MiraCosta Zoom tips + do you need a headset/webcam?

Hello, MiraCosta faculty –

In the last week, a lot of us have learned a lot about Zoom. Rick Cassoni did a great Zoom intro workshop and curry mitchell followed that with a deeper look on connecting with students in Zoom. Based on those and a lot of additional experience, I’ve compiled a 2-page set of Zoom tips for teaching with Zoom. These tips also can help you lessen the likelihood or severity of Zoombombing, which has sadly entered our world.

Scott Conrad has asked me to let faculty know that AIS ordered a number of wired headsets and webcams for faculty who may need either or both of these for a full instructional setup at home. If you are interested, please submit a Help Desk Request via the Portal. If approved, these items will be available for pickup at either the Oceanside or San Elijo campus at a time that works for you.

Best wishes!

Jim Julius, Ed.D.
Faculty Director, Online Education

Transition to Remote Instruction Workshop Archives

These are the archives of the workshops that were presented March 23 – 27, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

MiraCosta Faculty Support – Friday, March 28, 2020

Remote Instruction MiraCosta College

Hello, Faculty Community! 

We have made it to the last day of professional development for the transition to remote instruction! We have another great lineup of workshops for you. We want to take time on this last day to thank you all for your efforts to make this project a reality. We are especially thankful for all of the folks who volunteered their time, energy, and expertise to help us during this moment in history that is both anomalous and riddled with uncertainty.  

THANK YOU! 

Below you will find the workshop schedule for the day, 1-1 support, and some resources to use as we get ready to rejoin our students and finish the Spring semester! 

Today (Friday), in our Zoom meeting for online workshops (same Zoom link for all workshops, all day, all week!) 

9 – 10 AM – Virtual Coffee Hour

Join colleagues for socializing, brainstorming, Q&A, demonstrations, and Zoom practice.

10 AM – 12 PM – Equity-Minded Remote Instruction Practices with Rhonda Welch-Scalco, Pedro Morgado, and Shawn Firouzian

In this session, we will look at some great evidence-based equity-minded practices in remote learning or distance education.  Participants and presenters engage in discussion about what these practices would look like in an ideal setting and what can be done now in this trying time to approximate them in our remote instruction.

12 – 1 PM – Academic Support Centers – with our Support Center Directors

Leaders from the Tutoring & Academic Support Center, Writing Center, STEM & Math Learning Centers, and Supplemental Instruction will share how their services will continue to be available to MiraCosta students, and invite faculty to consider how to help their students take advantage of these online support opportunities.

1 – 2 PM – A Review of Where We Have Been and a Discussion About What’s Next with Sean Davis and Jim Julius

Sean and Jim will recap the week, inviting participants to share what they’ve learned. We’ll go over key resources that faculty can continue to use moving forward, and look for input from participants about what additional forms of support will continue to be important.

2 – 3 PM –  A Discussion with Academic Senate Leadership with Maria Figueroa and Luke Lara

This is a space for faculty to address AS leadership with questions, concerns, and things to share that can benefit faculty and our students as we resume our Spring semester next week. 

3 – 5 PM – EXTENDED VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR 

We want to hear from you all about how the week has been and what you would like support to look like moving forward. Please bring your thoughts, ideas, questions, and suggestions as we wrap-up an unprecedented week amid unprecedented circumstances. 

Also today, 1-1 support is available in Zoom from 10 am – 4 pm and 7 – 10 pm – connect with volunteer colleagues to help you think through your technological and pedagogical shifts!

Remember also:

With gratitude,

Sean and Jim

MiraCosta Faculty Support: Thursday, March 26

Remote Instruction MiraCosta College

Good morning, MiraCosta faculty! We’re on day 4 of our 5 day workshop sprint. How are your preparations going? Ready for a boost? Check out a workshop today, or pop in for some online 1-1 support with a colleague! Check out the details below…

Today (Thursday), in our Zoom meeting for online workshops (same Zoom link for all workshops, all day, all week!) 

9 – 10 AM – Virtual Coffee Hour

Join colleagues for socializing, brainstorming, Q&A, demonstrations, and Zoom practice.

10am – 12pmCanvas Course Design Overview – Robert Kelley

The workshop covers an approach to effectively set up a Canvas Course. You’ll see a step-by-step walk through in how to design a course using Canvas – with a discussion of both pedagogy and technology. Note that there are many ways to set up a Canvas Course – what you will see is just one possibility – but enough to get you started

12pm – 1pmLibrary Resources – Librarians

This session will go over the library’s online resources and how to incorporate them into your courses. We will also have time for individual q & a.

1pm – 3pmScreencasting – Robert Kelley

Screencasting enables you to ‘Show and Tell’ You can record and share with your students whatever you wish to display on your computer screen, while you are talking about it (e.g. using a microphone). Screencasting is a great way to share mini-lecturettes, make quick replies to students, demonstrate a method, or provide students with feedback on their assignments/quizzes. Importantly, you’ll get hands on experience with how to do this easily and for free!

3pm – 4pmMaking the Most of Canvas Discussions – Sean Davis

During this interactive workshop, we will participate in different kinds of discussions using the tools in Canvas and Zoom.
This workshop will cover:

  • How to set up a Canvas Discussion Forum
  • Using Zoom in tandem with Canvas Discussions
  • Learn how to put students into groups (and have them self-enroll in groups) and facilitate a group discussion
  • Using SpeedGrader to assess discussions

4 – 5 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Join colleagues for socializing, brainstorming, Q&A, demonstrations, and Zoom practice.

Also today, 1-1 support is available in Zoom from 10 am – 4 pm and 7 – 10 pm – connect with volunteer colleagues to help you think through your technological and pedagogical shifts!

Remember also:

Keep on keepin’ on,

– Sean and Jim

Instructional Continuity Prep Week Day 3 – Schedule of Events for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Remote Instruction MiraCosta College

Hello, Faculty Community! 

We had have had two great days of learning as we transition to remote instruction next Monday! We are ready for a Wednesday filled with plenty of support from our fellow faculty members with both 1-1 help and a full slate of workshops running continuously throughout the day. 

We hope to see you in Zoom. 🙂 

9 – 10 AM – Virtual Coffee Hour

Join colleagues for socializing, brainstorming, Q&A, demonstrations, and Zoom practice.

10am – 12pmCanvas Basics: Announcements, Modules, Assignments, Messages, and Grades with James Garcia, Sean Davis, and Billy Gunn

This workshop is designed to give an overview of the basic tools to move classroom activities online using Canvas – announcements, class roster, your profile, messages, assignments, and grades.

12pm – 1pmStudent Services Update with Alketa Wojcik

The changing nature of going remotely is stressful and students and faculty will have many questions on student support available during this time. All student support will be available remotely and this webinar will provide some information on how we will meet the needs of the students and go over some of the FAQs that we have received from our campus community.  

1pm – 2pmTech check, Content Check, Audience Check: Strategies for Effective Online Instruction with Nadia Khan

This webinar will focus on recommendations related to online teaching and provide tips and strategies to ensure effective online instruction so that instructors feel confident before and during online instruction. Furthermore, tools and checklists will be shared to support online course development and delivery.

2pm – 3pmContent Creation for Online Instruction with Nadia Khan

This webinar will provide tools, techniques, and tips on content creation for online or remote learning. Participants will be able to understand key aspects of content creation for online audiences and look at ways of recycling existing content for online use, such as through instructional videos, screen-casts, and podcasts. 

3pm – 4pmOnline Testing in Canvas with Angela Senigaglia

This workshop will cover the “quizzes” feature in Canvas and provide participants with a walkthrough tutorial on how to set up quizzes and tests in Canvas. 

4 – 5 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Join colleagues for socializing, brainstorming, Q&A, demonstrations, and Zoom practice.

Also today, 1-1 support is available in Zoom from 10 am – 4 pm and 7 – 10 pm – connect with volunteer colleagues to help you think through your technological and pedagogical shifts!

Remember also:

We have you have another great day of transitional prep! 

– Sean and Jim

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