Workshop Schedule

Workshops, Group Discussions and Projects - Summer 2019

Workshops, projects and group discussions are presented by Academic Technology's Instructional Designers and other instructors from within the Lane community. They are designed to be short, informative, hands-on sessions or discussions covering various technologies and pedagogies as they relate to instruction. While most sessions are geared for instructors teaching online/hybrid courses, many, if not all topics will enrich all teaching practices. For more information contact us at

Summer 2019 Schedule


Summer Accessibility Project for Online Instructors
Instructional Design Services is looking for 10-12 instructors that teach online courses to help us with an accessibility tool pilot project. Participants will run a Moodle plugin called ALLY. ALLY is a system that identifies and helps make course documents and images more accessible. Once the documents and images are identified, we will work together to make them accessible. Project time is estimated at 5 hours. Participants will be paid CD rate for their time. Most work can be done remotely. If you are interested, please contact Meredith Keene at . Please include the course short name and number in your email.

Summer Cohort - Teaching Pairs: Improving Your Online Course
Team up with colleagues to improve your online course through a structured, evaluative process of course review and reflection. We will set up a framework for peer review of our online courses using the Teaching Squares/Teaching Pairs model and OSCQR (Open SUNY Course Quality Review Rubric). There are two F2F class meetings and online time spent reviewing one another's courses. The term time commitment is 10-12 hours total which includes the two face-to-face meetings. Meeting dates to be determined. Prereq: You must have taught the course a minimum of 1x through and it must be a recent course, taught within the last 2 years. A $300.00 stipend is awarded at completion of the project. This project is a joint effort between Academic Technology, Faculty Professional Development and of course, you, the faculty. For more information contact Meredith Keene at

Workshop Descriptions 

The following list contains descriptions of our workshops that are not currently being offered. If you are interested in a topic email us at and we may be able to schedule a one-on-one meet up with one of our IDs.

Online Course Development or Redevelopment Orientation
Are you interested in developing a new online course or redeveloping a current online course? Come to LaneOnline Course Development Orientation! This one-hour orientation will review the course development process, design framework, how to apply for funding, and answer general questions.

Intro to Google Suite
One-hour introductory hands-on workshops that will cover G Suite Basics. Verify that you can access your Lane Google (G Suite) account before coming to the workshops. If you have any difficulties, the ATC staff are available to help in CEN 208, M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All workshops are located in the Academic Technology Center classroom, Center building, room 219. 

Zoom: Meeting Your Students Where They're At
Instructor: Kevin Steeves. Meet students and colleagues where they are at with Zoom. Zoom is a web-conferencing software that can be used for synchronous online meetings and virtual office hours. Other uses we've seen are online tutoring, online advising sessions, screencasting (recording your computer desktop with audio) and recording lectures. Explore the tool, practice creating and joining sessions, and asking questions that come up. All workshops are located in the Academic Technology Center classroom, Center building, room 219. Two hour workshop.

Screencasting: Create a "Welcome” Video For Your Online Course
Instructor: Meredith Keene. Screencasting is a form of computer video that allows viewers to see recordings of your computer screen, complete with audio narration. Deliver once and allow your students to revisit presentation as often as needed. In this workshop you will create a ‘Welcome to’ video as an introduction to your online or hybrid course. We will be using Screencast-O-Matic. All workshops are located in the Academic Technology Center classroom, Center building, room 219. 1.5 hour workshop.

H5P: Creating Interactive Content For Your Online Courses
Instructor: Meredith Keene. H5P is a Moodle plugin that allows people to create simple yet powerful interactive content all without writing a line of code. The most popular content types are Interactive Video and Course Presentation. H5P empowers everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content - all you need is a web browser and a web site (Moodle) that supports H5P. This is a new technology for Lane. Join us in exploring the possibilities. 2 hour workshop.


Online Pedagogy Discussion Groups
Facilitator: Jen Kepka
Academic Technology is sponsoring a series of discussion groups this term around effective methods of and issues in online teaching and learning. All Lane faculty (FT and PT) are invited to participate in these sessions. During weeks 4, 8, and 10, the groups will meet in person (and there will be food!); weeks 5, 7, and 9 will be held online (enjoy your own food!).

Readings for the groups will be posted and sent to participants at least a week in advance. To facilitate this, registration is required but will be open until filled (through the day before each session).

Faculty who participate in three sessions (either online or in person) will receive a "prize" from our Academic Technology equipment check-out cabinet: the long-term loan of an item related to online teaching or learning. Everyone who participates in at least one session will be entered to "win" the long-term loan of a new Macbook air computer.

For more details visit the IDServices blog or contact Jenn Kepka at