CIT Open House

The Center for Instructional Technology Open House

Learn about new offerings and meet CIT staff. Featuring presentations from Eastern faculty.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm J. Eugene Smith Library – Room 436

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9:00Welcome and Introduction to CIT Services
9:10An Introduction to Blackboard Learn
9:20Monitoring and Sharing Screens in a Computer Lab with NetOp & Vue X
9:30An Introduction to Select Survey, WordPress, and SharePoint
9:45Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud for Home Use
10:00Break
10:15Creating Screen and Lecture Capture with MS Mix for PowerPoint
10:30Creating Screen and Lecture Capture with Panopto
11:00Faculty Experience: Prof. Chase Rozelle and Mr. John Montemerlo
12:00Complimentary Lunch – Faculty Experience Prof. Peter Drzewiecki
1:00Welcome and Introduction to CIT Services
1:10An Introduction to Blackboard Learn
1:20Monitoring and Sharing Screens in a Computer Lab with NetOp & Vue X
1:30Creating Screen and Lecture Capture with MS Mix for PowerPoint
1:40Creating Screen and Lecture Capture with Panopto
2:10Faculty Experience: Prof. Chase Rozelle and Mr. John Montemerlo
2:40Break
3:00Faculty Experience – Prof. Kim Kunene
3:30An Introduction to Select Survey, WordPress, and SharePoint
3:45Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud for Home Use

Welcome and Introduction to CIT Services
Join us for an overview of CIT’s history, mission, and current services. Meet the staff and discover their backgrounds and expertise. Most importantly, get a sense of how CIT can help you attain your academic goals.

An Introduction to Blackboard Learn
If you aren’t using Blackboard Learn already, this introduction will cover all you need to get started with the basics. Making handouts and files available and using the basic communication tools are easy to learn.

Monitoring and Sharing Screens in a Computer Lab with NetOp and Vue X
Learn how to leverage NetOp or Vue X in the Computer Labs to share files and screens, monitor and control student machines, and limit the use of the machines at certain times.

An Introduction to Select Survey, WordPress, and SharePoint
Each has its own set of tools and features that can be combined or used independently to serve as collaboration tools, content distribution, and interactive forms.

Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud for Home Use
Eastern enables faculty to use the latest version of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite on their personal machines. This ensures that you are using the same versions of the software you find on your office machines.

Creating Screen and Lecture Capture with MS Mix for PowerPoint
MS MIX is a powerful plugin for PowerPoint that lets you capture your slides, annotate the slides, and incorporate video and audio, all while recording your narration. It’s ideal for capturing a lecture on snow days, or preparing a lecture for a flipped classroom.

Creating Screen and Lecture Capture with Panopto
Panopto takes the Lecture Capture idea a step further and allows you to capture multiple sources live in the classroom. Whether you whiteboard, PowerPoint, or display elements on screen, Panopto lets you capture everything, including the class discussion. All the elements are packaged up and sent to your Blackboard course for the students to review as needed.

Faculty Experience: Prof. Chase Rozelle and Mr. John Montemerlo
Prof. Chase Rozelle of the Performing Arts Department used a variety of tools to prepare lectures and recorded onscreen demonstrations of software processes for his students in an effort to flip his classroom. Chase teaches classes in Technical Theatre, Lighting Technology and Design, Sound Technology and Design, Computerized Drafting and Stage Management.

Mr. John Montemerlo of the Economics Department records his lectures live in the classroom using Panopto, capturing the whiteboard, his screen, and the conversation in the classroom.  John teaches Modern American Economy and Principles of Macroeconomics, and is in the process of writing his first textbook.

Faculty Experience – Prof. Peter Drzewiecki
Prof. Peter Drzewiecki of the Environmental Earth Science Department used PowerPoint Mix to record his lectures in preparation for a professional trip to Spain. Using the using Mix and Blackboard he was able to maintain his class schedule despite being on another continent. Peter is the Chair of the EES Department and teaches courses in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, and Ancient Environments.

Faculty Experience – Prof. Kim Kunene
Prof. Kim Kunene of the Business Administration Department uses Panopto to record her lectures both in the classroom and in her office, making them available via Blackboard.  Kim teaches Business Information Systems and Healthcare Informatics and researches information systems in healthcare, business intelligence and information privacy, information systems and economic development.

For more information contact cit@easternct.edu