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
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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

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

Fall 2016 Flex Workshops

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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