Calendar of ANGEL Workshops
* Prerequisite: ANGEL Basics I
Descriptions of ANGEL Workshops
This workshop will cover the following:
- Highlight the features of ANGEL.
- Introduce the basic modules of ANGEL as well as the new policies and procedures for the system.
- You will learn how to get started using ANGEL, design the structure of your course, place your syllabus online and upload your course materials.
ANGEL Open Workshop
Now that you’ve attended ANGEL Basics workshops, this "drop in" Open Workshop is intended for faculty who want one-on-one assistance with their ANGEL courses. Staff and technical students will be there to assist. Faculty can attend this workshop anytime during the posted hours and should bring any source file you may want uploaded into ANGEL. Please Note: This workshop is not intended to teach faculty the Basics of ANGEL.
Assessments can be used to help build engaging online learning environments, reinforce lessons, and evaluate student work. This workshop will cover how to create Assessments (tests, quizzes and exams) and Assignments (paper submissions) within ANGEL. You will learn how to create/edit an assessment, create question sets and pools, add question types from within ANGEL as well as from other sources, and how to regrade a question. You will also learn how to create a drop box, where students can electronically submit their assignments for review and grading and how to link assignments to the Gradebook.
The Gradebook interface in ANGEL allows you to track and display grades for ANGEL content items (quizzes, drop boxes, discussion forums, SCORM assessments, and surveys) and for assignments handed-in outside of the ANGEL environment. In this workshop, you will learn how to view grades; enter grades and comments; configure gradebook preferences and import/export grades; manually create and edit gradebook categories, assignments, macros, and grading scale; and weigh categories to compute an overall grade for each student.
ANGEL Discussion Forums
How to setup Discussion Forums for your entire class, Teams and/or individual Journals. The ANGEL discussion forum has many rich features that take advantage of online communication’s ability to enrich teaching and learning. Discussion Forums provide you with the ability to create interactive, peer-to-peer collaborative learning communities. You’ll learn how to: create Discussion Forum forums that stimulate effective discussion; moderate discussion Forums; grade and print posts; perform advanced searches and sorts of discussion forums; create teams and setup multiple team permissions.
ANGEL Reports/Agents/Learning Objectives
This workshop combines the Reports Console and Automations Agents with the Learning Outcomes Management.
The Reports Console allows for an in depth view of student progression and activities. Automation Agents create a unique way of gathering data and carrying out tasks at set intervals or dates based on student activity. For example, an agent can be setup to automatically send email to students who haven’t logged into a course the past week.
Increased pressure to demonstrate and improve student achievement requires systematic assessment of student learning outcomes. ANGEL Learning Outcomes Management (LOM) gives you unprecedented insight into student performance against standards, confidence that course content is aligned to standards and shows you what is working (and what is not working) so you can take action. Learn how to create and map objectives to content items within ANGEL.
ANGEL Beyond the Gradebook: Tips and Tricks
The offering of this special workshop is the result of a number of inquiries made by faculty using Gradebook on how to do very specific tasks. This workshop will showcase how to:
- Hide the Gradebook from students
- Add a certain number of points to every student
- Enter a grade or a “final grade” and prevent students from seeing it
- Add a “final grade” to the Gradebook and preventing it from counting toward the &lldquo;total grade”
- Give students “extra credit”
The ePortfolio feature in ANGEL enables students and faculty to create an evolving picture of educational as well as personal growth and development. It allows individuals to link progress to institutional, course, and personal achievements, and includes the concept of “certified” artifacts – artifacts imported from ANGEL Courses that include grades and faculty comments. There is also an ePortfolio blogging capability that allows students and faculty to maintain an ongoing record of educational and co-curricular activities. Sharing elements of an ePortfolio can be accomplished by creating “Publications” – custom web pages consisting of various artifacts from a student’s ePortfolio – and emailing or granting other ePortfolio users permission to see specific aspects of one’s work. This workshop will introduce you to the powerful features available in ANGEL ePortfolio.
ANGEL Grading RubricsGrading rubrics provide instructors and other assessment evaluators with an efficient method of consistently grading subjective learner submissions for drop boxes and manually-graded assessment questions. Grading rubrics can be created individually for ANGEL courses, or copied or linked into ANGEL courses from Learning Object Repositories (LORs). Students also benefit from the use of grading rubrics in that they can see, in advance, the criteria against which their assignment will be evaluated.