Are you tired of the hassle of scheduling 1-on-1 appointments with your students through email? Look no further, as Student Connect has got you covered! The FCLT has recently introduced the LTI tool “Student Connect” into Canvas, which makes booking virtual appointments with teachers more convenient for students. Many of you might remember that our…Continue Reading Student Connect: Virtual Appointment Booking Using Canvas
Preferred Names Update in Canvas & Zoom
I’m so excited to share with you a quick update on how preferred names push from Banner to Canvas. Spoiler Alert: Students’ preferred names now carry over from Banner to ALL Canvas name fields AND Zoom! Background Previously, preferred names from Banner only pushed to the Display Name field in Canvas. Students’ Display Name appeared…Continue Reading Preferred Names Update in Canvas & Zoom
Storing and Sharing Zoom Recordings Long-term
Hosting Zoom Recordings on Platforms We now have quite a collection of video tools that can host Zoom video content. These all involve a few steps but are pretty easy to accomplish. Which one you use may depend on a few factors: which tool you prefer, how you want to manage captions, and what you…Continue Reading Storing and Sharing Zoom Recordings Long-term
Sharing Zoom Recordings with your Class
Do you record sessions in Zoom that you want to share with your class? Perhaps you are already sharing Zoom recordings, but you are curious if there’s a better or right way to do it, or you just want to know your options. You are in luck! This week’s post describes how to manage…Continue Reading Sharing Zoom Recordings with your Class
ZOOM Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions
So, uh, you may remember Hugo’s post from a couple weeks ago, Otter Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions. Nope, you’re not stuck in the movie Groundhog Day. Yup, you read the title of today’s post correctly. ZOOM NOW HAS INTEGRATED CAPTIONS! Sorry, I don’t mean to yell at you, but I’m just so excited for…Continue Reading ZOOM Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions
Otter Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions
They did it! They really did it! This week’s blog post is going to be short and sweet, seeing that it is going out on the first day of the Spring 2021 semester and our audience is undoubtedly busy with many fun and exciting start-of-term things. And for this very reason, we considered not making…Continue Reading Otter Streams Captions in Live Zoom Sessions
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!
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!
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!
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