DE Blog | Updated weekly by Liz du Plessis

Jan 23, 2018

Free OpenStax Texbooks in Canvas Commons with Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg

In this 9-minute video, SRJC Math faculty Dr. Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg shows how she uses Canvas Commons to import sample course shells with free OpenStax content produced by and aligned with the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative's course design standards. Jennifer also gives us a tour of her hybrid Statistics class in...
Jan 3, 2018

Get Ready for Spring 2018

In this 7-minute video, our Instructional Designer demonstrates how to back up past Canvas courses and set up new Canvas course shells for Spring 2018. Topics include how to: back up grades and content, import course content to a new shell, change due dates, lock modules, use Student View, and publish your course.  Captioning will be...
Dec 12, 2017

Canvas Cross-listing Tool with Liko Puha

In this 5-minute video, our Canvas System Administrator, Liko Puha, shows faculty how to use the Canvas Cross-listing tool to: instantly cross-list multiple sections of the same course and undo the cross-list, if a course gets cancelled. You'll also learn how to submit a form for special cases. Captioning for this video will be available within...
Dec 4, 2017

LibGuides and Library Reading Lists in Canvas

In this video, SRJC Librarians Erin Daniels and Phyllis Usina show how to embed library resources in Canvas, including LibGuides and reading lists from library databases.  Captioning for this video will be available within 48 hours of posting. VIDEO ARCHIVE & DISCUSSION FORUMS Videos are archived in the Distance Education: Teaching Tips ...
Canvas Calendar
Nov 13, 2017

Quick Tips: Canvas Calendar and Weighted Grades

In this video, Liz du Plessis responds to instructor requests for help with Canvas following SRJC’s closure due to the fires. She shows... How to use the Canvas calendar to quickly change due dates and how to change availability dates. What happens when you unpublish modules or individual items in Canvas. And how to weight your Grades in Canvas...
Hannah Saffold
Sep 18, 2017

Tour of an Online Nutrition Course with SRJC's Hannah Saffold

In this video, SRJC instructor Hannah Saffold gives us a tour of her online Elementary Nutrition class, which provides an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition science. In her Canvas course, a prominent feature are the dozens of short videos that she created. Captioning for this video will be available within 48 hours of posting....
Kim Kinahan
Sep 6, 2017

Tour of a Hybrid Business Course with SRJC's Kim Kinahan

In this video, SRJC instructor Kim Kinahan gives us a tour of her hybrid business course, Marketing Your Skills, which meets on campus 4 times during the semester. She tells us about the students who typically take the course and how she organizes materials and activities in Canvas so that students are ready for the face-to-face meetings. She also...
Joseph Harrington
Aug 25, 2017

Tour of Spanish 1 Online with J. Harrington: An Interactionist Approach

In this video, Joseph Harrington gives us a tour of his fully online Spanish 1 class. He also talks about how teaching online allows him to reach more students, about his interactionist approach to teaching, and some of his favorite tools, including ConferZoom for real-time conferencing with students. Captioning for this video will be available...
Dr. Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg
Aug 15, 2017

Dr. Carlin-Goldberg’s Favorite Digital Resources

In this video, Dr. Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg explains why she and her Math colleagues at SRJC use free e-textbooks in their classes and how she uses Canvas Commons to share her own resources with her department. Instructional Designer Liz du Plessis shows you how to use Commons yourself to import Open Educational Resources and to share your own...
Students at Shone Farm
Aug 2, 2017

Get Ready for Fall 2017 - Back Up Past Courses & Set Up New Courses

In this video, instructional designer Liz du Plessis shows you how to back up your course content and grades for past Canvas courses. Topics also include how to find and set up your Canvas course shells for the Fall semester and how to cross-list and import content. VIDEO ARCHIVE & DISCUSSION FORUMS Videos are archived in the Distance...