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Recorded Workshops

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Online Learning Instructional Support hosts a variety of training sessions to get you started with the instructional tools used at PCC. We’ve curated recordings for each session that we offer.

D2L Brightspace

These recorded sessions were led by an Instructional Technology Specialist here at PCC and cover key tools within D2L Brightspace.

Overview Sessions
Tool Specific Sessions
  • Content: Learn how to create modules, add titles, add different content types, and insert descriptions (Adding content & Managing Content guides).
  • Discussions: Learn how to create and utilize discussions to facilitate student collaboration and post group or private discussions. Check out the new settings and the new discussion evaluation experience.
  • Assignments: Learn how to set up Assignment folders so that students can submit their assignments online (Create assignment guide).
  • Grades: Learn to how to set up a grade book so your students can track their own grades (Grades guide).
Instructional Tools

There are a variety of instructional tools at PCC that faculty can use to enhance their classes. Here are some recordings to get you started.

  • Zoom: Learn how to set up a Zoom room in D2L Brightspace for synchronous meeting with your students! (Zoom resources)
  • Ally: Take a tour of Ally, an accessibility review and mediation tool that integrates with Brightspace to help you find issues with your course materials and fix them (Ally resources).
  • VoiceThread: Overview of VoiceThread, including reasons to use, how to upload media, comment using text, audio or video, and how to share with students through D2L. (VoiceThread resources)
Media

Using media is a great way to enhance your course and increase student engagement. Check out the sessions below to get started.

Google Apps

Watch these recorded sessions lead by Max Macias in IT to learn more about how you can use Google apps to improve your workflow.

  • Google Meet: Learn how to schedule a Google Hangout/Meet, screen share and other file sharing, chat, record, and more!
  • Intro to Google Drive: Learn how to use Google Drive, create and share documents, and more!
  • Google Docs Advanced: Learn more about Google Sheets and Forms, emailing documents, different formats, and more! 

You can more information about Google Apps you can use to work remotely from the PCC Telecommuting webpage.

Teaching Strategies

Check out these great sessions on various practices you can use to promote student engagement in your classes.