November – December 2013

Nov
22
Fri
Collaborate Web Conferencing Program
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Haven’t tried Collaborate, formerly known as Elluminate Live!, 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 “Collaborate”. CMC is exclusively using the newest version. 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.

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
13/FA TRN901 CS87 (SYN: 80177)

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.

Universal Design & Accessibility Webinar

Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

In this live webinar we will address universal design and accessibility issues. How can you make your online course and course materials welcoming to all students? We will share some technology tips that faculty and other content producers can use for documents, videos and podcasts they post online. These techniques can help make the items more accessible for students with visual or auditory challenges. This session will include:

  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • ALT Text (alternative text)
  • Text formatting
  • General Web Design / Online Course Design Tips
  • Overview of screenreaders and VoiceOver programs
  • Tips for videos and podcasts
  • Tips regarding presentations

This webinar will be held via a Collaborate web conference. Click here for the link to join the web conference; this link will be active starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. We recommend that you join the webinar early to check your audiovisual settings. We also recommend that you visit this webpage with the browser you intend to use for the web conference: it will check to make sure that your browser is ready for Blackboard Collaborate.  If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video.

Contact Suzanne Thompson at swthompson@coloradomtn.edu or by phone at (970) 947-8410 for more information.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with 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.

Instructors
Anne Moll, Suzanne Thompson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
13/FA TRN901 CS93 (SYN: 80608)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor.
Questions about these courses? Please contact the instructor.

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.

Babes in the Backcountry Film Festival
Nov 22 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Babes in the Backcountry Film Festival at CMC Breckenridge.
Door open at 6 pm, films start at 7 pm.
Apres’ at the Warming Hut, 9-11 pm.

Thailand/Cooking @ Breckenridge-Dillon
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Class Description

Travel the regions of the Thailand countryside as you learn to prepare authentic homestyle dishes such as Fresh Spring Rolls with Sweet/Spicy Lime Fish Dipping Sauce, Panaeng Beef Curry, Hot and Sour Prawn Soup, Green Curry Chicken and more.

Syn# 78350
Cost $42

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

Dec
3
Tue
Eastern Mediterranean/Cooking @ Breckenridge-Dillon
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Syn# 78332
Cost $42

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

Dec
4
Wed
Canvas: Surveys & Quizzes
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This 1 hour live webinar course covers the basics of building a survey and quiz (or test) in Canvas, as well as various uses, tips, and best practices. This is not a hands-on training. This course assumes that participants already have some experience using Canvas, or have taken Canvas: Basics Online or another Canvas training. We will address:

  • How to create a quiz (or test) in Canvas
  • How to create a survey in Canvas
  • How to export or copy a quiz or survey from one Canvas course to another
  • Ideas for student retention using mid-semester surveys and reflections
  • Quick and easy Likert scales
  • Overview of Respondus software (for importing tests)

NOTE: This workshop will be taught online via Collaborate. Information about logging into the Collaborate session, including the link for joining the webconference, will be distributed via email. Contact Suzanne Thompson via email at swthompson@coloradomtn.edu or via phone at (970) 947-8410 for more information.

Instructors
Loretta Driskel, Suzanne Thompson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
13/FA TRN901 CS91 (SYN: 80579)

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.

Intro to Ipad & Iphone @ Breckenridge-Dillon
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Class Description

Learn to find your way around your iPhone and iPad. Get to know the App Store, and use it to find useful free apps, and figure out which ones are worth paying for.

Syn# 78577
Cost $25

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

Morocco/Cooking @ Breckenridge-Dillon
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Class Description

Join us for an evening in Casablanca while we learn to prepare a variety of North African fare. Prepare Moroccan Cous Cous, Chicken Tagine with Almonds and Apricots, Grilled Beef Skewers with Harissa, Roasted Beets with Cumin and Mint and Fish Kebabs with Charmoula

Syn# 78341
Cost $42

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

Dec
5
Thu
Pasta Favorites/Cooking @ Breckenridge-Dillon
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Class Description

Come and enjoy your favorite pasta dishes. Learn a chef

Dec
6
Fri
Canvas Semester Wrap-up Webinar
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This 1 hour live webinar course shares some best practices and tips and tricks for the end of the semester! This is not a hands-on training. This course assumes that participants already have some experience using Canvas, or have taken Canvas: Basics Online or another Canvas training. We will address:

  • how to copy your old courses into your new courses
  • how to download data from the Gradebook
  • what to expect after the end of the semester
  • how to provide access after the semester ends to your Canvas course for a student with an Incomplete grade
  • And more!

We will conclude with open Q&A regarding Canvas.

This webinar will be held via a Collaborate web conference. Click here for the link to join the web conference; this link will be active starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. We recommend that you join the webinar early to check your audiovisual settings. We also recommend that you visit this webpage with the browser you intend to use for the web conference: it will check to make sure that your browser is ready for Blackboard Collaborate.  If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video.

Instructors
Michelle Lefebvre, Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
13/FA TRN901 CS90 (SYN: 80393)

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.