- Las Positas College
- Professional Development Committee
- Workshops Descriptions
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.)
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.
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.
Learn how to use the Gradebook correctly, and learn about all of its features.
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: 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.
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: 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.
Minimum Standards for Asynchronous Instruction
The faculty contract lists 9 standards that must be met when you teach an asynchronous online course. This workshop will discuss all 9 and show examples of each to help you to meet those standards.
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.
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.