April – September 2014

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
CMC Rifle Follett Book Buy-back @ CMC Rifle Campus Lobby
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get cash for books!BooksLarge Will be in the Rifle campus lobby from noon to 3p and again from 4-7p.

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!

May
5
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online–with Draft State!
May 5 – May 8 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:

  • Log into Canvas
  • Modify your profile and Notifications in Canvas
  • Make your course “published” so that students can see it
  • Create an announcement
  • Create Pages and add text, videos, and links to the course’s Pages
  • Create a Discussion
  • Work with modules
  • Create Assignments
  • How to work with Draft State and make items in your course invisible or visible to students
  • Course copying 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 these courses? Please contact the instructor.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SU  TRN-901-CS04 (SYN: 82115 )
Please note: registration for the summer 2014 semester will begin on April 21, 2014.
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.

Canvas Draft State Webinar
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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/SU TRN901 CS09 (SYN: 84696)
Please note: registration for the summer 2014 semester will begin on April 21, 2014.

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
12
Mon
Canvas Summer 2014 Course Setup Workshop @ CMC Rifle, Room 124 computer lab
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join CMC instructional designer Loretta Driskel for this workshop on setting up your Summer 2014 Canvas course. Get guidance, tips, and tricks. This is your chance to ask a Canvas expert your questions and get help with setting up your upcoming Canvas course! This workshop will address:

  • How to copy a Canvas course in its entirety
  • How to copy only selected parts of a course
  • Best practices for building your Canvas course
  • And more!

Instructor
Loretta Driskel

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SU TRN901 CS07 (SYN: 84363)
Please note: registration for the summer 2014 semester will begin on April 21, 2014.

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.

Open Canvas “Office Hours” @ CMC Rifle, Room 124 computer lab
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 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!

Sep
26
Fri
17th Avenue Allstars @ Rifle Campus Clough Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 17th Avenue Allstars are one of Denver’s top acts singing contemporary a capella. From doo-wop 50′s favorites to contemporary a capella, straight ahead rock tunes or vocal jazz, the 17th Avenue Allstars will put on a show!17thAveAllStars