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Faculty Technology Workshops

Techshops
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 here for the one page printable PDF of the Fall 2014 workshops.

We are currently updating our workshop offerings for the upcoming 2014-2015 Academic Year, we will have links to all workshops before the fall semester begins.  Click on any of the links for a full description of the respective training offered:
  • Blackboard
  • Quick Bytes  (details coming soon)
    • Classroom Polling
    • Teaching with TED
    • Browser Wars
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Plagiarism
    • Scheduling Meetings
    • Flickr and Slideshare
    • Infographics
    • Social Media
    • Cookies, Security, and Passwords
    • Visual Business Card/CV/Website
  • Teaching with Tech (details coming soon)
    • The SMART Classroom
    • The SMARTBoard
    • Echo 360
    • Google Apps
    • Getting Your Docs to the Web
    • Presentation Design
    • Creating Audio Files for Your Course
    • Fostering Discussion
    • Twitter
    • Flipped Classroom
    • Video for Your Course
    • Choosing the Right Tool
    • E-Mail Alternatives
    • Video for Your Course 2
    • LinkedIn

Upcoming FALL 2014 Workshop Dates
Please note, we are currently updating our website, we will have a completed list of workshop dates and links to RSVP before the Fall semester begins.

 

Click through the calendar dates to view the Techshop being offered. Click the descriptions to register.

 

 
 




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 Bootcamp
This workshop is designed for instructors who have never used Blackboard before but want to take advantage of the online system to post class materials. Instructors who are not familiar with Blackboard 9.1 or have not used Blackboard in a while will also find this workshop helpful. Instructors will be able to set up their course on Blackboard after completing this workshop and will have a good understanding of many additional tools Blackboard offers. 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
  • Overview of the following
    • Journals, Blogs, Wikis
    • Assignments
    • Tests and Pools
    • Highlights of Additions Tools
    • 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



Translating Your Syllabus to Blackboard
This workshop will focus on setting up a new course site on Blackboard based off of a course syllabus. Instructors should bring a copy of their syllabus along with all of the files 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
  • 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

 


The SMART Classroom
Learn how to use the podium and environmental controls of the podiums in the SMART Classroom.

The SMARTBoard
In this workshop, instructors will learn the basics of the SMARTBoard Notebook software that is installed on the podiums in the rooms that have a SMARTBoard.

Echo 360
Learn how to set up and manage recordings for the Echo 360, best practices and effective pedagogy in using lecture capture will also be covered.

Google Apps
This workshop will cover the basics of using different Google Apps along with useful tips and tricks.

Getting Your Docs to the Web
Learn how to upload your Docs to the Web with different publishing options.


Presentation Design
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

Creating Audio Files for Your Course
This workshop will guide instructors through the process of recording and editing audio files.

Fostering Discussion
In this workshop, we will discuss different tools that can be used to foster discussion both inside and outside of the classroom.

Twitter
Instructors will learn the basics of using Twitter as a professional development tool.


Flipped Classroom 
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.

This workshop, which will be structured using the flipped classroom model, is based on the 3-part series that was developed by Fordham’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the Electronic Information Center, and Faculty Technology Services.



  • Part 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?" We will discuss effective strategies to make the most of the flipped classroom/active learning model.
  • Part 2 - Practical Application of Flipped Class Techniques
    • Through a hands-on learningopportunity, faculty will explore planning class activities that support deeper learning in conjunction with developing the pre-class video lectures and assessment strategies.
    • 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
  • Part 3 - Effective Video Recording for Flipped Classrooms
    • In Part 3 of this workshop, we will guide instructors through the process of creating and editing audio/video and discuss:
    • 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


Video for Your Course
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




Video for Your Course 2 details coming soon
Choosing the Right Tooldetails coming soon
E-Mail Alternativesdetails coming soon
LinkedIndetails coming soon
Classroom Polling details coming soon 
Teaching with TED details coming soon
BrowserWars details coming soon
Keyboard Shortcuts details coming soon
Plagiarism details coming soon
Scheduling Meetings details coming soon
Flickr and Slideshare details coming soon
Infographics details coming soon
Social Media details coming soon
Cookies, Security, and Passwords details coming soon
Visual Business Card/CV/Website details coming soon



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

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