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

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.

Mar
25
Wed
Early Engagement Webinar
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this live webinar, lead by Nate Adams of Student Services, we will cover concepts, benefits, and tech tools to encourage early engagement with your students. Topics include:

  • Benefits of early engagement, ideas, theories
  • “Early Alert/Student Status” forms
  • Never attended reporting in WebAdvisor
  • Best practices for your Canvas course design
  • How to make your syllabus “public” in Canvas
  • How to send an email to your class via WebAdvisor
  • How to view statistics in Canvas and message students who have not yet submitted a particular assignment or who scored less than a certain percentage, etc.

This webinar will be held via a Collaborate web conference. The link to join the webinar will be sent via email. Contact the Office of Innovations at innovations@coloradomtn.edu or by phone at (970) 947-8408 for more information.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
15/SP TRN901 CS42 (SYN: 82423)

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.