Finishing strong and looking ahead
Dear MiraCosta Faculty,
Congrats as we approach the spring finish line! Here are a couple quick reminders and opportunities for support with your online teaching:
Canvas End of Term
After June 7, your spring Canvas classes go into read-only mode for you and your students. If you wish to remove access to any of your course materials for your current students beyond this semester, you need to do so by June 7. Review our Canvas end-of-term guide for details.
MiraCosta Online Mentors and Instructional Designer Support Still Available
If you’d like help with any semester wrap-up tasks, or as you begin working on summer or fall classes, our MiraCosta peer support faculty are available through the end of May, and our Instructional Designer is available through the end of June. Fill out the request form to get connected!
Pronto Available for 2021-22
Check out Pronto, an incredible mobile-friendly and Canvas-integrated messaging platform that’s ready to use in every course. Faculty who used it this spring found it extremely useful for communicating with students.
Summer Professional Learning Opportunities
- June 21-23 is the Online Teaching Conference. It’s entirely online and $150 registration is open. If you would like support to attend, just reply to this email and I’ll hook you up!
- @ONE has a few spots remaining in their summer online teaching classes for CCC faculty. Again, let me know if you’d like support to register for one of these.
- Aug. 4-6 is a new free online conference called Cal OER. The call for proposals closes June 4. Conference registration (free) is open now.
Fall Flex Friday: Call for Participation
Friday, August 13 has been designated by PDP as having a focus on online instruction. Sean Davis and I would like to organize the day into a conference format. We’re grateful for the proposals already submitted to PDP and we would like to involve more folks. If you didn’t submit a proposal but would like to be involved in some way, please just send me a quick email expressing your interest and ideas. We look forward to working with you!
Jim Julius, Ed.D.
Faculty Director, Online Education