Pre-semester Workshops

Overview

To facilitate colleagues with the use of Zoom for online teaching and make the best use of Moodle, Learning Management System (LMS) available in the University, you are cordially invited to attend the following pre-semester workshops to be organized in August 2020.

Outline

TopicDateTimeVenue
1.Pre-semester Workshop 1 – Online presentation
Moodle Basics & ZOOM
6 Jan 2021 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –4:30 p.m. via ZOOM
2.Pre-semester Workshop 2 – Online presentation
My Mixed-mode Teaching Experience with Video Conferencing Software
7 Jan 2021 (Thu) 2:30 p.m – 3:45 p.m. via ZOOM
3.Pre-semester Workshop 3 – Online presentation
Moodle Intermediate & Turnitin
8 Jan 2021 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Session Details

Pre-semester Workshop 1 – Online presentation

Title:Moodle Basics & ZOOM
Facilitator(s): CHTL Colleagues
Date & Time: 6 January 2021 (Wed), 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: via ZOOM
(https://hkbu.zoom.us/j/92627017880?pwd=K0VyY0U4Q2Y1VmRQSzR3U2ZUT1JKQT09)
Abstract: To facilitate your teaching and enhance student learning, it is useful for teachers to get familiar with the fundamental functions available in Moodle. The adoption of online video conferencing and LMS are in line with the University’s vision to promote quality teaching and learning through different endeavours.

This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of the basic functions available in Moodle and ZOOM. Guidance will be provided on preparing a courseroom and tailoring various activities, together with know-how to manage the ZOOM setting for online meeting via Moodle.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
1. Identify basic functions available in Moodle & ZOOM;
2. Use basic functions in Moodle & ZOOM on enhancing teaching and student learning.
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Pre-semester Workshop 2 – Online presentation

Title:My Mixed-mode Teaching Experience with Video Conferencing Software
Facilitator(s): Dr Wai Luen KWOK (REL)
Dr Angela MAK (COMS)
Date & Time: 7 January 2021 (Thu), 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Venue: via ZOOM
(https://hkbu.zoom.us/j/92823251792?pwd=NTVJS2w0VDVJQTE4R3ZFMERXaThFdz09)
Abstract: Knowing the uncertainties ahead of us, mixed-mode teaching will continue be predominant in the next semester. With the experience of conducting mixed-mode teaching and learning in the last semester, we are delighted to have invited Dr Wai Luen Kwok from the Department of Religion & Philosophy and Dr Angela Mak from the Department of Communication Studies to demonstrate how to engage and motivate students in mixed-mode classes (i.e. some students attending the class in person while some of them attending online) and share different approaches to meet the teaching and learning challenges they have encountered. They will also share how they redesign some of the assessment tasks to put an emphasis on providing formative feedback to student learning.

In this session, you will be inspired with some practical tips on conducting ‘mixed-mode teaching’ with a video conferencing software to facilitate your quality teaching and assessing student performance.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
1. Apply useful e-learning tools and strategies to engage/motivate students in mixed-mode classes;
2. Explain the importance of redesigning assessment methods for immediate quality feedback to students.
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Pre-semester Workshop 3 – Online presentation

Title:Moodle Intermediate & Turnitin
Facilitator(s): CHTL Colleagues
Date & Time: 8 January 2021 (Fri), 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: via ZOOM
(https://hkbu.zoom.us/j/91260885490?pwd=aFdEeWlTTVZlWnRpSUorUUhhU01HUT09)
Abstract: The increasing demand of using online/alternative assessment(s), it is useful for teachers to get familiar with setting and grading assignment in Moodle to provide online feedback. Furthermore, group works and group projects are being widely adopted as part of the learning activity in the University, it is also useful to know how to use the grouping functions in Moodle to facilitate group activities and group assignment.

This online workshop will provide participants with a more in-depth usage of Moodle activities, like grading assignment with rubric, forming a group for group assignment/discussion, setting Moodle quiz (MCQ and Short quiz), Turnitin assignment (Essay type), ways of tracking students’ performance, will also be covered.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to
1. Describe Moodle functions for setting and grading assignments;
2. Use Moodle functions for enhancing online assessment quality.
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Remark: For details of the Induction Programme 2020, please click here.

Information about the previous years’ Pre-semester Workshops