Fall 2017 Events

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Lunches for Faculty and Instructional Staff

Clickers Are: A. Awesome B. Beneficial C. Candid D. Diverting E. Engaging

Wednesday, October 18, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Lewis Sebring Mullins Room 
Lunch from Lewis Sebring will be complimentary for attendees

Classroom response systems enhance the interaction between students and teachers, especially in larger classes (30 students or more). With classroom response, you pose multiple-choice or true-false questions to your class, and students use personal transmitters or “clickers” to send private responses. Students are therefore more likely to respond in class, and even find it fun to participate. More importantly, they are engaged in a way that encourages them to think more deeply about the class presentation.

Come find out more about how they can be used in your class through a series of demonstrations.

Moodle Lunch: Using Online Communications to Support the In-Class Experience

Wednesday, October 25th, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
CHI Seminar Room, Frost 211
Lunch provided!

Please join us to learn and discuss how Amherst faculty use Moodle to support their teaching. Boris Wolfson of the Russian Department and Jun Hee Cho of History will share their Moodle tips and strategies, with a focus on the use of discussion forums to support and enhance the in-class experience.

We’ll also have time for general Moodle-related discussion, tip sharing, and Q & A. 

Accessible Information Workshops

The following hands-on sessions focus on creating material and information that is accessible and usable for everyone, including people with disabilities. A reprise of our August offerings, these sessions are recommended for faculty members and staff who were not able to attend previously.

Accessible Documents and Instructional Materials

Wednesday, October 18th, 10 - 11:30 a.m. -or-  Tuesday, October 24th, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Come learn the basics of what makes a document, reading, or handout accessible to someone who uses text-to-speech or other assistive technology. We will practice creating accessible Word documents, PDF’s, and Powerpoint presentations.

Accessible Web Pages and Media

Thursday, October 26th, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  -or-  Tuesday, October 31st, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

Learn the basic elements of web accessibility and how users of assistive technology access the web. We’ll show you some easy Drupal tips for creating more accessible pages on the Amherst website. We’ll also look at how to make video and audio more accessible through the use of captions, transcripts, and descriptions.

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