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eLearning Services extended hours through Oct. 1

As you prepare for the Fall Quarter, eLearning Services is here to help, with extended hours now through October 1, 2020. We are available Monday -Thursday, 8a.m.-7p.m. & Friday 8a.m. – 4:30p.m. You can also contact Canvas Support 24 hours per day/7 days per week (direct links are available within Canvas)!

Message from President Roberts: Technology Needs & Workspaces at Home

Dear Colleague,

After completing nearly two quarters in remote operations, we’ve had the opportunity to reflect on what has worked well and what could be improved. When remote operations began in March, many of us expected to work from home for only a brief period of time and therefore, made only short-term preparations. Now that remote operations for the College has extended through Fall 2020, we are checking in again to confirm that each employee has a functional workspace in their home environment. At minimum, employees should have access to:

  • An internet connection
  • A computer with a keyboard and mouse, OR a laptop
  • A webcam and microphone for video conferencing
  • A chair
  • A surface (such as a table or desk) from which to work from
  • An adequately-sized monitor or laptop screen

Noting that it is an ongoing priority to ensure that each employee has a fully functional workspace in their home environment, we ask that you please complete the Remote Operations Workstation Survey to provide feedback on your work space at home as soon as possible. We ask that you complete this survey by August 24, 2020. We are also asking that all full-time and part-time staff take the survey to better understand all of your needs. The information received in this survey will be used to re-assess equipment needs as we move into our third full quarter of remote operations, and will also be utilized to further develop an equipment request process (similar to what we have used in the spring and summer). Further information on the survey results and a reminder of the equipment/support request process will be sent to all College staff at the end of August 2020.

Additionally, please recall that you continue to be welcome to retrieve office equipment (such as your desk chair, computer monitor, webcam, etc.), from your campus workspace but cannot take home your desktop computer at this time. If you would like to pick up such equipment (with a visit to campus of less than 4 hours) please follow the following protocol:

  • Email TSS (if technology is needed) to set up a day and time at tss@shoreline.edu.
  • Request prior approval from your Executive Team member.
  • Complete the Campus Access Form before arrival and upon departure (you no longer need to email Safety & Security).
  • Wear a two-ply mask while on campus. If you do not have one, you may request one at the Safety & Security office.

Thank you for continuing to strive for excellence in your work, despite the numerous unforeseen ongoing challenges. Your collective efforts make Shoreline a resilient campus community that supports student success.

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President
Office of the President

Spring and Summer eLearning Support

Greetings faculty,

eLearning has developed resources that can help you successfully complete Spring quarter, prepare for Summer, and plan for Fall.

We have new and revised mini-workshops and support materials available. These focus on different aspects of online instruction and the use of educational technologies, and can be accessed in the Online Teaching – Spring and Summer Workshop Series module on our eLearning Resources for Faculty Canvas site. Zoom sessions on this growing list of topics will be offered throughout the summer. Each resource is different, but the time commitment will range from 15-50 minutes for each.

A “Module Makeover” service is available now through the summer. At your request, Instructional Designers will review your Canvas course and revise one of your existing modules to represent best practices for online instruction. The revised module can serve as a model for a consistently used weekly approach. Send your requests to elearning@shoreline.edu with the course name and item number, and use “Module Makeover” as your email subject line for the best results.

A Foundations of Online Teaching training is available (now through the summer) to faculty who have not yet taught online. It includes four self-paced modules that require approximately 20 hours to complete, which includes the creation of content for your class. A stipend of $100 is available to faculty who successfully complete the course, create the identified deliverables, and have not previously received a stipend for this training. You can self enroll for the Foundations course here.

The Hybrid and Online Course Development Institute is available this summer once again, and enrollment is now open. This five-week experience requires active participation and approximately 20 hours for the full course and an additional 20 hours for the development of a course for review. A stipend of $100 is available for first-time faculty participants, and a stipend of $400 is available upon the successful development of your first Certified Course.

Sincerely,
Amy, Derek, & Hoshimi

Zoom licenses extended

Good news! Zoom has agreed to extend our free Pro licenses through September 30 (they were originally scheduled to expire at the end of June). The SBCTC has indicated that the next steps include working with Zoom and K20 on longer-term arrangements.

Join the Change Management Book Club – 5-minute edition

As a reminder, the Change Management Book Club is still going strong. We are currently finishing up our first book, “Employee’s Guide to Change” by Jeffrey M. Hiatt via Zoom and want to give EVERYBODY a chance to participate.

What if I don’t have the book?
No worries. Email us at ctcLink@shoreline.edu and we can send you a quick summary that will have you up to speed in 5 minutes.

Is this different than the previous Change Management Book Club?
Nope. It is the same opportunity to discuss what you found interesting and how it may apply to your life or your work. We just want to give everyone a chance to join in if they didn’t have a chance previously.

When is it?

Choose from one of three sessions:

    • Thursday, 5/21 2-3pm
    • Wednesday, 6/3 11am-12pm
    • Thursday 6/4, 3-4pm

How do I sign up?
If you need an invite, email us and let us know which session you wish to attend.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Chiappa, ctcLink Organizational Change and Project Manager.