DE Tips Archive

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

04/25/2018 - 15:51

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…

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

04/16/2018 - 16:24

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…

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, Part 3

03/30/2018 - 11:26

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 shows her instructions and resources for a Canvas discussion called “Researching on the Web…

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 2

03/22/2018 - 15:14

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…

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 1

03/13/2018 - 15:52

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…

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

03/13/2018 - 15:45

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.

Elmo Classroom Cameras—Tips for Recording Sketchnotes Videos

03/02/2018 - 09:46

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…

Free OpenStax Textbooks in Canvas Commons with Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg

01/23/2018 - 15:55

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…

Canvas Cross-listing Tool with Liko Puha

12/12/2017 - 12:29

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.

LibGuides and Library Reading Lists in Canvas

12/04/2017 - 11:57

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. 

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