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TECHNOLOGY TRAINING: WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

ATCS Workshop Descriptions

To register for a workshop, view the workshop schedule and then register on the right side of that page. Workshop documents are available at http://www.csus.edu/training/handouts/.

Workshops with a red starare designated specifically for faculty.

Information Technology
iPad: Cloud Computing Do you remember when using flash drives was essential to your ability to store/backup and or exchange documents with your colleagues? Well, the next generation of document portability is here! It is called Cloud Computing and the iPad is very versatile in managing and accessing your documents from home and office; in addition to creating documents on the iPad and instantly making them available in your office or home computers! We will explore the various types of cloud services out there, and how they are helpful in giving us instant access to data we created and need.
Requirement: Please bring your iPad so you can practice.
iPad: Office Documents & Presentations Presentation tools in the iPad. Yes, we all know that there is NO Microsoft Office for iPad (just yet!), but it doesn't mean that we can't take advantage of existing tools to make possible presenting from your iPad. From connecting to a full fledge windows machine that allows you to present your PowerPoint presentation, to using iPad native tools to create and present; there are plenty of ways you can ditch your laptop and take your iPad to the classroom. We will examine the various possibilities on presenting your information and at the same time making the best of the tools available.
Requirement: Please bring your iPad so you can practice.
iPad: Video Conferencing As budgets shrink and our departments are having to do more with less, the iPad can be a very useful tool in the ability to interconnect with our colleagues. We will explore the various free video conferencing systems available to faculty and staff so that you can have that last minute one on one chat with a colleague or a co-worker. We will also cover tools that can enable you to view other colleagues work on screen and possibly help your students.
Requirement: Please bring your iPad so you can practice.
Office Productivity Series
Word 2010: Level 1 - Getting Started The buttons have changed, the interface has changed, the format has changed, and that means you have to catch up! This workshop will also cover the new ribbon interface introduced by Microsoft and will guide you in the updated locations of often used features, don't get lost trying to find that one menu you are accustomed to use. Also understanding the new document format and how to save for compatibility will be a plus. You will learn how to create, save, and design documents; and you will be able to add images, tables and apply basic formatting to your documents. You will be able to use the built in and develop your own customized spell checker for your particular writing style.

Requirement: OS: Windows
Word 2010: Level 2 - Advanced If you make changes to lots of documents this class is for you! Topics of discussion are from intermediate to advance level starting with advanced formatting and page layout like understanding headers, footer and tables; to creating and using templates. Add some table of contents and an index to your documents and you just might want to write for fun!

Requirement: OS: Windows
Word 2013: Level 1 - Getting Started This workshop will cover the new rinterface introduced by Microsoft and will guide you in the updated locations of often used features, don't get lost trying to find that one menu you are accustomed to use. Also understanding the new document format and how to save for compatibility will be a plus. You will learn how to create, save, and design documents; and you will be able to add images, tables and apply basic formatting to your documents. You will be able to use the built in and develop your own customized spell checker for your particular writing style.

Requirement: OS: Windows
Word 2013: Level 2 - Advanced If you make changes to lots of documents this class is for you! Topics of discussion are from intermediate to advance level starting with advanced formatting and page layout like understanding headers, footer and tables; to creating and using templates. Add some table of contents and an index to your documents and you just might want to write for fun!

Requirement: OS: Windows
Online Teaching & Learning
Collaborate: Virtual Classroom Meetings Blackboard Collaborate is a live web conferencing application integrated with SacCT. In this 1 hour demonstration session you will learn how to add and access Bb Collaborate in your SacCT course, become familiar with meeting setup options and learn about different tools available in a Bb Collaborate session.
SacCT: Communication, Groups, and Collaboration In SacCT you can use communication tools such as Announcements, Messages and Calendar to keep students informed about important course information. You can also provide a space for students to collaborate with peers as a class or within groups, through collaboration tools like the Discussion Board, Blog or Wiki.

In this two hour workshop we will review both the student and instructor perspective of several of these tools. We will also review the Groups tool and how it can be used with the Discussion Board and Wiki to create a group activity.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.
SacCT: Faculty Content Collection Learn about the new Content Collection tool for instructors where organized content can be shared across courses or users by managing permissions for that content. See how you can share and find content, how to set up a shared location for accessing your content, and how to enhance your course.
SacCT: Grade Center Attend the Grade Center workshop to learn about this robust program, as well as where you can find valuable resources to help you master this central portion of SacCT.

The Grade Center is part of Blackboard's learning system with a full fledge spreadsheet program. The Grade Center interfaces with Assessments and Assignments automatically, and with any Discussion Board forum or thread, Blog, Journal, or Wiki that is set for grading.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.
SacCT: New Assignment Features Learn about the latest features when grading Assignments in SacCT: Inline Assignment Grading. This new feature allows instructions to view attachments in the browser and make annotations inline, instead of downloading the attachments. Late submisssions are now marked as Late in Needs Grading and when viewing attempts in the Full Grade Center.
SacCT: New Test Features Learn about the latest features when using Tests in SacCT: student deployment exceptions and the new Item Analysis Report. Now instructors can set student deployment exceptions (e.g. students with disabilities) without creating separate tests. In addition, a new Item Analysis Report is examined.
SacCT: New Tools Orientation Learn whats new in the latest version of SacCT during this brief overview of the new features.Changes include: attachments in the browser, enhanced Calendar tool, new Global Navigation tool (My Blackboard), easier-to-read Discussion postings, and student deployment exceptions for Tests.
SacCT: Quick Start Learn how to get started creating a SacCT course. Become familiar with the SacCT course layout, learn how to add and manage content and how to use key communication tools such as Announcements, Messages and the Discussion Board. A brief overview of the Assignments and Grade Center will also be provided.

Requirement: To participate in hands-on activities during this workshop, you will need to use a SacCT course where you are enrolled as an instructor. The course can be either from a current semester or a previous term. If you do not have a SacCT course, create a course using SacCT Self-Service.
Web Design & Editing
Advanced Web Content Management This training will focus on building (WCM) Web Content Management Pages utilizing templates, blocks and outputs. It is designed for advanced users of the WCM System.

Prerequisites: Web development experience necessary.
Web Content Management System Learn how to use the campus Web Content Management System in a hands on setting. Training includes instruction how to create, edit and publish pages using Hannon Hill Cascade Server and a web browser.

Prerequisites: Web development experience helpful but not necessary.