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Annual Faculty Technology Institute

May 15 - 19, 2017 

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View the complete schedule including workshop descriptions.

Join us this May for a week dedicated to effective use of technology in your teaching and research. We offer over fifty sessions with a mix of everyday topics, emerging trends and discussions on successful application. The Institute follows a conference format and is organized in four tracks - Adding Value with Video, Foundations in Technology, Encouraging Engagement, and Tech to Transform Teaching.

We also encourage those who are interested in Adding Value with Video to apply for our Video Deep Dive which provides a stipend and extra support for those who have a specific project in mind. 

Below is a list of workshops offered and links to the schedule and descriptions. We also have a printable daily overview.

View the FTI 2017 schedule & directory.

Adding Value with Video (descriptions + schedule)
Full Workshops List:
  • Audio Recording & Editing
  • Working with Video Part 1 & 2
  • Storage Options for Video
  • Project Publishing
  • Panopto Video Platform for Education
  • Streaming Live Video
“QuickByte” 20 Minute Workshops:
  • Quicktime Tips & Tricks
  • Interactive Video Quizzes in Panopto
  • Instructional Video in Adobe Spark
  • Lightboard
  • Open Broadcaster Software
  • Embedding Video in PowerPoint
Foundations in Technology (descriptions + schedule)
Full Workshops:
  • Accessibility and Universal Design
  • Presenting Data
  • Share and Collaborate with Google
  • Where Should I Store My Stuff?
  • Hands on Course Design in Moodle
  • Get Started with Google Classroom
  • New Google Sites
“QuickByte” 20 Minute Workshops:
  • Backups
  • Useful Chrome Extensions
  • Copyright Law and Fair Use Analysis
  • Moodle Gradebook
  • Zotero Bibliographic Software
  • RefWorks to Zotero
Encouraging Engagement (descriptions + schedule)
Full Workshops:
  • Alternatives to Writing Assignments
  • Classroom Presentation Tech
  • Teaching and Learning about Digital Privacy
  • Getting Started with Zoom
  • Student-made Surveys as Assignments
  • EdTech in Support of Active Learning
“QuickByte” 20 Minute Workshops:
  •  Moodle Activity Completion & Conditional Release
  • Managing Student Exceptions in Moodle
  • Faculty Web Page Options
  • Best Practices for Video Conferencing
  • Zoom Breakout Rooms
  • Manage Team-Based Learning with Tech 
Tech to Transform Teaching (descriptions + schedule
Full Workshops:
  • R for Statistics
  • Today’s Social Media Landscape
  • Thinking Strategically about Mobile Devices
  • Open Educational Resource (OER) Roundtable
  • Elements of a Successful Online Learning Environment
  • GIS Workshop Part 1 - Collecting Data
  • GIS Workshop Part 2 -, Esri Story Maps, and storymap.js.
“QuickByte” 20 Minute Workshops:
  • Annotation Apps with Mobile Devices
  • Scanning Docs to Phone PDFs
  • FERPA and the Cloud
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Your Data in the Internet of Things
  • Text Analysis Tools

If you have questions, contact Miranda Carney-Morris or another member of the Educational Technology Team. We hope you can join us!