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January 2017
Free

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

January 23 - May 1
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Interested in learning all about the Instructure Canvas learning management system? This fully online self-paced workshop will discuss in depth the various teaching tools available through Canvas. This workshop is valued at thirty hours of PD credit, and must be completed by 8 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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February 2017
Free

Canvas Boot Camp Orientation

February 20 - March 21
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Do you want to learn how to set up your courses in Canvas in one day? Then register for Canvas Boot Camp, and attend all five sessions: Online Orientation (1 hour): This is an online introductory video that will be required prior to attending the Boot Camp face-to-face sessions. In this session, we will share with you the Do list, Do not do list, and what we are going to do and address during the training camp. At the end…

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Canvas Lite

February 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Looking to build your course in Canvas from scratch, but not sure how to get started? This workshop will lead you through the hands-on process of creating a simple course setup for distribution of handouts and other content. If you are brand new to Canvas, or brand new to using a learning management system of any sort, this workshop should get you up and running fast.

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Free

Migrating Blackboard Courses to Canvas

February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Looking for help in migrating content from a Blackboard course into a new Canvas course site? This workshop will discuss the options, and possible pitfalls, of converting materials from the Blackboard Learn learning management system into the Instructure Canvas system. This workshop is not intended to fully teach how to use Canvas, instead focusing on the practical methods to move content out of Blackboard and into the Canvas course site.

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Free

Teaching Online: Assessing Quality of Online Class

February 23 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are we sufficiently addressing questions about the quality of online course design? We shall use rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e., Quality Matters). In this workshop you will learn how to assess the quality of online classes using formative evaluation techniques.

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Free

Getting Started with WordPress

February 24 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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A WordPress site hosted by Palomar College is the easiest path to a good website. How to obtain and manage a WordPress site for individuals, departments, and other programs will be discussed. If you have ever wanted a website but worry that you do not have the technical skills to create and manage one this workshop is for you.

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Free

Holding Live Online Sessions using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

February 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This workshop will cover how to set up and use online sessions where you and your students can interact live. The Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool is available both within Palomar’s Blackboard and Canvas courses, and establishing Collaborate sessions in both types of courses will be covered.

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March 2017
Free

Teaching Online: Understanding Learning Styles

March 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learning styles are a way to help improve quality of learning. By understanding students’ learning styles you can adjust the online teaching processes and techniques. This workshop will help you better understand learning styles and how to match different Blackboard tools to those styles to maximize student engagement. The Seven Learning Styles are: Visual: images and video Aural: audio/video Verbal: words Physical: simulation Logical: reasoning Social: collaboration Solitary: self-study

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Free

Canvas Transition

March 6 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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California Community Colleges are currently facing compelling reasons to adopt a new Learning Management System (LMS). This session will lay out our Canvas transition plan that will take place during 2017.

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Canvas Lite

March 6 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Looking to build your course in Canvas from scratch, but not sure how to get started? This workshop will lead you through the hands-on process of creating a simple course setup for distribution of handouts and other content. If you are brand new to Canvas, or brand new to using a learning management system of any sort, this workshop should get you up and running fast.

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Free

Audio/Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools

March 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

To scaffold learning we require learners to interact with the content, the teacher and each other. This workshop will address the needs of audio/video conferencing for communication in online and hybrid classes. You will learn the technical skills of using Blackboard Collaborate/ Zoom from CCC ConferNow.

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April 2017
Free

Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive in the Classroom

April 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will teach you how to use online apps for your classes. The two most commonly used online office apps, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, will be introduced.

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Free

Best Practices for Online Learning

April 10 - April 17

Online learning is as good as, if not better, than face-to-face learning.  In this session, a panel of your Palomar College colleagues from a range of disciplines will share their best practices for delivering an online course that is effective, efficient and satisfying for the student and the instructor.  This multimedia workshop is asynchronous, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.

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Free

The Use of Technology in the Classroom

April 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will cover the theoretical basis for the use of different technologies in the classroom. A classroom demo will be conducted in one of our typical classrooms.

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Free

High Tech, High Touch

April 27

How can you engage your students so that they feel they are not just connecting with an off-the-shelf generic correspondence course? In this Webinar, you will learn: Three communication techniques that improve connection between the students, the instructor, and the course content; Two steps for technology selection; Nine Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning.

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How to Make a Video for Your Lesson Plan

April 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Universal Design principles for curriculum development recommended giving all individuals new methods to Access Materials, Manipulate Materials, and Submit Materials. This workshop will teach you how to use EdPuzzle to make any video for your lesson, crop a video, narrate it with your own voice, insert questions at any time, and embed it in your LMS course materials. With EdPuzzle, you can now crop any YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, Vimeo or other videos.

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