GEN-S 097 - Orientation to Canvas
All Summer 2014 GEN-S097 - Orientation to Canvas courses (face to face) have been conducted.
You can still sign up for the on-line, self-paced version, Item 5502.
The face to face orientation is a one day - 2 hour student orientation (not required!). This orientation takes you through the basics of how to use the CANVAS platform for online classes. It is recommended for new online students and students who are unfamiliar with Canvas. Sign up in the Registration office or through OASIS.
Don't have time to take GEN-S097 in person? Take the online, self-paced version. Sign up for item number 5502. This course is available throughout the term.
CIS 100 - COMPUTER LITERACY FOR ONLINE LEARNING: This two credit class will help prepare students for success in online learning by focusing on basic computer literacy and eLearning environments.
CIS 101 - COMPUTER LITERACY ASSESSMENT: This one credit class will allow students to demonstrate mastery of basic computer use, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, the World Wide Web, and email, through assessment tests. This is an on-line course.
CIS 107 - INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS: This one credit/one day class is for novice computer users. It covers computer terminology, PC hardware options, Windows operating systems, basic software techniques and basic Internet use.
You can sign up for these courses in the Registration office or though OASIS.
MICROSOFT IT ACADEMY: This is a free resource available through the Haselwood Library for all Washington residents. For more information or to sign up, please visit: http://libguides.olympic.edu/ita. Here is what they offer:
1. Digital Learning Curriculum is a free resource that includes online tutorials for anyone who need very basic computing skills such as how to work a mouse and keyboard, to slightly more advanced actions like what the Internet is and how setting up an email account. This might be a great resource to point our students to if they need some extra help getting ready to take online courses. Anyone can access these tutorials without setting up any accounts. There are Basic, Standard, and Advanced curricula. Faculty can additionally create an account to access instructor resources such as test question banks. Digital Learning Curriculum is located at http://www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy.
2. E-Learning Curriculum is the resource that the legislature has paid for, for WA residents for the next two years, and is a subscription service. You can create an account following the instructions on our guide listed above. E-Learning contains over 400 online courses that cover all kinds of Microsoft software and hardware. Some of our OC employees have used or are currently using this resource to brush up on Excel, for example. The courses can also prepare you to take official Microsoft Certification exams. There are also faculty resources such as lesson plans and test question banks. See the library’s guide for instructions on setting up your free account.
NOTHING SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME