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Please visit the Canvas Learning Center for opportunities to learn about Canvas​

​Canvas is officially the only course management system available to MSJC Faculty and Students 
Log in to Canvas (msjc.instructure.com)

​CANVAS LEARNING CENTER

In an attempt to better serve faculty members, we are attempting to consolidate all of the resources instructors will need to migrate or build their courses in Canvas to the Canvas Learning Center​.  The Canvas Learning Center (CLC) is becoming a one stop shop for all things Canvas.  Visitors to the site will be able to link to example courses, template pages and files to assist with migrating courses from Blackboard to Canvas.  Faculty members can register to join the CLC by selecting the 'Join this Course' button.  Joining the course allows users to engage in discussions with other faculty members who are moving/building their course(s) in Canvas.  One does not have to register to join the CLC to gain access to myriad resources related to the Canvas platform.

WANT TO TEACH AN ONLINE COURSE?
It is the MSJC Academic Senate recommendation that faculty members desiring to teach online courses at MSJC complete training related to online teaching and learning prior to offering their first hybrid and/or online course. MSJC offers a FREE Effective Practices for Online and Teaching Workshop. Additionally, @ONE is offering online Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning courses for $65 (California Community College faculty members). Both of these options satisfy the recommendation for training to teach online courses.

NEED HELP?

Go to Academic Technology Support Services for assistance with logging into Canvas, adding Canvas course shells or general troubleshooting. 

ONLINE CANVAS TRAINING 

MSJC licenses Online Canvas Training for all faculty members and support staff at MSJC.  
To sign up for the free webinars go to Canvas Training and click on the link "Create an Account".  Please be sure you use your MSJC e-mail address when creating your account.  Once you create an account, you will receive an e-mail indicating you can begin using your account.  You will be able to sign up for one of the many different webinars available. 
Support Documents: Account Creation (2).pdfAccount Creation.pdf​ and Training Registration (1).pdfTraining Registration.pdf
The Online Canvas Training has a two course Canvas Fundamentals sequence that will provide guidance for building and structuring course content within Canvas.  See how to register for the FREE Online Canvas Training above.

Canvas Resources

@ONE Online Courses and Webinars

@ONE is the professional development agency for the California Community Colleges.  You can sign up for online courses including Introduction to Canvas as well as webinars covering a variety of topics like creating an accessible online course.  
The Professional Learning Network is the one-stop site for effective practices, trainings, and other resources for California Community Colleges faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. The purpose of the Professional Learning Network is to provide information and resources to colleges and college personnel on improving operations and student success.

​ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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DE Policies/Resources

Get information related to MSJC online teaching policies, sample online teaching documents, resources for designing an effective online and/or hybrid course.​

Online Education Initiative (OEI)

The OEI is an initiative of the CCC Chancellor's Office, funded by the California legislature in 2013 in support of Governor Jerry Brown's Online Education Initiative proposal.

Online Readiness Tutorials The series of eleven tutorials covers a range of topics including time management, communication skills, personal support and many other salient topics related to successful online learning.
Proctorio online proctoring services
Proctorio Information to possibly include in the syllabus if proctoring is required: 
This course uses Proctorio which is an online test proctoring service that uses software that that works within your web browser to monitor test takers for suspicious behaviors. The system requirements for Proctorio are dependent on the exam settings.  Most faculty set it up to verify identification showing your student ID with your face next to it to confirm your identity and may also require video and audio to confirm that you, the student, is indeed the registered student taking the exam. 
No person is watching you take an exam, Proctorio, will store data and provide an automated suspicion report to your instructor, but NO Proctorio employee has access to any of the data.  Regarding privacy, Proctorio uses zero knowledge encryption technology that ensures your information is encrypted when it leaves your computers, is transferred and then stored in the cloud.  Proctorio is not collecting information from your computer and only runs when you are active in an exam. For more information on Proctorio, you can read the FAQ’s here: https://proctorio.com/faqs 
When setting up an up an exam consider including this information as part of the instructions for each exam: 
    1. ​You utilize the Google Chrome browser. The Proctorio Student Guide and Practice Quiz page will provide you with this download and the necessary Proctorio extension to Google Chrome.
    2. You have a webcam attached to your computer/tablet to verify your identity with your student ID or state ID card. 
    3. If you encounter problems when progressing through the Student Guide and Practice Quiz, please contact the Proctorio support team for assistance.  Their email is support@proctorio.com and their 24/7 telephone support is 866-948-9087 
    4. Remember, if you do not have the correct technical requirements on your computer, you can set up a time with the instructor to take the exam or check out a tablet from the Library (check-out information is in the syllabus). 
Remind students not to wait until the last minute in case they encounter any issues and need to get support before the exam due time.

On-Demand Webinars

View webinars that support faculty technical and pedagogical/andragogical growth.

Technical Support

If you need assistance with using online resources, e.g. EagleAdvisor, E-Mail, Blackboard, please submit a Help Desk request by clicking on the Technical Support link.

 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Subject Date Time Location
Differences between Instructor and Student views in Canvas Wednesday, August 30 12 noon ConferZoom
Saving time using SpeedGrader Friday, September 1 9am to noon SJC Room 112
When to Publish and when not to Publish Wednesday, September 6 12 noon ConferZoom
Saving time using SpeedGrader Friday, September 8 9:15am to noon MVC Room 932
Open Lab Wednesday, October 4 12-2pm SJC Room 159
Open Lab Tuesday, October 10 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Wednesday, October 11 12-2pm MVC Room 974
Open Lab Thursday, October 12 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, October 17 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Wednesday, October 18 12-2pm SJC Room 159
Open Lab Thursday, October 19 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, October 24 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Wednesday, October 25 12-2pm MVC Room 974
Open Lab Thursday, October 26 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, October 31 12:30-2pm MVC Room 974
Open Lab Wednesday, November 1 12-2pm SJC Room 159
Open Lab Thursday, November 2 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, November 7 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Wednesday, November 8 12-2pm MVC Room 974
Open Lab Thursday, November 9 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, November 14 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Checklist for ending your semester Wednesday, November 15 12-2pm SJC Room 159
Open Lab Thursday, November 16 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, November 21 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Open Lab Tuesday, November 28 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Course and Content Item Copying Wednesday, November 29 12-2pm SJC Room 159
Open Lab Thursday, November 30 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Checklist for ending your semester Tuesday, December 5 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932
Course and Content Item Copying Thursday, December 7 12:30-2pm MVC Room 932

This area is for online and prospective online teaching faculty members at MSJC. It is our goal to keep the site as current as possible. Your assistance would help immensely. 

If you have any recommendations for useful information to be posted on this site or you identify any obsolete content, please contact Del Helms at dhelms@msjc.edu​​​

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