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 March. 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!
MONDAY, MARCH 1
LARGE LECTURE HALL TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
So you have been placed in a large lecture hall and want to learn how to use the fancy equipment? This is the session to take! This session focuses on the large lecture halls, specifically 5-100, 8-100, and 8-200. Learn how to: operate the touch panel that runs the equipment; switch between PC, VCR, DVD, slide projectors and Document Cameras; learn to change the settings for the different lighting environments; plug in your laptop to the system so it projects; plug in and use your own camcorder or other device; and more. Facilitated by Paul Tracy, ETS Instructional Technologies. NOTE: This session takes place in Room 8-200.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
MICROSOFT’S TEMPLATE GALLERY
Why reinvent the wheel? Let Microsoft’s Template Gallery give you a head start! From the basement to the attic and even out to the garage, templates can help you put everything back into shape. Microsoft Template Gallery offers over 2,000 templates for calendars, resumes, invoices, and presentations. For teachers: instructional materials, classroom management, awards. For parents: letters to school, planning for college. For students: study aids, papers, reports, schedules, planners. This Brown Bag will show you where to find them and how to use them. Facilitated by Martha Kendall, ETS Instructional Technologies.
FRIDAY, MARCH 12 and WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
Attention all SLN and CourseSpace instructors – Notes 6 is here! Throughout the spring semester we will be upgrading your Notes client software to version 6, which provides added capability and stability. If you haven’t upgraded yet, plan on attending one of the scheduled Brown Bag Lunch Sessions to receive your copy of the software and view a demonstration of the installation and an overview of the new features. Facilitated by Randy Rezabek, ETS Instructional Technologies.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
SKILLSOFT: LEARN SOMETHING FOR NOTHING TODAY!
For those of you who have been too busy to try SkillSoft e-Learning or haven't heard about it, now is your opportunity! By attending this Brown Bag you will learn how to access the largest e-learning library in the world! And, the best part is, SkillSoft is FREE of charge to all MCC employees and students! Through SkillSoft eLearning, you will have access to over 800 online courses that will improve your computer, personal and professional skills. You will learn all those computer skills you've always wanted to know but just haven't had the chance to learn! Imagine learning PowerPoint or improving your spreadsheet skills on your time, at your pace, and at your location! Imagine being able to access business skills courses in areas of your expertise or interest. Imagine having a resource that you can share with your students and colleagues on an ongoing and highly accessible basis. Take advantage of this highly effective training tool and start using SkillSoft e-Learning today! Facilitated by Mary Hallett, ETS Instructional Technologies.
MONDAY, MARCH 22
LIBRARY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT 101
Where the heck do all the books in the library come from? Who decides what to buy? Who decides what to throw away? What are the “secrets” of building a library collection? How much say do YOU have in stocking the shelves? Well, here’s where all will be revealed, the mystical and the practical! Bring the title of a curriculum-supporting book you’d like to see on the LeRoy V. Good Library shelves and watch it get ordered before your very eyes! All attempts to avoid boredom will be made, so give it a try. Facilitated by Rick Squires, Collection Development Librarian at the LVG Library.
Ellen Z. Gozik
ETS Instructional Technologies