Upcoming Events

Upload video and create playlists (Ensemble)

Ensemble is the media server solution that allows the Buffalo State community to store, manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. ...  More
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Registration has closed.

Creating Online Lecture Videos using PowerPoint Online

We will discuss several easy steps to convert PowerPoint slides into online lecture videos. Narrating PowerPoint adds a human touch to your slides for your students and allows you expand on...  More
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Register! - 25 seats left

Remote learning is HIP (high-impact practice)

High-impact practices (HIPs) have been shown to significantly improve student retention and academic achievement. HIPs involve activities requiring a significant investment of student effor...  More
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time:
3:00pm - 3:50pm
Register! - 43 seats left

Designing and Evaluating Assessments Online

This discussion-centered session will complement module 4 (Designing and Evaluating Assessments) of the self-paced Online Course Development series. We will recap important ideas from this ...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
9:00am - 9:50am
Categories:
  Online Course Development Series  
Registration has closed.

Blackboard Learn: Fostering Communication and Collaboration Online

To build a successful community, students need the tools to interact and have conversations. Blackboard Learn offers communication tools for self-reflection, collaboration, and communicatio...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 10:50am
Categories:
  Blackboard Learn  
Registration has closed.

Blackboard Learn Assessments

This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy in...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 11:50am
Registration has closed.

Metacognition: students learning about learning so they don’t need us Online

This session explores metacognition in remote environments. Metacognition encourages us to be intentional about the processes we engage in (e.g., driving, cooking, building a business, tea...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Register! - 48 seats left

Ensemble Video Quizzes

With Ensemble Video, you now have the ability to easily create quizzes embedded in your videos and then publish them in Blackboard Learn. Come and see how to utilize this new feature and ta...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Registration has closed.

Ensemble Dropbox

While students at Buffalo State do not have Ensemble Video accounts, instructors can create an Ensemble dropbox to allow students to submit videos and audio files to their instructors for c...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Register! - 45 seats left

Proctoring/alternatives Online

This session considers issues of academic integrity related to online environments. We’ll consider ways to create authentic assessments that make cheating exceedingly difficult as wel...  More
Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time:
3:00pm - 3:50pm
Register! - 45 seats left

Creating Learning Activities and Course Content

This discussion-centered session will complement module 5 (Creating Learning Activities and Course Content) of the self-paced Online Course Development series. We will recap important ideas...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
9:00am - 9:50am
Register! - 52 seats left

Project-based learning in a remote setting Online

Inquiry-based activities can help student see the connection between “real world” problems and the ways academic disciplines can help solve them. They can give students at least...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 10:50am
Categories:
  Online Teaching and Learning  
Register! - 51 seats left

Blackboard Learn: Fostering Communication and Collaboration

To build a successful community, students need the tools to interact and have conversations. Blackboard Learn offers communication tools for self-reflection, collaboration, and communicatio...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 11:50am
Register! - 51 seats left

Using Online Journals Online

This webinar will describe how to use the Journals tool in Blackboard to facilitate critical reflection and instructor-student communication. You can access the webinar using the Te...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Register! - 49 seats left

Drupal Website Training

Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. The college’s content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level to have a web presence. Through this brief training, ...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location:
Online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Audience:
  Faculty/Staff     Students  
Categories:
  Website Training  
Register! - 11 seats left

Beyond Discussion Boards

This talk will first discuss the use of discussion boards in online/remote classes including prompts, grading expectations, and rubrics. Following this, alternatives for student collaborati...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Register! - 49 seats left

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the campus supported real-time web conferencing tool. Learn how Collaborate Ultra lets you share files, applications and even your desktop, and use a virtual...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Register! - 33 seats left

Integrating Applied Learning in a Remote Setting: How authentic experiences can enhance your course Online

This discussion-based session will look at ways Applied Learning experiences can integrate real-life/hands-on activities into your course. Applied Learning projects are a meaningful way of...  More
Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:
3:00pm - 3:50pm
Categories:
  Online Teaching and Learning  
Register! - 55 seats left

Interaction, Communication, and Collaboration

This discussion-centered session will complement module 6 (Designing and Evaluating Assessments) of the self-paced Online Course Development series. We will recap important ideas from this ...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
9:00am - 9:50am
Register! - 57 seats left

Webinar: Synchronous Online Lecturing: Keeping Students Engaged...on the Other Side of the Screen!

What strategies/techniques are best to employ in a remote learning environment? This workshop will address the unexpected shift to a distance learning model and how to adapt traditional methodologies ...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 10:50am
Location:
ONLINE VIA WEBINAR, Online
Audience:
  Faculty/Staff  
Categories:
  SUNY Webinar  

Adding Gamification and Badging to an Online/Remote Course Online

This webinar will prepare instructors to add basic elements of gamification to an online or remote course. Participants will learn how to create badges in Blackboard. Examples from an onlin...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 11:50am
Categories:
  Online Teaching and Learning  
Register! - 57 seats left

Webinar: Avoiding the Dreaded "Death by PowerPoint": Tips for Creating Engaging Presentation Slide Decks

This workshop will highlight some strategies and techniques that will help you create more dynamic and effective presentation slide decks for your synchronous and asynchronous lectures. We will discus...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 11:50am
Location:
ONLINE VIA WEBINAR, Online
Audience:
  Faculty/Staff  
Categories:
  SUNY Webinar  

Strategies for small group activities in your asynchronous, online course Online

This session with introduce technologies that help facilitate small group activities in an asynchronous environment. You can access the webinar using the Teaching and Learning Cente...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Categories:
  Online Teaching and Learning  
Register! - 57 seats left

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Breakout Groups

To facilitate small group collaboration, you can create breakout groups that are separate from the main room and assign attendees to them. Breakout groups have their own private audio, vide...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Register! - 47 seats left

Webinar: Using Immediacy to Improve Communication with Students

In this session, you will learn the meaning, importance, and manifestations of verbal and non-verbal immediacy in order to better communicate with your students. There will be plenty of time in the se...  More
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location:
ONLINE VIA WEBINAR, Online
Audience:
  Faculty/Staff  
Categories:
  SUNY Webinar  

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Self-Paced Opportunities

Accessibility - Deque University

Courses are arranged into several curricula including Web Accessibility, Document Accessibility, Native Mobile Apps, and Customer Service for People with Disabilities. Courses include quizzes that when successfully completed provide a course certificate. 

It is recommended that everyone complete the “Accessibility Fundamentals - Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws” course first, then take other courses in their area of interest and/or expertise.

Request access by completing the Request for Deque University signup form. Deque will provide access withing 24-36 hours.


Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners

Gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments.


Interested in Teaching Online

Offered by Open SUNY, this self-paced course is designed to introduce you to teaching online – the concepts, competencies, pedagogies, and practices that are required to plan, develop, and teach an online course.


Online Course Development Series - Self-Paced

Learn best practices in online teaching and learning by participating in this self-paced series! This series prepares instructors to design, develop, teach, and enhance online or hybrid courses.

To access this series, please self enroll in the “Online Course Development - Self-Paced” organization in Blackboard.