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  • Adding faculty evaluators, tutors, SI leaders, and community ed students to Canvas classes

    Adding faculty evaluators, tutors, SI leaders, 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 …
  • Automatically Publishing Zoom Recordings to Canvas Studio

    Automatically Publishing Zoom Recordings to Canvas Studio

    You can upload your Zoom recordings directly to Canvas Studio automatically. How do I Authorize MCC Zoom as a Conferencing Tool in Canvas Studio. 1. Click Studio on the Canvas main navigation bar. 2. Click on the 3 lines to the left of My Library 3. Click Settings on the …
  • Instructional Design Hub

    Instructional Design Hub

    Need some Ed-tech support? Want to bounce off some ideas for how to design your courses using the MiraCosta College’s Online Class Quality Guidelines?  Contact Nadia Khan, MiraCosta College’s Instructional Designer, for consultation. You can contact Nadia at nkhan@miracosta.edu or book a consultation with her. Media & Tech Tips Canvas …
  • Perusall

    Perusall

    Perusall makes it possible to have students comment, discuss, and share by annotating a document or image. Some possibilities might include: annotating the textbook together (Perusall offers many common textbooks within its framework — see the catalog) uploading pdf files and having students highlight and annotate uploading images or videos and …
  • C3 in Spring 2022

    C3 in Spring 2022

    Hello Faculty, I’m Lauren McFall, and I’m the Interim Coordinator of our C3 Teaching and Learning Center while Sean Davis is on sabbatical this Spring. I hope that you have had the restful break that you need and deserve. I spent a good deal of time thinking about what I would write …
  • Labster online lab simulation software

    Labster online lab simulation software

    Labster is an online lab simulation software available within Canvas. Labster 1.3 Training How to add Labster simulations to your Canvas course (LTI 1.3) Labster Canvas Teacher Walkthrough Labster Canvas Teacher Walkthrough Video Labster Support Contact Labster Support – Live chat with the support team for both Instructor and Student …
  • 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 …
  • End-of-2021 Online News You Can Use

    End-of-2021 Online News You Can Use

    Dear MiraCosta Faculty, As we near the much-needed winter break, here are some reminders and resources to help you reach the finish line, and perhaps, to begin spring preparation. Canvas End of Term After Dec. 31, your fall Canvas classes go into read-only mode for you and your students. If …
  • LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook

    LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook

    LabArchives is an electronic lab notebook that can help instructors and learners better manage, share, and publish research notes, data, protocols, and related documents. MiraCosta College’s  institutional license gives all  MiraCosta College students, staff, and faculty free access to LabArchives. Log on with your MCC login and password to access LabArchives. …
  • Unlearn Grading to Ungrade Learning: Part 1 – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Unlearn Grading to Ungrade Learning: Part 1 – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Good afternoon campus community, In our latest episode release, the SAFE Topics team had a conversation with faculty members on the topic of ungrading! We explore ideas like deconstructing traditional grading, assessment being a conversation, meeting resistance, and self-reflections. Join hosts Sean and curry alongside Joe Salamon (Physical Science), Chad …
  • How to Copy Individual Items to another Canvas Course or Share them with another Instructor

    How to Copy Individual Items to another Canvas Course or Share them with another Instructor

    Canvas’s Direct Share feature allows instructors to share individual course items to their other Canvas courses, and easily share individual course items with other instructors in Canvas. To use this tool you will need to have a course role of Teacher, TA, or Designer in your Canvas course. Please keep in mind …
  • Down with Spring Break – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Down with Spring Break – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Hello campus community and happy Tuesday!! The SAFE Topics team just released the latest episode, “Down with Spring Break!” In this episode, the team host a debate among with MiraCosta students and faculty over spring break. We ask why about the value of breaks and the costs of interruptions. We …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2021 Week Ten!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2021 Week Ten!

    Hello, Faculty Community!  This week I have 3 haunting resources, 2 tricks and treats, and 1 frightening question for reflection. Not really. It is just Halloween and stuff.  Looking for archived resources, tips/tricks, and questions? Revisit the past editions of the C3-2-1 Newsletter here.  Want to share?  If you have some …
  • Why Ethnic Studies? – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Why Ethnic Studies? – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Hello campus community!! The SAFE Topics podcast is BACK! We’re now in our 4th season of the podcast and we are truly appreciative of our guests, supporters, and our listeners. This season we’re kicking things off with a bang and already pumping out some episodes for you all. Our first …
  • Class Climate in Canvas

    Class Climate in Canvas

    If you are being evaluated during the Fall 2021 semester you will need to have the Class Climate Surveys course menu item available in Canvas. This course menu option was available by default in your blank Canvas course shell, however if you modified your course navigation menu you may have …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2021 Week Seven!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2021 Week Seven!

    Hello, Faculty Community!  Let’s get right into it. These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection. Looking for archived resources, tips/tricks, and questions? Revisit the past editions of the C3-2-1 Newsletter here.  Want to share?  If you have …
  • Upcoming Online Ed Professional Learning Opportunities

    Upcoming Online Ed Professional Learning Opportunities

    Many wonderful professional learning opportunities to enhance your online instructional skills and knowledge are coming up! Please see below, and let me know if you are looking for something beyond what’s listed here! MIRACOSTA Anytime: Connect with a MiraCosta peer faculty helper for any question related to online teaching, big or small! …
  • 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 …