This space includes opportunities we host, and resources that you can explore independently. You can reach an EdTech during offices hours, or by a consultation request on the IT Service Desk.
Faculty and Staff can now request one-on-one consultations for support with any one of our supported platforms (Moodle, LEARNscape, MS Teams) or more general training questions (ex. Accessibility, Virtual Study Groups, and Virtual Residencies). This is an easy way to learn more about tools and support options for courses, events, meetings, etc.
When booking your consultation, tell us a little about what you’d like to achieve or learn more about specifically. This lets us best prepare to address your questions as quickly as possible. You’ll be able to select the day and time that you’re available from a drop-down menu. A meeting in MS Teams will automatically be scheduled for you in Outlook and you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to your meeting with an EdTech.
Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities
Come join the Ed Techs as we present various development opportunities that promote digital teaching and learning centered in pedagogy, informed by practice and supported by research. This list of upcoming opportunities is frequently updated:
Promoting Academic Integrity and Utilizing Plagiarism Checkers as Developmental Tools– Wednesday, March 10th at 2 pm EST
This session is co-hosted by CMLAI and the EdTechs
Plagiarism tools can be used as a developmental tool to support student learning and growth; it shouldn’t be used strictly as a “gotcha” moment. Panelists will address academic integrity at the college, share tips for instructors on reading reports, and consider how to utilize them as a developmental tool. This session will also look at SUNY Empire State College's new plagiarism tool, Ouriginal, to support educators and students as the college transitions away from Turnitin.com.
This session is on Wednesday, March 10th at 2 pm EST.
All sessions are on MS Teams. Guest access is available to attend.
Need technical support to attend? Contact the IT Service Desk: esc.edu/service-desk.
To schedule additional one-on-one training, you can book an appointment with an EdTech at esc.edu/edtechhhelp.
A recording this session will be made available on the LEARNscape Teaching Remotely channel.
Microsoft is offering SUNY Empire State College employees free training opportunities led by one of their specialists. This is a great way to develop your skills with their suite of products. These hour-long sessions will be held on MS Teams. Meetings are available whether you come in as a guest or with a Teams account.
This is an introductory course on OneDrive. Attendees will learn how OneDrive for Business and Microsoft 365 make it easy to access, share, and collaborate on files from anywhere.
To join "OneDrive Training,” please click the join link here.
Recordings of Previous Presentations
You can access recording of our previous webinars and podcasts on our LEARNscape channel here.
“Teaching & Tech” Podcast
Listen to our podcast series, "Teaching & Tech" on SoundCloud today.
This podcast is where dedicated mentoring meets innovative technology in higher education. It features SUNY Empire State College faculty mentors discussing their use of technology to enhance student engagement and learning. It covers timely topics and a variety of areas of interest. We discuss what works well in using technology with instruction and identify lessons learned. So whether you already use technology in your teaching and are interested in what's new or you don't use technology but want to hear about possibilities, this podcast is for you!
This catalog of services is intended to be a one-stop resource for faculty interested in utilizing and increasing their skills with educational technologies.
Catalog of Services
Below is a list of college-supported tools that are available to you. Click on the button of any tool, and you will see an expanded menu with relevant links that should be useful to you.
Active Learning is a student-centered approach that emphasizes the students’ engagement and activity levels in the pursuit of knowledge.
Empire State College is installing active learning classrooms across the state. These are physical classrooms 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.
ESC’s website hosting platform is open to all faculty and teaching staff to enhance their online presence and exposure. Faculty and teaching staff can have their own easy to remember URL (Example: FLast.facultysites.esc.edu).
Faculty Sites Homepage - Information for creating, editing, managing, and learning more about the faculty website service
Immersive Cloud Learning (ICL) is a telepresence system to synchronously broadcast a course from one location (source room) to students in other locations (destination rooms). For example, a faculty mentor in Manhattan can teach a course in art history – in real time – to students in Staten Island and Rochester simultaneously.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 interested in teaching using this methodology, request a consultation and an EdTech will happily assist you.
LEARNscape is the college's own version of YouTube. It allows students and faculty to host video content.
Publishing your media content - learn how you can allow people (other than you) to view our LEARNscape content.
Ordering captions for your content - request captions to enhance the accessibility and experience of your content for viewers.
Editing captions - make edits to captions to add clarity and accuracy to your content.
Interested in learning how to use Moodle for courses, or expanding your knowledge of this LMS?
To request additional training on the use of Moodle, please submit a request using the link below. Moodle training and support is provided for new faculty (full and part-time), anyone who just wants a refresher, those who are new to teaching online classes, and experienced faculty that want to explore and utilize advanced features.
Instructors that need to request a course pour or a new Moodle shell for a future term should submit a Shell Request Form
MS Teams is a communication and collaboration tool offered by the college to support faculty, staff, and students who are working remotely. This is a good singular space to conduct video calls, chat, share files, and collaborate on projects.
You can find information about any upcoming webinars on MS Teams, as well as recordings to previous webinars on MS teams on the Faculty Resources and Programming page.
Using MS Teams with your Students? Here is a link to several quickstart guides for students (PDF handouts). You can send these to your students or upload them to your course, however you need to use them.
SUNY Remote Teaching Institute (RTI) is a free institute designed to offer resources and support for faculty preparing for the fall 2020 term. SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) developed the site in collaboration with campuses across the state.
Registration is available for individual webinars or the entire series.
For questions about the RTI and its programs, please contact Jamie Heron, email@example.com, Open SUNY Program Manager.
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.