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  • Free Online Canvas conference, Friday 10/25

    Free Online Canvas conference, Friday 10/25

    The online Can-Innovate Conference is coming soon – Friday, October 25, 9 am – 5 pm. This event features a variety of sessions about online teaching, course design, and the use of Canvas, by and for California Community College faculty and staff. It’s completely free; you do need to register …
  • Turnitin LTI 2.0 Canvas Plagiarism Framework

    Turnitin LTI 2.0 Canvas Plagiarism Framework

    Turnitin 2.0 is available within Canvas and offers a tighter integration between a Canvas assignment and Turnitin than the Turnitin 1.0 “classic” LTI Canvas integration. No separate login or password is required for faculty or students. The primary difference between the two tools is that the “Classic” (1.0) Turnitin integration …
  • Turnitin for Canvas (Classic Turnitin LTI 1.0 Version)

    Turnitin for Canvas (Classic Turnitin LTI 1.0 Version)

    MiraCosta College has an unlimited license to Turnitin, GradeMark, and Peer Review, and  Turnitin is available within Canvas. No separate login or password is required for faculty or students. As of August 2019, Turnitin indicates that both the “classic” and the newer Turnitin LTI 2.0 Canvas Plagiarism Framework methods for …
  • Online Ed News You Can Use as you prep for fall 2019!

    Online Ed News You Can Use as you prep for fall 2019!

    Hope you had a great summer and are excited for a new semester! Please see below for important online ed-related updates and information for all MiraCosta faculty. Online Ed Flex Workshop Highlights Check out the full Flex schedule for details, but here is a brief on the online ed-related offerings: Friday (tomorrow!): …
  • Fall 2019 Workshops

    Fall 2019 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, …
  • Online Ed Summer 2019 News You Can Use

    Online Ed Summer 2019 News You Can Use

    Happy summer, everyone! I’m back from sabbatical – huge thanks to Sean Davis who filled in wonderfully for me this spring. Here I have two quick, important updates that can’t wait for fall semester: eTutoring Links Have Changed Hopefully you are aware of eTutoring, which is available at no cost …
  • Canvas Studio Online Video Learning Platform (Formerly ARC)

    Canvas Studio Online Video Learning Platform (Formerly ARC)

    Studio is a video tool integrated inside of Canvas, which MiraCosta began piloting in spring 2019 when it was known as ARC. It is available to all faculty and students. With Studio: Faculty and students can easily record webcam and screencast video within Canvas Faculty and students can create and …
  • What’s in a Name? Plenty! NameCoach and Inclusive Conversation

    What’s in a Name? Plenty! NameCoach and Inclusive Conversation

    NameCoach helps classmates, faculty, and people in the MiraCosta community to learn to address each other the way each person would like to be addressed. Students and instructors can voice record their name pronunciation and specify their preferred pronouns in Canvas. That information will be available to instructors, students, and anyone …
  • Submit Handwritten Work to Canvas using Camscanner App and a Phone

    Submit Handwritten Work to Canvas using Camscanner App and a Phone

    CamScanner allows students to use their phone to scan multiple pages of handwritten homework to a PDF to submit to an online course. The app is available for Android, iPhone, and iPad. The basic version is free and should be sufficient for students to scan multiple pages to one file …
  • Proctorio

    Proctorio

    Proctorio is an online exam proctoring and security tool. It is available for use in Canvas courses by instructor request. Proctorio requires both instructors and students to access Canvas using the Google Chrome browser. As of fall 2018, it works with Canvas Quizzes but not Quizzes.Next. Its primary features are: …
  • Try These 10 Things To Fix Your Computer Problem Before You Call Support

    Try These 10 Things To Fix Your Computer Problem Before You Call Support

    Troubleshooting computer problems is part of modern life when you teach online. Before you make that support call, try your hand at fixing some of the most common problems yourself. Check your Course Management System (CMS) Status Is it a maintenance time? Or is  Canvas currently experiencing an outage? Canvas Status Updates Stay …
  • Filtering Canvas Grades to Only Show SURF Enrolled Students

    Filtering Canvas Grades to Only Show SURF Enrolled Students

    By default the Grades tool will display all users in the roles Student, Sample Student, Tutor, Evaluator, and WC SI Leader in your Canvas course. This can make grading difficult as the additional roles will mix in alphabetically with your SURF Enrolled students. For ease of grading, you can filter your grade …
  • Stay Up To Date with Changes Happening within Canvas

    Stay Up To Date with Changes Happening within Canvas

    Visit the new Upcoming Canvas Changes page within the Canvas Community. This page is updated by Instructure and is the central location for communicating all Canvas’s significant upcoming changes. Canvas recommends you click the Follow button at the top of the document so you will receive all updates as they …
  • New Canvas Gradebook

    New Canvas Gradebook

    The new gradebook is live at MiraCosta College. Check out the How do I use the New Gradebook? Canvas guide for an overview of the features this provides. Access the New Gradebook In MCC Canvas with a Canvas Course: Click Grades (from the course menu) New Gradebook Resources How do I use …
  • Online Ed News to Know Before You Go Spring 2019

    Online Ed News to Know Before You Go Spring 2019

    As we wrap-up the Spring 2019 Semester, please take a moment to review these important announcements, updates, and reminders from the Online Education Office. Instructurecon 2019 This conference focuses on using Canvas to enhance student success by learning about new technologies in education, networking with online educators, and staying current …
  • Canvas End of Semester / Term

    Canvas End of Semester / Term

    The following will help instructors understand how the end of semester is handled in Canvas, and how to update related Canvas course settings if necessary. By default, students who complete a class continue to have read-only access to the concluded class’s course materials, discussions, and grades. If you wish to restrict …
  • Arc Demo and Conversation for MiraCosta Faculty (Thursday, April 23 at 6pm)

    Arc Demo and Conversation for MiraCosta Faculty (Thursday, April 23 at 6pm)

    Hello Faculty Colleagues, As we wrap up the semester and our pilot period for our new video management system, Arc, we want to share an opportunity to learn more about this tool.  The folks at Arc have agreed to host a demo/conversation designed for our faculty at MiraCosta. The session will …
  • One Word Agenda – Brown Bag Series Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Pedagogical Lounge OC1252

    One Word Agenda – Brown Bag Series Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Pedagogical Lounge OC1252

    So I was not alone last week for Digital Learning Day – thank you for that! I was fortunate to have some great conversations with colleagues and was reminded that we just don’t do that enough. My proposal – let’s do more of that. Often we are guided by detailed …
  • CCC Digital Learning Day – Archives are Live!

    CCC Digital Learning Day – Archives are Live!

    CCC Digital Learning Day was filled with inspiration! They had emotional reflections from a student about a video creation assignment, a call to action for information literacy, advice for online instructors from students, discussions about the value of students interacting with a global audience, and ended the day with a …
  • CCC Digital Learning Day – February 28, 2019

    CCC Digital Learning Day – February 28, 2019