Apr
14
Mon
VoiceThread
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day

Interested in creating more dynamic slideshows online that will truly spark a group conversation among your course members? You can with VoiceThread! Learn in this online course how easy it is to use VoiceThread’s collaborative online platform to create and share multimedia slide shows with images, documents, and videos. And VoiceThread is free to CMC faculty, staff, and students. For a video illustrating VoiceThread, please click here.

With VoiceThread, participants can leave written, audio, or video comments as they navigate through your slideshow, and the VoiceThreads can be linked to or embedded into Canvas courses or shared publicly. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Navigate through a VoiceThread and the different user roles VoiceThread offers
  • Create a VoiceThread using PowerPoint presentations, images,videos, and other files
  • Edit your VoiceThread and its settings
  • Make comments on a VoiceThread
  • Share a VoiceThread and embed it into Canvas
This course will be held via a Canvas course as well as via VoiceThread’s website. This class is designed to be flexible and accommodate your schedule. 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.
Once you register, your CMC VoiceThread account will be created and its details sent to you.  If you have any questions about this course, please contact the instructor, Dr. Gabrielle Orsi, at (970) 947-8359 or via email at gorsi@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructors
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS76 (SYN: 82351)

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.

Apr
16
Wed
Canvas Draft State Webinar
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn all about the new, number-one-requested feature in Canvas, coming to CMC’s Canvas system for the Summer 2014 semester: Draft State! Draft State allows an instructor to make Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions invisible to students and exclude them from grade calculations. Draft State is designed specifically for instructors and affects nearly every part of Canvas when it’s activated for your course. We will address:

  • how to work with Draft state as an instructor with Modules, Pages, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes
  • setting up your course’s homepage with Draft State
  • what students will and won’t see as you work with Draft State 
  • We’ll finish with open Canvas Q&A.

Read about Draft State now at http://tinyurl.com/draftstate

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
We suggest that you register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SP TRN901 CS135 (SYN: 84695)

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.

Apr
18
Fri
Canvas Course Copying Webinar
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join CMC instructor Michelle Lefebvre and Dr. Gabrielle of the Office of Innovations for this 60 minute live webinar on how to copy courses in Canvas. Get guidance, tips, and tricks. This is your chance to ask 2 Canvas experts your questions and get help with setting up your upcoming Canvas course! We will cover:

  • How to copy a Canvas course in its entirety
  • How to copy only selected parts of a course
  • How to “export” your course and why this alternate method of course copying can be useful
  • How to copy just quizzes from one course to another
  • Common course copying issues & FAQ

This training will be held online via a Blackboard Collaborate webconference. You will be emailed the information you’ll need to join the session after you register.

Required equipment
This is a live online webinar, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers (built-in or separate) 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.

Instructor
Michelle Lefebvre, Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS102 (SYN: 82800)

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.

Apr
21
Mon
Summer Registration begins April 21 @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses
Apr 21 all-day

Register for summer classes at Colorado Mountain CollegeRegister Early icon

Registration begins April 21 for summer classes at Colorado Mountain College. Many classes, including those taught via online learning, start the week of May 11. Other classes start throughout the semester.

Credit class schedules for the Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Spring Valley locations are available at college centers at 690 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs, or 3000 County Road 114 in Spring Valley (south of Glenwood Springs). Information about select bachelor’s degrees is online at coloradomtn.edu/4year. Continuing education schedules for these three valley locations have been mailed out locally.

You can also browse online for all classes at coloradomtn.edu/classes.

Students new to the college can apply online or where they wish to attend. New degree-seeking students are encouraged to see a counselor before registering.

Returning students who have not taken classes within the past 12 months, and who wish to take credit classes, need to re-apply. They can register in person or online. Registration forms can be faxed or mailed. Current students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can register by mail, phone or fax, or online.

For more information, visit your local campus or call 963-2172 in Carbondale, 945-7486 in Glenwood Springs or 945-7481 at Spring Valley.

Apr
22
Tue
Success Workshop: Sentence Structure @ Spring Valley
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:50 pm

Sentence StructureSentence Structure: Final Review

This is a free Academic Success Workshop, organized by the Roaring Fork Campus Learning Center. In this workshop we will review the sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences. Meets in the Calaway Building, Room 119. All CMC students are welcome.

Success Workshop: Sentence Structure @ CMC in Glenwood
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Sentence StructureSentence Structure: Final Review

This is a free Academic Success Workshop, organized by the Roaring Fork Campus Learning Center. In this workshop we will review the sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences. Meets in the Glenwood Center, Room 207. All CMC students are welcome.

Apr
24
Thu
“Master 4 Listening Styles” @ CMC in Carbondale
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

illustration of talking and listeningEach of us has been blessed with some knowledge or wisdom that someone else was generous enough to share with us. CMC would like to honor this spirit of generosity by inviting you to the inaugural semester of our new Gift of Learning Series, a number of free lectures and workshops presented by CMC students and staff at our Lappala Center in Carbondale during the spring 2014 semester. Topics cover a wide variety of subjects.

Thursday April 24 5pm
“Master 4 Listening Styles and Take Your Relationships to the Next Level” – Michelle Lefebvre, CMC Adjunct Instructor

When you open your mouth, do you seal the deal or kill the deal? Your leadership and your success depend on how well you present yourself, your ideas and your values – and on how well you listen to others.

In this session you’ll walk away with techniques to:
• Identify your listening style
• Create strong bonds and relationships through the power of listening.
• Challenge your own status quo.

To learn more, call 963-2172. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge and no need to R.S.V.P.

Apr
25
Fri
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Haven’t tried Blackboard Collaborate yet? It’s an amazing way to communicate real-time with your students online. Think of the possibilities—online office hours, study sessions, class meetings…You can chat (type), speak with audio to the class, use a webcam to transmit your video to the group, show a PowerPoint, webpage, video, draw together on a whiteboard… You can also record the whole session with just a click, and paste the link to the recording in your online Canvas course for students who missed the session or for students who would like to review it. We will discuss:

  • Creating a session
  • Session settings
  • Optional components such as microphones, headsets, webcams, digital stylus/tablet
  • Browser security settings and other issues when connecting to a session
  • Hand raising and using emoticons for feedback and engagement
  • Polling; responding to a poll question
  • Chat
  • Using the whiteboard inside your session
  • Presenting a slideshow
  • Adjusting your audio and video settings
  • Desktop and application sharing, leading a webtour
  • Recording a session for students to view later
  • Online tutorials and resources to teach participants how to use Collaborate
  • Possible uses for teaching, lecture capture, conferences, office hours…

NOTE: Elluminate Live! is now called “Blackboard Collaborate.” This session will be held online. You will be emailed the information you’ll need to join the session after you register.

Prerequisite
Before our session, you will need to watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you visit this webpage with your preferred browser. It will check to make sure your browser is ready for Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with highspeed internet access. You will also need computer speakers (built-in or separate) 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.

Instructor
Michelle Lefebvre

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS63 (SYN: 82128)

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.

Apr
30
Wed
Canvas Draft State Webinar
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn all about the new, number-one-requested feature in Canvas, coming to CMC’s Canvas system for the Summer 2014 semester: Draft State! Draft State allows an instructor to make Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions invisible to students and exclude them from grade calculations. Draft State is designed specifically for instructors and affects nearly every part of Canvas when it’s activated for your course. We will address:

  • how to work with Draft state as an instructor with Modules, Pages, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes
  • setting up your course’s homepage with Draft State
  • what students will and won’t see as you work with Draft State 
  • We’ll finish with open Canvas Q&A.

Read about Draft State now at http://tinyurl.com/draftstate

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
We suggest that you register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SP TRN901 CS134 (SYN: 84694)

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.

May
1
Thu
Open Canvas “Office Hours” @ CMC Rifle, Room 124 computer lab
May 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join CMC Instructional Designer Loretta Driskel for these open Canvas “office hours” at the CMC Rifle campus, in the computer lab, room 124. Ask her your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. You are also welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet. Loretta will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructor
Loretta Driskel

Registration
No advance registration is required. We will track attendance and so your participation will be listed on your CMC professional development transcript.  To view yours: Log into WebAdvisor > Credit Students menu> Transcript > choose Employee Training in the drop-down menu. Add more professional development to your transcript and life!