RSI with Creative Predictability The “regular” in regular and substantive interaction (RSI) emphasizes that courses taught online are best organized in a predictable way. Distance learning professors probably know this already quite well. A predictably organized course helps online students even more than those in face-to-face classes, and especially those in asynchronous classes, because of…Continue Reading Being Creatively Predictable for Online Student Success
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Wrapping up Fall 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022
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
Welcome Back for Fall 2021!
Hi there Professor! Welcome back for Fall Semester 2021! As you return to campus along with your students this fall, we want to offer you a warm welcome and wishes for a good experience in the upcoming term. Even though campus is reopening, we want to acknowledge that there are still challenges for both our…Continue Reading Welcome Back for Fall 2021!
Fall 2021 Tool Line-Up Take 2 & Workshops!
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…Continue Reading Fall 2021 Tool Line-Up Take 2 & Workshops!
Canvas Insider: Design Tools by Cidi Labs!
Canvas Insider is a regular blog series from FCLT News Bytes that highlights changes coming to Canvas and Canvas tools at Mt. SAC. Many of the technology tools you use at Mt. SAC offer software updates and releases. These updates can serve multiple purposes, but the two primary purposes of these updates are to fix…Continue Reading Canvas Insider: Design Tools by Cidi Labs!
The Tool Line-Up for Fall 2021 (& FCLT Faculty Survey)
Learn what Canvas tool integrations are changing. Offer feedback from last year and express your preferences for next year in the FCLT survey. As classes wind down in this unprecedented pandemic year of remote teaching, the FCLT is still on duty, taking stock and starting our prep for the year ahead. For the purposes of…Continue Reading The Tool Line-Up for Fall 2021 (& FCLT Faculty Survey)
Spring Forward: Four Time-Saving Tips for Spring Course Prep
In today’s post, I will share time-saving tips, tools, and resources to help you organize and build student-friendly courses for the coming spring term, or any term for that matter. 1. Course Prep & Start-of-Term Checklist The Course Prep & Start-of-Term Checklist in our Canvas Faculty Center walks you through the basics of setting up your…Continue Reading Spring Forward: Four Time-Saving Tips for Spring Course Prep
Check out the refreshed Faculty Accessibility Center!
The FAC’s new FACE! The Faculty Accessibility Center is a Resource Guide to accessibility for Mt. SAC professors. It can be found in Canvas and is set up as an open course for any Mt. SAC employees. If you have never visited the course, you can enroll in the FAC course here or simply visit…Continue Reading Check out the refreshed Faculty Accessibility Center!
PDF + Accessibility = Frustration
The Equation Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash You value student equity; you’ve learned about the principles of creating accessible content for your online courses; you understand that the Canvas accessibility checker will not check files that you add to your course; you’ve spent the time to make your documents, slides, and spreadsheets accessible; and you’ve…Continue Reading PDF + Accessibility = Frustration