Online Resources for Faculty
Moreno Valley College, as well as all colleges in the Riverside Community College District, are making a shift to remote/online instruction. To assist with this change, please take advantage of the various resources available to transition your course to a remote/online format.
Please check your RCCD Email for the latest updates!
Resources and Information
Instructional Programs & Resources (including Zoom) updated
Zoom is an online meeting service provided to all employees of the California Community Colleges by the CCC Confer project. Connections are Java-free, and support all operating systems and browsers, including mobile devices. Experience high quality video and audio, desktop screen sharing, whiteboard with annotations, waiting and breakout rooms, and more. Zoom connects with Canvas making it easy for instructors and students to participate live, and to view recordings. RCCD employees, if not currently signed up, have been invited to create an account. Check your email.
- How to avoid the "Zoombomb" (i.e. uninvited guests, ghost visitors, etc.)
- How to schedule and join a Zoom meeting video
- How students can access Zoom video
- Settings for Preventing Zoom-Bombing
- Shortcuts and hotkeys for Zoom
- Troubleshooting Audio Feedback on Zoom
- Zoom Video Tutorials and Guides
Microsoft Office 365
As a RCCD employee, you can install Microsoft Office 365 on your personal device. For details, please visit the Technology Resources page.
Labster allows students to perform labs activities digitally. It can be accessed straight from Canvas if the instructor has it activated.
As more colleges and universities continue to be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, higher education solution providers have stepped up by rolling out free college management software and other resources for administrators along with various faculty resources, such as free college courses and tutoring services. University Business has prepared a list of 93 higher education solutions for college and university leaders to consider.
Course Transition Resources
Distance Education Resources
- Instructional Continuity
- Distance Education: Faculty FAQs
- Distance Education: Resources
- Tools for moving your course online
Recommendations from the RCCD Academic Senate and RCCD Faculty Association
Asynchronous activities are probably the most appropriate for students. If planning on integrating a "virtual classroom" into your approach, reach out to your students via Announcement or Inbox and inform them of your intention and to record your sessions. A fixed videoconferencing schedule should not be required as a switch to the online environment means that the expectation for regular meetings has changed. Open a Discussion regarding how they are doing in general and how this change will affect them. Make adjustments according to their needs and be prepared to make changes as you go.
The Moreno Valley College Library has a range of digitally accessible resources for students, faculty and staff.
- The MVC Library's digital resources, catalogs, e-books, and databases are accessible to enrolled students online. Get course help by exploring the Library website.
- Students can chat directly with a librarian on the Library's homepage.
- Late fees during this period will be waived if students are unable to return items.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Source Materials
The MERLOT System provides faculty with access to thousands of cureated, open source learning and support materials for classes in most disciplines, including activties ideal for study and review. These resources are vetted by discipline peers in each area.
Tutoring and Student Academic Support
Online tutoring is available to enrolled students through NetTutor, accessible through your Canvas course.
Student Food Security
As a result of school closures, Riverside County Office of Education will be offering meal service to students at the following locations:
- Riverside area: Arlington Regional Learning Center, 6511 Arlington Ave., Riverside, 92503
- Hemet and San Jacinto area: Betty Gibbel Regional Learning Center, 1251 Eagle Dr., San Jacinto, 92583
- Southern Riverside County area: David Long Regional Learning Center, 41350 Guava St., Murrieta, 92562
- Perris and Moreno Valley area: Val Verde Regional Learning Center, 3010 Webster Ave., Perris, 92571
Food service will be from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. These locations have been setup to provide two breakfast meals and two lunch meals per student so that one trip will last two days. Student nutrition is key to student success and we want to make sure every student has access to nutritious meals during these closures. These are the locations where meal pickup will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 am. Meals will be distributed at the front of the school in a to-go style. Addresses for the regional learning centers can be found on the Riverside County Office of Education website. We encourage households to practice responsible safety practices to stay healthy.
Moreno Valley Unified School District is also providing Grab and Go option at MVUSD schools, with exception to Rainbow Springs School. At this time, a breakfast and lunch item will be provided at no cost for MVC students from March 16 - March 20, between 11 am and 1 pm.
The Disability Support Services (DSS) office will support your efforts to provide equal access to all MVC students. If you have additional questions specific to your course and your students' approved accommodations, don't hesitate to contact DSS at (951) 571-6138, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing who use sign language interpreters will need to have remote interpreting or remote captioning. If using Zoom the interpreter can be invited to join remotely. Please contact MVC Senior Interpreter Jennica Krause, at Jennica.Krause@mvc.edu for assistance.
- Videos embedded into your course for which there are no captions, will need to be captioned. If you link to or refer students to outside videos such as YouTube, please first ensure that the YouTube captioning on the video is accurate to the words spoken in the video. The automatic YouTube captions are usually not of sufficient quality due to the lack of punctuation and frequent errors in speech recognition.
- Contact the DSS office if you need assistance with captioning.
- Students who have approved accommodations for extended time on tests can have their time extended in Canvas as instructors can set the testing time for students as a group or individually.
- In synchronous (live) on-line classes, please consider archiving the course lecture for students to be able to go back and re-watch the lecture.
- In asynchronous (self-paced/recorded) on-line classes the recording accommodation may not be necessary because students can access the materials 24/7.