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!
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!
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]
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
Some upcoming professional development from the CTL. Stay tuned for details about registration & more! Friday, 11/06 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday, 11/06 12-1 Tech Bits Free Online Apps/Software for Education Mary Clare/Robin/Natasha Friday,11/13 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,11/13 12-1 Tech Bits Studio Tour: Basics Natasha Friday,11/20 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,11/20 12-1 Tech Bits Flipping: Engagement and Interactivity in the Classroom Mary Clare Friday,12/04 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,12/04 12-1 Tech Bits Creative Commons Robin/Natasha Friday,12/11 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,12/11 12-1 Tech Bits Photo Basics for Free : Apps, Editors & Tips Robin Lori Gibbons
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…
The CTL will be hosting multiple webinars hosted by Blackboard’s Tammy Jolley! Please sign up on the intranet if you plan on attending and you will receive PD credit!
The Center for Teaching & Learning brings all faculty and adjuncts more Blackboard training designed to fit your busy schedule! Each BB Express! session is only 30 minutes- just enough time for you to start to develop one area of expertise!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
HP’s LIFE e-Learning online training program for entrepreneurs is free for anyone to use and will be the basis of the CTL’s Making It Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp. It focuses on real-life business and technology skills to start or grow businesses or integrate entrepreneurship lessons into your educational program. The courses are interactive, self-paced, and full of practical exercises. For more information about the Making It Happen Bootcamp visit http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/making-it-happen-bootcamp/ Campers will choose at least one module from the list below to complete each week. Campers will receive a special login link to receive credit. In other words, you can’t do work before the camp starts! 🙂 If you complete all of the modules in a topic, you will receive a HP certificate. However, to receive credit in the Bootcamp you only need to complete 1 module in each topic, in addition to the assignments. Assignments include completing a Pre-Camp and Post-Camp survey, a weekly reflection (blog) post, participation in a weekly 1 hour meeting, and completion of a lesson plan (template will be provided). Detailed instructions will follow. Week 1: Pre-Camp Work (Survey, Kickoff, other activities) Week 2: Finance Basics of finance: Learn key concepts to understand…