Resources for Faculty
Reserving time in the Instructional Labs (200B or 200C)
Our instructional labs in 200B and 200C are set up to be multipurpose rooms. They are each equipped with 10 iMac computers for users, as well as an iMac connected to a projector that takes several other types of inputs as well for the benefit of the instructor.
Besides being classrooms, they may be used to host seminars, group meetings, TA office hours, study sessions, and other departmental, class, or research related purposes.
Once verifying that your desired time slot is free on the 200B & C Weekly Events Calendar, proceed to schedule your event on the 200B & C Reservation Request Form.
Reserving Conference Room 405 Schermerhorn
Please email both Jon Werst and Joanna Borchert-Kopczuk together to reserve this space. Check for availability in Conference Room 405 here.
Courseworks is a course management system with numerous functionalities that allow you to post grades, lecture slides, and assignments for the students enrolled in your class. Courseworks software has been transitioned from Sakai to Canvas. For information on how to use Canvas, please refer to the Canvas training guide on the CTL website. You can also to reach out to Caroline Marvin or Liz Walters with questions about how to navigate Canvas.
Below are some quick guides that may be useful as you're getting started in Canvas:
Canvas quickstart guide
Migrating content from Sakai (old Courseworks)
Adding a syllabus
Adding a textbook
Adding TAs and other users
You are required to post textbook information prior to the first registration period for students. To post this information on Courseworks, please follow these instructions: Adding a textbook
Briefly, you should do the following:
1. Log onto Courseworks, and in the lefthand menu select "Next Semester."
2. Select your course from the list.
3. In the lefthand menu of your course's page, click on "Textbook."
If your course is using the same textbook as a previous semester:
Click the button "Import Textbooks" at the top of the page. You will get a list of your other courses that have had textbook information entered in the past; check the appropriate box and click the "Import" button. Your book info should now show up on the Textbooks page.
If your course is using a new textbook:
Click the "add textbooks" button, and then enter the book's ISBN in the box (without any dashes). Click "Get Book Info," and the system will bring up a list of matches. Find the correct listing, and click the "Add as Required" or "Add as Recommended" buttons, as appropriate. If that search doesn't bring up the correct book, click the "No ISBN" link to the right to search by title and author.
If you have not yet decided on the textbook(s) you will be using:
Click "edit" in the Comments section and provide as much information as you can regarding the likely cost of the text(s) you will be using.
If your course does not require purchase of any textbooks:
Click the checkbox that follows the "* No Textbooks..." statement, and hit "Save."
If you do not yet have access to CourseWorks:
Please send your fall textbook information to Kathe (keb2208), and she will enter it for you.
Go to https://www.facultyenlight.com/?storeNbr=707 and click on "Sign In" or
"Create Account" in the black bar at the top of the page. Then click on "Adopt" in the grey bar, and follow the steps on screen to add your books, or to select books you've used in the past.
You'll also likely want desk copies for at least some of your TAs. The process for ordering them may differ depending on the publisher of your book, but generally if you search for your book's ISBN on its publisher's website, you'll find a link for "instructor information," or contact information for your local representative. If you reach out to that representative and give them the information on your course and the department's address, they should send you your desk copies with plenty of time to distribute them to your TAs before the semester starts.
If you’re using a textbook, you can also order student copies of the textbook from Book Culture.