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Free eBooks from the Libraries

by Eric Phetteplace -

Want some reading for Thanksgiving or Winter break? Looking for an in-depth source covering a research topic? Remember that there are thousands of free ebooks accessible to you on a variety of topics related to CCA's academic programs, from writing to business to fine arts. Here's just a few of the more popular titles available:

cover of Design Justice ebook Frankenstein by Mary Shelley cover of "The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft"

You can find these free ebooks—and much more!— using the CCA Libraries' search engine. There are more details in the Libraries' blog post for Open Access Week 2022.

MURAL: Basics and Beyond

by Daniel Ransom -

MURAL: Basics and Beyond, October 6, 3:10-3:50pm

CCA Libraries are hosting a Zoom workshop on the basics of using MURAL for visual collaboration. The session is open to both instructors and students. MURAL is a collaboration intelligence platform used in many CCA courses. It is a versatile learning tool where students can express their creativity and work with others anywhere and anytime. 

Whether you are new to MURAL or are an experienced user looking for new ways to use the platform, this workshop will be for you. The session is scheduled to fit between afternoon and early evening classes. Please register through this link.

Faculty: Wrapping up your Spring semester in Moodle

by Nancy Chan -

With the end of the Spring term only a few weeks away, it’s a good time to ensure that your gradebook in Moodle is set up the way you need it, that your students can see how they are doing in the class, and that you are prepared to move your course from “In Progress” to “Past.” We have provided the following checklist for you. 

Gradebooks

 All gradebook items are inside categories.
Items floating outside your categories may be calculated incorrectly. See Gradebook Setup for Faculty for more. 

 If counted towards the final grades, gradebook items are weighted other than “0."
See Assign Weights to Grade Categories and Grade items for more. 

 If not counted towards the final grades, gradebook items have a weight of "0."
See Assign Weights to Grade Categories and Grade items for more. 

 Entered "0"s for all work that has not been submitted by students.
Blank or empty grades are not counted against a student's grade until a zero is inputted. See Editing Grades for Faculty for more. 

 Unhidden your gradebook so that students can access their grades and check their progress.
See Hiding / Unhiding Gradebook for more. 

If you need help with Gradebook setup, feel free to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Ming.

Note: Moodle is not CCA's academic system of record, so all official grade submissions should be made through Workday. See Submit Grades Step by Step Guide for details.

Course End Dates

 The course end date and time is correct.
This will move your course from the “In-Progress” status to “Past” making it easy to keep courses organized on the Moodle dashboard. Incorrect dates could lead to confusion and disruptions to your class. See Editing Your Course Date for more.

Questions?

Contact the Instructional Services and Technology team at helpdesk.cca.edu or chat with us through the “Questions? Ask Us!” tab at the bottom of Moodle during regular business hours.

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