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WHEN IS THE TLC OPEN? The TLC 'lobby' is open for faculty, staff and administrators during library hours. When locked, please ask eLearning or library staff for assistance. To request TLC room reservation(s) please use the "online room reservation request form" linked in the TLC navigation list (located bottom-left) on the TLC site.
WHAT DOES THE TLC PROVIDE? South's TLC rooms, tools and TLC Associates provide training, services and support on many topics -- starting with our "core four" applications, Canvas, Panopto, BB Collaborate and Google Apps for Education (GA4E).
In this Google Drive Essential Training
(from Lynda.com 2013) online training, Jess Stratton teaches the essentials of creating, formatting, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with Google Drive. Discover the differences between the Google Docs and the new Google Drive.
Then learn how to work with your files—creating, converting, syncing, and deleting—plus tips on organizing and searching Drive.
Then it is on to the basics of inserting and formatting images, text, tables, and data inside documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and the Google Forms feature for polling an audience and collecting responses.
You'll also learn about creating with Google Drawings, the best ways to collaborate using Google Docs, and how to save time with templates.
- Accessing Google Drive
- Uploading existing files
- Syncing files between your computer and Google Drive
- Using filters to find files
- Creating and naming documents
- Inserting images, headers and footers, and page breaks
- Creating a presentation
- Working with spreadsheet functions and formulas
- Creating forms and collecting responses
- Building flowcharts
- Sharing files with other Google users
- Commenting in a file
- Creating a file from a template
How to get your FREE Lynda.com account!
Lynda.com offers powerful and easy to use online training. For example, you (and your students) can discover how to use Google Apps (for Education) to become more productive in class and outside school!
In the above Lynda.com course, author and educator Aaron Quigley shows students (and faculty) how to work with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive to communicate and collaborate with classmates, become more organized, and save time. Learn how to manage school and personal email, back up your assignments, create a class website, and connect with others on Google+.
Faculty can also use this online training course to get tips to help their students succeed inside and outside the classroom.
- Searching for scholarly articles on Google
- Switching between school and personal Gmail
- Sending large file attachments
- Composing papers in Google Docs
- Creating a class calendar
- Setting up your student profile on Google+
- Using Google Hangout
How to get your FREE Lynda.com account!
Important reminders regarding SBCTC's move from Tegrity to Panopto
Tegrity videos created before end of Spring quarter 2014 are being converted (by Panopto) from your old Tegrity account to your new Panopto account. SBCTC (Washington State Board Community Technical Colleges - aka state board) is "out of contract" with Tegrity -- however, Tegrity has kindly continued to keep all videos "available to access" until the end of August 2014.
Please do not make any new videos in Tegrity as (new) videos will not be converted over to your new Panopto account. Use your Panopto (via your Canvas account) to create new videos, please.
Only the Tegrity videos created before end of Spring quarter (2014), are being converted into Panopto accounts. Anything made in Tegrity after end of Spring quarter will not be converted.
We do not have a conversion ETA from state board, as of yet. But we do know they (Panopto) are working on a huge conversion job for all of us as quickly as they can.
If you cannot wait for the conversion of your Tegrity videos into your Panopto account you can find steps for moving your own Tegrity videos to your computer and then up into your Panopto account via South's Panopto training and resources. South's best Panopto information (most current news and links to training and resources) are maintained on this website http://sites.southseattle.edu/panopto/
Presenting Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014
Quality Matters is all about continuous improvement for online and blended courses. That's why we're so excited to release the updated QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014. The Rubric Committee, a group of online learning experts, spent nearly a year reviewing the latest research in updating the Fifth Edition, 2014 Rubric.
Subscribers can access the Rubric using the Self-Review tool available when logged in to MyQM. To begin a Self-Review:
Log in to MyQM
Select the Higher Education tab
Select Start a Self-Review
QM Role holders must complete the Rubric Update, a free, self-paced tool available to subscribers explaining the differences between the 2011-13 Rubric and the Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014. Registration is required for the Rubric Update. You can register for the Rubric Update using your MyQM login.
Log in to MyQM
Select the Higher Education tab
Select the Workshop - Register menu
Select Register for Rubric Update
While you're checking out the updated Rubric, you might notice a MyCR link in the MyQM menu. What's MyCR? My Custom Reviews, or MyCR, is a tool exclusive to subscribers that will allow users to create customized reviews.
You can use QM's Rubric Standards with your institution's standards and benefit from the the power of QM's Course Review Management System when conducting your own reviews.
The Washington (SBCTC) State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' RFP (a 'request for proposal' process for lecture capture software) has concluded and SBCTC has officially announced Panopto selected as the state’s new "video and lecture capture" solution, replacing Tegrity when their current contract expires June 30th, 2014.
Per SBCTC, 'they' will be moving all Tegrity recordings to Panopto (see their website and timeline for details, linked below) -- and there will be training provided for those interested in learning how to use Panopto.
As we (your eLearning and TLC teams) learn more about South's part in this transition, we will be sharing with you.
South Seattle College (SSC) eLearning & TLC Director
SSC Administrator for Canvas, Collaborate, Tegrity/Panopto, GA4E, CAN8 & Lynda.com
SBCTC (Washington State Board Community and Technical Colleges) invites you to participate in their
"How to Use Open Educational Resources" (online) training, April 14 - April 25th 2014
- This two week course (April 14-25) is fully online and
asynchronous, providing participants with information and experience in
adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER) into their
pedagogy. In addition to discussing the concept of OER
and open licenses, participants also practice locating and sharing
open educational resources.
- As this is a fully facilitated training
that will produce an official certificate to the participants upon
successful completion, participants are expected
to spend 10 hours to complete the course.
Check out past participant perspectives by reviewing "messages to the next class" from previous participants.
Head to training registration.
Technical difficulties in registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Training content or schedules questions? Contact Boyoung, email@example.com
Feeling 'knee deep' just before Spring quarter begins?
Sara is available (online) all weekend Saturday
04/05/2014 and Sunday 04/06/2014 to help with your last minute TLC and eLearning
(Canvas, GA4E, Tegrity and Collaborate) questions and needs.
The many ways to reach Sara (including what you/she needs 'instructions' to best communicate) this weekend, are as follows ...
Email Sara.Newman@SeattleColleges.edu -- please provide your phone # and best times to call when your question/need requires more than a 'yes or no' email response.
Phone (206) 395-9322 -- please leave a voice-mail message with your questions and/or needs, phone # and best times to call this weekend.
Webinar -- choose one of these webinar apps to meet
with Sara online. Email Sara your webinar choice, your questions and the best times to
meet online this weekend. These options allows sharing of computer screens, as
P.S. Here's a nice page showing features in Google's GMail https://mail.google.com/intl/en/mail/help/features.html Important UPDATE about the login page for all types of Google accounts. Google
has been migrating to a "one login page for all" process for a while
and we want to make sure everyone knows that regardless of the type of
Google account you or your student is using, "personal, business or
education" the username is your whole email address (see example to right).Thank you for your help!
Some of us have been doing this for sometime already -- and others haven't. So we don't want to assume everyone knows and that's why were sending out this announcement.
if you could please add this update to your syllabus and/or let students they can get our most current student email information on our email website http://sites.southseattle.edu/email/ -- or through our eLearning office stop on by, call, email or fill out this form: http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/contact-elearning -- that'd be swell! ;)
Canvas Certified ...
With registration for Spring 2014 underway, requests for "student populated" Canvas course shells are being processed. As a reminder, all requests for Canvas course shells and cross-listed rosters, are received through our official online form, only http://sites.southseattle.edu/canvas/
'Not Yet' Canvas Certified...
Faculty (staff and administrators are welcome, as well!) looking to get "Canvas certification" training, we're running another Canvas Essentials training (free, online, self-paced) starting this week (March 24) and we welcome you to enroll in our free online (self-paced, online) training today! http://tinyurl.com/sccd-canvas-training-form
Canvas' great teaching and learning tools are available to ALL "canvas certified" faculty to use in their face-2-face (web-enhanced), hybrid and online classes.
- Speed-grading tools
- Attendance tools
- Discussion Forums
- Quiz Banks
- Chat tools
- Video tools
- and much more!