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In honor of the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 21st), SUNY is launching SUNY Accessibility Week.
SUNY Accessibility Week is specially designed to provide informative, practical accessibility knowledge to enhance inclusiveness of digital content for users with disabilities.
Who should attend? Faculty, instructional designers, distance education leaders and more are welcome to attend one or more sessions offered throughout the week!
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Universal Design for Learning,
- document and presentation accessibility (Word, PowerPoint, and PDFs),
- video accessibility,
- and STEM accessibility.
These webinars are free to SUNY campuses, and will be recorded for your viewing convenience. Recordings will be posted on the SUNY Accessibility Week site on the Playlist tab.
Please direct questions to Jamie Heron firstname.lastname@example.org or Nazely Kurkjian Nazely.Kurkjian@suny.edu
Live streaming now available when using Echo360’s Universal Capture. For more information, visit: watch Echo360’s watchme video
Should you need help, please let us know!
Many Universities have created “Keep Teaching” websites, that provide tips for instructors on how to keep teaching in the event that campuses are closed.
To learn more about how you can keep teaching at Stony Brook , visit: https://it.stonybrook.edu/pages/keep-teaching
SBU InspirationsIn Fall 2019, CELT staff talked to students on campus who asked if there was a way that students could share with faculty ways that they use technology for academic purposes. We have partnered with the Career Center and are excited to announce the Spring 2020 SBU Inspirations Student Technology Showcase.
On February 24th, a call will be sent out to all students inviting them to submit videos (no longer than 4 minutes) that :
- focus on experiential and applied learning pieces.
- highlight assignments for EXP+, DIV or SPK course where technology is used to complete that assignment
- showcase services Stony Brook provides that students can use to share their talents
If you have a student who you believe should submit a video, please nominate them!
If you are interested in participating as a judge, please self nominate via the nomination form at: https://sites.google.com/stonybrook.edu/sbuinspirations
On Friday 1/31 from 1-2pm EST & Tuesday 2/4 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EST , CELT’s Instructional technologist will host a webinar via Adobe Connect on What’s New in Blackboard
This webinar provides a brief overview of the new features in Blackboard:
- Attendance Tool
- Additional attempts – anonymous grading – instructors can now allow additional attempts from anonymous grader
- Specific privileges for TA’s – delegated grading
In order to access the webinar, you will need to register!
Echo360 provides two tools instructors can use to record lectures:
1. Universal Capture from your personal device.
2. Lecture Capture in some Lecture halls** including audio, screen capture, on-screen notations, and/or a video feed of the lecturer.
**If you would like Echo to record your lectures in a classroom, CELT staff need to schedule recordings for you. Please submit your request online at: go.stonybrook.edu/recordmylecture
Should you require assistance with managing grades and/or exams in Blackboard, please do not attach files that contain FERPA protected information or test questions. I ask that you send an email or submit a ticket letting us know that you require our help and one of our staff will contact you for additional information.
Please include the following statement on your syllabi for Fall 2018 :
We have begun to transition to our new official bookstore provider, Follett, and we invite you to select the course materials you need through Follett Discover Adopt, the online course material requisition tool.
Remember, there will not be a brick-and-mortar bookstore on campus. All of your “required and recommended” course materials will be available for students to purchase in time for the Summer I, II and Fall 2018 semesters on the stonybrookshop.com website with available shipping to their home, campus store or campus address.
Our goal is to have all of your course materials up on SOLAR by the time class registration begins. Providing your requisition on time ensures that the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) compliance is met and that students can shop early to obtain their course materials at the best prices. By letting Follett know if you will be using the same course materials in upcoming semesters, they can offer our students more money for their course materials at buyback.
The due date for submitting course materials requests for Summer and Fall 2018 is Monday, April 2nd. If you do not require any course materials for your class, please indicate “No Text Required” in the online portal. Additional information and reminders about placing your course material requisitions will be sent to you via subsequent emails.
Follett will be hosting an Open House event on Wednesday, March 7th from 12:00pm – 2:30pm at Charles B. Wang Center, room 301. We invite you to attend so that Follett can introduce you to the new course material requisition tool and how to log into the portal.
Please remind your students that Follett will be hosting book buyback events at the end of the spring semester at Shop Red West and Shop Red East. When they sell back their textbooks to Follett, it helps other students get the best prices for used books next semester. Textbook rental returns through Amazon@StonyBrook can be dropped off at the campus pickup point location in the Melville library.
If you would like a complimentary desk copy for the course you are teaching, you can request a digital copy of the book through the Follett Discover Adopt online portal.
The Bookstore Liaison Team