Pedagogy • Methodology • Technology
FITL offers training workshops for faculty and staff on academic technology in use at the School of Engineering. Workshops typically last 45 to 90 minutes and are offered onsite, online, or hybrid.
Learning Management System
Getting Started with NYU Classes
Get to know NYU Classes, the Learning Management System (LMS) in use at the School of Engineering. At this workshop, instructors will learn to build their NYU Classes course site to engage and communicate with students. Topics include:
- Setting up and managing your course site
- Posting a syllabus
- Sharing documents and other content
- Creating announcements
- Reusing content from past semesters
Building Your NYU Classes Course Site for Remote Learning
Developing your NYU Classes course site can extend the classroom to facilitate further student engagement, communication, and assessment.
This discussion-based workshop examines different teaching styles, and introduces strategies for customizing the online supplement to enhance your face-to-face course. Discussion will include current research and best practices for effective implementation of the LMS.
- Implement communication tools
- Structure content
- Foster collaboration
- Assess comprehension
Structuring Your NYU Classes Gradebook
Your NYU Classes course site can be used to assess students, collect student work, and track and communicate grades. Topics include:
- Navigating the Gradebook
- Structuring Gradebook settings
- Creating and organizing assessments
- Gradebook best practices
- Transferring final grades to Albert
Collaborative Learning in a Digital Space
Think, Pair, Share! Collaborative learning can help students construct knowledge, deepen understanding, foster higher-ordered thinking and develop communication skills. Web-enabled technologies provide instructors and students with platforms to easily connect, communicate, and collaborate with each other. This workshop examines various tools and activities that instructors can implement to actively engage students in the learning process while assessing comprehension.
Remote Assessment Q&A for Faculty
Have questions on getting with started and delivering remote assessments? Take advantage of this question and answer session to discuss available tools and strategies for adopting remote assessment practices.
Effective Blended Course Design
With recent shifts from in-person to remote learning, the landscape of traditional learning environments has propelled innovative ways to deliver instruction and support student learning in an online learning environment. Blended learning is a method of pedagogy that blends in-person and online learning experiences. This workshop examines different instructional approaches and strategies for developing a blended course to structure instruction and maximize student learning.
NYU Classes Essentials for Course Assistants
This workshop is available upon request by an instructor and/or department with a large population of course assistants. All course assistants may attend other available FITL workshops.
The workshop provides the essential tools for course assistants who are starting out with NYU Classes, including:
- Posting content
- Creating and grading Assignments
- Using the Gradebook
- Turnitin plagiarism checker
Using SRS for Remote Instruction
This workshop explores how the Student Response System (SRS) classroom technology can bring live polling and interactive audience participation to create an active remotelearning environment while assessing student learning and informing instruction.
This interactive workshop examines various teaching strategies and methods to increase attendance, engagement, and learning.
Workshop topics include:
- Designing and creating interactivity
- Connecting learning objectives
- Adaptable and responsive pedagogical practices
- Assessment for learning
- Gamification and competitive exercises to challenge and motivate students
- Best practices for implementation
FITL offers a self-paced online training module for instructors interested in learning to use the Student Response System. Please contact tandonSRS@nyu.edu to access the online training site.
Web Conferencing for Classes and Events
This workshop will introduce users to the web conferencing and virtual classroom solutions available at NYU, whether you will be conducting webinars, holding online office hours or classes, or just meeting online synchronously.
Media Creation for Remote Learning
This workshop examines effective practices for developing and implementing instructor created videos to maximize student engagement and promote active learning while delivering content. Topics will include:
- Video creation tools
- Structuring video content
- Implementing interactivity
- Measuring understanding