Instructional designAugust 2014 myCourses Training

Please register at least 3 business days before class.

INTRODUCTION TO MYCOURSES

Wednesday, August 20th, 9:00 -10:30am, Milne 104 (Computers available)

This hands-on workshop is for instructors using the learning management system (myCourses) as a complement to face-to-face instruction.  Learn how to navigate myCourses and develop the skills to build course content.  Bring your course materials in an electronic form (laptop, thumb drive) and begin to to add content to your Fall courses during class.  This session would also be applicable for Administrative offices considering using myCourses for training, committees and/or the conversion of paper processes to digital. In this training, you will learn to:

  • Navigate and customize myCourses
  • Send an email to one or more classes at once
  • Post your syllabus and upload files for student use
  • Create and set basic controls and parameters for:
    • Drop boxes
    • Discussion Forums
    • Assessments
  • Add links and embed videos

MYCOURSES GRADEBOOK

Interested in using the myCourses FERPA compliant gradebook utility to distribute grades to your students?  Please enter 2 or 3 dates and times of your campus availability in order of preference on the Registration form or send an email to myCourses if you would like assistance in setting up your gradebook(s) for Fall 2014.  We will come to your office and assist you.  

CREATE SCREEN RECORDINGS USING CAMTASIA FOR WINDOWS OR MAC

Camtasia is a powerful screen recoding software program that gives you the ability to record anything on your computer screen. You can record the entire screen or an area you define.  When you are finished recording use Camtasia's simple video editing tools to edit out parts of your video, import photos or scanned documents, add shapes & arrows to highlight specific areas, add your own text and add transitions between clips to create a clean professional video.  Export the project in a standard video format that can be uploaded to myCourses, Ensemble Video, YouTube and Vimeo for your students to view as often as they like to master the content.

Some Common uses of Camtasia are:

  • Software tutorials for specialty softward used in your lab or discipline
  • Narrated PowerPoint presentations
  • Showing websites
  • How-to-videos
  • Narrated explanation of lecture notes, diagrams, math & scenienc problems, homework solutions, labs and more
  • Supplemental topics you don't have the time to cover in class

Please select Camtasia for Windows or Camtasia for Mac on the registration form and Steve Desbach, Technology Instructor in Milne Library, will contact you to schedule a time to meet for a hands on, one-on-one technology training session tailored to your needs.

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