Mar
9
Sun
Daylight Savings Time Change
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
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
First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP in Parachute @ CMC Parachute
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.

Mar
13
Thu
PEC Safeland in Parachute @ CMC Parachute
Mar 13 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Room SB 210
Mar 13 @ 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 CS33 (SYN: 81880)

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
17
Mon
Breakfast Cardio Kick @ Glenwood Springs
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Class Description

This class provides a total cardio and muscle body workout. Aerobics include both step and kickboxing moves followed by conditioning using fitballs, dumbbells, body bars and resistance bands to enhance balance, stability, and core strength. There is also a focus on abdominal strengthening and stretching. All of these exercises may be adapted for any fitness level, so all are welcome! Please bring a water bottle and exercise mat to class. Meets Mondays & Wednesdays, 3/17-4/30. Cost: $81. Refund: 3/7.

Syn# 81056
Cost $81
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Mixed Level Yoga @ Glenwood Springs
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:40 pm
Class DescriptionPhoto of yoga student in pose

This class is a form of Hatha Yoga that utilizes bio mechanical principles of alignment together with breath and a celebration of the heart. Each class is focused on a heart-related theme that brings awareness of how yoga brings us off the mat and into the world. The class is influenced by the principles of Anusara Yoga, which empowers the student to find a sense of ease, and move into challenging poses. Meets Mondays & Wednesdays, 3/17-4/30. The Wednesday class is 15 minutes longer and ends at 6:45. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class. Cost: $91. Refund date: 3/7.

Syn# 80956
Cost $91
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Mar
18
Tue
Google Docs
Mar 18 – Mar 21 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 CS75 (SYN: 82349)

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.