Spring 2018 Workshops

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Workshops

Friday 1/12/18

Time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

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

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

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

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Curry Mitchell & Sean Davis
Audience: Beginners
Format: Online

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

1:00 pm -1:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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

2:00 pm -2:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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

9:00 am -10:50 am
Sean Davis
Audience: Beginners
Format: Hands-on in a lab at San Elijo

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

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners
Format: Hands-on in a lab at Oceanside

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

10:00 am -11:50 am
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners and intermediate
Format: Hands-on in a lab at OC

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

1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners and intermediate
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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 pm -3:50 pm
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Online

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

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 pm -2:50 pm
Session 2: 3 pm -3:50 pm
Location: TBA

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
Location: TBA

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

10:00 am -11:50 am

Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners
Format: Hands-on in a lab at OC

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 pm -2:50 pm
Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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/

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 Oceanside and San Elijo campuses, as well as online. Student attendance at the SOOL is recorded in SURF so that instructors may require attendance or provide extra credit.

Students who attend the SOOL are enrolled into either a Blackboard or 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.

The main Online Education page also includes a recorded version of the online SOOL which is open for anyone to view. Watching the recorded version does not make a student eligible to have their attendance recorded in SURF.

Over 2000 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.

Fall 2017 Workshops

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Workshops

Friday, August 11

It’s time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

Jim Julius
9 – 9:50 am
OC 4611

In this workshop, participants will hear about the Canvas transition: Canvas will be the sole MiraCosta course management system starting in summer 2018. Participants will receive a very brief overview of the Canvas system, including key things that MiraCosta’s early-adopter faculty have learned about it. 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. Participants will have time to explore these resources on their own.

Canvas: Overview and Getting Started

Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
10 – 11:50 am
OC 4611

In this workshop, MiraCosta faculty experienced with Canvas will provide you with a guided tour of their classes and discuss (at a high level) the choices they made and the Canvas tools they selected when moving their classes from their previous course management systems to Canvas. Then, they will help participants get started with the basic setup of a Canvas class. Learn from experienced MiraCosta faculty the basics on adding and managing content, moving materials and activities from Blackboard, and creating assignments and using the gradebook.

Canvas: Course Design & Organization Basics

Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
1 – 1:50 pm
Online via ConferZoom

Learn the basics – and perhaps a bit more – from experienced MiraCosta faculty on how to use the tools that Canvas provides to help you design your class and organize your materials in ways that benefit students. See the differences in organizational approaches between a page-based design and a module-based design.

Canvas: Communication Tool Basics

Curry Mitchell & Sean Davis
2 – 2:50 pm
Online via ConferZoom

Canvas offers a number of ways to engage your students in communication. Hear from experienced MiraCosta faculty on what they’ve learned about what Canvas offers with familiar tools such as Announcements, Groups, and Discussion Boards. In addition, Canvas may provide some new opportunities through its Calendar, Notifications, Syllabus, and Scheduler tools.

All Hands on Canvas & Blackboard Open Lab

Instructor: Karen Korstad
3 – 4:20pm
OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas and/or Blackboard in a supported environment. Ask questions and receive instructional assistance. This workshop is a drop-in session so bring your laptops, course materials, and questions. An excellent opportunity to network with peers while setting up for Fall.

Monday, August 14

Exploring the Google Apps LTI in Canvas

Instructor: Karen Korstad
10 – 11:20 am
OC 4611

References

In this hands on workshop we will explore the Google Apps integration with Canvas. The integration makes it easier for instructors to share engaging course content and distribute assignments from Google Apps directly within Canvas. The integration also allows students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments. Bring your Google account or sign up for a free Google account online prior to this workshop.

Open Ed Resources & Zero Textbook Cost Materials

Jim Julius, Claudia Flores, Thao Ha, Zakia Farouq
1 – 2:50 pm
OC 4611

MiraCosta College has a long history of supporting textbook affordability. In the last year, MiraCosta has been on the forefront of California colleges adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and other Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) course materials. Hear from faculty who have been adopting OER/ZTC materials about what excites them, including the impact on student access and success. Learn more about MiraCosta’s developing ZTC degree and certificate programs. And get started with your own hands-on, guided exploration of OER repositories and zero-cost materials sources.

Accessible Screencasting for Canvas

Instructor: Karen Korstad
2 – 3:20 pm
Online via ConferZoom

Enhance your instruction with screencasting – the creation and sharing of videos featuring your voice and content for your students to better experience your presence in the class! This workshop will explore how to create quick and easy accessible screencasts with Camtasia Studio, Snagit, and PowerPoint through 3C Media Solutions video hosting and the DECT captioning grant. These are all tools freely available to all MiraCosta faculty. Video accessibility basics and best practices for video creation will also be discussed. Embed or link your accessible screencasts within your Canvas course to support your student learning outcomes.

It’s time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

Jim Julius
4 – 4:50 pm
Online via ConferZoom

In this workshop, participants will hear about the Canvas transition: Canvas will be the sole MiraCosta course management system starting in summer 2018. Participants will receive a very brief overview of the Canvas system, including key things that MiraCosta’s early-adopter faculty have learned about it. 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. Participants will have time to explore these resources on their own.

Tuesday, August 15

Canvas: Course Design through Rich Content Pages

Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
8:30 – 10:20 am
OC 4611

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.

Canvas: Use Canva to Enhance Visual Course Design

Sean Davis
10:30 – 11:50 am
OC 4611

Canva is (believe it or not) a 3rd party tool that is completely separate from Canvas. It provides an online platform for easily creating high-quality graphics that can enhance the student experience in your class. Learn tips from an experienced user on how to get started with Canva, create typical graphics, and add them to your Canvas class.

Using Turnitin in Canvas

Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
1:00 – 2:20 pm
OC 4611

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

Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
2:30 – 3:50 pm
OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. A faculty member who has taught with Canvas will provide a very brief overview of Canvas in the first 10-15 minutes, and from there the time is open for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class 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/

Wednesday, August 16

Top 20+ Tips for Canvas

Robert Kelley
1:00 – 3:50 pm
OC 4611

This catch-all hands-on Canvas training session will help faculty get off the ground with Canvas essentials, or would provide a great reinforcement with a few new tips for those who have already taken other Canvas trainings and begun using Canvas. Time will be given for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users.

Thursday, August 17

Canvas Basics: Materials, Gradebook, Announcements

Robert Kelley
10:30 – 11:50 am
OC 4611

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.

All Hands on Canvas

Robert Kelley & Billy Gunn
1 – 3:50 pm
OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. A faculty member who has taught with Canvas will provide a very brief overview of Canvas in the first 10-15 minutes, and from there the time is open for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class 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/

Online Ed Boogeymen: Should we be scared?

Jim Julius
4 – 5:20 pm
Online via ConferZoom

Many laws and regulations have specific applications to online education: accessibility, privacy (FERPA), regular effective contact/regular substantive interaction, copyright and fair use. Numerous other issues are often viewed as having significantly greater impact for faculty teaching online: cheating, hiring out class completion, financial aid fraud, and lower student success. What really is the responsibility of faculty in these areas? What can faculty do to take these issues seriously without becoming overwhelmed? How does MiraCosta support faculty with these issues? Join this workshop to become better informed about these issues and to share practices that can help address these concerns while supporting effective online pedagogy.

Spring 2017 Workshops

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Introduction to Course Design with Canvas

Instructors: Gail Meinhold, Curry Mitchell, Robert Kelley, Sean Davis, Billy Gunn, Jim Julius
Friday, January 13 – 8:30 am – 9:50 am
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

In this workshop, MiraCosta faculty experienced with Canvas will provide you with a guided tour of their classes and discuss (at a high level) the choices they made and the Canvas tools they selected when moving their classes from their previous course management systems to Canvas.

Hands-on Getting Started with Canvas

Instructor: Gail Meinhold
Friday, January 13 – 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Get started with the basic set up of your Canvas class. Learn from experienced MiraCosta faculty the basics on adding and managing content, moving materials and activities from Blackboards, and creating assignments and using the gradebook.

Hands-on Canvas Course Design & Organization

Instructor: Billy Gunn
Friday, January 13 – 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Learn the basics – and perhaps a bit more – from experienced MiraCosta faculty on how to use the tools that Canvas provides to help you design your class and organize your materials in ways that benefit students.

Hands-on Canvas Communication Tools

Instructor: Robert Kelley
Friday, January 13 – 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Canvas offers a number of ways to engage your students in communication. Hear from experienced MiraCosta faculty on what they’ve learned about what Canvas offers with familiar tools such as Announcements, Groups, and Discussion Boards. In addition, Canvas may provide some new opportunities through its Calendar, Notifications, Syllabus, and Scheduler tools. Try them out for yourself, and add them to a course you are building if you wish.

All Hands on Canvas Open Lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. It’s intended that you attend one or more of the previous Canvas workshops held on this day and are ready to get to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources.

Friday, January 13
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Session 1:  2:30 pm –3:40 pm    Facilitated by Curry Mitchell

Tuesday, January 16
Oceanside Campus – OC 4612

Session 2:  9:00 am – 10:20 am   Facilitated by Sean Davis
Session 3: 10:30 am – 11:50 am  Facilitated by Robert Kelley
Session 4:  1:00 pm – 2:20 pm     Facilitated by Curry Mitchell
Session 5:  2:30 pm – 3:50 pm     Facilitated by Gail Meinhold

Blackboard Drop-In Open Lab

Instructor: Karen Korstad
Tuesday, January 17 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Let’s talk Blackboard. Ask questions and receive instructional assistance with your Blackboard course. This workshop is drop-in so bring your laptops, course materials and questions. An excellent opportunity to network with peers and get expert advice while setting up for spring.

Blackboard: Reusing Course Materials

Instructor: Karen Korstad
Wednesday, January 18 – 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Access Workshop Archive

Blackboard has several methods that can be used to copy course content from one Blackboard course to the next and/or to MiraCosta’s new Canvas CMS. Within this workshop we will explore methods to export and import an entire Blackboard course, export and import sections of the course, export and import tests only, and the use of the internal Blackboard course item copy tool

Creating Interactive Video with PlayPosit

Instructor: Jeff Ihara
Wednesday, January 18 – 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 3606

PlayPosit is a tool with which one takes a published video, e.g., something you have on your YouTube channel, and adds interactive elements (multiple choice question, free response, fill in the blank question, etc.). This type of interactive video is a standard in MOOCs (like Coursera), and it adds an element of accountability to the student’s use of your instructional content. Student responses can be evaluated and results pushed to your grade book in the supported LMS–Blackboard for the spring or Canvas starting in the fall of 2017.

Hands-on Page Design in Canvas

Instructor: Curry Mitchell
Thursday, January 19 – 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

If you’ve started building a course in Canvas, you may find yourself wondering about how to get beyond basic text and standard Canvas module navigational schemes. In this workshop, 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.

Top Tips: Better Browsing and Internet Interaction

Instructor: Jim Julius
Thursday, January 19 – 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Online via Zoom

This one-hour online workshop will be packed with practical tips, tricks, and tools to help you be a more effective citizen of the digital realm. We’ll explore keyboard shortcuts and menu items that everyone should be aware of when working in web-based tools. We’ll discuss how to use the Chrome web browser to efficiently and securely search for, access, and organize web-based resources. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own favorite tips and resources, too.

Additional Workshops of Interest to Faculty

Online Ed. Standards & Practices using CANVAS

Instructor: Annie Lee
Tuesday, January 17 – 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4612

The facilitator will share her learning experience from online course offered by @ONE to online educators. The facilitator has completed the Online Education Standards and Practices, 12 week online course, a course designed to introduce educators to design new courses, improve existing courses, and better facilitate online learning using the @ONE Standards for Quality Teaching using CANVAS as new LMS.

POT workshop: Teaching and Learning in Canvas

Facilitators: Robert Kelley, Sean Davis
Wednesday, January 18 – 1:30pm – 4:20 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4612

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the perspectives of learning and teaching using the Canvas learning management system. Participants will learn how the system works through a series of practice activities, and explore how to facilitate contact with students, communicate expectations, encourage active learning, design assignments, and create good navigation. Additionally, participants will be introduced to basic LMS design principles tailored to Canvas.

December & Flex Week Canvas workshops

December

The Canvas faculty Transition Team is offering three more Canvas workshops before break. Sign up for these via MyFlex:

Workshop: All Hands on Canvas

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. A faculty member who has taught with Canvas will provide a very brief overview of Canvas in the first 10-15 minutes, and from there the time is open for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found at https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/ .

Date / Time / Location / Facilitator(s):

Tuesday 12/6 – 2:30-4 pm – OC 4612 – Gail Meinhold
Friday 12/9 – 1:30-3 pm – OC 4611 – Billy Gunn
Tuesday 12/13 – 9-10:30 am – OC 4803b – Billy Gunn

You may also be interested in watching a recording of a recent workshop Sean Davis and Robert Kelley offered which included faculty and student perspectives on the experience of transitioning to Canvas.

January – Flex Week

Friday, January 13th will include a full day of Canvas workshops. The day will open with brief presentations/overviews of Canvas from the perspectives of several MiraCosta faculty. Each of those faculty will then lead hands-on workshops on various aspects of Canvas during the day, and the day will end with a facilitated open lab session for those who want to get to work with Canvas.

Tuesday, January 17th will feature a full day of 1.5 hour Canvas open lab sessions with the support of experienced MiraCosta faculty and staff. Attend as many as you like.

Thursday, January 19th we will offer one final hands-on Canvas workshop focusing on page design, an important skill for those who wish to explore possibilities for Canvas use beyond the basic approaches most typically used with Canvas.

Sign up for these via MyFlex when PDP releases the spring Flex schedule!

As always, you may wish to review the FA’s position on the Canvas transition.

Jim Julius, Ed.D.
Faculty Director, Online Education
Vice President, Academic Senate

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