Spring 2021 Online Education Workshops

Registration

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.

Spring 2021 Workshops

A full updated list of all Flex workshops – including many other great workshops supporting online education – can be found at:  Spring 2021 Flex Workshops

Friday January 15, 2021

Canvas Open Lab

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Karen Turpin
Audience: Everyone
Format/Location: Online via Zoom

This session is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a collaborative environment featuring expert staff ready to support all your Canvas questions. Attendees may be online from anywhere, with opportunities to interact with fellow participants and Canvas experts. This 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.

Using Canvas’s NEW Rich Content Editor

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Karen Turpin
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Using Canvas’s NEW Rich Content Editor (Zoom Recording, 49 minutes)

Canvas has a redesigned Rich Content Editor (RCE) for Spring 2021. The new RCE is intended to improve the user experience across Canvas tools. The toolbar includes a condensed, more intuitive look, menus are grouped by common icons and interactions, and generally, more editing area is displayed. Join us to learn all about the new RCE that is now globally available throughout Canvas.

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Canvas Open Lab

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Karen Turpin
Audience: Everyone
Format/Location: Online

This session is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a collaborative environment featuring expert staff ready to support all your Canvas questions. Attendees may be online from anywhere, with opportunities to interact with fellow participants and Canvas experts. This 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.

Zoom Has Changed: What Faculty Need to Know
and Do

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Karen Turpin
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Zoom Has Changed: What Faculty Need to Know (Zoom Recording, 1 hour and 2 minutes)

MiraCosta College is now hosting our own Zoom, which means there are a number of changes you need to account for. The Zoom link is new, as is your login process. The Zoom LTI (integration tool) in Canvas is new and MUCH improved. Learn the updated ways to access Zoom, create meetings, and share recordings in Canvas with or without the LTI. Learn how to get Zoom help locally. Finally, you must update links manually for existing Zoom recordings and meetings that you want to continue to use and share, and this session will ensure you know how.

Create and Facilitate Better Student Engagement in Canvas with Pronto – Demo & Use Cases

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Matt Baugh (Pronto) with MiraCosta faculty
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Create and Facilitate Better Student Engagement in Canvas with Pronto – Demo & Use Cases (Zoom Recording, 1 hour and 2 minutes)

Learn how to get started with Pronto, an app that integrates with Canvas and enhances communication beyond what Canvas provides, enabling group messaging, file sharing, video chat, announcements, and more in a very mobile-friendly way. Pronto can be used outside of Canvas too, and is open to everyone at the college – student services, clubs, committees, etc. – all can have rich mobile-friendly group synchronous and asynchronous communication through Pronto.

Advice from MOM: MiraCosta Online Mentors Share Online Teaching Tips

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
MiraCosta Online Faculty Mentors
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Advice from MOM: MiraCosta Online Mentors Share Online Teaching Tips (Zoom Recording, 1 hour and 22 minutes)

A team of MiraCosta faculty provided mentoring support for online teaching to over 60 colleagues this fall. In this workshop, eight faculty mentors will share some of the top tips they have to offer on both pedagogies and tools (Canvas, Canvas Studio, and Zoom). Their advice will help you engage your students more deeply in learning, and will help you to accomplish your online teaching more efficiently and effectively

Tuesday January 19, 2021

Experience the Student Orientation to Online Learning

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Jim Julius & Steven Deineh
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Experience the Student Orientation to Online Learning (Zoom Recording, 1 hour and 20 minutes)

The Student Orientation to Online Learning is offered dozens of times each semester to help MiraCosta students to be more prepared for success as online students. The session includes discussion of important habits and attitudes of successful online students, opportunities to gain comfort with Canvas and Zoom tools, a review of key support resources and services online, and a brief librarian-led introduction to the online library. Experience the SOOL for yourself – you will probably learn some things you didn’t know about MiraCosta’s amazing online support for students! We’ll also review how student participation in the SOOL is reported so that any faculty member can incentivize their students to attend.

Wednesday January 20, 2021

Mission Accessible: New Tools for Spring 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Liesl Boswell
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Mission Accessible: New Tools for Spring 2021 (Zoom Recording, 1 hour and 23 minutes)

Canvas provides faculty a foundation and a wealth of built-in tools to create inclusive experiences for all students, and MiraCosta College is also adding a couple new tools in Canvas to enhance accessibility and inclusivity in spring 2021. Pope Tech helps faculty to go deeper into course content than the tools Canvas provides to detect and improve accessibility. Ally automatically converts files faculty add to their Canvas courses into multiple formats for students. Learn how to leverage all of these tools to build an accessible and usable learning environment. Free digital goodies for course development!

Continuing the learning and conversation with Pronto, a new mobile-friendly, Canvas-integrated, powerful communication tool: Demo and Use Cases

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Matt Baugh (Pronto) with MiraCosta faculty
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Continuing the learning and conversation with Pronto, a new mobile-friendly, Canvas-integrated, powerful communication tool: Demo and Use Cases (Zoom Recording, 1 hour and 8 minutes)

Learn how to get started with Pronto, an app that integrates with Canvas and enhances communication beyond what Canvas provides, enabling group messaging, file sharing, video chat, announcements, and more in a very mobile-friendly way. Pronto can be used outside of Canvas too, and is open to everyone at the college – student services, clubs, committees, etc. – all can have rich mobile-friendly group synchronous and asynchronous communication through Pronto. 

Workshop Archives

Workshop Archives

Flex Credit is available for viewing MiraCosta online workshop archives. Contact the Professional Development Program / Flex for more information.

If you require improved captions for any of the video recordings below, please contact Jim Julius.

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Canvas Basics – Recordings of the Zoom sessions offered by Karen Turpin and Liesl Madrona covering the basics of Canvas.

  • Part 1  (1 hr 8 mins) – Canvas introduction, content-building basics (to about minute 56),  Canvas communication tools (remainder)
  • Part 2  (14 mins) – Canvas assignments
  • Part 3  (15 mins) – Feedback in SpeedGrader, Quizzes
  • Part 4  (10 mins) – Copying/sharing/importing Canvas course content

Additional recorded zoom sessions and online teaching guides from Summer 2020 can be viewed within the PROJECT Online Teaching Foundations Canvas course.

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

Spring 2013

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

Spring 2020 Flex Workshops

Registration

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.

Spring 2020 Workshops

A full updated list of all Flex workshops can be found at: Spring 2020 Flex Worshops


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.

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