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

Coming Soon! The Canvas Course Management System

Chabot College has recently signed the contract with Instructure and the OEI (Online Education Initiative) to implement the Canvas Course Management System. Once the agreement with Instructure is finalized, the Chabot College Canvas system will be set up and then training can begin. Beginning in late February or March, training will be offered in many forms including convenient webinars offered by Canvas. In the meantime, faculty can get acquainted with Canvas through resources provided through @ONE, Lynda.com, and the OEI.

The first semester that that faculty will have the option to teach using Canvas will be Summer 2017. For Spring 2017, the supported system used for Chabot courses (online, hybrid, and on-campus courses) is Blackboard. Instructors can request Blackboard sites for their courses through the Blackboard Course Site Request form in CLASS-Web.

Online Learning & 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, and a form where they can submit a help request online.

Online Learning has recently integrated the Online Student Readiness Tutorials from the OEI into the Orientation to Online Learning. These resources include:

- Introduction to Online Learning
- Getting Tech Ready
- Organizing for Online Success
- Online Study Skills and Managing Time
- Communication Skills for Online Learning
- Online Reading Strategies

In addition to providing links to the online learning resources within your course sites, please also feel free to share and distribute the "How to Get Started with Blackboard" Student Handout.

Online Training Opportunities: The Professional Learning Network, Lynda.com and @One

PLN logo"The Professional Learning Network (PLN) is the one-stop site for effective practices, trainings, and other resources for California Community College 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 Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Canvas, and many other programs. 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 How to use Lynda.com.

@One logoThe @One project provides a variety of resources for CCC faculty and staff to learn "technology that will enhance student learning and success." @One has recently announced their upcoming online courses on a variety of topics, such as online teaching and Canvas. To view and register for @One online courses, visit http://onefortraining.org/online-courses. In addition to instructor-led courses, @One also provides self-paced online classes listed at http://onefortraining.org/selfpaced-v2 . And for a quick, hour-long introduction to a technology topic, @One offers "lunch-and-learn" desktop webinars. For a list of upcoming webinars, visit http://www.onefortraining.org/seminars .

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Planning on teaching an online or hybrid course in Fall 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. Deadlines for proposal submissions will be communicated via email after the start of the spring semester.

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 taught with Blackboard before, please be sure to check out the instructor resources for Getting Started with Blackboard.

Volume 33, January 2017

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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 Spring 2017 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 when the copy 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.

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Online Teaching & Blackboard Faculty Support Form

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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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