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Sharing Our Way Through Times of Change!
February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
This event was part of our CCC Digital Learning Day program.
Jodie Steeley, Director of Distance Education & Instructional Technology, Fresno City College
Fresno City College implemented a check-list to encourage professors to apply ACCJC compliance standards and engage them in the discussion of online course design and pedagogy. Using a checklist authored by Fabiola Torres from Glendale Community College, faculty at FCC where challenged to complete the checklist and submit their compliance based courses into a drawing for Amazon Dots that link Canvas and Alexa. With a 40% submission rate and 70% of faculty attending available workshops, one-on-one, and drop-in sessions, student engagement and accessibility became popular topics for collegial interactions among faculty and distance education staff.
James Theall, Computer Information Systems (CIS) Professor, College of the Desert
As a web design instructor, I believe engaging content can make for more engaged readers and students. In this session, I will share how a new layout, a well-placed line, box or splash of color can transform a boring page into an engaging course content page or assignment. When I began teaching in Fall, 2016, I had the opportunity to create a new course shell in Canvas for a beginner’s computer literacy course. In the process, I explored every tool at my disposal and dove in to creating content pages with the ‘limited’ Rich Text Editor and the even more limited HTML editor. Wanting to share what I had learned, I created a compendium of reusable snippets and interactive HTML tag anatomy breakdowns to share with my peers who wanted to know “How did you do THAT!?”
Resources in support of Jodie’s presentation:
- Accreditation Checklist – Note: The sample syllabus language and regular effective contact requirements in this check list may not align with your local college’s policies and procedures, so be sure to look into your local language before adopting or adapting.
Resource in support of James’ presentation:
- Starter Package of HTML Enhancements for the Canvas HTML Editor, by James Theall.
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