Welcome Faculty

This space includes opportunites 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.


 

 

Virtual Office Hours

 

Virtual Office Hours are available for faculty and staff Monday - Thursday from 2-4pm EST by joining us here on MS Teams.

Have an idea for a project or event that requires tech?  Trying to learn, or need a refresher on, one of the college's tools?  Come here to ask questions to develop your work online.  This room is staffed with Educational Technologists who can provide you with information, guidance, and support tools that address your concerns.

This is also a great place to start planning for your Virtual Study Groups!


 

Faculty Development

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:

Virtual Study Group Workshop Series

Series Description: The Educational Technologists, in collaboration with Instructional Design, the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services, Academic Support and CMLAI, will hold a workshop series on the planning and development of a Virtual Study Group (VSG) for the Fall term. 

Although these workshops are geared specifically towards the VSG mode of study, any faculty teaching at a distance will find common ground in these recommendations and benefit from these workshops.

Please click the link(s) below for your session(s).

The Components of a Virtual Study Group – July 7th @ 4 pm; July 8th @ 11 am  

UPDATE: Due to the President’s Town Hall, the session in Tuesday, July 7th at 4 pm has been canceled. Please join us for tomorrow’s session of “The Components of a Virtual Study Group” on Wednesday, July 8th at 11 am. A recording will be made available on LEARNscape.

VSGs are now an official modality at the college. Whether it is a new way of teaching for you or not, this workshop will go over the basic principles and effective practices for teaching at a distance that are rooted in pedagogy. We will also cover how to set up a VSG for the Fall term. We will include: 

  1. Going over the design of the main course components of a virtual study group (VSG) using the Moodle shell template provided by the Instructional Designers.
  2. Reviewing the basics for setting up a reoccurring virtual face-to-face meeting with MS Teams. 
  3. Learning what actions to take for accessibility accommodations in this new mode of study.

Please click the link below for your session(s).

Using Moodle and MS Teams to Teach at a Distance – July 14th @ 4 pm; July 15th @ 11 am  

What are the core skills necessary to teach at a distance using Moodle and MS Teams? Come freshen up your proficiency with Moodle and MS Teams. You will see what is necessary to set up, navigate, and teach on these two platforms with ease and confidence.  

Please click the link below for your session(s).

VSG Communication and Feedback Methods – July 21th @ 4 pm; July 22th @ 11 am  

Students learning at a distance rely on consistent feedback and clear communication with the instructor to ensure that they are progressing and meeting the course’s expectations and outcomes. In this workshop, we will review the types of communication and feedback methods instructors should utilize to support open communication and time management (e.g. course information, gradebook, announcements... )

Please click the link below for your session(s).

 Can’t attend? These sessions will be recorded and made available on the LEARNscape Teaching Remotely channel afterwards.

Recordings of Previous Presentations

You can access recording of our previous webinars and podcats on our LEARNscape channel here.

 


 

Educational Technology Catalog of Services

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 buttone 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.

Training Info:

Using the Active Learning Classroom Technology

Useful Links:

Problems?

Submit an "Incident ticket"

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"

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).

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 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.

Useful Links:

Introduction to ICL video

Problems?

Submit an "Incident ticket"

LEARNscape is the college's own version of YouTube.  It allows students and faculty to host video content.

Training Info:

Table of Contents for Knowledge base articles

Useful Links:

Publishing your media content - learn how you can allow people (other than you) to view our LEARNscape content.

Ordering captions for your content - request caoptions 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.

Problems?

Submit an "Incident ticket"

All SUNY Empire faculty, staff, and students have access to Linkedin Learning for free as long as they are part of the college. We have created a few learning pathways directed toward 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

Collection: Office 365 for Instructors

Problems?

submit an incident ticket

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

Training Info:

Table of Contents for Knowledge base articles

LEARNscape videos

Moodle @ ESC Training Course for Faculty

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.

Complete a Request Form to schedule Instructor Moodle Training

Useful Links:

Instructors that need to request a course pour or a new Moodle shell for a future term should submit a Shell Request Form

Problems?

Submit an "Incident ticket"

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.

Training Info:

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.

Useful Links:

Knowledgebase Articles - Table of Contents for MS Teams

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.

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 detection resource available to facilitate academic honesty and integrity.

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 SUNY Empire. 

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

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