Professional Development Opportunities for COC Online Instructors 

           
The Distance & Accelerated Learning office offers workshops to support faculty and staff in delivering quality education. Please  see the Professional Development Calendar for when workshops are scheduled to take place. 
 
Canvas Modules
Learn how to effectively organize and define content delivery with Canvas Modules. Join us as we discuss effective instructional design practices to develop engaging, interactive, and easily navigable courses in Canvas.
Note: Workshop participants must have already completed the Canvas Certificate Training Course or 4 hr. Canvas workshops.
 
Canvas Gradebook
Get to know your Canvas Gradebook! This workshop will provide an overview of Gradebook’s features and tools, such as: Grading schemes and rubrics, SpeedGrader, Curving and grade ranges. Participants will also learn how to hide grades, message students, leave private notes and comments, and excuse assignments.
Note: Workshop participants must have already completed the Canvas Certificate Training Course or 4 hr. Canvas workshops. 
 
Canvas Tools to Increase Student Success
Learn about ways to increase student success and improve student equity in your online or hybrid course! At this workshop we will discuss effective instructional design practices to create engaging, interactive, and easily navigable courses in Canvas. We will explore Canvas accessibility and communication tools, and learn how to help students to better assess and address their online learning strengths and challenges.
 
Canvas Assessment Tools
This workshop will provide an overview of Canvas’ assessment tools: from how to create quizzes, assignments, and rubrics, to how to use Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader. Learn about plagiarism detection and online proctoring solutions available through TurnInIn and Proctorio, and about various ways to provide feedback to students.  
 
Canvas Open Lab 
Learn about the new features and tools available in Canvas, and tips on importing/exporting content into your Canvas course. Collaborate with colleagues as you set up your Canvas course for the coming semester!
 
Quest for Success
Have you ever felt as if some of your students are unprepared for online learning? Quest for Online Success is a tool provided by OEI that instructors can use to support students in online courses. We will examine ways that you can use this tool to help students better assess and address their own learning strengths and challenges.
 
OER Lisences & Resources
Learn some fundamentals of OER – the basics of open licensing, what types of open licenses exist, and how to search for content with an open license.
 
Online Conferencing - ConferZoom
This workshop will help guide you through utilizing ConferZoom, a free web conferencing tool that allows you to communicate with your class online in real-time using text, audio, screen sharing, and video. Learn how to set up your ConferZoom account and how to record and save, download and share your meeting recordings.
 
Online Proctoring Solutions
Attend this informational session to learn about an online based examination proctoring tool available to you through Proctorio. Proctorio allows monitoring, control, and review of academic integrity – all directly from the Canvas Gradebook.
 
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Want to Teach Online at College of the Canyons?
The required training components to the Online Instructor Certificate are listed below: 
  1.  Canvas Training: This is a self-paced online training course for Instructors - complete in Canvas
  2. Section 508 Information Technology Compliance: Search for and register for this 1 hour workshop at www.mylearningplan.com
  3. Introduction to Online Instruction (IOI): Search for and register for this 5 week online course at www.mylearningplan.com

 

 

Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities for Online & Hybrid Instructors:

Canvas Mentor Program

Mentor Application for Canvas

Mentee Application for Canvas

Online & Hybrid Instructor Reso​urces: http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/DistanceLearning/Pages/FacultyDistance-Learning-Support.aspx

Canvas Instructor Resources: www.canyons.edu/canvas

If you are interested in scheduling a one-on-one Canvas training, please contact the Distance Learning Office and let us know how we can support you!  

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