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More Professional Development Opportunities For September


On-campus, easy to attend! No registration is required – just show up! Please mark you calendars and please join us. MCC Faculty, Staff and Administration are invited to the following Brown Bag Lunch Sessions sponsored by Educational Technology Services. Sessions take place during COLLEGE HOUR (12-12:50pm).

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 in ROOM 11-109

SMART CLASSROOMS: HOW TO USE CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY

As technological applications for instruction increase, so does the need for learning environments to include more advanced technology equipment. This session is designed to enable instructors to gain confidence in the operation of equipment that is installed in MCC's general smart classrooms. Learn how to:

·         Operate the controls that run the equipment in the smart classrooms

·         Access the M drive or bring Zip disks, CDs or flash drives to class

·         Switch between PC, VCR, DVD

·         Plug in your laptop to the system so it projects

·         Control the audio levels in the room

·         Use a closed captioned video in your class

·         Plug in and use your own camcorder or other device.

Facilitated by Paul Tracy, ETS Instructional Technologies.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 in ROOM 11-109

PIXIEPRO CONTROL SYSTEMS

Are you teaching in one of the newly upgraded smart classrooms around campus?  If so, you’ll want to attend this Brown Bag session. You will learn about the new PixiePro system installed in over 40 rooms and how to use it to your advantage while teaching. With PixiePro there is one location for all of your controls in the room. These units provide a common user interface panel in your classroom. No more learning multiple room configurations. If you know you will be in one of these classrooms for the semester and want to learn how to operate the PixiePro, attend this Brown Bag session.

See M:\MCC\Teams\AudioVisual\SmartclassroomsHANDOUT.doc to locate PixiePro enhanced rooms.

Facilitated by Paul Tracy, ETS Instructional Technologies.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 in ROOM 11-109

BANNER – Everything you wanted to know about the Banner Student System – Don’t be Afraid to Ask!

If you are feeling unsure about using Banner Self Service for Student or Internet Native Banner Student, this session is for you. Come to this open question and answer forum to get up to speed in the following areas:

Classroom Management (grading, attendance, posting syllabus and office hours, working with class lists, faculty assignment information)

Student Information (contact information, student schedule, placement test scores, transcripts, hold information,
Registration  (searching the master schedule and course catalog, registering a student, withdrawing a student, advisement keys, wait listing a student

Facilitated by Betsy Ripton, Records and Registration; Donna Burke, Admissions; and Marie Gibson, ETS Instructional Technologies.

*Information is also available on the Banner website or on the CD mailed to all faculty and adjuncts: https://web.monroecc.edu/MCCBanner/ss-training. From this link you can print a copy of written documentation on how to use the Banner Self Service for Student system or click the link that says Web Based for tutorials on the subject matter.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 in ROOM 11-109

WIKIs

Why Wiki? Wikis (from the Hawaiian word for “quick”) are web pages that can easily and quickly be updated. This makes them ideal for many purposes: class information, urgent messages, or anything that can change rapidly. This presentation will discuss one current application (the Psychology Learning Center web site) and will demonstrate the creation of an all-new Wiki just for the workshop!

Facilitated by Celia Reaves, Psychology; and Carol Burritt, ETS Computing.

Ellen Z. Gozik
ETS Instructional Technologies
09/06/2006