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
Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Open Lab
Class Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 1:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
This open lab is designed to provide faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to drop-in for assistance with the Bengal Success Portal. You may stop in at any time during the lab to get your questions answered.


Registration is not required to attend the open lab.
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Rethinking Productivity: Methods for Managing Time and Tasks
Class Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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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Making Accessible Content - Word & PDF
Class Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
Buffalo State is engaging in an effort to promote accessibility of materials on the web and within our courses including face-to-face, online and hybrid. This hands-on session will focus on how to use Microsoft Office Word effectively to create accessible Word files that can be converted to accessib
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Non-Academic Unit Continuous Improvement Assessment Session
Class Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
This session will provide an overview of, and support in developing non-academic unit assessments now required by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. The session will focus on developing and/or documenting each unit''s:

1) Mission
2) SMART Support Outcomes (Goals)
3) Assessment Pla
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Utilizing Rubrics in a Blackboard Course
Class Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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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Making Accessible Content - Word & PDF
Class Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Start Time: 1:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
Buffalo State is engaging in an effort to promote accessibility of materials on the web and within our courses including face-to-face, online and hybrid. This hands-on session will focus on how to use Microsoft Office Word effectively to create accessible Word files that can be converted to accessib
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Utilizing Rubrics in a Blackboard Course
Class Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
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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Non-Academic Unit Continuous Improvement Assessment Session
Class Is Full. Class Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
This session will provide an overview of, and support in developing non-academic unit assessments now required by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. The session will focus on developing and/or documenting each unit''s:

1) Mission
2) SMART Support Outcomes (Goals)
3) Assessment Pla
Full Class Details...
Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Getting Started
Class Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
The Bengal Success Portal, powered by Starfish, allows for efficient communication among students, faculty, advisers, support staff, and administrators to support student success and retention.


This hands-on session will get you started using the Bengal Success Portal. In this session, you will
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Quick Tips for Wellness at Work
Class Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
Wellness at work benefits you, your employer, your family, and your community. In this session you will learn tips, resources, and tools for improving wellness at work with just a little planning and a few minutes throughout your work day. The goal of this session is to provide nutrition, relaxation
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RITE TeamDynamix Project Manager Training Workshop
Class Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 208
TeamDynamix is a tool designed specifically for higher education to help institutions manage their projects, services, assets, and more.
This training is for RITE team leads, people with a TeamDynamix project manager license, or anyone interested in how TeamDynamix can be used to manage your team&#
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RITE TeamDynamix Project Team Member Training Workshop
Class Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: CLEV 418
TeamDynamix is a tool designed specifically for higher education to help institutions manage their projects, services, assets, and more.
This training is for any user of TeamDynamix who will not be participating in the Project Manager Training Workshop. Please bring your laptop, tablet, etc. with
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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Flags, Kudos, and Referrals
Class Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
This hands-on session will introduce the tracking items used in the Bengal Success Portal: flags, kudos, and referrals.


Flags can be used to communicate specific concerns with students. Referrals are used to refer students to support services on campus. Kudos are used to acknowledge student eff
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RITE TeamDynamix Project Team Member Training Workshop
Class Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Start Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: CLEV 418
TeamDynamix is a tool designed specifically for higher education to help institutions manage their projects, services, assets, and more.
This training is for any user of TeamDynamix who will not be participating in the Project Manager Training Workshop. Please bring your laptop, tablet, etc. with
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Student Performance and Retention Center
Class Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Start Time: 11:30:00 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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Making Accessible Content - Word & PDF
Class Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
Buffalo State is engaging in an effort to promote accessibility of materials on the web and within our courses including face-to-face, online and hybrid. This hands-on session will focus on how to use Microsoft Office Word effectively to create accessible Word files that can be converted to accessib
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Go at Your Own Pace: Buffalo State College Running and Walking Group
Class Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: HGYM 1
All staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to destress and stay active with colleagues by participating in a running and walking group held twice a week (Thursday at 9 a.m. and Friday at noon). We encourage employees at any fitness level to join us as multiple running/walking groups will be
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Student Performance and Retention Center
Class Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
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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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318
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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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Calendar, Appointments, and Attendance
Class Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Start Time: 2:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
This hands-on session will help you:


Sync the Bengal Success Portal with your Outlook calendar
Set up office hours or advising hours
Schedule appointments with students
Take attendance for your course(s)


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Go at Your Own Pace: Buffalo State College Running and Walking Group
Class Date: Friday, October 06, 2017
Start Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: HGYM 1
All staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to destress and stay active with colleagues by participating in a running and walking group held twice a week (Thursday at 9 a.m. and Friday at noon). We encourage employees at any fitness level to join us as multiple running/walking groups will be
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Achievement Badges
Class Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Calendar, Appointments, and Attendance
Class Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Start Time: 2:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
This hands-on session will help you:


Sync the Bengal Success Portal with your Outlook calendar
Set up office hours or advising hours
Schedule appointments with students
Take attendance for your course(s)


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Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
Class Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Employees from three generations are working together within organizations and are challenged with how to effectively collaborate, communicate, and accomplish tasks. Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial employees each have a unique and important set of skills that can be utilized to create high
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Achievement Badges
Class Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
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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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Open Lab
Class Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Start Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
This open lab is designed to provide faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to drop-in for assistance with the Bengal Success Portal. You may stop in at any time during the lab to get your questions answered.


Registration is not required to attend the open lab.
Full Class Details...
Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Flags, Kudos, and Referrals
Class Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Start Time: 10:30:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
This hands-on session will introduce the tracking items used in the Bengal Success Portal: flags, kudos, and referrals.


Flags can be used to communicate specific concerns with students. Referrals are used to refer students to support services on campus. Kudos are used to acknowledge student eff
Full Class Details...
Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318
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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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Getting Started
Class Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Start Time: 9:30:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
The Bengal Success Portal, powered by Starfish, allows for efficient communication among students, faculty, advisers, support staff, and administrators to support student success and retention.


This hands-on session will get you started using the Bengal Success Portal. In this session, you will
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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Class Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the campus supported real-time web conferencing tool. Learn how Collaborate Ultra lets you share files, applications and even your desktop, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with participants.  Communicate during the Collaborate sessions wit
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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Class Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the campus supported real-time web conferencing tool. Learn how Collaborate Ultra lets you share files, applications and even your desktop, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with participants.  Communicate during the Collaborate sessions wit
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Facilitating and Structuring Effective Meetings
Class Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Meetings can sometimes feel unproductive, inefficient, boring, and unorganized. However, meeting leaders can use effective facilitation skills, an actionable agenda, role clarity, and structured content to make meetings fun, productive, and meaningful. This workshop will help participants to develop
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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Flags, Kudos, and Referrals
Class Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
This hands-on session will introduce the tracking items used in the Bengal Success Portal: flags, kudos, and referrals.


Flags can be used to communicate specific concerns with students. Referrals are used to refer students to support services on campus. Kudos are used to acknowledge student eff
Full Class Details...
The Times are Changing: Strategies to Personally Manage Transitions at Work
Class Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
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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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Introduction
Class Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
This workshop is designed for instructors new to Blackboard Learn 9.1 or anyone who would like a refresher course. We will address the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course content. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to navigate the LMS
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Bengal Success Portal (Starfish) - Calendar, Appointments, and Attendance
Class Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Start Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: BULG 122
This hands-on session will help you:


Sync the Bengal Success Portal with your Outlook calendar
Set up office hours or advising hours
Schedule appointments with students
Take attendance for your course(s)


Full Class Details...
Non-Academic Unit Continuous Improvement Assessment Session
Class Is Full. Class Date: Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
This session will provide an overview of, and support in developing non-academic unit assessments now required by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. The session will focus on developing and/or documenting each unit''s:

1) Mission
2) SMART Support Outcomes (Goals)
3) Assessment Pla
Full Class Details...
Non-Academic Unit Continuous Improvement Assessment Session
Class Is Full. Class Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
This session will provide an overview of, and support in developing non-academic unit assessments now required by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. The session will focus on developing and/or documenting each unit''s:

1) Mission
2) SMART Support Outcomes (Goals)
3) Assessment Pla
Full Class Details...
Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318
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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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Assessments
Class Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BULG 122
This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy individual and group assignments to collect student submissions to manage grades and feedback. The use of assignm
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Managing Student Workers Part 1: Supervising as a Coach
Class Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017
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. Supervising student workers using strengths-based coaching strategies provides opportunities for students to develop career competencies and ca
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Creating Interactive Content for Your Course
Class Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
This workshop will provide several approaches for developing online content for your course. We will discuss a variety of tools that can be used to create engaging, interactive content in the online environment.


This workshop is part of the Advanced Online Course Development Specialization seri
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Authentic Assessment
Class Date: Thursday, November 09, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
What are authentic assessments and how can they help students to develop real world skills? In this workshop, we will discuss the characteristics and benefits of authentic assessments, explore examples of authentic assessments, and share an authentic assessment checklist that can be used to guide th
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Grade Center
Class Date: Thursday, November 09, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
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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Universal Design for Learning
Class Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is a framework that can help instructors proactively create inclusive learning environments that meet the diverse needs of all learners. This workshop will discuss why designing with UDL can improve learning for all students, as well as guidelines and strategie
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Facilitating Change for a Department, Committee, Program, Process, or Initiative
Class Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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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Polarity Management: Overcoming Paradoxical Challenges at Work and in Life
Class Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
What if the problem you are trying to solve is really a polarity? Polarities are dilemmas or paradoxes that have two or more right answers, which are interdependent. For example, if you were told a campus program needs to be structured and flexible, rather than employing traditional problem solving
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Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318
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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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
Class Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: CLAS A207
ArcGIS Pro is ESRI’s latest GIS desktop program that will eventually replace ArcMap desktop. With ArcGIS Pro, you can visualize, edit, and analyze your geographic data in both 2D and 3D and share your work with others. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the interface and f
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Open SUNY COTE Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric
Class Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BULG 120
Whether you are designing a new online course or refreshing an existing online course, the Open SUNY COTE Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric can guide your process. This rubric can be used a guide if you are developing a course, or as a tool for reviewing existing courses to create an action plan for rev
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Blackboard Learn 9.1: Collaboration Tools
Class Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
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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Retooling Customer Service Practices
Class Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
Do you ever wonder what customer service practices you currently use that are effective, could be improved, created, or reinvented? During this session, participants will work together to evaluate the effectiveness of their current customer service strategies and create new practices that they can u
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Non-Academic Unit Continuous Improvement Assessment Session
Class Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Start Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: BUTL 181B
This session will provide an overview of, and support in developing non-academic unit assessments now required by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. The session will focus on developing and/or documenting each unit''s:

1) Mission
2) SMART Support Outcomes (Goals)
3) Assessment Pla
Full Class Details...
Non-Academic Unit Continuous Improvement Assessment Session
Class Date: Monday, December 04, 2017
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: BUTL 181B
This session will provide an overview of, and support in developing non-academic unit assessments now required by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. The session will focus on developing and/or documenting each unit''s:

1) Mission
2) SMART Support Outcomes (Goals)
3) Assessment Pla
Full Class Details...
Drupal Website Training
Class Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM
Location: BUTL 318
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...