Canvas Migration Resources & Updates

Posted on: December 18th, 2020 by Julie Moser

Granite State College is migrating to the Canvas learning management system. The following just-in-time resources are intended to help you navigate this journey. Remember: we’re in this together!

Updates

The Office of Academic Affairs is working with the USNH Enterprise Technology & Services team to develop a comprehensive training program as outlined below. Trainings will include a blend of live online Zoom sessions (which will be recorded), self-paced online resources, and virtual drop-in coaching sessions facilitated by fellow GSC faculty. The roll-out schedule is below – stay tuned for more information!

March 2021 Updates

As you know, Graduate level courses will be offered in Canvas this spring term. All the remaining courses in the Undergraduate and School of Education programs will follow in the summer term. If you want a sneak peek now, you can start exploring Canvas in your own sandbox course. To get started, log into our Canvas site https://mycourses.granite.edu using the same login credentials you use for other GSC systems. You will find resources in the course to get you started. If you do not find a sandbox course on the Canvas Dashboard, please request one by submitting an IT help request at IT.granite.edu.

Recorded Zoom Sessions

Resources

Creativity for Problem-Solving & Stress Relief

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by Julie Moser

Anyone – especially YOU – can develop creative skills to enhance problem-solving. This free, on-demand resource provides quick tips to help you develop a creative practice. This resource will provide a highlight of the skills and topics that we’ll cover during an upcoming online professional development session.

Step 1. Download & Print the Follow-Along Resource

Please download and print this resource before beginning the video.

Step 2. Watch the Video & Pause When Appropriate

The following seven-minute video has two activities to try. Watch the video and then complete the exercises or pause it in between – it’s your choice! There is also a script available for the video.


This resource provided a highlight of the skills and topics that we’ll cover during an upcoming online professional development session:

Title: Bust the Creativity Myth: Enhance Problem-Solving through Creative Practice
Format: Online with personal feedback and connection with the instructor
Dates: October 12 – November 6, 2020

Cost: $99 per person

Description
One of the most in-demand skills companies look for is creativity and anyone – especially YOU – can develop creative skills! Why do companies seek this skill and why is it also important in our personal lives? Research shows that creativity sparks innovative problem-solving, increases confidence, and relieves stress. And yet, it takes intention to boost creativity and develop a reflective practice. An introduction to research in the field and key concepts about creativity will be shared. In addition, easy activities that anyone can do will help you develop a creativity habit and explore how to apply newfound skills in your personal and / or work life.

Registration: Space is limited, so sign up today to be the first to receive a registration link later this summer: https://granitestatecollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhSc24IgxfMpPuZ

What We’ve Been Talking About

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by Julie Moser

Faculty Field Notes from March/April 2020

Over the past few weeks, we’ve held Faculty Fun Friday Virtual Coffee Chat sessions via Zoom. These sessions have helped us connect, share insights about teaching and learning, personal tips for stress-relief during these uncertain times, and laugh – wow, have we laughed! 🙂

Thanks to everyone who has joined us so far, we’ve compiled a list of “Faculty Field Notes” for March.

Key College Resources

Faculty Shared Fun & Informative Resource
During our faculty coffee chats, we’ve laughed about how clean our houses are now and how ‘you know you’re in a pandemic when you use a sanitizing wipe to wipe down the bottle of sanitizing wipes’! Other conversations:

Recent Communications

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 by Julie Moser

New to Granite State College or want to see what communications have recently been shared with Faculty? Check out the following resources for past communications:

  • SP20 Term All Faculty Teaching Communication (March 20, 2020) Word|pdf
  • Faculty Lounge: Check out on-demand resources and official GSC announcements