Instructional tools, accessibility and video workshops scheduled for September and October

Throughout the academic year, Innovative Learning’s consulting and training team offers workshops and work sessions to help faculty develop courses, engage students and enhance accessibility.

Events include workshops on video production, using tools like Gradescope and Replay, and creating accessible documents and presentations. All workshops are open to faculty, graduate students and staff. Those unable to attend can request a one-one-one consultation or a customized workshop for a college, school or department by contacting

To learn more about an event, and to register, click the links below:

Assessing and Engaging Students with Kaltura In-Video Quizzing
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 24
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 21
Did you know you can add in-video quizzing to your Kaltura videos? Learn how to create quizzes and how to integrate them with the Blackboard grade center.

Gamified Quizzing with Replay
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 26
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 17
Replay is a Purdue-designed quizzing environment with elements of gameplay. Students can retake quizzes to improve their score, earn achievements, or work their way up the anonymous class leaderboard. This session will cover the basics of creating quizzes and collecting results for assessment.

Accessible Website Basics
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 30
Learn about the university's accessibility standard and international guidelines, and gain hands-on experience in creating and testing a website for accessibility in a WYSIWYG environment. Attendees should have some experience creating and managing their own websites before attending.

Engaging students with accessible social media
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 1
Learn how to make social media posts accessible on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Workshop will introduce the basics of social media accessibility and the key concepts and tools built into each platform.

Self-service video production with Video Express
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Oct.7
Learn how to set up, record, and review videos in a self-service Video Express studio.  Participants will have the opportunity to create their own sample video incorporating digital inputs, such as PowerPoint slides, movie files, or websites.

Creating accessible presentations with PowerPoint
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 8
Learn how to make PowerPoint presentations more inclusive for students with disabilities, including how to use template fields, add alt text, change the reading order and how to do accessibility checks.

Creating accessible document with Word and PDF
1:45 to 3:45 p.m., Oct. 8
Learn how to make accessible documents using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro, including how to use headings, add alt text to images and graphs, and save documents in a way that improves accessibility.

Advanced Features of Gradescope
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 10
Gradescope is designed to help manage the grading workflow, increase the speed of the grading process and improve the consistency of grading. This workshop is designed for experienced Gradescope users and focuses on advanced features, including how to use rubrics, how to add written feedback and annotations, and how to use bubble sheet and programing assignments.

Accessible PDF forms basics
1:30 to 3 p.m., Oct. 15
Learn how to create a PDF form that can make it easier for people with disabilities to use the form. This workshop will focus on steps to repair an existing PDF form to make it more accessible.

Improving the Grading Process with Gradescope
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 24
Gradescope is designed to help manage the grading workflow, increase the speed of the grading process and improve the consistency of grading. Learn how to create and manage student assignments, create grading rubrics and connect Gradescope to Blackboard.

Student Software Trainers
Did you know there’s a campus team that helps students, staff and faculty learn how to use software like MATLAB, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator? This team of skilled students regularly hosts workshops open to the entire Purdue community, and can serve as a resource for learning new skills or investigating various technologies. Workshops scheduled for August and September include:

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Writer: Dave Stephens, technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue, 765-496-7998,

Last updated: September 13, 2019