Library and CIT Workshops for faculty: January 2011 Teaching and Research Academy

Faculty can use this form to register for any of the workshops listed below.

Introduction to myCourses

Thursday, January 6, 2011 (9-10:00 am) and REPEATED Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (9-10:00 am) — Location: South 328 — All myCourses workshops are taught by Laura Cook and Marie Shero (CIT)

This training offers a comprehensive introduction to the features and user interface of myCourses and is designed for beginners. This session will familiarize faculty with the following aspects of this online tool:

  • Initial Set-Up (Login, Course Lists, Themes, Navigation)
  • Basic Content Creation (User Tracking, Uploading Syllabus)
  • Management Tools (Edit Course Begin Date, Roster Management)
  • Data Management (Policy, LOR, Merging Classes)
  • Communication (eMail, Calendar, Announcements, Tokens, eRes)

Instructional Design and Best Practices using myCourses

Thursday, January 6, 2011 (10:15-11:30 am) and REPEATED Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (10:15-11:30 am) — South 328

This training is for intermediate users who are familiar with creating course materials within myCourses. This training includes:

  • Presentation & Organization (design your course for maximum effectiveness)
  • Dropbox & Assessment Best Practices
  • How to Create Effective Discussion Forums
  • Managing and Organizing Team Assignments

myCourses Gradebook

Thursday, January 6, 2011 (1:30 -2:30 pm) and REPEATED Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (1:30 – 2:30 pm) — Location: South 328

Are you interested in getting your gradebook(s) set up for Spring semester?  Bring your grading criteria and learn how easy it is to use the myCourses gradebook.  This tool cna be used for grading some or all of your assignments.  If you love Excel and have not wanted to change, we will show you how you can incorporate the best of both worlds.

Incorporating Grading Rubrics in myCourses

Thursday, January 6, 2011 (2:30 -3:00 pm) and REPEATED Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (2:30 – 3:00 pm) — Location: South 328

Did you know instructors can created and utilize grading rubrics within myCourses?  Join us for this hands on session to learn how easy it is to create and incorporate grading rubrics for point-and-click grading of dropbox submissions, essays, or short answer assessment questions.  Instructors can allow students to preview their criteria before beginning an assignment and/or after the submission!

Scholar Universe and Managing Your Online Identity

Monday, January 10, 2011 (3-4pm) — Location: Milne 104– Presentation by Anne Baldwin (The Office of Sponsored Research) and Bonnie Swoger (Milne Library)

Scholar Universe was recently purchased by the Research Foundation of SUNY to facilitate collaborations across the SUNY system and beyond. Each faculty member has an expertise profile within Scholar Universe which will be publicly accessible. Learn how to manage your Scholar Universe profile and about additional online tools for claiming your scholarly identity.

Organizing Digital Information with the Diigo Bookmarking tool

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (3-4 pm) — Location:  Milne 208 — Presentation by Tracy Paradis (Milne Library)

Learn how to annotate and tag the web while creating your own personal archive. Diigo is a powerful collaborative research tool that integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping, sticky notes, and group-based collaboration, enabling the process of online knowledge management, learning, and teaching. Use it in your teaching to highlight critical features within text and images, write comments, and group materials into the units you want and do it all directly on the Web without the hassles of downloading, uploading, or printing.  Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, participants will need to bring their own laptop computer.

A Closer Look at Free Citation Management Tools

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (3-4pm) — Location: Milne 208 — Presentation by Justina Elmore and Bonnie Swoger (Milne Library)

Organizing the journal articles, documents, web pages and other information sources on your computer or on the web can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce and compare the two most popular free citation tools available, Mendeley and Zotero. These tools will help you organize, analyze, cite and share your information resources. We will discuss the differences and similarities, and outline the pros and cons for each tool. Participants will have an opportunity to start using the tool that best meets their needs.  Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, participants will need to bring their own laptop computer.

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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