Professional Development Committee
- Agenda & Minutes
- Additional Funding Sources
- Mandatory FLEX
- Variable FLEX
- Completed Tasks
(Not all of the workshops listed below will be offered each semester.)
AI: Exploring the Basics of Generative AI
Familiarize yourself with how Generative AI works. You'll explore how AI is being used by both students and instructors, and you'll learn the key terms and phrases in the AI world. Most importantly, you'll explore prompt writing in ChatGPT in order to get the best results, learning about best practices, then trying it out yourselves.
AI: Generating a Canvas Quiz in ChatGPT
Learn to generate a quiz in ChatGPT and, ultimately, import it into Canvas. The process includes copying your output into a CSV file in Excel, converting it into a QTI Zip file via an online conversion tool, then importing it into Canvas Quizzes. You can also have ChatGPT generate feedback to your students’ answer choices and generate an introduction that students read prior to taking the quiz.
AI: Generating AI Images for your Class
In this fun workshop, you'll learn to generate images that can be used for either instructional or decorative purposes. You'll use Bing's Image Creator to input descriptive prompts to generate the images.
AI: Generating AI Presentations
Generate AI presentations that can be used in the on-campus classroom or online in Canvas. Learn how to use Gamma, an AI presentation generator. Your presentation can be used in class, or you can download it as a PowerPoint or PDF. You'll also learn how to make these presentations accessible to students with disabilities before posting online.
AI: Lesson Planning in ChatGPT
Use ChatGPT to generate a lesson plan for an on-campus class that can also be adapted for an online class. The lesson plan will include an icebreaker, lecture components, a worksheet, discussion, and a writing assignment. We'll even generate a grading rubric.
Learn how to use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas to make your text, images, and tables accessible to students with disabilities.
Canvas: Advanced Design Tips
Learn how to float and pad an image, put text inside a simple box, put text inside a shadow box, make a tabbed page, and insert a striped table.
Canvas: Discussions Redesign
Discussions will be getting a makeover in time for Summer 2024. Among the updates are a choice between a split-screen view and an inline view for discussion threads, a discussions history view, more sort and filter options, and an enhanced search. Also, the new checkpoints feature, which will allow for multiple due dates, should be available by then.
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.
Hypothesis is a web-annotation tool that allows students to hold discussions, read socially, organize research, and take personal notes directly within Canvas.
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: Rubrics Redesign
The Rubric tool is being redesigned in Spring 2024. Among the enhancements will be drag and drop for rating order or criterion arrangement, copying or duplicating criteria, and the ability to preview the rubric before publication.
Canvas: Studio Basics
Canvas Studio is an integrated video application to use within your Canvas courses. Instructors can use it for embedding videos into Pages, Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes. Videos and screen recordings can be created within courses, or you can upload your previously created videos and even add a video from YouTube. In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate Studio, add videos, caption them, add comments to them, and view student data related to the videos.
Canvas: Studio Advanced Captioning Techniques
Because YouTube videos cannot be embedded into Canvas Studio with working captions, workarounds are needed. Learn how to download YouTube videos, generate caption files, then sync them together in Studio. You will also learn how to do the same with videos in 3C Media Solutions.
Canvas: Studio Assignments and Quizzes
In this advanced Canvas Studio workshop, you will learn how to add assignments in which students will submit videos, add discussions in which students post videos, and add two types of quizzes: one graded and one non-graded.
Canvas: Video Editing in Studio
Use the video editing tool in Canvas Studio to learn how to perform the following tasks: cut out segments of video; cut out audio noises; add arrows, circles, and highlights; add blurs to areas on the screen; add text; add images, and add fade-in beginnings and fade-outs at the end of the video.
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.
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.
Pronto Communications Tool
Pronto is an all-in-one communications platform that allows students and instructors to interact with one another directly within a Canvas course or within its mobile app. Learn its benefits and how to use it.
Regular and Substantive Interaction in Online Learning
All online, hybrid, and HyFlex 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.
Turnitin Artificial Intelligence Detector
Aside from detecting plagiarism, Turnitin, which is integrated into Canvas, can also detect writing that has been generated by artificial intelligence (AI) like ChatGPT. There are exceptions, though. Learn what these exceptions are and what Turnitin's AI detection reports can tell you about student writing submissions.
Zoom Tips for Teaching Synchronously Online
TechConnect Zoom 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, tutoring, or--in the case of this workshop--for delivering live, remote instruction. Learn how to use Zoom for synchronous online teaching, including pedagogical strategies to engage your students.