Summer 2015 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.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance of training to avoid workshop cancellations due to low/no enrollment.
If you are registered for a Webinar technology training workshop, we will email you the access information 1-2 days prior to the workshop.

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  Summer 2015 August Technology Training Schedule (PDF)
Download the Distance Education Course Design: Guidelines for Student Success (PDF)

Summer 2015 Technology Training
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.
Wednesday, 8/5/15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, 8/11/15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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, 8/5/15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, 8/20/15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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.
Tuesday, 8/11/15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, 8/19/15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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
Wednesday, 8/19/15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Middletown campus
Monday, 8/24/15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Meriden Center
Thursday, 8/27/15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Middletown campus

Saturday, 9/12/15, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Middletown campus
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
Download the Grade Center handout PDF
Download the Online Test handout PDF
Contact Distance Learning to schedule a workshop.
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.
Contact Distance Learning to schedule a workshop.
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.
Contact Distance Learning to schedule a workshop.
Social Media Smarts
This workshop will cover the Do’s and Don’ts of being an internet citizen with a focus on using mobile devices and social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Knowledge is power. Gain some know-how on how to make your internet experience safer.
Contact Distance Learning to schedule a workshop.
Mobile Friendly Blackboard
Prerequisite: Faculty have attended Getting Started with Blackboard Learn.
This session will go over the settings and navigation in Blackboard Learn Mobile.  Tips for developing a mobile friendly Blackboard course will be explored.
Contact Distance Learning to schedule a workshop.
Mobile Device Usage across Higher Education
Based on Educause and Purdue University and similar mobile device usage studies and statistics at various universities and colleges, we will present and discuss the successful adoption of mobile device across campus and in the individual classroom.
Contact Distance Learning to schedule a workshop.

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.