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

Dec
5
Mon
Canvas and WebEx Web Conferencing Webinar
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Join us for a live 45 minute webinar to learn how to utilize Cisco’s WebEx, CMC’s web conferencing tool, via your Canvas courses. In this webinar we will get you started with the basics of
using WebEx in a Canvas course including:

  • activating your WebEx account so everything is ready for use in Canvas courses
  • accessing WebEx via Basecamp versus accessing WebEx via your Canvas courses: what the differences are
  • how to schedule WebEx web conferences in a Canvas course
  • how to invite a guest to attend a WebEx web conference set up in a Canvas course
  • how to view WebEx recordings and share them
  • tips and guidance for a successful experience

We will wrap up with Q & A about WebEx and Canvas. This webinar will be held via a WebEx web conference. To join us, visit coloradomtn.webex.com, do not log in, and input this number: 925 689 150.
Alternately, please use this link to join the webinar: https://coloradomtn.webex.com/coloradomtn/k2/j.php?MTID=t635d0d2221851c85a589b0f6822f1389

We do plan on recording this webinar for those unable to attend.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 16/FA TRN901 CS160  (SYN: 04247). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 04247.
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Dec
7
Wed
Lynda.com for Faculty Webinar
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

CMC has purchased access to the learning materials at Lynda.com for all CMC faculty, staff and students. Instead of $29.99 per month per person for a premium account (includes exercise files, quizzes and offline access), this resource is now available for free to our community!  Join us for this quick webinar to see how faculty can use Lynda.com not only for our own professional development, but also to enrich students’ learning. In this webinar, Brian Stoess (Adjunct Faculty, Roaring Fork: CIS 180 and CMC Marketing Dept.) and Suzanne Thompson (Office of Innovations) will cover the following:

  • Overview of Lynda, how to access it in Basecamp
  • How to browse and save a Lynda.com course in your playlist
  • How to include a Lynda.com link or embed a Lynda.com video in your Canvas course in the Rich Content Editor
  • Encouraging students to use the Lynda.com Notes pane, having them submit their notes to a Canvas Assignment
  • Using the Lynda.com Notes or the transcript for quicker navigation
  • Lynda.com and accessibility
  • Using Lynda.com on a mobile device
  • Downloading and viewing Lynda.com videos offline
  • Lynda.com exercise files and quizzes
  • Best practices regarding Lynda.com in your Canvas course

This webinar will be held via a WebEx web conference. Visit coloradomtn.webex.com, do not log in, and input this number: 925 025 950. Alternately use this link to join the webinar:   https://coloradomtn.webex.com/coloradomtn/j.php?MTID=mc17f7b19928eab5a68124785596e0c47

Trouble joining the web conference? Faculty, students, and staff can call CMC’s WebEx hotline at 970-384-8790 or Cisco WebEx’s 24/7 technical support line at 1-866-229-3239. Instructions on how to get help with WebEx are online here.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using: 16/FA TRN901 CS159 (SYN: 04162). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 04162.
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Dec
9
Fri
Writing Assessments To Measure Your Course Objectives Webinar
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Join us for a a live 45 minute webinar with Dr. Bonnie Steele on assessment and course learning objectives. Assessment means collecting, interpreting, and acting on information relating to the goals and outcomes you have set forth. Good assessment begins with the articulation of course objectives. Join us to learn how to craft better assessments!

This webinar will be held via a WebEx web conference. To join us, visit coloradomtn.webex.com, do not log in, and input this number: 926 476 901.
Alternately, please use this link to join the webinar: https://coloradomtn.webex.com/coloradomtn/j.php?MTID=m04a36ddff995af26dcab735bc28edd25

We do plan on recording this webinar for those unable to attend.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 16/FA TRN901 CS104  (SYN: 01940). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01940.
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Jan
9
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Jan 9 – Jan 12 all-day

Faculty, learn Canvas with hands-on practice, videos, and a facilitator helping you!
This session will take place completely online in the Canvas learning management system. 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 a recent version of any major browser. (Check the Canvas Guides for a list of compatible browsers.) After this training, participants should be able to successfully meet the following list of course objectives:

  • Navigate the Canvas interface
  • Describe how Canvas presents the same materials in different ways and locations, i.e. the “Canvas Kaleidoscope”
  • Describe the importance of Notifications and how they impact students and instructors
  • Send, receive, and sort messages within Canvas using the Inbox
  • Use the Rich Content Editor to create new content
  • Create and edit Announcements, Discussions, Pages, Assignments, and Quizzes
  • Describe main features of the Gradebook and SpeedGrader and how they could be used in a course
  • Describe main features of Modules and how they could be used to organize and present course materials
  • Describe the purpose of Groups in Canvas

This training concludes with a final quiz on Canvas topics. Questions about this training? Please contact the Office of Innovations.

Please note: This training is not intended for students. To learn about student Canvas orientation and support options at Colorado Mountain College, visit this article in the Office of Innovations knowledge base.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 17/SP TRN901 CS05 (SYN: 03749). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 03749.
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Jan
11
Wed
Feedback Studio (formerly Turnitin) and Canvas Overview Webinar
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Feedback Studio, formerly known as Turnitin, is the plagiarism detection and deterrent tool available for all CMC instructors via their Canvas courses. In this live webinar we will offer information to guide instructors interested in using Feedback Studio in their Canvas courses. This webinar will also cover best practices for using Feedback Studio and the changes instructors should know about in January 2017, when Turnitin becomes Feedback Studio in all Canvas courses. We will cover:

  • the changes from Turnitin to Feedback Studio in January 2017
  • how instructors can create Assignments that connect to Feedback Studio, formerly called Turnitin
  • how to grade student submissions
  • rubrics and Feedback Studio in Canvas courses
  • important aspects of using Feedback Studio via your Canvas course plus tips for success

This webinar will be held via a WebEx web conference.  We will wrap up the webinar with Q & A about the Feedback Studio and Canvas.  We do plan on recording this webinar for those unable to attend.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 17/SP TRN901 CS12 (SYN: 03770). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 03770.
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Feb
6
Mon
Online & Hybrid Pedagogy
Feb 6 – Feb 15 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 by Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson and the recommendations of these CMC task forces, participants learn to implement best practices in their online and hybrid courses. This workshop is required for new online instructors, but all CMC instructors are invited and encouraged to attend!

This training is a fully online course offered asynchronously via Canvas.  You’ll be able to acess it online and work on it anytime you like, day or night. There are due dates throughout this training to keep the group moving forward together. Estimated completion time: 16 hours.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using: 17/SP TRN901 CS16 (SYN: 04179). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 04179.
Problems registering? 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.