Summer and Fall 2014 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 An email will be sent to you confirming your registration with the training location.
If you are registered for a Webinar technology training workshop, we will email you the access information 1-2 days prior to the workshop.

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Download the Summer 2014 Tech Training Schedule  (PDF)
Download the Fall 2014 Webinar Technology Training Schedule (PDF)
Download the Distance Education Course Design: Guidelines for Student Success (PDF)

Summer and Fall 2014 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
Tuesday, 8/12/14, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Middletown campus
Thursday, 8/14/14, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Meriden Center, Room 407
Tuesday, 8/19/14, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Middletown Campus
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
Wednesday, 9/10/14, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, 9/23/2014, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, 9/26/2014, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, 10/1/2014, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Thursday, 9/11/14, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Tuesday, 10/7/14, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Blackboard Learn Advanced Features
Prerequisites: Faculty have attended Getting Started with Blackboard Learn.
This session will cover the following topics in Blackboard Learn Course Management System: Grade Center and Online Tests
Dates and Times TBA
Download the Grade Center handout PDF
Download the Online Test handout PDF

The courses below are offered on an appointment basis.
Please contact MxCC Distance at 860-343-5756 or to schedule.




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.


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.


Microsoft Outlook 2010 Basics

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


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.


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