Presentation on theme: "CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION A VIABLE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND CAREERS August 25, 2010 SAM 2007 Introductory/Advanced Hands-On Training."— Presentation transcript:
CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION A VIABLE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND CAREERS August 25, 2010 SAM 2007 Introductory/Advanced Hands-On Training Trish Bobst, Cengage Learning
1 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Insert Header CTE teachers using SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) 2007 should come for some hands-on training to begin using this assessment and training software. Learn how to create classes; create exams and training; and schedule assessment, training, and live-within-the-application projects. This session is for SAM beginners….followed by session for SAM advanced users.
3 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SAM 2007 Flash-based simulated Assessment tasks Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint By book/chapter or you can pick and choose questions 66 SAM Projects 30 from textbook end-of-chapter material 30 additional cases to mirror those Projects –Same skills - different documents 6 Capstone Projects –For additional end-of-application reinforcement Tens of thousands of testbank items Multiple choice, true-false, short answer, etc.
4 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION June 2009 Release Advanced simulated, performance-based exam coverage for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint A second set of performance-based exam tasks (scenario) that mirror all introductory and advanced exam tasks Simulated, performance-based exam tasks for Windows and Outlook SAM Training at the introductory level
5 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SAM Hierarchy Order of Operations Sections Name of the class and must be created first Assignments Can be SAM Exams, Training, or Projects Formerly called Scheduling, must be done so students see assignments Reports
7 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SAM 2007 v6.0 (June 30) SAM 2007 6.0 Content Enhancements… 75 Office 2010 Upgrading tasks mapped to the Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010 book [Text ISBN#053847288]. Access 2007 is being added to Projects! 40 Windows 7 Assessment & Training tasks SAM 2007 already contains valuable IC3 content for Computer Literacy BASICS and Practical Computer Literacy. Check out the User Resources page on SAM Central for helpful PPT and Word document walkthroughs regarding the IC3 content, specifically and where you can find the content, create exams/training and schedule them.SAM Central
8 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SAM 2007 v6.0 The following functionality enhancements… Firefox compatibility: SAM 2007 v6.0 will work in Firefox. Please Note: It is compatible but not supported. Enhanced Projects grading/weighting so that instructors dont have to manually set the # of points per step like they do today Auto-generate Companion Training (you can already create Companion Exams) which will save instructors time in creating their assignments. With one click they will be able to create an exam and a training assignment which cover exactly the same skills!
9 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION http://sam2007.course.com System Requirements Be sure to have Flash 9 or higher installed –Flash 10 with ActiveX is recommended Be sure to use Internet Explorer 6 or higher Make sure SAM 2007 is a trusted site …all of these details (and more) are found in the Documentation area of the SAM welcome screen
10 CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SAM 2007 Support SAM Technical Support/product feedback Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@cengage.com Phone: 800-648-7450, option 5, option 3 Live Chat for students 24/7 –http://www.academic.cengage.com/supporthttp://www.academic.cengage.com/support Live Chat for instructors 9-9 EST SAM Requirements http://samcentral.course.com