2020-2021 Event Content

Spring 2021

Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology In Online and Bingflex Courses

April 30, 2021

You can help your students both academically and in their future careers by setting up classroom experiences where they acquire knowledge, skills, and expertise and form meaningful connections with peers and instructors. Technology can be a powerful tool to reimagine these learning experiences—but only if educators understand how to harness these new capabilities in meaningful ways.

In this session we discussed how you can use instructional technology to increase collaboration, gather feedback, implement formative assessments, and enhance active and social learning. Special focus was paid to instructional technologies that can be used in online and Bingflex courses. We shared examples of effective use of instructional technology and tools that instructors may use to achieve their course objectives.

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Rethinking Assessment: Inclusive, Flexible, and Engaging Ways to Measure Learning

April 9, 2021

Assessment plays a large role in the real transformative learning that engages students and energizes us as instructors but is often regulated to simply evaluation. Designing assessment for learning ensures that your assessments are aligned and connected with your course, as well as flexible, engaging, and inclusive. 

In this session we explored research-informed elements that support assessment for learning and how you can evaluate current, as well as design future, assessments that enhance student learning and measure that learning equitably. We focused on sharing tangible examples that can be used in both online and Bingflex courses, as well as carried forward to in-person courses in the ‘new normal.’

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Google Slides

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Motivation & Student Engagment in Online Courses

March 19, 2021

Student engagement is an important indicator of a successful class experience. It is the students’ interactions with the content, instructor, and peers that define student engagement and their motivation to learn that drives their success in the course. 

In this session, we will identified practices that help foster student engagement including new ways to convey feedback, discussion techniques, communication strategies, and group work. We discussed some of the barriers to engagement, and how you can best address these challenges.

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Transitioning from Scantrons to Gradescope Bubble Sheets

March 1, 2021

This recording is a walkthrough of Gradescope's Bubble Sheet Assignment feature as an alternative to Scantron. Bubble sheet assignments allow you to pre-define the correct answers for questions on multiple-choice assignments. Gradescope can then auto-grade student responses. You will learn how to

  • build a flexible answer key for your multiple-choice exam with options for custom point values and partial credit options for each question
  • bulk-upload student bubble sheets to Gradescope yourself, or have students upload their own by taking a photo on their smartphone
  • autograde all bubble sheets and optionally give custom feedback for each bubble option
  • view question and option-level statistics, tag concepts, and view statistics by tag, and view item analysis data
  • use Gradescope bubble sheet assignments together with myCourses
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Planning Active Learning Strategies for Online Synchronous and Bingflex courses

February 26, 2021

Online class sessions bring opportunities for active learning and student engagement through learning activities. These can take place prior to instruction, during instruction, and at the end of instruction. The type of and rationale for an activity will depend upon when in the course of instruction you choose to employ it. 

This video will help familiarize you with activities that you can use in your online synchronous and Bingflex courses. Some of the activities you may use in a face-to-face class might not translate perfectly to an online setting, so we will explore how to employ strategies that you can use in your online synchronous and Bingflex courses.

Please note, this session did not focus on training participants on the use of instructional technology tools supported by the University. Please contact the University Center for Training and Development or Informational Technology Services if you require technical training on university-supported technology platforms.

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Using Packback to Enhance Student Engagement in Online Discussions

February 2, 2021

Watch this introduction to Packback given by the vendor with commentary from a Binghamton faculty member who uses the product. Packback is being used in various courses across campus to help students engage in more meaningful discussions and understand the material they are learning, not just memorize it. Packback also helps improve thought-provoking discussion while saving the instructor's time. Packback is currently being used by almost 700 students at Binghamton University across multiple courses and departments including: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, English, College of Community and Public Affairs, and Geology. 

Why Packback?

  • Auto-grades students posts
  • Plagiarism checker
  • Auto-moderation
  • Instant feedback for students to enhance their academic writing skills 

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Materials (provided by the vendor and includes Chat)


Delivering Assessments Remotely with Gradescope

January 29, 2021

This vendor demonstration offered guidance on how to deliver assessments remotely and outline various assessment options to meet instructors' immediate needs, including:

  • Fully online assignments, no paper required
  • Existing paper-based assignments
  • Combining online and paper-based approaches

The workshop also covered the grading and rubric-building workflow on Gradescope and walked attendees through both the instructor and student interface for creating and submitting assignments and viewing feedback.

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Materials (provided by the vendor)


Fall 2020

Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS)

December 4, 2020

In this popular end of the season workshop, faculty as well as staff from the CLT presented tools, tips and tricks they have learned thrughout their careers.

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Materials (includes Chat Link)


Inclusive Pedagogy Series - Pluralism, Pedagogy, and Participation in Classrooms

December 3, 2020

Descriptions of pluralism typically merge at the intersection of interdependence, development, and cooperation among diverse individuals. In classrooms, pedagogies that apply a pluralism lens enhance quality of learning, critical thinking, and engagement with social justice initiatives that foster acquisition of content knowledge as well as global citizenship skills. In this workshop, participants discussed pedagogical approaches, including interactive lectures, tutorials, debates, and problem-posing projects that center teaching and learning within the goals of pluralism.

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Student Panels on Online Technology and Challenges

November 20, 2020

These recordings are from the Humanities and STEM Student Panels. The students spoke about the role of technology in higher education and ideas for instructors in the current online and Bingflex learning environments. 

Humanities Panel Panopto Video

Featuring Humanities student panelists: Nate Craig, David Hatami and Zitouni Layachi

STEM Panel Panopto Video

Featuring STEM student panelists: Tara Coelho, Safia Fasullo and Jessica Rakhamim


Focused Conversations (Integrating career-focused assignments and lecture content in your courses with Erica Kryst from the Fleishman Center)

November 6, 2020

Watch the recording of a focused conversation led by staff from the Fleishman Center to learn how you can integrate career-focused assignments and lecture content in your courses. Faculty who have worked with the Fleishman Center also shared their perspectives and best practices.

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Focused Conversations (Revealing Resilience with Jennifer Wegmann of Health and Wellness Studies)

October 30, 2020

This conversation focused on what it means to be resilient and discussed strategies and skills we can all use to help us reveal our resilience amid adversity, crisis, and trauma. 

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Focused Conversations (Conflict Management) 

October 23, 2020

With all that is happening this year, stress levels are high and fuses short in the classroom. University Ombudsman Bathabile Mthombeni led a session on how to promote respectful and meaningful discussions in the classroom under these circumstances. This is especially considering the large number of controversial issues that dominate current events. In this session we will delve into verbal de-escalation strategies so that you can feel better prepared if tempers flare during classroom discussions.

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Chat Highlights


Using Debate Across the Curriculum to Teach the O Online with Joe Schatz

October 16, 2020

This workshop helped instructors learn how to use debate as a tool to teach online. Attendees learned the basics of using debate to navigate course discussion to help students better internalize class material as well as how to best use various online teaching tools to make the experience an enriching one even when students aren't in a physical classroom together. Instructors learned different formats for debate that can be adapted to their individual classroom needs in ways ideally suited both for courses that offer the O gen-ed as well as for instructors looking for a new way to liven up discussion when meeting online.

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Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress

October 9, 2020

This material provides information regarding student needs around how to identify signs of distress, ways to support students in distress, and resources to utilize when interacting with students in crisis.  

Panopto Video 

Slides - coming soon


Focused Conversations (Binghamton University Libraries)

October 2, 2020

This focused conversation focused on how the libraries can assist with your courses and research, including information literacy sessions, online research tools, course reserves, digital scholarship, research consultations, and more.

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Streamlining Grading with Assessment Design, Rubrics, and Technology

September 25, 2020

This interactive workshop features helpful information on designing assessments, creating rubrics, and using technology to grade efficiently. Assessment design can help instructors clarify expectations, respond effectively to drafts, and grade with confidence. Rubrics help students understand assignment goals and expectations. Proper use of technology allows the grading process to be more efficient. 

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Google Slides

Zoom Chat


Focused Conversations (Virtual Community-Engaged Learning)

September 18, 2020

This focused conversation featured information on virtual community-engaged learning and how the Center for Civic Engagement can help faculty with their courses. 

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Focused Conversations (myCourses and More)

September 11, 2020

This focused conversation featured information on myCourses and other University-supported software to use in your online and hybrid courses. 

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Google Slides

Zoom Chat


Summer 2020

BingFlex Course Development for Graduate Students

August 25 & 27, 2020

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

Panopto Video - August 25, August 27

Google Slides

Zoom Chat - August 25, August 27 


Focused Conversations (Tool Time)

August 20, 2020

This focused conversation featured third party tools to use in your online and hybrid courses. Many University-provided and free tools were discussed.

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Google Slides

Zoom Chat


BingFlex Course Development for Graduate Students

August 18, 2020

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

Panopto Video

Google Slides

Zoom Chat


Gradescope Vendor Demo

August 17, 2020

This demo showed faculty how they might use Gradescope to deliver assessment remotely and outlined various assessment options available through the product, including fully online assignments (no paper required), existing paper-based assignments, and combining online and paper-based approaches. This product is available in Binghamton University faculty for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

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Gradescope Getting Started Info


Focused Conversations (Large Lectures and Grading Hacks)

August 13, 2020

This focused conversation with on Large Lectures and grading Hacks was led by several faculty who teach large lectures. 

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Google Slides

Zoom Chat


Communication and Community-Building Strategies for Online Courses

August 12, 2020

One of the biggest challenges in teaching online courses is building that sense of community and establishing communication channels. In this workshop, we explored ways to foster communication and community in your classes through effective use of discussions, group work, and third-party tools. 

Note: The slides are the same as our previous delivery on 7/16/2020.

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Google Slides

Zoom Chat


BingFlex Course Development

August 7, 2020

In this session, we discussed the pedagogical and technological elements that you should consider when planning to teach a BingFlex course. In addition, we shared examples of instructional strategies that may work for your particular course.

Panopto Video

Google Slides


Focused Conversations (Academic Honesty)

August 6, 2020

This focused conversation with on Academic Honesty in the Age of COVID-19 was led by Nancy Um, professor and associate dean of art history, and Doug Jones, chair of Harpur Academic Honesty

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Developing Online Assignments and Assessments

August 5, 2020 

This webinar looked at pedagogical considerations for developing online assessments and converting your face-to-face assessments to formats that work well online. We examined how key strategies for effective online assessment might be applied to various forms of assignments.

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Zoom Chat


Basics of Online Course Development

August 3, 2020

In this interactive workshop, participants reflected on how to organize and plan courses, and  explored the pros and cons of teaching class synchronously versus asynchronously. The following material will help you on your way to building learning objectives and aligning content and assessment with those objectives. This was the first in a series of workshops.

Panopto Video

Google Slides

Zoom Chat


Vendor Demo: iClicker

July 30, 2020

This webinar covered how iClicker might help you and your students. An iClicker representative led this a session on effective use of this student response system and best practices for all courses including BingFlex models. The session covered fundamentals and showed new developments for both synchronous and asynchronous environments. 

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Zoom Chat


Focused Conversations (Teaching Writing Online with Robert Danberg)

July 29, 2020

This focused conversation with Robert Danberg of the Writing Initiative discussed teaching writing online in preparation for teaching next semester. 

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Resources

Zoom Chat


Teaching Online O Courses with Joe Schatz

July 23, 2020

This workshop was designed to help instructors become better prepared to teach the oral communication gen-ed online, both for the Bingflex and fully online environment. It covered strategies for managing class size, tricks for enhancing participating and producing speeches, tips on how to best teach public speaking in a digital environment, and other tools to ensure that students can excel in their oral communication skills while learning remotely. The workshop material will be useful for instructors teaching the "O" gen-ed for the first time as well as seasoned instructors who are learning how to adapt to teaching online.

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Zoom Chat


Focused Conversations around Conscious Conversations around Pedagogy in the era of COVID-19 & #BlackLivesMatter

July 22, 2020

These resources are from a focused conversation with faculty experienced in online teaching as you prepare for teaching next semester. 

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Zoom Chat


Vendor Demo: Packback

July 21, 2020

Packback Questions which is now integrated into myCourses is an AI-supported online discussion platform that enables curiosity-based student discussion. Packback delivers a unique method of scaling feedback through the use of algorithmic coaching or AI. Packback’s algorithms automate moderation of posts, empowering instructors to provide higher-level coaching. 

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Communication and Community-Building Strategies for Online Courses 

July 16, 2020

One of the biggest challenges in teaching online courses is building that sense of community and establishing communication channels. In this workshop, we explored ways to foster communication and community in your classes through effective use of discussions, group work, and third-party tools. The following material is from that session.

Panopto Video

Google Slides

Zoom Chat


Focused Conversations (Video - Best Practices for Creation and Integration)

July 15, 2020

These resources are from a focused conversation around best practices for creation and integration of video as you prepare for teaching next semester. 

Panopto Video

Zoom Chat


Creating Content for Online and Hybrid Courses

July 14, 2020

Choosing content can sometimes seem daunting. 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? This session focused on creating content for online and hybrid courses and discussed 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.

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Google Slides

Zoom Chat


BingFlex Course Development

July 13, 2020

In this session, we discussed the pedagogical and technological elements that you should consider when planning to teach a BingFlex course. In addition, we shared examples of instructional strategies that may work for your particular course.

Panopto Video

Google Slides


Developing Online Assignments and Assessments

July 9, 2020

In this session, we looked at an overview of pedagogical theories and approaches to building better online assessments and developing assessment plans. We also shared approaches to addressing academic honesty concerns with online assessments. 

Panopto Video

Zoom Chat

Google Slides


Focused Conversations with Experienced Online Faculty

July 8, 2020

These resources are from a focused conversation with faculty experienced in online teaching. Learn and share ideas from these resources as you prepare for teaching next semester. 

Panopto Video

Zoom Chat


Basics of Online Course Development

July 7, 2020

In this interactive workshop, participants reflected on how to organize and plan courses, and  explored the pros and cons of teaching class synchronously versus asynchronously. The following material will help you on your way to building learning objectives and aligning content and assessment with those objectives. This was the first in a series of workshops.

Panopto Video

Google Slides

Zoom Chat