Mar
10
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online Spring Break Edition
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

Welcome to Canvas: Basics Online Spring Break Edition 2014!
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, March 10, and ends Thursday, March 13.

New for the Spring Break Edition: optional daily web conference! Join the instructor to talk about Canvas, review topics, ask questions, and get help with the course. (Times to be determined.)
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 CS105 (SYN: 83385)

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.

CMC Online Course Design Guidelines Webinar
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Karen Kaemmerling, Instructional Chair for Online Learning, for a detailed look at online course design standards established by the Online Course Quality Task force. Explore Quality Matters design expectations and how they are incorporated in the CMC Online Course Design Checklist. Developing and delivering a great online course is a challenge with constantly evolving technology and industry standards, so the Online Course Quality Task Force worked hard in Fall 2013 to establish a set of standards and best practices to ensure CMC online courses are consistently high-quality learning environments that facilitate active learning and a positive learning and teaching environment.

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

Karen Kaemmerling

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS94 (SYN: 82719)

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
12
Wed
Online Course Pedagogy and Instructor Evaluation Documents Webinar
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Karen Kaemmerling, Instructional Chair for Online Learning, for an open discussion about the Online Instructor Evaluation and Mentoring Plan and the Online Instructor-Self Review Guide. These protocols and documents were established by the Online Course Quality Task Force in Fall 2013. Explore Quality Matters design expectations and how they are incorporated in the CMC Online Course Design Checklist. Participants will discuss the purpose of these documents, and brainstorm effective online teaching techniques based on Chickering’s and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.

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.

Instructor

Karen Kaemmerling

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS95 (SYN: 82720)

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
13
Thu
Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Room SB 210
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS33 (SYN: 81880)

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
18
Tue
Google Docs
Mar 18 – Mar 21 all-day

Some of the best things in life are free! This session is an overview of the free Google Docs cloud-based office suite of online software applications which can be used on their own and inside Canvas too.
Check out this example of how a Google Doc works in Canvas  and this example of how a Google Presentation can be embedded in Canvas.

We will address:

  • Creating Google Docs Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations
  • Sharing Google Docs with others and keeping them private
  • Commenting on Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Using the Revision History feature in Google Docs
  • Next steps and more ideas for using Google Docs and Google Drive

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. Try Google Docs now and get your free account set up ahead of time at drive.google.com.

Instructors
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS75 (SYN: 82349)

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.

Mar
19
Wed
Open Canvas “Office Hour” at the Glenwood Center-CANCELLED @ Glenwood Center Room 105
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

March 18, 2014: This event has been cancelled. Please look for a rescheduled session on our calendar in approximately 2 weeks.

Join CMC instructor Miranda Watson for this open Canvas “office hour” at the Glenwood Center! 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
20
Thu
Best Practices for Online Courses Webinar
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developing and delivering a great online course is a challenge with constantly evolving technology and industry standards, so the Online Course Quality Task Force worked hard last fall to do the research for you! This team established a set of standards and best practices to ensure CMC online courses are consistently high-quality learning environments that facilitate active learning and a positive learning and teaching environment. Join Karen Kaemmerling, Instructional Chair for Online Learning, to discuss online course design and delivery standards established by the CMC Online Course Quality Task Force. This live webinar will encourage open discussion, questions, and feedback about the recommendations of the committee.

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

Karen Kaemmerling

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS93 (SYN: 82718)

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
21
Fri
Open Canvas “Office Hour” online
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join CMC instructor Michelle Lefebvre for this open Canvas “office hour” online via webconference. Ask her your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. Michelle will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to join her!

This link will permit you to enter the webconference starting at 10am on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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.

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
Michelle Lefebvre

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
25
Tue
Canvas Grading Workshop @ Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale Lappala Center, Room 109
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CMC instructor Miranda Watson for this hands-on workshop on grading with Canvas at the Carbondale campus! This workshop will include:

  • 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.

This workshop will conclude with Q&A regarding grading in Canvas. This is your chance to ask an expert your Canvas grading questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. Workshop will last 1 hour, plus an optional 30 minutes for Q&A and additional practice.

Instructor
Miranda Watson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS78 (SYN: 82571)

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.

Open Canvas “Office Hour” at Leadville Campus @ CMC Leadville, New Discovery Building, Room 104
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join CMC Technology Training Coordinator Chris Wenger for this open Canvas “office hour” at the CMC Leadville campus, in the New Discovery Academic Center, Room 104, from 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesday, March 25. Ask your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. You are also welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet. Chris will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required.

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
Chris Wenger

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!