Have you wondered how to access your files while at home? Do you want to be productive after working hours and access your files?
Please consider using your VCCS Google Drive account. Google Apps are cloud-based and do not require special software. If you have access to the network, you have access to your Google Drive/files. You can upload files, work on them within Google Apps-even if the files are from Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). The link below describes how to upload files and use Google Apps to alter them. https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9308757?hl=en
The link (below) takes you to a favorite educational resource, Kasey Bell from “Shake Up Learning”. The article contains an audio recording from a podcast she hosts regularly. The article also has links to twenty different formative assessment programs. Some of them require a subscription but all enable the user to try it for free for a trial period. There is also a training session offered by the Academic Technology Training Team which explains how to use some of the programs and provides ideas for their application in the classroom. Coming soon!!
“Doing a Project” vs. Project Based Learning –Check out the following article which describes the difference between assigning a project, which culminates the end of the course learning, and PBL (project based learning), which is an ongoing instruction and learning process. PBLs capture real-world issues, challenges, problems and encourage students to work collaboratively to design, plan and address them. Students are highly challenged to use critical thinking skills, developing their thinking processes for the future.
There are many training opportunities available for the start of the new semester and new year.
“Zoom for Instruction” focuses on Zoom’s integration with Canvas courses. Topics include recording sessions and posting them in the Studio, creating virtual office hours, instructional features, basic settings and ADA features. (Jan 13, 24)
“Zoom for Meetings” focuses on the application of Zoom when creating meetings, setting up virtual office hours, recording meetings. Topics include basic setup, recording sessions, sending invitations to attendees, ADA features and much more. (Jan 21, 27)
“Zoom Special Features” demonstrates the additional features within the Zoom conference program. Topics include creating and delivering polls within a presentation, video playback, breakout rooms for groups and individuals and ADA features. (Jan 23)
Have you had a chance to look at the updated online Technology Training Center? https://online.nvcc.edu/trainingcatalog/
New Year, new classes, new topics, 1:1 opportunities for training. Online, One Hour Trainings:
Health Apps-Jan 13, 2020
Zoom for Instruction (using it with Canvas)-Jan 13, and 24, 2020
Zoom Special Features,-Jan 23, 2020
Zoom for Meetings-Jan 21, 27 2020
Introduction to Google Docs-Jan 14, 2020
Introduction to Google Slides & ADA Accessibility-Jan 16 and 30, 2020
Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark-Jan 17, 2020
Introduction to Google Forms-Jan 22, 2020
10 Useful Functions in Outlook-Jan 31, 2020 Classroom, Face to Face Trainings:
Excel Basics-Jan 15, 2020
Excel Intermediate-Jan 29, 2020
PowerPoint Basics, NOVA Branding and ADA Accessibility-Jan 28, 2020