2018 Faculty Tech Bytes

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:

VoiceThread

Voice Thread is a web-based platform that enables teachers and students to upload images, video, or documents, record audio, video, or text comments, and then invite others to record comments as well.This tool is meant to create a living oral discussion space however it can also be used for mini-lectures, tutorials, oral language exams, student presentations, oral feedback on a paper and more. It is perfect for the online and flipped classroom however it can also work in a face-2-face classroom for homework and assessments.

January 25, 2018 – Thursday 12pm – 1pm
February 21, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am
March 19, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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

February 28, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am
March 15, 2018 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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.

February 14, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am
April 10, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

Blackboard – Getting Started

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.

January 29, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm
February 1, 2018 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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.

March 13, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm
April 9, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

Echo360 Polling

This workshop will explore the active learning strategy of polling in the classroom.  You will learn how to use Echo360 Polling to capture student understanding of the material being presented and engage students during online or in-class lecture sessions.

February 12, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm
February 26, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm
March 28, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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

January 31, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am
February 27, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm
March 12, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm
April 12, 2018 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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.

March 26, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm
April 26, 2018 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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.

February 13, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm
April 11, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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.

January 30, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm
February 15, 2018 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am
March 14, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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.

April 24, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm

To register: http://events.shu.edu

 

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

March 1, 2018 – Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am
March 27, 2018 – Tuesday 12pm – 1pm
April 23, 2018 – Monday 12pm – 1pm
April 25, 2018 – Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am

To register: http://events.shu.edu

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