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If you have questions about Blackboard’s Grade Center, following is information regarding a webinar opportunity provided by GVTC. Either join us in the CTL or participate in the webinar on your own computer. Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m.   This one-hour webinar will cover the grade center in Blackboard Learn.  From beginning to end on how to set up and use the grade center this training will be thorough and leave you confident using this tool.  All instructors are welcome.  You may either come to the CTL F-131 to watch the webinar with a group or watch on your own by following this link on the day of the webinar:  http://tinyurl.com/hoetbmw. This webinar will be recorded and the link will be posted on the CTL blog – http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/

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Do you know about active learning? Here are a couple of great resources from Lynda.com to get you started. Not sure how to get started with Lynda.com? Check out our howto sheet or drop us an email at ctl@athenstech.edu Making Learning Active from Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed https://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Making-learning-active/380260/432588-4.html Facilitating Active Learning from Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed https://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Facilitating-active-learning-classroom/360035/378588-4.html  

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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on best practices for Faculty Development to promote OER adoption.   Two librarians who are leading efforts in their states to inform and inspire faculty to adopt OER will be featured. Open Oregon is a project of the Oregon’s community colleges focused on reducing textbooks costs and open education is gaining momentum as an innovative and long-term solution to the problem. Amy Hofer is the statewide coordinator of these efforts and works with all 17 community colleges in Oregon to help promote these efforts through faculty development and sharing resources centrally. Lansing Community College held its first OER Summit in fall of 2015.  With support from their Provost,  Regina Gong and her team organized a statewide event for Michigan community college featuring OER thought leaders from many organizations including CCCOER and also faculty from Lansing Community College.  It was an important event to inform and advocate for using open educational resources to reduce costs and expand faculty’s curriculum choices. Date: Wed, February 10, 
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST
 Featured Speakers: Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, Open Oregon Regina Gong, Manager of Library Technical Services and Systems, Lansing Community College Participant Login Information: No pre-registration is necessary.  Please use…

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Here are a few webinars and webinar archives to check out. Don’t forget to add them to your professional development hours! Blackboard (Higher Ed) http://www.blackboard.com/blackboard-insights.aspx?market=higher%20education&type=event&webinar Microsoft Office – 15 minute webinars – https://blogs.office.com/featured_topics/office-15-minute-webinars/ Softchalk http://softchalk.com/learn-more/webinars/webinar-calendar/ OER Affordable Learning Ga http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/events/training CCCOER http://oerconsortium.org/spring-2016-webinars/ Higher ED CTL Speaker Archives http://ctl.uga.edu/pages/archive USG Faculty Development Series http://www.usg.edu/facultydevelopment/faculty_development/itunes_u_archives

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Back by popular demand: Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is BACK! Yes, you’ve read that right! BITS is BACK! After a hiatus of a little over a year, we’re excited to bring back the BITs program so that you can grow your Blackboard Learn usage by hearing about the innovative ways your colleagues are using it – things you can bring back to your campus and implement today! We’re kicking off the series with a session called Top 10 things you didn’t know Learn 9.1 could do, featuring Lisa Capan, Sr. Customer Success Advocate at Blackboard. Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern https://t.co/uQXy15Mdeq

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In this 58 page analyst report, Goldman Sachs predicted that the virtual reality market will outpace the TV market in annual revenue by 2025 by generating $110B dollars compared to TVs $99B. Other top highlights include predictions that: VR/AR growth will be slower than smartphones/tablets and they continue to believe that VR/AR is poised to be the next computing platform.’’ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-13/goldman-sachs-has-four-charts-showing-the-huge-potential-in-virtual-and-augmented-reality

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Professional Development Opportunity! How to Use Banner to Advise Students Friday, January 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m. Room J310 Join Kala McNair for a 2-hour training on how to use Banner when advising students. The user will receive information on best Banner practices including using overrides, navigating Banner and understanding how Banner fits into the advisement process. Please sign up on ATC’s Intranet: https://www.athenstech.edu/intranet/login.cfm (login required)

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Dear Faculty, Spring Semester 2016 has finally arrived and Blackboard at ATC is ready to go! The CTL will continue to support faculty as we move through our first semester with Blackboard. Workshops, one-on-one and small group trainings, open labs, and online resources will be available throughout the term. The following is important information regarding Blackboard student enrollment for Spring Semester 2016. 1. Blackboard student enrollment files will be run daily through Monday, 1/11/2016. Confirm that all students on your BANNER roster are on your Blackboard roster. After 1/11/2016, please contact the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) if a student needs to be added to your Blackboard roster. 2. The CTL will remove students from your Blackboard rosters who have dropped from your Banner rosters on Wednesday, January 13th. We will run this roster adjustment process after students submitted as no shows and students rolled out due to non-payment have been removed from your Banner rosters. This process will ensure all students on your Banner rosters are on your Blackboard rosters.

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Faculty  and staff~ Don’t forget to complete the CTL Survey! Let us know what you would you like to learn about and how CTL can help you.  Interested in exploring social media in higher education, flipped classrooms or 3D? Wondering what OER and Open Textbooks are all about? Confused about creative commons, fair use, or licensing? Interested in learning more about how you can access Lynda.com, an entire library of professional training resources available 24/7?  CTL is gathering feedback which will be used to guide development of new training and programming. Even if you have not used our services or worked with us, we are still very interested in your feedback!

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