Michelle, how is your WiFi?
Where is that bar Jeff?
It's a little bar in the middle of the screen just to the left of our pictures.
Click and drag it for adjustment.
Its between the presenters screen and the side bar of faces. There is a small icon that is two small bars that is the sign to move over sideways.
Got it! Thanks
LakeTahoeMindfulness.com for Wednesday morning 7:30a-8:30a Zoom meditation and community time
Free meditations available there
I have a mindfulness section on my Canvas page for students with links, exercises, activities.
There is also a recourse from the CVC-OEI called Wellness Central for online health and wellness for students at https://cvc.edu/wellness/
Chancellor's Office guidance page^^
Reach out to me if you need a student to have access to your Canvas site outside of the quarter ends for an Incomplete
These grade categories are CCC system wide?
What if a student “Goes missing” in the class and does not do the paperwork to officially withdraw?
By “going missing” does that mean “inactive” in terms of their status on the People tab in Canvas?
We still need to drop for No Show?
This is actually quite common and it would be a major time issue in terms of reaching out to all such students.
SCott—I didn’t mean “inactive” students. I meant students who stop logging in or doing work, but who have tnot officially withdrawn.
OK, got it.
How will instructors be informed if a student chooses P/NP?
I believe pass no pass is indicated as an option in Gradebook.
Lori—does it show for every student, or only those who have opted in?
Not sure LouAnn but I will find out!
Is there a recommendation about whether to tell students about taking a P/NP option at the beginning of the term, vs towards the end of term?
I’d suggest if the course is major prep to check with counselor
Also, can someone switch back to a letter grade option from P/NP?
Brad, DRE is closed but I do not believe they will accept a pass/fail grade. Have you heard anything about that?
Sorry— I just thought of a P/NP question. If a student chooses that, what grade becomes a P? A D or a C? Some English classes require a C in the prereq.
Hi Jenny, what's DRE?
Department of Real Estate
Ah, figured it out when I hit send. I haven't but I will reach out.
Jon just answered my question
To be able to sit for the state exam
What Is last possible date to switch to P/NP option?
So in English, a D is always an NP?
I believe it depends on the class Sue and if it is a full quarter length class.
Michelle - I confirmed with Steve Berry that there is no deadline for declaring P/NP.
LouAnn - Yes, D is always a NP
Faculty, those students using the Chromebook can access the basic Microsoft apps via their Office 365 account. This means you can still post .docx, .xlsx, etc. for students can use for your class. The students don't need to download Microsoft programs--they can just launch via the Internet and use in the cloud.
When students use these services, is it via Zoom video chat?
Ok cool- so more personal than NetTutor
Yes very personalized :)
LTCC Student Services ?
Virtual Student Services
Great job Sean!!
Love it! Very welcoming!
That was great!
Nice job Sean!
nice direct marketing!
Nice job Clinton!
well done Clinton!
I have articles linked as well at the bottom of the COVID-19 page, https://ltccteachingandlearning.com/covid-19
Way to go Sean and Clinton!
My students have been very generous with their expertise in Canvas and ZOOM. they are great, and I think we’re making progress so quickly!
You did a lot of great work Maxine!
From my perspective I’ve actually noticed less drops (inactive) students at he beginning of the semester. My feeling is most of our students under 30 are very well versed with technology so it is not a major issue for them.
For our ice-breaker orientation discussion post, I asked students to share a meme about being in quarantine or like lyrics to some quanratined-themed song, or post some news article about something positive due to the quarantine (like nature flourishing). I feel like it's been a great way to add some humor and acknowledge the struggle collectively.
Great ideas Lesya. Thanks for sharing
We also have some former students who are in their home countries and now they are able to continue studying ESL with LTCC.
I’ve been teaching Spanish for LTCC online for quite a few years and love it! I feel it’s a lot more personalized than face to face. Lean in on your peers. I’m sure you’ll do great!!!
That’s awesome Maxine! And yes, great ideas Lesya!
I'm finding Canvas very easy to maneuver through and organize my classes - great platform! And Zoom also - working great. And I appreciate all the support the college is providing for us. Thanks.
I love that they cheered!
Michael, getting cheered for entering your class…what could be better?!
That’s great Cathy. Canvas is definitely a cool tool even when you move back to F2F!
Energy fr. theirs, yes!
That’s awesome Jim! Love the office:)
Kudos to Scott and Treva. Great Solange!
my internet keeps dropping me out of the meeting and back in.
Now I’m Googling you, Solange. :)
Shout out to Scott and Treva… awesome work!
I enjoyed all of our trainings!
Way to go Betsy!
Yay, Scott and Treva!!!!!!
In World Language we also use the app Marco Polo, which is like a walker talkie feature.
Awesome strategy Larry!
Marco Polo is AMAZING! Check it out folks!
Good idea Larry!
I love using the Marco Polo app with my ESL students!
Labster is a virtual science lab
Check out Labster, https://youtu.be/Yk64O1D9WlY
Larry - I'm going to call you to see how your students to their math problems in Canvas.
Esther how are you integrating Marco Polo with Canvas?
That's great, Ralph!
Larry, what are you using for your quizzes?
You can download only a few from my experience.
No Plant Bio Labsters!
I use Canvas for my quizzes. They are just one or two questions that are usually essay based or equation based. Some students take a picture of their written work and attached it in the quiz.
Eric - we are not we not integrating Marco Polo with Canvas. We have a Department group on Marco Polo and we use it that for communication. For students, I provide extra credit if they decide to join my Intermediate Spanish group to practice speaking.
Got it, thanks!
Clinton, have you tried to use Studio? That could be cool where the students embed a quiz into it too. I am going to try that this quarter too.
Clinton, talk to me about setting up peer review in Canvas
Clinton., students can use Flipgrid or Screencastify to upload those video's
I would recommend that students use the tools within Canvas to upload the videos.
Just to make things easier for them.
Stephanie tether to your phone.
My internet is bad too.
I feel that so far everything is going well so far but it is the only first week. I can see that some things might come up but am not exactly sure what it is yet.
My back up plan is to email my students or they individually email me. We can also reschedule the class.
Getting our monitor/keyboard/mouse from our office. I filled out the form last Friday, haven’t heard anything. Curious what is the status of the check out process?
For wifi, I suggest either using wifi and then have data from your phone as a backup. Like open a hotspot to connect to your laptop.
I checked my router and it was from 2013! My provider is sending me a new one. Also, am going to get a booster.
Thanks, Sara! I appreciate your support always!
Internet speed, https://www.spectrum.com/internet/speed-test
Jeff, you mentioned so I checked mine! Thank you!
Another thing I highly recommend is have your local Internet company go to your street and replace and update the wires that come into your house.
Many of these wires have not been replaced in years and sometimes rats eat the cables. This will improve your signal dramatically.
Way to go Cat Woman!:)
Ralph has his hand raised.
what does tethering to your phone mean
hotspots for your phone, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204023
I’ll check w/carrier see if they will give me more (unlimited —hah!) hotspot data because I’m teaching
Thanks Scott. I tested my internet speed: my download speed is 111.5 mps, upload speed 11.1 mps. Is that good or bad?
We processed a handful of staff tech today, here in the library. Jeff’s correct there are 70+ requests
Here in El Dorado Hills, sometimes there is no internet connection, so I record my lecture videos late at 1 AM or 6 AM when many people are not using internet in the area.
Brad, 10-15 mps seems like a good range.
Thank you Mel and your team! You guys are working tirelessly and it shows!
Haha, I know I look tired :)
Depending on what you are doing you may need to have your computer hard wired to an ethernet cable. My students have to upload videos and depending on where they are if they are not on a wired connection they have issues/
Great Idea Jeff to get some sunshine and change of scenery!!!
You only have to be presentable from about the chest up :-)
PJ bottoms do work!
As long as you don’t stand up!
Kasey that is hysterical!
Lol. Or bathing suit once it gets warmer.
At least they're not driving!
are any instructors NOT taking late add's this next week?
Always have "generous assumptions"!!
FYI- De Anza and Foothill community college spring quarter starts next week. Looking for motivation to workout? Sign up for one of their fitness classes, or art, or music, or dance. Side note- their website says that no student will be dropped for non-payment
Good tips Jen! Thanks!
How are you dealing with students who are having difficulty joining your Zoom meeting?
All - caps is considered shouting. AllCaps — I Use Title Case for emphasis
Audio feedback can also be great!
Shelli, what are some of the student Zoom issues?
Sarah, my classes are full and I won’t be taking any more students in MUS104B and E.
Christina had this good article she shared on Zoom and being inclusive. https://www.chronicle.com/article/8-Ways-to-Be-More-Inclusive-in/248460?fbclid=IwAR0X1l779TEKeVj6DKixb3XFlH8eVH9ZsWG_HSPoT-2PJPKeN8vKh8CvnmQ
Thank you all so much!
Many of them just don't get to the right place after clicking. They are using phones, tablets and computers so it's difficult to figure out where they're going wrong. Many are not very tech savvy.
Thanks Scott and Christina for sharing that article
Shelli, thanks. If they are ongoing issues, we could direct them to on-campus help.
Sarah, I am willing to take late adds if there is a good case for it but I would not advise someone joining in my stats class if they have missed the whole first week just because math is brutal if you fall behind. However, I do not want to sound inflexible and can consider late adds on a case by case basis. Wynn
Stability at this time can’t be underestimated. Thank you, everyone!
Thanks Mark and Wynn for the update
My policy is similar to Wynn. Missing the full first week makes it almost impossible to pass
Thanks so much, everyone!
This was great. Thanks to all of you!
Thanks for all the information!