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CTL Offerings

The following is a list of workshops and training that are available to all faculty (full-time and adjunct) in the CTL.


​​Basics - Aligning Student Learning ​Outc​​omes in eLearning

For instructors of : Online, Hybrid, or Web-Enhanced courses

​This 30-minute​ session gives attendees a quick overview of how to align student learning outcomes (institutional, course, and program-level) to items in their course. Attendees will also learn how to look at individual user performance against these goals, as well as run reports to view overall course performance against selected goal sets and how well the course covers associated goals. 


Basics - eLearning Overview

For instructors of : Online, Hybrid, or Web-Enhanced courses

​Need a basic overview of eLearning? Learn how to get started during this 30-minute session. Some of the topics covered include: DEV shells and their use, creating content areas, adding a syllabus and other documents, creating announcements, giving students access to their grades, and copying content from one course to another.


Basics - Introduction to OneDrive and Office Online

For instructors of : Online, Hybrid, or Web-Enhanced courses

Are you looking for an easy way to share documents with others, share your files in eLearning, collaborate in real-time, or do you simply need access to your files anywhere, any time? Then this 30-minute workshop will introduce you to Office Online and OneDrive for Business. Did you know that all faculty, staff, and students have access to a full 1 terabyte of storage through their OneDrive for Business account? We can help you set up your OneDrive account and get started.


Basics - Introduction to OneNote

For instructors of : Online, Hybrid, or Web-Enhanced courses

OneNote is a digital notebook that allows you to gather and organize your notes and information. You can think of OneNote as a "digital scratchpad" whereas Word is more like a "digital typewriter." In this introductory 30 minute workshop, participants will learn how to create and edit OneNote 2016 notebooks, explore the use and management of sections and pages, and enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources.


Brainstorm Sessions - can be attended online (reach out for details)

For instructors of all course modalities

Join us for these 45-minute small group brainstorming sessions where we will bounce ideas off each other on various topics relating to teaching and learning, and then compile the results of our sessions for distribution to the RCGC community. Topics will include: student engagement and participation, academic integrity, feedback, and more! The workshop will run in person and online in the Faculty Lounge's Virtual Classroom.


Creating ADA-Compliant Videos using Camtasia, YouTube, and Stream

For instructors of : Online, Hybrid, or Web-Enhanced courses

In this session, participants will learn how to add Closed Captions to instructional videos.


Creating ADA-Compliant Documents

For instructors of : Online, Hybrid, or Web-Enhanced courses

In this session, participants will learn how to create Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that are accessible to people with disabilities.


Creative Commons (Part of our OER Series)

For instructors of all course modalities

For those interested in getting started with OER, this short session gives a basic overview of the different levels of Creative Commons copyright. 


Embedded Librarianship - Addressing RCGC Core Competency Standards in Information Literacy

For instructors of all course modalities

Offered in partnership with the Faculty Reference Librarians

In this session, participants will learn how to help students mater information literacy for their lives as college students, and as lifelong learners. Participants will be introduced to our Embedded Librarian program and to other library services designed to help students conduct higher-level research for class assignments.


Enter your Online Class like a Wrestling Superstar

For instructors of : Online or Hybrid courses

What does your Instructor Introduction communicate to your students about your personality and teaching style? In this workshop we will look at best practices in instrutor introductions in a bold and different way - by taking pointers from professional wrestlers! By just walking into the ring, audiences know a wrestler's personality, and whether to cheer them on for the match. How can you create that same energy and communicate your personality in a short introduction video for your class? Be prepared to release your inner superstar and create an engaging intro video. In the week following the workshop, the CTL and eLearning staff will assist you in producing engaging and quality intro videos for you to use. This presentation was given at the ITC conference in Las Vegas in February 2019.


Go Forth & Annotate! Open Annotation for the Web Using Hypothes.is (Part of our OER Series)

For instructors of all course modalities

Learn about Hypothes.is, the free and open way to annotate any web page or PDF. Annotations can be private, public, or restricted to groups you create (of your students, for instance). Highlight text on web pages, comment on it and create running discussions in your annotations. And they'll still be there when you return to the web page! "Too cool to be true," you say? Come and check it out... you'll be annotating in a jiffy!


Higher Zen for Higher Ed

For instructors of all course modalities

Offered in partnership with a wellness practitioner

The workshop will discuss time management and mindfulness practices that can help balance a stressful instructor schedule. We will demonstrate several tools and applications for scheduling and organizing, like Trello, Outlook, and more. In addition, a guest speaker will share meditation and breathing exercises that can be beneficial in achieving higher ed Zen.


Information Literacy for RCSJ Faculty

For instructors of all course modalities

Offered in partnership with the Faculty Reference Librarians

Come to this session for a better understanding of this core competency, how to incorporate it into your curriculum and assignments, and how a librarian can help.


Introduction to Open Educational Resources (Part of our OER Series)

For instructors of all course modalities

Have you heard the term OER before? Do you know what it means? OER refers to Open Educational Resources and it's the term behind the movement to eliminate the cost of textbooks for students. Come learn what the OER buzz is all about!


Making Your Syllabus ADA-Compliant

For instructors of all course modalities

Bring your syllabus! In this hands-on workshop, participants will use Word's compatibility checker to find errors in their syllabus that prevent it from being accessible to all readers.


Managing Your Grade Center in eLearning

For instructors of all course modalities

In this session, attendees can learn more about how to use the Grade Center in eLearning. Information will be given on how to create calculated columns (totals and weighted totals), how to utilize categories, and how to manage other aspects of the Grade Center.


New IDEA Survey Technical Assistance

For instructors of all course modalities

In this session, participants will learn how to set up their IDEA survey, including choosing objectives and creating custom questions.


OER @ RCSJ (Part of our OER Series)

For instructors of all course modalities

Learn about what is already happening with Open Educational Resources here on campus, what may come in the future with NJ legislation, supports for adopting OER materials for your classes, and how you may get involved. 


Research Assignment Design Workshop

For instructors of all course modalities

Offered in partnership with the Faculty Reference Librarians

Are you dissatisfied with the quality of your students' research projects? Bring any and all materials you present to your students related to your research assignments, and learn how to design an assignment your students will understand and complete successfully.


Sway - An Alternative to PowerPoint

For instructors of all course modalities

Are you looking for a better way to spice up your presentations? Then this 30 minute introduction to Sway may be the answer. Sway is Office 365's online app for creating and sharing interactive presentations. It offers a built-in design sngine that easily incorporates everything from basic text to rich media.


Vibrance and Compliance: Course Design Color and Contrast

For instructors of Online, Hybrid, and Web-Enhanced courses

We try to make our courses vibrant and visually engaging, but we need to consider color combinations and color uses when developing online course materials. If a student has a visual impairment or deals with different levels of color-blindness, certain combinations that "pop" can be very difficult to see. In this prsentation, we will view examples of how our students could be experiencing these color combinations and the impact they lack when "viewed" with a screen reader. We will conclude by discussing best practices in color combinations, color usages, and vertal cues in order to keep course design simple but effective.


Zombie Survival Skills for Group Projects

For instructors of all course modalities

Most students are terrified of group projects, and most people are kind of afraid of a zombie apocalpyse. Let's put the skills we've learned from popular zombie TV shows and movies and think about survival strategies for group projects. When running from zombies, and when working in groups, the goal is the same: survival. In every zombie movie the group delegates tasks and works together. The focus shifts from just the end result (survival) to the group's skill set and how to best use their brains be3fore they become snacks. In this workshop, we'll look at how to design group projects focusing on delegation and teamwork.


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