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Setting up a Class Blog

This Wednesday, April 7th, Lorna Costantini will host a session in Elluminate/LearnCentral at 7pm EST. The topic for this session will be setting up a class blog. We will use the education version of Weebly (http://education.weebly.com) to show participants how to use the features and settings for a class blog. Demonstrations of the teacher’s dashboard, student accounts, user permissions as well as the basics of blogging will be featured in the session. Additionally, the importance of commenting on blogs and examples of class blogs will be shared during this session.

If you already have a class blog, please share this session with your colleagues. If not, we hope to see you Wednesday! To access our session in Elluminate please one of the following links:

Full link: http: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=lcevents&password=Webinar_Guest
Short link: http://tinyurl.com/lcparticipant

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Blogging for Beginners Session

If you or your colleagues are new to blogging, Lorna Costantini and I will be conducting a “Blogging for Beginners” session on Wednesday, March 31st at 7pm EST (http://tinyurl.com/lcparticipant).

We will be using Weebly as the blogging platform and walking attendees through the process of setting up a new blog, creating posts and commenting on other blogs. We will also show attendees how to add images and a custom html text box for adding widgets, embedding videos, etc.to blogs.

If you already write and maintain a blog, please invite your colleagues to join us tomorrow evening. The session is offered  in conjunction with LearnCentral and our hew training initiative, ‘Elearning Center’. We greatly appreciate your support by promoting this session with your colleagues.

Join us tomorrow evening and create your own blog with us using Weebly!

‘Twitter for Beginners’ Webinar – March 17th or March 24th

Please join Lorna Costantini and myself on Wednesday, March 17th or March 24th at 7pm EST for a ‘Twitter for Beginners‘ webinar. The session will be in Elluminate and anyone new to using Twitter is invited to join us. If you are already an avid Twitter user, please invite colleagues and friends to join our session tomorrow evening or on March 24th.

Twitter

During the session, Lorna and I will walk the participants through the basics of using Twitter. Participants will sign up for a Twitter account and the use of the Tweetdeck application will be featured to demonstrate different aspects of using Twitter. Participants may already create a Twitter account and download Tweetdeck for use during and after the Elluminate session.

Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck is a fantastic application to manage Twitter feeds but it is not required to successfully use Twitter. Tweetdeck is an easy application for beginners and helps Twitter users become more adept at using Twitter on a larger scale and for this reason we will be using this application in our sessions.

If you are new to Elluminate, you may want to join the session a bit early to make sure that you do not have difficulty accessing the session. You can use your computer microphone to ask questions or use the chat window to participate in the discussion using text only. The ‘Twitter for Beginners’ session will be offered through the ‘Host Your Own Webinars‘ group at LearnCentral.You can register for the session at the LearnCentral event page or email us at info@elearncenter.ca. This session is free and open to the public. If you are unable to register or email us prior to the start of the session, please still join us.

The “Twitter for Beginners‘ webinar will be the first session of our new venture and offerings of our innovative eLearning Center training center. Each week, Lorna and I get requests for us to create webinars on a variety of topics for beginners. Our sessions will be designed to offer support and resources to beginners just starting to use web 2.0 tools and technologies. All of our training sessions can be customized for groups of employees or faculty members.

Link to Elluminate room: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=voffice&password=M.1027D079FDC581BB3B59313815ED00

Short URL to Elluminate room: http://tinyurl.com/elearncenter