ER&D Spring 2017 Technology Tool Shop

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ZERD 094: Technology Tool Shop I (1c)

The college has an incredible inventory of innovative technologies to enhance teaching and learning, but it is difficult for faculty to find the time to explore these technologies and implement into a curriculum. This workshop helps bridge that gap. Participants will design their own curriculum specific project using the technology of their choice. This will be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of “technology mentors”. Participants will also review pedagogical best practices for instruction with new technologies. This FQAS course can be completed for “renewal” credit.

ZERD 012: Technology Tool Shop II

This advanced technology course will scaffold from the concepts explored in Technology Tool Shop I.  Participants will continue to build upon their curriculum-specific project or choose a new project to explore, using the technology of their choice.  This will be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of “technology mentors”. Participants will also review pedagogical best practices for instruction with new technologies.

FORMAT

DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Face to Face Workshops

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

9 a.m – 2 p.m.

(w/ 45 min lunch)

S120 and various computer labs

Independent Work w/Technology Guide(s)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

various computer labs

Quick Start Guide for New Hires

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Newly hired faculty may review the self-paced lessons provided here for a rudimentary orientation to using Blackboard to provide their syllabi and course content to students. Please be advised that the lessons provided here are NOT a substitute for completing the three (3) Blackboard training courses

To get started, Blackboard Quick Start Training for New Hires.

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ECHO 360 WEBINAR: Intervention! Identify At-Risk Students with Predictive Data

 

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WEBINAR:  Intervention! Identify At-Risk Students with Predictive Data
Canvas Data and Echo360 provide insights into learning so rich Ferris Bueller would have never taken a day off.

Wednesday, January 20th at 11 AM Mountain Standard Time (US)

What if you could prevent your at-risk students from failing or dropping your course? Or take your most engaged and successful students and replicate their success among your other students?

Join Instructor and Echo360 to learn how integrated data sets enrich the teaching and learning process. Instructure provides the leading cloud-based learning management system focused on course-based activities such as content distribution, assessments, and grading. Echo360 has a unique focus on learning in individual classes within the course, combining student engagement, lecture capture, and behavioral analytics. Our newly formed partnership creates unlimited possibilities:

  • Understanding if your students are mastering complex topics
  • Predicting which students will succeed based on their engagement, attendance, study habits and performance
  • Correlating student success with the types of learners in your course

Discover how combined data associated with learning activities create correlations to deliver insights that are not available from any other system or combination of systems.

Register today to learn more about the new collaboration and how it will forever empower you to create stronger learners.

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Upcoming Webinars: Tips for Testing Website Accessibility, Creating Accessible Online Courses

 

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Upcoming Webinars: Tips for Testing Website Accessibility, Creating Accessible Online Courses, & More
Over the next few months, we will be holding several webinars that will provide tips for creating accessible online content. You can register using the links below to learn about testing for website accessibility, creating accessible online course content, understanding closed captioning standards, implementing universal design, making lecture capture accessible, and developing workflows for closed captioning.
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11 ½ Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility11 ½ Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility
Thursday, October 1, 1pm CT

In this webinar, David Berman, the #1 rated speaker on the topic of web accessibility standards as well as an international expert in the field, will share with you the best tools his team uses when auditing and testing websites and documents. Having an excellent test regimen is a crucial part of online accessibility, and David has found the best tools to fit your workflow, platforms, and competencies… so you don’t have to!
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10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content
Thursday, October 8, 1pm CT

With recent lawsuits in higher education and updates to Section 508 on the horizon, it is more important than ever that online learning content be made accessible to students with disabilities. In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group Leader and Web Accessibility Trainer, will provide you with 10 tips for making your online course material accessible.
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Understanding Closed Captioning Standards and GuidelinesUnderstanding Closed Captioning Standards and Guidelines
Thursday, October 22, 1pm CT

In this webinar, Jason Stark from the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) and Cindy Camp from Pepnet 2 will go over DCMP’s captioning guidelines and preferred techniques that will help you produce captions that are accurate, consistent, clear, readable, and equal.
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Implementing Universal and Inclusive Design for Online Learning AccessibilityImplementing Universal and Inclusive Design for Online Learning Accessibility
Thursday, November 5, 1pm CT

This webinar will discuss how the principles of universal and inclusive design can be applied to the online learning environment, with a particular focus on the accessibility of course content and materials.
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How to Implement Accessible Lecture CaptureHow to Implement Accessible Lecture Capture
Thursday, December 3, 1pm CT

In this webinar, Christopher Soran, the Interim eLearning Director at Tacoma Community College, along with Ari Bixhorn from Panopto and Lily Bond from 3Play Media, will discuss how you can implement accessible lecture capture at your university. Looking at Tacoma’s workflow, they will walk you through an efficient, cost-effective way to manage closed captioning for lecture capture at a university level.
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Quick Start to CaptioningQuick Start to Captioning
Thursday, December 10, 1pm CT

Watch this webinar to learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
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Upcoming Webinars: Captioning Video & YouTube for Higher Ed

 

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Upcoming Webinars: YouTube for Higher Ed, DIY Captioning Workflows, and HTML5
Over the next month and a half, we will be holding five webinars on video accessibility that will provide you with actionable tips for building accessible video into your institution. You can register using the links below to learn about leveraging Google apps for higher education, DIY workflows for closed captioning, and the latest HTML5 video updates.
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Empowering YouTube for Higher EducationEmpowering YouTube for Higher Education
Thursday, July 9, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to leverage your YouTube videos to create an engaging learning portal for your students. Justin McCutcheon, the CEO and co-founder of Cattura, will walk you through the tools available for utilizing learning solutions that bridge Google Apps for Education, YouTube, and other Google services to create a rich video experience for your YouTube videos directly inside of your learning management system course.
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Closed Captioning with MediaCoreClosed Captioning Workflows for MediaCore
Wednesday, July 15, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to add closed captions and subtitles to your MediaCore videos to make them fully accessible. You’ll learn about accessibility laws, how closed captions benefit all users, why captioning is important to your institution, recommendations for your captioning strategy, and an overview of 3Play Media’s captioning integration with MediaCore.
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DIY Workflows for Captioning and TranscriptionDIY Workflows for Captioning and Transcription
Thursday, July 23, 1 pm CST

While using a 3rd party captioning service certainly makes the captioning and transcription process easier for video producers, sometimes it is not a plausible solution (mainly due to cost). In this webinar, Ken Petri, the Director of the Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center, will walk you through the process of DIY captioning. At OSU, Ken has developed standards and techniques for captioning that are an exemplary resource for other institutions looking to implement a similar workflow. Ken will give you a comprehensive overview of the DIY captioning process.
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Quick Start to CaptioningQuick Start to Captioning
Thursday, August 6, 1 pm CST

Learn the basics of how to add closed captions or subtitles to make your videos fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
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HTML5 Video AccessibilityHTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines
Thursday, August 27, 1 pm CST

What are the best practices for making web-based video and audio accessible? In this webinar, John Foliot, a video accessibility expert and contributor to the W3C’s new Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR), will go over the latest updates to HTML5 video as well as new guidelines for making media accessible on the web.
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Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification Webinar

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Join us for an introduction to the Teq Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2 – 3 PM CST

Take Microsoft 365 to a whole new level with Teq’s Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification! Join us on Wednesday, June 10th, to get an overview of the course, which will cover programs such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Throughout the certification course, you will learn

  • How to Plan, Teach, and Assess with Office 365
  • How to Use Microsoft as a Teaching Tool
  • How to Collaborate with OneDrive
  • How to make Excellent Presentations with PowerPoint
  • How to use Windows MovieMaker in your Classroom
  • And more!

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-the-microsoft-digital-teacher-certification-tickets-16936280872

A FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS

SimpleK12 and their Team of Experts present…

“BLENDED LEARNING: TIPS, TRICKS & BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM “

A FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
SPONSORED BY: SOFTCHALK

Wednesday, March 25th From 12pm- 3:30pm CST

Simplek12 Lead Moderator

LORI MALDONADO

With Featured Presenter

SHELLY TERRELL

Conference Schedule…
Using Virtual Field Trips in Your Flipped or Blended Classroom
12:00-12:3 PM CST
Getting Started with Blended Learning
1:00-1:30 PM CST
Design a Student-Centered Flipped Lesson That Encourages Exploration and Inquiry
2:00-2:30 PM CST
How to Create Your Own Digital Content and Grow your Online Programs
3:00-3:30 PM CST 
WARNING: Space is limited for the online conference, and registration always fill up quickly so be sure to sign up now to claim your spot on the registration list.  Once you claim your spot, share with a friend. The Conference has 4 sessions, but come and go as you please.

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[WEBINAR] echo 360: Are your students zoned out?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10 AM CST

A University of Ottawa professor reveals his secrets to getting 99% class participation and improving learning outcomes in the process.

Join Dr. Montpetit for this complimentary Webinar to hear his personal experience, research findings and tried and true teaching tips on:
  • How to make the most of student engagement systems and student devices.
  • Why increased student participation and engagement translates into student success.
  • How adding interactive questions to your digital presentations gives you real-time insight into student comprehension.
Who Should Attend: All Faculty especially those interested in using lecture capture software, and those that are interested in using technology to teach are highly encouraged to attend.

REGISTER TODAY

 

[Today] 20 Free iPad Apps for Educators Webinar

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Event:  20 Free iPad Apps Educators Can’t Live Without
Date:    February 5, 2015
Time:   2:00-2:30pm CST
Cost:    FREE

There are thousands of free iPad Apps out there, but finding the perfect ones for you
can be tough. The Simple K12 team has spent hours searching for the best-of-the-best, free iPad Apps for Educators, and they’re sharing all of them with you in this webinar!
Click Here for Free Registration
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Google Apps & Tools

Free Online Event: Engaging Students with Free Web Tools

FREE Online Event: Transform Your Classroom with Google
Are you interested in using Google Apps and Tools in your classroom, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us at our upcoming free online event as our renowned experts share their favorite tips and tricks for integrating Google into your classroom.
FREE REGISTRATION – Click Here to Learn More

5 Must-See Google Topics:

  • Going Google: The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with Google Tools
  • Google Classroom: An Intro to Saving Time, Staying Organized, and Improving Communication
  • Make Google Forms Work for You!
  • Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
  • Going Google: An Overview of Google’s iOS Apps

 

Google Apps & Tools

Free Online Event: Engaging Students with Free Web Tools

FREE Online Event: Transform Your Classroom with Google
Are you interested in using Google Apps and Tools in your classroom, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us at our upcoming free online event as our renowned experts share their favorite tips and tricks for integrating Google into your classroom.
FREE REGISTRATION – Click Here to Learn More

5 Must-See Google Topics:

  • Going Google: The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with Google Tools
  • Google Classroom: An Intro to Saving Time, Staying Organized, and Improving Communication
  • Make Google Forms Work for You!
  • Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
  • Going Google: An Overview of Google’s iOS Apps

 

Free Microsoft Event!

 

You’re invited to see the latest Microsoft technology, in this all-up roadmap event. Explore powerful new solutions, technologies and business opportunities.

Select a city on the right to register →

Don’t Be a Black Box 
Do your end users go around you to get IT services? Find out how you can become a service provider instead of “black box IT”, and display how your technology investments map to the business’s priorities.

New Datacenter and Cloud Services 
What portion of your datacenter investment are you leveraging? Learn about new Microsoft cloud services that align and extend existing datacenter products you likely already have installed.

Mobile Device Management, Identity, and Data Control 
Are you prepared for the move of users to mobile devices, SaaS services, and data that can live anywhere? See how these challenges can be addressed through comprehensive mobile experience management technologies.

 

Join Microsoft at a city near you. No cost!

Milwaukee, WI
Microsoft Office
Wednesday, July 9th
9:00AM – 11:00 AM
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Madison, WI
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Wednesday, July 9th
2:00PM – 4:00 PM
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Indianapolis, IN
Microsoft Office
Friday, July 11th
9:00AM – 11:00AM
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Chicago, IL
Microsoft Office
Friday, July 18th
9:00AM – 11:00AM
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Downers Grove, IL
Microsoft Office
Friday, July 18th
2:00PM – 4:00PM
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BONUS: Every attendee will get a chance to win the new Dell Venue 8 Pro!

Webinar

Blackboard

You’re Invited!

Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series:

Student Engagement Tools- Blogs, Wikis, Discussion Boards and Journals

When: Wednesday, June 18th 12:00 pm CST
Where: M201A Downtown Campus
Track: Collaboration and Assessing Learners
Presenter: Keely McDonough, Blackboard

 

Blackboard Learn offers four communication tools for self-reflection, collaboration and communication. In this session Blackboard will discuss each tool and share examples.
When members of an online community direct their efforts toward a common goal, powerful connections are made. Learners can achieve more through in-depth conversations, relationship building, and problem solving in a community. Without a goal, connections, and conversations, there is no community.

Resources for Windows 8


With the end of support for Microsoft XP on April 8th many of you may find yourself scrambling to learn Windows 8.  Below are some links to many resources that may help you navigate this new operating system.