Spring 2016 Training Schedule

    The Distance Learning Department has scheduled various different workshop sessions during the spring semester with the first of the series starting this Friday, April 8, 2016.  The sessions vary anywhere from 30 minutes to three (3) hours long and will be counted as Professional Development.  


    To register for the sessions, please contact the Distance Learning Department via email to ycharles@coastalbend.edu


    Some training sessions will be held online via webinar or in one of our Video Conferencing Rooms at our four CBC sites.  Video Conferencing Room numbers are as follows:


    LIFESIZE A (rooms E115, A205, K131, P139)

    TANDBERG B (rooms E110, A103, K119, P140)

    TANDBERG C (rooms E112, A104, K129, P141)

    LIFESIZE D (rooms E111, A204, K120, P138)







    April 8

    “Have You Met Atomic Learning Yet”

    Please join us for this quick 30 minute presentation on Atomic Learning and how you can use it for your own Professional and Personal Development. Want to learn more about having discussions in your LMS? Try using our Effective Online Discussions Training. Planning a summer vacation? Maybe try going through our Google Maps training to plan an effective, efficient vacation. Looking to advance within the institution? Maybe you are looking for more Leadership skills and having Effective Meetings or better Communication Skills are a priority for you. Come to this session and explore some options to enhance your Professional Development.


    9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.



    REPEAT SESSION:  2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


    You can also dial in using your phone.

    United States : +1 (312) 757-3121

    Access Code: 679-388-725


    April 8

    Accommodating Students with Disabilities Online (ADA)

    David Wood, IT Access Coordinator for Dallas Colleges Online provides an overview on how and why to make online courses and eContent accessible for veterans and students with disabilities. This presentation highlights methods, technologies, tools and tips for accessibility compliance.


    10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


    April 8

    STARLINK: Professional Development

    STARLINK has been committed to empowering student success and providing exceptional professional development to higher education communities. Our online courses allow staff, faculty, adjuncts, and CEOs to take responsibility for their growth and development, giving them the ability to personalize their learning with on-demand courses. Attend this workshop to learn how to use this program.

    3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    April 15

    Meeting the Challenges of Dual Credit:  Building Bridges to Student Success

    Transitioning into higher education can be very challenging for students. To ease this transition and assist in “filling the gaps”, some states now mandate dual enrollment courses be offered at every High School. What challenges does this present for college faculty and program directors, and how can thriving relationships with High Schools be developed? This program assembles leading instructors and directors of both secondary and post secondary courses, to share their techniques for successful dual credit programs.

    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


    April 15


    This workshop will introduce you to CBC’s newest online tutoring program.  Attend this training to learn more about what UPSWING is and how our students can benefit from this online tutoring service.

    10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



    REPEAT SESSION:  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/upswinghaley

    Dial in number: 585-632-4593
    PIN: 99057


    Fri Apr 15, 2016 10am – 11am Central Time

    April 15

    Web Page Development

    This workshop covers the basics of how to use our EKTRON CMS (content management system).  Learn the essentials and a few extra tips and tricks on how to best represent yourself and your department on our web site.

    1:00 P.M. TO 4 PM


    April 22

    Strategies for Student Ownership in Learning

    We’ve seen it too many times, glassy-eyed students staring into space, sneaking peaks at their social media, continually glancing at the clock…How can we truly motivate our students, impact and engage them to become life-long learners, spark their interest inside and outside the classroom, and turn them from passive observers to passionate learners? Find out the tips and techniques used by experts who are maximizing student success and motivating students to take responsibility for their own learning.

    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


    April 22

    Adobe Connect

    This workshop covers the basics of how to use Adobe Connect.  Connect is a synchronous means of delivering content to our students, colleagues, or to the entire world.  Lectures can be delivered with ease, as well as recorded for later viewing. 

    1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


    April 22

    Managing Conflict in the Classroom

    Inevitably, everyone faces conflict and stressful situations in academia. Students, faculty, and administrators – everyone goes through conflict, but not everyone manages conflict well. STARLINK offers helpful strategies to better manage conflicts, how to mitigate damages caused by conflict, and tips to foresee and avoid potential conflicts.

    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    April 29

    Adobe Premiere

    This workshop covers the basics of how to use Adobe Premiere.  This workshop is not for the faint-of-heart.  Learn how to capture video and then edit the video for web page viewing.

    1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


    April 29

    Best Practices of Video Conferencing

    Video conferencing technology has come a long way.  But like any technology, there are still human and environmental elements that can affect the success of a call.  Join us to learn how to ensure that your video conference class is a success.

    9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


    April 29

    BLACKBOARD:  Getting the Most Out of Your LMS

    Join us to learn how to get the most out of your current learning management system (LMS)

    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    To join the meeting click below:




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    Yolanda Abrigo  

    Director of Distance Learning 




    Cynthia Abrigo 

     Help Desk Operator