O-Space Course Management System: The online work space for Otis Classes and Community Groups. Learn to upload your syllabus, articles to read, movies to watch, links to websites, or quizzes to take. Have online class discussions; use the gradebook, or track attendance. Server: Jean-Marie Venturini
ePortfolios: An Electronic Portfolio is an online multi-media collection of written and visual work. Faculty, students, and staff may create ePortfolios for a wide variety of uses, such as a class that requires posting artwork for review. Individuals can also use personal ePortfolios as they build their body of work. Graduating seniors can direct potential galleries or employers to their site. Server: Heather Cleary.
Learning ePortfolios: Learn about this specific type of ePortfolio and how to use the submissions feature. Students will start using their Learning ePortfolios during Foundation year and maintain it throughout their years at Otis. It is an opportunity for them to reflect on their own learning and make various connections among their experiences at Otis. Several sections of this important topic will be available on different days and times to accommodate your schedules. Server: Heather Cleary or Jean-Marie Venturini.
ePortfolio Innovations: This workshop will focus on innovative ways to use the O-Space ePortfolio as a teaching tool for presenting dynamic course content. Server: Jean-Marie Venturini.
O-Space Briefs: These 15-minute treats will focus on O-Space quicktips, deliciously prepared to order.
Basic Database Searching: Introduction to the various online resources purchased by the Otis Library and to the methods for finding needles among the haystack of the billions of pages of data. Discussion of appropriate research strategies Servers: Sue Maberry and Heather Cleary
Blogs: Start a blog and use it in class or for a group with a common interest. Create and customize your own. Enhance your blog with images, public and private profiles, and chat rooms. Discuss pedagogy of using blogs. Server: Heather Cleary
Scanning Slides, Photos, & Prints and Capturing Your Own Photos to Use: Useful skills for teaching are covered with these two workshops. Learn how to scan a variety of image formats as well as capture your photos from your own camera. Once you have your images, learn Photoshop basics on how to save them to use for your own class or project. Server: Derek McMullen