June 18-20
Anaheim, CA

Pre Conference Workshops


2018 Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule (Monday, June 18, 2018 from 9am-4pm at the Hilton Anaheim)

We are pleased to announce pre-conference workshops designed to complement the OTC’18 program. With input from attendee feedback,
these workshops were selected to provide hands-on opportunities for exploring leading-edge teaching and learning skills and strategies.

Pre-Conference Workshops are not included with General Conference Registration. To participate in a Pre-Conference Workshop, please select from the options below and follow the registration link.

Please see our Pre-Conference Workshops Agenda for the schedule of events.


Full-day Workshops
Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
Instructor: @ONE

(9:00am – 4:00pm)

An introductory workshop for faculty building their first course in Canvas. This workshop will walk through the building blocks of Canvas, including modules, pages, assignments, discussions, and quizzes. We provide tricks and tips for creating content, integrating multimedia and images, and designing a course in alignment with the OEI Course Design Rubric. Participants should bring their own laptop, and the course outline for the class they would like to work on. No prior Canvas knowledge needed.Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)

$275 (includes breakfast & lunch)

Advanced Techniques with Canvas: Designing (or Redesigning) your Course
Instructor: @ONE
(9:00am – 4:00pm)

Course design is a critical piece of effective online learning, but it remains a mysterious process for many online instructors. This workshop will demystify approaches to course design and illuminate why effective course design is correlated with improved student success. During the workshop, we’ll explore strategies for using Canvas tools to support course design, enhance student interaction, and develop robust assessments and activities to support student learning. By the end of the day, you will have a handle on how to design (or redesign) a quality online course that is aligned with the CCC OEI Course Design Rubric.

Humanizing Your Online Course
Instructor: @ONE
(9:00am – 4:00pm)

Online students who relate to their instructor as something more than a subject matter expert and feel as if they belong to a group, are more likely to be motivated, be satisfied with their learning, and succeed in achieving the course objectives (Picciano, 2002; Rovai & Barnum, 2003; Richardson & Swan, 2003). These are the effects of humanized online learning. This workshop will present both the theory and practice of humanizing, discuss why humanizing is especially important to our underserved students, and provide you with practical strategies and tools to implement in your online course.

Great Online Teachers Seminar
Facilitated by
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Ed.D. (@brocansky)
(9:00am – 4:00pm)

Back for the second year! Since the 1960s, the National Great Teachers Movement has inspired thousands of educators. This event will leverage the concept of a GTS, but with a twist! As an online instructor, you understand that online teaching is unique from face-to-face teaching. And, as such, you need dedicated time to share, listen, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that come along with online teaching and learning. This 1-day seminar will provide a positive environment for online instructors to connect, share, and grow together in community. Participants will complete pre-work online using tools from Google Suite.

Accessibility in the Online Environment
CCC Technology Center
(9:00am – 4:00pm)

The accessibility of instructional materials is an important consideration for engaging all students and supporting diverse learning styles. Join us as we discuss best practices and strategies for building accessibility into the online classroom. This workshop will offer participants hands-on activities and address a variety of accessibility topics related to your Canvas course, including the accessibility of MS Word and PDF content, and the steps for captioning YouTube and other media content.

Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)

Distance Education Coordinators Retreat
9:00am – 4:00pm
By invitation only

Retreat attendance is free, but is limited to CCC DECO members. Individual membership is $25 per year. Institutional membership is $100 for up to 5 people at your institution.In order to become a member, or to renew your membership, you can choose one of the following options:

  • Pay membership fee via invoice (payment must be received by May 31, 2018)
  • Pay membership fee at the conference with cash or check (credit cards will not be accepted)
  • Membership fee for the 2018/19 year has already been paid

Please email membership@cccdeco.org with any questions.

Half-day Workshops
Using Canvas Blueprint Courses
(9:00am – 12:00pm)

This workshop will explore how best to leverage Blueprint courses, looking at how faculty, designers, and administrators can collaborate on Blueprints to streamline the development of new courses, share common material amongst faculty, and develop robust rubrics and reporting for outcomes.

$175 (includes breakfast)

Prep, Shoot, Edit! Learn how to Create Video with Tools you Already Have (Single Camera Use)
Chris Brown
(9:00am – 12:00pm)

Creating videos does not have to be difficult or complicated. All you need to get you started is a device with video capabilities (mobile, DSLR or hand-held camera). Attend this pre-conference workshop and learn how to prep, shoot, and edit video using simple techniques and tools you already have! Lighting, microphones, storytelling, backgrounds, scripts, and simple edits are some of the topics we’ll discuss. Walk away from this workshop inspired to easily and inexpensively create video for your classes, students or any audience.

Live Mobile Video Production – A Production Studio in a Backpack (Multi Camera Use – A Hands-On Experience)
Joseph Parente
(1:00pm – 4:00pm)

There are many situations that call for multiple cameras being live switched for either recording or live streaming. This workshop will demonstrate some of the solutions which are used for recording and streaming of multiple cameras and iOS devices when a single camera is not enough. A multiple camera set up would give a 360 view of the teacher-student interaction. This workshop is designed to show a simple setup and things that can be done to expand that set up. Yes, a full production studio that can fit in a backpack, yet have the production capabilities of a studio costing many thousands of dollars. This workshop will allow participants to have hands on experience with these solutions and take part in a live “studio” broadcast. At the end of this workshop, participants will receive a production quality microphone to immediately start using the skills learned in the workshop.



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