SDCCD Video Library

Welcome to our extensive video library, where you can explore a vast collection of diverse topics ranging from Accessibility to Course Design, and Open Education Resources (OER). Dive into a world of distance education on demand and right at your fingertips, with something to learn and innovate your own teaching styles.

Below is our SDCCD DE Toolkit Video Library. Please use the “Search” box to find topic related videos. Select the “Video Title” to watch the video in our SDCCD DE Toolkit Canvas Course.

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A Leap Towards Bridging the Digital Divide 

Our technology initiative is to help advance and "A Leap Towards Bridging the Digital Divide" for all students, staff and faculty.

  • Office 365 - An introduction
  • Wi-Fi Expansion Updates - SDCCD Campus Connect
    Cybersecurity
  • Awareness - Safe at Home and at Work
  • Office 365
  • Cyber Security
  • District updates
  • Technology Tools
Accessibility and the Canvas Mobile App In this workshop, Mesa Web Development Professor Kris Secor will take you on a tour of Canvas’ mobile application from both the instructor and the student perspective. Older devices and emulators will be used to demonstrate the student experience. Recommendations will be made to cater to those older devices as a progressive enhancement approach will be introduced.
  • Canvas Mobile App
  • Canvas
  • Accessibility
Accessibility in Canvas with Donna Eyestone Welcome to Accessibility in Canvas, where we delve into creating inclusive online content. In this session, we'll explore practical strategies for enhancing accessibility within Canvas, focusing on the rich content editor. Over the next 45 minutes, we'll cover crucial topics outlined in the OEI course design rubric, including heading styles, lists, links, color contrast, and image accessibility. Through live demonstrations and discussions, we'll address common accessibility concerns and equip you with tools to ensure all students can effectively engage with your course materials. Join us as we navigate the terrain of inclusive online education.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
Accessibility in Online Math with Scott Fallstrom In this recorded workshop Scott Fallstrom will walk you through course accessibility for online math classes. Touching on topics like universal design and showcasing examples of how you can improve your online math courses.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Course Design
  • Math
Accessibility in Your Online Courses Offered via Canvas and Zoom  Join Dave Giberson, a retired instructional design coordinator, for a seminar on ensuring accessibility in online courses. Dave covers federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508, stressing the importance of proactive accessibility measures. Learn practical strategies for creating inclusive online learning environments.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Zoom

Accessibility You Can Do It! With Donna Eyestone
Donna Eyestone, a digital media department instructor at the College of San Mateo, leads a workshop on addressing common accessibility concerns in online courses. With expertise in the accessibility section of the OEI rubric, Donna guides participants through interactive discussions and demonstrations. She emphasizes the importance of proper formatting for headings, lists, and links to enhance accessibility. Using real-time captions and screen reader tools, Donna provides practical tips and resources to ensure online course materials are accessible to all learners.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
AI Academic Integrity, Equity, and Broad Best Practices Join us as we delve into the dynamic landscape of ChatGPT and its impact on education, academic integrity, and student learning. In this insightful discussion, we explore the multifaceted capabilities of ChatGPT, ranging from generating text to simulating conversations. From its role as a foundation for generative AI services to its integration into various platforms like Azure and Teams Premium, ChatGPT is rapidly shaping the educational landscape.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Academic Integrity
  • Plagarism
AI Demystified: An Introduction for Educators AI has become a buzzword in academia. This presentation aims to demystify artificial intelligence for educators, addressing risks & benefits, and offering an overview of its history and current applications"
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Course Design
Alt Text in 20 Minutes Donna Eyestone introduces the San Diego Community College District Accessibility Training, focusing on adding alternative text to images to enhance course accessibility. The project, led by Dean Brian Weston and Poppy Fitch, aims to address accessibility concerns within Canvas courses by providing faculty with training on writing descriptive alt text. Participants learn to consider the purpose of each image and adhere to best practices for creating accurate and concise alt text in Canvas.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Quick Guide
Alt Text in under 3 minutes In under three minutes, learn about the importance of alternative text (alt text) for image accessibility. Alt text provides crucial information to users with visual or cognitive disabilities. Follow five principles for writing effective alt text in Canvas, ensuring accuracy, conciseness, and relevance to the image's context. Improve accessibility by adding alt text to each image in your course, enhancing the learning experience for all students.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Quick Guide
An OER Toolkit to Get You Started! Diana Vera Alba, an experienced online instructor, introduces Open Educational Resources (OERs) and emphasizes their importance and accessibility. She explains the six types of Creative Commons licenses and demonstrates how to find OERs using platforms like CCC OER, OER Commons, and Merlot, providing detailed instructions on searching and filtering resources.
  • OER
  • Creative Commons
  • Canvas
Artificial Intelligence to help students improve their speaking skills Glossophobia- the belief that something negative is going to happen or being judged can absolutely paralyze a person in front of an audience. Most think this fear only exists when giving speeches but this fear of speaking can be seen in interviews, in classrooms, and even in large group settings. Often this fear, which is manifested in the brArtificial Intelligencen, is easily overcome with proper training and practice. Imagine, building your perception of your speaking skills with artificial intelligence. Pops Classroom, a simple online platform, allows you to upload your recorded speech and instantly receive feedback on your presentation skills along with resources to help you improve.  Help your students calm their fears, build their speaking skills, and gain the confidence needed to become a polished speaker.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Course Design
  • Engagement
  • Technology Tools
Authentic and Adaptable Assessments with Suzanne Wakim Suzanne Wakim leads a session on creating authentic assessments, emphasizing understanding student comprehension and adjusting curriculum. She shares examples from her biology course, highlighting limitations of traditional tests and benefits of flexible formats like outlines, tables, or mind maps. This approach ensures accurate assessment and fosters learning and engagement.
  • Course Design
  • Assessments
Beauty’s Not a Beast with Accessibility  

Adapt or create a new homepage all your students and your peers will rave about. Quickly design an effective and striking home page layout that you can use every semester!

Content presentation is essential to guiding our students through our courses and ensuring our students’ success. Create a home page that will minimize the number of navigation and class information messages in your inbox. Learn the top five basic things you can do in Canvas course design today to enhance your students’ learning experience and course usability today! 

  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • HTML
Building Better Learning Experiences: An Active Learning + Digital Literacy Approach Justin Hodgson, an Indiana University faculty member, emphasizes the importance of digital literacy and creativity in education. He discusses the shift towards student-centered and learning-centered approaches, advocating for transparency in teaching and meaningful learning experiences. His session focuses on integrating active learning and digital literacy into the curriculum to enhance student engagement and success, providing examples and resources for educators.
  • Course Design
  • UDL
Building Formative Assessment into your Content Pages Kelly Spoon discussed the importance of incorporating formative assessments into course design to guide students' learning. She highlighted the difference between formative and summative assessments and the benefits of providing ongoing feedback to students. She also emphasized the need for accessibility in resources and discussed the potential limitations of students skipping content and moving directly to answers. She shared resources for creating interactive learning materials and emphasized the importance of student readiness in assessments. Furthermore, she discussed upcoming events and resources for improving teaching techniques, including a Canvas Quizzes 101 session and archived webinars on H.5 P. Wendy and Kelly also discussed their experiences with managing and grading coursework in asynchronous and synchronous courses, respectively. 
  • Assessments
  • Equity
  • Course Design
  • Canvas
Canvas Accessibility in 20 Minutes This self-paced training covers various aspects, including using Canvas tools to enhance accessibility, such as adding alternative text for images, using headings properly, creating descriptive links, and structuring content with lists.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Quick Guide
Canvas Top 5 Accessibility Enhancements in 3 Minutes In Canvas, accessibility is straightforward with these five steps. First, add alternative text to images for screen reader users. Second, use headings to structure longer pages for easier navigation. Third, utilize lists to organize content effectively. Fourth, incorporate links intelligently, avoiding lengthy URLs. Lastly, use the built-in Canvas Accessibility Checker and Popetech Accessibility Checker to identify and address accessibility issues, ensuring your course is inclusive for all learners.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Quick Guide
Common Misconceptions About Switching to OER: Are You Ready To Ditch The Textbook? In this recorded workshop Kelly Spoon explores the common misconceptions of OER and how these types of materials can positively impact the learning experience for your students.
  • OER
  • ZTC
  • Course Design
Cultivating Community throughout the Semester: Strategies for Asynchronous Classes  Are you looking for strategies to increase the community in your online class all semester long? If so, join this session! The presenter will share specific strategies that have been successful in her online classes. Strategies will include student-to-student community building as well as professor-to-student strategies. There will be time to share and discuss strategies that attendees have used in their classes.
  • Engagement
  • Community
  • Course Design
DE & DSPS = Designing for Access with Poppy Fitch and Brian Weston During this session, Poppy Fitch and Brian Weston introduce themselves and discuss their roles at the San Diego Community College District. They provide an overview of the agenda, which includes discussions on disability, COVID-19 enrollment impacts, laws and regulations, and their collaboration on the Accessibility Design and Usability Project. They highlight the importance of accessibility in online classrooms, introduce two accessibility tools, Blackboard Ally and Pope Tech, and emphasize the need for faculty support and training. Throughout the session, they engage participants in polls to gauge their accessibility knowledge and the relevance of accessibility in their disciplines.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Technology Tools
DE Summit 2022 Keynote: Bridging the Gap for SDCCD Online Learners with Universal Design for Learning with Thomas Tobin Join Thomas Tobin, an expert in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), as he leads a professional development session for educators in the San Diego Community College District. Tobin emphasizes the importance of inclusive learning environments and challenges misconceptions about UDL. Through discussions and activities, participants gain insights into applying UDL principles to improve teaching practices and student outcomes. Don't miss Tobin's engaging session on creating equitable learning experiences for all students!
  • Course Design
  • UDL
DE Summit 2022: Accessibility Mentors: Accessibility, Usability and Design Join SDCCD's online accessibility mentors for a session on "Accessibility, Usability, and Design Equals Inclusion." Learn about time management strategies, universal design in Canvas, and the importance of accessibility in online education. Gain valuable insights and strategies to enhance inclusivity in your online courses. Don't miss out!
  • Accessibility
DE Summit 2022: Microsoft Innovations Join Erica Lopez from Microsoft as she shares insights into educational innovations from Microsoft. Erica introduces Andrea Singh-Rio, a customer success manager at Microsoft Education, who delves into Microsoft Education and Innovation. Andrea shares her journey from being a K-12 teacher to her current role at Microsoft, emphasizing her passion for innovation and risk-taking. She discusses the historical context of industrial revolutions and how technology is rapidly reshaping education. Andrea also explores the potential of Microsoft Mesh for enabling shared experiences in education. Through engaging visuals and thought-provoking discussions, this session offers valuable insights into the intersection of technology and education.
  • Technology Tools
  • Microsoft
DE Summit 2022: Online Mentors Perspectives and New Initiatives Join Aileen Gum, the online faculty mentor for City College, as she introduces Paul Young from the math department to discuss the new Test Proctoring Center. Designed to address the need for academic integrity in online exams, the Test Proctoring Center offers a relaxed, low-stress environment while ensuring exam validity. Paul provides insights into the center's mission, services, and operational timeline, emphasizing its collaboration with DSPS and Math departments. He explains how the center accommodates diverse testing needs, including extended exam windows and untimed exams, while sharing plans for future expansion and outreach efforts.
  • Course Design
  • Campus Resources
  • Hyflex
DE Summit 2022: Welcome and Distance Education Overview Join Brian Weston, Dean of Online Learning at San Diego Community College District, as he kicks off the 2022 Online Summit, covering logistics, new distance education terminology, and updates on student success during the pandemic. The event features workshops on topics like Microsoft technologies, accessibility mentors, and online initiatives, with a keynote address by Dr. Thomas Tobin on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Attendees can provide feedback through surveys, participate in a raffle with giveaways, and learn about a community grant funding opportunity for creating zero textbook cost online courses.
  • Course Design
DE Week 2023 Keynote- Justin Hodgson Empowering Faculty and Students through Digital Literacy: Lowering Barriers to Success- This talk will focus on the transformative impact of integrating digital literacy into the curriculum. It will highlight how bringing digital literacy, digital creativity, and digital learning into our classrooms can lower barriers to student success by empowering both faculty and students in new ways, by helping to bridge the digital divide, by opening greater access to course content and practices, and by providing new avenues for engagement. It will feature example approaches and inspiring student project and provide a few entry points and (re)orientations: from low-stakes in-class activities to embracing failure pedagogy to innovative course (re)design. 
  • Digital Literacy
  • Course Design
  • Engagement
Don’t Be Sued: Copyright and Creative Commons In the Classroom Join us in this webinar with Jin An-Dunning as we explore topics of fair use, creative commons, and copyright in the online learning environment.
  • Creative Commons
  • Fair Use
  • Copyright
  • Course Design
Enabling New Quizzes in Your Canvas Courses Learn how to activate the new quizzes feature in your Canvas course, which offers significant updates and advantages over the classic quizzes. You can enable new quizzes at any time through your course settings and coexist them with the classic quizzing engine. When creating quiz assessments, you'll be prompted to choose between classic or new quizzes, providing flexibility in your course design. Try out new quizzes in Canvas today!
  • Canvas
  • New Quizzes
  • Quick Guide
Equitable Grading In this workshop Suzanne Wakim facilitates discussion on the use of traditional grading practices and how we can make the process more equitable and fair for our students. 
  • Assessments
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Course Design
Essential DSPS for Distance Education Faculty In this workshop DSPS faculty from across the SDCCD introduce what DSPS is, how to address disability related impacts to learning and how one can connect with disability support services offered at your local campus.
  • Equity
  • DSPS
  • Campus Resources
  • Accessibility
Evaluations coming up? MOST’s Course Checkup to the rescue! Are you being evaluated soon for your online course? Are you evaluating a peer's online course? Our MOST Course Check Up is a helpful tool to assess and highlight online course elements for the evaluation process. 
  • Course Evaluations
  • Communication
  • Feedback
  • Course Design
Gamifying Online Learning In this workshop I will present different games that educators can use to enhance student engagement. There are existing tools such as Kahoot and Quizlet and there are also OER tools for creating online games that can be fully integrated into Canvas. 
  • Engagement
  • Canvas
  • Technology Tools
  • OER
  • Course Design
Group Activities in Canvas and Zoom with Dave Giberson The world of work functions in teams, so it's incumbent on us to prepare our students to work together in task-oriented groups. Canvas and Zoom offer excellent tools to facilitate group work, and we'll look at how to implement these tools in online and web-enhanced classes.
  • Canvas
  • Zoom
  • Interactive Tools
  • Engagement
H5P & ADAPT Overview with Maddie Button H5P allows you to create interactive content within any page with an HTML editor – that means anywhere you can use the rich content editor (RCE) in Canvas. In this presentation, you’ll learn the basics of H5P before seeing how colleagues use it in math, science, and language classes!
  • HTML
  • Canvas
  • Course Design
  • Technology Tools
Headings in Documents and Web Pages in 20 Minutes This video introduces the San Diego Community College District's Accessibility, Usability, and Design project, which aims to enhance accessibility and usability in Canvas courses. It provides self-paced training on using headings to improve navigation for screen reader users. The tutorial emphasizes the importance of using headings logically and consistently in Canvas pages to comply with accessibility standards.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Quick Guide
Headings in Documents and Web Pages in Under 3 Minutes Learn how to effectively use headings in your documents and web pages to provide clear structure and improve accessibility. Headings act as signposts, guiding sighted readers and assisting those using screen readers to navigate content more efficiently. In Canvas, simply select the text you want to turn into a heading and apply the appropriate heading level, ensuring sequential use for optimal organization. By tagging content with headings, all users can easily follow the logical structure of your page or document.
  • Accessibility
  • Canvas
  • Quick Guide
How to Share Videos in Canvas Studio with Dave Giberson Learn how to share your Canvas Studio videos with your students or other clients seamlessly. By accessing the Share menu in Canvas Studio, you can generate public links or embed codes for your videos. These links can be shared via email or embedded directly into your Canvas course modules, allowing easy access for viewers. Additionally, you can share videos with specific individuals by utilizing the People tab in the Share box. Explore various sharing options within Canvas Studio to meet your specific needs and enhance your teaching experience.
  • Technology Tools
  • Canvas Studio
  • Canvas
  • Video Management
Humanizing Online Math With Scott Fallstrom Join Scott Fallstrom as he discusses the importance of humanizing mathematics in online education. Through personal anecdotes and reflective activities, Scott explores the impact of language and teaching approach on student engagement and success. Discover practical strategies for creating warm, welcoming learning environments that prioritize student experience and emotional well-being.
  • Humanization
  • Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Course Design
Introduction to OER In this video, Lisa Burgert, Open Educational Resource Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, discusses the importance of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their role in addressing the challenges faced by community college students, particularly regarding textbook costs. She highlights the diverse demographics of community college students and the financial barriers they encounter. Burgert explains how OER can provide free or low-cost alternatives to traditional textbooks, enabling access to course materials from day one. She offers practical tips for finding and utilizing OER, emphasizing the need for proper attribution and understanding of Creative Commons licenses. Throughout the presentation, Burgert underscores the crucial role of OER in supporting student success and invites educators to explore these resources further.
  • OER
  • Fair Use
  • Copyright
  • OER Resources
Microsoft Word Accessibility in 10 Minutes In this video, learn about the San Diego Community College District's Accessibility, Usability, and Design Project, focusing on Microsoft Word Accessibility. This collaboration aims to enhance accessibility, usability, and universal design within the district's learning management system, supporting compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The self-paced training covers topics such as creating heading styles, using alternative text for images, creating lists, using meaningful link text, creating accessible tables, and using the Word Accessibility Checker. Follow along to make your documents more accessible and support universal design principles.
  • Accessibility
  • Quick Guide
  • Microsoft
OER Workshop for English Courses (Including ELAC) In this video, educators Pegah Motaleb, Ken Rheinstein, Doria, Kim Locker, Christy Allred, Ramali Rodrigo, and Lisa Berger discuss their experiences with integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) into their courses at the San Diego Community College District. They share examples from various classes, including English, ELAC, and ESL, demonstrating how they use OER materials to enhance student learning while reducing costs. The video also highlights the significant savings for students and the district's commitment to zero textbook cost pathways. Throughout the discussion, educators provide insights, tips, and resources for integrating OER effectively into course modules on Canvas.
  • OER
  • Canvas
  • Equity
OER Your Classes Personalized? How Open Educational Practices Support Universal Design In this video, Suzanne Wakim introduces the concept of personalized course design and its importance. She shares her experience in various roles at Butte College, focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER), assessments, and distance education. Using anecdotes and examples, she explains the pitfalls of designing for the "average student" and highlights the need for personalized approaches. Suzanne discusses the framework of Universal Design for Learning, emphasizing providing multiple means of representation, action, and engagement. She explores diverse learning modalities such as text, images, videos, and interactive resources, advocating for flexibility in content delivery to accommodate different learning styles and needs. Finally, she discusses the benefits of offering varied resources and encourages metacognitive reflection among students to enhance their learning experience.
  • OER
  • Equity
  • UDL
  • Course Design
  • Engagement
Office 365 Accessibility in 3 Minutes Discover how to enhance the accessibility of your Office 365 documents with these expert tips. Learn to structure your content effectively using headings, enabling seamless navigation for screen reader users. Add descriptive alternative text to images, ensuring they are accessible to all. Organize your information with lists, making your documents easier to read for everyone. Embed clickable links directly into your text to avoid long, inaccessible URLs. Use the Word Accessibility Checker to identify and address any accessibility issues. Apply these techniques to Outlook emails for improved accessibility across your digital communication. Watch the video to learn more and make your documents inclusive for all users.
  • Accessibility
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Quick Guide
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Teaching Online in Early Childhood Education Join Jennifer in this video workshop as she navigates through the challenges of conducting a virtual session. From technical glitches to engaging participants, she demonstrates resilience and adaptability. Learn about OER (Open Educational Resources) and delve into the online course design rubric. Gain insights into why educators choose specific textbooks and readings, and explore the benefits of OER in education. With interactive polls and discussions, this workshop promises to be informative and engaging.
  • OER
  • Creative Commons
  • Course Design
Open Pedagogy: Who is Steering the Ship and Where Are You Going? Join Suzanne Wakim in this workshop on open pedagogy, where she explores its definitions and practical applications for educators. Suzanne shares insights into integrating open pedagogy into classrooms, emphasizing the shift from disposable to renewable assignments that empower students and contribute to the global knowledge commons. With examples ranging from collaborative syllabus design to student-created test questions, this workshop offers valuable strategies for creating engaging and empowering learning experiences.
  • OER
  • Course Design
  • Assessments
  • Engagement
OXO: When Open Meets Online Join Suzanne Wakim in exploring the intersection of online education and open educational resources (OER) in this informative session titled "When Open Meets Online." Suzanne, with extensive experience in both biology instruction and OER coordination, discusses the advantages of integrating OER into online courses, emphasizing the principles of openness and the five R's (reuse, revise, remix, redistribute, retain). Learn how to identify open resources and leverage them effectively in course design, with opportunities for audience interaction and questions throughout the presentation.
  • OER
  • Creative Commons
  • Course Design
PlayPosit  Stephanie Gates will introduce PlayPosit, a tool that adds interactivity to videos, providing more engagement and accountability in the learning process. She will explain how PlayPosit works, highlighting its flexibility in usage, including for skills practice and repurposing existing video lectures. Stephanie also detailed how to add a PlayPosit activity to Canvas, and the options for controlling and grading participation points. 
  • Technology Tool
  • Video Management
  • Engagement
PowerPoint Accessibility in 10 Minutes Join the San Diego Community College District's Self-Paced Accessibility Training Workshop to learn how to enhance the accessibility of your PowerPoint files. Led by the Accessibility Design and Usability Project, this workshop covers strategies for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the integration of universal design principles into course materials. From utilizing pre-built slide designs to adding alternative text for images and creating accessible tables, discover practical techniques to ensure your slides are inclusive for all learners. With step-by-step instructions and tips on using the built-in PowerPoint Accessibility Checker, this training equips educators with essential skills to create accessible content efficiently.
  • Accessibility
  • Office 365
  • Quick guide
SDCCE Canvas OER Resources In this video, Diana Vera Alba introduces a Canvas account designed for faculty at the San Diego College of Continuing Education. As the SDCCE OER and CAPE coordinator, Diana provides a comprehensive overview of the resources available in the account, catering to faculty teaching noncredit adult education or college courses. With sections covering professional development, OER repositories, discipline-specific resources, and more, Diana offers practical guidance and support for incorporating open educational resources into teaching practices. The video also includes a tour of the Canvas shell, showcasing its user-friendly interface and valuable resources.
  • OER
  • Canvas
  • Equity
  • Campus Resources
Shaping the Future with Empowered Educators - and How CC Can Help Shanna Hollich, the learning and training manager at the San Diego Community College District, emphasized the importance of open access to knowledge and culture for everyone in the public interest. She highlighted the role of Creative Commons in empowering educators and facilitating collaboration through shared knowledge. Shanna also discussed the impact of the pandemic on the need for global scientific collaboration and the role of open access content in addressing such challenges. She clarified the definition of an Open Educational Resource (OER) and explained the advantages of CC licensing over traditional copyright. Shanna also discussed the complexities of fair use and fair dealing in copyright laws and provided best practices for attribution in relation to Creative Commons (CC) licenses. 
  • Creative Commons
  • Copyright
  • OER
Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Open Education Jasmine Roberts, faculty at Ohio State University, leads a webinar exploring the intersection of open education and social justice. With a background in communication, specifically public relations and digital activism, Jasmine delves into the importance of centering a social justice framework in open education. She discusses the role of open education in achieving a more socially just academia and higher education system. Jasmine acknowledges the ongoing trauma within academia and society, emphasizing the need for healing and reckoning with history. She addresses the impact of COVID-19 on education, highlighting the importance of approaching open education with mental health and empathy in mind. Jasmine advocates for designing courses with students' well-being and economic accessibility in focus, leveraging the potential of open educational resources (OERs) to create inclusive learning environments. Throughout the webinar, she prompts attendees to reflect on questions related to social justice and education, fostering dialogue and introspection.
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Course Design
Teaching with Technology for Statistics and Math for Elementary Teachers (MET) 

This workshop focuses on ideas that can be used in your current or future courses, whether teaching synchronously or not... and online or not. 

- For statistics, we'll take a look through the free art-of-stat webapps which contain a robust set of applications allowing students to participate, simulate, and conjecture based on pre-programmed data sets, or upload your own!  
- For MET, we will show how to use constructions with Desmos (geometry) as well as other OER resources that can help with possible online versions of these courses. 

  • Course Design
  • Math
  • Online Tools
Testing Third Party Content for Accessibility with Jayme Johnson In this workshop we will explore the different standards for measuring accessibility and the various considerations we will use to evaluate third party content to provide an accessible and equitable experience for our students. 
  • Accessibility
  • Course Design
  • Online Tools
  • Technology Tools
The ABCs of OER and ZTC Sarah and Lisa present a webinar on Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) and Open Educational Resources (OER). They introduce themselves, sharing their experiences with OER and ZTC. Participants engage by sharing their familiarity with and usage of OER. The presenters define OER as educational materials available in the public domain or under open licenses like Creative Commons, emphasizing their free accessibility and adaptability. They explain ZTC as courses where required textbooks can be accessed online for free or where there's no required textbook cost. They highlight the benefits of ZTC, such as immediate access to materials, low to no cost for students, and the ability for instructors to customize content. Sarah and Lisa discuss Mesa College's efforts to offer ZTC pathways for various majors, ensuring students can graduate without paying for textbooks. They also explain the statewide initiative for ZTC in California community colleges and clarify the distinction between OER and ZTC. Throughout, they encourage participation and address questions, making the topic accessible and engaging for attendees.
  • OER
  • ZTC
The HyFlex Solution  Collaborating to create equitable student access and success with innovative HyFlex instruction.
  • Hyflex
  • Digital Literacy
  • Course Design
The Top 5 Things OER Advocates Should Know Jin An Dunning, a librarian and LIS faculty at College of the Desert, shares insights on advocating for Open Educational Resources (OER). With personal anecdotes and compelling statistics, she highlights the affordability crisis faced by students due to skyrocketing textbook costs. Dunning explains the fundamentals of OER, emphasizing their flexibility and varied formats beyond textbooks. She offers practical advice for advocating OER adoption, emphasizing the importance of preparation and leveraging institutional stakeholders. Dunning's passionate advocacy underscores the human impact behind the statistics and encourages resilience in the face of challenges.
  • OER
Turnitin Training In this video, Ryan Miller, a training consultant at Turnitin, guides viewers through using Turnitin within Canvas, focusing on the similarity report generated when students submit their papers. The agenda includes an overview of Turnitin, a live demo, and a Q&A session. Turnitin offers comprehensive plagiarism detection across scholarly publications, the Internet Archive, and a Global Student Paper Database. Ryan demonstrates how to create a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, set submission options, view similarity reports as both instructors and students, and navigate through the report features, including exclusions and flags for text manipulations.
  • Technology Tools
  • Plagarism
  • Canvas
Using OER to improve the student’s experience and success in my classes Want to incorporate OER, but not sure where to start? I will share small steps you can take to integrate OER and slowly replace your paid textbook without having to overhaul your entire course in one go! 
  • OER
  • Engagement
Using Pronto to Level Up Student Engagement, Communication, & Collaboration in Your Classroom  Join this session to learn more about Pronto, SDCCD's communication platform fully integrated with Canvas. We will focus on how to take engagement and student success to the next level, by exploring use cases and features of Pronto. You will even hear from some of your very own SDCCD instructors sharing ways Pronto has helped increase engagement and create more efficient communication in their classes. 
  • Technology Tools
  • Engagement
Using Universal Design for Learning to Increase Equity with Suzanne Wakim  In this video, Suzanne Wakim discusses universal design for learning (UDL) to promote equity in education. She emphasizes providing diverse learning materials, such as text, images, videos, and interactive tutorials, to accommodate students' different needs. She highlights the importance of teaching students how to interpret various types of information and fostering collaborative learning experiences.
  • UDL
  • Accessibility
  • Engagement
  • Course Design
We Were Equitable, When Equitable Wasn't Cool The intent of the workshop is to highlight OER accomplishments pertaining to equity and diversity and then address challenges to make us better. The Workshop will also discuss the timeline of OER and how it relates to equity challenges of today.  It will also highlight how OER resources have always addressed equity by bringing free resources to the masses.  The OER Community is continuing to improve by incorporating new learning pedagogies and expanding our resources on new topics. The OER Community should be commended for their dedication of providing educational resources and fairness to everyone.  Participants will address how the OER Community should continue to share their knowledge on diversity and equity, so that we can "Be Better".
  • OER
  • Equity
Where To Find OER and Grants. Get Some Help, Too Anne and Angela will highlight various ways to find OER. They’ll provide tips on finding and applying for grants to fund your efforts in adopting or creating OER for the courses you’re teaching. Lastly, they’ll discuss how to find help for all of the above and more.
  • OER
  • ZTC
Alternative Text For Images - Why it Matters and How to Include it In this workshop led by Tucker Grimshaw, participants learn about the importance of alternative text for images in online content. Grimshaw, an English instructor and accessibility mentor, emphasizes the role of alt text in making content accessible for all users, especially those with visual or cognitive disabilities. The workshop covers basic principles of alt text, its significance in online learning, and upcoming workshops on related topics.
  • Accessibility
Canvas Studio Simplified - Boost Your Teaching with Easy Wins - April 3rd 2024 In this recorded workshop Chris Rogers will guide you through the SDCCD toolkit, where Liesl and Chris will curate resources to empower faculty members in optimizing their online courses. From organizing collections to integrating YouTube content and aligning with the CVC course design rubric, they'll cover it all. Learn how to streamline your teaching process, enhance accessibility, and create engaging course materials with Canvas Studio. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your teaching with easy wins!
  • Canvas
  • Course Design
Click-Along! Introducing PopeTech Accessibility Guide & Dashboard Discover how to streamline accessibility checks in Canvas with this informative workshop. Learn to utilize both the built-in accessibility checker and the new accessibility dashboard to identify and address issues across your courses effortlessly. From spotting common errors like low contrast and empty headings to understanding the difference between alerts and errors, empower yourself to ensure your online content meets accessibility standards with ease.
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  • Canvas
Common Mistakes in Online Interaction and How RSI Can Solve Them Explore the SDCCD DE toolkit in this engaging session, where we delve into the course design rubric's significance in creating quality online courses. Learn about the history of correspondence and distance education, and discover the importance of regular and substantive interaction (RSI) in fostering effective learning environments. Join us as we explore strategies and tools to enhance instructor-student and student-student interactions, ensuring a more inclusive and engaging online education experience.
  • Course Design
Creating Accessible Emails with Outlook - 5 Tips to Ensure Accessibility This workshop covers key accessibility principles for writing inclusive emails, presented by Tucker Grimshaw, an online accessibility mentor and part-time English instructor at San Diego City College. The workshop discusses using descriptive subject lines and clear body text, adding alt text to images for screen reader users, organizing content logically with lists, and creating meaningful links. Tucker provides practical examples and demonstrates formatting within the Outlook web app. Attendees are encouraged to engage with questions and learn how to enhance their email communication for accessibility.
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Effectively Introducing Instructional Materials In this workshop led by Chris Rogers, instructional design coordinator with the Online Learning Pathways, viewers are guided through the nuances of effectively introducing instructional materials within the SDCCD DE toolkit. Chris emphasizes the crucial role of context in enhancing the educational experience, especially in online learning environments like Canvas. Through practical demonstrations and step-by-step instructions, viewers learn how to create content pages, embed files and media players, and establish proper context for external websites, ultimately fostering a more engaging and meaningful learning experience for students. Join Chris as he demystifies the complexities of instructional design and empowers educators to optimize their course materials for student success.
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End of Semester Checklist! This video provides a comprehensive walkthrough of the SDCCD DE toolkit and the End of Semester Checklist, which serves as a guideline for creating quality online courses using Canvas. The toolkit is based on the course design rubric, developed collaboratively by community college faculty, academic senate, and instructional designers. The presenter navigates through various sections of the toolkit, focusing on course maintenance for the end of the semester, including finalizing the gradebook, managing incomplete student work, and communicating with students effectively through Canvas announcements. Participants are encouraged to engage with the material, ask questions, and share their own strategies for wrapping up the semester successfully.
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  • Canvas
Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) for Student Engagement Join Chris Rogers, instructional design coordinator with Online Learning Pathways, in this informative workshop on regular and substantive interaction for student engagement. Delve into the essentials of RSI, exploring its role in fostering meaningful engagement, active learning, and interactive experiences for students. Gain insights into the benefits of RSI, consequences of ineffective implementation, and practical strategies for integrating regular and substantive interaction into your online courses. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding and application of RSI principles within the CVC-OEI course design rubric. Let's get started on optimizing your online teaching practices for student success!
  • Course Design
  • Interaction
The Canvas Safety - NetSecuring Your Course Data and Grades In this comprehensive workshop led by Chris Rogers, the Instructional Design Coordinator for Online Learning Pathways, faculty members are provided with a safety net to protect their course content on Canvas. The workshop covers key information on understanding how courses work within the district, the risks involved, and best practices for securing content and grades. With a focus on preventing data loss and ensuring course delivery, attendees learn practical strategies for safeguarding their valuable educational materials. Don't miss out on this essential session to enhance your proficiency with Canvas and safeguard your course content.
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Transferring Course Content to Your New Shell In this detailed instructional video, Chris Rogers, the instructional design coordinator at Online Learning Pathways, explores the intricacies of transferring course content between different platforms. He delves into the complexities involved in moving content from one shell to another, emphasizing the importance of understanding Canvas shell types and addressing common challenges like duplicated or outdated material. Chris offers practical advice on utilizing Canvas tools like the Canvas Commons and demonstrates step-by-step procedures for transferring entire courses or specific content items. With insightful tips and clear instructions, this video equips educators with the knowledge and tools needed to streamline their workflow and ensure a seamless transition of course content.
  • Course Design
  • Canvas
Unlocking Grant Opportunities - Creating Zero-Cost Textbook Courses and Degrees Join Brian Weston, Dean of Online and Distributed Learning at San Diego Community College District, in this informative video as he discusses Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they're revolutionizing education. Brian covers the basics of OER, including what it is and how it's being tracked, along with funding grant opportunities to support the creation of OER content. Learn how OER can enhance academic freedom, reduce textbook costs for students, and explore various repositories where you can find these valuable resources. Dive into the world of OER and discover its potential to transform teaching and learning.
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Weave in OER, Rope in More Students! Join Liesl Boswell, instructional design supervisor for online learning pathways, in this informative workshop on weaving in OER to enhance course content and engage more students. Discover how to navigate OER repositories like OpenStax and OER Commons, adapt and customize OER materials, and integrate them effectively into course design. Learn about the benefits of using OER from faculty perspectives, including affordability, accessibility, and fostering collaborative learning environments. Gain insights into copyright laws, open licensing, and evaluation criteria for selecting OER resources aligned with course learning outcomes. Access all workshop materials in the SDCCD DE toolkit for ongoing reference and implementation.
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Why OER Matters - The Top Reasons to Embrace Open Education Resources Join us in this enlightening presentation where we explore the significance of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and their profound impact on education. Discover the essence of OERs, ranging from their definition to their pivotal role in fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion. Uncover the truth about OER efficacy, as we delve into student outcomes and faculty perceptions, and embark on a journey to understand the top reasons educators are embracing OERs. Don't miss out on this insightful discussion that promises to revolutionize the way we approach learning and teaching.
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Step Up Your Module Game Advanced Module Features Join us for an in-depth overview of advanced module features in Canvas! In this session, we explore effective module design, including setting prerequisites and requirements, unlocking modules, and using the student view feature. Learn how to enhance your course organization, streamline content delivery, and improve student engagement. Plus, get access to a free digital template for module design. Don't miss out on these valuable insights for optimizing your Canvas course!
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  • Canvas
Canvas Commons & Free Adaptable Layouts In this informative workshop led by Liesl Boswell and Madeline Button, viewers explore the power of Canvas Commons and Open Educational Resources (OER). Madeline delves into the functionality of Canvas Commons, demonstrating how users can easily share, access, and import engaging resources into their Canvas courses. With a focus on streamlining course development and fostering collaboration among educators, this workshop provides valuable insights into leveraging Canvas Commons to enhance teaching and learning experiences. Whether you're new to Canvas or seeking innovative ways to enrich your course content, this workshop offers practical tips and strategies for maximizing the potential of Canvas Commons.
  • Course Design
  • Canvas
  • OER
Is Your Content Readable? In this informative workshop led by Chris Rogers, the Instructional Design Coordinator at Online Learning Pathways, viewers explore the pressing question: Is your content readable in the smartphone-dominated era? Delving into the challenges posed by social media and mobile devices, Chris outlines digital writing principles and techniques to optimize content for engagement and comprehension. From the impact of smartphones on attention spans to strategies for mobile readability and cognitive load management, this session offers valuable insights for educators navigating the digital landscape.
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  • Canvas
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