Training Workshops

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.

Workshop Descriptions

Migrating Blackboard Courses to Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time:11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Looking for help in migrating content from a Blackboard course into a new Canvas course site? This workshop will discuss the options, and possible pitfalls, of converting materials from the Blackboard Learn learning management system into the Instructure Canvas system.

This workshop is not intended to fully teach how to use Canvas, instead focusing on the practical methods to move content out of Blackboard and into the Canvas course site.


Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Monday, January 23, 2017
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

Interested in learning all about the Instructure Canvas learning management system? This fully online self-paced workshop will discuss in depth the various teaching tools available through Canvas.

This workshop is valued at thirty hours of PD credit, and must be completed by 8 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017.


Canvas Transition

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn and Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Location:LL-104

California Community Colleges are currently facing compelling reasons to adopt a new Learning Management System (LMS). This session will lay out our Canvas transition plan that will take place during 2017.


Migrating Blackboard Courses to Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Location:

Looking for help in migrating content from a Blackboard course into a new Canvas course site? This workshop will discuss the options, and possible pitfalls, of converting materials from the Blackboard Learn learning management system into the Instructure Canvas system.

This workshop is not intended to fully teach how to use Canvas, instead focusing on the practical methods to move content out of Blackboard and into the Canvas course site.


Best Practices for Images on the Web

Facilitated by:Kelly Helming, Web Coordinator
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Location:LL-109

Do you use Photoshop? What size should that photo be? Do you have permission to use that photo at all? This workshop will explore pixel resolution, RGB/CMYK colorspace, creative commons, tagging for accessibility, and other best practices for image manipulation, photo editing, and usage on the Web.


Introduction to Palomar Online Education Training (POET)

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Location:LL-109

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. Award-winning Guest Speaker Candace Rose will showcase her online classes.


How to Make a Video for Your Lesson Plan

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Location:LL-104

Universal Design principles for curriculum development recommended giving all individuals new methods to Access Materials, Manipulate Materials, and Submit Materials. This workshop will teach you how to use EdPuzzle to make any video for your lesson, crop a video, narrate it with your own voice, insert questions at any time, and embed it in your LMS course materials. With EdPuzzle, you can now crop any YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, Vimeo or other videos.


Canvas Transition

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn and Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Monday, February 6, 2017
Time:11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:LL-104

California Community Colleges are currently facing compelling reasons to adopt a new Learning Management System (LMS). This session will lay out our Canvas transition plan that will take place during 2017.


Introduction to Palomar Online Education Training (POET)

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn
Date:Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:LL-109

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. Award-winning Guest Speaker Candace Rose will showcase her online classes.


Multimedia Tutorials for Student Readiness

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn
Date:Monday, February 13, 2017
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

In this Webinar you will learn about a series of engaging, interactive multimedia tutorials and resources designed to address the real challenges encountered by both new and experienced online students are available for free via Creative Commons licensing and which may be repurposed by the instructor. Some instructors found some of the tutorials to be useful for face-to-face students, also. Check them out, and learn how you can incorporate them into your classes.


External Tools in Canvas

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:LL-104

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 Canvas courses.


Canvas Boot Camp Orientation

Facilitated by:ATRC Staff
Date:Monday, February 20, 2017
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

Do you want to learn how to set up your courses in Canvas in one day? Then register for Canvas Boot Camp, and attend all five sessions:

  1. Online Orientation (1 hour): This is an online introductory video that will be required prior to attending the Boot Camp face-to-face sessions. In this session, we will share with you the Do list, Do not do list, and what we are going to do and address during the training camp. At the end of the session, you will be allowed to finish the registration.
  2. Canvas Lite (2 hours): Learn how to design your first course in Canvas.
  3. Canvas Essentials (2 hours): This session is a hands-on session to provide an in-depth overview of Canvas within a pedagogical framework. You will learn all the ins and outs of Canvas tools while designing with purpose.
  4. Best Practices (1 hour): This session will showcase what your colleagues are doing in the Canvas LMS.
  5. Questions & Answers (1 hour): Ask questions and get ideas, about migrating/designing your courses whether online, hybrid, or face-to-face.

Register for this Orientation event using the module below, and after going through the 1 hour Orientation you will have an opportunity to select from a set of dates to attend the remaining in-person sessions.


Canvas Lite

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Looking to build your course in Canvas from scratch, but not sure how to get started? This workshop will lead you through the hands-on process of creating a simple course setup for distribution of handouts and other content. If you are brand new to Canvas, or brand new to using a learning management system of any sort, this workshop should get you up and running fast.


Migrating Blackboard Courses to Canvas

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Looking for help in migrating content from a Blackboard course into a new Canvas course site? This workshop will discuss the options, and possible pitfalls, of converting materials from the Blackboard Learn learning management system into the Instructure Canvas system.

This workshop is not intended to fully teach how to use Canvas, instead focusing on the practical methods to move content out of Blackboard and into the Canvas course site.


Teaching Online: Assessing Quality of Online Class

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:LL-104

Are we sufficiently addressing questions about the quality of online course design? We shall use rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e., Quality Matters). In this workshop you will learn how to assess the quality of online classes using formative evaluation techniques.


Holding Live Online Sessions using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-109

This workshop will cover how to set up and use online sessions where you and your students can interact live. The Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool is available both within Palomar’s Blackboard and Canvas courses, and establishing Collaborate sessions in both types of courses will be covered.


Getting Started with WordPress

Facilitated by:Chris Norcross
Date:Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:LL-109

A WordPress site hosted by Palomar College is the easiest path to a good website. How to obtain and manage a WordPress site for individuals, departments, and other 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.


Teaching Online: Understanding Learning Styles

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn and Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-104

Learning styles are a way to help improve quality of learning. By understanding students’ learning styles you can adjust the online teaching processes and techniques. This workshop will help you better understand learning styles and how to match different Blackboard tools to those styles to maximize student engagement. The Seven Learning Styles are:

  1. Visual: images and video
  2. Aural: audio/video
  3. Verbal: words
  4. Physical: simulation
  5. Logical: reasoning
  6. Social: collaboration
  7. Solitary: self-study

Canvas Transition

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn and Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Monday, March 6, 2017
Time:8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:LL-104

California Community Colleges are currently facing compelling reasons to adopt a new Learning Management System (LMS). This session will lay out our Canvas transition plan that will take place during 2017.


Canvas Lite

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Monday, March 6, 2017
Time:1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:LL-109

Looking to build your course in Canvas from scratch, but not sure how to get started? This workshop will lead you through the hands-on process of creating a simple course setup for distribution of handouts and other content. If you are brand new to Canvas, or brand new to using a learning management system of any sort, this workshop should get you up and running fast.


Audio/Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:LL-104

To scaffold learning we require learners to interact with the content, the teacher and each other. This workshop will address the needs of audio/video conferencing for communication in online and hybrid classes. You will learn the technical skills of using Blackboard Collaborate/ Zoom from CCC ConferNow.


Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive in the Classroom

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:LL-104

This workshop will teach you how to use online apps for your classes. The two most commonly used online office apps, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, will be introduced.


Best Practices for Online Learning

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn
Date:Monday, April 10, 2017
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

Online learning is as good as, if not better, than face-to-face learning.  In this session, a panel of your Palomar College colleagues from a range of disciplines will share their best practices for delivering an online course that is effective, efficient and satisfying for the student and the instructor.  This multimedia workshop is asynchronous, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.


The Use of Technology in the Classroom

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-104

This workshop will cover the theoretical basis for the use of different technologies in the classroom. A classroom demo will be conducted in one of our typical classrooms.


High Tech, High Touch

Facilitated by:Dr. Lillian Payn
Date:Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time:12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:Online

How can you engage your students so that they feel they are not just connecting with an off-the-shelf generic correspondence course? In this Webinar, you will learn:

  1. Three communication techniques that improve connection between the students, the instructor, and the course content;
  2. Two steps for technology selection;
  3. Nine Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning.

How to Make a Video for Your Lesson Plan

Facilitated by:Dr. Najib Manea
Date:Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:LL-104

Universal Design principles for curriculum development recommended giving all individuals new methods to Access Materials, Manipulate Materials, and Submit Materials. This workshop will teach you how to use EdPuzzle to make any video for your lesson, crop a video, narrate it with your own voice, insert questions at any time, and embed it in your LMS course materials. With EdPuzzle, you can now crop any YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, Vimeo or other videos.