Spring 2017 Training Schedule

Location: Middletown Campus or Meriden Campus. Webinars are offered online.
Registration for a technology training workshop is required. Please email your name, email address, phone number, division, date, time and name of training session to mxccdistance@mxcc.commnet.edu. An email will be sent to you confirming your registration with the training location.

To register for Spring 2017 webinars, please go to the BOR’s Training Calendar. Select the Title of a training session to be offered under Webinars heading, click on “Register” icon (upper right). Fill out the registration form and click on “Submit” button.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance of training to avoid workshop cancellations due to low/no enrollment.

More training sessions offered at other Connecticut community colleges can be found in the Training Calendar used by all institutions of CT Board of Regents. Select the Title of a training session to be offered at other CT community colleges, click on “Register” icon (upper right). Fill out the registration form and click on “Submit”.

Download the Spring 2017 Technology Training Schedule (PDF)
Download the Distance Education Course Design: Guidelines for Student Success (PDF)

Spring 2017 Technology Training
Getting Started with Blackboard Learn
Prerequisite: No prior experience with any version of Blackboard
Prerequisite 2: Faculty must be able to log into MyCommNet with their NetID and Password.
Prerequisite 3: Faculty must bring a completed syllabus and course files in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx saved on a USB drive to this training session.
This session will cover commonly used tools in Blackboard Learn Course Management System: Announcement, Messages, Discussions, Content Area, Assignments, Files, and links.
Download the training handout PDF
Friday, 2/10/17, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Middletown campus
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center and Tests
Prerequisites: Faculty have attended Getting Started with Blackboard Learn.
This workshop will have two parts. The first part will cover Grade Center, how to create grade columns, as well as how to create weighted total or total columns for grade calculation. The second part will cover how to create an online test and provide tips on how to import test banks from publishers.
Download the Online Test handout PDF
Download the Grade Center handout PDF
Friday, 2/24/17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Middletown campus
LinkedIn 101: Learn how to get Connected
You don’t need to be a new grad or a job hunter to discover the great value in creating a LinkedIn profile. This workshop is for the beginner to the intermediate LinkedIn user. Learn what LinkedIn is, why people use it, and how faculty and students may connect in it. Pertinent facts and statistics about the current job search market, the key role social media recruiting plays, and how to maximize LinkedIn’s potential for expanding your own professional network.
Friday, 3/3/17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Middletown campus
LinkedIn 201: Beyond the Basics
Have a LinkedIn profile and not quite sure what to do next? Want to finish off your profile? What are groups and how do I use them? How do I write a recommendation for a student or a professional colleague within LinkedIn? Learn how growing your professional network virtually via LinkedIn may enhance IRL (in real life) networking.
Friday, 4/7/17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Middletown campus
Teaching with Infographics
Have you noticed that your students pay more attention when you use visuals in your teaching? Did you know that the brain processes visuals much faster than text? Infographics are extremely powerful tools for teaching. In this workshop, you will learn what infographics are and how to use infographics effectively in teaching. You will also have hands-on opportunities to use free online tools to create basic infographics.
Friday, 4/21/17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Middletown Campus
Knowledge Commons/Pegasus Green
Review Pegasus Green's design ideas and provide updates. How Pegasus Green can be best used to enrich teaching. learning, academic advising, and community outreach will be discussed.
TBA once Pegasus Green is near completion
Webinar: Kaltura in Blackboard
Kaltura is a streaming video feature available in Blackboard. It provides instructors with the ability to embed streaming video directly into your Blackboard class. Students can play video from right inside the Blackboard class.
This webinar is offered by the BOR.
Preregistration is required in order to gain access to webinar. See directions above.
TBA
Webinar: SafeAssign in Blackboard
SafeAssign is a plagiarism-prevention feature available in Blackboard. It provides instructors with the ability to detect originality and proper citations in student work.
This webinar is offered by the BOR.
Preregistration is required in order to gain access to webinar. See directions above.
TBA
Webinar: Webex Online Meetings
WebEx lets you have online meetings with anyone who has an Internet connection. You will be connected via audio and you can share content from your computer which lets you see the same things at the same time -- like PowerPoint files, Word documents or even browse the web together.
• Free Webex account for all staff and faculty
• May be used from a campus or home computer
• Good tool to hold online office hours at convenient times for faculty and students
• Useful tool to be able to hold class online if college campus is closed
This webinar is offered by the BOR.
Preregistration is required in order to gain access to webinar. See directions above.
TBA
The courses below are offered on an appointment basis.
Please contact MxCC Distance at 860-343-5756 or mxccdistance@mxcc.commnet.edu to schedule.

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Transitioning to Microsoft Office 2010


This session will provide current users of the Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications with a general overview and introduction to the new Office interface.


TBA


Microsoft Excel 2010


Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet application. Calculations, sorting and simple record-keeping will be addressed. Simple graphs and charts created on the data in the spreadsheet will be learned.


TBA


Microsoft Outlook 2010 Basics


Basic features of MS Outlook: folders, email, calendar, contacts, distribution list, tasks, notes, personal folder, Web Outlook, etc.


TBA


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This session will introduce new users to PowerPoint 2010. Learn how to create slide shows and use PowerPoint effectively for teaching and presentations.


TBA


Disclaimer:
The workshop handouts are created by the Distance Learning department at Middlesex Community College. Use of any document without permission is strictly prohibited.