Online Education: Still Excellent, Still Equitable

Friday, August 21

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


All sessions will be presented virtually through a Canvas course shell, "Convocation 2020." You can participate in Convocation from any computer or smartphone by logging in to Canvas at this link: Canvas for Convocation. Our event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome and introduction of our new interim Superintendent/President Dr. Raúl Rodríguez. If you would like to come early to visit over Zoom, please log in to the Canvas course at 8 a.m. on August 21.

Please test your computer connection and software in advance at this link: Canvas for Convocation. For help logging into Canvas, please go to Canvas login.

Convocation is required professional development for all full-time faculty. Adjunct faculty are welcome to attend full or half day. Classified staff should follow their supervisor's direction to set the work schedule for the day.

Convocation 2020 is organized in the following 5 Modules. We have designed large and small groups with a variety of presenters and choices of break-out sessions to help you start off the Fall online semester.

Agenda - Online Education: Still Excellent, Still Equitable





Optional Zoom Meet-Up


Module 1: Welcome from Interim Superintendent/President Dr. Raúl Rodríguez


Module 2: Professional Development - Best Practices in Online Pedagogy Breakout Groups


BREAK on your own


Module 3: College ReDesign - Meta-Majors & Program Mapping Breakout Groups


LUNCH on your own


Module 4: Professional Development -- Best Practices in Online Pedagogy Breakout Groups


Module 5: Introduction of New Faculty and Area Dean Meetings


Remember -- to prepare ahead of time for our virtual format, please


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If you need additional help, please reach out to the Professional Development Center for Canvas support or your area dean or supervisor.


Fall classes begin August 24, 2020 online.

To find a class and register click here.

Student online resources

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