Welcome Faculty

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.


Book an EdTech

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.

Faculty and staff can schedule their consultations by going to our Bookings page at esc.edu/edtechhelp. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at Edtech@esc.edu


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:

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!

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 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.

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 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.

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 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. 

Useful Links:

For questions about the RTI and its programs, please contact Jamie Heron, jamie.heron@suny.edu, Open SUNY Program Manager.

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"

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

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