November 2013 – January 2014

Nov
20
Wed
Amnesty presents “Dirty Wars” @ CMC in Steamboat Springs
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Amnesty presents Sundance Film Festival winner “Dirty Wars”

Hosted by the CMC Amnesty Club.

For more information:  Amnesty International Film

Allbright Family Auditorium, 3rd floor, Academic Center

Nov
21
Thu
Holiday Swap and Sale @ CMC in Steamboat Springs
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday Swap and Sale

A campus event for students, faculty and staff geared toward providing sustainable gift-buying opportunities and quality donations.  All proceeds will be donated to a local charity and extra donations will be given to Lift-Up.  Donations must be clean and working.  Limited to ten items or one box per person.

For more information: Contact Professor Bruce Beckum, bbeckum@coloradoomtn.edu

Steamboat Springs Academic Center, 3rd floor

Ski and Snowboard Sale @ CMC in Steamboat Springs
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Colorado Mountain College Ski and Snowboard Sale

Come to the legendary CMC ski and snowboard sale extravaganza!  This is your chance to purchase a student-designed ski or snowboard.

Prices start at $50 for brand new, limited edition boards and skis.

This sale is sponsored by the Ski and Snowboard Business Program.

Steamboat Springs Academic Center, 3rd floor

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.

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.

Backcountry Club Film Festival @ CMC in Steamboat Springs
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Colorado Mountain College Backcountry Club Film Festival

Showcasing local and national films with an action-sport theme, a short discussion on backcountry safety will follow.  All proceeds benefit the Backcountry Club, which educates members on safe travel in the backcountry.

General Admission: $10

Allbright Family Auditorium, 3rd floor, Academic Center

Jan
6
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Jan 6 – Jan 9 all-day

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
  • 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.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS10 (SYN: 80590)

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.

Jan
7
Tue
Canvas Basics Workshop @ Glenwood Center Room 105
Jan 7 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce users to the basics of using Canvas, CMC’s new learning management system from Instructure. This workshop will cover getting started with Canvas, including how to log in, post your syllabus, communicate with students, get help, and more.  Instructure’s Canvas provides a rich set of features, and is designed to be very user-friendly– you’ll love it!

Instructor
Michelle Lefebvre

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS30 (SYN: 81867)

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.