Academic Technology @ Palomar College

Academic Technology Training

How to sign-up for Academic Technology Training

Faculty members wishing to receive professional development credit should sign-up through the Professional Development Office. Instructions for creating and/or modifying your professional development contract can be found on their web site. Staff members wishing to receive professional growth credit should contact the Human Resources Office with questions.

Academic Technology Training Workshops Spring 2015 – for Faculty and Staff: Spring2015ATRCTraining pdf file

Workshop Descriptions

Getting Started with WordPress

Facilitated by:Chris Norcross
Date:Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:LL-208C

A WordPress site hosted by Palomar College is an easy to use alternative to a “regular” website. How to obtain and manage a WordPress site for individuals, departments, and special programs will be discussed. If you have ever wanted a website but worry that you do not have the technical skills to create and manage one this workshop is for you.

PD Code #301


Introduction to Palomar Online Education Training (POET)

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn
Date:Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:LL-104

Whether you are new to teaching online or looking for new approaches, the POET series guides you through the process by offering methods, techniques, tools, checklists, and best practices for delivering an effective online course. POET focuses on the pedagogy of online learning, not how to use Blackboard. The face-to-face orientation will get you started, and then you will complete four modules online: Online Learning, Using Blackboard Tools (or other management systems), Effective Design, and Course Management. You will earn a Certificate of Completion at the end of the training.

PD Code #31


Mashup Tools in Blackboard

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea and Shay Phillips
Date:Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:LL-109

In this session you will learn some of the newly available tools to improve learning course content and communication with your students.  Our goal is to establish the culture for the streaming service that we are expecting on campus soon. You will learn how you can add video and audio to your classes. You will also see how to use new procedures for the library video data bases in your Blackboard courses.

PD Code #312


Animation in PowerPoint

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-109

One of the strengths of PowerPoint is its ability to animate objects. This workshop will explore animation in depth. We will animate a sample presentation, with focus on the skills of using appearance, emphasis, and disappearance effects.

This workshop will be conducted using PowerPoint 2013.


From PowerPoint Slides to Video

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-109

In this workshop you will create a video from a PowerPoint presentation using the tools built-in to PowerPoint. We will provide the presentation and script for you to narrate during the workshop. We will discuss methods of making the video available to your students, including options for student access via Blackboard. Though the emphasis in this workshop will be on PowerPoint tools, we will also describe how to create a video of PowerPoint content using Camtasia Studio.

This workshop will be conducted using PowerPoint 2013.


Producing Screencast Videos using Camtasia Studio

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-109

In this workshop you will record the screen of  your computer while narrating a task, combine multiple recordings using the Camtasia Studio program, and use editing and markup tools to produce a polished video ready for student use. Topics covered will include using webcam and camcorder footage in conjunction with screen recordings, as well as how to manage multiple audio and video tracks within the Camtasia Studio program.


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