Spring 2018 Workshops

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Friday 1/12/18

Time to learn Canvas! What are the options?

8:30 am -9:20 am
Jim Julius, Sean Davis, & Billy Gunn
Audience: Brand new to Canvas and beginners.
Format: Online

In this workshop, participants will receive a very brief overview of the Canvas system, which will be the sole MiraCosta course management system starting in summer 2018. 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. Experienced faculty will provide a quick overview of the features of Canvas by providing a tour of their classes. They will highlight ways that Canvas is similar to and different from Blackboard.

Blackboard to Canvas: Export/Import Essentials

9:30 am – 10:50 am
Karen Turpin
Audience: Brand new to Canvas and beginners.
Format: Online

View demonstrations of some of the most important processes in migrating from Blackboard to Canvas. Some elements work well to exports from Blackboard and import into Canvas, and these will be demonstrated: announcements, tests/surveys, and discussion boards. After each demo there will be an opportunity for online Q&A.

Bb to Canvas: Re-creating Content & Assignments

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Curry Mitchell & Sean Davis
Audience: Beginners
Format: Online

View explanations and demonstrations of how common Blackboard class elements such as files, assignments, folders, and items are best re-created in Canvas. There will be plenty of opportunity for online Q&A during the demonstrations.

Hands on Canvas: Tests/surveys – Bb to Canvas

1:00 pm -1:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment, with a specific focus on how to move tests and surveys from Blackboard to Canvas. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

All Hands on Canvas: Announcements – Bb to Canvas

2:00 pm -2:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment, with a specific focus on how to move announcements from Blackboard to Canvas. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

All Hands on Canvas: Discussion boards – Bb to Canvas

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment, with a specific focus on how to move discussion boards from Blackboard to Canvas. In addition, attendees may benefit from exploring Canvas resources found on this page: https://tic.miracosta.edu/campus-teaching-technologies/canvas/

Tuesday 1/16/18

Canvas Basics: Materials, Gradebook, Announcements

9:00 am -10:50 am
Sean Davis
Audience: Beginners
Format: Hands-on in a lab at San Elijo

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. There will be discussion of how to bring basic resources like this from Blackboard to Canvas. Participants will have plenty of time for hands-on work applying what they have learned.

Canvas: Just the Basics for Beginners

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners
Format: Hands-on in a lab at Oceanside

This hands-on workshop is designed to give an overview of the basic tools to get started with Canvas. Learn how to create announcements, review & sort your student roster in Canvas, create your profile, message students, create assignments, and sort & record grades in the gradebook. Participants will have time for hands-on work applying what they have learned in this workshop.

Canvas: Course Design through Rich Content Pages

10:00 am -11:50 am
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners and intermediate
Format: Hands-on in a lab at OC

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.

Using Turnitin in Canvas

1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners and intermediate
Format: Hands-on in a lab

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

2:30 pm -3:50 pm
Curry Mitchell & Billy Gunn
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. Sign up and you’ll receive a survey in advance of the workshop soliciting input on what you’re especially hoping to get help with. You’ll have lots of open time to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing materials 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/

Grades in Canvas

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Karen Turpin
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Online

You will learn many ways to manage grades within Canvas, including leveraging the SpeedGrader and Rubrics for efficiency. Participants who attend the online demo will learn more about:

  • Rubrics
  • SpeedGrader
  • Assignment Groups Weight
  • Messaging Students Who… from the gradebook
  • …and more…

Handout

GradingAssignmentsHandout.pdf

Wednesday 1/17/18

Open Educational Lunch Extravaganza

12 pm -1:50 pm
MiraCosta faculty panel, MiraCosta student panel, Nicole Finkbeiner
Location: Cafeteria Oceanside Campus

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, openly licensed materials that more and more faculty are using for their classes – often as a complete replacement for expensive textbooks. Is there really such a thing as a free lunch? Yes – and at this one you’ll not only get a delicious meal, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from panels of MiraCosta faculty and students who are already using OER and other Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) materials. Additionally, Nicole Finkbeiner from OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University with a mission to improve student access to education, will provide a national perspective on the OER movement.

Open Education, OER, Equity, and Justice

Thao Ha & Nicole Finkbeiner
Session 1: 2 pm -2:50 pm
Session 2: 3 pm -3:50 pm
Location: TBA

Take a deeper dive into the OER movement, with Nicole Finkbeiner from OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University with a mission to improve student access to education, and Thao Ha, an OpenStax textbook adopter and leader of the creation of a zero-cost sociology degree at MiraCosta. Nicole and Thao will lead a discussion of the larger concepts around Open Education, particularly exploring issues of equity and social justice. Nicole will share emergent innovation and research findings in these areas.

Exploring, Evaluating, Adopting, Adapting OER

Jim Julius & Lauren McFall
Location: TBA

Participants will go hands-on, exploring curated sites for high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER). Participants will discuss tools useful in evaluating OER quality, and will have the opportunity to explore any concerns with adopting OER. Participants will also consider how faculty can modify OER to fit their needs even better, and resources available to faculty who may need support with replacement of ancillary resources when switching from publisher materials to OER.

Thursday 1/18/18

Canvas Basics: Materials, Gradebook, Announcements

10:00 am -11:50 am

Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners
Format: Hands-on in a lab at OC

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. There will be discussion of how to bring basic resources like this from Blackboard to Canvas. Participants will have plenty of time for hands-on work applying what they have learned.

All Hands on Canvas

1 pm -2:50 pm
Curry Mitchell
Audience: Beginners to Advanced
Format: Hands-on in a lab

This workshop is designed to give you open time to work with Canvas in a supported environment. Sign up and you’ll receive a survey in advance of the workshop soliciting input on what you’re especially hoping to get help with. You’ll have lots of open time to become more proficient in your use of Canvas, and to work on developing materials 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/