The Advocate

United Faculty vote to reduce semester span

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

February 1, 2017

The decision to compress the semester from an 18-week semester to a 16-week schedule moves forward as United Faculty members vote online to approve the tentative agreement opened on Monday. District Administrative Services Executive V...

Platform improves digital exchange

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2016

Online classes are providing students with advanced study options. Contra Costa College currently offers 68 online and hybrid courses to help students achieve their educational goals as quickly as possible. “I advocate for onlin...

Professors begin to use canvas, meld to platform

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

August 26, 2016

Professors have the option to teach any of their courses using Desire 2 Learn or Canvas until the district makes the permanent switch to Canvas, an online learning management system, for the 2017 fall semester. “Everyone in...

Remodeling education

Remodeling education

August 26, 2016

Professors given chance to prepare for Canvas

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

May 4, 2016

Drama department Chairperson Carlos-Manuel Chavarria is one of about 20 professors at Contra Costa College asked to participate in a training webinar before the district switches over to Canvas from Desire2Learn by the 2017 sprin...

Message not received

Message not received

April 11, 2016

Lack of accessibility leaves network users disconnected

By Tobias Cheng, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

Desire2Learn makes applications for use on mobile devices. However, “(Contra Costa College faculty) has not pushed them as much as the computer versions,” Technology Systems Manager James Eyestone said. Judy Flum, distance ed...

‘Mobile access’ pushes statewide online initiative

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 29, 2015

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is offering its campuses a chance to transition from other online learning platforms to Canvas for free through its Online Education Initiative (OEI). Vice Chancellor for...

Desire to switch

Desire to switch

October 21, 2015

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