ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

December 4, 2013

You spoke and we listened! After talking to both the Faculty Development and Technology Advisory committees, we recognized that faculty want more technology training but are not always free during scheduled technology workshop times. As a result, ITS is launching a new series of “virtual” workshops to enable faculty to learn just-in-time tech skills, at a place and time that is most convenient for them!

In October, we offered in-person workshops focused on G: drive options and in November’s TechEDge we provided a matrix to help guide faculty with two cloud-based storage solutions, SNoodle and Google Drive. This month we’re launching our first virtual workshop, showcasing SNoodle as one option for replacing the G: drive. In January we will showcase Google Drive as another alternative, and in February we will cap off this series with a virtual workshop on additional storage options for G: drive replacement.

More faculty, students and staff are using personal devices in classrooms and meeting spaces and we recognize the importance of knowing how to connect your device and properly display on an external monitor. In October, we offered a “Presenting with my Computer” workshop and are happy to also make this session available as a virtual workshop this month.

Lastly, if you haven’t seen our 60 Second SNoodle videos yet, we encourage you to take a look! A 60 Second SNoodle video is intended to be just that — a QUICK SNoodle tip to help get you started on something new.

Please let us know of any ideas for workshops you would love to see delivered virtually, or SNoodle topics you would like to see delivered in 60 seconds!

In addition to virtual workshops, we’d love to see you in person at our December and January workshops! And don’t forget to schedule a PERSONALIZED appointment with a member of the ITS Academic Technology team in January!  This is the perfect time to meet with us 1:1 to get any individualized training that you may be looking for!

SNoodle End of Semester Drop in Lab
Monday, December 9, 10:30 – 12:30, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)
Wednesday, December 11, 1:00 – 3:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)

Do you have questions about SNoodle gradebook? Considering it for next semester?  Other SNoodle questions? Stop by our drop-in SNoodle lab! We’ll help answer your questions, and help you simplify the end of semester grading frenzy.

JANUARY WORKSHOP WEEK!

SNoodle Drop-in Lab
Monday, January 6, 9:00 – 12:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)
Wednesday, January 8, 1:00 – 4:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)

Are you interested in learning about SNoodle and how you can use it for your classes? Are you already using SNoodle and want to do more with it? Join us during this lab time! We can demo SNoodle features, answer your questions, help you get started, or recommend new ways to use it! You are also free to use this lab time to work on your SNoodle class.

SNoodle 2.5: What’s New?
Tuesday, January 7, 9:00 – 10:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)

SNoodle will be upgraded to version 2.5 on December 27. This workshop will demonstrate some of the new features including digital badges, sub-folders in Google Drive, drag and drop labels, and more.

Using Digital Badges with SNoodle
Wednesday, January 8, 9:00 – 10:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)

Digital badges are one of the new features in SNoodle 2.5. This workshop will explain the concept of digital badges, describe how they are being used at other colleges, and demonstrate the use of digital badges in SNoodle.

Video Capture via Panopto
Monday, January 6, 2:00 – 4:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)
Friday, January 10, 9:00 – 11:00, Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)

Would you like to make some lectures available to students online? Would it be helpful to record a few key concepts for students to review? How about recording that guest speaker to save for later use? Panopto is the solution for you! Integrates with SNoodle too!

Category: Academic Technology, Faculty, ITS Updates