As part of EFSC's commitment to provide a safe and positive college experience for every student, EFSC now requires all currently enrolled students to participate in an important online training program called "Think About It." Visit the course information page to learn more about its content and login to the myEFSC Portal before the December 1 deadline to begin the course.

Training workshops through Academic Technology

Academic Technology offers a number of face-to-face, hybrid and online workshops and webinars which provide the opportunity to actively explore many different types of multimedia software, course management tools and best practices for the online environment.

The workshops typically last from 1 to 3 hours and are offered frequently throughout the year. Training workshops are also available upon request at times and locations that are convenient to you. If there is a workshop topic not listed below that you would like to see offered, we are open to suggestions. Review what's offered below and search the training calendar for available dates and registration.

Workshops and Webinars

Course Design Workshops

  • Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS)

This 3 hour face-to-face workshop is designed to explore the Worldwide Instructional Design System WIDS.

  • Fundamentals of Performance Based Learning (PBL)

This 2 hour face-to-face workshop is designed to present performance-based learning (PBL) fundamentals, without the necessity of having to learn WIDS course design software. The language of Performance Based Learning (PBL) will be covered, along with basic instructional design processes.

  • Hybrid & Online Course Design - 6 week UCF Credit Workshop

Participants will master techniques and best practices for hybrid course development and delivery using tools and methods to foster optimal learner engagement and achievement. This workshop will be delivered in the hybrid format comprised of 2 face-to-face meetings with the remainder of the course work to be completed online.

  • Performance Based Learning (PBL) - 6 week UCF Credit Workshop

This workshop focuses on establishing desired performance expectations; specifying performance standards; creating standards-based assessments; planning teaching and learning strategies that work; and aligning standards, assessments, and instruction. Participants will design a customized, performance-based, learner-centered course of study using the WIDS Learning Design System software. This workshop will be delivered in the hybrid format comprised of 2 face-to-face meetings with the remainder of the course work to be completed online.

Educational Technologies Workshops

  • SoftChalk Workshop

SoftChalk© LessonBuilder is software that allows you to easily create and edit digital content such as text, pop-up annotations, interactive activities and assessments, images, hyperlinks and video.  In this face-to-face workshop, you will learn how to create media-rich learning objects and incorporate them into your ANGEL classroom.

  • EFSC Capture - The New TechSmith Relay Workshop

The TechSmith Relay technology makes recording or "capturing" classroom lectures and linking the content into Canvas as easy as walking into the classroom.  This capturing capability enables students to improve comprehension and retention by on-demand review and allows instructors to improve the effectiveness of the classroom and office hours.

  • Web Tools

The Internet offers a wide variety of tools which can be used in online courses and in the classroom. Many of these tools are available at no cost. Enrich your courses with new possibilities and creativity. Learn about tools like YouTube, Prezi, Dropbox, and many more.

  • Advanced PowerPoint

PowerPoint presentations can enrich your courses by adding a creative element to existing information. In this workshop (not for beginners) the advanced techniques presented will provide further enhancements for presentations. Various options to move presentations online will allow access from Internet connected devices. Students will be able to prepare and/or review course material anywhere, anytime.

  • Turnitin

Ensure the integrity of your students' writings by utilizing Turnitin drop boxes to check the originality of submitted papers. Save time and improve feedback through inline grading and commenting. Turnitin's PeerMark feature allows you to engage students by providing anonymous feedback of other student's submissions.

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