Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Canvas Tip: Attendance Tool

Did you know that Canvas has a built in “Roll Call Attendance” tool? With the Attendance tool, instructors can keep track of course attendance by taking roll electronically. Instructors can choose to view the tool in a list or grid format and can customize the placement of each student in the seating chart. To enable the Roll Call Attendance tool: Go to Course Settings > Navigation, and drag the Attendance menu item into the course navigation menu and click the Save button. Students will not see this item on the course menu. Note: The first time you take attendance, the […]

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New Staff Orientation Luncheon

The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting its New Staff Orientation Luncheon on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 in Building M.  The event is for all new Moraine Valley staff members and serves as the culminating event of the New Staff Orientation program.  All new staff should have received an individual invitation to attend this event via email. If you are a new staff member and have not received an invitation, please contact Matthew Piper, Manager of Staff Training & Development as soon as possible at x5553 or via email at piperm9@morainevalley.edu Thank you, The Center for Teaching and Learning

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What’s an RSS feed?

What’s an RSS feed? Ever notice a small icon in your address bar or on a web page that looks like radio waves, just like this one? The icon denotes something called “Really Simple Syndication”, better known as an “RSS feed”. The RSS feed is a way for websites to communicate articles of content through tools known as feed readers. These feed readers allow an individual to add an RSS feed for quick access to a website’s articles without having to visit a website itself. The best part? Most websites have RSS feeds, including this one! All you need to […]

New Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception

New Faculty & Staff Welcome Reception – 8/30/17

The Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to host the New Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception! Meet and mingle with Moraine Valley’s newest faculty and staff from across campus. Refreshments will be served. Date: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Location: Building L Atrium For questions contact Matthew Piper, manager of Staff Training and Development, at x5553. We hope to see you there! The Center for Teaching and Learning

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Canvas Tip: Publishing a Course

By default, all new Canvas courses are unpublished. While a course is unpublished, the assigned teacher can access and edit the course, but students cannot access or participate in the course. To publish a course for student access: Open your course and view the Course Home Page. In the Sidebar, click the Publish toggle. See the “How do I publish a course?” guide for more information. Note: Once you have published your course, students will have participation rights in a course during the official course start and end dates. Faculty members can view and override the course start and end […]

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Adjunct Faculty Resources

The Adjunct Faculty Resources site in Canvas is now available! This is a useful resource for new and returning adjuncts.  It includes links to faculty and student resources.  Check your email to self-enroll or contact the Center for Teaching & Learning for assistance.

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Supervisory Skills Series-Fall 2017

Supervisory Skills Series Program Overview The Supervisory Skills Series (S3) is designed to provide a variety of developmental opportunities, skills, and resources for all supervisory level staff at Moraine Valley Community College.  The Supervisory Skills Series occurs each semester and is considered a blended course that is comprised of eight (8) face-to-face and five (5) online workshops, which will be led by an array of supervisors from the Moraine Valley community.  In addition, two dialogue driven meetings will occur that will further enhance the program and will serve to foster connections amongst supervisory level staff on campus. The program is […]

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Panopto at Moraine Valley

Panopto is Moraine Valley’s video distribution system. Videos created by any method (with a mobile device, video camera, webcam, Camtasia, etc.) can be added to this system for sharing with others. Features of Panopto include: Video playback on all devices Excellent reporting Customizable privacy settings Text-to-speech captioning Integrated quizzes (with reporting on quiz answers) Built-in video editor Canvas integration Multimedia Services provides information on the use of Panopto through the ITConnect Knowledge Base. For a quick start on using Panopto, view the Learn: Using Panopto document on ITConnect. Panopto also has an excellent support portal with articles on using its […]

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Fall 2017 Workshops Available!

View the CTL’s fall 2017 workshops! You can also check out the schedule on the CTL’s Opportunities page or on the CTL’s Event Calendar page.  Please note, dates/times are subject to change. To register and see the most up-to-date offerings, please use the “Search, Register, and Pay for Non-Credit Classes” section of MVConnect. Refer to the Professional Development Training Guide for more information on using MVConnect to search, register, or drop sessions. If you do not have a Moraine Valley email address or cannot login to MVConnect to view and register for workshops, please contact the CTL at (708) 974-5347. Hope to see you […]