Technical Training


Friday, August 18th

iOPTiN: In Through the Out Door

Presenter: Dr. J. Mike Ramey

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: A202, Time: 8:30 – 9:30am

Summary: The session presents the new procedure on how students will gain access to their eTextbooks.


Monday, August 21st

The EMS Event Scheduling System

Presenter: Travis Brooks

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2308, Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Summary:  This session will provide the basic training needed to understand and use the EMS system to schedule events in spaces across all of Northeast State’s campus sites.  The session will also touch on calendars, protected spaces and their processes, future plans for the system and other frequently asked questions.


Tuesday, August 22nd

Mobile Technology in the Anatomy Lab

Presenter: Dale Ledford

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: F118, Time 9:00 – 10:00am

Summary: In this session, faculty will learn methods, to incorporate into anatomy and other morphology based labs, to enhance learning using mobile devices. Apps will include:

1. iMotion to make stop motion animations of topics (Blood flow as it relates to heart anatomy).

2. Aviary to label photo of models and specimens. 

3. D2L based quizzes in labs and using iPad for immediate feedback.

4. Open discussion of usefulness.


Fighting Plagiarism in a Digital World: The Importance of Getting Students to Think (and Write) on Their Own, How Turnitin Can Help 

Presenter: Sandra Hiortdahl

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: Library 226, Time: 4:00 – 4:45pm

Summary: In this session, particularly as it pertains to student writing, attendees will learn about the rise of plagiarism in its many forms in academia. Turnitin will be used to demonstrate how it can help fight the most serious cases of "theft," but also show ways it helps to ferret out the newer trends in student plagiarism (i.e. "web sampling" and "thesaurus bending"). Participants will also learn the importance of helping students learn how to use and cite scholarly sources so that they are less inclined to “internet sample.”


Thursday, August 24th

Developing Accessible Educational Documents in Word

Presenter: Dr. Rick Merritt

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: C2308, Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Summary:  Going forward TBR requires new documents to be in an accessible format.  Legacy documents will be converted at a later time.  Thus, this hands on session will demonstrate and allow faculty to create documents that are accessible.  

Mobile Devices for Beginners

Presenters: Jessica Barnett and Logan Mason

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff with beginner level experience of mobile technology.

Room: A202, Time: 4:30 – 5:15pm

Summary: Participants will learn the basics of operating an Apple or Android device.

Cyber Defense and Personal Responsibility

Presenter: David Blair

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: H145, Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Summary: Many of us feel helpless guarding against cyber threats, but there are some very easy and effective ways to help guard against personal property and personal data theft. In this session, we will discuss who threat actors are, what threats you need to be concerned with, and how to protect yourself against those threats.

Microsoft Forms

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2308, Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Summary: Microsoft Forms is an exciting new part of Office 365 Education that allows for quick and easy creation of custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others (even anonymous users) to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. Forms and quizzes may be accessed via links or QR Codes and may receive up to 5,000 responses.  As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading (grading can also be done online).


What you'll need to attend this session:
An active Office 365 Education subscription (free to all faculty/staff/students).  If you do not have one please contact Patsy Bowers.