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Tuesday
Nov 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars Loom? Do you mean Zoom? No, we really do mean Loom! Come and join this quick tech talk about the extremely user friendly screen-recording tool Loom. Loom can be used to pre-record lectures in a variety of formats and is great for delivering presentations. Bonus, it is currently free for students and educators! [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 10, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - Please register for details
Workshops
Interactive activities for the synchronous (real-time) class
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)

Join today's workshop on plethora of ideas and interactive activities to implement for the synchronous (real-time) class in a virtual setting.  [Details...]
Monday
Nov 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Community Building Did you participate in one of the many Module-making or Week-zero camps held during summer 2020? Have your students gone through the modules that you carefully designed? How did everything go? Unqualified success? Some things need tweaking? Come to one of the three camp reunions we are hosting and share your insights from the first weeks of the fall semester as well as get a refresher on the tech tools you started experimenting with. [Details...]
Monday
Nov 9, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Workshops
Tips & Tricks of Blackboard
Presenter(s): Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)

This workshop will introduce you to tips for setting up your Blackboard grade center for your online, hybrid, or in-person class using Blackboard. [Details...]
Thursday
Nov 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Post COVID Remote Teaching : A Space to Think and Create
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education), April Kisamore (Special Education, ABA); Lauren Schnell (Special Education, ABA)

Have you grown to love teaching remotely? Or, will you be the first in the classroom when in-person classes resume? Join us for a discussion of what aspects of teaching remotely we want to maintain and whether online programming will be a COVID trend or here to stay. We’ll discuss pros, cons, and potential program-based changes.  [Details...]
Thursday
Nov 5, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online - Please register for details
Workshops
Hypothesis for Annotations
Presenter(s): Abigail Torres (Center for Online Learning)

Join us in this workshop to find out more about Hypothesis and how to use it through your course Blackboard page. [Details...]
Wednesday
Nov 4, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - Please register for details
Workshops
Alternatives to discussion forums: Padlet and Voicethread
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)

In this quick tech talk, we will explore Padlet and Voicethread and you can get ideas to finish out this term or to use in the Spring. [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars In honor of election day, we will engage with a variety of polling tools you can integrate into a Zoom live session using Zoom itself as well as other platforms like Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere and Peardeck for a variety of response types. [Details...]
Friday
Oct 30, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
Create a Test re-using Blackboard Questions
Presenter(s): Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)

This workshop will introduce you to tips for using Blackboard to create tests re-using Blackboard questions. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Caregiving and Teaching: Let’s Talk About the OTHER Work You’re Doing
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English and ACERT); Stephanie Margolin (Hunter College Libraries)

Since moving to remote teaching and working in March, we have been balancing our work, home, and personal lives in the same place and often at the same time. Often, we are also caring for someone else as well, adding additional stress to an already stressful situation. Join us for an open discussion of how we are balancing all of this work and share strategies for ways you are coping with the chaos. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
Collect & Grade Assignments in Blackboard
Presenter(s): Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)

This workshop will introduce tips for using Blackboard to collect and grade assignments in online, hybrid, or in-person classes. [Details...]
Wednesday
Oct 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Special Events
Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education)

Join us for a special presentation and discussion with Gina Riley (Special Education) about her new book Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom. For this special event, Gina will begin with a presentation covering the main topics in her new book which will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A. [Details...]
Wednesday
Oct 28, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
Set-up your Final Grade in Blackboard
Presenter(s): Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)

This workshop will introduce tips and provide clarifications on best practices for using Blackboard to help navigate and set up the final grades in Blackboard.  [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Dropbox for the Win!
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Jeff Allred (English)

In this quick tech talk we will focus on CUNY Dropbox, the cloud storage available to students and faculty. We will discuss various ways to use Dropbox: share class materials (including large video files!), collect student work, and provide them quick or extensive feedback. Plus: Dropbox can be integrated into Blackboard! [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 27, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
Hypothesis for Annotations
Presenter(s): Abigail Torres (Center for Online Learning)

Hypothes.is is an annotation tool now available in Blackboard that [...] [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Assessment during the Pandemic: What is Different, What Remains the Same?
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Provost Office & Assessment), Gina Riley (Special Education), and Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)

Some of us approach assessment with a degree of trepidation even under the best of times; in this session, we’ll discuss some familiar elements, some new opportunities, and give you a chance to brainstorm ideas on what might work well this year! [Details...]
Wednesday
Oct 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
Making your PowerPoint slides accessible
Presenter(s): Scott Lipkowitz (Library)

This workshop will teach participants how to create accessible Powerpoint slides that can be used for live lectures or uploaded to asynchronous online course activities. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for online
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Using Book Creator and Manifold in the College Classroom
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education); Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)

Book Creator is an easy way students can create and publish their own book. It is usually used within the K - 12 classroom, but there are so many easy ways to use it effectively within the university space as well (and as a teaching tool!). Manifold is an open CUNY publishing platform that can be used to create OER textbooks and enriched editions, and publish student work. Let’s explore the different things that can be done with Book Creator and Manifold. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 20, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
Interaction Tools in Zoom
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)

This workshop will introduce you to interaction tools in Zoom that will help with engagement throughout your course. [Details...]
Monday
Oct 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online - Please register for more information
Workshops
DIY Captioning for Busy Professors (VoiceThread & Youtube)
Presenter(s): Abigail Torres (Center for Online Learning)

At this online workshop, we will show you how to modify the automatically generated captions provided by VoiceThread and YouTube so that they are accurate. [Details...]
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