Canvas Open Lab Hours – Spring 2017

waving pandaWe are excited to announce that, starting tomorrow, March 16th, 2017, we will have Canvas Open Lab hours, in the mini Computer Lab inside the LRC Annex (LRC 168). (The Annex is the shiny silver building attached to the Library building, on the west side of campus. See GWC map.)

Feel free to drop in and work on your course in the lab during these hours, and you can ask questions of Julie and Long as you go along. 🙂

Starting March 20, and going through May 26 (excluding holidays):

Mondays & Wednesdays:

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 noon
  • 2:00-4:00 PM

Fridays:

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 noon
  • 2:00-4:00 PM

You can walk-in at any time during these hours, but if you know when you’re coming and/or if you need a certain type of assistance, we’d appreciate if you can let us know ahead of time. Again – this is not required! Just helpful! 🙂

Please contact Julie Nguyen with the above information, or any questions you may have.

LRC 168 computer lab

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Faculty Stipend for Canvas Training & Transition

Please note: the due date is fast approaching, and the training sessions for this stipend have passed.  This opportunity is no longer available to those who have not already participated in both sessions.

Golden West College will be offering paid Canvas training to support our faculty in successfully transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas. To be eligible to receive the appropriate stipend, faculty must complete both training requirements and submit a completed Canvas course.

Eligibility

  • All full-time and part-time GWC faculty members.
  • Does not apply to management or non-teaching classified staff.

Stipend Requirements

  1. Attend Training Session 1* on or before March 27.
  2. Attend Training Session 2 on or before March 27.
  3. Submit a completed Canvas course (see below) on or before March 31.

* All faculty members who have successfully completed GWC’s 4-week Intro to Canvas course have already fulfilled the requirement of Training Session 1.

Training Components

  • Session 1: Essential Canvas Online Teaching Components.
  • Session 2: Accessibility, RSI & More
    • Accessibility; Regular Substantive Interaction & Regular Effective Contact (RSI/REC); Attendance Tracking and Last Day of Attendance; and Syllabus and Textbook Posting

Session 1 and 2: Face to Face Schedule

Faculty can attend both sessions on the same day or individually on separate days:

Dates Session 1 Session 2 Location
February 8 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 to 12:00 noon Cancelled Humanities 211
February 15 9:00 to 12:00 noon 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cancelled Humanities 211
February 21 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 to 12:00 noon Cancelled Humanities 211
February 28 9:00 to 12:00 noon 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Session 1 – Humanities 210
Session 2 – Humanities 211
March 3 9:00 to 12:00 noon 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Humanities 211
March 10 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 to 12:00 noon Humanities 211

Faculty must register for Session 1 and Session 2 (below) (or for Session 2 only, if they hold a certificate from the Intro to Canvas 4-week course).

Session 1 and 2: Online Options

Session 1 Online Options:

  • Feb 27 to March 26 (“Introduction to Canvas” 4-week class)
    • Note: this course requires more than 3 hours of time investment. If you prefer to stick to a smaller time commitment, the face to face courses are available to you. But if you cannot attend on campus, this course will satisfy the requirements of Session 1.

Session 2 Online Options:

  • Feb 27 to March 3
  • March 6 to March 10
  • March 13 to March 17

Faculty must register for Session 1 and Session 2 (below) (or for Session 2 only, if they hold a certificate from the Intro to Canvas 4-week course).

Completed Canvas Course

Tier I – Online/Hybrid Course – $400

In addition to attending Training Sessions 1 and 2, the completed Canvas course must contain the following:

  • Regular Substantive Interaction/Regular Effective Contact requirements for online classes
  • Posted Syllabus and Textbook
  • ADA compliant course content

 

Tier II – Face-to-Face Course, with Canvas as Supplement – $250

In addition to attending Training Sessions 1 and 2, the completed Canvas course must contain the following:

  • Uploaded supplemental course material
  • Populated Modules
  • Posted Syllabus and textbook information
  • ADA compliant course content

Once the completed Canvas course is submitted, accessibility content will be surveyed and verified by a professional expert; all other content will be surveyed and verified by GWC’s Distance Education Advisory Committee members.

Registration

Registration for this stipend opportunity is now closed.

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4-Part Fall Canvas Workshop Series – Attend On-Campus or Remotely!

Canvas Workshops, attend on campus or remotely

In addition to our 4-Week Online Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, we will be offering a series of four on-campus workshops this Fall.

These workshops will be:

  • held on-campus, in LRC 251, for those who want to attend in-person
  • broadcast via webinar, for those who want to attend and ask questions remotely
  • offered twice per day, to accommodate varying schedules

You may attend from 9:00-10:30 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM, on the following dates.  Content from the morning session will be repeated at the noon session of the same date:

Part 1 – October 7 – Introduction to Canvas & Navigation

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 556671
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 542911
– If you encounter technical difficulties accessing this webinar, please email David Vasquez.

Part 2 – October 28 – Course Design & Development

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 355786
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 185758

Part 3 – November 18 – Course Communication

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 675019
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 974180

Part 4 – December 9 – Assessment in Canvas

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 525569
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 911221

You may attend any class individually, or all of them, depending on your familiarity and skill level with Canvas.

You can also view the recorded webinars from our summer series at your leisure.

Please note:

  • These workshops DO NOT qualify for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.  Only the 4-week online course is approved.
  • We wanted to offer a lunch-hour option for those who might have to squeeze in their training during a normal work day break, but since we will be in the computer lab, food cannot be provided and is not allowed inside.  If you wish to eat during the lunch session, we must recommend that you attend remotely.

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas – Online in Fall 2016 & Winter 2017

Online Class Registration Introduction to Canvas

As you have likely heard, our District is making the transition to the Canvas Learning Management System.

We are offering sections of “Introduction to Teaching with Canvas”, utilizing @One’s course material – customized for GWC and available only to our Coast District faculty!

Course Overview:

This 4-week online course introduces you to the process of using the Canvas learning management system. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also practice what you have learned through a series of hands-on exercises, focused on the subject you teach. Finally, you will reflect on the tools in Canvas through a discussion with other participants sharing this part of your professional journey.

Facilitator: Juli Van Dorn
Juli has attended a Train-the-Trainer course, given by @One, specifically focused on the facilitation of this class.

Requirements for Completion:

This class will take approximately 10 hours during each of the 4 weeks, for a total of 40 hours. Time commitment may vary based upon level of experience with web technologies. Students who obtain at least 80% achievement will pass the course, and receive a certificate of completion.

For current, full-time GWC faculty, this course is pre-approved for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.

Course Sections:

September 5 to October 2
October 3 to October 30
January 3 to January 29
February 27 to March 26

Class size will be limited, and enrollments will be on a first come, first served basis. This course is only available to faculty of Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College.

RSVP:

All sessions are completed or already underway.

Follow this blog (lower right corner) via email to receive notifications of future training opportunities!

Canvas Workshops – Attend On-Campus, or Remotely via Webinar!

Canvas Workshops, attend on campus or remotely

In addition to our 4-Week Online Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, we will be offering a series of four on-campus workshops this Summer.

These workshops will be:

  • held on-campus, for those who want to attend in-person
  • broadcast via webinar, for those who want to attend and ask questions remotely
  • offered twice per day, to accommodate varying schedules
  • recorded, for those who cannot attend at the given times
  • repeated in Fall 2016, for those who are not ready to focus on Canvas yet, or will be away for the summer

You may attend from 9:00-10:30 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM, on the following dates.  Content from the morning session will be repeated at the noon session of the same date:

Part 1 – June 24 – Introduction to Canvas & Navigation
Part 2 – July 15 – Course Design & Development
Part 3 – August 5 – Course Communication
Part 4 – August 19 – Assessment in Canvas

You may attend any class individually, or all of them, depending on your familiarity and skill level with Canvas.

If you would like to attend ANY of these sessions (on-campus or remotely), please fill out this two-question survey to RSVP to express your interest, and we will follow up with more detailed information on ALL the sessions and options, closer to the date of the first workshop.

Please note:

  • These workshops DO NOT qualify for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.  Only the 4-week online course is approved.
  • We wanted to offer a lunch-hour option for those who might have to squeeze in their training during a normal work day break, but since we will be in the computer lab, food cannot be provided and is not allowed inside.  If you wish to eat during the lunch session, we must recommend that you attend remotely.

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas – Online in Summer and Fall 2016

Online Class Registration Introduction to Canvas

As you have likely heard, our District will be making the transition to the Canvas Learning Management System.  You can find out more information on this transition at our LMS Transition Blog.

We will be offering sections of “Introduction to Teaching with Canvas”, utilizing @One’s course material – available only to our Coast District faculty!

Course Overview:

This 4-week online course introduces you to the process of using the Canvas learning management system. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also practice what you have learned through a series of hands-on exercises, focused on the subject you teach. Finally, you will reflect on the tools in Canvas through a discussion with other participants sharing this part of your professional journey.

Facilitator: Juli Van Dorn
Juli has attended a Train-the-Trainer course, given by @One, specifically focused on the facilitation of this class.

Requirements for Completion:

This class will take approximately 10 hours during each of the 4 weeks, for a total of 40 hours. Time commitment may vary based upon level of experience with web technologies. Students who obtain at least 80% achievement will pass the course, and receive a certificate of completion.

This course is pre-approved for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.

Course Sections:

June 6 to July 3
July 4 to July 31
August 1 to August 28
September 5 to October 2
October 3 to October 30

To sign up for one of these courses, please fill out this two-question survey.

Class size will be limited, and enrollments will be on a first come, first served basis. This course is only available to faculty of Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College.

LMS Demos: Blackboard Ultra and Canvas

As many of you have heard, Golden West College will be transitioning to a new Learning Management System in the near future.  Dr. Andreea Serban has arranged demonstrations of the two systems that are being considered.

Please note that Blackboard Ultra is different from the Blackboard Learn system you are currently using.  Familiarity with our current system does not equal familiarity with Ultra.  This demonstration will be our first chance to get an in-depth look at the new Blackboard Ultra system.

Please download the PDF flier for full details

These demonstrations will be recorded for those who cannot attend; however, the experience is different than seeing the systems live and being able to ask questions, so we encourage you all to attend, if possible.

Download the “Blackboard Ultra and Canvas Presentations” Flier