2015 Winter Breakout Workshops


Monday, January 12

Session 1
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Student metacognition: do students know what they know?
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
In this session, research findings concerning student metacognition will be examined, This will be followed by a discussion of alternative strategies that may be used to help students improve their metacognition.  Watch


Session 2
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Calibrated peer review
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
This workshop will examine the calibrated peer review software that SUNY-Oswego is evaluating this year. An overview of the calibrated peer review process will be presented. A discussion of lessons learned from last semester's use and a discussion of student reactions (from a survey of over 300 students) will also be provided. Watch

Session 3
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: Creating a calibrated peer review assignment
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
This session is a hands-on session in which faculty considering the use of the calibrated peer review system for the spring 2015 semester will create one or more peer-reviewed assignments. This requires that participants have an instructor account on the calibrated peer review server. If you do not yet have an account, please register for the workshop at least 3-4 days before the workshop so that an account can be created. 


Session 4
Time: 1:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Edward Austin Sheldon: Missionary Improbable
Presenter: Bob Schell
Room: CC 208
When Sheldon arrived in Oswego in 1848, he planned to open a greenhouse. Sheldon had been attending Hamilton College when he contracted a case of pleurisy which made it difficult for him to engage in public speaking. He had hoped to become a lawyer, a minister, or missionary when breathing problems forced him to reconsider.  Since he had grown up disliking school, education was the least likely career choice he could make. Nevertheless, on a spring morning, in a moment of deepest despair, Sheldon turned his life in a different direction and within six months had become both the teacher and a "school man." The purpose of this presentation is to explore Sheldon's background as a deeply religious young man and the impact of his early experiences on his eventual career choice. As his conception of schools and their role in society began to change, Sheldon began to see himself as a missionary; however, he did not dedicate his life to native populations overseas but rather to the poor children who he saw every day on the streets of Oswego. Sheldon accepted a call to become a most "improbable missionary" in his own backyard. Watch

Session 5
Time: 2:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Grade Center
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 202
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Grade Center in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. After an overview of the Blackboard Learn Grade Center, we will offer one-on-one consulting to assist you in setting up your grade book in Blackboard.
Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.  Watch

Session 6
Time: 2:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Thinking about Retirement?
Presenters: members of the Emeriti Association
Room: CC 208
How do I decide when to retire? How should I prepare for the day after I retire? What are the benefits and challenges I may face in retirement? What lifestyle changes come with retirement? What are the psychological issues of retirement? How should I prepare to deal with the new medical issues that usually appear in retirement? Come and converse with several members of the SUNY Emeriti Association about our experiences in approaching, achieving, and thriving in retirement. Our insights may help others to plan and prepare to enter retirement optimistically and successfully.


Tuesday, January 13

Session 7
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Getting started with Prezi
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
Prezi allows you to create rich multimedia presentations using a simple online tool. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a Prezi presentation that integrates text, images, and video. Participants may wish to create a free Prezi account at http://www.prezi.com before the workshop. We will also show how Powerpoint presentations may be converted into Prezi's format and how one can create a series of Prezi slides that can be posted online as a pdf file. Watch

Session 8
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Basics
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on getting to know your way around Blackboard. Participants will learn how to navigate through Blackboard, new Blackboard terminology, modify your course home page and menu, how to use student preview and edit modes, how to enable, copy and backup your course materials. Watch

Session 9
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Prezi - Beyond the basics
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This workshop is for those who want to learn about additional features of Prezi, including:

  • fade-in animations,
  • linking objects,
  • 3D backgrounds and parallax effect,
  • reusable objects ("My Content"),
  • presentations over the web,
  • embedding a Prezi on a web site,
  • auto-play,
  • adding audio to a Prezi path to create an online narrated presentation, and
  • adding a background audio track to a prezi. Watch


Session 10
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.
This workshop is an open session where we will work individually with you to prepare your course(s) for the Spring 2015 semester.  

Session 11
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: New features in iOS 8 and Yosemite
Presenter: Dave Kahn
Room: CC 202
Dave Kahn will discuss some of the new features available in iOS 8 and Yosemite. These new operating system releases offer new possibilities for seamlessly working across devices.

Session 12
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Session Title: Common Myths about Teaching and Learning
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 208
In this session, we will discuss some of the most common misperceptions that many faculty and students share about teaching and learning.  Some of these myths are harmless, but others result in behavior that significantly reduces long-term knowledge retention and transfer. Watch

Session 13
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Session Title: Research-based methods of encouraging long-term learning
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 208
This is a follow-up to the previous workshop on "Common Myths about Learning and Teaching." The focus of this session will be on methods that enhance student ability to retain and apply the skills and knowledge acquired in our classes. Particular focus is placed on instructional methods that have been demonstrated as being effective in increasing long-term learning, including:

  • frequent low-stakes testing (including mastery learning quizzing, clicker questions, etc)
  • peer instruction
  • interleaved practice
  • authentic assessment 

Watch

Session 14
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Session Title: Fostering effective discussion in online courses
Presenters: Susan Skripac Camp (via Skype) & Paul Tomascak
Room: CC 208
An open conversation on ways instructors can engender and guide active and effective discussion in online courses from any discipline. Useful for people considering teaching online courses as well as those interested in closing the interaction gap in existing online courses.

Session 15
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Session Title: Preventing cheating during exams - panel session
Presenters: John Kane and Michael Quinn
Room: CC 206
In this session, panelists will discuss methods that they use to deter cheating in both face-to-face and online classes. The technology to facilitate academic dishonesty has advanced substantially from the days of fraternity exam files.  This session will examine the implications of sites such as Koofers.com, CourseHero.com. YikYak, and Fade. Watch

Wednesday, January 14

Session 16
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.
This workshop is an open session where we will work individually with you to prepare your course(s) for the Spring 2015 semester.


Session 17
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Coherence I: A means to promote self-regulation, energy renewal and optimal performance
Presenter: David Parisian
Room: CC 208
From the Institute of HeartMath, this session will provide a discussion of stress and it's role in the body and the regenerative emotions that can reverse the effects and recharge the body. The psychophysiology state of coherence will be introduced and how this leads to resiliency and more intelligent self-energy management. Watch

Session 18
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Coherence II: A means to promote self-regulation, energy renewal and optimal performance
Presenter: David Parisian
Room: CC 208
A further discussion of the ongoing research from The Institute of HeartMath as well as more techniques that can be used in our daily lives to promote and more balance approach to how we handle situations and stress in our day to day activities. Watch

Session 19
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: The Science Behind Test Anxiety and How To Reverse It
Presenter: David Parisian
Room: CC 208
This session will provide an overview of test anxiety and the interconnectedness of the heart and brain through the autonomic nervous system and how this communication pathway can yield increase cortical facilitation through the process of coherence. Watch

Session 20
Time: 11:00 - noon
Session Title: Adobe Creative Cloud at SUNY-Oswego
Presenters: Kelly Roe, Mike Pisa, Nicole Decker, and Sean Moriarty
Room: CC 210
Information on the availability of Adobe Creative Cloud at SUNY-Oswego will be provided at this session. Watch

Session 21
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title:  Flipping the Classroom
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This session will provide an introductory discussion of possibilities for "flipping the classroom." Under this approach, low-level tasks and assignments are completed by students outside of class and class time is devoted to individual and/or group work on higher cognitive level tasks. This approach might use such tools as just-in-time teaching and team-based learning. Watch

Session 22
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Session Title: CTS Update - Plans for Building the Digitally Enhanced campus
Presenter: Sean Moriarty
Room: CC 208
CTS has had a busy year assisting the campus and departments reach their administrative and teaching and learning goals. This project will outline current projects that are underway and projects that are planned for the future, including the start of a IT Strategic Planning process that will work to compliment the University's "Tomorrow" plan. Watch

Session 23
Time: 1:00 - 2:30
Session Title: Using your DSLR camera - Part I
Presenter: Jim Russell
Room: Hewitt Union 124
Participants in this hands-on session will meet in this room and then head outdoors to take photos. Bring your DSLR camera and dress appropriately. Photos taken by participants will be displayed to the group in the following session tomorrow.

Session 24
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Session Title: Tools for Flipping the Classroom
Presenter: John Kane and Lisa Langlois
Room: CC 202
This workshop will provide a quick overview of tools hat are available to support the construction of flipped classrooms. This discussion will cover both content creation tools such as Jing, Camtasia, Panopto, Explain Everything  as well as online content sources such as Khan Academy, Merlot, MOOCs, open access educational sites, and YouTube. Watch

Session 25
Time: 2:00 - 3:30
Session Title:  Examples of Flipped classrooms
Presenter:  Rameen Mohammadi, David Parisian,  and possibly others
Room: CC 202
In this workshop session, Rameen Mohammadi and David Parisian  (and possibly others) will describe their experiences in flipping their classes. Watch



Thursday, January 15

Session 26
Time: 9:00 - 9:20
Session Title: Creating Web-based Submission Forms Using Google Forms
Presenter: Nicole Decker
Room: CC 202
Need to create an online form to gather user data? Maybe for an event registration, RSVP, etc.? Wish the submissions could be automatically entered into a spreadsheet? This workshop will show you how to use the Forms application within Google Drive to accomplish all of that. We'll review the basics of creating the form, how to embed it into a SUNY Oswego web page, how to receive notification when the form is submitted and finally how you can download the spreadsheet data for further manipulation. Watch

Session 27
Time: 9:00 - 9:20
Session Title: Using Panopto in the Classroom
Presenter: Dan Laird
Room: CC 208
Faculty across campus are currently using panopto to record their lectures to share with students after class for review. Join us as we talk about getting started with Panopto, as well as it's applications in various classrooms.

Session 28
Time: 9:00 - 9:20
Session Title: Configuring iOS and Android devices to work with campus network and Google services
Presenter: Dave Kahn
Room: CC 210
This workshop is a hands-on workshop to help users properly configure their iOS or Android devices to work effectively on the campus network and with Google services (email, calendar, drive, etc).

Session 29
Time: 9:30 - 9:50
Session Title: Tips and Tricks with Gmail's New Compose Feature
Presenters: Nicole Decker and Andy Goldzweig
 Room: CC 202
This session will give some tips and tricks with using the Gmail Compose feature. We will review some drag and drop features with email recipients and attachments, keeping sane with formatting especially when copying and pasting into your message, attaching Google Drive documents, sending calendar invites and working with inline images. Watch

Session 30
Time: 9:30 - 9:50
Session Title: Using Panopto on iOS and Android devices
Presenters: John Kane and Dan Laird
Room: CC 208
Participants in this session will download and install the free Panopto app on their iOS or Android device and explore how it may be used to record videos, serve as an additional video feed for an active Panopto session, or view Panopto recordings.


Session 31
Time: 9:30 - 9:50
Session Title: Backup your data before your hard drive crashes
Presenters: Dave Kahn
Room: CC 210
In this workshop, you will learn how to protect yourself from losing your files through effective use of cloud storage and/or the use of external hard drives.

Session 32
Time: 10:00 - 10:20
Session Title: Reading Your Email More Efficiently with LakerApps
Presenters: Nicole Decker and Andy Goldzweig
Room: CC 202
Are you reading email in the classic style where all your messages are clumped all together including ones you don't really care about? Do you wish there was a way to dedicate your valuable time to the most important messages first? This workshop will teach you how to use Gmail's inbox styles and importance tags to separate out your most important messages. Watch

Session 33
Time: 10:00 - 10:20
Session Title: Basics of video recording and editing using iMovie on iOS
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 208
Participants in this session will explore the basics of using iMovie on iPads and iPhones.

Session 34
Time: 10:30 - 10:50
Session Title: Labels and Filters - Automatically Organize Emails in Google Mail
Presenter: Andy Goldzweig 
Room: CC 202
This session will teach you how to create and manage labels, automatically apply them to certain messages, and let you decide how they appear in your mailbox. For those frequent, but not immediately useful emails, we'll show you how to create a filter that automatically; applies a label, archives it, skips the inbox, and marks it as read. The techniques taught in this workshop will allow you to better control and organize how messages appear in your mailbox by creating these custom labels and filters. Watch

Session 35
Time: 10:30 - 10:50
Session Title: Useful peripherals for smart phones and tablet
Presenters: Dave Kahn and John Kane
Room: CC 208
In this session, a variety of useful peripherals will be displayed that can enhance your use of smartphones or tablet computers. This will include an examination of  rechargeable battery packs, bluetooth keyboards and headphones/speakers, Apple TV, Chromecast,  styluses, smartwatches, fitness trackers, etc. Watch

Session 36
Time: 11:00 - 11:20
Session Title: Detecting and Reporting Spam and Phishing Scams with LakerApps Gmail
Presenter: Nick Ross
Room: CC 202
Raise your information security awareness by learning the differences between spam and phishing scams. As we review examples of each, you will become an expert at detecting them. But, that's not enough. We'll show you how to take the next step and help all Gmail users by correctly reporting them to Google.

Session 37
Time: 11:00 - 11:20
Session Title: Accessing files anywhere: free cloud storage options for mobile (and nonmobile) devices
Presenters: John Kane and Dave Kahn
Room: CC 208
This session will begin by examining how college-related files stored in Google Drive may be accessed and edited from any device. Other free cloud storage options such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega, Copy, Mediafire (for media files only), and Flickr (for photos and short videos) may be used to provide additional storage. Watch

Session 38
Time: 11:30 - 11:50
Session Title: Using LakerApps Calendar Invitations To Productively Schedule Meetings
Presenters: Nick Ross and Josh Galleta
Room: CC 202
Is your typical way of scheduling a meeting emailing participants and asking for their availability? Learn how to use LakerApps Calendar to view participants' schedules and efficiently schedule a meeting without having to ask for their availability. Then send them an email invitation with the click of a button. Watch

Session 39
Time: 11:30 - 11:50
Session Title: Editing Microsoft Office documents anywhere using iOS, Android, or Win 8 mobile devices
Presenters: Dave Kahn and John Kane
Room: CC 208
This workshop presentation will examine a variety of  tools that may be used to edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on iPads, iPhones, Android, and Win 8 smartphones and tablets.

Session 40
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title: Using LakerApps Contact Groups Beyond Email
Presenters: Josh Galleta and Nick Ross
Room: CC 202
Do you have a group of people that you work with on a regular basis? This workshop will show you how to create a contact group in LakerApps Gmail that you can then use to quickly email, create meetings and share documents with.

Session 41
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Session Title: Using your DSLR camera - Part II
Presenter: Jim Russell
Room CC 206
In this session, photos taken in yesterday's session will be displayed to the group and analyzed.

Session 42
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title:  Evernote
Presenters: John Kane and Dave Kahn
Room: CC 208
This workshop provides an introduction to Evernote, a multimedia storage and organizational tool available on desktops and mobile devices. 

Session 43
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Session Title: Editing PDF Documents on a tablet computer
Presenters: John Kane and Dave Kahn
Room: CC 208
In this workshop, participants will examine how PDF Expert on an iPad or iAnnotate on an Android tablet may be used to annotate and comment on Word or PDF files. A brief examination of Skitch, a more limited free annotation/mark up tool, will also be provided.

Session 44
Time: 2:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device for class, conference, or workshop presentations
Presenters: Dave Kahn and John Kane
Room: CC 208
This workshop will provide an overview of several apps that can be used to make PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentations.

Session 45
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Session Title: Using your iPad or Android tablet as graphic whiteboard controller
Presenters: John Kane and Dave Kahn
Room: CC 208
In this workshop, we will examine how the Splashtop Whiteboard app may be used to control classroom presentations wirelessly from an iPad or an Android tablet. The use of the drawing, annotation, and highlighting tools will be demonstrated as part of this presentation. Classroom uses of this app will be discussed.

Session 46
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Migration: Project Update
Presenters: Greg Ketcham and Kathi Dutton
Room: CC 210
In this session, we will discuss the migration to Blackboard Learn. We will explain why we are transitioning and discuss the timeline for moving classes to Blackboard. Watch

Session 47
Time: 3:00 - 3:20
Session Title: Displaying your iPad or Android tablet screen over wifi
Presenters: Dave Kahn and John Kane
Room: CC 208
In this workshop, we will discuss  how Apple TV, Air-Server, Reflector, Mirroring 360, or X-Mirage may be used to display your iPad screen on an LCD screen or video projector. We will also discuss ChromeCast as a low-cost method of wirelessly displaying Android or iOS output.

Session 48
Time: 3:30 - 3:50
Session Title: Free voice and video calls on mobile devices
Presenters: John Kane and Dave Kahn
Room: CC 208
Participants in this session will download and examine the use of several voice and video VoIP on mobile devices. Specifically, we will examine how Skype, FaceTime, Viber, Line, and Google Hangouts may be used to provide free domestic and international voice or video calls to other users of these services.

Friday, January 16


Session 49
Time: 8:00 - 9:20
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Basics
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the content tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system.  This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create various types of content in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to upload/create a course syllabus, add various types of information/files, link to content and internet-based resources.
Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.

Session 50
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Getting Started in Second Life
Presenter: John Kane
Room: Mahar 211
In this hands-on session, individuals will create an avatar in Second Life, learn how to create and customize the appearance of an avatar and how to navigate around this virtual world. Participants will learn how to communicate and how to find people, places, and events occurring in this virtual environment. Participants will receive a tour of the SUNY-Oswego island and will explore the HCI building, the CELT building and movie theater, a technology class project site, a replica of the Japan Pavilion at the Columbian Exposition of 1893, and visit Richard Zakin's art exhibit and video presentation in the virtual SUNY-Oswego art gallery. Participants may wish to to bring their own laptops.

Session 51
Time: 9:30 - 10:50
Session Title: Creating Content in Blackboard Learn
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the content tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system.  This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create various types of content in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to upload/create a course syllabus, add various types of information/files, link to content and internet-based resources.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful. Watch

Session 52
Time: 10:00  - 4:00
Session Title: Hands-on course development for new or current courses
Presenter: Bill Bosch
Room: 123 Penfield
We'll be exploring practical methods of course design to apply to your course. You'll have a chance to consider a variety of teaching methods and learning environments. Be sure to bring any information and materials that you would like include in your course.

This is a hands on workshop and you will leave with a great start on your course.

Session 53
Time: 11:00 - 12:20
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Communications and Interaction Tools
Presentesr: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the communication and interaction tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to use various types of communication and interaction tools in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses; including announcements, course messages, email, discussions, notifications, and other communication and more.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful. Watch

Session 54
Time: 1:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Assessments
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to creating tests and surveys in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create tests (quizzes), surveys and pools in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to create a test, create a question pool, setup adaptive release on assessments, and how to setup text exemptions.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful. Watch

Session 55
Time: 2:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Grade Center
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Grade Center in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. After an overview of the Blackboard Learn Grade Center, we will offer one-on-one consulting to assist you in setting up your grade book in Blackboard.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful. Watch


Tuesday, January 20

Session 56
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Preparing and Electronic Professional Portfolio using PowerPoint
Presenter: Kristen Munger
Room: CC 206
I will show an electronic professional portfolio created in PowerPoint and will discuss the procedures used to create it. I will also facilitate a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of displaying professional accomplishments in this manner. Watch

Session 57
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Permaculture Design Charrette: What's your vision for the PLL?
Presenters: Katherine Spector, Valerie Dawnstar, Grace Maxon-Clarke, Chena Tucker
Room: CC 208
The living laboratory is intended to be an experimental, 3/4 acre collaborative space with a high level of aesthetic appeal stewarded by the cooperative and multi-disciplinary efforts of the campus community. The laboratory will act as a dynamic landscape for students to observe, interact with, and influence ecological processes.

The PLL committee is looking for input from all members of the campus community to develop a design for the Permaculture Living Lab. What would you like to see in the site? Are there specific features (ex: species interactions, composting station, herb garden, tree grafts) that would enhance your courses or overall experience on campus?

To learn more about the PLL: www.oswego.edu/permaculture Watch

Session 58
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Session Title: Opening Doors Into Scholarly Research: Threshold Concepts and Penfield Library's Question-Discover-Use Framework for the Learning and Teaching of Information Literacy
Presenter: Jim Nichols
Room: CC 210
Over the past few years ACRL (Association for College and Research Libraries) has been working on a re-design of their Information Literacy Competency Standards (2000) which have been the basis for our information literacy programs. Concurrently, the Oswego librarians have restated the standards into learning goals and guiding concepts for continuing assessment and development of our information literacy programs. Nationally the result is a framework of threshold concepts including Research as Conversation, Inquiry, Format as Process, Authority is Constructed and Contextual, and Searching is strategic. http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/ The local result is a framework of concepts including Integrity and Participation in a Community of Practice, Question, Discover Sources, and Use Sources. https://sites.google.com/a/oswego.edu/nichols/question-discover-use/q-d-... This presentation will explore how these frameworks align with each other and can be used to improve the learning and teaching of information literacy for living in the 21st Century. Watch

Session 59
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Easily Create and Give Presentations From Anywhere with Google Drive Presentations
Presenter: Josh Galleta
Room: CC 202
In this session, you will create a presentation similar to PowerPoint using the Presentation application in Google Drive. See how to easily create slides, insert images, add animations and transitions. Work on it from anywhere, share it with others that need to work or comment on it, review the changes they have made and if necessary revert to an earlier revision. When you are ready for the actual presentation, present it over the Internet, download it as a PowerPoint and/or publish it to the Web.

Session 60
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Session Title: Blackboard Open Session
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.
This workshop is an open session where we will work individually with you to prepare your course(s) for the Spring 2015 semester.

Session 61
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Building a better user experience while preparing for CMS migration
Presenter: Tim Nekritz and Rick Buck
Room: CC 132 (Auditorium) (room change)
In 2015, oswego.edu will move into a new, powerful and more user-friendly content management system. The ambitious project will result in a better web experience for users and web editors alike. The session will cover what you can do to prepare for migration, the new CMS and presenting prospective students and all other stakeholders with a more awesome website experience.

Session 62
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: Google Classroom
Presenter: TBD
Room: CC 202
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the tools that are now available in Google Classroom.  Information on this collection of tools is available here: https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/ Watch

Session 63
Time: 11:30 - 12:50
Session Title: Starfish
Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi, Michelle Bandla, Greg Ketcham, and Liz Dunne Schmitt
Room: CC 210
A round table of faculty and professionals will discuss the Starfish Early Alert Initiative and interventions, including the motivation behind the pilot, actual experiences and feedback, and early data on student outcomes. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to Diane Carroll (diana.carroll@oswego.edu).

Session 64
Time: 1:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Blackboard Grade Center
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 202
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Grade Center in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. After an overview of the Blackboard Learn Grade Center, we will offer one-on-one consulting to assist you in setting up your grade book in Blackboard.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.

Session 65
Time: 1:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Video Creation Basics with Audacity and Camtasia Studio
Presenter: Brandon West
Room: CC 206
Are you interested in learning how to make instructional videos? The Instructional Design Librarian will be providing an introductory training on the video creation process using Audacity and Camtasia Studio. These tools allow can be used to create and edit audio, record screen captures, narrate presentations, and for editing video recordings. Participants will practice using these tools to develop a sample video.

Participants will need to bring their own laptops to the training. They will also want to download Audacity (open source) and a 30 day trial of Camtasia Studio prior to the workshop.

Download Audacity 2.0.6: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
Get a 30 Day Trial of Camtasia Studio: http://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/  

Session 66
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Session Title: Online office hours
Presenter: Lisa Langlois
Room: CC 202
In this workshop, Lisa Langlois will discuss how she has used Collaborate to conduct online office hours for her art history classes. Watch

Session 67
Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Session Title: Introduction to Collaborate
Presenters: Kathi Dutton and Theresa Gilliard-Cook
Room: CC 202
Collaborate is a web conferencing tool that may used to conducting online webinars, holding team meetings, facilitating guest speakers in a class, holding online office hours, or for small group online meetings.  A Collaborate plugin/building block is available in ANGEL and Blackboard. This workshop is intended to provide users with the basic information needed to begin using Collaborate. Watch

Session 68
Time: 3:00 - 3:28
Session Title: General Education Assessment Plan Workshop I
Presenters: Jen Knapp and Assessment Advisory Committee members
Room: CC 206
This workshop will cover in general what is required to be submitted by academic departments regarding the assessment of general education. The rubric that the Assessment Committee uses for reviewing assessment plans submitted for general education will be discussed. Best practice examples from the last round of assessment will be shared. We especially recommend that one or two faculty from each department assessing any of the categories in general education in 2015 to attend the workshop. The categories to be assessed during 2015 are : Fine and Performing Arts, American History, Basic Writing, and Computer & Information Literacy.  Watch

Session 69
Time: 3:30 - 4:00
Session Title: General Education Assessment Plan Workshop II
Presenters: Jen Knapp and Assessment Advisory Committee members
Room: CC 206
This workshop on assessment plans will focus specifically on the assessment of Computer and Information Literacy for departments that have infused that requirement in their major. Faculty from academic programs where the Computer and Information Literacy is now a Cognate requirement in their major will not need to participate in this workshop as the Computer Science Department will be expected to perform that assessment for the courses such as CSC 101. Watch



Wednesday, January 21

Session 70
Time: 9:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop is an open session where we will work individually with you to prepare your course(s) for the Spring 2015 semester. 

Session 71
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Session Title: Faculty Expectations of Student Research Skills: A Roundtable Discussion
Presenters: Brandon West, Karen Shockey, Michelle Bishop, Jim Nichols, and Ray Morrison
Room: CC 208
What do you expect your students to know about research before taking your class? The library faculty at Penfield are in the process of revising their research tutorial and would like to learn about research skills required in your courses. This will provide valuable insight to help them make decisions about the tutorial's content. Watch

Session 72
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: Google Hangouts
Presenter: Nicole Decker
Room: CC 206
Google Hangouts will soon be replacing Google Talk in Laker Apps. This session will focus on the enhanced group text, audio, and video communication capabilities provided by Google Hangouts. Watch

Session 73
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Basics
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on getting to know your way around Blackboard. Participants will learn how to navigate through Blackboard, new Blackboard terminology, modify your course home page and menu, how to use student preview and edit modes, how to enable, copy and backup your course materials.

Session 74
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Session Title: A Round Table discussion regarding ongoing efforts at SUNY Oswego to recruit and retain Native American Students
Presenters: Kevin White and Jen Kagan
Room: CC 208
This round table seeks to discuss and engage in what new steps SUNY Oswego is undertaking regrading the recruitment and retention of Native American Students.  Over the years, our enrollment of Native American Students has plunged, and a group of concerned of faculty and staff have been meeting to brainstorm different strategies regarding this issue.  One of the common books being discussed and analyzed is "Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native American Students in Higher Education."  Please join us for this round table. 

Session 75
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Session Title: What does research tell us about clicker use?
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This workshop will examine some of the findings concerning the effect of clicker use on student learning outcomes. An overview of best practice will be provided. This workshop is designed for those who are considering using clickers in their classroom. Watch

Session 76
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Session Title: Responding to Student Writing Both Meaningfully and Efficiently
Presenter: Mike Murphy
Room: CC 208
This workshop will suggest ways to ways to respond to students about their written work efficiently while avoiding pro forma, canned forms of response.

Session 77
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Session Title: Reimagining Native American Studies NAS 100 and Technology
Presenters: Kevin White
Room: CC 210
Dr. Patrick Ward and Dr. Kevin White received a Curriculum Innovation Grant during the summer of 2014 to overhaul and reimagine NAS 100-Introduction to Native American Studies.  They began by utilizing several strategies-common readings from selected texts in Native American History, Literature and Film Studies, and Contemporary Issues and writings.  Come hear about the similarities and the differences Dr. Ward and Dr. White undertook during the fall semester of 2014.

Session 78
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Session Title: Panel session of i>clicker users
Presenters: John Kane, Craig Delancey, Liz Dunne, Rachel Lee, Kevin White, and possibly others
Room: CC 202
Faculty that used i>clickers will begin this session by briefly discussing their experiences. This session is designed for those that are considering the use of clickers during future semesters. If you have questions about the use of clickers, stop by and discuss them with colleagues that have been using them. Watch

Session 79
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Session Title: ANGEL Q&A
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
Are you experiencing any problems with using ANGEL in your classes? Are there things you would like to do with ANGEL, but have not tried yet? Are you thinking of moving more assignments, quizzing, or lectures online? Bring your questions to this open Q&A session with members of the ANGEL support team on campus.

Session 80
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Session Title: Integrating i>clicker and ANGEL or Blackboard
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This workshop is designed for those that plan to use i>clickers during the Spring 2014 semester. Bring a usb drive on which you will store the software needed to run i>clicker. During this workshop, we will set up the ANGEL or Blackboard integration that allows students to register their i>clicker's id number and set up the software needed to automatically upload clicker scores into your online course gradebook.

Session 81
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Session Title: Cross Disciplinary Projects
Presenter: Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 208
In the world of projects outside of academia, it is extremely rare that a person will work solely with peers that all share the same background. Most projects are a collaboration between multiple disciplines which all offer their own unique insights and strengths to make the effort successful.

This hands on workshop will give faculty a chance to network with people outside their discipline, and brainstorm on possible projects that would give students the experience of working with people outside of their usual sphere of expertise.

Thursday, January 22

Session 82
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title: Creating and managing your Google Scholar profile
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
Google Scholar has indexed most peer-reviewed articles, working papers, books, and other scholarly publications published in the last 40 years. In this workshop, each participant will create a Google Scholar profile containing a searchable listing of his or her publications. Watch

Session 83
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Session Title: Using YouTube to generate closed captioning to meet accessibility standards for video content
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This workshop will demonstrate how YouTube's automatic captioning service may be used to automatically create closed captioning to meet accessibility standards for short videos. This is particularly useful for faculty creating video content to support a flipped classroom.

Session 84
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Migration: Project Update
Presenters: Greg Ketcham and Kathi Dutton
Room: CC 206
In this session, we will discuss the migration to Blackboard Learn. We will explain why we are transitioning and discuss the timeline for moving classes to Blackboard. 

Session 85
Time: 2:00 - 4:00
Session Title:  Blackboard Learn Open Session
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop is an open session where we will work individually with you to prepare your course(s) for the Spring 2015 semester. 

Session 86
Time: 2:00 - 2:20
Session Title: MOOCs for professional development
Presenter: Liz Dunne Schmitt and John Kane
Room: CC 208
This workshop will examine how free massive open online courses may be used for professional development purposes. Watch

Session 87
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Session Title: iPad: color theory toolkit
Presenter: Chris McEvoy
Room: CC 208
This workshop will explore a range of resources, from reinvention of classic text in the Albers/Color app to color focused games like Blendoku. This presentation will offer tips and strategies for implementing iPads in discussion around color, as well as sharing iPad applications to support this inquiry. Watch Part I Part II

Session 88
Time: 3:00 - 3:20
Session Title: Free classroom polling options
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This hands-on workshop will examine how Socrative and PollEverywhere may be used to provide increased student engagement, more learning, and more immediate feedback on learning. Watch

Session 89
Time: 3:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Create a Facebook Group for your class, club, or organization
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
Participants in this hands-on session will create a Facebook group for their class, club, or organization. Basic group management tasks, such as event postings will be discussed.

Friday, January 23

Session 90
Time: 8:00 - 9:20
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Basics
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on getting to know your way around Blackboard. Participants will learn how to navigate through Blackboard, new Blackboard terminology, modify your course home page and menu, how to use student preview and edit modes, how to enable, copy and backup your course materials.

Session 91
Time: 9:30 - 10:50
Session Title: Creating Content in Blackboard Learn
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the content tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system.  This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create various types of content in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to upload/create a course syllabus, add various types of information/files, link to content and internet-based resources.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.

Session 92
Time: 11:00 - 12:20
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Communications and Interaction Tools
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the communication and interaction tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to use various types of communication and interaction tools in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses; including announcements, course messages, email, discussions, notifications, and other communication and more.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.

Session 93
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title: COIL at SUNY - Oswego
Presenters: John Kane and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 208
This session will provide general information about the COIL program, as it exists at SUNY-Oswego. The focus of this session is on describing how a COIL collaboration component may be added to existing classes, the financial incentive provided for the development of a COIL activity in a class, and a discussion of the support provided on campus by CELT, Extended Learning, and International Education.  Watch

Session 94
Time: 1:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Assessments
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to creating tests and surveys in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create tests (quizzes), surveys and pools in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to create a test, create a question pool, setup adaptive release on assessments, and how to setup text exemptions.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.

Session 95
Time: 1:30 - 3:00
Session Title: COIL faculty panel presentation
Presenters: Susan Coultrap-McQuin (by Skype), Amy McHugh, and Mingte Pan
Room: Mahar 208
In this workshop session, three experienced faculty that have offered two or more COIL classes will describe their COIL experiences.  Watch

Session 96
Time: 2:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Blackboard Learn Grade Center
Presenters: Kristen Flint, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: Mahar 210
This workshop is intended for faculty who are teaching their Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 course(s) in Blackboard Learn.

This workshop provides an introduction to the Grade Center in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. After an overview of the Blackboard Learn Grade Center, we will offer one-on-one consulting to assist you in setting up your grade book in Blackboard.

Attending the Blackboard Learn Basics session or prior experience using Blackboard Learn is helpful.