February – March 2014

Feb
21
Fri
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.

Success Workshop: Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:20 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 Glenwood Center, Room 207. All CMC students are welcome.

Feb
26
Wed
Retirement Planning Today @ Glenwood Springs
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Photo of pennies going into a piggy bankClass Description

Blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Discover five strategies to manage investment risks, 11 ways you may save money on this year’s taxes, important questions to ask before buying insurance, how invest in and take money out of your company’s retirement plan, as well as determine the savings you need to retire. Course includes an illustrated textbook (one per couple). Spouse/significant other of a student who registers and pays tuition may register at no charge. Meets Wednesdays, 2/26-3/5. Cost: $49. Refund date: 2/24.

Syn# 81047
Cost $49
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
27
Thu
Brown Bag Lunch: What Type of Learner are You? @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 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.

Feb
28
Fri
Get assistance signing up for Affordable Health Care @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Photo of first aid cross on red backgroundColorado Mountain College has created a new, hands-on workshop designed to assist those who need help signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act. Participants will compare plans and coverage and also learn how to navigate the Connect for Health website.

The workshop will be offered twice: Feb. 28 and Mar. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs (1402 Blake Ave.). The cost of the workshop is $15.

Instructor Steven Reynolds has worked in the health and wellness industry in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1991. He has been integrally involved in the work of health care reform since 2008 and served on a Club 20 team to provide one of the top proposals to the Senate Bill 208 Commission. He holds a license to sell health insurance.

To register, please call CMC at 945-7486.

Mar
3
Mon
Get assistance signing up for Affordable Health Care @ CMC in Glenwood
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Photo of first aid cross on red backgroundColorado Mountain College has created a new, hands-on workshop designed to assist those who need help signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act. Participants will compare plans and coverage and also learn how to navigate the Connect for Health website.

The workshop will be offered twice: Feb. 28 and Mar. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs (1402 Blake Ave.). The cost of the workshop is $15.

Instructor Steven Reynolds has worked in the health and wellness industry in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1991. He has been integrally involved in the work of health care reform since 2008 and served on a Club 20 team to provide one of the top proposals to the Senate Bill 208 Commission. He holds a license to sell health insurance.

To register, please call CMC at 945-7486.

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.

Success Workshop: Using Commas Correctly @ Spring Valley
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:50 pm

image of a commaUsing Commas Correctly

This is a free Academic Success Workshop, organized by the Roaring Fork Campus Learning Center. In this workshop we will learn how to appropriately use commas, and how to identify when they are needed in a sentence. Meets in the Calaway Building, Room 119. All CMC students are welcome.