CETLA logo




TEACHING WITH SPECIAL SOFTWARE

Click on any workshop title for a complete description.

 

PE01 Polling with Poll Everywhere

PP01 Presenting Lectures with PowerPoint

PP02 Enhancing Your PowerPoint Presentations

PP03 Making PowerPoint Lectures Interactive

PP04 Producing Voice over PowerPoint

PD01 Podcasting

PZ01 Presenting with Prezi (2 hrs.)

FP01 Creating Class Websites with Front Page

PR01 Protecting Your PC (online)

EP01 Building e-Portfolios with Pbworks

ES01 Perfecting Your Pronunciation

GG01 Integrating Google Applications (2 hrs.)

GG02 Building e-Portfolios with Google Sites

VT01 Videotaping Your Lectures

VT02 Adding Video to Your Lectures

VT03 Teaching with YouTube

VT04 Conversing via VoiceThread


PE01 Polling with Poll Everywhere (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: None

Are you tired of watching students sleep through your lecture? Would you like to monitor students' comprehension during your lecture so that you can clarify points immediately? Would you also like to track each student's in-class performance throughout the semester? Then try Poll Everywhere, a web-based polling system that students can use with their cellphones or laptops (i.e., without "clickers"). With Poll Everywhere you can poll students off and on during a class without worrying about a bandwagon effect: Each student must respond without knowing how classmates responded until you are ready to display the class statistics. Note:  Although a basic version of Poll Everywhere is free, take advantage of Howard's Poll Everywhere site license with its premium features and capacity for large classes.
By the end of the workshop, you will know how to accomplish the following tasks:

  1. Create Poll Everywhere polls.
  2. Download Poll Everywhere polls into PowerPoint.
  3. Collect student responses via cellphone text messages or a webpage.
  4. Display class polling statistics.
  5. Generate and save statistical reports.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


PP01 Presenting Lectures with PowerPoint (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: None

The graphics and animation of PowerPoint slide shows can help your students understand and pay more attention to your lectures. Better still, if you place your PowerPoint lectures online, students can (1) assimilate the material at their own pace, (2) review the material as needed, and (3) spend the class period engaged in class discussions, questions-answer sessions, hands-on labs, teamwork, and other interactive activities.

Therefore, this workshop will teach you how to do the following:

  1. View a PowerPoint presentation.
  2. reate a presentation.
  3. Add text to slides.
  4. Add visuals to slides.
  5. Add special visual and sound effects.
  6. Time slides for online presentations.
  7. Print handouts for on-site presentations.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


PP02 Enhancing Your PowerPoint Presentations (1 hr.)
Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Power Point 2007

Now that you have mastered the basics of PowerPoint, learn how to use advanced features to take your presentation to the next level. Would you like to learn how to properly format pictures or use different backgrounds on different slides? Perhaps you would like to take full advantage of custom animation and slide show options.

This workshop will teach you how to do the following:

  1. Edit graphics within PowerPoint.
  2. Create and manipulate slide masters.
  3. Create custom animation.
  4. Create custom slide shows.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


PP03 Making PowerPoint Lectures Interactive (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Power Point 2007

Are you tired of watching students sleep through your lecture? Would you like to monitor students' comprehension during your lecture so that you can clarify points immediately? Would you also like to track each student's in-class performance throughout the semester? Then try a Student Response System. With the Turning Point Student Response System, you can poll students off and on during a class without worrying about a bandwagon effect: Each student must respond without knowing how classmates responded until you are ready to display the class statistics.

By the end of the workshop, you will know how to accomplish the following tasks:

  1. Create PowerPoint "polling" slides.
  2. Build a student participant list to track each student's performance.
  3. Collect student responses via keypads.
  4. Display class statistics on the "polling" slides.
  5. Generate and save statistical reports.

Faculty who have successfully completed the workshop may sign out CETLA's Student Response System to test it on a "live" class

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


PP04 Producing Voice over PowerPoint (1 hr.)
Prerequisitea working knowledge of Power Point 2007

Would you like your students to listen to your PowerPoint presentations online?  How about uploading those presentations to a free, password-protected digital media repository and embedding the links in your Blackboard site?  If the answer is "yes" to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Add voice narration to PowerPoint presentations.
  2. Upload PowerPoint presentations to a digital media repository.
  3. Embed links to the uploaded PowerPoint presentations within Blackboard.

 

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 

 


PD01 Podcasting
Prerequisite:
 intermediate computer skills (1hr.)

Would you like to digitally record your voice, upload the file to the internet, and create podcasts? How about enabling your podcast to be downloaded, emailed, and/or embedded into Blackboard? Wouldn’t you like to do all of this for free? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Record audio files.
  2. Upload audio files to the internet and create a podcast.
  3. Email links to the podcast to students.
  4. Embed an audio podcast into Blackboard.
  5. Convert existing audio files into podcasts.

 

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


PZ01 Presenting with Prezi (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite:
see below

Are you tired of presenting lectures with PowerPoint?  Are you ready for something more flexible and dynamic?  Then try Prezi (http://prezi.com <http://prezi.com/> ). Prezi is a free, web-based presentation tool and an exciting alternative to Power Point. If you have already mastered Power Point and are frustrated by the inherent limitations of the software (e.g., linear slide creations and presentation), then this tool is for you. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to do the following:


1.    Add text and images to Prezi presentations.
2.    Move, scale, and rotate text.
3.    Use frames and grouping.
4.    View and give Prezi presentations.
5.    Share  Prezi presentations.

Prerequisite tasks that MUST be completed before the workshop:
1.    Navigate to Prezi.com (http://prezi.com). 
2.    Create a FREE "Student/Teacher" account (http://prezi.com/profile/signup/edu/).
3.    Email your Prezi account username to cetla@howard.edu (but NOT the password).
4.    Watch the video “Get Started” (http://prezi.com/learn/).

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


FP01 Creating Class Websites with Front Page (1 hr.)
Prerequisite: No knowledge of HTML is required, but you should know how to use the Internet Explorer web browser and the Windows operating system.

Create websites with content for or by your students. Use the websites for class administration and instruction, help students create a class website for an outside client, or teach them to develop their own websites for individual term projects. This introductory workshop will get you started by guiding you through the following process:

  1. Creating a web.
  2. Looking at the web from the Navigation and Folder views.
  3. Designing a homepage incorporating tables, text, and images.
  4. Adding pages containing hyperlinks and bookmarks.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


PR01 Protecting Your PC (online)
Prerequisite:None

Are you exasperated because your PC keeps getting infected with viruses or worms? Are you tired of the network "going down"? This hands-on tutorial will guide you through a few simple steps that will help you protect your PC from viruses and worms that disrupt your work and endanger the University's network. Guided by CETLA's animated assistant, you will learn how to perform the following tasks:

  1. Update Windows automatically.
  2. Update Symantec's virus signatures automatically.
  3. Schedule virus scans.
  4. Download Symantec's and McCaffee's virus removal tools.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


EP01 Building e-Portfolios with Pbworks (1 1/2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: Bring a digital photo, vita, syllabus and PowerPoint on a flash drive.

Are you planning to apply for merit, promotion, or tenure in the coming years? Learn how to build a digital portfolio that will help you and your colleagues assess your teaching as well as your research, service, and professional development. E-portfolios make it easier for you to store, back up, find, update, and deliver your materials. They also make it easier to display the websites and multimedia you incorporate in your courses. At the same time, e-portfolios make it easier for your reviewers to access your materials and assess them in context. So come learn how to perform the following tasks, using the free Pbworks application:

  1. Create an e-Portfolio site using a Pbworks workspace.
  2. Modify the workspace template (e.g., pages, subpages).
  3. Add text, photos, hyperlinks, videos, and other multimedia via your flash drive and Google Drive.
  4. Embed Google apps (e.g., calendar).
  5. Share your site with external viewers for review and/or comments.
  6. Secure your site.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


ES01 Perfecting Your English Pronunciation (CD sign-out)
Prerequisite: This tutorial is designed for faculty who speak English as a second language.

CETLA has discontinued ES01 because the University now offers the following services:

Accent Reduction services are offered through the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic. The one-on-one instruction in accent reduction offered in the clinic is free for faculty and staff. Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of a licensed speech pathologist. The services are convenient and confidential. The Speech and Hearing Clinic is located in the School of Communications adjacent to the WHUT station and is open Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call (202-806-6991). Information about the clinic is available hereNote: Because of privacy laws, no one can access a faculty member’s clinical records without the faculty member’s permission. 

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


GG01 Integrating Google Applications (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: None

Google has developed a number of free on-line applications which have exciting teaching applications.  This workshop will introduce faculty to a number of Google applications (e.g., Notebook, Docs, and Groups) and explain how these applications can be integrated into traditional and on-line courses.  If you want to produce class web pages, foster on-line group collaboration, or facilitate file sharing, this workshop will provide hands-on instruction to get you on your way. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to do the following: 

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Organize information as you surf the web.
  2. Share information as you surf the web.
  3. Construct collaborative web-based work environments.
  4. Publish web-based group projects.
  5. Compose, share, and publish digital files.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


GG02  Building e-Portfolios with Google Sites (1 ½ hrs.)

Prerequisite: Sign up for a Google account and bring a digital photo, vita, syllabus and PowerPoint on a flash drive.

Are you planning to apply for merit, promotion, or tenure in the coming years? Learn how to build a digital portfolio that will help you and your colleagues assess your teaching as well as your research, service, and professional development. e-portfolios make it easier for you to store, back up, find, update, and deliver your materials. They also make it easier to display the websites and multimedia you incorporate in your courses. At the same time,e-portfolios make it easier for your reviewers to access your materials and assess them in context. So come learn how to perform the following tasks, using the free Google Sites application:

  1. Create a site, using a Google e-Portfolio template and theme.
  2.  Modify the template (e.g., pages, subpages).
  3. Add text, photos, hyperlinks, videos, and other multimedia via your flash drive and Google Drive.
  4. Embed Google apps (e.g., calendar).
  5. Share your site with external viewers for review and/or comments.
  6. Back up your site.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


VT01 Video-recording Your Lectures (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: you must be able to log into Blackboard.  For assistance, see this page.

Many faculty members have expressed interest in video-recording their lectures. Some seek to accommodate distance-learners. Others want to make it easier for their on-campus students to review a lesson. Still others want to video-record their lectures so that students can view the lectures online—in preparation for more interactive activities during class time. Therefore, this workshop will teach faculty members how to use Tegrity to video-record classroom lectures and how to post the content in Blackboard for students or send a link to others.
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Record a lecture.
  2. Post the recording in Blackboard for your class.
  3. Copy videos from one Blackboard class to another.
  4. Share the recording with external reviewers.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


VT02 Adding Video to Your Lectures  (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: intermediate computer skills

 

Jump to the top of this page.

Register Now

 


VT03  Teaching with YouTube

Prerequisite: intermediate computer skills (1hr.)

YouTube has become the first choice for uploading and distributing videos on the internet. This workshop will help you maximize the functionality of YouTube with a focus on enhancing teaching and learning.  After completing this workshop, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Search and create a playlist of relevant videos.
  2. Upload your own videos to YouTube.
  3. Embed videos into Blackboard.

 

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 


VT04  Conversing via VoiceThread  (1 ½ hrs.)

Prerequisite:  experience using online tools (e.g., Blackboard, blogs, or wikis)

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion board which allows users to upload digital content, share digital content, and leave “voice” comments about the digital content.   Consequently, VoiceThread is an excellent tool for students to give oral presentations online.  In addition, VoiceThread can be embedded within Blackboard.

  1. Create a VoiceThread account.
  2. Upload digital content (e.g., slides or documents).
  3. Create a voice thread.
  4. Invite others to “voice comment” on your presentation.
  5. Embed VoiceThread into Blackboard.

Jump to the top of this page.Register Now

 

About Us | Site Map | Contact Us | WWW Disclaimer | ©2007 Howard University, all rights reserved.