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Cornerstone FAQ's

General Info

Cornerstone is the college's new Flex-tracking software, replacing PD Reporter.

Click Here to login to Cornerstone.

If you don’t have a Cornerstone account and would like to participate in a professional development activity, please contact Alma Sandoval at asandoval@elcamino.edu or Professional Development at prodev@elcamino.edu.

Training

Training workshops are available through Professional Development & Learning. There is also online training available via tutorial videos. At the present time, 12 videos are available with more in being  developed.

Since registration for workshop takes place inside Cornerstone, we recommend watching at least the first 3 Cornerstone videos in the tutorial videos playlist to see how to sign up for the workshop. 

The workshop covers the following topics: Logging in, Signing Out, Getting Help, The Vision Resource Center, Accessing the Calendar, Finding & Registering for Classes, Withdrawing from a Class, Adding your Avatar, Adding your Summary, Submitting an Extrernal Training (formerly called IPP & Conference Request), Accessing Lynda.com

 

FAQs

Q: I submitted an external training and have not received flex?
A: First thing you need to check is if you “Marked Complete” your external training. You will see this option once you submit your external training.

Cornerstone Marked Complete

If you are not seeing this option and instead are seeing a withdraw, that means you have your training end date set for a future date. The Mark Complete option will show up once the training end date has passed.

Withdraw

Now that you Mark Complete your external training, it will start the approval process and will go to your dean for approval. Once your dean approves it, it comes to Professional Development & Learning to complete.

If you still have questions, please contact Alma Sandoval at asandoval@elcamino.edu

 

Q: How do I submit an External Training?
A: Log in to Cornerstone and hover your mouse over the blue ribbon where you see Learning, a drop down option will appear, click on My Transcript. Towards the right of your screen, you will see a box with 3 dots, click on the box so you can get the drop down option and click on Add External Training. You fill out and submit the form then it takes you to your transcript where you will see the external training you just submitted and you can Mark Complete.

You can also check out our YouTube video on how to submit an external training.
My Transcript

Add External Training

Video: Submitting External Trainings


Q: How can I view events I’m hosting/Presenting?

A: Log in to Cornerstone. In the blue ribbon hover your mouse over ILT for the drop down option to appear click on View your sessions. The sessions that have not started or that you have not submitted the roster for will appear in the calendar in blue.
View Your Session
Calendar

If you are searching for a session you have already submitted the roster for, to the left you have options to filter your search, click on Completed.
Completed

 

Q: What do the various Cornerstone acronyms & terms mean?
A: ILT = Instructor-Led Training

     Nav bar = Navigation Bar

External Training = Any activity not found on the training calendar. (These were formerly known as Conferece Requests / IPPs in PD Reporter.)  For example, being a Student Club advisor or visiting a museum. In order to earn Flex for these activities, you'll need to submit them as an External Training. Here is the External Training tutorial video which demonstrates how to complete the form. 

 

Q: I took a required training on the Keenan website. When will those hours appear in Cornerstone?
A: Currently, Flex hours for certain Keenan courses need to be submitted as External Trainings (just as you would have submitted an IPP for the class in PD Reporter.)  If you took the course on the Keenan website, itself, and not inside Cornerstone, then that is one of the classes that you would need to submit as an External Training. The Extrnal Training request process is reviewed during the in-person Cornerstone workshops, as well as in this External Training tutorial video.  

 

Q: Is there a way to download an Excel file, where it will show a list of my activities and the total number of hours earned? 
A: Yes, here are the steps:

  1. From the Welcome Page, click on the Dashboard link in the lower right corner.
  2. You will see a graph with your Flex hours. Hover your mouse over the upper right corner of the graph. A black triangle button will appear.
  3. Click on the black triangle. 
  4. Select Refresh. This will make sure you are viewing the most up-to-date total.  
  5. Hover over the upper right corner of the graph again and click on the black triangle button one more time.
  6. Select Export to Excel.

 
Q: I'm interested in watching some videos on LinkedIN (formerlly Lynda.com), but I'd rather my dean/manager not know that I'm watching all the "Becoming a Songwriter" classes, for example. Does my dean/manager automatically see everything I'm watching on LinkedIN?
A: Yes, your dean/manager has access to your Cornerstone Transcript, and currently all the LinkedIN (formerlly Lynda.com) videos you watch automatically appear on your Transcript. If you'd like to still watch Lynda.com videos but not do so through Cornerstone, and you live in Los Angeles, you might be able to access Lynda.com for free via your Los Angeles Public Library Card

 

Q: I watched a lot of LinkedIN (formerlly Lynda.com) videos over the past few weeks, and now my Learner Home page is saying I've accumulated 84 Flex hours. Does that mean I'm done with my Flex requirement?
A: No. At the current time, the number on the Learner Home (next to the icon of an hourglass) reflects all Lynda.com videos watched whether they are Flex eligible or not. For example, if you are an Accounting instructor and you watched the Lynda.com videos on how to use Facebook, Twitter, and Garage Band, those wouldn't be related to your discipline according to the Flex Matrix, and so they wouldn't be Flex eligible.  

Please do not rely on the number on the Learner Home page, as it is not accurate for determining Flex. Instead, please use the Dashboard feature (explained above.)

 

Q: I found a video series on LinkedIN (formerlly Lynda.com) that might count as being related to my discipline, but then again it might not. How would I determine if it is Flex eligible before I invest the time in watching it?
A: Your dean will be able to let you know if a certain Lynda.com series will count for Flex. It's best to check with your dean before watching the series.