This Week In The OpenLab: February 2nd Edition

Groundhog_Day,_Punxsutawney,_2013-2(image by Anthony Quintano via Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons License)


As the new term begins, we want to announce our workshop schedule, and two new OpenLab initiatives:  Office Hours and Open Hours!


Office Hours (please note, office hours are for faculty and staff only)

The Community Team will now be holding regular office hours to help those of you who feel you need extra help, have a quick question, can’t make a workshop, etc.  Really, anything you need, just stop on by!  Office Hours will be held in the Faculty Commons Conference room throughout the semester. The schedule is as follows:

All office hours will be held in the conference room of the Faculty Commons, N227.

Mondays: February 9, March 2, March 30, May 4, 4:00-5:00pm

Wednesdays: February 11, March 11, April 15, May 13, 2:00-3:00pm

Thursdays: February 19, March 19, April 23, May 14, 1:00-2:00pm


Open Hours

Similarly, we’re answering user needs by offering a workshop of a different format. Open Hours take place in a computer lab, but the agenda is yours to determine! Come for a quick question, to work on a specific problem, or to confer with colleagues.  The schedule is as follows:

OPENLAB OPEN HOUR (All Levels Experience Welcome!) Thursday, May 7, 2:30-3:30pm (A540)



And of course, we’ll be offering our usual slate of workshops throughout the semester. And the schedule is as follows:

Ready to get started using the OpenLab? This workshop introduces you to some of the exciting features of the OpenLab and helps you sign up for your OpenLab account and create your OpenLab profile! You will need access to your City Tech email account to get started.
Thursday, February 5, 2:30-4:30pm (G604)

Ready to learn more about setting up your course on the OpenLab? This workshop helps you create your course profile and course site with an emphasis on using OpenLab features to enhance your course syllabus. Please bring your syllabus and other course materials to this mixed-level session. You will need an account on the OpenLab – or to attend a Getting Started session first.
Friday, February 13, 11:00am-1:00pm (G604)

Ready to bring more online discussion into your course? This workshop shares useful OpenLab tools for blogging and interacting with your students online, and helps you to brainstorm assignment design for your OpenLab course. You will need an account on the OpenLab – or to attend a Getting Started session first.
Thursday, March 5, 2:00-4:00pm (G604)

REORGANIZING YOUR SITE (OpenLab Experience Required!)
Ready to restructure your course, project, or club site? In this workshop, we will help you to rethink the organization of your site for enhanced use and better interaction with your students, colleagues, or peers.
Wednesday, April 15, 12:00-2:00pm (G604)

Workshops are open to all City Tech faculty and staff. Part-time faculty are eligible to receive a stipend for workshops.

RSVP:  or email us at Please include workshop date(s) and time(s).

That’s all for this week. Hope to see you at one of these events, and as always, contact us with any questions!

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