Webinars

Webinars

The Department of Online Education and Support offers webinars for faculty on various topics related to achieving excellence in the online classroom. These fully-online webinars are facilitated by DOES staff and most feature insights from a faculty co-host with expertise on the topic. Each webinar consists of the pedagogical “Why as well as the practical “How”. At the end of each webinar, time is allotted for attendees to comment, share their views, and to ask questions of all webinar presenters.

These webinars are conveniently delivered online, and are easily accessed from a desktop, phone, or tablet. 

If you are interested but unable to attend a webinar, a recording of the webinar and the webinar presentation is posted on this page.

WEBINARS AT JOHN JAY

 

 

How to Utilize Zoom 
Zoom is a web conferencing tool you can opt to use to meet with your students.  The webinar feature our John Jay professor, Adam Wandt, who reviews the functionality of Zoom, how to set up a session for your class, how to share your screen, use a whiteboard, how to manage the class virtually, as well as considerations related to having video and audio on/off and instructor presence and presentation. 
Previously recorded.
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Blackboard Collaborate Webinar 
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Translating your On-Campus Class to a Distance Learning Course
In the event of an emergency the campus may close and you might need to conduct your course online. This Webinar will discuss some basic guidelines for you to translate your course to a distance learning course in case of an emergency. While we are aware other online teaching choices are in use, these guidelines focus on the currently supported Learning Management System, Blackboard. Each CUNY campus assigns every course to a Blackboard shell where your course materials and assignments can be added. This Webinar will walk you through some basic guidelines and Blackboard functions to get your course online in case of a campus closure. We recommend that you remind your students at each classroom meeting to update their emails in Blackboard and to test all mobile applications that students use to connect to their Blackboard accounts and course materials.
Previously recorded.
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January 9, 2:00-2:45 p.m. – Getting to Know Your Blackboard Course: Navigating the Template
Did you know that every section at the college is granted an accompanying Blackboard course section? Whether you are teaching face-to-face, hybrid or fully online, this webinar will walk you through what is found in the basic John Jay Blackboard course template, and then explore how to customize it to meet your needs. In addition to looking at the basic template, we will showcase a fully online course and discuss the elements that have made it a successful online learning experience for students. 
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January 16, 2:00-2:45 p.m. – Opening Your Blackboard Course: Things to Consider for a Smooth Beginning
The beginning of the semester is both an exciting and stressful time for both faculty and students. This webinar will walk you through some easy-to-follow best practices for ensuring that the first few weeks of the semester run smoothly; giving you more time to focus on building relationships with your students and giving your students more confidence and ownership over their learning environment. 
Previously recorded.
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January 22, 2:00-2:45 p.m. – Getting to Know Your Online Students: Exploring Instructor Presence and Methods for Early Intervention
Building community is essential to success for any endeavor. How do we do this online? We’ve all heard that online learning, if not thoughtfully structured, can lead students toward feelings of isolation. Many online courses experience high attrition rates due to a misunderstanding of expectations, technical barriers, and a myriad of other reasons. This webinar will explore methods for you to encourage your students to connect with one another, with you, to create an online community of learners. 
Previously recorded.
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