February – March 2014

Feb
21
Fri
You, CMC, and Copyright Laws Webinar
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Imagine this scenario: a student comes to you and says, “My text book is on back order and won’t be here until next week. May I borrow yours and copy the chapter you just assigned to read?” What is your response? Is this simple request a violation of copyright laws? Is this covered under fair use? Do you give your student the book, wondering whether the student might be breaking copyright laws?

Come to this live one hour webinar to find out the answer to this question and more! In this webinar we will cover CMC copyright policy, copyright laws, fair use, and DMRC.

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
Katy Walker, Suzanne Thompson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS49 (SYN: 82022)

Registration
Please register for these trainings 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
25
Tue
Sustainable Cleaning Products @ CMC Steamboat Springs
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the Tolles Fireplace on the 3rd floor of the Academic Center for a free demonstration of safe, sustainable cleaning products.  Hosted by the Sustainability Club.

Alaska Environmental Issues, Impacts, and Paddling the Northern Waters @ CMC Steamboat Springs
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening exploring the coastal waters of Alaska with professor and author Paul Twardock.  Paul has worked and taught at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage since 1988.  He is the author of Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound, and founder of the Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium and the Alaska Natural History Symposium.

Feb
27
Thu
Success Steps Seminar: Accounts Receivable Management @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Room 127
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Accounts Receivable Management and Effective Collection Practices

If you extend credit to others to encourage sales or adapt to standard practices in your industry, you know that accounts receivables drain cash, are add administrative hassle, cause worry and, occasionally, go bad.  This seminar will help you create an easy, systemic process to oversee your receivables, develop prompt payment habits from clients and deal with slow pay clients professionally and effectively.

Topics that will be covered in this program include:

  • Credit applications and pre-qualification of client risk.
  • The cost of out of control receivables to your business
  • Early steps that offer friendly encourage for prompt payment
  • Dealing with past due clients professionally and assertively
  • Steps to take to accelerate the collection process (legal, collection agencies and small claims court).

The presentation will be led by Randy Rudasics, Manager of the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC and a SCORE business counselor. Prior to his role at CMC, Randy owned and operated a staffing service in Indiana where he managed  receivables in excess of one million dollars including the extension of credit and collections.  Randy also spent many years with Hewlett Packard where he oversaw receivables and financing activities for a $250 million dollar territory.

Cost is $15, includes seminar, light snacks and coffee.
Please arrive on time.
To register, please call 970- 870-4491

The Success Steps Seminar Series is held monthly on topics of interest to local businesses and entrepreneurs in the  Yampa Valley.
The Series is a collaborative effort of the Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and SCORE.

Mar
3
Mon
Open Canvas “Office Hour” at Spring Valley Campus @ Spring Valley Campus Quigley Library, Room 115 computer lab
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join CMC instructor Miranda Watson for this open Canvas “office hour” at the Spring Valley Campus, in Quigley Library’s computer lab, room 115. Ask her your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. Miranda will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructor
Miranda Watson

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!

Mar
4
Tue
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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”. CMC is exclusively using the newest version, 12.5. 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
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS62 (SYN: 82127)

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.

Open Canvas “Office Hour” at Aspen Campus @ CMC Aspen, Room AS 017
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CMC instructor Dr. Georgina Cornwall for this open Canvas “office hour” at the Aspen Campus, in Room AS 017, which is the computer lab in the lower level. Ask her your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. “George” Cornwall will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructor
Dr. Georgina Cornwall

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!

Airport Operations Management @ Rifle
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Maneuvering about the airport must be done safely. Pilots use the “rules of the taxiway” to accomplish this. We will discuss airport signs and markings, and principles and techniques associated with both large-volume and small regional airports. Representatives from Garfield County Regional Airport and Atlantic Air will speak on each of their duties associated with the smooth operation of the Rifle Airport.

Syn# 80482
Cost $15

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

Mar
5
Wed
Canvas Rubrics Webinar
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a live online webinar via Blackboard Collaborate that will introduce Canvas rubrics. We will cover:

  • What is a rubric?
  • Why you should try rubrics, and how they can save you time!
  • See how rubrics work with Assignments and the SpeedGrader
  • Learn how to build a rubric
  • Get tips for recycling and improving your rubrics for each course.

NOTE: Elluminate Live! is now called “Blackboard Collaborate”. CMC is exclusively using the newest version, 12.5. This session will be held online via a Blackboard Collaborate webconference. You will be emailed the information you’ll need to join the session after you register.

Required equipment
This is a live online webinar, so you will need a computer with high-speed 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
Dr. George Cornwall

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS80 (SYN: 82576)

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.

Mar
7
Fri
Circuit Training @ Rifle
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Class Description

Personal Trainer and Human Performance Specialist Tom Moher guides you through a series of exercise stations designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone. Each station is set up to recruit different muscles while moving through strength and

Syn# 80471
Cost $65

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