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  • Summer 2022 Online Teaching @ MiraCosta

    Summer 2022 Online Teaching @ MiraCosta

    For those teaching this summer, please see below for quick reminders of important online-focused resources to help you help your students succeed! Support for You Our Canvas start-of-term checklist can help you prepare your classes. The MiraCosta Online Class Quality Guidelines provides MiraCosta requirements and recommended practices for online instructors. Ongoing faculty support – You …
  • Canvas Start of the Semester Instructor Checklist

    Canvas Start of the Semester Instructor Checklist

    Create or Import your Content Multiple ways to begin to build your class Copy from another class in Canvas. Your access to classes you have previously taught in Canvas continues indefinitely. How do I copy content from another Canvas course using the Course Import tool? Copy in an entire course …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Comes to an End!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Comes to an End!

    Dear Faculty, This is my final email as Interim Joyful Teacher, and I want to thank you all for going on this journey with me. I’ve learned so much, and my greatest joy has been getting to know you all better. I hope you have time in summer to rest, …
  • End of Spring 2022 Online Ed Tips and Opportunities

    End of Spring 2022 Online Ed Tips and Opportunities

    Can you believe summer is almost here? Before you go, here are some quick reminders and opportunities as you wrap up spring online classes and look ahead to summer. Canvas End of Term After June 7, your spring Canvas classes go into read-only mode for you and your students. If …
  • Course Evaluations in Canvas

    Course Evaluations in Canvas

    Course evaluations are integrated within Canvas for both faculty and students. Starting in 2022, MiraCosta uses EvaluationKIT (rather than the previous system, Class Climate) to provide this function. When you have a course section that is part of your evaluation process, this page has information to help you ensure it …
  • Online Ed News You Can Use Spring ’22

    Online Ed News You Can Use Spring ’22

    One month to go and so much to do! Sorry for another email, but there’s some good stuff here! I’ve tried to keep it brief – please take a quick look… Fall Schedule Released in SURF, which means … Classes assigned to you in SURF for fall have shells available …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 11!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 11!

    Did you miss the last meet up of the Podcast Club? Join us next week (Thursday, April 21st at 3pm) via Zoom as we discuss the Worst.Year.Ever. Spoiler: It’s not 2020, 2021, or 2022. These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week (I lost count)!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week (I lost count)!

    Welcome back to the last 8 weeks of the semester. I hope your Spring Break was everything you wanted it to be! These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection. (3) Resources If you missed the Educator …
  • Mid-spring 2022 Online and Open Ed Events and Support

    Mid-spring 2022 Online and Open Ed Events and Support

    Dear faculty, I hope your spring is blooming! Lots of great online education professional learning this week and month to provide us with rain and sunshine: We have a new weekly online challenge this week, led by Lisa M. Lane, focused on Taming the [Canvas] To-Do List If you’re looking …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 6!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 6!

    I hope you’ll join the first Podcast Club discussion today at 3pm via Zoom. If you haven’t yet listened to this week’s pick, This American Life: Three Miles, join us anyway! These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection. …
  • Let’s Connect: C3 introduces Podcast Club

    Let’s Connect: C3 introduces Podcast Club

    Connect with your colleagues in this fun new way – Podcast Club! We’ll take our favorite podcasts, listen to them in our own time, and then come together collectively to discuss. When: Discuss on March 3rd at 3pm Where: Zoom What: This American Life: Three MilesDescription: There’s a program that brings together kids from …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 5!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 5!

    I hope that your return to in-person instruction is bringing you and your students joy! If you need a little pick me up, the C3 Teaching + Learning Center in OC 1252 is open 24/7 for your convenience and has a fully stocked coffee bar. I’ll be there today with some of …
  • Faculty Support for In-Person Instruction

    Faculty Support for In-Person Instruction

    Hello Faculty, After almost two long years, many of us will be returning to campus in some capacity starting the week of February 22nd. There are some fantastic resources available in this email to help faculty prepare for in-person instruction for next week. In addition, PDP + C3 are working …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 3!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 3!

    Happy Black History Month! Happy Lunar New Year! These newsletters are intentionally short, but I welcome deep conversations and thinking. For this reason, I will be offering Drop In Zooms as one of many opportunities to connect more with one another (and maybe even to cultivate our teaching practices). Stop by on …
  • Feb 2022 MiraCosta Faculty Online Support 💥now with weekly challenges!

    Feb 2022 MiraCosta Faculty Online Support 💥now with weekly challenges!

    February is already here! Still polishing your class design and online teaching skills? There are so many great opportunities and resources! First I want to highlight something 💥 brand spanking new 💥 . Our MiraCosta Online Mentor faculty and instructional designer are putting together a series of weekly challenges to be held throughout this spring! Each challenge will enable …
  • Add a TA or other MCC Employee to Canvas

    Add a TA or other MCC Employee to Canvas

    Instructors of Canvas classes can add a TA or other MiraCosta College employee to your Canvas course with the TA or designer permissions roles. You can not add students to your course on Canvas. Students are automatically enrolled from SURF to your Canvas course several times a day. Teachers are also …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 1!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 1!

    Welcome Back Faculty, I am the Interim Coordinator of our C3 Teaching and Learning Center I hope this first week back is as productive, stress-free, and enjoyable as possible during a time of continued upheaval. I want to start by thanking Denise Stephenson, Debby Adler, the PDP Committee, and the …
  • Adding faculty evaluators, tutors, SI leaders, STEM Tutors, Writing Center Tutors, and community ed students to Canvas classes

    Adding faculty evaluators, tutors, SI leaders, STEM Tutors, Writing Center Tutors, and community ed students to Canvas classes

    You cannot manually enroll users at the student permission level to your Canvas class. If you have any of the following, follow the specified directions to have the user enrolled within your course at the student permission level. Faculty Evaluator: Contact Heidi Willis at (760) 795-6827 or hwillis@miracosta.edu in the Office of …
  • Instructional Design Drop-in Sessions 1/24-1/28, 2022

    Instructional Design Drop-in Sessions 1/24-1/28, 2022

    Dear colleagues, Kudos to all of you for all the work you’ve done in preparation for the start of term next week. I wish you all the best as you welcome your students next week. I am an instructional designer at the college, and I’ll be hosting drop-in instructional design …
  • Spring 2022 Online Teaching @ MiraCosta

    Spring 2022 Online Teaching @ MiraCosta

    Quick reminders for all faculty of important online-focused resources to help you prepare to help your students succeed this spring! Support for You Open faculty support hours during Flex Week have been added to the Flex week schedule: Wednesday night 7-9 pm, Thursday 9-11 am, and Friday 1:30-3:30 pm. Drop in for …