Small Bites: Canvas and Beyond

Small Bites: Canvas and Beyond

Small Bites - Canvas & Beyond

 Join us on the first and third Friday of the month at 11 a.m.  We will spend the first half of the hour presenting on different topics and CVC-OEI standards, and we will leave the rest of the time for questions. These workshops/discussions are flex-eligible.  All sessions will be recorded. 

Facilitators: Lynn Hawley, Jennifer Azzaro, Deanna De Azevedo and James Neal. 

Missed old sessions? Check out the Archives at the bottom of the page.

Pedagogy Fridays

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Equity Online

Friday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. 

This workshop will focus on what equity online means and simple things you can do to ensure that your course is incorporating best equity practices. Faculty will be introduced to the Peralta Equity Rubric which is currently being used statewide to assess online equity. 

Zoom Link

Archived Sessions

 Course Navigation

Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. 

Can students find what they need in your course? You spend a lot of time putting together course content  make sure it is easy for your students to locate! This workshop will cover three things you can do to ensure students can navigate your course easily. We will also show some of the ways that Delta faculty use Canvas tools in their courses. (Standard A4) 

Recorded Zoom Session
Accessibility

Friday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. 

This workshop will focus on five things you can do to ensure that your course is accessible. This can seem overwhelming but taking some simple steps during content creation or course review can eliminate some common issues that students face when accessing course content.  (Section D).

Accessibility Resources can be found here: https://pdcdeltacollege.com/de/accessibility/

Recorded Zoom Session
Self-Assessment and Anonymous Surveys

Friday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. 

Do your students reflect on their work? This workshop will focus on setting up simple self-assessment assignments for your students and how to provide feedback. Research shows students engage more deeply with the content if they reflect on their course involvement. We will also quickly show faculty how to create an anonymous survey to ask students about course navigation and content. (Standards A11 and C8) 

Resources:

Recorded Zoom Session
 Grading and Rubrics

Friday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. 

This workshop will focus on creating rubrics that are equitable, efficient, and will give students feedback they can use. The discussion will focus on faculty grading practices and how we can grade more effectively using Canvas tools. (Standard C5) 

Recorded Zoom Session
Home Pages/Welcome Modules

Friday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. 

Does your home page have it all? Does your course have an effective Welcome Module?

This workshop and discussion will focus on simple ways you can improve the look and function of your homepage and create a welcoming environment for your students. We will also have a Show and Tell of some of the great home pages/Welcome Modules created by Delta Faculty. (Standard A4).

Home Page Welcome Module Handout  open in pdf

Recorded Zoom Session