Events Calendar

The CVC-OEI offers a variety of events throughout the year which can be found on our calendar below. If you missed an event, many past events are available on-demand on our YouTube channel. Both self-paced and facilitated courses may be found in our course catalog.

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January 2021

The Anatomy of Learning: Leveraging Relationships to Inspire Engagement & Rigor

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

To navigate through these unknown and traumatic times, educators must be knowledgeable about how learning happens (and why it often does not). Recognizing the affective and cognitive dimensions of learning illuminates the need to understand our students as humans with rich, complicated stories and foster positive instructor-student relationships at a distance to ensure all students can achieve their full potential. This session will illuminate how humanized online teaching provides a foundation of trust you can build upon to foster positive…

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Sending Cues of Trust Online

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

What cues does your online course send to your students? Join Michelle Pacansky-Brock for a fireside chat with Maritez Apigo and Jennifer Ortiz about why cultivating trust in an online course is foundational to supporting our racially and culturally diverse students, especially in times of trauma. Do these cues cultivate psychological safety and trust for your racially minoritized and socially marginalized students? We will discuss strategies for building trust at a distance, as well as highlight deal-breakers that should be…

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Practicing Radical Love: Breaking Down Instructor-Student Hierarchies

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Presenter: Fabiola Torres, Glendale College Do you think humanizing an online course takes a lot of work? Well, it does. But it takes radical love to break down instructor-student hierarchies. Fabiola will share examples of brief, imperfect, captioned videos that help students sense there is a caring person on the other side of the screen and encourage them to lean in. We will also consider the important topic of managing your public digital identity when using instructional videos. You’ll see…

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Promoting Online Learning Success Through Increased Access to Online Student Readiness

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

As CCC students continue to navigate the online learning environment, we encourage colleges to adopt online learning readiness tools and strategies. Online Learner Readiness programs can address preparedness and success in online learning by providing supplemental resources and information. Many dimensions of online learning can influence the success of online learners; technology tools, student behaviors and attitudes towards online learning, self-efficacy, online communication and self directed learning are just a few examples. Online student readiness is a campus wide effort.…

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Time Saving Tips Using Speedgrader and the Canvas Gradebook

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Who doesn’t want to save time grading and improve efficiency for students?! Using Speedgrader and the Gradebook in Canvas allows you to view and grade student submissions while using a simple or complex rubric. Learn how to incorporate the annotation tools and comments feature to provide text, audio, or video timely feedback. Register in advance to receive log in information: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrceqgpz0oE9zBl9FcFGoOQVXeCCcDNQJ0

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Humanizing Pre-Course Contact with a Liquid Syllabus

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

The weeks and days leading up to the start of a new term are filled with anxiety and nerves for many students. This term, your students will have even more questions about what to expect and how to get started. An equity-minded strategy to improve these barriers is to transform your syllabus into a Liquid Syllabus! A Liquid Syllabus is a mobile-friendly, public website with a friendly welcome video that is written with welcoming, validating language. While you may create…

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10-10-10: Communication that Matters (21SP-TTT-1)

January 25

Jan 25 - Feb 21, 2021 3.0 credits Description First impressions really do count, and the first ten minutes a student is in your course can make or break their experience. Designing your course with the needs of diverse students in mind allows you to hit just the right note for that crucial first "introduction" and build intuitive elements that support each student's success. You'll discover the power of three important "tens" in your students' interaction in the course--the first…

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Equity & Culturally Responsive Online Teaching (21SP-ECRTL-1)

January 25

Jan 25 - Feb 21, 2021 3.0 credits Description This course will guide you through a critical journey of becoming an equity-minded educator with the goal of cultivating inclusive experiences that empower all students to achieve their full intellectual capacity. As a participant in this course, you will apply principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL) to your online course. In a collaborative peer-to-peer learning environment, you will analyze your core teaching values, interrogate your online teaching practices, and…

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Making Documents Accessible

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Are you using Word, PowerPoint, or PDF documents as part of your course content? Come learn tips on how to ensure these documents are accessible to all of your students. Register in advance to receive meeting log in information: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArce6rrzIoGtBDU1Gmc0fWOSRjhDHoDYlE

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Online Mental Health and Wellness Resources for California Community College Students

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST

Providing health and mental health services and resources to the CCC student population is more important than ever. Many colleges are looking for ways to offer support services online. Wellness Central as a Canvas based program that offers a wide variety of health information in one place in a familiar venue for our students. The tag line "Your space at your pace" reflects the confidential and 24/7 availability features of this program. The CCC Health and Wellness website opening page…

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Leveraging Canvas and Multimedia Tools to Improve Efficiency in Online Facilitation

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Are you looking to further develop your online course? Join us in this “learn by doing” workshop to learn and practice using Canvas tools and adding visual and audiovisual elements, and watch your course come to life! Come ready with your development shell, finish the workshop with a framework in place, and continue with a follow-up self-paced course to finish your new course design Register in advance to receive meeting log in information: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceypqD4uH9ISrvIfl_shAPWdUcGT9FRb

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February 2021

Assessment in Digital Learning (21SP-ADL-1)

February 1

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021 3.0 credits Description Assessment is not just for testing anymore! This course explores the concept of assessment as a design tool that allows you to build a course centered around student learning. In this course, we’ll explore a design process called the assessment loop, looking at the ways clear learning outcomes, thoughtfully designed assessment, and analysis of assessment results can help you engage your students and build a better course. The course covers writing…

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Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning (21SP-HUM-1)

February 1

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021 3.0 credits Description Are you looking for the secret sauce for building community and fostering meaningful student-student interactions? Well, you've found it. Research shows that online students are more invested in a class when they have an instructor who cares about their learning success and this relationship is even more important for underserved students. But conveying your human presence, empathy, and awareness in an online class requires intention and a toolkit of effective practices.…

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Introduction to Course Design (21SP-ICD-1)

February 1

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021 3.0 credits Description The power of an online course comes from careful planning and intentional design. Blending the concepts of backward design with universal design with hands-on practice, you'll gain mastery in the skills needed to purposefully design an engaging, high-quality online course that captures--and keeps--your students' attention. You'll leave with a robust plan and the solid foundation of your newly envisioned course. Outcomes By the end of this course, participants will be able…

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Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning (21SP-IOTL-1)

February 1

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021 3.0 credits Description Great teaching can happen anywhere, but teaching online requires different skills, strategies, and tools than face-to-face teaching. In this 4-week course, learn how to support the success of diverse students online, foster inclusion through student-centered activities and communications, and be present for your students. We'll walk you through the pertinent federal, state, and local regulations impacting online teaching and set you on the path to designing equitable online courses. Outcomes By…

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Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (21SP-CAN-2)

February 22

Feb 22 - Mar 21, 2021 3.0 credits This 4-week asynchronous course will introduce you to the beauties of using Canvas in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. These simple, hands-on lessons give you the chance to master Canvas in your own practice course to build a home page, content page, discussion, and quiz, while also exploring how to use Canvas communication tools. If you're new to Canvas, or just want a powerful refresher on the basics, this course is a…

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Online Teaching & Design (21SP-OTD-2)

February 22

Feb 22 - May 16, 2021 5.0 credits Full course description Description Whether you're building your first online course or revising an existing one, this 12-week facilitated asynchronous series will show you how to create the course you've always dreamed of teaching. You'll explore online learning theory, approaches to online course design, and strategies for supporting student success from within the structure of the four sections of the Online Education Initiative's Course Design Rubric: Course Design Interaction Assessment Accessibility The learn-by-doing…

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March 2021

Online Teaching & Design (21SP-OTD-3)

March 1

Mar 1 - May 23, 20215.0 credits Full course description Description Whether you're building your first online course or revising an existing one, this 12-week facilitated asynchronous series will show you how to create the course you've always dreamed of teaching. You'll explore online learning theory, approaches to online course design, and strategies for supporting student success from within the structure of the four sections of the Online Education Initiative's Course Design Rubric: Course Design Interaction Assessment Accessibility The learn-by-doing focus…

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10-10-10: Communication that Matters (21SP-TTT-2)

March 1

Mar 1 - Mar 28, 2021 3.0 credits Description First impressions really do count, and the first ten minutes a student is in your course can make or break their experience. Designing your course with the needs of diverse students in mind allows you to hit just the right note for that crucial first "introduction" and build intuitive elements that support each student's success. You'll discover the power of three important "tens" in your students' interaction in the course--the first…

Find out more »

Introduction to Course Design (21SP-ICD-2)

March 8

Mar 8 - Apr 4, 2021 3.0 credits Description The power of an online course comes from careful planning and intentional design. Blending the concepts of backward design with universal design with hands-on practice, you'll gain mastery in the skills needed to purposefully design an engaging, high-quality online course that captures--and keeps--your students' attention. You'll leave with a robust plan and the solid foundation of your newly envisioned course. Outcomes By the end of this course, participants will be able…

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Creating Accessible Course Content (21SP-CACC-2)

March 15

Mar 15 - Apr 11, 2021 3.0 credits Description Creating Accessible Online Courses provides an overview of accessibility within online courses, focusing on the skills you will need to make your course both technically accessible and usable to a broad range of students. The course covers how to use online tools, including your course management system (CMS), to create accessible resources, to retrofit existing resources, and to curate new resources. The focal point of the course is learning how to…

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Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning (21SP-IOTL-2)

March 15

Mar 15 - Apr 11, 2021 3.0 credits Description Great teaching can happen anywhere, but teaching online requires different skills, strategies, and tools than face-to-face teaching. In this 4-week course, learn how to support the success of diverse students online, foster inclusion through student-centered activities and communications, and be present for your students. We'll walk you through the pertinent federal, state, and local regulations impacting online teaching and set you on the path to designing equitable online courses. Outcomes By…

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Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning (21SP-HUM-2)

March 29

Mar 29 - Apr 25, 2021 3.0 credits Description Are you looking for the secret sauce for building community and fostering meaningful student-student interactions? Well, you've found it. Research shows that online students are more invested in a class when they have an instructor who cares about their learning success and this relationship is even more important for underserved students. But conveying your human presence, empathy, and awareness in an online class requires intention and a toolkit of effective practices.…

Find out more »

April 2021

Online Teaching & Design (21SP-OTD-4)

April 5

Apr 5 - Jun 27, 2021 5.0 credits Full course description Description Whether you're building your first online course or revising an existing one, this 12-week facilitated asynchronous series will show you how to create the course you've always dreamed of teaching. You'll explore online learning theory, approaches to online course design, and strategies for supporting student success from within the structure of the four sections of the Online Education Initiative's Course Design Rubric: Course Design Interaction Assessment Accessibility The learn-by-doing…

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10-10-10: Communication that Matters (21SP-TTT-3)

April 5

Apr 5 - May 2, 2021 3.0 credits Description First impressions really do count, and the first ten minutes a student is in your course can make or break their experience. Designing your course with the needs of diverse students in mind allows you to hit just the right note for that crucial first "introduction" and build intuitive elements that support each student's success. You'll discover the power of three important "tens" in your students' interaction in the course--the first…

Find out more »

Assessment in Digital Learning (21SP-ADL-2)

April 5

Apr 5 - May 2, 2021 3.0 credits Description Assessment is not just for testing anymore! This course explores the concept of assessment as a design tool that allows you to build a course centered around student learning. In this course, we’ll explore a design process called the assessment loop, looking at the ways clear learning outcomes, thoughtfully designed assessment, and analysis of assessment results can help you engage your students and build a better course. The course covers writing…

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Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning (21SP-HUM-3)

April 5

Apr 5 - May 2, 2021 3.0 credits Description Are you looking for the secret sauce for building community and fostering meaningful student-student interactions? Well, you've found it. Research shows that online students are more invested in a class when they have an instructor who cares about their learning success and this relationship is even more important for underserved students. But conveying your human presence, empathy, and awareness in an online class requires intention and a toolkit of effective practices.…

Find out more »

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (21SP-CAN-3)

April 12

Apr 12 - May 9, 2021 3.0 credits This 4-week asynchronous course will introduce you to the beauties of using Canvas in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. These simple, hands-on lessons give you the chance to master Canvas in your own practice course to build a home page, content page, discussion, and quiz, while also exploring how to use Canvas communication tools. If you're new to Canvas, or just want a powerful refresher on the basics, this course is a…

Find out more »

Equity & Culturally Responsive Online Teaching (21SP-ECRTL-3)

April 12

Apr 12 - May 9, 2021 3.0 credits Description This course will guide you through a critical journey of becoming an equity-minded educator with the goal of cultivating inclusive experiences that empower all students to achieve their full intellectual capacity. As a participant in this course, you will apply principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL) to your online course. In a collaborative peer-to-peer learning environment, you will analyze your core teaching values, interrogate your online teaching practices, and…

Find out more »

Creating Accessible Course Content (21SP-CACC-3)

April 26

Apr 26 - May 23, 2021 3.0 credits Description Creating Accessible Online Courses provides an overview of accessibility within online courses, focusing on the skills you will need to make your course both technically accessible and usable to a broad range of students. The course covers how to use online tools, including your course management system (CMS), to create accessible resources, to retrofit existing resources, and to curate new resources. The focal point of the course is learning how to…

Find out more »

May 2021

Introduction to Course Design (21SP-ICD-3)

May 3

May 3 - May 30, 2021 3.0 credits Description The power of an online course comes from careful planning and intentional design. Blending the concepts of backward design with universal design with hands-on practice, you'll gain mastery in the skills needed to purposefully design an engaging, high-quality online course that captures--and keeps--your students' attention. You'll leave with a robust plan and the solid foundation of your newly envisioned course. Outcomes By the end of this course, participants will be able…

Find out more »

Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning (21SP-IOTL-3)

May 3

May 3 - May 30, 2021 3.0 credits Description Great teaching can happen anywhere, but teaching online requires different skills, strategies, and tools than face-to-face teaching. In this 4-week course, learn how to support the success of diverse students online, foster inclusion through student-centered activities and communications, and be present for your students. We'll walk you through the pertinent federal, state, and local regulations impacting online teaching and set you on the path to designing equitable online courses. Outcomes By…

Find out more »

Assessment in Digital Learning (21SP-ADL-3)

May 24

May 24 - Jun 20, 2021 3.0 credits Description Assessment is not just for testing anymore! This course explores the concept of assessment as a design tool that allows you to build a course centered around student learning. In this course, we’ll explore a design process called the assessment loop, looking at the ways clear learning outcomes, thoughtfully designed assessment, and analysis of assessment results can help you engage your students and build a better course. The course covers writing…

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