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Jul 12, 2018

Accessibility Testing Tools #3 - UDOIT

SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen demonstrates how to use the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool or UDOIT to identify accessibility issues in canvas courses from within Canvas. UDOIT will scan the course content, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues.
Jul 8, 2018

Accessibility Testing Tools #2 - WAVE

In part 2 of a 3-part series, SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen shows the WAVE accessibility tool for faculty to use to maintain the accessibility of online courses between reviews.  First, she shows how to install WAVE as a plug-in to Chrome or Firefox browsers. Then she demonstrates how to use WAVE for a more in-...
Jun 28, 2018

Highlights from the CCC's 2018 Online Teaching Conference

In this video, Liz du Plessis shares highlights from the California Community Colleges' 2018 Online Teaching Conference. Full session recordings are on the 3CMedia website at this address: 3cmediasolutions.org/events/otc/18 Captioning will be available within 24 hours.
Jun 8, 2018

Condensing a Canvas Class for Summer with Emily Hansen

Computer studies instructor Emily Hansen shows how she condenses her course in Canvas for the summer. First she imports content from a previous summer using the Import Course Content feature in Settings. She adjusts the due dates, selects the content to import, and then deletes unwanted Announcements. Then she condenses her content in Modules.
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...