Upcoming

August 2018

  • August 15, 10:30 am to Noon
    • Get Your Online Course Ready
    • Facilitators: Garry Brand & Meegan Willi
    • As we approach a new academic year, it's time to get that online course ready! Maybe you need to revise instructions, ensure accessibility, add videos, craft a new discussion, address changes in curriculum, create a practice activity, etc.  Perhaps you just need to troubleshoot a technical issue that came up last semester or address an issue raised in students feedback.  We'll help you get things fine-tuned and ready to open early for students.
    • Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence at www.grcc.edu/ctereg
       
  • August 15, 1:00-4:00 pm
    • ​​​​​​​Adding Images and Video to Your Course Using SnagIt, Relay and Camtasia
    • Facilitators: Tony Dykema-VanderArk & Meegan Willi
    • This session will introduce you to a suite of three tools from TechSmith that are available to all faculty and staff at GRCC. SnagIt is a robust screen-capture tool that can be used to create and mark up screenshots or to create short videos and GIFs. Relay allows users to capture lectures or lessons in longer videos. Camtasia offers a rich video creating and editing tool with a wide range of capabilities. This session will introduce the basic functions of each tool, highlight some of the more advanced features of each, and allow lots of time for hands-on practice.
    • Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence at www.grcc.edu/ctereg
       
  • ​​​​​​​August 16, 9:00 am to Noon
    • ​​​​​​​Blackboard Basics
    • Facilitator: Chad Systma
    • Learn to maximize the use of Blackboard in your course, whether teaching online or in a classroom setting. Learning will be focused on 6 different tools and features built right into Blackboard.  Adding in Folders, Web Links and Content, Availability and Announcements. How to create and use the assignment feature to send and receive digital work. Using Grade Center to create categories, columns, viewing and grading work submitted thru the Assignment feature. Using the Discussion Board to create, manage and grade digital discussions. Adding digital content such as incorporating YouTube videos (or adding links to other video content). Creating and deploying tests and quizzes in your course including creating question banks, creating tests and deploying tests.
    • Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence at www.grcc.edu/ctereg
       
  • August 16, ​​​​​​​1:00 to 2:30 pm
    • ​​​​​​​Leveraging Google Drive and Documents in the Classroom
    • Facilitator: Chad Systma
    • Description: All students enrolled at GRCC are provided with a CC email account that is really a Google Gmail account. Additionally, your GRCC email account can access Google Drive and Docs as a type of Google account as well. What does this mean to you? It means that you and your students have access to powerful tools that you can learn to leverage - using the built in Google Drive and Google Docs components of Gmail. This session will explore ways that you can use Google Docs and Drive in your course both delivery and receipt of student information. 
    • Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence at www.grcc.edu/ctereg​​​​​​​
       
  • August 16, ​​​​​​​5:00-6:30 pm
    • ​​​​​​​Leveraging Google Drive and Documents in the Classroom
    • Facilitator: Chad Systma
    • Description: All students enrolled at GRCC are provided with a CC email account that is really a Google Gmail account. Additionally, your GRCC email account can access Google Drive and Docs as a type of Google account as well. What does this mean to you? It means that you and your students have access to powerful tools that you can learn to leverage - using the built in Google Drive and Google Docs components of Gmail. This session will explore ways that you can use Google Docs and Drive in your course both delivery and receipt of student information. 
    • Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence at www.grcc.edu/ctereg

The Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department works in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence to plan and host a variety of training sessions throughout the year. Register through the CTE's Registration page

Special Events

If you would like more information on special events, please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website. Clicking HERE will take you directly to the special events section.