Visit the new Upcoming Canvas Changes page within the Canvas Community. This page is updated by Instructure and is the central location for communicating all Canvas’s significant upcoming changes. Canvas recommends you click the Follow button at the top of the document so you will receive all updates as they are made available. You may also want to review the upcoming Canvas Release Notes to find out what is coming soon and when. Check the Canvas System Status Updates for real time updates about existing features within Canvas.
Turnitin is available within Canvas and offers a tighter integration between a Canvas assignment and Turnitin. No separate login or password is required for faculty or students.
Eventually it is expected that Turnitin will only be available via the method described here. MiraCosta College has an unlimited license to Turnitin, GradeMark, and Peer Review.
Turnitin LTI 2.0 Canvas Plagiarism Framework
- Creating a Turnitin LTI 2.0 Assignment
- Canvas Plagiarism Framework Teacher Guide
- The Similarity Report
- ETS E-rater Grammar Check
- Duplicating an Assignment
Turnitin LTI 2.0 Resources
Testing a Turnitin Assignment with your MCC Sample Student
Turnitin is an LTI tool that is globally installed on our Canvas system. LTI tools are not native to Canvas so they will not work in the internal Canvas Student View. You must log off of Canvas, as an instructor, then log on with your MCC Sample Student account. Now you will be able to experience a Turnitin assignment within your Canvas course as a student.
CCC Digital Learning Day was filled with inspiration! They had emotional reflections from a student about a video creation assignment, a call to action for information literacy, advice for online instructors from students, discussions about the value of students interacting with a global audience, and ended the day with a visualization of our international audience on a Google Map!
The button below will take you to the archives and many rich resources to support your teaching and learning innovations.
Online Teaching Conference
The CCC Online Teaching Conference returns to Anaheim June 17-19. MiraCosta is always well represented at this conference. Online Ed will fully fund attendance including hotel for a limited number of folks who want to go. If you’d like to go reach out to me for more information.
Professional Development Courses
@ONE offers an incredible array of online teaching classes ranging from general introductory and intermediate courses about online education, to more focused learning experiences related to topics such as culturally responsive teaching, accessibility, assessment, and much more. Check out the catalog.
Just In! New Self-Paced Accessibility Courses through @One! These offerings are FREE.
New Tools in Canvas
Arc Pilot – Arc is a video management system by the same folks who bring us Canvas. It offers a video archive, captioning services, the ability to make comments on videos, and much more – Learn more about Arc. Students have access to Arc as well, so this can be a powerful tool for courses that have video-based assignments. Earlier this Spring, we facilitated some workshops introducing Arc
Notebowl Pilot – This tool helps students stay connected to their online courses through social media-like posting, assignment tracking, and syncing their collective course calendar. Learn more about Notebowl. You can start using Notebowl in Canvas by enabling “Bulletin” in your course Navigation Settings.
NameCoach – Tired of mispronouncing or not knowing the correct pronunciation of a student’s name? NameCoach is to the rescue! This feature, already available in Canvas, allows students and instructors to voice-record their names – making it easier for folks to establish respectful relationships online. Learn more about NameCoach. Video tutorials on local use will be available on the TIC website soon
Title V Changes – Student-to-Student Contact
Potential Title 5 changes will require online classes ensure “student-to-student contact.” To learn more about these changes and techniques for facilitating student-to-student contact in an online environment, check out our Flex Workshop on this issue.
Student Orientation to Online Learning – Remaining Sessions
Please encourage students to attend one of our workshops! They will be introduced to a wealth of resources that will help them with both online and face-to-face learning.
- Wednesday, February 6 from 12 – 1 pm ONLINE
- Wednesday, February 6 from 3 – 4 pm OC 1201 (face-to-face)
- Thursday, February 7 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm ONLINE
- Monday, March 11 from 4 – 5 pm ONLINE
- Wednesday, March 13 from 12 – 1 pm OC 1201(face-to-face)
- Thursday, March 14 from 9 – 10 am ONLINE
Students can sign up here.
CVC-OEI Course Academy
If you teach a fully online C-ID approved course, you are eligible to receive support from the Online Education Initiative in preparation for possibly offering the class on the Course Exchange. Learn more about the Course Design Academy and/or sign up for a spring informational meeting.
That is all for now, folks! I wish you happiness and fulfillment in all of your online and screenless endeavors!
Peace.Love.Unity.Justice for All.
my pronouns: he, him, his
Faculty Director of Online Education (Interim – Spring 2019)
Arc is the next-generation online video learning platform available within Canvas that unmutes learning by turning one‑way, passive video into inclusive, productive discussion. ARC is available to all MiraCosta College faculty, staff, and students through our Canvas LMS platform.
Arc is available in faculty and students from the main blue navigation bar in MCC Canvas.
Arc is also available to faculty only on the navigation menu within a Canvas course to RECORD or ADD video content.
Note that when accessing ARC within the Canvas Rich Content Editor, you’ll need to click the More External Tools button (looks like a V) and then select Arc from the bottom of the list.
Key ARC tutorials/videos to get you started:
- How do I use Arc through the Rich Content Editor in Canvas?
- How do I record a screen capture video in Canvas?
To learn more about ARC and Canvas, View the full set of ARC tutorials