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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Canvas Information & Resources

MiraCosta's Canvas system may be accessed at miracosta.instructure.com - faculty and students log in with their SURF username and password. You'll also find buttons to log into each of MiraCosta's course management systems at miracosta.edu/online . See below for many great resources to help you learn to use Canvas, and earn MiraCosta Flex credit along the way....

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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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ConferZoom

Zoom provides a reliable, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly tool for live, recordable online presentations, meetings, and discussions with audio, video, chat, screen sharing, polling, and more. It can be used within Canvas or independently. ConferZoom is the CCC "branding" of Zoom and is available to all faculty and students at no charge. Faculty need to sign up for...

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MCC Canvas Tutorials & Articles

  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. The official Canvas Guides are a great source of tutorials on all Canvas features for instructors. You may also be interested in MiraCosta's general Canvas Information...

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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. Current Pilots PlayPosit (2016-18) This technology was licensed to fill...

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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 Canvas. Test questions can be uploaded from a text file, rich text file, or Word document. Existing Canvas tests can be downloaded, saved, and printed. MiraCosta College has a campus-wide...

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TechSmith Relay (Discontinued June 2018)

The version of TechSmith Relay used at MiraCosta College is long out of date, and the server is no longer available as of June 4, 2018. Recommended alternatives: For screencasting: MiraCosta has an institutional license for TechSmith's Snagit and Camtasia products. You may wish to view more information on these tools, including how to have...

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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.  MiraCosta College has an unlimited license to Turnitin, GradeMark, and Peer Review...

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