Fall 2013 Technology Workshops for Faculty, Staff and Students


This fall, ITS has scheduled many workshops about educational technology topics, software and the phone system. The scheduled classes for August and September are posted below. If you are interested in attending any of these classes, please register here.

If you would like to preview the classes that are scheduled for the remainder of the semester, the full schedule and all class descriptions are located here.

Educational Technology, Web Design and Phone System

Course Description Date & Time Instructor Location
Blackboard – What’s New in SP 10 Learn about the new features in Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 10. This session will cover the new Global Navigation Menu, the new and improved content editor and text tools, and enhancements to tests and quiz analysis. 8/27/2013
10-11am
Linda Macaulay WebEx
Digication e-Portfolios Overview Learn about how to create an electronic portfolio using Digication. Creating a new portfolio, customizing settings, and adding content to the portfolio will be covered. 8/29/2013
10-11am
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Blackboard Teaching Circle(1 of 4)

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This teaching circle is a more informal learning community where specific questions posed by the attendees can be addressed and discussed. The teaching circle will begin with a mini-lesson on a Blackboard feature or teaching strategy and then will conclude with a Q & A session and sharing time. This month we will demonstrate Blackboard Assignments which allows students to submit written assignments electronically. No more flooded email inboxes or lost papers. Grading and feedback can be given electronically as well. 9/3/2013
Noon-1pm
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Blackboard – Turnitin Plagiarism Checker Overview Built into Blackboard is an assignment tool called Turnitin that allows students to submit their written work and have it checked for issues with plagiarism.  This tool does more than enforce academic integrity, however.  With Turnitin, you can also grade student papers online, provide written and verbal feedback electronically, and also check for plagiarism. 9/4/2013
2-3pm
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Turnitin – Create an Assignment This hands-on session will allow participants to create a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard, customize the settings and then deploy the assignment to students. 9/4/2013
3-4pm
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Digication – Creating Assignments One of the powerful features of Digication is that assessment data can be gathered via artifacts in portfolios. By creating assignments that students submit portions of their portfolio to, an archive of that artifact is created and then can be used to demonstrate course, program and institutional assessment goals. 9/5/2013
10-11am
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Atomic Learning – Overview Learn about the new technology training videos available to all faculty, staff and students. Learn how to login, search for, and view tutorials. An overview of the many content areas available for 24/7 access will be shared. 9/6/2013
10-11am
Linda Macaulay with Kari Houle from Atomic Learning N210 or
Online – Conference Number(s):1-877-860-3058
Participant Code: 120576
Atomic Learning – Overview Learn about the new technology training videos available to all faculty, staff and students. Learn how to login, search for, and view tutorials. An overview of the many content areas available for 24/7 access will be shared. 9/10/2013
1-2pm
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Teaching Strategies for Student Success (1 of 4) This session is a more informal learning community where specific questions posed by attendees can be addressed and discussed. The session will begin with a mini-lesson on a teaching strategy and then will conclude with a Q & A session and sharing time. This session will focus on multiple means of representing/presenting information to foster student success. 9/11/2013
2-3pm
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Cisco Phone System – Advanced FeaturesBack to top This is a hands-on class, so you will bring your phone to use during the session. Learn to conference call or setup a quick MeetMe conference call, record and activate the alternate (out of office) greeting. Place a call directly into voice mail. Work with softkeys such as Do Not Disturb, iDivert, Directory of Missed, Received, Placed calls and Corporate Directory. If you don’t know someone’s number, ask the phone for it! Check voice mail from an outside line or from an extension not your own. Use the side buttons. 9/11/2013
3-4pm
Sam Rothermel N210
Digication – Mapping Assignments to SLOs and ILGs One of the powerful features of Digication is that assessment data can be gathered via assignments that are aligned to SLOs and ILGs. This session will show users how to map courses and assignments to specific SLOs and ILGs so that required data collection can be simplified and enhanced. 9/12/2013
10-11am
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Prezi – BeginnerBack to top Looking for a web-based, free tool for presentations?  Prezi is a useful tool for presentations that allows the user to organize and visualize information and key content. This session will demonstrate how to create an account and create a basic Prezi. 9/17/2013
11am-noon
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
Prezi – Editing and Sharing This is a more advanced session for those users who already have created a Prezi. Editing and sharing options will be explored. 9/17/2013
noon-1pm
Linda Macaulay N210 or
WebEx
I’m Brushing My Teeth and other Social Media Myths A general workshop that gives a high-level overview of social media platforms and debunks some of the myths surrounding social media. 9/18/2013
1-2pm
Donna Talarico N210 or
WebEx
WebEx Teaching Circle
(1 of 3)
This teaching circle is a more informal learning community where specific questions posed by WebEx hosts can be addressed and discussed. The teaching circle will begin with a mini-lesson on a WebEx feature or teaching strategy and then will conclude with a Q & A session and sharing time. 9/19/2013
10-11am
Linda Macaulay WebEx
iPads for Teaching and Learning Various apps will be explored that can enhance teacher and student productivity such as Dragon Dictate, DropBox, and iAnnotate. 9/24/2013
9-11am
Linda Macaulay N210
Personal Web Pages-Create Your Own Marketing and Communication has created a WordPress template that you can use to create a personal website hosted through the college. After you request is processed, attend this hands-on class to learn how to add content and publish your site. 9/24,9/25/13
2:30-3:30pm
Kathy Kellie
Donna Talarico
N210
Digication e-Portfolio Drop in Tech Support This informal, drop-in session is a time for students, faculty or staff to come to get help with their e-portfolios. 9/26/2013
5-6pm
Linda Macaulay N210

 Register here for these workshops.
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Microsoft Office Non-Credit Courses

Course Description Date & Time Instructor Location
Excel Formulas & Functions* You know how to use SUM and create simple formulas, now you are looking for more power from Excel. Learn how to work with the function library, 3-D ranges, text, math, logical and lookup functions. 9/18/2013
2:30-4pm
Kathy Kellie N210
Excel Working with Multiple Sheets & 3D Formulas* Information placed on different sheets in the same workbook can be consolidated by linking formulas. Even data from different files can be consolidated if you know how. We’ll explore quick ways of setting up multiple sheets, group sheets for quick formatting and create 3-D sums and linking formulas. 9/19/2013
2:30-3:30pm
Kathy Kellie N210

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