Canvas Workshops – Attend On-Campus, or Remotely via Webinar!

Canvas Workshops, attend on campus or remotely

In addition to our 4-Week Online Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, we will be offering a series of four on-campus workshops this Summer.

These workshops will be:

  • held on-campus, for those who want to attend in-person
  • broadcast via webinar, for those who want to attend and ask questions remotely
  • offered twice per day, to accommodate varying schedules
  • recorded, for those who cannot attend at the given times
  • repeated in Fall 2016, for those who are not ready to focus on Canvas yet, or will be away for the summer

You may attend from 9:00-10:30 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM, on the following dates. Content from the morning session will be repeated at the noon session of the same date:

Part 1 – June 24 – Introduction to Canvas & Navigation
Part 2 – July 15 – Course Design & Development
Part 3 – August 5 – Course Communication
Part 4 – August 19 – Assessment in Canvas

You may attend any class individually, or all of them, depending on your familiarity and skill level with Canvas.

If you would like to attend ANY of these sessions (on-campus or remotely), please fill out this two-question survey to RSVP to express your interest, and we will follow up with more detailed information on ALL the sessions and options, closer to the date of the first workshop.

Please note:

  • These workshops DO NOT qualify for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD. Only the 4-week online course is approved.
  • We wanted to offer a lunch-hour option for those who might have to squeeze in their training during a normal work day break, but since we will be in the computer lab, food cannot be provided and is not allowed inside. If you wish to eat during the lunch session, we must recommend that you attend remotely.
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Introduction to Teaching with Canvas – Online in Summer and Fall 2016

Online Class Registration Introduction to Canvas

Have you tried to register for @One’s online Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, only to find all the sections were full?

Great news!  We will be offering sections of this online course, utilizing @One’s course material – available only to our Coast District faculty! 

Course Overview:

This 4-week online course introduces you to the process of using the Canvas learning management system. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also practice what you have learned through a series of hands-on exercises, focused on the subject you teach. Finally, you will reflect on the tools in Canvas through a discussion with other participants sharing this part of your professional journey.

Facilitator:  Juli Van Dorn
Juli has attended a Train-the-Trainer course, given by @One, specifically focused on the facilitation of this class.

Requirements for Completion:

This class will take approximately 10 hours during each of the 4 weeks, for a total of 40 hours.  Time commitment may vary based upon level of experience with web technologies.  Students who obtain at least 80% achievement will pass the course, and receive a certificate of completion.

This course is pre-approved for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.

Course Sections:

June 6 to July 3
July 4 to July 31
August 1 to August 28
September 5 to October 2
October 3 to October 30

To sign up for one of these courses, please fill out this two-question survey.

Class size will be limited, and enrollments will be on a first come, first served basis.  This course is only available to faculty of Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College.

GWC Will Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

In December 2015, the GWC Academic Senate announced that GWC will be transitioning from Blackboard to the Canvas Learning Management System, starting in 2016.

The Distance Education Advisory Committee and the Online Instruction Department are working to prepare for the transition process and organize resources as needed. We (the Online Instruction Department) have created this blog to keep GWC instructors up-to-date with information regarding the transition.

While this outline may change slightly as we progress through this transition, here is our current timeline:

Semester Courses Taught on Canvas
Summer 2016 A small pilot of three Online courses
Fall 2016 A select group of Online/Hybrid courses
Winter 2017 All Online/Hybrid courses; On-Campus Supplemental courses as requested
Spring 2017 As many Online/Hybrid courses as possible; On-Campus Supplemental courses as requested
Summer 2017 All courses (Online, Hybrid, and On-Campus Supplemental) — without exception.
Fall 2017 All courses (Online, Hybrid, and On-Campus Supplemental) — without exception.

Transition is finished, and all courses will be taught on Canvas, from this point forward.

If you have any questions, please contact the Online Instruction Department at 714-895-8389.