Professional Development Committee
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(Not all of the workshops listed below will be offered each semester.)
Learn how to use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas to make your text, images, and tables accessible to students with disabilities.
Canvas: Adding banners, buttons, images
Spice up your Canvas course by adding banners and buttons to the home page. Learn how to create these graphics using free online tools. Also, learn how to add images to your course and make them accessible to students with disabilities.
Learn about the various tools available to determine data on your students. Discover which students are at-risk for falling behind in order to support and help them.
Add digital badges to your course to reward students for accomplishing a task. This could be for completing a module, scoring highly on an exam, or even for mastering the course. Students can use these badges outside of the class as evidence of learning.
Canvas: Building Content
Learn how to create Pages, which is where you can put content and educational resources that are part of your course but don't necessarily belong in an assignment. You can include text, video, and links to your Pages. Pages are typically part of Modules.
Canvas: Canvas Teacher App
Canvas Teacher allows instructors to facilitate their courses on the go. This app provides quick access to grading, communicating, and updating. Canvas Teacher is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Learn how to enhance collaboration in your course by using Discussions and Groups.
ConferZoom is a web conferencing tool that is freely available to all CCC faculty and students. Within Canvas, it can be used for office hours, group work or even tutoring. Before using it, faculty have to create an account at conferzoom.org. Students don't have to create accounts.
The Gradebook has a variety of functions aside from just allowing instructors and students to track the progress of students. One of the most important functions is the SpeedGrader, which is used to grade Assignments and give feedback.
Canvas: Introduction to Canvas
This one hour class is a tour of how Canvas is organized and some of the options you will have setting up your class. It covers signing into Canvas, Global Navigation, Course Navigation, Settings, Notifications, creating Assignments, and the Gradebook. You will also learn how to locate additional resources to help you learn how to use Canvas. This class is intended for users who are new to Canvas.
Canvas: New Rich Content Editor
The Rich Content Editor has been upgraded. The same tools are present, but they have been rearranged and grouped by common icons and interactions. Drag and drop for media has been added, and the content sidebar only displays when linking to other parts of Canvas, accessing Canvas files, or accessing uploaded media.
Canvas: Non-instructional Courses
A non-instructional course is a course to post information and, possibly, for users to communicate. Typical uses include work within committees, task forces, departments, and Student Services areas. Since these are not official LPC courses, leaders of these courses are responsible for managing users.
Canvas: New Gradebook
The New Gradebook is currently an optional feature that allows instructors to view an improved version of the Gradebook. According to Canvas, the New Gradebook makes grading more flexible and intuitive, and it elevates the Gradebook user experience.
NoteBowl is a tool that can be used to replace the Canvas Discussion Board and Announcements with more of a Facebook-like interface. It adds a taste of social media to your course.
Proctorio is a remote proctoring tool integrated into Canvas quizzes that helps maintain the academic integrity of online exams. It allows instructors to choose settings that manage how an exam is proctored.
Canvas: New Quizzes
This workshop will show you how to create quizzes with Canvas' New Quizzes tool. New Quizzes improves upon the original Quiz tool in a number of areas, but still allows you to do all of the same assessment work you had always done.
Use Turnitin to deter plagiarism and help maintain academic integrity in your class. Turnitin checks student submitted papers against everything on the web, including databases, and against a globabl repository of previously submitted papers. After checking, Turnitin creates an originality report of the results.
Canvas Introduction (Flex Day)
In this hands-on introductory workshop, faculty will learn about, and work with, the Canvas Global Navigation items: Dashboard, Account (including Notifications and Files), Calendar, Help; Communication tools: Inbox, Announcements; and the Gradebook
Canvas Advanced (Flex Day)
In this hands-on advanced workshop, faculty will learn about, and work with, Canvas Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Syllabus, Modules, and Content Pages.
Closed Captioning with 3C Media Solutions
3C Media Solutions was created for CCC faculty to host instructor-created videos. You can post your videos on the 3C Media web site, or you can post them via the 3C Media app in Canvas. Videos posted to 3C Media can be close captioned automatically.
Creating Accessible Word and PowerPoint Files
Make your Word documents and PowerPoint presentations accessible on the web to all students, including those with disabilities. Learn how to do this using Adobe Acrobat.
eLumen as an Instructor
This workshop will go over the basics of navigating the new eLumen system for those with faculty access (locating SLOs, designing assessments, and entering data). This workshop is appropriate for full-time and part-time faculty who are using SLOs designed by a discipline SLO point-person.
eLumen as a Coordinator
This workshop will go over the basics of navigating the new eLumen system for those with discipline coordinator access (writing/editing SLOs, planning assessments, and locating SLO data for use in Program Review). This workshop is appropriate for full-time and part-time faculty that are serving as the discipline SLO point-person.
Instructional Video in Online Courses
Learn about different types of videos that can be created, then learn how to quickly and easily make them with tools such as Screencast-O-Matic, 3C Media Solutions, YouTube, and even your mobile devices.
The college's webmaster will answer all of your questions about getting your web pages updated. OmniUpdate is the content management system in which you will create pages that effectively communicate with students, potential students, and the general public at large.
OEI Course Design Rubric
The Online Education Initiative's Course Design Rubric, which has been endorsed by the LPC Academic Senate, establishes standards of a quality online course. Learn about the rubric, and learn about the LPC Model Course that was created based on the rubric. The Model Course can be used in your online course as a template to follow while building the rest of your course.
Regular Effect Contact in Online and Hybrid Courses
All online and hybrid courses must show evidence of frequent instructor-initiated interaction between the instructor and students, and also among students. This is not only a state Title 5 requirement, but it is also an accreditation requirement. This workshop will cover what you need to do to be in compliance.
Web Accessibility Basics
Learn the basics of how to make your course content accessible to students with disabilities. This workshop includes general information about web accessibility, along with techniques to use in Canvas and techniques on how to make Word and PowerPoint files accessible.
What is the CVC-OEI Consortium?
Learn about LPC's participation in the CVC-OEI Consortium, how it affects the college's Distance Education program, its courses, instructors, and most of all, how it benefits students.