Wayfinding Online

Ensuring Learning through Peer Connections:

“Peer Educator Power”

Fall 2021
Fridays 3 PM – 4 PM

Dear Colleague and Fellow Wayfinder,
We invite you to join us for Peer Educator Power each Friday from 3 PM to 4 PM to learn more about how colleges across the state are leveraging the power of peer educators to support student success. Stay from 4 PM to 4:30 PM for more practice and discussion time.
See our September schedule and register below. For the full Fall schedule, visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you in the network!

Register


September 3

Easy Zoom Intro Videos for SI & Embedded Tutors

Crystal Kiekel, Los Angeles Pierce College, 3CSN
If you have a Zoom account, then you can shoot an introductory video in six easy steps. Then share your video with students, faculty, or entire classes. This workshop is designed for peer education professionals (tutors, mentors, coaches, SI leaders, and peer educator faculty and staff), but all are welcome!


September 10

Peer Educator Power, Pt I: Openers and Ice Breakers for Peer Educators

Crystal Kiekel, Lindsey Lazo, Cameron Brenner Chanchian, Los Angeles Pierce College, 3CSN


The first five minutes of a peer educator’s session are the most important for setting tone and direction. Come learn about and share openers and icebreakers that establish a highly supportive and highly structured learning environment. This workshop is designed for peer education professionals (tutors, mentors, coaches, SI leaders, and peer educator faculty and staff), but all are welcome!


September 17

Peer Educator Power, Pt II – Setting Norms, Expectations

Crystal Kiekel, Lindsey Lazo, Cameron Brenner Chanchian, Los Angeles Pierce College, 3CSN

Articulating community agreements or “norms” is an important part of setting the tone, establishing expectations, and managing the session in peer led learning. Come learn about different ways to set community agreements between peer educators and students. This workshop is designed for peer education professionals (tutors, mentors, coaches, SI leaders, and peer educator faculty and staff), but all are welcome!


September 24

Peer Educator Power, Pt III- Text Set Activity: Collaborative Engagement

Crystal Kiekel, Lindsey Lazo, Cameron Brenner Chanchian, Los Angeles Pierce College, 3CSN

Learn about and engage in a routine called a “text set,” and discuss strategies for encouraging collaborative learning in peer led learning. This workshop is designed for peer education professionals (tutors, mentors, coaches, SI leaders, and peer educator faculty and staff), but all are welcome!


To register for one or more of the sessions, please click on the “Register” button above. At the time of your registration you will select the sessions you plan to attend.


Looking for more professional learning opportunities? Check out the 3CSN website.

Questions? Email us at ask@3csn.org

Back to School 2021 – Message From Canvas

Hello!

As you are well aware, the fall season is rapidly approaching and for many of you that means the start of a new academic year. As we move into one of the busiest times of the year, we wanted to share a few resources, updates, and some best practices to help you and your team be successful.


Canvas Resources

Here are a few of our favorite back to school resources:


Canvas Support

We wanted to let you know that we recently refreshed our Support Terms. Of particular note is the retirement of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and the introduction of “Targeted Initial Response”. You can read more about these changes and the why in the blog post here

Remember, anytime something isn’t working as expected, Canvas Support is the best place to start! Please be sure to use this Escalation Framework when you submit a ticket for best results. For those of you with Tier One Support, we also recommend using Chat throughout the Fall as we often see longer wait times with phone calls during these busier months.

Panda Pros

Our inaugural Panda Pros program has arrived! We now offer educators 1:1 coaching on Instructure tools (like Canvas, MasteryConnect, Pathways, and Outcomes Assessment) from our Panda Pros throughout the Fall. Our Panda Pros team is made up of our instructional design, training and adoption consulting teams at Instructure. These 25-minute coaching sessions are available for FREE to all of your instructors and should help balance “how do I?” questions with the ongoing technical needs you may have. For more details, check out this blog post, and to sign up, click here.

As always, thank you for your partnership and for everything you do to help support teaching and learning!

Summer LACCD DE Trainings Now Available in the VRC! Los Angeles Community College District

Summer LACCD DE Training Courses

Hello Faculty! Our summer DE training courses are now available for registration in the Vision Resource Center (VRC), and there are a number of new, exciting courses! Please see the details and links below.Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

This is the first course that is required to be DE-certified in the LACCD. This class focuses on how to use the Canvas tools to create accessible content.

Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

This is the second course that is required to be DE-certified in the LACCD. This class focuses on online teaching policies and best practices and online course design. 

Humanizing Online Learning

In this class, participants will be immersed in a supportive online learning community as they develop humanized practices for your online course that will lay an inclusive foundation for community-building and collaboration. Participants will also learn about creating videos for online courses.

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (ITC) and Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL).

Equity and Culturally Responsive Online Teaching

Participants in this course apply principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL) to their online course. In a collaborative peer-to-peer learning environment, participants analyze their core teaching values, interrogate their online teaching practices, and leave the course with an equity-minded syllabus and an action plan to continue to advance equity in their course and institution.

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (ITC) and Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL).

Advanced Equity in Online Teaching 

This course will allow participants to analyze  the historical links between education,  social justice, and equity through various theoretical frameworks. Participants will learn how to question and deconstruct teaching models and classroom policies through an equitable lens. By the end of the course, participants will design teaching practices that are culturally responsive and empower students as life-long learners.

Prerequisite: Completion of Equity and Culturally Responsive Online Teaching

Advanced Teaching with Canvas

This class covers more advanced features of using Canvas to support teaching or to teach fully online.  It covers the creation of groups and collaborative activities using Office 365 cloud applications, plus peer review assessments. Participants will learn to do some basic HTML coding in Canvas pages to create tabs and embed videos. It also covers advanced course and grade book settings including export and import grade functions. The course helps user to master advanced module settings and plagiarism detection tools.

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (ITC) and Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL).

Introduction to Synchronous Teaching in Zoom

This course is based on the @ONE course called Introduction to Live Online Teaching and Learning. Please note this course does not count towards being DE-certified in the LACCD.

By the completion of this 2-week course, you will demonstrate your ability to schedule, conduct, archive, and share a live session. You will also develop inclusive community norms and a lesson plan for a live session that uses effective instructional skills to support the diverse needs of community college students. You will achieve these goals by asynchronously engaging with content and completing assignments in Canvas, as well as attending synchronous sessions in Zoom that scaffold your learning.

Attendance at four 60-minute live sessions is required in addition to course assignments. The dates of these sessions are listed on the registration page.

Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together: Block Schedule May 11-14

Dear 3CSN Community,

We hope you are doing well. See below for this week’s offerings. Please share with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in the sessions!

In community,

The 3CSN Team


Tuesdays – Centering Equity
Looking for ways to center equity in all learning spaces?


Tuesday Centering Equity sessions invite you to be the change. In these sessions we will explore ways we can center equity across roles.


Join us on Tuesdays for Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions. See below for more information and to register.


Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Centering Equity offerings.

Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions

Towards a Transformative Syllabus
Tuesday, May 11th, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Join Merari Weber and José Lopez Mercedes (Santa Ana College) for this praxis session in which we will explore ways to improve our first class interaction with our students to make a higher impact on student success and development.

Please bring a sample of one of your syllabi (course overview/introduction) that you give to your students to this hands-on workshop. If you don’t have one, we will be providing a sample to use. However, to get the most out of this workshop, it is best if you bring something you use in your class now.

Register


Wednesdays – Practitioners in Community
Looking for ways to broaden your network and learn with others across the state?

Wednesday Practitioners in Community sessions invite you to be connected with others around specific areas of focus.

Join us on alternating Wednesdays for Mindfulness for Educators, Text Talk, and Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals. See below for more information and to register.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Practitioners in Community offerings.

Text Talk: Approaches to Reading and Discussion
Wednesday, May 12th, 2 PM – 3 PM

Looking for ways to enrich text-based reading and discussions online? Join 3CSN coordinators Sarah Sullivan (Mission College) and Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) for an hour of text-centeredengagement with readings selected to support educators and students alike.

Register


Thursdays – Learn and Practice
Looking for ways to make Canvas and Zoom more student-centered? Seeking tools to engage students and colleagues online?

Thursday Learn and Practice sessions invite you to be intentional as you learn and practice using online tools to support student success.

Join us weekly for Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design sessions

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Learn and Practice offerings.

Prepping for Gradingpalooza? Join us!

Canvas 102: Feedback Features
Thursday, May 13th, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Join 3CSN Coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) for this Learn & Practice session focused on Canvas feedback features.

Register


Fridays – What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action
Wondering how other campuses in your region and across the state are addressing challenges? Craving opportunities to make broader change at the classroom level or college-wide?

Friday What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action sessions invite you to be supported and be engaged.

Join us for the Learning Assistance Hour, regional meet-ups, civic engagement, and college spotlights.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action
offerings.

Guided Pathways Spotlight

Shasta College
Friday, May 14th, 11 AM to 12 PM

Wondering how other community colleges across the state are approaching Guided Pathways? You’ve come to the right place!

Join us for this spotlight session featuring Shasta College leaders Jen McCandless (Math instructor and GP Faculty Lead), Kate Mahar (Dean of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives), Kari Aranbul (Allied heath Instructor and GP team member), and Sunny Green (regional GP Coordinator).

Register


Learning Assistance Hour

The “Think aloud and Paired Problem Solving” technique (TAPPS) for Peer Educators
Friday, May 14th, 3 PM – 4 PM

Join Crystal Kiekel (3CSN, LA Pierce College) and Valeria Carrillo (tutor, LA Pierce College) to learn and practice one technique for putting the students in charge of their own learning and problem solving. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome!
For a deeper dive, participants are also invited to stay for an optional discussion session from 4:00 to 4:30 to continue exploring these tools and their application. 

For more detailed information about the sessions, visit our website.

Register


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LibGuides, Discovery Tools, and Websites: How to Make OER Discoverable

How do you help find and locate OER? In this webinar, we will look at three different ways to search and find OER: through a LibGuide, through a library catalog, and through a designated campus OER website. You’ll come away with different examples and inspiration for improving search and discoverability on your own campus.

Watch the LibGuides, Discovery Tools, and Websites: How to Make OER Discoverable Webinar Recording

Online Teaching Conference

June 21-23, 2021 | Virtual Event
Empowering the Online Teaching Community

Conference Registration

Registration: $150

Registration includes keynotes, breakout sessions, networking events – all activities on June 22-23, 2021!

Be sure to take a look at the conference sessions and descriptions!

Pre-conference workshops are offered on June 21, 2021 at an additional cost of $50 each. Space is very limited – please plan early!

Register Now!

Pre-conference Workshop Highlight

Learn Canvas Basics while Creating Accessible Canvas Pages 

Are you new to online teaching and don’t know where to start? In this pre-conference workshop, CVC will showcase their “Getting Started in Canvas” and “Creating Accessible Canvas Content” 5-Day Challenge courses.

This will be a fun and interactive way to start your journey to an accessible and well organized Canvas course for your students!

Learn More

Keynote

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley standing in office

We are pleased and excited to announce that California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley will be presenting the keynote address at OTC’21! Join us for his general session “Equity-Minded Teaching Online” on Tuesday, June 22 for a fabulous kick off to the conference!
Free May Webinar CCC TechConnect Presents: TechConnect Student Services: Enabling Success
Date & Time: May 14th, 2021 at 12:00pm (Pacific)

This webinar will introduce the enhancements TechConnect has made to their appointment booking product to allow students to connect virtually with tutors, counselors, health care professionals, financial aid, and other student services that are needed outside the classroom. This improved product will be called “Student Connect”.
Join us to learn how this can help you!
Webinar Registration
TechConnect products are available at no cost to all California Community Colleges’ faculty, staff, and administrators.

Canvas Accessibility Support

There isn’t yet a single tool that can identify and correct all accessibility issues in course content (darn it!). To do the job right requires a multi-tool approach. In addition to Ally, currently sponsored by the CCCCO, colleges now have available a couple of great accessibility tools: PopeTech and UDOIT (both free!).

We’re offering a webinar (plus an encore at OTC) so you can see all three tools in action. We’ll talk about pros and cons of each and give you a quick demo.

“Canvas and Your Accessibility Toolbox”

Zoom: Friday, June 4. 3-4pm (Register now)

or

OTC: Wednesday, June 23, 2-2:50pm

If you’re not able to attend either, read on for a very abbreviated summary. (This info can also be found on the Accessibility tab of the Local POCR Resource Center.)

PopeTech is based on the WAVE tool (my fav, as you may know!) but has the added advantage of being integrated right into the Canvas rich content editor. It makes it super simple for instructors to identify formatting issues and fix them on the spot.

PopeTech is being offered as a simple integration to all our colleges for free through the CCC Accessibility Center.

Request PopeTech. (Don’t be thrown off when you see “Accessibility Guide” as the page title. That’s the tool’s official name.)

– – – – –

UDOIT was created by the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) at the University of Central Florida and will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues.

The big distinction here is you get a course-level report (much like Ally) so you know exactly which pages need attention.

It’s available both as a free open-source option or a premium, cloud-based version. The free version requires hosting, either on your college server or using Heroku, a free cloud-based server option. The premium version includes hosting, enhanced support and better analytics.

You may want to contact your IT department to let them know you’d like them to explore and enable tools beyond the Canvas accessibility checker and Ally.

Please feel free to share this message with your faculty as well.

Warmly,
   ~Helen

Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together: Block Schedule May 4-7

Dear 3CSN Community,

We hope you are doing well. See below for this week’s offerings. Please share with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in the sessions!

In community,

The 3CSN Team


Tuesdays – Centering Equity
Looking for ways to center equity in all learning spaces?


Tuesday Centering Equity sessions invite you to be the change. In these sessions we will explore ways we can center equity across roles.


Join us on Tuesdays for Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions. See below for more information and to register.


Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Centering Equity offerings.

Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions

How Do We Support Equity in STEM?
Tuesday, May 4, 10 AM – 11 AM

It has been well established that women and people of color face unique challenges persisting in STEM fields and programs of study. What can we do to change this dynamic? 

Join Nika Hogan (3CSN) and Richard Abdelkerim (Math, Pasadena City College) for a discussion about the challenges and rewards of efforts to create more active, equitable classrooms, and to learn more about 3CSN’s STEM Learning Community opportunity, offered in collaboration with the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Register


Wednesdays – Practitioners in Community
Looking for ways to broaden your network and learn with others across the state?

Wednesday Practitioners in Community sessions invite you to be connected with others around specific areas of focus.

Join us on alternating Wednesdays for Mindfulness for Educators, Text Talk, and Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals. See below for more information and to register.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Practitioners in Community offerings.

Mindfulness for Educators

Restorative Yoga
Wednesday, May 5th, 2 PM to 3 PM

Join Rosabeth Dorfhuber (Faculty, Dept. of Physical Education, Dance & Athletics, Yoga, Stretch & Relaxation, Santa Barbara City College) as she guides us in a restorative yoga session.  Restorative Yoga helps put the body into a deep state of relaxation which eases physical discomfort by helping to bring a sense of calm and peace. 

The poses are held with the support of a variety of props. See the registration link for more detailed information.

Register


Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals
Wednesday, May 5th, 3 PM to 4 PM

Join 3CSN Classified Professionals Betina Vallin and Estela Miranda for this space specifically designed to support classified professionals as we navigate this virtual work environment together.

Register


Virtual Community Hour for ePortfolio Practitioners
Wednesday, May 5th, 3 PM to 4 PM

Join 3CSN coordinators Kelan Koning and Diana Bonilla Hein as well as Trang Abeid (Cosumnes River College), and students to share how things are going with your ePortfolio-based course and think through ideas as we approach the final weeks of the semester and plan for the Fall. Interested in learning more about ePortfolios? Feel free to join and engage at whatever level feels best to you.

Register


Thursdays – Learn and Practice
Looking for ways to make Canvas and Zoom more student-centered? Seeking tools to engage students and colleagues online?

Thursday Learn and Practice sessions invite you to be intentional as you learn and practice using online tools to support student success.

Join us weekly for Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design sessions

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Learn and Practice offerings.

Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design Sessions – Syllabus
Thursday, 5/6, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Join Josh Miller (3CSN BSILI 2019 Alum, Communications Department Chair and Peer Online Course Reviewer, LA Valley College) for this Learn & Practice session focused on creating a student-centered syllabus.

Register


Fridays – What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action
Wondering how other campuses in your region and across the state are addressing challenges? Craving opportunities to make broader change at the classroom level or college-wide?

Friday What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action sessions invite you to be supported and be engaged.

Join us for the Learning Assistance Hour, regional meet-ups, civic engagement, and college spotlights.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action
offerings.

Learning Assistance Hour

Tutoring Spaces and Students’ Fear of Judgment: West Los Angeles College & Pasadena City College Spotlight
Friday, May 7, 3 PM – 4 PM

Join Chase Selby (West Los Angeles College) and Giselle Miralles (Pasadena City College) for this presentation that will address the issue of judgement within the tutoring space and institution in general and ask how learning assistance providers can make tutoring a judgement-free zone. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome!

For an extended conversation, participants are also invited to stay for an optional discussion session from 4:00 to 4:30 to continue exploring the questions (and solutions) raised during the presentation and their application in learning assistance/tutoring centers.

For more detailed information about the sessions, visit our website.

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Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together: Block Schedule April 27-30

Dear 3CSN Community,

We hope you are doing well. See below for this week’s offerings. Please share with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in the sessions!

In community,

The 3CSN Team


Tuesdays – Centering Equity
Looking for ways to center equity in all learning spaces?

Tuesday Centering Equity sessions invite you to be the change. In these sessions we will explore ways we can center equity across roles.

Join us on Tuesdays for Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions. See below for more information and to register.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Centering Equity offerings.

Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions

Advancing the Dialogue with Intentionally Designed Equity 101 Learning Communities
Tuesday, April 27th, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Join Kiara Koenig and Katie Oesau (Yuba College) for this praxis session that will showcase examples and walk participants through creating Equity 101 style communities of practice tailored to the needs of a particular department, service area or college.

These tailored Communities of Practice (CoPs) make equity real and relevant to participants, while maintaining rigorous inquiry and building brave relationships.
Register


Wednesdays – Practitioners in Community
Looking for ways to broaden your network and learn with others across the state?

Wednesday Practitioners in Community sessions invite you to be connected with others around specific areas of focus.

Join us on alternating Wednesdays for Mindfulness for Educators, Text Talk, and Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals. See below for more information and to register.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Practitioners in Community offerings.

Text Talk: Approaches to Reading and Discussion
Wednesday, April 28th, 2 PM – 3 PM

Looking for ways to enrich text-based reading and discussions online? Join 3CSN coordinators Sarah Sullivan (Mission College) and Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) for an hour of text-centered engagement with readings selected to support educators and students alike.
Register


Thursdays – Learn and Practice
Looking for ways to make Canvas and Zoom more student-centered? Seeking tools to engage students and colleagues online?

Thursday Learn and Practice sessions invite you to be intentional as you learn and practice using online tools to support student success.

Join us weekly for Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design sessions

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional Learn and Practice offerings.

Canvas Gradebook & Feedback: Peer Review
Thursday, 4/29, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Join 3CSN Coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) for this Learn & Practice session focused on peer review.
Register


Fridays – What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action
Wondering how other campuses in your region and across the state are addressing challenges? Craving opportunities to make broader change at the classroom level or college-wide?

Friday What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action sessions invite you to be supported and be engaged.

Join us for the Learning Assistance Hour, regional meet-ups, civic engagement, and college spotlights.

Learn more and register below. Check our website regularly for additional What’s Happening?: Colleges in Action
offerings.

Humanizing Online Learning & Teaching
Friday, April 30th, 1 PM – 2 PM

Join Jessica Drawbond (LACCD Distance Education Coordinator and Associate Professor of English, Los Angeles Southwest College), for this workshop exploring why humanizing our online courses is important, especially from an equity standpoint. We’ll also hear directly from students about why personalizing the online learning experience and making human connections in online courses is important in helping them learn and feel motivated. Finally, we’ll discuss practical strategies for humanizing online teaching and learning.
Register


Learning Assistance Hour

Peer Educator Power, Pt VI Growth Mindset & Learning Strategies
Friday, April 30th, 3 PM – 4 PM

Join 3CSN interns Fatima Mamdani and Grace Lewis as well as Roni Haj Hussein (Los Angeles Pierce College tutor) to explore how Carol Dweck’s “Growth Mindset” framework can be applied in peer-led learning to shift the focus from “getting answers” to strengthening study skills and learning strategies. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! 

For a deeper dive, participants are also invited to stay for an optional discussion session from 4:00 to 4:30 to continue exploring these tools and their application.
For more detailed information about the sessions, visit our website.
Register


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Updates from the CVC

For a complete listing of all of the CVC’s upcoming events and courses, visit events.cvc.edu.

REGISTER NOW! OUR SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE IS OPEN

The CVC’s summer course schedule is open for registration! Several courses are being offered, including:

  • Creating Accessible Course Content
  • Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning
  • Introduction to Asynchronous Online Teaching & Learning
  • Introduction to Course Design
  • Online Teaching & Design
  • Equity & Culturally Responsive Online Teaching

To register, visit the Online Network of Educator’s catalog. Course registration fees vary and many are eligible for continuing education credits by dual-enrolling in TEC 1821 at Fresno Pacific University

Please join us in welcoming our newest CVC Consortium colleges:

  • San Jose City College
  • Skyline College
  • San Diego College of Continuing Education

If your college is interested in joining, you can find additional information on the CVC website.

NOW ADOPTABLE! INTRO TO LIVE ONLINE TEACHING & LEARNING AND EQUITY & CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING

The CVC recently made released adoptable versions of two courses – Intro to Live Online Teaching & Learning and Equity & Culturally Responsive Teaching.  Adoptable courses allow colleges to adopt or adapt them for use in a local professional development program. 

Several of the CVC-OEI/@ONE’s courses are available via  Canvas Commons, To find these adoptable courses:

  • Go the the Canvas Commons
  • In the search box at the top, enter “CVC-OEI Adoptable”

Search Canvas Commons for adoptable courses
STAR-CA TUTOR AND STUDENT PANEL: WHAT’S ON OUR MINDS? PREPARING TO RETURN TO CAMPUS
Tuesday, May 4 / 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Before the pandemic, one in four community college students sought academic support from a tutoring center, and less than 15% of those tutoring sessions happened online. In the past 14 months, we have all put our tutoring programs online and trained our tutors to collaborate effectively and compassionately with online students. Most programs have experienced significantly higher volume of students seeking help online simply because there were no in-person options available to them. When campuses reopen, will students continue to seek online tutoring support now that they have more experience with it? Have they become accustomed to the convenience and comfortable with the technology? Join our tutor and student panel to hear what they say about the differences between online tutoring and in-person tutoring and how they feel about continued support of online tutoring.

Register here for Tutor and Student Panel
CAPTURE STUDENTS’ ATTENTION WITH POWERFUL VIDEOS
Friday, May 14 / 2 PM – 1 PM

Video can be a powerful medium for creating engagement and connection with your students. It can also backfire with the opposite effect when done poorly. (Hint: Just presenting content won’t do the trick.) Come learn five dynamic—and actually quite simple—tips for creating effective educational videos.

Register here for Capture Students’ Attention with Videos
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT …
  • The pandemic has caused many faculty members to question if traditional exams are a valid measure of student knowledge and whether or not they actually help develop the skills necessary to be successful beyond the classroom. Biology instructor Holly Schiefelbein chronicled her journey from traditional exams to authentic assessment in the CVC/@ONE article Time for a Change: Authentic Assessment in STEM.
  • In spring 2018, Long Beach City College (LBCC) was ranked 113th out of 114 California Community Colleges for course-level student success. Students of color experienced the greatest obligation gaps in terms of course-level success, retention, and transfer; these gaps were exacerbated in our online classes. Clearly a change was in order. Learn more from Michael Robertson in his CVC/@ONE article, Conducting an Online Course Cultural Curriculum Audit: Steps Toward Student Equity and Success.

 

CVC’s Online Network of Educators (@ONE) has several upcoming courses to benefit both beginning and advanced online faculty, including:

The full course schedule is available at catalog.onlinenetworkofeducators.org. Colleges can purchase bulk enrollments in the form of coupon codes. This special feature supports the growing need for professional development across the CCC system.