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:

Utilizing Flipgrid for Online Course Engagement!

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 by Shari Colby

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to create engagement in your online class? Check out this great new video titled Utilizing Flipgrid for Online Course Engagement from Heather Geoffroy, GSC’s Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Curriculum and Lead Faculty. This video can be found in the Faculty Lounge online here. Please be sure you are logged into Canvas to access.

Connect & Collaborate as Online Faculty

Posted on: September 17th, 2019 by Shari Colby

Learners at Granite State College are amazing examples of adults who have passion and dedication toward a goal. If you’ve ever had a chance to attend our commencement ceremony, a capstone presentation, or have been part of one of our professional development offerings, you know what I’m talking about.

Learners at Granite State College are amazing examples of adults who have passion and dedication toward a goal. If you’ve ever had a chance to attend our commencement ceremony, a capstone presentation, or been part of one of our professional development offerings, you know what I’m talking about.

If you haven’t had a chance to attend our spring graduation ceremony, here are three reasons to add this to your calendar in 2020:

  • The learners. As faculty, you know how much they’ve put in to meeting their academic goals. Join fellow GSC faculty to help them celebrate!
  • Your fellow faculty. There’s no better time to meet up with and network with our own teaching community than commencement as we celebrate the third reason.
  • The learners. Yup, they’re on this list twice. Because while they celebrate their big day, they’re also transitioning to our student alumni group. And some of them even become part of our faculty family!

But how do we stay connected as online faculty when we aren’t at graduation? This year we’re continuing our efforts to connect with one another around teaching and learning strategies that tap into quality, innovation, and collaboration to help all learners succeed.

Here are a few ways you can stay connected:

  • Join one of our First Fridays drop-in sessions, starting in August 2019. There’s no agenda – this is just an open time to ask questions and connect with others. Learn more.
  • Attend an upcoming faculty development session. Learn more.
  • Read (or watch, or listen) all about it! Do you open our monthly faculty e-newsletter? If not, you’ve been missing out on some great info about our teaching community. Not receiving it? Check your spam folder and contact Shari Colby.
  • Share your voice! Want to share a teaching tip, strategy, or resource with your fellow faculty? Submit a blog post, video link, or audio link with us for this website and our monthly Faculty Matters e-newsletter.
  • Save the date for our first Virtual Conference on Teaching & Learning in Adulthood: February 14, 2020 (snow date February 21, 2020). This is free to GSC faculty – registration and more info is coming soon!

Here’s to an amazing academic year ahead, and thank you for everything you do keep our students engaged!

– Julie Moser, Ed.D. | Assoc. Dean of Academic Engagement & Faculty Development

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