Educational Technology Training

Spring 2024 & Summer 2024 Technology Training Workshops

Dates: May to August 2024

Location: via WebEx Virtually online unless otherwise marked. For WebEx, the access link will be sent to the registered participants on the day before a workshop.

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 and the access link will be sent to you on the day before the workshop. 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 CSCU Training Calendar used by all institutions of CT Board of Regents. First time user needs to create an account by entering your name, college email, and phone#.  Then log on to your college email at portal.office.com, verifying your email and creating a password. Login with your college email and the password you created. Click on the “View Event Calendar” icon at the upper left panel. Navigate the training workshops on the calendar. Select the Title of a training session you would like to sign up, click on “View Event”, enter “1” in the Quantity box, fill out the registration form and click on “Add to Cart”. Click on Confirm.

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Spring 2024 & Summer 2024Technology Training Workshops
The Care & Feeding of Your Blackboard Course
End of Semester Maintenance using Course Backups and Gradebook Backups

Please note: all Fall 2020 and Winter 2020 will be deleted out of Blackboard on May 31st . Faculty should backup all Fall 2020 and Winter 2020 courses and gradebooks.
This session will be a refresher for the end-of-semester maintenance tasks like Blackboard Course backups and Gradebook backups.
All workshops will be delivered via WebEx.
Wednesday, 5/15/2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday, 5/16/2024, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday, 5/16/2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, 5/17/2024, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, 5/17/2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Using OneDrive and Shared Files
with Kegan Samuel
Dive into the world of OneDrive, your cloud powerhouse! Access files anytime, anywhere from any device, collaborate seamlessly with real-time edits, and stay productive with automatic backups and intuitive organization. Unlock the freedom of the cloud and transform the way you work, share, and connect with OneDrive!
Tuesday, 6/4/24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Exploring Open AI ChatGPT
This workshop will provide a brief overview of what ChatGPT is and how it functions. A few examples of using ChatGPT in education will be presented. Challenges of ChatGPT will be discussed.
Wednesday, 6/5/24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
AI-Driven Personalization & Intelligent Student Support
with Christy Pyatt
In 45 minutes, learn the basics of embracing AI as a support tool for you and your students. We agree to focus this time on the positive implications of using this emerging technology in an ethical way to save time, money, and energy and to apply AI creatively to your work as a human, a professional, and an educator. Our premise is twofold: AI is a tool, like a calculator, a knife, spell check, or a pencil and AI is here to stay, so we must adapt and teach our students to use it wisely.
Thursday, 6/7/24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Class and Office Hours using Blackboard Collaborate
This session will demonstrate commonly used tools in Blackboard Learn Course Management System: Announcement, Messages, Discussions, Content Area, Assignments, Files, links on the course menu, student preview, and course archive. The session will use the Blackboard competency checklist to review the demonstration tasks to obtain Blackboard badges required in the iTeach Essentials Certificate.
Tuesday, 6/11/24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, 8/15/2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Integrating Videos into Blackboard using Built-In Kaltura
Kaltura is a streaming video feature integrated to Blackboard. It provides instructors with the ability to embed videos directly into your Blackboard class. Students can play video from right inside the Blackboard class. This session will show you how to upload and link videos to Blackboard courses and how to create videos (e.g. tutorials, PowerPoint lecture voice over, diagram voice over, etc.) using Kaltura Personal Capture.
Wednesday, 6/12/24,10:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, 8/16/2024, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Enhancing Accessiblity in Blackboard using Blackboard's Ally
This session will show how Blackboard Ally can help make content accessible to students.
Thursday, 6/13/24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adding a Voice-Over to Your PowerPoint Slides
Download the Put a Voice to Your PowerPoint Slides handout PDF
Are you posting a presentation instead of giving it in front of an audience? Adding your voice to a PowerPoint presentation is a simple process. It will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset that stands alone and can be used by students to self-teach.
Tuesday, 6/18/24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Getting Started with Blackboard Learn
This session will demonstrate commonly used tools in Blackboard Learn Course Management System: Announcement, Messages, Discussions, Content Area, Assignments, Files, links on the course menu, student preview, and course archive. The session will use the Blackboard competency checklist to review the demonstration tasks to obtain Blackboard badges required in the iTeach Essentials Certificate.
Wednesday, 6/19/24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, 8/12/2024, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Quicks Survey and Polls Using Microsoft Forms
Learn how to create quick and easy surveys and polls using Microsoft Forms, part of our college’s Microsoft Office suite of software.
Thursday, 6/20/24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Blackboard Learn: Tests and Quizzes
This workshop will show you how to create a test in Blackboard from scratch or from a test bank. The steps on how to manage a test and how to obtain test banks from a publisher will also explained. The session will use the Blackboard competency checklist to review the demonstration tasks to obtain Blackboard badges required in the iTeach Essentials Certificate.
Tuesday, 8/13/2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center
This workshop focuses on how to create grade columns as well as weighted total or total columns for grade calculation. An ongoing grade calculation will be explained and practiced. The session will use the Blackboard competency checklist to review the demonstration tasks to obtain Blackboard badges required in the iTeach Essentials Certificate.
Wednesday, 8/14/2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 

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