NEW: Course Copy Process

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The course copy process is being transitioned from the CTL to the faculty for the 2018 Spring semester.  This means that faculty will now copy their courses for the new semester.

Faculty members or programs chairs will have to be listed in both courses to copy a course. The assigned instructor should be the only instructor enrolled in a course. All others needing access to courses should be added as course observers.

  1. Program chairs can request course observer to the courses they are responsible for, which will allow them to copy courses that fall under their purview.
  2. The program chairs request the individual instructor be given course observer access to the source course (course to copy).
    • NOTE: Course observers have editing permissions in any course where they are enrolled in the course a course observer.
  3. All course observer request should be sent to ctlsupport@forsythtech.edu.

We are aware that certain circumstances may require us to support the process on a case by case basis. The CTL is here to support faculty as we move forward in this transition in the course copy process.  The Collaboratory, OGC 2343, is open from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday – Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Faculty may also call 757-3716 to speak to someone or drop by the Ed-Tech Corner, OGC 2351, or the Collaboratory, OGC 2343 to get assistance.

Please view the PDF detailing the steps to complete the the process by clicking this link: Course Copy Process

NC-NET Academy Course Enrollment

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Randy Candelaria and Learning Resources is pleased to announce that NC-NET Academy is accepting enrollment for Spring 2018 courses beginning Monday, December 4!

From NC-NET:

Incorporating Active Learning Strategies in the College Classroom
Course dates: January 12 – February 23, 2018
Come explore ways to increase student engagement and participation in your courses. We’ll begin by examining best practices and models of active learning, including case studies, problem-based learning, and collaborative group learning. Along the way, we’ll self-assess the degree to which our current teaching strategies promote active learning. Finally, we’ll stretch beyond our comfort zones and redesign a lesson that is usually taught in a more passive manner. Note: Participants must be teaching at least one face-to-face class to complete the activities in this course.
Technology Bootcamp II
Course dates: January 12 – February 23, 2018
Feeling confident from the Technology Bootcamp I experience, you’re ready for the accelerated pace of this course that will explore one to two technology tools each week. You’ll take your lectures to the next level with Prezi, easily make your own word clouds and concept maps, create and collaborate in Google Docs (documents, spreadsheets, slides), try out some lecture capture and distribution technologies, collaboration tools, discuss copyrights, and more. Note:This course requires a significant time commitment, an eagerness to interact with colleagues, and a reliable multimedia computer with high speed Internet. Although recommended, Tech Bootcamp I is not a prerequisite.
To learn more about NC-NET Academy and participation requirements and stipends, please access this link.
To view the full course schedule and more details about these classes, click here.

The Blackboard Cloud is Coming!

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As we move towards a cloud based system for Blackboard, the CTL is here to support you! In order to make the most of your Blackboard storage space, we will host a series of workshops that show you how to transfer pre-existing content and create new content via. the Microsoft 365 cloud. See the workshop descriptions and dates below.

ONEDRIVE AND BLACKBOARD

Join Leanne Wieland and Sean Killebrew as they guide you through the process of maximizing your OneDrive account. This workshop will show you how to store large PDFs, PowerPoint Presentations, and other common Blackboard file types to OneDrive. We will then show you how to link this content to your Blackboard course page. Work time will be provided to allow you to experiment with this process.

Dates Offered:

Friday, Dec. 1 @1pm in OGC 2347     Register HERE

Tuesday, Dec. 5@1pm in OGC 2347  Register HERE

 

365 VIDEO AND LYNDA.COM

Lucious Oliver will show you how to use and create content with 365 Video and how to share this content with your students via. Blackboard. The workshop will also teach you to add a Lynda.com course to Blackboard and include the option of adding the Lynda.com course videos to the Grade Center.

Dates Offered:

Tuesday, Dec 5@2pm in OGC 2347   Register HERE

Friday, Dec. 8@2pm in OGC 2347      Register HERE

Note: All workshops are free and are scheduled to last 1 hour.

 

You can register for your preferred session(s) via. the EventBrite Links above.

If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Wieland at lwieland@forsythtech.edu.

The CTL Presents: NC3DAL Webinars for Free!

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Did you know that Nov. 6-10 is National Distance Learning Week?

To celebrate, the North Carolina Community College Distance Learning Association (NC3DAL) is offering FREE US Distance Learning Association Webinars. To access the schedule of offerings and register please visit this LINK.

If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Wieland in the CTL at lwieland@forsythtech.edu.

The CTL Presents: Using a Continuum of Excellence to Shape Institutional Online Efforts

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The CTL is pleased to offer a FREE webinar from Quality Matters that focuses on strategies to effectively institutionalize quality in online/distance education. The QM webinar is titled Quality Assurance: Using a Continuum of Excellence to Shape Institutional Online Efforts

Description from Quality Matters:

“We’re pleased to invite Dr. Deb Adair and Dr. Vickie Cook to reprise their session with additional information on the Partners in Quality program supported by UPCEA and QM. As you know, online leaders care about creating quality online experiences for those engaged in online teaching and learning.  Often, quality initiatives are episodic and lack scalability as well as assessment. Join our presenters as they discuss the structures and facets of quality that leaders need to think about to institutionalize quality efforts. Using Quality Matters and the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership we will discuss the online enterprise from a quality assurance perspective and how leaders can drive institutional conversations.”

When: Nov. 1 2:00-3:00PM

How: Register at QM Webinar Registration

Cost: FREE to QM Members

Questions: Contact Leanne Wieland at lwieland@forsythtech.edu

The CTL Presents: FREE Quality Matters Webcasts and Viewing Party

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The CTL is happy to announce that Quality Matters is making several sessions from their annual Connect Conference available for FREE via. webcast! We will also host a viewing party for the plenary keynote speaker. Please see full details below!

From Quality Matters:

Several featured sessions will be available for FREE via webcasting during the QM Connect Conference September 25-26.

Use your MyQM account (or simply create one during registration) to register for one or all of the FREE live streaming presentations.

All sessions will be:

Online, synchronous (using Zoom Webinar) and moderated

Supported on mobile devices

Live captioned using Streamtext

Limited to 500 participants”

See the list of available sessions and register today!

 

BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Viewing Party!

The CTL will also host a viewing party for Karen Vignare’s plenary keynote address, “Pushing Boundaries: Are you Flexible Enough to Personalize?”

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 9:45-11:00am

Where: OGC 2347 (The FLEX)

What: Just show up! Note: If you would like to attend the viewing party, there is no need to complete an individual registration for Ms. Vignare’s particular session.

Friendly Reminder: TechTube is Dying Soon…So Get Ready

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This is a follow up post to our announcement about TechTube. The service will end in December and it is imperative that you begin moving your content (if you want it) off of TechTube and into Office 365 Video. Office 365 Video is part of the other apps you have as part of your Office 365 package. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Announcement regarding TechTube transitioning to read-only status
First announcement regarding its end (may require you to login to Techlink)

Resources to Begin the Transition