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Academic Technologies and Online Learning (ATOL)

Office Location: G-601

General Phone: 718-254-8565

Email: atol@citytech.cuny.edu

LAB HOURS

General G-600 Lab Hours:

Monday - Thursday Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm

Voorhees V-217 Lab Hours:

Monday - Thursday Friday
11:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 5:00pm

Workshops

Attention Faculty Members

Are you using social media, such as blogs and wikis, Blackboard, or a faculty Web site to enrich your curriculum? Have you provided your students the opportunity to create their best work in classes you teach and showcase this work in an ePortfolio? Would you like to teach partially online courses where you seamlessly blend face-to-face class meetings with online sessions? Then you'll want to take an AtoL workshop or seminar.

Brightspace Workshops for Faculty

Subject Start Date Start Time End Time
Virtual — Faculty Brightspace Getting Started 4/22/2024 12:00:00 PM 1:30:00 PM
Virtual — Faculty Brightspace Assessments Workshop 4/23/2024 12:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM
Virtual Brightspace Engaging Learners 4/24/2024 12:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM
Virtual — Brightspace Gradebook 4/25/2024 12:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM
In Person — Faculty Brightspace Getting Started 5/2/2024 1:00:00 PM 2:30:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Office Hours 5/3/2024 3:00:00 PM 5:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Engaging Learners 5/7/2024 1:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM
In Person — Faculty Brightspace Assessments Workshop 5/9/2024 1:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Gradebook 5/14/2024 1:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Office Hours 5/28/2024 11:00:00 AM 1:00:00 PM
In Person — Faculty Brightspace Getting Started 5/29/2024 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM
In Person — Faculty Brightspace Assessments Workshop 5/30/2024 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Gradebook 6/3/2024 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Engaging Learners 6/4/2024 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM
In Person — Faculty Brightspace Getting Started 7/8/2024 2:00:00 PM 3:30:00 PM
In Person — Faculty Brightspace Assessments Workshop 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 3:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Engaging Learners 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM 3:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Gradebook 7/11/2024 2:00:00 PM 3:00:00 PM
In Person — Brightspace Office Hours 7/15/2024 2:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM

Blackboard Online Workshop for Faculty

You can log into this workshop by using your CUNYFirst credentials to get into Blackboard. Go to the CUNY website at https://www.cuny.edu/. In the far upper right-hand corner, you will see login. Pull down the menu to select Blackboard. Then use your CUNYFirst credentials to get into Blackboard.

Since this online workshop is for training purposes, you are all enrolled as students. So look for courses in which you are participating as a student. You will need to scroll down beneath the courses that you are teaching. However, if you still have difficulty finding the workshop, email itec@citytech.cuny.edu If you have trouble with your CUNYFirst login, please contact the CIS help desk at helpdesk@citytech.cuny.edu

Additional online support for Blackboard can be found on our Faculty Blackboard page. Additional support for online teaching will be found in the Blackboard Online Workshop for Faculty and on our City Tech Online page. If your students need extra help, they can also log into Blackboard and ask their questions in the Blackboard Online Workshop for Students. Please see the Academic Continuity website for help with OpenLab, email, online MS Office, etc.

The following workshops and presentations are designed to help you with your online teaching this semester. Some workshops will be held in-person on campus, and others will be held on Zoom. Faculty must register for the workshop in advanced to receive the location of the in-person workshop or the Zoom link and password. If you need assistance, please email itec@citytech.cuny.edu

Take any face-to-face Blackboard workshop below, and have online support while learning the system. You do not need to participate for the full length of the hybrid workshop, but you can use support materials and ask questions online throughout the month. Alternatively, just participate online and have access to videos, course documents, and instructors to answer your questions. Live Held in person on campus. You must register in advance to receive room information sessions can also be arranged.

Online: Monday, August 14th - Friday, December 22nd

In Person On Campus

  • August 17, Thursday: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
  • September 11, Monday: 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Zoom

  • August 31, Thursday: 1:00PM - 2:30PM

You must register in advance to receive room/Zoom login information. Please email itec@citytech.cuny.edu to register.

Learn how to build quizzes in Blackboard and how to use the gradebook.

In Person On Campus

  • October 2, Monday: 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Zoom

  • September 7, Thursday: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
  • September 13, Wednesday: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

You must register in advance to receive room/Zoom login information. Please email itec@citytech.cuny.edu to register.

Ally allows instructors to improve the accessibility in their course content by creating alternative versions of their files.

In Person On Campus

  • August 29, Tuesday: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • September 14, Thursday: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • September 20, Wednesday: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Zoom

  • August 30, Wednesday: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • September 5, Tuesday: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • September 11, Monday: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

You must register in advance to receive room/Zoom login information. Please email itec@citytech.cuny.edu to register.

Setting up a Secure Meeting & Basic Navigation

In Person On Campus

  • August 28, Monday: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Zoom

  • September 6, Wednesday: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

You must register in advance to receive room/Zoom login information. Please email itec@citytech.cuny.edu to register.

YuJa is a lecture capture, video editing, and media storage system within Blackboard that can be used by both faculty and their students. (Students can use it for presentations and homework video projects.)

In Person On Campus

  • September 5, Tuesday: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Zoom

  • August 31, Thursday: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

You must register in advance to receive room/Zoom login information. Please email itec@citytech.cuny.edu to register.

Brightspace Fundamentals

Join us in learning the basic fundamentals of using Brightspace. In this workshop we will cover accessing your courses, review various communication methods to stay informed, submitting assignments, using featured collaborating tools, and provide a brief overview of using Ally to enhance your learning experiences in Brightspace. The online workshops will be conducted on Zoom in our Brightspace for Students Course. Please be sure to check the course calendar in Brightspace for all upcoming student workshops.

  • Monday, May 6th: 1:00pm — 2:00pm (online)
  • Wednesday, May 8th: 10:00am — 11:00am (G-603)
  • Wednesday, May 29th: 1:00pm — 2:00pm (online)
  • Thursday, May 30th: 2:00pm — 3:00pm (G-603)

Brightspace on the go with the Pulse App

In this workshop we will guide you through app installation, accessing your courses, and submitting assignments. This workshop will be conducted in person in the General Building in room G-603.

  • Tuesday, May 7th: 3:00pm — 4:00pm (G-603)
  • Friday, May 31st: 12:00pm — 1:00pm (G-603)

Ally on Brightspace

Ally is an integrated Brightspace tool that creates alternative formats such as audio, electronic braille for students with visual impairments, readable text for screen readers, pictures with captions, and easy-to-navigate content. This workshop will be conducted on Zoom in our Brightspace for Students Course. Please be sure to check the course calendar in Brightspace for all upcoming student workshops. 

  • Thursday May 9th: 2:00pm — 2:30pm (G-603)
  • Wednesday, May 15th: 11:00am — 11:30am (online)

Brightspace Student Q&A Session

In this workshop we will discuss any questions you may have regarding Brightspace. The online workshops will be conducted on Zoom in our Brightspace for Students Course. Please be sure to check the course calendar in Brightspace for all upcoming student workshops.

  • Friday, May 13th: 4:00pm — 5:00pm (online)
  • Friday, May 31st: 11:00am — 12:00pm (G-603

Zoom

In this workshop we will guide you through accessing your virtual classroom in your Brightspace course and the necessary tools needed for participation.  The online workshop will be conducted on Zoom in our Brightspace for Students Course. Please be sure to check the course calendar in Brightspace for all upcoming student workshops.

  • Friday, May 3rd: 1:00pm — 2:00pm (G-603)
  • Friday, May 23rd: 11:00am — 12:00pm (online)

YuJa Video Tool

Overview, Setup and Blackboard Integration of the YuJa video capture, editing tool and publishing. The online workshop will be conducted on Zoom in our Brightspace for Students Course. Please be sure to check the course calendar in Brightspace for all upcoming student workshops.

  • Thursday, May 2nd: 4:00pm — 5:00pm (online)
  • Tuesday, May 28th: 12:00pm — 1:00pm (G-603)