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The Online Learning Link includes important information and announcements about Online Teaching & Learning and Blackboard at Chabot College.

The Online Teaching Conference: Session Recordings Now AvailableOTC Logo

The 2016 Online Teaching Conference took place in San Diego in mid-July. While some of our colleagues were able to attend in-person, others attended virtually. And for the benefit of those unable to attend, many of the sessions were recorded and are now available for viewing. The OTC conference sessions that were recorded are now posted on the OTC website, and they are mobile-friendly!

Recorded sessions available for viewing include:

- Hangin' Together: Group Work Online to Promote Instructor Interaction and Student Engagement
- Strategies to Promote Critical Thinking in a Online Course
- Humanized Online Learning
- Going from Good to Great: Supporting Online Learning Program Success at your Institution
- Hello, Hollywood! How to Add a Little Green Screen Magic to Your Videos

For more information and to view the recorded sessions, visit http://onlineteachingconference.org/course/view.php?id=11 and look for sessions marked with the "Watch Archive" button:  View Archive

Online Learning & Blackboard Support for Students

Need HelpHave students who need assistance with Blackboard? Please direct them to the Online Learning website. The Online Learning website provides students with a wealth of resources, including steps for logging into Blackboard and using common tools within Blackboard, steps for entering a preferred email account for Blackboard, a self-paced Orientation to Online Learning (consisting of videos and instructions), and a form where they can submit a help request online.

Please also feel free to share and distribute the "How to Get Started with Blackboard" Student Handout!

Lynda.com and the Professional Learning Network

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"The Professional Learning Network (PLN) is the one-stop site for effective practices, trainings, and other resources for California Community Colleges faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. The purpose of the Professional Learning Network is to provide information and resources to colleges and college personnel on improving operations and student success. The Professional Learning Network is a project funded by the CCC Chancellor’s Office as part of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative" (https://prolearningnetwork.cccco.edu).

For more information about the PLN visit: https://prolearningnetwork.cccco.edu/ .

Lynda.com imageAnother great resource for technology training, incorporated into the PLN, is Lynda.com. This site is an online library of courses on software tools and skills. Lynda.com is an extensive collection of training videos for Word, Outlook, Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Illustrator, and many other programs. Here are just a few of the benefits to using Lynda.com:
- Courses include a wide variety of technology and disciplines
- Up-to-date content helps to keep your skills current
- Closed captioning and searchable, time coded transcripts for increased comprehension
- Beginner to advanced courses to learn at your level
- Watch complete courses or individual tutorials as you need them

Access to Lynda.com is free for all CLPCCD employees using their college-provided email addresses. To learn more, watch the introductory movie about the service, and watch How to use Lynda.com. For more information on how to access Lynda.com, please visit http://www.clpccd.org/tech/documents/Instruction_lynda.com.pdf

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Planning on teaching an online/or hybrid course in Spring 2017 or later? Please visit the Committee On Online Learning (COOL) website www.chabotcollege.edu/cool for an overview of the Online/Hybrid Course Delivery Proposal Process, including links to the current proposal form. The web-based proposal form allows for easy sharing with subdivision colleagues and your Dean. In addition to the course proposal, faculty submitting their first proposal to the COOL will also be required to conduct a course site review.

Note that the first part of the approval process involves your own skill development and research. If you are planning to teach your proposed course using Blackboard and have not yet taught with Blackboard before, please be sure to check out the resources for Getting Started with Blackboard.

Volume 32, August 2016

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Blackboard Tips

Semester Start Up:

check markRequest Blackboard Sites:
Chabot instructors can use Blackboard for on-campus, hybrid, or online courses. You can request your summer & fall Blackboard sites at any time by logging into CLASS-Web, click on the Menu for Faculty Staff & Advisors, scroll down to the Blackboard Course Site Request link, and get started by selecting the semester and campus. Click here for detailed instructions.

If you are new to Blackboard at Chabot, requesting sites in CLASS-Web will create your Blackboard account and you will be contacted directly with your log in information. For more information, view resources for Getting Started with Blackboard.

check markCopy Content from a Past Site:
Once your course sites have been setup and appear in Blackboard, you can use the Course Copy tool to copy over your content from a previous site (view steps on how to use the Course Copy tool). The Course Copy process may take several hours. Once you've initiated the Course Copy, you will receive an email once the process is complete. Please wait for the email confirmation prior to attempting the copy process again to avoid duplicate content.

check markMake your Course Site Available: 
As students are now uploaded to Blackboard, once you are ready for students to access your course site please be sure to make your Blackboard site available to students: Go to the Control Panel area > Select Customization > Click Properties > Under the Availability option: select Yes > Submit. Your course is now available for students to access. You may want to send students an email as well so that they are aware the course site is available in Blackboard.

check markNeed instructions? Step-by-step instructions for building content in Blackboard.

check markWant to give a student TA or another instructor access to your course site? Course Site Access Request Form.  

Need Help

Online Teaching & Blackboard Faculty Support Form

Students Need Help?
Online Learning Student Support Form

The Online Learning Link is a publication by the Chabot College Online Learning Staff
Minta Winsor, Web Services Coordinator
Lisa Ulibarri, Instructional Technology Specialist


View previous editions of the Online Learning Link at:   http://www.chabotcollege.edu/OnlineTeaching/newsletter/default_conv.asp

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