Teaching + Learning Center
Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Teaching + Learning Center | Orient 116
 


What is the TLC?  The Teaching and Learning Centers (TLC) are faculty-managed facilities designed to enhance teaching and learning excellence for full and part-time professional staff. The centers provide opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with one another. By providing a variety of forums for faculty to confer on teaching issues, the TLCs encourage cross-campus peer interaction, sharing, and mentoring. In addition, the TLCs support faculty learning by providing workshops, mini-courses and other learning activities. Educational resources and state-of-the-art technology are available at each campus. The Eastern TLC currently has two computers and a Smart Board as well as software such as Adobe InDesign and Camtasia Studio.

Where is the TLC?  The Eastern TLC is located in Orient 116. The conference room located conveniently next door in Orient 117 can facilitate larger workshops and sessions. Faculty may access the TLC any time during the scheduled workshops or by appointment with the current TLC coordinator, Cynthia Eaton (if I'm not on campus, obtain a key in Orient 112). You should also contact Cynthia Eaton to suggest workshops or to offer your own workshops.

When are the workshops?  The following schedule shows the spring 2016 workshops. Please RSVP for workshops by emailing Cynthia Eaton. A variety of excellent workshops are also available at the Ammerman and Grant campuses.

    Date + Time Workshop Facilitator Room

    Mon 2/1 -
    Fri 2/5
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • Whether you need an introduction to Blackboard basics or have questions about specific tools or features or Blackboard, boot camp can help you! Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

    Tue 2/8 -
    Fri 2 /12
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • Whether you need an introduction to Blackboard basics or have questions about specific tools or features or Blackboard, boot camp can help you! Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

    Mon 2/22
    11:00 AM -

    12:15 PM

    How to Propose a Distance Education Course Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Thinking about proposing a distance education course—fully online or blended/hybrid? Have some ideas but not sure how to get started? Cynthia has been teaching online courses for 17 years and serves on the college's Distance Education Committee. She will walk you through the steps of proposing a DE course, answer questions, and offer advice to help ensure high academic quality in your DE course offering.

    Thu 2/25
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Synchronous Online Meetings with Collaborate Alexandra Belanich, Office of Instructional Technology Orient 116
    • Blackboard Collaborate is a simple, convenient, reliable video conferencing and collaborative learning tool that is found in Blackboard. The Office of Instructional Technology now has online video tutorials created specifically for Blackboard Collaborate at http://scccoit.com/category/blackboard-collaborate/, and this in-person training workshop will walk you through the basics.

      For this workshop, please RSVP via this link: http://collaborate-2-25-east.eventbrite.com.

    Mon 2/29
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Eastern Envisions: A Blackboard Users Group Nina Acquavita (Communications), Misty Curreli (Sociology), Cynthia Eaton (English), Nic Pestieau (Math) Orient 116
    • Eastern Envisions is a Blackboard users group during open to all faculty to come together and share technology tips and tricks, offer collegial support and advice for online teaching and learning issues, and envision the future of distance education at SCCC. Join us!
    Thu 3/3
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM
    Just Jing It Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Here's a potentially easier, faster way to respond to your students' assignments: just Jing it! Jing, a free screencast program, takes a picture or video of your computer screen and records your voice (for 5 minutes) as you talk through the students' submission. Writing faculty across the nation are using Jing to facilitate their responses to student essays, but it can be used for any type of assignment submitted electronically. You'll leave this workshop knowing the how's and why's of Jing.

    Tue 3/8
    2:00 PM -
    3:00 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This walk-in clinic will help you with most any topic in Blackboard about which you have questions. Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading:traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email

    Wed 3/9
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Eastern Envisions: A Blackboard Users Group - * * CANCELED * * Nina Acquavita (Communications), Misty Curreli (Sociology), Cynthia Eaton (English), Nic Pestieau (Math) Orient 116
    • Eastern Envisions is a Blackboard users group during open to all faculty to come together and share technology tips and tricks, offer collegial support and advice for online teaching and learning issues, and envision the future of distance education at SCCC. Join us!

    Wed 3/9
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    LGBT 101 presented by Long Island Lesbian and Gay Youth (LIGALY) hosted by Department of Campus Activities & Student Leadership, Gay Straight Alliance Club, and Stand Up Speak Out Club Montaukett 107/108
    • This workshop offers a basic overview of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as their social constructions. A discussion of heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia will also be presented. Lunch will be provided.

    Wed 3/9
    12:00 PM -
    1:00 PM

    Teaching with Streaming Media: What You Need to Know About Using Library Content, Netflix, YouTube, Podcasts, (and more) Susan Wood (Library) Orient 116
    • Media librarian Susan Wood will share information about teaching and programming with streaming media through the libraries? streaming media collections (Naxos, Kanopy, and Films on Demand). She will also share information about observing intellectual property rights and copyright when you teach with media content from the World Wide Web or from subscription services like Netflix.

    Tue 3/15
    2:00 PM -
    4:00 PM

    Eastern Envisions: A Blackboard Users Group Nina Acquavita (Communications), Misty Curreli (Sociology), Cynthia Eaton (English), Nic Pestieau (Math) Orient 116
    • Eastern Envisions is a Blackboard users group during open to all faculty to come together and share technology tips and tricks, offer collegial support and advice for online teaching and learning issues, and envision the future of distance education at SCCC. Join us!

    Wed 3/16
    1:45 PM -
    2:45 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This walk-in clinic will help you with most any topic in Blackboard about which you have questions. Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading: traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email

    Mon 3/28
    1:45 PM -
    2:45 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This walk-in clinic will help you with most any topic in Blackboard about which you have questions. Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading: traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email

    Wed 4/6
    1:45 PM -
    2:45 PM

    How to Grade Using Rubrics in Blackboard Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • For faculty seeking alternatives to traditional alphabetic or numeric grading, this workshop will present an overview of and invite discussion about using rubrics in Blackboard to assess student work. Cynthia will show you sample rubrics and demonstrate how these appear in the Blackboard "needs grading" section for faculty.

    Tue 4/12
    2:00 PM -
    4:00 PM

    Eastern Envisions: A Blackboard Users Group Nina Acquavita (Communications), Misty Curreli (Sociology), Cynthia Eaton (English), Nic Pestieau (Math) Orient 116
    • Eastern Envisions is a Blackboard users group during open to all faculty to come together and share technology tips and tricks, offer collegial support and advice for online teaching and learning issues, and envision the future of distance education at SCCC. Join us!

    Wed 4/20
    1:45 PM -
    2:45 PM

    Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Making the Most of Student Preview in Blackboard Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Getting ready to spend some time during summer preparing or revising an online class?

      One of the best ways to ensure a high quality course is to review your class thoroughly using the student preview feature. Walking through your course "from the other side of the desk" can help you better appreciate your students' experience and better anticipate questions, concerns, and problems. In this workshop, Cynthia will show you how to make the most of the student preview features.

    Thu 4/21
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Koalas, Kookaburras, and Cheating Scandals! What's It Like to Do a Sabbatical in Australia? Penny Bealle (Library) Orient 116
    • Penny will share details of her sabbatical at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. She developed concise Academic Integrity (AI) lessons for SCCC faculty to incorporate into their classes. The lessons engage students in meaningful activities about SCCC AI polices, ethical decision making, and AI techniques. Penny invites you to explore the lessons and provide feedback.

    Mon 4/25
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Eastern Envisions: A Blackboard Users Group Nina Acquavita (Communications), Misty Curreli (Sociology), Cynthia Eaton (English), Nic Pestieau (Math) Orient 116
    • Eastern Envisions is a Blackboard users group during open to all faculty to come together and share technology tips and tricks, offer collegial support and advice for online teaching and learning issues, and envision the future of distance education at SCCC. Join us!

    Wed 5/4
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This walk-in clinic will help you with most any topic in Blackboard about which you have questions. Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading: traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email


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