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From ConferZoom to TechConnect Zoom: What you Need to Know!

The FCLT and our wonderful friends over at IT are very excited to announce some big and exciting changes coming to Zoom inside of Canvas for the Winter 2021 term. In fact, the changes occurred earlier this week (FYI, for those teaching non-credit or prepping their courses for winter)! I will try and keep this…Continue Reading From ConferZoom to TechConnect Zoom: What you Need to Know!

The Canvas Finish Line: Grading Tips for the End of Term

Tips for Using the Canvas Gradebook As the term comes to an end, this post offers a few reminders and tips for using the Canvas grading tools to support you and represent information correctly to students. Viewing and Entering Grades in Canvas As you may have already discovered, there are multiple ways to enter grades…Continue Reading The Canvas Finish Line: Grading Tips for the End of Term

The Canvas Commons: Anything but Common

  Have you heard of the Canvas Commons? Have you used it? If not, you will want to after reading this post!  What is the Canvas Commons? It’s a free faulty and Canvas admin resource (students do not have access) that is chock full of content shared by Canvas users for others to use, including assignments,…Continue Reading The Canvas Commons: Anything but Common

Winter (Semester) is Coming! If You’re Teaching this Winter, You’ll Want to Read This!

What to Know for Winter 2021 Courses This week, Mt. SAC’s Winter course shells rolled out in Canvas. Before you start to build your courses, you may want to read this post with the biggest updates and reminders that can help you make the most of your prep time! Cross-list Updates! Crosslist requests are made in the IT…Continue Reading Winter (Semester) is Coming! If You’re Teaching this Winter, You’ll Want to Read This!

Did You Miss CanvasCon Online 2020? Watch It On Demand!

CanvasCon was fun! I have a small confession to make: CanvasCon was a lot of fun. I’m serious. I learned a lot. Admittedly, I had some early skepticisms about CanvasCon when I had heard it was going to be completely online this year. Instructure, our Canvas LMS parent company, is known for putting on great…Continue Reading Did You Miss CanvasCon Online 2020? Watch It On Demand!

Take Advantage of our Mt. SAC EDUCAUSE Membership!

EDUCAUSE is the leading nonprofit organization on technology in higher education with over 85,000 members from over 2,000 educational institutions. And Mt. SAC is an EDUCAUSE member! What does that mean for you? That’s what this post is about!  What does EDUCAUSE offer to faculty?  EDUCAUSE offers training, informative reporting, and programs that support technological…Continue Reading Take Advantage of our Mt. SAC EDUCAUSE Membership!

Zooming in on Fun

Icebreakers, Warmups, & Games on Zoom If you’re looking for fun activities for your online synchronous course, you’ve come to the right place! Today’s post will truly be a “byte” because the majority of the information was added to our our Canvas Faculty Center. I’m excited to share a new page for Icebreakers, Warmups, & Games in…Continue Reading Zooming in on Fun

Let’s talk Distance Learning Amendment Forms

This post was created in collaboration with Mt. SAC Distance Learning Coordinator Carol Impara. In April 2020, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) announced that all classes offered online starting Summer 2020 would be considered distance education — even classes offered because of an emergency campus closure. As a result, Mt. SAC needs all…Continue Reading Let’s talk Distance Learning Amendment Forms

Online Exam Proctoring at Mt. SAC MYTHBUSTERS

Okay, let us be real about something: life has been drastically different since COVID-19, and I am not referring to the masks or the need to quarantine. It is no surprise that in today’s remote learning world more Mt. SAC students than ever before are studying and testing remotely through Canvas. With this increase in…Continue Reading Online Exam Proctoring at Mt. SAC MYTHBUSTERS

Come Learn with Us at CanvasCon!

CanvasCon: Online & Free in 2020! On Thursday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9am PST, our LMS company, Canvas, will be hosting a global conference called CanvasCon, but no need to leave home because this year it is ONLINE and FREE! As a national conference, this one can be a challenge for professors to attend in…Continue Reading Come Learn with Us at CanvasCon!