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BB Express! The Basics – (Mary Clare DiGiacomo) Course Date: Oct. 29, 2015 Course Time: 2:00 PM Length: 1.50 hour(s) Location: Elberton 129 Course Description: A 90-minute warp-speed course to introduce adjuncts and faculty to Blackboard. We will learn basic navigation, how to add announcements and content, how to use mail, manage your roster, input attendance, create assessments, setup your grade book, and learn about a new Blackboard feature called the retention center. In addition, you will learn how to copy and backup courses. Intended Audience: Faculty and adjuncts  

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Blackboard Learn migration Update – October 9, 2015 1.       Checklist  Logged in to Blackboard Completed BB Learn training Reviewed the “BB Learn Basics” course under your course listing Submitted ANGEL Master course export requests to the CTL Help Desk* Submitted a ticket to the CTL Help Desk if you need an empty course master shell* * This is optional, and only applies if you choose to have master course content imported to Blackboard. Follow the attached instructions for how to prepare your master courses for export/import 2.       BB Learn Important Dates October 13:  BB Learn Student E-learning Orientation deployed October 15: Spring semester BB Learn master courses are built and ready to copy into spring course shells October 22: Master course export deadline October 30: Spring BB Learn course shells will be accessible to instructors November 12: Master course export deadline December 3: Master course export deadline FINAL deadline for exporting courses to BB Learn for Spring semester. You will be able to continue to export master courses after this date, however, these will not get processed until after the start of Spring 2016 3.       Upcoming Trainings – sign up on the Intranet! October 13: BB Webinar – Adding Content October…

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The Making It Happen Bootcamp has started and our campers are sharing great ideas in the MIH Blog. We are all learning a lot from this experience—captains and campers are discussing a wide range of topics in the field of finance and marketing as well as technology integration in the classroom. See below some pictures of our first meeting with the campers. We were all so excited to start activities and explore the tablets.    

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MAKING IT HAPPEN SETTING UP YOUR DEVICE INSTRUCTIONS Google/GMAIL account Setting up a Google account – You will need to use a Google account for posting to the public blog. If you don’t have a Google or Gmail account or would feel more comfortable creating a separate account, please do that first. Create your Google Account here: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp Email the username to ctl@athenstech.edu (not your password – just your username!) Setup your tablet – keep your box (it has your serial number on it!) Charge your device User Manual: Lenovo TAB 2A Series User Manual Setup your device (follow instructions; see manual above) Setup wifi/internet Add your Google account from above https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2521798?hl=en Explore your tablet and have fun! Add apps needed for bootcamp Video Conference – Google Hangout – https://hangouts.google.com/  ;  App Direct Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.talk&hl=en  WebEx – https://www.webex.com/mobile/faq-android.html ; App Direct Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cisco.webex.meetings Blackboard Collaborate http://www.blackboard.com/online-collaborative-learning/index.aspx ;  App Direct Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbcollaborate.collaborate&hl=en Sign up for an HP E-Learn account at this link: http://www.life-global.org/go/atc Instructions: http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/initiatives/making-it-happen-bootcamp/bootcamp-instructions-hp-life-e-learn/ Check out the Camp webpage or ANGEL group for information about your first assignment.      

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Press release from NMC: The NMC has selected three innovative learning-focused organizations and institutions to join the Sparking Entrepreneurial Thinking program. The goal of this initiative is to stimulate forward-thinking educational experiences that feature the learning and demonstration of real-world skills. Three $4,000 USD mini-grants have been awarded by the NMC to organizations that will facilitate opportunities for teachers and students to gain critical entrepreneurial knowledge and experience, leveraging HP LIFE e-Learning — a series of online courses designed to build business and ICT competencies within teachers, students, and entrepreneurs across the globe. “Professional development is at the heart of the selected mini-grant projects,” said Samantha Becker, manager of this program at the NMC. “All of the awardees have acknowledged that ongoing training is critical for both teachers and aspiring business owners. We look forward to seeing the tremendous impact these projects will make on each organization’s learning community.” We are pleased to announce the Sparking Entrepreneurial Thinking awardees: Making it Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp Athens Technical College The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) of Athens Technical College (ATC) will host five faculty bootcamps looking at a different HP LIFE e-Learning course each week. Participants will attend weekly meetings to discuss topics…

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Faculty and staff: Stop by the CTL  in Building F (across from the Auditorium) after the Student Success academy to play, learn, and take a look at some of the equipment we have for reservation. See how we can help you in building student success.   We’ll be demonstrating the 3D projector and we’ll have the Go Pros out, too (plus other technology!) … and we have your afternoon coffee, too!

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MAKING IT HAPPEN BLOG INSTRUCTIONS QUICK CHEATSHEET (DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW) Google/GMAIL account Check to make sure your name  appears under “Contributors” Blog weekly (see calendar) following instructions: Title post as follows Reflections on Finance: (Module you completed) by Your Name , e.g., Reflections on Finance: Basics of Finance by Robin Fay Tag (“label”) with week no. and topic, e.g., week 2, finance NOTE: You will need to use the Google account you are using for your tablet to post to the Blog.   Review your user name example of blogger participant list http://mihbootcamp.blogspot.com/ Make sure your name (Google Login) is listed under Contributors.    Is it ok? If so, you are ready to get started blogging.         Writing your first reflection: Week 2: Finance See calendar for dates and make sure to follow the Discussion Guidelines Log in and click on New Post. Title post as follows Reflections on Finance: (Module you completed) by Your Name , e.g., Reflections on Finance: Basics of Finance by Robin Fay Write your post following the Discussion Guidelines Tag (“label”) with week no. and topic, e.g., week 2, finance    You can save your work and continue to work on it…

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Ten faculty were selected from an application process to participate in the Making It Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp. Interested in learning more about this exciting program sponsored by a minigrant from HP and NMC? Visit our website or drop us an email. Name: Department/Program Brenda Beach General Education Laura Bowen Center for Teaching and Learning Bryson Dye Chemistry Mark Evans Emerging Technologies Ron Gaines Business/Marketing Management Andy Garrison Criminal Justice Technology Courtney Ray FSSE/Financial Aid Stephanie Phillips Dental Hygiene Jackie Wilson Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Charlene Woodham Early Childhood  

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Bootcamp Weekly Checklist Note: See Discussion Guidelines for detailed instructions about writing reflections and participation Week 1 (9/6 – 9/12) September 11: Kickoff at the CTL : 10 AM __ Tablet pickup & kickoff event __ Setup tablet & required apps Instructions : http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/initiatives/making-it-happen-bootcamp/making-it-happen-instructions-getting-started-with-your-device/ __  Review Bootcamp calendar and HPLife E-Learn review courses (follow instructions above to set up account) __ Complete survey (will be sent via email)   Week 2: Finance (9/13-9/19) __ Complete at least one mini-course from the HP LIFE E-Learn Finance section (Basics of finance,Profit and loss, Finding funding, Cash flow and/or Sales Forecasting) __ Write your weekly reflection on your topic from the Finance section focusing on application to your “pitch” __ Participate in weekly discussion – Video Conference – Google Hangout Discussion Prompt: After reading through the Finance module, discuss what you have learned from this training. Share your thoughts about how you can integrate what you’ve learned into a learning experience for your students. What are you excited and nervous about in regards to integrating this content to your course? What difficulties can you see in integrating these topics into a lesson? What can you do to help alleviate these difficulties? Explore your classmates’ ideas and join an…

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