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 ask for the Office of Innovations to register you; or you can contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 1-866-642-0495. Please check back frequently for new additions!

Self-Paced Trainings

Current Professional Development Training Calendar

Aug
10
Wed
Office Hours with Dr. Gabrielle Orsi at CMC Leadville, ND 202 @ CMC in Leadville, New Discovery Building, Room 202
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Faculty, you’re invited to drop by and see Dr. Orsi, Learning Management System Administrator, Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning, in the New Discovery building, Room 202! Dr. Orsi will be available to assist you with your Canvas and tech questions. She is here to help you wrap up your summer semester stress-free! No reservations or registration necessary, just stop by room ND 202 on the CMC Leadville campus between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 10. Questions? Contact innovations@coloradomtn.edu or call (970) 947-8408.

Aug
11
Thu
Leadville Faculty Workshop: Get Ready for Fall! @ CMC in Leadville, New Discovery Building, Room 202
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Faculty, get ready for Fall 2016 with Dr. Gabrielle Orsi from the Office of Innovations for a workshop at the Leadville campus, in New Discovery Room 202 from noon to 1:00pm. We will cover:

  • setting up your Canvas course for fall 2016, copying materials from previous courses
  • getting started with WebEx in Canvas courses
  • your WebEx Personal Room, a great way to meet students and colleagues online any time
  • Canvas grading and tips for using Turnitin in your Canvas courses

We will wrap up with Canvas Q&A- this is your chance to ask a Canvas expert your tough questions!  Faculty from all campuses are welcome to drop by and join us.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/SU TRN901 CS44 (SYN: 01410)

Registration
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01410.
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
Mon
Steamboat Springs Faculty Workshop: Turnitin, Rubrics, and Digital Feedback on Essays @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Bristol Hall Room 319
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faculty, are you still writing feedback with pen and ink on your students’ printed papers? Want to learn how to streamline the process so you can provide richer feedback, more efficiently, digitally–without having to haul around stacks of essays?
Join us for this workshop as we look at 2 options you can use to provide “written” feedback on your students’ papers digitally:

  • GradeMark
  • Crocodoc

Both of these tools are already in your Canvas course, waiting for you. Students can upload their papers to your Canvas course assignments, you provide feedback digitally online, and students can view your feedback there. In your feedback, you can even provide clickable links to grammar tips or other websites.

We will take a brief look at rubrics in Canvas and how to use them with your essay assignments. We will see a demo of how a Wacom Slate or other brand of stylus allows you to add your own handwriting (instead of typing) onto your students’ digital papers.
We will close with a discussion of best practices for ensuring that students read and understand your feedback. We will discuss ways to help students become comfortable with the revision process and how we can best encourage them to consider incorporating feedback in their future writings.

Come see how GradeMark or Crocodoc can make your feedback quicker and more meaningful. No more worries about spilling coffee on your students’ essays. Your students won’t have to keep up with their printed versions of their papers with your feedback—they can access the essays and feedback anytime in Canvas.  This workshop is part of the series “Teaching the Journey of Writing.”  The goal: encourage our students to consider the entire journey of writing, not just the destination.
This workshop will be held on August 15, from 10:00 am to noon in Bristol Hall Room 319 on the Steamboat Springs campus.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/FA TRN901 CS13 (SYN: 00987). Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 00987.
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.

Steamboat Springs Faculty Workshop: Student Groups, Peer Review, Smarthinking @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Bristol Hall Room 319
Aug 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Faculty, join the Office of Innovations for a workshop on the Steamboat Springs campus to learn several ways you can encourage your students to improve their writing by giving and receiving feedback. This workshop will take place on August 15, from 12:30pm-2:00pm in Bristol Hall Room 319.

In this session, you’ll see Smarthinking online tutoring in action. Smarthinking is free for CMC credit students. We will discuss ways to integrate Smarthinking tutoring service into your students’ writing workflow, and see an actual example of feedback from a Smarthinking tutor.  You will see how easy it is to create a peer review assignment for your students in Canvas, and how they can provide feedback to each other with Crocodocs and rubrics. We will then take a look at the Groups feature in Canvas and how you can use it to encourage collaboration in peer review or other course projects. This workshop is part of the series “Teaching the Journey of Writing.”  The goal: encourage our students to consider the entire journey of writing, not just the destination.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/FA TRN901 CS14 (SYN: 01394). Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01394.
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.

Steamboat Springs Faculty Workshop: Student Groups, Peer Review, Smarthinking @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Bristol Hall Room 319
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Faculty, join the Office of Innovations for a workshop on the Steamboat Springs campus to learn several ways you can encourage your students to improve their writing by giving and receiving feedback. This workshop will take place on August 15, from 6:00pm-7:00pm in Bristol Hall Room 319.

In this session, you’ll see Smarthinking online tutoring in action. Smarthinking is free for CMC credit students. We will discuss ways to integrate Smarthinking tutoring service into your students’ writing workflow, and see an actual example of feedback from a Smarthinking tutor.  You will see how easy it is to create a peer review assignment for your students in Canvas, and how they can provide feedback to each other with Crocodocs and rubrics. We will then take a look at the Groups feature in Canvas and how you can use it to encourage collaboration in peer review or other course projects. This workshop is part of the series “Teaching the Journey of Writing.”  The goal: encourage our students to consider the entire journey of writing, not just the destination.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/FA TRN901 CS17 (SYN: 01398).  Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01398.
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
16
Tue
Steamboat Springs Faculty Workshop: Providing Feedback Digitally Part 1 @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Bristol Hall Room 319
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Faculty, join the Office of Innovations for a workshop on the Steamboat Springs campus addressing how to provide feedback digitally. We will cover Crocodoc, Turnitin, and Grademark. This workshop will be held in Bristol Hall Room 319, from 10:00-11:30am on August 16.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/FA TRN901 CS16 (SYN: 01397). Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01397.
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.

Steamboat Springs Faculty Workshop: Providing Feedback Digitally Part 2 @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Bristol Hall Room 319
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Faculty: Want to give feedback to your students digitally, on any type of assignment? In this workshop, we will show you ways you can type, write, or give audio, video or screencast feedback to your students on various types of assignments (essays, photo or video projects, speeches…)
We will take a very brief look at Crocodoc, which you can use to provide “written” feedback on your students’ papers digitally.
Then we will focus on ways you can provide audio or video or screencast feedback to students on many types of assignments (essays, photo or video projects, live or recorded speeches…) using one of these options:

  • Canvas media recorder for creating audio or video feedback
  • Jing or Snagit or Camtasia or QuickTime (Mac) for creating screencast feedback
  • WebEx webinars for live one-on-one feedback or WebEx recordings for creating audio, video or screencast feedback

This workshop is part of the series “Teaching the Journey of Writing.” The goal: encourage our students to consider the entire journey of writing, not just the destination.

This workshop will be held at the Steamboat Springs campus in Bristol Hall Room 319, from 12:30-2:00pm.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/FA TRN901 CS15 (SYN: 01396). Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01396.
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
22
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Aug 22 – Aug 25 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 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: 16/FA  TRN901 CS11 (SYN: 85926). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 85926.

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
23
Tue
Canvas Basics Workshop @ CMC in Glenwood Springs, Room 106
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This 2 hour workshop is part of the Roaring Fork campus in-service event for faculty. This is a hands-on session that will introduce instructors to the basics of using Canvas, CMC’s learning management system from Instructure. We will cover how to customize your profile, navigate Canvas, and administer your course as well as some key features such as publishing your course, Pages, Modules, file management and sharing, assignments, announcements, the course calendar, and discussions. We will also address how to publish and unpublish items in your course to permit students to engage with them. Instructure’s Canvas provides a rich set of features, and is designed to be very user-friendly-you’ll love it!

Questions about this training? Please contact the Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 16/FA  TRN901 CS19 (SYN: 01455). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01455.

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 Assignments and SpeedGrader Workshop @ CMC in Glenwood Springs, Room 106
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This 2 hour workshop explores Assignments and SpeedGrader in Canvas courses. We will address:

  • how to build an Assignment in your course
  • the different options for a Canvas Assignment
  • using the anti-plagiarism service Turnitin with an Assignment
  • the student view of Assignments
  • how to grade Assignments with the SpeedGrader
  • We will conclude with Q&A regarding Assignments and other Canvas topics.

This workshop is part of the Roaring Fork in-service event.

WebAdvisor Registration Information

Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 16/FA TRN901 CS20 (SYN: 01459). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01459.
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.