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

Jun
10
Wed
Summer Reading Group: June
Jun 10 – Jul 1 all-day

This is a fully online training, offered via Canvas, with a weekly web conference. We will read and discuss together the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, plus we’ll cover some other complementary materials. The book will be supplied to course participants. Course objectives include:

  • building an online community with colleagues
  • discussing new teaching-related ideas from the text
  • reflecting upon our own teaching styles and what we would like to incorporate into our craft
  • the opportunity to sample various technologies used or mentioned in this course and consider using them in your own teaching

Total number of contact hours is estimated to be approximately 16 hours. If you have any questions about this class, please contact the Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU TRN901 CS72 (SYN: 92978)

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.

Jul
8
Wed
Summer Reading Group: July
Jul 8 – Jul 29 all-day

This is a fully online training, offered via Canvas, with a weekly web conference. We will read and discuss together the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, plus we’ll cover some other complementary materials. The book will be supplied to course participants. Course objectives include:

  • building an online community with colleagues
  • discussing new teaching-related ideas from the text
  • reflecting upon our own teaching styles and what we would like to incorporate into our craft
  • the opportunity to sample various technologies used or mentioned in this course and consider using them in your own teaching

Total number of contact hours is estimated to be approximately 16 hours. If you have any questions about this class, please contact the Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SU TRN901 CS73 (SYN: 92979)

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.

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.

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