News & Announcements
- Course Reviews
- The New Canvas Gradebook
- Canvas Commons: Free Educational Resources at Your Fingertips
Course Reviews Community College of Philadelphia’s Office of Online Learning is establishing a periodic review cycle for online and hybrid courses. The new process will operate within the framework of standard online learning practices and the guidelines of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The review process is a confidential collaboration between the Office of Online Learning and the faculty member who built the course. We will notify each faculty member before beginning the review.
- Students Save Money with Open Education Resources (OER)
- Canvas “Zooms” Ahead
- There’s an App for (Some of) That
Students Save Money with Open Education Resources (OER)
Finances are a serious concern for community college students, and the high cost of textbooks and publishers’ materials is a big part of the problem. A 2016 survey conducted by Florida Virtual Campus’ (FLVC) Office of Distance Learning and Student Services found that over half of all students in associate degree programs did not purchase the required textbook due its high cost.
- Sneak Preview: The New Canvas Gradebook
- Continuity and Change in the College Experience
Sneak Preview: The New Canvas Gradebook
NOTE: The new Gradebook will become the default in about one year. This is an overview of the changes to give you an idea of what’s in the works. Please keep in mind that new Gradebook is still being tested and refined, so the final product may be slightly different from what you see here.
In the new Gradebook you can…
Enter grades in any format, not just in the format set in the assignment:
Blueprint Courses: New Canvas Feature
Blueprint Courses makes it easy for programs to deploy, update, and maintain course design templates or components across any number of courses or instructors. For example, departmental units may have common items in every section of a course. Blueprint Courses let the unit create the common content and learning objects for all sections of a course, lock specific settings or content items, and push updates to all associated courses through a step called course “syncing.”
Items that can be locked include content, points, due dates, and availability dates that apply within assignments, discussions, pages, files, and quizzes.
- How You Can Build World-Class Online Courses
- An Interview with Joan DeRosa, Foundational Math Faculty Teaching Online
- Student Context Cards: New Canvas Feature
How You Can Build World-Class Online Courses
Online courses produced at Community College of Philadelphia compare favorably with the best found anywhere in the world. But that achievement doesn't happen by accident. It is the result of a successful faculty-administration collaboration. If you have ever considered teaching online at the College or are just curious, here's how we do it:
"Missing" Courses that Aren’t Missing!
The Canvas “Dashboard” has a clean and colorful look, but you may have noticed that some of your courses appear to be “missing.” This is because the Dashboard displays a selection of your courses, not all of them.
To choose which course(s) should appear on your Dashboard, follow these steps: