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Faculty Technology Workshops

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Faculty Technology Workshops


We offer a variety of workshops on both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses throughout each semester.  All workshops are open to any faculty member.

Click on any of the links for a full description of the respective training offered:

Upcoming SPRING 2014 Workshop Dates

 
Rose Hill Workshops
  • Effective Presentation Tech: PowerPoint Design and Beyond - Wednesday 3/26, 2:30-3:30pm, Dealy 205 - RSVP Here

  • Practical Application of Flipped Class Techniques, Thursday, 4/3, 1:00 - 2:15pm, Keating 218, RSVP Here

  • Effective Video Recording for Flipped Classrooms, Wednesday, 4/23, 1:00 - 2:15pm, Flom Auditorium, RSVP Here

  • Blackboard 2 - Tuesday 4/29, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Dealy 205, RSVP Here

  • Blackboard Gradecenter - Wednesday, 5/7, 2:30-3:30, Dealy 205, RSVP Here

Lincoln Center Workshops

  • Blackboard 2 - Tuesday 4/1, 2:30 - 3:30pm, LL 309 - RSVP Here

  • Practical Application of Flipped Class Techniques, Thursday, 4/10, 1:00 - 2:15pm, LL 305, RSVP Here

  • Effective Video Recording for Flipped Classrooms, Tuesday, 4/15, 2:30 - 3:30pm, LL 309, RSVP Here

  • Blackboard Grade Center - Monday 5/5, 2:30 - 3:30pm, LL 309 - RSVP Here

 
 




Blackboard 1
This workshop focuses on instructors who have never used Blackboard before but want to take advantage of using the online system to post class materials. Instructors will be able to set up their course on Blackboard during this session and should bring a copy of all files that they would like to post.  Instructors will be guided through the following processes, step-by-step:
  • Course Design
    • Managing Course Menu
  • Adding Content
    • Creating Folders & Items
    • Using the WYSIWYG Text Editor
    • Hyperlinking & Attachments
  • Course Files
    • Batch Upload
  • User Management
    • Deleting vs Making Users Unavailable
    • Adding Users
  • Communication
    • Announcements
    • Email
  • Discussion Board
    • Forum set up
    • Resources
  • Course Availability

 
 



Blackboard 2
This workshop will focus on instructors who have used Blackboard before but want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features Blackboard has available. Instructors will be guided through the following processes step-by-step:
  • Short Review of Topics from Blackboard 1
  • Journals, Blogs, Wikis
  • Assignments
  • Tests and Pools
  • Highlights of Additions Tools (ex. Grade Center)
  • Course Copy

 




Blackboard Refresh
This workshop will focus on instructors who have used Blackboard before the upgrade to version 9.1. Instructors will be able to set up their course on Blackboard during this session and should bring a copyof all files that they would like to post. Instructors will be guided through the following processes, step-by-step:
  • Course Design
  • Adding Content
  • Course Files
  • User Management
  • Communication
  • Discussion Board
  • Course Copy
  • Course Availability

 




Blackboard Gradecenter
This workshop will focus on setting up, managing, and using the Grade Center. Instructors should bring a copy of their syllabus (including grade structure) and will be guided through each of the following process step-by-step:
  • Overview
  • Managing Grading Schemas
  • Creating Columns
  • Creating Categories and Weighing Grades
  • Organizing the Grade Center

 



Effective Presentation Technologies: PowerPoint Design and Beyond
This workshop will cover tips on how to add animation, music, and video to PowerPoint. We will also discuss design strategies and provide resources for finding free media that can be used in presentations.
  • Design Basics
    • Simplicity
    • Theme
    • Color
    • Bullets
    • Font
  • Visualizations
  • Multimedia
  • Animations
  • Images
    • Finding
    • Formatting
  • Tools & Applications
    • Slideshare
    • Embedding Narration & YouTube Video

 




Effective Video Recording

This workshop will guide instructors through the process of creating and editing audio/video.
  • Choosing and planning Audio or Video
  • Tips/Guidelines
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    • Camera Angle
  • Overview and resources for A/V Editing
    • Apps
    • Desktop Software
  • Clothing/Appearance for Video
    • Smile and Focus
    • Colors/Clothes
    • Hair/Makeup
    • Background Check
    • Lighting
    • Script
  • File Formats



Flipped Classroom Workshop series

The flipped classroom is a major part of current discussions on higher ed. In the Higher Ed Edition of the 2014 NMC Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium identified flipped classrooms as an emerging practice and expects thetechnology for it will be adopted on a large scale within the next year.  With that in mind, we invite you to a series of workshops on “flipping” your class.

The workshops, which will be structured using the flipped classroom model, have been developed by Fordham’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the Electronic Information Center, and Faculty Technology Services.
  • Workshop 1 - Making the Most of Your Class Time in the Flipped Classroom Model
    “If your lecture is pre-recorded and watched outside of class, how can you use that freed-up time in class to improve student learning?" Erick Kelemen, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, will lead a discussion on effective strategies to make the most of the flipped classroom/active learning model.
  • Workshop 2 - Practical Application of Flipped Class Techniques
    This workshop offers faculty a hands-on learning opportunity for planning class activities that support deeperlearning in conjunction with developing the pre-class video lectures and assessment strategies. Mat Schottenfeld, Television Production Manager at the Library’s Electronic Information Center, and also a presenter on flippedclassrooms at last year's Educause conference, will talk about:
    • Self-directed and self-paced flexible learning
    • Testing and quizzing strategies
    • Student presentations and peer learning
    • Direct student feedback through, anonymous polls, forums, and texting
  • Workshop 3 - Effective Video Recording for Flipped Classrooms
    This workshop will guide instructors through the process of creating and editing audio/video. Lindsay Karp, Instructional Technologist for Faculty Technology Services, will lead a discussion on:
    • Choosing and planning audio or video
    • Tips and guidelines for framing, lighting, and camera angles
    • Overview and resources for A/V editing, such as various apps and desktop software
    • Clothing and appearance for video
    • Use of a script
    • File formats

 
 


For more information, feel free to contact the Faculty Technology Centers at ftc@fordham.edu.

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