May
12
Mon
Online Pedagogy
May 12 – May 21 all-day

Based on the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education,” and the recommendation of the CMC Online Course Quality Task Force, participants will be able to implement best practices in their online course. This pedagogy course is required for new online instructors but experienced faculty are encouraged to take the course as well.

This training will be held via Colorado Mountain College’s Canvas course system.

Instructor
Karen Kaemmerling

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SU  TRN-901-CS13 (SYN: 84898)
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.

Canvas Summer 2014 Course Setup Workshop @ CMC Rifle, Room 124 computer lab
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join CMC instructional designer Loretta Driskel for this workshop on setting up your Summer 2014 Canvas course. Get guidance, tips, and tricks. This is your chance to ask a Canvas expert your questions and get help with setting up your upcoming Canvas course! This workshop will address:

  • How to copy a Canvas course in its entirety
  • How to copy only selected parts of a course
  • Best practices for building your Canvas course
  • And more!

Instructor
Loretta Driskel

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SU TRN901 CS07 (SYN: 84363)
Please note: registration for the summer 2014 semester will begin on April 21, 2014.

Registration
We suggest that you 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 Hours” @ CMC Rifle, Room 124 computer lab
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CMC Instructional Designer Loretta Driskel for these open Canvas “office hours” at the CMC Rifle campus, in the computer lab, room 124. Ask her your Canvas questions and get face-to-face help. Drop-ins welcome. You are also welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet. Loretta will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructor
Loretta Driskel

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!

May
21
Wed
SoftChalk Training: Part 1
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us and learn how to use SoftChalk Cloud! SoftChalk Cloud enables you to turn your course content into engaging, interactive materials you can post online or share in Canvas courses. If you post SoftChalk graded activities in Canvas for your students, their scores will automatically go into the Canvas Gradebook. The activities you create are mobile-friendly and work great with iPads, Androids, and many smartphones. View sample SoftChalk lessons here.

This webinar is an introduction to the SoftChalk Cloud/Create programs. You will learn how to  create folders, share a folder and create a rating.  Next using the SoftChalk Create program we will create a lesson. Then we will cover how to add a graphic to a lesson, how add video and then how to add links to a lesson.

Please mark your calendars and register early with this link. You must register by May 20, 2014, to ensure a seat in this webinar.

This is a live webinar and once you register with SoftChalk via the link above, you will be emailed your unique link to join the web conference. We strongly suggest that you attend this webinar using 2 computers or 2 screens at your campus computer lab or a SmartClassroom, or at your home or office if you have 2 computers, so that you can easily switch back and forth between the webinar and the screen where you are creating content.

System Requirements for the webinar are as follows.
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Required Browser:
Windows: IE 9 or above, Mozilla/Firefox 10 or higher
Apple: Safari 1.2 or higher, Firefox
Google Chrome is not supported.

Any questions, please contact the Office of Innovations.

Instructor
SoftChalk staff

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Not applicable.

Registration
Please register yourself for this training directly with SoftChalk via the link provided above.

May
29
Thu
SoftChalk Training: Part 2
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us and learn how to use SoftChalk Cloud! SoftChalk Cloud enables you to turn your course content into engaging, interactive materials you can post online or share in Canvas courses. If you post SoftChalk graded activities in Canvas for your students, their scores will automatically go into the Canvas Gradebook. The activities you create are mobile-friendly and work great with iPads, Androids, and many smartphones. View sample SoftChalk lessons here.

This live webinar will cover the advanced features of SoftChalk. In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Create and Manage Folders in the Cloud
  • Create Activities and Place the Activity in the Cloud
  • Create a Quiz Question
  • Use a Quiz Group from the Cloud
  • Create and Add Polls and Ratings in into the lesson
  • Use the Widget tool

When you register you will be asked to download a file. This file is necessary for you to participate in the class.
Please mark your calendars and register early with this link. You must register by May 27, 2014, to ensure a seat in this webinar.

This is a live webinar and once you register with SoftChalk via the link above, you will be emailed your unique link to join the web conference. We strongly suggest that you attend this webinar using 2 computers or 2 screens at your campus computer lab or a SmartClassroom, or at your home or office if you have 2 computers, so that you can easily switch back and forth between the webinar and the screen where you are creating content.

System Requirements for the webinar are as follows.
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Required Browser:
Windows: IE 9 or above, Mozilla/Firefox 10 or higher
Apple: Safari 1.2 or higher, Firefox
Google Chrome is not supported.

Any questions, please contact the Office of Innovations.

Instructor
SoftChalk staff

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Not applicable.

Registration
Please register yourself for this training directly with SoftChalk via the link provided above.

Jun
9
Mon
Canvas: Quizzes & Rubrics–with Draft State!
Jun 9 – Jun 12 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
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SU  TRN-901-CS16 (SYN: 84938)
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.

Jun
10
Tue
Jing in June
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

Join us in June for Jing! The free Jing software from Techsmith does 3 things that are really useful:

  • It captures what you see on your computer as an image you can label with arrows, text, boxes, and highlighting.
  • It records what is on your computer screen as a video you can easily post online or download and save. This video was made using Jing.
  • Quick and easy sharing of your Jing images and videos with a free Screencast.com account

Jing is a free screen capture software made by TechSmith. Visit TechSmith’s Jing website for more details about Jing.  This training will be held online in Canvas over 2 days in the Summer 2014 semester. After you register for this session in WebAdvisor, log into Canvas later that day or the next morning and you will see the Canvas course listed. Enter the Canvas course and follow the directions. The first day you’ll get oriented and install Jing on your computer; the second day you will practice creating and sharing screencast videos and screenshots.

Estimated completion time for this training is 1 hour. If you have any questions about this course, please contact the instructor, Dr. Gabrielle Orsi, at (970) 947-8359 or via email at gorsi@coloradomtn.edu.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SU  TRN-901-CS14 (SYN: 84935)
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.

Jun
11
Wed
Have a Sip of MERLOT: Live
Jun 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Join CMC Instructional Designer Loretta Driskel for an introduction and overview of MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. MERLOT is a free and open resource repository of peer-reviewed learning materials created for faculty and students in higher education, at merlot.org. Get a taste of how you might use these discipline-specific learning materials – which often include sample assignments- in your online, hybrid or face-to-face classroom. In addition you will see what makes MERLOT stand out among other open educational resources and you will learn how you can become involved in MERLOT to beef up your curriculum vitae and professional standing. This training will provide you with materials and information about integrating these tools to enhance teaching and learning for you and your students.

This is a live webinar that will be held via a Blackboard Collaborate web conference. Please register in WebAdvisor to reserve your seat, and so that we can send you the link you will use to join the webinar prior to this training. Any questions, or if you need the link, please contact the instructor or the Office of Innovations.

Instructor
Loretta Driskel

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SU TRN901 CS27 (SYN: 85048)

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.

Jun
23
Mon
Khan Academy Coach Training
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

Take this workshop and learn how you can use the Khan Academy’s great educational resources! The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with free online videos and exercises for learning math and other topics. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. Learners can create a free account to track what videos and lessons they have completed. As an instructor, you can ask your students to list you as their “Coach” in their Khan Academy account. Then you can view charts, graphs, and helpful data to see exactly which videos and exercises each student has completed, what topics they are finding difficult, and what their strengths are. You can use this “Coach” data to modify your upcoming course lectures, since you’ll know exactly how your students are grasping the material and if any topics need to be reviewed as a class. You can also use the data to make recommendations to individual students for additional videos or exercises they should complete, and you can use the built-in tool to recommend exercises. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Set up a Khan academy account
  • Show your students how to invite you to be their “coach”
  • Navigate the coach interface to mine the data in order to benefit your course and your students’ learning

For more information on the Khan Academy, please click here. This training is fully online and offered via Canvas.

Dates
This is a fully online, Monday-Friday 5-day training, offered via Canvas, with tasks that need to be completed on certain days. You can complete the daily tasks at any time that day (Monday tasks need to be completed by midnight any time on Monday, Tuesday tasks anytime on Tuesday, etc.) Total completion time is estimated to be approximately 4 hours.

Instructor
Suzanne Thompson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SU TRN901 CS32 (SYN: 85178)

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.

Jun
24
Tue
Google Docs
Jun 24 – Jun 27 all-day

Some of the best things in life are free! This training offers 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/SU TRN901 CS26 (SYN: 85039)

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.