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Online Courses 2014   Fall

Are you ready for online classes? Take our online readiness survey

Need to Login? Start here

Need more information? View the Student Services Orientation or Tips for online students

Please contact your academic advisor by calling 707-476-4150 or sending an email to counseling@redwoods.edu or Sheila-Hall@redwoods.edu.

Fall 2014 Canvas Pilot

VERY IMPORTANT:  SOME INSTRUCTORS ARE NOT USING MYCR THIS SEMESTER IF YOUR COURSE IS IN CANVAS PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO LOG IN

 

https://redwoods.instructure.com

 

Your Canvas username will be the same as you web advisor username.

 

The default password for Canvas will be your 6 digit birthdate (mmddYY). Be sure to change your password after you first log in.

During the fall semester of 2014, approximately 25 faculty will participate in a pilot program in which the learning management system (LMS) to be used will be Canvas rather than the Sakai-based MyCR. These faculty and their students will provide feedback about their experience with Canvas, which will improve the success of our permanent district-wide rollout of Canvas which is planned to occur for the Spring 2015 semester. As we ramp up toward this full rollout of Canvas, we will provide many Canvas training opportunities and materials/resources for faculty and students. The faculty participating in the pilot this fall can contact any of the DE staff for materials and support.

Want to know more about Canvas? Need help with Canvas or Pilot Resources? 

About Online Learning

Online learning is a great option for a growing number of students, and learning online doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality for convenience while you earn your degree. College of the Redwoods is proud to offer access to education for those who need flexibility in attending classes. All of our online courses are fully accredited in the same way our traditional, face-to-face courses are. They have the same student learning objectives and require you to demonstrate the same competencies as our traditional courses.

You can access your College of the Redwoods online course using any Internet connection, anytime, anywhere. Choose the time and place that works for you. Each week, participate in class discussions, post your assignments, and review faculty and peer feedback. Much of your course work can be done offline, too.

Whether you hope to take most of your degree program online, or only a few courses, you want to be sure to speak with an advisor about your plans. Whether you hope to take most of your degree program online, or only a few courses, you want to be sure to speak with an advisor about your plans.

If you have a demanding work schedule, live far from a campus, need to save money on gas, or want to spend more time at home with your family, taking classes online at College of the Redwoods makes sense.

For online class support, please contact :


Mark Renner - Director, Distance Education

LRC, Room 110C | College of the Redwoods Distance Education

Phone: 707-476-4225 | Email:  Mark-Renner@Redwoods.edu

 

Mark Winter - Faculty Coordinator, Distance Education

LRC, Room L107 | College of the Redwoods Distance Education

Phone: 707-476-4310 | Email: Mark-Winter@Redwoods.edu


Reno Giovannetti, Instructional Technologist
LRC, Room L107 | College of the Redwoods
Phone: 707-476-4568 | Email: Reno-Giovannetti@Redwoods.edu

MyCR is our learning management system and where you can access your online classes.

Take the online readiness Survey

Tips for the online Student

College of the Redwoods Student Services Online Orientation

Tutorials are available for both students and instructors. These tutorials cover topics such as MyCR, Google Docs, Gmail, and Social Media.

Tutoring Services are available by appointment. Please call the Academic Support Center at the Eureka Campus, at 707.476.4106. The tutoring schedule is sent to all registered CR students via your MyCR email account.

A Schedule of Classes is available where you can view the online classes offered during the semester of your choice.

Prospective Students and Current Students are encouraged to visit the appropriate page for more information.

Faculty Resources contain teaching resources helpful to our instructors.

Pilot Resources:

Canvas Help Center

Instructors

Overview

Quick Start Guide

Full Instructor Guide

Video Guides 

Mobile Phone Guide

Students

 Overview

Student Orientation

Full Student Guide

Video Guides

Students using canvas this semester will be presented with the following message if they login to MyCR:

VERY IMPORTANT:  THIS IS NOT THE SITE WE WILL BE USING FOR THIS CLASS.  A NUMBER OF ONLINE CLASSES HAVE BEEN MIGRATED TO A NEW LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CALLED CANVAS.  THIS IS HOW TO ACCESS THE NEW SITE:

 

https://redwoods.instructure.com

 

Your Canvas username will be the same username you used to login to MyCR (Sakai).

 

The default password for Canvas will be your 6 digit birthdate (mmddYY). Be sure to change your password after you first log in.

 

See this guide for instructions on how to change your password: http://guides.instructure.com/m/4212/l/41958-how-do-i-change-my-login-password 

Pilot Contacts:

Reno Giovannetti - Instructional Technologist

Phone: 707-476-4568 | Email: Reno-Giovannetti@Redwoods.edu

Mark Winter - Faculty Coordinator, Distance Education

Phone: 707-476-4310 | Email: Mark-Winter@Redwoods.edu

Mark Renner - Director, Distance Education

Phone: 707-476-4225 | Email:  Mark-Renner@Redwoods.edu

Services

Instructional Design services are available by appointment. Please call or email.

Instructional Technology Training, including MyCR, Google Docs and others, are available. Please email or call.

Tutorials are available for both students and instructors. These tutorials cover topics such as MyCR, Google Docs, Gmail and Social Media.

Captioning and Transcription for your distance education class material is available through the DECT grant. Please contact the Distance Education department to discuss your project so the best workflow for captioning/transcribing your materials can be determined. 707-476-4568

For instructional design services and instructional technology training:


Mark Winter - Faculty Coordinator, Distance Education

LRC, Room L107 | College of the Redwoods Distance Education

Phone: 707-476-4310 | Email: Mark-Winter@Redwoods.edu


Reno Giovannetti, Instructional Technologist
LRC, Room L107 | College of the Redwoods
Phone: 707-476-4568 | Email: Reno-Giovannetti@Redwoods.edu

Operating Statement: In support of the college's mission and Objective 1.6 of the College of the Redwoods Strategic Plan (Support staff and faculty development and instructional innovation), the Professional Development Committee provides a comprehensive professional development program to include assessment of needs, planning and evaluation of activities.