Canvas Stipend Extension – September 30th

Extension

If you have not already received a stipend for your transition to Canvas, you are eligible to receive either $400 for the creation of an online or hybrid course in Canvas, or $250 for a course shell built to enhance a face-to-face course.

Requirements:

You must complete (or have already completed) all of the following by September 30th:

  1. Training Session 1 – Canvas*
  2. Training Session 2 – Accessibility, RSI & More
  3. Submit a completed Canvas course for review.

Training Schedule:

Date Session 1 Session 2 Location
Tuesday, July 18th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Humanities 212
Wednesday, Aug 9th 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Humanities 212
Wednesday, Sep 6th   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Humanities 211

Feel free to mix and match – you can come both mornings, both afternoons, or all day for one day!

* If you have already completed GWC’s “Intro to Canvas” course online, you may submit your certificate in lieu of attending Training Session 1.  You can also opt to take this course online from August 2 to August 27 (RSVP for I2C August here), rather than attend Training Session 1 in person.  Training Session 2 is still required.

See the full MOU with CFCE re Canvas Training Stipend Extension, for all the details.

Questions?  Contact Jorge Ascencio.

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RSVP: Blackboard Archiving Workshops

The Online Instruction Department will be offering workshops on how to download and backup your Blackboard content, before Blackboard’s end-of-life on May 31, 2017.

Space is limited!  Please RSVP below, as seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are unable to any of attend these workshops, or want to start working on your archiving from home, please see:  Archiving Blackboard Content (PDF)

Session Dates/Times:

  • Friday, May 5, from 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, May 16, from 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Friday, May 26, from 9:00-10:00 AM

Location:

All sessions will be held in LRC 251 (the computer lab at the top of the stairs, on the second floor of the LRC).

If you would like to attend remotely, please view this Blackboard Archiving Webinar Information PDF.

Topics:

  • Download Grade Center spreadsheets
  • Download all files for future use
  • Export test banks for transfer to Canvas
  • Download ZIP export – course content only (archive purposes only)
  • Download ZIP archive – including student submissions (archive purposes only)

Note:  you can save your files to your H drive, or you can bring a flash drive to store your files.  Depending on the amount of content in your course, the zip files might be quite large.

RSVP for On-Campus Workshop:

@ONE Free Lunchtime Webinar: Designing for Educational Equity and Accessibility

I’ve just signed up to attend this Webinar on Educational Equity and Accessibility, hosted by @ONE.

Accessible design in your course is not only important, ethically speaking and for ideal student engagement, but it is also a legal requirement for all classes. I hope you’ll join me in learning more about this critical issue! 🙂

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM PST
Fees: Free

Description: “Higher education is crucial in today’s society for social mobility. This is why we must promote educational equity through the use of accessible technology. With the growing diversity of our student population, we must actively strive to utilize and create engaging bite-size course content that is accessible to all. During this presentation we will explain how to create engaging accessible content in Google Docs, Canvas and Office 365. In addition we will provide resources for creating your online course content.”

Register now for this free Webinar!

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

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.

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.