Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Professional Development Training Schedule

CMC instructors and staff are invited to attend any session, at any location. Please register for these trainings via WebAdvisor. Questions about these courses? Please contact the Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning.
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.

Please check back frequently for new additions!

Self-Paced Trainings

Current Professional Development Training Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
15
Mon
Khan Academy Coach Training
Sep 15 – Sep 19 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

Find more information on the Khan Academy here.

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/FA TRN901 CS74 (SYN: 86569)

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.

Sep
16
Tue
Google Docs & Google Drive
Sep 16 – Sep 19 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
  • How to upload files to Google Drive for storage and sharing
  • 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. Get your free Google account set up ahead of time at drive.google.com.

Instructors
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS10 (SYN: 85562)

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.

Sep
22
Mon
VoiceThread
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day

Interested in creating more dynamic slideshows online that will truly spark a group conversation among your course members? You can with VoiceThread! Learn in this online course how easy it is to use VoiceThread’s collaborative online platform to create and share multimedia slide shows with images, documents, and videos. And VoiceThread is free to CMC faculty, staff, and students. Check out this brief video introduction to VoiceThread.

With VoiceThread, participants can leave written, audio, or video comments as they navigate through your slideshow, and the VoiceThreads can be linked to or embedded into Canvas courses or shared publicly. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Navigate through a VoiceThread and the different user roles VoiceThread offers
  • Create a VoiceThread using PowerPoint presentations, images,videos, and other files
  • Edit your VoiceThread and its settings
  • Make comments on a VoiceThread
  • Share a VoiceThread and embed it into Canvas
This course will be held via a Canvas course as well as via VoiceThread’s website. This class is designed to be flexible and accommodate your schedule. 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.
Once you register, your CMC VoiceThread account will be created and its details sent to you.  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.

Instructors
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS12 (SYN: 85563)

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.

Sep
29
Mon
Blackboard Collaborate for Mobile Devices
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Did you know that CMC’s main webconferencing tool, Blackboard Collaborate, will work on your mobile device, such as your iPhone, Android smartphone, or iPad?

Join us to try out Blackboard Collaborate with your mobile device!

This is a live web conference, so you will need a mobile device with high-speed internet access. You will be provided with the link to join the web conference after you register.

We will try out some of the features and tools available to mobile device users. We will also discuss and explore the differences you should expect when participating in or leading a Blackboard Collaborate web conference via the app and a mobile device. With Blackboard Collaborate Mobile, participants can join a live web conference for online classes, meetings, one-on-one tutoring, group projects, office hours, and much more.

Prerequisite
Before our session, you should install the appropriate Blackboard Collaborate app (Apple/iOS or Android) on your device. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
Your mobile device with the Blackboard Collaborate app already installed.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS69 (SYN: 86520)

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.

Sep
30
Tue
Films On Demand Webinar
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Films Media Group is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. CMC has a license for all faculty to use this service. In this live webinar, you will learn how to get started with Films On Demand and add its videos to your Canvas course.

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 Office of Innovations for the link.  If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video and consult these tips.

Instructors
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS22 (SYN: 86260)

Registration
Please register for these trainings 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.

Oct
7
Tue
You, CMC, & The Copyright Laws Webinar
Oct 7 @ 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 Diane Van Os, JD, intellectual property lawyer, and CMC Edwards Instructional/Reference Librarian Katy M. Walker will cover CMC copyright policy, copyright laws, fair use, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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 Office of Innovations for the link.

If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video and consult these tips.

Instructors

Diane Van Os, Katy M. Walker

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS65 (SYN: 86482)

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.

Oct
20
Mon
Jing Screen Capture
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

Join us and learn 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 Fall 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/FA  TRN-901-CS09 (SYN: 85561)
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.

Khan Academy Coach Training
Oct 20 – Oct 24 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

Find more information on the Khan Academy here.

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/FA TRN901 CS75 (SYN: 86570)

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.

 

Contact the Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning any time at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.