Finals are just around the corner and the Winter Break and New Year are on the horizon. As you wrap up the term, you may want to consider offering students an opportunity to provide feedback about specific or general aspects of their course experience this term. This feedback is not a part of an official…Continue Reading Wrapping up Fall 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022
Pope Tech: Expand Your Accessibility Arsenal
Accessibility is important to us here at Mt. SAC. Our local technology and support units are always looking to implement useful methods, or simple-to-use tools and that help with the task of ensuring our content is accessible to our audience. This week we rolled out the latest installment on the list of accessibility tools available…Continue Reading Pope Tech: Expand Your Accessibility Arsenal
Accurate Video Captions: Tips for Completing SPOT
Guest post by Catherine McKee, Assistant Distance Learning Coordinator at Mt. SAC Wait. Shouldn’t that be “See Spot run.”? Yes, it should! In this blog post, we’ll address another challenge commonly faced by faculty going through the SPOT certification process: accurate captioning of videos. (If you missed it, the first challenge was using accessible headers.)…Continue Reading Accurate Video Captions: Tips for Completing SPOT
Is Proctorio Haunting Your Honorlock Exams? (+Bonus Treat)
Hi there! I thought I’d have some Halloween fun with this post since All Hallows’ Eve is coming up. This is Eva, but I’m going to pretend to be Hugo as I write this because he made a really useful video right before he went on leave for anyone who previously used Proctorio for online…Continue Reading Is Proctorio Haunting Your Honorlock Exams? (+Bonus Treat)
Want Students To Watch Your Videos?
At InstructureCon 2021 , I attended Kona Jones’s session, How to Get Students to Watch Your Videos. I’m a big fan of Kona’s. She is Director of the Teaching & Learning Center at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL, adjunct professor of Statistics and formerly of Developmental Psychology, and a Canvas Community Coach. I’ve attended her…Continue Reading Want Students To Watch Your Videos?
Canvas Studio Updates at InstructureCon 2021
InstructureCon 2021 I attended the InstructureCon online conference yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 7. To be honest, I wasn’t that excited about it this year for some reason; however, their badging system got me really into it, and I’m so glad I attended. I heard inspiring keynotes from Dr. Knatokie Ford and Will.I.Am; learned some really helpful…Continue Reading Canvas Studio Updates at InstructureCon 2021
Make Your Online Course Exemplary This Year!
This is a guest post by Faculty Distance Learning Coordinator Carol Impara You’ve been teaching online for a while now. Do you ever wonder if your course is all it could be? If you are teaching a fully online, asynchronous course, Mt. SAC’s Distance Learning program invites you to have your course “quality reviewed” to…Continue Reading Make Your Online Course Exemplary This Year!
Welcome Home: Course Card & Home Page Tips for Humanizing
Photo by LeeAnn Cline on Unsplash The Presentation This fall, I signed up for CVC and @ONE’s Fall into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity series. The series consists of bi-monthly sessions on Fridays from September to November. The remaining sessions may be taken a la carte with no deadline to register. What’s more, a la…Continue Reading Welcome Home: Course Card & Home Page Tips for Humanizing
Using Technology to Alleviate Student Stress
EDUCAUSE recently published an article by Jill Anderson called “Out of Crisis, Compassion: Using Instructional Technologies to Alleviate Student Stress.” This article points out how professors have upped their technology skills not just to move content into the online environment, but to extend compassion to their students. The article defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of…Continue Reading Using Technology to Alleviate Student Stress
On Your Mark, Get Set, Pivot!
Pivot Online What is it? We have a new resource to help you prepare your in-person course for a pivot online in the event that there is a COVID-19 exposure in your class. PIVOT ONLINE is an open course with information on using Canvas to temporarily teach online. We’ve gathered all you need to prepare…Continue Reading On Your Mark, Get Set, Pivot!