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Workshops for undervisere

IT Learning Center tilbyder løbende workshops i anvendelsen af Absalon og andre læringsteknologier. Du kan se en oversigt over vores workshops nedenfor.

Hvis du kan samle min. 4 deltagere, kommer vi også gerne på besøg på dit institut og afholder en workshop der er tilpasset jeres interesser.

Undervisningen foregår på engelsk eller dansk 

Kursusmaterialet er på engelsk, og hvis det ønskes, kan undervisningen foregå på engelsk.


Om Absalon

Get started with Absalon


In this workshop we invite you to explore the many possibilities of Absalon. We introduce you to the Absalon interface and show you the best practices of how to structure your course and communicate with your students. You will also try how you can upload and create material for your course in Absalon.

Absalon provides you with a number of ways to help the students prepare and study between classes. In hands-on exercises you will work with structuring a course in modules, handling groups and activity types, such as assignments.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is aimed at lecturers who want to use Absalon in their teaching. There are no prerequisites for participation.

After the workshop you will be able to:

  • Know who to contact if you have questions about Absalon
  • Navigate in Absalon
  • Use Absalon to structure your course activities and curriculum
  • Use the different resources and activities in Absalon

Practical information
The workshop emphasizes hands-on exercises, so please bring your own laptop.

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Om Undervisning

Try something new in your teaching: Inspiration and Tools


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Come to this 2½-hour workshop and hear about a number of inspiring new ways of university teaching which focus on high quality teaching and active learning!

We are going to look at ways of making it easier for the students to study and prepare before class by providing them with online resources such as literature, videos, quizzes and discussion fora.

You will hear about how associate professor Helle Overgaard Larsen (Section for Global Development) in her course “Research Planning” has flipped her teaching and uses a blend of online and face2face activities. Her students read and watch the online lectures before class and in the face2face teaching they engage in theoretical discussions and group exercises that promote student thinking.

Another example is how professor in biocomputational chemistry Jan Halborg Jensen in all his courses has given up lecturing and gradually transformed his teaching into an activating way of peer instruction where all the students are continuously engaged in class when discussing academic questions with their peers and using their mobile devices to let the teacher know their responses.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is for everybody who is interested in developing their teaching. There are no prerequisites for participation.

After the workshop you will be able to:
  • Describe a number a new teaching methods and tools to use in university teaching
  • Relate the different tools to different teaching situations and learning goals
  • Reflect on how you can apply these new methods and tools to your own teaching

Practical information
The workshop emphasizes hands-on exercises, so please bring your own laptop.

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Om læringsteknologier og digitale værktøjer

Make a voice-over online lecture for your students


If you want to use face-to-face time to activate students with excercises, discussions etc. (Flipped teaching) you can replace your lectures with online presentations as a preparation for the students. IT Learning Center recommend Office Mix for the purpose and we resell the app at low prices.

Office Mix is a free plug-in for PowerPoint you can use for narrating your slides and publishing them on the internet and apply them to Absalon. You can add video and audio to the slides as well. The published result can be displayed on smart phones, tablets and computers. Watch a published example.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is aiming towards teachers who need an effective tool for making their presentations available online.

After the workshop you will be able to:

  • Set up the needed hardware
  • Record audio and video
  • Import audio and video
  • Set up the layout for the presentation
  • Publish the presentation
  • Upload the presentation to Absalon

Practical information
The workshop will emphasize hands-on exercises. You have to be familiar with PowerPoint 2010 and you should bring your own PowerPoint presentation for the voice-over. The workshop lasts three hours and there will be computers, headsets and webcams available.

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Engage your students with Quizzes, Tests and Student Response Systems


Part 1 – Online quizzes and tests as learning tool
Quizzes and tests can in many cases be used as effective tools to support students learning. Thinking can be driven by questions. Make your students think to learn better. Using technology can make it easier to distribute questions and handle results. In this workshop you will be introduced to the potentials that are provided in Absalon.

Part 2 – Engage students with student response systems
Engage the students, strengthen their concentration, increase their learning opportunities and get instant feedback on your teaching. Does that sound interesting to you? Then join this workshop.

What is a student response system?
Student response systems are user-friendly technologies that enable teachers to interact with students in class by posing questions in presentations. Students answer through a laptop or smartphone, and teachers can immediately review the responses of the entire class.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is aiming towards teachers who need effective tools for engaging students online and in class.

By participating in this workshop you will be introduced to:

  • Get to be familiar with different creative question types in Absalon
  • Get hands-on with making your own quiz or test in Absalon
  • How to create the good questions for your presentations
  • Get hands-on with using student response systems

Practical information
The workshop emphasizes hands-on exercises. You are welcome to bring your own laptop. PCs are available in the classroom.

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Make a screen recording as an instruction or to give online feedback


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Learn to make a screencast. Screencast is a video recording of your screen. You can use it to demonstrate and teach the use of software features; as an online video lecture; to give video feedback on assignments and more. Watch  this example  of a screencast.

We will also look into pencast as a variation of screencasts.

Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at those who have no or only little experience with screencasts and who would like to get an introduction to using screencasts as a teaching tool.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts and opportunities of working with screencasts
  • Understand the basics of a good online screencast for teaching
  • Make a screencast using Screencast-o-matic
  • Publish your screencast to Absalon

Practical information
The workshop is focused on hands-on exercises, so please bring your own laptop (PC/MAC). 

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Teach and guide students online using desktop video conferencing


Not only when you are doing completely online courses but also if you want to blend online and face-to-face teaching desktop video conferencing, like Adobe Connect, can be an great tool. Likewise it can be used for collaboration among students and colleagues. You can bring them together without anyone leaving home or the office.

Adobe Connect is service you use for free through the Danish eInfrastructure Cooperation also known as DEIC. Connect can, using a web browser like Internet Explorer, connect you to colleagues and students using webcams and headsets. It contains a number of collaboration tools, such as sharing and editing documents, whiteboard and making polls.

Who is the workshop for? The workshop is aiming towards teachers who need an effective synchronous online communication with their students and colleagues.

After the workshop you will be able to:

  • Set up the needed hardware
  • Participate in online conferences using different tools
  • Set up a new conference
  • Set up layouts for conferences
  • Host meetings and manage recordings
  • Setting up templates for new conferences

Practical information
The workshop will emphasize hands-on exercises. There are no prerequisites for participation. The course lasts three hours and there will be computers, headsets and webcams available.

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Learn to make a Prezi presentation


Prezi is a presentation tool that allows you to create eye-catching presentations. With Prezi you can smoothly zoom, rotate and jump through your content i.e. text, images and videos.

Prezi is free to use for educational purposes.

Take a look at this Prezi example: The magical theory of relativity.

Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at those who have no or only little experience with Prezi and who would like to get an introduction to using Prezi for making presentations for teaching, meetings and conferences.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of working with Prezi
  • Make your own Prezi presentation and share it with your students and colleagues
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of using Prezi
  • Use Prezi for collaborative learning activities in your teaching

Practical information
You need an e-mail address with the @ku.dk suffix i.e. itlc@science.ku.dk in order to sign up for a free Prezi account. Please contact the IT Learning Center to learn more.

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Engaging students with online polls and clickers


Clickers enable you to activate and engage your students during lectures through questioning. Clickers are available freely for teachers at KU in the form of a web-based apps, Shakespeak for PC and Socrative for Mac and PC.

With the clicker technology you interact with your students during lectures by posing questions in your presentation. Students then answer through laptops, smartphones or by sending SMS´ and you can immediately view the responses of your entire class.

It is a three step process:

  • You present a multiple-choice or open-answer question in your PowerPoint presentation
  • Students answer the question individually or after discussing it in groups
  • The results are shown anonymously to the class in a data chart and you discuss the answer

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is aimed at lecturers who want to get started using clickers in their teaching.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the pedagogy behind using clickers for active learning
  • Apply the method of peer instruction to your teaching
  • Form relevant questions for your lecture or presentation
  • Apply the students’ answers in your teaching
  • Manage the Shakespeak software for asking questions and showing answers

Practical information
You are encouraged to bring your own laptop. Please contact the IT Learning Center to learn more.

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