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

Jul
7
Tue
Managing Canvas Discussions Webinar
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Online Learning Department and the Office of Innovations for this live webinar on how to manage discussions in your Canvas course. Learn techniques to make the most of  Canvas Discussions to establish your instructor presence in online courses as well as engage students in a way that keeps them coming back for more!

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 CS82 (SYN: 93700)

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.

Jul
9
Thu
Ask a CMC Librarian: Books, E-books, and Audiobooks Webinar
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

“Ask a CMC Librarian” is a webinar series for faculty and staff, designed to explore the mysteries of CMC Libraries, the challenges of research, how to find books and E-books, and more.  Join CMC Librarian Katy Walker for “Ask a CMC Librarian: Books, E-books, and Audiobooks,” a live webinar devoted to summer reading. In our 30 minute session we will cover:

  • how to get your summer books delivered to your campus
  • how to download audiobooks and e-Books onto your computer or devices
  • how to find items in the catalog
  • We will also take a peek at NoveList Plus!  (Not sure what to read? NoveList Plus database will help you find the next book!)

No pre-registration required. Simply join us via this link starting any time after 11:30am on July 9: http://bit.ly/1IukUPd

Before our session, we suggest that you 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.

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
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.

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.

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
15
Tue
Engaging Virtual Students Webinar
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Online Learning Department and the Office of Innovations for this live webinar. Do you ever wonder where your online students go?  This webinar will explore techniques to capture student attention and encourage them to be active participants in your course as well as in their learning.

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 CS18 (SYN: 93757)

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.

Oct
13
Tue
Providing Feedback and Using Canvas Rubrics Webinar
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Online Learning Department and the Office of Innovations for this live webinar. In this webinar we will explore the significance and techniques of formal and informal feedback techniques in online courses. Learn how you can take your assessment in Canvas to the next level with rubrics!

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 CS19 (SYN: 93758)

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.

Nov
10
Tue
Establishing Your Online Presence and Adding Value to the Online Learning Environment Webinar
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Online Learning department and the Office of Innovations for this live webinar. In this webinar we will discuss the often overlooked importance of establishing instructor presence in online courses as well as techniques on how to do this effectively.

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 CS20 (SYN: 93759)

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.