Spring 2017 Workshops

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Introduction to Course Design with Canvas

Instructors: Gail Meinhold, Curry Mitchell, Robert Kelley, Sean Davis, Billy Gunn, Jim Julius
Friday, January 13 – 8:30 am – 9:50 am
Oceanside Campus – 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.

Hands-on Getting Started with Canvas

Instructor: Gail Meinhold
Friday, January 13 – 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Get started with the basic set up of your Canvas class. Learn from experienced MiraCosta faculty the basics on adding and managing content, moving materials and activities from Blackboards, and creating assignments and using the gradebook.

Hands-on Canvas Course Design & Organization

Instructor: Billy Gunn
Friday, January 13 – 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

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.

Hands-on Canvas Communication Tools

Instructor: Robert Kelley
Friday, January 13 – 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

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. Try them out for yourself, and add them to a course you are building if you wish.

All Hands on Canvas Open Lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. It’s intended that you attend one or more of the previous Canvas workshops held on this day and are ready to get to work on developing a class in Canvas, with the support of experienced Canvas users. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources.

Friday, January 13
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Session 1:  2:30 pm –3:40 pm    Facilitated by Curry Mitchell

Tuesday, January 16
Oceanside Campus – OC 4612

Session 2:  9:00 am – 10:20 am   Facilitated by Sean Davis
Session 3: 10:30 am – 11:50 am  Facilitated by Robert Kelley
Session 4:  1:00 pm – 2:20 pm     Facilitated by Curry Mitchell
Session 5:  2:30 pm – 3:50 pm     Facilitated by Gail Meinhold

Blackboard Drop-In Open Lab

Instructor: Karen Korstad
Tuesday, January 17 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

Let’s talk Blackboard. Ask questions and receive instructional assistance with your Blackboard course. This workshop is drop-in so bring your laptops, course materials and questions. An excellent opportunity to network with peers and get expert advice while setting up for spring.

Blackboard: Reusing Course Materials

Instructor: Karen Korstad
Wednesday, January 18 – 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Access Workshop Archive

Blackboard has several methods that can be used to copy course content from one Blackboard course to the next and/or to MiraCosta’s new Canvas CMS. Within this workshop we will explore methods to export and import an entire Blackboard course, export and import sections of the course, export and import tests only, and the use of the internal Blackboard course item copy tool

Creating Interactive Video with PlayPosit

Instructor: Jeff Ihara
Wednesday, January 18 – 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 3606

PlayPosit is a tool with which one takes a published video, e.g., something you have on your YouTube channel, and adds interactive elements (multiple choice question, free response, fill in the blank question, etc.). This type of interactive video is a standard in MOOCs (like Coursera), and it adds an element of accountability to the student’s use of your instructional content. Student responses can be evaluated and results pushed to your grade book in the supported LMS–Blackboard for the spring or Canvas starting in the fall of 2017.

Hands-on Page Design in Canvas

Instructor: Curry Mitchell
Thursday, January 19 – 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4611

If you’ve started building a course in Canvas, you may find yourself wondering about how to get beyond basic text and standard Canvas module navigational schemes. In this workshop, 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.

Top Tips: Better Browsing and Internet Interaction

Instructor: Jim Julius
Thursday, January 19 – 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Online via Zoom

This one-hour online workshop will be packed with practical tips, tricks, and tools to help you be a more effective citizen of the digital realm. We’ll explore keyboard shortcuts and menu items that everyone should be aware of when working in web-based tools. We’ll discuss how to use the Chrome web browser to efficiently and securely search for, access, and organize web-based resources. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own favorite tips and resources, too.

Additional Workshops of Interest to Faculty

Online Ed. Standards & Practices using CANVAS

Instructor: Annie Lee
Tuesday, January 17 – 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4612

The facilitator will share her learning experience from online course offered by @ONE to online educators. The facilitator has completed the Online Education Standards and Practices, 12 week online course, a course designed to introduce educators to design new courses, improve existing courses, and better facilitate online learning using the @ONE Standards for Quality Teaching using CANVAS as new LMS.

POT workshop: Teaching and Learning in Canvas

Facilitators: Robert Kelley, Sean Davis
Wednesday, January 18 – 1:30pm – 4:20 pm
Oceanside Campus – OC 4612

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the perspectives of learning and teaching using the Canvas learning management system. Participants will learn how the system works through a series of practice activities, and explore how to facilitate contact with students, communicate expectations, encourage active learning, design assignments, and create good navigation. Additionally, participants will be introduced to basic LMS design principles tailored to Canvas.