Active Learning Classrooms (ALC) Objectives
Promote student-centered learning that engages studentsPromote innovation that encourages and facilitates student's active engagement in learning processes and student-faculty interactionsMulti-use design: group work, discussion, lectureOffer multiple ways to share and display contentLayout/technology supports easy collaboration and communication between students and between students and between students and facultyEffective display of content that supports various learning styles
They will feature:
Multiple flat-panel display projection systemsFlexible tables and seating360-degree whiteboardsA teaching station that allows selection and display of table-specific informationWifi, power outlets and more
Hands on Equipment Orientation
We provide classroom orientation sessions to help familiarize classroom users with the technology. These sessions will include:
An overview of the installed presentation technology.Personalized coaching on the effective use of audio/visual, computer, and projection systems.
ALC Technology User Guide
Node Chair Arrangements (BR-37)
Questions? Contact Us!
Two ALC’s, BR-67 and C3-29, will be available fall 2016. Anyone can request them prior to the semester start. Both classrooms accommodate 36 students, but they have different layout/designs
Direct questions about ALC’s to Academic Computing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor Tech Classrooms
Classroom provides an electronic podium/cart equipped with a Windows computer with flat panel display, a document camera (*), and audio system connected to a ceiling-mounted digital projector and stereo speakers. All are operated through an easy to use control panel. These rooms allow faculty to completely integrate any number of multimedia elements into their classroom presentations, without reserving any external equipment from MMS. Laptop computers may also be connected to the system through the power and data connections provided. Podiums without installed document cameras have connections for easily attaching portable cameras.
Technology Enhanced Classrooms at Community College of Philadelphia
Technology enhanced classrooms at Community College of Philadelphia provide faculty and students a great deal of flexibility and convenience. Available on main campus and Regional Centers, our classrooms allow the integration of technology into traditional lectures at appropriate levels consistent with pedagogical approach. While every classroom provides network and internet connectivity, certain rooms provide additional technology resources.
Classroom provides each student with a computer workstation and in-room printing, along with an instructor’s PC station. Certain rooms are equipped with a Smart Board (*) or the flat panel display (**). A variety of software titles are available to support instruction with purchase and installation directed by Academic Computing with the various academic departments.
Current Student-tech classrooms are:
If you have booked a session in the CBI building (Room C3-27), please notify security that you have reserved the for a session. The will be able to provide you access to the room.
Please note: Multimedia Services and ITS are unable to provide access to the room.
If you need support, please contact MMS at ext. 3000
Quick Start Guide
Q. What kind of USB drive should I use?
Your USB drive must be formatted as a FAT32 or HFS+ drive, with a minimum of 1GB of free space (most USB drives currently are in FAT file format by default).
If you aren’t sure your drive will work, or have received an error message upon inserting your drive in the dock, please contact MMS support, at extension 3000.
Information on formatting your drive to FAT32: http://www.wikihow.com/Format-FAT32
Q. How much space will the MP4 file(s) take up on the USB flash drive?
USB drive sizes do vary. Typically 1GB roughly equals 30 minutes of recording time. We highly recommend using at least a 1GB USB drive in the One Button Studio.
To schedule a session in a One Button Studio, go to the menu above and click, “Book a Session.”
From there, depending on where you book your session, you will need to do the following:
Welcome to the
One Button Studio
Book a Session
If you have booked a session in CBI: C3-27...
Q. I am receiving a “Drive format not supported…” error. What do I do?
The video, on the right hand side, should rid you of the error you are currently receiving. If you continue to have errors, you may need to reformat your USB flash drive to FAT32.
Press the button to start/stop recording.
Clear Touch Guide
Welcome to the One Button Studio@CCP
The College is excited to announce the availability of our new One Button Studio, a fully-featured digital video production studio that is designed to be both powerful and easy to use, requiring no prior video production experience. We currently have there (3) studios available for various uses. Perkins grant-funded studios are located in the Center for Business and Industry: C3-27) and at the Northwest Regional Center (Library study room: NW117C) and these are available for use by all Perkins-funded Career and Technical Education program students. There is also one on Main campus (Library Study room: L1-29) available to all students, faculty, and staff (valid CCP required).
Examples of Studio projects include:
Rehearsing for class presentations in any disciplineRecording an interview with one or more participantsCreating ePortfolio materials or video essaysPracticing your public speaking skillsUsing the green/blue screen to create visual effectsCreating videos for online instruction, such as MOOCsCreating videos for recruitment, training, or professional development seminarsAnd many others...
Recording your video(s) in the studio:
You must bring your own USB drive to save your recording. All thumb drives should be formatted FAT The system cannot read storage devices that are formatted NTFS,Make sure you have enough space on your flash drive—a 1GB flash drive will record approximately 25 minutes. The system will not allow you to record if you have less than 500mb of space available on your USB drive.Insert your USB drive into the dock to activate the Studio camera and lightingPress the large silver button to start/stop recordingWhen finished recording, remove your USB drive to deactivate the studio camera and lights
I Created my One Button Studio Video…Now What?
The One Button Studio saves your newly produced video as a mp4 file. You can share these videos, immediately, to YouTube or Vimeo. Also, you can import the file into a multitude of various video editing software options, such as: iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Creative Cloud (Premier, Prelude, After Effects.)
Remove your drive when you are finished.
Insert your drive into the dock to begin
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Our offices are located in B2-26, the second floor of the Bonnell building.
Phone Number: ext.8898
To learn more about us, look over our various web pages and also peruse our blog. If you have any questions, please stop by, call us, or send an email.
Flexible Learning Options & Academic Technology
Instructional Technology at Community College of Philadelphia
C3-29 Active Learning Classroom
CCP’s New Active Learning ClassroomsSeptember 8, 2016
CCP has created two new Active Learning Classrooms, which will be used in the fall semester. The new rooms are located in BR-67 and C3-29. These are not your typical academic classrooms. The furniture is movable and numerous large-screen touch monitors are prevalent in each room.
These rooms will foster student collaboration and interactivity. The room setup in C3-29 has 4 pods with 3 all-in-one computers at each pod. There are also 4 large-screen touch monitors that correspond to each of the 4 pods. Students will be able to work collaboratively and push their work to their pod’s corresponding large screen, touch monitor. The instructor also has his or her own larger touch screen monitor, where they can present and push out to the other wall monitors/panels, or grab a student pod’s presentation and simultaneously push it out to all of the other wall monitors/panels, within the classroom.
While C3-29 focuses on high tech, BR-67 relies primarily on high flex, meaning flexibility in room setup. BR-67 contains node chairs that are highly mobile and easy to set up for individual or team based, collaborative learning. The room contains 6, large screen touch monitors and a primary faculty touch screen monitor, which contains software that enables the instructor to push out their display to all of the wall panel monitors throughout the room.
These rooms are enabling CCP to lead the pack of community colleges in 21st century teaching and learning.
If you’re in the area or vicinity of the room, stop by and take a look!
One Button Studio - Simple, High-Quality, Video Creation Studio
July 5, 2016
Don’t forget that the College has created two (soon to be three-) OneButtonStudios! These are available in C3-27 (CBI) and the NWRC Library study room NW117C.
We installed these in response to the overwhelming interest in students having a high-quality, easy to use, video production “studio” available for a variety of reasons. Among these might be: practice oral presentations; mock work-interview; video interview projects with other students; or any reason a student would like to see a video of themselves.
All of the elements of video production are pre-installed and calibrated. The user simply walks in, plugs in a USB drive (with FAT format, minimum of 500 MB free) and hits the silver OneButton to begin recording. There are marks on the floor to indicate where to stand and the user also has a 55” touch-enabled flat screen computer that will display PowerPoint slides or may also be used as an electronic whiteboard. For the more adventuresome user the flat panel may be moved aside and the green or blue LED ring preinstalled on the camera may be turned on the create “green screen” recordings that can be edited with video editing software available either on their personal device or on some of the SACC computers.
So, please advertise the availability of the OneButtonStudio to your students! Also, please consider creating assignments within your course that may leverage this technology to construct better scaffolding within and across disciplines that result in learning consistent with higher order measurable outcomes.
BR-67 Active Learning Classroom
FTP to Faculty Page Guide
SmartBoard Quick Start Guide
Active Learning Classroom Guide
TechPod Classrooms Guide
Creating Modules and Assignments
Best Practices in Online Course Design
Canvas Syllabus Upload Guide
Canvas Syllabus Upload
EasiConnect User Guide
Finding Your Course in Canvas
Help and Course Home
College WiFi Access Guide
Tech Classrooms Podium Guide
How to Set a Password and Login
Clear Touch Monitor Guide
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Adding YouTube Videos
Best Practices Menu
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First Time Login for Students
Best Practices in Online Course Design
The menu, on the left-hand side, will assist you with various topics commonly experienced when designing an online course. From announcements to quizzes, we hope you will find what you need, in creating question proof assignments your students will be able to complete right out of the gate!
Best Practices Home
Welcome To CCP’s Online Learning Best Practices Portal!
This portal was created to assist faculty and adjunct instructors build and design meaningful content, while creating clear and concise instruction to your students.
Ideally, the content in this portal will assist in eliminating typical course assignment inquiry email from your students. By providing effective instruction, you should vastly reduce the amount of questions typically ending up in your email inbox, semester after semester.
Open Educational Resources
CCP OER Menu
The Office of Flexible Learning Options and Academic Technology, is pleased to announce an initiative focused on understanding the possibilities for increasing use of Open Educational Resources (OER) at Community College of Philadelphia. OER are educational materials that are either licensed under an open copyright license, typically Creative Commons, or are in the public domain, such as Project Gutenberg. Various instances of OER can include textbooks, videos, simulations, assessments, lecture notes, etc. With textbook prices rising three times the rate of inflation, and many students struggling to make ends meet, OER can have a direct and immediate impact on the affordability of the high quality education students receive at the Community College of Philadelphia.
The OER initiative will study what it takes to implement high quality, low cost classroom materials for courses at the College. Selected faculty will assess the initiative, including documenting their experience, providing feedback, coordinating student feedback, etc. Faculty will search and curate materials with support from FLOAT staff, with a goal of implementing and assessing the OER content in the spring 2017 semester.
Call for Proposals
Any questions can be directed to Michael Sullivan email@example.com or Susan Hauck firstname.lastname@example.org
OER Online Application
Participating in Community College of Philadelphia’s OER Initiative
Project Award: $500. Limited to 10 faculty.
Deadline for Proposals: Complete the application no later than Friday, November 11th.
You must reduce the cost of course materials by 50% or more from the previous term, by replacing some or all of your current texts with free or Open Educational Resources (OER). Allowing students to use earlier editions or informing them of online sources, used, lower cost rentals or ebooks is not sufficient.
List all of the current textbooks and any supplemental online component, such as McGraw-Hill Connect, or MyITLab. Include the cost of each. If this is the first time you are teaching this course, calculate the student cost by comparing the cost to an average of 3 textbooks commonly assigned to this course.
If your OER selection calls for replacing your current text with a lower cost textbook, please calculate the cost savings by comparing the cost using the same formats (hardcover vs. hardcover or ebook vs. ebook).
The partnership includes the expectation that faculty will meet with a FLOAT representative at least twice, throughout the pilot to determine deployment details, including identification of alternative course resources, potential technology, and teaching and learning support as applicable.
Administer student evaluation questions created by FLOAT.
Provide additional student outcome information as necessary.
Calculate savings for students.
Faculty are encouraged to contribute to creative commons.
Faculty will participate in an event showcasing the partnership projects.
To participate, you must have Dean and Department Head approval.
Call for Proposals
Images, Music, and Videos
Simulations, Models, and Case Studies
OER Search Engines & Aggregators
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are either licensed under an open copyright license, such as Creative Commons. Materials in the public domain, can be found by visiting sites, such as Project Gutenburg. Both both options, you have free access and permission to:
revise: to better meet your needsreuse: either the original or your revised versionremix: combine it with other materialsredistribute: make copies and share your new version with othersExamples of Open Educational Resources are:
TextbooksVideosSimulationsAssessmentsLecture NotesFull Courses
You may not find that one OER that perfectly fits your needs. However, if you do some research and a small bit of investigation, you will be amazed by the breadth, variety, and quality of the materials available to you, for free or next to nothing! The links provided below have been carefully put together, aggregated, and curated by CSUSM - Instructional Development Services (Thank you!)