As we enter the sunny embrace of summer, it’s the perfect time to refresh our skills and connect with colleagues in a relaxed, engaging atmosphere. The Teaching and Learning Excellence Division (TLED)’s Office of Academic Technology (OAT) proudly introduces the Remote Recess sessions for Summer 2024. These workshops are designed specifically for faculty looking to spruce up their technical toolkit while enjoying a collegial online gathering.

What is Remote Recess?

Remote Recess sessions blend learning and leisure, offering faculty the chance to explore new technologies through short demonstrations followed by an interactive Q&A period. Each session encourages participants to exchange tips and insights, fostering a community of shared knowledge and innovative practices. Whether you’re looking to master a new tool or simply connect with peers, these sessions are tailored to make learning accessible and enjoyable.

Summer 2024 Remote Recess Sessions: Schedule and Topics

Remote Recess sessions are open to all ACC faculty, so mark your calendars and prepare to dive into a summer of learning and connection. 

All sessions take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom, promising a power-packed hour full of learning and interaction.

Tuesday, June 4 | Quick Start with Panopto
Panopto, ACC’s new video hosting and streaming platform, offers robust features such as video creation, editing, automatic captioning, and seamless integrations with Blackboard and Zoom. This session is ideal for getting up to speed with this comprehensive tool.

Tuesday, June 11 | Respondus Lockdown Browser: Setup & Activation
Discover how to secure your assessments within Blackboard using Respondus Lockdown Browser. This workshop covers setup, activation, troubleshooting, and best practices to ensure a smooth testing environment.

Tuesday, June 18 | Poll Everywhere: Add Interaction to Online Sessions
Transform your online interactions into dynamic, engaging sessions using Poll Everywhere. Learn to utilize instant feedback tools, word clouds, anonymous Q&As, and more to enhance participant engagement.

Tuesday, July 9 | Faculty Presentation: Improving Student Retention with Padlet
Phil Patrone, ACC History faculty and Academic Technology Fellow, shares his experiences using Padlet to boost retention in asynchronous courses. A must-attend for educators seeking practical retention strategies.

Tuesday, July 23 | Blackboard Basics: Course Copy Procedure & Best Practices
Preparing for the new semester? Learn the ins and outs of copying course content into a new Blackboard course shell, with additional tips to enhance the accessibility and utility of course materials.

For more details or questions, contact Academic Technology Projects Manager Sara Schulz at [email protected]