WebCT Vista Administration and Managing Your Organization

DAY ONE

June 12, 2006

Audience: WebCT Vista application administrators

TIME

TOPIC

   

8:00 am 8:30 am

Introductions, objectives, expectations

   

Session I: WebCT Vista Overview

8:30 am 9:00 am

1.      Discuss Iowa States learning context what are the levels

2.      How is the structure going to be set up

3.      Discuss available roles depending on level

4.      Discuss the best practices as related to security, documentation, and passwords

   

Session II: Administering WebCT Vista

9:00 am 9:15 am

Login as administrator

9:15 am 9:45 am

Navigate the learning context

9:45 am 10:15 am

Create, edit, and delete learning context

10:15 am 10:30 am

Discuss who will have access at each level from the university

10:30 am 11:00 am

Discuss settings

11:00 am 11:30 am

Tracking and reports

11:30 am 12:00 pm

Section restores

1:00 pm 1:30 pm

Creating announcements

   

Session III: Managing Users

1:30 pm 2:00 pm

Discuss enrolling of students

2:00 pm 2:30 pm

Discuss local accounts (username and passwords)

2:30 pm 3:00 pm

Create, grant/deny, delete, enroll, and unenroll users

3:00 pm 3:15 pm

Edit user information

3:15 pm 3:30 pm

Create additional columns for user information

   

3:30 pm 4:00 pm

Wrap-up and discuss agenda for the next day


WebCT Vista Training and Professional Development

DAY TWO

June 13, 2006

Audience: Trainers

TIME

TOPIC

   

8:00 am 8:30 am

Introductions, objectives, expectations

   

Session I: WebCT Training Success

8:30 am 9:00 am

1.      Institutional

2.      Learning

3.      Delivery

4.      Evaluation

   

Session II: Training Program Initiative

9:00 am 10:00 am

Discuss types of training that can be successful at Iowa State

10:00 am 10:30 am

Discuss documentation needs

10:30 am 11:30 am

Work collaboratively to define goals of training

11:30 am 12:00 pm

Define key players in training initiative

   

Session III: Professional Development Planning

1:00 pm 3:30 pm

1.      Define your professional development mission

2.      Identify Stakeholders

3.      Access Needs

4.      Identify Modalities

5.      Access Resources

6.      Develop Training Curriculum / Materials

7.      Implementation

8.      Evaluation

   

3:30 pm 4:00 pm

Wrap-up and discuss agenda for the next day


WebCT Vista Designing and Teaching Overview and Template

DAY THREE

June 14, 2006

Audience: Trainers and Faculty

TIME

TOPIC

   

8:00 am 8:30 am

Introductions, objectives, expectations

   

Session I: What are templates?

8:30 am 9:00 am

Discuss the values of templates

9:00 am 9:30 am

Create a template

9:30 am 10:30 am

Discuss template terms and options: editor, owner, public, private

10:30 am 11:00 am

Set permissions

11:00 am 11:30 am

Copy and Move templates

11:30 am 12:00 pm

Delete templates

   

Session II: Working with a template

1:00 pm 1:45 pm

Navigate through the template

1:45 pm 2:30 pm

Discuss the various tools that can be developed within a template, which ones should you work on within the template

   

Session III: Managing and sharing content

2:30 pm 3:30 pm

1.      Discuss the purpose and key features of the different types of File Manager folders

2.      Define key terms related to file status and permissions

3.      Compare and contrast the file permissions pertaining to administrative roles

4.      Describe the different file sharing options for copying templates: fully subscribe, keep subscriptions, and fully copy

   

3:30 pm 4:00 pm

Wrap-up and discuss agenda for the next day


WebCT Vista Designing and Teaching Essentials Managing Your Course

DAY FOUR

June 15, 2006

Audience: Trainers and Faculty

TIME

TOPIC

   

8:00 am 8:30 am

Introductions, objectives, expectations

   

Sessions I: WebCT Vista Basics

8:30 am 8:45 am

Navigate through the My WebCT page

8:45 am 9:00 am

Assign a template to a section

9:00 am 9:15 am

Navigate through the sections tab structure

9:15 am 9:30 am

Review the tools that are present in WebCT

   

Session II: WebCT Vista Gradebook and Group Manager

1:00 pm 1:05 pm

Discuss the available views and features within the gradebook

1:05 pm 1:15 pm

Create columns to store and calculate data

1:15 pm 1:20 pm

Modify columns

1:20 pm 1:30 pm

Set special features for columns

1:30 pm 1:45 pm

Use the PeopleLinks feature to work with an individual member

1:45 pm 2:00 pm

Enter grades manually and through uploading

2:00 pm 2:30 pm

Create groups

   

Session III: WebCT Vista Managing Your Content

2:30 pm 2:45 pm

Discuss and develop the file manager

2:45 pm 3:15 pm

Upload and create files

3:15 pm 3:30 pm

Manage your files

   

3:30 pm 4:00 pm

Wrap-up and discuss agenda for the next day


Day Five WebCT Vista Design and Teaching Assessing and Designing Your Course

DAY FIVE

June 16, 2006

Audience: Trainers and Faculty

TIME

TOPIC

   

8:00 am 8:30 am

Introductions, objectives, expectations

   

Session I: Creating and Managing Assignments

8:30 am 9:00 am

Create individual and group assignments

9:00 am 9:15 am

Submit an assignment as a student

9:15 am 9:45 am

Grade and publish an assignment

9:45 am 10:00 am

Compile assignments to review outside of WebCT

   

Session II: Creating and Managing Assessments

10:00 am 10:30 am

Create questions in the question database

10:30 am 10:45 am

Create quizzes, self tests, or surveys and add questions

10:45 am 11:00 am

Edit assessment settings

11:00 am 11:15 am

Take the assessment as a student

11:15 am 11:30 am

Grade assessments and compile reports

   

Session III: Managing Your Course

11:30 am 12:00 pm

Discuss the various areas content can be placed within the course

1:00 pm 1:10 pm

Create learning modules and organizer pages

1:10 pm 1:20 pm

Discuss best practices in course design

1:20 pm 1:30 pm

Design a course

1:30 pm 1:50 pm

Use selective release criteria to manage with content can be available

1:50 pm 2:00 pm

Import and export assessments and learning modules

2:00 pm 2:30 pm

Create a backup and template from a section

   

2:30 pm 3:00 pm

Wrap-up