News & Events
Hope everyone had a chance to enjoy some time off this summer. CTAT has been very busy – attending conferences, learning about new technologies, and planning some great professional development opportunities for you this fall.
Fall In-service Schedule for CTAT presentations:
*Wednesday, 1:30 pm
Momentum/D2L Discussion Boards
ELE – Library 100
Navigation, tips and tricks in the new version of discussions. Presenter: Darren York
*Wednesday, 2:30 pm
Apple & Accessibility Features on the iPad: Reaching All Learners
ELE – Library 100
Apple believes in a world in which all learners are empowered to discover their own special genius. Apple’s education mission is to provide a learning environment that supports the way students live and how they want to learn. Come see how Apple’s accessibility features on the iPad can help to act as a scaffold for engagement, creativity and collaboration to bridge the gaps in learning styles. Presenters Susan Sutton, Nichole White, and an Apple Representative
Please bring your iPad so you can learn more about the accessibility features of your iPad. If you do not have an iPad, the iPad cart will be available during this session.
*Thursday, 2:30 pm
Your Opinion Matters! CTAT Listening Session
ELE – Library 100
Presenters: Susan Sutton, Darren York and Nichole White
Come join CTAT to discuss your ideas and opinions regarding educational technology. Share what professional development sessions you want and let us know what you’d like to see in the future.
Engaged Learning Environment Scheduling
Are you interested in using the Engaged Learning Environment for your classes? You can now schedule the Oak Ridge ELE – (GOFF-313) by contacting Sandy Vann at email@example.com. To reserve the ELE in Harriman (L-100) visit 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.
You can bring your class over for just one class session or book it for the whole semester.
If you would like to know more about our Engaged Learning Environment then visit our FAQ page about this innovative space or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to visit this space and discuss how you can engage your students.
Please note: If you would like to utilize the iPad cart when using the ELE you must reserve the iPad cart by visiting the iPad reservation page on the library’s website.
Law Library/CTAT Training Room Scheduling
Do you need a place to have your meeting, class, or study group? You can now schedule the Law Library/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 Airserver, a smartboard, and a computer so that you can project and interact with material as needed.
Teacher Tip Thursday
Grab your lunch and connect to a quick 20-30 min. webinar all in the comfort of your office or home.
CTAT, Library Services and the Learning Center have come together to offer some short 20-30 minute webinars (via Adobe Connect). If you cannot sit in on one of these sessions live, they will be recorded and archived so you will be able to access them at your convenience. So please mark your calendar and be ready for our Spring webinar series.
Now that CTAT has completed iPad basic and intermediate workshops on both the Harriman and Oak Ridge campuses we can see our faculty are utilizing this great tool in many ways. If you would like some assistance with your iPad please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us at 865-882-4556 to set up an appointment. We will be glad to come to your office and help you with integrating the iPads into your teaching.
Did you miss our Spring, 2014 In-Service sessions?
Have you ever been sitting somewhere wishing you had access to wi-fi so you could grade a few of your student’s assignments? With D2L version 10.3 and the new “Assignment Grader” app you can download your student’s assignments on your iPad (with wi-fi connection), travel to a “no wi-fi” zone, grade those assignments (with your iPad and new Jot Pro stylus), then sync with D2L when you return to an area that has wi-fi. Checkout Assignment Grader to see how you can make grading easier.
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.