November – December 2013

Nov
20
Wed
Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Dillon, Room 102
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Taskstream’s cloud-based tools advance effective assessment and help you set strategic goals, address accountability, and demonstrate continuous improvement.  This training will be an intermediate-level workshop on TaskStream, covering topics including:

  • understanding what a workspace or an affiliation is
  • how to use the rubric maker
  • how to use the email tool to have a group discussion
  • how to enter outcomes into TaskStream
  • And more!

Instructor
Bonnie Steele

WebAdvisor Registration Information
13/FA TRN901 CS47 (SYN: 79020)

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.

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.

Nov
27
Wed
THANKSGIVING BREAK-COLLEGE CLOSED
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
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.

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.

Dec
13
Fri
FALL GRADUATIONS
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CAMPUS FOR EXACT CEREMONY DATE/TIME/LOCATION

INCOMPLETE GRADES EXPIRATION DATE FOR 13/SP & 13/SU
Dec 13 @ 1:00 am – 4:59 pm
ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE MEETING-EDWARDS
Dec 13 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Academic Program Resource Committee (APRC)
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm