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May 23, 2018

Accessibility Testing Tools #1 - Canvas Accessibility Checker

In part 1 of a 3-part series, SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen shows the Canvas Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor for faculty to use to maintain the accessibility of online courses between reviews. 
Erin Daniels
May 4, 2018

Films on Demand with SRJC Librarian Erin Daniels

In this 9-minute video, SRJC librarian Erin Daniels introduces Films on Demand, a streaming platform of 28,000 videos and clips freely available to all SRJC instructors and students. Erin shows how to browse, search, and filter; how to share full videos, segments, and playlists with students; and how to access closed captions, transcripts,...
Apr 25, 2018

Dr. Jurgen Kremer’s Online Psych Class: Engaging Students with Skillful Communication

In this 6-minute video, SRJC’s Dr. Jurgen Kremer gives us a tour of his online General Psychology class in which he emphasizes skillful communication among students and connects with them himself by creating his own lecture videos and using Zoom for office hours. He also discusses some of the unique aspects of teaching Psychology online and...
Apr 16, 2018

Case-Based Learning with Canvas: Scott Snyder's EMT Class at SRJC

In this 10-minute video, SRJC faculty Scott Snyder invited us to his face-to-face Emergency Medical Technician class in which he uses case-based learning.  First, he explains why he "flipped" his class by replacing lectures with problem-solving activities.  Then, he shares his resources in Canvas that students access before each class to prepare...
Jessica Harris
Mar 30, 2018

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, Part 3

In Part 3 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares how she uses a Reading Apprenticeship strategy to support self-reflection in her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.” First, she show her instructions and resources for a Canvas discussion called “Researching on the Web...
Mar 22, 2018

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 2

In part 2 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares a peer feedback discussion forum in Canvas in which students post research proposals for her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.” First, she explains how and why she has students submit their work on discussions forums...
Jessica Harris
Mar 13, 2018

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 1

In part 1 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares her icebreaker activity in Canvas and explains how it builds community and sets the tone and expectations for her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.” First, she reflects on the pedagogical differences between...
Canvas logo
Mar 13, 2018

Importing and Preparing Your Course Shell in Canvas for the New Semester

In this 6-minute video, Instructional Designer Liz du Plessis demonstrates how set up new Canvas course shells. Topics include how to: import course content to a new shell, change due dates, lock modules, use Student View, and publish your course.  
Mar 2, 2018

Elmo Classroom Cameras - Tips for Recording Sketchnotes Videos

In this 6-minute video, instructional designer Liz du Plessis draws and explains a sketchnote. She explains how to use an Elmo classroom camera to record your own sketchnote video. The video includes… How to use an Elmo camera to prepare for a video (zooming, brightening, saving the MP4 file). How to record yourself drawing and narrating a...
OpenStax
Jan 23, 2018

Free OpenStax Textbooks 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...