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Students are early adopters of new technology, and IDS can help you stay current through lively and engaging workshops in the IDS Sandbox.

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

iMovie for the iPad

iMovie for the iPad is an incredible app to use for learning. Learn how to create a video with easy-to-use video editing software on the iPad. This class covers capturing video  through the built-in camera on the iPad and demonst rates the steps for creating, assembling, editing, and sharing the completed video via Ensemble Video and Blackboard. With this course you can take videos created in iMovie and add features in other iPad apps like Creative Book Builder or Explain Everything.

Please register by the January 27 to ensure iMovie is pushed to your college owned iPad. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Target audience: MCC Faculty and Staff

IDST 241N_01 (Synonym 230914) 1:30 pm to 3:30pm Friday, Jan. 30 FOC 21-101

14WI Blackboard Learn Faculty Training Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center

Get hands-on help setting up the Grade Center in each of your courses. Attend this session for a rundown of commonly asked grade center questions, including:

  • Hiding columns from students and/or instructor
  • Deleting category columns and/or setting up calculated columns
  • Publishing/printing reports
  • Changing how grades are displayed to students
  • Correcting point value discrepancies for tests
  • Providing/attaching feedback to assignments
IDST_233N_01 (Synonym 230587) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 EVC 124
IDST_233N_02 (Synonym 230588) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 SOC MHY 210
IDST_233N_03 (Synonym 230589) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 FOC 10 room 119

Blackboard Due Dates, Availability & Adaptive Release
IDS will review options and best practices for making course content available to students. You will learn how to:

  • Set availability for different types of content
  • Avoid conflicting availability settings
  • Use Adaptive Release to make content available based on a variety of criteria
  • Set due dates for different types of content
IDST_234N_01 (Synonym 230599) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 EVC 124
IDST_234N_02 (Synonym 230600) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 SOC MHY 210
IDST_234N_03 (Synonym 230601) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 FOC 10 room 119

Blackboard Rubrics and Other Lesser-Known Tools

IDS will review the steps and best practices to creating and using Blackboard rubrics for easy, constructive grading. We’ll also introduce instructors to other Blackboard course tools that they may not yet know about. Objectives:

  • Create Blackboard rubrics for in-LMS grading
  • Learn how to export/import rubrics
  • Learn about the uses of Blackboard journals, blogs and wikis
  • Get introduced to Blackboard’s peer and self-assessment tool
IDST_235N_01 (Synonym 230610) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 EVC 124
IDST_235N_02 (Synonym 230619) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 SOC MHY 210
IDST_235N_03 (Synonym 230620) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 FOC 10 room 119

Preparing for the upcoming quarter in Blackboard

IDS will review the steps and best practices for preparing a Blackboard course for a new quarter. Learn how to:

  • Copy content from one course to another
  • Configure the course menu
  • Adjust availability dates and due dates
  • Upload a new syllabus
  • Add or modify content
IDST_236N_01 (Synonym 230631) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 EVC 124
IDST_236N_02 (Synonym 230632) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 SOC MHY 210
IDST_236N_03 (Synonym 230633) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 FOC 10 room 119

Using Ensemble Video with Blackboard

Come learn how to use Ensemble Video to multimedia-enhanced online and face-to-face learning activities. We’ll show you how to:

  • Upload a video and link to it for streaming playback
  • Add an Ensemble dropbox link for a video assignment
  • Embed an Ensemble player in a Blackboard discussion forum for peer-review
  • Manage your library in Ensemble
  • Browse (and upload to) your library from within Blackboard
IDST_237N_01 (Synonym 230644) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 EVC 124
IDST_237N_02 (Synonym 230646) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 SOC MHY 210
IDST_237N_03 (Synonym 230647) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 FOC 10 room 119

Intro to Blackboard Part 1

Faculty who will be using Blackboard for the first time will learn how to:

  • Edit the course menu to include standard MCC options
  • Add a content area and build content
  • Upload and edit a syllabus
  • Use the send mail feature
  • Browse (and upload to) your library from within Blackboard
IDST_238N_01 (Synonym 230653) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 EVC 124

Intro to Blackboard Part 2

Faculty who will be using Blackboard for the first time will learn how to:

  • Set availability and due dates
  • Configure the Grade Center
  • Enter grades and provide feedback
IDST_239N_01 (Synonym 230655) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 EVC 124

Blackboard Retention Center & Reports

IDS will review the various reports available in a Blackboard course. Learn how to:

  • Be aware of at-risk students with the Retention Center
  • Run a variety of reports to review student activity
  • Find relevant data to inform census date drops
  • Export grades and reports as PDFs
IDST_240N_01 (Synonym 230661) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 EVC 124
IDST_240N_02 (Synonym 230664) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12 SOC MHY 210
IDST_240N_03 (Synonym 230665) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 13 FOC 10 room 119

How to register for training sessions

Staff/Faculty may use the term+course number to register, or they may use just the synonym.

  1. Log in to MyWay
  2. Place cursor over Home in the upper left corner, then choose Student
  3. Click on the My Services tab on the left side of the page
  4. Click My Services for Students
  5. Click Registration
  6. Click on Express Registration
  7. On the Educational Goals screen, just click SUBMIT
  8. On the “Express Registration” screen, enter the SYNONYM # for each course you want to take, then click SUBMIT
  9. On the “Register and Drop Sections” screen, click the arrow next to the empty box under Actions, and then choose RG-Register for each class that you want to register for. Click SUBMIT, and you will see the courses you are registered for in the Registration Results box at the bottom of the page.

To enroll by phone, call ext. 8518 from campus or 402-457-5231 or 1-800-228-9553 from off campus. Please cancel if you are not able to attend sessions you have registered for.

These dates and times are also available on the Faculty Resources page inside MCC Blackboard Learn and in OneDrive.

Blackboard Grade Center

IDST_226N_04 (Synonym 229192) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 FOC 10 119

Blackboard Tests, Surveys & Pools

IDST_228N_01 (Synonym 229195) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 EVC 124
IDST_228N_02 (Synonym 229196) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 FOC 10, 119
IDST_228N_03 (Synonym 229200) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 SOC ITC 123

Blackboard Due Dates, Availability & Adaptive Release

IDST_230N_02 (Synonym 229207) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 FOC 10, 119
IDST_230N_03 (Synonym 229208) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 SOC ITC 123
IDST_230N_01 (Synonym 229206) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 EVC 124

Blackboard Retention Center & Reports

IDST_231N_02 (Synonym 229250) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 EVC 124
IDST_231N_01 (Synonym 229228) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 FOC 10, 119
IDST_231N_03 (Synonym 229251) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 SOC ITC 123

October 2014

Technology Classroom Orientation EVC 150 Synonym: 228861
10/03/2014
9:00am-10:00am
Sharyn Leigh
Technology Classroom Orientation FOC 10 116A Synonym: 228862
10/03/2014
1:00am -2:00pm
Sharyn Leigh
Technology Classroom Orientation SOC MHY 116CC Synonym: 228863
10/03/2014
3:00pm-4:00pm
Sharyn Leigh

March 2014

Free and Cool Web-based Educational Tools MHY 203 Synonym: 214511
3/5/14
1:00pm-2:00pm
Sharyn Leigh, Charlie Cogar, David Burget
Campus Share Orientation Overview

MHY 116
OR
MHY 210
(go to either room)

Synonym: 214508
3/5/14
2:00am -3:00pm


Bob Gregg,
Chuck Davis

Social Media MHY 203 Synonym: 214512
3/5/14
3:00pm-4:00pm
Alex Garrison

February 2014
Campus Share Faculty Orientation Training* MHY 210

Synonym: IDST_109_1
2/21/14
1:00pm -3:00pm


Bob Gregg,
Chuck Davis
*This course is only open to faculty teaching a Campus Share class for the spring term.

November 2013
Technology Classroom Orientation FOC 10 116A Synonym: 213217
11/19/13
9:00am-10:00am
Sharyn Leigh
Technology Classroom Orientation EVC 150 Synonym: 213218
11/19/13
12:00pm-1:00pm
Sharyn Leigh
Technology Classroom Orientation SRP 226 Synonym: 213219
11/20/13
1:00pm-2:00pm
Sharyn Leigh
Technology Classroom Orientation MHY 116 Synonym: 213220
11/20/13
3:30pm-4:30pm
Sharyn Leigh
Angel for Your On-Campus Class SOC MHY 203

Synonym: 213065
11/8/13
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Curtis Bryant,
Chuck Davis
Campus Share Orientation for Winter Faculty Teaching on the System SOC MHY 116cc

Synonym: 213054
11/8/13
10:00am -12:00pm

Synonym: 213062
11/8/13
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bob Gregg,
Chuck Davis

Get Your Faculty Website Ready

SOC MHY 205

Synonym: 213070
11/8/13
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Burget
Free and Cool Web-based Educational Tools SOC MHY 203

Synonym: 213063
11/8/13
10:00am -12:00pm

Sharyn Leigh, Charlie Cogar, David Burget

Fall 2013

Ensemble Video FOC 17
IDS Sandbox

TBA

Davis, Bryant
Using ANGEL for your on-campus classes FOC 21, 101

8/26/2013
2:30 - 3:30pm
3:30 - 4:30pm

Davis, Bryant
Making Original,
Just-In-Time Videos

FOC 17, IDS Sandbox

9/13/2013
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Cogar
iPads in the Classroom FOC 21, 112
8/26/2013
2:30 - 3:30pm
3:30 - 4:30pm
Brown, Cox, Ely, Evans
Campus Share Course Conferencing - The Next Level FOC 10, 116A
8/26/2013
2:30 - 3:30pm
Gregg

Get Your Faculty Website Ready

FOC 17
IDS Sandbox
9/13/2013
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Burget
Movie Maker

FOC 17
IDS Sandbox

TBA

TBA

Technology Classroom Orientation


By Appointment
Leigh
Free and Cool FOC 17
IDS Sandbox
9/13/2013
10:45m - 12:45pm
Leigh
Quia with Images

FOC 17
IDS Sandbox

TBA
TBA

Digital Ink

FOC 17
IDS Sandbox
TBA
Leigh & Gregg
Audio Recording

FOC 17
IDS Sandbox

TBA
TBA
Making PhotoStories

FOC 17
IDS Sandbox

TBA
Leigh

Faculty Websites

All full time faculty already have a webpage. Adjuncts who need a website should call David Burget at 402-457-2865 before the workshop to get a website created.

Call Sharyn Leigh at 402-457-2870 to:

  • Schedule a customized training session for your academic area or group
  • Make an appointment for one-on-one assistance and training

What is the Sandbox?

The Sandbox is your place to play with technology!  Remember as a child you would build sand castles and skyscrapers that would reach the heavens? The IDS Sandbox is your grown-up version where you can explore technology to create those dreams and make them reality!

 
 
 
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