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FCLD Seminars: Teaching Online, iPad Apps, Recording Online Lessons, and More!

Posted 02/26/2014
Submitted by Lisa Tassinari
Category: Campus Announcements

This spring, the Faculty Center for Learning Development (FCLD) is offering seminars and demonstrations on a variety of educational technologies which can be used in e-learning.

Interested faculty should register by calling 860.768.4661, or emailing All seminars will be held in the Woods Classroom in Mortensen Library unless otherwise indicated. For details, go to the FCLD website.

This seminar series is designed to prepare instructors for online teaching and learning. The sessions are all on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library) based on the following schedule:

• Creating Organized and Effective Instruction – February 28
• Basic Tools for Online Instruction – March 7
• Fostering Interaction and Collaboration – March 14
• Grading, Feedback and Support – March 28
• Tips and Tricks from Experienced Instructors – April 4
• Must Have Tools for Teaching Online – April 11

There has been a growing interest in tablets, iPads, and other mobile technologies. Tablets such as iPads are proving to be an effective learning and scholarship resource with exciting possibilities for collaboration, flipping, and presenting effective visual simulations, images and modeling.

From iPad to Ensemble to Your Student: A Screencast’s Journey — Friday, March 7, 3 to 4 p.m., Dana 236

Come hear John Williams, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, A&S, and Lisa Zawilinski, assistant professor in the Department of Education, ENHP, talk about the process of getting instructional screencasts from their iPads to their Blackboard courses via the University’s media server, Ensemble. Refreshments will be served.

iPad Apps: Demonstrations with the Library Staff Thursday, March 27, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Did you know you can check out iPads at the library now? The library staff has been working hard to vet and select iPad apps that may help enhance teaching and research and they will be demonstrating several during this session: the Naxos Music Library database app, iAnnotate, and Over, as well as how to project using the Apple TV.

Blackboard is an online learning management system (LMS) that provides ready-made online course templates for teaching online or supplementing face-to-face instruction. Blackboard allows instructor to post articles, assignments, and other course documents, and includes teaching tools such as discussion boards, blogs, journals, online tests, and surveys. In an emergency such as pandemic flu or weather closings, instructors should plan to use Blackboard to continue teaching.

Getting Started with Blackboard/Blackboard Drop-in — Every Tuesday, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Ensemble works like an in-house YouTube, allowing faculty to quickly and easily upload videos, then link to them from Blackboard and other websites.

Getting Stared Using Ensemble — Feb. 26, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

These hands-on seminars are designed for instructors exploring blended, hybrid, flipped, or fully online instruction who would benefit from creating audio and video mini-lessons such as topic introductions, visual problem-solving, personal introductions, and lecturettes. All sessions will be hands-on, and participants will have the opportunity to develop lessons. Loaner iPads will be available for the iPad session. Sessions will be held in the Woods Classroom in Mortensen Library.

Using Echo 360 Personal Capture (PCap), Tuesday, March 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Narrated PowerPoint Slide Shows, Tuesday, March 25, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Explain Everything, an iPad App, Thursday, April 17, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.