[thedump] LON-CAPA Teachers' Workshop 2012

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Tue Jun 12 09:17:36 EDT 2012

Hello Teachers,

LON-CAPA training is again being provided to teachers at no cost this
summer.  This summer's workshop is both for teachers new to LON-CAPA,
and for those experienced with the system.

The workshop will be on MSU's campus in East Lansing on Monday, June
25 and Tuesday, June 26, with optional open worktime on Wednesday,
June 27.  You can find details and register for the workshop at:


1) Registration deadline is Saturday, June 23 or until the first 25
participants register.
2) Deadline to reserve affordable on-campus dorm accommodation is
Thursday, June 14th, or until the limited number of dorm rooms set aside
are all reserved.

See the registration form for details about housing.

For new teachers, the workshop will emphasize all the basic skills
required to effectively run classes for the 12/13 academic year.  New
teachers should attend the session on Monday, June 25. The goal for
new teachers is to master sufficient material to be able to use
LON-CAPA in a class for the upcoming academic year.

For current users, this is an opportunity to improve authoring skills
and learn about new features in the upcoming LON-CAPA 2.11 release.
If you wish to explore LON-CAPA 2.11 ahead of release please visit:


and click the "New User?" link to create an account.

Once you have created an account you will be able to create a
temporary course.

Note: the testdrive cluster is not connected to the main LON-CAPA
network so there is no access to the shared repository of over 400,000
learning objects. Also, courses created in the testdrive cluster will
not be backed up, so the system should only be used for exploration.

Experienced users do not need to attend the Monday session, but are
welcome to join and help teachers new to LON-CAPA.

For both groups, it will be an opportunity to:

(a) Meet and exchange ideas with fellow teachers
(b) Assemble materials for the forthcoming academic year

Please communicate this information with K-12 colleagues in your
school and at other schools.


Stuart Raeburn, Ph.D.            helpdesk at loncapa.org
Dept. Physics & Astronomy
Michigan State University
MI 48824 USA

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