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

May
16
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
May 16 – May 19 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 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:
16/SU  TRN901 CS19 (SYN: 90854)
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.

May
18
Wed
Turnitin and Canvas Overview Webinar
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Thanks for your interest in Turnitin, the plagiarism detection and deterrent tool available for all CMC instructors. In December 2015, a new way to use Turnitin in Canvas courses was launched. It is important that faculty are aware of this change, since old Assignments built with Turnitin will no longer work and there is a new method for utilizing Turnitin. (This article from our knowledge base has a tutorial on how to create a new Turnitin Assignment in your Canvas course.)

In this live webinar we will offer information to guide instructors interested in using Turnitin in their Canvas courses. This webinar will also address some best practices for using Turnitin as well as:

  • how instructors can create Assignments that connect to Turnitin
  • how to grade student submissions
  • Rubrics and Turnitin in Canvas courses
  • important new aspects of using Turnitin via your Canvas course, tips and advice

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. We will wrap up the webinar with Q & A about the new Turnitin and Canvas. We do plan on recording this webinar for those unable to attend.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/SU TRN901 CS06 (SYN: 97961)

Summer registration will become available on April 25, 2016.

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.

Jun
1
Wed
New Canvas User Interface Webinar
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

This live webinar introduces participants to the new user interface for Canvas, which will be launched on July 9, 2016. The new Canvas User Interface (UI) will update the Dashboard and Global Navigation menu, as well as the Course Navigation menu. Kickstart your learning by reading about the new Canvas user interface in the Canvas Community.

This webinar will be held via a web conference; the link to join the web conference will be sent to registered participants.

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

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/SU TRN901 CS02 (SYN: 97857)

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
18
Mon
Course Copy & Commons Webinar
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the Office of Innovations for this 90 minute live webinar on how to copy courses in Canvas. Get guidance, tips, and tricks. This is your chance to ask a Canvas expert your questions and get help with setting up your fall Canvas course! We will cover:

  • how to copy a course in its entirety
  • how to copy only selected parts of a course
  • how to copy from an archived course into a new course
  • how to “export” your course and why this alternate method of course copying can be useful
  • how to copy just quizzes from one course to another
  • adding materials provided by publishers such as course cartridges and question banks to your course
  • using Commons, CMC’s learning object repository in Canvas to help build your course
  • common course copying issues and frequently asked questions

This webinar will conclude with Q&A. We suggest joining five to 10 minutes early to get oriented and check your audiovisual settings. We do plan on recording this webinar for those unable to attend.

WebAdvisor registration information
16/SU TRN901 CS07 (SYN: 97962)

Summer registration opens April 25, 2016.

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
22
Mon
Canvas: Basics Online
Aug 22 – Aug 25 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 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:
16/FA  TRN901 CS11 (SYN: 85926)
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.