Welcome to the Workshop Registration System

This system allows faculty, staff, and students to register for workshops and classes offered at Buffalo State College. You can log in to the system using the links in the upper right hand corner of your screen and your Buffalo State username and password.

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All Classes
Taskstream Training for Non-academic Units
Class Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 316
This is a training session for non-academic units to become familiar with using the assessment management system in Taskstream and to begin to load data into the system.
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For Secretaries and Office Assistants: Excel Professional Development
Class Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Start Time: 11:30:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
Are you a Secretary or Office Assistant interested in learning how you can use Excel at work to be more efficient and/or make sense of data and information quickly? Do you use Excel for a current process in your unit, but think that there may be additional Excel tools to make that process more effec
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For Secretaries and Office Assistants: Excel Professional Development
Class Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
Are you a Secretary or Office Assistant interested in learning how you can use Excel at work to be more efficient and/or make sense of data and information quickly? Do you use Excel for a current process in your unit, but think that there may be additional Excel tools to make that process more effec
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Taskstream Training for Non-academic Units
Class Is Full. Class Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 316
This is a training session for non-academic units to become familiar with using the assessment management system in Taskstream and to begin to load data into the system.
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What are High-Impact Practices (HIPs) anyway?
Class Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has identified a number of high-impact learning practices (e.g., undergraduate research, collaborative assignments, learning communities, service learning, study abroad, freshman seminars). Each of these learning practices involve a s
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Taskstream Training for Non-academic Units
Class Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 316
This is a training session for non-academic units to become familiar with using the assessment management system in Taskstream and to begin to load data into the system.
Full Class Details...
What are High-Impact Practices (HIPs) anyway?
Class Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has identified a number of high-impact learning practices (e.g., undergraduate research, collaborative assignments, learning communities, service learning, study abroad, freshman seminars). Each of these learning practices involve a s
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Purposeful Networking: Creating Valuable Professional Connections
Class Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
You may be creative, thoughtful and work well within a team setting, but others often seem to have the edge when it comes to networking and making beneficial professional connections. This session will offer you tips and tactics for developing and refining a networking style that works for you.
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Backward Design Step 3: Developing the Learning Plan
Class Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Once you have developed course objectives and created the course assessments, it’s time to consider how you will prepare students to meet your goals. In this workshop we will discuss the development of the learning plan and strategies for ensuring that students are able to successfully master
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Grade Center
Class Date: Thursday, March 01, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
The Grade Center in Blackboard Learn is more than just a way to record students'''' grades. It is a dynamic and interactive tool, allowing you to collect student submissions, record data, calculate grades automatically, and monitor student progress. You can also drop the lowest grade, display percen
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An Easier Way to Schedule Office Hours - Bengal Success Portal
Class Date: Monday, March 05, 2018
Start Time: 1:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
The Bengal Success Portal makes scheduling office hours and advising hours easy for instructors, advisers, and students!

Instead of sending email back and forth to set up appointments with students during office hours, the Bengal Success Portal lets students self-schedule appointments with you du
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SML Roundtable: Identifying and Aligning Resources to Attain Unit/Divisional Goals
Class Date: Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
The Supervisor Micro-Learning (SML) Roundtables are an hour long professional development opportunity for supervisors to learn one new high impact strategy or tool that can be implemented immediately to further enhance leadership practices. After each session, supervisors will implement what they le
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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BACO 123
Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 
The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and maintain your department or office site. 
This
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Rethinking Productivity: Methods for Managing Time and Tasks
Class Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Do you ever feel like you could be working more efficiently and wonder why tasks are taking longer than you expected? Learning how to control distractions, organize information to complete tasks, and create a workflow process that enhances productivity can help employees to maximize the efficiency a
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Designing and Organizing your Course in Blackboard
Class Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Deciding how to organize your course resources and activities in Blackboard can be challenging. What is the best way to present your content so that students will have a successful experience? In this workshop, attendees will preview course template options and discuss designing strategies that can
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Collaboration Tools
Class Date: Thursday, March 08, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
To build a successful community, students need the tools to interact and have conversations. Blackboard Learn offers five communication tools for self-reflection, collaboration, and communication. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to utilize the discussion board, blogs, journals
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Best Practices in Online Teaching: A Faculty Conversation with Shannon Budin
Class Date: Thursday, March 08, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Please join Shannon Budin, associate professor of Exceptional Education, in a conversation about the successes she has had teaching online on Thursday, March 8 during Bengal Pause in Bulger 120. Shannon, a 2017 Open SUNY Effective Practices Award winner, will discuss student engagement in online vid
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The Times are Changing: Strategies to Personally Manage Transitions at Work
Class Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Organizational change can be coupled with feelings of excitement, fear of the unknown, resistance, ambivalence, anxiety, and many other emotions. However, as an individual identifies his/her style for dealing with change, what changes he/she can and cannot control, and his/her purpose within a chang
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Interaction – Communication and Collaboration
Class Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Effective communication, collaboration, and negotiation are critical workplace skills. In this workshop, we will discuss the various types of online interactions that can be used to support student development of these skills. We will also discuss the importance of interaction and its impact on stud
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Utilizing Rubrics in a Blackboard Course
Class Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122

A rubric is an assessment tool listing evaluation criteria for an assignment. A rubric divides the assigned work into parts and provides clear descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each part, at varying levels of skill. You can use a rubric to communicate the assignment r
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An Easier Way to Schedule Office Hours - Bengal Success Portal
Class Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Start Time: 10:30:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
The Bengal Success Portal makes scheduling office hours and advising hours easy for instructors, advisers, and students!

Instead of sending email back and forth to set up appointments with students during office hours, the Bengal Success Portal lets students self-schedule appointments with you du
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Crucial Confrontations
Class Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
How do you respond to someone who fails to meet deadlines, follow through on promises, or exhibits inappropriate behavior? We all face situations when someone does not meet our expectations. The book, Crucial Confrontations, teaches skills to increase confidence in dealing with these tough situati
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An Easier Way to Schedule Office Hours - Bengal Success Portal
Class Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
The Bengal Success Portal makes scheduling office hours and advising hours easy for instructors, advisers, and students!

Instead of sending email back and forth to set up appointments with students during office hours, the Bengal Success Portal lets students self-schedule appointments with you du
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SML Roundtable: Strengthening Leadership Capacities with Emotional and Social Intelligence
Class Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
The Supervisor Micro-Learning (SML) Roundtables are an hour long professional development opportunity for supervisors to learn one new high impact strategy or tool that can be implemented immediately to further enhance leadership practices. After each session, participants will apply what they learn
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Student Performance and Retention Center
Class Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
Knowing how your students are performing helps you understand what your students are ready for and capable of. As you monitor student performance in your course, you can ensure all have an opportunity for success.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to use the following Blackbo
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Managing Student Workers Part 2: Creating Student Employment Learning Experiences
Class Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Student workers can be vital to the success, operations, and productivity of many departments, but at times their skills and perspectives are underutilized. Also, meaningful on-campus employment experiences can assist students in developing career competencies and increase their likelihood of persis
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Achievement Badges
Class Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
Motivate and engage students by incorporating digital badges into your course. Badges allow students to earn recognition for their achievements. Badges can be awarded for completing a project, mastery of a skill, or accomplishing any other learning milestone. You define the criteria. Students can pu
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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BACO 123
Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 
The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and maintain your department or office site. 
This
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An Easier Way to Schedule Office Hours - Bengal Success Portal
Class Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
The Bengal Success Portal makes scheduling office hours and advising hours easy for instructors, advisers, and students!

Instead of sending email back and forth to set up appointments with students during office hours, the Bengal Success Portal lets students self-schedule appointments with you du
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Learning About Learning in the Workplace and Beyond
Class Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
This workshop will focus on learning about our own learning. In particular, the metacognitive ability to adapt learning from one context to another is a key goal in higher education and a skill many industries report wanting in their employees. This interactive session explores the premise that if w
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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BACO 123
Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 
The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and maintain your department or office site. 
This
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Facilitating Change for a Department, Committee, Program, Process, or Initiative
Class Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Colleges and universities throughout the country are experiencing rapid changes in student demographics, enrollment trends, compliance mandates, and academic offerings. These shifts in the higher education landscape inevitably require campus constituents to change processes, organizational structure
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Techniques and Approaches for Delivering Excellent Customer Service
Class Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
It can be challenging to deliver outstanding customer service when you encounter a difficult customer, a problem that seems unsolvable, and/or rely on another person or unit to help ensure the customer is satisfied. During this session, participants will use case studies to learn and practice effect
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Managing the Polarities of Organizational Change
Class Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
As a college or university changes, issues and systems can quickly increase in complexity, which can lead to change resistance. Many times these issues or systems cannot be “fixed” using traditional problem solving techniques to identify an "either/or" solution, because they are polariti
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SML Roundtable: Delivering Effective Employee Feedback
Class Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
The Supervisor Micro-Learning (SML) Roundtables are an hour long professional development opportunity for supervisors to learn one new high impact strategy or tool that can be implemented immediately to further enhance leadership practices. After each session, participants will apply what they learn
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Introvert Thinkers: Understanding the Power of Introverts in the Workplace
Class Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Generally, people who are more introverted solve problems or generate better ideas while quietly reflecting, ignite energy by having plenty of time to think and reflect before an upcoming meeting, presentation, or event, prefer listening to speaking, and are more likely to feel drained after an inte
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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BACO 123
Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 
The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and maintain your department or office site. 
This
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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BACO 123
Learn how to update and manage your Buffalo State website. 
The college’s new content management system, Drupal, makes it easy for any user level. Through this brief training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create, edit, and maintain your department or office site. 
This
Full Class Details...