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

Aug
5
Wed
Quality Course Design with Quality Matters Webinar
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Join the Online Learning Department and the Office of Innovations for this live webinar. Ever wonder what the special recipe is for using Canvas in your online and face-to-face courses? It’s nothing magic or secret. Just a tried-and-true list of best practices we’d love to share with you! Join us for a 40-minute webinar to learn about the Quality Matters Rubric! In this session we will:

  • Give you a copy of the Quality Matters (QM) rubric and the full, annotated version of the QM rubric
  • Discuss the elements of the QM rubric and how you can apply the rubric to your course
  • Show how you can get your own Quality Matters account and use the Self-Review Online Tool to evaluate one of your own courses against the rubric
  • Share updates about how CMC is using the QM rubric

The Quality Matters rubric is not only for online courses. Even if you teach a purely face-to-face course, the QM rubric is for you! Come learn how instructors of any type of course can best design their content for their online Canvas area.

Join us on Wednesday, August 5, using this link: http://bit.ly/1KA1GH6
Please type in your full name when you join the webinar.

Required equipment
This is a live online training, 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/SU TRN901 CS96 (SYN: 94008)

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.

Aug
6
Thu
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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, invite others to participate, and (if you record it) obtain the link to its recording
  • 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
  • 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 CS92 (SYN: 93955)

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.

Aug
17
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Aug 17 – Aug 20 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/FA  TRN901 CS04 (SYN: 92765)
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 Basics: Getting Started Workshop @ CMC in Glenwood Springs, Room 106
Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Canvas and looking for a brief introductory overview? Then this face-to-face workshop is for you! This is a hands-on opportunity to learn Canvas for the first time, or to refresh your skills. We will cover some of the fundamentals of using Canvas including:

  • How to log into Canvas for the first time and what to do if you forget your password
  • How you “get” your Canvas course and where to find it
  • How to modify your profile and the notifications that Canvas will send you so you get the alerts you prefer about activity in your courses
  • How to “publish” a course so students can access it and what a published course looks like
  • Choosing what shows in your course navigation
  • How to post your syllabus in your course
  • How to make the Syllabus the home page students will see when they enter the course
  • How to access Canvas resources and get help

This workshop will be held in Room 106 at the Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs. This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/FA TRN901 CS47 (SYN: 94019)

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.

Canvas: Setting up Your Class @ CMC in Glenwood Springs, Room 106
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this hands-on workshop we will cover some of the basic steps to set up your Canvas course, including:

  • How to use announcements
  • How the Inbox works
  • How to “publish” items inside your course
  • How to use Pages to build your own course content
  • A brief overview of how to build Discussions, Assignments, and Quizzes
  • How to compile these various kinds of course materials into Modules
  • A brief overview of the Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader
  • Overview of the Quality Matters rubric, and the recommendations for course design that CMC’s Online Learning follows

This workshop will be held in Room 106 at the Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs. This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/FA TRN901 CS48 (SYN: 94020)

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.

Aug
18
Tue
Writing Authentic Assessments/Assignments for Online Courses Webinar
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Karen Kaemmerling, Assistant Dean of Instruction for Online Learning, and Bonnie Steele, Director of Assessment, for this live webinar. We will explore many types of authentic assessments that can be used to assess student learning in effective real-world scenarios.  We will also discuss how to align appropriately assessment with competencies.  As a group, we will not only discuss the relevance of using authentic assessments, but also brainstorm ideas for the participants and courses relevant to them for upcoming fall courses. Registered participants will be provided with the link needed to join this webinar.

Required equipment
This is a live online training, 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/FA TRN901 CS17 (SYN: 93756)

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.

Teaching Tools Sampler @ CMC in Glenwood Springs, Room 106
Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

In this demo, you will learn some fun ways to make your course content come alive! We will briefly explore several ways to add interactive elements to your face-to-face or online course. Enjoy these overviews, and begin thinking about which of these you would like to use to help your students become more engaged with your course material. We will have a brief demo of these tools, and tell you how to learn more. Topics include:

  • Jing: Create screen capture tutorials with your voice narrating
  • SoftChalk Cloud: Create pop up descriptions and images, or make graded crosswords puzzles and other drag-and-drop activities based on your course content
  • Films on Demand: use this extensive video library to supplement your instruction
  • Magna Commons: contemporary, high-quality professional development resources, mostly in the form of video and recorded webinars

This workshop will be held in Room 106 at the Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs. This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/FA TRN901 CS49 (SYN: 94021)

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.

Aug
19
Wed
SmartCart Training @ CMC in Glenwood Springs, Room 201
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This workshop provides an introduction to the SmartCart with Smart Classroom Technology Specialist Joe Blanc. This workshop will be held in Room 201 at the Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs. This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/FA TRN901 CS50 (SYN: 94022)

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.

Aug
20
Thu
Online and Hybrid Pedagogy
Aug 20 – Aug 27 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 fully online via Colorado Mountain College’s Canvas course system. This is an asynchronous training, meaning that there are no set meeting times. However, there are tasks due each day and deadlines to keep the participants moving forward together.

WebAdvisor registration information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/FA  TRN-901-CS06 (SYN: 92767)

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
8
Tue
Assessment Training: Just the Facts Webinar
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Bonnie Steele, Director of Assessment, for this live webinar on TaskStream. This webinar covers the basics: How to get into TaskStream, what is it used for, lots of tools to use inside, who has edit access or read access, where are online resources to help me, etc.

Registered participants will be provided with the link needed to join this webinar.

Required equipment
This is a live online training, 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/FA TRN901 CS22 (SYN: 93775)

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.