Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Upcoming Training Opportunities

DAY
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DATE
.
COURSE
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COURSE
CODE
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SESSION#
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TIME
...
ROOM







Fri ... 1/27 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0120
... 10:00am - 11:30am ...
Q130
Wed ... 2/8 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
...
0037
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 2/11 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0121
... 08:00am - 09:30am ...
Q130
Sat ... 2/11 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
...
0080
... 10:00am - 12:30pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 2/15 . Course Design ...
002227
...
0029
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 2/22 . Students as Co-Creat. in Ca. ...
002692
...
0001
... 02:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 2/23 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
...
0081
... 01:30pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 2/25 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
...
0038
... 08:00am - 12:00pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 2/25 . Course Design ...
002227
...
0030
... 12:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 3/9 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
...
0039
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 3/10 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0122
... 09:00am - 10:30am ...
Q130
Fri ... 3/10 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
...
0082
... 01:00pm - 03:30pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 3/22 . Accessib. (Uni. Des.) & Can. ...
002693
...
0001
... 02:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 3/23 . Course Design ...
002227
...
0031
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 3/29 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0123
... 03:00pm - 04:30pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 4/8 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
...
0040
... 08:00am - 12:00pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 4/8 . Course Design ...
002227
...
0032
... 12:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 4/12 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
...
0041
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 4/18 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0124
... 12:00pm - 01:30pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 4/18 . Assessment - Forma. & Sum. ...
002694
...
0001
... 02:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 4/19 . Course Design ...
002227
...
0033
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 4/28 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
...
0083
... 08:00am - 10:30am ...
Q130

                           
Technology Open Labs are scheduled twice a week. Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:30pm in the Computer Commons, E132, and Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30am in Q130. Feel free to drop by with your technology questions regarding Canvas, FMS, SIS, HCM, and more. Individual time may be limited depending on attendance.

New Adjunct Faculty Support

Susan Ryan has been teaching at PVCC since January 2005 and has worked as an adjunct in the Maricopa Community Colleges for over 25 years. She is now providing support for Adjunct Faculty including:
  • Assistance with professional growth and travel applications.
  • Answering questions related to systems (e.g., SIS, LMS, FMS).
  • Utilizing and enhancing courses in Canvas.
  • Providing one on one support for Adjunct Faculty including best practices for student engagement, classroom management, and assessment.
Please email (susan.ryan@paradisevalley.edu) or call (602-787-7343) to set up and appointment, or simply stop by during weekly office hours Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30am – 5pm.


The iPad Parent Trap
Taken from: Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal, The Huffington Post.

Last month, I wrote a blog about how addictive the iPad was for my 2-year-old son. I received a wide range of comments from parents — from relief that somebody else was experiencing this, to a total rejection that technology was addictive. I agree, if you’re a mother or father who is sleep-deprived and working a full-time job, the iPad is nothing short of a lifesaver, especially when your baby or toddler is out of control. Plus, we adults are constantly on our devices, so why shouldn’t our kids be allowed to “plug in” too? Are we hypocrites? Read More...



Tech Tips
Click here to find step-by-step instructions to make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities.

Canvas Corner
Did you know... you can use the Ctrl+K option when creating links to websites which will allow the link to open in a new window? 1. Highlight the text on the page that you want to create a link to. Then, press Ctrl+K on your keyboard and a menu will display. 2. Add the URL to the first box. In the "Text to display" box should already be filled in with the same text that was highlighted on your page. In the "Title" box, this is the pop-up text that you would want people to see when they hover their mouse over the link. Last, the "Target" drop-down can be set to "None" or "New window".