ANGEL Faculty and Staff Training Information

ANGEL Training

ANGEL training using the ANGEL Learning Management System (LMS), Collaborate, and Smart Room are available for both full-time and part-time RACC faculty and staff. Depending on the instructor’s goals and teaching requirements, there are three hands-on training modules as well as an online workshop available.

What training module should I take?

  • The Introductory and the Smart Room training modules are required for all new faculty both part-time and full-time. Although it is not required, you can also take the Intermediate Training module to further enhance your ANGEL skills.
  • If your goal is to teach a hybrid or an online course using ANGEL, you are required to take the four Intermediate training module sessions, the two Collaborate sessions, and the Online Workshop.
  • If you have taken the Intermediate Training module (required), it is highly recommended to take the Rubrics hands-on module training. You'll learn how to create, apply, and use rubrics to grade assignments.

Introductory Module

The Introductory Training module, also known as ANGEL Lite, consists of two hands-on sessions on weekdays or one session on Saturdays (3 hours long). It covers two topics in the following sequence:

  1. Introduction (1.5 hours)
  2. Adding content (1.5 hours)

Smart Room Module

The Smart Room Training module is an hour long session in which participants learn how to use this classroom technology. They practice using the Smart Board, Smart Notebook software, PowerPoint presentation, as well as using devices such as the Document Camera (ELMO) and the DVD/VHS player.

Intermediate Module

The Intermediate Training module consists of four hands-on training sessions on weekdays and two Saturday (3 hour long) sessions. It covers four topics in the following sequence:

  1. Intermediate Introduction (1.5 hours)
  2. Assessments (1.5 hours)
  3. The Gradebook (1.5 hours)
  4. The Manage Tab functions (1.5 hours)

Rubrics Module

The Rubrics Training module, consists of two hands-on sessions on weekdays or one session on Saturdays (3 hours long). It covers two topics in the following sequence:

  1. Creating rubrics (1.5 hours)
  2. Applying rubrics (1.5 hours)

The Online Workshop

The Online Workshop is a five-week long session in which the trainees participate as students, learn about online teaching practices, and apply online design principles. Participants learn about Quality Matters practices, have access to tutorials, and also have access to two Online sample courses developed by our RACC faculty. You must have succesfully completed the Introductory and Intermediate hands-on training modules before you can take this online workshop. To register for the Online Workshop, contact the Director of Online Education via email at jfabiani@racc.edu.

Online Workshop Schedule (2015)

  1. January 12th
  2. March 2nd
  3. April 20th
  4. June 15th

Collaborate training

Collaborate is a web conferencing tool to facilitate live multimedia sessions. Instructors can conduct live office hours, orientation, or class lectures so that students/participants from remote locations can attend these sessions via the Internet through Collaborate. With features beyond basic audio/video chat, such as the interactive whiteboard, application/desktop sharing, or web tour, instructors can enhance their hybrid or online courses and build meaningful connections with their students.You must have succesfully completed the Introductory Level and Intermediate Level hands-on training modules before you can take this training. The Collaborate training module consists of two training sessions on weekdays and one Saturday (4 hour long) session. This training can be taken on campus or off campus.

  1. Introduction to Collaborate (2 hours)
  2. Loading content (2 hours)

How do I register for these training module sessions?

For the Introductory, Intermediate, Rubrics, and Collaborate training modules, look at the Faculty and Staff Training Calendar, select the module and the session dates that best fit your schedule. Email them to facultytraining@racc.edu. When you select the training session, make sure to follow the sequence for the selected training module. For the Smart Room training module, fill out the Smart Room Sign up form.

Where are these training sessions held?

During the Spring and Fall semesters, the ANGEL hands-on training sessions are held in room 123 on the 1st floor of the Penn Hall building (P123). However, during the Summer semester, the building and room number for Saturday sessions may vary. Please note the room number for the session on the training calendar. The Smart Room training sessions are held in different rooms every semester so please note the room number for the session on the training calendar.