NVC Teaching with Technology supports all NVC faculty who teach with technology. I am sure all of you have heard about how great the campus is.
It's the most beautiful campus I have ever attended school in. The lake, the cleanliness, and it modern and new. A community college and you get the treatment. they also have a very nice gym with multiple locker rooms. It maybe kind of small but it is NICE. I took three classes here during the summer and never had trouble with parking (you do have to purchase permit but it's cheap), the buildings
Have you ever considered creating a page your class?
Learn how to use facebook-as a teacher!
[04/29/19] Reminder: Please enable the Student Surveys link in the Canvas tools menu (Settings - Navigation).
The good news: Kelly Chandler of our English department completed her online certification. Hooray!
The bad news: she will be leaving for a new position out of state. Boo hoo!
Good luck to you, Kelly, in your exciting new endeavors!
[04/16/19] A round of applause, please, as you welcome Brenya Buchalski to the exclusive online NVC faculty club!
Want a super-easy tool for your students to create all kinds of collages? Check out Adobe Spark. Click Get Started Now, create an account, and choose collage. See examples made by NVC students below. https://spark.adobe.com/
spark.adobe.com Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that make you stand out on social.
[04/03/19] Do you offer any "seats" in your online classes to VCT students? What's VCT? Big push coming soon . . . think green! 💵
From our District IT office:
We will be performing vendor required maintenance on our Banner System during the Spring Break holiday. This maintenance outage will be extended over 3 days. The maintenance will cause a system outage, the systems listed below will be unavailable during this maintenance.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Banner, ACES, Canvas, Self-Service
Wednesday, March 13 , 2019, 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Banner, ACES, Canvas, Self-Service
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Banner, ACES, Canvas, Self-Service
Questions? Call 210-485-0555, opt. 4
[03/01/19] Congratulations and welcome, Tim Molina, to the stellar online teaching faculty family at NVC. Your enthusiasm will shine through just as it does in your face-to-face classes. :)
Soapbox is a SUPER easy, free tool to create desktop-sharing videos (must use Chrome): https://wistia.com/soapbox
wistia.com Create and share pitch perfect sales videos and demos with Soapbox, a free Chrome extension from the good folks at Wistia.
How can you tell you bought a bad monitor?
The lower left corner says "Etch-a-Sketch." :D
One day a college professor after getting irritated in his college class stands up in front of the class and asks if anyone in the class is an idiot, and if there is one then he/she should stand up.
After a minute a young man stands up.
The professor then asks that guy if he actually thinks he is an idiot.
The boy replied, "No, I just didn't want to see you standing there all by yourself." :D
[02/07/19] Don't use "beef stew" as a computer password. It's not stroganoff. :D
What kind of computer is the best singer?
Q: What's Forrest Gump’s password?
[01/22/19] Wow - Canvas-using faculty are getting predictably GOOD! Not one single student contacted us today to say they couldn't access their course. YOU ROCK!
Ready for your students to see your Canvas spring class? Remember to do each of these:
1. Change the Start Date in Settings.
2. Checkmark the little box below the start and end dates "Students can only participate in the course between these dates."
3. Publish the course.
4. Publish the module(s) you want them to be able to access now.
5. Publish the items within the module(s) you want them to be able to access now.
[01/18/19] NVC starts the new year off by adding another newly-certified Psychology online instructor. Congratulations Amanda Foy!
Most courses should NOT be cross-listed. Generally it is for courses that have both academic and CE enrollments (such as Networking), two different academic prefixes (such as Physics and Astronomy), and with courses that have multiple student levels (such as Painting I, Painting II, Painting III, etc.). If you have questions before trying this yourself, please refer to the guide or call us at 6-4850 or 6-4232.
alamocolleges.screenstepslive.com Cross-listing (also known as co-listing or linking) is used in Canvas to combine the enrollments (students) from two or more courses into a single Canvas course shell. Cross-listing is typically used in the following scenarios:
Do you teach a STEM course? https://www.techlearning.com/news/over-150-stem-resources-for-pbl-and-authentic-learning-part-2
techlearning.com Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. This post is dedicated to Technology. Technology – STEM ResourcesSince there are a gold mine of resources below I will keep my comments short. While STEM incorporates so many discipline...
'Fess up - we faculty often work too hard at trying to create everything ourselves. Here's a great resource to consider
techlearning.com The folks at TED also have a platform for students and teachers. It’s called TED-Ed, and you’ll find lots of short videos, resources and discussion questions for your classroom.
According to a report published by Microsoft in 2015, the attention span of a goldfish is about 9 seconds. What is the average attention span of a human?
a. 8 seconds
b. 12 seconds
c. 18 seconds
d. 20 seconds
[11/27/18] If you use Turnitin and see a warning message that our license is expiring, please ignore it. The renewal is already in process. :)
Well, here's a super nifty tool that could come in handy! http://reversedictionary.org/
reversedictionary.org This reverse dictionary allows you to search for words by their definition. Check out RelatedWords.org to get words related to a single word.
Check out the 2018 report about faculty and technology! Click the download link to save it or read it online. Even if you only read the Snapshot of Findings on pp. 6-7, it's a very interesting read! http://www.sonicfoundry.com/resource/2018-faculty-attitudes-on-technology/
sonicfoundry.com This study unveils how university faculty and campus leaders perceive and practice online learning and other academic technology.
ACTIVE LEARNING - we say we embrace it, but what does it mean? How can students be active contributors to their own learning? This article offers some easy-to-implement suggestions. https://www.techlearning.com/tl-advisor-blog/tech-tools-for-active-learning-classrooms
techlearning.com One of the latest buzzwords in education is “active learning,” but what does this really look like in the classroom?
Need a little lunchtime reading? Lots of timely articles in each edition of Tech & Learning: http://www.mytnlmag.com/Register.aspx?fid=TNLF&status=NEW&key=J18LPSS
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🌎 Did you know you can add emojis to Canvas pages, module titles, announcements, etc? Just copy and paste the image (like this 🦉) from the first column under "Browser": https://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html
unicode.org This chart provides a list of the Unicode emoji characters and sequences, with images from different vendors, CLDR name, date, source, and keywords. The ordering of the emoji and the annotations are based on Unicode CLDR data. Emoji sequences have more than one code point in the Code column. Recentl...
[10/29/18] If you have a student who says she can't access your Canvas course, please check to see if she's on the roster in both ACES and Canvas. If so, the student may simply need to clear her cache (delete browsing history). If she's on one list but not the other, please call IT at 210-485-0555, opt. 4, or 210-486-4777 and ask for an ICGORODM (pronounced "eye-see gor-OH-dom") sync. They will need the student's Banner # and the course CRN.
[10/23/18] Those of you who are already certified to teach online may be getting some mentoring requests this week from the current OTC participants. I know you all have great online classes and teaching practices and will happily help the soon-to-be-certified folks out! Thanks in advance. :)
Do you use the "How to Succeed in an Online Course" file in your course? If you need the latest version with all the CORRECT/UPDATED weblinks, you can download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NIqI-q5IFQFoSI6L10s9ab-XNgMkh_sx/view?usp=sharing
[10/18/18] Hooray for the NVC English department who adds Sarah Mejias to its ever-growing cadre of online faculty. She has wonderful instructor presence and enthusiasm that shines through on every page. Way to go, Sarah!
[10/17/18] Coming soon to a course near you . . . Amanda Gorrell has created a really nice orientation to library resources and databases that can be used as a stand-alone orientation or can be added to an existing academic course. It helps students navigate the various tools and resources available online through the library. Contact Amanda for more info, and congratulate her on her online certification while you're at it!
[10/10/18] Sometimes you see a newly-developed online class and say, "Wow! I think I'd like to take that class!" Congratulations to Dan Smith and his online Music Appreciation course. Anybody who can find a way to use Ernest Tubb, Kelly Clarkson, Shostakovich, and B.B. King in the same course is a superstar! 😎
The Campus Activities Board is a student-run and funded organization that is dedicated to programming the best in diverse entertainment to service San Antonio College students, faculty, staff, and community.
The PSSSP program at Our Lady of the Lake University produces mental health practitioners who are able to provide services in English and Spanish.
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The Northwest Vista College Degree Completion Team assists students with ensuring they have the requirements to complete one of the various degree's and/or certificate's at NVC http://www.alamo.edu/nvc/current-students/degree/graduation-ceremony/
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The Alamo School of Dental Assisting program is designed for individuals who want to gain the skills needed to enter the profession in only 13 weeks.