C3-2-1 Weekly Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1, February 10, 2020

Hello, Colleagues! 

Your Joyful Teacher in Residence here! The latest C3 Teaching and Learning Center professional learning opportunity is this weekly newsletter. Each week, you will get 3 resources for teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for you to ponder. 

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3 resources:

I. The Marginal Syllabus – 

Looking for a community of educators to join? The Marginal Syllabus might be the space you are looking for to network with professionals who share your passion for equitizing higher education through the use of Connected Learning Principles. Check out the resources, blogs, and events available on the website. 

From their About page: The Marginal Syllabus convenes and sustains conversations with educators about issues of equity in teaching, learning, and education. Through author and organizational partnerships, and by using the web annotation platform Hypothesis, the Marginal Syllabus fosters a participatory and open experiment in professional learning for educators eager to join critical conversations about equity and education.

The project’s name is an intentional reference to multiple interpretations of the term marginal.

II. ASCCC OER Initiative Canvas Page

Do you want to know where to start with Open Educational Resources? Have you been implementing OER in your courses and want more? The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has a ton of resources on their OERI Canvas page. You can simply explore the available resources or self-enroll in the Canvas course to participate in the OERI conversation – your choice! 

More info from the ASCCC webpage: The ASCCC OERI was funded in trailer bill language during the summer of 2018. Preparations for its launch were made during the fall 2018 term and this state-wide faculty-led effort had its kick-off with a webinar on February 1, 2019. This page serves as a collection of resources related to the structure and development of the OERI.

III. @One Introduction to Teaching with Canvas – Self-Paced Course (FREE!)

Are you still trying to figure out Canvas (we all are!)? Do you want to learn more about the basics of our institution’s Learning Management System? @One (Online Network of Educators) – a division of the CVC-OEI (California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative) – provides a variety of professional learning courses for online educators. Some (like the one featured here) are FREE! 

2 online tips and tricks:

I. Posting announcements on your Canvas Homepage

Did you know that you can post your most recent announcements to your Canvas course homepage? This practice can help students with another way to view the most recent and relevant course updates. If you are interested in implementing this feature in your course, click the title and check out the step-by-step tutorial. 

II. Hiding unnecessary navigation items – 

Is your Canvas navigation list cluttered with items you don’t even use in your course? Do you want students to navigate your course in a particular way without accessing pages, assignments, files, etc. unnecessarily? Click on the tip title to learn how to clean up your Canvas navigation list. 

1 question for you to ponder:

If you were a student who stepped into a college classroom, campus library, counseling office, etc. for the very first time, how would you feel, and how would you like to be received?

Have a great week four of our spring semester! 🙂 

Be joyful,

Sean Davis
Joyful Teacher in Residence
Coordinator, C3 Teaching and Learning Center

C3 Teaching and Learning Center

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