TechSmith Relay & Camtasia

Great news! The District has licensed TeschSmith Relay and Techsmith Camtasia for use by all faculty!

Overview: Relay & Camtasia

Please watch the following:

3-minute Intro to Relay & Camtasia Video


TechSmith Relay

Create Your TechSmith Relay Account — FREE to all district employees!

  1. Visit the Coast District’s TechSmith Relay Website.
  2. Click the Sign In button.
  3. Log in with your MyCoast username/password.

Getting Started

Download and Install the TechSmith Relay Recorder

Making Your First Recording

Organizing Your Video Library

Engaging Your Viewers with (In-Video) Quizzing

Captioning in Relay

Want to Learn More?

Dive deeper in the TechSmith Relay Video Tutorial Library!


TechSmith Camtasia

Downloading Camtasia — FREE to all district employees!

  1. Log in to MyGWC.com
  2. Click the Employee Information tab (on the left).
  3. Look to the right and scroll down to find the Career Network links.
  4. Click Camtasia and Snagit Products.
  5. Follow the instructions given.

Getting Started

Understanding the Interface

Recording Your First Screencast

Editing Your First Screencast

Sharing Your First Screencast — Note: If you have already downloaded the Techsmith Relay desktop recorder, you will see an option under “Share” to upload your Camtasia video directly to your Relay account.

Want to Learn More?

Dive deeper with Camtasia 2018 Essential Training.

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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.