Center for Teaching
Advancement and Assessment Research
116 College Avenue
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (848) 932-7466
Fax: (732) 932-1845
Teaching with Technology
The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research and The TA Project are pleased to offer a series of workshops designed to develop technological skills and enhance teaching. Certificates are awarded to Rutgers graduate students by the TA Project; please visit their web site for additional certificate programs.
Graduate students who wish to earn a certificate must attend at least four workshops:
Spring 2020 TAP workshop offerings:
Please note: Due to President Barchi's announcement, as of 3/11/20, all remaining TAP workshops for the Spring, 2020 semester are canceled.
new Accessibility Tools for Teaching (3/26/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. Lifelong Learning Center, 3 Rutgers Plaza, Room 240, Cook Campus)
new Intro to VoiceThread (4/17/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. The Language Center , 1 Spring Street, Room SPR-421, CAC) VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia web-based application that allows you to place collections of media-like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation. It can be an easy way to differentiate instruction while providing engaging choices to "show" learning, engage in conversation, and think openly and critically about content. In this workshop, you will learn how to use VoiceThread for your online courses and how to integrate it with your Sakai page.
new Intro to WebEx (2/21/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. The Language Center, 1 Spring Street, New Brunswick, Room SPR-403, CAC) WebEx is a set of tools designed for personal and corporate collaboration. Rutgers provides WebEx free for faculty, staff, students and guests. It offers high-definition video, screen sharing, in-meeting chat, voice calling, document sharing, and a virtual whiteboard. WebEx can be used through a web browser, desktop app, or mobile device. It can also be used in conjunction with Cisco codecs (camera systems for meeting and classroom spaces), a number of which are available across the University.For this workshop, please bring your own device. WebEx is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android & iOS.
new Universal Design for Learning (2/19/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. Lifelong Learning Center, 3 Rutgers Plaza, Room 240), Cook Campus) Universal Design for Learning is a framework designed to created flexible learning environments that support and accommodate diverse learners. It focuses on identifying core learning goals, and providing multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement in an effort to break down barriers to those goals. UDL strategies help to provide pathways to learning that are essential for students with disabilities, and beneficial for all. In this session, you’ll learn a bit about what UDL is all about and practical tips for how you can implement it in your own classroom. Come prepared with a device to explore the UDL Guidelines on your own, and ideas for a lesson or activity you’d like to revise to be more flexible and inclusive!
Intro to Canvas (3/3/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. Lifelong Learning Center, 3 Rutgers Plaza, Room 240, Cook Campus) This workshop will cover the basics of how to navigate the Canvas learning management system and edit content in it. By the end of this session you will be able to navigate the global menu and a course menu, edit content and settings, and use Speedgrader. We will also look at the best ways to move Sakai content into Canvas and edit it there.
Basic RefWorks 3.0 (1/30/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave. , CAC AND 4/10/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave. , CAC) RefWorks (free to members of the Rutgers community) is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create and administer their own personal bibliographic database. This hands-on workshop introduces RefWorks, and demonstrates how personal bibliographies can be created and managed. Two additional RefWorks tools, Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It will also be demonstrated. Additional help will be available for persons logging into RefWorks for the first time.
Creating Excel Spreadsheets for Grading (2/4/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave., CAC) This workshop explores different methods of using Excel to calculate student grades. In addition to calculating weighted averages, we discuss methods of dropping the lowest grade, and assigning letter grades based on numeric average grades via a lookup table. Finally, we cover various dynamic means of assessing the performance of entire class by using charts and summation functions.
Creating PowerPoint Presentations for Teaching (2/18/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave, CAC) This workshop provides a quick hands-on overview of PowerPoint; its structure, utilities, slide management features, animation, and design templates (with a number of tips and tricks).Intro to Prezi NEXT (2/7/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. The Language Center, 1 Spring Street, Room SPR-421, CAC) Prezi is a cloud-based presentation application (for both Mac and PC) that lets you organize and share ideas and information in a very dynamic way. You can lead your students (and audience) on a visual journey, collaborate in real time across time zones, and run your presentation from the cloud, desktop, iPad, or iPhone. In Intro to Prezi NEXT, you learn how to set up a free account, navigate the canvas, create topics and subtopics, utilize templates, apply text, images and video, and use the Tool/Prezi Editor.
Intermediate Prezi NEXT (3/6/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. The Language Center, 1 Spring Street, Room SPR-421, CAC) The Intermediate Prezi workshop will cover advanced aspects and functionalities of Prezi, such as animation, in-depth customization, and inserting audio & video content.
Using Media with PowerPoint Presentations (3/25/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave. , CAC) This workshop will explore the incorporation of audio and video into PowerPoint presentations for the PC. We will cover the different audio and video formats that are compatable with PowerPoint and available web resources for downloading free content.
Making Conference Posters in PowerPoint (2/20/20, 9:50 a.m - 11:10 a.m. CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave, CAC AND 4/14/20, CTAAR Lab, 116 College Ave, CAC ) This workshop explores how to easily create conference posters by using PowerPoint tools. We will explore adjusting slides to poster dimensions, adding and managing text and bullets, images, charts, tables and other poster content. We will also generate QR codes which will link to informational websites from the posters. Finally, we will explore saving the poster as pdf files and various printing options.
Space is limited. Please register online, call the TA Project at 848 932-7747, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org please replace "brokenmail" with grad.rutgers.edu.
Last updated: 3/11/2020