CanInnovate 2019, a FREE and online conference

Dear colleagues,

On Friday, October 25th, the California Community Colleges (CCC) California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI)/@ONE is hosting Can•Innovate, a FREE, online conference designed to support the professional development of all CCC Canvas users. Last year, more than 1,100 people attended and we are expecting this year’s event to be even bigger and better!

The online program includes 14 sessions and 27 speakers, including a keynote by Kona Jones, Director of Online Learning at Richland Community College. With two ways to attend — online from your own device, or at one of our 60 (and counting!) on-campus viewing rooms — everyone can join in for a Can-tastic day of learning!

  • View the full program and register for FREE for the sessions you’d like to attend.

ASCCC OER Newsletter September 2019

Greetings local OER advocates!

Please note that we have a new tinyurl for accessing our Canvas space – – and we have some new features.  If you, or your colleagues, are “registering” at the site in order to participate in Discussions, please use the same log-in that you use to log into your local Canvas instance. This will simplify access and prevent the complexities associated with having multiple accounts.

OER Opportunities

The OERI is currently seeking faculty to serve in a variety of roles. This application process will create a pool of faculty from which we will select reviewers for newly developed resources, so we have a true need for a faculty from a broad array of disciplines – including those who may or may not have experience with OER.

The ASCCC OERI Application can be completed through October 25. Interested faculty will need to complete BOTH the OERI application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service.

The OERI Application is also available via The ASCCC Application is also available

Save the Date – Discipline-Specific OER Discussion and/or Development

We will be holding two one-day events at the end of October. Each will be an open meeting of faculty in the selected disciplines who will be sharing OER, discussing OER needs, and/or developing OER. Liaisons are more than welcome to attend – and we will be counting on you to recruit the appropriate faculty.

Friday, October 25 – Sacramento

Saturday, October 26 – Anaheim

 Disciplines –

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Math
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Psychology


OERI Weekly Webinars, Thursdays, 1pm-2pm

OERI Weekly Webinars are intended for a diverse audience. We hope you will all join us!

October 3, 2019 | Register Now

Finding OER – and Can you Create a Hybrid?

How do you find OER to incorporate into your courses and can you mix open resources with those that carry a traditional copyright? Join us for an overview of how – and where – to search for resources and a discussion of effective approaches to mixing resources that are licensed differently.

October 10, 2019 | Register Now          

Finding Body Parts – OER for Anatomy

Disciplines that rely on visual content can create a unique challenge when adopting OER. This interactive session will discuss approaches to addressing this challenge in the specific context of an anatomy course.

October 17, 2019 | Register Now

Sharing Your OER – From creating it to letting other people judge your baby

After authoring a resource that you intend to make open, how do you get past your shyness about sharing it and contributing to the OER universe? This session will explore the topic from varied perspectives, including one author’s journey, approaches to providing effective feedback, and a discussion of how the OERI can help.

October 24 2019 | Register Now

Creative Commons, Copyright, and Fair Use – Why do we need OER?

What is the difference between free content, open content, and fair use? Educators often overestimate what they can do with the fair use copyright exception and underestimate their options with open resources.  Join us to learn about the requirements of fair use as well as how to interpret Creative Commons licenses.

October 31, 2019 | Register Now

Open Forum

Each month we will reserve one webinar to be an “open forum”. We’ll be prepared to discuss the latest hot topics from our vantage point and ready and willing to hear – and discuss – what’s on your mind.

Selena Silva

Administrative Assistant

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

One Capitol Mall, Suite 230, Sacramento, CA 95814

Support the Queer and Allies club – Order your West PRIDE t-shirt now!

Dear colleagues and friends,

One of the issues that the QnA club has identified for LGBTQ+ students on campus is that West is not currently a clearly visibly Q+-friendly place. While we are working on this issue on more than one front, we think that a fun and easy way to make West more visibly welcoming of Q+ students is to join forces with West Wednesdays. Perhaps you’d like to show both your West pride AND your West PRIDE on Wednesdays! If so, please allow me to introduce you to your new West PRIDE t-shirt!


Click the link above to see the PR office-designed logo (thank you, Michelle Long-Coffee and Clarissa Castellanos) on 3 different t-shirt styles. To change shirt style, scroll down just a tad to see three clickable black shirts lined up at the bottom left of the design window. For sizing info, with your preferred t-shirt style selected, scroll down a bit more and click the “View Sizing Lineup” link, which provides pictures of non-representative samples of humans (and their specs) in shirts as well as actual shirt measurements. Shirts will be priced at $20 (pay on pick-up). Once out-of-pocket costs are recouped, funds will go toward the general operating budget of the QnA club to support campus-wide, queer-and-allies-friendly activities. If $20 is a financial hardship for you but you’d like to show your West PRIDE, please contact me, and I will make arrangements for you to get a shirt. We’re much less concerned about profits than we are about creating a visibly Q+ friendly campus environment, and we welcome all the support we can get!

To place your t-shirt order, provide your contact info and shirt style and size choice in this survey by Sep 20, 5pm.

Thank you in advance for your support and for showing our students that West is a safe and welcoming space!

(P.S. – Please pass this message around to all of your friends on campus and talk up the new West PRIDE gear! I haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know *everyone* at West just yet, and I didn’t presume to cold-email people with this.)


Stephanie Meredith, Tim Welch, and the QnA club

Fall POCR Course now Open for Enrollment


I hope you all had a wonderful summer. If your plans for fall include getting Local POCR up and running, then please share these links to our fall POCR courses with members of your local review team. And don’t forget to apply to become a CVC-OEI POCR Certified Campus when your college is ready!

September 9 – October 5

September 23 – October 19

October 7 – November 2

October 21 – November 16

November 4 – December 7

November 18 – December 21

Autumn Bell

Director of Professional Development, CVC – Online Education Initiative

California Virtual Campus

Online Network of Educators (@ONE)

Office/Mobile: 559-259-8867 

The CVC-OEI grant is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and managed by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

Flex Week Highlights – Proctorio

Online Proctoring with Proctorio

Looking for a way to ensure academic integrity around exams? Meet Proctorio – a learning integrity platform fully integrated with Canvas, offering ID verification, audio/video recording, lockdown browser, and more.  In this session we will cover everything you need to know about setting up Proctorio on your exams, creating profiles and reviewing the results.

August 19, 2019 from 1 – 1:50 pm, location TBD

Proctorio Info

WLAC has Proctorio available for all Canvas courses. Instructors who wish to preserve Academic integrity in an online environment have a lot of options with Proctorio. Learn more about this cutting edge technology by following the links below.