January – February 2014

Jan
24
Fri
Canvas Gradebook & SpeedGrader Webinar
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a 60-minute live online webinar via Blackboard Collaborate that will introduce CMC faculty to grading in Canvas. We will demonstrate the Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader.  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:

  • the kinds of graded items that Canvas offers
  • a brief introduction to the Gradebook and its features
  • how to find, launch, and use the Canvas SpeedGrader to grade Assignments and Discussions.
  • inputting grades, messaging students, and muting assignments in the Gradebook.
  • We will conclude with Q&A regarding grading in Canvas.

You can participate from the comfort of your home or office. This is not a hands-on course, so there is no need for you to access Canvas before or during this overview. Simply attend and see how easy it is to use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) by Instructure to provide your students with their grades and monitor their performance.

This webinar will be held via a Blackboard Collaborate web conference. The link to join the webinar will be sent via email to registered participants; you can also contact the webinar’s instructor for the link. Visit this webpage ahead of time to check your browser and ensure sure it’s ready for use with Blackboard Collaborate webconferencing. If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video.

Instructors

Michelle Lefebvre

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS52 (SYN: 82030)

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.

Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Carbondale, Room 101
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Taskstream’s cloud-based tools advance effective assessment and help you set strategic goals, address accountability, and demonstrate continuous improvement.  This training will address both novice and intermediate-level topics including:

  • how to access TaskStream
  • what TaskStream is used for
  • the tools you will use inside TaskStream
  • who has edit access or read access
  • how to find online resources for help
  • 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

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS26 (SYN: 81862)

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.

Web Series 3: Basic and Advanced HTML & CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver, Customizing WordPress @ Colorado Mountain College
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image representing an HTML tagJoin Roy Brandt in this four-workshop series that focuses upon basic and advanced skills in HTML and CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver and Customizing WordPress. These workshops are part of the Isaacson School for New Media and are held Friday afternoons at CMC in Glenwood Springs. They can be either purchased in a package for a discounted rate ($335) or purchased individually. Click the title for descriptions of each workshop:

Basic HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Jan. 24-31.

Advanced HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 7-21

Mobile Dreamweaver  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 28-Mar. 7

Customize WordPress  Fridays, 1-5pm, Mar. 21-April 11

 

Jan
27
Mon
VoiceThread
Jan 27 – Jan 30 all-day

Interested in creating more dynamic slideshows online that will truly spark a group conversation among your course members? You can with VoiceThread! Learn in this online course how easy it is to use VoiceThread’s collaborative online platform to create and share multimedia slide shows with images, documents, and videos. And VoiceThread is free to CMC faculty, staff, and students. For a video illustrating VoiceThread, please click here.

With VoiceThread, participants can leave written, audio, or video comments as they navigate through your slideshow, and the VoiceThreads can be linked to or embedded into Canvas courses or shared publicly. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Navigate through a VoiceThread and the different user roles VoiceThread offers
  • Create a VoiceThread using PowerPoint presentations, images,videos, and other files
  • Edit your VoiceThread and its settings
  • Make comments on a VoiceThread
  • Share a VoiceThread and embed it into Canvas
This course will be held via a Canvas course as well as via VoiceThread’s website. This class is designed to be flexible and accommodate your schedule. 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.
Once you register, your CMC VoiceThread account will be created and its details sent to you.  If you have any questions about this course, please contact the instructor, Dr. Gabrielle Orsi, at (970) 947-8359 or via email at gorsi@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructors
Gabrielle Orsi

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS08 (SYN: 80971)

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.

What’s in your backpack? @ CMC in Carbondale
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm

Photo of Man with BackpackEach 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.

Monday January 27 5pm
“What’s In Your Backpack” – Craig Farnum, College Counselor
Craig will examine the attitudes, values, and beliefs that we carry around with us in our invisible backpacks.  He will look at how the “stuff” in our backpacks influences how we evaluate people and situations. What happens when our behaviors align with our attitudes, values and beliefs? What happens when they do not align?

To learn more, call 963-2172. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge and no need to R.S.V.P.

Jan
29
Wed
Basic French Language Skills I @ Glenwood Springs
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Eiffel Tower iconClass Description

Are you trying to improve your French?  This class helps you learn (or remember) the rules of grammar, practice your verb tenses, practice your pronunciations and get ready for a conversational class.  This class takes you back to the basics so you can start improving your comprehension and pronunciation. Meets Wednesdays, 1/29-4/2. Cost: $75. Refund: 1/27.

Syn# 82028
Cost $75
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Jan
31
Fri
Canvas Kickstart Webinar
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

New to Canvas and looking for a brief introductory overview? Then this webinar is for you! Join us for a 60-minute live online webinar via Blackboard Collaborate that will introduce CMC faculty to Canvas. We will cover:

  • How to log into Canvas
  • How to modify your profile and the notifications that Canvas will send you
  • How to “publish” a course so students can access it
  • How to set up your course’s welcome page
  • How to adjust your course’s settings and navigation buttons
  • How to work with modules
  • How to add links, text, videos to Canvas… and more!

You can participate from the comfort of your home or office. This is not a hands-on course, so there is no need for you to access Canvas before or during this overview. Simply attend and see how easy it is to use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) by Instructure to communicate your course material with your students.

This webinar will be held via a Collaborate web conference. The link to join the webinar will be sent via email to registered participants; you can also contact the webinar’s instructor for the link.

Visit this webpage ahead of time to check your browser and ensure sure it’s ready for use with Blackboard Collaborate webconferencing. 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
14/SP TRN901 CS11 (SYN: 81586)

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.

Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Edwards, Room 116
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Taskstream’s cloud-based tools advance effective assessment and help you set strategic goals, address accountability, and demonstrate continuous improvement.  This training will address both novice and intermediate-level topics including:

  • how to access TaskStream
  • what TaskStream is used for
  • the tools you will use inside TaskStream
  • who has edit access or read access
  • how to find online resources for help
  • 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

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS27 (SYN: 81863)

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.

Feb
3
Mon
Canvas: Gradebook and SpeedGrader
Feb 3 – Feb 6 all-day

This course introduces participants to the Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader tools. This course assumes that participants already have some experience using Canvas, or have taken Canvas: Basics Online or another Canvas training. This session will take place completely online in the Canvas learning management system, at coloradomtn.instructure.com.

This training takes 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. This course will include:

  • clarifying the kinds of graded items that Canvas offers
  • opportunities to practice using the Canvas SpeedGrader to grade various kinds of assignments
  • opportunities to practice inputting grades, messaging students, and muting assignments in the Canvas Gradebook
  • practicing creating Assignment Groups and a weighted total
  • Q&A with a Canvas expert, and more!

Instructor

Gabrielle Orsi

Datatel  ID#

14/SP TRN901 CS31 (SYN: 81873)

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.

Feb
6
Thu
Test Event Frank
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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