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Jun 9, 2017

Teaching Tips Video: Multimedia Tools Guide for SRJC Faculty

In this video, SRJC instructional designer Liz du Plessis shows the Multimedia Tools guide, a set of resources and faculty discussion forums in Canvas that our Distance Education team developed for SRJC instructors who teach online. Topics include video creation tools, web apps enabled in Canvas, and e-learning software Storyline and Camtasia with...
The ABCs of Online Teaching
Jun 2, 2017

Teaching Tips Video: ABCs of Online Teaching with Loretta Esparza

In this video, SRJC librarian and outgoing Canvas ninja Loretta Esparza shares a resource for faculty that she developed in Canvas called the ABCs of Online Teaching. The resource includes 26 teaching approaches, scholarly journal articles, and examples created by SRJC faculty. VIDEO ARCHIVE & DISCUSSION FORUMS Videos are archived in the ...
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May 26, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: Discussion Ideas by SRJC Faculty for Online and Hybrid Courses

In this video, several SRJC faculty share how they use the Discussion tool in Canvas for ice-breaker activities, for students to post webcam recordings of themselves as assignments, to build higher-level workplace skills through dialogue, and to collaborate on semester-long group projects.  JOIN THE DISCUSSION To watch archived Teaching Tips...
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May 19, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: Planning an Online Course: Design Tools & Templates

In this timely video, the Instructional Designer in Distance Education shows you unit and lesson planning tools for designing a course for online delivery. And she shares a checklist of effective practices for design and implementation of online courses based on nationally recognized standards. Let’s get started. JOIN THE DISCUSSION To watch ...
Course Shell
May 12, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: New Course Shell Setup in Canvas

In this timely video, the Instructional Designer in Distance Education shows you how to find and set up your Canvas course shells for a new semester, including how to cross-list and import content. Topics also include how instructors can add shells to the Canvas dashboard, request missing shells, set the Home page, validate links, and customize...
Grades
May 5, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: What-If Grades for Students in Canvas

In this video, the Instructional Designer in Distance Education shows you how students can input hypothetical or What-If grades for themselves in Canvas so they can gauge how they’re doing in your course. Topics also include how instructors can apply weights, rules, and course grading schemes to Total Grade calculations for a course in Canvas....
Dr. George Sellu
Apr 28, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: Rubric fun with Dr. Sellu and Canvas

In this video, faculty member Dr. George Sellu shares rubrics he uses at SRJC. And, I’ll show you how to create your own rubrics in Canvas and use them for scoring student work in Speedgrader.  Join the Discussion To watch archived Teaching Tips videos and join Discussions with other SRJC faculty on timely topics, go to our Distance Education...
Feedback
Apr 20, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: Feedback on Student Work with Canvas Tools

This video by Liz du Plessis, Instructional Designer in Distance Ed, shows instructors how to provide meaningful feedback on student work that’s timely and constructive using 3 Canvas tools. Join the Discussion To watch archived Teaching Tips videos and join Discussions with other SRJC faculty on timely topics, go to our Distance Education:...
It's On the Syllabus
Apr 14, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: An Effective Digital Syllabus - 3 Best Practices

This video by Liz du Plessis, Instructional Designer in Distance Ed, demonstrates how to create an accessible digital syllabus and upload it to the Schedule of Classes section information page for your course.  Topics include how to find and use our syllabus templates, what makes a document accessible, and how to convert your file to a PDF and...
3C Media Solutions
Apr 7, 2017

Teaching Tip Video: Get Free Captioning & Embed Your Video in Canvas

This video by Liz du Plessis, Instructional Designer in Distance Education, demonstrates how to get free, professional-quality closed captioning for your videos and embed them in Canvas. Topics include how to register for a 3C Media account, upload videos, request captioning, and paste embed code in Canvas. Join the Discussion To watch ...