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General technology FAQs can be found here.
- April 2013: "What We Know about Online Course Outcomes" - practitioner packet provided by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University Teachers College
Many classrooms on campus have now been equipped with a Crestron control panel. This system, designed to be easy to use, allows you to control the projector and related devices from a single spot, without the need for a handful of remote controls; even DVD and VCR playback are now controlled from this panel. You can download a diagram of the panel with explanations of all of the controls as well as a brief instruction guide (both are .PDF files). If the system does not seem to be working right, please contact the IT help desk (email@example.com or 805-968-5898) for assistance.
Login help and general support are available by calling District Help Desk at 805-652-7777 (hours of operation).
PDF guide to Customizing Your D2L Course
Distirct D2L Faculty Resources: .PDF mini-guides for over 30 topics to help you get started with D2L or get more out of it.
District D2L FAQs: Another set of frequently asked questions, compiled by the district.
D2L Wiki: A basic, but pretty friendly D2L wiki from Wisconsin.
The Desire2Learn Community: A place to connect with users at other institutions, to have questions answered, to find out how others use D2L, and to get news from the developers. Access is only available to members, but enrollment is free.
Documentation: The Course Leader Guide (.PDF download)
Click here to download the Basic Guide to CurricUNET (.PDF download).
The District's OmniUpdate Support Page.
Curriculum Committee page: Curriculum submission information, forms, and more.
OpenCourseWare: Free (Creative Commons license) course materials offered by instructors and institutions from around the world on a wide variety of topics. Course materials may include everything from syllabus to assignments to exams and reading lists.
Accessing the SharePoint server (You can also download these instructions):
- It is recommended that you use Internet Explorer for SharePoint access.
- Point your browser to omoss.oxnardcollege.edu.
- Log in as AD\[username], where [username] is the name you use to log in to the portal. (Note that the "AD\" is very important!)
- Use your portal password to complete the login.
Upload instructions (PDF format) are also available.
eLumen login page: Log in to the server to enter or review SLOs, rubrics, and more. For information on the program, how to log in, and what you can do with it, contact Instructional Technology. The following documentation may help all faculty use eLumen (all are PDF downloads):
- Guide to entering assessment data
- Guide to entering analysis after assessment (Section Improvement Plan)
Coordinators (department chairs and lead instructors) may also find the following PDF files useful:
- Guide to entering SLOs
- Guide to mapping course SLOs to PSLOs and ISLOs
- Guide to entering course and program analysis (Course and Program Improvement Plans)
For Student Services, eLumen works a little differently. This Student Services User's Guide provides instructions.
LOT Committee page: Information and resources pertaining to SLOs.
RubiStar: A free tool to help instructors create quality rubrics.
RCampus iRubric library: A free, public gallery of thousands of rubrics.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources: The primary goal of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty.
Open Courseware Consortium: The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
Online Course Directory: A free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses featuring videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors a Harvard, Princeton and MIT. Some of the courses include iPhone Application Development from Stanford and Cyber Humor from Oxford.
Turnitin.com: Go to the website to make use of this service; use these instructions to create your account. Please contact Instructional Technology for the account information. Turnitin offers tutorials online at https://turnitin.com/static/training/instructor.php.
D2L/Turnitin Integration: Documentation from the District on using Turnitin within D2L.
Intelecom Online Resources Network: A collection of videos (both short clips and longer presentations) that you can embed in your D2L course space, powerpoint slides, and elsewhere. Oxnard College faculty have FREE access to this service for the next year. Please take advantage of this resource and let us know if you find it valuable. Contact Instructional Technology for details and login information.Global Campus: A collection of multimedia materials shared by other educators.
CCC Confer: For e-conferencing and distance teaching with audio, video, and/or text chat. Sign up for free. Their online Training Center has lots of information to help you make the most of this communication and teaching platform.
Microsoft Higher Education: Advice and resources to help instructors get the most out of Microsoft products, including curriculum resources, online workshops, and blogs written by academics.World Lecture Hall: Free course materials in dozens of fields.
Library of Congress Teachers Page: Classroom material, professional development, and other resources.
U.S. Dept. of Education research: ED’s links to research-based best practices in education.
Microsoft Office 2007 training courses: A variety of free, online training courses for the various programs in the Office Suite.
WonderHowTo? - a website with a large collection of how-to videos on Microsoft Office
College Buys: The Foundation for California Community Colleges offers significant savings on software, hardware, and more.
Lynda.com: You can access online training in a wide variety of areas from Lynda.com. You must connect to the website through the MyVCCCD portal: Go to the Work Life tab and click on " Lynda.com Employee Online Training."
OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice.org is a "free and open productivity suite" for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It is a free alternative to similar software suites, and can read and save files using the formats of other common office programs.
AdobeTV: Adobe offers free, short training videos that help you get the most out of all of their products.
Fair Use Best Practices: The Center for Social Media at American University has collected best-practices guidelines regarding the fair use of various kinds of media in your course.
Virus protection: Information Technology Services makes sure that Sophos, the virus-protection application, is installed on all campus computers, but did you know that the district has purchased licenses of Sophos for you to install on your home computer as well? You can download Sophos for Windows or Mac from the MyVCCCD portal; simply go to the Employee Information tab and click the "Antivirus Software" link in the Information Technology box (one installation per employee).
Lovely Charts: A mostly free, very easy to use, online flowchart-creation tool. Create, edit, and save charts in your web browser, then export then as .JPG or .PNG graphic files. Watch the screencast to learn more.
Plagiarism.org: A site dedicate to information and resources that can help instructors and students understand and prevent plagiarism.
Plagiarism Tutorial: The university libraries of the University of Southern Mississippi offer a free, online tutorial that helps students learn about plagiarism. They take pre- and post-tests on the topic and can have the results emailed both to themselves and to their instructor.
LibraryThing: A free website that allows users to catalog books they are currently reading, would like to read, and/or have read, along with other information about readers and reading. Use it to find out who else in the world is reading books you've assigned, or as a fun way to demonstrate to students how much reading is really going on out there. Refer students to the site to enhance their reading experiences.
The Faculty Resource Center (FRC), located in the Tutoring Center Wing of our New Library/LRC, is a technology-rich environment created for use by full- and part-time faculty. The FRC is intended to help enhance teaching methods, support distance learning, and provide professional development. It also serves as a place where faculty can meet formally or informally to share ideas, lower barriers between disciplines, form learning communities, and promote innovation. The Instructional Technologists, whose offices are in the open drum area of the Library/LRC, are available to assist faculty in discovering, exploring, sharing, developing, and utilizing technologies.