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Upcoming Workshops

Thu 20
Thu 20

Getting Started with Canvas

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 25
Wed 26
Thu 27

Schedule and Conduct Virtual Meetings with Webex

January 27 @ 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 levels welcome unless specific requirements are stated in the workshop description.
  • Please make sure to register (below) for each workshop you plan to attend, using your Ramapo email address.
  • All workshops can be attended virtually.
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Workshop Schedule

Jan. 20
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.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Jan. 20
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Review the basics of using Canvas for your course, including Modules, Pages, Discussions, Navigation, 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.

Presenter: Deb O’Connell

Open to instructors.

Register

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

Canvas enables instructors to present assignments, view submitted student work, and provide feedback. This workshop covers how to create a new Assignment, set due dates and other criteria, and use the Canvas grading and gradebook systems. Common questions and trouble-shooting will be covered as well. 

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas is Ramapo’s Learning Management System. This workshop guides instructors on how to increase student achievement through effective Assignments tied to the Canvas Gradebook system.

Open to instructors.

Presenter: Deb O’Connell

Register

Jan. 26
02:00 pm - 03:00 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.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

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

In this workshop, you will learn how to schedule Webex meetings and invite guests. We will review best practices, how to use chat, webcam, and share your computer screen. Hosts will learn how to manage attendees, presenters, and co-hosts; as well as share recordings and download attendance reports. This workshop is recommended for anyone new to Webex and those who want a refresher on the basics.

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.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Open to everyone.

Register

Jan. 27
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.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

February 2022
Feb. 01
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

In this workshop, you will learn how to schedule Webex meetings and invite guests. We will review best practices, how to use chat, webcam, and share your computer screen. Hosts will learn how to manage attendees, presenters, and co-hosts; as well as share recordings and download attendance reports. This workshop is recommended for anyone new to Webex and those who want a refresher on the basics.

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.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Open to everyone.

Feb. 01
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.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Feb. 02
04:00 pm - 05:00 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.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Feb. 03
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to several technologies available at Ramapo that allow you to function seamlessly in the remote work environment. Share files and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations with Google Workspace. Share and track office work schedules or project timelines with Google calendars. Join or host Webex virtual meetings that allow screen sharing, and more. Create threaded discussion topics for teams of people with Webex Teams. Dial and answer calls remotely and check voicemail with Jabber, as if you were on your office phone. Create instructional and informational videos that you can easily share from a link. 

Pedagogy Connection: With many work and school functions moving to a remote environment, this workshop offers the opportunity for faculty and staff to maximize their efficiency inside and outside of the classroom. Being able to use the available technological tools is an essential skill for today’s remote work and learning spaces.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Open to faculty and staff.

Register

Feb. 08
02:00 pm - 03:00 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.

Open to faculty and staff.

Presenter: Professional Respondus Trainer

Register

Feb. 09
01:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Faculty Development Day 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).

Details to follow.

Mark your calendar!

Feb. 10
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Google calendar allows you to manage a paperless calendar from campus or from home. Learn how to schedule Webex Meetings from Google Calendar, invite guests to meetings, create new calendars, review calendar privacy and sharing options, manage work tasks, and track key personnel events related to reappointment and assessment. Calendars can be turned on/off as needed, and colors can be customized.

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.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Open to everyone.

Register

Feb. 17
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Surveys in higher education show that more than 65 percent of students use mobile apps to complete their coursework. Learn how to optimize your Canvas course for mobile delivery. Covered material will include using text headers within Modules to help guide student navigation, chunking content into smaller parts, using Pages to display content instead of linking to external URLs or files, and following guidelines for platform neutral prompts and instructions.  

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.

Presenter: Deb O’Connell

Open to instructors.

Register

Feb. 18
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Join other Apple users on campus to share knowledge and learn more about Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Register

Feb. 24
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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

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.

Presenter: Ray Fallon

Open to instructors.

Register

March 2022
Mar. 03
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Cut down on paper use by taking up a few of these practices in Canvas.  

  • Use the Syllabus feature – an easy reference for students, no paper needed. 
  • Upload files that were previously handouts (create PDFs). Files can be easily added to Modules. 
  • Make use of Quizzes – no more paper/pencil quizzes, all quizzing can be completed online. Questions can be shuffled and answer choices, too. Multiple attempts can be enabled. 
  • Assignments – can be turned in and graded through Canvas. PDFs can be uploaded and submitted by students and you’re able to add feedback to the files.
  • Library and OER Resources — learn how to find and integrate online resources, such as permalinks to library databases, links to the library catalog and e-resources, and links to Open Access materials and OER (Open Educational Resources).

Pedagogy Connection: Canvas is Ramapo’s Learning Management System. This workshop guides instructors on how to use Canvas and other electronic resources to reduce paper consumption on campus while increasing student engagement and learning.

Presenters: Deb O’Connell (IDC), Ray Fallon (IDC) and Hilary Westgate (Librarian)

Open to faculty and staff.

Register

Mar. 10
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Docs, Drive and Slides are part of the Google Workspace suite of applications included with Gmail. These apps are great for collaborating with others at Ramapo, and support a paperless campus. This workshop will demonstrate how to upload and share files and folders to Google Drive. We will demonstrate the Google Docs text editor, where you will get hands-on experience creating, and editing a document with others. We will also look at Google Slides which can be used for creating and sharing slideshow presentations. We will review the different permission settings for sharing Docs, Drive and Slides.

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. 

Presenter: Trish Williams

Open to everyone.

Register

Mar. 24
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

See metrics about how students have been using Canvas at Ramapo. Learn to streamline Canvas course navigation and layout for ease of use and improve student engagement. We’ll cover several usability best practices and how to initiate a continual mode of feedback and improvement for your course.   

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.

Presenter: Deb O’Connell

Open to instructors.

Register

Mar. 25
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Join other Apple users on campus to share knowledge and learn more about Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Register

Mar. 31
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Canvas Commons is a repository for shared instructor resources. Use it for ideas and new ways to present course content. You can import content for your courses and modify them to best fit your needs. Blueprint courses allow the set up of a master course that can be customized with locked and unlocked content and synced to one or more associated courses. 

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.

Presenter: Deb O’Connell

Open to instructors.

Register

April 2022
Apr. 07
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This workshop will focus on how to set up reports in Qualtrics for your online surveys. We will review report options, how to create new reports, customize report graphs and tables, filter reports based on survey questions and answers, review Qualtrics Public Report options, download report options, and how to export raw survey data out of Qualtrics.

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.

Presenter: Trish Williams

Open to faculty and staff

Register

Apr. 14
01:00 pm - 02:00 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).

Presenter: Ray Fallon

Open to everyone.

Register

Apr. 21
01:00 pm - 02:00 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 an 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).

Presenter: Ray Fallon

Open to everyone.

Register

Apr. 22
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Join other Apple users on campus to share knowledge and learn more about Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads.

Open to everyone.

Facilitator: Trish Williams

Register

May 2022
May. 16
10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Hold the date!

Details to follow. Co-sponsored by FRC and IDC.

May. 17
10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Hold the date!

Details to follow. Co-sponsored by FRC and IDC.