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

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.

Aug
21
Thu
Intermediate Canvas Training at CMC Steamboat Springs @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Bristol Hall Computer Lab 319
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

This hands-on 90 minute training is for faculty and staff with some experience using Canvas. We will cover some of the more advanced features of Canvas such as the Gradebook. Along the way the instructor will be fielding your Canvas questions.

This workshop will be held in Room 319 of Bristol Hall, the computer lab, at Colorado Mountain College’s Steamboat Springs campus.

Instructor
Chris Wenger

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS24 (SYN: 86262)
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 Basics: Getting Started at CMC Steamboat Springs @ Glenwood Center, Room 106
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

In this hands-on 90 minute 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 will be held in Room 319 of Bristol Hall, the computer lab, at Colorado Mountain College’s Steamboat Springs campus.

Instructor
Chris Wenger

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS23 (SYN: 86261)
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: Setting Up Your Course Workshop @ Glenwood Center, Room 106
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm

Join CMC instructor Michelle Lefebvre for this workshop on setting up your Canvas course. In this hands-on one hour workshop we will cover some of the basic steps you would take to set up your Canvas course including:

  • Setting up your course’s homepage with the new interface
  • How to “publish” items inside your course using the new Draft State features
  • How to adjust your course’s navigation menu
  • A brief overview of how to build Discussions, Announcements, Assignments
  • How to compile these various kinds of course materials into Modules

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

Instructor
Michelle Lefebvre

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS16 (SYN: 86199)
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
26
Tue
Assessment Webinar
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

This live webinar featuring Dr. Bonnie Steele, Director of Assessment, will introduce assessments at Colorado Mountain College. She will address such questions in the first 30 minutes as: What does good assessment look like? How do we carry out assessments? The remaining 15 minutes will be reserved for open Q&A regarding assessment at Colorado Mountain College.

You can participate from the comfort of your home or office. This is not a hands-on training, so there is no need for you to access TaskStream or other CMC resources before or during this overview.

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.

If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video.

Instructor
Dr. Bonnie Steele

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS71 (SYN: 86528)

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.

Oct
7
Tue
You, CMC, & The Copyright Laws Webinar
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Imagine this scenario: a student comes to you and says, “My text book is on back order and won’t be here until next week. May I borrow yours and copy the chapter you just assigned to read?” What is your response? Is this simple request a violation of copyright laws? Is this covered under fair use? Do you give your student the book, wondering whether the student might be breaking copyright laws?

Come to this live one hour webinar to find out the answer to this question and more! In this webinar Diane Van Os, JD, intellectual property lawyer, and CMC Edwards Instructional/Reference Librarian Katy M. Walker will cover CMC copyright policy, copyright laws, fair use, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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.

If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, then we suggest that you watch this 7-minute Participant Orientation tutorial video and consult these tips.

Instructors

Diane Van Os, Katy M. Walker

WebAdvisor Registration Information
14/FA TRN901 CS65 (SYN: 86482)

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.