Webinars

Using Turnitin Originality Reports and The Plagiarism Spectrum Students are often unaware of what constitutes plagiarism. The Plagiarism Spectrum was designed to help students see how plagiarism is defined and can take form. The spectrum outlines the 10 most common types of plagiarism with easy to remember digital monikers. Having students review their Turnitin Originality Reports using the Plagiarism Spectrum can be an effective approach to educating students about what plagiarism looks like and to help them write with integrity. Join us for this engaging workshop, where we’ll discuss the Plagiarism Spectrum and share different strategies for using the Spectrum with Turnitin Originality Reports, including a plagiarism quiz, lesson plan ideas, posters for the classroom and handouts. Where: Your Computer When: Thursday, September 17, 2015 Time: 10am San Francisco / 11am Denver / noon Chicago / 1pm New York (find your time zone) Cost: Free Attendees of the live webcast will receive a certificate of participation. The webcast will be recorded and posted online within 24 hours. http://go.turnitin.com/webcast/colormebad-plagiarism

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Survey Findings: Student Attitudes Toward Writing, Teacher Feedback and Turnitin In June 2015, Turnitin conducted an exploratory survey of over 1,400 students to explore what students think of the value of writing, feedback from educators and Turnitin. Do students think it’s important to know how to write well? Or to avoid copying and pasting? What do they think helps them improve their writing? Does Turnitin help them learn about the value of originality and proper citation practices? Join us for a discussion to review students’ attitudes toward writing, feedback and Turnitin. An accompanying infographic and paper will be shared. Certificates of participation are provide to attendees of the live webcast. Where: Your Computer When: Thursday, September 10, 2015 Time: 10am San Francisco / 11am Denver / noon Chicago / 1pm New York (find your time zone) Cost: Free Presenters Sean Tupa is the Education Program Manager at Turnitin. Previously, he had worked in various capacities for the College Board, including the roles of Director of Research for the Digital Solutions department and as a Director with the Innovation & Concept Development team. In these positions he conducted research projects, focus groups and surveys with both students and educators to help…

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Here are a few Open Access resources to get you started (and don’t forget you can search many social media and sharing websites like Flickr and Youtube by rights): Learn about OER CTL’s curated resources: Free on the Internet (Overview of OER, Tools & Tips) http://goo.gl/sXVXy5 OA/OER Brief http://goo.gl/5HVfXq Searching Tips (Internet Archive, Google) http://goo.gl/MHKcEH Rights / Copyright Tools http://goo.gl/aYNyHj This document http://goo.gl/KZ7Bex   OE Consortium – Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) , http://oerconsortium.org/ ;  Webinars http://www.oeconsortium.org/resources/webinars/ Open 4 Us, http://open4us.org ; Webinars http://open4us.org/events/ College Open Textbooks http://collegeopentextbooks.org/ Affordable Learning Georgia http://affordablelearninggeorgia.org/ Merlot http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm Searching by rights Creative Commons search: http://search.creativecommons.org/ DPLA (all formats, some public domain): http://dp.la/ Internet archive (all formats; some public domain; can limit to rights via advanced searching, https://archive.org/advancedsearch.php ): http://archive.org ; Georgia related items http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/iadl_search.html Library of Congress (all formats; some works in public domain) : http://catalog.loc.gov/ Open Access library: http://www.oalib.com/ University of Montana list of public domain (books, manuscripts, music, maps, visual art) http://libguides.lib.umt.edu/content.php?pid=119432&sid=1042278   Search collections by format Books CTL’s Evolving list https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lT13shffVXVqVODqm0crC5fHupRjtoypoaN5jZw1ILY/edit Affordable Learning Georgia http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/find_textbooks/open_textbooks Amazon Kindle Public Domain books: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?node=154606011&p_15=public%20domain Georgia Download Destination : http://gadd.lib.overdrive.com/EC22239B-CAE9-4F57-AAF0-CA4160193BB5/10/50/en/PublicDomainCollection.htm Google books (some public domain) http://books.google.com/ ; to limit searching to public…

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A few notes from the recent OER webinar from Affordable Learning GA Implementation Getting started with OER – how to craft a syllabus Include a statement of how OER is utilized Create multiple, visible access points Identify and publicize print options Ensure full text navigation Create tutorials Create navigation elements ..an overview of E-core Increased options – online, short & full classes ; first 2 years of undergrad; transfer potential 8 week session option Decreased tuition (169$) per per credit hour utilizes OERs and MOOCs Focus on nontraditional – military, adult learner, join/dual high school enrollment (new) OER increases retention for ecore from 2005: 65% to 2014: 87% Implementing Chemistry 1 & 2 for Fall 2015 6 month process to rewrite curriculum to match open textbook (openstax) Instructional designer working with 4 faculty to rewrite curriculum and create supplemental material for 2 classes Highly customized – very important to customize content Instructional Designer builds class Chemistry I & II OpenStax includes testbanks & exercises Instructional designer maps OER to curriculum; faculty create supplemental content like exercises Tutorial/training session to students about how to use ebooks (loaded in LMS; created by ecore staff) Advantages of OER Joint/Dual enrollment in Georgia is…

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Monday, July 27, 2015 3:30 ATC Faculty and Staff are welcome to join any or all of the following sessions (descriptions are found below): 3:30- 4:30 pm Fresh Course Build Demonstration 4:30- 5:30 pm Grade Center 5:30- 6:00 pm Respondus To receive PD credit for attending the conference, use the “Add Your Own” link in the Faculty/Staff Development area. How to join the Blackboard Collaborate session: If you are a first time Collaborate user, please run this First Time User’s Check and watch this quick video with instructions: Joining Online Training Sessions. For audio, you will need either speakers or earphones. To join any of the sessions listed above, please click on this link: Join the Blackboard Collaborate session. For the first session, you can join up to 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled time. Schedule: Fresh Course Build Demonstration 60 mins (including Q & A) 3:30- 4:30 pm downloading and organizing files from ANGEL courses uploading files into BbLearn courses rebuilding content items (folders, forums, dropboxes, etc.) new options to consider in BbLearn Grade Center 60 mins (including Q & A) 4:30- 5:30 pm 5-step initial set up procedure layout and organization options managing and communicating with students reports…

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BBWorld post Blackboard has announced live streaming for select events at BbWorld 2015 Live (free!). From Blackboard: BbWorld 2015 Live features 18 live streaming sessions delivered by K-12, Higher Education, Professional Development and Blackboard leaders. Our Professional Development team is offering two sessions relevant to Military and Government executives. Plus, we’ll have exclusive content for Blackboard Developers and Systems Administrators. The content showcase on BbWorldLive.com offers exclusive on-demand content featuring product demos, case studies and relevant market research. Register at BbWorldLive.com ;  your email credentials will be emailed to you. Don’t forget to add these as professional development, under the Add Your Own category! http://www.bbworldlive.com/  

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  Please see below for a listing of professional development opportunities available this week. Remember to sign up for the session of your choice on the Intranet. Blackboard Learn: Part II – Assessing and Managing Your Course – (Mary Clare DiGiacomo) Course Date: Jul. 15, 2015 Course Time: 1:00 PM Length: 3.00 hour(s) Location: B-1144   Course Design and OER: What You Need to Know! – Free Webinar – (Robin Fay) – Brown bag lunch session! Course Date: Jul. 15, 2015 Course Time: 12:00 PM Length: 1.00 hour(s) Location: F-130 (Center for Teaching & Learning)   Blackboard Learn: Part II – Assessing and Managing Your Course – (Mary Clare DiGiacomo) Course Date: Jul. 16, 2015 Course Time: 1:00 PM Length: 3.00 hour(s) Location: B-1144   Building in Banner and Other Banner topics – (Kala McNair) Course Date: Jul. 17, 2015 Course Time: 9:00 AM Length: 2.00 hour(s) Location: J-310   TEAMS Training – (Thomas Heard) Course Date: Jul. 17, 2015 Course Time: 9:00 AM Length: 2.00 hour(s) Location: B-1145   TEAMS Training – (Thomas Heard) Course Date: Jul. 17, 2015 Course Time: 2:00 PM Length: 2.00 hour(s) Location: B-1145

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CIA IT Accessibility Program – A Case Study of an Accessibility Maturity Model http://accessit.gatech.edu/event.php?i=47 Type     Webinar Description     This webinar will provide an overview of the IT Accessibility Program used at the CIA. The webinar will provide an overview of the revisions the CIA made to the original Accessibility Model and how the new revised Maturity Model provides an objective, measureable approach to incorporating Accessibility into an organization. Start Date/Time     05-26-2015 1:00 pm End Date/Time     05-26-2015 2:30 pm Time Zone Presenter Location     Online Details     Online Webinar Additional Information CEU Credits No credits available. CRC Credits No credits available. Click here to access the Webinar Link for the webinar room: http://www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/ If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, test your connection here: http://atia.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

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Presented Nov. 13, 2014 (Archived) This webinar will present strategies, techniques, and resources for ensuring your website meets accessibility standards and guidelines including WCAG 2.0 and what it means to provide usable vs. technical accessibility. We will demonstrate website evaluation techniques and take a look at several of the most widely used web checkers, WAVE, the Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) and HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff.You will hear about the importance of using assistive technology (AT) users and experts as part of the evaluation process and will see a user/expert demonstrate website access with the use of assistive technology. Presenters: Janet Sylvia, Leader, USG Web Accessibility Group (WAG) John Rempel, AT Specialist, Center for the Visually Impaired Tools and Strategies Webinar Recording Tools and Strategies Webinar Transcript Janet Sylvia Webinar Handout Janet Sylvia PowerPoint Slides PDF format

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Adding Accessibility to Online Courses: Making your online course accessible for all types of learners In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how to create and modify the presentation learning activities in SoftChalk Create. You will see how to use the Slideshow activity to incorporate PowerPoint slides and much more. Registration required, but free. Please see CTL if you need assistance with SoftChalk (intranet login required) or email us at ctl (at) athenstech.edu      

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