Keep Teaching – Continue Serving
In the case of an emergency, Oxnard College may aim to provide instructional and student service continuity by offering temporary, remote instruction and student service provisions for our students, faculty, and staff. The following information has been provided to assist with the transition of moving instruction and student service activities to maintain campus continuity.
Please visit the VCCCD Alerts page to stay up-to-date on most current information for Ventura County. You will also receive regular updates to your vcccd.edu emails. Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to your supervisor.
Resources & Tools
Direct Login to Canvas
For instant access to the VCCCD Canvas login page, go to: https://vcccd.instructure.com. We recommend providing this direct link to students, staff, and faculty when communicating with them about online learning and instruction.
Suggested Mobile Apps
We are recommending all faculty, staff, and students download the free Canvas (Student or Teacher) mobile apps, as well as Zoom (ConferZoom account works on Zoom mobile app).
- Canvas Student Mobile Apps: Android , iOS
- Canvas Teacher Mobile Apps: Android, iOS
- Zoom Mobile App (Works with ConferZoom)
Virtual Training Sessions
From the training sessions this week:
Student Canvas Training Recorded
Faculty Training Recorded
Training Videos by Laura on YouTube are also found in the OC DE Faculty Hub with more content.
ConferZoom Tutorial by Rena Petrello
State Resources and Training Recorded and Live Support During Spring Break
Do you have instructors struggling to make the transition to temporary remote teaching? Do your faculty have questions about using Canvas or Zoom? Could they use some help redesigning their classroom practices for online delivery? Are YOU struggling to provide all of the support your faculty need for temporary remote or online teaching at this critical time? Our Instructional Design Team is here to help! Helen Graves, Cheryl Chapman, and Shawn Valcárcel are holding online "office hours" throughout the week. Instructors can use the Zoom link
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/831127113 during the following hours to drop in and get answers to their questions
State Instructional Design Team Drop-In Hours:
- Monday 4/6: Noon-1:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Tuesday 4/7: 9:00am-10:00am
- Wednesday 4/8: Noon-1:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Thursday 4/9: 9:00am-10:00am
- Friday 4/10: 9:00am-10:00am & Noon-1:00pm & 4:00-5:00pm
Friday, April 3
9AM– 10AM - Teaching Public Speaking in an Online Environment - Registration
10AM – 11AM - Science Laboratory Modifications for Online Environments - Registration
11AM – 12PM - Performance Laboratory Modifications for Online Environments - Registration
1PM – 2PM - Traditional Trade Laboratory Modifications for Online Environments - Registration
2PM - 3PM - Child Development/Early Childhood Education in an Online Environment - Registration
Make an Individual Appointment:
Laura Gentry 805-678-5302
Keep Teaching – Continue Serving: Self-Paced Training
This self-paced training in Canvas is curated for all VCCCD faculty and staff looking for step-by-step guides on basic Canvas tools, ConferZoom, Lecture Capture, ADA Compliance, Library Resources, Student Services tools, and more! It will also be updated as more materials (e.g templates and samples are developed). To access this training course, follow the link for Keep Teaching – Continue Serving: Remote Tools for Faculty and Staff and select the Enroll in Course button. To share this resource with other VCCCD members, provide this direct URL: https://vcccd.instructure.com/enroll/X6XCM7
OC DE Faculty Hub: Canvas Resource
This Canvas-based resource is for distance education faculty and others looking for a deeper dive into online teaching best practices and tools specific to Ventura College. It is also a place where we communicate and discuss all things online teaching and learning. To join this resource, select the following link for OC DE Faculty Hub and Enroll. To share this resource with other OC members, provide this URL: https://vcccd.instructure.com/enroll/NDD9T6
Vision Resource Center
The CCC System provides free access to learning resources, including Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning, for all employees through the Vision Resource Center. To access these valuable resources, follow these directions:
- Navigate to the Vision Resource Center
- If you do not have an account, select Register and provide your official vcccd.edu email.
- If you do, go to Login and select General User Login OR go to this direct login link.
- Once you’re in, select the Learn button in the middle of the page and search or browse for trainings.
VCCCD Peer Networks
Sharing resources among your departments is highly encouraged. For faculty or staff willing to serve as peer support, or please contact your Dean so the Distance Education Team can contact you. Here are some examples of some great resources developed by your colleagues:
Contacts for Support:
24/7 Days, Evenings and Weekends Canvas Tech Support: (844) 603-4262
Laura Gentry (805) 678-5302