Student Success Workshops

Summer 2017

Student Orientation to Online Learning for BlackBoard
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class in Blackboard this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

  1. Tuesday, June 13 from 4 - 5 pm ONLINE Required: sign up in advance|Access workshop on 6/13
  2. Friday, June 23 from 12 - 1 pm ONLINE Required: sign up in advance|Access workshopon 6/23

Student Orientation to Online Learning for Canvas
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class in Canvas this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

  1. Wednesday, June 14 from 4 - 5 pm ONLINE Required: sign up in advance|Access workshop on 6/14
  2. Friday, June 23 from 1:30 -2:30 pm ONLINE Required: sign up in advance|Access workshop on 6/23

Spring 2017

Need help with library skills? Attend one of these workshops.

MiraCosta Library Welcome & Tour
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Willkommen! WELCOME! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and take a quick tour of library services and resources that you'll be using for most (if not all)of your classes.

Finding Scholarly Articles
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Did you know that the MiraCosta Library subscribes to more than 35,000 individual magazines, newspapers, and academic journals?! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access millions of articles for fun or for research papers!

Citing in APA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to APA Style!​ You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a References page.

The New MLA 8 Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to the new MLA Style (8th Edition)! You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a Works Cited page.

Books & eBooks
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Q: Why was the Adventures of Robin Hood pulled from the library shelves? A: Because it was full of Saxon violence! Come meet with a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access and use the 240,000+ books and eBooks available through the library (including the Adventures of Robin Hood)!

Need help with a specific student success skill? Attend one of these workshops.

Take Note: Note taking skills for better grades
Presenter: Suzie Lopez
Topics include: Cornell Notes, outlines, mapping, visual aids, symbols, and abbreviations.

Overcoming Math Anxiety
Presenters: Leila Safaralian & Luke Lara
Do you have math anxiety? Learn how to succeed in math and how to deal with math anxiety. In this workshop, presented by a math instructor and a counselor, you will learn about:  how the brain works, learning styles, smart choices, mathematical mindset, success strategies, homework hints, managing math anxiety, stress reduction techniques, and test taking tips.

Time Management
Presenter: Luke Lara
Organization tips to help students better juggle, school, work & family.

Minimize Stress, Calm Your Senses, Focus on Success
Presenter: Erika Vasquez
Does stress get in the way of your academic success?  Come and join us for an interactive workshop that identifies key stress relief strategies for college students.  Do it now before midterms and finals take over your world!

Yoga on the Green
Presenters: MiraCosta Yoga Interns
Yoga on the Green is a free yoga event led by MiraCosta Yoga Interns to promote health and wellness. Anyone can drop by to participate and no experience or equipment is needed. If you are keen, come join us for Yoga on the Green!

Need help with skills for an online class, online platform or specific computer program? Attend one of these workshops.

Student Orientation to Online Learning for BlackBoard
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class in Blackboard this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

Student Orientation to Online Learning for Canvas
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class in Canvas this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

SURF
Presenter: Jesse Leon
Trouble getting your SURF ID and password? When can I enroll? How to add, drop and pay for courses. What's my Financial Aid status? Where are my grades? Get answers at the SURF student workshop.

BlackBoard
Presenter: Jesse Leon
How do I submit a document through BlackBoard? What is a Discussion Board? Where are all my assignments? Get answers to these questions and more!

Canvas
Presenter: Jesse Leon
Canvas, MiraCosta's new online system that will be replacing both Moodle and Blackboard in the near future, find out what this new online system is all about!

Strike Read and Write Gold
Presenter: Robert Erichsen
Tired of reading your textbook?  Ever wanted to have your textbook read out loud to you?  Come learn how this program can do just that.

Word Up: Intro to Microsoft Word Tools
Presenter: Suzie Lopez
Quickly make your paper professional looking using the tools and features in Word. Topics include: creating a table of contents, works cited page, and cover page, formatting text and margins, and using charts, pictures and other visuals.

On Point: Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint
Presenter: Suzie Lopez
Keep your audience interested with effective PowerPoint presentation features and tools! Topics include: slide creation and formatting, adding visuals like charts, pictures and videos and professional design planning.