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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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Jan. 24
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Learn the basics of using Moodle for your course, such as uploading files, adding web site links, and adding some simple text to your course page. Basic course settings will also be discussed. This course is recommended for instructors new to Moodle, or who need a refresher.

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

Learn the basics of using Moodle for your course, such as uploading files, adding web site links, and adding some simple text to your course page. Basic course settings will also be discussed. This course is recommended for instructors new to Moodle, or who need a refresher.

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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Jan. 31
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Learn the basics of using Moodle for your course, such as uploading files, adding web site links, and adding some simple text to your course page. Basic course settings will also be discussed. This course is recommended for instructors new to Moodle, or who need a refresher.

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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February 2019
Feb. 05
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Learn the basics of setting up a gradebook in Moodle. The Moodle gradebook facilitates record keeping and grade calculation and allows for more efficient grading feedback to students.

Pedagogy Connection: Moodle is Ramapo’s Learning Management System. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Moodle Gradebook as a tool for delivering and managing grades, keeping track of student progress over the course of the semester, and helping students stay on track with their coursework.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Ray Fallon

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Feb. 07
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

Learn the basics of setting up a gradebook in Moodle. The Moodle gradebook facilitates record keeping and grade calculation and allows for more efficient grading feedback to students.

Pedagogy Connection: Moodle is Ramapo’s Learning Management System. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Moodle Gradebook as a tool for delivering and managing grades, keeping track of student progress over the course of the semester, and helping students stay on track with their coursework.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Ray Fallon

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Feb. 08
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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Feb. 14
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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Feb. 20
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Wednesday, February 20 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 page for more updates as the date approaches!


Schedule:

1-2 p.m.

Open Educational Resources (OER): What’s It All About?
The cost of textbooks increases every year, but so does the availability of free web-based texts, materials, and other teaching resources that can improve the learning experience. This session introduces the concept behind OER and introduces efforts on campus to build an OER community. The workshop will also introduce available OER platforms and sites that can be implemented right away.
Location TBA.

2-3 p.m.

5 Ways to Boost Student Communication in Class
How many times have you waited for students to volunteer an answer to a question posed in class? This session focuses on technological tools that can dramatically impact student communication in class and online. Participants will learn how to use free communication platforms and tools that can excite students about participating and volunteering their ideas and opinions.
Location TBA.

3-4 p.m.

The Discussion: Pros and Cons of Online Course Evaluations
There has been much back and forth with student course evaluations with varying opinions on both sides of the issue (paper vs. online). This session brings together multiple faculty members to present their ideas and concerns about the issue. Participants will also review best practices for ensuring high participation rates and quality results with student feedback that can be used to further improve course design.
Location TBA.


Plus more sessions from the FRC!

Location TBA

Open to faculty and staff.

Registration is not needed for the event.

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

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.

Pedagogy Connection: Along with scheduling meetings and other events, Google Calendar can be an extremely effective tool for teaching and learning. Students can use Google Calendar to collaborate during group projects by creating and sharing a calendar with everyone in the group. Teachers can use it to give students view-only rights to share information or give teaching partners edit rights to collaborate schedules for great cross-curriculum teaching.

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Feb. 26
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

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

The forum activity module enables participants to have asynchronous discussions i.e. discussions that take place over an extended period of time. This activity allows students and instructors to exchange ideas by posting comments as part of a ‘thread’. Instructors can allow files to be attached to forum posts. Other files such as images and media maybe included in forum posts. Instructors can choose to rate forum posts and it is also possible to give students permission to rate each others’ posts.

There are several forum types to choose from, such as a standard forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time; a forum where each student can post exactly one discussion; or a question and answer forum where students must first post before being able to view other students’ posts.

Note:  Announcements in a Moodle course is just for teachers to post announcements. It is NOT a discussion forum for students.

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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March 2019
Mar. 07
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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Mar. 14
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

This workshop will focus on tips and tricks that will help you to increase your productivity for managing your Gmail. Topics include customizing the setup of your inbox, receiving desktop notifications, advanced search features, creating filters to automatically label and/or move mail, keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation, and more.

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Trish Williams

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Mar. 15
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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Mar. 28
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

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.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Professor Michael Bitz

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April 2019
Apr. 04
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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Apr. 11
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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Apr. 18
01:00 pm - 01:50 pm

We have 3D Printers on campus and you can use them! This workshop will tell you everything you know to get started.  Come see how it works, why it works, and why you or your students might want to use it.

Pedagogy Connection: This workshop highlights how new technology can support innovative instruction. Attendees will learn ideas for how 3D printing could be infused into their classrooms and instruction.

Open to everyone.

Presenter: Professor Ann LePore

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Apr. 25
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. 26
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