SRJC Distance Education News
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: http://onlineteachingconference.org/otc18-archives/
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.