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Lyceum and Beyond: August 2012

Introduction to Lyceum
Tuesday, August 14: 10 AM – 10:45 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Lyceum (http://lyceum.bates.edu), the College’s course management system, allows instructors to deliver digital materials to students over the web. This session will provide an introduction to and overview of Lyceum and is intended for new users who plan to teach with the system for the first time during the fall semester.

Clickers and Lyceum
Tuesday, August 14: 1.30 PM – 2:15 PM (Coram 110)

Clickers (AKA audience response systems) have gained traction in the curriculum in recent years and more and more faculty have started to use the clicker system, Turning Point, available at Bates.  This session will provide a general introduction to the Turning Point software and will focus on the way that it integrates with Lyceum (including registering clickers, creating class rosters through Lyceum, and integrating clicker responses and scores with the Lyceum Gradebook).

Lyceum and Audio: Introducing Nanogong
Wednesday, August 15: 10 AM – 10:45 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Lyceum includes an easy to use audio recorder and player called Nanogong, which allows users to record, playback, and save voice files in any Lyceum course.  This session will demonstrate how Nanogong works and will explore some of its curricular uses.

Lyceum Gradebook
Wednesday, August 15: 1.30 PM – 2:15 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Lyceum includes a gradebook tool that allows instructors to record, calculate, and post grades online.  This workshop will guide participants through the steps involved in setting up and configuring a course gradebook in Lyceum.

Revisiting Video: Class Capture, YouTube & Lyceum
Thursday, August 16: 10 AM – 10:45 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Video is a widely used curricular resource that is commonly delivered through Lyceum.  This session explores how newly available tools and resources (Class Capture and Bates restricted YouTube accounts) pair with Lyceum to encourage the further incorporation of video resources into teaching and learning.

Lyceum Consultation

Several drop-by sessions have been scheduled to help anyone using Lyceum in the fall.  During these sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing, who will help with any aspect of Lyceum, including how to add users (auditors, colleagues, triple AAA’s, and AI’s to your courses), how to use QuickMail to email your class from your Lyceum course, how to change the layout or starting date of your Lyceum course, and other ways to manage your course and its content.

All sessions to be held in Roger Williams 104 (no registration required):
Tuesday, August 21: 10 AM – 11.30 AM
Tuesday, August 21: 1:30 PM – 3.00 PM
Wednesday, August 22: 10 AM – 11.30 AM
Wednesday, August 22: 1:30 PM – 3.00 PM
Thursday, August 23: 10 AM – 11.30 AM
Thursday, August 23: 1:30 PM – 3.00 PM


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