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Webinar: Zoom Ask Me Anything

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When:

Feb 7, 2023
10:00 am–11:00 am

Ask me anything about Zoom at RIT. We will cover existing, new and advanced features and how they can be used in a Zoom meeting or online class.

This session is for RIT faculty, including adjuncts and teaching assistants.

Presented by:
Monica Cormiermdctls@rit.edu
Staff Faculty Student Employees

First Five Weeks - Week 4: When Mental Health Interferes with Deadlines

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16 seats available
When:

Feb 8, 2023
1:00 pm–1:45 pm

Where:

Thomas Gosnell Hall (008), Room 2154

This session will provide concrete tools to respond to students who communicate mental health reasons for missing a deadline, requesting an extension, or other advocating for other exceptions to expectations. Faculty will leave with specific strategies for responding to these requests, supporting students, and navigating the balance between compassion and maintaining expectations.

About the "First Five Weeks" Series
The challenges and stressors that impact faculty throughout a term are most often rooted in the First Five Weeks of a course. In this new series sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, we will investigate some of the most common issues in our classrooms today. The series will be delivered in a unique format: 15 minute presentations followed by 30 minutes of discussion and questions.  If you only attend the first 15 minutes, you will still walk away with immediately implementable strategies! Questions on the series should be directed to Sandi Connelly, Interim Associate Director, CTL.

Presented by:
Conner Burryclbycc@rit.edu
Faculty

Webinar: Slack Ask Me Anything

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19 seats available
When:

Feb 8, 2023
10:00 am–11:00 am

Bring your questions about enterprise Slack at RIT. We can cover existing, new and advanced features and why you would use them in your class.

This session is for RIT faculty, including adjuncts and teaching assistants.

Presented by:
Monica Cormiermdctls@rit.edu
Staff Faculty Student Employees

Webinar: Accessibility Part 2 - Improving your Course Materials

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10 seats available
When:

Feb 10, 2023
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

In this second session of the accessibility two-part series, you will learn to create accessible course assets. We will show you how to correct common accessibility issues while working in document editing programs.

If you haven't previously joined us for Accessibility Part 1: Understanding the Requirements, we encourage you to complete that session first before attending Part 2.

Presented by:
Monica Cormiermdctls@rit.edu
Staff Faculty

Webinar: Accessibility Part 1 - Understanding the Requirements

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10 seats available
When:

Feb 10, 2023
10:00 am–11:00 am

In this first session of the accessibility two-part series, you will learn the basics of accessibility requirements and how to identify accessibility issues in your course materials using tools such as Ally. We will show you how to run accessibility checks in various software and review the results.

We encourage you to join us for Accessibility Part 2: Improving your Course Materials to learn more about creating and formatting electronic documents to be accessible. 

Presented by:
Monica Cormiermdctls@rit.edu
Staff Faculty

Webinar: myCourses Ask Me Anything

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9 seats available
When:

Feb 14, 2023
10:00 am–11:00 am

myCourses can be used to help your students be successful no matter the course mode. Bring your questions about using the Content tool, Discussions tool, Assignments tool, Quizzes tool, Grades tool, Rubrics tool, Announcements tool, Classlist tool, Class Progress tool, and more.

IMPORTANT: In order to make the best use of our time during this session, we encourage you to review the following video tutorials before attending this session. These tutorials cover some of the basics of the tools and may be able to answer some of your questions:

This session is intended for RIT faculty, including adjuncts and teaching assistants.

Presented by:
Katie BushKatie.Bush@rit.edu
Staff Faculty

Webinar: Panopto for Course Videos

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15 seats available
When:

Feb 15, 2023
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Learn about the benefits of using Panopto, how to get started with Panopto in your course, and some of the core features of Panopto.

Important: In order to make the best use of our time during this session, we encourage you to review the following resources before attending this session: 

These resources include preliminary training on these tools and may be able to answer some of your questions.

This session is intended for RIT faculty, including adjuncts and teaching assistants.

Presented by:
Katie BushKatie.Bush@rit.edu
Staff Faculty

First Five Weeks - Week 5: Mental Health Trends Toolbox

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27 seats available
When:

Feb 15, 2023
12:00 pm–12:45 pm

Where:

Institute Hall (073), Room 1160

This session will provide a brief overview of how common mental health challenges might appear in your students (e.g. how an anxious or depressed student may present to you in the classroom). Participants will leave with an understanding of how the most common mental health trends may appear and specific tools for how to support those students for success.

About the "First Five Weeks" Series
The challenges and stressors that impact faculty throughout a term are most often rooted in the First Five Weeks of a course. In this new series sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, we will investigate some of the most common issues in our classrooms today. The series will be delivered in a unique format: 15 minute presentations followed by 30 minutes of discussion and questions.  If you only attend the first 15 minutes, you will still walk away with immediately implementable strategies! Questions on the series should be directed to Sandi Connelly, Interim Associate Director, CTL.

Presented by:
Thomas Peechatttlpycc@rit.edu
Faculty

Webinar: Advanced Uses of Panopto

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20 seats available
When:

Feb 16, 2023
3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Learn about using Panopto for student-created video activities in myCourses and how instructors can incorporate video into the feedback they give when grading.

IMPORTANT: Participants in this session should have a basic understanding of recording and editing in Panopto, and inserting videos from Panopto into myCourses. If you need an introduction to Panopto prior to attending this advanced session, please attend the trainings Panopto for Course Video and Creating Course Video Basics.

This session is intended for RIT faculty, including adjuncts and teaching assistants.

Presented by:
Katie BushKatie.Bush@rit.edu
Staff Faculty

Webinar: Helping Students with Troublesome Knowledge Using the 3 C’s (Curiosity, Connections and Creating Value)

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58 seats available
When:

Feb 22, 2023
3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Join Patti Cyr and Cindy Tawaf for this interactive webinar, which is part of CTL's "Teachers on Teaching" series.

Are there concepts in your courses that students commonly struggle to grasp (troublesome knowledge)? Have your students ever asked, “Where will I ever use this stuff?” A growing number of educators have found that by focusing on the 3 C’s (Curiosity, Connections and Creating Value) in our courses, successes and improvements are achieved. Having students work on open-ended, real-world problems and engaging them in fun, hands-on activities and simulations are some of the techniques we’ll share. These approaches aren’t just for Engineering students—they can be tailored and used in just about any course.

Patti Cyr’s bio: I am a senior lecturer for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at RIT. I started teaching adjunct for RIT in 1989 while working as a Quality professional at Kodak and then Harris Corporation. After 35 years of working in industry and 28 years of teaching at night, I took a full-time lecturer position. I decided to make this career change because I have a passion for inspiring the next generation of engineers. I want to use my experience applying quality methods and data driven analysis to prepare our students to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Cindy Tawaf’s bio: I am a visiting lecturer and began teaching full time at RIT in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department in January 2021. Prior to that, I was an Adjunct Instructor for two semesters. I have 30 years combined automotive engineering experience at Delphi and General Motors with a primary focus on valve train and fuel system mechanism development, design and implementation. While at Delphi, I enjoyed training and mentoring young engineers and peers, as well as working with youth of all ages thru volunteer involvement. This is primarily what led me to move into a teaching career. I am energized by working with the engineers of tomorrow!

Presented by:
Patricia Cyrpaceie@rit.edu
Cynthia Tawafcatmet@rit.edu
Staff Faculty