Welcome

Mission

To establish CCS as an innovative hub for teaching and learning, with spaces designated for technological experimentation for faculty and students alike; a space that has transformative online and in-person educational delivery, and sustainable online offerings in all departments. 

Vision

To push CCS to the forefront of higher education, redefining the segment by way of collaboration, experimentation and innovation. 

What We Do

The Office of Educational Technology + Innovation (ET+I) supports the technology research and training needs of all academic programs at CCS. This includes research and evaluation of emerging technologies for use in the classroom and online in consultation with the faculty and academic administration. The department also provides faculty and academic staff technology training, support, and certifications. 

The Educational Technology + Innovation office offers regular training in the college’s Learning Management System (Canvas.) Training in additional technologies or software can be requested through your department and will be arranged in conjunction with your Chair. CCS also provides full access to LinkedIn Learning, an online library of on-demand and self-paced software tutorials for all students, faculty and staff to support effective education of digital technology.

In addition to training, the Educational Technology and Innovation office supports the development of all online programming at CCS. New course or program offerings are created in collaboration with the Department Chair and Academic Affairs. Proposals for new offerings can be arranged with your Chair.

Instructional Design

The Ed Tech team provides one-on-one course development through a three month, three-phase instructional design approach in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Course development using this approach is generally reserved for fully online courses and programs in collaboration with Department Chairs and Academic Affairs.

The Ed Tech team provides additional instructional design support for faculty and academic staff through workshops, asynchronous videos, online resources (which include templates for project briefs and rubrics), certifications, and direct support via the Canvas Support ticketing system.

Learn more about instructional design at CCS.

Get Support

Need help with your Canvas course? Looking for one-on-one facilitation? Visit campus.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/ed-tech-help/ed-tech-support to submit a request for assistance. Please note you must log in with your CCS credentials to view the form.

Teaching & Learning Resources

Whether you are new to online asynchronous, synchronous, or hybrid instruction or a seasoned veteran, you will find plenty of resources to prepare you for the upcoming semester.  Check out the Teaching & Learning FAQ page for assistance with a variety of applications used to engage and connect with students. Support for Your Course has a direct link to Libraries, ITS, and Instructional Design help, while Software at CCS provides you step-by-step instructions for full access to the software you and your students have access to at CCS. If you have any questions or need further assistance with materials on this webpage, please do not hesitate to contact the HelpDesk.  

Sharing & Migrating Courses & Content

To learn more about this topic visit the Sharing and Migrating Courses and Content page.

Canvas 101

If you’re new to Canvas or looking to leverage the learning management system further, Canvas 101 can provide you with quick Canvas wins. This resource will introduce you to key Canvas features to meet the Canvas Minimum Usage Requirements.

Workshops & Training Sessions

Workshop and training sessions are provided by the Ed Tech team a few times each semester. Faculty and Staff are welcome to participate in any upcoming sessions. Sessions generally last about one hour and are interactive; providing demonstrations and time for questions.

Recordings of previous Workshops and Training Sessions are available for viewing as well.

Ed Tech Downloadable Resources for Chairs/Faculty

Ed Tech Forms

Ed Tech YouTube Channel

The Ed Tech team has a curated Ed Tech + Innovation YouTube playlist of videos to assist you with Canvas, Zoom, and Simple Syllabus. Click the video below to gain access to the unlisted playlist. Click “Subscribe” on YouTube to easily access video content as it becomes available.


FAQs
FAQs

Information about specific applications used to
connect to the community.


Support for your Course

Use this form to connect with ITS, Libraries,
and Instructional Designers


Software at CCS

All the details about software
for Students,
Faculty, and Staff

How to Locate Your Course Evaluations in Canvas

Application Help Pages

Often answers to questions can be found very quickly doing a simple search on the application’s website.

Adobe Help Center
Canvas LMS
Google Help
Google Calendar Help
Google Drive Help
Gmail Help
YouTube Help
Zoom Help Center