UNTETHERED FLEX DAY

To support California Community Colleges colleges with on-campus flex events scheduled for Friday, January 12, 2018, @ONE is hosting several online professional development sessions. CCC faculty and staff who register and attend these free events will receive a certificate of completion. Local campuses may choose to honor these certificates for flex credit. If you are a faculty or staff who would like to participate in Untethered Flex Day, please check with your campus flex coordinator to determine if you are eligible to earn flex credit.

How to participate:

  1. Choose a topic listed below.
  2. Select the session you would like to attend.
  3. Click the session button and register by January 11th at 11pm.
  4. Check your email for the link to the Canvas Course for the session. The webinar link will be provided within the course and via email (if your @ONE Canvas notifications are enabled for email).

Need help registering? Click below to view a brief tutorial.

10-10-10: Communication That Mattes with Lené Whitley-Putz

First impressions really do count, and the first ten minutes a student is in your online course can make or break their experience. Designing your course with the needs of diverse students in mind allows you to hit just the right note for that crucial first “introduction” and build intuitive elements that support each student’s success.

You’ll discover the power of three important “tens” in your students’ interaction in the course–the first 10 minutes, the first 10 hours, and the first 10 days. You’ll leave with strategies to authentically welcome students, design impactful home pages and syllabi, and create compelling activities that help your students form a meaningful learning community.

Humanizing Your Online Class with Adobe Spark Video with Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Are you looking for the secret sauce to build community and foster meaningful student-student interactions? Well, the secret is YOU! Research shows that online students are more invested in a class when they have an instructor who cares about their learning success. But conveying your human presence, empathy, and awareness in online requires intention and a toolkit of tools and practices.

In this webinar, you will be introduced to the principles of humanizing and learn how to use Adobe Video Spark, a free tool, to bring your warm, human presence into your online class.

Questions?

Please direct them to Stacey Carrasco at scarrasco@ccconlineed.org

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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!

helfco@wlac.edu

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
Register Now for Creating Accessible Course Content

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

Register Now!

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 http://www.learnstorm2017.org!

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)

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