Canvas Interface Update
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Canvas received a facelift. A new user interface is now in place. The change primarily affects the home page. There are visual changes to the colors and fonts of the system, but all the tools used to set up Pages, Assignments, Quizzes, and the like remain the same.
The Peer-Led Analysis of Instructional Design (PLAID) is a tool to help you analyze and make changes to your online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course. Learn more!
Check out the schedule! CanvAssistance meets in Building 9, Room 110 (MIDS), or Building 19, Room 109, as noted on the calendar.
CanvAssistance is also available online! Check the calendar below for times, then connect to the Virtual CanvAssistance lounge!
- New to Canvas? Start your Canvas Orientation online.
- Request Test Courses and combined sections. Remember, you do not have to request single section courses on Canvas.
- Complete the Start of Quarter Checklist for Canvas
- See the Canvas Support pages for details
Using video? Is it captioned?
Captioning helps students learn better, especially those learning English and those studying in loud places (like work). In addition, federal law requires that videos used in an instructional setting be captioned. That includes YouTube videos, Camtasia, Vimeo, TED talks, Panopto... anything that a student who can't hear would need for class.
- See the Video Captioning information for details
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with captioning videos.
Lower Textbook Costs for Students/Open Educational Resources FLC
The Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Learning Community will be meeting throughout the year to learn how to remove the cost of textbooks as a barrier to student success. Learn more about what they've found on their web site.
Need a video?
Contact email@example.com for more information, or see the website for more on how to get started.
2016-17 Faculty In Residence
Have questions about using technology in your courses? E-mail Us or call Ext. 3969 to connect!
- Sue Frantz, Psychology
- Tommy Kim, Literature and Film Studies
- Maurea Maya, ABE/ESL
- Deb Moore, Library
Who is Instructional Design?
Sue Frantz, Faculty-in-Residence
Bob Hier, Media Producer
Tommy Kim, Faculty-in-Residence
Marc Lentini, Director
Louise Madsen, Production Assistant
Maurea Maya, Faculty-in-Residence
Deb Moore, Faculty-in-Residence
Chad Russell, Media Programmer
What does Instructional Design do?
Instructional Design at Highline is charged with four goals:
- Assist faculty with curriculum design and instructional materials development
- Produce video and other multimedia in support of the instructional process>
- Build a community of practice around the use of technology in teaching
- Support faculty development of online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses
We do this through a combination of project partnerships with faculty or departments (for example, redesigning a program to modular, open-entry courses), workshops, seminars and discussion groups, and one-on-one, just-in-time consulting.
Department staff are involved in IT leadership, technology training, distance learning, faculty development, teaching in several different departments, and multimedia production.