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  • 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 …
  • Online News for our Online Spring 2021!

    Online News for our Online Spring 2021!

    Happy new year! I hope everyone had a good break, despite the weirdness of our world! Flex workshops launch tomorrow: Friday, Jan. 15 Flex week starts tomorrow with lots of great online ed-related workshops, including some Canvas open lab hours for anyone seeking expert Canvas support. There’s also a workshop on an awesome …
  • Pronto

    Pronto

    What Pronto Offers Real-time Chat Without having to share phone numbers or other contact information, now you have real-time messaging across each class and to individuals. Send text messages, files, images, and GIFs! Message Translation Pronto gives everyone a voice by allowing them to send messages in their preferred language, …
  • Pope Tech and Canvas Accessibility

    Pope Tech and Canvas Accessibility

    Pope Tech is an accessibility remediation tool available to instructors in Canvas. This tool (provided through the CCC Accessibility Center) gives instructors a quick but powerful way to check for and fix common accessibility concerns in Canvas content. Ensuring your Canvas courses are free of accessibility concerns helps support inclusion …
  • Spring 2021 Online Education Workshops

    Spring 2021 Online Education 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, …
  • 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. Canvas course copy text instructions Canvas course copy video tutorial • Copy in an entire course or portions of one …
  • Zoom: Getting Started, Getting Help, and Using Zoom with Canvas

    Zoom: Getting Started, Getting Help, and Using Zoom with Canvas

    Zoom provides a reliable, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly tool for live, recordable online presentations, meetings, and discussions with audio, video, chat, screen sharing, polling, and more. It can be used within Canvas or independently. Zoom Pro is available to all MiraCosta faculty and staff at no charge. Students don’t use the Zoom …
  • 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 …
  • The SAFE Topics Podcast – Two Episode Release and Semester Finale

    The SAFE Topics Podcast – Two Episode Release and Semester Finale

    Hello campus community! The S.A.F.E. Topics Podcast team is wrapping up the semester with the release of two episodes! We are finishing up our series on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In the episode, “Student Voices: Climbing Uphill Both Ways,” we hear from Haillie Hill (Theater) to get another student …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – End of the Semester Edition

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – End of the Semester Edition

    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 Online Tech Changes coming your way

    MiraCosta Online Tech Changes coming your way

    To: All Faculty, IS Deans Some important updates and additions to the tools available for online instruction at MiraCosta are happening starting next week. Here’s a quick overview of what’s headed your way! Look for Flex workshops and follow-up emails early in the new year to learn more about all …
  • Upcoming District Wide Zoom change : 12/21/2020 9PM : ATTENTION REQUIRED

    Upcoming District Wide Zoom change : 12/21/2020 9PM : ATTENTION REQUIRED

    What is happening to your Current MiraCosta Zoom Account:  ConferZoom will migrate your current ConferZoom/MiraCosta Zoom user account and saved recordings to the MiraCosta College District Zoom account 12/21/2020 starting at 9 PM. All Zoom user accounts should be fully migrated after approximately 4 hours.  Why is this happening:  Currently all California Community College Zoom user accounts are hosted together, causing issues when individual districts require capabilities not appropriate for the entire CCC population. For example, Canvas can integrate directly with …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Fifteen!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Fifteen!

    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. …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Fourteen!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Fourteen!

    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*** Thank you. 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection Looking …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Thirteen!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Thirteen!

    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*** We have heard it many times – we are trying to do too much right now. Yet, there always seems …
  • Accessible Houses Make for Better Homes – How Structure and Pedagogy Work Together – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    Accessible Houses Make for Better Homes – How Structure and Pedagogy Work Together – A SAFE Topics Podcast

    The S.A.F.E. Topics Podcast team is back at it with our latest episode continuing the series on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)! Our hosts Sean and curry are joined by Catherine Walker (Computer Science) and Liesl Madrona (CE Instructional Designer) in a conversation on “Accessible Houses Make for Better Homes …
  • C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Twelve!

    C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Twelve!

    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*** OI am sending this out at 11:25pm on a Friday night – just to keep the streak alive. Also, Friday …