Faculty Services

Consultation Process

If you need assistance, advice or training in the use of technology for teaching and learning, the first step might be to request a consultation with one of our Educational Technologists. If you need to learn about topics related to Moodlerooms, Learnscape, Accessibility, OERs, etc... this is the place to start! There is no charge for this service and it's open for all ESC employees.

Faculty - Ed Tech Partnerships

photo of Alan Mandell "How can we more effectively and meaningfully connect with our students, whatever mode in which our mentoring takes place? We’re always challenged to enhance the quality of our engagement with them—inching--in the best way we can--into dialogue. I appreciate the opportunity that LEARNscape provides to encourage connection and to do it rather simply. Home-movies at their best; the possibility of flexibly adding another dimension to our communications; and the captioning feature means even more access. A simple tool—even for a novice like myself; it will be interesting to find out how useful these little videos are for our students."

- Dr. Alan Mandell

Uses of ESC’s Lynda.com for Pedagogical Engagement

December 14th Noon -1PM

The EdTech Webinar series is proud to present our webinar entitled “Uses of ESC’s Lynda.com for Pedagogical Engagement.”

This webinar is Thursday, December 14th, from 12 PM to 1 PM via Skype for Business.

SUNY Empire State College’s agreement with Lynda.com provides on-demand learning and training to all faculty, staff and students.        

Lynda.com, a global leader in skills development, has helped hundreds of students, industry leaders and educators build their skill sets in areas like business skills, programming and project management for more than 20 years. Their learning solutions serve more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, offering video-based training material and curriculum in five different languages.

Users have access to more than 4,000 training courses.

Take advantage of this excellent resource for learning on demand as the college strives for a digitally fluent workforce and student population.

This webinar will be hosted by Edward Peck, Training Coordinator of User Technical Support Services and Michael Fortune, Educational Technologist for the Capital District Region and the School of Graduate Studies.

Ed Peck will go through the overall design, presentation and functionality of Lynda.com. This functionality will make your experience using Lynda more rewarding and can allow you to present small lessons from Lynda to your students.

Allison Moreland and Mike Fortune will then go through various resources that will be of interest to faculty.

There are plenty of self-paced learning opportunities that focus on andragogy and concepts in higher ed today such as Flipped Classrooms, Digital Citizenship and Blended Learning.

 

Join the meeting here:

https://meet.lync.com/sunyesc-esc/michael.fortune/10GY1J5N

 

 


To join any of our workshops, please reach out to your Educational Technologist for further information.

Tips for Faculty for Starting the Term in Moodlerooms

January 10th 2- 3PM

Featuring Sheryl Coleman

Sheryl Coleman, educational technologist based in the Central New York area, will be offering a synchronous virtual training session for Moodlerooms and how it can be used to create a smooth start of the semester for both the instructor and the student participants. This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. Faculty will learn many features of Moodlerooms and can engage with Sheryl Coleman for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend.


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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Grading in Moodlerooms

February 8th, 2018, Noon-1PM

Mike Fortune, educational technologist based in the Capital District area and School of Graduate Studies will be offering a synchronous virtual training session for Moodlerooms and how grading can happen within it. We will cover creating a gradebook from scratch and grading students individually. This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. During the webinar, faculty can engage with Mike Fortune for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend


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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

VoiceThread

March 8th, 2018, Noon-1PM

Norana Cantrell, educational technologist based in the Brooklyn and Staten Island regions, will be offering a synchronous virtual training session on VoiceThread.  What is VoiceThread? Come to this webinar to find out about this living discussion space.  We will go over the basics of how to use it, discuss ideas for implementing it in your classes, and how your students can use it as well.  This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. During the webinar, faculty can engage with Norana for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend.


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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Using Turnitin

April 19th, 2018, Noon-1PM

Norana Cantrell, educational technologist based in the Brooklyn and Staten Island regions, will be offering a synchronous virtual training session on Turnitin.  Did you know that the college provides faculty with Turnitin accounts?  Learn how to set yours up, how to create classes and assignments in it and how to interpret the results that Turnitin gives you.  Turnitin works great as a learning tool and as a way identify students that may need further assistance, as well as operating as a plagiarism-checking tool.

This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. During the webinar, faculty can engage with Norana for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend.


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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Your Most Asked Questions to the HelpDesk

May 17th, 2018, Noon-1PM

It this very special installment of the EdTech Webinar series. We will address the most frequently asked questions,  from faculty to the Helpdesk, with regard to EdTech at Empire State College!

This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. During the webinar, faculty can engage with Norana for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend.


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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Using OERs

June 7th, 2018, Noon-1PM

Allison Moreland and Shaun Hoppel, educational technologists for the Rochester region and Buffalo region, respectively, will host this webinar!

Here you will learn what is involved in using Open Educational Resources (OER) for your courses-

  • learn where to search for OER
  • how to create and share your own OER
  • explore OERs developed by the Educational Technologists in collaboration with our colleagues in Academic and Instructional Services and Science, Mathematics, and Technology as we designed and developed OERs for multiple SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grants (IITG).

This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. During the webinar, faculty can engage with Norana for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend.


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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Introduction to LEARNscape

August, 23rd, 2018, 12 Noon-1PM

This webinar is great for faculty and staff who are not familiar with LEARNscape and that are interested in learning an overview of the tool. Topics of this webinar include:

  • Pedagogical implications of video
  • Overview of the LEARNscape tool (including captioning)
  • Demonstration of LEARNscape in Moodlerooms and the LEARNscape site
  • Ideas for how to use LEARNscape.

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