, please email