January – February 2014

Jan
17
Fri
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Jan 17 @ 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. 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
Michelle Lefebvre

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS05 (SYN: 80593)

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.

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.

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.

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
10
Mon
Best Practices in Online Courses Webinar
Feb 10 @ 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 of CMC faculty and staff 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 one hour 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 CS50 (SYN: 82023)

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
11
Tue
Google Docs
Feb 11 – Feb 14 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 CS06 (SYN: 80595)

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
12
Wed
Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Leadville, New Discovery Building Room 218
Feb 12 @ 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 CS28 (SYN: 81864)

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.