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RSI Round-Up: Part 2

In RSI Round-Up: Part 1, I highlighted a few previous blog posts. In our transition from our old blog platform to Edublogs, some posts hadn’t been marked as RSI. Below, I’m including additional blog posts that we’ve written about RSI topics. What’s a new-to-you RSI strategy that you’d like to try? Did we miss one…Continue Reading RSI Round-Up: Part 2

Accessibility & Video in Online Math Courses

I recently attended two sessions by the Online Network of Educators (@ONE): one on accessibility for online math courses and the other on using video in online math courses. There were lots of great resources and tools shared at these sessions which I’ll highlight below. Students First! Accessibility for STEM (Math) This session was led…Continue Reading Accessibility & Video in Online Math Courses

News Bytes Weekly | Issue 4

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE?  Find out Fridays! OER Workshop 10/14  DEI Workgroup Opportunity  FCLT News Bytes Blog  Blog Spotlight: Want Students to Watch Your Videos?  Appointments for Instructional Design Help  In Case You Missed It …Continue Reading News Bytes Weekly | Issue 4

Accurate Video Captions: Tips for Completing SPOT

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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

Canvas Studio Updates at InstructureCon 2021

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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

Welcoming Students Back

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The Class Welcome Message Sending students a welcome message reminds them that the course is beginning and they are enrolled, calms anxieties for some students, opens communication, and prompts others to pay attention to the tasks they need to do to get on track as the term begins. It can also be an important step…Continue Reading Welcoming Students Back

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!

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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!

Flip It, Flip It Good! Humanize with Flip

Are you teaching an online asynchronous course? Do you want to add a video-based humanizing element to your course? Have you been wanting to try Flip? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this post is for you! What is Flip? In case you haven’t heard of Flip (formerly Flipgrid), it is…Continue Reading Flip It, Flip It Good! Humanize with Flip