CMU Technology Awareness and Training Team (TATT) - Workshop, Webinar, and Event Information and Registration

Important Information: PLEASE READ before registering!

As of July, 2019, our team has transitioned all registration, attendance tracking, and communication processes into CMU's Engage system. Engage is the replacement for the previously used system, OrgSync. As such, anyone with a CMU Global ID and password is able to sign in and register for sessions. First time users of Engage may be prompted to provide some additional information. This is a one-time occurrence. Simply, confirm your first and last name, Campus (CMU) Email Address, and read and accept the privacy policy to create your account.

If you are brand new to CMU, especially if you are new faculty, your account information will be added to the system at the start of your first semester of teaching or work. If you are currently or have recently been part of the CMU community in another role, you will already be in the system.

If you are interested in attending an event, but experience challenges with registration, please contact Brian Roberts at rober1ba@cmich.edu or 989-774-2116 for assistance.

How to Register for a Training Session

  1. Click on a session title.
  2. Login to Engage.
  3. Scroll down and click on RSVP TO THIS EVENT.
    • NOTE: Sessions may have have limited spots available. 
  4. Scroll down and select the I will be attending option.
    • NOTE: Your RSVP is not complete until you select the RSVP button AND complete the RSVP questions.
  5. Click the RSVP button.
  6. A confirmation of your registration will appear at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation email is NOT sent.  We encourage you to utilize the Add to iCal/Outlook calendar option to add an appointment to your CMU Outlook Calendar. Reminders will be sent one day prior to the session.add to calendar.png


Changing Your RSVP for a Training Session

  1. Click on a session title.
  2. Login to Engage.
  3. Scroll down and click on CONTINUE TO UPDATE RSVP.
  4. Select the I won't be attending option.
  5. Click UPDATE RSVP.
  6. Remove the session from your CMU calendar manually.

1:1 and Small Group Opportunities

Below is a sample of topics that have been offered in the past and will likely be, in some form, again in the future. We do our best to offer general training opportunities for a wide variety topics on contrasting dates and times, but understand that individual and organizational schedules vary. If you or your team are interested in scheduling a customized session, we will do our best to make it happen. Contact Brian Roberts to get the conversation started. 

Training Available:
  • Classroom Podium Technology
  • Microsoft: Forms, OneDrive, OneNote, Planner, Snipping Tool, Sway, Stream, Teams, To-Do, Yammer, +
  • Qualtrics Research Core
  • Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response System
  • Cisco Webex Audio Video Conferencing System
  • Numerous electronic file storage solutions
  • Collaboration Tools

Register Now!

 Date

 Day

 Start & End Times

 Session Title - Click to Register

 Location

 8/23/19 Friday 10:00 - 11:30am 
 Conquering Classroom Podium Technology: General Classrooms and Lecture Halls


 Whether you are new to the university or simply interested in gaining a better understanding of the standard classroom podium technology available across campus, we can help. Topics will include, but not be limited to obtaining access to podiums, navigating and using the Crestron control panels, logging into machines, standard software, accessing personal storage, connecting mobile devices, switching between devices, internet connectivity, presentation and content tips and tricks, and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and questions. If you’re wondering about something, others probably are too. Let us help you use the classroom podium technology to its fullest potential.


 Anspach 168
 8/23/19
 Friday
 1:00 - 2:30pm
 
 Conquering Active Learning Classroom Technology (Active Learning Classroom-Specific)


 CMU’s Active Learning Classrooms offer facilitators and students/audiences a higher level of technology and opportunity for interaction beyond what is available in a general classroom or lecture hall. If you have been assigned to teach or present in one of these spaces, or if you’re just interested in learning more about what’s available, this session can help.

 Space-specific topics will include learning how to connect and switch between multiple devices on multiple big screens, allowing students to present/project from table inputs, improving interaction via room microphones, using built-in cameras to put students and whiteboard content on the big screens, and more.

 Also included will be general room information on obtaining access to podiums, navigating and using the Crestron control panels, logging into machines, standard software, accessing personal storage, connecting mobile devices, switching between devices, internet connectivity, presentation and content tips and tricks, and more.

 Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and questions. If you’re wondering about something, others probably are too. Let us help you use the active learning classroom and podium technology to its fullest potential. 

 Dow 135
 9/13/19
 Friday
 
 10:00 - 11:00am

 
Microsoft OneNote: Make, Take, and Share Notes from Anywhere

 Would you believe us if we told you that there is a notebook available that boasts features such as unlimited pages, built in organization, audio recording, doodling, photo capture, and more? There is, and it’s available for free to everyone at CMU as part of Microsoft Office 365. Join us for an informative, interactive, and hands on introduction to Microsoft OneNote. 

 Woldt Dining Commons 005
​ 9/19/19
​ Thursday
​ 2:00 - 3:30pm

 Assess, Inform, Engage, and Promote Learning Before, During, and After Class with Top Hat


In this comprehensive and interactive session, participants will be introduced to the Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response system and learn how to use it as a pedagogically-sound teaching tool. The system offers a plethora of options to conduct both formative and summative assessments, increase student engagement, drive discussion, inform and promote deeper learning, and more. Throughout the hands-on training, attendees will create a course, build and deliver interactive presentations and content using eight different question and response options, assign points, and learn how to prepare a syllabus for a future semester. Time permitting, we will explore options to adopt and/or create your own free or fee-based Open Educational Resources and electronic textbooks.


Each participant will have access to a desktop computer for the duration of the session, but you are also welcome to bring along your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone so that you can enjoy both the presenter and audience member perspectives of the system. 


 Woldt Dining Commons 005​
​ 9/24/19
​ Tuesday
​ 9:00 - 10:00am
​ 
Create, Store, Share, and Collaborate in the Cloud Using Microsoft OneDrive

 Do you struggle to locate and access files that are spread between multiple devices or hard drives? Have you ever assessed what you would lose if your device hard drive failed? Are you frustrated with trying to keep track of multiple copies of files that are shared and re-shared as email attachments? For these and many other reasons, we would like to introduce to, or update you on, CMU’s free and cloud-based Microsoft OneDrive system.

  

 Join Brian to learn how to create, store, organize, edit, and share files with others. He will guide you through OneDrive basics and show you tips and tricks that will allow you to have your files at your fingertips from virtually anywhere using a web browser or mobile device.  




 Woldt Dining Commons 005​
​ 10/4/19
​ Friday
​ 10:00 - 11:00am

 Create, Store, Share, and Collaborate in the Cloud Using Microsoft OneDrive

 Do you struggle to locate and access files that are spread between multiple devices or hard drives? Have you ever assessed what you would lose if your device hard drive failed? Are you frustrated with trying to keep track of multiple copies of files that are shared and re-shared as email attachments? For these and many other reasons, we would like to introduce to, or update you on, CMU’s free and cloud-based Microsoft OneDrive system.

  

 Join Brian to learn how to create, store, organize, edit, and share files with others. He will guide you through OneDrive basics and show you tips and tricks that will allow you to have your files at your fingertips from virtually anywhere using a web browser or mobile device.  


 Woldt Dining Commons 005​
 10/11/19
Friday
 10:00 - 11:00am

 Meet, Teach, Interview, and Collaborate in Cisco Webex


 Looking for a tool and a “place” to gather with colleagues, students, candidates, and others in a virtual environment? Cisco Webex is the place for you! This enterprise level online conferencing system enables faculty, staff, and students to create a session (room, conference, meeting, webinar, etc.) and invite others to join in. 

 Throughout a session, hosts and participants can take advantage of numerous system tools including, but not limited to, connecting via audio and video, chatting, screen and application sharing, whiteboard sketches, file sharing, and more. Sessions can be recorded, archived, and shared with others that were unable to attend.

 This hands-on session will provide participants with an overview of the interface, skills to create, schedule, host, and manage participants before and during a session.
​   Woldt Dining Commons 005​
 10/15/19
 Tuesday
 2:00 - 3:00pm
 
 Microsoft OneNote: Make, Take, and Share Notes from Anywhere

 Would you believe us if we told you that there is a notebook available that boasts features such as unlimited pages, built in organization, audio recording, doodling, photo capture, and more? There is, and it’s available for free to everyone at CMU as part of Microsoft Office 365. Join us for an informative, interactive, and hands on introduction to Microsoft OneNote. 

 Woldt Dining Commons 005 
​ 10/17/19
​ Thursday
​ 2:00 - 3:00pm 
 
 Meet, Teach, Interview, and Collaborate in Cisco Webex


 Looking for a tool and a “place” to gather with colleagues, students, candidates, and others in a virtual environment? Cisco Webex is the place for you! This enterprise level online conferencing system enables faculty, staff, and students to create a session (room, conference, meeting, webinar, etc.) and invite others to join in. 

 Throughout a session, hosts and participants can take advantage of numerous system tools including, but not limited to, connecting via audio and video, chatting, screen and application sharing, whiteboard sketches, file sharing, and more. Sessions can be recorded, archived, and shared with others that were unable to attend.

 This hands-on session will provide participants with an overview of the interface, skills to create, schedule, host, and manage participants before and during a session.

 Woldt Dining Commons 005
​ 10/18/19
Friday
​ 10:00- 11:30 am
 Assess, Inform, Engage, and Promote Learning Before, During, and After Class with Top Hat

In this comprehensive and interactive session, participants will be introduced to the Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response system and learn how to use it as a pedagogically-sound teaching tool. The system offers a plethora of options to conduct both formative and summative assessments, increase student engagement, drive discussion, inform and promote deeper learning, and more. Throughout the hands-on training, attendees will create a course, build and deliver interactive presentations and content using eight different question and response options, assign points, and learn how to prepare a syllabus for a future semester. Time permitting, we will explore options to adopt and/or create your own free or fee-based Open Educational Resources and electronic textbooks.


Each participant will have access to a desktop computer for the duration of the session, but you are also welcome to bring along your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone so that you can enjoy both the presenter and audience member perspectives of the system. 


Woldt Dining Commons 005
 11/18/19​
​ Monday
​ 2:00 - 3:00pm

 Meet, Teach, Interview, and Collaborate in Cisco Webex

 Looking for a tool and a “place” to gather with colleagues, students, candidates, and others in a virtual environment? Cisco Webex is the place for you! This enterprise level online conferencing system enables faculty, staff, and students to create a session (room, conference, meeting, webinar, etc.) and invite others to join in. 

 Throughout a session, hosts and participants can take advantage of numerous system tools including, but not limited to, connecting via audio and video, chatting, screen and application sharing, whiteboard sketches, file sharing, and more. Sessions can be recorded, archived, and shared with others that were unable to attend.

 This hands-on session will provide participants with an overview of the interface, skills to create, schedule, host, and manage participants before and during a session.

​ Woldt Dining Commons 005