CCC TechConnect Provides Technology Solutions to CCC System

CCC TechConnect Provides Technology Solutions to CCC System

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Funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, CCC TechConnect’s mission is to offer technology solutions and support to enhance the online learning experience and boost student success — which as previously mentioned in this issue — has helped facilitate 8 million meetings throughout the system, including courses, meetings, and conferences. 

One solution is CCC TechConnect Zoom (ConferZoom), a secure, web-based meeting tool that works across most operating systems, browsers and mobile devices to provide high-quality audio and video communications. CCC TechConnect Zoom integrates with Canvas and facilitates efficient scheduling and connecting to web conferences, virtual office hours management, recordings and more. 

Licensed accounts are available for free to California community college employees. This type of account allows users to have up to 300 people in classes and meetings to access advanced features not available in basic accounts. 

CCC TechConnect is helping community colleges ramp up for the spring semester by offering live online Zoom trainings for faculty and staff at no charge. The one-hour sessions are ongoing and take place from 12–1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9–10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, register for a LIVE online training.

Another great solution is CCC TechConnect’s Cloud services (3C Media Solutions). Providing an educational media repository and distribution source for video content, streaming and event coverage, CCC TechConnect Cloud services gives CCC administrators, faculty and staff resources to store and share media and enrich student learning, expedite their progression and advance individual success.

Recently introduced as a new addition to CCC TechConnect’s Cloud services is PlayPosit 3.0, an instructional design platform integrated with Canvas that allows instructors to optimize video content from CCC TechConnect or other video platforms. This technology makes it possible for faculty to better engage students and create a richer learning environment. 

With PlayPosit, instructors can overlay quizzes, discussions, reflection points, annotations and surveys onto videos. Instructors have the capability to embed multiple-choice, fill-in, free response and check-all answer options. There is also co-instructor collaboration so multiple instructors can work together on creation. For those with little to no design experience, PlayPosit has many built-in templates that enable instructors to pick from a pre-made set of interactions. Rich performance analytics, monitoring of student progress and grade syncing are other pluses for instructors.
 
The tool has usefulness outside of the classroom too, as it can be used for faculty and staff training across college campuses. 

One more excellent solution is CCC TechConnect’s Online Teaching Conference. CCC TechConnect is committed to bringing the online teaching community together and providing faculty, staff and administrators the tools needed for online instruction, learning and student success. As with past years, the Online Teaching Conference will offer a balanced program that not only continues to enhance the needs of seasoned online teaching professionals but also those who are new to online instruction.

Although earlier plans included the potential option of a hybrid component for OTC’21, TechConnect has decided against that and will present a virtual-only conference June 21-23. The event platform to be used is robust and plans to offer interactivity not only in sessions but also networking activities, opportunities and the ability to visit and interact with exhibitors in real time. 

Registration for OTC'21 is now open. Register now through April 14, 2021, to enjoy the Early Bird price of $150. 

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Daily, live trainings on all TechConnect services are available at no cost from TechConnect Zoom Training and TechConnect Cloud Training. Additionally, for more information about all CCC TechConnect solutions, please visit www.ccctechconnect.org or contact support@ccctechconnect.org.