Tuesday Online Education Workshops

Join us for Technology Tuesdays with Sean Davis (and Friends).

Each workshop will be held in person in TIC 1253B and Online via Zoom.

Topics will be available soon.

February 2019

Tuesday February 26: 1-2 pm
Topic: TBA
Host: Sean Davis
Zoom: Yes

March 2019

Tuesday March 5: 1-2pm
Topic: TBA
Host: Sean Davis
Zoom: Yes

Tuesday March 12: 1-2 pm
Topic: TBA
Host: Sean Davis
Zoom: Yes

Tuesday March 26: 1-2 pm
Topic: TBA
Host: Sean Davis
Zoom: Yes

April 2019

Tuesday April 2: 1-2 pm
Topic: TBA – Open Agenda
Host: Sean Davis
Zoom: Yes

Workshop Archives

Workshop Archives

Flex Credit is available for viewing MiraCosta online workshop archives. This is a pre-approved activity (in the category “Conferences and Presentations”) – see this PDP presentation for details on how to record pre-approved activities.

Getting Started

Older Recordings of sessions held via CCC Confer may require the installation of the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Full Descriptions of Previous Workshops

Total attendance at Online Ed workshops, spring 2012-fall 2017: 2,345
Average rating (on 10 point scale) for Online Ed workshops, spring 2012-fall 2016: 9.1 (ratings no longer collected for PDP workshops)

Fall 2018 Workshops

Registration

Starting in fall 2018, MiraCosta faculty no longer need to sign up for Flex activities in advance. After attending a Flex workshop, record your participation on your Flex transcript under the “Record Activities” tab, selecting the “Scheduled Activities or Workshops” activity type. Visit the Flex website for more information.

Archives

After Flex week, go to the Workshop Archives to see recordings and resources from workshops below that were held online.

Friday 8/10/2018

Canvas: Just the Basics for Beginners

10 – 10:50 am
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom

This hands-on workshop is designed to give an overview of the basic tools to get started with Canvas. Learn how to create announcements, review & sort your student roster in Canvas, create your profile, message students, create assignments, and sort & record grades in the gradebook. Participants will have time for hands-on work applying what they have learned in this workshop.

Canvas: Where can you go and how do you get there?

11:00 – 11:50 am
Sean Davis and Jim Julius
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom
Resources: Slides from Jim | TIC Canvas page

In this workshop, participants will get an overview of the possibilities for creating inviting, inclusive learning environments in Canvas. Participants will get an overview of the many resources available to faculty that MiraCosta, Canvas, the CCC system, and others provide. Participants will identify Canvas tools and practices they would like to learn more about, and will determine which resources seem most useful to support their professional learning in those areas.

All Hands on Canvas, on campus or off

1:00 – 2:50 pm
Jim Julius, Karen Turpin, Sean Davis, and Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a collaborative, supported environment. Attendees may be in-person in a computer lab, or online from anywhere, with opportunities to interact with fellow participants and Canvas experts. This workshop is intended to be useful for anyone from beginners to advanced Canvas users, and is open entry/exit – show up anytime and stay as long as you like. Come with your Canvas questions and your fall classes-in-progress!

Monday 8/13/2018

Explore Canvas Assignment Options

3:30 – 4:20pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Online via Zoom

Did you know Canvas Assignments has many customizable options? Learn how to quickly and efficiently create assignments with the basic options. We will then explore the expanded options of display grade as, submission type, availability

What Should a MiraCosta Online Teaching Certification Resource Look Like?

4:30 – 5:20 pm
Jim Julius
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Online via ConferZoom

In spring of 2019, Jim Julius will undertake a sabbatical project to develop a Canvas-based resource that can serve as

  •  a Distance Education (DE) Handbook for all MiraCosta faculty teaching DE classes
  • and as a certification resource for MiraCosta faculty who are looking for preparation to teach online.

In this session, Jim will provide an overview of typical DE handbook and certification resource content and activities in California Community Colleges. He will outline some of his ideas and goals for the project. Most importantly, this session is intended to be full of discussion, feedback, and input from participants about what they think will be essential and useful in a MiraCosta online teaching handbook and certification resource.

Using Zoom to Teach and Learn Synchronously Online

6:00 – 7:20 pm
Rick Cassoni and Jim Sullivan
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Online via ConferZoom

Zoom wizard Rick Cassoni will demonstrate all of the ways Zoom can enhance teaching and learning in both online and onsite classes. Participants will learn about and participate in discussions, conferences, and small group breakout sessions — all of which can be done more effectively than ever in Zoom.

Tuesday 8/14/2018

Getting the Most Out of Canvas

3:30 – 5:20 pm
Jim Julius, Curry Mitchell, and Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom

This workshop will give you insight into some tools many MiraCosta faculty find useful in working with Canvas: Turnitin (to improve student citation and decrease plagiarism); Google Drive (to help manage class materials and collaborative work); and Canvas pages (to increase the creative and visual possibilities for presenting course materials in Canvas). The workshop will also give you open time to work with Canvas in a collaborative, supported environment. Attendees may be in-person in a computer lab, or online from anywhere.

Wednesday 8/15/2018

Canvas: Just the Basics for Beginners

1:30 – 2:20 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners
Format/Location: Hands-on in CLC 131

This hands-on workshop is designed to give an overview of the basic tools to get started with Canvas. Learn how to create announcements, review & sort your student roster in Canvas, create your profile, message students, create assignments, and sort & record grades in the gradebook. Participants will have time for hands-on work applying what they have learned in this workshop.

Spring 2018 Workshops

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Archives

  • Go to the Workshop Archives to see recordings and resources from the workshops below that were held online.

Workshops

Friday 1/12/18

Time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

8:30 – 9:20 am
Jim Julius, Sean Davis, & Billy Gunn
Audience: Brand new to Canvas and beginners.
Format/Location: Online

View Recording

In this workshop, participants will receive a very brief overview of the Canvas system, which will be the sole MiraCosta course management system starting in summer 2018. Participants will get a tour of the many resources available to faculty that MiraCosta, Canvas, the CCC system, and others provide to help faculty learn to use Canvas effectively. Experienced faculty will provide a quick overview of the features of Canvas by providing a tour of their classes. They will highlight ways that Canvas is similar to and different from Blackboard.

Blackboard to Canvas: Export/Import Essentials

9:30 – 10:50 am
Karen Turpin
Audience: Brand new to Canvas and beginners.
Format/Location: Online

View Recording

View demonstrations of some of the most important processes in migrating from Blackboard to Canvas. Some elements work well to exports from Blackboard and import into Canvas, and these will be demonstrated: announcements, tests/surveys, and discussion boards. After each demo there will be an opportunity for online Q&A.

Bb to Canvas: Re-creating Content & Assignments

11 – 11:50 am
Curry Mitchell & Sean Davis
Audience: Beginners
Format/Location: Online

View Recording

View explanations and demonstrations of how common Blackboard class elements such as files, assignments, folders, and items are best re-created in Canvas. There will be plenty of opportunity for online Q&A during the demonstrations.

Hands on Canvas: Tests/surveys – Bb to Canvas

1 – 1:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment, with a specific focus on how to move tests and surveys from Blackboard to Canvas. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

All Hands on Canvas: Announcements – Bb to Canvas

2 – 2:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment, with a specific focus on how to move announcements from Blackboard to Canvas. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

All Hands on Canvas: Discussion boards – Bb to Canvas

3 – 3:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment, with a specific focus on how to move discussion boards from Blackboard to Canvas. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

Tuesday 1/16/18

Canvas Basics: Materials, Gradebook, Announcements – San Elijo

9 – 10:50 am
Sean Davis
Audience: Beginners
Format/Location: Hands-on in SEC 107

This hands-on workshop is designed primarily to enable faculty to learn the essential Canvas tools typically used for on-ground classes: adding and organizing class materials, using the gradebook, and creating announcements. There will be discussion of how to bring basic resources like this from Blackboard to Canvas. Participants will have plenty of time for hands-on work applying what they have learned.

Canvas: Just the Basics for Beginners

9 – 9:50 am
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 (sign up via MyFlex). OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom (claim Flex credit afterward via “Conferences and Presentations” under “Other Activities” in MyFlex)

View Recording (Captioning in progress)

This hands-on workshop is designed to give an overview of the basic tools to get started with Canvas. Learn how to create announcements, review & sort your student roster in Canvas, create your profile, message students, create assignments, and sort & record grades in the gradebook. Participants will have time for hands-on work applying what they have learned in this workshop.

Canvas: Course Design through Rich Content Pages

10 – 11:50 am
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners and intermediate
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611(sign up via MyFlex). OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom (claim Flex credit afterward via “Conferences and Presentations” under “Other Activities” in MyFlex).

Handout

View Recording (Captioning in progress)

If you’ve started using Canvas, and prefer not to follow the standard Canvas module navigational scheme, this workshop is for you. Experienced MiraCosta faculty will provide demonstrations and guidance in how to turn your Canvas course into an attractive learning environment that effectively helps students through the learning process through a friendly home page that connects to rich content pages.

Using Turnitin in Canvas

1 – 2:20 pm
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners and intermediate
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 (sign up via MyFlex). OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom (claim Flex credit afterward via “Conferences and Presentations” under “Other Activities” in MyFlex)

View Recording (Captioning in progress)

Turnitin is a 3rd party tool that can enhance and streamline assessment of student written work. While many think of Turnitin primarily as a plagiarism prevention tool, Turnitin also provides tools that can make the writing drafting, feedback, and formal assessment processes both richer and more efficient. Turnitin works a bit differently in Canvas than Blackboard, so whether you’re experienced with Turnitin in Blackboard, or a beginner with Turnitin, this workshop is for you.

All Hands on Canvas

2:30 – 3:50 pm
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. Sign up and you’ll receive a survey in advance of the workshop soliciting input on what you’re especially hoping to get help with. You’ll have lots of open time to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing materials in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

Grades in Canvas

4 – 4:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Online

View Recording

You will learn many ways to manage grades within Canvas, including leveraging the SpeedGrader and Rubrics for efficiency. Participants who attend the online demo will learn more about:

  • Rubrics
  • SpeedGrader
  • Assignment Groups Weight
  • Messaging Students Who… from the gradebook
  • …and more…

Handout

GradingAssignmentsHandout.pdf

Wednesday 1/17/18

Open Educational Lunch Extravaganza

12 – 1:50 pm
MiraCosta faculty panel, MiraCosta student panel, Nicole Finkbeiner
Location: Cafeteria Oceanside Campus

Nicole Finkbeiner Keynote (video, 35 min.) | Student Panel (video, 25 min.) | Faculty Panel (video, 33 min.)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, openly licensed materials that more and more faculty are using for their classes – often as a complete replacement for expensive textbooks. Is there really such a thing as a free lunch? Yes – and at this one you’ll not only get a delicious meal, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from panels of MiraCosta faculty and students who are already using OER and other Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) materials. Additionally, Nicole Finkbeiner from OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University with a mission to improve student access to education, will provide a national perspective on the OER movement.

Open Education, OER, Equity, and Justice

Thao Ha & Nicole Finkbeiner
Session 1: 2 – 2:50 pm
Session 2: 3 – 3:50 pm
Location: OC 3608

Take a deeper dive into the OER movement, with Nicole Finkbeiner from OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University with a mission to improve student access to education, and Thao Ha, an OpenStax textbook adopter and leader of the creation of a zero-cost sociology degree at MiraCosta. Nicole and Thao will lead a discussion of the larger concepts around Open Education, particularly exploring issues of equity and social justice. Nicole will share emergent innovation and research findings in these areas.

Exploring, Evaluating, Adopting, Adapting OER

Jim Julius & Lauren McFall
Session 1: 2 – 2:50 pm
Session 2: 3 – 3:50 pm
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611

Participants will go hands-on, exploring curated sites for high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER). Participants will discuss tools useful in evaluating OER quality, and will have the opportunity to explore any concerns with adopting OER. Participants will also consider how faculty can modify OER to fit their needs even better, and resources available to faculty who may need support with replacement of ancillary resources when switching from publisher materials to OER.

Thursday 1/18/18

Canvas Basics: Materials, Gradebook, Announcements

10 – 11:50 am
Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611 (sign up via MyFlex). OR Simulcast online via ConferZoom (claim Flex credit afterward via “Conferences and Presentations” under “Other Activities” in MyFlex)

Handout

View Recording (Captioning in progress)

This hands-on workshop is designed primarily to enable faculty to learn the essential Canvas tools typically used for on-ground classes: adding and organizing class materials, using the gradebook, and creating announcements. There will be discussion of how to bring basic resources like this from Blackboard to Canvas. Participants will have plenty of time for hands-on work applying what they have learned.

All Hands on Canvas

1 – 2:50 pm
Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format/Location: Hands-on in OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. Sign up and you’ll receive a survey in advance of the workshop soliciting input on what you’re especially hoping to get help with. You’ll have lots of open time to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing materials in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

Canvas Training and Interactive Workshop – CLC

4:30 – 6:20 pm
Karen Korstad & Angela Senigaglia
Audience: Beginners and Intermediate
Format/Location: Hands-on in CLC 135

This training and interactive workshop is designed for faculty who want work on the basics for establishing a new Canvas course. It will be held in a computer lab at the CLC and interested faculty should come prepared to work on their spring courses. Features that will be covered include basic profile set up, announcements, grade book, modules and pages.

Student Orientation to Online Learning Information

Each term, Online Education offers multiple 1-hour Student Orientation to Online Learning (SOOL) sessions open to any student. The list of SOOL sessions is available on the TASC Student Workshop site.

The SOOL has the following outcomes:

  • Students will learn habits and attitudes of successful online students
  • Students will be able to effectively select and get started in online classes
  • Students will be able to navigate and use basic course management system tools
  • Students will be able to access key online technical and academic student support resources

The SOOL is offered in-person at the Oceanside campus and online. (It was offered in-person at SEC but attendance was extremely low.) Student attendance at the SOOL is recorded in SURF so that instructors may require attendance or provide extra credit (instructors, see below for details).

Students who attend the SOOL are enrolled into a Canvas course that includes extensive information to support student success in online education. The course remains available to the students indefinitely.

The Canvas SOOL class is open for anyone to self-enroll in, and the main Online Education page also includes a recorded version of the online SOOL which is open for anyone to view. Simply self-enrolling and/or watching the recorded version does not make a student eligible to have their attendance recorded in SURF; attendance at a live in-person or online session is required.

Over 2500 students have participated since the SOOL began in 2014. Research shows that over the first three years of the SOOL (2014-15 through 2016-17), 72.8% of those who attended the SOOL in the same or a previous term successfully completed DE courses vs. a 64.7% DE success rate for students who had not attended a SOOL.

Student Orientation to Online Learning Attendance

Any instructor can use SURF to find out which of their students have attended.

  1. Enter SURF, go to a Class Roster page, and scroll to the bottom
  2. Click the “Student Orientation to Online Learning Roster” link (see image below)

Student Orientation Link location on SURF

A PDF should open in a new browser tab or window with a roster showing which students attended an orientation, and on what date. If the roster doesn’t open, please ensure that it wasn’t blocked by a popup blocker. Please note: you will see a spinner icon while the PDF is generating. This can happen quickly or it can take a significant amount of time – up to several minutes – so please be patient while the process runs.

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