Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Professional Development Training Schedule

CMC instructors and staff are invited to attend any session, at any location. These trainings are not open to students or the public. 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

Apr
27
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day

Welcome to Canvas: Basics Online.
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 evening.

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 modify your profile and the Notifications Canvas sends you
  • How to make your course “published” so that students can see it
  • How to work with Draft State and make items in your course invisible or visible to students by “publishing” and “unpublishing” them
  • How to work with Canvas’ Rich Text Editor to build content in your course, such as Pages, Announcements, Discussions, Assignments
  • How to add text, videos, and links to the course
  • How to work with modules to organize course materials
  • Guidance to comply with Online Learning’s new standards for fully online courses
  • Course copying tips for the future
  • 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. Questions about this training? Please contact the Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/SP  TRN901 CS92 (SYN: 89904)
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.

Apr
29
Wed
Our Databases Will Charm You Webinar
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Our Databases Will Charm You: a live webinar with CMC Librarian Katy Walker.  In this session we will explore the CMC Libraries’ exciting database collection.  You’ll learn just what is in our collection and how we have it organized to assist you with your research.  We will also take some of our specialty databases our for a spin and answer any questions you might have about our databases.

Before our session, we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers 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.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP  TRN901 CS120 (SYN: 92582)
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.

May
8
Fri
Using Canvas for Face-to-Face Classes Webinar
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the Office of Innovations for this 60 minute live webinar on how to use Canvas for your face-to-face classes. 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! Newcomers to Canvas are welcome. We will cover:

  • How to log into Canvas and find resources for help and support
  • How to turn your course on for students to access it
  • How to post your syllabus and files in your Canvas course
  • How to write Announcements in your Canvas course
  • How to make your Canvas course’s Syllabus section public so that you can share it with anyone
  • And the opportunity for Q&A with a Canvas expert!

This session will be held online via web conference. You will be emailed the information you will need to join the web conference after you register.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers 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.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP  TRN901 CS87 (SYN: 90855)

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.

May
11
Mon
Online and Hybrid Pedagogy
May 11 – May 18 all-day

Developing and delivering a great online or hybrid course is a challenge with constantly evolving technology and industry standards.
CMC’s Online and Hybrid Quality Task Forces worked hard to do the research for you! These teams of faculty and staff established a set of standards and best practices to ensure that CMC online and hybrid courses are consistently high-quality learning environments that facilitate active learning and positive teaching experiences.

Based on the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education and the recommendation of these CMC task forces, participants will be able to implement best practices in their online and hybrid courses. This workshop is required for new instructors in the Online Learning Department, but all CMC instructors are invited and encouraged to attend.
This training will be held via Colorado Mountain College’s Canvas course system.

WebAdvisor registration information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/SU  TRN-901-CS08 (SYN: 90308)

Please note: registration for the Summer 2015 semester begins on April 20, 2015.

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.

May
20
Wed
Blackboard Collaborate for Mobile Devices
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 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 the system requirements to determine if your device is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate; and read through this guidance on Blackboard Collaborate and mobile devices.

Required equipment
Your mobile device with the Blackboard Collaborate app already installed and reliable internet access.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU TRN901 CS04 (SYN: 89907)

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.

May
27
Wed
Collaborate Web Conferencing
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn Collaborate web-conferencing with us- this is CMC’s main web conferencing tool and it’s an amazing way to communicate real-time with your colleagues and students online.  Think of the possibilities: online office hours, study sessions, and meetings. You can chat (type), speak with audio to the other participants, use a webcam to transmit your video to the group, share a slideshow, look at websites, video, draw together on a whiteboard, and more. You can also record the whole session with just a click, and share the link to the recording for anyone who missed the web-conference or would like to review it. This training is intended for users who join via a computer (not users of the Collaborate app for mobile devices) and will cover:

  • How to set up a Blackboard Collaborate web conference
  • The new Blackboard Collaborate Launcher that is required for all Collaborate users
  • How to adjust your audio and video settings
  • How to lead and control a web conference as a “moderator” and enable others to also “moderate” the web conference
  • Chat
  • Hand raising and using emoticons for feedback and engagement
  • Polling; responding to a poll question
  • Using the whiteboard inside your session and presenting a slideshow
  • Desktop and application sharing
  • Recording a session for others to view later
  • Optional components such as microphones, headsets, webcams
  • Online tutorials and resources to teach participants how to use Collaborate
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Possible uses for teaching, lecture capture, conferences, office hours

Blackboard Collaborate was formerly called Elluminate Live! Colorado Mountain College uses the most recent version of this tool. This session will be held online. You will be emailed the information you will need to join our session after you register.

Prerequisite
Before our session, please watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video. We also recommend that you check out this information and guidance on Blackboard Collaborate.

Required equipment
This is a live online course, so you will need a computer with high-speed internet access. You will also need computer speakers 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.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU  TRN901 CS08 (SYN: 89908)

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.

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