Faculty Center Professional Development Calendar

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Self-paced workshops


Ongoing - self-paced:  Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
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Fall 2021 Faculty Center Workshops

OCTOBER


The Art of Creating and Viewing Surveys in Canvas

Gathering information from your students is one of the most valuable sets of data you can gather especially when you are first designing your course(s).  It is also imperative to carefully place surveys in the right places and at the right times within the course.  Too many, and they will grow tired of being asked; too few and you may not know they are struggling.

This session will cover:

  • How to create extra credit surveys
  • How to create graded surveys
  • Best practices for surveys
  • Shared strategies to get students to participate in surveys

When:  Tuesday, October 5

Time:  3:00-4:00 pm

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Using Canvas Peer Review and Groups

Group projects, discussions and peer review assignments are fantastic tools to keep students engaged with one another.
This session will cover:

  • How to use, create, manage and edit groups
  • How to use other group tools
  • How to create and grade peer assignments

When:  Thursday, October 7

Time:  12:00-1:30 pm

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Using Jamboard to create a creative collaborative workspace

Jamboard is a digital interactive whiteboard developed by Google to work with Google Workspace.  It is great for brainstorming -- gathering ideas, sorting them by color, organizing them on different frames, moving them together, drawing lines to connect important ideas, etc. Give students a brainstorming space -- and, if it fits, let them collaborate, too!

Jamboard can be easily integrated into your Canvas courses.

This session will cover:

  • Ideas and samples in action
  • How to create a Jamboard
  • How to share Jamboard and embed Canvas
  • How to manage Jamboard

When:  Thursday, October 7

Time:  3:00-4:00 pm

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Design an Orientation module or use Templates and modify them

Create a roadmap for your students to start off in the right direction.

This session will cover:

  • How to create an orientation module
  • Standard best practices and must-have’s for orientations
  • How to use/modify orientation templates
  • How to create a quick orientation video

When: Friday, October 8

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am

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Quizzes & Proctoring in Canvas

Quizzes built into Canvas can provide automatic scoring, feedback and / or provides students with opportunities for self-assessment.  Often there are test banks that can be imported into Canvas to help save you time.

This session will cover:

  • Creating Quizzes in Canvas
  • Managing test banks
  • Importing test banks from external sources
  • Providing feedback
  • Scoring options
  • Preview Quizzes.next 

When:  Tuesday, October 12

Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm

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Using Canvas Peer Review and Groups

Group projects, discussions and peer review assignments are fantastic tools to keep students engaged with one another.

This session will cover:

  • How to use, create, manage and edit groups
  • How to use other group tools
  • How to create and grade peer assignments

When:  Tuesday, October 12

Time:  2:00-3:30 pm

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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.

Day:  Thursday, October 14

Time:  10:00-11:30 am

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Canvas Plug-ins: Voice Thread

VoiceThread is an interactive asynchronous video discussion tool that allows students to create and reply to threaded discussions verbally, as well as traditional formats.

This session will cover:

  • What’s new in VoiceThread
  • How to create VoiceThreads within Canvas
  • How to interact with VT's
  • How to grade VT

When:  Monday, October 18

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

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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.

Day:  Tuesday, October 19

Time:  3:00-4:30 pm

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Canvas & Zoom Migration

Canvas - Zoom migration - Everything you want to know!

Saddleback’s Canvas is getting a new home!  Starting Summer 2022, we have a new url (website location).  There are a few things you want to do in preparation for the move.  Get ready!  Get set!  

What we will cover

  • What's new and different
  • Hands-on moving content
  • Trust understanding
  • Zoom conversion - what changed, why and what's new
  • Canvas Studio
  • migration checklist
  • Troubleshooting
  • Schedule one-to-one appointments for individual help

When:  Monday, October 25

Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm

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Day:  Tuesday, October 26

Time:  12:00-1:30 pm

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Day:  Wednesday, November 3

Time:  4:00 - 5:30 pm

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Day:  Friday, November 12

Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am

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Day:  Monday, November 29

Time:  5:30 - 7 pm

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Day:  Thursday, December 2

Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm

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Day:  Friday, December 17

Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm

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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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