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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.

Delivering Online Exams with Canvas Quizzes

Canvas can be a great resource for delivering online exams. This workshop focuses on creating quizzes, the variety of available question types, and feedback options. Participants will view sample quizzes and practice creating a quiz of their own. We will all introduce the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor systems to prevent cheating during online exams.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 6/25/20
DURATION: 1:08:34
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Aligning Your Course with Canvas Outcomes and Rubrics

Canvas enables instructors to align student learning outcomes, rubrics, and assignments in a simple and effective way. This workshop focuses on creating outcomes, managing rubrics, and connecting both of these things to assignments. Participants will view sample outcomes and explore a range of rubric options. We will all explore the Learning Mastery component of the Canvas Gradebook, which highlights student progress on each of the identified learning outcomes.

Presenter: Michael Bitz
Date: 6/18/20
DURATION: 0:55:31
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Record and Share Your Lectures with TechSmith Knowmia (formerly called Relay)

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. Knowmia is installed in classrooms on all PC teaching stations. Knowmia is available for students to use as well.

Presenter: Trish Williams
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Date: 6/16/20
DURATION: 00:51:44
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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
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Organizing Your Course with Canvas: Focus on Pages and Modules

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: 6/4/20
DURATION: 0:57:00
Watch Video – Password: cGB3iH6E

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
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Date: 3/24/20
DURATION: 0:56:02
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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
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DURATION: 01:54:25

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

Science Lab Focus Group
Moderator: Sarah Carberry – Slides
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DURATION: 01:05:12

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

Engaging Ways to Deliver Content
Panelists/Slides: Martha Ecker, Karl Johnson, Ben Neill
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DURATION: 00:49:57

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

Fieldwork and Field Course Focus Group
Moderator: Lysandra Perez-Strumolo
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DURATION: 00:57:02

Hands-on Canvas

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore how to use Canvas while building their courses within the system. We will cover options for account and course-level settings, structuring a course with Modules and Pages, uploading and importing content, creating assignments, grading student work, and providing feedback. Participants will be able to work on their own courses as the presenter leads through examples. IDC staff and student aides will be on hand to assist individuals each step of the way.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 5/13/20
DURATION: 02:41:48
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Date: 5/5/20
DURATION: 02:29:24
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Date: 4/16/20
DURATION: 01:36:20
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Get Up and Running in Canvas in One Hour

Ramapo is switching from Moodle to Canvas by Summer, 2020! 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.

Presenters: Michael Bitz, Karl Johnson

Date: 4/28/20
DURATION: 1:00:35
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Talking Points

Date: 3/19/20
DURATION: 1:03:16
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Date: 3/17/20
DURATION: 0:58:26
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Import Course Content into Your Canvas Course Shell

Instructors will learn how to import existing course content into a blank Canvas course. Topics will include importing from Moodle, importing from another Canvas course, and uploading content from a computer.

Presenter: Ray Fallon
Date: 6/17/20
DURATION: 00:46:49
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Date: 6/3/20
DURATION: 00:26:06
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Presenters: Michael Bitz & Karl Johnson
Date: 4/30/20
DURATION: 00:49:59
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Making Accommodations for Students in Canvas and Moodle

This workshop will share best practices for making testing and assignment accommodations for students with special needs. Participants will learn best practices for making accommodations, followed by detailed instructions on how to adjust assignment and quiz settings in Canvas and Moodle. Participants will be able to practice making changes within their own courses and ask questions related to their specific course circumstances.

Presenters: Michael Bitz & Missy Long

Date: 4/7/20
DURATION: 0:53:13
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Record and Share Your Lectures with TechSmith Relay

This session will introduce you to the capabilities of the newest version of TechSmith 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 Relay makes it easy to record, publish and share your videos. Relay allows you to add quiz questions to your videos, as well. Relay is installed in classrooms on all PC teaching stations. Relay is available for students to use as well.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Date: 3/19/20
DURATION: 0:48:05
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Date: 3/17/20
DURATION: 0:51:01
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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
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Date: 4/1/20
DURATION: 01:05:23
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Date: 3/30/20
DURATION: 00:50:32
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Date: 3/25/20, 11 a.m.
DURATION: 01:59:01
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Date: 3/23/20, 11 a.m.
DURATION: 1:03:12
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Date: 3/19/20, 2 p.m.
DURATION: 0:57:51
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Date: 3/19/20, 11 a.m.
DURATION: 01:12:09
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Date: 3/18/20, 2 p.m.
DURATION: 0:58:25
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Date: 3/18/20, 11 a.m.
DURATION: 01:05:08
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Date: 3/17/20, 11 a.m.
DURATION: 1:13:03
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Date: 3/17/20, 2 p.m.
DURATION: 0:50:55
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Date: 3/16/20, 11 a.m.
DURATION: 1:06:20
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Date: 3/16/20, 2 p.m.
DURATION: 1:02:10
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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: 4/16/20
DURATION: 0:41:43
Watch Video – password: 9Mp8rYRB

Presented by Trish Williams, October 10, 2019.
DURATION: 30:15
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Canvas Course Development - Canvas Trainer

Come and learn how to get started with Canvas! A Canvas Trainer will be onsite to work with instructors and answer your questions as we continue to roll out Canvas to our faculty and students!  This will be a hands-on session in a PC computer lab where you will be working on developing your course. Recommended for Faculty.

Presented by Kenneth Rogers, Canvas Trainer, January 8, 2020.

Watch Video – Part 1, DURATION: 2:20:10

Timeline:
0:0:00 Getting Started;
0:10:42 Global Navigation;
0:21:36 Courses;
0:26:30 Modules;
0:30:33 Adding a file to a Module;
0:37:20 Adding external URLs to Module;
0:40:23 Creating an assignment;
0:54:53 Creating turnitin assignment;
0:57:13 Adding a quiz to a Module;
1:20:10 Adding a discussion to a Module;
1:27:40 Adding text headers to a Module;
1:30:12 Moving and adjusting Module components;
1:40:45 Pages;
1:53:03 Student View;
2:01:25 Assignment grading rubrics;
2:12:35 Audience Questions

Watch Video – Part 2, DURATION: 1:44:21

Timeline:
0:00:00 IDC Announcement;
0:03:25 Adjusting time on a Quiz;
0:05:45 Recap of Part 1;
0:07:15 More on Quizzes;
0:21:50 Grouping and Weighting Assignments and Quizzes;
0:41:23 Announcements;
0:48:12 Displaying Announcements in Course Page;
0:52:25 Adding Image for Course (Dashboard Course Card Image);
0:55:55 Cleaning up Course Page (Hiding menu items);
1:05:30 Student’s perspective on submitting assignments and quizzes;
1:07:26 Grading Assignments and Quizzes;
1:21:15 Copying content between Canvas courses;
1:23:55 Deleting/Removing content;
1:27:15 Student/Course analytics;
1:28:49 Automated Communication with Students (regarding grades);
1:35:05 Syllabus;
1:40:10 More audience questions

Getting Ready to Teach Summer Online Workshop

This workshop covers all the elements for delivering a successful online course this summer. Using examples from model Moodle course pages, topics include course management, student engagement and participation, forums and chats, projects and research, and assessment. Designed for beginners and experienced online instructors alike. Participants are welcome to bring in examples and ideas from their own online courses. Pedagogy Connection: This workshop provides an in-depth look at strategies and ideas for successful online course implementation.

Presented by Michael Bitz, March 28, 2019
DURATION: 55:21
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on a desktop, laptop computer, or mobile device.

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.
DURATION: 9:02
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Introduction to Turnitin

Turnitin’s Customer Success Team for support and training present an orientation and overview of Turnitin’s Feedback Studio for instructors. Demonstration of Turnitin assignment creation in Moodle will explain the assignment setting options. Other features of Turnitnin’s Feedback Studio covered include:

  • Viewing the originality check for plagiarism
  • Instructor feedback, such as drag and drop quick marks, customized comments and quick marks, and voice comments
  • Turnitin for iPad app – generate code for instructors, grade offline
  • Rubrics – setup, import, export, free rubrics, sharing rubrics, grading with rubrics
  • Setup of PeerMark for peer review of assignments

Presented by Robert Trent, Turnitin Customer Success Consultant, February 22, 2018
DURATION: 54:01
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Best Practices for Hybrid Teaching Workshop

This workshop presents best practices from research and faculty experience for teaching hybrid courses. Topics include flipping the classroom, course management, student engagement and participation, projects and research, and assessment. Many of these concepts are also applicable to online and classroom-based courses.

Presented by Michael Bitz, November 10, 2016
DURATION: 23:20
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Get Organized with Google Calendar Workshop

Start the year off right and learn how Google calendar can help you become more organized and productive. Manage all your events and tasks using this online calendar, which you can access from work, home or while traveling, from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Learn how to receive daily agendas and event reminders, and share calendars with others. Google calendar is web-based, so there is no software to install, just login with your Ramapo ID and password.
Presented by Trish Williams, January 22, 2015
DURATION: 47:53
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Transition into Online Teaching Workshop

This session is designed to follow up on some of the issues raised in the first workshop: expectations of audience, organizing course materials, designing assignments and building discussions/forums.

Presented by Jennefer Mazza, April 10, 2013
DURATION: 44:03
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Using Adobe Connect Workshop

Professor Emma Rainforth will demonstrate how she uses Adobe Connect in her classes. Adobe Connect is a web conferencing solution that can be used for online learning, webinars and web meetings. Connect with others in a virtual room that provides video and audio conferencing, as well as other tools for live, interactive sessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that we can more fully demonstrate the capabilities of this tool.

Presented by Emma Rainforth, March 5, 2014
Watch Part 1 Movie – Duration: 06:11. Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash
Watch Part 2 Movie – Duration: 16:13. Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash

Introduction to Zotero Workshop

This workshop will introduce and model the free and open-source reference management application called Zotero that was developed and is maintained by the Center for History and New Media of George Mason University. By managing bibliographic data, storing related research materials (PDFs), and generating footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations or bibliographies with a couple clicks, it takes the drudgery out of the whole task of citation. Participants will also see how Zotero enables browser and word processor integration as well as online syncing.

Presented by Michael Riff, February 20, 2013
DURATION: 33:54
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New Technology Resources for Every Classroom

This workshop will introduce several free web-based instructional resources that can enhance every classroom on campus. Resources include Poll Everywhere, Lucid Chart, and Aww App.
Presented by Michael Bitz, March 13, 2014
DURATION: 43:49
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Prezi: A Better Tool for Presentations

Prezi is a free, web-based platform that enables dynamic visual presentations. This workshop introduces Prezi and shows attendees how to use this simple yet effective tool to facilitate content delivery. For a sample Prezi course introduction from the presenter: http://prezi.com/omu3kleyisl7/soc-context-1/

Presented by Michael Bitz, October 3, 2013
DURATION: 22:24
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Smartboard Basics Workshop

This workshop will introduce the basics of teaching with a Smartboard, including set up and implementation. Attendees will have an opportunity to use a Smartboard and work with this simple yet effective tool for enhanced student engagement and interaction.

Presented by Michael Bitz, February 20, 2014
DURATION: 43:57
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Introduction to Twitter Workshop

This workshop will explain the basics of what Twitter is all about and how you can get started. Twitter is an online social network that allows you to quickly and immediately send and receive information in 140 characters or less. Learn about sending messages, called “tweets”. Learn about following other twitter accounts (individuals, businesses or organizations), so you can receive news and other information that is of interest to you

Presented by Trish Williams and Michael Dunn, April 3, 2014
DURATION: 54:26
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