Fall 2017 Workshops

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Friday, August 11

It’s time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

Jim Julius
9 – 9:50 am
OC 4611

In this workshop, participants will hear about the Canvas transition: Canvas will be the sole MiraCosta course management system starting in summer 2018. Participants will receive a very brief overview of the Canvas system, including key things that MiraCosta’s early-adopter faculty have learned about it. Participants will get a tour of the many resources available to faculty that MiraCosta, Canvas, the CCC system, and others provide to help faculty learn to use Canvas effectively. Participants will have time to explore these resources on their own.

Canvas: Overview and Getting Started

Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
10 – 11:50 am
OC 4611

In this workshop, MiraCosta faculty experienced with Canvas will provide you with a guided tour of their classes and discuss (at a high level) the choices they made and
the Canvas tools they selected when moving their classes from their previous course management systems to Canvas. Then, they will help participants get started with the basic setup of a Canvas class. Learn from experienced MiraCosta faculty the basics on adding and managing content, moving materials and activities from Blackboard, and creating assignments and using the gradebook.

Canvas: Course Design & Organization Basics

Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
1 – 1:50 pm
Online (details coming)

Learn the basics – and perhaps a bit more – from experienced MiraCosta faculty on how to use the tools that Canvas provides to help you design your class and organize your materials in ways that benefit students. See the differences in organizational approaches between a page-based design and a module-based design.

Canvas: Communication Tool Basics

Curry Mitchell & Sean Davis
2 – 2:50 pm
Online (details coming)

Canvas offers a number of ways to engage your students in communication. Hear from experienced MiraCosta faculty on what they’ve learned about what Canvas offers with familiar tools such as Announcements, Groups, and Discussion Boards. In addition, Canvas may provide some new opportunities through its Calendar, Notifications, Syllabus, and Scheduler tools.

All Hands on Canvas & Blackboard Open Lab

Instructor: Karen Korstad
3 – 4:20pm
OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas and/or Blackboard in a supported environment. Ask questions and receive instructional assistance. This workshop is a drop-in session so bring your laptops, course materials, and questions. An excellent opportunity to network with peers while setting up for Fall.

Monday, August 14

Exploring the Google Apps LTI in Canvas

Instructor: Karen Korstad
10 – 11:20 am
OC 4611

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In this hands on workshop we will explore the Google Apps integration with Canvas. The integration makes it easier for instructors to share engaging course content and distribute assignments from Google Apps directly within Canvas. The integration also allows students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments. Bring your Google account or sign up for a free Google account online prior to this workshop.

Open Ed Resources & Zero Textbook Cost Materials

Jim Julius, Claudia Flores, Thao Ha, Zakia Farouq
1 – 2:50 pm
OC 4611

MiraCosta College has a long history of supporting textbook affordability. In the last year, MiraCosta has been on the forefront of California colleges adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and other Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) course materials. Hear from faculty who have been adopting OER/ZTC materials about what excites them, including the impact on student access and success. Learn more about MiraCosta’s developing ZTC degree and certificate programs. And get started with your own hands-on, guided exploration of OER repositories and zero-cost materials sources.

Accessible Screencasting for Canvas

Instructor: Karen Korstad
2 – 3:20 pm
Online (details coming)

Enhance your instruction with screencasting – the creation and sharing of videos featuring your voice and content for your students to better experience your presence in the class! This workshop will explore how to create quick and easy accessible screencasts with Camtasia Studio, Snagit, and PowerPoint through 3C Media Solutions video hosting and the DECT captioning grant. These are all tools freely available to all MiraCosta faculty. Video accessibility basics and best practices for video creation will also be discussed. Embed or link your accessible screencasts within your Canvas course to support your student learning outcomes.

It’s time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

Jim Julius
4 – 4:50 pm
Online (details coming)

In this workshop, participants will hear about the Canvas transition: Canvas will be the sole MiraCosta course management system starting in summer 2018. Participants will receive a very brief overview of the Canvas system, including key things that MiraCosta’s early-adopter faculty have learned about it. Participants will get a tour of the many resources available to faculty that MiraCosta, Canvas, the CCC system, and others provide to help faculty learn to use Canvas effectively. Participants will have time to explore these resources on their own.

Tuesday, August 15

Canvas: Course Design through Rich Content Pages

Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
8:30 – 10:20 am
OC 4611

If you’ve started using Canvas, and prefer not to follow the standard Canvas module navigational scheme, this workshop is for you. Experienced MiraCosta faculty will provide demonstrations and guidance in how to turn your Canvas course into an attractive learning environment that effectively helps students through the learning process through a friendly home page that connects to rich content pages.

Canvas: Use Canva to Enhance Visual Course Design

Sean Davis
10:30 – 11:50 am
OC 4611

Canva is (believe it or not) a 3rd party tool that is completely separate from Canvas. It provides an online platform for easily creating high-quality graphics that can enhance the student experience in your class. Learn tips from an experienced user on how to get started with Canva, create typical graphics, and add them to your Canvas class.

Using Turnitin in Canvas

Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
1:00 – 2:20 pm
OC 4611

Turnitin is a 3rd party tool that can enhance and streamline assessment of student written work. While many think of Turnitin primarily as a plagiarism prevention tool, Turnitin also provides tools that can make the writing drafting, feedback, and formal assessment processes both richer and more efficient. Turnitin works a bit differently in Canvas than Blackboard, so whether you’re experienced with Turnitin in Blackboard, or a beginner with Turnitin, this workshop is for you.

All Hands on Canvas

Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
2:30 – 3:50 pm
OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. A faculty member who has taught with Canvas will provide a very brief overview of Canvas in the first 10-15 minutes, and from there the time is open for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

Wednesday, August 16

Top 20+ Tips for Canvas

Robert Kelley
1:00 – 3:50 pm
OC 4611

This catch-all hands-on Canvas training session will help faculty get off the ground with Canvas essentials, or would provide a great reinforcement with a few new tips for those who have already taken other Canvas trainings and begun using Canvas. Time will be given for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users.

Thursday, August 17

Canvas Basics: Materials, Gradebook, Announcements

Robert Kelley
10:30 – 11:50 am
OC 4611

This hands-on workshop is designed primarily to enable faculty to learn the essential Canvas tools typically used for on-ground classes: adding and organizing class materials, using the gradebook, and creating announcements.

All Hands on Canvas

Robert Kelley & Billy Gunn
1 – 3:50 pm
OC 4611

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. A faculty member who has taught with Canvas will provide a very brief overview of Canvas in the first 10-15 minutes, and from there the time is open for you to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

Online Ed Boogeymen: Should we be scared?

Jim Julius
4 – 5:20 pm
Online (details coming)

Many laws and regulations have specific applications to online education: accessibility, privacy (FERPA), regular effective contact/regular substantive interaction, copyright and fair use. Numerous other issues are often viewed as having significantly greater impact for faculty teaching online: cheating, hiring out class completion, financial aid fraud, and lower student success. What really is the responsibility of faculty in these areas? What can faculty do to take these issues seriously without becoming overwhelmed? How does MiraCosta support faculty with these issues? Join this workshop to become better informed about these issues and to share practices that can help address these concerns while supporting effective online pedagogy.