January – February 2014

Jan
31
Fri
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
Google Drive @ Carbondale
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Class Description

Covers Google Drive, the free cloud-based productivity suite for email, cloud file storage, documents, presentation, spreadsheets, forms, and drawing. Learn how to connect with your team to get work done from anywhere on any device. Cost: $45. Refund date: 2/4.

Syn# 80717
Cost $45
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
7
Fri
The Basics of Multimedia Content @ CMC in Aspen
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Audio, Video, Photography, Blogging for the web. Gain basic understanding of and skill in using content to populate your social media platforms with the most compelling content. Students must bring their own devices. Laptops required; tablets not recommended; smartphones (in addition to laptops) are recommended but not required.

Advanced HTML & CSS @ Glenwood Springs
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Image representing an HTML tagClass Description

Learn HTML5 and CSS3 for building and editing web pages using Dreamweaver and WordPress. Meets Fridays, 2/7-2/21. Cost: $125. Refund date: 2/5.

Syn# 80821
Cost $125
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

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.

Feb
13
Thu
Google Cloud Platform @ Carbondale
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Class Description

Overview of building applications and websites, storing data, and analyzing data on Google’s infrastructure. Examples of how to deplay Google Prediction API (analyze date and predict future outcomes) and Google Translate API (to build multilingual apps and webpages). Cost: $45. Refund date: 2/11.

Syn# 80718
Cost $45
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
14
Fri
Creating Multimedia Content for Social Media Platforms @ CMC in Aspen
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn to integrate multimedia, social media, and storytelling into compelling content using audio, photography, and blogging. Students must bring their own devices. Laptops required; tablets not recommended; smartphones (in addition to laptops) are recommended but not required.