Providing Support for Faculty, Staff & Students
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Are you interested in earning an Online Course Development Certificate?
Training for faculty members who are developing online or hybrid courses for Spring or Summer 2016 has begun. Register today! This training includes face-to-face workshops and one-on-one meetings with campus instructional designers.
Workshop Topics include:
• Introduction to Online Learning
• Backward Design Step 1: Developing Course Objectives and Priorities
• Backward Design Step 2: Developing Course Assessments
• Backward Design Step 3: Developing the Learning Plan
• Designing and Organizing your Course in Blackboard
• Interaction – Communication and Collaboration
• Authentic Assessment
• Locating and Using Electronic Resources in Your Course
• Interaction – Using Online Discussions to Facilitate Interaction
• Open SUNY COTE Quality Rubric (OSCQR)
Visit CyberQuad to view the
workshop schedule and to register.
Instructional Resources' Photography posts high resolution photographs of events, scenics, and Buffalo State landmarks for use by the campus community.
To download photos, go to the IR Photo Gallery (photos.buffalostate.edu).
To request that an event be photographed, please contact Bruce Fox at x4221 to check availability.
Computer Graphics has created a new online project request form for ALL projects. Please enter all requests through this system. This allows the student assistants to have access to incoming projects. If you have questions about a project you'd like completed, feel free to email Kaylene Waite or call 878-6676 to get your questions answered before filling out the form.
Most of the project forms have the option of paying with a PayPal account or a credit/debit card. Departments and offices can now have journal transfers processed automatically or choose to be invoiced. The online project request form link can be added to your bookmarks/favorites for easy access.
Automatic Journal Transfers
Digital signage is a valuable tool designed to engage and inform the campus community with visual messages to students, faculty, staff, and visitors through the broadcast of events and the distribution of other information of interest to the campus such as campus services, public service announcements, and campus events.
Content is intended to augment other means of communication to help promote campus events, registration or other deadlines, and educational opportunities. Digital signage may also be used to highlight student work via video or a PowerPoint presentation.
Buffalo State currently uses a software program called Visix, by Axis TV, for
digital signage. Training options include small hands-on workshops or one-on-one sessions. To register for small hands-on, please visit the Workshop Registration System website. For a one-on-one contact Melaine Kenyon 878-6679.
Instructional Resources tapes each of the Commencement Ceremonies.
There are two Baccalaureate Ceremonies (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and the evening Master's and Certificate of Advanced Study Ceremony (6 p.m.).
Each dvd is $5.00. Contact us if you'd like dvds from previous years.
To order the dvds, please fill in the form.
IR College Photographer, Bruce Fox and his student assistants attend each of the ceremonies and take photos during and after. These photos can be viewed in his Photo Gallery at photos.buffalostate.edu.
*The photos are free to download.
Computer Graphics has added many
instructional videos to their Resources page.
The videos cover information such as how to
apply your adhesive vinyl decals to Microsoft
PowerPoint and Word training courses.
30x40 PowerPoint poster templates are also
available for downloading. If you need to create
a conference poster - these are very helpful!
Blackboard Learn is Buffalo State’s official learning management system that allows for dynamic learning to occur in the online environment. The tools provided by the Blackboard Learn allow students and faculty to post and share documents and other course content, 24/7 access to grades, write via e-mail and posted discussion boards, and conduct synchronous or real-time conversations in a virtual classroom.
Register for an upcoming training session.
Over the summer, several of our classrooms were renovated to include new features like touch panel controllers, new PCs, document cameras, furniture and more. If you would like to schedule a training session, please call the Classroom Support main office at 878-6670. Updated pictures and instructions will also be placed on our website.
Online Course Development Training
Computer Graphics Project Requests
Visix Digital Signage
Instructional Videos/Poster Templates
The Classroom Support office is responsible for training, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the Audio/Visual Equipment in classrooms and meeting spaces throughout the campus. We also provide support for interactive whiteboards, student response systems, webinars, videoconferences, and other emerging technologies. Our Equipment Loan office can provide users with smart carts, projection screens, sound systems, conference phones and other classroom equipment. Technology repair and consultation services are also available. Please click for more information!
Computer Graphics is the place to go to obtain a variety of design work. We create posters, flyers, brochures, postcards, advertisements, and window clings as well as other items. We also print large format posters and banners. As for finishing options, we offer lamination and laminate mounting onto foam core. Corrugated plastic outdoor signs are also available. Check out our site for more options and downloadable content.
Instructional Design provides support for the design and development of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. We also assist faculty in identifying appropriate online resources for use in such courses. Additionally, the office coordinates training for the current campus-supported course management system, Blackboard. Assistance with integrating emerging technologies into classroom-based courses is also available.
Multimedia Production provides a variety of services. We can capture your lecture in the classroom or if you need a higher level of production we can bring your class into the tv studio. We also provide editing services for those simple projects that grow to become more complex. Last but not least we can convert your video “if not copyright protected” into a file or DVD to be used in class or loaded to a web program like Ensemble or YouTube. We can do small events or large ones depending on your needs. Please give us a call at 878-4922.
Instructional Resources Photography provides a wide variety of photographic services to the Buffalo State community. Types of photographic services include event and location photography, studio portraits and product photography as well as documentation of student work for academic use. Photography lab services include 35mm slide scanning and digital copy work.
Engineering Services is responsible for the design, development, installation and maintenance of all television related equipment and systems at Buffalo State. Additionally, we assist departments with consultation on technical problems. Technical support is provided for television production activities and also audio production and narration tracks for video and multimedia production. We can also record broadcast programming off air and satellite as long as we abide by U.S. Copyright Law.
Buffalo State • 1300 Elmwood Avenue • Bulger Communications Center 102
Buffalo, New York 14222 • Phone: (716) 878-4104 • Fax: (716) 878-3131
Website designed by Kaylene Waite, Graphic Design & Production Specialist