Jul
8
Wed
Summer Reading Group: July
Jul 8 – Jul 29 all-day

This is a fully online training, offered via Canvas, with a weekly web conference. We will read and discuss together the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, plus we’ll cover some other complementary materials. The book will be supplied to course participants. Course objectives include:

  • building an online community with colleagues
  • discussing new teaching-related ideas from the text
  • reflecting upon our own teaching styles and what we would like to incorporate into our craft
  • the opportunity to sample various technologies used or mentioned in this course and consider using them in your own teaching

Total number of contact hours is estimated to be approximately 16 hours. If you have any questions about this class, please contact the Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU TRN901 CS73 (SYN: 92979)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor.
Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Jul
28
Tue
Follow Your Scholarly Bliss: Library Research Webinar
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Follow Your Scholarly Bliss: Library Research Webinar: a live webinar with CMC Librarian Katy Walker.  CMC has amazing library databases and resources to help you explore your bliss!  After this webinar, you will:

  • Know the ways to contact a CMC librarian
  • Understand access to CMC databases and other online resources
  • Understand CMC libraries resources and be able to retrieve desired information
  • Learn easy ways to create citations
  • Know tips and tricks to make research easier:
    • basic search techniques in Discovery layers
    • Limiting and narrowing
    • Folders, downloading, emailing

Please join us via this link and provide your full name when prompted to enter your name: http://bit.ly/1CSmV7p

Before our session, we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.
Webcam: If you have a webcam, you can transmit your video to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU  TRN901 CS93 (SYN: 93956)
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor.

Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Jul
29
Wed
Section Builders Webinar
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Join the Office of Innovations for this live 45 minute webinar for staff who build sections in Datatel Colleague/ellucian.  We will explain how Datatel Colleague/ellucian and Canvas interact and address common scenarios, problems, and questions, such how Canvas courses and user accounts are generated, how often Canvas is updated, what happens in Canvas when a class is cancelled, when to expect to see future semesters appear in Canvas, and more.

Use this link to join us on Wednesday, July 29: http://tinyurl.com/pbyhe3q

Required equipment
This is a live online training, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU TRN901 CS91 (SYN: 93888)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Follow Your Scholarly Bliss: Data and Sources Webinar
Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Follow Your Scholarly Bliss: Data and Sources Webinar: a live webinar with Deb Loper, Ph.D., AVP Institutional Effectiveness/Institutional Research. This presentation will introduce you to the resources available at your fingertips to help expand your scholarly pursuits, including:

  • The college has a contract with EAB, a business that provides a resource library of reports and articles on topics related to higher education.  As a member, you can access the library to download these reports as well as request specific research topics.
  • The Institutional Research department has a wealth of CMC data and reports to inform your research.
  • Action Projects, monitored by the Q-team, can provide an avenue to develop processes and programs that help the college on its continuous improvement path.

Please join us via this link and provide your full name when prompted to enter your name: http://bit.ly/1Iogg72

Before our session, we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.
Webcam: If you have a webcam, you can transmit your video to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU  TRN901 CS94 (SYN: 93957)
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor.

Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Jul
30
Thu
Follow Your Scholarly Bliss: Grants Webinar
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Follow Your Scholarly Bliss: Grants Webinar: a live webinar with Ed Chusid, Grants Writer/Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Programs. The world of grant funding can be a daunting place, from finding funding to concerns about burdensome regulations that kick in if you get funded.  Join us to get an overview about the grants world, covering everything from how to find funding without the need for expensive grant tools to what you really need to do to comply with most funder’s regulation and oversight expectations.

This webinar will include:

  • A basic overview of the world of grants and sponsored funding – at CMC and beyond
  • How to use Google and the Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance to find federal grant opportunities
  • The right way to skim a request for proposals, especially from federal agencies
  • Free tools to find Foundation and other non-profit funders
  • Core principles of regulation and oversight – how to meet a funder’s expectations easily
  • Next steps and how the Office of Sponsored Programs can help

Please join us via this link and provide your full name when prompted to enter your name:  http://bit.ly/1LxBaRQ

Before our session, we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.
Webcam: If you have a webcam, you can transmit your video to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU  TRN901 CS95 (SYN: 93958)
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor.

Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Aug
6
Thu
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn Collaborate web-conferencing with us- this is CMC’s main web conferencing tool and it’s an amazing way to communicate real-time with your colleagues and students online.  Think of the possibilities: online office hours, study sessions, and meetings. You can chat (type), speak with audio to the other participants, use a webcam to transmit your video to the group, share a slideshow, look at websites, video, draw together on a whiteboard, and more. You can also record the whole session with just a click, and share the link to the recording for anyone who missed the web-conference or would like to review it. This training is intended for users who join via a computer (not users of the Collaborate app for mobile devices) and will cover:

  • How to set up a Blackboard Collaborate web conference, invite others to participate, and (if you record it) obtain the link to its recording
  • The new Blackboard Collaborate Launcher that is required for all Collaborate users
  • How to adjust your audio and video settings
  • How to lead and control a web conference as a “moderator” and enable others to also “moderate” the web conference
  • Chat
  • Hand raising and using emoticons for feedback and engagement
  • Polling; responding to a poll question
  • Using the whiteboard inside your session and presenting a slideshow
  • Desktop and application sharing
  • Recording a session for others to view later
  • Online tutorials and resources to teach participants how to use Collaborate
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Possible uses for teaching, lecture capture, conferences, office hours

Blackboard Collaborate was formerly called Elluminate Live! Colorado Mountain College uses the most recent version of this tool. This session will be held online. You will be emailed the information you will need to join our session after you register.

Prerequisite
Before our session, please watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.
Webcam: If you have a webcam, you can transmit your video to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU  TRN901 CS92 (SYN: 93955)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor.

Problems registering? Check out our Registration Video Tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Aug
17
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Aug 17 – Aug 20 all-day

Welcome to Canvas: Basics Online.
This session will take place completely online in the Canvas learning management system, at coloradomtn.instructure.com. It will take place over 4 days: it begins on Monday morning and ends Thursday evening.

There are deadlines for each day’s work to keep the group moving forward together, but participants may work on the assignments at any time of day or night, from any computer (PC or Mac) with an Internet connection and either Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. In Canvas: Basics Online we will cover:

  • How to modify your profile and the Notifications Canvas sends you
  • How to make your course “published” so that students can see it
  • How to work with Draft State and make items in your course invisible or visible to students by “publishing” and “unpublishing” them
  • How to work with Canvas’ Rich Text Editor to build content in your course, such as Pages, Announcements, Discussions, Assignments
  • How to add text, videos, and links to the course
  • How to work with modules to organize course materials
  • Guidance to comply with Online Learning’s new standards for fully online courses
  • Course copying tips for the future
  • And more!

In addition to these tasks, the group will also be communicating via the course discussions. Participants will be engaging with Canvas as students and will carry out some of the assigned tasks in the Canvas course for this training. However, some of the tasks must be done outside of this training’s course, in a “sandbox” course where the participant has an instructor role. This “sandbox” course will be provided for course participants. This training concludes with a final quiz on Canvas topics. Questions about this training? Please contact the Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/FA  TRN901 CS04 (SYN: 92765)
Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Aug
18
Tue
Writing Authentic Assessments/Assignments for Online Courses Webinar
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Karen Kaemmerling, Assistant Dean of Instruction for Online Learning, and Bonnie Steele, Director of Assessment, for this live webinar. We will explore many types of authentic assessments that can be used to assess student learning in effective real-world scenarios.  We will also discuss how to align appropriately assessment with competencies.  As a group, we will not only discuss the relevance of using authentic assessments, but also brainstorm ideas for the participants and courses relevant to them for upcoming fall courses.

Required equipment
This is a live online training, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/FA TRN901 CS17 (SYN: 93756)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Aug
20
Thu
Online and Hybrid Pedagogy
Aug 20 – Aug 27 all-day

Developing and delivering a great online or hybrid course is a challenge with constantly evolving technology and industry standards.
CMC’s Online and Hybrid Quality Task Forces worked hard to do the research for you! These teams of faculty and staff established a set of standards and best practices to ensure that CMC online and hybrid courses are consistently high-quality learning environments that facilitate active learning and positive teaching experiences.

Based on the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education and the recommendation of these CMC task forces, participants will be able to implement best practices in their online and hybrid courses. This workshop is required for new instructors in the Online Learning Department, but all CMC instructors are invited and encouraged to attend.
This training will be held fully online via Colorado Mountain College’s Canvas course system. This is an asynchronous training, meaning that there are no set meeting times. However, there are tasks due each day and deadlines to keep the participants moving forward together.

WebAdvisor registration information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/FA  TRN-901-CS06 (SYN: 92767)

Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Sep
15
Tue
Engaging Virtual Students Webinar
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Online Learning Department and the Office of Innovations for this live webinar. Do you ever wonder where your online students go?  This webinar will explore techniques to capture student attention and encourage them to be active participants in your course as well as in their learning.

Required equipment
This is a live online training, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers or a headset to hear the instructor and group.

Suggested equipment
Microphone (or headset with microphone): If you have a microphone, you can speak to the group.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/FA TRN901 CS18 (SYN: 93757)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Problems registering? Check out our registration video tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.