Events

The Center for Learning and Teaching offers seminars, workshops and expert speakers throughout the year. These events and programs are intended to help anyone who teaches at Binghamton University be as effective as possible so that students achieve learning that lasts. Seminars may feature a presentation with discussion, a panel of BU faculty sharing teaching insights, or other discussion-oriented formats. Workshops include hands-on learning opportunities, such as technical training. Expert speakers help bring the latest pedagogical developments to Binghamton from the larger community of higher education.

Summer 2020 Event Content

To view video, slides, and materials from past events, go to our Summer 2020 Event Content page.

All events will take place via Zoom. Register for each event using the registration link listed in the description. 

DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE CALENDAR OF ALL OUR SUMMER 2020 EVENTS

Aug
10
Mon
1:00pm - 2:30pm
This is a Zoom Event

When creating content for your course there are a few questions to ask yourself. 

Is it relevant? 

Does it help the students meet the learning objectives? 

Is it appropriate for the course level?

Does the material meet accessibility standards? 

In this session, you will learn more about creating content for online and hybrid courses. We will talk about text-based material, video and audio content, third-party tools that can help you with the process of content creation, as well as maintaining accessibility standards.

Register for the event to receive the Zoom link.
Aug
12
Wed
1:00pm - 2:30pm
This is a Zoom Event
One of the biggest challenges in teaching online courses is building that sense of community and establishing communication channels. In this workshop, we will explore ways to foster communication and community in your classes through effective use of discussions, group work, and third-party tools.

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Aug
13
Thu
1:00pm - 2:30pm
This is a Zoom Event
Join us in a focused conversation on teaching large lectures in the age of COVID-19 and explore grading hacks.


Focused Conversations are open to all instructors and support staff. They are designed to exchange ideas and help you conceptualize your individual courses for the Fall.

Register for the event to receive the Zoom link.
Aug
17
Mon
10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for an online workshop to learn how instructors use Gradescope. The workshop will offer guidance on how to deliver assessments remotely and outline various assessment options to meet your immediate needs, including: fully online assignments (no paper required), existing paper-based assignments, and combining online and paper-based approaches. 

We will also cover the grading and rubric-building workflow on Gradescope and walk attendees through both the instructor and student interface for creating and submitting assignments and viewing feedback.  

You will learn how to: grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope, make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency, write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click, create better rubrics to increase student learning, and use ‘assignment analytics’ to gain insight into student learning.

Register and reserve your spot
Aug
18
Tue
10:00am - 11:30am

A BingFlex class combines online and face-to-face instruction simultaneously into one class. The class content must be designed intentionally so students in both the classroom and online sections are engaged with equivalent learning experiences.

Students are able to participate in class in different ways:

* as a face-to-face learner (physically present in the classroom)
* as a distance learner (via real-time, video-conferencing or engaging with class materials at a later time)
* or as a flexible learner (for health-related reasons)

In this session, we will describe the pedagogical and technological elements that you should consider when planning to teach a BingFlex course. In addition, you will see examples of instructional strategies that may work for your particular course. This session will focus on the graduate student experience, either TAs or instructors of record. 


Register for the event to receive the Zoom link. 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for an online workshop to learn how instructors use Gradescope. The workshop will offer guidance on how to deliver assessments remotely and outline various assessment options to meet your immediate needs, including: fully online assignments (no paper required), existing paper-based assignments, and combining online and paper-based approaches. 

We will also cover the grading and rubric-building workflow on Gradescope and walk attendees through both the instructor and student interface for creating and submitting assignments and viewing feedback.  

You will learn how to: grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope, make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency, write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click, create better rubrics to increase student learning, and use ‘assignment analytics’ to gain insight into student learning.

Register and reserve your spot
Aug
20
Thu
1:00pm - 2:30pm
This is a Zoom Event
Join us in a focused conversation on third party tools to use in your online and hybrid courses. Learn and share ideas in preparation for teaching next semester. 

Focused Conversations are open to all instructors and support staff. They are designed to exchange ideas and help you conceptualize your individual courses for the Fall.

Register for the event to receive the Zoom link.
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