Where is the Instructional Design Center located?
The Center is located in the Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons, on the second floor, room LC-201.
What are the hours of the Instructional Design Center?
The Center is open during regular College office hours:
Fall and Spring semesters: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note that our lab is closed for drop-in work during workshops from 1-2 p.m. every Thursday, and a few other days. Check the training schedule.
Summer schedule: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
We are closed during state holidays and whenever the College is closed.
What types of hardware and software are in the Instructional Design Center?
Our computer lab contains 13 computers (10 running Windows XP, one with Windows Vista, and two with Macintosh OS X), as well as a variety of specialized hardware for scanning and printing. We encourage faculty and staff to take advantage of our specialized facilities. Find out more about our lab’s hardware and software
What kind of assistance is provided in the Instructional Design Center?
Help with everything from scanning a hard-copy document for emailing your students, to modifying your face-to-face (F2F) course for fully online delivery is available here. Our team in the Center wants to show Ramapo’s faculty and staff the broad range of resources available for teaching and learning, from low to high tech. Want to do something with ;standard’ technologies like Word, Excel, PowerPoint? We can help. Want to move into the exciting world of collaborative teaching and learning available through Web 2.0? We do that too. And we know there are multiple ways to do most all of the things you’re interested in; it’s our job to help you find the right one for you and for your students. That’s why we’re not just a technology lab but a design center; we’ll help you design what you need and learn how to use, modify, and maintain it yourself! We have three full-time staff, a director, as well as skilled student aides available to assist users who drop in, or who schedule appointments for consultation or training. We welcome all levels of users.
What type of training do you offer to learn new technologies and skills?
In addition to the one-on-one assistance we provide in our computer lab, we offer a campus-wide training series with a variety of options each semester. Our Technology Across Campus Training series is posted online for you to view and register for training. We provide a variety of topics, such as Canvas Learning Management System, G Suite (formerly called Google Apps), Qualtrics Surveys, Turnitin, and more. We include both hands-on workshops and webinars on campus, as well as online training you can do from your office or home computer, in order to provide flexibility to fit your needs. You can also request access to LinkedIn Learning online video tutorials and courses where you can work online, independently, to fit your own pace and schedule, with over 6,000 courses to choose from. Also, check out our Guides, Online Training and Recorded Workshops and Tutorials for independent, self-paced learning. Individual unit training can be scheduled upon request.
How do I find out what services and technologies are available at Ramapo?
New faculty will benefit from viewing the handout “Access to Electronic Services for Faculty” which provides an overview of all electronic services available at Ramapo, how to access them, and help information. Visit our page on Instructional Technologies for more detailed information on web-based technologies we offer at Ramapo.
What is the best way to bring my computer files to the Instructional Design Center?
You can access the College network drive (U drive) with your personal login to access your files at our lab, or you can store and access your files on your Google Drive, which is part of your Gmail account. Some people use a USB flash drive, which is small, easily portable, and affordable. They store their files and copy them between their main computer and our lab.
What is my user name and password at Ramapo?
Your user name and password provides you access to most online services at Ramapo. If you are a new employee, you must activate your Ramapo e-mail account, once you are given an R# from the Benefits Office. This process will create your Ramapo user name and password. You can then change your password to something easier to remember.
See the Canvas FAQ