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

EET Webinar: CaptureSpaceLite Replaces Screen Recording

August 29th, 12-1PM
Featuring Mike Fortune and Shaun Hoppel

LEARNscape is the college's highly used media repository and creation tool.

 LEARNscape has two features that allow users to create screen capture videos; the Screen Recording Tool and CaptureSpace Lite. The Screen Recording tool has limited functionality and is no longer supported by current Internet Browsers. Therefore, the Screen Recording Tool was turned off on July 24th and LEARNscape users are asked to use CaptureSpace Lite. This does NOT affect videos that you have already created using the Screen Recording tool in any way.

The Educational Technologists will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 29th at Noon to discuss the transition and demonstrate the use of CaptureSpace Lite.

A recording of the session will be made public for those unable to attend.

Join with the link below:



Blend Until Smooth: Blended Learning at ESC

September 14, 12-1 PM

Featuring Sheryl Coleman

Sheryl Coleman, educational technologist based in the Central New York area, will be offering a synchronous virtual training session for Moodlerooms as a tool for Blended Learning. This training is geared to adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty who are new to Moodlerooms across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. Faculty will learn the basics of using Moodlerooms and engage with the Educational Technologists for questions and answers.

Join the webinar with this link:


Introduction to LEARNscape

October 19th, 12- 1 PM

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.

Join the webinar here:



Accessibility: Best Practices for Documents and Video

November 16th, 12pm to 1pm

This webinar aims to create a culture of best practice at ESC by outlining what the ADA and Section 508 demand versus the ideals of the Universal Design model for teaching and learning. We will explore creation of documents (MS Word, PDF, Powerpoint). Faculty will be able to ask questions about making their course materials more inclusive to students with functional limitation due to disability.

Join the meeting here:


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.


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

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