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If you were unable to attend a workshop, or want to review, you can watch any recorded workshop at your convenience. The recordings below are from IDC workshops that focus on instructional technologies that can be used in either face-to-face, hybrid or online courses.

Get Started with Qualtrics Online Surveys

Create your Qualtrics account and get an overview of Qualtrics so you can begin your first survey. Learn about the available question types, survey options, methods of distributing your survey, and viewing survey reports.

Presenter: Trish Williams
Date: 11/18/21
DURATION: 0:58:15
Watch Recording, Password: jCp5KmfX

Overview of Google Workspace for Collaborating

Google Workspace (formerly called G Suite) is more than just Gmail. It’s a Web-based suite of applications that make collaborating easy. This workshop will provide an overview of the applications included in Google Workspace, and how to share files with others for collaborating. Apps include Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Jamboard, and more.

Presenter: Trish Williams
Date: 11/4/21
DURATION: 01:00:00
Watch Recording, Password: pESEGHE2

Cybersecurity Awareness

Cyber crime has become a multi-billion dollar industry and many cyber crimes can be avoided by following safe computing practices. Learn valuable techniques to help protect your data, identity and avoid online fraud. Topics covered include:

  • Password best practices
  • Identifying fraudulent emails
  • Safe web browsing
  • Social media safety
  • Virus protection
  • Backing up your data

Presenter: Trish Williams
Date: 10/25/21
DURATION: 0:40:32
Watch Recording, Password: Sid446d3

Introduction to Instructional Design - Faculty Development Day

The instructional design process consists of  determining the needs of the learners, defining the end goals and objectives of instruction, designing and planning assessment tasks, and designing teaching and learning activities to ensure the quality of instruction. This workshop will cover how to incorporate instructional design into your course design and delivery while boosting student engagement.

Presenters: Michael Bitz and Deb O’Connell
Date: 10/20/21
DURATION: 0:56:00
Watch Recording – password: DcSegp8X

Advanced Canvas Tips and Tricks - Faculty Development Day

This workshop will introduce a number of advanced tips and tricks for Canvas users. The workshop will cover some lesser-known features related to the Gradebook, Assignments, Pages, and more. These handy tools will help all Canvas users–new and experienced–to harness the power of Canvas beyond the basic functions.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 10/20/21
DURATION: 0:56:56
Watch Recording – password: JaP858RU

What's New In Webex - Faculty Development Day

This session will highlight some of the new features recently introduced into Webex, along with an overview and best practices.

Presenter: Gwynn Shepherd
Date: 10/20/21
DURATION: 0:33:46
Watch Recording – password: eVbr5Am3cs6

Canvas Refresher: Assignments and Quizzes

Canvas is a powerful tool for delivering course assignments and assessments. This workshop focuses on how to use the Assignment and Quiz tools, provide feedback, and organize grades. Participants will view examples from a Canvas course and explore a range of feedback options. This workshop also introduces how to set the details of a Quiz, add a variety of questions, and make accommodations for students working with OSS.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 9/23/21
DURATION: 01:01:35
Watch Recording – password: 364Cr63B

Introduction to Apple's Pages

This Apple User Group workshop will get you started using Pages, a word processing application made by Apple for the Mac. Learn how to format text, insert images and media, and export documents to Word and PDF formats. Templates will also be covered. Apple’s Pages is a free alternative to Microsoft Word for Mac, iPad and iPhone.

Presenter: Peter Puleio
Date: 9/17/21
DURATION: 01:03:25
Watch Recording – password: 6Sxgmu6v

Webex Meetings: Breakout Sessions

Webex Meetings allows groups of participants to meet in breakout sessions. This workshop will review the methods for enabling breakout sessions, creating breakout rooms, as well as options for assigning participants to breakout sessions in Webex Meetings.

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus
Date: 9/16/21
DURATION: 0:40:23
Watch Recording – password: Ramapo2021
Please Note: from 16:45-25:20 there is silence when folks are in the breakout sessions, but the workshop continues after 25:20.

Canvas Refresher: Modules and Pages

Canvas courses are structured on Modules and Pages as the modes for delivering content, assignments, and more. This workshop focuses on how to use Modules and Pages to structure a course. Participants will view examples from a current course and explore the different ways in which Modules and Pages can be used to successfully manage a course through Canvas.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 9/9/21
DURATION: 0:56:50
Watch Recording – password: fJQmvJZ7

New Technologies for Creative Assignments and Learning Activities

This workshop introduces new technology tools that can help transform assignments and learning activities into dynamic, creative, and exploratory experiences. Participants will explore some of the latest instructional technologies for writing, collaborating, presenting, and polling. Recommended for all faculty.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 8/25/21
DURATION: 0:51:56
Watch Recording – password: Qih9wss8

Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom

Teaching in the 21st century requires flexibility, creativity, and innovation to help students learn content and become critical thinkers. This workshop explores new trends and models for the modern classroom by examining research and exploring examples from around the world. Recommended for all faculty.

Presenter: Michael Bitz and Tammi Redd
Date: 8/25/21
DURATION: 0:56:58
Watch Recording – password: CuWyJMA4

Canvas Refresher and Best Practices

Review the basics of using Canvas for your course, including Modules, Assignments, Pages, Discussions, Quizzes, and Importing Content. Consider best practices for delivering clear instructions and organizing your course in a logical way. Recommended for new faculty and those who want a refresher on the basics of Canvas.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 8/24/21
DURATION: 0:56:06
Watch Recording – password: tBjeAnB5

Webex Meetings Refresher and Best Practices

Review the basics of Webex Meetings and demonstrate its tools, including chat, screenshare, recording, and scheduling meetings. Consider best practices for conducting a smooth class or meeting and avoiding common pitfalls. Recommended for new faculty and those who want a refresher on the basics of Webex.

Presenter: Trish Williams
Date: 8/24/21
DURATION: 0:51:33
Watch Recording, password: nPj4riJc
Tutorial: Google Calendar/Webex Integration: First-Time Setup/Authorization & How to Schedule a Meeting

Webex Room Kit Demo

Webex Room Kits enable instructors to bridge students in a physical classroom with students attending remotely. This workshop introduces how to schedule a class, set up the Room Kit, and interact with in-person and remote students. Recommended for faculty who plan to use a Webex Room Kit in the Fall.

Presenter: Trish Williams (IDC) and Helen Grey (Media Center)
Date: 8/24/21 & 8/25/21
DURATION: 0:53:07
Watch Recording, password: YdBkCJ9k (8/24/21)
Watch Recording, password:  ZxVQbGg5 (8/25/21)
Handout: Webex Room Kit Classroom Guide
Tutorial: Google Calendar/Webex Integration: First-Time Setup/Authorization & How to Schedule a Meeting

Faculty Teach & Share Conference

Conference Theme: Moving Forward Together in a Rapidly Changing Academic Environment: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Challenges

We will collectively share what we have learned about remote and hybrid/blended (in-person and remote) teaching and learning due to the impact of COVID-19 on teaching this past year. We will discuss what worked, what challenges we faced, how we negotiated our work-life balance, and how we can adapt to the teaching environment we will encounter this coming year. We will share best practices on how to retain the digital teaching enhancements derived during the pandemic while at the same time learning how to re-negotiate in-person/on-campus spaces for both our students and ourselves.

DAY 1 – May 24, 2021

What, Why, and How to Implement a Flipped Classroom Method
Presenter: Joy de los Reyes (ASB)
Watch Recording – password: SmXfQpC7
DURATION: 0:29:20

Mapping as Pedagogy: Using StoryMaps in the Classroom
Presenter: Sarah Koenig (SHGS) Slides | Links for Getting Started
Watch Recording – password: kCyMKVG3
DURATION: 0:30:52

Iterations for Durable Academic Writing: Collaborative, Accessible Approaches to Writing-Intensive Coursework
Presenter: Bradley Philbert (SHGS)
Watch Recording – password: uXn6TtVf
DURATION: 0:29:41

Librarians Supporting Faculty and Students
Presenters: Christina Connor (Potter Library) and Hilary Westgate (Potter Library)
Watch Recording – password: PuvJtJP3
DURATION: 0:28:14

The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard
Presenter: Debbie Yuster (TAS)
Watch Recording – password: KgvhyNd4
DURATION: 0:28:29

Challenges of a Hybrid Course: How do we accommodate in-person and remote students at the same time?
Presenter: Fariba Nosrati (ASB) Slides
Watch Recording – password: 9Tdzbnhm
DURATION: 0:29:47

Hybrid and Hyflex Roundtable Discussion
Presenter: Tammi Redd (FRC), Michael Bitz (IDC)
Watch Recording – password: vQQtjJq3
DURATION: 0:30:52

An Inside Look at Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty
Presenter: Benjamin Levy (Roukema Center) SlidesRamapo – Fulbright Scholar Table
Watch Recording – password: gBc9Ut2x
DURATION: 0:27:13

DAY 2 – May 25, 2021

Nag-Free Strategies to Get your Students on Camera
Presenter: Colleen Martinez (SSHS) Slides
Watch Recording – password: HpWwMBq4
DURATION: 0:27:18

Teaching Practice Skills in a Virtual Classroom
Presenter: Dolly Sacristan (SSHS)
Watch Recording – password: 7Mp3yxZc
DURATION: 0:18:18

Raising Voices: Digital Audio for Class Engagement
Presenter: Brendan Flanagan (FYS) Slides
Watch Recording – password: iB4GWMzN
DURATION: 0:31:06

Roadrunner Collegiate Recovery and Faculty: The Fusion Begins!
Presenter: Corliss Rosenkranz (Center for Health and Counseling Services) Slides
Watch Recording – password: HmGJJ42u
DURATION: 0:31:49

Collaborating with Google Docs, Drive and Slides

Google Docs, Drive and Slides are part of the G Suite of applications included with Gmail. This workshop will focus on the Google Docs text editor, where you will get hands-on experience creating, and editing a document with others. Google Slides will also be demonstrated for creating and sharing slideshow presentations. Learn how to find and manage Docs and Slides on your Google Drive. Learn how to upload and share files and folders to your Google Drive with others at Ramapo.

Presenter: Trish Williams
Date: 4/15/21
DURATION: 0:56:01
Watch Recording – password: 96vPrbJP
Google Drive Handout

Get Up and Running with Webex Meetings

This session will cover Webex Meetings and will include a review of meeting basics. such as how to schedule, join, and functions within a meeting.  It will address best practices, and tips for educators and will highlight new features capabilities. Webex meetings can be used to teach synchronous class sessions, as well as other virtual meetings.

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus
Date: 3/18/21
DURATION: 0:54:56
Watch Recording – password: Ramapo0321

Tech Tools and Resources for Creative Assignments

Enabling students to synthesize the content in creative ways helps them to stay engaged in the course and further the depth of their understanding. Topics include storyboarding, digital narratives, infographics, flowcharts, and mapping. These are free, web-based tools that can be aligned with practically any course content.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 3/11/21
DURATION: 0:54:14
Watch Recording – password: 8QzGUMRg

Faculty Present a Canvas and Virtual Learning Showcase

Ramapo faculty members share their dynamic Canvas course sites and innovative approaches to virtual learning. Each faculty member will present for 30 minutes on their Canvas techniques and ideas for helping students stay engaged, connected, and organized in the virtual learning environment. Register for this session and use the same link to attend any of the 30 minute presentations. This event is part of Faculty Development Day and is sponsored by the Instructional Design Center.

Date: 2/24/21


Fariba Nosrati
Watch Video – password: yKHgmES7

Joost Monen
Watch Video – password: NpbyhM5E

Sharon Leathers
Watch Video –  password: TzAkSbr5

Michael Bitz
Watch Video – password: 7JgQmP4

Ben Neill
Watch Video – password: cTFcuCk3

Jeremy Teigen
Watch Video – password: JmzvZY7P

Schedule Webex Meetings Using Google Calendar

Learn how to schedule your meetings and invite guests from Google calendar. We will also review how to access and share recordings, and view attendance reports from, as well as best practices.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Date: 2/18/21
DURATION: 0:52:51
Watch Video – password: wPABDwM7

Facilitating Group Projects in a Virtual Environment

One of the most difficult aspects of the virtual learning environment is facilitating group assignments and projects. This workshop presents strategies for both synchronous and asynchronous platforms leading to successful and positive group work. Along with pedagogical considerations, the workshop covers technologies such as breakout rooms, discussion forums, peer review, and participation tracking.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 2/11/21
DURATION: 0:54:13
Watch Video – password: 64aPYWP9
Group Project Resources Handout – login with your Ramapo Gmail account

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) in Canvas Commons

This workshop will provide an overview of Canvas Commons and Open Educational Resources (OER) and how you can implement them in your courses to reduce the cost of course materials. We will focus on the Canvas LMS Commons, which is a repository that includes OER course materials that can be easily imported into your Canvas courses as entire courses, modules, assignments, quizzes and other learning objects. Learn how to access the Canvas Commons to search for materials and import them into your Canvas courses, and learn how to upload and share your own materials if you choose (optional!). Co-sponsored by the FRC, Potter Library, and IDC in partnership with the OER Task Force.

Presenters: Sam Wittenberg, Hilary Westgate, and Michael Bitz

Date: 11/10/20
DURATION: 0:47:45
Watch Video – password: vB4ZcJpn
OER at Ramapo Lib Guide

Set Up A Turnitin Assignment in Canvas

Turnitin Feedback Studio is an excellent resource for combating plagiarism. It is also thoroughly compatible with Canvas. This workshop will guide instructors on how to establish Turnitin assignments within Canvas, and demonstrate the benefits of using these powerful instructional tools.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 11/5/20
DURATION: 0:49:32
Watch Video – password: xPTUNCn2

Webex/Canvas Integration Features

This session will review the functionality of the Webex integration available from your Canvas course. Options available to instructors include Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, and Office Hours through Webex.

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus

Date: 10/21/20
DURATION: 0:46:00
Watch Recording – password: Ramapo2020

Webex Events

This session will review how to schedule a Webex event, functionality in the event, host privileges and attendee privileges. Events are used for larger scale, auditorium style events where you want to limit how the attendees participate. Come learn about Webex Events so you are ready to run your next event!

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus

Date: 10/21/20
DURATION: 0:27:00
Watch Recording – password: Ramapo2020

Webex Teams

This session will review the functionality of WebEx Teams and it’s best practices. Webex Teams is a collaborative, persistent environment organized into Spaces and Teams. Teams allows for both asynchronous and synchronous features. Teams allows chat discussion, sharing of files, whiteboards, links, launch Webex Meetings, and more. Unlike Webex Meetings which end after the meeting end time, Teams are always available for people to work in. Teams can be used for classes (entire class or small group work), committees, units or other groups.

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus

Date: 10/21/20
DURATION: 0:35:00
Watch Recording – password: Ramapo2020

Record and Share Your Lectures with TechSmith Knowmia

Presenter: Trish Williams

This session will introduce you to the capabilities of the newest version of TechSmith Knowmia (formerly called Relay) to record lectures and presentations that can be shared with students. Capture everything that you can display on a computer screen, including PowerPoint presentations, and interactions with software or web sites. Along with the video from the computer screen, record your voice and other audio, and optionally your face with a webcam. The simplicity of Knowmia makes it easy to record, publish and share your videos. Knowmia allows you to add quiz questions to your videos, as well. Relay is available for students to use as well for recording presentations.

Date: 9/24/20
DURATION: 0:38:07
Watch Video – password: QwY4M4nJ

Creating Quizzes in Canvas

Instructors can create quizzes, midterms, and final exams through Canvas. This workshop introduces how to set the details of a quiz, add a variety of questions, and make accommodations for students with OSS accommodations.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 9/22/20
DURATION: 0:55:55
Watch Video – password: pQEtFGY5

Poll Everywhere, Flipgrid, and other Exciting Technologies for the Virtual Classroom

This workshop presents some of the latest technologies to help increase student engagement in a virtual classroom. Participants will practice using free, web-based tools that can be incorporated into courses as activities, assignments, and reflections. The workshop will also demonstrate how to embed or link these tools into Canvas.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 9/15/20
DURATION: 0:53:13
Watch Video – password: xXfCXMz5

Get Up and Running in Canvas in One Hour

Learn the basics of using Canvas for your course, such as navigating the platform, uploading files, adding website links, and embedding multimedia elements onto your course page. An introduction to the quiz and gradebook functions will also be provided. This course is highly recommended for all faculty.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 9/8/20
DURATION: 1:06:34
Watch Video – password: PjuKYEn2

Proctoring Exams with Respondus

Respondus is a proctoring system integrated into Canvas for the purpose of proctoring online exams. This workshop introduces how to use Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor, tips for success, and pitfalls to avoid.

Presenter: Julie Fitzgerald
Date: 8/27/20
DURATION: 0:48:26
Watch Video – Password: fMminbM4

Creating Canvas Assignments with Dynamic Tools and Resources

Canvas enables instructors to create engaging assignments with third-party applications that integrate with the Canvas LMS. This workshop focuses on how to create a Canvas assignment with tools like FlipGrid, TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay), as well as embed multimedia elements into Canvas Discussions.

Presenter: Tammi Redd
Date: 8/26/20
Watch Video – Password: RfrnU7pf

Using Canvas Discussion Forums

Discussions in Canvas are a great tool for students to share their ideas and reflect on each other’s posts. This workshop highlights how to create a new Discussion, reply to student posts, and incorporate multimedia into the forums.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 8/26/20
Watch Video – Password: 6wZPrPPx

Outcomes and Rubrics in Canvas

Canvas enables instructors to track student performance across learning outcomes designated for the course. This workshop highlights how to set up the learning outcomes, build rubrics based on those outcomes, and view the Learning Mastery system in Canvas.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 8/25/20
DURATION: 1:05:31
Watch Video – Password: iPM7MJSp

Using Canvas Pages to Organize Your Course

The Pages tool in Canvas offers a dynamic and visually appealing way to present your content. This workshop covers how to create a course Front Page, upload and embed images and video, and build an entire course through the Pages functions.

Presenter: Sharon Leathers
Date: 8/24/20
Duration: 1:03:22
Watch Video – Password: pPNbXJ7T

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Course

Modules are the basic building blocks for course content in Canvas. This workshop covers how to create a new module, add content to the module, and organize the content that you upload.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 8/24/20
Watch Video – Password: BuyMykE2

Increasing Student Engagement with Canvas: Assignments, Discussions, and More

Canvas is a powerful tool for increasing student engagement with innovative assignments and interactive discussion forums. This workshop focuses on best practices for creating assignments, providing feedback, and organizing grades. Participants will view sample assignments and explore a range of feedback options. We will also examine the simple process for creating discussion forums to promote community and engagement in your course.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 6/11/20
DURATION: 0:56:14
Watch Video – Password: fJPHxX38

Best Practices for Remote Learning

This workshop presents best practices from research and faculty experience for teaching online courses. Topics include synchronous vs. asynchronous course delivery, course management, student engagement, forums and chats, projects and research, and assessment.
Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 6/2/20
DURATION: 01:10:26
Watch Video – Password: hVb5dvyM

Date: 3/24/20
DURATION: 0:56:02
Watch Video – password: Ng3ZrpYg
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Faculty Conference: Fabulous Faculty Creating Active and Effective Teaching and Learning Experiences

This two-day remote event aims to inspire and support faculty members wishing to learn about effective remote teaching. Day 1 will feature discussions regarding effective course design, including assessment, content delivery, teaching and learning activities, and student engagement. Day 1 will end with a special discussion about teaching lab courses remotely. On Day 2, faculty colleagues will showcase best practices and share their successes with engaging assignments, useful ways to deliver content, and effective methods for building community. Day 2 will end with separate focus groups devoted to fieldwork and studio classes.The sessions will be moderated by Lysandra Perez-Strumolo, Tammi Redd, and Michael Bitz along with additional faculty colleagues who will share their experiences with remote teaching and learning.

Date: 5/18/20-5/19/20

Situational Factors and Measuring Student Progress in Remote Learning Environments
Panelists: Lysandra Perez-Strumolo, Michael Bitz, Tammi Redd – Slides
Watch Video – password: HgPKqrR3
DURATION: 01:54:25

Content Delivery: Effective Teaching and Learning Activities for Engaging Students with Course Material
Panelist: Jeremy Teigen – Slides
Watch Video – password: RwJQpBk6
DURATION: 01:27:33

Science Lab Focus Group
Moderator: Sarah Carberry – Slides
Watch Video – password: bTBJWgA7
DURATION: 01:05:12

Engaging Online Assignments and Assessment Strategies
Panelists/Slides: Julie Fitzgerald (slides), Ann Lepore (slides), Nikhil Varma (slides) Reba Wissner (slides)
Watch Video – password: vCpYK43c
DURATION: 00:59:18

Engaging Ways to Deliver Content
Panelists/Slides: Martha Ecker, Karl Johnson, Ben Neill
Watch Video – password: 33Vkku3J
DURATION: 00:49:57

Building Online Community
Panelists/Slides: Christina Chung (slides), Julie Fitzgerald (slides), Colleen Martinez (slides)
Watch Video – password: sWRNBBS3
DURATION: 00:58:57

Fieldwork and Field Course Focus Group
Moderator: Lysandra Perez-Strumolo
Watch Video – password: gXptZD2h
DURATION: 00:57:02

Conduct Virtual Class Sessions and Office Hours Remotely Through Webex

Webex is a powerful teaching and conferencing platform that enables instructors to conduct live online classes and office hours. This workshop will introduce the basics of Webex and demonstrate its tools, including chat, screenshare, polling, and more. Webex is an ideal platform for synchronous learning for online and hybrid courses, and it makes for a great way to hold class even on snow days.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Date: 6/23/20
DURATION: 00:58:31
Watch Video – Password: cYxacmW3

Google Groups for Managing Discussions

Google Groups are quickly becoming a popular tool at Ramapo. A Group provides a web page to manage Group discussions. Group members can start or join discussions by posting a new topic, or responding to posts in your Group. Learn how to participate in a Group discussion, or request a new group.
Presented by Trish Williams, September 25, 2018.
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on a desktop, laptop computer, or mobile device.