tool line up

Fall term is just around the corner, and we’ve planned several workshops to help you learn new and newish tools in Canvas!

The Fall Line-Up

New Tools

  • HARMONIZE is an enhanced discussions tool with plagiarism checking, multiple due date options, and more! Sign up for our workshop in POD Connect on Friday Aug 13 10-11am or check out Harmonize in the Canvas Faculty Center to learn on your own!
  • HONORLOCK is Mt. SAC’s new secure exam proctoring tool offers various options and flexibility for your students. Sign up for the workshop in POD Connect on Friday Aug 13 1-2pm. Check out Honorlock in the Canvas Faculty Center to learn more.
  • TidyUP by Cidi Labs will let you sort and clean your Canvas files and pages with ease. Attend a TidyUP workshop at 11:30 am on Tues Aug 10 or Wed Aug 11. Check out Cidi Lab’s TidyUP guide to learn more.

Back by Popular Demand

We heard you and at the very last minute were able to secure PRONTO for one more year! However, there’s one slight change to our contract. Pronto will now be a chat-only tool with no screen sharing or video-call capabilities. Luckily, we have TechConnect Zoom for video conferencing and screen sharing.

Replaced Tools

Per our previous tool line-up post, OTTER.AI and PROCTORIO have gone away. was no longer needed since Zoom now has built-in auto-captions and transcription. However, Otter is still available with 600 free minutes per month as part of their Basic plan. Proctorio has been replaced by Honorlock as explained above.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Register in POD Connect for our upcoming sessions!

By Cidi Labs: DesignPLUS & TidyUP

Tuesday, August 10

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm  Clean Up Your Canvas Courses with TidyUP
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm  Build Better Courses, Faster with Cidi Labs DesignPLUS (Basics)

Wednesday, August 11

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm  Clean Up Your Canvas Courses with TidyUP
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm  Next Level Design with Cidi Labs DesignPLUS (Intermediate & Advanced)

Video Tools

Thursday, August 12

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm  Creating Videos with Screencast-O-Matic
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm  Easy & Engaging Videos with Canvas Studio
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm  Introduction to PlayPosit: Adding Engagement to your Videos

Discussions & Proctoring Tools

Friday, August 13

  • 10:00am – 11:00am  Harmonize: Improved Discussions in Canvas
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm  Honorlock: Online Exam Proctoring in Canvas

Tool Updates

Monday, August 16

  • 10:00am – 11:00am  What’s New in Canvas

Tuesday, August 17

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm  What’s New in Canvas

Flex Day

Friday, August 20

  • 11:15am  12:15pm  Canvas for Teaching On Campus

SPOT Recert Day

If you need to renew your SPOT Recertification this fall, i.e., if you completed SPOT four years ago and need to renew, Save-the-Date for our SPOT Recert Day sessions on Friday, September 17. Keep an eye on the POD Calendar to register.
  • 1-2pm   Regulations Update for SPOT Recertification
  • 2-3pm   Easy & Engaging Video with Canvas Studio
  • 3-4pm   Harmonize: Improved Discussions in Canvas
  • 4-5pm   What’s New in Canvas

FCLT Instructional Design Help

For drop-in-style help (no appointment, no registration), attend our Open Labs or Office Hours.

Open Labs

At the beginning of each term, we hold extra office-hour-like Open Labs where professors can ask Instructional Design questions of FCLT staff and get one-on-one help.

Tuesday, August 24

  • 10:00am – 11:00am  FCLT Instructional Design Open Lab

Wednesday, August 25

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm  FCLT Instructional Design Open Lab

Office Hours

Like Open Labs, office hours are a time for professors to ask Instructional Design questions of FCLT staff and get one-on-one help.

WEEKLY on Thursdays (Beginning August 19)

  • 2:00  3:00pm  FCLT Instructional Design Office Hours
What’s your favorite new tool or the one that you’re most excited to learn more about? Tell us in the comments below. We look forward to seeing you in person and on Zoom this fall!

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