WileyPLUS Planned Maintenance


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WileyPLUS Planned Maintenance

May 5, 5:00 – 5:15 CST
Maintenance Details
Dear WileyPLUS User,

Wiley continues to fine-tune WileyPLUS. On Saturday, May 5th, we will be updating our system. As a result, WileyPLUS will be unavailable from 5:00 – 5:15 AM CST.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your WileyPLUS Implementation Specialist or send a message to implementationspecialist@wiley.com.

Thank you for using WileyPLUS!

Sincerely,
Ryann
WileyPLUS, Product Manager

Reminder: Respondus LockDown Browser Advanced Webinar

LockDown Browser

Attend a special training webinar tomorrow that focuses on the advanced settings and features of LockDown Browser. A Respondus product specialist will show how to allow ebooks, spreadsheets and calculators during an online test.

We’ll also discuss how students can use LockDown Browser on different devices (such as an iPad) and cover some best practices. The session is intended for instructors who already have basic knowledge of LockDown Browser. Register now!

WEBINAR:

LockDown Browser Advanced Settings

Wednesday, May 2 at 1 pm CT

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.

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:

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

 

 

5 Reasons to Submit Final Grades through Blackboard

Successfully piloted in Summer 2017, the tool to submit midterm or final grades from Blackboard to INFOnline is available in your fall courses. All faculty are invited to use this tool for the following reasons.

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Reason 1 – You asked for it, and we listened.

This feature has been long requested by faculty and it is finally here. College leadership is excited to provide you with additional tools to support your successful completion of the final grade submission process.

Reason 2 – Even if you don’t use Blackboard, you can use this tool.

Every course taught at MATC has a course shell in Blackboard that contains a final grade tool called ILP Integration. If you do not use Blackboard to provide continuous grade feedback to students, you can still use this tool to submit final grades to INFOnline through the tool’s simple form.

Reason 3 – Efficiency!

If you already use Blackboard’s Grade Center throughout the semester, you can configure a Total or Weighted Total column to calculate a final letter grade to use as a reference when submitting final grades through Blackboard. You will confirm and send these grades to INFOnline through completing the tool’s simple form.

Reason 4 – Final grades are due December 29th  by 5:00 PM CST

With such ready access to a final grade submission tool in Blackboard in addition to INFOnline, there are few reasons to miss the December 29th deadline for final grades.

Reason 5 – Support resources are available.

We have a variety of resources available to help you learn how to use this simple and efficient tool. Review our tutorial, FAQ, and training videos. Contact the TLT Department  if you have questions.

FA2018 (2017) End of 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 December 19th.

Thank you,
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Course Survey Instructions for Students

New Course Offering by ER&D

ZERD 106-200:  Integrate Reading Strategies

1 credit = 40 FQAS hours 
Blended Classroom Format
Milwaukee Campus

Instructor:  Dr. Meredith Reeves

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MIMB – Main Building M512 Related Instruction Friday 08:00AM – 11:55AM 02/02/2018 – 02/02/2018
MIMB – Main Building M512 Related Instruction Friday 08:00AM – 11:55AM 02/16/2018 – 02/16/2018
MIMB – Main Building M512 Related Instruction Friday 08:00AM – 11:55AM 02/23/2018 – 02/23/2018
MIMB – Main Building M512 Related Instruction Friday 01:00PM – 04:55PM 02/23/2018 – 02/23/2018
This course provides instructors with strategies and best practices to enhance Zerd 106 imagestudents’ 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.

Teacher Tools: Education Apps

Google for Education

Do you use education apps in the classroom?Google is looking for educators to profile on their Google for Education blog. Help them discover the latest and greatest educational websites and Android apps that are making an impact in your school by filling out this form.

Blackboard News You Can Use – November 2017

Blackboard News You Can Use - For Part-Time Faculty

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 several communication tools that you can use to connect and interact with your students in face-to-face and online courses.

Use the Announcement Tool for Weekly Announcements

One way to keep students engaged and on track in their learning is through frequent, timely communication. Faculty can use the Announcement tool to notify students of course events, introduce or summarize class activities, provide general feedback for all learners, or post regular class updates. Announcements can be pushed out to student email immediately or they can be scheduled in advance. If you teach multiple sections of a course that would benefit from the same announcement, consider using the Qwickly tool to send immediate announcements to multiple sections at once.

Support Learning and Community through Discussion Boards

The Discussion Board is a communication tool that allows students and the instructor to discuss, interact, and exchange ideas. The Discussion Board tool can be used by faculty to foster a sense of community and open communication in a course. Common uses of this tool include creating a “Welcome to Class Introductions” forum to get to know students and a  “Question and Answers” forum to allow students to post questions and receive support from you as well as their classmates. By subscribing to a forum, you will receive an email notification whenever there is a new message posted.

Sending Emails from Blackboard

Students are advised to access their MATC Gmail accounts frequently, as this is their main source of communication with the college. Each semester course that you teach contains an Email tool that you can use to send email notifications to an entire class or specific students. Email notifications are automatically sent to student’s MATC Gmail accounts based on the course’s roster.

Do You Have questions About Using Blackboard in Your Teaching Practice?

You are invited to attend a free 1-hour Blackboard Workshop and earn 1 CEU that counts towards FQAS! Or, connect with a Faculty Support Liaison for one-on-one assistance.


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