Become an OSCQR Online Course Reviewer

A reminder that there is still time to register for the webinar Become an OSCQR Online Course Reviewer.

The Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric helps online practitioners identify how the instructional design and accessibility of online and blended courses can be improved. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the OSCQR rubric and peer review process, tour its features, have the opportunity to discuss the standards, and practice applying them. You will then have the opportunity to join the COTE community as an OSCQR course reviewer, as well as submit your own course for review.

For more detailed descriptions, course fees, timelines, and registration visit Become an OSCQR Online Course Reviewer.

The Open SUNY COTE SLA offers campuses more options and flexibility to take advantage of competency development offerings to support campus initiatives to systematically scale online faculty development. For more information visit http://bit.ly/SLA1718.

Warm regards,
The Open SUNY COTE Team

FACT2 Symposium – Virtual & Alternative Labs: Designing Innovative Virtual Labs for the 21st Century Learner

FACT2 Symposium – Virtual & Alternative Labs: Designing Innovative Virtual Labs for the 21st Century Learner
Friday, April 7 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. will be streamed live!

To register to participate virtually, please go to http://www.cvent.com/d/q5qmcx. The links to participate in each of the sessions will be provided to registrants as we get closer to the event.

For those who are not available to participate in-person or via the live broadcast, this event will also be recorded for future viewing. Information on this will be available at a later date. Attached is a copy of the Symposium program for your convenience.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
SUNY Computing Officers Association (COA) and the Center for Professional Development (CPD) would like to invite you to a two day project management course. This session has been in very high demand and has been reviewed by past participants as a valuable workshop that brings a lot of value to their daily work lives. The class is taught by Jon Brennan, a SUNY Chief Information Officer who will bring a SUNY perspective to managing projects.
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 2 day course is designed to teach the fundamentals of project management to New York State employees. The course uses the NYS Project Management Guidebook, v2 as a foundation and will take learners through the project management lifecycle. This workshop seeks to provide a common framework and language for people to use when working on project teams. It is not designed for people already working in project management roles, but rather, this workshop is designed for people new to project management with little or no formal training. The focus of the training is to help SUNY employees understand the concepts and improve their project management skills.
Who should attend?
People that are new to project management. The course is a fundamentals course, and does not deep-dive into course topics.
DETAILS

WHEN
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar
Add to Calendar
WHERE
CPD Video Conference Room
6333 State Route 298
Suite 102
East Syracuse, New York 13057
Get Driving Directions
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PLANNER
Viktorya Mirzoyan

For more info: http://www.cvent.com/events/project-management-fundamentals/event-summary-cd694148b6774b4fbfb6dfdcc6a95681.aspx

Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Summit

Dear Colleague:

The third annual Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Summit will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Syracuse, NY on March 8-10, 2017.

A reminder that the registration deadline is March 1, 2017. Online registration is available. There is an event registration fee this year for the Summit. http://opensunycotesummit2017.edublogs.org/registration/

Please help me spread the word. Feel free to forward the invitation to participate in this conference to anyone that might be interested. Please be sure to check the conference website for complete details of the summit this year.

Thanks. I am looking forward to seeing you there.

Alex

Alexandra M. Pickett
Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence

Monitoring Student Success: Running Reports and Using the Blackboard Learn Retention Center

Monitoring Student Success: Running Reports and Using the Blackboard Learn Retention Center

This hour and a half webinar will show participants the different Blackboard Course Reports that are available in courses. We will cover each report type and the information that it provides. We will discuss how to read the reports for data on course access and when users have accessed different course content material. Going further into monitoring student progress, we will talk about the Retention Center. The Blackboard Retention Center is used to monitor users using specific criteria including course access, activity, grades, and submissions. Instructors will be encouraged to share their ideas on how they monitor students and how the retention center can be used in these ways.

Learning Outcomes:
Users will be able to open and run reports to show data.
Users will be able to share and discuss criteria to monitor students in their courses
Users will be able to set up their own Retention Center for their specific course use.
Training Modality: Webinar
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Cost Per Registration: 1 CDU or $50 (per registration)

Calls for Proposals: 1) Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program; and 2) the Empire Innovation Program (EIP)

Calls for Proposals: 1) Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program; and 2) the Empire Innovation Program (EIP)

I am very pleased to announce two opportunities for funding. The Requests for Proposals are now available for both the Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program AND the Empire Innovation Program (SUNY EIP). Brief explanations of both programs (including slight changes in focus for this year) are below, along with links to the actual RFPs.

* The Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program is a state-funded competitive grant program dedicated to supporting projects that demonstrate, communicate and replicate innovations that pair technology and pedagogy developed across SUNY. The 2017 RFP has been posted to the IITG website along with the application and orientation webinar details. New this year: funds may be used for project or initiative planning; and multi-campus proposals that offer “transformational impact” but exceed the top-tier funding cap of $60,000 will be considered under narrow, well-articulated conditions in the application. Deadline: March 5, 2017.

2017 IITG. Please visit http://www.commons.suny.edu/iitg for details regarding changes and updates to the Request For Proposals and Orientation Webinar details.

* The Empire Innovation Program (SUNY EIP) is a state-funded competitive grant program dedicated to recruiting and retaining world-class faculty at the State University of New York. The 2016-17 Request for Proposals strengthens this competitive grant program by further aligning it to address state and global challenges through increased research productivity and student/faculty research partnerships. Successful proposals will focus on high opportunity areas where campuses have established strength and capacity; where an influx of cluster hires or investment in infrastructure will advance existing work to a level where it is recognized as leading the field/area. Proposals for development through additional hires and critical infrastructure for existing faculty will be given priority. Phase I Deadline: February 8, 2017.
Please share news of both opportunities widely. All my best to you and yours for a happy and healthy New Year!

Monitoring Student Success: Running Reports and Using the Blackboard Learn Retention Center

This hour and a half webinar will show participants the different Blackboard Course Reports that are available in courses. We will cover each report type and the information that it provides. We will discuss how to read the reports for data on course access and when users have accessed different course content material. Going further into monitoring student progress, we will talk about the Retention Center. The Blackboard Retention Center is used to monitor users using specific criteria including course access, activity, grades, and submissions. Instructors will be encouraged to share their ideas on how they monitor students and how the retention center can be used in these ways.

Learning Outcomes:
Users will be able to open and run reports to show data.
Users will be able to share and discuss criteria to monitor students in their courses
Users will be able to set up their own Retention Center for their specific course use.
Training Modality: Webinar
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Cost Per Registration: 1 CDU or $50 (per registration)