CURRICULUM CALENDAR FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-24
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LIFELONG LEARNING WITH OLDER ADULTS - ARTICLES, RESEARCH, BENEFITS
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LIVE Trainings via Zoom
Basic Zoom Facilitator Workshop
Monday, 3/20/23 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Advanced Zoom Facilitator Workshop
Monday, 3/20/23 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
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Using Polls and Breakout Rooms Workshop
Tuesday, 3/21/23 10:00am - 11:00am
Self-Sufficient Facilitator Workshop
Tuesday, 3/21/23 11:30 am - 12:30pm
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Basic Zoom Facilitator Workshop (60-120 minutes)
Ideal for anyone new to facilitating via Zoom or those that want a refresher
Covers: The fundamental components of the Zoom application such as: Zoom registration, updating your Zoom application, entering Zoom room; admitting folks from waiting room, mute/unmute, camera on/off, participant section, renaming members, views, raise/lower hands, and reactions. We will talk about host and co-host vs. participant and the difference between what each of the roles can and cannot do. We’ll review the various Zoom “icons” on the Zoom controls menu; especially focusing on the use of the Participants List, the Chat function, and the Reactions buttons. We will also explore the ‘View’ features of Zoom, which allow you to optimize your personal perspective of the Zoom meeting.
Advanced Zoom Facilitator Workshop (60-120 minutes)
Ideal for all facilitators
Covers: “Host and co-host” privileges and the Zoom Application itself. How to download it and to keep it up to date. We will show how to logon to the DU Zoom platform using the ollionline.du.edu IDs and how to start a class which has been scheduled in the Meetings area of the ID. Will cover hosting privileges including Rename participants, Promoting participants, Muting/Asking to Unmute participants, Stopping/Asking to Start a participant’s video. We’ll cover Screen Sharing basics and some more advanced topics for different methods of sharing PowerPoint/Keynote presentations, MP4/M4V Videos, and DVD Videos. Time permitting, we will talk about some tools for downloading videos from Websites like YouTube, Video player Software, and we can provide additional tips for embedding videos in aPowerPoint/Keynote presentation.
Using Breakout Rooms and Polls Workshop for Facilitators (60 min)
Ideal for all Self-Sufficient Facilitators
Covers: How to create Polls for your class and how to create Yes/No or Single Choice Polls, Multiple choice Polls, and Multiple Answer Polls. We will talk about how to make the polls anonymous or identified and how to display the results of a poll. We will also cover how to establish Breakout Rooms and Breakout durations, assign class participants to Breakout Rooms, and how hosts/co-hosts can move from virtual room to virtual room. Finally, we’ll show how participants can be recalled to the main classroom and how breakout sessions can be ended manually.
Self-Sufficient Facilitator Workshop (60 minutes)
Ideal for all Self-Sufficient Facilitators
Covers: The difference between a “hosted” facilitator and a “self-sufficient facilitator.” We'll detail what the responsibilities are for a self-sufficient facilitator and how to logon to the DU Zoom platform and start the Zoom meeting for a class. Also covered are how to "Admit" your Class Assistant, how to work with the Class Assistant on monitoring the chat and the participants panel, managing the class from unwanted noise, and what to do if you are unable to logon to your assigned OLLI at DU Zoom account.
Did you enjoy your facilitator workshop?
Here are some followup resources
Document -Basic Zoom Training. This covers the Zoom Controls, Views, and Zoom Registration - perfect for everyone, especially Class Assistants.
Document -Zoom Prep covers what to complete before the term begins, and Zoom controls.
Document - Logging into Zoom & Starting Class covers Self-Sufficient Facilitators logging in through DU Zoom Portal and Registering for your own class in Zoom.
Document - Screen Sharing Basics reviews Basic and Advanced options and Portion of Screen and Video Player.
Document - Using Polls
Document -Suggestions from OLLI facilitators on using Zoom
Document -Suggestions from OLLI members who are "techies"
Document -Screen Sharing
Document -Other Important References on Zooming for facilitators
YouTube Video - click to view
Are you a Self Sufficient Facilitator?
Here are the easy login instructions.
Here's a 1-page of Zoom Basic Controls. Use this on the first day of class to walk the class through using Zoom. Remember to have your Staff Support peron's contact info in case you have any technical issues.
MEMBER ZOOMING RESOURCES
Internet broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
A webcam or HD webcam - built-in, USB plug-in, or:
An HD cam or HD camcorder with a video-capture card
Note: See the list of supported devices.
Virtual camera software for use with broadcasting software like OBS or IP cameras
Note: For macOS, Zoom client 5.1.1 or higher is required.
Basics for Facilitators
Are You Camera Ready?
Light Up Your Face
Find a quiet place for your computer that gets strong WiFi and ideally, well lit. It's hard for us to forge a human connection over video, even more so if we can't see one another's face. Use the preview on the screen to judge your lighting.
If the room has a window, make sure you’re facing it so the natural light shines on your face.
Avoid any light source that is shines on your computer or webcam. You will be washed out and it makes it very difficult for anyone else on Zoom to see you. In fact, it’s distracting.
LEARN MORE... Are you Camera Ready.pdf
If you are using WiFi (wireless Internet), do not run microwave while in Zoom.
Step-by-Step Instructions with Screenshots
Click to download each article
- How to Update Zoom Client.pdf
- How to Login to Your Zoom Classroom_02022.pdf
- How to Start your class
- How to Admit participants
- How to assign Co-Hosts
- What's a Host vs. Co-Hosts
- How to Share your screen
- How to play audio/video
- How to use Breakout Rooms
- How to use Polls
- Different Views
- Using PowerPoint
- Using Keynote
Converting Videos to Play on Zoom
Adding videos to your class is a geat way in enhance your teaching. There are 1000's of free videos available on YouTube and other web based resources. You may need software to download videos and to convert to MP4 format.
FACILITATING A COURSE FOR OLLI AT DU
WEBINAR SUBMISSION FORM
OLLI at DU Webinar Submission Form
SUBMITTING A REQUEST TO FACILITATE A COURSE FOR OLLI AT DU
Volunteers are the backbone of OLLI at DU - as facilitators, class assistants, event planners, and as members of the Curriculum Committee.
The OLLI Management Team has approved one course submission form beginning with Winter Term 2023.
Members wishing to facilitate a course for OLLI should contact their Site Manager for information about the deadline for all course proposals.
All areas on the Approved Course Submission Form must be complete prior to the deadline.
DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTANCE for SPRING TERM 2023 course submission forms is JANUARY 6, 2023 - this is the deadline for managers to submit all course information. Be sure to submit your proposals to your Curriculum Committees and Site Managers to ensure these will be reviewed, edited, and submitted to the Executive Director by January 6.
Approved COURSE SUBMISSION FORM:
Calendar for Catalog Development
The deadline for course and webinar submission forms for WINTER TERM 2023 HAS PASSED. Please read below if you wish to submit a proposal for our Spring term 2023 which runs from March 27 through May 23.
SPRING TERM 2023 Course Submission Deadline
* Each Site Manager, with Curriculum Chairs, will set the date they wish to receive all SPRING Term course submissions. Please check with your Site Manager for the deadline.
* All course submissions which have been reviewed and edited by the Curriculum Committee and Sponsoring Site Manager are due to Executive Director from the sites no later than Friday, January 6, 2023
OLLI at DU CURRICULUM CALENDAR
SPRING TERM 2023 CATALOG DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR
Facilitator Awards and Recognition
When you see the terms Senior, Master, Diamond, or Platinum Facilitator in the facilitator bios or on our Portfolio page, what does that mean?
- A Senior Facilitator has, at a minimum, facilitated 10 OLLI at DU courses
- A Master Facilitator has, at a minimum, facilitated 15 OLLI at DU courses
- A Diamond Facilitator has, at a minimum, facilitated 25 OLLI at DU courses
- A Platinum Facilitator has, at a minimum, facilitated 40 OLLI at DU courses
Points awarded for facilitation:
- Class points are awarded for volunteer facilitating any OLLI class at any OLLI site and online. The class must be at least four weeks long.
- If there are multiple facilitators, the class point will be shared among co-facilitators as follows:
- Single or two facilitators - each receive 1.0 point
- Three facilitators - each receive 1/2 point
- Four facilitators - each receive 1/4 point
- Five plus facilitators - no points
TWO TYPES OF OLLI AT DU ONLINE FACILITATORS
OLLI at DU welcomes facilitators to offer their courses online via Zoom. We provide multiple training workshops throughout the year which are described and listed on this page.
We have two designations for online faciitators - HOSTED and SELF-SUFFICIENT.
Generally, a first time online facilitator for OLLI at DU is "hosted" by a DU staff member using the DU staff member's email account for Zoom. The staff member opens the Zoom room for each class and remains available throughout the class meeting.
A facilitator becomes "self-sufficient" when they are able to open the Zoom room by themselves using a DU email account which is provided and conduct the class via Zoom (with the support of a member who has volunteered to be a class assistant).
Here are two documents which describe the difference between a HOSTED and a SELF-SUFFICIENT FACILITATOR.
Teaching Adults Over 50
Memory is like a sponge in water, too much water, the sponge won’t be able to absorb.
LEARN MORE... Teaching Adults 50+.pdf
Why Use It?
E-Portfolio is a web based program that allows you to post class information such as documents, pictures, and Web page links accessible to class members. This of it as your Class Webpage as it can save you time and effort for communicating with your class.
Create a portfolio page or get technical help with an existing page, contact our Portfolio Assistants:
Larry Walling (OLLI South/East)
Larry Tannenbaum (OLLI West/Boulder)
Communications and Requests
How to share screen with Keynote and show participants
Click here to download pdf: HOW TO SCREENSHARE KEYNOTE ON MAC AND STILL SEE (1).pdf
Marc Rochkind- share only portion of your screen
Sharing a portion of your screen
Zoom permission to Share Screen on Mac Catalina
Power Point in ZOOM
Suggestion from Marc Rochkind on microphone
Use VLC to play DVD's