Media & Technology

MiraCosta supports the following technologies for teaching and learning:

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Course Content

Note: These tips are a starting point for creating accessible course content; for additional information or if questions arise, please contact Robert Erichsen, Access Specialist at rerichsen@miracosta.edu Accessibility Statement added to syllabus. Include: 1) Disability Accommodations statement; 2) Links to vendor accessibility information for specialty products used in your course. Resources: MiraCosta's syllabus checklist has examples of...

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3C Media Solutions

3C Media Solutions is a streaming media server for all California Community College faculty and staff. You can upload audio & video files and make them available securely, privately (if desired), and ad-free.  Captioning is also available free of charge. This service is made possible by the DECT Grant funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office. To...

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous online collaboration tool available at MiraCosta College through CCC Confer. This tool is available for online, hybrid, or on-ground classes. Blackboard Collaborate is integrated with MCC LMS systems, and can also be used directly through CCC Confer for online meetings and webinars. Collaborate Classic Available through CCC Confer. Closed caption service is available upon request. CCC Confer Training...

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is available to faculty teaching courses at MiraCosta College. Use your MCC username and password to log in to Bb. https://blackboard.miracosta.edu To learn more about Blackboard click on a link below or search for a topic in the search box in the top right corner of this website.  Content Tools Record from Webcam: End...

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Canvas Information & Resources

MiraCosta College is transitioning from Blackboard and Moodle to Canvas during 2016-17 and 2017-18. Starting in summer 2018, Canvas will be the sole supported course management system for MiraCosta classes. If you are interested, see the details on the spring 2016 process that led to the selection of Canvas.     MiraCosta's Canvas system may be accessed at http://miracosta.instructure.com...

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CMS Evaluation 2016

In spring 2016, MiraCosta College conducted a re-evaluation of its course management system (CMS). This site served as a key resource during the process; now it remains as documentation of how the decision was made. You may also view/download a 6-page document describing the selection of Canvas and recommendations for a 2-year transition period from Blackboard and...

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MCC Specific Canvas Tutorials & Articles

Canvas is available to faculty teaching courses at MiraCosta College. Use your MCC username and password to log in to https://miracosta.instructure.com A collection of MCC specific tutorials & articles can be found below or search for a topic in the search box in the top right corner of this website.  Canvas Information & Resources. Assignments What are...

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Moodle

Moodle is available only to faculty that are either currently or have previously taught courses on Moodle at MiraCosta College. The last semester for Moodle is Spring 2018. Moodle Log On:  http://miracosta.mrooms.net/ To learn more about Moodle, click a link below or search for a topic in the search box in the top right corner of this...

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Online Ed Tech Pilots

In collaboration with the MiraCosta Online Educators committee and individual faculty, the office of Online Education regularly supports pilot evaluations of emerging technologies. For more information on current pilots, including getting involved if you are interested, please contact Jim Julius, faculty director of online education. Note that in spring 2016, MiraCosta conducted a course management system evaluation...

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Read & Write Gold

Read&Write Gold is an award-winning literacy software solution that helps struggling students complete reading, writing, and research assignments.  The Read&Write family of products is used daily by millions of people worldwide to help make digital content more accessible and better match their individual learning style. This customizable easy to use toolbar for PC and Mac...

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Respondus

Respondus is a quiz authoring and management tool that allows instructors to create exams, quizzes, and surveys offline that can then be published directly to Blackboard. Test questions can be uploaded from a text file, rich text file, or Word document. Existing Bb tests can be downloaded, saved, and printed. MiraCosta College has a campus-wide...

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Techsmith Relay

Relay Bulletins TechSmith Relay: Chrome Web Browser Warning TechSmith Relay: YouTube Video Captioning Alert Silverlight is required on the Mac for Techsmith Relay – Self Hosted TechSmith Relay enables all MiraCosta faculty and staff to easily create screencast videos including any content from their computer, along with webcam video if desired. Relay auto-captions videos and you...

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Tools in the TIC

Technology Available for Checkout The TIC provides technologies for faculty to try out innovative tools and approaches for classroom and online teaching. Standard checkout time is two weeks. Available Technology 2 iPad Pros with Apple Pencils and keyboard covers 2 iPad 3s 2 iPad 2s 1 iPad 3 Mini iPad keyboards 2 stands to use iPads as...

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Turnitin

Turnitin is a cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review that saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. Turnitin is used to support the submission, tracking, plagiarism prevention, and evaluation of student work online. Turnitin is available in Canvas, Blackboard, & Moodle. MiraCosta College has an unlimited license to Turnitin, GradeMark, and Peer...

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VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a collaborative communication tool that allows text, audio, video, voice and annotated communication. VoiceThread is available in the Blackboard and Moodle LMS systems.   Canvas Instructor Documentation Student Documentation Blackboard Instructor Documentation Student Documentation Instructor Resources Basics 1 workshop recording Basics 2 workshop recording Basics 3 workshop recording VoiceThread YouTube Channel Register for upcoming workshops...

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