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Technology Professional Development Workshops

 

The following professional development workshops are open to all MCC staff and faculty. To register, send an email to Cindy Ellison (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the workshop title and date you wish to attend. 


Feedback on workshop subjects/topics and time of offering is welcomed. 

 

January Workshops:

You will be able to login via a Blackboard Collaborate session, and dial in using a toll free number to ask questions. Please send an email to Cindy Ellison to register for either or both sessions. Class size is limited.

Creating & Managing Assignments:  Wednesday, January 28, 3-5pm

Mastering the Grade Center:  Friday, January 30, 9-11am

 

Ask Me Anything with The Nerdy Teacher

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This looks like fun event  as well as providing some creative ideas about teaching. It will be live  in Google Hangouts.You need to register prior to the event, especially if you would like to send questions to Nick for discussion. If you register and can't attend, the event will be archived for later viewing.

Thursday, January 29 @ 8 PM  EST:  Ask Me Anything with Nicholas Provenzano, (aka 'The Nerdy Teacher').

A 2013 ISTE Teacher of the Year, Nick Provenzano is a passionate teacher dedicated to expanding ed tech within school communities. During this session, he'll dedicate a full hour to answering YOUR questions! How does he keep up to speed with new technology? How does he ignite passion for teaching & learning within schools? Ask him anything by registering today!

Register me—I want to learn from The Nerdy Teacher!

If you’re unable to join at the scheduled time, you should still register. All registered participants will receive a recording and any additional resources related to the event.

 

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Workshop Topics:

Microsoft Word


Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1

A workshop designed for those new to Microsoft Word. Self-taught Word users may also benefit by learning shortcuts for commonly used tasks. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Navigating and selecting text in a document
•    Finding and replacing text
•    Using Cut, Copy and Paste
•    Saving files in different formats
•    Time-saving shortcuts


Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 2

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Self-taught Word users may also benefit by learning shortcuts for the following tasks. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Editing and formatting text (font sizes & colors, special formatting)
•    Formatting paragraphs (line spacing, indentations, Using Format Painter)
•    Formatting pages (page size, margins, orientation, Using the Ruler)
•    Using Tabs


Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 3

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Self-taught Word users may also benefit by learning shortcuts for the following tasks. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Creating & Formatting Tables
•    Converting Text to Table
•    Using Borders & Shading
•    Sorting & Numbering Lists


Microsoft Word 2013 Advanced, Part 1

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Parts 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Inserting & Working with Images
•    Using WordArt
•    Working with Shapes & SmartArt
•    Using Headers & Footers/Page Numbering
•    Applying Page Color & Page Borders

 


Microsoft Word 2013 Advanced, Part 2

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Parts 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Working with Styles
•    Working with Outlines
•    Creating & Formatting Sections
•    Creating Columns


Microsoft Word: 2013: Using Mail Merge

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Parts 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 90 minutes.
Topics
•    Creating form letters
•    Using data sources for the recipient list
•    Merging data to create mailing labels and envelopes


Microsoft Word 2013: Using Reference Tools

This workshop will cover using Word’s built-in tools useful in working with research papers. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Parts 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Citing references
•    Inserting endnotes & footnotes
•    Creating Bibliography
•    Creating Table of Contents 

Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics, Part 1

A workshop designed for those new to Microsoft Excel. Self-taught Excel users may also benefit by learning shortcuts for commonly used tasks. Length: 60 minutes
Topics
•    Navigating cells and entering data
•    Inserting/Deleting Worksheets


Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics, Part 2

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics, Part 1 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Self-taught Excel users may also benefit by learning shortcuts for the following tasks. Length: 60 minutes
Topics
•    Working with Rows and Columns
•    Formatting Cells
•    Using Themes and Table Styles


Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics, Part 3

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics, Parts 1 &2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Self-taught Excel users may also benefit by learning shortcuts for the following tasks. Length: 60 minutes
Topics
•    Setting print area
•    Using page breaks
•    Using worksheet and workbook print options


Microsoft Excel: Creating Formulas

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics, Parts 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Creating simple formulas to add, divide, multiply, and subtract.
•    Using cell references in formulas
•    Using functions (prewritten formulas) to add up values, calculate averages, and find the smallest or largest value in a range of values.


Microsoft Excel: Sorting, Organizing and Filtering Data

This workshop provides simple techniques in analyzing data. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Basics, Parts 1 & 2 and Microsoft Excel: Creating Formulas. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Creating, replacing and removing subtotals
•    Converting data to a table
•    Sorting and filtering data


Microsoft Excel: Creating Charts & Graphs

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Basics, Parts 1 & 2 and Microsoft Excel: Creating Formulas. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Choosing the best chart for your data
•    Creating basic chart types
•    Using the Chart Wizard
•    Modifying charts & graphs

Microsoft PowerPoint


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics, Part 1

A workshop designed for those new to Microsoft PowerPoint. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Navigating PowerPoint environment
•    Selecting presentation type
•    Creating and adding slides
•    Formatting slides
•    Adding objects and images to slides


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics, Part 2

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics, Part 1 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Using slide transitions
•    Working with media and animations
•    Adding special effects to a presentation


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Advanced Presentation Options

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics, Parts 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.
Topics
•    Rehearsing slide show timings
•    Recording a slide show
•    Exporting a presentation as a video
•    Creating a custom slide show

Blackboard


Blackboard: Creating & Managing Assignments

Learn how to create assignments that your students can use to directly submit their work through Blackboard. Grading rubrics will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.


Blackboard: Creating Course Content

Explore the various ways content can be organized in your Blackboard course(s). Adaptive Release, content visibility and availability will be covered. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.


Blackboard: Creating Quizzes & Exams

Learn various methods for creating tests, surveys and question pools. Topics will in include test creation in Blackboard, as well as importing from other sources. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.


Blackboard: Using the Grade Center

During this workshop we will take an in-depth look at the Blackboard Grade Center. You will learn how to create columns and categories, enter grades, monitor student progress, and how to communicate information to students using the Grade Center. You will also learn the meaning of the icons that display in the Grade Center. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.


Blackboard: Adding NCLOR Content

The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) is a service offered by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) that provides a central location to manage, collect, contribute, and share digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. As a North Carolina Community College faculty member, you have the highest access to the resources in the NCLOR.
In this workshop, attendees will learn how to find and add NCLOR material to your courses. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2013 Basics, Part 1 & 2 or equivalent knowledge/experience. Length: 60 minutes.

 

New User ID Format

Returning Students

WebAdvisor, an online inquiry and registration system, will be available for use by all MCC students within the next few weeks. To be more consistent with the User ID format among the various access points (WebAdvisor, Gmail, and Blackboard), all User IDs will now follow a new naming convention.

Effective August 15, your User ID will be your last name + the first initial of your first name + the last 4 digits of your MCC student ID number. Example:  Jane Smith's student ID number is 0987654 so her new User ID would be smithj7654. You'll find your MCC student ID number near the top of your registration form.

Student Gmail accounts using the old naming convention will be inactivated and your new account will replace it. Blackboard users will also use the new naming convention when logging into their courses.

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