By Matthew Young, English Instructor - Centralia College Throughout English 102 my students and I explore rhetoric—how to convince, how to persuade, essentially argument and how it works. Yes. I get to spend twelve weeks every year poking holes in the arguments of college students and sending them back to the drawing board. It can … Continue reading Guest Post: Digital Literacy in the Composition Classroom
https://youtu.be/7mqMHb6Gmxg Faculty at Centralia College were asked two questions: What does instructional design mean to them? and What's the difference between a subject matter expert and an instructional designer? What do you think?
Open Image from Pixabay This month's Year Round Learning theme is "Teaching Techniques" and I wanted to explore a topic that I'm familiar with - Gamification. 'Why Gamify?' is a great question to ask yourself if you're an instructor that hasn't explored it yet. It's also a great question if you're an instructor who has … Continue reading Teaching Technique – Why Gamify?
Adapted from "Speakers" from Pixabay Centralia College eLearning and Library have collaborated to bring you Year Round Learning with monthly themes. Each month will have activities for you to engage with: blog posts, presentations, lunch time learning, and resources in Canvas - all around that month's theme. To kick things off for the month of … Continue reading Year Round Learning
The end of fall quarter is a hectic time of year. Classes are winding down, student's final assignments are getting submitted, and the holidays are coming. For this post we wanted to find out how faculty are planning on recharging over the break. Here is what several Centralia College faculty shared about the importance of … Continue reading Recharge
Optional Course Features: Background: Canvas allows course settings to be set to ON or ALLOW. ON means it's on in every course, for everyone. ALLOW means you can choose to use it if you want to. Most optional course feature options will eventually be released into the main production environment, which means that at some … Continue reading List of Optional Course and User Features – You Can Enable these!
A lot of major changes coming out of Canvas this weekend. Most notably, Box and Crocodoc, Canvas’s go-to tools for previewing uploaded documents on the page and allowing inline annotations in Speedgrader, have both been replaced by DocViewer. DocViewer is directly from the Canvas people themselves, so it's easy-to-use, has added features, and better fits … Continue reading Box and Crocodoc in Canvas Replaced by DocViewer!
If ONE OR MORE sections you're merging in Canvas does NOT meet one of the following criteria: If your class uses I-TV, you are OK If your class meets together in the same room at the same time, and students already interact IN-PERSON with students in other sections, you are OK ...You need to take … Continue reading How to Make Your Merged Course FERPA-Compliant
I am excited to extend a congratulations to our newest staff innovator: Kelly Pannkuk! Kelly has worked as a custodian here for quite some time, and while custodial work may not, at first glance, seem like the most obvious place you would look to find innovation happening from the ground-up, Kelly's work is a wonderful … Continue reading Congratulations to Campus Innovator – Kelly Pannkuk!
Congratulations to Katy Rohr for being a Centralia College staff innovator! Katy is one of our IT Technicians, providing support for many of the information systems integral to our functioning as a college (myCC college intranet, the Cisco VoIP phones, 25Live, and more), to our faculty and staff via her help with employee onboarding, and … Continue reading Congratulations to Campus Innovator – Katy Rohr!