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Upcoming Workshops  Workshop Calendar

Online Training  Recorded Training

  • 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.
Ramapo

Workshop Schedule

Jan. 23
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)
Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)

Register for this Workshop

Jan. 28
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)
Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)

Register for this Workshop

Jan. 30
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)
Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)

Register for this Workshop

February 2020
Feb. 04
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)
Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)

Register for this Workshop

Feb. 06
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)
Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)

Register for this Workshop

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

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)
Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)

Register for this Workshop

Feb. 12
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

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. 

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Michael Bitz

Register for this Workshop

Feb. 13
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

Register for this Workshop

Feb. 20
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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. 

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Canvas as a tool for managing a course through the system of Modules and Pages.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register for this Workshop

Feb. 21
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.

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

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

Canvas is a powerful tool for creating and grading assignments in your course. This workshop focuses on best practices for creating assignments, providing feedback, and organizing your grades. Participants will view sample assignments from a current course and explore a range of feedback options. We will also examine a gradebook in progress along with the analytics tool to highlight individual and class performance.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Canvas as a tool for creating and delivering assignments to promote student learning and content acquisition.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register for this Workshop

March 2020
Mar. 05
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

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 faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register for this Workshop

Mar. 12
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Canvas features robust tools for increasing student engagement in a course. This workshop focuses on communications with students through tools like discussions, forums, multimedia feedback, and more. Participants will view examples from a current course and explore how communication tools can enhance the student experience and increase student engagement. 

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Canvas as a tool for increasing student engagement through communication tools, including discussions, forums, and more.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

Register for this Workshop

Mar. 24
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.

  • 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 for this Workshop

Mar. 26
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

Register for this Workshop

Mar. 27
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.

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

April 2020
Apr. 02
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

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

Register for this Workshop

Apr. 09
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

Register for this Workshop

Apr. 16
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.

  • 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 for this Workshop

Apr. 21
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

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

Register for this Workshop

Apr. 23
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)
Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)

Register for this Workshop

Apr. 24
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.

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

Apr. 28
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. 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 instructors.

Presenter: Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow (Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Feb. 6, April 23, April 28)
Trish Williams (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)

Register for this Workshop

Apr. 30
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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. 

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas will become Ramapo’s Learning Management System over the course of this year. This workshop guides instructors on how to import existing content into a Canvas course in order to deliver content and increase student engagement. 

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Professor Karl Johnson, Canvas Online Course Faculty Fellow

Register for this Workshop