Summer Technology Institute

The Office of Professional Development is pleased to bring you the Summer Technology Institute 2019.  These technology specific workshops are being offered during the summer to give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, acquire new skills related to technological advancement, and leave you feeling better prepared when the busy Fall semester begins.

These workshops are open to all full-time and adjunct faculty, administrators, classified & confidential staff, college assistants & short-term employees. 

Please register online at the Frontline Education​ website. If you need help with your log-in information, please e-mail Sarah Dettman at Sarah.Dettman@canyons.edu. FLEX credit will available to all faculty who attend.

Have a great summer!

Workshops

  • Presenter: Peter Hernandez

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the essential elements of Adobe Acrobat Pro. You will learn quick methods for rearranging, combining, and extracting PDF documents, how to add comments, highlight text, and use the markup and stamp tools. You will also learn how to work with bookmarks, and export information from existing PDFs into other formats.

  • Presenter: Omid Oroujii

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    An image editing software developed and manufactured by Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop is considered one of the leaders in photo editing software. The software allows users to manipulate, crop, resize, and correct color on digital photos.

  • #56F Beginning Microsoft Excel – Part 1 of 3

    July 15th 9:00am-12:00pm HSHL 134

    #57F Beginning Microsoft Excel – Part 2 of 3

    July 16th 9:00am-12:00pm HSHL 134

    #58F Beginning Microsoft Excel – Part 3 of 3

    July 17th 9:00am-12:00pm HSHL 134

    Presenters: Victor Jadaon & Melanie Lipman

    FLEX credit – 3 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This 3-hour workshop is designed for those who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets. Upon successful completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to create a basic worksheet using Excel 2013, perform calculations in an Excel worksheet, modify and format an Excel worksheet, manage an Excel workbook, and print the contents of an Excel workbook.

  • Presenters: Chloe McGinley, Joy Shoemate, & Brian Weston

    FLEX credit – 2 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Drop by to get your Canvas questions answered and receive help with your Canvas course, grading, or Canvas tools. Collaborate with colleagues and learn about new Canvas features, tips and techniques.

  • Presenter: Mark Garcia

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This workshop will look at the current mobile and portal solution for College of the Canyons.  Canyons M is the new project for MIS and we will display its class schedule, mapping, and grades capabilities.  We will also talk about the future use of the product as it will be rolling out to staff and faculty in the Fall of 2019.

  • Presenter: Mark Garcia

    FLEX credit – 1.5 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This workshop will be an introduction to Colleague/Datatel. Users will learn the basics of logging in, searching for forms, putting in requisitions, putting in leave requests, and how to run reports. We will also look at help options, and other items in the Colleague, Web Advisor, and Self Service systems.

    NOTE: A Datatel login & password is required. If you do not have a Datatel login and password please go to this link http://mis.canyons.edu to complete an access request form. You will need to obtain the appropriate signatures and then return form to the MIS Department at least five days prior to the workshop.

  • Presenter: Mark Garcia

    FLEX credit – 1.5 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This workshop will be an introduction to Colleague/Datatel. Users will learn the basics of logging in, searching for forms, putting in requisitions, putting in leave requests, and how to run reports. We will also look at help options, and other items in the Colleague, Web Advisor, and Self Service systems.

    NOTE: A Datatel login & password is required. If you do not have a Datatel login and password please go to this link http://mis.canyons.edu to complete an access request form. You will need to obtain the appropriate signatures and then return form to the MIS Department at least five days prior to the workshop.

  • August 6th 2:00pm-3:30pm BONH 106

    Presenter: Jason Hinkle

    FLEX credit – 1.5 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    At this session, participants will learn how to manage their department's budget in Datatel, and stay on track throughout the year. You will be shown different functions and reports in Datatel that you can use to track expenses, monitor remaining budget and look up expense history. This workshop will also provide you the opportunity to ask questions on best practices, tips for monitoring your budget and let you know when and how you should submit a budget transfer. This course is designed to help you monitor your budget and make your program more successful!

    NOTE: A Datatel login & password is required. If you do not have a Datatel login and password please go to this link http://mis.canyons.edu to complete an access request form. You will need to obtain the appropriate signatures and then return form to the MIS Department at least five days prior to the workshop.

  • Presenter: April Graham

    FLEX credit – 1.5 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This workshop is a must for all individuals who enter purchase requisitions in Datatel. Whether you have attended a class in the past or have been entering purchase requisitions for years, we encourage ALL initiators to attend this updated workshop. The workshop is designed to teach and refresh initiators to enter and track purchase requisitions in Datatel Web UI 4.5 from beginning to end. This workshop will also provide the initiator with helpful tips on how you can help provide a smooth transition from requisition to purchase order in a timely manner. In addition, there will be a brief tutorial on simple financial inquiries and reports. Helpful handouts will be provided.

    NOTE: A Datatel login & password is required. If you do not have a Datatel login and password please go to this link http://mis.canyons.edu to complete an access request form. You will need to obtain the appropriate signatures and then return form to the MIS Department at least five days prior to the workshop.

  • August 8th 10:00am-11:30am BONH 106

    Presenter: Carolyn Shaw

    FLEX credit – 1.5 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This course is an introduction for current Grant Project Managers & their Grant Assistants on how to manage their grant funds in a fiscally responsible and regulatory compliant manner. Topics will include running and reviewing Datatel Grant reports, monitoring budgets, staying within regulations, and reporting outcomes.

  • Presenter: Hsiawen Hull

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Have you ever wondered, what it is IT does all day? Maybe you’ve heard about how important we are, but is it really true? For the first time ever, we pull back the curtain to give you a glimpse at the wonderful world of technology that is going on behind the scenes to support the educational and administrative programs throughout the campus. From examining new classroom technologies to seeing how we connect to the internet, this walking tour is intended to be an insightful look at how we keep the college moving forward and what the future looks like for Technology at College of the Canyons.

  • Presenter: Chloe McGinley

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Beginning in the Fall '19 semester, all Canvas courses will use the New Canvas Gradebook by default. Attend this workshop to explore the New Gradebook features and functions. You'll also learn about:

    Tools for assessment in Canvas (Quizzes, Assignments, Discussions)

    How to set up rubrics and grade in the Speedgrader

    Best practices to consider when grading in Canvas

  • Presenter: Michael Gunther

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Did you know the shortest distance between a hacker and your information is an 8 character password? Are you truly secure? This workshop is intended to introduce topics and tactics to combat phishing, malware and ransomware all while helping to secure both your personal and professional information. Whether you use a computer for work or home, this workshop is for you. Learn what technologies Information Technology is employing to combat data thieves and how you can help keep the District's information secure.

  • June 3rd  through Saturday, July 6th 100% Online

    Presenter: Tammy Mahan

    FLEX credit – 36 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    The course should appeal to anyone interested in utilizing an online learning management system, such as Canvas, in order to web-enhance an on-ground class, teach a hybrid online class, or teach a 100% online class. The 100% online course will run from June 3rd through July 6th and will be taught by Tammy Mahan (Psychology Professor). Pre-Requisite: Participants must have completed Canvas Communication / Assessment & Organization/Content workshops (4 hours), or the Canvas Self-Paced Online training (4 hours) PRIOR to May 27, 2019 in order to participate in this course. Introduction to Online Instruction will explore the application of learning theories for online learners; differences between face-to-face and online learning; resources for online teaching and learning; course management systems and online learning tools; and best practices for online learning. The class is designed so that participants will experience the components of an online course from both student and instructor perspectives. This five-week, 100% online class will be taught via COC's Learning Management System, Canvas. This course fulfills one of the required components of the College of the Canyons Online Instructor Certificate. Full-time faculty can accrue FLEX credit up to the number of hours the class meets (2 units = 36 hours, e.g.) OR apply 2 units toward salary advancement (see COCFA contract). Adjunct faculty can receive FLEX credit as well, though not to exceed the limit per semester as outlined in the adjunct faculty contract. For more information, please review your respective contracts or contact CETL@Canyons.edu Registered and waitlisted participants will receive timely email messages regarding how and when to enter the Canvas website and begin participating.

  • Presenter: Hsiawen Hull

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Are you looking for a way to engage students in the classroom? Use quick polling methods to gather responses? Maybe you want to just find out if they’re even paying attention to your lecture! In this workshop, we will introduce different web based solutions to engage with students in the classrooms, utilizing the same devices they are probably using to ignore your well thought out PowerPoint presentation! From simple quizzing, to gathering metrics we will work together to understand how to use these products and how they can improve classroom interactions.

  • Presenter: Justin Smith

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Microsoft PowerPoint is powerful software that allows you to create captivating slide presentations that can easily be shared on the web. If you want to present any information creatively and professionally, then Microsoft PowerPoint is the perfect tool.

    Course Topics:

    • New Features of PowerPoint
    • Creating presentations with PowerPoint
    • Formatting and organizing PowerPoint slides
    • Working with graphics, tables and charts
    • Adding multimedia and SmartArt presentations
    • Integrating with Microsoft Office files
  • Presenter: Mauricio Escobar

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Come one, come all! Come and see Microsoft's new Office 2019. Computer Support will soon begin the deployment of Office 2019 campus wide. Attend this workshop to find out what's new and different about Office 2019. We will give you a basic overview of what has changed in this new version of Office. Those in attendance can be the first to get Office 2019 installed on their machines.

  • June 3rd 10:00am-11:00am BONH 106

     

    Presenter: Noel Lopez

    FLEX credit - 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Join the Information Technology staff as we demonstrate how to use the latest classroom technology. We will be discussing the new Crestron Xpanel desktop controller and the new Epson document camera rolling out campus wide. Join us for a quick demo and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

  • Presenter: Shawn Irwin

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Description:This workshop will help guide you through utilizing ConferZoom, a free web conferencing tool that allows you to communicate with others online in real-time using text, audio, screen sharing, and video. Learn how to set up your ConferZoom account and how to record and save, download and share your meeting recordings.

  • Presenters: Chloe McGinley & Joy Shoemate

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Learn about an online based examination proctoring tool available to you through Proctorio. Proctorio allows monitoring, control, and review of academic integrity - all directly from the Canvas Gradebook

  • Presenter: Michael Dioquino & Stephen Burns

    FLEX credit – 2.5 hours

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Required end user training for employees interested in maintaining the District's web pages. The workshop will train the user on how to maintain and create new content on our new system, an overview of web standards and guidelines, and web accessibility compliance.

  • Presenter: Claudia Kirby

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    By using the Outlook Calendar you can create appointments and events, organize meetings, view group schedules, and much more.

    Create appointments and events

    • Organize meetings
    • View group schedules
    • View calendars side-by-side
    • View calendars on top of one another in overlay view
    • Send calendars to anyone through email
    • Manage another user's calendar
  • Presenter: Claudia Kirby

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Are you new to Outlook? Would you like to know more about what all the different tabs do? Want to know how to effectively use the program? In this Outlook tutorial, you will be taken step by step through the basics of Outlook, including:

    • Composing, formatting & sending email
    • Setting a importance level of an email
    • Customizing your inbox view & personal email settings
    • Using the Address Book to find email addresses
    • Creating your automated signature(s)
    • Working with email attachments
    • Setting up automatic response messages
  • Presenter: Scott McAfee

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    Find out how to ensure that your departmental purchasing, usage, and design of information technology is compliant under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Learn how to make your web pages, electronic content, and software compliant with this state and federal law, known as Section 508. Learn what the law requires, how accessibility guidelines affect your department, and how to make sure your use of information technology is compliant.

    Note: This workshop fulfills one of the three requirements for the COC Online Instructor Certificate.

  • Presenter: Claudia Kirby

    FLEX credit – 1 hour

    Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

    This workshop focuses in the newest Windows Operating system. Users with a Microsoft surface, micro computer or newer laptop will likely appreciate the overview on the newest Microsoft operating system, Windows 10.

  • Vision Resource Center Logo

    Learn. Connect. Share.

    Introducing your one-stop resource for ONLINE Professional Development

    The Vision Resource Center is a new portal dedicated to providing the exceptional support needed to meet the goals and commitments of the Vision for Success through the Guided Pathways framework.

    Participate in online learning and join communities of practice around the concepts and skills necessary to ensure our students and our colleges achieve their full potential.

    1. Log into the Vision Resource Center website at https://visionresourcecenter.cccco.edu/.
    2. Set up a username and password and then log in.
    3. Hover over Learning on the navigation bar, choose Learner Home.
    4. Click on the Search for Learning bar and hit enter.
    5. Over to the left in the Provider drop down menu, you can choose Lynda or one of the other providers.  You can choose subjects from the drop down as well OR you can search from there by title, etc.

    If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Carr at leslie.carr@canyons.edu or at campus extension 3100.

    To request FLEX credit for online trainings you complete through the Vision Resource Center, please email your certificate of completion for each training you complete to sarah.dettman@canyons.edu.