Etudes Certification Training at West with Jim Marteney!

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NEW! ETUDES ENHANCED CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR ON-CAMPUS INSTRUCTORS!

Enhance your on-campus instruction using the College’s Learning Management System (LMS), Etudes. Participating in this one day instructional program will introduce you to Etude’s tools and features enabling you to develop your first web-enhanced class. Participants will work face-to-face with a certified Etudes trainer in an on-campus workshop.

ETUDES CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR ONLINE AND HYBRID INSTRUCTORS!

Complete your Etudes Certification by participating in a three-week, hybrid instructional program which will introduce you to the Etudes online learning management system. In addition to learning about the tools and features in Etudes, you will also start to develop your first online or hybrid class. Participants will have an opportunity to work face-to-face with a certified Etudes trainer combined with the flexibility of working online in between class meetings.

The training consists of weekly on-campus sessions in addition to 5 – 7 hours of work online each week. This gives you a flexible schedule and the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an online student. Dates and contact info below.

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Professional Learning Week – Etudes Demo with Vivie!

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Vivie Sinou, Etudes Executive Director of Etudes, Inc., will be presenting an Etudes demonstration on the new gradebook, and other recent features such as audio recording capabilities and Voice Thread.

Vivie Sinou will present and will be available to answer questions and get input from our faculty on Wednesday, August 26, from 3 – 4:30 at West LA College in room GC 160. All District faculty are welcome!

eduCanon Premium Free for the Summer!

eduCanon is an easy-to-use app that allows you to turn any YouTube video into an interactive quiz for your students. This summer is the perfect time to check it out.

If summer couldn’t get any better, you now have ALL eduCanon premium features free. We’ve extended to you all of our features until August 30.

I know during the school year you sometimes feel like this:

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BUT NO MORE. Summer is here. Time to relax and recoup.

If summer couldn’t get any better, you now have ALL eduCanon premium features free. We’ve extended to you all of our features until August 30. That means you can download any lesson from our 150,000+ teacher-created lesson database or create a lesson from scratch with higher order question types. And of course, we’ll never limit access to the bulbs you download or create.

Hopefully now you feel a bit more like this:

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The Great Purge starts next week

Etudes Purging & Archiving Old Sites starting July 4th
purge-maskedkillers-outside-fullNo, it’s not quite like the movie “The Purge” but starting next July 4th, Etudes will begin purging and archiving old Etudes course sites.

What will we do on July 4?

  • Keep all of 2014 and 2015 sites “live” on myetudes.org, including student records.
  • Archive all 2013 sites. [2012 sites were archived last year and will remain in archives for another year].
  • Purge 2013 live sites. They will no longer be accessible, but you will be able to import their content for a year.
  • Purge 2011 sites from archives. 2011 sites will no longer be available in any form.

How can you preserve the content of a course site from 2011 that’s scheduled to be purged?

If a course is older than three and a half years and is scheduled to be purged in July, you can request a development site and import its content into it to preserve it permanently. Dev Site Request: http://etudes.org/help/site-request/

How can you back up student records from old course sites before they get archived?

If you would like to retain student grades, course activity, or assignment submissions from old term sites, you can download the relevant spreadsheet reports from the Gradebook, Activity Meter, and AT&S.

For more information on the Etudes Data Retention Policy, please see:

http://etudes.org/data-retention/

100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark

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By: Alvina Lopez

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.

Educational Video Collections

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Specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources.

  1. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. You can find videos uploaded by other teachers or share your own.
  2. Edutopia: An awesome place to find learning ideas and resources, Edutopia has videos, blogs, and more, all sorted into grade levels.
  3. YouTube EDU: A YouTube channel just for education, you can find primary and secondary education, university-level videos, and even lifelong learning.
  4. Classroom Clips: Classroom Clips offers media for educators and students alike, including video and audio in a browseable format.
  5. neoK12: Find science…

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Free On-Campus Etudes Training for West Instructors!

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NEW!
ETUDES ENHANCED CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR ON-CAMPUS INSTRUCTORS!

Enhance your on-campus instruction using the College’s Learning Management System (LMS), Etudes. Participating in this one day instructional program will introduce you to Etude’s tools and features enabling you to develop your first web-enhanced class. Participants will work face-to-face with a certified Etudes trainer in an on-campus workshop.

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Great Tips to Makeover your Online Etudes Course Site #10

10. Etudes Users Group

There is a wealth of information in the very active users group discussion section.

Any possible issue you may run into probably has a thread dedicated to it. Click the search button in the discussion section and type a few key words to quickly find your answer.

If it isn’t there, post your question and I guarantee you won’t have to wait long for a solution. It’s scary how fast the responses come. You can bookmark particularly helpful topics for future access.

Make sure it’s one of your site tabs by clicking Preferences in the upper right corner. Click the edit icon next to site tabs, highlight Users Group and click the right arrow to move it into your tabs. Join us!