2019 Spring Breakout Workshops

Thursday, May 16 - World Accessibility Day

Session 1:  A Practical Guide to Text Alternatives
Time / Location: 9:30–10:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Joe Fitzsimmons and Kelli Ariel
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Ensuring your multimedia digital content is accessible means providing text equivalents for end users. This session will give content creators and editors a brief overview of text equivalents (image alt text) and show practical examples and use cases to ensure your images, graphs and visuals are as accessible to as many people as possible.

Session 2: Introduction to Digital Accessibility
Time / Location: 10:30–11:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare and Kate Percival
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This workshop will provide background information on why accessibility is important, what laws support accessibility, the top five things you can do to make your work as a content creator accessible, and an overview of the campus accessibility initiative and where it is headed.

Session 3: Introduction to Ally (an accessibility tool in Blackboard)
Time / Location: 11:30–11:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
In this workshop, you will learn how integrating your course with Blackboard Ally provides students with alternate formats for course materials and assists you in creating accessible course content.

Session 4: Designing Accessible Presentations
Time / Location: 1:00–1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Kate Percival
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This session will focus on making digital presentations (like those created in Powerpoint) accessible to the audience during a presentation as well as to any audiences who may review your digital slides before or after the presentation. These best practices will help all of your audience members have the best experience possible with your slides.

Session 5: Designing Accessible Materials with Google Apps
Time / Location: 2:00–2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Dan Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This session will focus on creating accessible documents with Google Apps that are compliant with ADA standards. The steps we will cover will help to ensure people who use assistive technologies like screen readers are able to access the information they need—the result will make it easier for everyone else to navigate and digest as well. This session will also cover how to use Grackle to check for accessibility.

Session 6: Making Videos Accessible with Captioning
Time / Location: 3:00–3:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Dan Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
If you use videos in your online courses or on your website, then it is imperative to ensure that the content is accessible to as many audiences as possible. In this session we’ll provide faculty, staff and students an overview of how to create captions and transcripts for their video and audio content to remain in compliance with accessibility laws. We’ll focus primarily on the options available with YouTube, Panopto and Amara.

 

Monday, May 20

Session 7: Discovering Your Family History: Using Research to Trace Your Family Roots
Time / Location:  9:00-10:20 / MCC 206
Presenter: Dr. Ray L. Morrison
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Have you been interested in knowing where your family came from or want to know if you have any prominent ancestors in your family tree?  This workshop will share the basics in getting started in developing a family tree, research techniques to get the best results, free websites with tons of genealogy data, and the use of DNA to enhance your results.  This presenter has located over 10,000 of his ancestors in the U.S. and Europe and has experience with DNA testing. If you like research or want to know more about your family, this is the workshop to attend. (This will be the last time this workshop will be presented as the instructor will be retiring this summer.)

Session 8: Waymaker
Time / Location: 10:00-10:50 / MCC 210
Presenter: Laura Murray, Director of Teaching and Learning for SUNY, Lumen Learning
Remote access: https://lumenlearning.zoom.us/j/5622899714
SUNY OER Services and Lumen Learning work in close partnership to provide openly licensed learning content in technology platforms that support student success.

OER + Tech = Improved Student Success
Waymaker is Lumen's personalized/adaptive learning platform offering read to adopt courses with open content. Under the partnership agreement, there is no cost to SUNY students for Waymaker. Please join Laura Murray, Director of Teaching & Learning for SUNY, for a Waymaker demonstration webinar with Q&A.

Session 9: Students Writing as Citizens:  Op-Eds Across the Curriculum
Time / Location:  11:00-11:50 / MCC 208
Presenter: Michael Murphy
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In an age when many people have grown notoriously cynical about -- even dismissive of -- the testimony of experts, higher education should encourage students to weigh in on public discussions connected to their fields.  One way to do this is for faculty members invite students to write op-eds.

Session 10: SUNY Oswego's New Library Search Service - Primo
Time / Location:  1:00-1:50 / MCC 208
Presenter: Juan Denzer
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
As part of a SUNY Library Consortium initiative, Penfield Library will be moving all its business operations to a new platform that will include a new Discovery Service called Primo. Primo will replace our current main search box and our library catalog search. Primo is built on the same technology as services we are familiar with such as Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, etc. This session will give an overview of Primo and highlight some of its great new features. Participants are encouraged to attend and ask questions about this exciting new Penfield Library service for students, faculty, and staff.

Session 11: What Would Your Department Want from a Writing Minor?
Time / Location:  1:00-1:50 / MCC 210
Presenter: Michael Murphy
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Some faculty in English and Creative Writing have begun talking speculatively about developing a minor in public, professional, and/or organizational writing. If this is something you think students in your major might have an interest in, we'd love to know what your department thinks such a minor should include. We should be clear that this is still very tentative -- just an idea we've been exploring. But come talk with Michael Murphy, Director of College Writing, about your thoughts, and hear about what we've been thinking.  

Session 12: Sharing Files with Google Team Drive and the “O” Drive
Time / Location: 2:00-2:50 / MCC 202
Presenters:  Nicholas Ross and Andy Goldzweig
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In this session, we will compare Google Team Drive and the new “O” Drive, the system that will be replacing the current “Z drive”. We’ll example the advantages and disadvantages of both, allowing you to decide which system works best for you and your department.

Session 13:  Waymaker
Time / Location:  2:00-2:50 / MCC 210
Presenter: Laura Murray, Director of Teaching and Learning for SUNY, Lumen Learning
Remote access: https://lumenlearning.zoom.us/j/5622899714
SUNY OER Services and Lumen Learning work in close partnership to provide openly licensed learning content in technology platforms that support student success.
OER + Tech = Improved Student Success
Waymaker is Lumen's personalized/adaptive learning platform offering read to adopt courses with open content. Under the partnership agreement, there is no cost to SUNY students for Waymaker. Please join Laura Murray, Director of Teaching & Learning for SUNY, for a Waymaker demonstration webinar with Q&A.

Session 14: Creating Mail Merges using Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)
Time / Location:  3:00-3:50 / MCC 202
Presenter: Chris Palian
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
The perfect mail merge tool for your Oswego email! Learn how to easily create, and use mail merge with your Oswego email account to personalize bulk emails using information stored an excel sheet or google sheet.  Each recipient receives a personalized email with the creator only having to make one email template to send 1000's of email addresses. This tutorial will also show you how to track the emails once they are sent.

Tuesday, May 21

Session 15: Lights, Camera, Learning: Tips and tricks to making great self-made videos
Time / Location:  1:30 - 1:50 / MCC 208
Presenter: Jason Hy
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Do you need help on making better self-made videos for your online courses?  Stop by and get tips on better camera work, better lighting, and better audio that will raise the quality of your production, and make your videos stand out to students.

Session 16: Informal Writing (IW0- Teacher's New Best Friend)
Time / Location:  2:00-2:20 / MCC 210
Presenter: Chris Hirsch
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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nformal writings serve four important purposes: they allow for application of readings, they assist in active class discussions, they scaffold argumentative writing, and they are amazingly easy to grade and record.

Session 17: MBA HSA Program Assessment for CAHME Accreditation
Time / Location:  2:30-2:50 / MCC 210
Presenter: Sarah Bonzo
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This presentation and discussion focuses on the MBA HSA program's refinement of program competencies and assessment to align with the CAHME (Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) accreditation standards. What are our core program competencies and how do these align with those utilized by the School of Business for AACSB accreditation? How will we measure, track, and communicate competency achievement to students and why is this important? An implementation plan for the 2019-2020 academic year will be presented.

Session 18: Real-time Captioning in Google Slides
Time / Location:  3:00-3:20 / MCC 210
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In October, 2018, Google added a real-time captioning option to Google slides. (Similar capability were added to PowerPoint (in beta) and Skype in early 2019.) In this session, we’ll examine how to use this feature and how students and conference or webinar participants can benefit.

Session 19: Exploring options for affordable course materials
Time / Location:  3:30-3:50 / MCC 202
Presenters: Laura Harris and Dan Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This session will focus on a variety of ways to combat high textbook costs, including open educational resources (OER), library resources, and inclusive access e-texts. Not only can these options help lower student costs, but they also help to improve student learning outcomes (by providing students with access to their course materials on the first day of classes).

 

Wednesday, May 22

Session 20: Using Hypothesis for peer review, for online discussions, and to annotate web content
Time / Location:  9:00-9:50 / MCC 202
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
At the end of the spring 2019 semester, the hypothesis annotation tool was added to Blackboard. In this workshop, users will explore how this tool may be used within and outside of Blackboard to collect, annotate, and tag web content, as an alternative form of online class discussions, and for peer review of student work.

Session 21: The odd, the bad, and the ugly: how to respond to student behaviors in a culture of fear
Time / Location:  10:00-11:20 / MCC 208
Presenter: Kate Wolfe-Lyga, LMHC
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This break out session (using a dialectic approach) is designed to promote discussion about the necessity for empathy, compassion and generous assumptions when working with students demonstrating concerning behavior. Participants will be supported in identifying how to reduce the likelihood of behavior escalation, as well as assessment of safety. College infrastructure (including student conduct, behavioral intervention and crisis services) will be discussed as a resource.

Session 22: Zoom: New Campus Standard for Video Conferencing
Time / Location: 11:30-11:50 / MCC 202
Presenter:  Tami Bullard
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Zoom is a simple and reliable cloud platform that provides remote audio and video conferencing services.  It is now the new campus standard. Zoom is ideal for conducting candidate interviews, meetings, or bringing “outside” guests into your classroom. In this session, we will cover the steps in using Zoom; establishing an account, hosting a meeting, as well as screen sharing and recording.  Best practices of video conferencing will also be discussed.

Session 23: Using exams as learning tools
Time / Location:  1:00-1:50 / MCC 202
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
How much learning takes place during your exam and when you return the exam? Do students get back their exams and either feel relieved or depressed, but otherwise pay little attention to the exam? In this workshop, we’ll explore how two-stage exams may be used to provide students with a more  productive and engaging learning environment. A portion of this session will also discuss the use of exam wrappers (and the somewhat mixed evidence on their effectiveness).

Session 24: Using clickers to enhance student learning
Time / Location: 2:00-2:50 / MCC 202
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will have a hands-on experience with using i>clickers while learning about the remarkably strong evidence of their effectiveness in increasing student learning and engagement across diverse disciplines.

Session 25: Integrating i>clicker and Blackboard
Time / Location:  3:00-3:50 / MCC 202
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop is designed for those that plan to use i>clickers during the Fall 2019 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 Blackboard integration that allows students to register their i>clicker id number and set up the software needed to automatically upload clicker scores into your online course gradebook.

 

Thursday, May 23

Session 26: Improving Interviews with Soft Skills Assessments
Time / Location:  9:00-9:50 / MCC 208
Presenters: Nancy Concadoro and Sean Moriarty
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
The goal of the search process it to successfully appoint the most qualified candidate.  Integral to this success is the interview process. As members of the search committee it is your responsibility to conduct comprehensive and thorough interviews so to help determine which candidate is best suited for the position. This workshop will provide you with interviewing guidance and suggestions on how to go beyond the traditional standard questions asked, so to learn more about who your candidates are in addition to what skills they can perform. In Campus Technology Services (CTS) these guidelines were introduced and subsequently implemented in 2018, improvements to their interview process will be shared.

Session 27: Transferring grades from Blackboard to MyOswego
Time / Location:  9:00-9:50 / MCC 202
Presenters: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this hands-on workshop, you will download a gradebook column containing course letter grades from your Blackboard Gradebook and then, with some very minor adjustments, upload it through MyOswego. Simplify the process of submitting your final grades.

Session 28: New and Improved tools to facilitate academic dishonesty
Time / Location:  10:00-10:50 / MCC 206
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Technological improvements have it much easier for students to engage in academic dishonesty at a low cost. Students can:

  • quickly and easily find past copies of graded exams at sites such as CourseHero.com, Chegg.com, and Koofers.com,

  • get free answers to questions at sites such as Yahoo answers and Quora,

  • automatically "paraphrase" plagiarized papers to avoid pattern-matching detection at sites such as paraphrasing-tool.com and articlerewritertool.com,

  • evade pattern matching detection on plagiarized by switching characters to other character sets or embedding hidden characters,

  • find most publisher provided test bank questions on the web or on review apps such as Kahoot or Quizlet.

Participants in this session will discuss methods of maintaining academic integrity in their classes.

Session 29: A discussion of Ken Bain's outstanding books on what the Best College Teachers and the Best College Students Do
Time / Location:  1:00-1:50 / MCC 210
Presenter: Bill Bosch
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Join us for a presentation and then a discussion of Ken Bain's outstanding books on what the best College Teachers and best College Students do. Dr. Bain has conducted years of careful research on a variety of campuses and the result is a summary of what makes a difference in learning and teaching.

Here are the ISBN numbers for the books:
978-0-674-06664-9  "What the Best College Students Do" by Ken Bain
0-674-011325-5 "What the Best College Teachers Do" by Ken Bain

Session 30: What is Open Pedagogy?
Time / Location:  2:00-2:50 / MCC 206
Presenters: John Kane and Kris Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Open pedagogy involves having students actively participate in the creation and public sharing of intellectual products. This may include activities such as: student created blogs, podcasts, or videos; student created research work; the collation, remixing, or annotation of online content; or the creation of study materials (such as glossaries, study guides, or other learning materials). In this hands-on session, you will explore examples of open pedagogy products and discuss possible activities that might work in your own disciplines. Accessibility, student privacy, and academic integrity issues will also be addressed in this session.

Session 31: Tools for creating and sharing open pedagogy projects
Time / Location:  3:00-3:50 / MCC 206
Presenters: John Kane and Kris Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this hands-on session will explore free (or nearly free) tools (such as Google Docs, Hypothesis, Pressbooks, Wordpress, and Google Sites) that facilitate the collaborative creation and sharing of open pedagogy projects. Each participant will create free accounts for the platforms that they may wish to use and will explore the use of these tools.

 

Friday, May 24

Session 32: ACUE Workshop
Time / Location:  9:00-12:30 / MCC 206
Presenter:  Martha Bless
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
TBD

Session 33: Cylance Antivirus Now on Campus
Time / Location:  9:00-9:50 / MCC 208
Presenter: Ursula Wilkinson
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The cyber threat landscape is always evolving, and to keep up, SUNY Oswego has implemented a new antimalware solution for computers on campus, Cylance Protect.   Learn how Cylance is different from other antimalware programs, how we are using it on campus, and what you can do to contribute to its successful operation and the mission of improving security.

Session 34: Tips & Tricks for Maintaining Your PC
Time / Location:  10:00-10:50 / MCC 202
Presenter: Matt Brooks
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
In this workshop you will learn about some tips and tools that can be used to clean up your PC and improve performance. We will discuss Antivirus solutions for your home computer, and ensuring your computer stays updated. Attendees will have an opportunity during the workshop to try out some of these tools and share other ideas.

Session 35: Flipping the Classroom
Time / Location:  1:00-1:20 / MCC 208
Presenter:  John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
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.

Session 36: Tools for Flipping the Classroom
Time / Location:  1:30-1:50 / MCC 208
Presenter:  John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop will provide a quick overview of tools that 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.

Session 37: Common Myths about Teaching and Learning
Time / Location:  2:00 -2:50 / MCC 208
Presenter:  John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
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.

Session 38: Open pedagogy IITG grant
Time / Location:  3:00-3:50 / MCC 206
Presenter:  John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
SUNY-Oswego, SUNY-Oneonta, and Genesee Community College were awarded a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology grant to fund 500 Domain of Your Own servers for the 2019-20 academic year for use with open pedagogy projects. These servers can be used by faculty interested in hosting student open pedagogy projects such as wikis, blogs,  websites, online textbooks (or other books), podcasts, Scalar projects, and much more. They may also be used (subject to availability) to give students their own server space for content development.

Anyone interested in considering such a project is invited to attend this session.