Upcoming Faculty Workshops (F2013)

ILS has planned three series of workshops in preparation for the fall semester. The first series is dedicated to Lyceum and will include sessions on both general and specialized topics; the second series includes workshops on citation managers, collaborative data storage options, drop-in consultation sessions and more; and the third series will introduce faculty to some instructional uses of Google Apps, the suite of cloud applications readily available to all campus users.
 

Lyceum 2.0 (August 19-23)

Introduction to Lyceum 2.0

Monday, August 19: 10 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Over the summer Lyceum (the College’s course management system) was upgraded to a new version.  This session will provide an introduction to and overview of the new features of Lyceum 2.0.
 

Clickers and Lyceum

Monday, August 19: 1 PM – 1:45 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).
 

Audio and Video Options in Lyceum

Tuesday, August 20: 10 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Lyceum 2.0 includes an easy to use audio and video recorder and player, POODLL, which allows users to record, playback and save both audio and video files in any course. This session will demonstrate how POODLL works and will explore some of its curricular uses.
 

Introduction to Lyceum 2.0

Tuesday, August 20: 1.00 PM – 1:45 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Over the summer Lyceum (the College’s course management system) was upgraded to a new version. This session will provide an introduction to and overview of the new features of Lyceum 2.0.
 

Lyceum Quiz

Monday, August 26: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Coram 110)

 
Lyceum 2.0 includes a new quiz module. This session will introduce users to the new resource and demonstrate how to create a variety of quizzes.
 

Introduction to Lyceum 2.0

Monday, August 26: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Coram 110)

Over the summer Lyceum (the College’s course management system) was upgraded to a new version.  This session will provide an introduction to and overview of the new features of Lyceum 2.0.
 

Google Apps and Beyond (August 26-30)

Google Apps I: Docs, Spreadsheets, and Forms

Tuesday, August 27: 10.00 AM – 10:45 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets make it easy to create and share word processing documents and spreadsheets with students and colleagues at Bates and beyond. Google Forms, in turn, extend your spreadsheets to the web by allowing you to create web forms for collecting, storing, and publishing data. This workshop will introduce these collaborative tools and consider ways to use them in your teaching and research.
 

Google Sites

Tuesday, August 27: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Google Sites is a powerful and easy to use website creation and publishing system. This session will focus on using Sites for the creation of individual as well as group websites, which can take many forms, including basic websites, weblogs, and more.
 

Class Capture

Wednesday, August 28: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM (Roger Williams 105)

ILS has started to install classroom capture systems in select teaching spaces on campus. These specialized audio-video systems allow faculty to record classroom activities or pre-activities (lectures, discussions, presentations, etc.) for students to review before or after a class meeting. Among other benefits, class capture systems reinforce learning by allowing students to review repeatedly (if necessary) course content outside of class, thereby permitting teachers to dedicate classroom time to problem solving or analysis rather than covering general or background material. This session will consider how our classroom capture system works and how it can be used to promote teaching and learning.
 

Lyceum 2.0 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 new or old feature of Lyceum.

All sessions to be held in Roger Williams 105:

Wednesday, August 21: 10 AM – 11.30 AM

Wednesday, August 21: 1:30 PM – 3.00 PM

Thursday, August 22: 10 AM – 11.30 AM

Thursday, August 22: 1:30 PM – 3.00 PM

Monday, August 26: 10 AM – 11.30 AM

Monday, August 26: 1.30 PM – 3.00 PM