News and Events
Adobe Acrobat Pro Accessibility Training for Faculty and Staff
Do you need to make PDFs and Word Documents accessible for your RSCC webpage? Or for your courses?
CTAT will be holding Adobe Acrobat Pro Accessibility Training in July for all faculty, adjuncts, and staff. For those of you who attend training, you will receive a license key so you that can have Acrobat Pro on your office computer.
Training will be held at the Oak Ridge campus, Goff 124:
- July 11 at 10:00 a.m.
- July 12 at 2:00 p.m.
- July 13 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Training will be held at the Harriman campus in the CTAT training room, L-100:
- July 18 at 10 a.m.
- July 19 at 2 p.m.
- July 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To sign-up for this training, please complete the Google Registration Form.
Seats are limited to 10 participants per training due to the number of licenses available. Please contact CTAT with any questions,ctatmailbox@roa
New immersive technology on the way – virtual reality drone and Merge Cubes!
Recently, CTAT was awarded the President’s Imagination Mini-Grant for “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Learning”.
This project will focus on increasing student engagement in traditional, hybrid, and online learning environments through high-tech immersive technologies (drone with 4K camera with virtual reality capabilities).
The utilization of immersive technologies in the classroom can assist with engaging and connecting students to the curriculum by creating deeper and meaningful learning experiences.
The Merge Cube is a holographic toy that allows users to physically hold and interact with 3D objects using augmented reality (AR) technology. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It features dozens of educational games and experiences built for it. Merge Miniverse is a portal for virtual and augmented worlds. Merge makes both physical products and apps, and it also curates a library of family-friendly experiences like 360-degree videos, virtual and augmented reality apps, and games.
The Merge Miniverse allows AR and VR explorers to choose from hundreds of apps and experiences to use with the Merge VR/AR Goggles and Merge Cube, as well as with other AR/VR devices.
Faculty, if you are interested in checking out the virtual reality drone or Merge Cubes to use in your course, please contact CTAT at (865) 882-4556 or email@example.com.
YouSeeU Virtual Classroom and Video Assignment
How can I use YouSeeU Virtual Classroom?
YouSeeU virtual classroom will allow you to teach courses online, host virtual office hours, enable group discussions, invite guest speakers, host test prep sessions, and do virtual advising all within your D2L course.
How can I use YouSeeU Virtual Assignment?
YouSeeU Virtual Assignment will allow you to create structured video assessments that provide students with comprehensive feedback. Check out the links below to see how YouSeeU tools can assist you in creating a more interactive learning environment.
To learn more about YouSeeU please visit the YouSeeU resource page (opens in new window)
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 Fall:
Be on the lookout for professional development opportunities that will be available this Fall. To view our professional development schedule for Fall, please visit the CTAT Professional Development Calendar (opens in new window) on our website.
Monday Morning Mentors!
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).
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 of 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.