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STAC Office Hour

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a collaboration between the California Virtual Campus and CollegeBuys focused on centralizing the procurement of online student and faculty support services. We invite you to drop in if you would like to discuss general STAC procurement details, receive implementation support, review vendor service information, or require assistance with […]

STAC Office Hour

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a collaboration between the California Virtual Campus and CollegeBuys focused on centralizing the procurement of online student and faculty support services. We invite you to drop in if you would like to discuss general STAC procurement details, receive implementation support, review vendor service information, or require assistance with […]

STAC Open Office Hour

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a collaboration between the California Virtual Campus and CollegeBuys focused on centralizing the procurement of online student and faculty support services. We invite you to drop in if you would like to discuss general STAC procurement details, receive implementation support, review vendor service information, or require assistance with […]

CVC Accessibility Webinar Series: Accessibility Toolbox Treasures

Presenters: Cheryl Chapman, Helen Graves, and Shawn Valcarcel - Instructional Designers, California Virtual Campus

Description: See what treasures await you in our Accessibility Toolbox! Making your online content accessible creates a more equitable learning environment for all students. Learn about tools available to scan and fix accessibility issues while building content in Canvas. We’ll address accessibility in each of the “Big 7” areas (headings, alt text, lists, links, tables, color, and captions) and which accessibility tool most effectively handles those issues. Using break-out rooms, you will have time to ask specific questions on each of the tools demonstrated. Tools will include the Canvas Accessibility Checker, Pope Tech, WAVE and UDOIT.

These sessions will include captioning via Zoom's Live Transcript tool. If you require additional accommodations, please contact support@cvc.edu as soon as possible with details.

To attend this webinar, click: REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to support@cvc.edu.

Presenter: Jessica Lopez - Vice President, Associated Student Government, Coastline College

Description: Jessica Lopez is a disability advocate and full-time student at Coastline College triple-majoring in Business, Economics, and Communication. Born without hands and feet, Jessica's lived experience as a disabled student informs her advocacy for inclusive and accessible education and workforces. She is Vice President of Coastline Associated Student Government, and advocates for students locally and statewide. Jessica does consultancy work on disability, reaching over 800 educators on accessible education, and has organized student action and met with legislators to lead the way for expanded disability inclusion. She works to interrupt the narratives we are often led to believe about people with disabilities in order to make the world more equitable.

In this session, Jessica will offer a student’s perspective on accessibility. She will discuss the importance of Universal Design for Learning and how faculty can understand the variety of individual skills and learning styles or preferences, age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, abilities, and disabilities when selecting appropriate content and strategies for the delivery of online instruction.

These sessions will include captioning via Zoom's Live Transcript tool. If you require additional accommodations, please contact support@cvc.edu as soon as possible with details.

To attend this webinar, click: REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to support@cvc.edu.

Topic 1: Universal Design for Learning & Canvas

Presenter: Jared Stein - Vice President, Global Education Strategy/Higher Education, Instructure

Description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can improve teaching and learning in higher education. UDL is a teaching approach that focuses on the needs and abilities of all learners and eliminates unnecessary hurdles in the learning process. Jared will share UDL’s innovative best practices for Canvas and global learning and explore UDL approaches that different users can take–faculty, administrators, and staff. He will also discuss the current status of Canvas accessibility and Instructure’s roadmap for the year ahead.

Topic 2: Statewide Accessibility Resource Round-Up

Presenter: Dawn Okinaka - Director, California Community Colleges Accessibility Center

Description: Join us for a “speed dating” version of discovering the amazing resources and support available from the CCC Accessibility Center for all community colleges in California! The CCC Accessibility Center proactively assesses the CCC system's web and information technology accessibility needs and offers services, guidance, and technical assistance to help colleges in realizing an accessible technology environment. Diversity and inclusion are core values embraced by the California Community Colleges. Creating online courses that are accessible positively impacts all students, especially individuals with disabilities, offering greater opportunities for engagement and participation in the pursuit of lifelong learning. Topics will include current and new tools, services, and resources.

To attend this webinar, click: REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to support@cvc.edu.

Join us for this 30-minute webinar and learn about "Student Connect", the latest, upgraded service from CCC TechConnect. Using Zoom and Canvas, or even as a stand-alone product, instructors, counselors, tutors and more can meet with students virtually using simple, integrated interfaces.

There will be time at the end to answer questions.

Register today to reserve a seat!

Registration link for: CCC TechConnect's Student Connect: An easy and equitable way to facilitate virtual meetings between students, faculty and staff

Making your online content accessible creates a more equitable learning environment for students. While presenting your content on Canvas pages is always optimum, at times there may be a valid reason to include an external document (Word, PowerPoint, PDF) for student use. When that’s the case, just like your Canvas content, this material needs to be made fully accessible. In this webinar, we’ll go through how to address accessibility in each of the different file formats, plus plenty of time for questions. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of when and how to create accessible documents.

Registration Link for Making Documents Accessible

Video is a powerful way to humanize your online course and provide content in multiple formats which creates a more equitable experience for students. Screencast-o-matic is a simple-to-use video recording/editing tool. Studio is a Canvas integration that turns passive viewing into active engagement. Pair the two together and you’ve got the power to create dynamic learning experiences that capture—and hold—your students’ attention (with assessment built right in!). In this webinar, you’ll get a taste of what these two tools can offer and how to get started using this match made in heaven to power-up your course content.

Registration Link for 2 Powerful Tools to Humanize Your Online Course with Video

Most faculty are aware there's a direct link between course design and student success. But have you ever thought about how your design methods can impact YOUR success in teaching a course? Using Canvas as our backdrop, this webinar will introduce five simple yet often-overlooked strategies for making your course design faster, easier and more effective.

Registration link for 5 Smart Strategies to Enhance Your Course Design

Just like any good carpenter building a house, you need a toolbox of things to help you design and develop a course with accessibility in mind. In this session, we’ll introduce the suite of tools—PopeTech, WAVE, UDOIT and Ally—available to our CCC faculty and instructional designers, and walk you through the pros and cons of each.

Registration link for Canvas and Your Accessibility Toolbox

During this session, we will provide you with ways in which you can use Ally’s Institutional Report to measure progress and improve the accessibility of Canvas course content across your colleges and districts. We will also show you how to run usage data reports that will help you to understand the adoption of Ally and consider strategies for improving accessibility practices across the institution.

To participate, visit the event registration page.

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 timely feedback with either text, audio, or video.

Registration link: Time Saving Tips Using Speedgrader & Grade Book

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