Professional Development

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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Tech Bits are bite sized, lunch ‘n learns focused on specific topics related to educational technology from the staff of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Athens Technical College.  Tech Bits will start again Spring Semester with new topics! In the meantime, did you miss a session?  Check out our resources – Yum! Tech Bits No. 1 – Apps for educators & life! Tech Bits No.2 – Studio Space Tech Bits No. 3 – Lynda.com, your personal training library  Tech Bits No. 4 – Creative commons, copyright and public domain for educators  Tech Bits No. 5 – Photo editing & apps – getting the most from your mobile photography Our latest news: Tech Bits! Bite sized learning series Tech Bits Tech Bits: Copyright & Creative Commons in Education Upcoming professional development from CTL

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Fridays: Noon Nov.6-Dec.11 @ the CTL Lunch and learn your way to new skills, explore CTL’s tools and resources, and gain tips for hacking your work. Sessions include apps and software to use in the classroom (and life!), a tour of our new Studio which is ready for your video recording, image editing, and more, tips and tools to take your photography to the next level, and getting started with Lynda.com, your online library of classes and resources encompassing graphic design, Microsoft Office, Blackboard, 3D technologies, business skills and much more! Yum! Don’t forget to sign up via the Intranet! TECH BITS Fridays 12-12:30 11/06: Free Online Apps & Software for Education 11/13: Studio Tour: Basics 11/20: Your online training library: Lynda.com 12/04: Creative Commons 12/11: Photo Basics for Free: Apps, Editors, & Tips Bite sized learning to fit your busy schedule!

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This Friday (12/4) at noon, we will talk about the challenges of copyright and how the web has changed copyright. We will also talk about Creative Commons, Fair Use and Public Domain and you’ll leave with a better understanding of copyright and how to use the wealth of content on the internet legally. You will also leave with searching tips and resources to help you find more content you can use. Don’t forget to sign up on the Intranet!  

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How-to Handouts (PDF’s) Assignments Building Content Changing User’s Availability in a Course Copying a Course Copying a Test to Another Course Copying Rubrics Between Courses Configuring Student E-mail Options Content Collection Embedding YouTube Videos ExamView in Blackboard Exporting Attendance Exporting the Grade Center Goals Groups Grade Center- Existing Health Check Grade Center Setup Grade Center Tips & Tricks Grade Center- Checking Calculations OwnCloud SoftChalk in Blackboard Smart Views Tests Test Exceptions Test Taking Guidelines for Students Webinar Recordings Adding Content Assignments (aka Drop Boxes) Date Management & Calendar Discussions, Journals, Blogs, & Wikis Grade Center Grade Center- Advanced Grade Center- Health Check Grade Center- Making the Most of It Retention Center, Performance Dashboard, Course Reports Tests- Creating and Editing Tips and Tricks for Managing Courses Turnitin Feedback Studio End of Term Duties Archive Your Course Copying a Course Export Your Grade Book Export Your Attendance Beginning in Blackboard Angel to BB Learn Fresh Build Instructions Content Collection Upload Content from ANGEL to BB Learn Uploading ZIP Files into the Content Collection Building in Blackboard Adaptive Release:Creating Rules for Content Items Attaching Files from Course Files Content Editor: Using the Content Editor Creating Assignments in BB Creating Content: Assignments Discussion Board: Changing…

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Need to get situated in the world of online teaching and distance learning in all its variations (hybrid, blended, etc.)? Would like to know “best practices” and get ideas for successful online learning initiatives? See below some helpful resources: http://online.ucf.edu/teach-online/professional-development/faculty-seminars/ http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eq/a002/eqm0023.pdf http://www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/publications/online_handbooks/Teaching_and_Learning_Online_Handbook.pdf http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AGlanceatInstitutionalSupportf/213685 http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/lackey144.pdf http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/brinthaupt_1211.pdf http://blended.online.ucf.edu/

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If you are teaching online, thinking about flipping your classroom, or would like to supplement F2F instruction with some online videos, the CTL can help. See below the list of equipment available at our Studio and a Step-by-step plan for producing video for online distance learning. Recording Equipment Cameras and Video Cameras Sony 3D Go-Pros JVC Professional 4k cameras Canon Point and Shoot Canon Mark III Canon Vixia Webcams Audio Equipment Lavelier Mic Shotgun Mic Handheld Mic Monitor (preview videos) Physical Infrastructure Set Design and Equipment Lighting Tripods, Stands and Mounts Bags, Cases and Travel Gear Editing Apple Mac Pro 3.33 Ghz 12 Core/8GB/1TB/ATI Radeon 5770/OSX 10.10 MC561LL/A-CTO Final Cut Pro and iMovie Compressor Adobe Premiere and After Effects (Soon!) Step by step plan for producing video for online distance learning from Leon Huijbers

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Beginning Spring Semester 2016, ATC’s courses are moving from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn. If you’re taking an online course or a course with an online component, follow the steps belowto access Blackboard.   Download (PDF, 3.83MB)        

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As part of the Making It Happen Bootcamp, faculty created lesson plans reflecting the content in HP LIFE E-Learn. Download (DOCX, 23KB) Download (DOCX, 20KB) Download (DOCX, 22KB) Download (DOCX, 22KB) Download (DOCX, 25KB) Download (DOCX, 10KB) Download (DOCX, 23KB) Download (DOC, 25KB) Download (DOC, 55KB) Download (DOC, 26KB) Download (DOCX, 20KB) Download (DOCX, 20KB)

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Blackboard is coming soon! We have developed more training sessions to get you ready to use Blackboard this Spring!  Sign up on the intranet! November 10: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus] November 11: BB Webinar – Making the Most of the BB Gradebook [located in the CTL] November 12: BB Webinar – Creating Tests/Assignments [located in the CTL] November 13: BB Grade Center [Athens Campus] November 16: BB Webinar – Discussions, Blogs, Journals, & Wikis [located in the CTL] November 16: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus] November 16: BB Learn – The Basics [Walton County Campus] November 17: BB Grade Center [Athens Campus] November 18: BB Express! – Adaptive Release [Athens Campus] November 19: BB Express! – Rubrics [Athens Campus] November 19: BB Assessments [Athens Campus] December 1: BB Webinar – Making the Most of the BB Gradebook [located in the CTL] December 4: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus]

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