Sign-up for the ETS Fall 2017 Workshops

Below is the list of our Fall 2017 workshops for faculty and staff. Explore the workshops we have prepared for you and register for the ones you are interested in.

Note: To register for any workshop, click on its title and complete the RSVP at the bottom of that page.


Explore and Exhibit with Interactive Timelines

Tuesday August 22, 2017 – 1pm to 1:45pm

Location: Hillyer 320

Looking for an easy but elegant way to exhibit your and your students’ work to the world? TimelineJS is an open-source tool you can use to build visually rich, interactive timelines. In this workshop, we’ll review project exemplars and provide an overview of the process of constructing a timeline. We’ll also share simple tips for making your timeline effective, accessible, and organized. Refreshments will be served.
Presenters: Mario Valdebenito & Yasmin Eisenhauer


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Poll Everywhere: Engage and Evaluate with In-Class Polling

Tuesday August 22, 2017 – 2pm to 3pm

Location: Hillyer 320

Real-time feedback can help you gauge how well class materials are being understood, attain consensus on course material or questions, and provide opportunities for students to be more responsive and active, especially in large lecture courses. In this workshop, you’ll get hands-on experience with creating and answering questions, and leave with ideas about how you can use polling in your course. Refreshments will be served.
Presenters: Mario Valdebenito & Yasmin Eisenhauer


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File Sharing and Organization: Using and organizing Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides in Google Drive

Monday August 28, 2017 – 10am to 11:30am

Location: Seelye Hall 212

Storing and sharing your files in the cloud means you can access them anywhere – until you can’t find what you need. In this workshop, we’ll cover tips for managing your course files, including demystifying sharing permissions and what Team Drives has to offer. We will also share tips for effective collaboration experiences on Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Refreshments will be served.
Presenter: Mario Valdebenito


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How to Improve Your Slide Presentations – Best Practices

Tuesday August 29, 2017 – 9am to 9:30am

Location: Hillyer 320

Ever wondered whether your slide presentations are effectively designed? In this workshop, we’ll be covering how can you improve your class slides using simple, yet effective, design techniques. As these techniques go beyond your preferred tool, Google Slides, Keynote, or PowerPoint users are welcome to join us. Refreshments will be served.
Presenters: Tammy Lockett & Mario Valdebenito


 

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How to Improve Your Slide Presentations – Hands-on Lab

Tuesday August 29, 2017 – 9:45am to 11:00am

Location: Hillyer 320

Need assistance improving your slides presentations? Join us for this hands-on workshop where we will be helping you to apply design techniques that will take your slides to a new level. As these techniques go beyond your preferred tool, Google Slides, Keynote, or PowerPoint users are welcome to join us. Refreshments will be served.
Presenters: Tammy Lockett & Mario Valdebenito


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Build Powerful Surveys with Qualtrics

Wednesday August 30, 2017 – 9am to 11am

Location: Seelye Hall 212

Qualtrics is a sophisticated yet simple online survey platform for creating and distributing surveys as well as generating detailed reports. Flexible question types allow researchers to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Features like embedded data, branching, display logic, quotas, email triggers, mobile and offline compatibility, and randomization ensure that your survey can do whatever you need it to. In this workshop, we’ll walk you through building your first Qualtrics survey and share tips for effective data gathering. Refreshments will be served.
Presenter: Tom Laughner


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Get Started with Moodle

Thursday August 31, 2017 – 9am to 11am

Location: Seelye Hall 212

In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn to navigate Moodle’s interface, organize your course, add your syllabus and readings, and create and collect online assignments and discussions. We’ll guide you through the process of setting up a new course and offer some tips to help you use Moodle in a way that matches your teaching goals. Refreshments will be served.
Note: This workshop will not cover the Gradebook.
Presenter: Joe Bacal


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Get Started with the Moodle Gradebook

Friday September 1, 2017 – 9am to 11am

Location: Seelye Hall 212

Do you want an easier way to keep students updated on their progress throughout the semester? Wish it was easier to keep track for yourself? The Moodle gradebook is a great tool for keeping track of progress, automatically calculating grades, and showing students how they’re doing. In this workshop, we’ll cover common grading schemes, entering grades, and some tips for keeping grading simple.
Presenter: Joe Bacal


an image of the wordpress logoWordPress 101: WordPress Basics

Tuesday September 5, 2017 – 10am to 11:30am

Location: Seelye Hall 212

At Smith, instructors across campus are using WordPress in their courses to teach foreign languages, investigate historical texts, showcase student work, and more. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the ways instructors and students at Smith have used WordPress. You’ll also learn about the basic features of WordPress and get familiar with content creation. Refreshments will be served.
Presenters: Mario Valdebenito


an image of the wordpress logoWordPress Plugins

Tuesday September 5, 2017 – 2:30pm to 4pm

Location: Seelye Hall 212

In this workshop we will go beyond the basic content management functions of WordPress and cover a number of ways you can use plugins to create more interactive content, develop a custom structure for your data, and leverage additional ways to post and share content.
Presenters: Joe Bacal & Mario Valdebenito


 

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