Online Ed News You Can Use
Canvas Transition, Blackboard, and Spring Classes
This spring is the final semester in which Blackboard and Moodle are options for teaching at MiraCosta. Canvas is now in use for over half of all classes and over 2/3 of our distance education classes. There are many options for learning Canvas, including a 4-week online class led by MiraCosta faculty starting Nov. 13 - sign up here. Also, MiraCosta faculty have access to live online trainings conducted daily by Canvas staff, starting Oct. 15. You can preview the schedule for next week now, and starting Oct. 15, sign up for workshops.
All spring class shells are scheduled to be available in Canvas the afternoon of October 23, when the spring schedule is released. Blackboard classes will NOT be automatically created - any faculty wanting to use Blackboard this spring must make a request using the Online Ed support request form. A reminder about this will be sent out about this on 10/23.
Textbook Affordability NCHEA event Friday 10/20
Friday, Oct. 20th, 10am-3pm
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA
If you're looking for other ways to learn more about OER, check out MiraCosta's resource site with lots of ways for faculty to find resources and learn more about OER and Zero Textbook Cost course materials.
All are welcome at the Student Orientation to Online Learning!
'Tis the Season: Adding Evaluators and Others to Your Class
Professional Learning Opportunities
- @One is offering four online 4-week classes that start on Monday 10/16. Three of the four can be taken for free using the OEIfree4U code: Assessing Digital Learning, Creating Accessible Course Content, and Introduction to Teaching with Canvas.
- Also check out @One's list of upcoming 1-hour webinars.
- If you teach a fully online C-ID approved course in Canvas, you are eligible to receive support from the CCC Online Education Initiative in preparation for possibly offering the class on the Course Exchange. Learn more about the OEI/Course Exchange and/or sign up for an informational meeting to learn more.
- Explore the many resources for learning Canvas that we recommend.
- Check out an archive of a MiraCosta Online Education workshop.
- Join the MiraCosta PDP Canvas site.