Canvas Training and Course Design at COM
Canvas training and course design support are available to COM faculty and staff on the Kentfield Campus or through Zoom facilitated webinars. All workshops and webinars are led by Stacey Lince, COM's Instructional Designer. Flex credit is provided!
To sign up for an appointment or workshop, you will first need to join our COM Canvas Instructor Resource course. Individual session signups are available on the Kentfield campus or online via CCC ConferNow Zoom (by request). Use the link below to access the scheduler or click the calender icon in Canvas and then click the Find Appointment button. Select the Canvas Resources course. View the following Canvas Guide to learn more about signing up in the Scheduler.
For additional appointment availability or department group training, please contact Stacey directly at SLince@marin.edu.
For troubleshooting or login information visit Canvas FAQs for Faculty.
Canvas Open Labs
Open labs are offered nearly every week to students and faculty throughout the semester. Drop-in to discuss Canvas questions including uploading files and videos, organizing your course content, inserting images, grade books, integrating external applications and publisher tools, and so much more!
Thursdays, noon to 1 pm
Learning Resources Center, LC 170
Online Courses and Training
Online Network of Educators
@ONE--the Online Network of Educators--a collaborative, system-wide network of California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators, is coordinated by the professional development team of the CCC California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI). @ONE provides training and professional development to support the effective use of digital tools and platforms. Check out these free self-paced and low-cost instructor-led offerings:
- Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
- Accessibility Essentials: Including Canvas, documents (PDF, Word, PPT), and video captioning
- Online Education Standards & Practices (12 weeks). Are you interested in teaching online? New Distance Education faculty at COM are required to take the OESP course (or have equivalent training). The course fee is paid by the COM Distance Education program. Contact Kathleen Smyth, DE Coordinator, for information about teaching online and hybrid courses.
- Introduction to Course Design (4 weeks, $65)
- Humanizing your Online Course (4 weeks, $65)
Visit @One - Online Network of Educators for additional course offerings!
Conferences and Workshops
Staying current in an ever-changing world of technology and online learning does not have to be challenging or break the bank! There are many ways to of best and emerging practices in online learning at COM and online. Here are our top recommendations for
Flex Workshops & ProLearning
COM Flex week takes place one week prior to the start each semester. Flex isn’t just a requirement for full-time faculty – more importantly, it provides rich opportunities to engage and share best practices with your colleagues.
You don't have to wait for Flex week to learn something new or hone your skill! Log into the Prolearning portal to access Lynda, SkillsSoft, and find more professional learning opportunities at COM.
For more information about ProLearning and Flex week opportunities and offerings, visit the COM Professional Learning website.
Online Teaching Conference (OTC)
Get your professional development boost by attending the Online Teaching Conference (OTC)! The OTC is a 3-day event presented by California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, Online Education Initiative, 3C Media Solutions, CCC Confer, @ONE and Professional Learning Network.
The OTC is designed for CCC faculty, staff and administrators who are engaged or interested in online education, including delivery of online services, emerging technologies, student success, library and technical support. In addition to learning, this conference is a great opportunity for educators to spend two or three days with colleagues, share knowledge, impart and receive best practices, and learn from other’s experiences.
The next conference will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center June 17 – 19, 2020. The conference agenda, accommodations information, and registration details are available online.
Join your colleagues in exploring all things Canvas and educational technology trends. The event will be held July 9-11, 2019 in Long Beach, CA.
Why should you attend?
- Over 100 breakout sessions deep diving into edtech topics
- Five keynote sessions with Instructure experts and other influential speakers
- Endless networking opportunities
For more information, join the mailing list at the InstructureCon news website.