Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester!
As we prepare to welcome students back into our online classrooms this semester, remember that the emotions and concerns of the past 18 months may still be present for both students and instructors. To prepare for this, consider incorporating trauma-informed teaching practices into your teaching. Trauma-informed pedagogy reminds us that stress can impede the ability to process information, make choices, and stay focused (Joudrey, 2020). By following trauma-informed practices, you can build predictability and flexibility, create connection and warmth, and empower your students.
Want to make your course design easier?
The College of the Canyons Online Course Template resource shell includes a variety of ready-to-use course components for you to choose from, including an orientation module, example home pages and content module, and several powerful supplemental resources—all of which leverage effective pedagogy and accessibility principles.
Teaching is more than presenting a concept and asking students to demonstrate that they can repeat it back to us. Arguably, the most important goal of teaching is to spark that dynamic interplay of curiosity, exploration and engagement that results in learning. This series looks at the online learning environment from multiple perspectives, all aimed at giving you the ideas and tools to design effective instruction that engages your students and turns learning into success.
Explore Canvas courses dedicated to providing COC Instructors with the information, tools and resources for teaching online & OnlineLIVE with Canvas and Canvas tools:
The 'What's New in Canvas' Faculty Resource Course highlights the latest Canvas updates and tools, and walks you through where to find them and how to use them.
The 'Zoom' Faculty Resource Resource Course includes resources and guides to support teaching and student engagement with Zoom!
Explore the 'Studio' Faculty Resource Resource Course to learn how to use Studio to upload, create and Studio video, review video analytics, and encourage active student engagement with your videos.
What you need to know to ensure your online course materials are accessible in Canvas. Includes instructions and short, easy to follow example videos.
Want to Teach Online? Learn about College of the Canyons' Instructor Certification training components
Explore upcoming workshops that support the development and delivery of quality online education
Introduce yourself to prospective students!! Visit the Guide to Orientation Letters and submit your letter today!
The Online Education team is here to support you. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you have ideas, suggestions or resources to share. While we are working remotely we are available to assist you by phone, email, and over Zoom:
- Joy Shoemate, Director, Online Education
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 661-362-3603
- James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean, Learning Resources