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

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.

Feb
9
Mon
Jing Screen Capture
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

Join us and learn Jing! The free Jing software from Techsmith does 3 things that are really useful:

  • It captures what you see on your computer as an image you can label with arrows, text, boxes, and highlighting.
  • It records what is on your computer screen as a video you can easily post online or download and save. This video was made using Jing.
  • Quick and easy sharing of your Jing images and videos with a free Screencast.com account

Jing is a free screen capture software made by TechSmith. Visit TechSmith’s Jing website for more details about Jing.  This training will be held online in Canvas over 2 days. After you register for this session in WebAdvisor, log into Canvas later that day or the next morning and you will see the Canvas course listed. Enter the Canvas course and follow the directions. The first day you’ll get oriented and install Jing on your computer; the second day you will practice creating and sharing screencast videos and screenshots.

Estimated completion time for this training is 1 hour. If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/SP  TRN901 CS31 (SYN: 89423)
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
16
Mon
Canvas: Quizzes & Rubrics
Feb 16 – Feb 19 all-day

Take your assessment to the next level with quizzes and rubrics! This course introduces participants to creating quizzes and using rubrics in Canvas. Prerequisite: experience using Canvas, or completion of Canvas: Basics Online or another Canvas training. 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 afternoon. 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. This course will include:

  • explanation and exploration of the kinds of quizzes and surveys that Canvas offers
  • learning to build Canvas quizzes and how to grade them
  • the opportunity to take a quiz in Canvas to experience the student perspective
  • working with and managing question banks in Canvas
  • how to create a rubric in Canvas and apply it to a graded item
  • opportunities for practice with rubrics

In addition to these tasks, the group will also be communicating via the course discussions. Some of the tasks must be done outside of this training’s main course, in a “sandbox” course where all the participants will have an instructor role. This “sandbox” course will be provided for course participants.

Instructor
Gabrielle Orsi

WebAdvisor Registration Information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information:
15/SP  TRN-901-CS68 (SYN: 89660)
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
23
Mon
VoiceThread
Feb 23 – Feb 26 all-day

Interested in creating more dynamic slideshows online that will truly spark a group conversation among your course members? You can with VoiceThread! Learn in this online course how easy it is to use VoiceThread’s collaborative online platform to create and share multimedia slide shows with images, documents, and videos. And VoiceThread is free to CMC faculty, staff, and students. Check out this brief video introduction to VoiceThread.

With VoiceThread, participants can leave written, audio, or video comments as they navigate through your slideshow, and the VoiceThreads can be linked to or embedded into Canvas courses or shared publicly. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Navigate through a VoiceThread and the different user roles VoiceThread offers
  • Create a VoiceThread using PowerPoint presentations, images,videos, and other files
  • Edit your VoiceThread and its settings
  • Make comments on a VoiceThread
  • Share a VoiceThread and embed it into Canvas
This course will be held via a Canvas course as well as via VoiceThread’s website. This class is designed to be flexible and accommodate your schedule. 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.
Once you register, your CMC VoiceThread account will be created and its details sent to you.  If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at innovations@coloradomtn.edu.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP TRN901 CS29 (SYN: 89421)

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.

Mar
2
Mon
Collaborate Web Conferencing
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn Collaborate web conferencing with us-this is CMC’s main web conferencing tool and it’s an amazing way to communicate real-time with your colleagues and students online.  Think of the possibilities: online office hours, study sessions, and meetings. You can chat (type), speak with audio to the other participants, use a webcam to transmit your video to the group, share a slideshow, look at websites, video, draw together on a whiteboard, and more. You can also record the whole session with just a click, and share the link to the recording for anyone who missed the webconference or would like to review it. This training is intended for users who join via a computer (not users of the Collaborate app for mobile devices) and will cover:

  • How to set up a Blackboard Collaborate web conference
  • The new Blackboard Collaborate Launcher that is required for all Collaborate users
  • How to adjust your audio and video settings
  • How to lead and control a web conference as a “moderator” and enable others to also “moderate” the web conference
  • Chat
  • Hand raising and using emoticons for feedback and engagement
  • Polling; responding to a poll question
  • Using the whiteboard inside your session and presenting a slideshow
  • Desktop and application sharing
  • Recording a session for others to view later
  • Optional components such as microphones, headsets, webcams
  • Online tutorials and resources to teach participants how to use Collaborate
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Possible uses for teaching, lecture capture, conferences, office hours

Blackboard Collaborate was formerly called Elluminate Live! Colorado Mountain College uses the most recent version of this tool. This session will be held online. You will be emailed the information you will need to join our session after you register.

Prerequisite
Before our session, please 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.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP  TRN901 CS28 (SYN: 89420)

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.

Apr
6
Mon
Blackboard Collaborate for Mobile Devices
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 and reliable internet access.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP TRN901 CS27 (SYN: 89419)

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.