Feb
17
Mon
Canvas: Quizzes and Rubrics
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day

Take your assessment to the next level with quizzes and rubrics! This course introduces participants to creating quizzes and using rubrics in Canvas. Prerequisite: experience using Canvas, or completion of Canvas: Basics Online or another Canvas training. 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 and ends Thursday afternoon. 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:

  • explanation and exploration of the kinds of quizzes and surveys that Canvas offers
  • learning to build Canvas quizzes and how to grade them
  • the opportunity to take a quiz in Canvas to experience the student perspective
  • working with and managing question banks in Canvas
  • how to create a rubric in Canvas and apply it to a graded item
  • opportunities for practice with rubrics

In addition to these tasks, the group will also be communicating via the course discussions. Some of the tasks must be done outside of this training’s main course, in a “sandbox” course where all the participants will have an instructor role. This “sandbox” course will be provided for course participants.

Instructor

Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information

14/SP TRN901 CS32 (SYN: 81874)

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
19
Wed
Brown Bag Dinner: What Type of Learner are You? @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

student walking on campusJoin the Student Success Center series – bring your lunch or dinner and join in the discussion led by Kearstin Cameron, Success Center Coordinator, and Debbie Arnold, College Counselor. Discussions take place Wednesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. and Thursdays from noon-12:50 p.m.

This week’s topic is What Type of Learner are You?

Discover your learning style and utilize the appropriate tools to help you become a better student. This workshop will help you know yourself better and provide you with ideas to be more successful in college.

Hanging onto Hope @ CMC in Carbondale
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Photo of a wind ornament that says "Hope"Each 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.

Wednesday February 19 5pm
“Hanging Onto Hope” – Linda Singer Froning, Administrative Tech & Sustainability Student

Many of us are committed to finding sustainable solutions to some of the problems that are affecting our planet. Learning so much about the state of our world and how much needs to be done can leave us heartbroken and unable to move forward. What tools can we use to heal ourselves while we work to heal the planet?

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

Campus Talent Show @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

poster image of Variety Showcase/Talent ShowThe Roaring Fork Student Government Association (SGA) and our Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society are hosting a Talent Show/Variety Showcase the evening of Wed., Feb. 19, from 7-9 PM.

Staff, Faculty, and Students are all invited to perform and attend. Sign up to perform on the door of the New Space Theatre, Calaway Academic Building.  (Dress rehearsal will be from 2-5 PM on Wed., Feb. 19.)

The dapper JD Miller is our MC and the incomparable Brian (“Stand-up”) Tinker opens the show.

Let’s share our talent!

 

Feb
20
Thu
Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Breckenridge, Room BCA 136
Feb 20 @ 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 CS29 (SYN: 81865)

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.

Take a trip back to a mystical, magical age @ Carbondale
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
photo of old English castleOld English Literature & Culture

Immerse yourself in the literature of the Anglo-Saxons, a migratory, Germanic people caught between two worlds in the land of middle-earth: their ancestral homeland on the North Sea and the green isle of Britain. Explore the boundaries between strength and frailty, allegiance and honor and the isolation of exile: the fleeting transience of a short life and the hope of eternal rest: the fellowship of kinfolk and the bitterness of blood-feuds; the rise of usurpers and the fall of virtuous retainers. Experience epic poetry, elegis, riddles, sacred texts and historical prose while contemplating the identity of a civilized people that lived over a thousand years ago. This course will be offered twice, once from 2/20-3/6 and again from 3/20-4/10. Different texts will be read in each course, so students can take either course or both. Meets Thursdays, 2/20-3/6. Cost: $118. Refund date: 2/18.

Syn# 81475
Cost $118
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
21
Fri
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Feb 21 @ 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 “Collaborate”. CMC is exclusively using the newest version, 12.6. 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 CS61 (SYN: 82126)

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.

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.

The 14er Project: A Photography Exhibit by Derek Johnston @ Glenwood Springs Library
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
photo taken by Derek Johnston of the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells, Elk Range; photo by Derek Johnston

The 14er Project is a Photography Exhibit by Derek Johnston, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Colorado Mountain College Professional Photography Program. The opening reception is at the Glenwood Springs Library: Friday, February 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs February 18 – April 13.  To learn more, visit 14erphotography.com.

Feb
25
Tue
Success Workshop: Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers @ Spring Valley
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:50 pm

Misplaced and Dangling ModifiersDangling Modifier image

This is a free Academic Success Workshop, organized by the Roaring Fork Campus Learning Center. In this workshop we will learn about two common grammatical mistakes: misplaced and dangling modifiers. Meets in the Calaway Building, Room 119. All CMC students are welcome.