Watch: Technology Town Hall 3/10

Faculty talking to each other.

Published February 23, 2021

Zoom, Panopto, Microsoft 365 and Top Hat were all on the agenda at this year's Technology Town Hall for faculty and educators.


Technology Town Halls give UB faculty and educators a look at what's coming next in technology at UB, and an opportunity to ask questions and share their feedback.

To watch this year's event, click the link below.


  • 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Using Zoom and Panopto for tracking attendance and student engagement
Who actually attended your online class in real time? How many times have students viewed your recorded lectures? Which students in your class have downloaded the video? Learn about these practical aids in this workshop, which will cover:

- Using Zoom reports for synchronous attendance
- Linking Zoom recordings to Panopto course folders
- Using Panopto to track student engagement in your recorded lectures

Participants are encouraged to log into Panopto to follow along with this event.

  • 1:30 – 2 p.m.: Making the transition to Microsoft 365 at UB

Microsoft 365 apps and services are coming to UB, bringing new and better ways to collaborate with colleagues and students. This session will provide updates on the project and give instructors the opportunity to have questions answered.

  • 2 – 2:30 p.m.: Authoring & adopting low-cost textbooks with Top Hat 

Whether you’ve dreamed of authoring your own textbook, or you believe that many of today’s textbooks are expensive and out of touch with today’s learners, this is the event for you. Top Hat invites you to learn about another side of their service: engaging, affordable books that you can customize, are interactive and rich with insight into student readership and understanding. You will also hear directly from a UB faculty member about their authoring experience with Top Hat. 

  • 2:30  - 3 p.m.: Interactive roundtable discussions/Q&A on the above topics

A recording of the presentations will be available after the event.