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Semester Based Workshops are offered each Fall and Spring and include technical, developmental, and instructional based sessions. These workshops provide enrichment opportunities to assist in increasing self-development, awareness, and skills. In addition, sessions provide everyone a unique chance to not only learn something new, but exchange ideas and communicate with others throughout the campus.

Registration Process
You MUST register for each workshop session. Registration begins 1 week prior to each session date.

To register contact Sophia Trevino at sophia.trevino@brazosport.edu or 979-203-3436 a week prior to specified workshop dates (please note many workshops are repeated). Since seating is limited to 20, if you registered for a session and are unable to attend please let us know so we can open space to another participant.

EGC and/or Tier II Professional Growth Credits
Please view the following workshop list for pre-approvals for EGC and/or Tier II Professional Growth Credits status. If a workshop, hosted event or webinar is not listed as pre-approved you will need to check with your Department Chair for your personal approval and signing of the EDG/Tier II Professional Growth Credit approval form. Approval forms are available in the Employee Development Center.

All workshops will be held in the EDC Faculty Training Lab (A.209). Any hosted webinar listed will be held in A.211 (unless otherwise indicated)

In addition to these pre-scheduled workshops, throughout the semester the EDC will be emailing updates of weekly upcoming workshops, newly hosted webinars and events.

(please note these sessions are subject to change at which time an email will be sent indicating changes and or cancellations)

Open and Print Spring Schedule (please understand these sessions are subject to change): Schedule updated 3/3/14.

All Desire2Learn sessions will focus on Version 10.2 and information on minor changes which is projected to take place for fall 2014.

NOTE: Below you will see a "Click here to take survey" link for each workshop. If you attend a workshop you can use this link to take the survey .

Workshop Date Time
January Offerings

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Composing Messages
This session will focus on creating emails messages, formatting, spell check features, attaching files, enhancing content and sending.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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1/28 (Tues.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Composing Messages (repeat)
This session will focus on creating emails messages, formatting, spell check features, attaching files, enhancing content and sending.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
1/29 (Wed.) 9:00-10:00 AM
February Offerings

Communicating Up!
The session provides the tools necessary to align the individual with communication requirements of his or her manager. With its focus on preparation and clear commitments you can build a more effective process for communicating and collaborating with the organizational hierarchy.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey

2/3 (Mon.) 2:00-3:30 PM

Desire2Learn: News & Checklist tool
This session will focus on working with News (adding images, quicklinks and management) and the Checklist tool (creating a checklist and using restrictions).

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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2/4 (Tues.)

9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn: News & Checklist tool (repeat)
This session will focus on working with News (adding images, quicklinks and management) and the Checklist tool (creating a checklist and using restrictions).

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Example Course Introduction.docxExample Course Introduction.docx

Click here to take survey
2/5 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Communicating Up! (repeat)
The session provides the tools necessary to align the individual with communication requirements of his or her manager. With its focus on preparation and clear commitments you can build a more effective process for communicating and collaborating with the organizational hierarchy.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey

2/6 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:30 PM

Desire2Learn: Content Tool
This session will focus on how to work with the Content features which have been upgraded.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey

2/11 (Tues.) 9:00-10:00 AM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Organizing Messages
This session will focus on managing email messages, moving messages to folders and opening/saving attachments.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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2/11 (Tues.)

1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Organizing Messages (repeat)
This session will focus on managing email messages, moving messages to folders and opening/saving attachments.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey

2/12 (Wed.)

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn: Content Tool (repeat)
This session will focus on how to work with the Content features which have been upgraded.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey

2/12 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics
Using the Office interface that you've become accustomed to in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, learn how Microsoft Publisher can be used to create professional publications such as brochures, newsletters, and menus. 

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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2/13 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 AM

Incorporating Video into Instruction
Join librarians Brent Cooper and Cassie Bruner as they go over resources that can be found on the web and the Library's online resources page that allow for the recording, selecting, and/or editing of educational video clips.

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2/17 ​(Mon.) 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Desire2Learn 10: Discussion & Dropbox Tools
This session will focus on working with the Discussion area including some tips for creating interaction and community building in your online course as well as setting up the Dropbox.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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2/18 (Tues.) 9:00-10:00 AM

Microsoft InfoPath 2010: Creating InfoPath Forms
This session is designed for persons interested in learning how to create forms using Microsoft Infopath software, customize forms, apply security to forms, and distribute forms via Microsoft Outlook.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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2/18 (Tues.) 2:00-3:00 PM

Desire2Learn 10: Discussion & Dropbox Tools (repeat)
This session will focus on working with the Discussion area including some tips for creating interaction and community building in your online course as well as setting up the Dropbox.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey
2/19 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft InfoPath 2010: Creating InfoPath Forms (repeat)
This session is designed for persons interested in learning how to create forms using Microsoft Infopath software, customize forms, apply security to forms, and distribute forms via Microsoft Outlook.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
2/20 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 AM

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics (repeat)
Using the Office interface that you've become accustomed to in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, learn how Microsoft Publisher can be used to create professional publications such as brochures, newsletters, and menus. 

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
2/20 (Thurs.) 2:00-3:00 PM

Grant Writing 101: Session I
Introduce participants to Grant Writing and the components of a grant proposal. Emphasize the importance of the need statement and the program logic chart. Encourage participants to begin thinking about their own grant projects.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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2/21 (Fri.) 9:00-11:00 AM

Desire2Learn 10: Quizzes Tool
This session will focus on creating questions in the Question Library, Randomizing questions, and Quiz releasing options.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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2/25 (Tues.) 10:00-11:00 AM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Managing Contacts
This session will focus on managing adding contacts, sorting and finding contacts, finding the location of a contact and updating contact information/lists.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey

2/25 (Tues.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Managing Contacts (repeat)
This session will focus on managing adding contacts, sorting and finding contacts, finding the location of a contact and updating contact information/lists.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
2/26 (Wed.) 9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn 10: Quizzes Tool (repeat)
This session will focus on creating questions in the Question Library, Randomizing questions, and Quiz releasing options.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey
2/26 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Grant Writing 101: Session II
Continue the discussion on Program Logic Charts. Demonstrate how to write program outcomes.  Participants will briefly work through their own outcomes. Discuss Evaluation and Sustainability.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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2/28 (Fri.) 9:00-11:00 AM
March Offerings

Desire2Learn: Grades & Class Progress Tools
This session will focus on working with the Grade Book, using the Setup Wizard, Manage Grades and Enter Grades area as well as introducing the newly enhanced Class Progress Tool.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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3/4 (Tues.)

9-10:00 AM

Microsoft InfoPath 2010: Analyzing InfoPath Data with Excel
This session is designed for persons interested in learning how to collect and analyze data from forms created with Microsoft InfoPath.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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3/4 (Tues.) 2:00-3:00 PM

Desire2Learn: Grades & Class Progress Tools (repeat)
This session will focus on working with the Grade Book, using the Setup Wizard, Manage Grades and Enter Grades area as well as introducing the newly enhanced Class Progress Tool.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey
3/5 (Wed.)

1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft InfoPath 2010: Analyzing InfoPath Data with Excel (repeat)
This session is designed for persons interested in learning how to collect and analyze data from forms created with Microsoft InfoPath.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
3/6 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 AM

Grant Writing 101: Session III
Discuss Letters of Intent & Support Letters. Discuss Budget and Budget Narratives. Give pros and cons on funding sources. Discuss best grant writing tips.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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3/7 (Fri.) 9:00-11:00 AM

Desire2Learn: Working with Online Rooms
In this session we will learn how to set up meeting rooms in order for to host live presentations, lectures or office hours.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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3/18 (Tues.) 9:00-10:00 AM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Scheduling Appointments
This session will focus on exploring the calendar a bit more as well as scheduling and editing appointments.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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3/18 (Tues.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Scheduling Appointments (repeat)
This session will focus on exploring the calendar a bit more as well as scheduling and editing appointments.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
3/19 (Wed.)

9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn: Working with Online Rooms (repeat)
In this session we will learn how to set up meeting rooms in order for to host live presentations, lectures or office hours.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey

3/19 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Desire2Learn: Working with Intelligent Agents
In this session we will learn how to set up an Intelligent Agent to monitor your course to find activities which match criteria you set and then send an email to the student who has met the criteria. For example, you can set up an agent to monitor quiz submissions and send off an email to students who have received a particular score.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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3/25 (Tues.) 9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn: Working with Intelligent Agents (repeat)
In this session we will learn how to set up an Intelligent Agent to monitor your course to find activities which match criteria you set and then send an email to the student who has met the criteria. For example, you can set up an agent to monitor quiz submissions and send off an email to students who have received a particular score.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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3/26 (Wed.) 2:00-3:00 PM
April Offerings

Desire2Learn: Working with Rubrics
In this session we will take a look at how to create a Analytic Rubric and associate it with an activity (Discussion/Dropbox).

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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4/1 (Tues.)

9:00-10:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Managing Meetings (repeat)
This session will focus on how to schedule a meeting, reply to a request, track and change meetings as well as print the calendar.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
4/2 (Wed.)

9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn: Working with Rubrics (repeat)
In this session we will take a look at how to create a Analytic Rubric and associate it with an activity (Discussion/Dropbox).

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey

Example holistic rubric

example rubric.pdfexample rubric.pdf

4/2 (Wed.)

1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Managing Meetings
This session will focus on how to schedule a meeting, reply to a request, track and change meetings as well as print the calendar.Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
​4/3 (Tues.) ​2:00-3:00 PM

Introduction to Microsoft Office OneNote
In this session you will be introduced to Microsoft OneNote, a note taking and information management program included in Microsoft Office Suite where you can capture ideas and information in an electronic form.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff

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4/7 (Mon..)

2:00-3:00 PM

SharePoint: Working with Faculty Pages
In this session we will cover how to add links to materials (PDF/Document files) and videos, plus creating page navigation.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff

Click here to take survey

4/8 (Tues.) 9:00-10:00 AM

SharePoint: Working with Faculty Pages (repeat)
In this session we will cover how to add links to materials (PDF/Document files) and videos, plus creating page navigation.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff

Click here to take survey
4/9 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Introduction to Microsoft Office OneNote (repeat)
In this session you will be introduced to Microsoft OneNote, a note taking and information management program included in Microsoft Office Suite where you can capture ideas and information in an electronic form.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff

Click here to take survey
4/10 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 AM

OneNote: Editing & User Interface Attributes
In this session we will highlight OneNote's editing and user interface attributes. Additional, an in-depth, look at this product will be provided in an OneNote three part series of workshops during the spring semester.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey

4/14 (Mon..)

3:00-4:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Managing Tasks & Notes
This session will focus on how to schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information and tasks, plus use notes.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

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4/15 (Tues.) 1:00-2:00 PM

Microsoft Outlook 2010, Back to Basics: Managing Tasks & Notes (repeat)
This session will focus on how to schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information and tasks, plus use notes.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
4/16 (Wed.) 9:00-10:00 AM

OneNote: Editing & User Interface Attributes (repeat)
In this session we will highlight OneNote's editing and user interface attributes. Additional, an in-depth, look at this product will be provided in an OneNote three part series of workshops during the spring semester.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey
4/17 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 AM

OneNote: Sharing/Collaboration & Mobile Attributes
In this session we will highlight OneNote's sharing/collaboration and mobile technology attributes. Additional, an in-depth, look at this product will be provided in an OneNote three part series of workshops during the spring semester.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff.

Click here to take survey

4/21 (Mon.) 2:00-3:00 PM

Desire2Learn: Integrating SmarterMeasure
In this session we will learn how to insert SmarterMeasure directly into your online course to test for student "levels" of readiness to take an online course.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

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4/22 (Tues.) 9:00-10:00 AM

Desire2Learn: Integrating SmarterMeasure (repeat)
In this session we will learn how to insert SmarterMeasure directly into your online course to test for student "levels" of readiness to take an online course.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty.

Click here to take survey
4/23 (Wed.) 1:00-2:00 PM

OneNote: Sharing/Collaboration & Mobile Attributes (repeat)
In this session we will highlight OneNote's sharing/collaboration and mobile technology attributes. Additional, an in-depth, look at this product will be provided in an OneNote three part series of workshops during the spring semester.

Preapproved for EGC and/or Tier II professional growth credit for Faculty & Staff

Click here to take survey
4/24 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 AM

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