TILT Workshops in February 2017

NOVA Alexandria Campus TILT is pleased to offer February Workshops for students, faculty and staff. We want you to “fall in love” with multimedia and video. Please see the flyer below for details. Walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged.

Please use the link below to sign up: https://goo.gl/L8Uh0C

Contact:
For more information please contact NOVA Alexandria Campus TILT | al_is&d@nvcc.edu

App of the Week: Photobucket

If you’re anything like me then you take a million photos on your phone.  I do because it’s right there in my pocket all the time and it’s quick.  Well, once it’s on my phone what am I supposed to do with it from there?  One possible solution is Photobucket.  Photobucket is a free online service that allows you to store up to 2 GB of your photos and videos (you can of course upgrade to a Premium pay for it account if you want).  Photobucket can link straight to your phone and gives you some basic photo editing options as well as just the online storage.  I like that I can back up all of the photos from my phone by turning on auto back up!  Then I don’t even have to worry about it.

Downfalls: It does take up a lot of space on my phone and is sometimes slow to upload pictures.

There are many other options for online photo storage so check out our webinar on Friday: Register Here!

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March 2014 Training for Faculty and Staff

The updated IS&D Training & Events Calendar for March 2014 is now live!

This month, we are featuring a Spring Break Webinar Series! Take a workshop in the convenience of your home. Webinars for this month include: 10 Awesome Apps, Socrative 2.0, and Blackboard Collaborate.

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Additionally, our scheduled training sessions include:

Windows and Office

  • PowerPoint
  • You can do that with Microsoft Office?
  • Windows is Your Friend

Blackboard

  • Blackboard Grade Center
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Blackboard Assessments

Lecture Enhancement/Engagement

  • SMARTboard Essentials
  • Panopto

Web 2.0 and Apps

  • Prezi
  • Socrative 2.0
  • Tablet Tuesday
  • 10 Awesome Apps

Web Development

  • SeaMonkey
  • WordPress

Upon request, we offer many other training sessions by appointment.

Click here to access the registration form to register for a session online.

We’re glad to schedule one-on-one sessions in case a time doesn’t work for you, and we’re always open to suggestions for new training you’d like to see us start offering. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time at AL_IS&D@nvcc.edu. Hope to see you soon!

February 2014 Training for Faculty and Staff

The updated IS&D Training & Events Calendar for February 2014 is now live!

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This month, our scheduled training sessions include:

  • Blackboard 101
  • Blackboard Assessment and Assignments
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Blackboard Discussion
  • Blackboard Grade Center
  • SeaMonkey
  • Prezi
  • PowerPoint
  • SMARTBoard Essentials
  • Socrative 2.0
  • Using Google Drive
  • Using Student Clickers for Assessment
  • You Can Do That with Office?
  • Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction
  • Windows is Your Friend
  • WordPress

In addition, we offer many other training sessions by appointment, including any of the Blackboard tools, Google apps,  and more.

Click here to access the registration form to register for a session online.

We’re glad to schedule one-on-one sessions in case a time doesn’t work for you, and we’re always open to suggestions for new training you’d like to see us start offering. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time at AL_IS&D@nvcc.edu. Hope to see you soon!

Save the Date! August 24th is Adjunct Professional Development Day!

Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 12.48.23 PMThis year’s Adjunct Professional Development Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 24th from 8:30 to 1:30pm. Come learn about resources for faculty available on campus, hear about the most recent research on student success and engagement, and join us for some hands-on sessions with topics including tools for student collaboration, software for creating dynamic lectures, Blackboard tools, cloud storage, and a special workshop presented by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Lunch will be provided, and you can register to win a fabulous door prize!

Check your inbox in the coming weeks for a link to the program and online registration (on-site registration will also be available). Hope to see you there!

July 2013 Training & Events for Faculty and Staff

IS&D July 2013 Training and EventsThe updated IS&D Training & Events Calendar for July 2013 is now live!

This month, our scheduled training sessions include:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blackboard Assessments
  • Blackboard Assignments
  • Blackboard Grade Center
  • Blackboard Discussions & Voice Board
  • Converting Flip Videos to YouTube
  • Editing Your Official NOVA Website
  • Effective Presentation Tools (PowerPoint and Prezi)
  • Excel Basics
  • Google Apps in MyNOVA (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets)
  • Turning Point Clickers
  • Web 2.0 Tool of the Month: File Conversion Online (.docx to .pdf, .xls to .csv, .tiff to .jpg, etc.)
  • Windows Is Your Friend (tips, tricks, & shortcuts for Windows 7)
  • WordPress (NOVA blogs)

In addition, we offer many other training sessions by appointment, including any of the Blackboard tools, Google apps, HTML, and more.

Click here to access the registration form to register for a session online.

We’re glad to schedule one-on-one sessions in case a time doesn’t work for you, and we’re always open to suggestions for new training you’d like to see us start offering. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time at AL_IS&D@nvcc.edu. Hope to see you soon!

June 2013 Training for Faculty

June 2013 Training Calendar (Google Calendar preview)Our training calendar is now accessible via web browser! Check out our monthly calendar by clicking on the “Training & Events Calendar” directly in the left-hand navigation menu of the blog. From the calendar, you can click on individual training sessions for details and register via our online Google Form.

Hope to see you soon!

Questions / Suggestions always welcome at AL_IS&D@nvcc.edu.

Blackboard Upgrade (Service Pack 11)

The much-anticipated upgrade to Blackboard is finally here! Are you curious about new features and how to use them? We will be developing some training sessions on how to use the new Google Educational Apps. If you’re interested in learning more about them in the meantime, we’d be happy to schedule an individual session with you. Drop us a line at AL_IS&D@nvcc.edu or stop by AA 337.

From Pamela Wimbush, Directory, Technology Applications Center (TAC):

“The VCCS will upgrade our current version of Blackboard to Service Pack 11 (SP11), which provides users with contemporary design, improved accessibility features and some long-awaited functionality. The upgrade is scheduled to occur Friday May 17th starting at 6:00 PM. The outage is expected to last at most 12 hours and should be complete before 6:00 AM on Saturday May 18th.  The Blackboard Learn SP11 Handout is available as a reference to the new Blackboard features. In addition, the VCCS will be adding several new applications to the Google Educational Apps.   

When  students, faculty, and staff log in to MyNOVA to access their Gmail accounts after the Blackboard upgrade, you will have access to a number of new, powerful teaching and learning tools. During the scheduled outage, not only will Blackboard Learn be upgraded to Service Pack 11, which includes new features like a survey tool and the on-the-fly embedded video tool, Video Everywhere, but Google Apps for Education will also be expanded from its current set of core apps—Gmail, Docs, Calendar, etc,– to a broad selection of new consumer apps: YouTube, Google+, Maps, Books, Picasa, etc. These new apps will provide VCCS students, faculty, and staff with access to an even more powerful suite of teaching, learning, social, and communication tools that can be used both in and outside of the classroom.

More information about VCCS Google Apps for Education can be found at http://www.email.vccs.edu/extra-apps (a Google Site, by the way).”

If you have additional questions about navigating Blackboard 9.1, please contact any of the following: