February – March 2014

Feb
28
Fri
Twitter in a Day @ CMC in Aspen
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Mobile Dreamweaver @ Glenwood Springs
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Class Description

Students will build a mobile website, delivering a customized website for smart phone and tablet users viewing a website. Class uses Dreamweaver. Prerequisite: basic HTML and CSS knowledge. Meets Fridays, 2/28-3/7. Cost: $75. Refund date: 2/26.

Syn# 80825
Cost $75
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Mar
3
Mon
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.

Open Canvas “Office Hour” at Aspen Campus @ CMC Aspen, Room AS 017
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CMC instructor Dr. Georgina Cornwall for this open Canvas “office hour” at the Aspen Campus, in Room AS 017, which is the computer lab in the lower level. Ask her your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. “George” Cornwall 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
Dr. Georgina Cornwall

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
5
Wed
Canvas Rubrics Webinar
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a live online webinar via Blackboard Collaborate that will introduce Canvas rubrics. We will cover:

  • What is a rubric?
  • Why you should try rubrics, and how they can save you time!
  • See how rubrics work with Assignments and the SpeedGrader
  • Learn how to build a rubric
  • Get tips for recycling and improving your rubrics for each course.

NOTE: Elluminate Live! is now called “Blackboard Collaborate”. CMC is exclusively using the newest version, 12.5. This session will be held online via a Blackboard Collaborate webconference. You will be emailed the information you’ll need to join the session after you register.

Required equipment
This is a live online webinar, so you will need a computer with high-speed 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
Dr. George Cornwall

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS80 (SYN: 82576)

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.

Mar
7
Fri
LinkedIn in a Day @ CMC in Aspen
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

You only need to worry about LinkedIn if you want to have a career. Read that sentence again. LinkedIn is the #1 career social media and, if you look bad there, it translates over into real life. Learn how to make connections, network, plug in available jobs, and leverage targeted, online forums. Completion of the Social Media I and Social Media II workshops in January is highly recommended, but not required.

Mar
10
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online Spring Break Edition
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

Welcome to Canvas: Basics Online Spring Break Edition 2014!
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, March 10, and ends Thursday, March 13.

New for the Spring Break Edition: optional daily web conference! Join the instructor to talk about Canvas, review topics, ask questions, and get help with the course. (Times to be determined.)
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. In Canvas: Basics Online we will cover how to:

  • Log into Canvas
  • Modify your profile and Notifications in Canvas
  • Make your course “published” so that students can see it
  • Create an announcement
  • Create Pages and add text, videos, and links to the course’s Pages
  • Create a Discussion
  • Work with modules
  • Create Assignments
  • And more!

In addition to these tasks, the group will also be communicating via the course discussions. Participants will be engaging with Canvas as students and will carry out some of the assigned tasks in the Canvas course for this training. However, some of the tasks must be done outside of this training’s course, in a “sandbox” course where the participant has an instructor role. This “sandbox” course will be provided for course participants. This training concludes with a final quiz on Canvas topics.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS105 (SYN: 83385)

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.

CMC Online Course Design Guidelines Webinar
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Karen Kaemmerling, Instructional Chair for Online Learning, for a detailed look at online course design standards established by the Online Course Quality Task force. Explore Quality Matters design expectations and how they are incorporated in the CMC Online Course Design Checklist. 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 in Fall 2013 to establish 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.

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 CS94 (SYN: 82719)

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.

Mar
12
Wed
Online Course Pedagogy and Instructor Evaluation Documents Webinar
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Karen Kaemmerling, Instructional Chair for Online Learning, for an open discussion about the Online Instructor Evaluation and Mentoring Plan and the Online Instructor-Self Review Guide. These protocols and documents were established by the Online Course Quality Task Force in Fall 2013. Explore Quality Matters design expectations and how they are incorporated in the CMC Online Course Design Checklist. Participants will discuss the purpose of these documents, and brainstorm effective online teaching techniques based on Chickering’s and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.

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.

Instructor

Karen Kaemmerling

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS95 (SYN: 82720)

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.