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.

Paris Bistro @ Breckenridge
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Spend an evening in Paris gazing at the Eiffel Tower as we learn to prepare Leeks Vinaigrette, Pommes Frites, Ratatouille, Chicken Fricasse with Tarragon and Mushrooms, Potage Escargot and topping it all off with a delicious Tarte au Pruneaux.

Syn# 80268
Cost $43
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Student Workshop Productions @ CMC at Spring Valley
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Student Workshop posterAfter one of our most successful years, CMC Theatre is very proud to present the Annual Student Workshop Productions of 2014.

On Thursday, April 24th at 7PM, our Acting II Students will be performing their final projects for the year; their personal, ten-minute productions, the acting pieces they have been perfecting this semester as the culmination of a year of acting class. Each piece is performed solo, and a great deal of blood, sweat, and emotion has gone into each one.

The Student Workshop Productions are free and open to the public; the pieces being performed are all original, and will be graded as a student’s final.

Come join us for our wrap up of our theatre year with these intimate performances. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Eastern Mediterranean @ Breckenridge
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Take a trip through the Eastern Mediterranean while learning to prepare healthy home-cooked dishes from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Syria and countries on the Black Sea.

Syn# 80257
Cost $43
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

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
We will use a Colorado Mountain College “Meet Me” phone conference line 1805 for our audio and we’ll use this link for our meeting’s visual/screensharing component: https://join.me/cmcinnovations
If you are not using a campus phone, or are not sure how to connect to a “Meet Me” line with your campus phone, please call the main CMC switchboard at 1-800-621-8559 or 970-945-8691 and ask the operator to connect you to extension 1805.

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!

May
2
Fri
Canvas Summer 2014 Course Setup Webinar
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join CMC instructor Michelle Lefebvre and Dr. Gabrielle Orsi for this live webinar on setting up your Summer 2014 Canvas course. Get guidance, tips, and tricks. This is your chance to ask two Canvas experts your questions and get help with setting up your upcoming Canvas course as we await the arrival of the major new Draft State feature! This webinar will address:

  • how to make your course accessible for your students
  • how to add materials to your course
  • noteworthy Draft State changes
  • common course setup and copying issues & FAQ
  • best practices for building your Canvas course
  • And more! Remember, Draft State is coming to Canvas on May 8, 2014, so instructors will be seeing new features and menu choices with Draft State.

We will use a Colorado Mountain College “Meet Me” phone conference line 1805 for our audio and we’ll use this link for our meeting’s visual/screensharing component: https://join.me/cmcinnovations
If you are not using a campus phone, or are not sure how to connect to a “Meet Me” line with your campus phone, please call the main CMC switchboard at 1-800-621-8559 or 970-945-8691 and ask the operator to connect you to extension 1803.

Instructors
Michelle Lefebvre, Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SU TRN901 CS11 (SYN: 84697)

Registration
We suggest that you 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.

2014 Commencement Cermony and Reception @ Keystone Conference Center
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2014 Commencement Ceremony and Reception will be held on Friday, May 2nd , at 5:00 p.m. at the Keystone Conference Center. Please mark this date on your calendar and join us for an inspirational ceremony immediately followed by a congratulatory dessert reception!
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our CMC students and honoring your role in helping these students achieve their academic goals at Colorado Mountain College Summit Campus.

May
3
Sat
2014 Graduation @ CMC at Spring Valley
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

May 3 graduation set for CMC students at Spring Valley Woman in cap and gown

Students from Colorado Mountain College locations in Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Aspen will celebrate their achievements at a May 3 graduation ceremony at the college’s campus in Spring Valley. In addition to the traditional granting of associate degrees and certificates of occupational proficiency, this spring’s commencement will also mark the second year of graduates earning bachelor’s degrees from the college.

The main ceremony will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3, in the Spring Valley Student Services Center gymnasium, 3000 County Road 114, south of Glenwood Springs. Gary Ketzenbarger, director of the theater program and this year’s full-time Faculty of the Year for Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, will speak.

Nursing students will have a pinning ceremony before the May 3 graduation at 8 a.m. in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley.

Graduation for the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Spring Valley will be Friday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the New Space Theatre.

For more information, call 947‐8200.