- Instructional Transition Home
- Questions Related to Instructional Faculty & Staff
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Students
- LPC Campus Resources for Students
- Supporting Students with WiFi/Tech
- OEI - How to keep teaching during an emergency
- OEI - Canvas Basics for Instructional Continuity
- OEI - Resource Videos for Faculty Learning shared by CCCs
- Emergency Blanket Distance Education Addendum
Instructional Transition Plan
To help prepare for a shift to online course delivery in the event of an emergency disruption, please review the following instructional continuity plans for face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes. This document also contains technology resources and addresses additional questions to provide instructors with tools to keep teaching online. For instructional questions related to this transition, consult the FAQ.
Student Distance Education Transition Outreach & Retention
This effort is being led by Vicki Shipman with the Academic Services Outreach Specialists, Liz McWhorter and Anne Kennedy. The faculty initiated form below can be submitted for a student that has not logged onto Canvas and has not responded to faculty outreach. Once submitted, our outreach team will call or text the student and see if they can assist with the transition to the online environment, connect students with resources, etc. The Outreach Specialists will log resource-related reasons students have delayed transition to online or are leaving the course. This will better inform a college-wide retention plan should distance education be prolonged.
CVC-OEI @One Training
For a full listing of upcoming webinars, trainings, and open office hours, please visit the CVC-OEI Events Calendar.
Visit the CVC-OEI Online Instruction and Services Resources page.
Live support is now available, M-F from 9 AM -5 PM.
Many of the CVC-OEI’s webinars are recorded and can be found its Instructional, Student Services, and Shared College Resources site.
Plans for classes in Canvas
Create a plan to temporarily deliver instruction online using the LPC Canvas learning management system (LMS) if the college faces emergency disruptions. All classes have a Canvas shell that can be accessed at clpccd.instructure.com. Here are the steps:
- Make sure your Canvas site is published. See the Canvas Instructor Guide: How do I publish a course?
- Decide how you will deliver your course online. Will it be synchronous (i.e. meetings happen during your regularly scheduled class time through ConferZoom conferencing in Canvas)? Will it be asynchronous,(i.e. pre-recorded lectures and/or other online learning activities via Canvas modules)? Or a combination of the two?
- Review the Technology Tools Quick View and Online Learning Activities Guides for guidance for delivering instruction online and division-specific examples.
- Make a communication plan to inform students how you will continue to communicate with them via Canvas and/or email. View sample communication plans for asynchronous and synchronous course delivery.
- Ask students to have a plan to access Canvas at home. (smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer) Please plan to accommodate students who may experience difficulties due to the emergency.
- Identify course materials your students will need access to during the emergency period (syllabus, readings, assignments, handouts, slideshows, etc.). Please upload these materials to Canvas, and let your students know where they can find this information.
- Please note that all class content needs to be accessible to students with disabilities in your class when you post it. (See LPC's Web Accessibility page for more information.)
- If students need technical support they can contact the LPC Help Desk.
- Other good resources for beginners: Getting Started with Canvas as an Instructor and Maintaining the Connection of the Classroom.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Canvas Basics|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Quizzes in Canvas|
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||Gradebook in Canvas|
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion Boards in Canvas (required to meet regulations for regular and effective contact)|
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Confer Zoom. (Please create your account before arriving at this session—instructions sent tonight)|
Cookie Break - Cafeteria
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Canvas Basics|
|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Quizzes in Canvas|
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm||Gradebook in Canvas|
|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Dinner Time|
|7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion Boards in Canvas (required to meet regulations for regular and effective contact)|
|8:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Confer Zoom. (Please create your account before arriving at this session—instructions sent tonight)|
|I want to...||Learn how to...|
|Communicate with students|
|Share materials with students|
|Live Lecture/Live Discussion||
|Record a live Lecture|
|Create Collaborative Activities|
|Collect Student Work|
|Virtual or Video Office Hours||
Technology support for instructors
Many resources exist to support you during this transition. Visit LPC’s Online Learning page and Canvas landing page and explore available faculty resources:
- LPC Online Learning Faculty Resources web site (View the Canvas for Faculty page, among other pertinent resources)
- Canvas Training (View upcoming training or request specific materials.)
- Canvas Instructure Guides. (View the Canvas Instructor Guides, Canvas Video Guides, and more.)
- In Canvas you have access to the Intro to Canvas-LPC online training course
- Teaching with ConferZoom
- Proctorio (Online proctoring service)
- Labster (Virtual science lab software, resources for CCC faculty)
- CVC-OEI Resources (Includes videos, on-demand help, and accessibility information)
- Accessibility Resources (View self-paced training materials to make sure your online content is accessible to all students.)
- Accessible Audio and Video
- In Canvas you have access to the Web Accessibility online training course.
- Library Resources for Online Courses
- Communication Plan: please note that during this time, our support staff are experiencing a high volume
of emails and calls. To help direct your question to the right place:
- For immediate help with Canvas:
- Call Canvas directly at 1-833-300-3467. Beginning January 1, 2021, faculty support from Canvas will be changing. Phone support will be discontinued. However, faculty will have access to a new “self-service” support page by clicking Help in the Canvas global navigation menu. On the page, in addition to 24x7 live chat, there will be 24x7 email support. The self-service page will be powered by LPC’s Knowledge Base that will give answers to popular college-specific questions.
- For routine Canvas questions or if you would like side-by-side mentorships please
contact any of the following:
Nadiyah Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Austin: email@example.com
Toby Bielawski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Patterson: email@example.com
Meghan Swanson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irena Keller: email@example.com
- Rajeev Chopra: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Natalie Kellner: email@example.com
- For additional Canvas course set-up/troubleshooting, contact:
- For network, email, and password support, contact:
- For questions about accessibility, contact:
- Wanda Butterly, Instructional Technology, Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions about academic policy during the emergency, contact:
- Division Dean
- For immediate help with Canvas:
Technology support for students
You may have students who need help accessing or navigating the technology. Consider steering students to the student resources on LPC’s Online Learning website:
- LPC Help Desk
- Preparing for Online Learning
- Getting Started with Canvas (Students can view the Canvas Quick Guide for Students and more.)
- Online tutoring
- ConferZoom (web conferencing tool within Canvas)
- Free e-books: VitalSource | RedShelf
How can Deans help?
- Encourage faculty to get training on Canvas and ConferZoom early.
- Have a plan to work with faculty who may face challenges moving their curriculum content online.
- Upon any emergency closure, we recommend hosting an emergency department meeting via ConferZoom.
- Have a plan for a substitute to step in if an instructor falls ill or is unable to continue instruction.