This is a group for Mt. San Jacinto College faculty to access resources, ask questions, collaborate, and discuss key topics in education and online learning.
Why do we do what we do? As educators, to navigate our direction effectively, it is vital that we begin with a clear understanding of our purpose. Before we begin planning instruction, creating assessments, and designing courses, it is vital that we start with why. In 2009, Simon Sinek presented on the following brief but powerful Ted Talk commonly known as "Start With Why."
According to the ADA Act of 1990, section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and California Government Code section 11135, all course materials stored online must be fully accessible. Course materials include videos that must be closed captioned, and readable PDFs. To submit videos for closed captions, and PDFs for optical character recognition (OCR) and accessibility, visit the DELTA Accessibility page, then select the appropriate link.
MSJC faculty members have free access to the Professional Learning Network (PLN), a resource that provides thousands of courses and tutorials covering Internet tools and cloud services. To login or register an account with the PLN, please go to the PLN CCCCO home page and fill out the short form. You will be required to use your MSJC District email.
Faculty members who are facilitating an online course, or interested in online instruction can apply for course review. The course review process provides faculty the opportunity to complete a course evaluation per the Online Education Initiative (OEI) Rubric, and work with an Instructional Design Specialist to develop a quality, fully accessible online course. For more information, visit the Online Course Review page in Canvas.
For one-on-one help with your online course and online resources, meet with an Instructional Design Specialist. To schedule a meeting, select the link to the campus where you would like to meet:
(Links coming soon)