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- Review our tutorial, videos, and FAQ.
- Watch your MATC email for training opportunities.
Contact the TLT Department if you have questions.
The deadlines for Textbooks this Summer and Fall 2017 semesters are as follows:
Textbook forms and adoption process click here!
Want to learn about the new WIDS to web software? We will be offering demonstration classes in the telepresence rooms in the upcoming months.
Drop In Sessions posted below.
This demonstration is a showcase for the new web-based WIDS software. Covered in the session will be WIDS software improvements, common terms, roles and statuses, course creation/modification process, approval process, and a tour of the software itself. Individuals attending should have prior experience creating a Course Outcome Summary (COS).
The telepresence rooms are located in the following campuses along with the support staff names and numbers.
WIDS drop-in sessions to provide one-on-one help to individuals using the new web-based WIDS software work through any problems you are encountering. Individuals attending should have prior experience creating a Course Outcome Summary (COS). The sessions will be held at the Milwaukee Faculty Innovation Center M201.
February 12th, 2015 Thursday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
February 24th, 2015 Tuesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
March 12th, 2015 Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
March 23rd, 2015 Monday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
April 1st, 2015 Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
April 17th, 2015 Friday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
April 27th, 2015 Monday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
MATC has adopted the National Career Clusters Framework to develop an integrated collection of programs and services intended to develop students’ core academic, technical, and employable skills. To learn more about Career Pathways, see our support website for faculty, staff, and advisers.
1 credit = 40 FQAS hours
Blended Classroom Format
Instructor: Dr. Meredith Reeves
|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 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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
To receive MATC email messages at your personal email account, see these instructions.
The Blackboard Faculty Support Liaisons are your first point of contact for Blackboard how-to questions and assistance. They can also answer general questions regarding WIDS and COS’s.
All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop led by our faculty liaisons to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS!
For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly.
|Workshop Topic||Date & Time||Room||Leader|
|Submitting Final Grades from Blackboard to INFOnline||Mon. November 13th
|Submitting Final Grades from Blackboard to INFOnline||Weds. November 15th
|Submitting Final Grades from Blackboard to INFOnline||Mon. November 20th
|WORKSHOP TOPIC||DATE & TIME||ROOM||LEADER|
|End of Semester Process & Submitting Final Grades from Blackboard to INFOnline||Thurs. November 30th
|WORKSHOP TOPIC||DATE & TIME||ROOM||LEADER|
|Submitting Final Grades from Blackboard to INFOnline||Tues. November 28th
Watch your MATC email for workshop announcements and send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Please remind your students of these important dates:
Advising Days: Now in Progress
Priority Registration for Spring Semester Begins:
Monday, November 6 – Current Program Veteran Students
Tuesday, November 7 – All Current Program Students
Encourage your students to meet now with their faculty advisors to select their Spring semester courses. The advisor name can be found on the first page of the student’s program plan on MyMATC.
Promote the benefits of Priority Registration:
Students register through INFOnline.matc.edu or in person at any campus Welcome Center.
Priority Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. on November 6 for current program veteran students and November 7 for other currently enrolled program students.
Priority Registration ends November 12.
Open Registration begins November 13 for non-program and new veteran students; November 14 for all students.
For more information: email@example.com.
Per the IT department, INFOnline/COSMO will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled system maintenance on Sunday October 29th from 7:00 AM until 2:00 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 and logging in with your MATC network account:
On Wednesday October 25th, 1:00 PM CDT, Inside Higher Ed will be offering a FREE 1-hour webinar called Student Learning and Course Materials. All MATC faculty are invited to attend this presentation to learn about:
The faculty liaisons are your first point of contact for Blackboard how-to questions and assistance. Contact them for one-on-one consultation or attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop at your campus this semester.
Submitting Final Grades from Blackboard to INFOnline
Blackboard Tips and Tricks
More workshops will be announced as we get closer to the end of the semester. Watch your MATC email for announcements!
Do 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 evaluating and improving online/blended 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.
QM concerns quality course design only – the forethought and planning that goes into developing an online or blended course. This is different and separate from standards for course delivery, the actual teaching of the course and interaction with students. A course design’s quality is evaluated using the QM Rubric, a set of standards that define 8 specific aspects of a quality online or blended course (see video playlist to learn more).
A great way to learn about QM and the impact it has had at other institutions is to attend a free QM Success Stories webinar.
Join faculty from Portland Community College to explore the innovative way they use QM’s Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. Discover how faculty have benefited from the approach — including how they share and reflect on course design strategies, as well as best pedagogical practices for instructional delivery. Plus, learn how you can bring this approach to your institution and expand on your own IYOC experience with a flexible F2F component designed to promote effective online teaching strategies in addition to good course design. You’ll also gain an understanding of how you can fine-tune and the apply instructional improvement plans through instructor collaboration beyond the IYOC.
|DATE & TIME||REGISTRATION LINK|
|Weds. October 18th 2PM (CDT)||https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=9704|
Register today, seats are limited!
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 first letter, you will find links to tips, support resources, and training opportunities! To receive MATC email messages at your personal email account, see these instructions.
If you are new to using Blackboard, there are several great tools that you can use to communicate with students, share resources, and post grade feedback to inform students throughout the semester. Check out our guide to learn more.
By popular request, Blackboard now has a tool for posting final grades from Blackboard to INFOnline. All faculty are invited to use the tool. To learn more, attend an info session this fall!
For in-depth training, complete Professional Development’s free Blackboard training courses. They are offered every semester and do count towards FQAS! For how-to questions and guidance, MATC’s faculty support liaisons are your first point of contact. See their schedule for one-on-one consultation availability. Lastly, check out the Blackboard Faculty Support Website for illustrated self-paced tutorials and support forms.
Successfully piloted in Summer 2017, the tool to submit final grades from Blackboard to INFOnline is now available in your fall courses. All faculty may use this tool. To learn more, review our tutorial, FAQ, and training videos. Faculty are also invited to attend an in-person information session at the Milwaukee Campus this fall.
To attend, send an RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org – space is limited. To make the most of this session, review the tutorial prior to attending!
|DATE & TIME||LOCATION||LEADER|
|Tues. 9/19, 8:30-9:30 AM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Megan Hamilton|
|Mon. 9/25, 2:00-3:00 PM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Kameal Love|
|Weds. 9/27, 9:00-10:00 AM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Megan Hamilton|
|Tues. 10/3, 9:00-10:00 AM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Megan Hamilton|
|Weds. 10/4, 2:00-3:00 PM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Kameal Love|
|Mon. 10/9, 2:00-3:00 PM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Kameal Love|
|Fri. 10/13, 9:00-10:00 AM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Megan Hamilton|
|Mon. 10/16, 2:00-3:00 PM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Kameal Love|
|Weds. 10/18, 9:00-10:00 AM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Megan Hamilton|
|Mon. 10/23, 2:00-3:00 PM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Kameal Love|
|Tues. 10/24, 9:00-10:00 AM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Megan Hamilton|
|Mon. 10/30, 2:00-3:00 PM||Milwaukee Campus, room M201A||Kameal Love|
Additional dates will be announced as we get closer to the end of the semester – watch your MATC Gmail for updates.