February – March 2014
You tweet therefore you are-or not. Twitter is, in fact, the most misunderstood social media on the planet, so this workshop will focus on the why and how of followers, following, and hashtags. The goal is to turn Twitter into a must-have daily tool for you, regardless of your goals and/or your business. Completion of the Social Media I and Social Media II workshops in January is highly recommended, but not required.
Senior (62+) scholarships available for this class.
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 email@example.com.
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!
Basic introductory tour of the Macintosh Operating System (from 10.6 Snow Leopard to the present). Introduces key terms and navigation around your laptop; the Desktop, Finder, and System Preferences. Learn how to locate and organize your files, change the look and feel of your computer, and learn the basics of using your Mac laptop. Students must bring their own Mac laptop.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS62 (SYN: 82127)
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If you have basic familiarity with your Mac laptop, including use of the Desktop, Finder, and System Preferences, dive more deeply into particular programs on your laptop. Explore iPhoto and iTunes, learn how to import photos and music and organize this content for easy playback. Get your iPhone and/or iPad into harmony with your laptop by learning how to select and synchronize content from your laptop to an iPhone and/or iPad. Students must bring their own Mac laptop and iPhone or iPad.