Remote Instruction – Ongoing Resources and Support (Thursday, April 2, 2020)

Remote Instruction MiraCosta College

Hello, Faculty Community! 
We are nearly at the end of our first week of remote instruction and we want to make sure you are getting the support you need to make the most of the rest of the spring semester. Below, we have included some external professional learning opportunities, MiraCosta-developed resources, and ways to stay connected to support for anything that comes up! 

We are offering multiple Student Orientation to Online Learning workshops this week and next especially in support of students new to online learning – please direct your students to the signup form.

After consultation with Academic Senate leadership and our PDP Committee Chair, we are pleased to inform you that all of the workshops, 1-1 support, and external webinars that were offered last week are FLEX-eligible. The following upcoming and recorded professional learning opportunities pertaining to remote instruction are also FLEX-eligible:

We also want to remind faculty of the MiraCosta homegrown resources and recorded workshops supporting your shift to remote instruction: 

As issues arise, please reach out to the following online support resources:

  • 24-7 Canvas hotline for faculty: 1-833-345-2890
  • Canvas Instructor Guides – comprehensive step-by-step tutorials on all Canvas features
  • MiraCosta Canvas support home for faculty and MiraCosta Canvas tutorials -locally created guides on key Canvas features, how MiraCosta faculty are using Canvas, how Canvas works with SURF, and more
  • MiraCosta Online Instructional Technologist, Karen Turpin, | for questions specific to Canvas’s operation at MiraCosta
  • MiraCosta Faculty Director of Online Education, Jim Julius, | for questions about effective uses of Canvas and other online education technologies 
  • MiraCosta Joyful Teacher in Residence, Sean Davis, | for support in moving from on-ground to Canvas
  • MiraCosta Employee HelpDesk: 760-795-6850 for account and password issues

We hope things are going smoothly for you! If not, please use the resources above and/or contact us. 

In solidarity,

Sean and Jim