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Call for Proposals

Dear Teaching Colleagues,

Greetings from The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.  We are currently planning our annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium to be held  from 8:30-4:30 on Friday, November 2, 2018, and you are invited to participate.
The goal of this colloquium is to provide a dedicated space & time to engage the SBU teaching community in discussion of current teaching practice while also enabling faculty to discover CELT & DoIT services available that support their instructional mission.
To make the colloquium as authentic and pragmatic as possible, we are hoping to tap into your personal teaching expertise. That’s why we’re inviting you to present a 45-minute breakout session.
The breakout sessions are organized into four tracks:
  1. Experiential Learning
  2. Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
  3. Academic Success
  4. SBOLD/TALENT Grant, Innovative, and Distance Learning Projects
We invite you to share your effective instructional strategies and passion for teaching. Please propose your presentation by completing this form by Friday, June 1.
Thanks in advance for considering this opportunity to collaborate with CELT’s mission of nurturing the teaching community here at Stony Brook.

Sincerely,

The Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching
Colloquium Planning Committee
celt@stonybrook.edu
631.623.2358 (CELT)

Open SUNY Summit

I’ve really enjoyed this conference in the past.  I find that the speakers are generally extremely well curated from the keynote circuit of this years best conferences.  If you, like me, haven’t gotten to attend many conferences, you should consider watching this event via the live stream.  There is no cost and no registration requirements.

Further information is provided here: http://opensunysummit2018.edublogs.org/mediasite/ 

including information for the ability to interact via https://www.slido.com/     and via twitter (#OpenSUNYsummit)

It starts tomorrow at 10:00 am (Weds Feb 28th)

Are you fully using echo360?

Lecture Recordings in lecture halls with echo360:

If you are teaching in a classroom that has SB Capture (Echo) installed, and you would like your course recorded, make sure you submit a request  as soon as possible. (You will need to log into your Stony Brook Google Account to access the form). Other classrooms are equipped with echo360 recording devices in them, please contact us to confirm if your classroom has echo360 installed! If you choose to publish recordings to Blackboard, you will need to add your recordings to your course. The option of live streaming to your enrolled students is also available for these facilities. For more information, visit: https://it.stonybrook.edu/services/echo360-lecture-capture

Personal Capture is available if you are not teaching in a room that has Echo installed or you would prefer to record lectures from your personal computer, please know that you can install personal capture and request that recordings are published in Blackboard.  For more information , visit: http://it.stonybrook.edu/help/kb/using-personal-capture

Student Engagement enhances the utility of echo360 captures in the cloud platform. Students can engage with content, peers and instructors using echo360’s ability to take notes, ask questions and place study or confusion markers as they watch the videos.

Every user has their own Library in echo360, where they can upload video and powerpoint content to the cloud to be shared to individual students, small groups, other instructors or their entire class. Login https://echo360.org/ to get started.

and From Turning Technologies

Take advantage of our free webinars!

Most instructors use TurningPoint as a quick and simple way to connect with students and support active learning. However, there is much more to TurningPoint, and you could be missing out.

YOU’RE INVITED

Join us for a free webinar! Our experts will walk you through TurningPoint’s more advanced features so that you can be sure you are getting the most out of our software.

WEBINAR: LEARN ADDITIONAL FEATURES IN TURNINGPOINT
This webinar is perfect for individuals who are using basic multiple-choice questions and want to expand their use of the software. Learn such things as incorporating competitions, demographics, pre/post assessment and much more!
Thursday, December 7th at 2:00 PM EST

WEBINAR: DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF TURNINGPOINT
Are you interested in learning how TurningPoint can increase engagement and retention? Do you want to turn your current PowerPoints into interactive presentations? Join us for a 60-minute session that will teach you the basics of the software and how to quickly get up and running.
Wednesday, December 13th at 3:00 PM EST

WEBINAR: EFFECTIVE QUESTION WRITING
Find out how to create TurningPoint questions that motivate and stimulate new learning, appropriately measure learning objectives, reinforce fundamental knowledge, sharpen reasoning skills and enhance quality control.
Thursday, December 14th at 2:00 PM EST

REGISTER NOW

From echo360…

We are excited to announce that our support, documentation, and training resource site is now live with a single unified experience in our new Echo360 Resource Center!

The Resource Center was built with our institutions and our users in mind – whether you are an instructor, student or administrator, we’ve got a new and improved experience for you.

Highlights:

  • Improved Portal Login for Administrators
  • Easier-to-Find Content
  • Critical System Status

Check out this quick demo that showcases the exciting highlights.

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What this means for you?

We are going to keep the legacy site (help.echo360.org) and the Resource Center running in parallel until the end of January.  Many of our partner institutions have linked content from help.echo360.org to internal help desk or vendor support sites within their institution.  Those links will need to be updated and relinked to the Resource Center.

We look forward to delivering you and your Echo360 user community a better experience.

Sincerely,

Echo360 Academic Partnerships Team

Adobe Connect addin giving you grief?

You can try downloading the newest version

or
to force the session to open in the browser instead of the addin:
add
 ?launcher=false
to the end of the URL
example:
https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/sinc?launcher=false

Looking to buy a clicker or clicker license?

You have two official paths to choose from.

The campus store where clickers and licenses are now available at Shop Red West in the Melville library, Shop Red East in Level 2, Room 310 of Health Sciences and Seawolves MarketPlace at the Student Activities Center (SAC). Which has these prices:

Clicker w/ 1-year subscription –> $76.00
Clicker w/ 5-year subscription –> $108.00
1-Year Subscription ONLY –> $39.98
5-Year Subscription ONLY –> $74.98

The nice thing about this option is that you walk out with a clicker or license and don’t have to worry about waiting for it to arrive in the mail.

Or you can get them directly from Turning Technologies.  You can get to the SBU Turning Technologies store by going into your account (inside Blackboard, in your course , then  Tools -> Turning Account Registration and then click through till you see something that says purchase subscription or purchase clicker. These are the current prices:

Clicker w/ 1-year subscription –> $53.98
Clicker w/ 5-year subscription –> $77.98
1-term Subscription ONLY–> $17.99
1-Year Subscription ONLY –> $24.99
5-Year Subscription ONLY –> $48.99
Clicker ONLY –> $32.99
If you get a clicker, you have a minimum shipping (from my test) of $7.80 and licenses get directly applied to your account (so no risk of typos) and incur no shipping charges.