Open to all new faculty who are not appointed in a tenure-track or tenured position.
This supplemental session provides more in-depth information to help navigate the first year at Texas State. The focus is practical tips for a successful semester including resources to support teaching, uploading your syllabus, and submitting grades.
TRACS (Teaching, Research, And Collaboration System) is the collaborative learning environment at Texas State. TRACS enables faculty to enhance classroom instruction or deliver distance learning by bringing course materials, class discussions, assignments and quizzes to the Web. Students can view course and campus announcements in one location, access direct links to course web sites and groups, and view and create a personal calendar and "to do" lists correlated with individual course calendars.
TRACS provides tools to build and manage course web sites and online campus environments, without knowledge of HTML or other programming languages. There are two types of sites in TRACS; course and project sites. A course site is used for coursework, documents and materials for a course. A project site may be used for collaboration on research, for committee work, for collaborative development projects and more.
Who should attend?
Open and recommended for all new faculty.
Friday, January 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alkek Library, Room #119
Beginning TRACS for New Faculty Orientation
Advanced TRACS for New Faculty Orientation
Faculty are required to register for the workshop by visiting http://signup.txstate.edu/tags/tracs. New faculty must log in using their Texas State Net ID which can be obtained from their department prior to the workshop registration.