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.
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

Jan
5
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Jan 5 – Jan 8 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 Office of Innovations.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/SP  TRN901 CS02 (SYN: 85234)
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 and Hybrid Pedagogy
Jan 5 – Jan 12 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 via Colorado Mountain College’s Canvas course system.

Instructor
Traci Wodlinger

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/SP  TRN-901-CS09 (SYN: 89330)

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.

Jan
7
Wed
Turnitin and Canvas Overview Webinar
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Thanks for your interest in Turnitin, the plagiarism detection and deterrent tool available for all CMC instructors. In this webinar we will offer information to guide instructors interested in using Turnitin in their Canvas courses and to ensure that everyone is aware of the best practices for using Turnitin.

This webinar will be held via a 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.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP TRN901 CS22 (SYN: 89352)

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.

Jan
19
Mon
Canvas: Gradebook and SpeedGrader
Jan 19 – Jan 22 all-day

This course introduces participants to the Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader tools. This course assumes that participants already have some experience using Canvas, or have taken Canvas: Basics Online or another Canvas training. This session will take place completely online in the Canvas learning management system, at coloradomtn.instructure.com.

This training takes place over 4 days: it begins on Monday morning and ends Thursday evening. There are tasks assigned for each day to keep the group moving forward together, but during the training 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. This course will include:

  • clarifying the kinds of graded items that Canvas offers
  • the ins and outs of publishing and unpublishing graded items
  • opportunities to practice using the Canvas SpeedGrader to grade various kinds of assignments
  • opportunities to practice inputting grades, messaging students, and muting assignments in the Canvas Gradebook
  • practicing creating Assignment Groups and a weighted total
  • Q&A with a Canvas expert, and more!

WebAdvisor Registration Information

Please use this information to register for this training via WebAdvisor: 15/SP TRN901 CS03 (SYN: 85617).

Questions about these courses? Please contact the instructor. 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.

Feb
4
Wed
Blackboard Collaborate for Mobile Devices
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Did you know that CMC’s main webconferencing tool, Blackboard Collaborate, will work on your mobile device, such as your iPhone, Android smartphone, or iPad?

Join us to try out Blackboard Collaborate with your mobile device!

This is a live web conference, so you will need a mobile device with high-speed internet access. You will be provided with the link to join the web conference after you register.

We will try out some of the features and tools available to mobile device users. We will also discuss and explore the differences you should expect when participating in or leading a Blackboard Collaborate web conference via the app and a mobile device. With Blackboard Collaborate Mobile, participants can join a live web conference for online classes, meetings, one-on-one tutoring, group projects, office hours, and much more.

Prerequisite
Before our session, you should install the appropriate Blackboard Collaborate app (Apple/iOS or Android) on your device. We also recommend that you check the system requirements to determine if your device is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate; and read through this guidance on Blackboard Collaborate and mobile devices.

Required equipment
Your mobile device with the Blackboard Collaborate app already installed.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP TRN901 CS23 (SYN: 89356)

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.