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The eLearning department offers several different training opportunities throughout the year for faculty (full-time and adjuncts) and staff. Below are the courses and descriptions. Once enrolled in the Building Quality Courses in Canvas course, you will have access to a calendar so you can see exactly when each session is offered. Sessions are offered in a variety of formats to meet the needs of varied schedules. You will find the following types of training:

  • Self-paced online (S) – The course is available online in Canvas and can be started and completed at the users own pace. These are typically longer courses, but often have the ability to take “challenge” tests in order to skip content the participant may already be familiar with. These courses can be self-enrolled in by visiting the Canvas Public Course page and choosing any course that allows you to Join.
  • Online (O) – The course is available online with a specific start and end date. Pre-registration for the course is required.
  • Webinar (W) – This course is available synchronously typically through WebEx or Zoom. This course usually lasts between one and two hours. Pre-registration for the course is required and is typically limited to 25.
  • Hands-on (H) – This course is available in person. This course usually lasts between one and two hours. Pre-registration for the course is required and is typically limited to less than 20.

 

Beginning in 2020, faculty and staff at Shelton State have the opportunity to earn badges for technology-based professional development they successfully complete. Each badge expires after 5 years.

 

Below are the badges that are available or planned to be available for Shelton State employees. As badges are earned, the faculty/staff member will have their name listed with the month and year they earned the badge.

eLearning Professional Development Courses & Descriptions

This online workshop provides an overview of creating accessible documents through hands-on application of accessibility principles. Participants will learn how to: create accessible text and structure, incorporate accessible images; tables; and hyperlinks, and run a final accessibility check. The accessible document will then be saved as an accessible PDF file. (Open enrollment currently available for all SSCC faculty and staff.) Self-paced online; Webinar; Hands-on
Canvas provides authors a foundation and a wealth of built-in tools to create inclusive experiences for all students. Learn how to leverage all of Canvas’ tools to build an accessible and usable learning environment. (Open enrollment currently available for all SSCC faculty and staff.) Self-paced online;  Webinar
Recognize the importance of accessible design – Describe the ways in which disability may impact students and their learning experiences. – Recognize the difference between Accommodation and Accessibility. – Reflect on how Accessibility and UDL complement each other when designing learning experiences. (Open enrollment currently available for all SSCC faculty and staff.) Online – Awarded as part of the Introduction to Accessibility Course
Mail Merge is a powerful tool for writing a personalized email or letter to many people at once. It imports data from another source and then uses it to replace placeholders throughout the message with the relevant information for each recipient. Mail Merge can be done using letters and pre-addressed envelopes or labels or email and multiple recipients. Using Microsoft Word, content is inserted from a spreadsheet into a document in add fixed text and variables. Achievement of this badge demonstrates participation in a training session focused on Mail Merge. Hands-on
Advanced Microsoft Skills Series: PivotTables and PivotCharts Excel spreadsheets can hold a lot of data and that data can often get lost if we don’t have a way to organize it or pull specifically the information we need. A PivotTable is an interactive way to help sum­marize, analyze, explore and present data in a table. PivotCharts compliment PivotTables by providing graphical representations of the data. PivotCharts display the same information as standard charts but are interactive and the chart type can be changed as desired. Achievement of this badge demonstrates participation in a training session focused on PivotTables and PivotCharts. Hands-on
This course is designed for everyone, those instructors who have never used the Canvas Learning Management System or who are just getting started, and those who have used it recently. By the end of the course, you should have a basic understanding of the Canvas toolset and be ready to begin using Canvas for your classes. This course also integrates the Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Instrument. developed through California State University (CSU) to train faculty how to not just build courses in Canvas, but how to build quality courses! (Open enrollment currently available for all SSCC faculty and staff.) Self-paced online
This session provides an overview of the Canvas Date Management tool. Participants will learn how to quickly and efficiently adjust all course content and tool dates including availability dates, due dates, and Mastery Path dates from one convenient location. Automatic and individual date management options will be discussed. Hands-on

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Wynora Freeman January 3, 2020
Latitia Mayfield January 3, 2020
Nathan Winkles January 3, 2020
Jim Wilson January 3, 2020
Janice Washington January 3, 2020
Jaia Chen January 3, 2020
John Lesley January 3, 2020
Renna Clements January 3, 2020
Learn about the New Canvas’ Gradebook and how it differs from the previous one. Introduction to organizing the gradebook, recording student grades and weighting grades. Hands-on

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Nathan Winkles January 3, 2020
Jim Wilson January 3, 2020
Joan Wilder January 3, 2020
Byron Truelove January 3, 2020
Gail Queen January 3, 2020
Waduge Indika  Galpothdeniya January 3, 2020
Marleshia Hall January 3, 2020
Holly Glasgow January 3, 2020
Janice Filer January 3, 2020
Cory Easley January 3, 2020
Overview of the new quizzes and how they differ from the traditional quiz tool. Participants are introduced to question pools, test question types, test creation and management, test deployment and settings, and test grading and feedback. Hands-on

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Janice Washington January 3, 2020
Byron Truelove January 3, 2020
Pam Sagan January 3, 2020
John Lesley January 3, 2020
Renna Clements January 3, 2020
Learn to upload a syllabus and how to create Assignments in your Canvas Course. Topics include assignment creation and management, assignment deployment and settings, assignment grading and feedback.. Hands-on

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Jim Wilson January 3, 2020
John Lesley January 3, 2020
Janice Filer January 3, 2020
Renna Clements January 3, 2020
Engaging in this course will help you understand civil rights issues surrounding accessibility and empower you to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments. You will learn about the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility guidelines and standards.  These important aspects of accessibility will enable you to address challenges and reduce barriers faced by students related to access, success, and completion. (Open enrollment currently available for all SSCC faculty and staff.) Self-paced online
Sway is an Office 365 app that lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. In this session, you learned about layout options and how they adapt to different screens. You also learned how to add your content and use built-in resources to create an excellent presentation that you designed effortlessly. You also learned how to share your final product in a multitude of ways. Hands-on
Google Drive has been a great place to create, share, and store documents, but now with Office 365, you have access to OneDrive. An overview on how you use files on your OneDrive from anywhere, collaborate with coworkers, and integrate them into your Canvas Course updating them on the fly. Hands-on
Who really knows how to use Excel anyway? This course will start at the basics and show you how to get around in Excel, use formulas, do formatting, and then throw in a few tricks that may be new to you. We will be using Excel 365 and see how it is different from an older version you may have used before and talk about what upgrading gives you, especially when incorporated with other features Office 365 offers. Hands-on

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Jennifer Cabanero January 3, 2020
Tracy Williams January 3, 2020
Janice Washington January 3, 2020
Pam Sagan January 3, 2020
Tamara Okafor January 3, 2020
Michele Minor January 3, 2020
John Lesley January 3, 2020
Kelly Griffiths January 3, 2020
Renna Clements January 3, 2020
Outlook Basics Badge You already know how to use Outlook to send and receive email. This session will show you how to organize your email before and after you receive it and set up automatic replies for when you are out of the office that will automatically stop when you are scheduled to return. We will explore Outlook as more of a personal information manager that goes beyond email to allow you to manage calendars, contacts, and tasks. We will learn how to navigate the Outlook interface, the Ribbon and tabs. When attending this session, it would be most beneficial if you can bring your laptop with Outlook already installed. Hands-on
Give your PowerPoint some Pizzazz Badge Are you still using the same ole features in PowerPoint or have you tried out the new ones to spice up your presentation? The features planned for you in this session include 3D animation, enhanced morph, draw and ruler, presenter coach, zoom, import SVG images, HD Video export, dictate and translate, design ideas, and reuse slides. Hands-on
While you may have been using Microsoft Word for years now, are you using Word 365 or do you even know the difference? Now that Office has made it to the Cloud, there is so much more you can do with your documents than you could do before from collaboration to auto-save to accessing from anywhere. This course will teach you the basics of Word – how to get around, how to access templates, how and why to use styles and the like, but it will also introduce you to some of the new, always improving features Office 365 gives you in Word. Hands-on

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Tracy Williams January 3, 2020
Joan Wilder January 3, 2020
Janice Washington January 3, 2020
Michele Minor January 3, 2020
John Lesley January 3, 2020
Kelly Griffiths January 3, 2020
Janice Filer January 3, 2020
Renna Clements January 3, 2020
Analyze a resource using the Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines applicable to creating accessible courses. (Open enrollment currently available for all SSCC faculty and staff.) Online – Awarded as part of the Introduction to Accessibility Course

Awarded to: Awarded on (Expires 5 years after award date):
Elena Hodgson February 7, 2020
Tamara Okafor January 15, 2020
Kelly Griffiths January 15, 2020
Joan Wilder December 18, 2019
Janice Washington December 18, 2019
Michele Minor December 18, 2019
Lakesha Kinnerson December 18, 2019
Marleshia Hall December 18, 2019
John Alexander December 18, 2019
Renna Clements December 18, 2019