ER&D New Course Offering *REQUIRED*

REQUIRED OF ALL FACULTY

checklist of instructor responsibilitiesZERD 104: Institutional Data & Evaluation Workshop
Format: Online
Available on May 6, 2018

Facilitator: Dr. Meredith Reeves

WTCS has determined that ALL part-time and full-time faculty successfully complete an online workshop ZERD-104.  You will register for the workshop on INFOnline and the workshop completion date is December 9, 2018.

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ZERD – 104:  Institutional Data and Evaluation Workshop provides a unique opportunity designed to provide a captivating look into important MATC data as well as satisfy the requirements for the new Data and Evidence Analysis competency for the WTCS Instructor Credentialing.

Please register in INFOnline!

Click here to view the tutorial on how to register for a course in INFOnline.

ER&D’s Summer Schedule 2018-2019

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ZERD 011: Preparation for Online Teaching
Dates: 6/10 – 7/29/2018
Facilitator: Toshiba Adams
Format: Online

Prerequisite: COMPSW-197 Introduction to Blackboard

ZERD-011 is required for any faculty interested in teaching online classes.

This course is open for faculty needing Recertification credits or FQAS hours.This course will provide participants with an introduction to designing and delivering an online course. The course will provide a theoretical framework for course design and delivery; demonstrate the importance of engaging students’ interactive experience; emphasize the importance of building an online learning community; promote strategies for integrating educational technologies into online teaching; review best practices related to course design; and model approaches for incorporating a variety of online assessments. After completing this course, participants will be able to understand the pedagogical concepts, trends and mechanics of online course design and delivery; recognize the types of learning tools and resources available in an online environment; conduct a self and peer assessment of an online course design; and apply the principles learned in this course to begin designing or enhancing an online course. Blackboard will be utilized as the content management system. Online hours are incorporated for completion of assignments and the final project.

(2 crs/80 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 104: Institutional Data & Evaluation
Available on May 6, 2018
Facilitator: Meredith Reeves
Format: Online Workshop

REQUIRED OF ALL FACULTY

WTCS has determined that ALL part-time and full-time faculty successfully complete an online workshop ZERD-104.  You will register for the workshop in INFOnline.

Institutional Data and Evaluation Workshop provides a unique opportunity designed to provide a captivating look into important MATC data as well as satisfy the requirements for the new Data and Evidence Analysis competency for the WTCS Instructor Credentialing.

Please complete this workshop no later than December 9, 2018.


ZERD 200: Online Teaching Methods
5/27- 6/17/2018
Facilitator: Stephanie McKinney
Format: Online

This course will explore teaching methods and best practices for online course delivery. Students will build on the theoretical framework from ZERD 011 and will continue to refine their online course.  Strategies to deal with challenging student situations in the online environment will be explored.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 202: Teaching & Learning w/ Technology
5/27- 6/17/2018
Facilitator: Mernathan Sykes
Format: Online

This course will explore a variety of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning. This course explores the use of various academic technologies for the online, blended, hybrid and face-to-face learning environments. Technology tools for instruction will be applied to developing course curriculum.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 203: Teaching Direct from High School
5/27- 6/17/2018
Facilitator: Kameal Love
Format: Online

This course will focus on new teaching methodologies to address the characteristics of the direct-from-high-school students, including generational differences in learning styles, socioeconomic and ethnic differences and the impacts of achievement gaps for the MATC student. Creating a culture of success, teachers will develop learning activities including the use of social media, varied technology, and improving the study skills for students.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 204: Teaching Career Essentials
5/27- 6/17/2018
Facilitator: Lori Kornblum
Format: Online

This course teaches instructors how to integrate Career Essentials into their classrooms to prepare students for the workplace.  Instructors will develop authentic assessments to meet at least one Career Essential.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 205: Engagement & Technology
5/27- 6/17/2018
Facilitator: Amarilis Martinez
Format: Online

This course is designed to help faculty learn and apply effective student engagement strategies.  In this course, faculty will learn about active learning, leading dynamic discussions, and be introduced to teaching techniques that use technology in the classroom, in an online course, and in a flipped classroom.  Instructors will revise their current curriculum to incorporate new engagements strategies.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


 For more information, please contact:

Dr. Meredith Reeves ER&D Curriculum Coordinator reevesmk@matc.edu

Click here to access INFOnline

Click here to view the tutorial on how to register for a course in INFOnline.

Click here to view Summer Course Schedule in PDF format.

Blackboard News You Can Use – April 2018

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April 2018

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we would like to share with you our schedules for upcoming training opportunities and a few updates.

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

The faculty support liaisons are your first point of contact for Blackboard how-to questions, assistance, and helpful workshops. All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! Contact workshop leaders directly if you have questions.

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Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Courses are Coming

If you have a teaching appointment for summer or fall 2018, you will begin to see your assigned course sections appear in Blackboard starting this week. Course assignments are automatically pushed to Blackboard within 24 hours once they are assigned in INFOnline. If you have questions about your course assignments, please follow up with your associate dean.

Remember – your upcoming summer courses will begin with the ID prefix SU2019 and fall will begin with FA2019. This is how the automated process with INFOnline generates the courses, which cannot be changed.

Summer Blackboard Training Course Schedule

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard in their teaching are encouraged to enroll in a 1 credit free professional development course this summer at the Milwaukee Campus. Each course has additional online requirements. You will be able to search and register for these courses in INFOnline soon.

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Changes to the Blackboard Course List Effective Spring 2018

The Course List in Blackboard lists all semester courses, master courses, and test courses to which you have access. To improve access to older course records, semester courses will now remain in Blackboard for a duration of seven (7) years past course end date.  To manage the information in your growing Course List, you may hide, show, and reorder courses using these instructions. These changes do not impact course enrollments or availability.

Workaround to Safari 11 File Upload Error

When using the Safari 11 web browser on a Mac to upload files in Blackboard, faculty and students may experience a “failed to submit” error message. This is a known issue caused by a recent Safari update. If you experience this error in Safari, please use an alternative web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, to upload files successfully.

A Friendly Reminder About Printing Services

Did you know that you can send your classroom handouts e.g., syllabi to Print Services? Print requests from instructors can be sent to print services through interoffice mail, dropped off in person Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., placed in the drop box after hours or sent via email at printservices@matc.edu, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Print Services is located at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M141 and provide print services for the Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis and Downtown Campuses. Contact Print Services at 414-297-6878.


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Spring 2018 Mid-semester course surveys

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Please urge your students to complete a course evaluation for your course. Students have received an email with a link to the evaluation, and they have a “Take Survey button” on the homepage of the Blackboard site for your course.

The evaluations remain open until midnight on March 19.

Thanks,
Milwaukee Area Technical College

 

INFOnline/COSMO Outage Coming Sunday March 11th

Per the IT department, INFOnline/COSMO will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled system maintenance on Sunday March 11th  from 6:30 AM until 12:00 PM (CDT). During this time, the MATC Portal and INFOnline will not be available to faculty or students.

Because the MATC Portal will be unavailable, we recommend accessing Blackboard and Gmail by going to these web addresses directly to log in with your MATC network account:

Blackboard News You Can Use – March 2018

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March 2018

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we review resources to help you adopt Career Essentials Assessment in Blackboard.

What is Career Essentials Assessment?

The Higher Learning Commission requires that faculty assess student attainment of the college’s Career Essential core abilities. Every program student at MATC needs this soft skills evaluation through a process facilitated through Blackboard. Each program course that faculty teach must include a minimum of one (1) Career Essential related to skill proficiency within the course.

To learn more about the role of Career Essentials in curriculum and its associated rubrics, see the MATC Portal’s WIDS Career Essentials page. For questions about Career Essentials, contact the Curriculum Department at curriculum@matc.edu

How Do I Get Started?

Faculty assess student attainment of a Career Essential competency within a course in Blackboard through a three (3) step process. To learn how to perform this process, review the videos and linked tutorials below, or complete the Career Essentials training in SumTotal to earn 5 hours of FQAS credit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When Do I Perform this Process?

Faculty perform Step One: Alignment when developing a courses materials, such as at the start of a course. Towards, the end of the course, faculty perform Step Two: Assessment. This ensures that only the student’s most mature work is assessed to determine the mastery of the Career Essential.

How Often Do I Perform this Process?

Faculty perform one (1) course-level Career Essentials assessment in each course that they teach.

What Do I Do If I Have Existing Final Assessments in My Course?

In courses where you already assess student mastery of competencies based on content knowledge, you may create a parallel assignment to assess a student’s behavioral demonstration of Career Essential competencies. See this guide for more information.

How Do Students See Their Results?

After you have assigned grades on an assignment aligned to a Career Essentials goal, students may view their results through the course’s Goal Performance tool. Students may also monitor their results across courses through the Goal Performance Dashboard that is available in Blackboard’s global navigation.

Where Can I Learn More about Using Blackboard?

See the Blackboard Faculty Support Guide.


A Friendly Reminder About Printing Services

Did you know that you can send your classroom handouts e.g., syllabi to Print Services? Print requests from instructors can be sent to print services through interoffice mail, dropped off in person Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., placed in the drop box after hours or sent via email at printservices@matc.edu, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Print Services is located at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M141 and provide print services for the Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis and Downtown Campuses. Contact Print Services at 414-297-6878.


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Upcoming Blackboard Workshops – March 2018

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All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS!

For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly.

Workshop Date Location Presenter
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Provide an extra layer of support for your students using Collaborate Ultra, a synchronous online meeting tool.
Tuesday March 13th, 1-2 PM Mequon Campus, room B220 Stephanie McKennie
mckennis@matc.edu

Free Quality Matters Course Design and Improvement Webinars – Spring Schedule

qm-logoDo you teach online and want to find ways to improve the design of your courses?

Consider learning about Quality Matters (QM), a well-known system for improving course design to facilitate effective learning. Vetted through the work of MATC’s Online Quality Council, a voluntary QM course review process is currently being piloted.

To learn more about QM, register for a free one-hour webinar to view on your own. The spring schedule is posted below – reserve your seat today!

Webinar Time/Date To Register
Welcome to Pasta 401: Bring Your Appetite for Course Alignment

In this session, you’ll practice the fundamental process of designing a course with aligned learning objectives, assessments, and activities from “scratch.”

Presented by: University of Southern Indiana

Weds. March 14th, 1PM CST Click Here
Preparing for a Formal QM Review: Comparing Three Models

In this moderated panel, QM Coordinators from three universities (New Mexico State, Texas A&M International, and Indiana) will compare and contrast how faculty and courses are prepared for QM course review.

Presented by: Indiana University; Indiana University Southeast; New Mexico State University; and Texas A&M International University

Tues. April 3rd, 12 PM CST Click Here
Everything I Need to Know About Student Engagement I Learned From a Rabid Sports Fan

Learn strategies and tools used by sportscasters that online instructors can use to increase student engagement.

Presented by: Salt Lake Community College

Thurs. May 10th, 1 PM CST Click Here

Are You New to Using Blackboard? We Have the Course for You!

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There is still time to sign up for professional development’s free Introduction to Blackboard course that counts for 1 FQAS credit hour. 

COMPSW-197-200  Introduction to Blackboard 9.x
Date: Mondays February 26th & March 5th
Time: 4:30 PM- 8:30 PM (with online requirements)
Instructor:  Erin Dischler

Enroll in INFOnline today to claim your seat!

Blackboard News You Can Use – February 2018

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Welcome to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn.  In this edition, we review resources to support your use of Blackboard.

Spring Blackboard Training Courses Begin Soon

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support  teaching and learning are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this spring. All courses will be offered at the Milwaukee campus. Attendance is required for all class meeting dates to earn credit. See our schedule here and register through INFOnline.

Faculty Instructional Support Hours

Do you have questions about using Blackboard in your teaching practice? Connect with a Faculty Support Liaison for one-on-one assistance. Faculty Liaisons can also answer general questions regarding WIDS and COS’s. See their schedule for their availability in your local campus Faculty Resource Center.

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Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly. Watch your MATC email for workshop announcements and send an RSVP to tltdept@mtc.edu to attend.

Workshop Description Time/Date Location Presenter
Qwickly Jot Assignment Tool We will be reviewing a new tool available within Blackboard called Qwickly Jot Assignment.  This will also be an open session to ask questions about Blackboard. Thurs. February 15th, 1-2 PM Oak Creek Campus,
Room A-214
Doni Bartley
bartledw@matc.edu
Blackboard Tips and Tricks We will be reviewing several tips and trips to support your teaching practice in Blackboard. Weds. February 28th, 12-1 PM West Allis Campus,
Room 350
Erin Dischler
dischlee@matc.edu


Printing Services

Did you know that you can send your classroom handouts e.g., syllabi to Print Services? Print requests from instructors can be sent to print services through interoffice mail, dropped off in person Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., placed in the drop box after hours or sent via email at printservices@matc.edu, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Print Services is located at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M141 and provide print services for the Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis and Downtown Campuses. Contact Print Services at 414-297-6878.


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ER&D New Course Offering

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Please Register Early to Prevent Cancellation of Course

ZERD 106-200:  Integrate Reading Strategies

Blended

Milwaukee Campus  

Instructor:  Dr. Meredith Kay Reeves

This course provides instructors with strategies and best practices to enhance students’ study skills and expand students’ reading skills including comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary skills.  Instructors will revise their current curriculum to facilitate students’ application of reading skills to academic tasks as they read to acquire and retain content-based information.

Please register in INFOnline: Click here to register for ZERD-106-200

Click here to view the tutorial on how to register for a course in INFOnline.

 

Are Chromebooks compatible with LockDown Browser?

Did you know that there are limitations to using Chrome OS and that “Respondus Lockdown Browser and some types of content specific to Microsoft applications will be inaccessible on Chrome OS”?

 

 

LockDown Browser for Chromebook is available to 1) K-12 schools that, 2) have

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purchased a LockDown Browser license, 3) use school-wide mobile device management for their Chromebooks, and 4) have an enterprise license of Canvas, Schoology, or Blackboard Learn. Respondus is only offering LockDown Browser for Chromebook only to K-12 institutions at this time.  LockDown Browser for Chromebook is not available to Higher Education institutions, nor to K-12 institutions that have dual enrolled students needing to take exams at colleges and universities.

Click on the link below to view the faculty and student minimum technology requirements guides:
Faculty Technology Requirements
Student Technology Requirements

 

 

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops – February 2018

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All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS!

No registration is required.  However, we ask that you complete our RSVP form to reserve your seat. 

For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly.

Workshop Date Location Presenter
Qwickly Jot Assignment Tool
We will be reviewing a new tool available within Blackboard called Qwickly Jot Assignment.,This will also be an open session to ask questions about Blackboard.
Thursday February 15th, 1-2 PM Oak Creek Campus,Room A-214 Doni Bartley
bartledw@matc.edu
Tips for Better Gradebook Management
We will be reviewing several tips to help you manage student grades in your course’s Grade Center.
Tuesday February 27th, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Milwaukee Campus, M201A Danica Olson
olsond38@matc.edu
Blackboard Tips and Tricks
We will be reviewing several tips and tricks to support your teaching practice in Blackboard.
Wednesday February 28th, 12-1 PM West Allis Campus,Room 350 Erin Dischler
dischlee@matc.edu