Contact Educational Technology

Katie McDonald
Educational Technologist

Office: Library 109
Phone: (585) 385-7245
Email: kmcdonald@sjfc.edu

Educational Technology Workshops & Events

The below events are offered by the Educational Technologist. The event topics focus on specific educational technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate, ePortfolios, and Turnitin, as well as workshops targeted for faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses. Special topic sessions will also be offered periodically. For additional training sessions on other Fisher applications, please check the OIT Training Calendar.


Turnitin with Blackboard Workshop

Thu., October 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Do you use Turnitin and Blackboard already, but end up creating separate accounts for both you and your students? And because of this your students must now submit their assignments in two places? Have you thought about using Turnitin and want to know more about the tool? If you answer Yes to either of these questions, this workshop is for you! In this session, you will learn how to use Turnitin directly within your Blackboard course streamlining the process for students to submit work in one place and for you to access the files, originality reports and grade their work all in one place as well. Please note, the integration with Blackboard does not support an integration with the PeerMark features of Turnitin. » Register Now!

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Online Education Workshop

Thu., October 02, 2014 at 1:00 PM
This 2 hour session covers topics including Fisher's online teaching and learning philosophy, the differences between online courses and traditional face-to-face courses, the online academic calendar and guidelines for online course offerings. This session is designed for faculty with little or no experience teaching online, but is important for all faculty that plan to teach an online course at Fisher in the future. This is the precursor event to the Fundamentals of Online Teaching course experience. Please register for that event separately as well if you plan to attend both. » Register Now!

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Fundamentals of Online Teaching Course

Mon., October 06, 2014 to Sun., November 02, 2014
This course is a four-week, primarily asynchronous, online experience offered within Blackboard. Faculty in this course will experience what it is like to be an online student while completing readings, participating in online discussions and submitting assignments related to the design and delivery of online courses. Each member will invest approximately 5-7 hours per week on course activities, include specific tasks to be completed each week, as well as communication with the other members of the class. Time spent by each individual will be whenever is most convenient for them, with the exception of one synchronous session during the third week of the class where the group will meet online at the same time. The event follows the Online Education Workshop. Please register for the workshop separately if you plan to attend both. Event Details


Building a College and Career Portfolio Using Google Sites

Tue., November 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Are you interested in creating a portfolio? Learn about the various elements of a portfolio, how to create one using your Fisher Gmail account, and the best practices for collecting and sharing your work. Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or sign up in CareerZone.

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Blackboard Grade Center Workshop

Fri., November 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Do you have questions on the Blackboard Grade Center? Have you been using it, but not sure if you are setting it up correctly? Interested in knowing more about the total and weighted total options available to you? Would you like to learn more about the Blackboard in-line grading functionality now available in all courses? If any of these questions are of interest to you, please attend this session. We will be reviewing the basics of the Grade Center, sharing many tips to make the Grade Center more productive for you and discussing some advanced options for calculating final grades. » Register Now!

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