June 8 – July 26, 2020
This is a reminder that “The Changing Landscape for Colleges In the Age of Covid-19” will begin in 1 week on:
Date Time: May 20, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Your Academic Alliance Team at SNHU
Date: Friday, May 15th
Time: 12 noon
Learn the basics of using TechConnect Zoom (ConferZoom), from scheduling your meetings to sharing your recordings with others.
Join us for this webinar, 45 minutes of useful information with time at the end to answer your questions.
Register today to reserve a seat, and receive links to the recording afterwards to share with your colleagues.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Action Required before May 30, 2020
CCC TechConnect creates, supports, and leverages technology to enhance student success and advance community colleges. Funded under a California Community Colleges Chancellors Office grant. CCC TechConnect projects, (TechConnect Cloud (3C Media Solutions), TechConnect Zoom (CCC Confer/ConferZoom), Online Teaching Conference), provide a coordinated platform of technology products, services, and support to the 58,000 faculty, staff, and administrators of the CCC system at no cost.
“Equity In Action: Praxis Sessions” is one of the many offerings of 3CSN’s Wayfinding Online Zoom Series: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together. This series was launched on May 18th by practitioners for practitioners (and students, too) and continues to grow from the needs that are identified in community with colleagues across the state. There are helpful sessions throughout the day Mondays through Fridays serving participants from across the California Community College system. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the schedule and to be in community with us at this pivotal moment.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and TechConnect are dedicated to continuing the efforts to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19. To support this, and the current directives of our state and local authorities, we have decided to move the premier face-to-face 2020 Online Teaching Conference to an online event. Although we regret not being able to come together in person, we are excited to present OTC’20 as a virtual, multi-day event at no cost to our attendees.
Now more than ever, it is important to provide our faculty, staff and administrators the tools needed for online instruction, learning and student success. The OTC Team is committed to bringing the online teaching community together in a digital format while presenting the same quality content it has provided in person over the last 20 years. We are working on creating a balanced program that not only continues to enhance the needs of seasoned online teaching professionals but also those who are new to online instruction given the current circumstances.
We look forward to rolling out more details regarding our virtual program over the next two weeks, including how to participate. Thank you for your support and patience.
In the meantime, for those who paid for conference and pre-conference workshops, please request a refund or transfer. Sponsors and Exhibitors, please see our information for Sponsors and Exhibitors. If you have made hotel accommodations, please see our Accommodations page for more information.
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From the OER liaison:
I thought I would share an opportunity that has just opened up for faculty teaching in technical fields (e.g., Computer Science, Instructional Technology, others) to compete for $5,000. The folks at Teach Access just announced that they will be offering another round of the Teach Access Faculty Grants this year! All information can be found on the Faculty Grants page.
For any of you who do not know about Teach Access, it is a group formed between tech industry who were sick and tired that they were not getting university graduates that came to them with knowledge and skills in digital accessibility for those with disabilities, and higher education entities, who struggle to convince faculties to teach that content.
To accelerate the creation and delivery of accessibility-infused college curricula, they will be providing direct awards to full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty, or instructional staff at US-based institutions of higher education (community colleges or four-year universities). Awards of $5,000 each will be given to faculty to develop modules, presentations, exercises or curriculum enhancements or changes that introduce the fundamental concepts and skills of accessible design and development into their existing courses.
The funds can be used however they are most helpful, to augment summer salary, to help secure a graduate assistant, to conduct travel (ha, like that will happen soon). It is a very nice way to acknowledge the work of faculty who will embed accessibility as a subject in their curriculum (NOT a separate class ON accessibility).
The application form will be open from April 27 to June 1. This form is at the bottom of the Faculty Grants page.
GREAT NEWS! There are some new resources available within Canvas that can enhance user experiences.
Below is a list with links to find out more about them:
Please note: At this point, the only feature that will be turned on in Ally is the alternative formats option for files. The accessibility ratings will be coming later.
There are also updates coming to Canvas!
These are the Canvas updates that will appear automatically (you don’t have to do anything to turn it on):
These are the Canvas updates that you have the ability to turn on at the course/user level:
Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and staying safe.
We are so grateful for the community we have built together over the past six weeks. We have learned and strengthened skills together across roles, eagerly and authentically shared our challenges and successes together, problem-solving and sparking ideas that have made a difference on our campuses as well as to our identities. As some participants have noted, this experience is stretching us in ways we didn’t know were possible.
That said, we are eager to dive into more learning and growth with you this week. We hope you will join us for some of the following free one-hour fortifying and brain-stretching sessions offered by practitioners for practitioners (no password or registration required):
This week we are excited to introduce spotlight sessions showcasing the work of colleges across the state as they work to bring their departments, students, and colleges online. Our first spotlight will be “How Did We Get Online So Fast?: Rio Hondo College Training.“
In addition, we are providing opportunities for you to learn and expand your network at the following ongoing sessions:
Classified Professionals Hour, a virtual space where classified professionals can share, learn, and be supported in community with other classified professionals and 3CSN classified professionals and coordinators (Wednesdays at 3 PM)
“Text Talk,” a chance to engage in shared reading and discussion of articles relevant to our work and experience (Mondays and Wednesdays at 3PM)
Virtual Community for Students where students can share, learn, and be supported in community with other students and 3CSN coordinators from across the state (Monday through Friday at 4 PM). Please share this link to invite students: https://conta.cc/2KysMW3
Mindfulness for Educators, an intentional space to practice mindfulness, inner reflection and heart sharing (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 PM)
You may access the schedule and click on the Zoom links here (all are free and no registration is required):
Read session descriptions here: http://3csn.org/wayfinding-online-zoom-series-session-descriptions/
We compiled your questions over the past weeks and produced this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource. We hope you find it useful!
Missed a session, want to share, or simply wish to rewatch? See our video archive here: http://3csn.org/3csn-wayfinding-series-video-archive/
Have an idea or area of expertise to share with the field? Did you do something great based on something you saw in the Series? Please tell us about it!
Having trouble going through the mountains of resources coming your way? Check out our community padlets featuring resources we’ve gathered for faculty, staff, and students:
3CSN Student Resources for Online Engagement and Support: https://padlet.com/events16/1p89eny6x70h
3CSN Community Resources for Online Learning Assistance: https://padlet.com/events16/vkqq6z7w2kb
Please feel free to share with colleagues, add any resources you feel would be useful, and/or recommend new categories.
Take good care of yourselves and others. We look forward to seeing you in our Zoom sessions this week.
Deborah Harrington, Ed.D.
California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)
Recently there have been multiple updates to the Zoom product. In order to keep our TechConnect Zoom (ConferZoom) LTI users informed of these changes, we will be sending emails to you as needed highlighting the most relevant information.
For the week of April 8-16, 2020
During the past week during peak usage periods, some faculty experienced a slower response when connecting to “ConferZoom” from within Canvas. This was due to the high volume of traffic caused by the exponential and sudden increase in usage. An upgrade to the server was performed on April 16 to improve performance. To enhance performance even further, TechConnect will be moving college accounts to a subaccount starting in June. This move will not only improve performance but will allow colleges to manage the TechConnect Zoom application and run specialized reports. Our support department will contact colleges in May to schedule this move.
CCC TechConnect Team