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  • Technology Across Campus is an integrated technology training series offered by the Instructional Design Center in collaboration with Information Technology Services, Faculty Resource Center and others.
  • All levels welcome unless specific requirements are stated in the workshop description.
  • Please make sure to register (below) for each workshop you plan to attend.
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Workshop Schedule

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Sep. 27
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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

Pedagogy Connection: Moodle is Ramapo’s Learning Management System. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Moodle as a tool for delivering and managing assignments, facilitating group work, and enhancing the student experience in the classroom.

Open to instructors.

Presenter:  Ray Fallon

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October 2018
Oct. 04
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Google Docs is part of G Suite of applications that includes a word processor, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, web forms, Gmail, and more. This workshop will focus on the Google Docs word processor, where you will get hands-on experience creating, sharing and editing a document with others, all in your browser. Google Docs eliminates multiple versions of files, and makes collaborating easier. Google Docs “voice typing,” will also be demonstrated, which uses dictation instead of traditional keyboard text entry.

Pedagogy Connection: Google Docs enables instructors to create collaborative assignments and peer editing groups. This is also an excellent tool for brainstorming and sharing important class information.

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Oct. 10
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Wednesday, October 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. is Faculty Development Day.  This is a concentrated block of time for instructors to join together, discuss teaching, and develop their skills.  Multiple offerings will be scheduled at the same time to provide as many opportunities for participation as possible.  All are encouraged to attend!

Faculty Development Day is co-sponsored by the Faculty Resource Center and the Instructional Design Center (IDC).  However, other groups on campus are encouraged to offer development opportunities on this day as well!

Please be sure to continue to check out this page for more updates as the date approaches!


Timeslot 1 (2 -3 p.m.):

Option A: Academic Freedom in the Classroom: History and Current Challenges (Sponsored by FRC)
Location: TBA

Option B: New Tech Resources (Sponsored by IDC)
Location: TBA

Timeslot 2 (3 – 4 p.m.):

Option A: Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum, Across Disciplinary Divides (Sponsored by FRC)
Location: TBA

Option B: Photo Tips and Tricks with Campus Photographer Carolyn Herring (Sponsored by IDC)
Location: TBA


Open to faculty and staff.

Registration is not needed for the event.

Oct. 10
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

This workshop will introduce some of the latest technologies available to boost student engagement and collaboration in the classroom. Participants will learn how to integrate these technologies into their course material and modes of delivery. Resources covered include FlipGrid, Phet, Labster, Zeemaps, and Venngage.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

This event is part of Faculty Development Day.

Registration is not needed for this event.

Oct. 10
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

What makes a good photo?  How can a little editing make it better?  This workshop will cover some basic, helpful hints for turning ordinary photos into better ones — photos you can use to enhance publications, web pages, or any other presentations.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Carolyn Herring

This session is part of Faculty Development Day.

Registration is not needed for this event.

Oct. 11
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to instructors interested in implementing e-portfolio in their courses using free, web-based platforms like Wix, Weebly, and Google Sites.  These applications allow students to develop e-portfolios without needing any Web design skills. A variety of design templates are available, so students can focus on content. E-portfolios can include multimedia, text, links, images, video, audio, and other files. 

Pedagogy Connection: This workshop helps instructors understand and implement portfolios in the classroom. Portfolios are excellent alternative assignments and are very useful for helping students see their progress in the course over the semester.

Open to instructors.

Presenters: Michael Bitz and Trish Williams

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Oct. 18
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

This session will introduce you to the capabilities 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 is installed in classrooms on all PC teaching stations.

Pedagogy Connection: TechSmith Relay enables instructors to create high quality and engaging instructional videos for any course. This mode of instructional delivery helps students to learn course content at their own pace and on their own time. Instructional videos also enable instructors to “flip” the classroom by covering the content online and helping students to practice or discuss the concepts in class.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Oct. 19
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Join other Apple users on campus to share knowledge and learn more about Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads. Topics of discussion will be determined by the group’s interests and will vary each meeting.

Register below to be added to the Apple Users Group E-mail list to receive meeting agendas.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

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Oct. 25
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

In this workshop, you will learn useful features of uploading files to Google Drive, where files are stored in “the cloud.” Google Drive allows you to upload and store files in their original format, or convert them to Google Docs format, to edit. Learn how to share files and folders with others at Ramapo, or keep them private. You can also download and convert files into multiple formats.

Pedagogy Connection: Google Drive enables instructors to create empowering activities that encourage students to be in control of their learning. Students are able to work more efficiently with Google Drive without fear of losing their materials. This is also an excellent tool for collaboration and peer review.

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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November 2018
Nov. 01
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogical Connection: Survey development has a wide range of pedagogical applications. Instructors can develop surveys to ascertain student feedback on course content  Surveys can also serve as assessment and data collection tools. Qualtrics surveys have extensive options that can help instructors tailor the surveys to their specific needs.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Nov. 08
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Adobe Connect 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 Adobe Connect and demonstrate its tools, including chat, screenshare, polling, and more. Adobe Connect 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.

Pedagogy Connection: This online learning platform is ideal for online and hybrid courses. Adobe Connect enables students to collaborate online, present research, and participate in chats and forums. Instructors are able to use the platform as a vehicle for delivering quality online synchronous instruction through the microphone/webcam, screen sharing, polling, and much more.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

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Nov. 15
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of the Excel workbook and its spreadsheets. Learn to input basic data elements, perform simple functions in your spreadsheet, and save your workbook for future use.

Pedagogy Connection: A strong grasp of the Microsoft Office suite helps instructors to deliver assignments effectively (Word), present content to the class in an engaging manner (Powerpoint), and analyze assessments of student work (Excel).

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Ray Fallon

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Nov. 16
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Join other Apple users on campus to share knowledge and learn more about Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads. Topics of discussion will be determined by the group’s interests and will vary each meeting.

Register below to be added to the Apple Users Group E-mail list to receive meeting agendas.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

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Nov. 29
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

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

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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December 2018
Dec. 06
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the Excel Pivot Table feature for analyzing worksheet data. Analyzing data can help you in decision making. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially when you have a lot of data. Pivot Tables help to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data. They are highly flexible and can be quickly adjusted depending on how you need to display your results.

Please bring a Excel spreadsheet with data for your Pivot Table demonstration.

Pedagogy Connection: A strong grasp of the Microsoft Office suite helps instructors to deliver assignments effectively (Word), present content to the class in an engaging manner (Powerpoint), and analyze assessments of student work (Excel).

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Ray Fallon

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Dec. 13
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

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

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Dec. 14
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Join other Apple users on campus to share knowledge and learn more about Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads. Topics of discussion will be determined by the group’s interests and will vary each meeting.

Register below to be added to the Apple Users Group E-mail list to receive meeting agendas.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Add Me to Email List