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  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2023 Week One

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2023 Week One

    Hello, Faculty Community!  Trust. Community. Sharing.  These were three of the most salient principles we came up with during our Cultivating Human Connections event last week. And with that, spring has sprung, and the new semester is upon us! I trust that this semester will be filled with new opportunities …
  • Online Education Workshop Archives

    Online Education Workshop Archives

    Flex Credit is available for viewing MiraCosta online workshop archives. Contact the Professional Development Program / Flex for more information. If you require improved captions for any of the video recordings below, please contact Jim Julius. Spring 2023 Fall 2022 Spring 2022 Fall 2021 Spring 2021 Equity Online: Celebrating Our Collaborative …
  • Spring 2023 Online Support for Equity & Success

    Spring 2023 Online Support for Equity & Success

    Please see below for quick reminders of important online-focused resources to help you help your students succeed! Support for You Support for Your Students – Please help your students to be aware of and make use of these important services and resources! MiraCosta’s Online Education Tools Click the link immediately …
  • 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. Copy in an entire course or portions of one from Canvas Commons. Create your content from scratch in Canvas …
  • REMINDER: Faculty Helpers Are Available Over The Break

    REMINDER: Faculty Helpers Are Available Over The Break

    Hello, Faculty Community! Do you need or want help with your online classes over the break?  Faculty Helpers are available to work with you one-on-one on all things online teaching and learning. If you want some help with your class or just want another person to discuss pedagogy, design, accessibility, etc. simply …
  • Online News YOU Can Use: End of Fall 2022

    Online News YOU Can Use: End of Fall 2022

    Dear MiraCosta Faculty, Winter is coming! (That’s a gift, not a threat!) As we finish up, 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Help is here! Faculty one-on-one Support

    Help is here! Faculty one-on-one Support

    Hello, Faculty Community!  Who is this for?  All faculty at MiraCosta 🙂  Faculty Helpers are available to work with you one-on-one on all things online teaching and learning. If you want some help with your class or just want another person to discuss pedagogy, design, accessibility, etc. simply respond to this …
  • Reset Your Canvas Course Content

    Reset Your Canvas Course Content

    Overview From time to time, you may want to delete all of the content in a Canvas course site. This is most typically needed early in the course building process. For example, after importing content from another course, you may realize that you imported from the wrong course. The directions described below …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2022 Week Four!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2022 Week Four!

    Hello, Faculty Community!  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 some resources, tips/tricks, and questions …
  • 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 …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2022 Week Two!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2022 Week Two!

    Hello, Faculty Community!  Off and running.  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 some resources, …
  • Fall 2022 Online Support for Equity & Success

    Fall 2022 Online Support for Equity & Success

    Please see below for quick reminders of important online-focused resources to help you help your students succeed! Support for You Support for Your Students – Please help your students to be aware of and make use of these important services and resources! MiraCosta’s Online Education Tools Click the link immediately …
  • Enabling Automated Real-Time Captions in Zoom

    Enabling Automated Real-Time Captions in Zoom

  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …