Training Opportunities

Instructional Technology Specialists

There is a Instructional Technology Specialist for each campus and Southeast Center. Drop by and see them.

Campus Instructional Technology Specialist Office
Cascade Michael Moss CA Library 119
Sylvania Melany Budiman SY LIB 208
Rock Creek Jim Johnstone RC Library 206
Southeast Center Andre Temkin SE Mt. Tabor 113

Or meet one-on-one with an IS Consultant to discuss your specific needs and how various instructional technology tools could help. Feel free to contact Greg Kaminski or Peter Seaman to arrange an appointment in your office. Their positions are college-wide.

Registration Information

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Faculty Workshops

Sloan-C Workshops & Membership Information

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Desire2Learn Overview (1.5 hours)

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For campus instructors who want to use D2l to complement their campus course

Desire2Learn Dropbox-Discussion Session (1.5 hours)

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For instructors who would like to use the Dropbox for students to submit their assignments so they don't clutter your email and use Discussion area as a way for students to collaborate outside of classroom.

Desire2Learn Quizzes Session (1.5 hours)

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For instructors who would like to utilize the quizzes functionality in the Learning Management System, Desire2Learn. You can free up some class time for other things in class by posting your quizzes in D2L.

Desire2Learn Gradebook Session (1 hour)

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For instructors who would like to utilize the gradebook functionality in the Learning Management System, Desire2Learn.

Collaborate Overview Session (1.5 hours)

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For instructors or staff who would like to use a Web conferencing system, Collaborate for online collaboration, meetings, discussion, and desktop sharing.

How to Make Your Documents Accessible (90 minutes)

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This training will teach you how to make your D2L web pages, PDFs, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint accessible. (contact Karen Sorensen for more info).

Video Captioning (1 hour)

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This training will demonstrate how to caption your own videos and suggest resources for finding already captioned videos. (contact Karen Sorensen for more info).

Online Instructor Orientation

This training is available by invitation only. Those interested in teaching online should start the discussion with their department chair or dean. The dean or chair is responsible for submitting a “course request” in order to initiate the process. (contact Dennis Hitchcox for more info).

 

Please contact your campus IT Specialist for one-on-one training for the following topics.

MyPCC Course Tools Introduction

Tools include a discussion area, chat, announcements, and the ability to upload files, photos and links. Gain an understanding of the possible tools and how to use them to support your classes.

Learn about the new tools: Clone Course Content and Course Leader Activity.

WIMBA Voice Tools

Enhance your class with WIMBA tools such as voice email, voice discussion boards, voice presentation, voice recording, and podcasting. Give students the opportunity to practice aural & vocal communication skills outside of class. The tools can be integrated in Desire2Learn or accessed via MyPCC Course Tools or WebEasy.  (An overview will be offered during the first hour, and the rest of the session will be time to use the tools while receiving 1-1 help.)

Blackboard Voice Tools

Enhance your class with Voice tools such as voice email, voice discussion boards, voice presentation, voice recording, and podcasting. Give students the opportunity to practice aural & vocal communication skills outside of class. The tools can be integrated in Desire2Learn or accessed via MyPCC Course Tools or WebEasy.

Image Scanning and Editing

Turn photos into digital format with a flatbed scanner. We will show you how to do basic editing, like crop, adjust brightness/contrast, or adjust color using Photoshop Elements. Get images ready for the web or to email to students.

Camtasia - Teaching online with a voice

Camtasia is a screenshot creation tool to create video tutorials of an on screen action. Add media & interactive hot spots to enhance your lecture. See the different applications you can use with Camtasia; create a storyboard, and learn the basic tools.

WebEasy Intro

Create an instructional web page the easy way. Your page will include contact information, an image, and a link from the Staff Directory.