February – March 2014

Feb
17
Mon
Canvas: Quizzes and Rubrics
Feb 17 – Feb 20 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

14/SP TRN901 CS32 (SYN: 81874)

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.

Feb
20
Thu
Beginning/Intermediate TaskStream @ CMC Breckenridge, Room BCA 136
Feb 20 @ 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 CS29 (SYN: 81865)

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.

Feb
21
Fri
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Feb 21 @ 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 “Collaborate”. CMC is exclusively using the newest version, 12.6. 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
Michelle Lefebvre

Datatel  ID#
14/SP TRN901 CS61 (SYN: 82126)

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.

You, CMC, and Copyright Laws Webinar
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Imagine this scenario: a student comes to you and says, “My text book is on back order and won’t be here until next week. May I borrow yours and copy the chapter you just assigned to read?” What is your response? Is this simple request a violation of copyright laws? Is this covered under fair use? Do you give your student the book, wondering whether the student might be breaking copyright laws?

Come to this live one hour webinar to find out the answer to this question and more! In this webinar we will cover CMC copyright policy, copyright laws, fair use, and DMRC.

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
Katy Walker, Suzanne Thompson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SP TRN901 CS49 (SYN: 82022)

Registration
Please register for these trainings 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.

Feb
25
Tue
Search Engine Optimization @ Edwards
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

Search Engine Optimization, Tuesdays, 02/25/2014 – 03/11/2014, $125, Course # CIS-901-VE07, Syn # 80787, Learn how search engines like Google work to calculate the rank of websites in their search results. In this class, you will explore strategies and tactics that help websites move to the top of search pages. You will explore how to combine the keyword research with links, citations, reviews and social media to get search engine results for your website. Taught by SEO expert Trent Blizzard.

Syn# 80787
Cost $125
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Feb
26
Wed
Building a Culture of Trust @ Edwards
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Class Description

Building a Culture of Trust, Wednesday 02/26/2014 – 02/26/2014, $50, Course # BUS-901-VE06, Syn # 80632, A key aspect of leadership is to inspire trust. When trust is high, productivity goes up and costs go down. Whether it’s within an organization, a community or a family, there is nothing more powerful than a relationship of trust. Learn how to develop a culture of trust in your organization.

Syn# 80632
Cost $50
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
27
Thu
Excel 2010 Level I @ Edwards
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Class Description

Excel 2010 Level I, Thursdays, 02/27/2014 – 03/06/2014, $99, Course # CIS-901-VE03, Syn # 80765, If you work with numbers, graphs and databases, then learning or enhancing your knowledge of Excel will help you get things done. In this introductory class, you will learn the fundamentals of Excel. You will explore how to use formulas and functions, and the difference between absolute and relative cell addressing. Cost includes workbook.

Syn# 80765
Cost $99
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Mar
3
Mon
Self-Publishing eBooks @ Edwards
Mar 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Class Description

Self-Publishing eBooks 03/03/2014 – 03/28/2014, $195, Course # BUS-901-VE13, Syn # 80795, eBooks are becoming more popular than ever, especially with the release of the iPad and other tablet computers. In addition to publishing fiction and non-fiction books, individuals and companies are using eBook publishing as a way to market products, services and ideas. In this ONLINE class, you will discover what makes a great eBook and how you go about creating, formatting and publishing your eBook. Learn the steps necessary to create your eBook with text, photos, illustrations, audio, video and hyperlinks. Understand the different options in self-publishing and distributing your eBook.

Syn# 80795
Cost $195
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

The Business Plan @ Edwards
Mar 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Class Description

The Business Plan 03/03/2014 – 03/28/2014, $195, Course # BUS-901-VE15, Syn # 80797, In this ONLINE course, you will discover the basics of the entrepreneurial planning process, culminating in the development of an early-stage business plan. By preparing your business concepts, building your plan, and evaluating your business for feasibility, you gain knowledge critical for business start-up and development. A practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision, research, and planning aspects of your new venture.

Syn# 80797
Cost $195
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Time & Productivity Management @ Edwards
Mar 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Class Description

Time & Productivity Management 03/03/2014 – 03/28/2014, $195, Course # BUS-901-VE14, Syn # 80796, Time is even more valuable in this century than in the last. How effectively you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in so many ways. In this ONLINE class, you’ll get tips and techniques you won’t get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity. Whether you are managing your own time, or others’ time, come away with proven tips to put into practice on Monday morning.

Syn# 80796
Cost $195
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”