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

Jul
7
Mon
Summer Reading Group
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – Aug 1 @ 11:00 am

Join Dr. Gabrielle Orsi of the Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning for this fully online training on the art of teaching. This training will be held via a Canvas course with a weekly web conference. Some of the weekly web conferences will feature a guest speaker. We will read and discuss together the book McKeachie’s Teaching Tips, 14th edition (2013). The book will be supplied to course participants. Course objectives include:

  • Building an online community with colleagues
  • Discussing new teaching tips and ideas from the text, each other, and the guest presenters
  • Reflecting upon our own teaching styles and what we would like to incorporate into our craft
  • Having an opportunity to sample various technologies used or mentioned in this course and consider using them in your own teaching

Total completion time is estimated to be approximately 20 hours. Please register for this training via WebAdvisor to obtain access to the Canvas course.

We suggest as well that you 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

Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/SU TRN901 CS65 (SYN: 86111)

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
4
Mon
Khan Academy Coach Training
Aug 4 – Aug 9 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

Visit the Khan Academy’s website for more information. This training is fully online and offered via Canvas.

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/SU TRN901 CS79 (SYN: 86273)

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.

Online Pedagogy
Aug 4 – Aug 14 all-day

Based on the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education,” and the recommendation of the CMC Online Course Quality Task Force, participants will be able to implement best practices in their online course. This pedagogy course is required for new online instructors but experienced faculty are encouraged to take the course as well.

This training will be held via Colorado Mountain College’s Canvas course system.

Instructor
Karen Kaemmerling

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/SU  TRN-901-CS78 (SYN: 85235)

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
15
Fri
Accessibility, Universal Design, and Canvas Webinar with University of Central Florida Instructional Design Team
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join John Raible and Nancy Swenson, the Instructional Design team at the University of Central Florida’s Center for Distributed Learning, for this special webinar on Canvas and accessibility. They will discuss a variety of resources and services that will help users create basic, accessible wiki pages in Canvas. Their presentation will include strategies to add or modify content, including headings, tables, URLs, images, and video components. Ideas and concerns of participants will be solicited.

Learn how to make your Canvas course welcoming to all students and get some tips, tricks, and the foresight to avoid common pitfalls. We will conclude with Q&A with our presenters.

You can participate from the comfort of your home or office. This is not a hands-on course, so there is no need for you to access Canvas before or during this webinar. Simply attend and see how easy it is to use to ensure that your Canvas course is accessible for your students.

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.

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

Gabrielle Orsi; John Raible and Nancy Swenson of the University of Central Florida

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS20 (SYN: 86203)

Registration
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

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
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Aug 18 – Aug 22 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 these courses? Please contact the instructor.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
14/FA  TRN-901-CS05 (SYN: 85233)
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.

Smartboard/SmartCart Beginning Training @ Glenwood Center, Room 201
Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to the SmartBoard and the SmartCart with Smart Classroom Technology Specialist Joe Blanc. This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event the week of August 18, 2014.

Instructor
Joe Blanc

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS21 (SYN: 86232)
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

Registration
We suggest that you 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 @ Glenwood Center, Room 106
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In this demo (not hands-on) you’ll learn some fun ways to  make your course content come alive!  We’ll 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’d like to use to help your students become more engaged with your course material. We’ll have a brief demo of these tools, and tell you how to learn more, borrow items,  get copies of the software and so on.

Topics include:

  • Jing and Camtasia–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. Post your graded activities in your Canvas course area, and the students’ grades go right into the gradebook!
  • Other subscriptions, software or games available: Films on Demand, SmartBoard games
  • Items you can borrow– LiveScribe Pens, FlipCams, GreenScreen
  • Other online resources—Khan Academy, MERLOT, PollEverywhere

This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event the week of August 18, 2014.

Instructor
Suzanne Thompson

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS19 (SYN: 86202)
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

Registration
We suggest that you 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
Tue
What’s New with Draft State @ Glenwood Center, Room 106
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

Haven’t used Canvas lately? Or new to Canvas? Please make sure you are aware of the important changes in the interface so you can hit the ground running this fall!
Draft State allows an instructor to make Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions “unpublished” i.e., invisible to students and exclude them from grade calculations.  With Draft State, instructors have more control over when students are able to view the content of a Canvas course.  In this 1.5 hour session we will cover the following:

  • How Draft State interacts with Modules, Pages, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes
  • Setting up your course’s homepage with Draft State
  • What happens in regards to Draft State when you copy courses
  • What students will and won’t see as you work with Draft State
  • How to look at your Canvas course from the student perspective

This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event the week of August 18, 2014.

Instructor
TBA

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS15 (SYN: 86198)
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

Registration
We suggest that you 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 Kickstart Webinar
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

New to Canvas and looking for a brief introductory overview? Then this webinar is for you! Join us for a 60-minute live online webinar via Blackboard Collaborate that will introduce CMC faculty to Canvas. We will cover:

  • How to log into Canvas
  • How to modify your profile and the notifications that Canvas will send you
  • How to “publish” a course so students can access it
  • How to “publish” what you build inside a course so that students can access your Discussions, Modules, Assignments, Quizzes, Pages
  • How to set up your course’s welcome page
  • How to adjust your course’s settings and navigation buttons
  • How to work with modules
  • How to add links, text, videos to Canvas… and more!

You can participate from the comfort of your home or office. This is not a hands-on course, so there is no need for you to access Canvas before or during this overview. Simply attend and see how easy it is to use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) by Instructure to communicate your course material with your students.

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

Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS08 (SYN: 85239)

Registration
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

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
Wed
Canvas Basics: Getting Started @ Glenwood Center, Room 106
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In this hands-on one hour workshop we will cover some of the fundamentals of using Canvas including:

  • Logging into Canvas for the first time and what to do if you forget your password
  • Modifying your profile and Notifications in Canvas to make sure you get the alerts you want about activity in your courses
  • Making your course “published” so that students can access it
  • Working with the Canvas rich text editor to add text, videos, files, images, and links to the course
  • How to post your syllabus in your course

This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork Campus In-Service event the week of August 18, 2014.

Instructor
Chris Wenger

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS17 (SYN: 86200)
Please note: Fall 2014 registration opens on July 28, 2014.

Registration
We suggest that you 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.