Classroom Flipping and Lecture Recording with Anthem:
Maximize the effective use of limited class time by easily recording lecture elements for delivery to your students through Sakai outside of class time. Among the benefits of this approach are that students can easily review information as needed and you have more class time for more engaged instruction and interaction. Thinking of developing an online or hybrid class? Anthem could play a major role in how you redesign your course for online delivery, or just a presentation for review. We'll also discuss how Anthem can be used by your students to create presentations for class assignments.
Tips on Using Social Media Professionally:
Have you ever wondered about ways to use social media platforms as professional tools? Associate Director of Marketing Meg Keniston will share some ideas but come prepared with questions and ideas to discuss with the group.
Get Started Building Your Sakai Faculty Portfolio:
Start now to build an electronic portfolio in Sakai documenting your teaching, scholarship, and service. PSC prefers this format for submission of materials for tenure and promotion, but there’s no need to wait until then to get started. A Sakai portfolio site makes a great organizer of materials for an annual or mid-probationary review. Come to this session to see what’s possible and leave with a template site you can build on.
Connect and Collaborate with Zoom:
Zoom is the newly adopted web conferencing platform available to the St. Lawrence community. Zoom, similar to WebEx or Skype, provides a robust platform to meet with others almost anywhere in the world with an internet connection sharing video, audio, and content resources synchronously. Faculty and staff have already drawn on the sophistication and power of Zoom to offer courses with NY6, bring expert presenters from the around the world into their classrooms, collaborate with remote colleagues, and more. Come find out how you could use Zoom!!
Get Up and Running with Office 365 and OneDrive:
Using Dropbox or Google Docs for University business? Running out of space on your P: drive? Emailing multiple revisions of documents? Check out OneDrive and Office 365. All faculty, staff and students have 1TB of space on OneDrive and can share and simultaneously edit documents on Office 365. No extra account required – you can use your St. Lawrence network credentials.
Surveying with Qualtrics:
We’ll cover SLU’s sophisticated online survey platform and how it can be used for a myriad of purposes from sophisticated survey research to departmental and programmatic evaluation, from contact forms to program and event administration. We’ll also cover how to get started using Qualtrics and where to go for training and support.
CLICKERS! Formative Assessment using Classroom Response Systems:
Come learn how audience response systems can impact your class by engaging your students, evaluating comprehension, and increasing learning.
Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator:
We’ll briefly explore the range of graphic design applications available on campus and their strengths and weaknesses for flyer, brochure, poster, and other graphic design work. Then we’ll cover the basics of working with Adobe Illustrator as a very robust graphic design application..
PowerPoint Presentations That Don’t Stink:
We’ll explore techniques for developing PowerPoint and other presentations that complement oral presentations and enhance audience engagement rather than suck the life out of the room. The approach covered has applicability to a range of presentation needs from course lecture or other work-related presentation to student oral presentations. Use this session to preview material that could be presented to your students as they prepare for course-related presentations.
Sakai: Using Lessons to Organize:
The Lessons tool allows faculty to present content in a more structured way to guide students better through their learning tasks. This session will demonstrate how to use Lessons to centralize and order resources, quizzes, assignments, forums, media (e.g. videos, audios and images) and etc. so students do not need to navigate around the various tools to find particular items.
Graphic Design Fundamentals:
We’ll cover design principles relevant to flyer, poster, and brochure design; explore the strengths and weaknesses of the design programs available on campus – Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher, and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; and, then we’ll outline the options you have for learning about using the application(s) that best fit your needs and getting assistance with your design work.
Introduction to iMovie and Video Editing Projects:
Learn how to capture video and arrange a movie by ordering scenes, discarding unwanted footage, adding titles, transitions, pictures, background audio, and employing visual and audio effects. We'll also discuss considerations for integrating video projects in your courses. No experience necessary!