COVID-19 Update 3/17 for Faculty

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Faculty Updates

To All KCCD Employees,
As we are coordinating our efforts related to the Coronavirus districtwide, we have identified the need to potentially communicate to all of our employees outside of the usual email transmission. KCCD currently utilizes Blackboard Connect (BBC) for secondary Emergency Mass Notification transmissions. BBC notifications go out to cellular (text and voice) and home (voice) telephones as well as email. In order to utilize BBC in the most effective manner possible, we are asking that all employees go to the link listed below and update their electronic contact preferences so the District can effectively communicate with you regarding our response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Once you click on the link, enter your @ number and password. Once you are on the page, select “Personal Information.” If, on your personal page you have the box checked in front of the following language, “ Do not send me any emergency notification messages. I understand that I will still receive notification of emergency situations through e-mail delivery.”, please uncheck that box for at least the duration of this emergency.

The District is currently working on improvements to the District's emergency mass communication platforms, but BBC is what we currently have in place.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

If you have any issues with the above link, please try opening it in an incognito window.


For employees, log in to, click MyBanWeb at the top of the page, then Personal Information, and then Update Telephone Numbers and Emergency Notification Preferences

You can do the same thing using https://insidebc.kccd.edu and also.


Many of you have received an email from CCC TechConnect asking you to activate your Zoom account. This email is a legitimate request and we are asking that you complete this process with your college email address to finish setting up your zoom account. Zoom is a tool that we may need to use to interact with each other and students as we work through the COVID-19 outbreak.


To help faculty prepare for the transition from on-ground class to online class, we'll offering several training this week.

To Register for synchronous training, please click on the title of training If you cannot attend the training, please note that some of the trainings will be recorded for future viewing Rebecca Pang is also available for any one-on-one training upon request.

March 17th, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Reduce Your Workload, the Glory of Canvas by Peter Fulks

March 17th, 2020 12:30 - 1:30 PM - Canvas Fundamentals: How to Make the Canvas Learning Management System Work for You by Gary Enns

March 17th, 2020 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Create Accessible Documents by Sylvia Sotomayor

March 18th, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 PM - Building Interactive Videos with PlayPosit by TechConnect and PlayPosit Representatives

March 18th, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Canvas Cram by Matt Hightower

March 18th, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM - Canvas Design for Mobile by Peter Fulks

March 18, 2020 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Make Zoom Your Ally When Teaching Online by Lucila Gonzalez-Cirre

March 18th, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Reduce Your Workload, the Glory of Canvas by Peter Fulks

March 19, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Setting Up and Using Zoom in Canvas by Michael Metcalf

Resources for your Students

Module 1 - Introduction to Online Learning

  1. Introduction to Online Learning (12 min)
  2. Getting Tech Ready (12 min)
  3. Prepare Your Computer for Canvas - Test Your Computer Readiness
  4. Log in to Your Online Class
  5. Navigate Your Online Course Successfully

Module 2 - Tips for Success in Online Courses

  1. Organizing for Online Success (10 min)
  2. Online Study Skills and Managing Time (12 min)
  3. Communication Skills for Online Learning (13 min)
  4. Online Reading Strategies (9 min)

Module 3 - About Your Campus Support Team and Support Resources

  1. About Your Campus Support Team
  2. Instructional Support (5 min)

Faculty Updates