News and Events
Microsoft Hololens – CTAT Collaborates with EMS Program to Provide Immersive Instruction for Students
The Center for Teaching Arts and Technology (CTAT) and EMS Program have been in the spotlight recently for providing students with an immersive experience in the classroom. The Microsoft Hololens is essentially a holographic computer built into a headset that lets you see, hear, and interact with digital content and holograms within an environment. Watch the WVLT special newscast with anchor, Chynna Greene, and see how Roane State faculty members are becoming pioneers in the world of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
Check out the following articles written about the new technology that has arrived at Roane State:
Roane State Faculty: Contact CTAT if you are interested in piloting the Hololens and other technologies with your students!
Upcoming This Summer – Accessibility Training:
Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations – During this session, you will learn key concepts for making your PowerPoint Presentations accessible. We will provide an overview of what makes presentations ADA compliant and show you some tools that are available to ensure that your course content is ADA compliant.
Providing Accessibility – Using Equidox – Come learn how Equidox simplifies converting PowerPoints and PDF documents into ADA compliant PDF/HTML files. Equidox allows faculty to:
- Detect and extract reading zones such as text, images, URLs and more
- Create text through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, scanned or imaged PDFs
- Order the content automatically in the correct reading sequence
- Convert PDF documents and PowerPoints into HTML files
To view our professional development schedule for Summer, please visit the CTAT Professional Development Calendar (opens in new window) on our website.
Brightspace Daylight (Formerly Momentum D2L) is on its way!
The Daylight user interface in Brightspace makes it easy for students and faculty to navigate courses and for instructors to update them. From the visual look and feel to how users interact with Brightspace, Daylight helps ensure they’ll have the best possible experience.
Works on any device.
Students and instructors are constantly on the move. They need to access their courses and learning materials no matter where life takes them. Built using responsive design, Brightspace adapts to different screen sizes to provide a great user experience on computers, tablets, or smartphones.
Easy to navigate.
Whether you’re an instructor setting up a quiz or a student uploading an assignment, the process needs to be simple. Daylight makes it easy to find what you need so that you can get things done faster.
Modern and clean.
With new fonts, layouts, and a fresh color palette, Daylight makes a great first impression on new users. The design invites them to dive right into their Brightspace experience.
Stay on the lookout for upcoming training on Brightspace Daylight. To view our professional development schedule, please visit the CTAT Professional Development Calendar (opens in new window) on our website.
Monday Morning Mentors – Will return this Fall!
Each Monday morning, get on-demand access to a new online “mini-seminar” that you can watch anytime during the week—when and where it’s convenient for you. At just 20 minutes, it is easy to fit into any schedule.
Each session includes a video presentation by our most popular presenters, plus supplemental materials, PowerPoint slides, and the complete transcript.
Additionally, there is a certificate you can print off after watching the video and great handouts that you will want to print for future use.
Here is the upcoming schedule (pdf document).
CTAT Training Room
Do you need a place to have your meeting or training session? The CTAT Training room is located on the first floor on the library (L-100). You can now schedule the CTAT Training Room by visiting the reservation page on the library’s website. After viewing the calendar to see when the room is available click on “Room Bookings” in the right hand column to make your reservations.
This room is equipped with AirPlay, Two 60″ Samsung TV’s, DELL laptop cart, and an instructor station so that you can project and interact with material as needed.
Course Development Assistance
CTAT instructional designers will consult with you regarding face-2-face, online and hybrid course design. Also, we will assist you with developing multimedia materials including text, images, audio, video, animation, and interactive elements for use in instruction. If you need help with structuring your Momentum/D2L course or with hosting media files please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (865) 882-4556.