PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLEASE JOIN US!
Educational Technology Services invites MCC Faculty, Staff and Administration to the following Brown Bag Lunch Sessions in November.
Sessions take place during COLLEGE HOUR (12-1pm) in ROOM 11-109 unless otherwise noted. These sessions discuss a variety of technology topics. No registration is required – just show up!
FACULTY WEB PAGE FAQs
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
You don’t have to be a code wizard to build a web site at MCC! Our web team offers faculty a number of ways to get themselves and their courses online, whether you want to code your own pages -- or want someone else to do the dirty work. Find out the how, who and why behind getting your own faculty site. Facilitated by Dawn Wendt, ETS Computing.
WEB SITES THE MANILA WAY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Do you want a few web pages to help you distribute class notes and homework, make a PowerPoint presentation available on the Web, even conduct an online discussion in a password-protected environment? Do you want to maintain your site anytime and anyplace you have access to the Web, with no tool but your browser needed? Do you want a Web page development tool that lets you start out simple and keep it simple if that is what works for you, but also gives you the ability to do some pretty neat things too? Then maybe you should check out Manila. Manila is an Internet server application that allows individuals or working groups to manage full-featured, high performance Web sites that include options such as memberships and discussion groups, through an easy-to-use browser interface. It has become the tool of choice for several types of Web development projects here at MCC. At this Brown Bag session, Web team member, Carol Burritt will present an overview of Manila features and talk about how to get started with a Manila site at MCC.
TREADING WATER OR SMOOTH SAILING? HOW DATABASES AND THE WEB CAN RESCUE YOU!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Do you feel like you are drowning in a sea of paperwork? Is your file cabinet dragging you under water like an anchor on a ship? Do you wish there was a more efficient way to keep your documents and reports afloat? Well, let the web team come to your rescue. Using databases and the web, we can provide an efficient way for your department to collect and store information. During the Brown Bag session, we will demonstrate a variety of the databases that have been designed for the specific needs of MCC departments. These databases not only streamline departmental work, but also provide more convenient access via the web for employees, students, and the community. We will also answer any questions you have and see if a database will fit the needs of your department. Come participate in this Brown Bag session. Maybe we have a life jacket that’s just your size! Facilitated by Bob Reynolds, ETS Computing
MCC’S WIRELESS NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Have you noticed the small Wireless HotSpot signs that have been popping up around campus? Wonder what they’re all about? This Brown Bag Lunch Session will discuss current campus HotSpots, how to authenticate, what adapters are recommended for those who don’t already have one, and future plans for wireless. Facilitated by James Clement, ETS Communications and Network Services.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Are you currently accessing the mainframe from home using a modem or a high speed service (Road Runner, or Frontier DSL)? If you answered “yes” you will want to attend this session. Over the next few months, MCC will be moving all college network services to a secure network. You will need to install the MCC@Home software in order to gain access to the mainframe from your home PC or laptop. This session is designed specifically for modem users who need mainframe access from home. If you are using a dial up service we will have some CD’s with the software on it to avoid a lengthy download, especially for Windows 98, ME users. This session will cover how this new software works and how to use it to connect to SIS, FRS, CICS and Focus. Come hear our tips and suggestions to ensuring a smooth software installation (safe computing habits, spyware, ad-ware, viruses, and windows updates) and answers to all your questions. Minimum PC Requirements: Win98/ME/2000/XP with a modem connection and basic internet service provider (e.g. Frontier, Blue Frog, EZnet, EarthLink, etc.). Check out the MCC@Home page at "https://www.monreocc.edu/go/home" www.monreocc.edu/go/home Facilitated by Dan Noblett, ETS Communications & Network Services.
DESIGN YOUR OWN (DYO) COMPUTER AND LAPTOP WORKSHEETS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Are you looking to upgrade your office PC, laptop, or personal computer presently or in the near future? Do you wonder if you need a 7-in-1 card reader, or how many USB ports you need, or what a CD-RW/DVD-RW will do for you? If you are asking yourself these questions and more, then you need to come to this Brown Bag on quick tips for purchasing a PC and what to look for when configuring a PC or laptop for your specific needs. Facilitated by Donna Pogroszewski, ETS Communications & Network Services
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Are you interested in teaching a Hybrid course but lack experience teaching in an online environment? Well, wait no more! Attend this CourseSpace Brown Bag session and see the technologies available to you for teaching web-enhanced and hybrid courses. This session is your starting point for enhancing your face-to-face courses and providing flexible learning environments for your students. Facilitated by Mary Hallett and Randy Rezabek, ETS Instructional Technologies.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Online Professors: Have you ever noticed a link in the upper left hand corner of you course map entitled “Open Professor Navigator”? Have you wondered what it is for? Join us in this Brown Bag Session for a tour of the Professor Navigator, which gives you the ability to create and manage documents in your database from the web. Learn what you can (and more importantly, what you shouldn’t do) from the web. Facilitated by Mary Hallett and Randy Rezabek, ETS Instructional Technologies.
Ellen Z. Gozik
ETS Instructional Technologies