2017 Fall Faculty Tech Bytes | Registration Links are Available!

Faculty Tech Bytes Session Titles and Descriptions are Now Available!

The Faculty Tech Bytes series is comprised of hands-on sessions, focusing on increasing your productivity.

Sessions run each week on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12pm – 1pm; and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 10:30am.

Session resources will be posted on the SHU Technology Blog:
http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/

Session Descriptions:

 

3D Printing

3D Printing has arrived at Seton Hall! This session will introduce you to the resources available, including the Dremel 3D40 3D Printer and free 3D design software (TinkerCad, Fusion360).
Session participants will have the opportunity to design a pencil cup or nameplate, and to submit their 3D files for printing.

December 4, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Blackboard – Assignments / Plagiarism Check/ Rubrics

This workshop will discuss the Assignment feature of Blackboard which is designed to eliminate paper in your course. Students submit their papers and the instructor has the ability to grade the papers all electronically. In addition, we will go over using SafeAssign to have the student papers checked for plagiarism. Come join us to see this powerful feature.

September 5, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 7, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Blackboard – Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing system, built directly in to your Blackboard course! Faculty can create a virtual classroom or hold virtual office hours to meet with students. This session will cover starting a Blackboard Collaborate session, utilizing the built-in tools to foster engagement, and how to record your Collaborate sessions for future review.

September 25, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 27, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Blackboard – Discussion Boards

This workshop serves as an elective for the Certificate in Online Teaching. *
Blackboard Discussion Boards allow for asynchronous communication between students and faculty as either an extension of an in-class discussion, or as the discussion for an online class. This session will cover how to create your Blackboard Discussion Boards by creating a discussion forums and threads. Additional features to be covered include the grading option, and the option to allow students to view the responses (threads) of their peers only after creating a response (thread) of their own. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Apply best practices in using discussion forums in online courses to their own teaching

August 31, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
September 6, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Blackboard – Grade Center

This session will focus on how faculty can best utilize the power of the Blackboard Grade Center. Topics covered will include how to create categories, weighted columns, and total columns, and providing assignment feedback to students.

September 11, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 13, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Blackboard – Getting Started

8.29 Tuesday 12:00 PM
8.30 Wednesday 9:30 AM
New to Blackboard? Looking for information on how to upload your Course Syllabus or print a course photo roster? This hands-on session will guide participants through the basics of Blackboard, and highlight some of the more advanced features.

August 29, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
August 30, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Blackboard – Inline Grading

This workshop will discuss the Assignment feature of Blackboard which is designed to eliminate paper in your course. Students submit their papers and the instructor has the ability to grade the papers all electronically. In addition, we will go over using SafeAssign to have the student papers checked for plagiarism. Come join us to see this powerful feature.

September 12, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 14, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Citation Management

See how Zotero can assist in organizing your citations and bibliographies. During this session, participants will be able to download and install this free software, import citations from the Seton Hall University Library database, and generate a bibliography in multiple formats (APA, MLA, Chicago, …).

October 12, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
October 17, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Collaborate, Share, and Communicate with Microsoft Teams

Office 365 Teams provides a chat-centered collaborative workspace in Office 365, bringing people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to all of the team resources and discussions.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Create a Team / Add members to a team
Create channels for focused discussions
Schedule a (virtual) team meeting – aka video conference call
Add tabs to create working spaces, such as a wiki

October 3, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
October 5, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Conducting Effective Webinars

This session will cover best practices for creating engaging and dynamic webinars, with specific suggestions, such as planning breaks for questions and activities, and controlling audio feedback (echoing) via the use of an external microphone and headphones.

October 19, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
October 24, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Data Management

Stay Organized with your Files and Folders
Do you know where your files are, and are they backed up in case of a disaster?
Hopefully they are, but if they’re not, you need to attend this workshop. We will discuss all the different drives available today, including “cloud” drives. Also, how to organize your files logically and how to back them up.

December 5, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
December 6, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

DyKnow

DyKnow classroom management software facilitates content delivery and collaboration via DyKnow Vision and administrative tasks such as attendance and blocking non-curricular applications via DyKnow Monitor. Faculty members can either import a prepared PowerPoint file into a DyKnow session, or work from a series of blank panels. Students can annotate the presentation and save a copy for review.

September 18, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 20, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

The Inclusive Classroom

Experience and research tell us that students learn in different ways that are unique to them. Yet, educational experiences are often designed around a “one size fits all” curriculum. Often, attempts to address learner variability happens when faced with students that require accommodations. However, we can implement a framework that guides the design of learning goals, materials, methods and assessments with the diversity of learners in mind, where differences in the classroom are planned for in advance and are an asset.
This session will focus on the principles of universal design for learning. We will explore this issue from a variety of perspectives and identify course design alternatives and technologies to support learner diversity.

October 25, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Lecture Capture – Echo 360

This workshop will provide an introduction to the ECHO360 Personal Capture software. Record your audio, computer screen, and (optionally) your web camera to record a mini-lecture for students to review prior to class, record solving a complex problem in Excel, or record anything else on your computer screen for students to review.

September 19, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 21, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

NitroPro: Create and Edit PDF’s

The full version of Nitro Pro 11 is now available to the SHU community! At the end of this session, attending will be able to:
Create and Merge PDF files
Edit existing PDF Files
Use Optical Character Recognition technology (aka OCR) to edit PDFs created from scanned documents
Review and Collaborate with shared PDF files

October 2, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
October 4, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) can take many forms, including learning objects, videos, simulations, images, case studies, and more, that can add an additional perspective, reinforcement, or the basis of a lesson. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Identifying and Locate Open Educational Resources
Integrate Open Educational Resources into their courses

October 26, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
October 30, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Share your videos with Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream, a part of Office365, is an Enterprise Video service where faculty, staff, and students at Seton Hall University can upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team’s collaboration.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Upload a video to Microsoft Stream
Set permissions on who can view the video
Creating a group / Add members to a group
Share a video by linking to it or embedding it into a web page

October 11, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
October 16, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is Microsoft’s messaging platform, capable of supporting real-time text based chat, video conferencing, and screen sharing. This session will cover how Skype for Business can be used for virtual office hours, bringing in external guest speakers, and more.

October 18, 2017 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
October 23, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Submitting Final Grades in Banner

This session will cover how faculty can submit their final semester grades via the Banner system.

December 7, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register
December 11, 2017 – Monday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

Take Your Surveys to the Next Level with Qualtrics!

The Qualtrics Survey Tool allows users to create and distribute sophisticated web-based surveys. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Create and distribute a survey with Qualtrics
View survey results and download raw data
Create conditional and logic based questions

September 26, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register
September 28, 2017 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am | click here to register

 

Using Social Media for Learning

Social media is a powerful vehicle for consuming information, expressing opinions and ideas as well as contributing to a global online community. This session will explore the use of popular social media tools to support learning and extend the reach of the classroom. Topics include finding information and participating in online discourse using hashtags, developing personal learning networks (finding experts or practitioners to connect with), and establishing a professional online presence.

October 31, 2017 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm | click here to register

 

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