As emerging technologies change and shape the way we approach learning in the classroom and productivity in the workplace, it is essential that our knowledge of different technologies and software applications continue to expand and grow.

The Help Desk at Goshen College is committed to providing resources and training to assist our faculty, staff, and students in the classroom and on the job. To accomplish this, we have partnered with Atomic Learning, an award-winning provider of online technology training and support. Through this partnership we are able to make available to faculty, staff and students the practical application of technology in education and in the workplace. Faculty will also have access to training and resources needed to create college and career-ready students with 21st century skills.

Atomic Learning offers 24/7 access to professional development resources and just-in-time training and support for over 205 software applications and technologies, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Moodle, Keynote, and the iPad, to name a few. Their training resources are available through a series of one- to three-minute video tutorials. You can watch a video that is geared towards a specific topic or “how to” question, or you can view a series of videos to master an entire software application.

Accessing Atomic Learning’s Resources

To access Atomic Learning’s Resources, go to
http://www.goshen.edu/atomiclearning
You will be directed to our Moodle site to log in, and then forwarded on to Atomic Learning’s site.   Once at the Atomic Learning site, you will be presented with four sections; “Find an Answer to a Tech Question”, ” Browse Available Training and Projects”, “21st Century Skills”, and “My Training”. The following paragraphs explain what each of these four sections offer.

Find an Answer to a Tech Question

The Find an Answer to a Tech Question area allows you to quickly find the answer to a specific technology question.

  • Type your question or keywords into the text field.
  • Set any filters you’d like to use in the drop-down menus. By checking the box next to ‘View only preferred filters’ you may limit result to your preferred training.
  • Click the ‘Search’ button.
  • The resulting list contains application titles. Click an application title to expand the list and display individual lessons, then click a lesson title to view the tutorial in the player window.

Browse Available Training and Projects

The Browse Training & Projects area allows you to quickly access available resources with a few simple clicks and browse all available training topics.

Spotlights
Training Spotlights provide a structured training path so you can quickly find workshops, projects and tutorials related to a focused topic.

  • The button at the top of the Browse Available Training & Projects area features a highlighted Spotlight topic.
  • Access a full list of available topics by checking the ‘Spotlights’ box.
  • Each Spotlight includes a brief video. Start by viewing this topic overview, and then simply follow the steps on the right of the page to learn how to apply the topic.

Workshops
Workshops offer an in-depth look at popular emerging technology topics of interest to today’s educators.

  • Access a full list of available topics by checking the ‘Workshops’ box.

Projects
Atomic Learning offers classroom-ready projects that can be used as-is to quickly integrate technology into the classroom, or easily adapted to a particular subject-area or skill level.

  • To access Atomic Learning’s selection of classroom-ready projects, check ‘Projects’.
  • To view a complete list of projects, click the ‘Find’ button, or filter projects using the available drop-down menus before clicking ‘Find’.
  • Projects are also searchable by standards, including state specific, Common Core, and ISTE® NETS-S. You can sort projects by standard by clicking the ‘Browse Training by State Standards or ISTE® NETS-S’ link at the bottom of the module.

Tutorials
Atomic Learning offers a complete training library of show-and-tell training tutorials on over 205 of the most common applications. Training on 50+ assistive technology tools is also available.

  • To access the tutorial library, check the ‘Tutorials’ box.
  • To view a complete list of applications training tutorials are available on, click the ‘Find’ button, or filter tutorials using the available drop-down menus.
  • To view only assistive technology and accessibility related training, select ‘Assistive Technology’ in the drop-down menu for ‘Type’.

21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills Teacher Assessment
The Teacher Assessment lets districts gauge technology skill levels and helps teachers develop personalized learning paths to incorporate 21st century skills.
Tech Skills Assessment
The Tech Skills Assessment helps districts gauge individuals’ ability to apply technology.

My Training

The ‘My Training’ area includes your Favorites, Assigned and Recommended Training, Assessments and your ePortfolio.

Favorites
As you browse and search for tutorials, you’ll notice a gray star icon next to each tutorial. Clicking the star or ‘Add to Favorites’ when viewing a tutorial will add the tutorial to your Favorites list.

  • To view a tutorial in your Favorites, click the tutorial title.
  • To view a series, click the series title.
  • To collapse an application list, click the application title.
  • To remove a tutorial from your Favorites, click the trash can icon in the right column, and then click ‘OK’ in the confirmation box.

Assigned Training
Here you will see a summary list of training that has been assigned to you. Employees can be assigned training by their supervisor, or the Human Resources department. Students can be assigned training by their professor.

  • Each assignment has a due date, which turns green when due within seven days and red when overdue.
  • The ‘Progress’ column shows how many assigned tutorials have been viewed.
  • To view your assigned training, click the assignment name or ‘View’.
  • Once the assignment is opened, view other assigned tutorials by clicking the ‘Tutorial Playlist’ button in the player window.

If you would like information on how to assign training to employees that you supervise, or to students in your class, contact the ITS Help Desk at (574) 535-7700 for assistance.

ePortfolio
The ePortfolio allows you to keep a record of your accomplishments and experiences by enabling you to upload documents to a central location.

  • Click ‘Upload a New File’.
  • Type a description, then click ‘Browse’ and select a file from your computer.
  • Optionally, associate the file with an assignment.
  • Click ‘Upload’.
  • ePortfolio files are stored and may be viewed by clicking the titles.

Recommended Training
If training has been recommended to you, it will be listed here.

  • To view a tutorial, click its title.
  • To remove a tutorial from the list, click the trash can icon.
  • To create an assignment from a recommended item, click the book icon in the right column, then enter a name date.

Access Atomic Learning on your iPad or other tablet device

Atomic Learning’s website is tablet compatible. Simply go to https://moodle.goshen.edu/login/index.php on your iPad or other tablet. You will be directed to our Moodle site to log in, and then forwarded on to Atomic Learning’s site.
If you are using an iPad, you can add a link to Atomic Learning on your iPad’s Home Screen with the following instructions:

Additional Resources

If you have any questions about accessing Atomic Learning, or need further information about how Atomic Learning’s resources can assist you with integrating technology in the classroom or assisting with your professional development, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (574) 535-7700 or helpdesk@goshen.edu