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December 2017

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

December 18, 2017 - May 26, 2018
Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

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. To register for this workshop use the Professional Development 3PD system. This workshop is valued at thirty hours of PD credit.

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Building Basic PowerPoint Presentations

December 18, 2017 @ 12:00 AM - May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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In this workshop you will craft a presentation while learning PowerPoint skills such as importing content from other presentations, embedding video files and setting them to auto-play, converting a textual list of Smart Art, and integrating a variety of source materials into a single presentation style. This workshop is intended for those with little or no previous PowerPoint experience. To register for this workshop, please use the Professional Development 3PD system. This workshop is valued at two hours of PD…

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Animation in PowerPoint

December 18, 2017 @ 12:00 AM - May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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One of the strengths of PowerPoint is its ability to animate objects. This workshop will explore animation in depth. We will animate a sample presentation, with focus on the skills of using appearance, emphasis, and disappearance effects. To register for this workshop, please use the Professional Development 3PD system. This workshop is valued at two hours of PD credit.

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Generating Video from PowerPoint Slides

December 18, 2017 @ 12:00 AM - May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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In this online workshop you will create a video from a PowerPoint presentation using the tools built into PowerPoint. The presentation and script will be provided for you to narrate during the workshop. We will discuss methods of making the video available to your students, including methods of adding closed captioning to your video. To register for this workshop, please use the Professional Development 3PD system. This workshop is valued at two hours of PD credit.

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Canvas Lite

December 18, 2017 @ 12:00 AM - May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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Looking to build your course in Canvas from scratch, but not sure how to get started? This self-paced online 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. To register for this workshop, please use the Professional Development 3PD system.…

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February 2018

Quick Demo: Modules

February 28 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can structure your course within Canvas; leveraging Modules for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Modules Date Availability Requirements ...and more…

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The Use of Technology in the Classroom

February 28 @ 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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March 2018

Getting Started with WordPress

March 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Quick Demo: Content Pages

March 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can organize content within Canvas; leveraging Pages for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Pages Course Links Images Files Embedding Content ...and more…

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Quick Demo: Assignments

March 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can assign items to your students within Canvas; leveraging Assignments for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Assignments Assignment Index Assignment Settings Assignment Groups ...and more…

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Audio/Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools

March 21 @ 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 Zoom from CCC ZoomNow.

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April 2018

Online Orientation: Canvas Tutorials

April 2 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this session you will learn about the Palomar College Online Orientation, which is available for all online courses. It includes engaging, interactive multimedia tutorials and resources designed to address the real challenges encountered by both new and experienced online students, as well as a diagnostic tools that offers remediation. Students will receive a badge for completion.

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Quick Demo: Group Work

April 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can manage Groups within Canvas; leveraging Group Assignments for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Group Discussions Group Assignments ...and more…

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Best Practices for Images on the Web

April 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you use Photoshop? What size should that photo be? Do you have permission to use that photo at all? This workshop will explore pixel resolution, RGB/CMYK color space, creative commons, tagging for accessibility, and other best practices for image manipulation, photo editing, and usage on the Web.

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How to Make a Video for Your Lesson Plan

April 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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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Compare and Contrast: Best Practices for Online Learning (OEI and Palomar)

April 11 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Palomar College has been implementing the "Online Course Best Practices Checklist" since 2009. This checklist provides a roadmap for developing a high quality course. More recently the Online Education Initiative (OEI) Course Design Rubric (Rubric) established standards relating to course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, learner support, and accessibility in order to ensure the provision of a high quality learning environment that promotes student success and conforms to existing regulations from @ONE, the CCC Distance Education Coordinator’s group, the Academic…

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Quick Demo: Dates in Canvas

April 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can manage dates within Canvas; leveraging the Calendar for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Calendar Assignment Settings Module Settings ...and more…

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Success & Retention in Online Courses

April 19 - April 21

The flexibility of online learning attracts many students who already are facing many challenges. What strategies can we incorporate to keep our courses relevant and appealing to increase motivation and student success? Let’s review existing research and data from Palomar College and other regional colleges, make recommendations at the college level, and explore practices within our various disciplines for improving online class retention. In this online workshop, you will leave with a list of specific retention techniques you can use…

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Plugging into WordPress: How to Use SiteOrigin’s Page Builder

April 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What if you could create elegant page layouts with background images, sliders, and stylish text, and no HTML required? Did you know that Palomar's WordPress network houses one of the most versatile WordPress page-building plugins available? ! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of SiteOrigin's powerful Page Builder plug-in. We will cover key builder elements such as rows, widgets; learn about cloning pages with the import/export tools; and much more. Come and…

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Quick Demo: Home Pages

April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can create a useful homepage within Canvas; leveraging the Pages, Course Links, and Images for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Pages Course Links Images ...and more…

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Getting Started with Siteimprove

April 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you want to improve your website? Learn how to use the SiteImprove dashboard to quickly identify errors and issues in your website. Items like accessibility problems, misspellings, broken links and much more are presented in a report snapshot. Attendees will get a live demonstration and hands-on training in the how to identify and address issues and errors in SiteImprove reports.

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May 2018

Quick Demo: Canvas Accessibility

May 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Let’s talk about accessibility within our Canvas courses, focusing on the knowledge you'll need to make your course both technically accessible and usable to a broad range of students. We’ll cover how to use online tools within Canvas to create accessible resources and retrofit existing resources. We'll also focus on the accessible use of HTML, table headers, and long descriptions.

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Online Authentication Strategies

May 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are your students in your online class participating and submitting graded assignments? How can we meet Accreditation and other standards as faculty members? After reviewing the standards and requirements, participants will discuss their practices and identify practical solutions.

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Quick Demo: Grades in Canvas

May 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can manage your grades within Canvas; leveraging the SpeedGrader and Rubrics for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Rubrics SpeedGrader What-if Tool Assignment Groups Weight ...and more...

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Quick Demo: Quizzes

May 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join Tera Lisicky during this quick demo. You will learn many ways in which you can manage your quizzes (and tests) within Canvas; leveraging the Quizzes tool for efficiency. Join in on the fun! Objectives: Participants who attend the demo will learn more about: Quizzes Quiz Moderation Question Banks Quiz Question Types ...and more…

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