Distance Education Workshops

The workshops listed below are offered by SRJC's Distance Education, the Online Network of Educators, and by EdTech providers. Topics include:

  • Various Canvas Features
  • Effective Online Teaching Practices
  • EdTech Tools to Enhance Course Interaction
  • Equity in Online Learning

Review the current list of workshop offerings below and click the "Register" link to sign-up.  Once you submit the form, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link.

FLEX code: FF:33 Distance Education Trainings

Hypothesis: Activating Annotation in Canvas

The Hypothesis team will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing. In addition to sharing pedagogical best practices for social annotation, we will demonstrate how Hypothesis is used with course readings in your LMS. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to start incorporating social annotation into their courses to improve student outcomes.

This workshop is provided by Hypothesis.

Tuesday, Jan 10th

10-11 am


Digital Solutions for Your Online Classroom From CCC TechConnect

In this 30-minute webinar, you will get a bird's eye view of the products and solutions provided by CCC TechConnect (a grant-funded project of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office) at no cost to CCC faculty and staff.

This workshop is provided by CCC TechConnect.

Friday, Jan 13th

noon-1 pm


Grab Students’ Attention with Social Videos

In the mobile era, video production does not require access to a fancy recording studio. If you have a smartphone, you’re on your way. In this session, Carolyn Brown will introduce you to social media tools that you can use to break down the instructor-to-student hierarchy and spark engagement with your students online. 

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Identify simple video tools to use in your teaching, 
  2. Describe the uses and benefits of short spontaneous videos

Presenter: Carolyn Brown, Digital Arts Faculty, Foothill College

This workshop is provided by @one.

Thursday, Jan 26th

1-2 pm


Hypothesis: Grading and feedback for social annotation

While there are multiple options for grading in Hypothesis, the importance of incentivizing participation cannot be overstated. To help spark interest in annotation, instructors need to provide clear guidelines that reward high-quality contributions. In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will present foundational components in creating either an analytic or holistic rubric for annotation, as well as establishing a framework for effective feedback. Social annotation lends the ideal format to assess and promote continuous learning, so join this session to gather ideas and tools to take your grading and feedback practices to the next level.

This workshop is provided by Hypothesis.

Friday, Feb 3rd

10-11 am


Repurpose, Reuse & Upcycle Video Content with TechConnect and PlayPosit!

Learn how to repurpose existing content for a new use in your course (e.g. broadcast it!), Reuse video content already created, and Upcycle (modify and embellish) the resulting learning objects you’ve established to scale your impact and engage your learners. Join us for this webinar highlighting the fundamentals of CCC TechConnect's video interactivity module (PlayPosit) with an emphasis on items that are automatically graded by the platform.

This workshop is provided by PlayPosit and CCC TechConnect.

Thursday, Feb 23rd

noon-1 pm


Digital Storytelling to Center Student Voices

Student-created videos are an essential element of the online learning experience that invites students to tell their stories, build community, and deepen connections with each other. Digital storytelling is an equity-minded, asset-based, humanizing practice centers student voices. The presenters, Maritez and Denise, will introduce you to asynchronous technology tools and share their example assignments and student videos.

By the end of this session you will:

  1. Analyze the significance of digital storytelling as an equity-minded, humanizing practice. 
  2. Identify technology tools to create your own digital storytelling assignments.

Maritez Apigo, DE Coordinator, OER Coordinator, and English Professor, Contra Costa College

Denise Maduli-Williams, English/ESOL Professor, San Diego Miramar College

This workshop is provided by @one.

Thursday, Feb 23rd 

3-4:15 pm


Leveraging Video for Instruction and Assessment in Math

In this session, Professor Juan U Bernal and Professor Kelly Spoon will be showing how they use video in their asynchronous math courses. This includes embedding of lecture videos, video projects, video assessments, and more. Juan will focus on an asynchronous Statistics course and Kelly will focus on a Precalculus and Calculus course.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Create and embed humanized microlectures to support your students
  2. Assess student understanding using video assignments
  3. Write clear instructions and rubrics for video assessments

Juan U Bernal, Math Faculty, San Diego Mesa College

Kelly Spoon, Math Faculty, San Diego Mesa College

This workshop is provided by @one.

Friday, Mar 17th

2-3 pm


Brand Identity: How to Be The Brand Students Remember

Are you an educator who values creativity in teaching, networking within your field, and empowering students through effective communication? Then this session is for you!  LaTonya Washington will demystify what personal branding is, how it can work for you, and provide techniques and resources to support your goals. 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Articulate your personal advantage points/value proposition
  2. Sharpen your art of storytelling
  3. Enhance content creation through video

LaTonya Washington, Social Media Marketing Faculty, Mt. San Jacinto College

This workshop is provided by @one.

Thursday, Mar 23rd

8:30-10 am


Finding Balance in the Force: A Jedi’s Guide to Humanizing Academia for Padawans (A Jedi student)

Even though a Jedi (the teacher) is one with The Force and an advocate for justice, a Jedi aims to leverage the power of the Padawans (the student).  In honor of Star Wars Day, we will share video creation tools to showcase the balance of humanizing online teaching and humanizing student learning (teacher and student) with a Star Wars twist. Humanize, you will [insert Yoda’s voice].

By the end of this session you will:

  1. Use tools like Adobe Express, Doodly, Clips and Pronto to communicate with students and create an online learning environment that is engaging and empathy driven. 
  2. Identify the value of student ownership of knowledge. 
  3. Integrate student humanized work in your course design.

Jedi Gabriel Rivas Gomez, English Instructor, Glendale Community College, The Jedi Order

Jedi Fabiola Torres, Ethnic Studies Instructor, Glendale Community College, The Rebel Alliance

This workshop is provided by @one.

Thursday, May 4th

12:30-1:30 pm



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