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September 2017

Using and making videos in your classroom: Kaltura and CaptureSpace

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We will explore the new video platform Kaltura by working with video in classroom content, making and using video quizzes to improve student learning, and using the built-in desktop recorder: CaptureSpace. We will discuss effective ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students. It is highly recommended that you have used Kaltura or attended the Introduction to Kaltura in Blackboard workshop.If possible, please bring…

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Using Zoom in your Classroom

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Zoom is a video and web conferencing software that shares many of the features of Adobe Connect, allows you to record your sessions, and even transfer these recording directly to our new video streaming platform Kaltura. UMaine Online faculty are eligible to use Zoom to manage the synchronous components of their online courses, hold virtual office hours, and promote virtual student collaboration. This workshop will support faculty teaching with Zoom. We will explore how to set up your Zoom account,…

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Annual Graduate School Picnic

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stodder Hall, 5775 Stodder Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Annual Graduate School Picnic! The Graduate School Staff invites all graduate faculty, support staff, graduate students and their families to the Stodder Hall Patio (East Side) to kick off the start of the fall semester with the Annual Graduate School Picnic.  In the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be moved inside to 57 Stodder Hall.

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Artists’ Reception: Susan Broce and Antonio Small

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Exhibition runs July 21—Sept. 22, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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Using Group Work Effectively to Promote Student Learning

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Group work is a common teaching strategy used across disciplines and modalities that can be very effective. Students using peer instruction during group work can solidify their understanding, practice transfer of skills, and gain awareness of their own knowledge – all of which benefit learning. Working with groups effectively will often need specific guidelines and structure to promote positive outcomes and avoid common pitfalls. In this workshop, we will explore several types of group work, identify ways to build positive…

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Introduction to Kaltura in Blackboard

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The University of Maine has rolled out a powerful new video service: Kaltura. This service will greatly expand our ability to use video in teaching and learning environments. This training will offer an overview of the Kaltura service, discuss ways to use video in teaching, and provide step by step instructions on using Kaltura in your Blackboard course. If possible, please bring a laptop computer to this training session. Register Here

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Introduction to Blackboard

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This training session is aimed for faculty and graduate students who are new to the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) and/or are transitioning from First Class to Blackboard.  This session will cover an overview of the Blackboard Learning Management System, the basic layout, how to navigate in the environment, common terminology, suggestions for organization and the foundations of building content, announcements and discussion boards. These sessions typically run 1-1.5hrs.  If possible, please bring a laptop computer to the training session.…

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Family and Friends Weekend

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map

Join the Division of Student Life in welcoming back family members and friends of current UMaine black bears. Visit umaine.edu/studentlife/familyandfriends for all event details.

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Using Zoom in your Classroom

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom is a video and web conferencing software that shares many of the features of Adobe Connect, allows you to record your sessions, and even transfer these recording directly to our new video streaming platform Kaltura. UMaine Online faculty are eligible to use Zoom to manage the synchronous components of their online courses, hold virtual office hours, and promote virtual student collaboration. This workshop will support faculty teaching with Zoom. We will explore how to set up your Zoom account,…

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Risk Perceptions of Metallic Mineral Mining in Maine

September 26 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Andrew Morgan, candidate for the Master of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, will be defending their thesis.

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