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Tool Talk | June 12, 2019

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Sharing, collecting, discussing: All possible with Padlet

Do you ever feel that students might benefit from seeing each other’s work? Do you wish to make it easier for students to share their work with their classmates? Where do you ask students to post ideas and collect resources so that everyone in the class can see them? A tool that might solve your pedagogical challenge of collecting student work and sharing it with the class is Padlet.
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DYI Video Captioning for Busy Professors

Wednesday
Apr 24, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - register for details Workshops
DYI Video Captioning for Busy Professors
Presenter(s): Abigail Torres (ICIT)

Are you creating video lectures or review sessions for your classes? Are they captioned and accessible? At this online workshop, we will show you how to modify the automatically generated captions provided by YouTube so that they are perfectly accurate. [Details...]
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Tool Talk | March 11, 2019

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Voicethread Upgraded: Now with Automatic Captions

If you have been using VoiceThread for mini-lectures or assignments, I bring good news! This presentation and discussion tool has been upgraded. From now on, all new audio and video content created on VoiceThread will have captions automatically generated a few minutes after the recording is uploaded.
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Tool Talk | March 1, 2019

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PlayPosit: A Remedy for the Passive Viewing of Videos

How do you guide students through videos that you assign as part of their coursework? How do you help them focus on areas that an expert eye like yours would notice, but novice viewers might not? Interactive video tools such as PlayPosit and Edpuzzle might help. They can help you turn video-watching into an active learning experience for your students.
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Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons

Wednesday
Jan 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Guided Explorations
Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)

The CUNY Academic Commons has become a robust and flexible platform: a place for discussion, faculty collaboration, professional networking, private and public writing, communicating with your students, and storing your course materials. In recent semesters, some CUNY instructors have begun using the Commons as the learning management system (LMS) in their courses as an open education alternative to Blackboard. If you’re interested in hosting your course on the Commons next semester or simply want to learn more about the platform, please join us for an initial 2-hour guided exploration on Wednesday, January 9, 12-2pm. [Details...]
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Advanced Blackboard Tests: Creating Tests from Pools

Wednesday
Nov 7, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online - Register for details Workshops
Advanced Blackboard Tests: Creating Tests from Pools
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG)

In this workshop, you will not only learn how to create pools of questions and create tests that pull questions from pools but also receive tips and suggestions on how to discourage academic dishonesty online. [Details...]
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Using Online Meeting Tools With Your Students

Wednesday
Oct 31, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online - Register for details Workshops
Using Online Meeting Tools With Your Students
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG)

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the notable features of some free tools that you may want to consider, including Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Zoom, and we’ll discuss which tools are the best fit for different uses. [Details...]
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News and Announcements | October 4, 2018

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Small Teaching and Hypothes.is

Introduced at the Lunchtime Seminar on October 2nd, during the fall 2018 seminar series, ACERT will be trying out a new online discussion activity. We invite all Hunter faculty, staff, and administrators to read, comment, and try out activities described in James Lang’s blog posts on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. We will be using hypothes.is and its annotation extension to highlight and comment on any aspect of the blog posts.
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Event Capsules, Teaching Hacks | October 2, 2018

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ACERT Teaching Hack – Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

In this ACERT Teaching Hack, Jeff Allred (English) discusses using Hypothes.is to encourage students to "annotate socially," and engage more rigorously with assigned texts. First, he provides an overview about the software and how students can benefit from its application in the classroom. Then, Jeff shows walks us through a practical, hands-on segment highlighting some features of Hypothes.is.
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