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2021 CIT Tech Days session recordings are now available!

Thank you to everyone who attended our sessions! Click the link below and sign in with your Geneseo ID to view the videos. 

CIT 2021 Recordings


What are CIT Tech Days?

The 1st annual CIT Tech Days is a virtual mini-conference offering interesting and informative 50-minute sessions. Our virtual format will be delivered over Zoom on five days over a two week period, for a total of 15 sessions. CIT staff will share technical information, ideas and "how to's" to help Geneseo faculty and staff learn more on specific technical topics. There will be something for everyone. Come learn more about the “Defense Against the Dark (Internet) Arts,” “Our Favorite Canvas Tricks,” “A Live Tour of the Technology Corridor,” “Banner Admin Pages - Teach Me How to Fish!,” among others.

People who attended three or more sessions earned a CIT Tech Days digital badge (https://support.credly.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021222071-What-is-a-badge-) to recognize their professional development!

 


Informational Sessions

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Staying Flexible - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The pandemic has given us reason to find new ways to work, collaborate, and get things done. This presentation will focus on what we've learned in CIT and what we see ourselves carrying forward to stay flexible as we approach the new normal.

Presenters:

  • CIT Management Team
    • Sue Chichester
    • Rick Coloccia
    • Laurie Fox
    • Paul Jackson
    • Shawn Plummer
    • Nik Varrone
The Ins and Outs of Presenting in Performance Spaces and Classrooms - An A/V Technology Overview - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our experts will share the different kinds of classroom technology available on campus and how to get the best sound for event attendees and remote participants. They will also be showcasing new audio and video technologies that will be installed in our hybrid spaces in the future.

Presenters:

  • Bill Meyers
  • Sean McGrath
  • Brian Bucar
Knights Navigating KnightWeb and Navigate - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Faculty can learn how to perform the basic functions of KnightWeb & Navigate. View student information and schedules, access class lists and picture rosters, remove holds, set up office hour appointments, create registration appointment campaigns, and submit alerts on students. Faculty will also get a rare glimpse into "what students see" in these applications.

Presenters:

  • Laurie Fox
  • Chris Sandefer

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
Banner Admin Pages - Teach Me How to Fish! - 9:00am - 10:00am

This presentation will share resources and tips to help you get more out of Banner. We will provide you with resources that increase your knowledge and skill with Banner and help you solve problems you may encounter.

This session will cover:

  • Navigation Tips
  • Customization
  • On-demand training
  • Community Forums
  • Getting help
  • Local resources

Presenters: 

  • Linda Ludlum
  • Paul Jackson
Survey of Web Publishing Tools - 10:00am - 11:00am 

Not sure about where to put your content online? Come learn about the options CIT offers for publishing content on the Web.

Presenters:

  • Shawn Plummer
  • Becky Patt
  • Ravi Lamontagne
Zoom Tips & Tricks - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A presentation of some of the more advanced features of Zoom and how you can utilize these features.

Presenters:

  • Bill Meyers
  • Brian Bucar

Monday, June 7th, 2021
What’s in the South Hall Technology Corridor? - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Brian Bucar for a virtual live tour of what CIT has to offer in the Technology Corridor – South Hall 3rd Floor. See the One Button Studio, Media Lab, 3D printing in the Experimental Space and more.

Presenters:

  • Brian Bucar
Master the universe from your Mac - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Secure your base of operations, then learn how to master space, power, and more from the comfortable confines of your Apple computer.

Presenters:

  • Nik Varrone
  • Brian Galliford
Windows Tips & Tricks - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Personalize and customize Windows and commonly used programs to help you become more productive while using your Windows 10 computer and learn how to be keep you and your computer more secure by following suggested tips for doing so.

Presenters:

  • Sam Bean
  • Shawn Austin

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
Defense Against the Dark (Internet) Arts - 9:00am - 10:00am

Learn the tricks that scammers use to steal your information and how to protect yourself against them.

Presenters:

  • Val Smith
Beyond Browser Basics  - 10:00am - 11:00am

Get the most out of your favorite web browser! Learn how to take your Chome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge to the next level with powerful features and extensions to help you manage your tabs, passwords, preferences, and bookmarks, even across devices.

Presenters:

  • David Warden
Planning Productivity & Defeating Procrastination - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Does your work week fly by with a feeling that you’re not accomplishing your goals? Do projects take longer because you just can’t find the time to work on them? This session will show how planning helps defeat procrastination and prepares you for a great week!

Presenters:

  • Laurie Fox

Friday, June 11th, 2021
Overview of Google Workspace - 9:00am - 10:00am

Learn how to use Google Workspace to collaborate on your work. We will cover the big features of Google Workspace, how to use Google Drive, and highlight some features of Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms.

Presenters:

  • Laurie Fox
  • Shawn Plummer
Our Favorite Canvas Tricks - 10:00am - 11:00am

The instructional design team will share features in Canvas that will save you time and increase your satisfaction with using Canvas, Geneseo's learning management system.

Presenters:

  • Joe Dolce
  • Becky Patt
  • Alexis Clifton
What's New? What's Next? - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The CIT Management team will share our thoughts and plans on how technology will help shape our future as a college. Come see what's new and upcoming!

Presenters:

  • CIT Management Team
    • Sue Chichester
    • Rick Coloccia
    • Laurie Fox
    • Paul Jackson
    • Shawn Plummer
    • Nik Varrone

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