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Spring 2024

Join us on the MxCC Tech Trail. Pick up your passport at one of the Tech Trail workshops listed below.

Obtain 1 or more stamps on your passport to be entered in a drawing. Each stamp on your passport counts as one entry into the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Return your passport to Distance Learning in The Learning Commons, Chapman 701B or 701C, by April 10, 2024. The prize drawing will be held TBA.

Questions about the Program? Contact Distance Learning, at 860-343-5756 or email .

Workshop cancellations due to inclement weather, etc. will not have any snow dates.

 

Date Time Location Description
2/14/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Wheaton 305A Using OneDrive and Shared Files
with Kegan Samuel
Dive into the world of OneDrive, your cloud powerhouse! Access files anytime, anywhere from any device, collaborate seamlessly with real-time edits, and stay productive with automatic backups and intuitive organization. Unlock the freedom of the cloud and transform the way you work, share, and connect with OneDrive!
2/21/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 710 AI-Driven Personalization & Intelligent Student Support
with Christy Pyatt
In 45 minutes, learn the basics of embracing AI as a support tool for you and your students. We agree to focus this time on the positive implications of using this emerging technology in an ethical way to save time, money, and energy and to apply AI creatively to your work as a human, a professional, and an educator. Our premise is twofold: AI is a tool, like a calculator, a knife, spell check, or a pencil and AI is here to stay, so we must adapt and teach our students to use it wisely.
2/28/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 710 Exploring Open AI ChatGPT
with Dr. Yi Guan-Raczkowski
This workshop will provide a brief overview of what ChatGPT is and how it functions. A few examples of using ChatGPT in education will be presented. Challenges of ChatGPT will be discussed.
3/6/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 710 Quick Surveys and Polls Using Microsoft Forms
with Sandra Couture
Learn how to create quick and easy surveys and polls using Microsoft Forms, part of our college’s Microsoft Office suite of software.
3/20/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 710 Integrating Videos into Blackboard using Kaltura
Dr. Yi Guan-Raczkowski
This session will show how to integrate videos in your Blackboard courses using Kaltura – uploading the videos and linking to your course. Using Kaltura to generate transcripts will also be demonstrated.
3/27/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 710  Using Blackboard Ally to Ensure Accessibility
Dr. Yi Guan-Raczkowski
This session will show how Blackboard Ally can help make content accessible to students.
4/3/24 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 710
Spring 2020

Join us on the MxCC Tech Trail. Pick up your passport at one of the Tech Trail workshops listed below.

Obtain 1 or more stamps on your passport to be entered in a drawing. Each stamp on your passport counts as one entry into the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Return your passport to Distance Learning in The Learning Commons, Chapman 701B or 701C, by March 23, 2020. The prize drawing will be held TBA.

Questions about the Program? Contact Distance Learning, at 860-343-5756 or email .

Workshop cancellations due to inclement weather, etc. will not have any snow dates.

 

Date Time Location Description Where can I find this?
2/5/20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Wheaton 208 Learning Glass
with Patrick Bryan
The Lightboard is a low-tech tool that looks high-tech. With a Lightboard, the instructor looks at the camera as if it is his/her student(s) and draws on a glass board between themselves and the camera. Student feel this is a more personal approach and can see the actual problem-solving/sketching that is taking place as it happens. I can show you how I use our Lightboard and give you tips on how you can create lecture videos for your own courses.
Wheaton 208
2/12/20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Wheaton 306 Office 365: Teams and One Drive
with Samuel Kegan
Discover and explore Office 365.  Web-based applications in which documents, spreadsheets. presentations, and forms may be created, edited and stored online. Files may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and a full-featured Web browser.
 
2/19/20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Snow 412 & Chapman 803 Webex
with Jill Flanigan and Chris Gargamelli
Quick essentials of WebEx. Everything you need to get started.
WebEx, Skype, Zoom: Snow 412, Chapman 803, Founders 103, Chapman 708 A, Chapman 708 B

 

With your own device (laptop with built in camera and microphone): Chapman 709 A,  Chapman 709 C

Any desk that has a Dell 7940 and above

2/26/20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Snow 413 Room 413 Tech & Clicker Integration
with Chris Gargamelli
Ever wonder what’s up with the tech in 413? Three screens? Cameras? Clickers? Macs? Come learn what you can do with all that tech!
 
3/4/20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Wheaton 309 SMART Podium Technology
with Kegan Samuel
Ever wanted to save what you wrote on the board or annotate your presentations? The SMART Podium could help. Come see how you can put a new spin on your lectures.
Wheaton: 210B, 221, 309, 311
Snow: 505, 509
Chapman: 613, 710
3/11/20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Wheaton 308 Insight Software
with Yvonne Rubin and Kegan Samuel
Insight software allows an instructor to monitor and control student classroom computers from the instructor station. It also allows you restrict applications, share files, send messages, and so much more.
Wheaton 305A, Wheaton 306, Wheaton 308, Snow 419, and Chapman 710
Spring 2019

Join us on the MxCC Tech Trail. Pick up your passport at one of the Tech Trail workshops listed below.

Obtain 1 or more stamps on your passport to be entered in a drawing. Each stamp on your passport counts as one entry into the drawing for $50 Amazon gift card or a $50 Middletown Downtown gift card good at 65 Middletown businesses.

Return your passport to Distance Learning in Chapman 701B or 701C by March 22, 2019. The prize drawing will be held TBA.

Questions about the Program? Contact Distance Learning, at 860-343-5756 or email .

 

Date Time Location Description Where can I find this?
1/30/19 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 613 SMART Podium
with Kegan Samuel
Want more interactive presentations? Come learn about how the SMART Podium may help.
Wheaton: 210B, 221, 309, 311
Snow: 505, 509
Chapman: 613, 710
2/6/19 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Pegasus Green 709C Touch IT, Record, and SMART Kapp Boards
with Wei Cen and Annie Scott
Why Pegasus Green rooms are so popular? Come and experience the technologies at 709C. We will demonstrate Touch IT (The big wall mounted PC), Recording a meeting, and Sending the SMART Kapp Board notes to your mobile device. It will also be a terrific opportunity to discuss how Pegasus Green rooms can be best used in your teaching, learning, club, and other activities.
Chapman: 709C, 709D
2/13/19 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Snow 506 SMART Board Technology
with Kegan Samuel
Ever wanted to save what you wrote on the board or annotate your presentations? The SMART Board could help. Come see how you can put a new spin on your lectures.
Snow 506
2/20/19 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Snow 413 Room 413 Tech & Clicker Integration
with Chris Gargamelli
Ever wonder what’s up with the tech in 413? Three screens? Cameras? Clickers? Macs? Come learn what you can do with all that tech!
 
2/27/19 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Snow 412 & Chapman 803 Webex
with Jill Flanigan and Chris Gargamelli
Quick essentials of WebEx. Everything you need to get started.
WebEx, Skype, Zoom: Snow 412, Chapman 803, Founders 103, Chapman 708 A, Chapman 708 B

 

With your own device (laptop with built in camera and microphone): Chapman 709 A,  Chapman 709 C

Any desk that has a Dell 7940 and above

3/6/19 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Chapman 605 Podcasting, Apple TV, New Media Services
with Rich Lenoce and Steve Minkler
Dean Minkler and Professor Lenoce will provide a tour of the Center for New Media classrooms and studios. They will demonstrate classroom technology such as video conferencing, streaming and Apple TV and iOS display. The Center for New Media also provides facilities and support for podcasting, video recording,  live streaming, media production instruction, and hardware and software tools to meet a variety of classroom media needs.
Chapman 605