Teaching and Learning Technology Committee

The Teaching and Learning Technology Committee (TLTC) serves as the forum for discussion, advice, and action on the implementation of teaching and learning technologies; serves as a discussion venue for evaluating and making recommendations on classroom space throughout the College; and is a focal point for input on campus instructional technology plans. Committee members bring the requests and concerns of their constituents to the forum for consideration and response. The TLTC makes planning recommendations to the Faculty Affairs Committee, Faculty Assembly and campus leadership regarding teaching and learning technologies.

The TLTC is comprised of one core group and three subcommittee groups. The main group will be named the Core Group and will oversee committee activities. Three subcommittees are established to support the work of the Core Group. The names of the subcommittees are Instructional Technology Group, Professional Development Group, and Classroom Group. The chair of each subcommittee will be one of the selected core group faculty committee members.

Upcoming Events

Instructional Technology Group

  • Flex Learning cartFlex Classrooms (hybrid, face-to-face and online using Panopto)
  • Video Streaming Carts (moveable carts for hybrid classroom) – contact your Dean’s office for more information
  • Resources for faculty teaching online and using Blackboard
    • Common Bb functions
    • Course Development
    • Shared rights
    • Emerging instructional tools
    • Policies and Procedures
  • Online Course Review Process
  • Innovative Technology on Campus

    1. Tech Comm Room (Cook 121) – has Apple TVs along with mac books and iPads
    2. The library has iPads to borrow, etc. They require a librarian to work with you though!
    3. 3D projector (on wheels) with apple TV
    4. Myo wrist bands

Professional Development Group

  1. SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD)
    1. Provides face-to-face, online training for any faculty or staff working at a SUNY campus
    2. Offers a wide range Profession Development including workshops, webinars on tech skills, etc. as well as a Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty that focuses on:
      • Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practice
      • Evaluation and Assessment
      • Essential Communications Skills for Teaching Online Asynchronous Courses in Blackboard
    3. How the CPD works: Each campus gets ‘training points’ that pay for the PD; the campus can always buy more points. Our Provost Office (Renee Campbell: campbellr@canton.edu) is the point of contact for points.
  2. Campus- based ‘Teaching Circles’, a professional development outreach that offers a series of teaching/pedagogy-related discussions and workshops for faculty and staff. Contact person: Michelle Currier (currierm@canton.edu)
  3. Campus- based workshops, webinars on various topics and tools related to teaching online offered via online learning (later this semester), see Faculty Resources
  4. See Professional Development
  5. Funding Opportunities

Classroom Group

Other Resources

OER Task Force / Advisory Board Members

  • Cori Wilhelm, Chair
  • Academic Support Services: Megan Riedl, Tonka Jokelova
  • School of Health and Criminal Justice: Michelle Currier, Rajiv Narula
  • School of Business and Liberal Arts: Christina Martin, Christina Lesyk
  • Canino School of Engineering Technology: Alice Reed, Fred Saburro

Did you know?

  1. You can email your entire classes, all at once, by using Qwickly (log into blackboard, find “Add Module” (top left of screen), then scroll down and find Qwickly, then it shows up in your main blackboard screen, then click “Send Email”) or you can email your entire roster of classes and advisees at once using Roo-Success
  2. You can check the accessibility of your Powerpoint and your Outlook emails by clicking the “Review tab” and clicking Check Accessibility
  3. You can also check your web browser emails for accessibility: log into your Canton email, click “new message”, and type something, then, click the 3 dots (…) next to Discard and click “Check for accessibility issues”
  4. If you want to print large jobs, you can send print jobs to Central Duplicating in Potsdam. Contact your dean’s office for more information; General Requisition Form (C-1)
  5. Let your dean’s office know of any outdated tech that needs to be replaced – then the correct documentation can be submitted.

Instructional Modalities Definitions

Face to Face: Offers in-class only lectures or labs.

Online: Offers online classes with developed lectures asynchronous learning.

Converged Modality (Referred to as Flex): Offers all modalities and may not have face-to-face attendance requirements.

  1. Merged modality: Offers all modalities with attendance requirements (online approval required): A merged course combines online students and on-campus [residential and commuter] students into one class. Students participate in various ways: at a distance but in real-time through video-conferencing, at a distance but later through recorded lectures and online materials, or on-campus in the classroom. It is up to the instructor to clarify attendance policies and expectations at the start of class.
  2. Hybrid courses: Combines face-to-face classroom instruction with asynchronous online instruction and has at least 10% of their scheduled class meetings replaced by online instruction.

Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG)

These competitive, peer-reviewed awards of up to $60,000 are allocated to demonstrate, communicate and replicate innovations developed at campuses across SUNY.  The 2020 RFP has been posted to the IITG website along with application details and a listing of currently funded projects and posted outcomes.  I ask that you review and broadly share this funding opportunity with your faculty and instructional support staff.

The IITG program seeks to promote research and foster understanding of how new technologies serve pedagogy. Funding may be requested to:

  • Improve student learning, student success, & program completion;
  • Build competencies and support post traditional and adult learners – particularly those seeking to reinvent their academic or career trajectory;
  • Support modular courses or pathways that are highly transferable and “stackable” into microcredentials, certificates or degrees;
  • Address needs identified by recent FACT2 task groups on educational transformation, online pedagogy, adaptive learning, open pedagogy, micro-credentialing, mixed realities, students with special needs, learning environments, and virtual and alternative labs

 

 

Software Info

  1. Technology Fee
    Used to support computer networks, library information systems, multimedia classrooms, engineering, health and business technologies as well as future infrastructural modifications and other instructional technologies)
  2. Free Software Available for Students, Faculty & Staff
    Note: Lockdown browser Respondus is downloaded to campus lab computers. The tool does not work with Chromebooks.
  3. Faculty software acquisition
  4. Software Usage Information (coming soon)