Collegial Faculty Canvas Support this Week

I’m excited to announce that some stellar MiraCosta colleagues have volunteered to provide 33 hours of drop-in faculty Canvas support during finals week. This support will be offered in the Oceanside Teaching & Learning Center, on the San Elijo Campus, and even online via Zoom. Please see the schedule for details.

You may have questions about grading, wrapping up your classes, or even questions about designing your spring classes. Or perhaps you have some nagging questions about Canvas that you just haven’t had time to address this semester. Or, maybe you’ll just feel better about getting some Canvas work done knowing that you have an expert on hand should anything come up! Either way, take advantage of this great support offered by your fellow faculty.

Additional Canvas Support & Tips

At the end of each term, you have a couple weeks to wrap up your work within your Canvas courses, and courses then go into a read-only Concluded mode. For the fall semester, this occurs on Dec. 31, after which you and your students will have continued but limited access to course materials by default. See our detailed support guide to learn more about how this works, how you can change what happens, and how to work with your Concluded courses as you’re creating your new classes.

Remember, you always have 24×7 access to Canvas support (even during winter break) by calling the faculty Canvas support hotline: 1-833-345-2890

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

Canvas resources for the new semester Spring 2018

New support resources recently added to our TIC Canvas site:

  • Canvas “office hours” conducted by our Canvas faculty transition team – daily drop-in support opportunities over the first four weeks of the semester
  • Video recordings of multiple online and in-person Canvas trainings held during Flex week (added to videos from past workshops)
  • Daily live online Canvas support training sessions provided by Canvas – this is available through February 15 so take advantage now!

Soon we will announce dates and sign-ups for 4-week Introduction to Teaching with Canvas sessions to be offered this spring.

Finally, Canvas is gradually implementing an all-new Gradebook that is available now on a course-by-course basis. If you’d like to learn more and possibly use it in your class, see the New Gradebook Introduction, New Gradebook FAQ, New Gradebook Guide, and New Gradebook Users Group.

Happy Canvasing,

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