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Workshops

Workshops on using Cougar Courses, the Course Management System, are usually offered just before, or at the start of each semester.

If you would like us to offer a workshop not listed below, please contact us with your suggestions. We also offer custom-made workshops for your Department or group on topics such as using student response systems (icClickers), teaching online, flipping your course and effective assessment practices. Of course, we are always happy to meet with you one-on-one for assistance with any instructional technology or design needs. Or you can drop by the open labs in the Technology Resource Center for immediate help with your Cougar Courses.

Click one of the links below to go to that section.  To learn about our more intensive, in-depth professional development workshop series, see the Professional Development page.

Cougar Courses Workshops
Accessibility Workshops
Other IDS Workshops
Offered by External Providers

Cougar Courses logo  Using Cougar Courses 

Click on the blue titles below to register for workshops.

Instructors New to Using Cougar Courses (click to RSVP)

90 minutes: This hands-on workshop is an introduction to teaching online with Cougar Courses. It will cover the interface, general settings, and editing icons.
You will also learn to add and manage content and tools, methods of communication, how to add users, and make your class available to students. Discussion will address why and how online activities can engage students and compliment one's current instruction.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 1 - 2:30 pm - Kellogg Library, 2303

Wednesday, Aug 26, 10:30 - 12 pm - Kellogg Library, 2303

Wednesday, Sept 9, 9 - 10:30 am - Kellogg Library, 2414


GradeBook (click to RSVP)

90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to work with the grade book.
   Topics include:
* overview of the settings
* layout options
* setting up custom columns
* working with grade formulas
* importing and exporting in and out of excel
* settings for grade availability

Tuesday, Sept 8, 1 - 2:30 pm, Kellogg Library, 2414

Friday, Sept 11, 9 - 10:30 am, Kellogg Library, 2414

Tuesday, Sept 15, 1 - 2:30 pm, Kellogg Library, 2414

Assignments and Turnitin with Grademark (click to RSVP)

90 minutes: Workshop will cover both the assignment activity and Turnitin with Grademark (TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection tool and Grademark is used for online marking of submitted papers). Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to add and adjust assignments.
    Topics include:
* Overview of assignment types and Turnitin features
* Grading and feedback of assignments
* Grademark with rubrics

       Wednesday, Aug 26, 1 - 2:30 pm - Kellogg Library, 2303

       Tuesday, Sept 8, 10:40 - 12 pm - Kellogg Library, 2414

       Thursday, Sept 10, 1 - 2:30 pm - Kellogg Library, 2414

Quizzes (click to RSVP)

90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to add and adjust quizzes (assessments).
   Topics include:
* Quiz database of reusable questions
* setting up a quiz with questions
* quiz settings
* best practices for preventing cheating
* grading of quizzes

Friday, Aug 28, 10:30 - 12 pm - Kellogg Library, 2303

Wednesday, Sept 9, 1 - 2:30 pm - Kellogg Library, 2414

Thursday, Sept 10, 9 - 10:30 am - Kellogg Library, 2414

Forums (click to RSVP)

90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to use student discussion forums to build community and connections.
   Topics include:
* choosing a forum type
* facilitating meaningful interaction
* grading forums

Friday, Aug 28, 9 - 10:30 am - Kellogg Library, 2303

Monday, Sept 14, 1 - 2:30 pm - Kellogg Library, 2414



JAWs screen reader logo  Creating Usable Cougar Course Content

90 minutes: The focus of this workshop will be learning quick techniques to making your Cougar Course usable to all student learning styles and devices. You will also learn how to create compliant files for your course such as Word and PDFs.

Please contact ADA@csusm.edu to request an appointment for this training.


Other IDS Workshops

There are no current offerings.