Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Fri ... 4/29 . Canvas Basics ...
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Q130
Wed ... 5/4 . Prep to Teach ...
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... 1pm - 5pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 5/14 . Course Design ...
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... 8am - 12pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 5/14 . Prep to Teach ...
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Q130

Open Labs with Linda Lawson are held in the Computer Commons E152 every Thursday 3-5pm.

                           

Help Students to Study Smart for Final Exams:

Helping student's to prepare and begin studying well in advance for their upcoming final exams, is the topic for this week's CTL newsletter.  Please pass along these two resources to your students, which will hopefully encourage them to create a plan for their studying, rather than to cram it all in the night before the final exam.  A well organized study plan will not only inspire student's to be in control of the outcome of their education, but it also holds true to the focus of our learner-centered campus here at PVCC.  Additionally, as we all know, frequent, repeated exposure to the materials well in advance of the test, reinforces long-term learning. It's never to early, or late, to encourage good study habits and organization in students!  Please click here for 8 Ways to Help Students Develop a Study Plan.  If you are ever in need of assistance with alternative ways of assessing students' understanding, please stop by the CTL we are happy to help!

Tech Tips

FMS Tip - Travel Per Diem Rates are based on the city, not the state.  Please click here to see the State of Arizona site that Maricopa uses to determine per diems.  You will need a per diem line for every day of your travel. Do not use the “do not include” meal option on your Travel Authorization, you will adjust the meal costs in the Expense Report when you return.

Canvas Corner

What if a student needs to take an exam early?  If you are letting a student take your final exam before the standard exam time, you can do this by following these steps:  Add an availability date to your exam.  The availability date should be the date and start time scheduled for your exam.  For an explanation of availability dates and instructions on how to use them, please see: What is the difference between due dates and availability dates?  Important: Please make sure to set the availability date before you publish the exam.  If you reverse these steps, the exam will be available to all students until you set the availability date.

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