Canvas Workshops in December

The Canvas faculty Transition Team is offering several Canvas workshops in December. 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.

Date / Time / Location / Facilitator(s):

Friday 12/2 – 1:30-3:00 pm – OC 4611 – Curry Mitchell
Tuesday 12/6 – 2:30-4:00 pm – OC 4612 – Gail Meinhold
Friday 12/9 – 1:30-3:00 pm – OC 4611- Billy Gunn & Leola McClure
Tuesday 12/13 – 9-10:30 am – OC 4803B – Billy Gunn

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

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

Canvas workshops this Friday 11/18/2016

Two Canvas workshops will be offered this Friday, November 18, 2016. Sign up for these via MyFlex:

From Blackboard to Canvas: Preview and Q&A

1:30 – 2:50 pm, OC 3516, Robert Kelley & Sean Davis

This workshop will focus on the differences and similarities between Blackboard and Canvas. We will provide an overview of two Canvas courses. Students will also give their perspective on their experience with both Blackboard and Canvas. Finally, we will have an open discussion, including a Q&A on the differences and similarities between Blackboard and Canvas.

All Hands on Canvas

3:00-4:50 pm, OC 4611, Robert Kelley

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.

You may also 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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Workshops

Workshop: All Hands on Canvas

Friday 12/2 – 1:30-3:00 pm – OC 4611 – Curry Mitchell
Tuesday 12/6 – 2:30-4:00 pm – OC 4612 – Gail Meinhold
Friday 12/9 – 1:30-3:00 pm – OC 4611- Billy Gunn & Leola McClure
Tuesday 12/13 – 9-10:30 am – OC 4803B – Billy Gunn

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.

From Blackboard to Canvas: Preview and Q&A

Instructor:  Robert Kelley & Sean Davis
Friday, November 18, 1:30 – 2:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

This workshop will focus on the differences and similarities between Blackboard and Canvas. We will provide an overview of two Canvas courses. Students will also give their perspective on their experience with both Blackboard and Canvas. Finally, we will have an open discussion, including a Q&A on the differences and similarities between Blackboard and Canvas.

All Hands on Canvas

Instructor:  Robert Kelley
Friday, November 18, 3:00-4:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – 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 at https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/ .

Blackboard Drop-In Open Lab

Instructor: Karen Korstad
Monday, August 15,  9:00 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 pm -2:30 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 1253B

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 your peers while getting setup for the Fall 16 semester.

Blackboard Grade Center

Instructor: Karen Korstad
Online Monday, August 15, 4 – 5:30pm via ConferNow
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The Grade Center in Blackboard Learn is more than just a way to record student’s grades.  It is a dynamic and interactive tool, allowing you to record data, calculate grades, monitor student progress, and provide feedback.

After this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Create a column and record a student’s grade
  • Hide a column from a student’s view vs. hiding columns from the instructor view
  • View a single student’s data quickly, e-mail them, and hide sample student or TAs from the grade center view.
  • Create categories and associate them with columns
  • Organize the order of the grade center columns.
  • Filter the grade center by category, status, or view
  • Create a calculated column including a weighted total column calculated by category
  • Create smart views to quickly view grades by performance, user, or category
  • Create a grading schema and assign it to a grade center column
  • Add grading color codes to visually alert when grades are at a certain level or are in progress, needs grading, or exempt.
  • Create a grade center report that can be printed and distributed to a student
  • Download the grade center data for backup and working offline
  • Create a My Grades tool link in the Course Menu

Get to Know MiraCosta’s Online Class Guidelines

Instructor: Jim Julius
Online Monday, August 15, 2 – 3 pm via ConferNow
Access workshop via this link a few minutes before the session
Access 1-page handout with links to various resources
View workshop archive

Did you know that last spring, the Academic Senate approved a set of Online Class Guidelines? These were developed by the MiraCosta Online Educators committee “to inform online faculty of required elements for Distance Education classes, offer a means for instructors to develop and redesign online classes, foster conversation in departments about online instruction, and provide a foundation for improved faculty support.” This online session will provide an overview of the Guidelines, with clear information about required elements for MiraCosta distance education classes, as well as open discussion and sharing about the good practices and examples provided in the document which are “intended to encourage creativity and exploration”.

Orienting Students for Online Learning Success

Instructor: Jim Julius
Online Tuesday, August 16, 3 – 4 pm via CCC Confer
Access workshop via this link a few minutes before the session; if you haven’t used CCC Confer please see preparation instructions at the top of this page.
View CCCConfer archive (includes chat and presenter video, requires Collaborate launcher)
View video-only archive (includes only presenter screen and audio)

Over 1200 students have attended MiraCosta’s Student Orientation to Online Learning (SOOL) since 2014. Come experience the online version of this orientation for yourself! You may learn some important information about MiraCosta’s online resources supporting student learning, and we’ll discuss how you can encourage and track your students’ SOOL attendance. We’ll also discuss potential next steps with online student readiness and support.

Top Five Tips for Creating Accessible Course Content

Instructor: Robert Erichsen
Wednesday August 17, 12 – 1 pm
OC 3516

Learn some simple ways in which you can lower digital barriers and allow all your students, including students with disabilities, full access to your course materials.

Accreditation and Online Education: What you Need to Know

Instructors: Jim Julius and Chris Hill
Online Thursday, August 18, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm via ConferNow
Access workshop via this link a few minutes before the session begins
View slides used during the workshop
View video recording of workshop (51 minutes)
View chat from the workshop

During the accreditation process this fall, visiting team members may request access to any of our classes, including online access to any class that includes distance education. Distance education classes, programs, and support services have many specific accreditation standards upon which MiraCosta will be evaluated. During this session, you’ll be able to discuss these standards and ask questions about the accreditation process. We’ll also consider the big picture: How does online education help to fulfill MiraCosta’s institutional mission? How do accreditation standards reflect good practice in online education? Bring your questions, concerns, and open mind!

Goodbye, Blackboard and Moodle. Hello, Canvas!

Instructors: Jim Julius and Curry Mitchell
Online Thursday, August 18, 2:30 – 3:50 pm via ConferNow
Access workshop via this link a few minutes before the session begins
View slides used during the workshop
View video recording of workshop (77 minutes)
View chat from the workshop

In spring 2016, MiraCosta faculty, staff, students, and administrators decided to move from Blackboard and Moodle to the Canvas course management system over the next two years. In this workshop, you’ll take a tour of Canvas and see how some MiraCosta faculty have already begun to put it to use. You will receive information on how you can begin to try Canvas out and where to go to learn how to use it. You’ll also get a quick recap of how the decision was made and what the timeline for our adoption process looks like. We’ll also briefly consider the bigger picture of what’s going on with Canvas and the Online Education Initiative across the California Community College system.

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.

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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)

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