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  • 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 …
  • Equity Online: Celebrating Our Collaborative Work in Progress

    Equity Online: Celebrating Our Collaborative Work in Progress

    Hello, Faculty Community!  This Friday the C3 Teaching & Learning Center and Online Education welcome you to a full day of celebrating, cultivating, and connecting around our commitment to equity-minded online education. This year has been incredibly challenging in so many ways, but our instructional practices have also advanced under …
  • Space for ASE Students to Set the Pace: Creating Culture in the Classroom Part Two – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Space for ASE Students to Set the Pace: Creating Culture in the Classroom Part Two – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Hello campus community and happy Friday! Part two is here! Our latest episode with students was so good that once again we had to split it into two parts. In this episode of the SAFE Topics Podcast, we’re continuing our conversation with students. We are joined by students from various …
  • 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 …
  • Space for ASE Students to Set the Pace: Creating Culture in the Classroom Part 1 – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Space for ASE Students to Set the Pace: Creating Culture in the Classroom Part 1 – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Hello campus community!The student voices are back! In this episode of the SAFE Topics Podcast, we are joined by students from various Academic Success and Equity (ASE) Programs to talk about creating culture in the classroom! Our hosts Sean, curry and Mana are joined by several students including Helen Leinani …
  • Office 365 Integration in Canvas

    Office 365 Integration in Canvas

    MiraCosta College Canvas now supports an LTI integration with Microsoft Office 365 in Assignments, Collaborations, Modules, Course Navigation, and the Rich Content Editor. This integration allows students and instructors to use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 files within Canvas. Users can also view their OneDrive files directly in …
  • Cameras On vs. Cameras Off: Blank Boxes & Framing Faces – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Cameras On vs. Cameras Off: Blank Boxes & Framing Faces – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Good evening campus community! In this episode of the SAFE Topics Podcast, the team goes into the topic of anonymity in the classroom. Join hosts Sean, curry, and Mana along with our special guests, Tyrone Nagai (Letters and Pre-Transfer), Krista Byrd (Psychology), and David Bonds (Mathematics) as they get into …
  • Misinformation Series – Forum #2 “Do I Have Covid? Health & Science Misinformation in the Wild (of the World Wide Web)” Thursday, April 1 at Noon

    Misinformation Series – Forum #2 “Do I Have Covid? Health & Science Misinformation in the Wild (of the World Wide Web)” Thursday, April 1 at Noon

    Do I Have Covid? Health & Science Misinformation in the Wild (of the World Wide Web) Health and science misinformation is dangerous, and the repercussions have become life-threatening, especially since the world started battling COVID-19. Join us as we discuss the: value of science in our society and the ways …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter #18

    C3-2-1 Newsletter #18

    Hello, Faculty Community!  ***You are receiving this newsletter because you are a faculty member at MiraCosta College. I, Sean Davis, am the coordinator of our C3 Teaching and Learning Center*** I am proud to be a member of the Asian and Pacific Islander Community and in solidarity with our sisters …
  • Meet Mana: Awesome Student, ASG President, and the New SAFE Topics Podcast’s Co-Host!

    Meet Mana: Awesome Student, ASG President, and the New SAFE Topics Podcast’s Co-Host!

    Hello campus community! In this week’s episode, hosts Sean and curry introduce and welcome Mana Tadayon, the SAFE Topics’ newest co-host! Mana first joined us as a guest on the One Word Conversation episode with students on “Leaders” (S2E3). In today’s release, we welcome Mana as a part of the …
  • Enabling Automated Real-Time Captions in Zoom

    Enabling Automated Real-Time Captions in Zoom

  • Mid-Semester Online Updates & Save-the-Dates

    Mid-Semester Online Updates & Save-the-Dates

    Spring break is just about here, hooray! I haven’t been throwing a lot of info at you this spring, so this email has a lot of quick and useful items … please take a look! I’m offering a final set of Student Orientation to Online Learning workshops the week after break. These …
  • Teaching with Zoom at MiraCosta College

    Teaching with Zoom at MiraCosta College

    After the fall 2020 semester, Zoom Pro for MiraCostans was changed from ConferZoom to a Zoom that is controlled by MiraCosta College. Visit the Getting Started, Getting Help, and Using Zoom with Canvas page for details and technical information about Zoom at MiraCosta College. Zoom Teaching Tips: Inclusion, Security, and …
  • Part Two of It’s Our Classroom, But Whose Culture? – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Part Two of It’s Our Classroom, But Whose Culture? – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Hello campus community and once again, happy Friday!!!This week the SAFE Topics Podcast team is releasing part two of our latest episode that gets into the idea of academics as a culture, “It’s Our Classroom, But Whose Culture?” If you enjoyed part one, the second part gets even better! Our hosts …
  • Accurate info about Zoom recordings

    Accurate info about Zoom recordings

    To: All faculty, IS Deans You may have received messages recently indicating that your Zoom recordings may be deleted. This message is intended to clarify what is happening, what might happen, and what we recommend. No Zoom recordings will be deleted imminently. You may hear from colleagues in the CCC …
  • It’s Our Classroom, But Whose Culture? – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    It’s Our Classroom, But Whose Culture? – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Hello campus community and happy Friday!!! All of us on the SAFE Topics Podcast team are super excited to announce the release of our latest episode, “It’s Our Classroom, But Whose Culture?” We were left in disbelief after the recording finished because the conversation was so good!!! In this episode we delve …
  • Misinformation Forum Series

    Misinformation Forum Series

    Hello, Campus Community!  I am excited to introduce a new forum series that will cover a range of topics pertaining to an ever-growing social problem – the spread of misinformation.  Our amazing Web Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Lauren McFall, has organized an interdisciplinary faculty lineup to present on intriguing and …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter #17

    C3-2-1 Newsletter #17

    Hello, Faculty Community!  ***You are receiving this newsletter because you are a faculty member at MiraCosta College. I, Sean Davis, am the coordinator of our C3 Teaching and Learning Center*** Lots of local workshops being offered to help us out. People are amazing, right? We just keep going. Pretty remarkable. …
  • MiraCosta Faculty and Student Online Support

    MiraCosta Faculty and Student Online Support

    Is spring semester off to a great start? Could it be even better for you and/or your students with a little bit of help? The campus may be physically closed but an amazing array of support for successful online education is a click away! Some quick reminders for all faculty, …
  • What’s Going Well? – A SAFE Topics Podcast Live Show

    What’s Going Well? – A SAFE Topics Podcast Live Show

    Hello and welcome back campus community! The SAFE Topics Podcast is back at it with our first 2021 release! In this latest episode, we aired our first live recording during the Spring 2021 flex week! Hosts Sean and curry asked a panel of MiraCosta faculty including Himgauri Kulkarni (Biology), Leila Safaralian …