New Free Courses From @ONE

Registration for the following classes closes soon.

WLAC faculty can contact me for a coupon code to use at checkout. Free!

Carpe Diem.

Enroll by Wednesday, 10/11 @ 11 PM for Fall courses.

Assessing Digital Learning

Online assessment does not have to be limited to multiple choice quizzes. In this 4-week course, explore how to create engaging and robust assessments in Canvas that inspire your students and allow you to gauge student understanding. You’ll create an assessment plan that includes provocative discussions, formative assessments with meaningful feedback for you and your students, rubrics to help your grading, and summative assessments that capture higher-order thinking, and you’ll build assessments in a Canvas Sandbox, because we know that practicing in Canvas is the best way to learn.
10/16 – 11/10
Register Now for Assessing Digital Learning

Creating Accessible Course Content

Accessibility does not have to be frustrating. This 4-week course will walk you through the technical aspects of creating fully accessible courses in Canvas. You’ll work in a Canvas Sandbox to learn how to best use the Canvas Rich Content editor to build fully accessible content, and you’ll learn techniques for retro-fitting existing content and testing the accessibility of resources you find online. The best part? You get to take the fully accessible content you create, and your Sandbox, with you when you’re done!
10/16 – 11/10
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Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

If you’ve been wondering how to begin your online course, this is the course for you. This 4-week exploration of online teaching and learning will help you begin your plan for developing your online course, introduce you to the major regulations you’ll need to know when designing your course, and get you started on your online syllabus and welcome letter.
10/16 – 11/10
Register Now for Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

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Sorting Course Cards In Canvas!

This new feature will let you drag and drop your course cards in Canvas to re-order them. Finally!

Some installation required.

Special thanks to James Jones who wrote the code for this feature.

How to Video:

Written instructions

The quick installation instructions are:

  1. Install a browser add-on: Greasemonkey for Firefox or Tampermonkey for Chrome/Safari.
  2. Install the Dashboard Card Sorter script

Have fun dragging and dropping! Woot woot!

Growth Mindset livestream from Khan Academy

Do your students say things like “I’m just not a math person” or “Writing just isn’t my thing”? Tune in to our free Growth Mindset livestream to find out how you can use LearnStorm’s six Growth Mindset Activities and lesson plans to turn fixed mindsets into growth mindsets this school year. The challenge starts on 9/12, so sign up today at!

WLAC Welcome Center Opens Tomorrow!

The Welcome Center opens to the public on Tuesday, August 1st at 8:30 a.m. The new center will assist students with enrollment and student services questions.

It is located on the first floor in SSB 110 across from the Bookstore.

 Services include the following:

  • Screening and directing students to the proper department for assistance
  • Enrollment assistance (application and registration)
  • Answering questions in person or over the phone regarding enrolling at West
  • Providing information and resources about West’s student services and academic programs
  • Academic counseling

 Hours of Operation:

Mon: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tues: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wed: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thur: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri:     8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Welcome Center Phone number: (310) 287-4596

Canvas Teacher App Announcement

Canvas introduces the Canvas Teacher app, available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Canvas Teacher allows teachers to manage their courses and use Canvas more efficiently from a mobile device.

Canvas Teacher replaces the existing Android and iOS SpeedGrader apps. Existing users may continue to use the legacy SpeedGrader app though it will no longer be supported. Additionally, the Android Canvas Teacher Tools app has been discontinued.

 View the Canvas Teacher Release Notes (iOS, Android 1.0)

VeriCite Plagiarism Detector Now in Canvas!

Ready to try some fantastic plagiarism detection in your online/hybrid/web enhanced classes?

Our Turnitin service ends in July so West has decided to try a great, OEI approved, easy to use app called VeriCite. VeriCite lets students submit their papers in Canvas without any extra logins, sign ups, etc. It’s easy for instructors too.

Check out this Demo video!

VeriCite White Papers:

Best practices for comparing plagiarism detection services

How to identify the many forms of plagiarism

VeriCite Resources

VeriCite YouTube Videos