Workshop Schedule

Workshops, Group Discussions and Projects - Spring 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.

Spring 2019 Schedule


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. Can't make the specific orientation time? Email us at to schedule a one-on-one with one of our IDs.
Please register for the Online Course Development or Redevelopment Orientation event so that we can anticipate the audience.

  • F May 17, 3-4pm (ATC classroom, Center building, room 219)
  • F May 24, 1-2pm  (ATC classroom, Center building, room 219)

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. 

Intro to Google Drive

  • T April 9, 3:30-4:30pm
  • W April 10, 3:30-4:30pm
  • F April 12, 1-2pm

Intro to Google Docs

  • T April 16, 1:30-2:30pm
  • W April 17, 1:30-2:30pm

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.

  • Th April 18, 10am-12pm
  • F May 31, 1pm-3pm

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.

  • W April 24, 3pm-4:30pm 
  • W May 15, 3pm-4:30pm 

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.

  • May 22, 2019, 1pm-3pm


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!).

Dates and topics:

  • Week 4 (10-11, 4/26): When, how, and whether to expand online at community colleges
  • Week 5 (online): Meeting online students where they are: Strategies for improving student success
  • Week 7 (online): Does online learning help or harm student progress?
  • Week 8 (10-11, 5/24): Creating close community while learning/teaching at a distance
  • Week 9 (online): Data, data, data: What do the numbers show (and mean) what do we need to know?
  • Week 10 (10-11, 6/7): Do online classes need an instructor? The importance of online teaching presence

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 To sign up for a session, fill out this Online Pedagogy Discussion Groups reservation form.


Improving Your Online Class - Teaching Pairs For Online Instructors Spring Term Cohort
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. The first meeting will be held in week 3 and the second in week 10. 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

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