News and Events
ORBC Mediascape Open House
CTAT, the Learning Center, and Library Services will be hosting their Fall 2017 Open House on Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Please join us for refreshments, see how the Pulse App can help you stay organized, and learn how your study groups can use the new Mediascape (by Steel Case) to have collaborative sessions.
D2L Momentum: New Brightspace Interface is on its way!
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!
Engaged Learning Environment (ELE) Open House
Please join us as CTAT holds their annual Open House for the Engaged Learning Environment (ELE).
When: October 12, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: ORBC ELE, Goff Building – Room 313
Drop by – grab some lunch and engage in some informal conversations about how CTAT can support RSCC faculty in their teaching and learning. Come see how this innovative learning space encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process, increases faculty-student and student-student interaction, and is designed to support and encourage student-centered teaching methods.
This innovative learning space will support and encourage:
• Student-centered teaching and learning.
• Faculty to actively engage students in the learning process.
• Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative teaching and learning.
• Teacher-student and student-student interaction.
• Easy transfer of information between students and/or groups.
• Collaboration and communication between faculty and students and between students.
• Peer teaching.
• Students to present work for review by peers.
• Multiple ways for students to share and display content.
• Faculty to interactively coach students during activities.
Upcoming This Fall – 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 Fall, 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).
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 email@example.com or phone (865) 882-4556.