Welcome to the Educational Technology Catalog of Services

This catalog of services is intended to be a one-stop resource for faculty interested in working with and increasing their skills in educational technologies.

Catalog of Services

Below is a list of tools that are available to you. If you click on one of the tools, you will see an expanded menu with relevant links that should be useful to you.

Training Info:

Contact your EdTechs to access this resource.

Useful Info:

Academic Research Network (ARN) is a server for virtual machines allowing faculty to give their students access to software remotely.

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

Active Learning is a student-centered approach to learning that emphasizes the students’ engagement and activity in the pursuit of knowledge.

Empire State College is installing active learning classrooms across the state. An active learning classroom is a physical classroom designed to promote active and collaborative learning. Compared to the traditional classroom, active learning classrooms include rounded tables known as technology enhanced active learning (TEAL) tables that serve as group workstations instead of individual student desks.

Training Info:

Using the Active Learning Classroom Technology

Useful Links:

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

"Blackboard Collaborate™ is a web conferencing solution built for education and training. Engage with the material and your students. Thanks to robust collaboration and conference tools, everyone feels like they're in the same room together, regardless of their location or device."

Training info:

A series of knowledgebase articles are available for both faculty and students to get you started. 

Tutorials (Presenter and participant)

Useful Links:

If you’d like to add a Bb Collaborate Session as an activity in your Moodle course or talk with an educational technologist about Bb Collaborate you can submit a request ticket.

Instructions for setting up

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

 

ESC’s website hosting platform open to all faculty and teaching staff who desire to enhance their online presence and exposure. Faculty and teaching staff can have their own easy to remember URL at sites like FLast.facultysites.esc.edu

Training Info:

Faculty Sites Homepage - Information for creating, editing, managing, and learning more about the faculty website service

Useful Links:

Digital Presence & Digital Fluency Course - Please reach out to your Educational Technologist for enrollment information.

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

Immersive Cloud Learning (ICL) is a way to broadcast a course from one location (source room) to students in other locations (destination rooms). For example, a faculty mentor in Manhattan can simultaneously teach a course in art history – in real time – to students in Staten Island and Rochester. Immersive telepresence system for remote synchronous classes.

Training Info:

We currently have ICL rooms at our Staten Island, Saratoga, Buffalo, Rochester, and Selden locations with more on the way. If you are interesting in teaching using this methodology, request a consultation and your friendly neighborhood EdTech will assist you.

Useful Links:

Introduction to ICL video

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

LEARNscape is the college's very own youtube allows students and faculty to host video content.

Training Info:

Table of Contents for Knowledge base articles

Useful Links:

Publishing your media content - this allows people other than you to view our LEARNscape content

Ordering captions for your content

Editing captions

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

All ESC Faculty, Staff, and Students have access to Linkedin Learning for free as long as they are part of ESC.  We have created a few learning pathway directed towards our instructors.  You can find those under the Useful Links heading below.

Training Info:

Table of Contents of Knowledgebase articles

Useful Links:

Access LinkedIn Learning

Learning Pathway: Office 365 for Instructors

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

Interested in learning to use Moodle, or expanding your knowledge of this LMS?

Training Info:

Table of Contents for Knowledge base articles

LEARNscape videos

To request training in the use of Moodle, please submit a request using the link below. Moodle training and support is provided for new faculty (adjunct, full , or part time), faculty who just need a refresher or are maybe new to teaching online classes, and experienced faculty and want to better learn advanced features.

Service desk request form for moodle training for an instructor

Useful Links:

To set up a moodle shell/request a course pour, submit a shell request form

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

 

Open Educational Resources, or OER, are learning resources that are available in the public domain and that are licensed in a way that allows use and modification by others.

Training Info:

Resources for Creating your own OERs:

  • (to come)

Useful Links:

OERs that we have Created or Assisted with:

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) is an on-demand discovery learning initiative to help faculty explore new technologies or web tools, and to learn how to use them in their courses.

Training Info:

TOEP Webinar Series

Useful Links:

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

Turnitin is a plagiarism resource.

Training Info:

LEARNscape videos

Useful Links:

Request an instructor account

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

This is an excellent resource for creating dynamic online discussions, presentations, or oral exams.  All ESC Faculty, Staff, and Students have free pro accounts on Voicethread as long as they are part of ESC. 

Training Info:

What is VoiceThread video

Useful Links:

To log in, go to esc.voicethread.com and use your ESC sign on information.

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

For all other consultation or training requests not covered by the above categories, submit a request for an in-person or virtual consultation with an Educational Technologist.

IT Service Desk

888-Help-009 (888-435-7009)
518-581-5656

IT Service Desk Quick Start Guide (PDF 766kB)

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