🦉Fall 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.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Friday August 13, 2021

Welcome & Reconnecting over Morning Coffee 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sean Davis
Audience: Everyone

Sean will kick off our Online Education-focused day of workshops with an overview of what’s to come, and an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues through open sharing and discussion.

Overview of the new MiraCosta Online Class Quality Guidelines, with Examples

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Sean Davis & Angela Beltran-Aguilar
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Overview of the new MiraCosta Online Class Quality Guidelines, with Examples (Zoom Recording, 56 minutes)

In spring 2021, the Academic Senate approved significant updates the MiraCosta Online Educators committee made to the MiraCosta Online Class Quality Guidelines to reflect updated external regulations as well as an increased emphasis on equity. Learn how this document can be a useful tool for faculty as you create, update, and teach online classes. And, learn about a Canvas-based resource full of local faculty-created course elements that exemplify these guidelines in action.

Online Support through STEM and MLC

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Scott Fallstrom & Raymond Clark
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Online Support through STEM and MLC (Zoom Recording, 57 minutes)

The STEM and MLC are continuing with online tutoring and support services. Come learn about what is available, see the website/calendar, and consider how to integrate information about our services in your Canvas courses!

Annotation Tools and Pedagogies within Canvas

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Karen Turpin, curry mitchell, Lisa M. Lane, & Robert Bond
Audience: Everyone
Resource: Canvas Student Annotation Submission Assignment
Recording: Annotation tools and pedagogies within Canvas (Zoom Recording, 2 hours)

Emergent tools for creating activities and assignments around annotation (commenting directly upon and discussing a shared text, image, video, etc.) are making it easier for faculty to engage students in rich, interactive learning opportunities. In this session you’ll hear from faculty using Google Docs and Perusall for these kinds of activities, and you’ll learn about Canvas’s new built-in annotation assignment option.

Creating Accessible and Usable Documents

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Aaron Holmes
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Creating Accessible and Usable Documents (Zoom Recording, 43 minutes)

The workshop is related to instructional improvement as it will be geared toward creating accessible course content but it also has information on how to make accessible Word and PDF documents for non-instructional staff. The workshop will demonstrate how to enact a few simple changes to the way you develop your documents that can have a huge impact on your students’ ability to access and understand them. This will include using Microsoft Word to create accessible Word and PDF documents. It will also provide guidance on layout/formatting as well.

Online Tools for Math Teachers

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Scott Fallstrom
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Online Tools for Teaching Math (Zoom Recording, 24 minutes)

For statistics, we’ll take a look through the free art-of-stat webapps which contain a robust set of applications allowing students to participate, simulate, and conjecture based on pre-programmed data sets, or upload your own!  For future teachers, we can use constructions with Desmos/Geogebra (geometry) as well as other OER resources that can help with possible online versions of these courses. And I’ll show how to embed these in canvas students to use… you’ll love it!

How are students accessing my courses? Strategies for Providing Increased Access for All Students.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Henry Cohn-Geltner
Audience: Everyone
Recording: How are students accessing my courses? Strategies for Providing Increased Access for All Students (Zoom Recording, 48 minutes)

The goal of this workshop will be to discuss the multitude of ways in which students access your course. We will discuss the physical and mechanical modes, including the use of devices and platforms, and the contextual experience students have navigating course content. Experiences from learners with diverse learning profiles will illustrate key strategies that you can use to increase and expand on the access points you already provide for students.

Canvas Open Lab

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Karen Turpin
Audience: Everyone

This session is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a collaborative, supported environment. 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. Come with your Canvas questions and your fall classes-in-progress!

Equity & Humanizing Your Course: The Liquid Syllabus

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Robert Kelley & Lisa Lane

Audience: Everyone

“Humanized online teaching practices support the affective dimensions of student learning. Many students who enroll in online courses, particularly those from minoritized backgrounds, do not successfully log in and complete the first week successfully. Weeks 0-1 comprise a high opportunity zone for increasing the percentage of students who succeed online… An equity-minded strategy [for overcoming] these barriers is to transform your syllabus into a Liquid Syllabus… A Liquid Syllabus is a mobile-friendly, public website with a friendly welcome video that is written with inclusive, validating language” (Michelle Pacansky-Brock). Come for an overview of the Liquid Syllabus and then stick around to make one yourself. 

Curious: Watch a 3 minute video overview: https://youtu.be/90BmvCuXMoI
The subsequent “hands on” activity (for the first 20 participants; please register at https://forms.gle/fwwgGTJTmi245uoq5) requires having or creating a google account and access to an internet connected computer.

Increase Student Connection and Interaction with Pronto

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tanessa Sanchez, Robert Bond, & Matt Baugh (Pronto)
Audience: Everyone
Recording: Increase student connection and interaction with Pronto (Zoom Recording, 49 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. Hear from MiraCosta faculty who began using this last year and are excited to share their experiences!

Happy Hour, Open Discussion, and Sharing

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Jim Julius & Sean Davis
Audience: Everyone

Wrap up the day by connecting with colleagues to share your plans and discuss your lingering questions about all things online as you look ahead to the fall!

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.

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Equity Online: Celebrating Our Collaborative Work In Progress


Flex Week

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


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