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Professional Development Update: © R. Craig Collins, 2010-18

Professional Development for Spring 2018 has now wrapped up, though I am available by appointment until Fall

Please let me know if you are doing workshops this summer, and I will set them up.

Office Hours

Intercession May 14- May 25
by appointment

Summer I, 2018
 May 28-Jul 02
Office/Open Lab ~9:00-10:15 
COSC 1301-1001 10:15-12:15 
Office/Open Lab 12:15-~2:00

Summer II
July 05- July 15
by appointment

July 15-17 off campus for Conference

Summer IIJuly 18- July  30
by appointment

July 31-Aug 7 off campus 

Intercession Aug 8 -Aug 13
by appointment

Intercession Aug 16 -Aug 20
by appointment
Office/Open Lab typically open 9:00- ~3:00

Orientation Week Aug 20 -Aug 33
by appointment


Hello all, I hope you can all take a moment to read over the following items!
Divisions and Departments, please forward to adjuncts and staff that may not get this email.
Let adjuncts know I have late afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday, or by appointment!
Scheduled Workshop information on updating Syllabi.Vitae is below

Reminder, if you come by during my open lab times, you still qualify to sign up for the topic we worked on, for professional development!

Goals of Professional Development:
Help full time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff use the technology at hand to make their job easier, and allow them be more successful
Help full time faculty and adjunct faculty improve student success and retention by improving course instructional design and implementing continuous improvement
Note: many sessions are also available online
Assist full time faculty, adjunct faculty and departments accessing Professional Development in subject matter areas as well as in pedagogy
Help full time staff, full time faculty, and adjunct faculty track outside activities related to Professional Development, especially for faculty evaluation*

Quick links to items you may need:
Handy link to share with your student on how to use D2L, etc. D2L Notes or
Handy tutorial on D2L Click here for a Desire2Learn Tutorial
Handy reference for your students on how to Log in at the bottom of the PD Update
Handy notes on how I do lecture capture, with YouTube for delivery.
Handy link to recent Education and Technology Tips

Fall 2018

Please note, aside from scheduled workshops, I am available for individual consultation for staff, faculty, or departments almost every day.

Snapshot of Professional Development open labs:
TTh: 8:30-9:30
Monday and Tuesday 1:00-2:00 Scheduled workshops, but available for other topics as well
Wed by appointment: 11:00-3:00
Wed: 4:00-5:00 A great time for adjuncts to stop by, but all are welcome
Thur by appointment: 1:00-2:00 or later
Fri: 9:00-12:00 (D2L Workshops for 6 weeks, then by appointment only)

I have been setting up Professional Development items for folks who ask, but I need a day to get these set up so please let me know before you attend a workshop, please.

If you or your department need Professional Development and can't find workshops or webinars, please let me know and I'll see what I can set up!

This coming week I can help you manage your Outlook account that is connected to our Exchange Server,
and I can show you some new features in D2L, like quiz previews, grade exemptions, etc.

Aside from the emails you have received about Webinars, etc., here is what is going on for Professional Development this week


Coming Soon            
More: Microsoft Office and D2L

* A note on tracking professional development: if you wish to use our optional TConnect method of recording Professional Development credit,
you must let me know before you attend your workshop or conference, so I can set it up.
Then, you must sign up in TConnect before the end of the workshop or conference.
Once I have something to show you actually attended, I process the PD item with an S for satisfactory completion.
If you sign up for something like a Zero Week workshop, but don't actually attend, you get a U for unsatisfactory completion.
Also, just signing in on a sign-in sheet will not get you into the system... I cannot add folks to TConnect rosters,
nor can I add folks after the workshop has ended.
I only use the sign-in sheet only to verify attendance. Further, I do NOT keep sign in sheets after verification in TConnect.


How to sign up to get credit for workshops (pdf)

Would you like a specific workshop to be offered? Email
We are also looking for campus experts or area subject matter experts to offer additions workshops... again contact

See the entire Professional Development Calendar at
For On Line material, bookmark
or scroll down below

Current Online workshops
Documents for Proctor U
Video and screenshots available in Respondus link

online Course Quality online Course Quality (pdf)
Windows 8.1 new
Windows Crash Course pdf, new
Microsoft Word pt 1 web
Word 2013 Outlines new
Word 2013 Résumé new
Word 2013 Bibliography/Footnote
Word 2013 Cover Page, Headers
Microsoft Word pt 2 web
Microsoft Excel pt 1 web
Microsoft Excel pt 2 web coming soon
PowerPoint 2013 web
YouTube Creation coming soon
HTML web page web
My Book on Making Web Pages, use TOC to locate Dreamweaver (pdf)
Adobe Acrobat  
Intro to GIMP/Photoshop web
Desire2Learn Rubrics  
D2L Intelligent Agents  
Curriculum Instruction Assessment
email me for details on getting credit for doing this on-line

After registering and viewing the Web site and/or YouTube,
Send me an email when you have finished viewing; include  a short summary, as well as any questions you have,
and I’ll complete the TConnect credit.

  YouTube Video Companions and online workshops now available

Click here for full Training Calendar


Coming Soon or online

... what else do you want to see?

Handy reference for your students on how to Log in



last name + first initial + last three numbers of your student ID

eMail address:


last name + first initial + last three numbers of your student ID @



If your Username does not work, go to TConnect & select “First time using TCONNECT” or “Don’t know your TCONNECT User ID”





Tc + D O B



1st time

last name + first initial + last three numbers of your student ID


Tc + D O B



1st time DOB