The beginning of the quarter is a good time to remind our Carmen instructors that we have created a series of Carmen video tutorials based on the topics covered in our “core” face-to-face Carmen workshops. These tutorials can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection and anytime you need them. The complete set of videos can be accessed from our Carmen Instructor Tutorials web page.
So far, we have tutorials on the topics listed below. We will continue adding to our list of topics as we see there is interest. If you want a tutorial on a specific Carmen tool or topic, reply to this post and let us know.
Available Online Tutorials
Classlist and Enrollment (13 minutes)
Content and File Manager (18 minutes)
Work-Around: Content Links to YouTube (9 minutes)
Copy Course Components (7 minutes)
Editing the Navigation Bars (9 minutes)
Gradebook (63 minutes)
Groups (12 minutes)
News and the HTML Editor (13 minutes)
Quizzes (45 minutes)Rubrics (68 minutes – this is a recording, using Adobe Connect, from a workshop on October 14, 2011)
How Do Online Tutorials Compare to Workshops?
|In-Person Workshop||Description||Related Tutorials|
|QuickStart||These videos cover the concepts usually included in the Carmen QuickStart workshop.
The skills presented here should be enough to help an instructor set up a basic Carmen course. This information provides a foundation for using other Carmen workshops and for independent exploration of tools.
Allow at least 60 minutes to watch the whole series.
|News and the HTML Editor|
|Assignments and Activities||These videos cover concepts usually included in the Carmen Assignments and Activities workshop.
The skills presented here should help an instructor set up the Discussions and Dropbox tools for course activities and assignments, including how to grade assignments. The Groups tool can be used in conjunction with Discussion and Dropbox or with other tools throughout Carmen.
Allow at least 45 minutes to watch the whole series.
Dropbox (coming soon)
|Quizzes||This video covers the concepts usually included in the Carmen Quizzes workshop.
The skills presented here should help an instructor set up quizzes and evaluate the results. Topics covered include the student experience, writing questions in the Question Library, setting up quizzes and working with the various options, and grading quizzes.
Allow at least 45 minutes to watch the whole video.
|Gradebook||This video covers the concepts usually included in the Carmen Gradebook workshop.
The skills presented here should help an instructor set up a gradebook that will meet most course structures. Topics include setting up your gradebook structure, using grade schemes, entering grades, and working with final grades.
Allow at least 65 minutes to watch the whole video.