We are thrilled to announce our certification courses and workshops exclusively available at Engage 2020. These expanded training offerings are designed to help you take your skills to the next level. We invite you to review the training and certification descriptions below to help make your selections. All certifications will take place on Tuesday, June 16 and workshops will take place Friday, June 19.

Why certify at Engage? 
Don’t miss the opportunity to have hands-on, in-person training for the products you use the most. The benefit of being able to ask and troubleshoot questions on functionality as you go is invaluable. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be prepared to take the exam, earn your certification and add it to your list of professional development and your resume.

The Watermark Certification Program certifies candidates on skills and knowledge related to Watermark products and technologies. Credentials are granted based on completing courses and passing exams. Watermark certifications are tangible benchmarks of experience and expertise that help you stand out in a crowd among your peers.

All Workshops Tuesday Friday Aqua Digital Measures Electives EvaluationKIT LiveText SmartCatalog Taskstream AMS Taskstream LAT Tk20 Via Filter Workshops

June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Digital Measures by Watermark Administrator Certification

$250

This full-day course helps new Digital Measures administrators, and those seeking a refresher, use the system with confidence. Topics will include: system overview, best practices for system configuration, assuring data quality, and collaborative conversations on annual review, promotion and tenure, and accreditation. You’ll leave this course equipped to administer Digital Measures on your campus, and prepared for the certification test. A boxed lunch is included with this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Digital Measures by Watermark Advanced Administrator Certification

$250

You already have your Administrator Certification and are familiar with using the system, so now what? Experienced DM administrators will develop configuration strategies for goals such as annual review, promotion and tenure, and other faculty activity reporting needs. Through a combination of system best practices from a senior Digital Measures Product Consultant and collaborative discussions with fellow administrators, you’ll leave this course with the tools needed to better collect and report on faculty activities in innovative and streamlined ways. This course is designed for experienced administrators who have managed DM for at least one assessment cycle, are responsible for system configuration and maintenance, and wish to learn more advanced functions. A boxed lunch is included with this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

EvaluationKIT by Watermark Administrator Certification

$250

Earn your EvaluationKIT certification with this full-day course for new EvaluationKIT administrators or those seeking a refresher. The course is designed to train you in creating and managing course evaluation projects. We'll focus on major operational steps, including managing surveys and account settings, term-over-term project deployment, reporting, and best practices to ensure ongoing success. Additionally, we'll cover project tools and key functionality, like Metadata and General Surveys, that go beyond the initial set-up and training sessions. Once certified, you'll have everything you need to confidently manage ongoing operations in EvaluationKIT. A boxed lunch is included in this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Planning & Self-Study Administrator Certification

$250

This course will prepare users of all levels of experience to use Planning & Self-Study, streamlining assessment planning and building accreditation reports. Learn all components of the platform, from setting up a new institution from start to finish to data entry and exporting final reports for institutional reflection and accreditation self-study. Hands-on training includes editing CSV templates for system setup and maintenance; documenting and reporting on assessment data; building and publishing a self-study report, and more. Gain a firm understanding of system functionality and best practices that apply to any institution. A boxed lunch is included in this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

SmartCatalog by Watermark Administrator Certification

$250

SmartCatalog certification is a full-day course that focuses on catalog, policy manual, and handbook management and best practices. New SmartCatalog administrators, or those seeking a refresher, will learn both administrator and basic editor functions, as well as best practices to ensure ongoing success. You'll benefit from hands-on practice correcting sections edited by others, restoring deleted sections, creating new items, and understanding how and when to contact support. This course will prepare you to train users, manage the system, and pass the certification test. A boxed lunch is included in this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Taskstream AMS by Watermark Administrator Certification

$250

This full-day certification course dives into the essential AMS tools for administrators new to the platform, or users who would like a refresher of system basics. We will focus on core AMS functionality: tracking and managing cyclical assessment data for academic programs and non-instructional units, including General Education assessment and Strategic Planning. You’ll learn data entry, reporting, and system maintenance to ensure that you can use AMS to accomplish your institution’s goals for outcomes assessment and planning, including entering and reporting on assessment and planning data, mapping outcomes, workspace maintenance, updating your organizational hierarchy, and user account creation. Leave feeling confident in your ability to implement AMS on your campus, and ready for the certification test. A boxed lunch is included with this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Taskstream AMS by Watermark Advanced Certification

$250

This full-day certification course is for administrators who are ready to go beyond assessment and planning for academic programs and non-instructional units, and tackle more in-depth processes. You will learn how to take the data from your assessment and planning workspaces and evaluate it using rubrics and the AMS Review Methods tool. We will cover narrative workspaces, which can be used for program review and accreditation self-studies. This workshop will also focus on user account creation, workspace and hierarchy maintenance, and how to run reports. You will leave feeling confident in your ability to manage some of the more complex processes of AMS and ready for the advanced certification test. A boxed lunch is included with this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Via by Watermark Administrator Certification

$250

If you are transitioning into the role of Via administrator for your campus, need a better understanding of the foundational system functions, or need a refresher on system best practices, this full-day certification course is for you. We’ll discuss best practices for identifying and capturing the data and information you need through topics including organizational infrastructure, templates and activities. You will leave this course confident in your ability to create course-based assessments in Via that results in rich data that measures your progress on outcomes and inform greater learning about what's happening in the classroom in your institution. Note: this session does not cover field experience topics, including internship placement or external assessment. A boxed lunch is included in this registration.

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June 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Via by Watermark Advanced Administrator Certification

$250

This full-day course will go beyond basics and will enable you to tackle any Via process and solution with confidence. Special attention will be given to unique memberships, complex workflows, and timeline and portfolio uses. Bring your alternative use cases and interesting questions, and be prepared to share strategies and hear new ideas from your fellow admins! While we will cover a few Course-Based Assessment basics, this session is designed for seasoned Via administrators. A boxed lunch is included with this registration.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Improving the Curriculum Management Process with SmartCatalog by Watermark

$50

Going from a paper process to an online system is a big improvement — but also a challenge. Learn how you can ensure that the curriculum form you create in SmartCatalog by Watermark is easy to use and understand. We’ll share the changes that you can complete or request to ensure your curriculum management system is comprehensive, including help text, form changes, email notifications, and program templates.

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

Pro Tips & Best Practices in SmartCatalog by Watermark

$50

Up and running with SmartCatalog, but ready for more? Learn best practices and skills including exporting to print. This workshop will answer your burning questions and teach troubleshooting techniques to help you overcome common challenges that come up while using SmartCatalog.

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June 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm

“Who Watches the Watchmen?” A Review of Review Methods to Assess your Assessment in Taskstream AMS

$50

If you're new to review processes or just getting started with them in Taskstream AMS, this workshop is designed for you! Join us for this helpful discussion to learn how to engage reviewers in a feedback loop for inputted data, based on successfully implemented models that will help you guide programs that need help establishing thorough and reliable information. With effective and actionable feedback from reviewers, you'll quickly see an increase in the quality of your overall data.

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

Making your Data Come Alive with LiveText by Watermark Reports and Analytics

$50

Display and showcase your data like never before with LiveText Reports. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to quickly access and analyze your data using customizable reports that include Live Analytics. Administrators will learn about the reports available, how to run them, and access raw assessment data.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Collecting Field Experience Assessments in Taskstream LAT by Watermark

$50

In this session, you’ll learn how Taskstream LAT by Watermark supports experiential learning with workflows to capture assessments related to those activities. Join us for this session as we explore the best ways to get students and key stakeholders involved in Field Experience assessment, as well as other key administrative functions in the system.

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

Field Experience Management in Taskstream LAT by Watermark

$50

This Taskstream LAT by Watermark Field Placement workshop is designed to facilitate the management of supervised professional work (such as internships, externships, coops, or practicum) that students are required to complete in order to earn a degree or credential. In this session, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the system, including coordinating clinical placements for students, managing the information associated with field activities, and making informed decisions about where to place students. You’ll also learn how to manage multiple placements per student and associate programs/courses with corresponding placement and DRF requirements.

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June 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Reports Scavenger Hunt in Taskstream LAT by Watermark

$50

It’s time to put your learning and training on Taskstream LAT by Watermark to the test! In this challenge of your LAT skills and understanding, you’ll follow a variety of prompts that test your ability to find solutions in the system, from demographic data to comparative reports. This workshop will show how you’re able to get valuable information out of using the system. Our expert consultants will guide you through the exercises and cheer you on as you work towards LAT mastery.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Back to the Basics with LiveText by Watermark

$50

LiveText by Watermark allows students, faculty, and administrators to see a complete picture of learning progress inside the traditional classroom. This session covers three key focus areas: an overview of system capabilities, set-up, and assessment management by the administrator and faculty. This is the ideal workshop for those in need of a LiveText refresher course!

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

How to Support Better Placement with Tk20 by Watermark Applications

$50

TK20 Applications support all student placements from self-placed to institution-placed and everything in between. Learn how creating and using applications for field placement can enable easier and more informed placements. You'll also see how a placement coordinator might use transcript data and previously collected key assessments, such as disposition assessments, when placing students, all without leaving the system. We recommend that you be familiar with placements in TK20 to get the most out of this workshop.

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

Aqua by Watermark Scavenger Hunt

$50

It is time to put your understanding of Aqua by Watermark to the test. In this challenge, you will solve a variety of prompts that test your ability to find solutions within Aqua. From project creation, to artifact uploading and reports, you will gain confidence as you demonstrate to the Watermark team that you are an exceptional Aqua user. Experts will be present to guide you through the exercises and cheer you on as you work towards Aqua mastery!

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June 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Tk20 by Watermark Field Experience Implementation ABCs

$50

Start to build your knowledge with an essential Field Experience overview. Then, learn how to identify key components of your current process, and how they translate into TK20 by Watermark. If you’re thinking about using Field Experience, this is the training to start you off on solid ground. You’ll leave knowing the next steps to implement your current program.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Course-Based Assessments in Tk20 by Watermark

$50

In this hands-on session, you'll learn how to build Tk20 assignment templates in your digital filing cabinet, along with how to send copies to your students. After configuring forms, building assignment templates, sending out assignments, and getting them assessed, you're ready to start reaping the benefits of your hard work. We'll explore a variety of TK20 Core and Next Gen reports related to courses that can help you monitor and analyze your data more easily. Additionally, build custom Instant Insight Reports so you can quickly access the data you need, anytime you need it.

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June 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Advanced Workflows for Via by Watermark Administrators

$50

In this workshop, you’ll learn about advanced workflows in Via that can help you address the trickiest of questions. Imagine your dean approaches you with a complex question about your students' experiences in the classroom. Do you know how to gather the data to answer it? Topics will span additional assessors, managing groups, and template options that ultimately drive the data you need. To attend this session, you must have completed either a Via certification or implementation as a main administrator.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Field Experience in Via by Watermark Part 1

$50

Learn how Via can help facilitate various aspects of experiential learning with tools to track candidate placements, document internship hours, and capture internship-related assessment data. You'll discover the best ways to get students and external stakeholders involved in Field Experience assessment. We recommend taking the Field Experience in Via Part 2 workshop for the most complete Field Experience training. To attend this session, you must have completed either a Via certification or an implementation as a main administrator.

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

Field Experience in Via by Watermark Part 2

$50

Continue to deepen your knowledge of Field Experience in Via with with part 2 of the Via Field Experience workshop. You'll discover the best ways to get students and external stakeholders involved in Field Experience assessment. To attend this session, you must have completed Via certification or implemented Via as the main administrator at your institution AND completed Field Experience in Via Part 1.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Beyond the Basics with Digital Measures Workflow

$50

If your institution is looking to expand its use of Workflow for Digital Measures to include more processes, or you want to improve your current use of the tool, this session is for you! We'll review the basics of template and schedule setup, as well as how to utilize features like submissions, branching options, and form security to fit your process and institution. In this workshop, we'll collaborate and review best practices to manage processes and configure steps.

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June 19, 8:00am - 9:30am

Build an Aqua Project with the Experts!

$50

In this workshop, learn from the experts at Watermark, and among your peers, to tackle projects in Aqua. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and get a refresher on how to perform tasks you may have struggled with or forgotten, making this perfect for new admins or those who want to revisit these processes. Tap into the expertise of your peers and the Watermark team to learn how other institutions are using Aqua on campus to assess student learning outcomes.

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June 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Norming Secrets for Aqua by Watermark

$50

If you’re preparing to use Aqua to facilitate a norming or calibration exercise, this workshop is for you. Learn how to build a norming project in Aqua, including how to spot discrepancies in scoring, and how to call for a third score to break any ties.

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June 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Creating General Surveys with EvaluationKIT by Watermark

$50

You've used EvaluationKIT for course evaluations, but how else can you leverage the system to help your institution collect the data it needs for reporting and improvement? Attend this workshop to learn how you can use EvaluationKIT for other types of surveys at your institution.

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June 19, 9:45am - 11:15am

Mastering Data Imports in Digital Measures by Watermark

$50

Become a CSV file expert at this data imports workshop. With hands-on activities, you'll learn how to format CSV files, navigate your configuration report, and how to interpret error messages. With our new DSA instant import feature, we'll explore how to properly format files to support the creation of records that include DSAs, and update records that contain them. Whether you're new to DM or a seasoned administrator, this session will take you to the next level.

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