Faculty Center Professional Development Calendar

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Self-paced workshops

Ongoing - self-paced:  Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Spring 2022 Faculty Center Workshops

Liquid Syllabus - Humanize your online classes

Are any of these phrases familiar to you: "pre-course communication", "liquid syllabus", "teacher-student contract", "micro-lecture"? These concepts are encompassed in many current professional development courses being offered at the college and throughout the state.

Join us in this online workshop to learn how to use the technology tools you need to mix the ingredients that you already have into a digital format to create a welcoming, more human online experience for your students.

When:  Tuesday, April 12

Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm


Create instructional videos on the fly!  Publish and edit captions in a snap

There is a variety of ways to create quick instructional clips.  This session will explore:

  • How to use the options you have available at your fingertips to create videos.
  • How / where to publish them for easiest/ most accurate captioning
  • How to edit captions
  • How to embed videos in your course to be accessible on desktops and mobile devices.

Date:  Thursday, April 14

Time:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Using Canvas rubrics to achieve better outcomes on project based assessments

Student outcomes got you down?  Have you created great project based assessments and student outcomes did not end up what you expected?  Canvas rubrics can help.  This session will cover:

  • How to create a great rubric for project based assessments in Canvas
  • Samples of rubrics for project based assessments
  • Grading with rubrics

Date:  Monday, April 18

Time:  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Google sites

Pre-course communication - Humanize your online classes

Humanize interactions with your students by creating visually appealing and student-centered pre-course website communications.

There are many options for Saddleback faculty websites. We highly recommend using Google sites to create dynamic, mobile-friendly, engaging pre-course communication.

This class covers:

  • Using Saddleback Google Sites to create dynamic websites
  • Samples of great sites
  • Best practices
  • Hands-on getting started with Google sites

Two dates available!

Date:  April 22, 2022

Time:  1:00-2:30 pm


Date:  May 13, 2020

Time:  10:00-11:30 am


Using Canvas eportfolios

Canvas eportfolios allows faculty and students to share online materials inside and outside of courses. They are tied to your account, not to a specific course, which allows you to create multiple eportfolios and to choose how you share them. eportfolios can be set to allow private or public access.

This class will cover:

  • How to use Canvas eportfolios
  • Settings - private and public access
  • How to implement student assignments with eportfolios
  • Resources about eportfolios

Date:  April 27, 2022

Time:  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Date:  May 13, 2020

Time:  1:30-3:00 pm


Live Zoom migration session schedule

Live session accessibility requests:  If you require specific accommodations (such as closed captioning for our live online sessions) please reach out to us within five business days so we can make necessary arrangements in advance of the class.

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