Welcome to the CET Instructional Technology page which is designed to inform and support your efforts to integrate and enrich your teaching with technology. We seek to enhance the learning process through the use of new and relevant technologies that mesh with your pedagogic goals. On this page you will find resources and links that will enrich your process. Please check our calendar frequently for events and workshops.
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New: Mixed Realities which include augmented and virtual reality are an incredibly hot topic in education and technology. This new page offers you resources, examples and information to help get you started. Visit
NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition
What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technology developments will drive educational change? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions?
Download the NMC Technology Outlook Report
Cooperative Extension 2016-2021
An expert panel identified 9 key trends, 9 significant challenges, and 12 important developments
in educational technology. The 12 developments in technology are profiled, each on a single page
that describes and defines a technology ranked as very important for Cooperative Extension
programs over the next year, two to three years, or four to five years.
Online Self-Guided Tutorials: All faculty have access to the Blackboard Faculty Resource which is located on your Blackboard Home page under My Organizations once you login to fitnyc.open.suny.edu/. This resource contains numerous self guided tutorials that span the most frequently needed tasks and procedures. You will also find tutorials on how to access and use lynda.com, VoiceThread and other tools of value for you to consider.
Training: Visit the CET Calendar at http://www.fitnyc.edu/cet/calendar.php to schedule Blackboard training for enhanced use. Click on the events you'd like to attend to RSVP. For Online Training, Contact the Office of Online Learning at 212 217.4070
Online Help with Blackboard: The Open SUNY Helpdesk is available 7 days a week to assist faculty (and students) with problems, tasks and to guide you through procedures you may not feel comfortable handling on your own. Call them at 800-875-6269 or email them OpenSUNYHelp@suny.edu. Visit them at http://open.suny.edu/support/contact-us/current-students/.
Syllabus Connect Project
The FIT Digital Syllabus program (also known as Syllabus Connect) is a FIT-wide optional initiative to unify the syllabus content, and school services across the campus to better serve the students. After much preparation, you can now build and edit your course syllabus. Please contact the CET with your questions or comments. 212-217-4063
- Digital Syllabus Tutorial will show you how to access edit and share your course syllabi.
lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software,
creative, and business skills. Founded in 1995, the company produces video tutorials
taught by industry experts.
Click the logo to login directly to lynda.com - FIT login credentials required
FIT has a campus license for VoiceThread which is a multimedia interactive tool that
brings students and faculty together for fully online or face to face classes. Some
interesting examples of VT use by educators https://voicethread.com/blog/
- Instructions for faculty and a video: http://docs.voicethread.com/ vt-in-your-lms/instructors/ blackboard-2/
- Student instructions: Feel free to add these links to your course! http://docs.voicethread.com/ vt-in-your-lms/students/ blackboard-3/
- Download a VoiceThread case study that features FIT Associate Professor Ann Denton
FIT FABLAB Resources for 3D Printing
Useful Technology Links
MyFIT https://myfit.fitnyc.edu Web services, grades, lynda.com
Center for Excellence in Teaching B502 http://fitnyc.edu/cet
Tech help desk (IT) C305B
email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any tech problems