Okay, so we LOVE that Tegrity has an app for use on Android devices. However, we found it’s a bit tricky to get things set up, so here’s the low down:
1) In your web browser on your regular computer, login using your Canvas credentials to Tegrity at: http://centralia.tegrity.com (see the bottom of this post if you can’t login)
You’ll see something like this when you get logged in:
2) Click on the course for which you want to access your course Tegrity videos with your Android
3) In the upper right corner, click on the My Account link
4) You’ll see a button that says “Generate Code” – Click on the button and then write down the 6 letter code that appears.
5) Install the Tegrity App onto your device. It is downloadable via the Play Store or the App Store.
6) Once installed and you open it, a box will appear asking you to enter the connection code. Enter the code you got from Tegrity.
7) Here’s the tricky part. You may see a message that says no recordings. That could be because the wrong course is showing in your app. At the top of your app you will see the course name. You will want to swipe across the course name until the correct course appears.
8) Once you have the correct course selected, the recordings will show up. Simply click on one to download and play it. WARNING: This will use data! Be sure you have enough data in your plan, or that you are connected to WiFi.
Questions? Let us know in eLearning at email@example.com or 360-736-9391 x672.
If you cannot log into Tegrity at the above website in Step 1, please complete this form and we will send your connection code within one business day.
eLearning is pleased to announce the newest member of our team: Carrie Powell!
Carrie comes to us with a strong background in software support and training. And as a bonus, she is also experienced in providing library services – a nice addition to our extended Library & eLearning family!
Carrie loves playing music, and in fact even taught a continuing education course for Centralia College called “How to Tune Your Inner Musician.” There is a lot to appreciate about Carrie!
Please come in and say hello. Carrie is the administrator of our eLearning tools. She has already learned TONS about Canvas and is ready and eager to assist students and faculty.
Carrie can be reached at (360) 736-9391 x374 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are super excited to announce our newest team member here in eLearning…Tyler Kaut!
Many of you know Tyler as a student here at Centralia College. He has also been working in the Instruction Office the last two years.
Tyler hails from Napavine, and has varied interests, including showing cattle, pep and jazz band, drama, basketball, and being an awesome student.
He has lots of experience with Centralia College eLearning from the student perspective, and he makes a great addition to our staff as we look to redesign student technology engagement and support. Tyler will also begin Centralia College’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Management in the fall.
Tyler can be reached at x672 or by email at email@example.com.
I happened across this graphic via Mashable that displays the social media universe of 2013.
Here’s a part of it up close:
The goal of the graphic is to depict the expanding and changing landscape of social media tools as a way to orient marketers and their brand to where the users.
However, from an eLearning perspective I am familiar with maybe only 1/4 or less of what is here and available. Side note: If you’re not following Sue Frantz and you’re into figuring out how cool things can be in the classroom and beyond, check her out: http://suefrantz.com/.
Random reactions I have to this “conversation prism” graphic:
- Consider swapping the term “brand” at the center of the graphic with the term YOU. And think about what your personal brand is and how you engage in the online world, and how you can leverage these tools to showcase your passions and talents, and more importantly ENGAGE with others on whatever path you are on. This thought comes to mind after reading a Business Week article last week about how we are at the point where the resume is not very useful anymore. You are, via these social media tools we use, creating evidence of your engagement, learning, team-playerness, and all of that. Of course, being a “journey is just as important as the destination” kind of person, I feel like engagement with others is itself the reward. But it’s important to think about how you engage in social media (beyond Facebook) and what that says about your work and personality.
- Glancing through the tools here, and how they are organized, and looking at their previous versions (I think going waaaaay back to 2009) I can help but think about how quickly things change. Some things stick, some things don’t. And whether put on your glee pants and dive in or decide to disengage. But if you disengage…what happens? I think the world is changing. And the way we interact with others in that world is changing. I say we put on our glee pants and learn to live happily and safely in this 21st century.
- So here in eLearning one of our summer themes is EXPLORATION. We put a list together off the tops of our heads of what that meant in terms of technologies we want to play with. We are so not in the ballpark, which surprises and scares me! Fittingly, another theme we have in eLearning this summer is, simply, GAH!
- 2013′s Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart (mashable.com)
So, this is a couple years ago now but the lessons here are relevant. Centralia College instructor Jeff McQuarrie completed an internship with the eLearning director (props to Dr. Rick McKinnon) at South Puget Sound Community College in 2011 and captures his lessons learned in this engaging video:
What are his lessons?
Don’t re-invent the wheel.
The “it’s too impersonal” rebuttal
Prep time for online education does not equal F2F
Increasing scalability using automation
Jeff has been teaching speech and communications here at Centralia, both in our transfer program and our new bachelor’s degree program. His approaches to online and hybrid education are innovative.
Great job, Jeff!
Here are the important dates for the coming year for Centralia College courses. (WAOL courses differ…)
|Classrooms Created||May 15|
|Students Enrolled||June 26|
|Classrooms Open/Instruction Begins||July 1|
|Last Class Day including Finals (6 Week Session)||August 9|
|Last Class Day including Finals (8 Week Session)||August 23|
|Classrooms Close||August 30|
|Grades Due||August 26|
|Classrooms Created||May 15|
|Students Enrolled||September 18|
|Classrooms Open/Instruction Begins||September 23|
|Last Class Day including Finals||December 11|
|Classrooms Close||December 20|
|Grades Due||December 16|
|Classrooms Created||November 13|
|Students Enrolled||December 26|
|Classrooms Open/Instruction Begins||January 2|
|Last Class Day including Finals||March 21|
|Classrooms Close||March 28|
|Grades Due||March 25|
|Classrooms Created||February 26|
|Students Enrolled||March 25|
|Classrooms Open/Instruction Begins||April 1|
|Last Class Day including Finals||June 14|
|Classrooms Close||June 21|
|Grades Due||June 17|
- Summer and Fall Course Creation Dates (elearningcentralia.wordpress.com)
The awesome faculty librarians have been hard at work partnering with discipline faculty on creating cool online subject and course guides. Check them out: http://libguides.centralia.edu/
And you, too, can have one of these awesome guides for your field or for individual courses. Margaret Snyder, Dale Carroll, and Lily Kun, are ready to help you put one together, or show you how you can create your own awesome subject guide!
Act now and receive not ONE but TWO (or three or four…) awesome subject guides! Operators are standing by.
Of course, you know all about the open course library (82 of the highest enrolling classes in Washington’s community colleges developed with a focus on open content and strong instructional design). But do you know where to find these materials?
A Google search for open course library will take you there: opencourselibrary.org
A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download.
It is an easy to navigate website. Head over to it and click on Courses. Simple! The new Google docs storage is easy peasy.
Did you know that Centralia College is a member of the Western eTutoring Consortium? As a student, you have access to online tutoring services, delivered via a dynamic, user-friendly tutoring platform. If you are currently registered for courses at Centralia College, start the login process using the link below.
Free Tutoring in the following subjects is available:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Microsoft Office
- Outpatient Medical Coding
- Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
- Web Development
To use the free service, login following the instructions here: https://www.etutoring.org/login.cfm?institutionid=193&returnPage=