C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2021 Week Seven!

Hello, Faculty Community! 

Let’s get right into it.

These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection.

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(3) Resources

1. Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Allyship Training

We are fortunate to have a new offering joining our robust family of ally training – the MiraCosta APIDA Ally Training. I am signed up for the first cohort and I hope to see you there! 🙂 

Here is a description of the training from the organizers – 

The APIDA Ally Training is a FLEX-eligible six-week asynchronous Canvas course that asks for a one- to two-hour commitment each week. Through a collection of videos, articles, images, and interactive discussion board forums, this training is designed to enhance participants’ awareness of diverse APIDA histories, cultures, identities, and responses to recent influxes of anti-APIDA hate crimes. The training culminates with lessons and activities that will generate ideas for strengthening allyship and advocacy for MiraCosta’s–students, faculty, and staff–who identify as APIDA.

2. Undocumented Student Action Week

October 18-22 is Undocumented Student Action Week and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is hosting a series of events and webinars celebrating progress, recognizing current efforts, and looking forward to the challenges ahead. Plan on attending these events to learn more about the history of landmark legislation, significant data, and use, and how to better serve our students. 

For local resources, training, and information pertaining to our undocumented and mixed-status population, please visit our UPRISE Program

3. SAFE Topics is Back! Kinda…

Our homegrown podcast is back for a 3rd season. To kick things off, we interview MiraCosta employees about being back on campus. Additionally, we have a mini-series on a much-discussed teaching modality – HyFlex. Other episodes coming soon will include discussions on Ethnic Studies, the Transitions Program, Ungrading, and much more. 

Thanks for listening! 

(2) Online Tips and Tricks

1. Adding captions back into videos when moving a YouTube video to Studio

If you’d like to use features of Studio with a YouTube video, such as adding quiz questions or discussion onto the video, you probably know it’s easy to add a YouTube video into Studio. Unfortunately, if the YouTube video has captions, they aren’t retained in Studio. However, you can use the free website downsub.com to download a caption file from the YouTube video and then upload that file back onto the Studio video you’ve created by uploading the YouTube video, and voila! Captions have returned.

2. Using Embedded Google Docs in Canvas

You can easily embed Google Docs into your Canvas course to provide students with documents, assignments, and activities that can change in real-time without unnecessary uploads and downloads. Doing this can help with changing class schedules, syllabus addendums, and collaborative assignments. 

(1) Question

How can we focus on process over outcomes? Ultimately, which one is more important?

Stay joyful,

Sean Davis
Joyful Teacher in Residence 🙂