Open Access Week

October 19-25 is the 10th annual international Open Access Week, when scholars and researchers around the world celebrate, interrogate, and share ideas about Open Access (OA) principles and practices. The goal of OA is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment” …

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Creating Customized E-mails to Students

Jaqueline BennettDepartment of Chemistry and BiochemistrySUNY Oneonta Sending individual e-mails to all your students can make it a hassle when only one piece of information is different. Jaqueline Bennett explains how to use the Mail Merge feature to send customized data to your students through e-mail.  This is part of a series of posts collected by …

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Breakout Groups in Microsoft Teams

Andrew BottomleyDepartment of Communications and Media, Media StudiesSUNY Oneonta In the video, Andrew Bottomley discusses how he sets up Microsoft Teams to make breakout groups for students during their online class. This allows students to meet in their groups virtually during their class time. As an early adopter to Teams, Andrew shows how uses Team …

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Scaffolding and Organizing a Semester–Long Project

Julie LicataDepartment of MusicSUNY Oneonta In this video, Julie Licata presents her course organization to make sure her students engage with each other for a semester long group project. She shows her Blackboard set up–putting students into groups, modules for projects, and discussion boards. She assigns and organizes week long mini projects that build up …

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Creating Equitable Group Work

One of the big fears with assigning group work is that student contributions won’t be equal. In the video, Sarah Portway shows and explains what she does for her classes to make sure all students become accountable for contributing their share of work into the group project. She shows a couple forms she uses for group projects that students are required to fill out for points on the projects.

Upcoming Training

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Creating community through the use of Teams

Mike Puckett,Sociology (Criminal Justice),SUNY Oneonta Like many of you, I found myself thrust into the world of online teaching last semester. I knew that my weekly 2 and half hour lectures could not be replicated online with the same pedagogical effect. However, I was unfamiliar with teaching using Blackboard or Teams. I had, of course, …

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Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 6 – Sharing Diverse Sources of Information

This 6-week challenge will help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your course, the checklist is helpful as …

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Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 5 – Clear Course Expectations

This 6-week challenge will help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your course, the checklist is helpful as …

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Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 4 – Creating Digital Critical and Creative Thinking Activities

Week 4 – Effective Course Activities This 6-week challenge will help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your …

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