14 Years Supporting Quality Learning
Academic year 2014-2015 will be the fourteenth year of the Learning Grants program that supports projects designed to:
- enhance student learning
- promote student success
- further innovation in teaching and learning
Learning grants are flexible and intended to support 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.
Grant Deadline Information:
2014-2015 Application Submission:
JANUARY 16, 2014 through MARCH 7, 2014
4:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014
Award Status Notification: April, 2014
Who Can Apply For Learning Grants?
All faculty, residential, adjunct, and one-year-only (OYO), administrators, and staff are eligible to apply.
Grant Preparation & Information Session:
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/division chair.
A grant information session will be held at Mesa Community College on Tuesday,February 4, 2:00 p.m. – 4:o0 p.m. in the Center for Teaching & Learning. Informal Q&A in CTL Lobby from 2:00 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the CTL Conference Room (AS-170). Don’t miss out!
Check Your Course Deadlines!
Most of the United States observes a custom know as Daylight Savings Time. Software is often adjusted to account for these changes, making it easier for course information to transition when the clock does. In Arizona we do not observe Daylight Savings Time and this can be a challenging exception when programming software. Currently users have been experiencing a change in times throughout Canvas where time deadlines are concerned. Users may experience issues with assignment due dates, release deadlines, module locks and other time specific operations within Canvas.
What is happening?
Deadlines may shift by 1 hour earlier then scheduled. This will most likely occur during a course migration/copy process from Fall to Spring when using the Adjust Events and Due Dates Feature. It may also occur when creating assignments with deadlines past March 10.
What is Canvas going to do about it? When will it be fixed? This is not acceptable!
Canvas is aware of the issue and their engineers are working on it. There is currently no ETA for the fix, but we are continuing to follow-up and monitor the issue to make sure it is resolved quickly.
What should I do?
For now it’s simply a matter of making sure the dates and times are correct and fixing those that displaying the wrong date/time manually. Any adjustments made to the incorrect deadlines should remain fixed and you should not experience additional time changing issues. If you need assistance with this process, please contact the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning at email@example.com.
Time to Transition to the New Calendar
Canvas will be slowly removing support for the old calendar. This means that you may experience issues with dates appearing wrong on the old calendar even when you make adjustments. Learn more:
Old vs. New Calendar Overview
Video Tutorial: Using the New Calendar
Chrome 30 Blocks Mixed Content
Chrome has recently updated their security to block mixed content. This means that unsecured multimedia content within Canvas will not display without user action. Learn how to allow blocked content .To keep up with all the latest browser updates visit the Canvas Browser Support Guide. This guide will be continuously revised and is a great resource to share with students.
Canvas Update Cycle
Canvas is on a 3-week update-release cycle. The beta release notes for this next cycle were available on 11/25, production notes will follow on 12/02 with the release and documentation to follow on 12/07. For information about Canvas updates follow the release page.