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Camp Innovate Schedule Announced

Register Now for MCC’s Camp Innovate May 26 – May 28!

The Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 6th Annual Camp Innovate event Tuesday, May 26 – Thursday, May 28 on the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus. So air out your tent and grab your gear to participate around the campfire of innovative teaching and learning!

What is Camp Innovate?

Camp Innovate is a week of sessions and engaging activities offered every summer at the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning that address excellence in education, technology, teaching and learning.

Visit the Camp web site for more information.

Camp Highlight Video

Watch highlights from the 5th Annual Camp Innovate Event.

Camp Schedule Announced!

Event topics will include Accessibility/Captioning, Digital Tools, Video Production, Lesson Design, Virtual Reality, Broadcasting, Copyright, Canvas and more! See the full week Camping Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of events.

New this year! Introducing Rise & Shine (8-8:45am) and Smore-Sized (12-12:45pm) sessions! Join us over chow time for these engaging 45-minute demonstrations of emerging technologies and/or quick “best practice” tips that can maximize your instructional impact and activate learning. Light provisions (refreshments) will be served.

Camp Location & Registration

Camp Sessions will be hosted in the AS Building; Southern & Dobson Campus.

All MCCCD faculty and staff are welcome. Attend one session, attend one day or attend all, we hope to see you there!  Registration will open soon. Stay-tuned in!

Is Camping Gear Required?

No! We won’t actually be camping. Just bring you and maybe a friend or two to enjoy the learning and community.

Earn a Digital Badge for Participation and More

“Campers” can earn digital badges for participating in sessions, bringing guests, submitting ideas/projects and evaluating the event. These digital badges can be added to your professional portfolio, Linked-In profile and more. Learn more about using digital badges in education. The MCC Center for Teaching & Learning will track and award badges based on the individual badge criteria.

1st Time Camper Badge –Digital Badge Attend 1 Session

Avid Camper Badge  – Attend 3 or More Sessions

Camp Inspector – Submit an Event Evaluation

Happy Camper – Bring a Friend to Camp

Camp Crafts – Share a “Craft” (Lesson, Strategy or Activity)

Campfire Chat – Tell the World about Camp (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Questions? Concerns?

Send us an email at ctl@mesacc.edu.

 Camp Innovate Web Site Learn More About the CTL | CTL Calendar


Canvas Updates for April 20

Important Notices

Canvas Community Update

Canvas has launched an updated Community feature for users. The Community is a resource for students and instructors to find helpful guides on how to use Canvas, as well as to participate in feature discussions, find best practices and more.

What does this mean to you?

Aside from the valuable resource that the Community presents, the single most important takeaway from this is any current links to Canvas Guides will no longer work after June 30. If you have linked to Canvas materials to help students do or access something in your course related to Canvas, you will need to update those links to the new community links. This includes any college provided information (such as Getting Started modules, course templates, etc.) that links to Canvas guides.

Instructure, the makers of Canvas, will have redirects in place for the links until June 30, but after that time the redirects will no longer work.

Accessing the Community:

Canvas Course Deletion to Begin Fall 2015

To reduce the quantity of old courses on the server, Spring 2014 and older SIS courses will begin being deleted the 3rd week in September, 2015. This will be the first in a regular cycle of course deletions that will occur every semester throughout the district.

What does this mean for you?

Beginning the 3rd week of September courses from Spring 2014 and later will no longer be available for you to access. All course materials and student information associated with those courses will be deleted. These courses will also no longer appear in your course menu, inbox or calendar list.

Preparing for Course Deletion

  • Begin exporting your old Canvas courses. Even if you rollover your course from semester-to-semester, we recommend that you retain a copy of any of your courses that will be deleted, as the export file can be imported into another Canvas course at a later time. Note: A course export does not include student records.
  • Student grades and work (those you want to retain beyond the life of the course) should be downloaded at the end of each semester. Please pay attention to announcements about end-of-semester practices for details on these processes.
  • Once the initial course deletions are finished, you can expect five semesters of courses to be retained at any one time. Plan each semester to export your course content and download student records to make sure you always have a back-up of important course information.

What about records retention and dispute of grades?
The current deletion plan meets the records retention policy of the district and state of Arizona. MCCCD’s official policy on records and information management.

Summer & Fall 2015 Course Shells

Summer and Fall 2015 course shells have been opened in Canvas. You will find links to all your summer courses on your Course List. TIP: Customize your course menu to include summer and fall courses in your quick pick drop-down menu.

Don’t see your course listed?

Check the Class Schedule to make sure you are assigned as the instructor. If not, contact your department. If you are assigned as the instructor and your course still does not appear, contact the MCC CTL at (480) 461-7331.

Please contact the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning if you have any questions about this information or would like support using Canvas.

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What’s New in Canvas?

Here are some highlights of the recent and pending changes to Canvas including a summary of the most recent production release on April 4 and the upcoming release on April 25.

April 4th Production Release –
Interface Polish & Discussion Creation Date Changes

In this release Canvas made adjustments to the Learning Outcomes and Learning Mastery Gradebook areas that included a change in calculation of mastery based on a decaying average and a change in language for mastery levels.

Other updates in this release included the continuation of user interface changes for consistency of the look and feel of Canvas. Original discussion creation dates are now also invisible to students and observers making it easier to move discussions from semester to semester.

student view of discussions
Finally, the Facebook integration with Canvas is no longer supported.Read the Production Release notes for details.

April 25th Production Release –
Anonymous Peer Review & Date Validations

The following features and updates are currently being reviewed in Beta and are slated for the April 25 production release. Note: The beta environment will be more sluggish than production (live) Canvas and resets every few weeks. Not all features in beta are available at MCCCD. Placing a feature in beta does not guarantee it will be part of the upcoming production release. Please view the April 20, 2015 Production Release Notes for complete release details.

Peer Reviews Go Undercover

By popular demand (learn more about voting feature ideas) Canvas is exploring a series of options to improve Peer Reviews starting with anonymity features. When setting up a Peer Review assignment, Instructors will have the option to hide the student reviewers names from the student submitting the work. Later updates will include the option to hide the name of the student submitting the work. Note: The Peer Review feature is available for assignments and discussions.

peer review anonymity options
Learn More:
Creating Peer Review Assignments
Creating Peer Review Discussions

Your Dating Skills will be Validated

Canvas will now validate all due and availability dates for new, edited and basic assignment shells. Instructors will receive an error message for dates that fall outside of the course or term start and end dates.

due dates error message
Learn More:
What are Assignments?
Availability vs. Dues Dates – What’s the Difference?

Mark Your Calendar – June 6 Brings Big New Features

On June 6, 2015, the following changes will be made in Canvas:

  • Differentiated Assignments (by section) will no longer be a Feature Option (not currently enabled in MCCCD) in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. What are Differentiated Assignments?
  • The new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature Option (not currently enabled in MCCCD) in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels.Using Files as an Instructor.

Other Updates & Bug Fixes

Review the release notes site for details of all the recent changes to Canvas including the Bug Fixes. Want to ask Canvas to consider a feature option? All Canvas users are encouraged to make feature requests that can benefit the teaching and learning environment of the Canvas tool. Learn more about voting on Features and Sharing Feature Ideas.

Canvas “On-the-Go”! – Mobile (Android & iOS) Updates

Review the latest release notes for each mobile platform. Android (4.3) update features an internal calendar and improved notification set-up and the iOS SpeedGrader update features a completely updated and improved grading experience on the iPad.

Did You Know?

Why is Canvas Always Changing!?!

Understanding the Canvas Release Cycle
From the beginning Instructure, the makers of Canvas, wanted to create a Learning Management System that was responsive to teaching and learning needs. From adding new features that enhance the learning environment to fixing bugs/issues, the goal is to have a product that is flexible, current and innovative. To ensure this, Canvas is on a 3-week update-release cycle.

From Beta to Production

The Canvas Release Cycle includes a beta and production environment. Feature changes and bug fixes are first deployed in the beta environment so that the community can test and preview the changes before they are moved in to the live or production environment. Instructure publishes a set of notes prior to and with all releases (both production and beta) to let users know what has been updated and changed.Not all changes placed in the beta environment will come to production immediately or ever. The purpose of the beta is to “test” new features. Canvas may or may not release these features based on the results of the testing. That is why it is important for instructors to pay attention to the release cycle.

How can I get involved?

Instructors can take advantage of the release notes and beta preview period to familiarize themselves with the changes and to provide feedback to Canvas. This feedback is considered when Canvas moves features to production.

To get involved:
to the update release notes.

the beta releases (log-in to maricopa.beta.instructure.comwith your MEID/MEID Password).

Note: Do not use the beta environment to teach or update your course. It is not accessible to students and will be overwritten every 3-weeks.

When is the next release?

Production release notes were released on 4/20 with the upcoming release and documentation to follow on 4/25. The next beta release notes and release will be on 5/4.

Canvas Training

Online Resources, Tutorials & Guides for Faculty

  • Canvas 101 is an open enrollment course that covers the basics of setting up a new course in Canvas. To enroll, simply click on the “Join this course” button on the Course Home Page. There is no facilitator, but it is a good series of self-paced exercises for faculty wanting to learn Canvas basics.
  • Canvas 102 Demo Videos are a comprehensive 3 hour video presentation of all things Canvas for instructors. Part 1Part 2Part 3.
  • Canvas Guides are available that cover all major features of Canvas by question topic. They are easy to navigate and mostly image-based walk thru demonstrations of how to use a particular feature.
  • MCCCD Canvas Help Area provides how-to documents, and support information to all Canvas users, students and faculty.

CanvasLive Webinars

CanvasLIVE is a free webinar series designed to give Canvas users additional training and a place for members of the Canvas Community to share their knowledge. Each session includes a quick tutorial and overview on a Canvas tool or feature, followed by a focused demonstration and a short Q&A. Sessions are archived so if you are not able to attend a live session you can still benefit from the presentation.

  • Check out all of the upcoming sessions on the CanvasLIVE Schedule currently featuring the new Community (5/5), the Creative Commons in Canvas (5/11), Peer Reviews (5/17) and more!
  • Check out the forum that includes all CanvasLive Archives.
  • Have an idea for a future CanvasLIVE webinar? Click to Suggest a Future Topic

Keep Learning Blog

Keep Learning is an education technology blogging project created by the makers of Canvas, Instructure. The purpose of the blog is to engage educators in meaningful dialog around educational technology. Posts are written by educators and technologists around the world. If you would like to contribute, send an email to jared@instructure.com or just visit the site and Learn. Teach. Share.

VoiceThread Learning Series

Free Online VoiceThread Workshops

The MCC CTL is excited to recommend VoiceThread’s next series of workshops for May and June! VoiceThread is a teaching and learning tool that we currently have a license for at Mesa Community College. It is as unique platform desgined to engage learners in conversations around multimedia. Common uses of VoiceThread include presentations, projects, storytelling, debates, discussions, portfolios and more! It is a great tool for all course formats and easily integrates with the Canvas LMS within assignments and in the gradebook.

Learn more about VoiceThread.

Sign-up for these hands-on, FREE sessions to learn how VoiceThread can enhance your courses. 


Lesson Design Series

  • Teaching Reading and Writing – May 20th at 7:00pm ET – Register Now
  • Student Portfolios – June 3rd at 3:00pm ET – Register Now
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – June 9th at 3:00pm ET – Register Now
  • Flipped, Blended, and Hybrid Classes – June 17th at 3:00pm ET – Register Now

Basic VT Skills

  • Uploading, Commenting, and Sharing – May 13th at 7:00pm ET – Register Now
  • VoiceThread in your LMS – June 24th at 3:00pm ET – Register Now

About the Workshops

These workshops are completely free.  Each session is led by George Haines, an instructional designer and former educator.  George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread.


VoiceThread Quick Reference

VoiceThread Canvas Course

Enroll Now in this Canvas self-paced course with examples and help guides. This course includes best practices, sample assignments and all the relevant student/isntructor guides to get you started with VoiceThread. Feel free to use these materials to help you build your VoiceThread assignments.

VoiceThread Manual


Web-Based Teaching & Learning Summer 2014

Prepare or Retool Online Learning

Web-Based Teaching & Learning

Prepare for or Retool Your Online, Hybrid and Web-Enabled Course

The CIS 236 and CIS 237 series is designed to help you get started in or retool for the unique world of teaching & learning in the hybrid and online formats. It can also help support you in web-enabling your ground/face-to-face course.

First, experience the ‘student’ perspective of online learning in CIS236. Get helpful tips to facilitate a course including policies, procedures and content management (copyright and accessibility). Along the way, see what the Canvas learning management system can do to enhance any course format and discover new digital teaching tools to engage learners. Then explore course design and content creation more deeply in CIS 237. Build engaging assignments, group activities and integrate technology to support learners’ needs.

Instructors will complete the series with practical tips, researched pedagogy and a duplicative structure for building and facilitating an online or hybrid format class or supporting a ground/face-to-face course with an online presence.

Advantages of the Open Entry / Open Exit Format

Mesa Community College is offering CIS236 and CIS237 in the Open Exit/Open Exit format for the Spring 2015.

Flexible Learning!

  • Pick your own start date (1/19 – 3/13)
  • Set your own pace over an 8 week period
  • No hard deadlines.

Enroll Today

Enrollment through My.Maricopa.edu. (SIS will be unavailable until February 16)

  1. Complete your Student Information Form
  2. Register for Class
  3. Pay for the course, Learn About MCCCD Tuition Waivers:http://www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/resources/tw.php

If you have difficulties registering or have questions about these courses, contact the instructor:

CIS 236:  Web Based Teaching & Learning I (2 credits), Section #31761

Experience using a web-based learning environment from an online student’s perspective. Use communication tools, submit assignments, use evaluation tools, and navigate an online-learning environment.  Introduction to the basics of online pedagogy and lots of hands-on experience with a web-based learning environment and digital teaching tools! Prerequisites: CIS133CA or CIS 133DA, or permission of instructor. Contact instructor for override code.

  • Offered fully online during Spring 2015 (Open Entry/Open Exit) – Choose a start date between January 19 and March 13. Students will have 8 weeks to finish the course from the start date.
CIS 237:  Web Based Teaching & Learning II (3 credits), Section #31762

Discuss theories, methods, and best practices for designing, developing, and delivering an online course including Classroom Assessment Techniques, Flipped Classroom, Quality Matters and more.  Create an online or hybrid course module using a web-based learning environment.  Prerequisites: CIS 236, or permission of instructor. Contact instructor for concurrent enrollment code (allowing students to take CIS236 and CIS237 simultaneously).

  • Offered fully online during Spring 2015 (Open Entry/Open Exit) – Choose a start date between January 19 and March 13. Students will have 8 weeks to finish the course from the start date.

2015-2016 Learning Grants Open, Apply Now!

Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) 2015-2016 LEARNING GRANTS

Academic year 2015-2016 will be the fifteenth year of the Maricopa Community College District Learning Grants program.

The program is designed to support:

  • Innovative projects that are designed to enhance student learning, promote student success, and further innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Projects on a one-time, one-year basis.
  • Ideas and projects at the appropriate stage of development.

Qualifying proposals will range from formative ideas that explore learning concepts to fully tested models ready to be adopted and disseminated.

Who can Apply for Learning Grants?

  • Faculty (residential, adjunct, and one-year-only) are eligible to apply.
  • Adjunct faculty and one-year-only faculty should team up with a residential faculty member or department/division chair to provide an on-campus contact for the grant. Inclusion on a learning grant application does not guarantee future employment with Maricopa.
  • Faculty may be compensated through special services assignments throughout the duration of the grant. Each college determines how to distribute the funds for faculty participating in the grant.

How can the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning help me with the grant?

The MCC CTL, as a resource for innovative teaching and learning,  is happy to help you consider ideas for your grant application. We can connect you with best practice research in the areas of educational pedagogy and technology that align with your grant proposal. Contact us to set-up a time to talk about your innovative ideas! ctl@mesacc.edu or (480) 461-7331.

How Much Money is Available for a Grant?

Allocations are up to $12,000 per project, depending on project goals; types of activities and events proposed; resources required; degree of involvement of faculty, students, and administrators; and potential benefits to students.

Grant Preparation & Application:

Prior to submitting your grant proposal, you are required to discuss your project idea with your Vice President of Academic Affairs.You may also want to discuss your idea with your faculty development coordinator and department/diviaion chair.

2015-2016 Application Submission Period: October 16, 2014 through January 30, 2015
Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015
Award Status Notification: April, 2015

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2015 The MCLI continues to experience technical issues with the server for submitting learning grants. IT is trying to resolve the technical issues; however, grant applicants continue to receive error messages when submitting proposals.

In order to ensure that all learning grant proposals are received by the deadline, please email rob.morales@domail.maricopa.edu your learning grant proposal as a Microsoft Word document by the deadline. NOTE you must enable macros in order to complete the budget section of the proposal. Download the Proposal MS Word Template.

Details and application procedures may be accessed at: http://mcli.maricopa.edu/learning-grants

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Rob Morales, Instructional Designer
Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
Email: rob.morales@domail.maricopa.edu
Telephone: 480-731-8302

Canvas LMS

Canvas LMS End of Semester Tips

Canvas End of Semester Best Practices

In order to ensure a smooth, end of the semester, please consider following the best practice activities for closing your course and transitioning to the next semester.

Important Notes

Ensure that student grades are tabulating correctly:

  • Check your grading options including any assignment groups and grade weighting (if applicable) from Assignments in the course navigation.
  • Enter zeroes for any student work not submitted OR from Grades select the “gear” drop-down menu, click “Treat Ungraded as 0’s” to ensure unsubmitted assignments are scored with a zero. Detailed instructions.

Do not conclude your course or lock modules if you have assigned a grade of “Incomplete” to a student. They still need to access and participate in the course material.

Withdrawn student data, downloading of data, and sending of messages is not available after final grades have been entered in My.Maricopa (SIS). Instructions for accessing grades in Canvas after conclusion.

End of a Canvas Course FAQs

BEFORE Entering Grades in SIS (My.Maricopa)

Archive Grades – Download your grade book to CSV to archive it locally on your computer or flash drive. Click on Grades > Click on the Gear symbol > Click on Download to CSV More Information – Downloading Grades

Gather Data – Download any assignments, course surveys, quizzes or exam results to archive them locally on your computer or flash drive.

For Quizzes: Click on Quizzes > Select the Quiz > Click on Quiz Statistics > Select the download option of Student and/or Item Analysis More Information – Downloading Quizzes/Surveys

For Assignments: Click on Assignments > Select Download Submissions from the right-navigation.

Send Final Communications – Send end-of-course messages to students, if desired. Please note that all communication will be preserved in the Canvas Conversations inbox. Messages will not be deleted or automatically archived by the system.

AFTER Entering Grades in SIS (My.Maricopa)

End Course – You can leave your course “as is” and it will automatically go into a read-only mode for students. Students will no longer be able to submit assignments or communicate with the class. If you prefer, you can also end your course (Settings > Edit Course Details > Enter an Ending Date for the course). We DO NOT recommend concluding your course as it becomes inaccessible to you. 

Locking Content – You can selectively lock content to keep students from accessing sensitive content such as quiz results.

If you do not want students to view Quiz Questions after the end of a semester you will need to set and ending date for your course. Click on Settings > Edit Course Details > Enter an Ending Date for the course.

For Module Content, lock each module by entering a lock date far in the future – 1/1/2020 for example). Locking Modules Instructions

For Course Fileshide the Files area from the course navigation. Keep in mind that files linked to pages will still be visible unless locked. Locking Files Instructions.


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APPQMR Session Nov 21

Quality Matters APPQMR In-Person Session offered Friday, November 21 at MCC

Register Now (Registration through HRMS/Time & Labor)

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, research-based, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to acknowledge the quality of online/hybrid courses. The QM framework, implemented through a rubric, is about course design and making your course navigation and structure intuitive, so that students’ questions will be more focused on the content of your course. QM recognized courses improve both student learning outcomes, student success, and retention.

Workshop Details

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Friday, November 21, 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
COURSE#001515, Section #0007; Register Now

Now featuring the Fifth Edition Rubric – Released in August 2014!

The Quality Matters course is designed to help you prepare your course for QM certification and is a prerequisite for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) Course. This in-depth workshop explains each of the QM Rubric Standards through interactive activities and assignments. Participants will complete the training with tools and ideas to design your course to meet QM standards and skills to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer.

How do I register for the Quality Matters at MCC course? Who can register?

Registration is through the HRMS (MCCCD Time & Labor) system. View detailed registration instructionsAnyone in MCCCD interested in the QM Process and Rubric is welcome to attend.

Visit Our Quality Learning Site  | Learn More About the MCC CTL | See Our Full Calendar

Questions? Contact Us:
Mesa Community College
Center for Teaching & Learning
(480) 731-7331

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Online APPQMR Session Begins Nov 10

Learn about Quality Matters at MCC

APPQMR Session Begins November 10 – ONLINE

Register Now (Registration through HRMS/Time & Labor)

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to acknowledge the quality of online/hybrid courses. The QM framework, implemented through a rubric, is about course design and making your course navigation and structure intuitive, so that students’ questions will be more focused on the content of your course. QM recognized courses improve both student learning outcomes, student success, and retention.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric – ONLINE COURSE
Monday, November 10th – Sunday, November 23rd (3 weeks)
COURSE#001817, Section #0005

Now featuring the Fifth Edition Rubric – Released in August 2014!

The Quality Matters course is designed to help you prepare your course for QM certification and is a prerequisite for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) Course. This in-depth workshop explains each of the QM Rubric Standards through interactive activities and assignments.

Participants will complete the training with tools and ideas to design your course to meet QM and skills to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer. Course Syllabus – Abbreviated.

Please note that participants can expect to spend about 10-11 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.

How do I register for the Quality Matters at MCC course? Who can register?

Registration is through the HRMS (MCCCD Time & Labor) system. View detailed registration instructionsAnyone in MCCCD interested in the QM Process and Rubric is welcome to attend.

Alternative Face-to-Face Session Option

A face-to-face APPQMR session, 7.5 hours, will be offered at MCC on Friday, November 21 from 9am – 4pm (with a lunch break). Course #001515, Session #0007.

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3rd Annual Tech & Teach Fest Begins October 20th!

A Festival of Learning Just for You

The Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 3rd Annual Fall Tech & Teach Fest Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24 on the Southern and Dobson Campus.

What is the Fest?

The Fall Tech & Teach fest is a week of activities to support teaching & learning at MCC. The week will consist of sessions, discussions, hands-on demonstrations and other events that address excellence in education pedagogy and technology. All MCCCD faculty and staff welcome. Attend one or attend all, we hope to see you there! Register soon for this festival of learning.

Topics will include:

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Google, Canvas (conferences, collaborations, apps and other best kept secrets), VoiceThread (discussions around media), Nearpod (interactive presentations), Accessibility, Video Production, Outcome-based Learning, Designing for Online Learning, Building Effective Discussions, Kahoot (course polling/gaming) and more! See the Full Fest Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of all sessions and events. Topics are both staff and faculty oriented.

Event Maker Party!

Join us for food, fun and making! Learn how to create web mashables and applications to engage learners in content & activities for your program or course. Quickly remix web content, video, audio, images and pages using free web-based Maker Tools. Also feel free to bring your thoughts and ideas from any of the sessions throughout the week. Fest staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you develop your projects. Register Now.

See the Event Full Calendar:

Fall 2014 Tech & Teach Fest Guide

Sessions will be hosted in the CTL Room AS175, AS Building; Southern & Dobson Campus.

Register Now!

Register through the HRMS (Time & Labor System)

Registration Instructions

Having trouble registering? Call us at (480) 461-7331 and we will register you. Questions? Send us an email at ctl@mesacc.edu.

Fall 2014 Participation Digital Badge

Earn a Badge!

All event attendees will earn a 2014 Fall Fest Digital Badge. Earn and share your sills, accomplishments and professional development with others. Learn more about digital badging.

* We apologize, but C.A.F.E. Funds have been exhausted for this semester.

** Sessions with low enrollment may be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the start time/date.

CTL Professional Development Opportunities in October

October Learning Opportunities in the CTL

Teaching & Learning Goes Beyond the 45th Day

October Professional Development Opportunities in the MCC CTL

Register Now              Registration Instructions

Go for Quality Course Design:
Outcome-Based Learning & Informative Assessment – FPG Approved

Participants will be able to connect the three main functions of formative assessment (including Classroom Assessment Techniques) with instruction. You will be provided the opportunity to identify and/or create formative assessments, that are clearly aligned to lesson objectives, to check for understanding, adjust or refine instruction and give appropriate feedback to students. This process is student-centered and will promote the development of metacognitive skills for learners. Pre-requisites: None

Session Dates: (Select from one of the following)

Friday, October 10, 9:30am – 12:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0009 Register through HRMS

Tuesday, October 14, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0008 Register through HRMS

Go Flipping Wild with Screencast-O-Matic

Screen recording, also known as screencasting, is a valuable tool in teaching and learning. An essential element of the Flipped Model of learning, screencast videos provide both a dynamic and personalized learning experience for students, freeing up classroom time for valuable problem-based collaboration. This hands-on session will introduce participants to the PRO VERSION recording and editing features of Screencast-O-Matic, a web-based screen capture software that makes it easy to create engaging content lecture, demonstrations, tutorials and more. Come to this session to get the basics and beyond! Bonus learning: storyboarding, scripting and captioning advice!

Session Date:

Monday, October 13, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
COURSE #002073, Session #0005 Register through HRMS

Go Far with Nearpod Interactive Presentations

Trade-in your presentation program, lose the clickers and the polling software! Nearpod, the all-in-one presentation solution is all you need! In this session you will learn how to easily create multimedia presentations that allow you to collect student/participant feedback and assess learner understanding using mobile devices in real-time right inside the presentation itself!

Session Date:

Tuesday, October 14, 9:00am – 11:00am
COURSE #002002, Session #0004 Register through HRMS

‘Go-To’ Tools for Cool C.A.T.s (Classroom Assessment Techniques)

Transform your Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) with cool, interactive and relevant tools that assist in checking for understanding as your students engage in the lessons. In this session we will review the classic Classroom Assessment Techniques (Muddiest Point, Fish Bowl, Minute Paper, etc.) and re-imagine them with digital tools (Google Forms, Tricider, Padlet, etc.) making it easier to review and adjust lessons to meet learner needs in the Hybrid, Online or F2F format.

Session Date:

Thursday, October 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm
COURSE #002004, Session #0002 Register through HRMS


*Note: 6 participants are required for these sessions to run. Participants will be notified 24 hours prior to a session (via email) if a session is to be canceled.

Questions? Call the CTL (480) 461-7331.
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