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Redirect Tool in Canvas In a recent workshop an instructor shared how she uses the redirect tool in Canvas. It was a great reminder as I had also heard about that tool from another faculty member in a training the semester before. The redirect tool is an app add-in to Canvas that allows you to…

More Course Design Tips!

Here are a few tips shared with faculty in September-October 2022. Universal Design for Learning Helen Graves from CVC-OEI provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning in a 5-minute video: The most effective ways to eliminate barriers to students’ learning. Quick Video Tips for Increasing Engagement The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) hosted…

New DE Flex Workshops for FA22!

Online Learning Quick-talks These 30-minute talks provide a chance to get together with colleagues and talk about tools and tips for online teaching and learning. This fall the Quick-talks are scheduled for every other Tuesday, 3:00-3:30pm – starting August 23rd, 2022. Upcoming topics include: Modules tune-upCrowdsource from Canvas CommonsStudent Surveys in CanvasRubrics in CanvasCanvas Groups…

Accessibility & your Syllabus

In Spring 2021 Marci Lang and the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) team shared some wonderful guidance for faculty. The DSPS team wants to thank you all for the support you’ve provided students with disabilities this spring. Serving our students takes a village and we thank you for collaborating with us to help our students achieve…

Back to School Tips

In 2021-2022 we started to share (almost) monthly Course Design Tips through an all-faculty email “newsletter” and this blog. Subscribe to see new tips in 2022-2023. Course Design Tips for a Successful Start Your Course Home Page: as the entry point to an online course, the home page is an important component to think through.…

May Course Design tips

Yuba College DE training and support is provided by Cynthia Sargent and Maris Wagener.Reach out to us any time through email! Here are two tips we shared with faculty in March Course Design Tip #1 Yuba College English faculty Brian Condrey provides an explanation of Backward Design in his “My Big Idea from Level Up…

March Course Design Tips

Yuba College DE training and support is provided by Cynthia Sargent and Maris Wagener.Reach out to us any time through email! Here are two tips we shared with faculty in March Course Design Tip #1: Providing support for working with course materials OEI Rubric criterion A9 reads, “Course design includes instructions for learners to work…

February Course Design Tips

Yuba College DE training and support is provided by Cynthia Sargent and Maris Wagener.Reach out to us any time through email! Here are two tips we shared with faculty in February  Course Design Tip #1: Just in time support Different students will need different levels of support to be successful. In this course design tip,…

November Course Design Tips

Yuba College DE training and support is provided by Cynthia Sargent and Maris Wagener.Reach out to us any time through email! Here are two tips we shared with faculty in November.  Course Design Tip #1: PopeTech accessibility guide, in Canvas Section D Accessibility of the OEI rubric states: Instructors need to verify that the content they create…

October Course Design Tips

Yuba College DE training and support is provided by Cynthia Sargent and Maris Wagener. Reach out to us any time through email! Here are two tips we shared with faculty in October.  Course Design Tip #1: Anonymous Student Surveys in Canvas Many faculty appreciate the information gathered from anonymous student surveys. Within the surveys, students…

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