Spring 2019 Institute Week


Institute Week Activities

Please check back as new workshops will be added to this list. (revised 1/2/19)

Tuesday, January 8  

Flipgrid Canvas Integration: Turbocharge Your Discussions (FLEX # 6008)           
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
Flipgrid is an exciting and free tool that lets students record selfie-style videos in a visually-appealing bulletin board. The new Canvas integration makes it easier than ever to set up and to grade.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) (FLEX #6018)
Founders Hall 151 - East Campus - Jacquelyn Forte
This workshop will explore BIT reporting and scenarios that address violent behavior or threats of harm.

Humanizing Your Online Class with Free Adobe Spark Videos (FLEX #6009)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
Adobe Spark makes us look like Hollywood producers. Use ready-made images or import your own, add free music and a little voiceover, and voila! Spark walks us through the steps to get there. Use Adobe Spark to introduce a course or module; consider assignments where students use Adobe Spark to express an idea or offer a solution.

Re-Framing DSPS (FLEX #6019)
Founders Hall 151 - East Campus - Jacquelyn Forte
This workshop will explore how disability is framed in general, and how our approach to students with disabilities impacts their success at Modesto Junior College.

Wednesday, January 9

Introduction to Canvas Gradebook, Messages, and Handouts (FLEX #6010)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
If you’ve never used Canvas before or would like a refresher on the basics, this workshop is for you.

One Drive Training (FLEX #6011)
Room TBA - West Campus - Lue Martin
Learn how to save your documents in the cloud -- never worry about your hard-drive crashing!
Lue Martin comes to the rescue again.

Fundamentals of Accessibility in Canvas (FLEX #6012)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
Making our courses accessible makes our courses better for everyone. Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s also the law. In this workshop, we will go over some important basics.

Thursday, January 10

Advanced Canvas (FLEX #6013)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
Come to this workshop to explore some of the fun things Canvas can do to liven up your courses. We will look at simple HTML techniques, embedding, the recently updated video tool, and other tips and tricks for taking your course design to the next level.

One Drive Training (FLEX #6014)
Founders Hall 111 - East Campus - Lue Martin

Regular Effective Contact in Canvas:  Lessons Learned from the Fall 2018 REC Cohort (FLEX #6015)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
Last fall, 87 faculty participated in the REC Cohort. In this workshop, let’s take a look at some of the highlights and trends together as we check out our new REC Canvas Resources shell. If you participated last fall, are considering it for this spring, or just would like to know more about REC, please stop by.

Red, White, Blue Veteran Ally Training (FLEX #6020)
Founders Hall 151 - East Campus - Michael Jackson, Fernando Velez, Megan Lee
Join us in supporting our MJC Veterans.  Our Red, White and Blue Veteran Ally program educates MJC staff and faculty on ways of working with and understanding our Veteran population at MJC.  Participants will receive a certificate and Ally sticker.

Friday, January 11 (revised 1/7/19)

MJC Celebrates Spring 2019 - On the Road to Guided Pathways (FLEX #6016)
Performing and Media Arts Center Main Auditorium - Various Presenters
Join us as the campus community celebrates the Spring 2019 Semester with updates on college initiatives and discussions about our Guided Pathways projects.
8:00a     Gathering and Refreshments (including hard boiled eggs) in Auditorium Lobby
8:30a     Program Begins in Auditorium
10:00a   Breakout Discussions move to East Campus Cafeteria
11:20a   Lunch provided in East Campus Cafeteria (RSVP for Lunch by 1/8/19 by accessing THIS LINK)
12:15p     Division and Department Meetings (end at 1:30p)