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Learn about teaching strategies and technologies through our webinar events we have archived here.

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Webinar: Getting Started with the RIT Wiki

Last Offering:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

No recording available

Purpose: This session will provide RIT faculty and staff with a basic introduction to the RIT Confluence Wiki.

Session Details: Wikis are group-editable websites that are ideal for fast and easy collaboration among groups of all sizes. Because of their simplicity, wikis have become a preferred method for collaboration in many classrooms, small offices, and large scale companies. Wikis present various opportunities for improving group productivity and information sharing. The RIT Confluence Wiki is a fully supported, secure wiki, hosted by Teaching and Learning Services, and is available for RIT faculty and staff use.

If you are interested in learning more about the RIT Confluence Wiki, as well as viewing examples of how other RIT faculty and staff have used the Confluence wiki, please join us for this session.

PLEASE NOTE: A captioned recording of this event will be made available after the session. If you plan to attend this event and need live captions during the session, please contact the presenters at mjmetc@rit.edu or jjztwc@rit.edu.

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Webinar: Setting Up Quizzes in myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, September 11, 2015

No recording available

myCourses offers an online Quizzing tool, which can be used effectively and efficiently for the administration of online activities such as high- and low-stakes assessments, review exercises on assigned readings, and setting up practice activities.

This 60-minute session will address topics such as:

  • Building a quiz
  • Creating your questions and options such as question randomization
  • Using publisher test banks
  • Examples of activities and assessments used with the Quizzing tool will also be shared.

PLEASE NOTE: A captioned recording of this event will be made available after the session. If you plan to attend this event and need live captions during the session, please contact the presenters at mjmetc@rit.edu or jjztwc@rit.edu.

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Webinar: Setting Up Your myCourses Grades and Dropboxes

Last Offering:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

No recording available

Purpose: This session is intended for users who are familiar with myCourses or have attended a Getting Started session. Basic familiarity with myCourses features will be helpful but new users are also always welcome!

Session Details: In this session we will cover several areas of both the Grades and Dropbox tools. This will address both basic set up and management as well as looking carefully at more advanced options within each tool.

  • Determining Grades settings that best match your course grading policy
  • Setting up grade categories and items
  • Inputting and managing assignment and final grades
  • Setting up dropboxes and linking to grade items
  • Managing feedback within the Dropbox, including a review of the Turnitin and electronic markup integration.

PLEASE NOTE: A captioned recording of this event will be made available after the session. If you plan to attend this event and need live captions during the session, please contact the presenters at mjmetc@rit.edu or jjztwc@rit.edu.


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Webinar: Customizing Your myCourses Homepage and Setting Up Content

Last Offering:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No recording available

Purpose: This session is for new or current users of myCourses who would like to take their myCourses use and skills to the next level by focusing on two commonly used areas: the course homepage and content.

Session Details: In this session we will cover:

  • Customizing the overall look and feel of your course homepage
  • Adding and creating widgets
  • Changing and editing the navigation bar
  • Tips for making content set up and organization more efficient,
  • Embedding media
  • Leveraging the course builder and learning repository features.
     
PLEASE NOTE: A captioned recording of this event will be made available after the session. If you plan to attend this event and need live captions during the session, please contact the presenters at mjmetc@rit.edu or jjztwc@rit.edu

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Webinar: Getting Started with myCourses

Last Offering:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

No recording available

Purpose: This event is defined as a myCourses Basics course - You do not need any prior experience with myCourses to participate.

Session Details: myCourses is the course management system at RIT. This training is intended to give instructors an introduction to teaching with myCourses and provide an overview of the core tools. In this session we will cover:

  • The Content tool for sharing your syllabus, documents, and other files with students.
  • Setting up Grades for online grading and comments.
  • The Classlist for email communication and reviewing your enrollments.
  • The News tool for important course announcements.
PLEASE NOTE: A captioned recording of this event will be made available after the session. If you plan to attend this event and need live captions during the session, please contact the presenters at mjmetc@rit.edu or jjztwc@rit.edu

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Webinar: Using the Grades Tool in myCourses

Last Offering:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

No recording available

If you would benefit from live captioning, please notify the event organizer.

This webinar will include a demonstration of the myCourses Grades tool.

Explanation of the steps to configure a gradebook will be provided.

Also covered:

  • confirming the grade that students can see
  • allowing students to see their overall grade (video tutorial available)
  • entering grades
  • reordering and deleting grade items

Upon registration, the event organizer will follow up with each attendee with instructions on accessing the webinar via Adobe Connect. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send them to mjmetc@rit.edu!

Anyone interested in learning more about the Grades tool but unable to attend this session can also sign up for a one-to-one consult via http://www.rit.edu/tls/consult.

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Webinar: Teaching with Web Conferencing

Last Offering:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

No recording available

Within a live, virtual environment like Adobe Connect, the same methods of communication and interaction that are used in a classroom do not always work effectively - or at all - when applied.

In the absence face-to-face interaction, visual and audio cues like raised hands and laughter, as well as physical proximity to both people and classroom equipment, successfully managing both content delivery and student engagement depends a great deal on successful facilitation and applying the 'best-fit' tools that are available within a tool like Connect.

 This 60-minute session will address:

  • Facilitation strategies for managing both large and small group sessions
  • Instructional activities best suited for a live, interactive environment like Adobe Connect
  • Essential technical practices for before and during a live session

 Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.

Anyone who is interested in using the Adobe Connect, but unable to attend this training, may request an individual consultation at http://rit.edu/tls/consult/.

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Webinar: myCourses Homepage Makeover

Last Offering:
Thursday, June 5, 2014

No recording available

This two-hour, hands-on webinar (via remote screen sharing) will take faculty through the process of customizing an online course homepage. Faculty will complete the customization of all or part of a course homepage during this workshop.

To view examples of customized homepages and get started ahead of time, visit the documentation on the web.

Please be prepared to work in an official course shell or request a myCourses development shell ahead of time to gain the most out of this workshop.

Open to all RIT faculty, including adjuncts.

Pre-registration is encouraged;

Headphones are required for participation.

Even if you cannot attend at this time, a recording of this webinar will be made public after the event.

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Webinar: Setting Up Grades in myCourses

Last Offering:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

No recording available

If you would benefit from live captioning, please notify the event organizer.

This webinar will include a demonstration of the myCourses grade tool.

Explanation of the steps to configure a gradebook will be provided.

Also covered:

  • confirming the grade that students can see
  • allowing students to see their overall grade (video tutorial available)
  • entering grades
  • reordering and deleting grade items

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Webinar: Teaching with Web Conferencing or Video Conferencing

Last Offering:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Event Recording

Skype, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Go To Meeting, Webex, Blue Jeans...

There are so many tools available to conduct same-time (synchronous) online meetings.

What's appropriate for use in a class? How do the major tools differ? Which ones support accessibility?

Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • The differences between the major synchronous platforms, with an eye toward teaching effectiveness
  • Engagement strategies for synchronous online learners
  • Facilitation strategies for effective web/video conferences and class meetings

 

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Webinar: myCourses - Quizzes, developing low stakes assessment

Last Offering:
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Event Recording

This webinar provides an in-depth look at quizzes (for administering low stakes assessment) in myCourses.

The example used will include how to use myCourses to give students a quiz at the end of each week with questions based on content covered up to that point. Although the quiz might not count for credit (or might only count for a very small portion of the final grade), it will give students an idea of what they already learned and which concepts they need to spend more time with.

Prior to attending this webinar registrants are expected to review the following brief video tutorials:

Questions for the instructor can be posted ahead of time in the Teaching and Learning Commons

Webinar time will include a demonstration and time to work through your own quiz setup
(via remote control of shared screens). 

Headphones are required for participation.

 

Even if you cannot attend at this time, a recording of this webinar will be made public after the event.

 

 

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Confluence Wiki Basics

Last Offering:
Friday, May 7, 2010

Event Recording

This webinar will provide attendees with a basic introduction to the RIT Confluence Wiki.

Wikis are group-editable websites that are ideal for fast and easy collaboration among groups of all sizes. Because of their simplicity, wikis have become a preferred method for collaboration in many classrooms, small offices, and large scale companies. Wikis present various opportunities for improving group productivity and information sharing. The RIT Confluence Wiki is a fully supported, secure wiki, hosted by The Wallace Center. It is available for RIT faculty and staff use.

If you are interested in learning more about the RIT Confluence Wiki, as well as viewing examples of how other RIT faculty and staff have used the Confluence wiki, please join us for this webinar.

Anyone interested in using the Confluence Wiki but unable to attend this training should contact Jessica Hooper at jrhetc@rit.edu or 585-475-7696. A recording will be available within 24-hours after the event has taken place.

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Final Grades in myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, November 6, 2009

Event Recording

This webinar covers the Final Grade feature of the myCourses Gradebook.

Instructors have many options to control how a student sees that final grade, or if they even see it at all!

Learn the difference between the Final Calculated and the Final Adjusted grade, and why you might choose one over the other.

NOTE: Releasing final grades in myCourses does NOT fulfill the requirement of posting grades in SIS for the Registrar's records.

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myCourses Quizzing

Last Offering:
Friday, October 9, 2009

No recording available

myCourses offers a Quizzing tool to offer your tests and exams with. It can also be used as a basic homework tool to help with the acceptance and grading of assignments.

This online webinar event will cover the basics of the myCourses quizzes tool:

  • Creating your questions
  • How to build a quiz
  • And features such as auto-grading

Log in to the URL below, from the comfort of your home or office, to learn more.

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Grading Clicker Activities

Last Offering:
Friday, October 2, 2009

Event Recording

Are you using clickers in your classes? If so, the best way to give feedback to your students on their use of clickers in your class is through the myCourses grade book. All data is automatically saved when you use clickers, but there are a few steps you will need to take to import that information into myCourses so your students can see it as well. This webinar will walk you through that process step by step.

*This webinar will not cover the basic set up of clickers or how to use them in the classroom. This webinar in designed for faculty who are already using clickers in their classes.

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New Faculty Survival Class: Using myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, August 28, 2009

No recording available

We will be providing a myCourses training as part of the New Faculty Orientation. This is the exact same content as our Getting Started with myCourses sessions so if you are already going to be a part of the NFO you don't need to sign up for one of our other sessions!

This is event is not open for walk-ins! You must be registered in advance for the NFO event. Please follow the link below for additional information on the New Faculty Orientation.

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Releasing Final Grades in myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, May 15, 2009

Event Recording

This webinar covers the Final Grade feature of the myCourses Gradebook.

Instructors have many options to control how a student sees that final grade, or if they even see it at all!

Learn the difference between the Final Calculated and the Final Adjusted grade, and why you might choose one over the other.

NOTE: Releasing final grades in myCourses does NOT fulfill the requirement of posting grades in SIS.

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myCourses Upgrade preview & Open Question Forum

Last Offering:
Friday, May 8, 2009

Event Recording

myCourses will soon undergo an upgrade! What can you expect? Join Online Learning staff members Ken Kindler and Ian Mikutel for this preview.

This is also your opportunity to ask any question about myCourses, in an open Q & A format.

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Online Learning at the Innovation + Creativity Festival

Last Offering:
Friday, May 1, 2009

No recording available

The Online Learning department at RIT will join hundreds of other exhibitors at the Imagine RIT Innovation + Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 2!

The staff will have family-friendly activities in the WOW Center in the Gordon Field House, i-Clicker demonstrations in the Online Learning office, and demonstrations of the innovative Teaching & Learning Technology Studio in the lower level of Wallace Library.

Join us for this webinar, as Online Learning offers a preview of it's exhibits and interactive activities.

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Second Life as a Teaching Tool

Last Offering:
Friday, April 24, 2009

Event Recording

Second Life is a virtual world on the internet. Through customized avatars, users can spend money to purchase virtual goods & services, visit countless "islands" by either walking, flying or teleporting, and experience situations that simply are not possible in the "real world".

The Online Learning department at RIT has built an "island" in Second Life. It includes virtual representations of various campus buildings, meeting areas, and science experiments that simply are not possible in the real world, yet have real-world applications.

In this webinar, Online Learning Instructional Technologist Katie McDonald and Media Specialist Ian Webber will show you how Second Life can be incorporated as a teaching and learning tool in your course.

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The Learning Object Repository & Digital Media Library

Last Offering:
Friday, April 17, 2009

Event Recording

This webinar will focus on the Learning Repository of myCourses. This tool allows faculty to easily share and reuse content across courses. The repository can also be used to search the RIT Digital Media Library and MERLOT - The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, and bring those materials in to your course.

Online Learning staff member Ken Kindler and Marianne Buehler of the Wallace Library, will host this webinar.

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Online Learning Student Community & Online Writing Lab

Last Offering:
Friday, April 10, 2009

Event Recording
All online students at RIT have two significant resources available for learning support through myCourses: The Online Learning Student Community and the Online Writing Lab.

The Online Learning Student Community (OLSC) provides information for first-time and continuing online learners, such as computer performance requirements, course information, and discussion forums dedicated to online learning issues and solutions.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is available only to online students. It is a service much like that found on-campus at the Academic Support Center, providing guidance for writing projects.

Learn how these services aid and benefit your online students in this webinar presented by Online Learning staff members Ken Kindler and Marybeth Koon.

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The Teaching and Learning Technology Studio

Last Offering:
Friday, April 3, 2009

Event Recording

This webinar is intended for faculty interested in applying to teach in the new Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) Studio. The TLT Studio is on the lower level Wallace Library (05-A400).

The room's high-tech tools include:

Flexible room furniture:26 chairs and 14 tables, all rolling and stacking, allowing for a virtually unlimited number of customizable configurations.

Touch-panel control system: All of the room's equipment is run by a touch-panel control system, operated at the podium and remotely.

Multi-image projection: The TLT Studio uses three digital projectors with high-resolution optics, offering more than three times the resolution of a typical classroom projector.

Multi-camera capture: Three broadcast-quality, robotic, SDI cameras that feed into the Educational Technology Center production suite for live, high-end production recording.

 

Tablet PCs and collaboration software: The room is equipped with 26 Hewlett Packard 2710 tablet PC laptop computers, running DyKnow collaboration software

 

Telephone audio conferencing: The TLT studio is outfitted with an array of speakers and microphones - all controlled by the touch-panel control system - for conducting audio conferences.

Learn more about this unique classroom, and how to apply to use it, in this webinar presented by Online Learning staff member Michael Starenko.

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myCourses Discussions

Last Offering:
Friday, March 27, 2009

Event Recording
Online asynchronous discussions can improve a student's writing skills, serve as a collaboration tool for group work and even lead to knowledge creation through a "community of inquiry". All are possible when you use the versatile discussions tool in myCourses.

myCourses also allows you to grade each topic entry, and lets participants rate other postings.

Learn some of the best practices for using myCourses asynchronous discussion in this webinar.

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Setting up myCourses Grades

Last Offering:
Friday, March 20, 2009

Event Recording

This webinar will focus on getting started with the myCourses Grades tool. We will start at the beginning to help you choose the options that best fit your grading approach and then walk you through creating your grade items. Then we will show you how to grade those items and enter comments for your students.

Final Grades are covered in a webinar dedicated to the topic at the end of the quarter.

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Introduction to the Confluence Wiki

Last Offering:
Friday, February 13, 2009

Event Recording

This webinar will provide an introduction to the Confluence wiki. The Confluence wiki is an opportunity for RIT faculty to utilize a supported, secure wiki, available through Online Learning.

If you are interested in learning more about the Confluence wiki, as well as getting a basic overview of how you might be able to use a wiki in your course, please join us for this webinar.

Faculty teaching online, blended or campus courses are invited to attend.

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Visually enhance your course on myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, January 30, 2009

Event Recording
Creating a visually compelling course in myCourses is easier than you think! Online Learning Instructional Technologist Jessica Hooper will walk you through some simple methods for creating effective visual content.

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myCourses Groups and Peer2Peer evaluations

Last Offering:
Friday, January 9, 2009

Event Recording

myCourses offers two tools to help you manage groups, and group evaluation: the Groups tool and the Peer2Peer evaluation tool.

The Groups tool gives faculty a number of options for creating groups. Additionally, each group can have its own dropbox for assignments, its own discussion forum, and its own "locker" for document storage.

The online peer evaluation tool, peer2peer, lets each work group member evaluate the performance of their teammates, as well as their own performance. The instructor can view the evaluation results, and even allow students to view the ratings they received from other group members. peer2peer can be a helpful tool when evaluating the performance of a group on a specific project.

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myCourses Attendance Tool and Intelligent Agents

Last Offering:
Friday, December 19, 2008

Event Recording
This webinar introduces two new myCourses features that are in development by the vendor: The Attendance tool and Intelligent Agents.

The Attendance tool allows the professor to track attendance, instead of creating an attendance category in Grades. You can also track different attendance groups, such as a class that has lectures and labs.

Intelligent Agents allow you to setup “agents” that will monitor certain course conditions, and send out messages when those conditions are met. For example, you can have an email sent to you if a student has not logged into the course for a period of time, or you can set it to email students who scored low on a midterm to alert them to coaching or tutoring opportunities.

Join us for an introduction to these tools and help us provide feedback to the vendor to shape their development.

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RIT Island Grand Opening

Last Offering:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Come to the Student Alumni Union Lobby on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 11AM to 1PM to view the RIT island and certain RIT teaching projects in Second Life. Numerous computer stations will be manned by faculty & students to explain their projects & teaching experiments. There will also be a four-sided projection system allowing people to “immerse” themselves in the virtual world of Second Life.

Second Life is a virtual world on the internet. Through customized avatars, users can spend money to purchase virtual goods & services, visit countless “islands” by either walking, flying or teleporting, and experience situations that simply are not possible in the “real world”.

For the past year, the Online Learning department at R.I.T. has been building an “island” in Second Life. It includes virtual representations of various campus buildings, meeting areas and science experiments that simply are not possible in the real world, yet have real-world applications.

And at Noon on Dec. 10, R.I.T. Provost Jeremy Haefner will cut a “virtual ribbon” on the island. He will be there in person, and as an avatar in Second Life. See you in person, or “in world!”

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Adobe Captivate

Last Offering:
Friday, October 31, 2008

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Adobe Captivate is an extremely versatile program that lets you build and edit interactive lessons, podcasts and demonstrations. By using existing powerpoints or creating new ones, users can:

-Input and edit voice narrations;

-Add captions, clickable "hotspots" and moving mouse pointers;

-Change the timing for each item to appear and disappear, and much more.

This webinar will be presented by Adobe trainer Tim Plumer.

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peer2peer, Online Peer Evaluation Tool

Last Offering:
Friday, October 24, 2008

Event Recording

myCourses offers two tools to help with feedback on your course and your student's work: the Mid-Quarter Survey and the Peer2Peer evaluation tool.

The Mid-Quarter Survey allows faculty to collect anonymous feedback on their course, in time to address student concerns and misconceptions. Online Learning has a sample survey you can easily import into myCourses.

The online peer evaluation tool, peer2peer, lets each work group member evaluate the performance of their teammates, as well as their own performance. The instructor can view the evaluation results, and even allow students to view the ratings they received from other group members. peer2peer can be a helpful tool when evaluating the performance of a group on a specific project.

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Adobe Presenter

Last Offering:
Friday, October 10, 2008

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Adobe Presenter lets you create self-running, smooth-flowing powerpoints and rich media presentations that you can produce right on your own computer.

Install it as a menu item on Microsoft powerpoint, then add your own voice narration and lecture notes to create a self-contained lesson viewable for online learners, or as a supplement to your in-class activities.

This webinar will get you started on the basics of Adobe Presenter.

NOTE: Adobe Presenter is compatible only with a PC, or the "virtual PC" side of your Mac.

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Adobe Connect

Last Offering:
Friday, September 26, 2008

Event Recording

Adobe Connect is a web-based tool for conducting meetings and presentations online, in real-time. Use it to present lessons to your online class, for online office hours, or for class presentations by groups of online students!

This webinar will focus on the basics of conducting a class or meeting in Adobe Connect.

It will cover:

-Creating and managing the "meeting room";

-Sharing documents and powerpoints with viewers;

-Recording your meeting for future access;

-And best pedagogical practices for using Adobe Connect.

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Clipboard 2.0

Last Offering:
Friday, September 12, 2008

Event Recording
Are you seeking a reliable and easy-to-use survey tool for your research? Clipboard (http://clipboard.rit.edu) was created at RIT, by the Online Learning department, for just that purpose. This webinar will cover the basics of setting up a survey, creating response sets for multiple audiences, and gathering the data from your survey once it is closed.

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myCourses Upgrade Sneak Peek

Last Offering:
Friday, May 2, 2008

Event Recording

Online Learning will give a walk through of the upcoming upgrade taking place on the break before Summer quarter May 29th-30th. We will preview the tools and highlight improvements that will be coming up. We're really excited about this upgrade, a lot of requests we've heard have been added to the product by the vendor.

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Mid-Quarter Survey and Peer2Peer evaluations in myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, April 4, 2008

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myCourses offers two tools to help with feedback on your course and your student's work, the Mid-Quarter Survey and the Peer2Peer evaluation tool.

The mid-quarter survey is a way for faculty to collect anonymous feedback on their course at a point in the term when they can still address concerns. They can help highlight issues you might not have been aware of, or misconceptions you might want to take a moment to clarify in class. The myCourses survey tool is a great way to offer this survey to your students and Online Learning has a sample survey you can easily import right into your course to use.

The online peer evaluation tool, peer2peer, can be used to allow the members of your groups to evaluate the performance of their teammates as well as their own performance if you wish. The instructor can view the results of the evaluation and can choose to allow student to also view the ratings they received from other group members. peer2peer can be a helpful tool when evaluating the performance of a group on a specific project in addition to the actual materials submitted.

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Reusing your course on myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, October 26, 2007

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Learn how to increase your efficiency when setting up your course area in myCourses with the “Copying Components” feature. This is useful to instructors that teach the same course from quarter to quarter. Our webinar facilitator will demonstrate how to copy course structure and content from one course to another easily and quickly. Since course information is duplicated to the new course area, instructors are also able to make changes as needed or delete outdated or unneeded information to the newer area without having to start from scratch.

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myCourses development with the Online Learning Model Course

Last Offering:
Friday, October 19, 2007

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Do you find the empty course shell you receive at the beginning of every quarter to be daunting? Do you want to use a template to build your myCourses course shell? The Model Course 2.0 is a tool built into myCourses that can help you build your own course by using a template that is designed to improve faculty productivity and share common best practices that have been compiled from other courses and the experiences of the Online Learning team. This webinar will cover what the Model Course consists of and how to use it in your own course.

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myCourses Questions and Answers

Last Offering:
Friday, October 12, 2007

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This week the whole hour will be devoted to Online Learning staff answering your questions about myCourses. Is there a feature you want to learn more about? A tool you haven't quite been able to figure out? Ask away, we're here to answer!

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Running a Mid-Quarter Survey in myCourses

Last Offering:
Friday, September 28, 2007

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The mid-quarter survey is a way for faculty to collect anonymous feedback on their course at a point in the term when they can still address concerns. They can help highlight issues you might not have been aware of, or misconceptions you might want to take a moment to clarify in class. The myCourses survey tool is a great way to offer this survey to your students and Online Learning has a sample survey you can easily import right into your course to use. This webinar will walk you through the process of importing the survey and offering it to your students, then show you how to review the responses.

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Timely Communications in myCourses with the News and Calendar tools

Last Offering:
Friday, September 14, 2007

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Using the News and Calendar features in myCourses are great ways to keep your students informed and on track with course updates and timelines. This webinar will focus on how to set up News and Calendar events and how they can be used. The News tool is a great way to welcome your students at the beginning of the quarter, provide any week-to-week course highlights, and general information. The Calendar not only provides some standard RIT Calendar Events right on the myCourses’ home page, but you can also use this feature right within your own course to push out important dates to help both you and students manage time and course-related tasks.

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Online Discussion Workshop

Last Offering:
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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What if your students could discuss important concepts and issues BEFORE and AFTER a class session? What if EVERYONE in your classes--not just the most assertive or the most proficient in English--could and did participate? If you find these ideas attractive, then consider building online discussion into your campus courses. This workshop will introduce and demonstrate the Discussions tool in myCourses, as well as four simple yet effective online discussion strategies: online introductions, online “office hours,” online discussion sections, and online small-group discussion areas.

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New myCourses Testing & Evaluation Tools Workshop

Last Offering:
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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These hands-on workshops are only 50 minutes in length, but it will focus in depth on the features needed to use Desire2Learn for using online testing or using the system for online surveys.
 
NOTE: You will be logging in to myCourses using your RIT Computer Account (DCE). Please make sure you know your username and password in advance of this workshop.

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New myCourses Content Development Workshop

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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These hands-on workshops are only 50 minutes in length, but it will focus in depth on the features used to upload and manage content in Desire2Learn.
 
NOTE: You will be logging in to myCourses using your RIT Computer Account (DCE). Please make sure you know your username and password in advance of this workshop.

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New myCourses Hands-on Workshop

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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This 90 minute hands-on training session covers the basic features of selected topics that a faculty member needs to know to get started. The following topics will be addressed: NavBar, Content, News, Grade Book and Discussions. There will be short demos and hands-on activities for each of these topics. The session is designed to introduce basic usage of each feature. For in-depth coverage of any feature, attend the Special Topics sessions.
 
NOTE: You will be logging in to myCourses using your RIT Computer Account (DCE). Please make sure you know your username and password in advance of this workshop.

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New myCourses Getting Started

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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This demonstration will help get experienced myCourses users acquainted with the new system in just 50 minutes. You will get a quick tour of a sample course to help orient you to the new system. Key differences between the old and new system will be highlighted, and all the important new and improved features will be demonstrated. Handouts will be provided to help you get started on your own, or if you prefer you can come to one of the hands-on workshops offered by Online Learning.

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New myCourses Gradebook Workshop

Last Offering:
Monday, April 18, 2005

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These hands-on workshops are only 50 minutes in length, but it will focus entirely on how to use the grade book.
 
NOTE: You will be logging in to myCourses using your RIT Computer Account (DCE). Please make sure you know your username and password in advance of this workshop.

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New myCourse Getting Started Workshop

Last Offering:
Thursday, March 31, 2005

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This demonstration will help get experienced myCourses users acquainted with the new system in just 50 minutes. You will get a quick tour of a sample course to help orient you to the new system. Key differences between the old and new system will be highlighted, and all the important new and improved features will be demonstrated. Handouts will be provided to help you get started on your own, or if you prefer you can come to one of the hands-on workshops offered by Online Learning.

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New myCourses Testing/Survey Workshop

Last Offering:
Tuesday, March 29, 2005

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These hands-on workshops are only 50 minutes in length, but it will focus in depth on the features needed to use Desire2Learn for using online testing or using the system for online surveys.
 
NOTE: You will be logging in to myCourses using your RIT Computer Account (DCE). Please make sure you know your username and password in advance of this workshop.

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Faculty Workshop on Blended Learning

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Monday, January 10, 2005

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Would you like to have better discussions, greater participation, and more interaction in your courses? Would you prefer to have more flexibility in scheduling class sessions, responding to student work, holding office hours, and the like? If so, you ought to consider “blending” your courses. More and more courses at RIT and other institutions are being offered in a blended-learning format. As the name suggests, the goal of blended learning is to combine the best features of classroom instruction with the best features of online communication to promote active independent learning. Using computer-based technologies—primarily myCourses—you can use the blended model to transform some of your lecture or lab content into new online learning activities, such as online discussions, virtual teams, case studies, tutorials, simulations, and self-testing exercises. To learn how to blend your courses, we invite you to attend this 90-minute workshop. The workshop’s facilitators are drawn from the faculty and staff of the Blended Learning Pilot, a project that has designed, taught, and assessed more than 60 blended courses from across RIT. The facilitators will share what they have learned about developing exciting and effective blended courses in any discipline. This workshop will include a brief overview of the RIT Blended Pilo Project, small-group work sessions, and recommendations for instructional techniques, online tools, and logistical strategies that can be applied directly to your courses. A continental breakfast will be served. All RIT faculty members—both full-time and adjunct—are invited to attend this workshop. To register, please visit http://www.online.rit.edu/faculty/events/ and submit the registration form. For additional information about the workshop, please contact Michael Starenko at 5-5035 or at mssetc@rit.edu

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Using Online Case Studies Successfully

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Friday, October 1, 2004

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Dr. Claudine SchWeber will share several online case studies currently used at the University of Maryland University College. More and more universities are choosing online case studies and simulations. The pedagogical benefits are numerous: all types of courses can benefit from an online case study, faculty can easily observe the virtual team process and who does the work, students can be asked to change roles quickly and defend other positions, experts can be brought in online to comment and all work can be easily reviewed. Dr. SchWeber will share some of the insights and results UMUC has identified from adopting online case studies in their online, blended and face to face courses. Claudine SchWeber’s bio: Claudine SchWeber, PhD is Chair of the Doctor of Management Program and a professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Previously she was Associate Provost for Distance Education & Lifelong Learning at UMUC and earlier served as Director of Training at the Council of Better Business Bureaus. She has worked in the courts and non-profit agencies in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate students. She is the author of several dozen publications, in addition to consulting and providing congressional testimony. An experienced mediator for over l5 years, Dr. SchWeber works in the national and international arena as well as the District of Columbia courts. Dr. SchWeber specializes in conflict management, communication , leadership, and change—hallmarks of today's global environment. In the past few years she has also focused on technology and education. She is the recipient of many grants and awards (from the private sector and government agencies), most recently having been a Fulbright Scholar.

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Getting More out of the Classroom with Online Technologies

Last Offering:
Friday, October 1, 2004

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Online Learning is pleased to present two featured speakers, Dr. John Bourne and Dr. Claudine Schweber to discuss national trends on how more and more colleges are beginning to see the value of using online learning to support face to face learning. Dr. Bourne is faculty at Olin College and executive director of the Sloan Consortium which provides research and guidance for establishing quality online distance learning. Dr. Bourne teaches engineering courses to undergraduates at Olin College. John has received many recognitions for his teaching and research. Besides sharing insights on national trends in online learning, Dr. Bourne will also discuss specific online course activities which work well in the engineering and technology types of courses. Dr. Schweber ran the Office of Distance Education and Life Long Learning at University of Maryland University College and is currently chair of the Doctoral program of Management. She teaches business courses to graduate students in classroom, online and blended. Both speakers will discuss the value of blending the classroom with online learning. Dr. SchWeber will share insights on how programs and courses decide which course outcomes may be better suited for which environment and why blended learning may offer the best mix for the classroom. John’s Bourne’s bio: John R. Bourne, Ph.D. is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Olin College, Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and directs the Sloan Center for on Online Education at Olin and Babson Colleges. The Sloan Center at Olin and Babson Colleges hosts the Sloan Consortium. He was previously Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he had been on the faculty since 1969. Dr. Bourne has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Bagel House Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering since 1979. He founded the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks and remains as editor. He established the Sloan Foundation supported Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN) Web in 1996. Claudine SchWeber’s bio: Claudine SchWeber, PhD is Chair of the Doctor of Management Program and a professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Previously she was Associate Provost for Distance Education & Lifelong Learning at UMUC and earlier served as Director of Training at the Council of Better Business Bureaus. She has worked in the courts and non-profit agencies in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate students. She is the author of several dozen publications, in addition to consulting and providing congressional testimony. An experienced mediator for over l5 years, Dr. SchWeber works in the national and international arena as well as the District of Columbia courts. Dr. SchWeber specializes in conflict management, communication , leadership, and change—hallmarks of today's global environment. In the past few years she has also focused on technology and education. She is the recipient of many grants and awards (from the private sector and government agencies), most recently having been a Fulbright Scholar.

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Learning Online How Good Is It?

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Friday, January 9, 2004

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Join Online Learning on January 9, as we start the New Year with a conversation on Blended Learning. Blended Learning reduces seat time and replaces it with online instructor-led interaction. There is much research on the effectiveness of online/distance learning. Online learning can support student success, build a student-centered learning environment and help organize content to make it clearer for students. Some of the best research on the effectiveness of online learning comes from the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). To review some of research published by SLN, visit the following web site, http://tlt.suny.edu/sln-research.htm. Blended Learning will now make it possible to use the best practices of the classroom and the best practices of online learning. Peter Shea, Director of the SUNY Learning Network will be at RIT to share his insights regarding student perceptions of online learning. On January 9, 2004 Shea will be the keynote presenter at an Online Learning Department luncheon workshop to be held in A-400 on the lower level of the Wallace Library beginning at noon. To register for the workshop, go to online.rit.edu/faculty. Registration is required and seating is limited. Any questions about this event can be directed to Karen Vignare, email, kxvrpt@rit.edu or phone, 57657.

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