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Friday, October 6 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Fork Your Syllabus, You Slacker! Using GitHub and Slack to Collaborate with Students (and Colleagues)

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Have you ever wanted to share materials from your classes with other faculty, but found that your courseware made that nearly impossible? Or wanted a way to easily share your updates and modifications to someone else’s materials? Do you struggle to get students to respond to email? Do you wish you had better options for engaging with students working in groups without being overbearing? 

In this session, I'll show you how you can use GitHub to make your course materials easily accessible, updatable, and shareable—even if they have nothing to do with programming! You’ll learn the basics of how GitHub works, and how to take advantage of their free classroom and student accounts to create private as well as public repositories of content. I’ll also show you how you can use the free version of Slack to create classroom conversation spaces that support class-wide announcements, group conversations for project work, private messaging with students, and easy file sharing. 

While you’ll learn a lot about using these tools just by attending, listening, and later referring to the materials I’ll post online (using GitHub, of course!), you’ll get the most out of the session if you bring your own laptop. No need to install any software in advance—we’ll be working only with the web-based interface to both tools.

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Liz Lawley

Professor, RIT Interactive Games & Media
Social computing. Location-based games. Dubrovnik. My kids.

Friday October 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Woods ABC