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Canvas Refresher: Reviewing the Basics

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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 workshops are currently offered virtually.
  • 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.
Ramapo

Virtual Workshop Schedule

Jan. 19
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Jan. 21
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Jan. 27
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Jan. 28
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Review the basics of using Canvas for your course, including Modules, Assignments, Pages, Discussions, Quizzes, and Importing Content. This course is recommended for new faculty and those who want a refresher on the basics of Canvas.

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

Open to faculty and staff

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register

 

Jan. 29
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

February 2021
Feb. 02
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Review the basics of using Canvas for your course, including Modules, Assignments, Pages, Discussions, Quizzes, and Importing Content. This course is recommended for new faculty and those who want a refresher on the basics of Canvas.

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

Open to faculty and staff

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register

 

Feb. 04
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This teaching circle focuses on the use of Canvas. Participants will share their experiences with Canvas, including their successes and challenges. We will also review the Canvas tools for content delivery, assignments, and grading. 

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

Open to faculty and staff

Facilitator: Professor Michael Bitz

Meeting Schedule (be sure to register for each date)

  • Thursday, February 4, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 4, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 29, 1-2 p.m.

Register

Feb. 11
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: This workshop highlights synchronous and asynchronous strategies for group work and assignments to facilitate student communication and engagement.

Open to faculty and staff

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register

Feb. 18
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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 ramapo.webex.com, as well as best practices.

Pedagogy Connection: This online learning platform is ideal for online and hybrid courses. Webex 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 everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Register

 

Feb. 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 decided by the group.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Register

Feb. 23
01:00 pm - 02:00 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.

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

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Register

Feb. 24
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Wednesday, February 24 from 1 – 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 event listing for more updates as the date approaches!

Schedule:

1-4 p.m., 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.

Feb. 25
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: TechSmith Knowmia 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

Register

March 2021
Mar. 04
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This teaching circle focuses on the use of Canvas. Participants will share their experiences with Canvas, including their successes and challenges. We will also review the Canvas tools for content delivery, assignments, and grading. 

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

Open to faculty and staff

Facilitator: Professor Michael Bitz

Meeting Schedule (be sure to register for each date)

  • Thursday, March 4, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 29, 1-2 p.m.

Register

 

Mar. 11
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: This workshop presents strategies and resources to increase student engagement and content acquisition through the pathway of creativity. 

Open to faculty and staff

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register

Mar. 18
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: This online learning platform is ideal for online and hybrid courses. Webex 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 everyone

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus, Professional Webex Trainer

Register

Mar. 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 decided by the group.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Register

Mar. 25
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This session will cover Webex Events and Teams.  Events are used for larger scale, auditorium style events where you want to limit how the attendees participate. It will include a review of Webex Event basics, such as how to schedule, join, and functions within an Event.  It will address best practices for hosts.  Additionally, we will review Webex Teams. Teams provides 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.

Open to everyone

Presenter: Salina Neuhaus, Professional Webex Trainer

Register

April 2021
Apr. 01
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This teaching circle focuses on the use of Canvas. Participants will share their experiences with Canvas, including their successes and challenges. We will also review the Canvas tools for content delivery, assignments, and grading. 

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

Open to faculty and staff

Facilitator: Professor Michael Bitz

Meeting Schedule (be sure to register for each date)

  • Thursday, April 1, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 29, 1-2 p.m.

Register

Apr. 06
01:00 pm - 02:00 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

Register

Apr. 15
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Google Docs and Slides enables instructors to create collaborative assignments and peer editing groups. Docs is also an excellent tool for brainstorming and sharing important class information. Students can use Docs and Slides to complete assignments. Work more efficiently with Google Drive without fear of losing your materials.

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Register

Apr. 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 decided by the group.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Register

Apr. 22
01:00 pm - 02:00 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.

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

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Register

Apr. 29
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This teaching circle focuses on the use of Canvas. Participants will share their experiences with Canvas, including their successes and challenges. We will also review the Canvas tools for content delivery, assignments, and grading. 

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

Open to faculty and staff

Facilitator: Professor Michael Bitz

Register