2021 Winter Breakout workshops

Tuesday, January 5

Session 1: Creating an effective case for retention
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 
Presenters: Kristin Sotak, Maggie Schmuhl, Murat Yasar, Dan Schlegel, Brian Moritz
Recording
A panel of junior faculty from across campus will discuss strategies for assembling materials to build an effective case for retention. This workshop is primarily designed for junior faculty in their first year or two at Oswego, but is open to anyone interested in attending. The session will begin with a panel discussion and will be followed by breakout rooms with each of the panel participants.

Monday, January 11

Session 2: Free (or nearly free) edtech tools
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Recording slides
This session will provide participants with an overview of a collection of free (or nearly free) edtech tools that can be used to support effective instruction. 

Session 3: The Future of Online Learning at SUNY Oswego
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: Jill Pippin
Recording slides
Even before the pandemic, SUNY Oswego had charted a course and was engaging in innovations around online learning. This session will review the college's Online Learning Strategic Plan, SUNY Online involvement, new and proposed online programs, and  progress on other strategic initiatives that are continuing during our immediate shift toward remote teaching. 

Session 4: Overview of Library Services in Response to COVID-19
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 
Presenters: Morgan Bond, Erin Kovalsky, Zachary Vickery, and Sarah Weisman
Recording
Librarians will discuss the various services offered to faculty, staff, and students for the Spring 2020 semester, including reference, instruction, support, databases, building access, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and circulation of materials. Opportunities to ask questions will be offered at the end. 

Session 5: Accessibility at Oswego
Time / Location: 10:00 - 11:20
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare and accessibility initiative team members
Recording
This session will introduce you to the digital accessibility initiative at SUNY Oswego, including resources available to you and the colleagues you can reach out to for consultation and support as you make your own digital corner of SUNY Oswego more accessible.

Session 6: Citrix
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter: Dave Kahn
Recording
Participants in this workshop will learn how Citrix can provide faculty and students with off-campus access to campus licensed software on most mobile and desktop platforms.

Session 7: 10-day Accessibility Challenge Kick Off
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50
Presenters: Kate Percival and Michele Thornton
Recording
As much of our lives continue to move online and into virtual environments, understanding digital accessibility is more critical than ever. During this challenge, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance on how making minor changes to your digital documents can have a big impact on accessibility. 

Session 8: Fall 2020 Course Redesign Panel Revisited
Time / Location: 1:00 - 2:20
Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi, Maggie Schmuhl, Andrea Vickery, Casey Raymond, and Nick Sard
Recording
The participants in this panel provided an overview of their course redesign plans in a July 23 session (recording). In today’s session, the participants will discuss how their redesign worked.

Session 9: Accessibility Discussion Group
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: Michele Thornton
Recording
Not certain where to start with accessibility or what it’s all about? Have some questions about the basic terminology, principles and foundations behind why SUNY Oswego has made such a strong commitment to building a campus culture of Accessibility?  For this session, please first read “From Accommodation to Accessibility: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity.” and then join us for our afternoon’s discussion group to share your reactions and key takeaways. 

Session 10: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
No recording
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 11: Library Instruction in Response to COVID-19: Best Practices
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenters:  Deborah Bauder, Michelle Bishop, Morgan Bond, Kate Jones, Zachary Vickery & Sarah Weisman
Recording 
In response to COVID-19 and staffing considerations, librarians have pivoted to multimodal instruction delivery methods. Join a team of instruction librarians as they discuss their experiences teaching and assessing asynchronous and synchronous information literacy instruction.

Session 12: Dealing with Student and Peer Feedback
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: Dean Kristin Croyle
Recording
|Does reading your student evaluations keep you up at night?  Does receiving peer feedback make you anxious?  Student and peer feedback is part of our process for learning about and improving our own teaching.  But receiving and incorporating that feedback can be a challenge both emotionally and practically.  In this session we'll talk about how to absorb feedback without taking negative feedback too hard and how to figure out what changes might be worth considering.

Tuesday, January 12

Session 13: Getting Started with Panopto Video Capture and Management
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 
Presenter: Dan Laird
Recording
Learn about the basics of the Panopto video management system; How to setup an account, how to record videos, how to upload those videos as well as videos not made with Panopto. We'll also cover how videos are captioned and how to edit them. 

Session 14: Navigating Oswego’s Human Subject Committee (HSC)
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenters: Michele Thornton and Andrea Vickery 
Recording 
This workshop is designed to provide attendees with a re-introduction to the human subjects committee (also known as SUNY Oswego’s IRB), responsible for overseeing research involving human subjects. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the new chair of HSC and learn how research is continuing even during COVID-19. HSC members will present on topics designed to help you navigate the HSC submission process, sharing resources related to understanding risk, types of review, and reminders about classroom projects. 

Session 15: UDL: Universal Design for Learning
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenter: Members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices
Recording
This session will introduce you to curriculum design principles that can help you make your courses work for all learners. Topics include motivation, autonomy , self regulation, multiple means of representation and expression, monitoring progress, etc.

Session 16: Lights, Camera, Learning: How to improve your self made videos.
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 
Presenter: Jason Hy
Recording 
With more and more courses transitioning to online, self made videos by faculty are becoming more important and watched more by students.  But are faculty satisfied with the quality of these videos?  If you are not, and would like to improve your video production skills, stop by this session to learn some quick and easy tips to enhance the look of these videos.

Session 17: What is Accessibility?
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter: Workgroup on Accessibility Practices
Recording 
Teaching online or sharing campus-related materials electronically? This session will walk you through 5 accessibility practices you’ll want to keep in mind as you create and share materials.

Session 18: Creating a welcoming and inclusive syllabus
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
This session will examine a variety of strategies that you might use to create a syllabus that invites students to your class learning community, helps shape an inclusive learning environment, and provides a useful resource for students. 

Session 19: What is Blackboard Ally?
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50
Presenter: Michele Thornton
Recording
This session will provide an overview of the accessibility tool, Ally, that is built into Blackboard. Ally can tell you how accessible your course materials are and how to make them more accessible.

Session 20: The odd, the bad, and the ugly: Responding to student behaviors in a culture of fear
Time / Location: 2:00 - 3:20 
Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Droz, Kate Wolfe-Lyga, LMHC, ACS
Not recorded at request of the presenters
Participants will identify how our culture influences distorted perceptions of campus safety.

Participants will join with colleagues about experiences of struggle or discomfort in responding to student behaviors.

Participants will identify methods of applying empathy to interventions with students demonstrating problematic behaviors.

Participants will identify the college’s infrastructure in supporting faculty and staff in addressing escalating behaviors.

Session 21: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices.  

Session 22: “I Don’t Know Why it Does That!” Improving Student (and Educator) Use of Word Processing Programs
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: Kenneth Nichols
Recording
As education transitions even more thoroughly to digital spaces, it’s more important than ever for educators and students to be able to know how to use applications such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs.  In this presentation, we will discuss our own level of expertise with such programs and share strategies as to how to help our students figure them out.  It may sound strange, but academic and professional writing is done more quickly and easily (and turns out better) when we understand the proper ways to cut and paste, begin new pages, and how to use the Format Painter. 

Wednesday, January 13

Session 23: Starfish: Beyond the Basics
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 
Presenters: Andrew Buchmann, Christina Vasquez, and Corie Kohlbach
Recording
An overview of the different features available to faculty/staff in Starfish.

Session 24 QPR Gatekeeper Training
Time / Location: 10:00 - 11:20
Presenters: Ellen Gooch + Kristen Mattison
Not recorded (at request of presenters)
This training teaches you to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in distress/trouble and gain skills and resources to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. This is limited to 15 participants.

Session 25: Google Docs/ Word/Structured Content
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenter: Michele Thornton
Recording
Headings and styles, two features built into Google Docs and Microsoft Word that are easy to use, help you to organize documents, make them more readable, and much more accessible.

Session 26: Student Panel - screen reader demo/assistive tech 
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Facilitator: Michele Thornton: 
Recording
This session will introduce you to some of the barriers students with disabilities face and some of the technologies they rely on to succeed.

Session 27: Student Surveys regarding COVID and Remote Learning
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenters: Deborah Furlong
Recording
Oswego has participated in two SUNY-wide and one nation-wide surveys of students regarding their experiences with COVID adjustments and remote learning.  The session will describe the three survey projects and present important results from each.

Session 28: Deeper Dive - Tables/Lists
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: Kate Percival
Recording
Join us for some quick tips on how to make tables and lists in your digital documents more accessible. 

Session 29: Academic and Personal Support for First-Year Students: A Discussion with First-Year Experience Advisors and Teachers
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 
Presenters: Mallory Bower, Amy Bidwell, and Lyn Blanchfield 
Recording
A discussion with First-Year Experience advisors and teachers about supporting our first-year students this fall. We shall discuss what we learned from the fall semester and what we can do in the future to support these students both academically and personally. 

Session 30: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
No recording
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 31: Creating Bb Tests using a Word Document
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
Recording failed due to computer crash
This workshop will cover one method of creating a Blackboard Learn test using a Word document - that doesn't require you to copy/paste each and every question! The process uses a free online tool to convert the Word doc to allow you to easily either upload questions in a Blackboard test or import a test pool.

Thursday, January 14

Session 32: Hypothesis use in Blackboard
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20
Presenter: Maggie Schmuhl
Recording
In this hands-on session, Maggie Schmuhl will describe how she has been using the Hypothesis social annotation tool in her criminal justice classes and will assist faculty in setting up social annotation learning activity in Blackboard.

Session 33: Supporting student mental health - resources available
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20
Presenter: Kate Wolfe-Lyga
Recording
This is a brief spotlight of personal, on-campus and community resources from which faculty and staff can draw support to students. 

Session 34: Hypothesis use beyond the LMS
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
In this hands-on session, participants will create personal Hypothesis accounts, install a browser plugin, and learn how to join and create Hypothesis groups that can be used by classes (or any group that wishes to share, tag, and annotate online resources).

Session 35: Trauma-Informed Practice in a College Setting
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 
Presenter: Tashana Joseph, Fall 2020 Intern, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Session rescheduled
This session will explore trauma, trauma response, and practice to support and teach diverse learners at elevated risk of trauma. Participants will further have access to a guided meditation to help trauma exposed individuals manage their emotions, enhance their relational functioning and increase their ability to have compassion and empathy for themselves and others.

Session 36: Options Available to Students Who Need to Use Adobe Products for their Winter or Spring Classes
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 
Presenter: Nicole Decker
Recording
In this session, we will review options available for students who need to use Adobe products to complete assignments for their winter or spring classes.  On campus and remote solutions will be presented. 

Session 37: Zoom breakout rooms and polls
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
This session will focus on how Zoom breakout rooms can be set up to support small group activities and how polls can be used to engage students.

Session 38: Real-time screen drawing in Zoom
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this session will explore options for real-time drawing in Zoom using iPads, inexpensive doc cameras, touchscreen computers, and/or the screen annotation tool in Zoom.

Session 39: Bringing the Archives To You: Finding digital access and research opportunities in Archives and Special Collections
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50
Presenters: Kathryn Johns-Masten and Zachary Vickery
Recording
Librarians from Archives & Special Collections will discuss and demonstrate new digital content involving the Millard Fillmore Papers Collection in New York Heritage, electronic finding aids in Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative, and Quest and RISE presentations in OswegoDL.

Session 40: Supporting Internships as a Faculty Sponsor
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 
Presenter: Michelle Bandla
Recording (Part 1) (Part 2) (posted soon)
EXCEL staff will review the new Internship registration process, share resources, and answer questions.

Session 41:  Using Exams as Learning Tools
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
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 42: Kahoot!
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this hands-on session will explore the use of Kahoot! to provide students with an engaging form of retrieval practice.

Session 43: Open Classrooms
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20
Presenters: Maggie Schmuhl and John Kane
Recording
Faculty generally work independently in structuring their courses, limiting the possibilities of learning from the effective practices adopted by our peers. This spring, we are introducing an Open Classrooms program in which faculty volunteer to allow a limited number of other faculty to sit in on one or more of their classes (virtually this spring) on specific dates. Join us during this session to learn more details of this program and/or to volunteer your classes.

Session 44: Faculty Writing Group
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50
Presenters: The Writing Fellows Program 
Recording
This session will provide a general overview and schedule for Faculty Writing Group: a space for faculty to claim some personal or professional writing time. All writing group sessions will be virtual for Spring 2021.  

Session 45: Hyperlinks
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50
Presenter: Serenity Sutherland 
Recording
This session will focus on creating useful and highly readable and accessible hyperlinks in any document you create or share from email, to Google Docs, to Powerpoints and beyond

Session 46: Using i>clickers to enhance student learning
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
This session will provide participants with an overview of how i>clickers can be used in face-to-face or online synchronous classes to support just-in-time teaching, interactive lectures, and flipped classroom environments. A comparison of the features in i>clicker classic and i>clicker cloud will be provided.

Session 47: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 48: Integrating i>clicker cloud or i>clicker classic into Blackboard
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50
Presenter: John Kane
Video will be posted later due to technical issues
Participants in this hands-on session will configure i>clicker cloud or i>clicker classic to integrate with the Blackboard gradebook.

Session 49: Scaffolding and Scheduling Group Projects using an Agile Framework
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
In this session I will share how I have scheduled and scaffolded a semester-long group project for a synchronous online course. This session will cover some basics on agile project management, assigning roles to group members, breaking projects into smaller chunks and working out a schedule that builds in time for you to provide feedback.

Session 50: Virtual Whiteboards and Sticky notes for collaboration
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
In this session participants will gain experience with two platforms (Jamboard and Padlet) and different ways you can use these platforms for online collaboration. 

 

Friday, January 15

Session 51: Phishing Emails and How to Spot Them
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: Ursula Wilkinson
Recording
Phishing emails can be very tricky to spot amongst the mountains of email in our inboxes, and the recent phishing simulation test in October is proof that it can be difficult to discern the suspicious emails from the safe ones.  Using the email from the simulation test, and a few other examples, you will learn the rules of thumb to quickly determine which emails need some scrutiny before you act on them.  Techniques for safely checking out an email in multiple browsers and devices will be discussed.

Session 52: Collaborative online international learning (COIL): Impacts on student self-efficacy in achieving cultural competence
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenters: Dr. Jessica Harris, Dr. Minjung Seo, & Dr. Joshua McKeown
Recording  
This presentation will discuss the SUNY and Oswego COIL initiative and a presentation on the collaborative learning outcomes of a COIL course that engaged both SUNY Oswego students and students from The Hague University in the Netherlands.  The presentation will further examine cultural competency changes in students after exposure to a health promotion project focused on exercise and nutrition's environmental factors. 

Session 53: Oops!  Should I have emailed that?  Sensitive Data and How to Handle it Securely
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 
Presenter: Ursula Wilkinson
Recording
If you have to ask yourself the question in the session title, the answer is probably no, but how exactly are you supposed to secure and transport certain kinds of data?  And which kinds of data need extra protection?  SUNY Oswego is obligated by law to treat certain kinds of data more securely than others, and it’s important to learn how.   In this session, you will learn about the different categories of data sensitivity at SUNY Oswego, and what not to do with certain types.   Some important general principles for handling data are covered, as well as some specific guidelines and actions that can immediately be put to everyday use.

Session 54: Active learning in synchronous online classes
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
This session will focus on a variety of active learning activities that can be used in synchronous online classes.

Session 55: Zoom: The webconference standard for our campus
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 
Presenter: Tami Bullard
Recording
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 56: Cultural Humility and the Inclusive Classroom
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 
Presenters: Rodmon King, Anneke McEvoy, and Marquel Jeffries
Recording
This session will explore components of cultural humility in the post secondary setting. Participants will engage in self-reflection and self-assessment to develop skills to promote effective relationships with diverse members of the campus community and beyond.

Session 57: Global civic literacy: incorporating World 101 (free) into your classes
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenters: Lisa Glidden and Josh McKeown
Recording
SUNY Oswego is taking part in AASCU’s American Democracy Project’s (ADP) Global Civic Literacy, a one-year initiative in partnership with World101 (world101.cfr.org) from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) designed to help students increase their knowledge of our global society and understand how global issues influence lives of everyday citizens.  This workshop provides an introduction to the free World 101 resource.  Bring your syllabus and we can brainstorm how to include global civic literacy or World 101 into your course.

Session 58: Color and Contrast
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare and Michele Thornton
Recording
Color can be a really effective and useful tool for communication but also can’t be the only differentiating characteristic. This session will walk through how to use color in combination with other visual indicators to make effective charts, graphs and other visual materials.

Session 59: Peer Feedback on Digital Course Materials and Online Course Organization
Time / Location: 2:00 - 3:20
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare
Not recorded
Whether or not you use Blackboard, Google Classroom or another platform, the navigability of digital course materials is important for student success. This session is a working peer-feedback session designed for folks who already have course materials published to their learning management system (ideally at least one full module posted). In this session you’ll be grouped with one or two faculty from a different discipline with the specific task of reviewing digital course materials with a focus on clarity and organization. Having someone new to the subject/course (just like your students will be) can help identify potential places of confusion, navigation or organizational issues, and places where directions/instructions can be tweaked for clarity. Think of this as user-testing your digital course materials so that students can ultimately focus their time and attention on course content and not finding course materials or trying to figure out what the directions mean.

Session 60: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 61: CircleIn app - A digital studying platform
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 
Presenters: Joey Tse, SUNY Oswego; Mitchell Canfield, CircleIn; Alfredo Cifentes, CircleIn
Recording
A presentation on CircleIn, the new NSF-backed, digital studying platform that Oswego will be launching this Spring semester.  

Student engagement, digital collaboration, and strong study habits are extremely critical. During the presentation, we will share how the CircleIn app set up students to study remotely, to collaborate with their classmates, to feel connected when studying together, and stay productive, even while at distance. 

Agenda:

  • Overview of CircleIn's NSF-backed model

  • How CircleIn is using the internet to change the culture of studying to help students be far more productive

  • The top study applications that students will have access to

  • How CircleIn is “hands-off” for faculty and how other faculty are leveraging CircleIn

  • Q&A

Tuesday, January 19

Session 62: Overview of the proposed Integrative Professional Studies degree
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Glidden, Dr. Sandy Bargainnier, Dean Jill Pippin
Recording  Slides
Adult students have been steadily inquiring about a general degree option for completion purposes. Many have earned some college credit & would like to apply it toward a degree. Adult students, including military & veterans, have been identified as an underserved market nationwide. They typically work full time while enrolled, are financially independent, have dependents, have multiple roles / commitments & look for a degree / certificate program that provides flexibility in program design & easy access to student services & want to maximize transfer credit already earned &/or apply prior learning assessment. They want a clear pathway to their goal, tied directly to an employment outcome. A cross-campus group of faculty and staff have been working on a program to serve these students. Come learn more about the work that's been accomplished, the draft program design and curriculum and next steps planned.

Session 63: Stop Surviving and Start Thriving
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: Amy Bidwell
Recording  
Are you struggling with your emotional wellbeing?  Sick of just going through the motions every day? Discover how to flourish and thrive by incorporating daily goal setting, resilience exercises, and positive psychology tools into your day. During this session, we will describe the 6 pillars of resilience: collaboration, vision, composure, reasoning, health, and tenacity and discuss how positive psychology can help enhance all six pillars in order to help you break away from just surviving and start thriving again.

Session 64: Research Methods Course via Zoom: Reflections on Instructional Practices
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 
Presenter: Mamta Saxena
Recording
Issues that deter optimal teaching and learning in the research methods course will be identified followed by a discussion of effective instructional practices. 

Session 65: Thriving Through College: The Neuroscience of Mental Health
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenters: Amy Bidwell, Donna Volpitta, and Jason Schofield
Recording
Founder of Pathways to Empower, Dr. Volpitta, and co-founder Jason Schofield, will be joining Amy Bidwell to discuss the results of their successful implementation of "Thriving Through College", an online mental health program aimed at fostering mental health and resilience in young adults. Dr. Bidwell implemented the program into two of her classes during the fall 2020 semester with enormous success. 

Session 66: Inclusive Access at SUNY Oswego
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenters: Dan Laird, Kurt Schwerman, and Ross Frieder
Recording
The goals of the Inclusive Access program at SUNY Oswego are to give students day-one access to their course materials online and save them money. Since spring 2017, we have been growing the program and working with many different groups across campus to refine the process. We strive to make it easier for faculty and students to order and obtain course materials at a fair price. With over 100% growth in the past year, we have made some exciting changes to make things work even more smoothly for the upcoming semester. Join us for a discussion with Kurt Schwerman and Ross Frieder from RedShelf to learn more about our Inclusive Access program and how it can help your students succeed.

Session 67: A Sneak Peak at Discover Wellness: An Employee Wellness Program
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenters: Elizabeth Keida; Amy Bidwell; Whitney Kmetz
Recording 
Discover Wellness: Find a Healthier You is a worksite wellness program offered to SUNY Oswego employees.  This program introduces multiple dimensions of wellness and gives participants the tools they need to begin to make healthy behavior changes.  Our panel looks forward to speaking with you about past and future sessions! 

Session 68: Free textbook replacements: OER, Waymaker, and OLI
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
In this session, participants will explore how they can provide their students in many courses with first-day access to free textbook alternatives. The first part of the session will provide participants with a collection of links to free OER textbooks; the remainder of the session will examine how the free Waymaker personalized learning and the OLI adaptive learning platforms can create an inclusive and supportive learning environment that have been documented to increase student learning and to significantly reduce achievement gaps for first-generation and Pell-eligible students.

Session 69: Text Equivalents
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenters: Workgroup on Accessibility Practices 
Recording
Learn how to make images, pictures, figures, and other non-text elements usable by assistive technology.

Session 70: Alternatives to Asynchronous Discussion Boards for Student Engagement
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 
Presenter:Amanda Trainham 
Recording
While many of us attempt to replicate in-person student engagement with online discussion board forums, studies have shown that strictly using discussion boards can make students uninvolved and uninterested in the material; most students see discussion boards as busywork. In this workshop we will go over discussion board alternatives to promote student engagement and replicate in-person classroom conversations. 

Session 71: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded 
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 72: Using a Fishbowl Discussion Format in Synchronous Online or Hybrid Courses
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 
Presenter: Stephanie Pritchard
Recording
A fishbowl discussion format provides an opportunity for students to discuss their ideas in a small group setting and is a strong alternative (or addition) to posting in discussion boards. Fishbowls are also good spaces for students and faculty to build rapport throughout the semester. This session will focus on two different fishbowl examples from Fall 2020 - one from an upper-division synchronous online creative writing class and the other from English composition, a hybrid-style, entry level general education course.

Session 73: Formulas/Math Equations
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: Casey Raymond
Recording
Mathematical equations need to be usable by assistive technologies and MathML is one method to achieve content accessible to all. The MathML can be the text equivalent or serve as the code to create the equation in a Web browser. This session will show a few techniques to create MathML.

 

Wednesday, January 20

Session 74. Nonviolent Communication for Difficult Conversations
Time / Location: 9:00 - 10:20
Presenters: Rodmon King, Marquel Jeffries, Anneke McEvoy
Recording
This session will introduce Marshall Rosenberg’s process of Nonviolent Communication as a means to communicate effectively with students across differences in challenging situations. Staff in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will review guidelines for dialogue and introduce ways to model inclusivity and facilitate discussion when unexpected issues arise.

Session 75: Enterprise Survey - Analyze a Response Period
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
Recording will be available later
This workshop will explain how to obtain detailed course evaluation results from Enterprise Survey. 

Session 76: Captions & Previously recorded content/Panopto
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenter: Dan Laird
Recording
TBD

Session 77: Create inclusive virtual meetings and events
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
The focus of this session will be a series of best practices for hosting virtual (synchronous) meetings, classes and events. We’ll walk through tips related to planning, running and following up after a synchronous session.

Session 78: The Dangers of Busy Work: Teaching Online and Engaging Writing Assignments
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 
Presenter: Michael Murphy, Writing Across the Curriculum, English and Creative Writing
Recording
This session will move from student responses to WAC's recent survey on Writing in Online Courses to ideas for writing assignments that generate strong student engagement, especially online. 

Session 79: Responding Efficiently to Student Writing Online
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenter: Michael Murphy, Writing Across the Curriculum, English and Creative Writing
Recording
This session will address ways to respond to student writing meaningfully but economically. It will both remind participants of longstanding strategies for responding efficiently and explore new ones that might be especially helpful online, including ways to record rather than type out comments.

Session 80: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded
 
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 81: Internet Tools for Academic Dishonesty: Implications for Course Management and Design
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: Liz Schmitt
Recording
This session will focus on how to prevent and address issues of academic dishonesty.

Session 82: Balancing Act: Teaching, Research and Life
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare, Carolina Ilie, Jessica Reeher, Maggie Schmuhl, and Jason Duffy
Recording
This session will be a panel discussion with faculty from different disciplines and at different points in their career about how they balance teaching, research (writing and making), and life including family and caregiving responsibilities.

 

Thursday, January 21

Session 83: Google Meet Crash Course
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 
Presenter: Derrick Johnson
Recording
Google Meet is a video-communication service developed by Google.  In this workshop, we will go over basic features of Google Meet as well as integration in Gmail and Google Calendar.

Session 84: Spring 2021 podcast discussion group
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 
Moderator: John Kane
Recording 
The Committee on Learning and Teaching (COLT) is considering offering a podcast discussion group that would meet once or twice a month to discuss an episode of a higher education podcast. The participants in the group will select the podcast episodes to be discussed. If you are interested in participating, please come by and bring a list of any podcast episodes you might like to discuss with your peers.

Session 85: Key Takeaways from Accessibility Fellows 
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20
Presenter: Donna Greene
Recording
SUNY Oswego Accessibility Fellows have spent the past year learning key principles, honing skills, testing out new software and working to create a more accessible learning environment for all students. In this session, one 2020 fellow shares what she felt was the most important takeaway for her - being open to the ideas and importance of accessibility.

Session 86: Key Takeaways from Accessibility Fellows
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50
Presenter: Kat Blake
Recording
SUNY Oswego Accessibility Fellows have spent the past year learning key principles, honing skills, testing out new software and working to create a more accessible learning environment for all students. In this session, one 2020 fellow shares what she felt was the most important takeaway for her - making the unexpected, but simple changes that can have a big impact.

Session 87: Faculty Work flows - Zoom
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20
Presenter: Carol Willard
Recording
2020 has had us all spending quite a bit of time on Zoom. Zoom is a great way to connect with students and enhance the accessibility of your virtual classroom. During this session, you will discuss best practices and workflows for efficiently and effectively incorporating it into online and hybrid courses.

Session 88: Faculty work flows on Panopto
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50
Presenter: Steve Abraham
Recording
Are you familiar with Panopto and how to use it? This video and captioning software is a valuable aid in creating engaging content for online and hybrid courses. In this session, you will learn about the different associated workflows can help make your courses more accessible.

Session 89: It’s Hip to Be Square
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50
Presenters: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Courtney Doucette, Rebecca Peters, Vanessa Maike
Recording
This session will cover the benefits of forming an interdisciplinary teaching square: four professors who review instructional materials, discuss practices, visit one another's physical or virtual classes and reflect on classroom dynamics and teaching techniques. Teaching square "vertices" Rebecca (Anthropology), Soma (English and Creative Writing) Courtney (History) and  Vanessa (HCI) will share how to create your group and minimize the time commitment while maximizing the rewards.

Session 90: The State of Intellectual Integrity on Campus
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20
Presenters: Raihan Khan, Jenn Knapp, Kris Munger,  and Paul Tomascak
Recording
An update on intellectual integrity policy violations from the recent past year, this session is meant to inform faculty on who and how many are committing acts that run contrary to the campus policy. Additionally, we will discuss the reporting system that we use to make reporting easier and improve the ability to track serial violators.

Session 91: Accessibility Checkers
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare and Kate Percival
Recording
Not sure how accessible your digital materials are? This session will walk you through the basics of using accessibility checkers you have available to you in order to improve the accessibility of materials you share with others. Tools covered will include: Grackle (Google Suite), Microsoft Office , Acrobat Professional, and Blackboard Ally.

Session 92: Some suggestions for making online office hours more effective and efficient
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50
Presenter: Bill Bosch, Founding Director of CELT
Recording
A number of faculty expressed concerns about setting up blocks of time (usually an hour) for office hours and then sitting near the computer waiting for students to join. Many times they would have only 1 or 2 (or no) students show up. I will share some ideas the students liked and that worked well for me to make the office hours more effective and efficient.

Session 93: Creating an open pedagogy project
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 
Presenter: John Kane
Recording Slides
Open pedagogy projects involve student creation and public sharing of their intellectual products. Student created open pedagogy projects often take the form of blogs, podcasts, videos, publicly posted research projects, collating and annotating online content, and the creation of study materials (such as glossaries, study guides, or other learning materials). These projects can increase student engagement and motivation, provide authentic learning experiences, and can help reduce the incentives for academic dishonesty. In this session, participants will explore the wide range of open pedagogy projects that can be used to enrich classes in all disciplines. Examples of open pedagogy projects and tools that facilitate these projects will be shared.

Session 94: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 95: Flipgrid
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 
Presenter: Catalina Iannone
Recording Resources
Participants in this session will learn how the Flipgrid can be used to create threaded interactive video/audio discussions and to foster a sense of instructor and student presence in a class. Participants are encouraged to try using Flipgrid from a student perspective by logging into Blackboard, selecting “Community” on the top menu, selecting “CELT”, and then following the instructions provided in the Flipgrid workshop folder in the CELT group.

Session 96: Managing a student book creation project
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 
Presenter: John Kane
Recording Slides
During the spring semesters of 2019 and 2020, students in economic capstone classes chose to collaboratively create book projects. In this session, we'll discuss how the project was selected, how tasks were allocated, and how Google docs, the hypothes.is tool in Blackboard, and Pressbooks were used to create the final product.

Session 97: Managing a student podcast project
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording Slides
Each student in an online introductory microeconomics class created two podcasts (either individually or with one or two partners) during the Fall 2020 and Fall 2021 semesters. In this session, we'll discuss how this project was broken down into a series of manageable steps. Participants will receive copies of the instructions provided to students at each stage of the project, the rubrics that were used to provide feedback to students, and copies of the google forms that were used to collect the audio files, transcripts, abstracts, and other relevant information.

Session 98: The Accessibility Package in LaTeX
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50 
Presenter: Sarah Hanusch
Recording
It is a challenge to create documents in LaTeX that meet the accessibility principles. One package that can improve the accessibility of your LaTeX documents is accessibility.sty. In this session, I will help you download the style file, and demonstrate the commands provided by the package. 


Friday, January 22

Session 99: Blackboard Groups: You want to use them
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 
Presenter: Casey Raymond
Recording
If you are teaching a hybrid course or managing multiple laboratory sections, you want to use Blackboard Groups. The groups feature allows you to easily communicate with the groups and manage whats' released or available to each group. This session will discuss the advantages of using groups, how to create the groups, and examples. We've learned a lot from using groups in general chemistry laboratory (20 sections with 350+ students).

Session 100: Team Chat tools for Collaboration
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 
Presenters: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
This session we’ll introduce, compare and demonstrate two free team chat tools, Slack and Discord, and discuss how they differ from a typical discussion boards. Both tools have chat features, direct messages, integrations with other platforms, etc. We’ll share examples of how we’ve successfully used these tools in our classes to build community, encourage informal communication, and facilitate collaboration (group projects). 

Session 101: Flipping your classroom
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
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. This workshop will also provide an overview of tools that are available to support the construction of flipped classrooms, including  content creation tools such as Camtasia, Panopto, Screencast-o-matic, Explain Everything and online content sources such as Khan Academy, Crash Course, Merlot, MOOCs, open access educational sites, and YouTube.

Session 102: Easily create educational videos
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this session will explore ways in which they can create and share educational videos with their students simply and efficiently using a laptop (or desktop with a webcam or microphone), chromebook, or mobile device.

Session 103:  Improving PDF Accessibility
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter:  Kate Percival
Recording
Using PDFs to share articles or other course materials with students? This workshop will introduce basic techniques you can use to minimize barriers for students that you may not be aware they are facing.

Session 104: Screencast-o-matic
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
This session will provide an introduction to Screencast-o-matic, a web-based screencast recorder and editor. Participants in the session will create a free screencast-o-matic account, install it on their laptop or desktop and learn the basics of editing and uploading videos to YouTube or other cloud hosting services.

Session 105: Building a Campus Culture of Accessibility
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: Michele Thornton
Recording
Participating in a 10-day challenge is a great way to begin your journey of learning about accessibility.  In this session we will discuss additional pathways you can take in the future to build on the skills you’ve learned during the Winter Break-Outs.  We will circle back to review campus resources and highlight upcoming opportunities for you to contribute to building a campus culture of accessibility at Oswego. 

Session 106: Embedding questions in your Panopto videos
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to embed auto-graded questions into videos that they have recorded and stored in Panopto. 

Session 107: Accessibility Drop-In Office hours
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters: Working Group on Accessibility Practices
Not recorded
These sessions are opportunities to get help from campus experts on your digital accessibility challenges and hurdles. Sessions are offered daily and will be staffed by members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices. 

Session 35 (rescheduled): Trauma-Informed Practice in a College Setting
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 
Presenter: Tashana Joseph, Fall 2020 Intern, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Recording
This session will explore trauma, trauma response, and practice to support and teach diverse learners at elevated risk of trauma. Participants will further have access to a guided meditation to help trauma exposed individuals manage their emotions, enhance their relational functioning and increase their ability to have compassion and empathy for themselves and others.